The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 16, 1890 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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«i tfth (pip** *how,l b* Me&tit Attttiorj hot ft« JHSMnrtly tot (ti ftttCM lAilli on tnd n* tide of tha tic. fefonft ffttlAtf name* ftftd dftww flg!tt«i»plMK*rtcldlirtit«efc WMc difflenft to decipher, bPditue of th» wh'.oh they Me wut*a. IOWA STATE N1W& I JOHN A MILLION DOLLAR DfeAL, the Glucose Worki Bold to the compose*, has a cotisln who is a leader of a band of ttua- fiiftti NlhMists, find he was recently arrested for threatening the life of the Czar, ANt»EnspNvit.T,E prison has boon purchased byf Captain Crawford, a Grand Army man qf Macon, Qa. It will be used as a national park and club house fcy the members of his post. AccoimtNG to recent figures tho people of this country are longer lived than those of Europe. In this country elght- teon persons out of every thousand die each year; In England tho average is twenty, and in Germany twenty-six. amount of water the sun raises f*om tho earth is estimated at the enormous weight of 37,000,000,000 tons a min- uto; the quantity of coal required to produce a heat in any way equivalent to tho sun's is calculated to be 18,000,000,000,000,000 tons. The heaviest commercial transaction in the biatofy of • Davfenfort tcrolt lilacs the other day In trie transfer of the Davenport Glucose Company to the American Preservers Company of Pittsburgh, I*a. The consideration was 81,150,000. The larger part of the con* slderation was cash, the rest being in stock. The Davenport Glucose Company has a daily capacity of 8,000 bushels of corn and is the largest west of Buffalo. li was learned that the headquarters of tho Pittsgurgh company waa o be moved to Chicago in a short time. AN IMPORTANT DECISION. Judge Kiivanajfh llulcs THiH Allen* Can Not Own I.und In Iowa. Judge Kavanah, of the Polk County district court, has decided in tho case of the estate of Bernard Callan, who died n that county September 10, 1889, that an alien can acquire n,o right or interest to real estate in Iowa. Some of tho heirs, who are residents of Great Britain, have filed claims for their share of the estate. The decision is based on a law passed by the Twenty- second General Assembly. M. LABOUDE, a French scientist, has announced his discovery of a new anras- thotic, which he calls crystalized nar- «ein. It is said to be superior to other anaesthetics, inasmuch as no digestive disarrangement follows the sound sleep into which it carries the patient. A DECISION just made public from the Supreme Court of Mississippi holds that the photographic portrait is the sole property of the sitter, and that tho photographer who sells a copy of it without the sitter's knowledge and consent lays himself open to an action for damages. AK extraordinary feat in telephoning •was recently accomplished between St. Petersburg and Boulogne, a distance of U,465 miles. Conversation was kept up, notwithstanding a rather high induction. The Russian engineers propose to converse by telephone over a distance of 4,065 miles. THEY who predicted that because there was no wintry weather at the beginning of this year there would be a cold summer to make up the temperature average, seem to have missed somewhat. For widespread, long-lingering areas of high temperature the summec of 1890 is likely tx> be memorable. THHIIK are forty-three stars on the National flag. That was settled by the President signing the bill admitting Idaho on the ' day before the FourtH, Undor the law, the star on the flag rep resenting tho new State can not be add •ed until the 4th ot July following the date upon which the act of admission ia •signed. TJIE Czar of Russia is in such a state of apprehension that he now only eats food which has been prepared in a kitchen that adjoins his library. Every conceivable precaution is taken to protect the Emperor against poison, and he lias ceased to eat eggs since somebody discovered that they can be poisoned by the insertion of a needle, which does <not preceptibly break the shell. A Narrow ISxenpe. Nellie Kimball, a 16-year-old Burling ton girl, while walking along the rail road track in that city recently became panic-strioken at the sight of a train and was unable to move. The engineer attempted to stop the train but was too