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TO . AttconW*tmtc»tlonafor this (i&pcr should bo ftceom- <M) l:f ihe iirtrtNi of tho Author; not necessarily tot c«itan,bat M an evidence of good fjiiitj ou.tlw »f 'the writer. Wrftn oM» o« en" «d*w- 1 1>6 p* ;»or. UP, pwtlcnlnrfy careful in fffWtiK niHBBS Andantes fvJfoATe the letters and tlefiron mt(n and distinct. Prop- ntnaflkca are often difficult to decipher. bBBriuse of tuc OMB of the largest forests in the world Stands on ice. It is situated between •the Oral and Okhotsk Sea. A well was -wqently dug in thia region, when it was found that at a depth of 116 meters the ground was still frozen. 'SEVERAL old villages in Cass County, Mioh., have clung to tho ancient custom •of Thtging the church bell whenever anybody dies. Tho doctors say their imelanoholy tolling at night has depressed many a despondent patient unto death. Tim striking cloakmakers of Now York have taken a new and interesting •view of the unity of capital and labor. They have started a co-operative association, with elective officers, supplying the capital by individual assess- •anents. OKI?"of the standing properties in tho •prison of Uskub, Macedonia, is a collection of large ants. Fifty ants placed -on tho body of a man chained to tho floor, so tbbt ho can't move limb or head, •will cause as extreme torture as can be devised. TUB wire to be used for the telephone loctween Paris and London is made of bronze. It is estimated tha^ the French «hare of the expense of establishing tho telephone will be about $150,000. Enthusiasts believe that all the telegraph jsprotannication will be superseded. IOWA 8f Af E 'TitE Norwegians have fitted up at 'great expense an expedition which will •start next year for the north pole. Tho «hip will displace 170 tons, will be iceberg-proof, with provisions for fivo years, and a crew of only twelve men. •"Tlie purpose of tho expedition is to find tho north, pole. fhb twenty.Sev«Ath Annnit Cottcln** of tlio Gnind CoihniftnderJ. .The twenty-seventh Annual conclave of the Grand Comraandery of Knights Templar of the State of Iowa, which was hold at Templar Park near Spirit Lake recently, made an appropriation of $2,200 for tho improvement ot Templar Park in order to make it a permanent place of meeting 1 . The following officers wore installed for the ensuing year: James A. West, of Burlington, Grand Commander; W. F. Cleveland, of Harlan, Deputy Grand Commander; E. C. Soulo, of Iowa Falls, Grand Generalissimo; VV. 1. Babb, of Mount Pleasant, Grand Cajrfcain-Gen- oral; W. A. Clements, of West Union, Grand Senior Warden; W. B. Hall, ot Osceola, Grand Junior Warden; llev. A. Crum, of Dubuquo, Grand Prolate. Shot Ills Wife. Walter I). Bettors, a Keokuk barber, shot and seriously wounded his wife at the Lovoo Hotel in that city recently. It is thought the shooting was done during a drunken quarrel. Tho parties were married at Ottumwalast April and camo to Keokuk some time ago from Burlington. The man was arrested and the woman taken to a hospital in a precarious condition. The husband claimed that the shooting was accidental, arid tho woman said sho did not think Betters intended to shoot her. A Hoosier Picniu. Several hundred natives of Indiana hold their annual picnic in Des Moines recently. Among the speakers were: General George W. Jones, of Dubuque; Judge Georcre G. Wright, of Des Moines, and Judge G. Kolley Johnson, of Oskaloosa. Memorial Exercises were held and resolutions adopted to the memories of the late C. F. Clarkson and Larkin Wright, llev. A. I. Hobbs delivered the annual address. IN THE ColtlwAter .Visited -tfif A fl ttuctlve bane. A V.ABICAL coroner in New York bold« ly denounces the law permitting homicides to bo released on bail. This bail business is subject to grave abuses. In some cases, where interested friends or relatives are willing to lose the money, fixing the bail is simply setting a price .for the sale of justice. A FEW miles from tho eastern shore of JFlorida, nearly opposite Matanzas, a iarge spring of freshwater boils up in .great abundance. So large is this spring ••that Lieutenant Maury took his little coast survey steamer on top of "the 'boil," and it was quickly swept to one •side by the boiling spring. FcoOTfnKiss replenish the ocean at a irary rapid rate. In a season one flounder produces many millions o£ eggs, scattering them broadcast through the water. The solo produces 1,000,000 eggs, a plaice not less than 2,000,000, while % turbot has been credited with tho deposition of eleven or twelve million eggs. WOOD-STONE is the name of a now compound material composed of sawdust and calcined magnesia. Tho mixture, having been well worked up with water, is put into molds and pressed into what-ever shape may be desired. A scientific .