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VOLUME XLII. Written, (or The Wisconsin MILWAUKEE, SATURDAY, JANUARY 12. 1889. Jif'EMMA CUETIS JtUMMEL. III. , As winter came Father Brotherton grew very feeble. Millicent realized with an aching heart that he was failing fast, lie was the last tie that bound her to the little 'farm, the last linlr in the chain of pleasant associations with the name of Brotherton. When he was laid to rest besiiie his wife under the little grove of oaks upon the wind-swept hillside, she would he alone in the world. She would he penniless and homeless. but she would never burden Rodney and his wile— upon this she was resolved. In the Christmas holidays Rodney received u summons to his lather's cfeath bed, and lo Millie's great relieJ lie came without his wile. "Hor.tense was ill in bed," he said in excuw, "and verv toiry that the could not accompany him." Jlillicent believed the fact, hut rejoiced th.it the last hour.s with her dear, old friend were not poisoned bv her presence. \ Alter the funeral Rodney /Wiis obliged to hasten back to his dutiesibul he held a short, though very kum conlercnce "•'"• Millie, expressing his strong dc~ with fiire that she would always consider the larm-house her Dome—she was hisgis- ter and entitled to its shelter jfe ISneiis Bhe lived. Millie thanked him warmly for his kindness, but she said very little else and Rodney went back to the city satisfied that he had done the best iii his power for bis adopted sister. Two days after his departure Millicent received the following letter: liosios, ,I,m. ,s.—MII.UCEJ.T: Ae you arc aware, Mr. lirothurum did not leave u will con- miueuilyyou are cuiircly dependent m>on im- mil-bund iurihc food you cat and the root Hint siit-iteiB you. \\uuo not, wish 10 do anviliing tbiit may t.jijienr unkind, but you know you Have no cluiin upon Jlr. Brotuerton, as all tuui you Hare reuCitert irom the family more than eompensatua Jor nil you have done; hence— pre- Miming that you will not cate to cat tut brcnu of iitleiieas—Kcnmkc ilie lollosving ofler which I am ture you must consider u generous one. You are welcon>e to a home in the liouno umier certain conditioun: it SB not necessary tlmt you Ebould keep a servant now that you are alonu you are fully equal to the work requiieci for your own comfort. .Fortunately the larm and all connected with It is in the hands of u teiirnt who will keep a strict account of all the milk eggs, ljuttcr, fowls, etc., that he Juroitjied fllld you are to order all your groceries through him lu relnru lor all this you are '!o teen the house in perlect order and act as housekeeper irom cried out, "Come in." The door (softly unclosed, hut the visitor did notcrossthe threshold and Miilicent turned around in surprise at the unwonted action. A man stood m the doorway, and she rose quickly to her feet. "Millie! I have found vou!" cried Rodney's voice, and the next moment he had her in his arms kissing her and murmifring-glad »rords of thankfulness over her. ^"How did you find me?" she asked when she could speak as she freed herself Irom his embrace and returned to her seat. "I Imve looked for you wherever I went; I even advertised for you, but nil in vaiu; however, I remembered your mother's name, and when I heard (ieorge Harwooa—an old schoolmate of mine—mention Miss Millicent Hayes, I knew I had iound you." "Mr. Harwood is an old friend cf yours'/" "Certainly. I wonder you did not remember the name—you must have heard it. I arrived here yesterday to make him a visit. Cut Millie, Millie, | how can I forgive you frr running away us you did ? Had you BO little faith and confidence in me ? Didn't your heart tel] von that I did not write that cruel letter—that 1 knew nothing about it?" •'If you did not mean it, Kodney, your wife did, and it was true alter ail could not stay after that," said the gir ini !t- NO. 31 i MKS. KODNKY BKOTHEKWS. A fierce flame of anger blazed up for a moment in Miliicent'e overburdened heart, and then she broke into bitter tears. " She knew I could notstay after this! 0, Father! Mother .'"she cried despairingly, ''II 1 could onfy go toyou,' I'm wire yi.ti would welcome me glitdlv though all the world turned its back mice lu*,!" ' Thkvt night she paid and dismissed the girl, hut the house in order, packed her trunks and personal belongings, left Hoi-tense's let!