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J. H. GROPENGIESER, Publish**. ONEIDA, SULLY CO., SO. DAK An association has been formed in Germany to organize excursion par ties to visit the World's Fair and in cidentlly Niagara Falls, and a num ber of the larger cities. It is pro posed to accomplish this within a period of sixty days and an expense of between $250 and $300. Helena, Montana, will send to the Columbian Exposition a meteor, dis covered near that city. It is com posed of nickel and magnetic iron, and is in two pieces of ninety and seventy pounds respectively. It is re ported that when found these pieces "were in a hole in the ground large enough to contain a house,from which fact it is inferred that the meteor exploded when it struck the earth. The Columbian Exposition, probably will not have an Eiffel tower or any thing approximating it in height, except the elevation to which the captive balloons will ascend. There will be however, three observation towers about 300 feet high for the ac commodation of visitors, who want to take a bird's eye view of the grounds and buildings. These towers will be of elaborate design and beautiful in appearance and will cost about $200, €00 each. Fifty million dollars will not Wfiir the loss by flood in the west and northwest. The states of Iowa Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska and parts of Minnesota and Kansas are chiefly affected by this awful flood, as disastrous as that which swept the Ohio valley in 1883-4, and damaging a greater extent of country than that did. No flood known in the west ever equaled this in volume of water, or for loss of life and property. Mean time the east has been subjected to a visitation no less disastrous so far as loss was concerned. That is the stone cutters' strike. At one time nearly 300,000 have been idle. The loss to those affected by this strike is mot less than $250,000 for every day the strike is on. Some of the strikers propose starting a co-operative quarry while in other cases employers have offered workmen a co-operative share in the profits. Signs at least point to some sort of co-operative system as one outcome of the strike. General Miles declares he is satis fled from the Chicago experiment that the bicycle can be made of use in the army in carrying dispatches from one post to another. Well, it might be if we had fairly good country roads in the United States. On good roads an expert cyclist can make as good time as a trotting horse. But carrying General Miles' message from Chicago to General Howard at New York took a hundred men four days. They relieved one another by rapid relays, a fresh man and and a fresh wheel being ready to seize the dis patch and fly onward with it to the next relay station. The distance from New York to Chicago is 1,000 miles, so that the best relays of wheelmen can do in our country is an average of a little more than ten miles an hour, at least in rainy weather, which con tinued all the four days. When the highways were good one of General Miles' wheelmen showed that he could travel a mile in three minutes, and he kept up this gate for nearly half an hour. In France, not long since, a single wheelman, who was of course obliged to stop for rest and food, made for thirty-five hours the same average speed that our cyclists did in the relays. Let us have decent roads. Industrial Encampment* The encampment to be held at Bedfield opens on Monday, June 20, and continues until the following Monday. The address of welcome will be delivered by Mayor N. P. Bromley and J. M. Pease, of Alexan dria, will make the response. Among others who will talk during the week are: J. W. Harden, H. T. Campbell and H. L. Loucks. Thursday is J. B. Weaver's day, Friday Jerry Simpson is expected to be present and Mrs. Mary E. Lease will deliver an address on Saturday, Sunday will be W. C. T. U. day and an address will be given by Mrs. Emma E. Cranmer and on Mon day speeches will be expected from the candidates and the exercises will close with an address by Senator Kyle. The citizens of Kedfield have erected a mammoth wigwam in which the meetings will be held and are making preparations to entertain a large crowd. A Patriotic Report. An attache of the British legation, in addressing a Washington girl, whose name unfortunately does not not go with the story, said. "I am sorry that the Beliring sea trouble is looking so serious, because with her splendid naval equipment, Great Britain would wipe you off the face of the earth." The young lady retorted, 4'What again?" And then came a Bash of silence. LATE NEWS SUMMAfiY. Telegraphic News of the World Condensed for the Benefit of Busy Readers. Washington, Political, Foreign and General Domestic Happenings of Note. FOREIGN GOSSIP. The police force of Paris, which numbered 6,100 men in 1871, when the population of the city was 1,300, 000, now numbers only 6,400, although the population has increasedto 2,243, 000. The prefect of police wishes to increase the force to 7,500. Zola's new his-torical romance on the "War of 1870-71" is the work of ffifteen months of labor, and the author himself believes it to be the most important book lie has ever written. It is replete with personal and documentary evidence, in the collecting of which M. Zola visited the battlefields of the Eastern fron tier, questioned many survivors of the fights, and consulted 300 volumes of war history and military records. WASHINGTON NEWS. Senator Manderson has introduced a joint resolution providing that the