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W. JOHNSON, EDETOE wflJSTD PDBU8HBK.
A E CAKEBEEAD i3 said to have re
cently a her three hundredth ap
pearance in the on police courts
She holds the on record.
E governor of Louisian a as ap
pointed twenty-six aides-de-camp to
attend upon him on state occasions.
He is probably afraid at the lottery
people a get at him
E largest greenback a is a
510,000 bill, a only one such note
Has been printed by the government.
Of the §5,000 bills, the next largest,
there are only seven.
GEORGE OTTO E E E A N one of
Gladstone's new cabinet ministers,
says in his biography of Macaulay
that at distinguished writer once
on a wager made 20 0 puns in two
Tw daughters of the late Rev.
G. Harned, died at Kingston, Pa.
from injuries caused by the explosion
of their gasoline stove. They sup
ported themselves by sewing and
IT is alleged at b?er has a tenden
cy to enlarge the feet, but it should be
regarded as a campaign roorbac un
til more proof is supplied. It effects
on the head, however, is to well
known to bear discussion.
E railway over the Andes, be
tween the Argentine Republic and
Chile, has been so far completed at
the steamship companies in Europ
are selling through tickets from South
ampto and Liverpool to Valparaiso
by this route.
VASSILT VJEHESTCHAGIN, the cele
brated Russian painter, as settled
himself in Moscow, where he intends
to leside permanently, and is going to
p~nnt a series of hu^e pictures repre
senting the principal events of the
French invasion 181 2
SULLIVAN intimates at he a
challenge Corbett to another bout
but in the meanwhile it is plain at
his old antagonist Barleycorn as
him down and probably down to
stay. As Mr. Corbett as finally de
termined at he is to nice to "fight
with a nigger," Sully can wait a little
and see what Jackso does to him
A A RD college should organize a
spelling bee for the phihstines of Bos
ton. According to the able and Dem
ocratic Bosto Globe one of the signs
the students pass on their way to
school re id "Brig a brag. at
dealers sign would be a better curio
than anything in his store.
E O E who are addicted to sow
ing a broadcast should save
up a lot for the a of Esquimau
who are to be exhibited at the
world's fair. When the heats of the
malodorou city strike them next
summer their opinion oft at city as
a summer resort will compare favor
ably with the opinion of other experts
as to the availability ox sheol as a
place for storing gunpowder.
I N OSCAR of Sweden and Norway
who in 188 9 acted a a on of the in
ternationa congress of orientalistsat
Stockholm and Christiana, a who
•was one of the vice presidents of the
reoent congress in London has offer
ed a gold medal for the best essay on
some subject connected with Assyrian
scholarship, to be settled by Prof. Ma
Muller. Th medal is to be awarded
at the next congress, which is to be
held in Switzerland.
A NOVEL spectacle of a steam ves
sel being stocked with a notes was
witnessed recently at a Mediterrane
an port Forty-five sacks of the ap
parentl valuable paper were forced
into the furnace of the vessel's boiler
under the eyes of the stokers, who
seemed to desire to possess them
selves of at least a handful of what
they somewhat inelegantly styled
fuel." Th notes were canceled
documents of the a of Algiers,
whose manager watched the combus
A SALVATION a my officer in Binley,
England, appeared at the head of his
corps in the Sunday procession attir
ed in an alleged Highland costume
at was a startler to the ordinary
observer, a almost made the Scotch
men who saw it go crazy at the insult
to the national garb. wore a scar
let jersey: a kilt of large green check,
a genuine a a a plaid of the
a me material, an immense Tarn
Shanter cap of a a dozen colors,
with a to re or to of twenty
re colors a long plaid stockings.
I THE MEWS IN A KUTSHELL.
DIGEST O E N E W S FRO
ALL A S O E WORLD
AH I a O re of he
a W Boiled Dow a
A a for Rapid
The $75,000 draft of the Chilian govern
ment as indemnity to the Baltimore sail
ors, which has been turned over to the
State Department by Minister Egan, has
been turned into the Treasury for deposit
to remain until such time as the secretary
ot the navy may decide upon the method
Charles E. Wheeler, a Narragansett In
dian, having murdered his wife in Norwich,
is reported as running wild through the
southern part of Rhode Island.
