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DICWKLL IT WHUHI.ON, Pulishers. PiKUIilC, SOUTH DAKOTA. The Duke of Bedford lias imported 2,00(1 frogs from America to free tlie ponds oil his estate from parasites. The Uoman censors frequently Im posed lines on uumnrried men, and men of full age were obliged to marry. dorse are naturally a long-lived family, and there are several records of liinls of this species attaining to (to or 70 years. The Mosquito (.'oast received Its name troni the Spaniards in allusion to the astonishing abundance of this pestifeerous insect. Without the express consent of his wife, no married Australian subject can procure a passport for journeying beyoml the frontier. Denmark was at first Danmarl or the mark or limit set by Dan. a Scan ditiavian chief, who claimed jurisdic tion over its territorv. The hair of modern languages of Colorado College is to Vie tilled bv Professor Louis A. E. Aiders of the Harvard Graduate school. Euphrates Ksculapius Kndyminn 51c Jiinscy is the name of a clerk in the recorder's office of Marysville. Mo. lie signs his name with a rubber stump. It the potato fanner under the •Tingi-ee plan can get a good crop and present prices, they will be able to set up as capitalists another year. The Cuban women in this country ore organizing clubs to help their fel low countrymen in the tax-ridden is land. It is becoming evident that Cu ban sentiment is all on one side in the present revolution. Cornelius Vanderbilt is building a Bailing yacht of hie own designing. Experiment in marine architecture is a costly amusement, but Cornelius has cash enough to enable him to drive away dull care in this manner for a year or two, at least. The Emperor of Russia has four sep arate services of horses and carriages. Fifty horses comprise one set, and in one the horses are perfectly white, •with blue eyes, and anything more magnificent in the way of trappings In their harnesses can hardly l)e con ceived, The well-known Italian historian. Cesare Cantu. who died in Milan the other day, aged 8!), was a prisoner in 184S for taking part, in the revolution. While in prison he wrote his historical novel, "Margherlta rusterla." lie also wrote a universal history and a his tory of Italy. Thousands of people in Genoa. Italy, mourn the death of Baron l'o desta, who for years was mayor of the city and one of the best known men In Northern Italy. Under him the great improvements of the last few years took place, adding much to the beauty and importance of the city. President Cleveland is said to be in better health than he has been for some years past. His complexion is clear and he carries himself like a man who had given up all thoughts of becoming a confirmed invalid. His recent duek-Bliooting expedition was of great benefit to him,and the fact that lie hasn't a congress on his hands acts like a tonic. It is reported that the Japanese have discovered a rich gold mine on the .Liao Tong peninsula of China, which has been worked for 300 years by the Confucian priests and kept secret -from the people. If the Japs should -penetrate very far into Chlra they would no doubt discover many secret resources of wealth. There are symptoms that England and France do not approve of the ces sion of the Island of Formosa to Japan as it is an important strategic naval point, and very close to Canton and several other large Chinese cities. But Japan's blood Is up, and she is not likely to submit to dictation from the meddling nations of Europe who liave their noses and lingers in every body's business. Few deaths in recent years have caused deeper regret among the pro fessional and educational circles of Berlin than that of Professor George •on Glzyckl of the university. He was victim of the influenza. Since 1883 be has been professor of ethics, and was one of the most popular members of the faculty. Among liis best-known works are "Philosophic Consequences of the Theory of Evolution," "Hume's Ethics" and "Moral Philosophy." The professor's widow is one of the lead ers of the woman's rights movement, in -Germany. .JA-L, w- PITH OF THE NEWS EVENTS OP THE PAST WRUF.K IN A COXDEXSIJD FORM. The I.ntmt nml Moxt mj)»rtnnt NVtv* of Hie orll, Cullcil Kruin Hie TrloKrrrph Ilviiurt* of (lie Pre** AHNHCIIII tuna. WnHhtngtnii. William L. Wilson Is sworn