late, the pilot striking her and throwing her from the track. She was picked up and taken to the hospital, when it was found that her injuries consisted of a scalp wound, a broken collar-bone and several bruises about the body. Her escape from death was looked upon aa miraculous. The New Tramp Law. The new tramp law went into effect on the Fourth, and there will now bo a scattering of those nomads. If he is over 16 years old, and found going aboui without visible means of support, he may be put in jail as a tramp, and if so, ho is to be given five days soli tary confinement, or ten days hard labor, and he is forbidden any tobacco, newspapers, cards or other means of amusement, and any officer or jailer who violates this provision will be fined not less than $25. Sioux City's New College. The corner-stone of the now college of technology for the University of the Northwest was laid at Sioux City the other day with imposing ceremonies. The university is a Methodist institution, and begins the erection of its building with an endowment of nearly $250,000 in cash and real estate, donated mostly by Sioux City people. It ia planned to have the building ready for occupancy by early winter. besth «t 9<i* fnrk of Ott* at tft* titori Noted Character* ift AflH&tfttii ttfMttr?-* A ttrlfit Sketch oi MU G«n*r ftft<| BU 1r«laabt« SertlCei f» th* QaWj/fity, NEW YORK* July i44**§«nefal tfohft Ratios Fremont, the nr8t Oandldato of .toe' Kepublicari party .f«f President, tied at the home of hia adopted daugh- ;er, the wife of Colonel fit. M, Pofter, 49 West Twentyflfth street, at 8'.8oo'clock Sunday afternoon. Death waa due to nflafnmation of the bowels. There were present at his bedside his son, Lieutenant J. C. Fremont, of the navy, and his physician. Dr. William J. Morton. The General's sickness was of comparatively brief duration and dated in Its first stages from the excessive heat of last Tuesday, when the thermometer went up to 100 degrees in this city. On that day the old General went down to Seabright, N. J., where his HUNDRED^ LOST. An Awhtt gt«*f »f twftth «n« inMlnftcthtA*Ae7ftl6ii!**k*«t*tt>t« Wottfc fttte ftt, Pftttt^An fSttdMtan gt*«ift*ttttt fcftfc* P*Wn G*vtl*«d ftflfr ffttft M»*t tte«th~.ft«jkort* ot tft« 8t«r« f*et At OtKer i»olht« «t»*»i th« About A LIFE WILL SPENT* I«H ft. Ml* «*pir*i *| Nan? f«» fc~Bri<* sk*tett «t th* Vanderbilts are making good use rot some portions of their great wealth by building a mission house in connection with St. Bartholomew's Church, which will cost 8350.000. It will not Ibe a parish headquarters, but will include practical helps to the needy, such as kitchen and dining-room, a free bathhouse, a work-room where the unemployed can earn a temporary living, a library and reading-room, a sowing- room, and a lecture and co/icert-room. Took Every Thing but the House. The house of Ole Olsen at Fort Dodge was broken into in the middle of the day recently and all its,contents, including furniture, beds and bedding" was taken. There was no clue to the burglars, but it was supposed to have been the work of immigrants who were passing through town. The strangest part of the affair was that none of the neighbors noticed any thing suspicious in that vicinity during the day. Sia. Amaoo, the Italian banker, who was held by Sicilian bandits for a heavy ransom, had an exceedingly interesting time of it during his captivity. His captors kept him in the bottom of a dry well, where they lowered his food to him regularly, and conferred with him occasionally concerning his ransom. They finally compromised with his friends on $25,000, but wanted a much larger amount. At the end of a certain time, if the money had not been paid, tho banker would most likely have been murdered. Hanlan Wins a Race. At Sioux City tho other day Edward Hanlan defeated George Hosmer by half a length in a three-mile shell race on the Big Sioux river for a purse oi $800, of which the winner got 8500. At the start Hosmer lead and kept it for nearly a mile when Hanlan shot ahead and kept it to the finish. Over 4,000 people were present. THE census of the City of London, which is probably .the most accurate taken in the world, is completed in one hour, and that hour between eleven and twelve o'clock at night The work is done by the police, and the theory is that during the hour named the great majority of people