The postmaster general has signed the
mail contracts with tlie International Navi
gation company, the terms of which require
the construction of five new ship3.
Ih postofflce at Pomeroy, Hennepin
county. Minn., has been discontinued also
the office at Maple Grove, Lincoln county,
The c'ainv? treaty between Chili and the
United State3, negotiated by Minister Egan,
has been trans.'erred to the custody of sec
retary Poster. It is eminently "-atisfactory
to the administration and will be promptly
submitted to the Senate ior action.
Acting Secretary Chandler has approved
an amended circular to registers and re
ceivers under the act ot Aug. 4, 1892, au
thorizing the entry of lands chiefly valua
ble for building stone uuder the placer
Bishop Hurst, chancellor of the Ameri
can university of Washington, has issued
an address to the Methodist pastors, asking
them to remember that Sunday, Oct. 16. is
the day appointed by the general confer
ence when they are requested to take sub
scriptions or collections for the establish
ment ol the university.
"Washington is revelling in the employ
ment of the latest criminal sensation, a
colored female burglar, who has burglar
ized several houses this city recently.
Detectives say that this is the second regu
lar female burglar on record Washing
ton. The first was Sarah Nichols also col
ored. She ned to dre^s men's clothes,
and assist Wash Meredith, Jim Curtis and
Jeorge Briscoe in their house-breaking
jobs several years ago.
Hugh Kinder was arrested in Providence
there fifteen years
The chief engineer of Altona, Prussia,
has been arrested for the misuse of public
Mrs. Henry White, wife of the secretary
of le-*at,on at London, had the honor of
dining with the queen recently.
President Harrison loves walkinsr, and is
never diffident about ignoring the street
car^. as he is going around Washington.
Rev. George Pentecost, formerly a Brook
lyn clergyman and more recently an evan
gelist in India, has accepted a call to be
come pastor of a Presbyterian church in
Anna Matilda Maulsby provided in her
will, which has just been presented for pro
bate in Washington, for the erection aud
maintenance of a home for destitute wom
en, as a memorial lor her mother.
Mrs. Mary Green, aged eighty-four yeais,
ofScarboro, Me, has duung the past six
months spun thirty-two skeins of yarn,
knitted five pairs of stockings, and picked
three bushels of blueberries and tended
large flocks of chiciiens and ducks, beside
doing much household work.
Recor of Casualties
The large excursion steamer Excelsior
ourned to the water's edge at Chester, Pa.
At Canton 0 two electric motors met in
collision, injuring two motormen and sev
The steamer Idaho, supposed to have
been lost on Lake Superior in a recent
storm, is safe in port at Bayfield, Wis.
Destructive prairie fires are raging in
Oklahoma. A railroad bridge and several
houses have been destroyed.
The flour mills of J. W. Little and George
T. Chester, at Lockport, N Y., were de
stroved by fire. Loss, $125,000, insurance,
A freight train was ditched on the Santa
Fe road between Denver and Pueblo, re
cently, and the engineer, fireman and a
brakeman were killed.
Two large digesters in the Bangor Pulp
and Paper company's mill at Orono, Me.,
exploded recently, killing Richard Zem
and William Eddy and seriously injuring
several others. Ih property loss [will
amount to $300,000.
Several prairie fire3 are reported in West
ern Kansas, started by sparks from loco
tives. The grass through that section is as
dry as powder, and burns fiercely. So far
as reported the fires are confined to prairie
grass, and there has been no loss of lile of
man or beast.
Josie Simmons, aged eighteen, was mur
dered by thieves at Sublette, Mo. The
Charles Berkheimer was fatally shot by
Frank Sc^ultz, a rival for a girl's favor,
near Huntington, Ind.