<-r with a few words to Rodney »'xj>rts-<inc her inability tuiic- ct-pt his wife's oifer, and statins that she -had borrowed &w that was in the house nnti l>o;>d f&on to repav it, scaled and and a.Jiirrssed lo Mr. Brotherton njx.n tne diuin^-rooui table; carried-the kevs of the house lo the tenant and hired him to convey herself and baugage to the railway station—nnd at 10 o'clock at night Milli.-ent Brothertou took a train tor the far West. She did not pause except to chance cars and double once or twice upon her route, to prevent ali possibility of pursuit supposing any one attempted it—until she had placed fullv a thousand miles between Herself and the quiet little village where her girlish life had been passed. In the thriving city where she concluded to remain she found a quiet boarding place and after several weeks spent in fruitless search secured a posi- ,'Thon as clerk in a store, and then her "new life began. Far distant from all friends and old associations making Jew acquaintances and spending most of her leisure tune in her own quiet room saving carefully all she coulJ of her wages to replace the monev she h-id taken from Rodney—the weeks and months rolled past and not a word did Millicent hear of the home and friends siie had left. A hitfer longing would olten sweep over the pirl for some voice from the past—tome news of the man she still loved so deeply as brother and friend, but she pave no outward sitrn of her suffering and suspense. She had taken her own nnme and as Millicent Hayes felt safe from detection. Nearly a year had passed and on Christmas eve Millicent sat over her 'open fire—a neglected book in her lap • reviewing the past, Thouirh her wont had been close and confining nnd her isolation and loneliness so wearisome Millie had regained the flesh and slreneth lost during that last tryinc summer and winter on the farm and a lovelier woman it would be hard'to find than this one with her sad, soil blue eyes her fluffy golden hair, and her graceful figure in us simple black drew sitting lonely in the firelight. The-teare gathered in ~t, er eyes and rolled unheeded down her face as memory \broticht before her the hapny Christmas eves she had spent in the dear little farmhouse with Rodnev home from college for the prized holiday, and the dear father and mother resting in the shadows while the children popp ed the corn and cracked tiie nuts and roasted the apples for their simple entertainment. It was early in the evening and she had just come up from tea. declining to remain m the brightly lighted parlor where all the children in the house and ench of the boarders an were not fortunate enough lo possess outside invitations were gathered for games .md fun. The noise and gayety did not chime in well with the girl's ead lonelv feelings, she wished to steal away to dream of her lost ones and the happy times fled never to return. • "*??£? T™ *• eenlle - to P at the door apd Unnkinp it a servant or one of the •boarders, Millicent turned her face into the shadow to conceal her tears and u had a far better right there !han tihe had both in the name of gratitude and affection and in the eye of the law. See what I found in lather's desk wht-n I went home upon Harrison's telling me of your departure"—and he placed a folded paper in her baud. It was a will, duly signed and witnessed executed liy Mr. liiotherton just a'ter his wife's deatii in which, after leaving tlie bulk of hie property to his eon he beijueutned the houiesiead and ts few turrountiiiig acres to his tieloved adopted daughter, Millicent Bayes. Millie read it and looked up with swimminc eyes. b "Oear, dear, father .'"she said. "I did not deserve this." '•.No one on earth could have a better right to the dear old home than vou Millie," said ifodney. "1 feel I have not." "Forgive me that I have not asked for your wife," Millie-cut's face flushed deeply. "Is her health better thaii at was?" "l>id you not know, Millie"—Rodney's voice was low and quiet "that Ilortense is dead ?" "Dead ! O, Kodney!" "Ves, she died before father had been in nis grave ttnee weeks, uud she left me a little daughter, Millie, a tiny del- icute creature—I have named her Agnes after mother. You will love her, dear,' mid she will never miss a mother's care now ehe lias you." Millicent looked at him in surprise, and he took buth her hands in his and drew her tenderly to hi" side. "l)o you think J shall ever lot you go upiin now I (Lave found you, inv Millie?'' he whispered. "You shall come iiack to little Aunesand to me and we will return to the uear, old farm- (•<useand le happy once more as we • ri in the sweet, old days. O, Millie ! 1 rn-vi-r knew wh»t you were to me until I made the grand" mistake ot my life and with my own hand thrust y» u from me, but J was not long in findin» out alter that and I have .tufiered bifteriv' for my blunder. Can you forgive me", dear, and will you come to-me at last?" "O, Rodney ! Rodney !" Millie laid her golden head upon his breast. "1 can say as dear mother used to, 'My cup runneth over,' and all J have suffered in the past cannot be comparecfto the happiness o! the present!" "And the tenlold bliss of the future !" added the young man fervently. "Thank God ! My darling, to-morrow we will go home." TIfE END. 17,18.S8, President Thomas read his annual address in which it was set forth that the business transactions during the year aggjegated W-4,226,20-1. The re•port refers at length to the irregularities of the cashier which caused the bank's suspension. Drafts drawn by the Alameda Bailroad Company on one Macau- lav, of Kew York, in sums aggregating 5io,000, and others drawn by D. Gutman, of Livermore, Cal., on'l. Barnbaum. New York, amounting to $62,000 had_ been carried on the books as cash in Kew York banks and so appeared in the daily .balances. This showing of §137,000, supposed to be in New York banks and not there, was the cause of the bank's closing. The report of the bank examiner included in.President Thomas' report, shows available resources, M15.203; liabilities, $440,680. News Paragraphs. A SHOCK of earthquake was felt at Shelbyville and Mattoon, 111., on the 8th inst. A. S. THRESHER, of St. Paul, Neb., has jeen notified by the German consulate it New York that he has fallen heir to us grandfather's estate in Germany, valued at $98,000. HUKHREDS of lives have been lost in Southern .Russia through the severe cold and heavy snow. Near Tiflis a train became blockaded and fourteen passengers perished. EIGHT persons were killed and as many injured by earthquake shocks at San Jose de Costa Rica. Many persons were killed and buildings destroyed from the eame cause at Khojend and Kastokas, Russia. IT has been discovered that the grave of U illiam Penn is in a sadly neglected condition. There is not even a mound above it, and only a flimsy slab of stone stuck in the ground, at the head or'foot —no one can tell which. Ax Ohio politician who is in Washington, declares that ex-Senator Thurmari .has retired from public life. No more will the "Old Roman" be seen in the political arena. Herea'ter his remaining years will be devoted to his law practice and his fireside. He has gained materially in health and strength since OFFICESJ0 FILL. GOT. Board's Opportunity to Remember His Frieuds. Gov. Hoard will have abundant op- porturjty to use his cheese-knife within the next few weeks. The commissions of a large number of appointive officers will shortly empire, and while it is possible that some of them will be reappointed, there are plenty of applicants clamoring lor positions, and ther&-'is wore or less gossip about probate changes. The term of Gen. Bintliff as a member of the State Board of Supervision, expired last June, but he was not reaopointed, and has been continued in office until hissuccessoris chosen. It is well understood that Gov. Hoard has dPterinined to give this choice berth to ,V' 1- P A l "7' of Portage. The term of a! JJ v Far * er . a!so « member of the state Board of Supervision, expires nest June. Col. N. Smith, a ; third member of this board, feels a little insecure owing to the fact that his newspaper HI Janesville was an ardent