will be found at their homes, if they have any, or at least under shelter of some kind. It may be .stated, however, that the police are not •expected to obtain the entire family history of each citizen or to inquire minutely into his physical or financial •condition. Want u Kecount. A majority of the leading business men of Council Bluffs have forwarded a ' petition to General Porter asking for a j re-enumeration. The report shows the city has but 23,000. Auong those who signed the petition for a re-enumera-1 tion is Captain High, who had charge ol the force of census takers there. IF the Australian who now claims to <be the real Sir Roger Tichborne were not excluded from the titles and estates by Act of Parliament he would still find Inmself excluded by his inability to explain his failure to come forward during the long trial for the confounding of Arthur Orton, the Wapping butcher, •whose claim so nearly ruined the estates with litigation. The fact of the ^matter is, says the New York World, that Sir Roger Tichborne, Wilkes Booth and the Wandering Jew ought to make up their minds that they are thoroughly dead now. GENERAL JOHN C. FBEMONT. adopted daughter, Mrs. Colonel Porter, was stopping, and the excessive heat affected him very seriously. When he returned home he felt ill. On the following day, Wednesday, he experienced some pain, and on Thursday was worse, but he did not complain. Matters assumed so serious a turn Friday that he sent for his physician. The doctor advised the sick man to take a sail and get a little fresh air. While he was out on the water he got a bad chill. Friday night he sent for Dr. Morton again. On the following morning, Saturday, the disease (peritonitis) had developed e'nough to show ita true character, but even then the case was not considered dangerous and a dispatch to that effect was sent to Seabright. Final dissolution was sudden. The General was 77 years and 6 months old at tho time of his death. HIS CAREER. General John Charles Fremont was born at Savannah, Ga., January 21,1813, and was graduated at Charleston College in 1830. In 1833 he received the appointment of teacher of mathematics on board the sloop - of - war Natchez, and two years afterward was made professor of mathematics In the United States navy. In 1839 he was commissioned as Lieutenant In the corps ot topographical engineers, and In 1843 conducted a geographical survey of the then almost unknown region between the Missouri river and the Pacific ocean. In May, 1843, he set out upon a still longer expedition Irom the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific. On his return In 1344 he was breveted as Captain and in the spring of 1845 was sent to explore the great western basin and the maritime region along tho Pacific, an expedition which resulted in the acquisition of California by the United States. During his absence war was declared between the United States and Mexico, and General Kearney was sent to take possession of California. Fremont refused to obey orders given by Kearney, who was his military superior, and was placed under arrest and 'Ordered to report at Washington. He was tried by court-martial, found guilty and ordered dismissed from the service. President Polk remitted the sentence, but Fremont resigned his commission. In October, 1848, 'he fitted out at his own expense a large expedition with the object of find Ing a practicable route over the mountains to California. After innumerable hardships he reached Sacramento in the spring, of 1849. Here he bought a large estate containing rich gold mines. He was one of the first United States Senators from California, serving from 1849 to 1851. j In 1855 he took up his residence in New York and in the ensuing year was the first candidate of the Republican party for President of the United States. The Democrats nominated Mr. Buchanan and the "American" party Mr. Fillmore. Fremont received 114 electoral votes, Fillmore 8, and Buchanan, receiving the remaining 174 votes, was elected. Soon after the civil war broke out Fremont was made a Major-General and placed in command ot the Western department, his headquarters being at St. Louis. He issued a proclamation freeing the slaves in his district,! a measure which the President thought unwise at the time, and Fremont was recalled and placed in command in Western