Jacob Lambert, a prominent farmer of
Braxton County, W Va was shot from
ambush while walking in his garden. A
son, aged 20 is charged with the crime-
Alice Granger, at Chatham, Ont.. a
school teacher who was worried by un
ruly doys poisoned herself with mor
City Collector L. B. Sides of Little Rock,
Ark., is $50,000 short in his accounts. An
investigation of his books is going on, and
it is feared further shortage will be devel
ooed. Sides bet on the races. shows
signs of insanity now.
In Louisville Conrad BendeT, a German
tinner, shot his wife through the lungs and
then cut his own throat with a razor. He
accused his wife ot being ^untrue to her
marriage vows. Both are'expected to die.
A terrible crime came to light at Glas
gow, Scotland, that recalls the ,'awful
atrocities of Jack the Ripper. Some labor
ers were digging in a garden in the fashion
able portion of the city when thev discover
ed the remains of a woman horribly muti
lated, no clue can be obtained as to the
identitv of the woman or the perpetrator
of the horrible deed.
Surgeon Samuel Dickson, of tlie navy
now on duty at the Marine hospital, Wash
ington, recently put a detective on track of
his wife whom he suspected of being too in
timate with a wea' thy young Englishman
named Carter, the suspicions were proven
to be true and society is in quite an uproar
over the matter.
Jame3 Kelly, a wood dealer of Kokomo,
Ind., was shot on a train recently while re
taining from the Peru barbecue. One bul-
letcnt through his right hand and entered
his left side. Surgeons have probed for the
ball but without success, and his condition
is critical. Hi* assailant is unknown.
marched through the cars swinging a re
volver, and shot at random. The officer?
are looking for him.
I he Foreig Budget *JJBI
Weipert's machine works at Heilbronn,
near Berlin have been burned with a loss
of 1.000,000 marks.
Gen. Crespo has been proclaimed provis
ional president of Venezuela, and he has
appointed a cabinet. All is now quiet in
The Russian cruisers operating in the
Bering Sea have captured ten Canadian
sealing schooners, valued at $76,000, and
1,900 seal skiiia worth $10 each
Quarantine against the United States has
been re-established at Rio Janeiro on ac
count of the reported reappearance of chol
era in New York.'
President Henreaux, of San Domingo,
has offered the remains of Columbus to the
United States government as security tor a
ioan of $100,OOJ. The offer was declined.
Mrs. Kis*ick, a prominent lady of Winni
peg, fell downstairs with a lighted lamp in
her hand. The coal oil spread over her
clothing, igniting it and frightfully burn
ing the lady. She -will die.
The crews of ten British sealing vessels
which had been seized by Ru&sian cruisers
and brought to Vladivostock complain bit
terly oithe barbarous treatment which they
were subjected to by their captor3.
Parnellite convention in Dublin passed a
resolution in favor of placing the Paris
fund in the hands of a committee consist
ing of three Parnellites and three anti-Par
M. Tierard, formerly first minister of
finance M. Lirendairolles, dirctor of the
mint, and M. Fovilde. an official of the
ministry of finance, wl represent France
in the international monetary conference.
The400th anniversary of the discovery of
America was celebrated in Berlin by a gala
performance at the Royal Theater. Among
those who attended were Mr. Phelps, the
Amei ican minister, and Charle3 Coleman
and J. Jackson, secretaries ot the Amer
It is reported that a decisive battle has
been fought in Dahomey, in which the re
bellious natives were defe'ted and 2,000 of
their warriors killed. The loss of the
Fiench troops is given as sixteen killed and
The difference between Count Von Capri
viand Count Von Euienberg has been fi
nally settled, the emperor having request
ed Count Von Eulenburg and Herr Miquel
to complv with the desires of the chancel
lor. Both immediately obeyed, and have
given orders to ttieir respective press organs
to cease attacking the chancellor.