supporter of McFetndge for governor. During the month of iebruarv Gov. Hoard will have the appointment of sir regents of the State University, one of whom is to nil a vacancy - caused bv the resignation of R. D. Marsh'all, on being elected circuit judge. The retiring regents are E. \V. Keyes, J. G. AlcMynn, H. D. Hitt, Frank Cbalioner andC. H. Williams. There is talk of making opposition to Mr. Keyes' re-appointment, asapunishment lor the part tie took in the enforced retirement of I'resident Bascom, but there are reasons to believe that the movement will It would a large number of soldiers and women who hai captured south of Khartoum, prisoners were at full liberty to w; ride about. He did not" know pasha's name but believed he wai Egyptian. He saw no English: among captives. . position as a University ,. He wilt get through with iiis duties m Washington in about months and will then to Madison. He stanncn friend of the two return was alwavs a University." The ' the November election, and almost daily works for several hours in his law office. It is understood that he will continue !jis connectwn with the telephone cases if the incoming administration decides :o-go on with the matter and solicits his services. He tells his friends that so iir as he himself is personally concerned, he is glad the election turned out as it did. : Reunited in a Poor-bouse. TVAUKESJIA, Wis., Jan. 10.—Frank Hall, o! Fort Madispn, la., is in the city to-day to take his wife from the poorhouse. Hall lived here about thirty years ago, in I860, marrying -Annie Rivers. At the breaking out of the -war he enlisted in an Illinois regiment. A year or so later he received a letter from a Wisconsin friend telling him of the death of his wife. At the close of the war Hall re-enlisted, going to Texas. He subsequently lived in Kansas, Washington '1 erritory and Michigan. He came here a few days iigo to visit his old home and learned accidentally that his wile_ was Jiving and a county charge. Hall's brother-in-law, Joseph Gaudhier, has been deputy sheriff two terms. Hall is 52 years old and his wife 48. They have a son. 28 years old living at Lisbon, this state. Mr. and Mrs. Hall will leave for Iowa in. a few days. Mcrriam Sworn In. ST. PAL-L, Minn., Jan. 9.—In joint convention this morning the Legislature heard the liiia) nnd inaugural messages of the outgoing and incoming governors and Gov. \V. R. Merriam was duly in- ctiilleii in office. Retiring Gov. A. R McGill dwe.t at length on the question of regulation" of railroads expressing the belief that the laws Hlreiidy enacted and enforced have settled the _right of every man to have OQiial privileges in dealingwith common carrier-. He thought a court should be established to pre vent unnecessary building ol new roads and the killing of'thriv- ing towns by railroads passing them by and endeavoring to build up rival cities. He says the hij;l» license law has been eminently satisfactory and has benefited the state both financially and from a temperance standpoint. Gov.-elect W. R. Merriam was sworn in by Chief Justice Gilfillan and read his message, which covered about the same ground as that of his predecessor. Emma Abbott's Loss. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 8.—Emma Abbott, the pruna donna, is completely prostrated by the sudden death of her husband, Eugene Wetherell. She was completely stunned upon reading the filial telegram and a fearful shriek-told her maids and attendants that death had bereft their mistress of a loving husband. A meeting of the members of the Abbott Company was held at Coate's Opera House yesterday. They were int. formed that Miss Abbott would be unable to appear for at least two weeks, and that in the mean time the members ol the company would receive hall pav. Wetherell had been phenomenally lucky in his financial investments and his estate is estimated at from $2,000,000 to SJ,COO,p!)0. He was about 44 years of age and in_the best of health. ' Knocked Ont the Trust. NEW YOBK, Jan. P.—Judge Barrett in the supreme court circuit to-day rendered a decision in favor of the attorney general and against the Sugar Trust. . r he suit was brought by the people of the state of New York againstthe North River Sugar Refining Company by Atty.