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The Olsburg News-Letter from Olsburg, Kansas • 2

The Olsburg News-Letter from Olsburg, Kansas • 2

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TORNADO IN KANSAS. AN ARKANSAS ZEPHIlt, Ufl A tASB BASIS. FRANCE AND GERMAN T. The News-Letter A Kansas Breeze Gets Over the Line and Flay Sad llavock with Life and Property. Little Rook, April 22.

About 8 p'olook this morning a tornado, originating in the Indian Territory and moving almost due east, passed through the country four miles north and along the line of the Little Rock' Fort Smith railroad. It was about a quarter of a mile wide and near Ozark, oounty, began doing great damage to trees, houses and fences. Farther east, in the vicinity of Coal Hill and Olarksville, Johnson county, the damage was very serious and many persons were injured. Four miles from Olarksville this afternoon Turner, John Reed's child. D.

G. Crowley's daughter and a child of Mr. Peters were killed. A man named Phillips, near Ozark, was seriously injured by falling timbers. The loss to farmers in buildings, fenoes, stock and growing crops is Very heavy.

The Gazette's Ozark speoial says: A heavy wind approaohed from several direalions and the currents in this valley and passed up the canyon east of the town, about the head of whioh the funnel appearance of the cyclone was first seen. A track 300 ards wide was laid almost entirely bare, timbers and all sorts of improvements being blown in every direction. The residence of James Worthy, where the funnel first struck the ground, was blown forty feei and leveled. Mr. Worthy was badly hurt.

MoOount Churohe's house was completely destroyed. One dwelling near by wa leveled. Nobody was hurt. Mrs. James Morrison was severely bruised.

Following Gladstone's Suggestion. Lincoln, April 22. Hon. John Fitzgerald, president of the Irish National League of America, acting on the suggestion thrown out by Mr. Gladstone in his recent letter, has sent out a circular to all the state delegates of the league requesting them to furnish particulars of the various meetings held in their respective states to voice the sentiments of America in opposition to the tory coercion policy, with the names of state governors, senators, congressmen and prominent Amerioan citizens who participated in them; and it is the in.

tention of Mr. Fitzgerald to have this information circulated throughout England. A Socialistic Coalition. Chicago, April 22 It is asserted tha. three focialirtie organizations in the United States are about to ooalesoe.

The three organizations are the socialistic labor party, whose members are among the milder conservative men, large numbers of its members being Germans; the International Workingmen's association boI' r.nd strong in the western states the mei' being known as "Reds," and ore mni -sponsible for the riots against n- ior, and the "Black or Working Peuiu's association, the body whose members are called anarchists. Chicago anticipating the present action, were disbanded, leaving the members fiee to join the coalition. A Rebellion Threatened. St. Paul, April 22.

A Winnipeg special to the Pioneer Press says: A private message from Scarth, Winnepeg's representative in the house of commons, says it is the intention of parliament to disallow the two railway charters just passed by the Monitoba legislature. this is done there is a serious probability ol a rebellion here, as the people of the province are thoroughly aroused and fiercely tals of a foroible resisteuce, and of a possible annexation to the United States. The local government has pledged itself to build the road without charter if neoessary. Diseased Cattle. Chicago, April 21 Prof.

James Law, oi the bureau of national industry, and the the live slock commissioners of Illinois are systematically pushing on the work of examining the cattle in the city of Chioago. On Monday five cows were voluntarily sent to he slaughter house and killed, and the state veternarian, on examining the lungs of these animals, found unmistakable evidences of chronic plague. At the Empire distillery about 900 fat cattle belonging to Me sru. Rioe Rush have been slaughtered and in ninety cases were found lesions of the lungs. Fire In the "Hull's Head." New Yobk, April 22.

The site of the old "Bull's head" market and the plao9 of shelter to thousands of horses, was at 2:30 o'clock this morning the soene of a conflagration. The firemen were seriously impeded by the movements of the frightened horses, who reared and pranced about in their stalls and on the floor in snoh a way fori, time as defied all efforts at removal, and by the time the third alarm had been sent out seven big at $2,500, had been roasted alive. The stable was damaged to the extent of $10,000, A Teriible Boiler Explosion. Pj N. April 23.