in a.s postmaster general. The general land office does not an ticipate much trouble at the opening of the Yankton Indian reservation. First Assistant Postmaster (ienoral Jones has returned to Washington from a short trip to Illinois. is expected that the NlcaWignan canal commissioners will start for Nic aragua within two weeks. Col. lawton, inspector general of the department of the Colorado, has received orders from Washington to establish his headquarters in Santa I'e. N\ M., May 1, thus reopening Fort Marcy. The annual report of librarian SpolTord, of the congressional library, for IStVI, shows that during the year (!L*.7(!'J copyrights were entered, as against oS.lttfi f(ir 1S!M. and that -)0. 2iis copyright publications of all kinds were received. IVrmnniiI Mention. Kirk I'ailey. aged til. died suddenly ni Frankfurt. K.v. He leaves an estate valued at $:Si)0,0ii0. Daniel Moriarlt.v. aged 01. in his youth a personal friend of Daniel O'Conucll. died at Dubuque. Iowa. "I'onanzn King" W. S. Stratton is seriously ill at Colorado Springs. Col., am! may die. Rev. Nichilas Iloliel of St. Boni face's church, Peoria. 111., was found (lead in bed. Apoplexy was the cause. Ciltnille Doueet. who. since 1ST.", had been perpetual secretary of the French academy, died at Paris. Frank Dairy, a wealthy Frenchman, dropped dead on the street at St. Joe, Mich. lie formerly lived in Chicago. Miss Charlotte Bean and Miss Agnes Ilellen have been appointed as weigh ers of coal, grain ami straw by Mayor Perry of Med ford, Mass. Frank W. Cole of the University of Michigan has lieen made professor of mathematics at Columbia college. New York. It is announced that a marriage lias been arranged between Sir Baehc Cnnard of London and Miss Maud Burke, daughter of the late G. F. Vio-lie C(f New York and San Fran cisco. Col. William I). Pollock is lying in serious condition at liis home in lien Peck, Ind. Several days ago Col. Pol lock made a wager tlint he e/nild suck three dozen eggs at one sitting. lie had disposed of two dozen and a half, and on entering upon the last half dozen struck a chicken, which stuck in his throat and almost choked him to death. It is generally accepted as a fact that James Kemp wits the first man converted by 1he Salvation Army in the United States. He was widely known by lie sobriquet of "Ash Bar rel Jimmy." through his having been picked out of an ash barrel while ilrunk and taken to the police station, whore, the next day. he joined the Sal vation Army. From the ranks Kemp rose to be captain, which title lie held until his death, which occurred in Bos ton a few days ago. t'nfortunnte Events. Jefferson Calhoun, young unmar ried man of Peru, Iud., was killed in a runaway. Joseph West and wife are seriously ill at. Warrensliurg, Mo., from eating poke root for horse radish. Bell McFarland was fatally injured by a premature explosion of dynamite at Clinton, Iowa. Fire nt St. Charles, 111., did damage to the extent of $75,00, burning a number of buildings. Two men were drowned in the Monongahela river at Pittsburg last night by the upsetting of a skiff. Two boys. 4 and 0 years of age. were frozen to death In trying to find the «ugar-bush of their father. Frank An drus, near Rose City, Mich. A cyclone swept across Boone coun ty. K.v., unroofing houses, tearing up trees and doing other damage. No lives are reported lost. William Hicks' team ran away at Niles. Mich., and his two small chil dren were killed. Hicks and his wife were slightly injured. The crew of the schooner Alfred Keene. wrecked on Trinity Ledge. N. S.. was rescued with the exception of the mate. Roliert Thomasson and Ilngela Noe were killed in Broadliead Bros.' mine, Trinidad, Col., by falling coal and tim bers. Martin Kapscli. who was elected to the position of town trustee in Glolie ville, a suburb of Denver, accidentally shot and killed himself while cleaning revolver. In St. Louis a large frame building was burned to the ground to-day and property of the Suburban Railway company damaged causing a loss of about $50,00. The Licking county, Ohio, building for insane was burned before daylight this morning. Jennie Jaeoby, an in sane patient gave the alarm thus sav ing thirty inmates from death. A small fire in the second story of a business block at Hillsboro, 111., re vealed a room