- Gen. Tabor to lorfeit the charter of the North River Company, of this citr, on the ground that it had virtually passed out of existence by selling out all its stock to the sugar" trust combinations and closing up all its works. other officers whose terms shortly'expire are: J. H. Vivian, member of the State Board of Chanties, F. A. Flower, commissioner of statistics; Messrs T D Weeks, Guy and W. H. Chandler,' regents of normal schools; A. H. Hollister, member oi the State Board of Pharmacy. ^ Projecting an Important Line. WAWSO.V, Wis., Jan..».—Articles of m- corporaf.on were filed of the Minneapolis, St. Paul & Superior Railway Company, which proposes to build'a line from Superior, Douglas Couutv, to St. Crtu tails, Polk County, a distance of ninety-five miles. Authority is given <o_ejttvnd the line southerly to some point on the line in Polk County between A\ isconsin and Minnesota and connect or consolidate with anv other railroad company so as to form a continuous line from Superior to St. Paul and Minneapolis. The capital s'.ock is $2.000,000 Tee. directors are James Bardon and E L. Johnson, Superior; J. S. Barker, St. • Ur 5 irm ?' a ! l8; • Isaac Staples, Stillwater; and William G. Robertson, St. Paul each of whom subscribe to ten shares ot stock, amounting to $1,000. The Oshkosh PuniD Company also filed articles, with $20,1.00 capital. Incorporators: Jas. C. Snell, G-. W. Blair Eogene Smith, and James B. McLeran! Suspension Bridge Gone. LOCKTOET, N. Y., Jan. 10.—The suspension bridge situated near the Niagara Falls was carried away by the "gale about 3 o'clock this morning and deposited in the river. The towers nnd cables remain intact. The bridge was completely rebuilt last season and enlarged for double track, the material beini* iron and steel It was owned by the Niagara Falls and Clifton Suspension Bridge Companies. The stock is held in Oswego and Canada, and always paid large dividends. The loss is about §75,000. The b'ridce will probablv be rebuilt as soon as pds-' sible. All points of interest along the river at the water's edge suffered more or less. The water was never known to be so high. The International Hotel was unroofed. Several buildings were blown down in the vicinity. The gale was the severest known here and lasted from 4 p. M. yesterday untU~davli<*ht this morning. ' " Gen. Chapman Deposed. MADISON, Wis. Jnn. 7.—Gov. Hoird's first official act was to produce a big sensation. He made a batch of appointments this afternoon, the first of which was that of Oeo. W. Burchard, of Fort Atkinson as /djutant general to succeed ChandlejXP. Chapman. ^^^ Shortly after the election it was announced on Mr. Hoard's personal authority that Col. Burchard would be appointed state pension agent to succeed Col. Watroug. The feeling created bv that announcement and the criticism it made, has, it seems, compelled a change oi policy. It is now understood that the duties of state pension agent will be combined w : th those of adjutant general, and an experienced military man like Col. King, of Milwaukee, assigned as assistant to Col. Burchard. It is said that if Col. Eurchard was nominated for pension agent, there would have been opposition to his nomination. Other appointments-made made by Gov. Hoard this afternoon are: Qiiarterm.ister-geueral, Michael Griffin, of Eau Claire. Surgeon General, Henry Palmer, of Janesville. Aides-de-camp to the commander-in- 'CliXf:' Charles King, Milwaukee; Frederick Becker, Manitowoc; Henrv Kasson, Viroqua; T. W. -'Goldin, Janesville; Jesse Stone, Wafertown; D. W.Curtis, -Fort Atkinson; Isaac U. Wing, Bayfield. Private secretary to the governor, Henry Casson, Viroqua. Superintendent of public property, H. C. Adauis, Madison". Sale oi - Tivo Mines. ASIILAXD, Wis., Jan. 10.—Sixty thousand dollars worth of mining propertv has just changed hands in this city, viz.': the Nimikpn. and Kakagon mines, on the Gog'ebic range. 