Virginia, where he was outgeneraled by Confederate G^n- eral Jackson. Soon afterward General Pope was placed in command of all the Fedefal forces in Northern Virginia, and Fremont, who outranked him, resigned his commission aid took no further active part in the war. In 1864 the Cleveland convention nominated him for the Presidency, but he soon with- i drew his name. He subsequently devoted I himself mainly to the promotion of ] a Southern railroad acoross the continent, I spending much time in Europe tor this pit- pose. In connection with this enterprise pe was charged with fraudulent transactions in France, was tried while absent from that conn try, found guilty and sentenced to fine and in- News in liner. Fourteen new business blocks have bt;en erected in Oskaloosa since Jan. 1. The body of Isaac McCullen, a pros- j perous farmer living near Runnella, was found in the Des Moines river, five t miles south of Des Moines, the other day with a bullet-hole through the head. The other afternoon at Des Moines a boy named John Moore, aged 10 years, was drowned in the river, making the third victim in a week. Collins Whitaker, a prominent real- cent of Duhuque for the last twenty- seven years, died the other morning, aged 77 years. William Bishop, of Fort Madison, will be a cripple for life as a result of carelessly handling a revolver. I prlsonment, but as he was not in Franco"t|a A nnrr>ft nf siiirv«vnrs 1« anrvnvirnr a ' penalty could not be enforced. From 1878to A corps ot surveyors is surveying a fai he was Governor of the Territory of API- line from Sioux City to a connection zona. Subsequently he practiced law in Naw with the Rock Island or \Vabash neat York. , THK duty of fixing a cash value on the "blighted affections of a confiding heart has frequently devolved upon juries; •but is has been loft for twelve good and true mon of Chicago to decide the financial worth of au attack of hysterics, Mrs. Hannah Josephs, the victim of the attack, appraised her agitation at 935,000, but the heartless men to whom the question was finally referred declared that such a valuation was excessive by 834,909.75. Instead of 835,000, they found that Mrs. Josephs should be paid just twenty-five cents. Thus, the value of hysterics has been legally fixed. Des Moines. At the settlement with the State Treasurer recently there were warrants outstanding amounting to $69,105.75; cash on hand, $'161,806.80; so that, less the warrants out, there is $192,630.95 surplus above all debt. The Soldiers' Home has been provided with a guard house where unfortunate vets can recuperate from over-indulgence in Marshalltown "original packages," instead of being removed from the home. A Storm Lake citizen is experimenting with sugar cane, the seed of which was bent him by a friend in South Africa. Rev. P. Conkey, a well-known Presbyterian clergyman in Iowa, died at hia residence in Dubuque the other mom- ing after several weeks' illness, aged 67 years. Dui'iug a quarrel at Des Moines recently while disposing 1 of an original package of beer James Smith struck Mrs. It. W. Raumbaugh. liaumbaugh, who was present, drew a revolver aud shot Smith, the bullet passing through his chest. The wound might prove fatal. Au Kzprewi Company'* L,ogg. ] July 14. — The Northefn Pacific Express Company's office, W Dearborn street, was robbed of $l,4pO Saturday night. Two of the clerks were in the offlpe at the time working on the books. Three thousand dollars that was in the safe, was untouched, but the paoney drawer was. smashed open and the $1,400 which it contained was taken out. The clerks to have been overpowered and chloroformed by three masked men. has reached this olty that a cyclone ot hurricane struck liftke City, located on Lake Popin, about seventy miles below here, and that a large number of people were lost by the sinking of a steamer. The steamer Sea Wing was coming up the lake at about 0 o'clock Sunday night, and when opposite the city the storm struck it and sent it to the bottom. There were on board about 850 people from Diamond Bluff and about fifty more wore on a barge which was in tow, A late estimate says that at least 300 persons were drowned, among the num* her being some of tho best known and most prominent people of Red Wing and vicinity. Sixty-two bodies have boon recovered by tho rescuing parties sent out from the shore. Those identified so far are: Miss Hempllng, Charles Hempling, Fred Hempling, Miss Way, Charles Dlnslage, Henry Stofflnson, Annie Steeger, Francis Stoeger, Minnie Adams, Katie Dally, Miss Bierson, Minnie Fisher aud Charles Dlnsltng. ST. PAUL, Minn., July 14.