A terrible wre was oaused by the explosion of a rotary rag boiler in the Ivan hoe paper mill this afternoon. It wrecked a large portion of tl mill and went up through the roof, soared into the air and came down on J. H. Bath Co's silk millf aoross the street, playing bavojo with that About twenty persons were injured. William Jenkins had a piece of his scalp taken off by flying fragments.

He was blown into the race way. Michael Burke, who had charge of the boiler is missing and is supposed to be under the ruins. James Simpson was horribly crushed and is dying in the hospital. Daniel Bergin was seriously injured. Mary Keiaburg, Elizabeth Farrell, Mrs.

MoCormiok and Bridget Cowan, employes, were badly hurt. Three girls in Bath's silk mill were badly hurt. Their names are Maggie Vansel, Raohae! L( viand Maggie Stafford. The first two had their skulls fractured and the laBt named received several scalp wounds. Owen Burns was dug out badly bruised.

The lose on property is about $30,000. The Franco-German Trouble. Bbblin, April 23. The National Zeitung says; The anxiety is groundless. We are oouvinoed that the government will not approve anything not in conformity with the international Taw.

It is well known that Germany often allowed French spies to go free, and it is improbable that M. Sohnaebel was deooyed into Germany so as to allow of his seizure by the German officials. Already it has been destinotly denied that there was any attempt made to decoy M. Sohnaebel. Pabis, April 23 The cabinet to-day discussed Sohnaebel's arrest.

M. Somen, minister of justioe, submitted a report made of the affair by the nocurator of Nanoy, within whose jurisdiction the arrest took plaoe, and the evidenoe addnoed by the judioial inquiry showing that the arrest was made on French soil. The cabinet, as a result of the discussion, resolved that M. Sorrien, foreign minister, oommunioate to the Geman ambassador at Berlin, to Germany, the subject matter of the document. Saline county haf only six paupers at the county poor farm.

Seml-Offloial Statements About Sohnaebel- Frenchmen Expelled From Germany for Adhering to Their Nationality. Beblin. April North German thRt th "est of M. Bchnaebel took place on German soil, iheu88 h2v? infprmation that M. Sohnaebel had been connecting himself in a suspicious manner at Metz and other places on the frontier a ri.

viuuini, wuv in uBiieveu to 06 an BCOOtt1 of M. Sohnaebel has been arrested at i The German government has not ordj nor could it prove anything eontrary ternational law. The statement that Sohnaebel was deooyed into German tt tory is untrue. lhe Berliner laablatt publishes a VT aifpa Herr Herr Gautoh writes: "If you have any com munication to make to me, which should neither be heard by German officials nor by Gernan 8gnto, visit me in my private room." This was sent in reply to a message from M. Sohnaebel, who had been tampering with Herr Gautoh and other German officials.

The feeling in German official oiroles is that too much has been made of the incident. Documents relating to the offioial ir quiry will be forwarded to Paris proving that M. Sohnaebel's arrest was legal. Pablio interest in the matter is abating. The boerse did not share in the agitation.

At Paris the market has been flat to-day, international seouriiies declining from to ii per cent. This, however, was not due to any alarm in connection with the Sohnaebel affair. The fact is realized that Germany is now in danger of war neither cnore nor lest than at any time since January. Prinoe Bismarok is denermiued to stamp out Frenoh conspirators in Alsace-Lorraine, French sympathizers must either remain inactive or go to Frenoh territory. Ger-manizing measures are being carried.out systematically throughout Alsace-Lorraine.

For instance, four merchants of the town of Dienze have been expelled since Monday for adhering to their Frenoh nationality. Each of them received 24 hours notice to quit. At Chateu Salins a man was arrested for flaunting the French colors at a local ball. At the Sarreguimes tribunal a workman named Gapp was sentenced to three months imprisonment for shouting "Vive La France." Workman Schmittwas sentenced by the same court to one month's imprisonment for wearing tri-colored ribbons, and workman Siebard to ten weeks' imprisonment for acting as correspondent of a French patriotio league. This treatment of French adherents may have a great effect upon the French public and hasten a collision between the two nations, but these measures are believed to be forced upon tne German authorities, who have instructions to deal with all peaceful inhabitants as German sub sots.

Further Particulars, Kansas Citt, April 23. The Times Sohell City, special says: The cyclone of Thursday night passed over the outskirts of this plaoe, doing great damage to trees and fenoes. Several houses were demolished. John D. High wa3 killed and his wife and child mortally hurt.