^authority says it is incombustible and .impermeable to water, is susceptible of * fine polish, and is adaptable to numerous asea A NATURAi.iST, who is also something *£ a philosopher, says: The time may come when politicians wiu mean all that is noble and good; when a small boy will break an apple in two and gi v«j : bis little sister the bigger half? when <* •• tramp will work, and a stray dog won't 'bito, but the day will never dawn when •& fly can tickle a drowsy man's nosa without making him jump. M. PBLr.iamNi, the new President of Argentine Republic, is a cousin to - John Bright. His grandmother's maid- -VD. name was Priscilla' Bright, who was ttie favorite sister oE Bright's father, Jacob Bright. Sh«J married a Quaker named Bevan, who went out in the in• terests of science to Buenos Ayres. Mrs. 'Bevan had two daughters, one of whom ••married Pelligrini, an Italian engineer, and President Pelligrini is one of tho -«ons of this marriage. A SCIENTIST announces that the sizo • »f the head is no indication of the ex• teat of brain-power. Brain surface is tho measure of intelligence, and the • Burfaco is great or small according to -the depth of the con volutions or creases. A man with a small head may have a : *>rain so folding upon itself that it will tMff'*beaci'' ex * en *'« while one with a may have the gray mallei- •liis mind of such shallow convolutions that the mind will be of narrow scope. flight, tietweeir ll aSKl 12 o'clock, 'jthis city was visited; bj> the most destructive cyclbne fiSt^ known here* Two funnel-shaped clouds wore seen approaching, one from the northwest and the other from tho southwest, accompanied by much lightning, rain, and hail. A wbodon building three stories high, belonging to the Coldwator Road-Cart Company; lind Used for finishing road-carts, buggies, and wagons, was completely demolished. The watchman had just left the building botore it was struck. Tho estimated loss on the building and materials is -1510,000. A largo windmill belonging to the Lake Shore railroad west of the depot was carried over the pump- house and thrown across the telegraph wires, leveling them. Tho tin roof of the two-story brink wheel-barrow factory was rolled into a mass and carried ten rods or more, while the roof boards and rafters Were scattered for 80 or iOO rods from the building. In an orchard, east of the city, trees were taken out by the roots. Hailstones as largo as hen's oggs were picked up after tho storm abated. Hundreds of sparrows were killed by the hail. Tho track of the storm was 120 rods wide, leveling all the fences and trees in its path. It seomnd to follow the storm of several weeks ago. THE FARMERS. THE SCOURGE. Cholera i« Rapidly g out .T*pftn»*f««ifly a Heaths 6AM E fhfl Contr#»W Mi ' 'ISSHE eighteen new words have been «oined to denote electric killing. They we: Elootromort, thanelectrize, tban- atelectme, thanatelectrisis, electro- phon. eloctricisft, olectrotony, electro- phoay, electroctony, eleotroctasy, eloo- <teicide, electroponize, eloctrothenese, •electroed, electrocution, fulmon, vol- tacass and electrostrike. Electrocution is most generally used and will proba- Wy survive most of the others, though its length is against it. A short word would be much preferable to express a qoick method of killing. Miss MAKV SUABPE, of Now York, ia at homo for the first time after a residence ot eleven years as a missionary to the Kroos in Liberia. The wealth of tho Kroos consists in the number of their • wives, but occasionally, as with civilized •persons, riches prove an embarrassment ta these simple folka. A Kross warrior visited Miss Sharpe with the intention • u* professing Christian ty. She objected wety seriously to his three wives and ho •replied, "I afraid to tell this one to go. I afraid to tell that one to go, but if otw wife die and another wife rug way, then all same poor fellow thaiuli .Live Stuck In tlie