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'BOUND ABOUT HOME.
MICHIGAN EVENTS RELATED IN
Prominent Holland Plea lteut a Uoy on
the K'.reot und a Serious Klot Followed
Dowagl 10 Urocery Itlowu to Pieces
Urrrloiv' Rpi'incs Heavy Loss by lire
Hoy Uorsowhlppod The Sequel.
Frank" S.tter, an ambitious scribbler,
yet in his teens, was publicly horse
whipped at Holland by five indignant
citizens, who tied hiui to a telegraph
X)olo and laid on the lashes till lie
howled. The assailants were disguised
in women's clothing, fcdoter was cor
respondent for the Mascot, of Grand
Kapids, a sensational sheet, which had
recently printed much vile and obscene
matter affecting Holland people.
As a sequel to tho horsewhipping
episode the following prominent men
were arrested charged with assault and
battery: S. II. Arleth, tiirard A. Kant
crs, Pen Pilliugs, John J. lladden,
and Stephen Mohr. An enormous
crowd of working men held an indig
nation meeting on the street as a pro
test of the assault on JSloter. They as
sembled near tho postoffice, where
guns were lired. A lire built and
threats and wild speeches made against
city ollicers who would allow a gang
of men to vent its anger on a boy
simply becauso they were wealthy.
When things were getting hot Marshal
Vanry attempted to arrefat a man, and
tho crowd rallied in support of the
fellow. The marshal called for his
deputies and they succeeded in jailing
tho man after being struck several
times with clubs, stones and fists.
Tho mob followed to the jail and
threatened to burn or break it open
unless tho man was released, and the
officers were compelled to comply.
The man was hoistod to the shoulders
of his victorious friends and carried
back to the postoffice where tho mob
reassembled. Excitement is at white
heat, nnd violence may be the outcome.
frtore Hlown to I'Ipcpb at Dowatrlae.
The frame building, occupied by
Gates & Hitter, grocers, at Dowagiae
was blown to atoms, the roof sailing
through tho air as if by a cyclone.
Windows for blocks around were shat
tered. Prick buildings quavered on
their foundations and the shock was
felt by those living on the outskirts of
the town. Peshere's feed store on one
lido and Iloran ifc Daly's saloon on the
other, were badly demoralized and are
now in danger from insecure walls.
The explosion is supposed to have
been caused by gunpowder, 25 pounds
of which were in tho grocery storo
hear .the chimney. Miss Anna
Murphy, a dressmaker, and several
Others were in her rooms over tho groc
ery but by a miracle escaped injury.
Tho building will bo a total wreck,
and grocery is scattered to the winds,
lloth'were insured. That no fatality
occurred is a miracle as the streets
were full of people. Loss on tho build
ing is $5,000; stock $3,000.
ruin ted a Preacher's Home Hed,
llcv. W. A. Frye, of the Traverse
City M. 13. church, has been conducting
& campaign against dancing, saloons,
ttc, and the other morning ho found
that some villains had painted his
houso a lurid red. He at once laid it
to tho door of the bum element, as he
calls it, and denounces it as the work
of the supporters of Aid. Morgan, who
is up for tho nomination of mayor.
The affair created considerable talk.
A largo reward has been offered for
the detection of the vandals. Mayor
Hannah offers $250.
Drrrlcit Springs Hm!iiM JIour Domed
The business portion of tho village
of Perrien Springs has burned. The
lire was discovered in tho rear room of
a vacant building, and must have been
the work of an incendiary, as there
was no tire near. Seven buildings, in
cluding tho poscotlice, were burned.
'Ihcy were owned and occupied by
Frank Tash, N. J. Davis, Jacob Lane,
D. II. Morgan, A. D. Stowe and Zerby
cc Son. Only the building owned by
Tash was insured. The loss on build
ings and stock is $25,000, with $l,r00
The Pontlac Evening Tress has given
up the ghost after 15 months of life.
Andrew Rigstad hanged himself with
a lace curtain at Calumet. Drink.
Mrs." Helen M. Fiskc, wife of Presi
dent F.iskc, of Albion college, died at
Thofytas White was crushed to death
by a log which fell off a load at Grand
Uno-onqucrablc appetite for strong
drink caused Frank Pagg to suicide at
Kalamazoo's street railway has been
purcUascd by local capitalists nnd will
bo im jjro.vi.
Wirtf Donald, engineer on the D., G.
II. dropped dead on his engine
ut Royal Oak.