— Death and devastation visited the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin Sunday 'after noon and the death list will be large. The summer resorts seem to have suffered severely, owing to the fact that at this season they are thickly populated, and the losses of life there are fearful to contemplate. A young man drove in from Lake Coleman with the information that at least two persons had been killed and over 100 iniured at that point. He had been out there with a young lady friend, and, having gone after his buggy to drive home, on his return to where she had been standing found his companion seriously injured by' the storm which had burst upon them. Passing along the cyclone struck Lake Joanna,- Lake Gervais, Lake Vadnais, Little Canada, and passed on about four miles to the east of White Bear lake. The storm first struck the farm of James J. Hill, the president of the Great Northern railway, twenty miles north of here, wrecking several buildings and killing three farm laborers as well as several head of stock. The fury of the storm was fearful and every thing in its path was swept away. Eleven people were instantly killed at the small town of Vadnais, on the line of the St. Paul & Duluth road, six miles north of hero, and the village wrecked. Not a building was left standing in a sound condition, while the great majority of them were blown to pieces, the inmates suffering death without warning. The place where the cyclone struck the ground and caused loss of life was on the shore of Lake Gervais, where J. H. Schurmeior, of this city, had a SUIJL- mer cottage in a little basin where Simon Good was also located. The funnel-shaped oloud swooped down on them, demolishing the dwellings and a number of other buildings in the same neighborhood. The camp of Colonel Helleser, of this city, was blown down, but the party escaped injury. In the wreck of the Schurmeier and Good houses, however, five were killed and ten injured. Mrs. J. H. Schurmeier, Charles Sohurmeier, of St. Paul; Rev. Mr. Phaefler, of Dronnan, Tex.; George Miller, of the First National Bank of this city, and Sohurmeier's driver. The bodies of Mrs. Schurmeier, her eon and Mr. Phaefler have not yet been found. The injured number ten. It is said that the cyclone was confined to a district only three and a half miles long, and that the worst damage was within a limit of half a mile. George Hazard, a laborer in the employ of the ill-fated Schurmeier family, reached St. Paul a few minutes after midnight and reports that the list of the dead at Coleraan's and Gervais will certainly reach twenty. Three bodies were taken out of the lake last night. Between 4:45 and 5:80 the boatman at Coleman's let sixteen row-boats, each of which carried from two to five persons, and only four of the sixteen have returned. Many of those people were no doubt drowned. At Coleman's also the tornado picked up the house of Joseph Latroux and carried it far out into the lake* Mrs. Latroux and her little 4-year-old daughter were in the house and both were drowned. For three miles along the shore of the lake the road from St. Paul runs within a few feet of the water. Along the line of this highway the water is full of buggies, wagons, horses, broken trees and the debris ot houses. It is practically certain that many people were blown into the lake and drowned, though no bodies nave been recovered. On the Gervaise road, four miles north of the city, the house of Nathaniel Getzky, containing twelve persons, was completely demolished, two children were killed and six other persons so badly crushed that they are not expected to recover. Four of them had gone into the cellar and the wind slid the house from its foundation, dropping its "sleepers" upon them. At North St. Paul the wind blew down ft furniture factory and several dwellings, and two persons were killed, both of them by lightning. Midnight reports from Little Canada, a village of 500 people seven miles from St. Paul, indicate that the cyclone struck' that place with full force. Twelve houses were blown down, three people killed and eight