State. The recent returns of the Live Stock Assessment make the following summary for Iowa: Cattle, number, 8,141,445, value, $22,842,478; average, S7.ll. Horses, number, 1,032,430, value, $37,324,838; average, $20.46. Mules, number, 43,406, value, $1,105,690; average, 827.54. Sheep, number, 38,050, value, $334,447; average, §1.19. Swine, number, 2,850,0-10, valuo, §4,699,893; average, S1.64. An O1<1 Government Patent. A Government patent issued in 1854 for land was recently filed for record in Des Moines County. There are hundreds of patents now in the United States land office hero that have never been claimed by tho owners, many of whom are probably dead. The day is coming when this will bo a serious .natter in the settlement of estates and the establishment of titles. ChrlHtiHii Church Convention. The State Christian church convention was hold in Des Moines recently at which about 300 delegates were present. The meeting was called to arrange the missionary work of tho church, to provide for holding revivals throughout the State where the organl station is not regularly established, and to make arrangements for mission work in towns and cities. Kosolutions Adopted at Tholi- Nation;* Congress Just Closed. < COUNCIL BLUFFS, la., Aug. 30.—Tho Farmers' National congress concluded its sessions Thursday. Missouri was chosen as the State in which tho next session is to bo held. Tho date was fixed as tho second Tuesday after the first Monday in November, 1891, but tho selection of tho city in which the meeting is to bo held was left with the Missouri delegation, St. Louis and Kansas City being barred. Resolutions were adopted, a synopsis of which follows: They dcmiincl that National taxation be limited to the wants'at tho Government, economically administered; favor tho i>ii.s.snge of lawn to prevent dealing in futures; urge our Consuls and agents ubftad to encourage tho Introduction of maize as an article of food into the countries to which they avu accredited; request Congress to pass laws giving free transportation through the mails to reports of State boards of agriculture and horticulture; favor a low tariff, more waterways, the election of United States Senators by the people, the unlimited coinage of silver, amendments of the patent law so that the exclusive use of an invention may be limited to ten years, and recommend liberal appropriations by various State Legislatures for tho creditable exhibition of tho agricultural and horticultural resources and possibilities of their respective States at the Columbian Exposition. The congress passed a resolution favoring the adoption of the golden-rod as the National floral emblem. COU NTY~~DE BTS. SAN — .-.-.,--, _.-.„ ,.,,.... -.-. Advices from Yokohama state cholera epidemic in Japan is gaining headway at a rapid rate despite the efforts of tho authorities' to check its progress. To August 6 nearly 0,000 cases were reported from the country and cities, and the dottths will reach nearly 4,000. The center df the" epidemic is at Nagasaki, though Yokohama, Tokio, and innumerable small towns are infected, and cases have boon discovered in Shanghai and other Chinese ports. Tho ihsuffi r cient means for coping with tho disease adopted by tho Government loaves very little to obstrr/jt its course, and what little has boon done is confined to tho largo cities. The villages and the country, therefore, arc at the mercy of tho scourge aid thousands of natives will pay tho penalty. The cholera began about noon on the 27th of Juno at two distinct and isolated places, Inaaa and Juzenji-go. Tho case at Inasa was fairly rapid and proved fatal, likewise the two which occurred at Juzon.ii-go. From the 37th of Juno until the 3d of July the attack appeared nearly stationary in amount and confined to Nagasaki and the immediate neighborhood. Up to August 6, however, there were l,f.34 cases in Nagasaki and 8(59 deaths, and tho disease was still spreading. From tho country 2.893 cases were reported and 1,530 deaths. These figures do not include the scores of cases ' in villages which have no communication with Yokohama nor those in the ports of tho mainland, so there have probably been in tho neighborhood of (5,000 cases. The disease is remarkable for the swiftness with which its victims are carried off, and in many instances but a few hours elapse between the breaking out of the placruo and deatb. The Japanese authorities have sent a competent medical man from Tokio to examine into the cause and report to them thereon. It has been alleged that it is due to tho importation of rice from Saigon, yet all or nearly all tho .cargoes of Saigon rice have gono up to the more northern ports. The scarcity of food is ttdvm >• tta«M» Over the g«Ate<t-Bad Blood Matte by Mr. Can- lote Thelf ow !