appropriation of $250,000 approved March 3, 1890, for the fiscal year end ing July 1,1892, for printing the fiscal census reports be made available un til March 3,1893. The secretary of the treasury has affirmed the decision of the federal land office in the case of George Hanks against William C. Miller. Hanks contested the timber cultur entry of Miller in the Aberdeen land district, of South Dakota, and the commis sioner decided in favor of the contes tee. He appealed to the secretary of the interior, with the above result GENERAL DOMESTIC NEWS. Hide dealers have formed a nationa association at Chicago. Four men were killed, Monday, by the explosion of a boiler in a tile works near Idaville, Ind. Nicholas Bird, a lawyer of Wichita, has challenged Judge Reed of the District Court to fight a duel. A cyclone struck Cleburne, Tex., Sunday night, demolishing forty-two houses. Several persons were i n ured. Emilin Scott, aged 15, is under arrest at Northboro, Mass., for shoot ing and killing a thirteen year-old boy. It is rumored in Denver that wealthy Englishmen are negotiating for lands in Dolorado to establish a hunting preserve. Thomas Moore, wanted for murder at Butte, was shot to death by citizens at his old home, Jericho, Mo., who wanted the $1,000 reward. The commander in chief of theG. A R. says that colored posts must be recognized by their white brethren in Louisiana and Mississippi. The steamer John Mathews struck a pier and was ground to pieces in Arkansas River at Van Buren, Ark. Four lives were lost. Loss,$25,000. The Appellate Court in Chicago has sustained the will of John Creerar, which makes a provision for a library on the south side in Chicago to cost about $3,000,000. Philadelphia has already raised $10, 000 for the relief of the sufferers by fire and flood in the oil Creek Valley, and New York—well, just wait until she takes a start! James Ostrander, the defaulting treaurer of the Ulster County Savings Institution, was rearrested at his home late Monday night and returned to his old quarters in jail. Stephen Shaler, his wife and fifteen year-old daughter were drowned near Forest City, Mo., while trying rescue Shaler's sixteen-year-old boy. Five children are orphaned. Tne bond into which George West inglionse was obliged to enter in connection with the contract for furnishing the World's P'air with electric lightf was reduced from $], 000,000 to $500,000. The Maritana, the first steel ship built in Chicago, has been successfully launched. It is hardly necessary to remark that she is the largest of the lake fleet, and is a pioneer of promise. It has been ruled by a New York judge that property bought and paid for entirely with pension money is exempt from taxation. The case came up ok a question of delinquent taxes, on property purchased by an old soldier with his pension money, The game old race horse, Rarus, at one time king of the trotting turf, died of old age at the farm of Robert Bonner, last week. Rarus was 24years old, and was bought by Mr. Bonner in 1870. for $36,000. He was a verv fast horse and game trotter, being the first horse to reduce Goldsmith Maid's record of 2:14. He retained his speed up to the time he was 20 years old, the /ate Johnny Murphy having five years ago in driven him a mile 2:lli. HOW TEXAS HERDS WERE HANDLED. The Liife of a Cowboy in the Old Days—A Stampede. The task of the drover and his as sistant cowboys in getting the herds from the southern ranches to the northern shipping points was one in volving both skill and daring. The daily programme was as regular as that of a regiment on the march. From morning until noon the cattle wereallowed to graze in the direction of their destination, watched by the cowboys in relays. The cattle by this time were uneasy and were turned into the trail, and walked steadily forward eight or ten miles, when, at early twilight, they were halted for another graze. As dark ness came on they were gathered closer and closer into a compact mass by the cowboys riding steadily in con stantly lessening circles around them, until at last the brutes lay down, chewing their cuds and resting from the day's trip. Near midnight they would usually get up, stand awhile, and then lie down again, having changed sides. At this time extra care was necessary to keep them from aimlessly wandering off in the darkness. Sitting on their ponies, or riding slowly round and round their reclining charges, the cowboys passed the night on sentinel duty, relieving one another at stated hours. When skies were clear and the air bracing the task of cattle driving was a pleasant and healthful one. But there came rainy days, when the cat tle were restless, and when it was anything but enjoyable riding through the steady downpour. Then es pecially were the nights wearisome, and the cattle were ready at any time to stampede. No one could tell what caused a stampede any more than one can tell the reason of the strange panics that attack human gatherings at times. A flash of lightning, a crackling stick, a wolf's howl—little things in them selves,but in a moment every horned head was lifted, and the mass of hair and horns, with fierce, frightened eyes gleaming like thousands of em eralds, was off. Recklessly, blindly, in whatever direction fancy led them, they went, over a bluff or into a mo rass, it mattered not, and fleet were the horses that could keep abreast of the leaders. But some could do it, and lashing their horses to their best gate the cowboys followed at break neck speed. Getting on one side of the