'Ihe former was sold for the sum of $28,000 to the Windsor Iroc Mining Company, of Milwau- tee, who expect to operate the property on an extensive scale next season. Frederick W. Rhinelander, president of the Lako Shore Railroad, was the purchaser of the Kakagon mine He paid f40,000 for the mine, and seems to be well satisfied that he has secured a bargain at that figure. The Lake Shore stockholders are buying up considerable mining stock this winter, and will probably-control a laree amount of the ore shipments next season, and bring in more busines for their two large.docks in this city. The general outlook for the ore business for next season, appears quite favorable 'at present. Mr. Kussell Steps Down. OsiiKOsif, Wis., Jan. 8.—A sensation was caused in banking circles to-dav by the announcement that at a "special meeting^last night R. C. Russell reoigneHA as cashier and director of the ' Union National Bank with which he has been connected for eighteen years. He will probably be succeeded by Morr.e Jones. Differences in regird to the management are assigned as \he cause. Officers Elected at Elfchom. ELKIIOEX, Wis., Jan. 9.—At the annu- BADGER BREVITIES. LACROSSE lodged and fedS2o vagrants during ]SSS, at a cost of 4 cents each. DURING last year the Brandon cheese factory made 00,080- pounds of cheese. MKS. LADEA E. HAH, wife of L. J. Hall, of Brandon, is dead, aged 54years. THE military drill at the State University has been discontinued for the term. Tivo men are taking out 1,000 pounds of lead per dav in theBJaine andXogaa mine at Shnllsburg. ' MOORE & DICKY'S warehouse at-Rocky Run, a few miles from Minocqua, burned, recently. Loss, $1,200. .WILLIAM DOLPHIN-, a veteran of Co. I., Thirteenth Wisconsin Infantry, died recently at La Crosse, of typhoid fever. INTERESTED lumbermen, propose : to raise $50,000 to aid in securing the construction of the Lake Shore road from Merrill to Wausau. WAI-PACA business men propose to draw up a bill for introduction in tho Legislature for the suppression, of hawkers and peddlers. THE Sulphite Fiber Company, of Monico, has contracted at Sault Ste. Mane for 40,000 cords of spruce and balsam pulp wood at 32.75 per cord; THE Farmers' Fire Insurance Association of Plymouth has adopted a remonstrance against the proposed appointment of a dairy commissioner. THE following named have been admitted to practice in the Wisconsin eu- prerne court: E. W. Freeman, W. F Shea, Jay F. Lyou and J. \7. Murphy, THE heirs of the English explorer, Jonathan Carver, it is said, will contest the title to a large portion of'North- western Wisconsin, under recently discovered deeds. . ONE hundred and forty students re™- istered at the Lawrence University on January 2, the largest number in the history of the institution for tho first day of the t al meeting of the Walworth County Agricultural Society to-day, the "followin" _ - ---.-, — following officers -were elected for the ensuin" year: President, J. E. Reynolds, Troy~ vice-president, J. if. Grier, Bloomfield; secretary, Sevi E. Alien, Elkhorn; treasurer, L. G. Latham, Elkhorn; superintendent of grounds, Virgil Cobb, rt F VlL-J-irt-».»i of E/khorn. Woti by Republicans. CHARI.ESTO.V, XV. Va., Jan. 9.—In the circuit court this morning Judge Guthrie quashed the rule awarded against the county court to show cause whv it should not be fined and attached for contempt in forwarding the certificates of election in this connly for governor and Congress in violation of an injunction granted by\ Judee MeGinnis, oi the Cabell circuit court. It also dismissed the bill oi injunction. »nd , the ceniorari heretofore awarded atihe instanced Judge Fleming and Mr. AJ deraon. This is a complete victory foi the Republicans and gives Goff nnd McGinnis a clear plurality, in the face of the returns, lor governor and Congress, J>oth Republicans. Defeat of the Rebels. RANGOON, Jan. 8.—The British troops have had an engagement with the Burmese rebels at Lwokow. The latter, were defeated with a loss of 150 killed. The British lost only 5 killed. "Why. the Bank Foiled. SAN FEANCISCO+ Cal., Jan. 9.—At the annual xueefing to-day of the Stockholders of the California National Bant, which suspended operations December* and liabilities Death Due to Remorse. CINCINNATI, O., Jan. 8.