Blacksmith Allard, of Levis, Quebec
has discovered the secret of tempering cop
per, has tempered apiece of aluminum. The
test was made at the demand of a New
York firm. Abbe La Flamniie, the re
nowned scientist, examined the tempered
metal and cave Allen a certificate that the
aluminum was tempered as hard as steel
Cleveland contributes $10,000 to the Dem
oc-atic campaign fund.
The New York Democratic state com
mittee met recently and endorsed the Re
publican nomination of Judge Charles F,
Andrews for the court of appeals.
A he Railroads.
The Soo has advanced its rail freight
rates to Boston 25 cents per 100 on each of
the lower classes.
It is authoritatively declared that there
will be no further war on lake rates this
season. The Soo has met the quotations of
the Northern Steamship company, and ths
latter is not disposed to go any lower.
Gossip of the Sports.
At Kansas City Prof. Jim Evans, a local
pugilist, knocked out Pete Bo wen, a broth
er ot Andy Bowen, in three rounds.
Tim Reagan, the professional runner, has
issued a challenge to E, C. McClelland, of
Pittsbursr, to run a mile for $250 a side.
Bob Fitzsimmons signed articles of
agreement with the Olympic club of New
Orleans to fight Jim Hall, early in February,
at catch weights for a purse of $15,000 The
Olympic club just cabled Hall and wired
The yard switchmen on all the railroads
entering Columbus, Ohio, have decided to
make a formal demand for the same wages
paid at Pittsburg and Cincinnati. The
men expect the advance will be granted by
the company without trouble.
Nearly every member of the Boston
Clothing Contractor's association has de
clared a lock-out against his employes.
The contractors give us a reason for their
action that the garment workers' union
.has been unjust and arbitrary and made it
impossible for a man to conduct business
with a chance for a fair profit.
Harlem school boys left the Columbian
parade at New York City and tore a Brit
ish flag from a cigar stand which displayed
no other flag.
Mrs. Snsan Neal, 70 years old, who lives
with hsr son on a ranch in Maverick
County, Tex, killed a full-grown panther
with an ax.
Vice-Chan cellor Pitney, of New Jersey,
has appointed J. W. Chalmers receiver of
the W. H. Fay Manila Paper Company.
The liabilities are given at $30,000.
Reports made at the sixty-second an
nual conference of the Mormon Church
show that there are 200,030 Mormons
Utah, Idaho Wyoming, Colorado, Ari
zona and New Mexico.
Capt. E. E. Wood, of the Eighth cavalry,
the present assistant professor of Spanish,
has been appointed professor of ^modern
languages at West Point academy, with the
rank ot colonel.
Owing to the overcrowded condition of
the Michigan asylum ior the insane, all
patients are now refused. Eleven hundred
applicants are on the booKs tuat cannot
The report of the Kansas board of agri
culture places the average yield of winter
wheat per acre, 18.36. and the total yield,
70,035,980 bushels. The yield per acre of
spring wheat is 14 53 bushels, and the total
crop is 4 502,926 bushels.
Rev. W. E Gilford has been expelled
from the Rock River Conference of the
Methodist Church ior allege 1 immorality.
The finding is contrary to the verdict of a
Dakota conrt. Gilford fainted on learning
of the action of the conference, and re-which
mained unconscious for half an hour.
A petrified man was found about two
miles north of Chadron, Neb., by Edward
Rossiter, a collector. It is that of a man
six feet tall, well developed and in a per
fect state of preservation. I was found
buried in Butte clav and weighs over 500
pounds. The teeth ar» plainly visible,
and the skull, head and lips are those of a
negro. The finder refused $2000 for the
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The state Baptist convention was held
in St. Paul recently.
Policeman McBride, of St. Paul, was
seriously injured in a fight with a thug
whom he was attempting to arrest.
Jas. T. Shen, dealer in dry goods at St.
Cloud, has assigned to John Schaeffer.
The liabilities are about $8,000, assets the
The Democratic state committee has
withdrawn four of the Democratic electo
ral candidates and endorsed an equal
number of People's party candidates.