Not a fragment remains of their dwelling. The house of the Gibson family was blown away and one child suffered a broken arm. The loss in this, Vernon, county is placed at $79,000. At Taborville, St. Clair county, houses were unroofed and one man hurt.

A Tornado at Katchez. New Obleans, April 23. A Picayunt Natchez, special says: A tornado swept over the city last evening, sweeping off many roofs and doing muoh damage. The whole front of the city hospital is destroyed, alo the dormitory of the Baptist oollege in Vidalia. The Methodist church, engine house and smaller buildings are blown down.

The damage is great, but no loss of life is reported. MARKET REPORTS. Kansas City Grain and Produce Market, Kansas City, Apiil 25,1887. Live Stock Indicator reports: FLOUR Very dull. Nothing except in mixed lots.

Quotations are for established brans in car lots per half barrel in facks asfolloirs: XX. 80c; XXX. 9261 05; family, 1 101 20; choice tl 40; fancy, $1 501 55; ptiteut. $1 90 2 00; lye, tl 801 50. From city mills 25o highpr.

HE KT Receipts at regular elevator since last bushels; withdrawals, 1,956 bush-ela, leaving stock in ptora as reported to ths board of trade to-day, 193.257. The market on change to-day was steady. No. 2 red winter Cash 68Ko bid, 7('c asked; April, 683c bid, 60o asked; May. 70c bid, 70o SBked; June, 70ft bid, 71'o asked; JuJy, 70V4o bid 72Wc asked.

COBN -Receipts at regular elevators since last report, 2,436 bushels and withdrawals 8,262 bushels, leaving stock in store as reported to the board of trade to-day, 180,982 bush-ds. lhe market on chanfte was stronger, No. 2 cash, 5 car 8ic; Ap'il, 82o bid, asked; May, bid, 8Ho aked; June, 38Jc bid, S4o asked. July, 3io bid, S5Mo OiTS-No. 2 cash, 30o bid.

26o asked; April, 28c bid, asked; May, 280 bid, 20V4c asked. Rejected cash, ro b.dnor offerings. RYE No. 2 cah, 48i4o bid, 49c asked; April, 42o bid, 48o asked. Rejected no bids nor offerings.

POULTRY-Live-Old hens, fat heavy, tS 25 roosters $2 50; turkeys lie. Dressed Chickens, 8o; tnrkejs 11c: ducks 7g8c. EGGS-8teady at 9Kc BCTIER-Good, Creamery, fancy, 28c; good 25o; fine dairy, 23o; store packed, 1516. common Bg8o. HAY-8teady.

Fanoy small baled, t8 50, large aled, t7 50. OIL CAKE Per lfO lbs. sacked, tl 25; t21 00 per ton free on board oars. Car lots, $10 00 pet n. CORN MEaL-Green, 75o; dried, 80c; chop yellow 67Kc bulk; 72V4o sacked.

SHIPPING STUFff-Bulk, 65670c. FLA X8EED 90c BRAN Bulk, 55o, sacked 62o, CASTOR BEANS tl 85. HIDES Dry flint, No. 1, per pound, 12o; No. 2, 10c, dry flint bulls and stags, 10c; dry salted.

No. 1. Ho; No. 2, 9o; green salted, No. 1, 7Vc; No.

2, 6o: green Baited bull and stag, iftp: goa, nncurred No. 6Mc: No. 2. 5Ho; oalf, 78c; sheep pelts, dried, 9llo per lb. WOOL Missouri unwashed, heavy, fine 188 1 i.

a. in nriAOOni morlmm combing, 2224o; ccarse combine, 2i21oiv lo rid narnur i if i jiii (inuui nnsi nunnuiiiH. ihi dinrv and low. 27 9. CHEESE We quote: Fall cwarn.

18V4(flio; flats, 78o; Young American, 15c; Kansas, Uo. BROOM CORN-Quotetions: Hurl, 10c; se f. working, common, 5c; crooked, 8K4o. Kansas City Live Stock Market. Kansas Citt, April 25, 1887, Live Stock Indicator reports: CATTLE Receipts 241 head; shipments, need, Strong, 5 10a higher for shipping steeit.