leaders the effort was to turn them a little at first, and then more and more, until the circumference of a great circle was being described. The cattle behind blindly followed, and soon the front and rear joined and "milling" commenced. Like a mighty millstone, round and round the bewildered creatures raced until they were wearied out or recovered from their fright. But the cowboy with his white, wide rimmed hat, his long leathern cattle whip, his lariat and his clank ing spur is now a thing of the past. The Light Flickers. The Salvation Army of England Is in financial difficulties, and Gen. Booth has been compelled to issue a stirring appeal for aid. What is known as the "Darkest England" scheme was started on the calculation that $150,000 would be required an nually for its development and main tenance. This estimate has proven correct, but of the sum total required for this year only $20,000 has so far been furnished, and which, together with the deficiency of last year, has brought operations practically to a standstill. Gen. Booth says in the appeal that the disapointment has been very painful to him, but the fact that his spiritual fund is also exhaus ted and rapidly running behind is a difficulty more grievous still. The Darkest England scheme was under taken on the condition that the mon ey required for its inauguration and maintenance would be supplied. This condition has not been carried out. Moreover, to carry on the war until self-denial week in October he will re quire with the income expected from other sources about $40,000. Unless this is forthcoming the Army will be practically in a state of insolvency. BOB FOKD KILLED. The Slayer of Jesse James Colorado. MurdeiMA Jfc Bob Ford, the slayer of Jesse James, was shot by Deputy Sheriff Kelly in a dance hall on Rio Grande avenue last Friday. Kelly was standing at the door talking to a woman. An un known man was seen to hand Kelly a double barreled shot gun, when he stepped into the hall and called "Bob." Ford turned around when but five feet away and placed his hand on his hip pocket. Kelly raised his gun and fired a load of buckshot full in Ford's neck, severing the windpipe and jug ular vein and killing him instantly. Ford and Kelly had some trouble in Pueblo some time ago, and the killing is thought to be an outgrowth of that. Kelly gave himself up and refuses to talk. A creed is something that concerns a man's intellect religion is p. thing of the heart. The man who is lonesome when alone has not attended properly to the storage of his mind. A RAM AT WORK. Proved a Destructive of War Routing: n Regiment. New York Record: It was while we were in camp just before the battle of Peach Tree crcek. I was then a sergeant in Company D, One Hundred and Thirty-seventh New York volunteers. There was a very self-conceited captain in one of the neighboring companies, who dressed as gaudily as possible, putting on all the colors that his rank would allow. His worst enemy was a man belong ing to my own company, who seemed to have no ability for anything ex cept to forage, so the boys were con tent to let him do it all. If anybody wanted a turkey or chicken all he had to do was to ask George Washington Lafayette Gardner to procure him one. About this time I had been thinking what an excellent joke it would be to take a little conceit out of that captain. I asked George Wash ington Lafayette Gardner if he knew where there was any fresh mutton My expectations were fully realized when, on the following day, he brought me the largest and most vicious ram that I ever saw. I had planned that during dress parade that day I would bribe George Wash ington Lafayette Gardner to let the ram loose, when, I judged, he would naturally attack the captain on ac count of the amount of red color on his person. My plan succeeded entirely too well for when the ram was loosened he, true to instinct, dashed at the largest patch of red but my hearty nearly failed when I saw that there was one man more gaudy than the captain, and that was the colonel. That confounded ram made a bee line for the colonel, who was at the time inspecting Company C. I instinct ively called out: "Look out, colonel, there comes that ram. But too late. The colonel was very corpulent, and seeing him rolling on the ground caused the boys to roar. Just as the colonel was about to rise the ram struck him again, this time from the rear. This was too much. The colonel retired to his tent and the parade was ended. The next day I was charged with malicious assault, convicted, and sentenced to wear the barrel jacket for ten days. But was released to participate in the battle two days latter, where I was slightly wounded in the shoulder, which prevented the continuations of my punishment. It is needless to say that this put a stop to all practical joking in the regiment. QUEER DOINGS OF EXCITED FOLKS Some Strange Incidents of the Great Fire In Chicago. It was never learned how the rumor oniginated that a cow had kicked over a lamp and had burned a city. The fire started at 8,45. The O'Learys had milked their cow at 5 o'clock, and had had no lamp lighted that Sunday in either cottage or barn. The air was so much like summer that the in side of both stable and house was deserted. It is probable the cow story sprang up out of the inventive power of some man or woman who was hungry for a small cause for great disaster. Men love the. aphorism of Mother Goose that "Great oaks from little acorns grow." From one family learn the motions of thousands of households. Trunks