Conductor Rusell and Engineer John
son who were in the Northern Pacific
wreck near Minneapolis, are charged with
The Ramsey county Prohibitionists have
nominated David Morgan for co gress and
put up candidates for county offices and
A convention of the state federation of
labor and the State Eight Hour League
was held in St Paul recently. Several de
mands are to be made upon the forthcom
The farm residence of Mattison Milo, at
Eyota near Rochester was destroyed by fire
recently. Everything was lost,no insurance,
it originated from a bonfire lit by chil
dren near the house.
Willie Hanson, son of Andrew Hanson,
of Lake Crystal, was thrown from a cart
against a tree and received a severe scalp
wound recently. It is feared that the con
cussion of the brain will prove fatal.
Nine cars of wheat jumped the track on
the Northern Pacific, at Barker, eijjht
miles east of Carlton. The track was block
ed and passergervtrains used the S & D.track
The trial ofFrank Houck, at Duluth, on
an indictment lor murder in the second
degree, for killing John Murphy, was ad
journed to the next term of court. The
court refused bail.
F. Thayer, supervising architect of the
Mankato covernment building has received
notice to advertise lor bids to Nov. 1. The
ground is ready- for the foundation, which
will likely be put in this fall.
Judge Nelson, of the United States dis
trict court in St. Paul, decdes for the de
fendant the proceedings against the
Mississippi River Valley Lumbeimen's as
sociation under the anti-trust law.
Mrs. Uriah Ladd, of cottage Grove,
Washington county, met with a fatal ac
cident leeentlj'-, a lamp exploding which
she held her hands, being so badlv
burned about her person that she died
within a couple of hours.
Victor C. Seward, editor of the Stillwater
Messenger, a veteran jMinnesota journalist
was shot down on the street in Stillwater
by a former employee, named George
Peters, he died shortly afterwards of his
wounds. Peters was arrested and placed in
B,shop Otto Zardetti, of St. Cloud, had a
long audience at the Vatican, and was
authorized by the pope to select a number
of priests to accompany him to the United
States and assist him in the work of his
William Pool, wanted for horse-stealing
and for whose apprehension there is a
large reward, was captured near Wabasha.
Pool went to the penitentiary from this
county five years ago 'or attempting to kill
Addison Nutter, a farm hand, came to
Redwood Falls recently, and embibed too
much fire water and became so hilarious
that he was put in the ty lockup. The
next morning the officers discovered that
the bars had been removed from the win
dow and the bird had flown. He had as
sistance from the outside.
Frank Barnew, a young boy, and a friend
were out hunting on the lake at Winona
ecently, a shot gun in the boat was acci
dentally discharged and the full chaige of
shot went into Barnew's back. I was
three hours before medical assistance was
secured, and during that time the boy bled
freely. He will die.
The report comes from Port Townsend,
Wash., that Thomas Turnbull ofGlencoe,
this state, has been missing for three weeks.
His office, clothes and money indicate that
he had no expectation of leaving, and
there seems to be no clue to his where
abouts. Mr. Turn bull's family are still
Two hobos either enticed or forced a bov
to the fair grounds south of Breckinridge
and robbed him of $100. They were pur
sued by Marshall Elwell and Deputy Mar
shal Matheson, but escaped. About the
Bame time the Great Northern yard men
arrested two men found breaking into a
merchandise car in the yard.
H. P. Gallup, traveling salesman for the
Farwell, Ozmun, Kirk company, of St.
Paul, was robbed of all his sample outfit at
the Northern Pacific depot at Si. Cloud
recently. He had left them on the plat
form awaiting the train. They consisted
of cutlery, revolvers, knives, etc., and are
valued at $500.
Dr. J. A.. Hielcher of Mankato has been
arrested at the instance of the health in
spector for not reporting a case of conta
gious disease to the health officer, as re
quired by law. It will be a test case of the
law. The house had already been prop
erly placarded ior a previous case.
A fire is raging in the Beltrami county
pineries doing a large amount of damage
to standing pine. A large body of men
left Fosston, recently to assist in fighting
the fire at Stadsvold and Larson's sawmill.