fitted up with a com plement of gambling apparatus. Tiie owner, ThomaB Chatfeller, was ar rested. At the close of a family reunion at the home of Rabbi M. Wise at Cincin nati there was a mysterious explosion which wrecked the parlor. It is now believed that an April fool joker over did the matter. j. 5f" *'.r Criminal DOIDKI. The execution of Henry Tyson, a Denver murderer has been stayed. I. W. Smith of Burlington, 111., pol goned himself at Elgin, 111. Boy M. Culver, secretary of the Y. ,4* Mi's, (ieorge Aultman, wife of a pros perous fanner, committed suicide by hanging at l'ontiac. III., through ili noss and despondency. Near Macomb, 111.. Miss llattie Da vidson was shot and seriously wound ed by Lewis Anderson because she re fused to marry him. Coroner's investigatir.il at Elkhart. Ind.. proves that Milton Koines did not commit suicide, but was murder ed. John Fisher was shot and killed at St. Bernard. Ohio, by Policeman Bar ney Dcgnan. who had arrested him for personally abusive language. A thief smashed the big plate glass window of tiie jewelry store of (). K. Moravik at Cedar Rapids. Iowa, ami stole eleven gold watches and some jewelry. Towns along the lines of the (ir.-at Northern are protesting again-t euring for tramps arrested and placed their jails by the company's detec tives. Thieves at La rose. HI., stole Coroner Morrow's clothes. He gave i-h-'iso and the burglars droppid ihe garments which contained SliOO and other valua bles. Dirt Snyder, while intoxicated dis charged a shotgun on the principal street of Chadron. Nob. One man was wounded in Ihe leg seriously and sev eral others slightly. Foreign. Frenchmen charge Englishmen with trying to sink a French transport. British and Venezuelan troops are ,I'll'.bio to liglil in the disputed Venezu elan territory. The trial of the marquis of Queens berry on the charge of libeling Oscar Wilde begins in London. Every ship arriving at Progresso. Yucatan, from Cuba brings large num liers of revolutionary refugees from the island for refuge in Mexico. Though Prince Bismarck is enjoying good health as a matter of precaution he will not hold any receptions this week. The bill suspending for a year from June 1 the export duties on sugar from the Dutch East Indies has been adopted by the Dutch assembly. The new German ironclad hitherto designated by the letter "T." was launched at Kiel. As she was lenving the ways Emperor William christened her Aegir. In the bull ring nt New Laredo, Mex.. tiie African lion. Parnell. fought a terrible battle with an enormous American grizzly bear. Neither was killed. A partial strike of the glass worker.- of the Chnrleroi district of France has been declared. Ten of the factories are closed, throwing 4,000 persons out of work. W. B. Cornwall, Hie Jlawaiian exile, has sailed from San Francisco for Honolulu. If the authorities refuse to permit him to hind he will return and consult his attorney. General, The efforts to break the will of tb? late .T. llood AVright have collapsed. Edison' announces another curious invention. The entire Republican ticket was elected in Laramie. Wyo., by majori ties ranging from 100 to 500. S. AV. Ballard traveling man for the Nnylor Shoe company, committed sui cide at Cincinnati. The objection of cattlemen from the Winnebago Indian reservation in Ne braska is expected to be accomplished with bloodshed. Mrs. Anna Kalin was taken from Mascoutali. 111., to Joliet to serve a life term for the murder of her husband, Frederick Kahu. About 150 press feeders, helpers and job pressmen at Detroit quit work in the various job printing offices in the city. After two years' search, extending from coast to const, Mrs. Lidie Opie of Salina, Kan., has located her child, kidnaped bv her divorced husband in 1S!U!. The winter's cut of the TJphnm Man ufacturing company at Marslilleld, Wis., figures a total of 14,000,000 M. C. A., at Nework, N. ,T„ Is missing. SOUTH A f\ 0 "NEWS It is feared he has been murdered. 111 The New York police discovered the body of a colored woman terribly mil- r.ATHKKI:I)|RFROM tilated. evidently the work of voudoos. William Rush, of Sioux City, la.. received $20,000 from his mother's c( minified suicide. Charles \V. Crawford the l!)