• Struck Darin* Want Hotter Water. A petition tocom»el tho water works company of Burlington to specifically perform its contract with the city and furnish the inhabitants with good filtered water has been filed with the district court at that place. It is alleged that the water heretofore supplied by the company was pumped directly from the river and was unfit for drinking or laundry purposes. A Fukir Done Up. Oace in awhile the patent right fakir gets the worst of it One of the schemers tried a few days ago to work a man named Leeds, of Cherokee County, for a $300 note and put up a bait of $20 to bind the bargain. Leeds, who had probably been there before, kept the $30 and refused to sign the note. Tho Census Ilurenit Issues a H'lUntln Giving Some Interesting Figures. WASHINGTON, Aug. ".0.—The Census JUiroau has issued a bulletin on tho financial condition of counties. Tho work has boon done under the direction of Mr. T. Campbell Copoland. The inquiries have boon made since June, 1889. The gross county debt in 1SSO \yas $125,031,455; in 1890, $145,<!93,8-40. There were in 1890, 3,738 counties, an increase in ton years of 393. The resources of the counties in 1800 amounted to $30,108,955. The Western States, including Ohio, had a total county debt in 1.S80 of •#59,339,457; in 1890, 877,670,9-J9, with an increase of 108 counties. Fivo of the States—Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Nevada and California—show a decrease, Illinois loading with §3,1535,755. Kansas shows an increase of 80,801,850. The county resources of tho Western States amount to JJ30,194,«25. Indiana is first in tho list with §3,843,933, while Illinois is credited with $1..12(J,009. Throughout Indiana, more particularly in tho northern counties, the gross debt is very considerable. Illinois has a largo group of counties in the northern section, and another group, consisting of Woodford, McLean, Livingston, Iroquois, Vormiliion and Edgar counties, without debt of tiny kind. found Ue id on a Train. Thomas Little, agod 23 years, was found dead on a Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul passenger train at Nero Junction recently. He got on the train at Everly. where ho has two brothers living. His parents live at Quincy, 111. Heart trouble is supposed to have been tho cause of death. N«uv» in liner. Francis Cholvin, one of the oldest settlers in Dubuque County, died suddenly of heart disease the other night. He was born in France in 1814 and has resided in this vicinity since 1838. He was quite wealthy. Alra. liobert T. T.i«"-' in . w» f o of Minister Lincoln, and two daughters, have been visiting Mrs, Lincoln's parents, Hon. and Mrs. James Harlan, in Mt. Pleasant. Keokuk will pave several streets with brick. A switch engine amputated three of Elmer Noble's toes in the Wabash yards at Ottumwa. Creston'a Blue Grass palace was formally opened by Governor Boies tho other day. The building this year as compared with that of 1889 is double the size and will accommodate twice the number of people. The corner-stone of St. Ambrose cathedral was laid at Des Moines recently. It ia the most magnificent Koman Catholic structure in the State. It is reported that Bishop Hennessy, >)t Dubuque, will be soon created archbishop of St. Louis. The Keokuk union stock yards commenced business recently. This is the only yard between Peoria and Kansas City. B. M. Hovine. lately of the Peoria (111.) stock yards, ia general man uger. Th« Iowa Prisoners of War association baa secured a large tent, which will bo put on the fair grounds durin? Che State fair, for the purpose of a monster reuuion, which will bring together the largoat aumbei of ex prisoners ever gathered together in 'owa. RIDDLED Killing WITH BULLETS. of General ItiuTumlln, the Gimte' uvilun Knvolutlonist. SAN JOSE I>B GUATEMALA, Aug. ;!0.