The mill with 4.000,000 feet of sawed lum
ber and 3,000,000 logs is reported in im
minent danger. Ifrain does not fall inside
of 12 hours the fire will reach the Walker
and Red Lake pine.
In an attempt to jump from a carriage in
a runaway at Tower, Mrs. Margaret Rice,
widow of Banker John Rice, well known in
Northern Minnesota, received injuries from
she died half an hour later. The
carriage afterward capsized, but the other
occupants escaped with slight injuries. The
universal esteem in which the deceased was
held by all has cast a gloom over the entire
A very sad accident occurred at Wilmar,
when the fourteen-year-old son of R. E.
Bakke accidentally killed his four-year-old
brother. The boys went out together, the
older taking a gun along, and went down
to the lake a short distance from the house.
After having fired one barrel, the older
boy started to take the cartridge out, when
the other barrel was discharged, the con
tents entering the child's stomach. JThe
child turvived but'a few minutes. 5
The Hall Furniture Company, of James
ville, has increased its capital stock to
The residence of Joseph Zeller. at
Superior, was destroyed by fire. Loss
Burglars entered the residence of W.
Krause, of Cedarburg, and secured $16 in
Thieves broke into the meat market of
J. C. Dearborn, at Lodi, and secured about
$5 in small change.
The Familj Friend Publishine Company,
of Janesville, has been incorporated with
The Gerry Lumber Company's plant at
Eagle River was consumed by fire. The
loss is not known.
Contracts have been let for a new as
sembly building at St. Rose convent, La
Crosse. The cost will be $10,000.
R. Runge has been appointed post
master at Franksville. Racine County,
vice R. Baldwin, resigned.
Some unknown party hurled a rock
through a $60 plate glass window of Frank
Blahnic's store, at Ashland.
William Chambers, a former resident of
Clayton, Winnebago countv, was shot and
killed by a desperado at Hailey, Idaho.
A frame building belonging to the Van
Dycke Brewing Company, at Green Bay,
was burned entailing a loss of $500.
Alex, the 7-year-old son of William Mais
lme, ofAppleton, had his arm broken by
falling from a wagon.
A Bohemian laborer, name unknown,
was killed by the cars at the Iron Belt
mine, near Hurley.
George Andreas, a farmer one mile south
of Downing, hanged himself on a tree on
his farm. No cause is known.
Michael Brunkalla, who is charged with
stabbing Alercier Mattison at La Crosse July
17, has been held to the circuit court for
trial In $500 bonds.
Henry Bray, who was in jail at Janes
ville awaiting trial, made his escape by
breaking the lock while the turnkey was
The Inter-State Poultry ?nd Fat Stock
Association has decided to hold their an
nual winter show at Richland Center, De
cember 27 to 30.
James Judge, president of the Citizens'
National Bank of Darlington, died at
Oneida, N. Y., where he was visiting rela
Sheriff Doherty, of Sheboygan, made a
discovery a few days ago that a hole large
enough for a man to crawl through had
been made in the south wall of the jail.
J, C. Francis fell fifteen feet at Madison
and broke his nose. Some time ago he
tumbled four stories through an elevator
shaft and lay unconscious for ten days.
William Payne has offered to give &2
000 towards the erection of a city hospital
at Janesvdle, providing an additional $5,
000 is raised by January 1, 1S93.
The ce of the Thompson Lumber Com
pany, of Washburn, struck on account of a
sawyer being discharged for a little diffi
culty he had with a foreman.
Tne Montreal River Lumber Company
has purchased $33,000 worth of pine in
Oneida and Ashland counties from the es
tate of the late John H. Rust.
The contract for dt edging the harbor of
Superior has been left to C. S. Barker, of
that place, for $97,000. The work is to be
completed October 1, 1S93.
Simon Hanson, of Black River Falls fell
off a staging, a distance of sixty feet, ana
broke several ribs, and both arms. He is
not expected to live.