-yeat-old bank robber of Adel, Iowa, lias been indicted for assault with intent to commit murder and for robbery. John Y. McKane. who is in Sing Sing prison, is reported well. Dr. Robert Buchanan, who is to be executed April 'Jii, is breaking down. Ella Ruggles. daughter of Dr. ,T. H. Ruggles of Creston, Ohio, committed suicide by shooting because of a tri vial disagreement with her parents. Mont Deskins, a mountain terror of Kentucky, was shot and mortally wounded while resitting arrest at fiay lorsville. OK- I .. file wime li.iw. -i.ro 'i',. ', Irrigation from Arteuton Well* In South it and iJukota—ftanrctiing for a Sunken Steam boat Near Elk I'olnt-A New Artenlaa in The anonymous letter scandal Berlin is revived by an arrest. It seems to be settled that tne Mex ican-iJuatonialan quarrel is settled. 1 out of which 11,000,000 feet of pine was taken. The Alice-rubber mills of the United States Rubberi company at Woon socket. It. I., after two weeks idleness, will start in full this week, employing 1,400 men. N. L. Bailey, deputy county assessor and his companion, J. B. Brackett of San Diego, Cal., who was supposed to have been lost on the desert between Yuma and camp, are safe. Mickie Shaw of Elwood, Ind., has been arrested on a charge of connec tion with the Foust murder and will be'held to await the outcome of the Heirs' trial. Other arrests will be made. The Chicago cold storage and refrig erator companies and commission men and produce dealers have organized for self-protection, and propose In the future to divert business from all rail roads discriminating against Chicago on Eastern shipments. 1A 1 O. I.ATKST AHSOCIAT- I'ltEssTEI.ECJKAMS. Well Near Boiiilla—Other IntcrcPtlDf State Item*. Gov. Sheldon has sent word to the lommander of the G. A 11. at Parker jhat he will be there and deliver the iddress on memorial day. The surveyor general of South Da. iota has been authorized by the gen eral land oflice to let the contract for the survey of the Rosebud reservation As the result of the repeal by the iegislature of the restrictions against jommercial agencies, liradstreei's agency has established a state agency »t Sioux Falls. Frank It. llytle has been chosen as state agent. The South Dakota supreme court has cranted admittance to practice to Henry H. Schwartz, Chas. S. Pnrdy, Emnel J. Forman, Ivlson J. Hyde, David N. McLeod, August Frieberg, John \V. Edmonds, George C. Berry and Yirge. C. Boyle. The Chicago a'id Northwestern Railwa.v Company launched their new transfer bout, Jim Leicton, at Pierre a few days n^o. A ber of cattle which were the line ready for shipnien' be sent in ami crossed to niini along now •inj^e. ma- Thieves entered the Gat chine shops at Canton a fewduys aso by forcing a window. They forcibly opened tiie safe and abstracted what money was left, about ten dollars. They expected a large haul, but the money had been removed to a bank. Judge Gaily will open the spring term of court at Miller on the 1 th inst. A grand jury has been summoned to investigate some important cases. The opinion which prevails over the state that, tiie grand jury system was abolished is errorneous." The state's attorney et'.l! has the power to caii a grand jury if he sees tit. Chief engineer Kerry, of the Eikhorn road, has completed the work of lo cating four large reservoirs in the cattle country adjacent to Belle Fourche. Tiie capacity of the four will be 1,50i',()00,000 gallons when completed. The contracts lor the work have been let and work will be commenced in flf'.een days. Gov. Sheldon has granted a pardon to George W. Mapes sentenced from Codington county for larceny. The pardon was granted on the petition or residents of the county. The gov ernor is rather lenient in regard to pardons on account of the overcrowd ed state of the penitentiary and the small appropriation allowed for that institution £»y the late legislature. The company of Indian soldiers that was organized on the Sioux res ervation and stationed after organ ization at Ft. Meade, has ceased to exist, except on paper, as the remain ing three Indians have now been dis charged. The troop books and rec ords will be sent to the head quarters of the third cavalry. Thus ends the career of the Indian soldier at least so far as Ft. Meade is concerned. The Mayflower mine, situated near Custer City, and one of the oldest locations in the district, is now pro ducing a gCfpd Rrade