Good to choice, $1 8564 55: common to medium t3 80e4 30; stackers, i BOftS 25; feeoing steers, 13 303 90: sows, 12 25g3 8 flOaS-Reoeipta. 6,894 head: shipments, 3.899 head. The market was 10c higher for good. Good to choice, $5 20635 10; common to medium, 4 7565 15; skip and pigs, 0004 70. BHEEP-Receipta, 220 head; shipment.

head, Market was Good to choice, t'i 7501 20; common to medium, 3 0062 SO. un irncf iuuiu jjuuiienes a I in reference to a letter written Gautcb, the German commissary It olice, inviting M. Sohnaebel to oonfer wah im upon the erection of a frontier Dole. Some Sensible Resolution Cpon the Inter state Commerce Law, Pasted by Leading Publishers. Kansas City, April 20.

A meeting of representatives of the leading newspapers of the Missouri Valley and the sonthwest was held hereto-day for the consideration of their relations with the railroads under the interstate commerce law. Letters were on file giving adhesion to the objects of the convention from nearly every daily paper between the Mississippi river and the Rocky mountains. After discussion a series of resolutions was unanimously adopted as follows: Whebeas, We reoognize in the railroads the -realization of the high est accomplishment of the progressive spirit of this age, being olosely allied to the interests of the people and the greatest assistance yet devised for the rapid extinction of the Amerioan desert and the agency by which the development of the west is, in a great measure to be brought about, and Whebeas, The interstate commerce bill has been made the law of the land governing the management of snob, of these roads as traverse different states, deriving their franchise chiefly from the state laws necessarily diverse in their operation, therefore be it Resolved. That we cheerfully acquiesce in the new order of things and set resolutely to work adapting our business ti the new situation, ready to discard the abases and irregularities which have grown up in past years in dealing with these roads. That we wish to stand in the same relation to them and have them placed in the same attitude toward the press of the country as well as all other lines of business stand related to each other.

Resolved, That to accomplish the foregoing results the press and the railroads treat each other as rationally conducted business entities; that for freight and passenger transportation the railroad charge newspaper men the same as other individuals are charged and the newspapers in a like manner deal with the railroads as their business customers, neither more nor less. Resolved, That all business between these two be upon a cash basis or its equivalent; that time tables, notices of a business character and any form of advertising should be charged for by publishers and no exchange upon the courtesy plan be continued; that each publisher fix his own rates for his space and accept therefor only such compensation as will be available for use in the conduct of business by proprietors or employes. That acceptance of contracts which would produce any other result should be discountenanced. A Bold Lottery Swindle. Chicago, April 20.

A local paper cays: one of the most impudent, barefaced lottery schemes ever devised is now being operated throughout the United States. The swindle is mainly designed for victimizing the German speaking contingent in large cities, and has already aohievtd tolerable snooei-s, the concern styling itself "Messrs. Thiele bankers, Hamburg, Germany." Through agent in Baltimore, they have flooded the country with letters addressed to German residents in all large cities. These letters contain a ciroular giving a globing description of the 292d German Government lottery ol of the city of Hamburg." They announce the amount may be remitted by means of the Amerioan Express company, money order on payable at Hamburg, Germany. Baron von Nordenflycht, German consul, said: "This is one of the most palpable swindles I ever had brought to my notioe.

There is no such lottery as tte 'German Government The government of the German empire has no connection with oi control of any lottery or premium enterprise whatever. This is not only a fraud, but an insult to the government I represent." A "Navel and Equitable Arrangement, Cincinnati, April 20. The firm of Proctor Gamble, soap manufacturers, have made an elaborate proposition for allowing their employes to share in the profits of the firm. The plan is to appoint three trustees, two bookkeepers and a superintendent, in the firm's employ, who shall twice a year ascertain the amount of profits during the proceeding six months allowing as expenses 6pei cent interest on the capital employed and reasonable salaries to members of the firm devoting their time to its then divide these profits between the firm and its employes in proportion to the napiial invested and wages earned. The employes nave aoeepted the proposition with thanks and resolved to allow no outside influence to disturb the relations between them and their employers.

An Important Decision. Rochester, N. April 20. An important meeting of the second, third and fourth districts of the stove founders' National Defense association was held to-day to take aotion relative to the existing stove moulders' sfrike. It was unanimously deoided that the patterns of foundries where the strike exists should be Ordered into the second district.