Michael Carp, owner of a saw mill
near Decatur, fell on a circular saw
and was fatally mangled.
IIenrjr"T!4ding was sent to .Jackson
for li voyeurs for robbing a fellow in
inatc,:of tiro Soldier's Home.
Wm. llobinson, of retoskcy, aged CO.
broko through the ice on Mud lake
while bleating and was drowned.
Ilqttgbton is faking active steps to
secure another railroad, so they may
have competition and better rates.
Pranch county Populists and Prohi
bitionists met at Coldwater and de
cided to name a union ticket this year.
Henry Laurence was crushed to
death by a falling limb on the farm of
Ted Wilson, in Orauge township, Ionia
county. "... , ..
Frank (lough, aged 10, was shot and
instantly killed by his brother uged 1 4,
whilo quarreling at their home nt
AfT;dCirfcil frvm a haymow
at UliiEh Irg'uVl landed on the
sharp end of a polo which penetrated
her body, inflicting fatal wqunds. "
Joseph Thorpe tried tol IiitI through
a wire fenco with a gun near Pontiac.
It exploded and now ho is minus a
finger and part of his cheek bone.
The grainer salt manufacturers o
tho state met at Lansing and organized
with L D. Wheeler, of Manistee, as
president, and W. S. Eddy, of Sagi
Pora Pugglcs jumped into the river
at Pattlo Creek to drown herself, but
her mother caught her by tho hair and
held her until help arrived. Tho girl
had been drinking.
Tho Third Michigan cavalry reunion
was held at Lansing with over 10(1
members present. Adrian Yates, of
Grand Papids, was elected president
and O. F. Webster of Owosso, secretary.
Mrs. Esther Kinnev celebrated her
ono hundredth birthday anniversary
at Laingsburg. She is in good health
and does enough walking, working and
reading to tiro many younger women.
At the winding up of a dance in a
drunken row at the boarding house of
August Linn, at Fulton, Jacob Pollan,
aged 30, single, was killed. Tho sher
llE locked four men in jail on suspicion.
Margaret I. Tate, tho pretty daugh
ter of Wm. Tate, began suit by capias
at Grand Papids against Harrison T.
Ledyard, claiming 20,000 for breach
of promise to marry, and deception
Chauneey E. MeCormick, local agent
of the Chicago, Kalamazoo & Saginaw
railroad at Kalamazoo, has disappeared
and it is said that there is a largo
shortago in his accounts. Ho was a
At a depth of 3S5 feet a large body
of magnetic ore has been encountered
on tho Quinnesec town site. The find
is considered the most important and
valuable that has been made on the
Menominee ran go in recent years.
The indictment against Edwy C.
Peid, of the Allegan Gazette, in the
U.' S. court at Grand Kapids, for pub
lishing obscene poetry in his paper and
depositing it in the mails, was quashed
becauso of insufficient evidence. New
charges will be made.
Fire originated in the basement
of tho Lenawee Preserving Co.'s
plant at Adrian. It followed the
stairways and elevator to tho roof,
burning the iloors, part of the roof,
and doing $2,000 damage to tho build
ing and machinery.
llenjamin Hathaway, tho farmer-
poet of Little Prairie Konde, is dead.
Hathaway made his own cothn. lears
ago he planted a chestnut tree. Mot
long ago he felled the tree, sawed it
up and made the box into which ho
was carried to his grave.
Gov. Kich has unpointed William S.
Turek, of Alma, a member of the board
of managers of the Soldiers Homo to
succeed James A. Crozier, of Menomi
nee, who was recently elected com
mandant. Mv. lurclcs term o otlice
will expire in March, 1SD1).
Tho little son of Joseph Toynton,
aged two and a half years, fell over a
chair at Pontiac and bit his tongue,
which bled profusely for some time.
Two days later the wound broke out
afresh and, despite all the doctors
could do, the little boy died.
The Purbridge block at Pav City was
damaged to the extent of $5,000 by
fire. The J!av Citv Citrar Co.. on the
second floor, ioses $1,000 and William
Keislcr, saloon ist on tno first iloor,
$.500. All of the losses are covered by
insurance. Tho origin of the lire is
Kufus Paker and wife celebrated
their golden wedding at Fairfield.
Mr. Paker was a poor man 50 'ears
ago, but by frugality ho has become
ono of the largest tax payers in Fair
field. He started one of the first,
if not tho first cheeae factory in Lena-
Muskegon has a mystcr In a house
on the Kood farm the body of Charles
Converse with his throat cut was found
and by his side a closed razor and a
letter to his daughter. The letter was
not the dead man's writing and there
are many who oelieve that he was
murdered. Put no motive is given.