pr ten injured. B. flak dl«d at hia residence, 175 West Fifty-eighth street, Ma city, , at 10:80 a. ta. yesterday. In the fl2d year of his, age. General Fisk had suffered from an attack of 1ft gfippo sinde last 'winter, and his death was due to a relapse. [Clinton B. Flsk was born In York, Living- Bton County.J^V., Decembers, 1888. Sfa great- Rrattdfather was MftJor-Gcnoral In the Revolution Under Washington. Young Flsk at nn early nge went with his tathbr to Chester, Mich,, Where, as boy and youth, General Fislc re« eelvcd his education. By hard work he prepared himself .to ontar tho Unl- 'verstty of Michigan, earning in part, hia own expenses, hut the strain proved CLINTON a. FISK. too great, and he was forced by falling health to abandon his cherished plans and adopt iv mercantile career, in which he was notably successful as merchant, miller and banker. In he removed to St. Louis and early in the war enlisted in the service and became Colonel of tun 'Thirty-third Missouri Infontry. fete was rapidly pvotnoled and at 'the close of tho war iviis assistant commissioner under General Howard in the management of the Freedmon's Uureau In Kentucky and Tennessee. Gen eral Fifck was president ot the hoard of trustees of Flsk University for colored students at Nashville; a trustee of Dickinson College, Pennsylvania; of Drew Theological Seminary and Pennington Seminary New Jerseyfand ot Albion .College, Michigan He was a Methodist and conspicuous in church •work. He ivas largely interested in the At lanllc & Pact lie railroad and was consideret wealthy. For many yours ho has boon idcntifiec •with the Prohibition. party, und in 18a4 ho wus the nominee of that party for Governor of New Jersey, polling 10,800 votes, the largest number ever cast for a Prohibition candidate in tha State. In May, 1888, General Fisk waa nomi nated for the Presidency by tho Prohibition conventional Indianapolis on tho ticket wit! John A. Brooks, of Missouri. He was gcneroui in his benef acti'ons and an able public speaker.; PROTECTED BY AMERICA. The Capital' of Corea Occupied by mi ml Ilelknup and Ills Marine*. A QR6A1 INSTITUTION. Kit th* tttulrter ttf the fil*ftftjp» t« fi» icteeted ti CM-* July YOKOHAMA., July 10.—Seoul has been occupied by American marines, and Corea is now virtually in tho hands of Americans. Tho uneasiness in English and Russian • naval circles, which was so pronounced as to render evory ono alort for a fortnight past, is just explained in an unexpected way. Instead of tho Russians having occupied Corea, as was generally supposed when British ships began to puff into the harbor, the United States steamer Swatara, lying off Shomulpo, sent her officers and marines to Seoul. • They are now living in the King's palace. Admiral Belknap was appealed to by tho King for protection and he promptly gave it. Commander McGowan and his stafl are feasting v/ith the King and his two American advisers, Denny and General Lo Geldre. The Swatara lies off the city, flying the stars and stripes, and developments are anxiously watched for. The American naval authorities here have tiikon serious responsibilities, and there is a probability that if internal trouble takes a serious turn they will have to fight their way out of the country. DEATH ON THE RAIL. Two Fatal Wreck* In the South Involving a Loss of Kight Lives. MEMPHIS, Tenn., July .10.—A serioua accident occurred Wednesday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock at Sibley, Ark., four miles west of Memphis. The outgoing- passenger train of tho Mom-, phis & Little Rock railroad waa crashed into by a freight train on the Kansas City railroad. One coach was demolished, a sleeper knocked off the track, a baggage car was wrecked and an engine'ditched. Four persons were killed, all negroes. Throe were men and one woman, Harriet Beecher, living at Edmondson, Ark. A dozen others were injured, some of them so seriously that they will probably die. BIUMINGHAM, Ala,, July 10.