Charle? Berge~on, of Chippewa Falls, has
commenced suit for $25,000 damages against
D. E. Miles for injuries alleged to have been
sustained a quarrel with Miles.
The Brule Improvement Company, of
Brules, has been incorporated with $5,000
capital. Bernard Doherty, John E. Doher
ty and George F. Merril are the incorpora
The Marinette Iron Works Companjr, of
Marinette, has completed a 32x30 station
ary engine for the Menominee River Lum
ber Company, taking just twenty years to
The deposits in the First National Bank,
at Wausan, amount to nearly $700,000. At
least $500,000 of this amount belongs to the
farmer and working classes in that vicinity.
Ole Hulstrom has commenced suit against
the town of Scandina\ia, Waupaca County,
for $5,000 damages for injuries alleged to
have been received in a runaway a year
ago, caused by a defective highway.
The jury in the case of Martha Wilson
vs. the city of Eau Claire awarded the
plaintiff $500 damages. She sued for $3,500
for injuries alleged to have been received
from a defective highway.
The Goodrich & Martineau Company, of
Oconto, has been organized with a capital
stock of 45,000. The incorporators are
Antoine M. Martineau, Mary Goodrich and
Truman R. Phelps.
Mr. Cook, claim agent for the Chicago &
North-Western Railway Company, has
purchased sixty acres of land near Cale
donia, Racine County, of Mr. Straube, pay
ing $14,000 for the same.
Thomas Trust, of Coon Valley, La Croese
County, was seriously and probably fatal!}'
injured in a runaway accident. His head
was badly crushed and he sustained the
fracture of two ribs.
N a a
annual Methodist conference of
North Dakota was held at Devil's Lake re
cently, there was a large attendance of min
isters and laymen.
Cummings. eight miles north of Hillsbo
ro, was visited by a fire, reducing two stores
and a bank to ashes. Cause, a gasoline ex
Hamline J. Phinney. of Philadelphia,
had his leg cut off by a switch engine at
Mandan recently. was intoxicated at
the time. Phinney is a brother of ex-Sher
sff Phinney of Philadelphia county, Penn
To satisfy a judgment in the case of Al
bert H. Glaspell against the Northern Paci
fic Railroad Company, at Jamestown, Sher
iff Schmitz offered for sale 57,600 acres of
railroad land situated in the northwest
part of this county. Only $1 a section be
ing offered, the sale was postponed.
A Fargo special says: Mike Simmer, a
rancher on the Sheyenne. while crossing
the farm of John Pierson, was assaulted by
Pierson and beaten almost to death and
prodded with a pitchfork. Simmer was
going through Fierson's ranch by a private
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roadNrhteh travellers had been warned
not to use. He is in a precarious condition.
A $40,000 fire visited Grafton recently.
The Farmers' store, owned by P. Sandagei
& Co., was totally destroyed. Loss on stock,
$28,000 insured for $13,000. The building
was owned by Cairncrosi and it is insured
for $1,500. Bjorneby & Newgard's hard
ware store was destroyed, with most of the
stock insured for $2,600. Bjorneby's jew
elry stock wa3 mostly *saved and is in the
safe. The store was partly destroyed but
the stock was saved. The fire was set by
At Des Moines a man named Simons, a
cripple, fell from his crutches and swallow
ed his false teeth. The plate lodged in his
throat, and he choked to death.
The barn of M. C. Plnmmer of Freder
icksburg, burned, and the three-year-old
son of Adam Kankner and the five year
old son of Mr. Plummer were burned to
Judge E. S. Sampson, ex-congressman
from the Sixth Iowa district, died at Ot
tumwa. He had beeD along time ill from
complications following a severe attack of
The Iowa Iron works at Dubuqne has re
ceived official notice that the contract for
building the vessel William Windoni has
been awarded to them at their bid of $98,
500. This is the same firm that is building
Torpedo Boat No. 2.