Joseph Albert Vinson, of Port IIu
ron, a convict in the northern prison
with several aliases, has made a second
written statement to the prison chap
lain confessing to six murders. Vin
son has served time in Ohio and Mich
igan prisons, and if his confession is
substantiated, his criminal record is
Elder Puck, the divine healer, who
took undue liberties with a woman
who called him in to treat her at
Grand Kapids was fined $50 and
costs with 10 days in jail as an alter
native. Not having the funds, ho
went to jail. His wife and two chil
dren have arrived from Dakota, and
are in destitute circumstances.
Peter Kheinhart moved out of the
old building at Penton Harbor two
weeks ago where nra of his seven
children died of diphtheria and tho
sixth, a girl of 19, was left speechless
by the disease. While the seventh
was yet barely convalescent their home
aud most of their belongings were
consumed by fire. Their loss is $500,
with no insurance. The family is en
Workmen, while ditchiug near Eau
Claire, unearthed a portion of the skel
eton of a mammoth. A tooth that
was dug up measured 25 inches in cir
cumference, the jaw bone was nearly
three feet in diameter and a tusk was
two feet in length. Three teeth were
found which glistened as though re
cently polished. Other huge bones
were found anil the entire skeleton
will probably bo brought to light.
Two men, one whoso name cannot
be learned, the other giving tho name
of William Hunt, were asphyxiated by
gas at the Payview hotel at Marquette.
J tot It men were laborers of middle age,
and unmarried. Hunt, at one time,
admitted that his name was assumed,
and said his real name was Margraves.
His family connections in England are
said to bo highly respectable and he
claimed to bo the owner of an estate
The golden weddings of Mr. and
Mrs. John G. Mubingci, Mr. and Mrs.
G. A. Kanzenberger, Mr. and Mrs.
John Potter and Mr. nnd Mrs. John
Pernthul, of Frankcnmuth, were com
memorated in one day. John M. llu
bingcr and G. M. Pyerlein, whoso
wives are not now living, were mar
ried at the same time by tho same
minister in Germany just previous to
the departure of the ship that carried
them to America. They were the sec
ond settlers of Frankcnmuth.
Lemuel ' Collins, of Edmore, was
killed while stealing a ride on the
trucks of a train at Walcottville, Ind.
At Least 17 Men Killed by l'xploslons In
A terrific explosion of gas occurred
at the Perwind-W'hite shaft at Dubois,
Pa., and many coal miners were killed.
Thirteen dead bodies have so far been
recovered. It is not believed that
there aro over three more, if any, still
iutho mine. The first two bodies found
were badly mutilated, but the balance
had evidently been suffocated by the
foul gas. As tho mining industry has
been in a depressed condition for some
time past all of tho families are left in
Another Mine Horror.
The gas in mino No. 1, Adrian,
operated by tho Puffalo, Rochester &
Pittsburg Coal fc Iron Co., at Punxsu
tawney, Pa., exploded aud tho mine is
on fire. Eleven men have been brought
out with two dead: Isaac Jones, mar
ried, with three children; Joe Law
rence, widower, with 11 children.
Poth these men were rescuers. How
many more there may bo in the mine
cannot bo stated until search is made.
And StKl Another.
A mine explosion occurred at the
Ohio it Pennsylvania mine, near West
Newton, Pa. Two injured men were
taken from tho shaft and a man named
O'Donncll and a boy, Willis Davis,
Mciiriiuiu:m Kevolt Very Serious.
Advices have reached New York that
the Nicaraguan government is not
subduing tho rebellion of tho Leo
nists with tho easo that dis
patches would indicate. President Zo
laya has declared himself dictator and
is said to exercise a strict censorship
of the press and telegraphs. It is said
that the rebels aro strong and well
armed and on the aggressive. It is
also said that the troops sent
out by Honduras ostensibly to
subdue the re belli ion aro liable to
turn against Zelaya, as President Po
uilla, of Honduras, is deeply indebted
to Gen. Orteiz, commander of the reb
els, for aid the latter gave him in ele
vating himself. Without Honduras
aid Zela3'a will have a hard strugglo
to down the rebellion.
I'dldori Sdii Through tho Huiivtn Hotly.