—A passenger and freight train on the Louisville & Nashville road collided near Clear creek yesterday. Engineer John Greene and Fireman Ben Swope of the passenger train and Engineer John Webb and Fireman Bob Wilson of the freight wore killed. Ten passengers were hurt The cause of the accident was the failure of the passenger train to obey orders. ., fifst of ;the b&f^dib! trustees oi, th« BaptUt university wa» held thia . afternoon at ftSo ih ifae tfentteBien'a the Grand Pacific Hotel, At this meeting the articles df incorporation as they were sent to Springfield were readX and ratified. The trustees. in whoso names the chatter ia made oat are John D. Rockefeller, B. NelSoft Blake, Marshall Field, Fred T. Gates, Francis B. Hinckley and Thomas W. Goodnpoed. The charter contains tha following provisions: The name of the corporation shall be tha University of Chicago. The objects nres Td provide, impart and furnish opportunities for all departments of higher education to persons of both sexes on equal terms; to establish, conduct and maintain ono or more academies, preparatory schools or departments; to establish, maintain and conduct manual troibing-aehools in connection with such preparatory departments; to establish. and maintain ono or more colleges and to provide instruction in all collegiate studies; to establish and maintain a ; university in which may be taught all branches of higher learning, and which may comprise and embrace separate departments for literature, law, medicine, tnuslo, technology, the various branches of science both abstract and applied, the cultivation of the lino arts, and all other branches of professional or technical education which may properly be included within the purposes and objects of A university, and to provide and maintain courses of instruction In each and a'l of said departments; to prescribe the course ot study, employ professors, instructors and teachers, ^ and to maintain and control tho government and discipline and to fix the rates of tuition, and the qualifications for admission to tho university and its various departments; to receive, hold, invest and disburse all money and property, or the income thereof, which may be vested In or in- trusted to the care of the said corporation, Whether by gift, grant, beqUest, device or otherwise, for educational purposes; to act as trustee for persons desiring to give or provide moneys or property, or the Income thereof, for any one or more of the departments- of said university, and for ony of the objects aforesaid, or for any educational purposes; to grant such literary honors and degrees as are usually granted by like institutions, and to give suitable diplomas. The management is vested in a board ot twenty-one trustees, to servo for one, two and three years, respectively, seven new 'trustees to be elected annually. Two-thirds of tho trustees shall bo members of Baptist churches. No other religious tests shall bo required for: election to the board or a professorship or for the admission of students. The looatioa of the university shall be in Chicago. WE have heard of bruad-cuttlng and boot-cleaning by electricity, and are now told by a German technical magazine (the Elektroteckniker) that the coffee iu a certain Berlin cafe is brewed by the same agent, says the Caterer. Jn tho center of the room are several large glass jars, through which passes a platinum wire in spiral form. The electricity, on heating the wire, speedily raises tho temperature of the water in the jars to the boiling point and prepares the coflee in the sight of everybody. Lastly, a small electric railway transmits the coffee to the various tables, so that the guests may help them selves to their THB Government of Morocco lately sent ten Arab horses of the purest and finest blood its a gift to the King of Belgium. Whin they reached Brussels King Leopold was not greatly struck by their beauty, and on an investigation being made it turned out Chat the original animals had been sold by some unscrupulous official and that inferior ones had been substituted. THE CENSUS. The "IlouRh Count" of Oar Popnlntion Will Be Completed About AuKMut 1. WASHINGTON, July 10.—Census Superintendent Porter states that the first count of the population of the country may be completed by August 1, This is what is termed in the census office "the rough count," but ia all that is necessary as a basis for a reappprtiou- ment to Congressmen among the sevsral States. Should it be completed by August 1 it will be an unprecedented achievement. • WASHINGTON, July 10.