of ore, a ship ment of which was made recently to the Kansas City smelter. Should the result prove profitable, regular ship ments will be made. The vein is a large one from which with present workings four or five carloads can be readily extracted and shipped every week. It iB now admitted in high eccles iastical circles that the names for the future bishop of Sioux Falls, sent to the propaganda by Arch-bishop Ire land are Father Riorden of Rochester, Minn., Father Browne of Milbank, S. D., and Father Slieehan of Hurley, S, D. From this list of names, unless some untoreseen event turns up in Rome and a dark horse is sprung, a bishop will be appointed to fill the vacant seat at Sioux Falls. It is reported at Deadwood that the Postal Telegraph Company will extend its lines into the Black Hills towns. Ever einco the Black Hills were well settled, the Western Union has haa a monopoly of the telegraph business, and has been able to dictate terras to the merchants and others who have had to use the wires'. The Postal Telegraph Company is operat ing as far west on the Burlington road as Lincoln, Neb. There was a surprise in the federal court at Sioux Falls a few days ago when Attorney Kittredge, represent ing the Homestake Mining Company, of the Black Hills, notified the court that the case of Allertoii vs. the Homestake company was to be dis missed. This was the action begun by Samual Allerton, of Chicago, to re cover two hundred thousand dollars from the Homestake company for an alleged interest in the Highland Com pany, a branch oi the Homestake. An Artesian well bored by Cooper & Borah, three miles west of Bonilla, haB been accepted. The state com missioner of irrigation, who has seen it, says it beats any four and one half inch well in the Btate. Its depth is 1,118 feet and it flows 1,436 gallons per minute at a temperature of 70. There is a pressure to the square inch of 175 pounds. All the township is jubliant. Last fall a vote was taken for two wells which carried by a large majority. Work will soon be .Bin on the other well. •I The report f-ent out from Armour that the register and reciever liad refused to accept the filings offered by J. L. Lockhart, commission er of school and public lands, upon lands in the Yakton Indian reserva tion, for indemnity and endowment, purposes for the state, is erroneous, us tne filings have been accepted by the register and receiver of the United States land office a.t Mitchell, and Mr. Lockhart now holds the receivers re ceipts for $584 lor filing fees. Mandamus proceedings have been instituted against the officers of the grand lodge, Ancient Order of United Workmen, to compel them to call the session of the grand lodge this year as usual. Officers and members of Webster 'odje taketlw initiative in that judicial circuit. Deputy Sheriff Smith niado service of the capers upon Grand Recorder Lavin and Past Master Workman McNutt and the writ is returnable on tho Kith inst. before Jus!go Campbell at Aber dten. It seems pretty certain that W. W. Taylor has at last been located in Chile, W. C. Kisen, of Redfield, one of Taylor's bondsmen, has just returned from Chicago where he met C. II. Vin ton, cousin of Taylor, who told him that Taylor ia safe in Chile. Attorney General Crawlord, when approached in regard to the matter, would neither affirm nor deny that Taylor is in Chile, hut admitted that, he is in South America, but that he does not expect any detinate developments for about thirty days, as the detectives are about that far behind him. Temporary injunction papers have been issued from the United States circuit court at Pierre and served up on A. L. Carter, of the Cart sr Pub lishing company, and Judaic K. G. Smith, of the Yankton judicial circuit, against the flirt her sale of volume 4, Dakota Territorial reports. The rights of publication WCB poid by Judge Smith to tho Carter Publish ing company of Pierre who published the volume, and tiie injunction is up on the implication of the West Pub lishing company of St. Paul. The hearing will be in the United States court at fjioux Falis. A Menhnite co'ony. sixteen m:le3 southeast of Farkston had a close call from poisoning a few days aao. Some of the men had caught a mess of fish and had prepared them for their Sunday dinner, and the cook took several pieces and