A New York special says that Thomas
Edison has succeeded, with the aid of
the X ray, in penetrating the human
body with the naked eye, the success
ful experiment having been made last
week. He looked into the lungs and
heart, and examined the arteries,
muscles and blood vessels of one of his
assistants. With the powerful cathode
light behind the subject, ho looked
through the screen of prepared chem
icals, and is said to have plainly seen
tho workings of tho various organs of
t he body.
GENERALITIES IN BRIEF.
Fire did $100,000 damage in the At
lantic oil refinery at Pittsburg.
John Hartman shot his wife and
himself at Omaha because they were
penniless and he could not find work.
Strikers and non-union men came to
blows at Chandler & Taylor's iron
works at Indianapolis and three men
were fatally shot.
John A. Kight, cashier of the Fifth
Avenue Savings bank, Columbus, ().,
was arrested and charged with having
Gen. Alger, in an interview at Wash
ington, said ho had no idea of trying
for the nomination for President,' but
that he would vote for McKinley at
the Republican convention.
At Pelleville, Tex., Clem Stawther
and Puck Chappell, Negroes, were
hanged for tho murder of Mrs. Dora
Ermshoff because she did not hand out
her pocltetbook quick enough.
The wife of John Moes, a wealthy
brick manufacturer, secured a divorce
at Tiffin, O. A few days later he
called at her residence and demanded
her return to his home. She refused,
and he shot her and her sister, Katie
Smith, wounding both fatally.
Thomas A. Edison reports that by
means of X says he can see through
eight inches of wood with the naked
eye. Mr. Edison says that, with the aid
ofa llucroscent screen, he has been ablo
to see objects through all sorts of sub
stances, except metals and bones.
The final formalities for the release
of John L, Waller, formerly American
consul in Madagascar, who was sen
tenced to 1.0 years' imprisonment for
conveying information to the llovas
regarding the French, have been com
pleted in Paris, and Waller is .now free.
Direct negotiations with Great Prit
ian respecting tho Venezuelan bound
ary dispute have been resumed by our
state department nt the point where
there were left by the exchange of the
notes of Secretary Olney and Lord
Salisbury, of last J uly and last Novem
ber. U. S. Consul J. D. Hall, at San Juan,
Forto Rico, reports an attempt on his
life by a Spanish soldier who shot at
him from the prison wall, saying after
ward that the shot was aimed at an
escaping prisoner. News had just ar
rived of the action of congress on the
The Ohio brigade of the K. of P. will
hold an encampment nt Cleveland
the fourth week in August, 180(5, and
has issued a general invitation to all
the brigades of the military branch of
tho Knights of Pythias throughout tho
supreme jurisdiction, to join with it in
a general encampment.
Lord Salisbury, the Pritish premier,
has sent a reply to the memorial in
favor of the Anglo-American arbitra
tion of tho Vene.ulan question adopted
by tho peace society. Hosajvs: "lam
glad to bo able to inform you that this
question is receiving the consideration
of the government and that proposals
in the direction indicated by tho mem
orial are now before tho government
of the United States."
Very general response is being made
by the commercial and manufacturing
interests of the country to tho circular
letters addressed to them by the house
ways and means sub-committee on
reciprocity and commercial treaties, in
viting expressions of opinion from
them as to the advisability of endeav
oring to renew the reciprocity agree
ments made with many foreign coun
tries under tho terms of the McKinley
tariff act. There is an unquestionable
preponderance of desire for the re
newal of tho reciprocity agreements.
Tho P. S. census bureau at Washing
ton was damaged $10,000 worth by tire.
WAlt CLOUDS DARKEN
THE EGYPTIAN SITUATION MAY
CAUSE A EUROPEAN WAR.
Kn&land I'ludu Much Opposition In Male
In Preparations for Another Soudan
Campaign Franco la Ileeomins Very
I'neasy, und May Cause Trouble.
Recent events in northeastern Af
rica have brought forth tho strongest
probability of a clash between the Eu
ropean poweas interested in that
country. The terrible reverses of tho
Italian arms at Adowa aud the an
nouncement of Great Pritain of an
other campaign against tho Mahdists
iu tho Soudan, beginning with a move
ment upon Dongola, have attracted
tho eyes of the world, especially when
it is so clearly seen that the Pritish
nro operating in unison with the
driebund. Franco has great interests
on tho upper Nile and fears that the
Lgyptian advance to Dongola covers a
Pritish advance to Khartoum and to
Uganda and an interference with her
colonial expansion iu Central Africa.