—The rough official count of the population of St, Louis by the census ofllco was completed yesterday. It shews the city's populV tion to be 448,134. This is an excess of about 18,000 over the estimate by the local supervisor. Tbo result of the official rough count of tho population of Baltimore by the census office hero shows a total of 433.089 people. In 1880 Baltimore's was 332,313. HUNDREDS LQST. THE HOT WAVE. Chicago Reports 117 Ueutlig from Sun- Stroke Last W/ek—Great Suffering In New York. Where the Mercury Beaches 10O. CHICAGO, July^ 9.—Last week tha deaths from sun-stroke, according to Health Commissioner Wickersham, wore 117 out of a total of 582. The thermometer yesterday registered 88 at 4 p. m. There were eight cases of suns-troko reported to the authorities, one of which proved fatal. The indications are for cooler weather. NEW YOBK, July 9.—On Tuesday thermometers .in this city started off at 8 o'clock with the mercury at 75 degrees, at noon it was at 89)£ and at 3 o'clock it was 100 degrees. There were seventeen cases of prostration; deaths, one. BOSTON, July 9.—Yesterday was the hottest of the season, the thermometer at the signal office registering 91% degrees at 3:30 p. m. DECATint, 111., July 9.—The temperature on Tuesday ran up to 99 degree* in the^shado. J. C. A. Ford, of Monticello, 111., who has been ill with tha grip and heart disease, was prostratoe. by the boat on Lincoln square, this city, and is now regarded as in a hopeless state. Daniel Furroll, at work on a house, was twice overcome. GALKNAJ 111., July 9.—Monday and Monday night the weather in this section was tho hottest ever known and the mercury stood 96 degrees. Two deaths from the heat have occurred here within the last twenty-four hours. EFKINGHAM, 111., July 9.—Tuesday was the hottest day of t/ne year—100 degrees In the shade. Every thing is drying up under the scorching sun. Unless rain comes soon the crops will be ruined. OTTAWA, 111., July 9,—William Wartman, a Swiss farm laborer working for Charles Dennis, living east of this city, was prostrated with the heat Monday afternoon, dying within a few hours. BKI.LEVILI.E, 111., July 9.—William H. Higgins, a molder, was overcome by the heat Monday, dying Tuesday morn* ing. A MEMORABLE PARADE. Three Thousand Starving: Cloiik-Mi»ker» March Through the Street* of New • York. NEW YOBK, July 9.—Absolute pow erty and destitution in tho form of ovt»r 8,000 of the lo<5ked-o»t cloak-makera paraded through the streets ot the metropolis Tuesday, and the spectacle ox so many pale, hungry, poorly-clad .but determined-looking men and boys waa a sight that will never b» forgotten by the thousands of spectators wno filled the streets along th« line of march. As a mere spectacle the parade did not amount to much but us an object lesson of the greatest'destitution and poverty no stranger plea fop chaur ity and help could have been made, The line of march was crowded witb, people, the windows of the nouses were filled with faces, and if hearty greeting and cheers- upon cheers of encouragement count for any thing the parade of the cloak?waker? was .a distinct success, The from beginning to end was a emphasis of their appeal for charity »w| will certainly ppve tfcos^ wlip are obvti> iiably inclinud »nd wbo saw thestranga procession. times within the last eighteen years the German army aaa been equipped with new rifles, ftt a to,t#l expense of 830,000,000. They have been used for nothing except fgr drills and dress parades. A. Cyclone Dava»tat«» Aluitcat, in -Ov<-r 100 r«o|>l» R«p<wt«4 Killed. BOMBAY, July 10.—Reports of awful destruction by cyclone iq, Musea^ have reached here. Seven hundred lives are said to have been lost, while the destruction of property' by floods, caused by the rising of the rivers, can hardly bo estimated. Uuild» ings were wrecked, and vegetation of every description was prostrated- ftor- rible scenes attended the disaster, ag the terror-stricken a»4 helpless people attempted to escape from, tae tempest. 3BE4T PJSJJQVERY qp Tbo «lrhe»t *»StrMj*" p« Record Near Ti" C«p, ColortMi Tm CVP, Col., July 9.—The most worn derful discovery of gold ever reported pomes from six miles from hew on Cross ^fountain. There i s a ten-foot v?in, th$ lower si* feet of iron maganese a»4 *h» upper foup beipg hearing (jwatts ol free gold. The lowest assay from tb *8 F° ck is $440 pe? ton, aud there ate specimens which, return 880,000 ^g^.t-Q ®*9 toja, The value of the mine W '«MM*SB»t«4 »l (

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