This aotion is of the giavest importance, as it virtually means that the western foundries are to be closed and their work done in the East. Royal Tourists. Sam Fbanoisoo, April 20. Queen Capiolani, of the Hawaiian kingdom, arrived this morning from Honolulu on the steamer "Australia." accompanied by the Princess Liliuka-l'iui and a number of highofCoifIs'of theHawa 1 ir government The principal object of the queen's voyage is to be present at Queen Vietori i jubilee celebration in London in June. Both Instantly Killed.

Tima Mn Anril 9.0 nealftl from Chattanoogo, Tennessee, to the Post-Dis patch says mat ionn nay ana vvm. uarson, neighbors living in James, were on very friendly terms until yesterday afternoon, when they quarreled about a piece of land. Both drew pistols and fired simultaneously, and both were instantly killed, Carson being shot in the temple and Ray received a bullet in the heart. The Afghan Rebellion. Bombay, April 19.

Parivana Pariwaka Kakul, the Afghan ommander sent by the Ameer with a force of 5,000 men to avenge the recent massaore of Gholam Haider Khan, governor of Mardf, by Ghilzais, whose rebellion he set out to suppress, was met south of Ghuzmi by the rebels. The Khan of Ohir rebelled against the Ameer, attaoked and defeated the Khan of Bodshora and oap-tured two of the letter's villages and a quantity of breech loading rifles. License In Delaware. Dovzb, April 19. The house, by a vote of fifteen to six, passed this afternoon the high license bill grading liquor lioenses from $400 for Wilmington down to $200 for village and country taverns and limiting druggists to the sale of liquor on physician's prescriptions only and to one sal oa aon prescription.

A Storm of Wind and Hall os Grekt Damage In Southeastern Kansas. Kansas'Citt, April 21 A storm of wind and hail passed over a portion of southeastern Kansas this evening which in places amounted to a tornado. The storm extended between Pleaanton and Miami, on the Kansas City, Fort Soott Gulf road. At Colony the Methodist church and a number of smaller buildings were blown down or unroofed. Trees and fences were prostrated.

It is reported that one man wai killed at Presoott, but owing to a loss of wires full particulars have not been learned. The Journal's speoial from Colony says: "A cyclone struck this plaoe at o'clook this evening which blew down the Methodist church, billiard hall, Phillips' livery stable and J. H. Campbell's house and numerous barns and outhouses were laid lo-v or unroofed. Mr.

Swing-ley's iarmhouse was blown down and Mas. Swingley hurt, but not fatally. A heavy hail storm accompanied the cloud and passed over leaving treee and fences levelled to the earth. The Missouri Pacitlo depot was blown over and T. H.

Muir, agent, badly bruised. Denes Mexican Authority. Chicago, April 21. A speoisl from Tampa, Florida, says; Last week the Norweigan bark "Brazaleria" went ashore off Cozumel, Mexico. At the instance of the New York underwriters the sohooner "Nellie Blanche," A.

Russell master, tailed to the soene of the wreck. She found the bai k's cargo had been taken ashore, the vessel stripped and everything either sold or confiscated by the Mexican authorities. Inquiries also developed the fact that the "Brazsleria's" crew were held as prisoners, but on what ground could not be learned. April 4, a Mexican custom efficer boarded the "Blenche," evA xnmined her es though she wie a filibuster, afcd took her marine documents a she re. Later he returned with the information that the "Blt nche" could not clear from Ccznmel for Key West, but must go to Progreso or Murjeres, 240 miles further south.

Captain Ruspell protested against being compelled to take his vessel so far out of way, but offered to go in person either to Progresso or Murjeres. The Mexioans insisted that the "Blanohe" should make the trip, and placed a custom inspector on board to take her to Progreso. The capain claims that the crew refused to sail the "Blanche" to Progreso, but yesterday brought her to Key West on their own authority, the Mexican inspector being also forced to make the trip. Action Will be Taken. Chicago, April 21.

The exeoutive committee of the national administration council of the Grand Army of the Republic was to have held a meeting here this evening to consider the policy to be pursued regarding communications addressed to fiosts in the organization such as the oirou-ar recently issued by the New York Tribune, seeking an opinion upon pension matters. Commander-in-chief Fairchild, Messrs Austin, of Toledo; Wrigley, of St. Louis; Wheal, of Racine, and Wilson, of Chioago, present, but Colonel Harper, of Pittsburg, did not put in an appearance and the meeting was postponed until to-morrow. In conversation to-day General Fairchild said the committee had fall power in the matter and that until the. members passed upon the subject his order issued from Dubuque would stand.