—It is now announced that the death of David Keefer on January 4, which at that time^was attributed to a stroke of apopJexy, was really caused by poison. Keefer and his son George were officers in the Trumpet Flour Mill Company and forged bills of lading amounting to $50,000. The crime was discovered ves- terday by his return of the drafts ^unpaid. Remorse or fear of detection undoubtedly led to the father's suicide. The son left the city gome weeks agp. •portraits oC Distinguished Dead. MADISON, Wis., Jan. 9.—Portraits of the late Congressmen Joseph Eankin \and William E. Prica -were to-day added to the art gallerv ^oP thexState Historical Society." The ' latter ^BB presented tothesoeie'ty by his son, Senator Price. There is talk of getting np an^^xcursion of senators, as- sembljmenj sta<« officers and others to on the occasion i s inauguration. of Small Failure , UdaEh'i'deale ^las ~ioade an*< 'of Oak Grove, his Wisconsin Pensions. Wisconsin .petitioners were granted pensions a* follows: m. Stockhause Loganville; Bradford Guist, Bell Center- Wm. L. Olmstead, alias Chas. R. Campbell, Camp Douglas; Newman G. Eadus Racine; Edward K. Hili, Baraboo; Hen- rv Muhler, Lancaster; Hugh Fitzpatrick, Eau Claire; Frederick Falke, Norwalk- Obed W. Bell, Wonewoc; Frank Brown, alias Nortes, Manitowoc; widow of Hugh Scanlon, White Mound: Cyrus W. Pope, Sparta;' Charles Holze, New London;' John Shaler, Lowell; Johann Fuhrman, Westneld; Charles G. Lnltman, Xeenah• R. L. Davis, La Crosse; Wm. A. Donaldson (navy), Soldiers' Home; Sampson Ladue, Sparta; Samuel-Shefer, Unity; Harrison Lacey, Lavalle; Fritz. Ottensman, Sheboygan; Henry Grilley, Union Center; James Coralemen, Evausville- Wm. Steires, Snamico; Henry Orff, Milwaukee; Garrett J. Vanness, Waupaca- Margaret Woodruff, Fox Lake. Giant Powder Explodes. SPOKANE FALLS, W. T., Jan."9.—About 1 o'clock vesterday afternoon, an explosion of giant powder occurred at a place on W- hington Street, wliich is being graded, just as James Collins was pre- parin? a cap for the blast There were three or four pounds of the powder in a box near where be was preparing the 'blast. This exploded, horribly mangling Collins, bnt not killing him outright. One leg was splintered by flying rock and a large hole torn in the flesh; four ribs were broken and Jiis ftce and eyes blown full of sand. He died shortly afterwards. The cause of the explosion is unknown. ie MahcU's Captive. small. ineral merchandise, ignment to Mr. Tesch, ather-in-law. Assets a at ^ • reported pasha aYX-h week from Khartoum on Thursday, he saw 'Can Revolnte Without Aid. From the Washington Star. The Mexicans are shocked and indignant because an account of an imaoiha- ry revolution at their capital has bekn printed in New York. They wish it to be distinctly understood that they can revolute fast enough without the aid of American newspaper imagination. • Special Legislation. From the Toledo Blade. Special legislation has come to ba forbidden by the constitution of several states, anil in these the inconvenience that is caused in special cases is more than compensated by the fact that the door is shut to grave abuses. An Indirect Threat. From the LoulsYllle Courier-Journal. The balmy, open weather which has so &r been a marked and lasting characteristic of the winter is ever so pleasant, but it is an indirect threat of considerable moment to the fall-sown grain and cultivated grasses. He Will Be Conspicuous. From tie St. Louis Globe- Democrat. Mr. Cleveland will retire from office with the consolation that the future historian will be bound to refer to him as the first and the last Democratic President elected during a period of at least fifty years. Let France Try Her Hand. From the Cincinnati Times-Star. It will be well tor England to nowget out of Northeastern Africa, bag and baggage, and let France try'her hand down there in the laudable work of establishing some sort of government. Suicide of a Barber. BLOOIIIXGTON, Wis., Jan. 10.—Frank Kevins, a barber'of this village, suicided by shooting himself. Business troubles were the attributed cause. . Robert Shellabarger Dead. WASHTSGTOS, D. C i( Jan. 10.