put poison in them for rats, laying them aside. As is the custom of the colony they charged cooks on Sunday, and the new cook, seeing the meat, gathered it up and put it with the rest of the fish for dinner. But fortunately the other cook noticed the poisoned meat was gone and made inquiries. A piece of the cooked tish was given to a dog and in five minutes it was dead. Prospectors Wenner and Kroksh are still at work on the old steam boat 'which was found 12 feet below a sandbar in the Missouri river, near Elk Point recently, and which was sunk o-i years a-^o. The mm have made very little progress during the past two or three weeks, owing to the insufficient casing of their shaft and to the lack of strength of their water buckets. Both these defects have been cured, and they hope to reach the object of their ambition within a short time. There is considerable speculation as to whether the whisky in the hold of the steamer will be found iu good condition. Irrigation In South Dakota A special telegram from Pierre says arrangements have about been per fected by John H. Baldwin, state en gineer of irrigation, to give irrigation by tho use of artesian wells a practi cal test this season. The Hunter farm at Mellette, will be turned over to the government experiment station, of Brookings college, for that purpose, and an experienced California irriga tor has been employed to see that the water is put upon the ground in a practical manner. The Salzer Seed Company, of La Crosse, Wis., and Harry Hunter, of the Milwaukee road, are furnishing the greater portion of the capital. In all about 300 acre.s of corn, wheat, oats and potatoes will be irrigated. The irriguto:, six days in each month, will be at liberty to go to any point in the state, under the direction of the engineer of irrigation, and give instructions in irrigation. 11 is the intention of these gentlemen to settle this question once for all, whether irrigation with artesian wells is practi cal or not. Mr. Baldwin talks very encourag ingly of art i"si an work in South Da kota. He reports applications for wells in several counties of the James river valley and work in progress, both toward location and sinking of wells in different portions of the state. Brule county has gone to work more systematically in this line than any other county of thestate. Wells have been sunk in nearly every township, and where none have yet been sunk the residents are moving to secure such water supply. Commissioner Baldwin is devoting the greater part of his attention this spring toward practically using the water' from wells already made, and to retain surface water by means of dams and reser voirs. Capt. Straight-Head and Lieut. Scares-the-Hawk, the two Indian policemen who were tried on the charge of murdering William Fielder two years ago, and who were found guilty by the United States court at Deadwood of assault with intent to do great bodily harm, left Fort Pierre a few days ago to receive sentence. There is doubt, however if there is a penalty fort his crime in the United States statutes. In case no penalty attacheathe Indians, though convicted of crime, will .go, free, WILDE IS ARLESTED. niE l.ONIlO!* SOC1KTY MA.1 I'lllKIWS INTO IS JAIL,. lie "WlthdmwN III* Malt for Libfl AjcuiuNt tho sinrqul* of IBC MIW- bury, and th«* Ciuirse* Are elurcil to be Proved. London. April 7.—'The trial of Oscar Wilde against the marquis of Quecns berry catno to a sudden and unex pected termination shortly after th«» third day's proceedings were begun in the Did Rniley before Judge Collins. Sir Edward Clarke, leading counsel for the plaintiff, asked permission, ou behalf of his client, to withdraw the suit and submit to a verdict of not guilty in regard to the words "posing as a written by the marquis of Qneensberry on the card left by the marquis of (Jueensberry at the Ai bemarle club for Wilde on Keb is. and which card formed the outward basis of the suit. The jury, under in structions from Justice Collins, re turned a verdict of not guilty, coupled with the statement that the justllica tiim set up as a defense by the mar quis of ljueensberry was true in sub stance and in fact, and that the state ment complained of was published for the public good. The verdict was received with loud applause, which was not checked by the presiding judge, and the marquis was disi narged from custody, smiling and surrounded by his friends. Short ly afterward it was announced that a warrant for the arrest or Oscar Wilde was to be applied for, ail the papers in the case having been sub mitted to the public prosecutor. 