Of his right to issue snob, a mandate and of its becoming in force upon all branches of the Grand Army, he said there could be no doubt whatever. He also said he was certain that the subject would not be left untouched by the oommit-tee to-morrow, but that aotion of some kind would be taken. Mysterious Daylight Mnrder. Louisville, April 21. A horrible mnrder was perpetrated in the broad light of day in one of the most fasbioLable resident portions of the city this morning about 11 o'clock.

The police authorities have just been informed of the terrible crime and as yet it is shrouded in mystery. About 10 o'clock this morning Mrs. A. Y. Johnson, wife of a well known Main street merchant, left her home on Brook street in oompany with her child and Jennie Bowman, a servant girl, who is white and about 24 years of age.

It appears that the latter acoompanied Mrs. Johnson only a short distance upon some special mission, after whioh she returned to the house. Shortly after this she was discovered lying upon the floor horribly beaten about the head and breathing her last. Two suspicions char, aoters are known to have been loafing aoroxs the street when Mrs. Johnson and the children went out, and it is thought they entered the house and were discovered upon the return of the servant, Jennie Biwman.

A poker was found with the hair of a man and blood upon it. It is supposed the woman opposed the burglars with the above results. The girl is not yet dead but cannot live. Late to-night the girl recovered consciousness and stated that her assailants were two negroes, Extraordinary endeavors to apprehend them are being made by the polioe, bnt as yet their whereabouts is unknown. A Bald Knobber Confesses.

St. Lotjis, April 21. A speoial from Ozark, says: The Bald Knobber situation becomes more serious to-day, and the prisoners are beginning to show considerable uneasiness. Yesterday Charley Graves, a prominent member of the midnight raiders, entered the confessional, and after a long story of his raids he fixed the murder of George Edens on John Mathews. On the first assault on Edens house George was shot down, but not killed.

After ransacking the house the masked men retired. George's mother was holding his head while he lay on the floor, and a man appeared at the door and took deliberate aim at the wounded man and put a bullet through his head, killing him. Graves says he met John Mathews coming from the house and heard him say that he was mad because he had been wounded and returned to thi house just as the party were leaving and finished the work begun on George Edens. Parsons, Simons and Will Newton want to make confessions. Fiendish Deed of Mexicans.

St. Louis, April 21. A dispatch from th City of Mexioo gives an aooount of a most fiendish and bloody affair oommitted in the little city of Patzouaro last Wednesday night. The young wife of Juan Ramieres was the acknowledged beauty of the town and a great favorite there. Policemen entered into a plot to outrage her, and on the night mentioned they went to the house of Ramierez, entered his bedroom and fairly batohered him with knives, infuoting twenty gaping wounds upon his body.

The spurting blood deluged his wife as she lay beside her husband and she fainted. Aftei Ramierez was dead the fiends restored the wife to consciousness and then carried out their hellish plot. They left the poor woman almost dead. The men fled to the country on horaebaok, but two of them have been captured, and the other one will be, as the whol region is anoused and intense excitement prevails amoug the people. The failures thoughout the United States for the past seven days were only 146.

BX M'DONALD HA VERM ALE, OLSBURG, KANSAS GENERAL NEWS Eight avowed socialists are members of a committee of eleven selected by the united labor paity of Chicago to reorganize the oonoern. A resolution to forbid the sale of liquors at picnics and the holding of meetings in saloons was tabled, by a vote of 37 to 81. President Cleveland will be strongly urged to give to Judge Merrick the chief justiceship of tte District of Columbia, just made vaoant by the death of D. K. Carter.

A dispaloh from the city of Mexico reports a growing sentiment in favor of so obang-the constitution as to permit President Diaz to succeed himself for four years. In the interest of the fruit and wine crop of California, the board of trade of Los Angeles has adopted a resolution requesting the interstate commerce commission to suspend seotion 4 of the new law. Three attempts have recently been made by incendiaries to destroy the office of Der Zeitung in New York. The last attempt caused damage to the extent of $16,000. The attendance at the last levee given by the governor general of Canada, is said to have been only one-half as great as usual.