—Robert SheUabarger, son of the ex-Congressman, died to-day; Miss M. LOGAX, of: Pittsbnfg, was married at Jauesville on the Sth inst. at the home of JFr. and Mrs. William Payne""*to Stanley B. Smith, cashier of the Rock* County National Bank. THE remains of Miss Catherine L .Smith were taken to Beloit for burial from Rock-ford, III., where she died She was a sister of Stanley E. Smith, an editor of Cresco, la., formerly ofRoct County, : THE directors of the State Veterans' Home will shortly visit Madison with a view to. asking the Legislature to increase the appropriation ot' funds so that the capacity of the Institution may be doubled. MR. SPE.NCEB, an old resident at Oakfield, Fond du Lnc County, was iadly injured as a result of his team running; away Thursday. Hia collar bone was broken, his skull somewhat bruised and a bad scalp wound was sustained. J THE annual meeting of the Northwestern Wisconsin Medical Association will be held at Stevens Point on the second Tuesday in April. A session of the body was held on the Sth inst.,,at which- several interesting papers were read. THE La Crosse Chronicle says: Dr. J. L. McDonald, who wag found guilty' in the circuit court of assault with intent to commit rape, and sentenced to three' years, has been pardoned by Gov. Rusk. He was sentenced December 2, 1SS7, and deducting time for good behavior, had about a vear and a half to serve. . " ' . : THE iron bridge which was being put in by the Wisconsin Bridge Company, of Milwaukee, part way across the Wisconsin RiveratMuscod'a.in place of the old wooden one at that place, has been finished. It consists of eight spans— THE worst feature-about catarrh Js its . _ dangerous. tendency to consumption. a J Hood's Sarsaparilla cures catarrh by pmi- ther with lying the blood. two 100-feetspana andsisoO-feetspahs— making a very fine-looking- bridge, and costing about $8,000.' DAVID K. NOYES, of Baraboo, is cir.cu- lating a petition to the President of the United States, asking for his appointment as pension agent at Milwaukee in place of Mr. - Jndd. Hia : petition has been signed by Gov. Rusk, Secretary Timme. Treasurer Harshaw and other stato officers and members of the Legislature. A CABLEGRAM was received by Gov Hoard from ex-Sheriff £stes, of Madison, announcing his safe arrival in London, where he is stationed, at the Cordon' Hotel on the Strand. He says all looks well lor the accomplishment of his work and the extradition of Knhni, the murderer of William Christen, the Swiss cheesemafcer in Primrose. Dane County. THE Tillapangh contested will case hua been settled at Port Washington.. Each contest or receives a share of the estate. Tillapauah, it will be remembered, was murdered nearly two years ago by Ernst Pfeifer. who is now serving a life sentence at Waapun. Deceased left a will bequeathing all bis property to his half sister, a Mrs. Mentor, living at Kautauna, which will was contested by a brdtner at residing Port Washington. MBS. LOUISE PHILLIPS, of Madison, has completed her third annual scrap-book of the productions of Wisconsin writers. The -book centaihs 400 pages. .There are 200 poems, 40 stories, besides a novelette by Ella- Wheeler Wilcox, and J23 sketches and essays; 102 writers are represented. These scraps have been obtained almost wholly from the WISCONSIN and Sunday Tefeeraph. The stories written by children in the Milwaukee 'public schools a year ago, for which the WISCONSIN gave thjee prizes, form a small book by themselves". Thesei-v scrap-books are to be given to the 1 historical library in the state capitol. THE Fond du Lac Commonwealth says the standing committees of the following dioceses have voted in favor of the consecration of the Rev. C. E. Grafton as bishop of Fond dn Lac: North, Carolina, Nebraska, Milwaukee, Dela- warei Missouri, Springfield, Massachusetts, Tenneeae, Pittsbnrsr, Qnincy, New Hampshire, New York. Newark. Maryland. Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Chicago California, Central Nsw York. Cental! Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Arkansas Alabama and Vermont. The standing • committees of the foDowine dioceses have-voted negatively: Kentucky, Minnesota, Louisiana, Iowa. Albany Texas,

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