were packed hastily, Servants and mistress and children were one in mutual helpful ness. Each attempted to put the house into a trunk. Some were absent minded for a moment and locked an empty drawer as though to keep the fire from getting in one put a gold watch and money into a trunk, and then prepared to carry in hand a two dollar clock one turned down the gas through habits of economy one neighbor, routed at 1.30, put on a dressing gown and began to shave himself. It was difficult for each one to do the best thing for the occasion, but all made an earnest effort to be sensible. The scene at 4 o'clock in the morn ing was most wonderful in this, that fine residences were open to anybody. The inmates had left them, pictures books, pianos, clothing, table ware, ornaments were alone, waiting for fire or soms one to take them. It was not just to call by the name of thief the man or the woman who ran up the front step and looked around the parlor rapidly for something to trans fer to basket or pocket. There were not thieves enough in the North division to meet the demand of the night. If there were, it was the the most honest night any of them had ever lived. One citizen, having run back to his home, found a plain man coming out with his arms full of the gentleman's clothing. If the loaded man was a thief he must have been amazed at the greeting from the owner of the goods: "That is all right, my man, take anything you want, it is all yours." Inspector Marsh of the Chicago Detective Department has been sus pended under charges of borrowing money on a gambler's indorsement' An Iowa man got drunk and stole a time piece recently. The clock is still runningand the man is also do ing time. 1 BENJAMIN HAKRISON. Benjamin Harrison, of Indianapolis, was born at North Bend, Hamilton county, O., August 20,1833 received a classical educa tion, graduating at Miami university, Ox ford, O., in 1852 studied law at Cincinnati, O., removed in March, '1854, to Indianapolis, where he has since resided and has been en gaged in the practice of the law was elected in October, 1860, by the people, reporter of the decisions of the supreme court of the state was commissioned in July, 1862, as second lieutenant of Indiana volunteers raised Company A of the Seventieth Indiana volun teer infantry, was commissioned captain, and on the organization of the regiment was commissioned colonel in August went with the regiment to Kentucky, and served until mustered out in June, 1885 was breveted brigadier-general in February, 1865 in Octo ber, 18G4, while in the field, was re-elected reporter of the supreme court, which office he had lost by accepting his commission in the army after having been mustered out he entered upon the duties of reporter and served for four years in 1876 he was the can didate of the republican party for governor of Indiana, but was defeated was appointed a member of the Mississippi river commission in 1679 was elected to the United States sen ate as a republican, to succeed Joseph E. McDonald, democrat, and took his seat March 4,1881. He was elected president of the United States November 4,1888. W11ITELAW REID. Whitelaw Reid, editor, and one of the pro prietors of the New York Tribune, was born at Xeniii, O., In October, 1837. His parents gave him a good education. At 15 he entered the Miami university at Oxford, Butler county, O., where he was graduated in 1856. He began the active duties of life as principal of the graded schools in South Charleston, Clark county,in the same state,butdid not continue in this occupation long. In 1857 he bought the Xenia News, and did such good work on that journal as to give it a reputation wide as the state. This led to his engagement by the Times and Gazette of Cincinnati and theHer ald, Cleveland.astheirColumbus correspond ent.The war gave him a chance to distinguish himself as a correspondent at the front. He served the Cincinnati Gazette in this capac ity, and in 1862 became a stockholder of that journal,, the publication of which he subse quently assisted in the capacity of associate editor. His connection with the New York Tribune began with his being editor in charge of its Washington bureau. He ven tured upon the publication of a volume in the year 1865. It was entitled "After the War—A Southern Tour," and recorded obser vations made in company with Chief Justice Chase on an extensive range of travel. Reid published another book in 1868, "Ohio in the War," a work of considerable length and value. He became permanently an editor on the staff of the Tribune in 1870, and when Horace Greeley was candidate for the presi dency assumed the position of managing editor. He has just closed a brilliant career as minister to France. A Monster Game Preserve. A gigantic scheme of considerable interest to the west is being promul gated by a well known Colorado man on behalf of several noblemen in Eng land. It is to establish west of the Missouri river an immense game pre serve that will insure in the future some first rate hunting and provide the sportsmen more freely with that class of big game that is now either close upon extinction or growing per ceptibly smaller every year. A great many of the British moneyed men have taken trips to the west and en joyed the hunting and fishing to be found in various parts, but with the rapid growth of the western cities the hunting seems to be lessening in proportion to the march of civiliza tion, and in a few years it is feared there will be nothing to be hunted. In view of this circumstance