'Mlcials.if ihe treasury d'-pat tmeiir. mid--:- which Wranch of the govern ment public prosecutions are directed, visited How street police court sev eral times to-da.v previous to the granting of the warrant for Oscar Wilde's arrest. Upon the occasion of their last visit they wore accom panied by a detective arid two boys. After a short consultation between the treasury otiicials and Sir John Bridge, during which several ques tions were addressed to the detec tives and to the boys, tiie magistrate issued the warrant. Wilde siient several hours to-day in •omp.nny with Lord Alfred Douglass at a hotel iit llolhoru. His brougham was waiting in front of the hotel. Lord Alfred drove to a bank, cashed a check and returned to the hotel. Soon afterward both Wilde and Lord Al fred drove away. Wilde was arrested at the Cadogan uel, Sloan street, and taken iu a Pali by Yard. two dctectivcs to Scotland C'ULLliUli mAKlK. CbuKrn for the -Next Place of kkM'tlnff, Crand Itapids. Mich., April 7.—-Tht* contest for the presidency ol" the \nierican I'opublhan College league was practically settled before the con vention met. L. I). Vaughan, of the Chicago university, and W. 1. Mo Williams. of Kalamazoo college, pooled their forces and downed K. J. Helming, of the 1'niversity of Wis consin. Vaughan was elected, re ceiving "o voles to for llcnumg. McWilliams was then elected repre sentative to the National League of Republican clubs. T. It. Deborville. of the 1'niversity of Vermont, having withdrawn from the contest for the presidency, was elected tirst vice pres ident: second vice president, it. 1C. Johnson. Nebraska: third vice presi dent, C. K. Cosauds. Earlham college, Colorado secretary, I'\ L. lCdinboni, 1'niversity of Michigan treasurer, L. T. Twitcholl, 1'iiiversity of Minnesota: vice presideut of the national league, J. H. Frye. of Princeton. Minneapolis was selected as the place for the next annual convention. Boston's claims not being mentioned. The platform adopted declares tor protection and favors bimetallism, the annexation of Hawaii and the con struction of the Nicaraguan canal un der government supervision. A reso lution offered later favoring ihe an nexation of Cuba was ad pted. Bnalneaii Improves. New York, April 7. Bradstreet says: The appearance of more set tled weather, together with the an nounced increase in prices for Besse mer pig iron and steel billets, con tinued strength in cotton, stimulating manufacturers to demand higher prices to fall delivery, rains In the Northwestern wheat regions where greatly needed, further Increases iu wages of industrial employes, heavier shipments of wheat abroad and the rise of the week's bank clearings above the $1,000,000 mark, are evi dences of the continuation of a better feeling in trade circles and returning contideuce in many lines of business. The Mill City Renervolv. Minneapolis, April 7.—The special council committee OP Seven Skeleton* Found. Parkston, S. D., April 7.—The skel etons of seven Indians were recently taken from a mound near Milltown, ten miles east of this place. From all appearances they tad been there more than half a century. They are a fair state of preservation. Skyncr'K Murderer Skat. Winnipeg, April 7.—A Glelchen dis patch says the Indian murderer of Government Officer Skyner, of the Blaekfoot reserve, was finally cap tured and shot dead by a mounted posse last night. The murderer made a determined fight to the last mm— Return to Work. Cniontown, Pa., April 7. The em ployes of the W. J. Rainey coke works have gone back to work with the as surance that they will receive the ad vance -?f .W per St 'J reservoir held a meeting late yesterday and ex pressed considerable opposition to the immediate prosecution of the work as proposed by the city engin'eer, but, by a special effort, the friends of the res olution secured enough votes to recom mend a favorable report. Aid. Drew made a motion that only Minneapolis labor be employed, and that laborers receive 15 cents per hour and teams 30 cents. The motion was carried.