Peter Gherts, the 25-year-old son of John
Gherts, a farmer west of Lyons, shot him
self on account of his rejectio by a 3Toung
lady witli whom he was love. may
recover, but it is doubtful.
The little town of Salix. sixteen nvles
southeast of Sioux City an the Northwest
ern road, was wiped out by afire of un
known orisrin. The 600 inhabitants are
mostly homeless, but the weather is warm
and no immediate suffering will result.
The loss is not yet known.
James M. Ryan, a pioneer pork packer
of Galena, I'l., known throughout the
country and administrator of the estate
of his millionaire brother, William
Ryan, a Dubuque pork packer, died
on a street car at Dubuque of h^art failure.
At Burlington, Charles Cooper, while
looking for someone who had been throw
ing stones at his house, ran upon George
Holzer, who, with two young lady friends
was going to make a call, and fired two
revolver shots at Holzer, who tell to the
ground badly wounded in the head. Coop
er is in jail under $2,000 bonds.
The Lutheran synod of Iowa, recently
held their.annual session in Des Moines
Nevada was selected as the place for the
next meeting, and the following dele ates
were elected to attend the general synod to
be held in March, A. H. Shrader, of Cedar
Rapids: W. H. Blanoke, of Davenport, and
S. B. Barnitz, of Des Moines.
BROUGH OVER BY O S
A Rar Old Bell N O by a
Th congregation of the African
Methodist episcopal church afc Haley
ville, N. J., as a rare relic in the
shape of a large bell, which is said by
those who have traced its history to
be the oldest bell in the western hem
isphere. he bell was procured
Captain Elias Newel on one of the Ba
a a islands and presented by him
to the church. I is oue of the bells,
as stated, which Ferdinan a Isa
bella placed upon the A a a in
1492, and in 150 2 was presented by
Queen Isabella to Christopher Colum
bus on his departure on Ins fourth
and last voyage to America. I was
placed in the chapel which way the be
ginning of the great cathedral of Car
thagena in New Granada I 1697
upon the siege of Carthagena, it fell
the share ol the French ship a Roch
elle. Afterward this ship was wrecked
upon the itland of Sa Andreas, one
ol the a a a A tew of the crew
were saved, together with the bell.
the descendants of the survi
vors the bell and its history were ob
tained by Captain Newell, of the a
Ezr a Fisk of Haleyville. There is
a debt of $19 0 resting upon the
church at Haleyville, a so hichly do
the people value the relic—the Colum
bus bell—that they will place it
in the church lest the latter a be
sold for debt a they lose the bell,
but it is securely kept at the residence
of Trustee Alfred Green. I will be
40 0 years old next year, and the
Brooklyn Eagle says, it is proposed
at it shall be exhibited a the Col
A Wonderful Signal Light,
Th experiments with a powerful
search light on Washington!
have ad some highly interesting re
sults. Th light, which is of one hun
dred a candle power, produces
a sufficient illumination at a distance
of twenty miles from the summit of
the a in to render in a
print legible. A a beam
upward at an angle of forty-five de
grees was visible overhead at
land, eighty-five miles away
Th elevation of the light above the
surface of the earth at a
a been more an eighty miles.
Yet when it was a to a flash
a a signals in the air, a tele
graph operator at a readily
interpreted the word thus transmitted,
to him, a to prove at he saw the
signal, telegraphed the words back to
could see the lijht on the
peak, which was hidden by interven
ing clouds, only he am of light
passing at a height of eighty milea
above his head.
This fact seems re surprising:
when we reflect upon the excessive
rarity of the atmosphere at such an
elevation, for of cour3s he am of
light would be visible if it did
illuminate the air through which it
passes just as a a of sunlight, en
tering through a knot-hole, a aK
luminous am in the air of a-,
I is evident at a glance at tbese-^
experiments a a mosfr a
bearing upon he a a practice W
signal beams of light high a *Sf%
far in he air a yet prove of im-KiftS
mense use for military a other pur
poses on land, a din the guidance of'
vessels surrounded by perils at the-