J. 0. King, an old and prominent citizen of Jacksonv lie, Illinois, has expired. He inaugurated the movement for the establishment at that place of the blind and insane asylums. Delegates irom the building trades of Chicago met and organized an amalgamated oonncil, under the presidency of J.

H. Glenn. A Boston dispatoh reports the death of John Lord Hayes, L. L. secretary of the National Association of Wool Manufacturers.

Eviction of tenants from the Iiish estates of Lord Lansdowne has ri commenced. A special force of troops is already at hand. The residence of Judge Lyman Staples, two and one-half miles from Palatine, was destroyed by fire and a faim hand perished in the names. The contraot under consideration between the Armour Packing company of Chicago, and. the Selma, land company, nas been closed.

An extensive warehouse with a refrigerator will be erected at oi.ce. A dynamite cartridge eiplo? ion ocrurred at MerriU'B Corners, N. at the new aqueduct for New York City, Killing two workmen and seriously injuring five other. Some of the injured had their eyes blown out A diFpatch from Mandelay says that the Daooit leader Bloo hus been killed by one of his own tribe, end that the villagers ate rejoicing over his death. The authorities at Burnemouth, England, passed a resolution welcoming Mr.

Daniel Manning to that village and assuring him of their best wishes for his tpeedy recovery. Mr. Manning is strong and his health generally improved. He enjoys waits and drives daily, lhe weather at Burnemouth is balmy. The British house of commons has agreed to the second reading of the crimes bill, after defeating an amendment by Sir Bern-hard Saunderson declaring that the measure would inorease disorder in Ireland and endanger union and empire.

Martin Schneider, who died at Fort Wayne, at the age of 102, fought under Napoleon at Leipsio and Waterloo. Last week he walked onr mileB to see a giandchild. The supreme court of Pennsylvania has held an express company liable tor tne tui; amount of a lost package, having given no explanation of the failure to deliver. A jury at Morris, Illinois, pronounced Schwartz and Watt guilty of the Rock Island train robbery and the murder of Messenger Nichols, and sentenced them to imprisonment for life. The ameer of Afghanistan sent out a force of five thousand men to revenge a recent massacre by the Ghilzais, but the latter were again victorious.

At Lancaster, Pennsylvania John Brecker and his wife wore killed by a Chicago limited express train. Their child was caught on the cow-catcher, and escaped without injury. A well bored at Herscher, Illinois, to secure water for stock, throws out a barrel of dark brown oil each day. Experts from Pennslvania pronounce it fine lubricating oil, worth $9 per barrel, and they have leased land to sink several we lis. The legislature of West Virginia has commenced an extra session.

Balloting for senator will begin on May 3. In the boodle cases at Chioago, pleas of not guilty were entered by Warden McGar-igle, Edward S. McDonald and Commissioners Klehm, Geils, Oliver, Leyden and Oohs. Argument for a change of venue followed. It is understood that James B.

Waller is about to be appointed chief deputy in the internal revenue office at Chicago, at a salary of $3,000 per annum. About the only large contract recently made in Chicago for transcontinental freight was that of one hundred oar loads of staves, to go over the California fast freight line, at an advance of 60 per cent. The new rate on salmon by the American roads is $1 40 to $1 45 to Chioago, but the Canadian Pacifio made a cut to $1. A deputy marshal a( Chioago succeeded in capturing the wife of Thomas S. Gardner, charged with using the mails to defraud in conneovion with the Farm Journal.

Commissioner Hoyne held her in bond of $1,000. A coke train on the McKeesport road struck a huge bowlder near Fuller Station. The engineer was flung into the river; the fireman and a brakeman were crushed to death. The New York assembly has passed a bill to permit betting on race-tracks, 5 per cent, of the gross receipts for admission to be aid to the state comptroller, to be dis-ursed for prizes on live stoqk. At the investigation of the printing combine by a committee of the Illinois legislature, the state printing expert testified that the price of the work showed an average increase of 123 per cent, over the contraot of 1884.

Cflkfl Benton. Minnesota. found a vein of soft coal three feet from the surface, and was offered $5,000 for an eighty acre iraci. At Moravia, New York, Frank Close was split in two from skull to nips oy railing up on a circular saw..

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