Tho Pritish occupation of Egypt is
sufficiently galling in itself, but more
so in its threats to French plans in Af
rica beyond Egypt. M. Perthelot,
France's minister of foreign affairs in
the cabinet meeting that he had asked
the Pritish ambassador, tho marquis
of Dufferin, for information regarding
the proposed advance of Pritish-Egyp-tian
troops up the Nile and had
pointed out to him the serious conse
quences of such an advance. This
warning note may bo a preliminary to
more decided steps.
The government and people of
France are beginning to realize that
the recent conferences at Perlin be
tween tho Austrian minister for for
eign affairs, Count Goluchowski; tho
Italian ambassador at Perlin, Count
Lanza Pi Pusca. and tho German im
perial chancellor. Prince llohenlohe,
under the auspices of Emperor William
of Germany, and with Great Pritain
a party to the understanding
arrived at, had more signifi
cance than was generally admitted.
The rearrangement of tho dreibund
with Great Pritain as an active instead
of a silent partner in the arrangement
was evidently only the first step in the
direction of attempting to make alter
ations in tho map of Africa with tho
consent or support of tho dreibund.
As one of tho guaranteeing powers
to the Egyptian bondholders, France
has more than tho usual interest of
the other powers in the disposal
of Egyptian revenues and she
may refuse to consent to the
coat of the Nile campaign being
charged to tho Egyptian budget.
France is not deciding upon the course
she will pursue without a full under
standing with her Russian ally, and
it is announced that numerous tele
grams have passed between Paris and
St. Petersburg on tho subject. It is
feared, however, even though tho dis
sent of Russia and France should hold
and the commissionerson the Egyptian
debt should not vote the sum required
out of the Egyptian surplus, Great
Pritain would herself supply the
money and men and make tho whole
project a distinctively Pritish instead
of Egj'ptian enterprise, occupy tho
Soudan in her own name instead of
that of Egypt and enter upon further
agressive action in Africa.
The ItritUli IJnjIn to See the Danger.
A London dispatch says: Tho minis
terial statement and discussion in tho
house of commons 'ally establishes
that the Pritish advance upon the
Soudan denotes the iniatiouof a policy
by the Pritish government which may
be fraught with most far-reaching and
possibly disastrous consequences. Ar
thur Palfour, speaking for the cabinet,
practically admitted that Dongola
would probably not bo the destination
but only the halting place of tho
Anglo-Egypt'an forces. His allusion to
the desirability of bringing Pritish rule
to the Soudan were interpreted as in
dicating that the English government
is bent upon a war, not of defense, but
of conquest of that whole section.
Unless popular outcry stays Salisbury's
hand it may well happen that the long
expected casus belli, which is to bring
about a general European cataclysm,
may be provided, not by trouble at
Constantinople, in the Palkans, or in
the cast, but by the clas.hingof French,
German and Pritish interests in Africa,
and especially iu tho race now begun
in good earnest, for the possession of
the unappropriated portion of the val
ley of the upper Nile.
Insurgent llelnforcement lCeat-h Cuba.
Washington: The secretary of tho
Cuban legation, Mr. tjuisada, has re
ceived a telegram announcing the safe
arrival in Cuba of Gen. Enrique
Collazo, with arms and ammu
nition. This the Cuban officials here
regard as a serious blow to Spain, for
they say that with Gen. Collazo went
a number of distinguished veterans.
The expedition had more than 3,000
ritlcs aud 1,000,000 rounds of cart
ridges, besides dynamite and machetes.
Hot lluttle in Plnar del Kin.
Havana: A hot battlo between the
forces under Col. Hernandez and the
insurgents under Maceo, Panderas and
others, is reported from tho neighbor
hood of Candelaria in Pinar del Rio.
Tho insurgent loss is reported to have
been 300 killed and wounded. Of the
troops, Capt. Torroja Guerrero was
killed and Lieut. Comas wounded.
The Spanish loss is not given. Tho
details of the battle are ratlicr meager,
but each side claims a victory.
During the recent snowstorm in the
province of Ore!, Russia, 130 persons
were frozen to death in one night.
Edwin F. Uhl, the new II. S. ambas
sador to Germany, sailed on the North
German Lloyd steamer for Premen.
He was accompanied Mrs. Uhl, Miss
Uhl ami Master Uhl.
A disastrous fire in the smelting de
partment of the copper works of tho
Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Co.,
at Natrona, Pa., caused a loss esti
mated at $1,000,000. Tho building