the idea is to form a private hunting park, well stocked with western game, and breed such animals as the buffalo, the bear, deer, antelope and elk. The ex act location has not been determined upon yet, but Colorado finds favor in most eyes, and photographs and maps of the best places in the state for such a purpose have been forwarded across the water. The people on the other side are enthusiastic over the scheme, and have already spent several mil lion dollars to carry it through. It is stated that the ones interested are the Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught. The idea was originated by Col. Cody (Buffalo Bill), while ex hibiting his show in England, and was at once warmly taken up. The man or woman who turns his or her head during the prayer to see who is coming in late is more inter ested in this world than—the next. Only a Chicago Man Could Do It. Chicago Mail: "I do not objectto a moderate amount of that quality which is sometimes called 'cheek','* remarked a local politician. "But it must be exercised in perfectly harm less channels, of course. I recall one. case which furnished me many a. hearty laugh. It occurred on the day of the inauguration of President Hayes. Washington was crowded to suffocation, and all the business not directly connected with the inaugural ceremonies was suspended. A Chica go drummer who arrived too late to secure a position where he could catch a glimpse of the president wa& in sackcloth and ashes, figuratively speaking, because he missed what he called the 'opportunity of a lifetime —to see a president made.' He wanted to know whether it would still be possible for him to see the new chief executive. I told him that I did not believe that President Hayes would re ceive him before the usual public re ception. But the drummer had to catch a train in half an hour, and remarked:. 'By the great horned spoon, I'm going to see the president, and see him right away, too.' "Then he sent in his card. The answer came back promptly that the president was not receiving. 'Take back my card and say that I want to see Mr. Haves on a matter of the ut most importance,' insisted the Chi cagoan. "A moment later the messenger re turned with a request that the caller would briefly state the nature Of his business. 'I can't do that,' said the drum mer. 'Tell him that it is a matter of vital importance to himself.' "Within two minutes from the time this bombardment began the besieger stood face to face with President. Hayes. 'Mr. President,' he began, 'I do not desire to claim your attention longer than one minute. I came dojvn here from Chicago to witness the inauguration. I've seen the show and have looked the capitol and the White House over pretty carefully, and I couldn't go back without say ing to you that you've struck a regu lar snap here. If you get along pretty well here and do your work in an ac ceptable manner, so far as I am con? cerned, you may count on holding your job.' "President Hayes seemed dazed for a moment. Then he burst into a laugh, grasped the caller's hand, shook it heartily and inquired about the visitor's name and address. "The drummer still resides in Chi cago, and among the treasures which he has picked up in his journeys throughout the country is a brief note which he received toward the close of the Hayes administration. It is sub stantially as follows! 'EXECUTIVE MANSION, 'WASHINGTON, D. C., July 15,1875* 'John Blank, Esq., Chicago: 'Dear Sir—1 trust you have had no occasion to change your political position since our last interview. Very respectfully, 'R. B. HAYES.' Disapointed in Love. Miss Grace Maynard, living at No. 9 University place, Chicago, commit ted suicide during a period of despon ency over disapointment in love. She was last seen alive by a clerk employed in a drug store near by. She had been living with her sister, Mrs. Bell Codman, who on re turning home about midnight from the theater found the young woman lying in bed, robed in her night dress and bathed in blood, with a bullet wound in her right temple. At'the inquest held by Deputy Cof©* ner Griebnew, Mrs. Codman said her sister was of a very melancholy dis position, and her spells of despond ency have been greatly increased by a disapointment in love two years ago. At that time she was engaged to be married to a man named O. W. Hay wood. After a time the engagement was broken and he married another girl. Grace then grew despondent, and often sat for hours brooding. She made threats a number of times to shoot her self. A few days ago she heard something about her former lover that made her almost frantic. What she had heard Mrs. Codman did not know, but since then her despond ent spells have been more frequent. Further inquiry showed that for several months past Miss Maynard had been engaged to a physician who is now in New York. Lieutenant Bengley, of the Stanton Avenue Sta tion, said that a diary that the girl kept referred to him as "My dear D—and made many references to the intensity of their mutual affection. Lnder a date of two weeks ago an entry is made which indicated that the young woman had just found that the doctor was a married man. She regrets the fact, and wonders why he could not have married her instead. Later, under another entry they seem to have met again, and she becomes satisfied with the condition of affairs from his assurance that he loves her only. Another paradox: The fast charac ter is generally a loose character. The evil in a man's nature expands the more lie contracts bad habits.