— Every thing was prepared Friday morning to capture -the revolutionist, General Martin Uarrundia, who was on board a passing American steamer. The Port Captain, with several companions, boarded the steamer and demanded the Biirrenderof Barrundia fromCapt. Pitts, who answered that he would deliver up the revolutionists, and invited them to Barrundia's cabin. The assistant chief of police. Captain Calderon, and three officers were among those who went with the Captain to the cabin. When there Major Toriello made known to Iturrundia «...*. Hie oiiDfeiin of tho vessel had decided to deliver hj m up . Uarrundio. thereupon opened fire with his revolver upon the party, who answorotl his lire. Barrundia fell, riddled with bullets. His body was taken to tho Port Captain's office. Carried Window Glass lit Her Syittnin. ST. Louis, Aug. 80.—Miss Saundera, 31 years of age, resides in Cincinnati. When she was a girl of 7 she swallowed a piece of window glass about halt' an inch long. ' It occasioned her no annoy once until a week ago, when her right foot gave her considerable pain at the instep. A physician was called aud at once decided that there was a foreign body of some sort in one of the large veins. Making an incision, he picked out the identical piece of glass «wal lowed when Miss Saunders was a THE diameter of the dome containing tho great Lick telescope in California is uevcnty-ftvo feet. 11 is made of steel plates, and weighs 180 tons; yet by tbe turning of a little wheel, the dome is noiselessly moved so that its window opens to any part of the sky that is do- sired. The telescope is fifty-six and a half feet long, and weighs twenty four tons, and is so poised that it can be moved to point in »PJ direction by the turning of a wheel or by placing one' hand oil too lower end of the telescopes Tho entire floor of tue observatory can be lowered or lilted by hydraulic a distance of seventeen feet. . , Aug. 2&-^-When the Houit adjourned Tuesday night it was evident that the opponents of the Con- i gor lard bill would resort to every means to delay a vote; In Bnoift, 'they 1 were determined to create one of the old'fftsbibnod deadlocks, though of course they had to resort to somewhat newer filibustering tactics. The novel scheme by which twenty of the members, after responding to their names on the call of the House, immediately left the chamber deliberately for tho sole purpose ot breaking a quorum was the most flagrant expedient. There was no parliamentary device to prevent it. During Tuesday's session Mr. Cannon (111.) offered a resolution directed against members who used this method of breaking a quorum, and naming n, Hat of forty-five as being guilty of such procedure. Tho resolution caused a lively personal debate, which was resumed when Thursday's session begun. There wore but eighty-five members present when tho House was called to order Thursday. Tho opponents of the lard bill, led by Mr. Mason (111), at once began filibustering. The reading of tho journal, which tho filibusters insisted upon to the letter, was not concluded until 3 p. m. Then came the question ot approval and the yeas and nays were demanded. This led to a debate of twenty minutes on each side. Mr. McAdoo (N. J.) made a speech on tho events of Tuesday, in which he handled Mr. Cannon (111.) without gloves. Mr. Cannon replied, and in his speech made use of what was claimed to be an offensive remark. Mr. McAdoo shouted out that ho wanted tho words to go upon the record as a specimen of Mr. Cannon's vulgarity. Mr. * Caruth (Ky.) suggested the propriety of clearing the galleries of ladies. Again Mr. McAdoo shouted out to Mr. Cannon: "If you can afford to let that I ^° ° n tho recorA a9 a specimen of your stable-jockey wit I can afford to have it also behoved to be a cause of the out- thom I can not indulge in blackguard- break. The poverty-stricken natives , lsm wifch y° u - You ought to argue with arc compelled to buy at cheapest a 8taWe Jockey. That is your size." prices, and they often get fish do-1 Finally Mr. Enloe (Tenn.) was recog- caying in its own juice, the worst form nize(l on a P oint ot order and demanded that the words be taken down. of putrefaction, and vegetables half rotten. They buy enough of this cheap food to last them some two or three days, and to save the expense of charcoal, as well as to preserve tho stuff, they cook the whole lot at once. The rice famine and the cholera epidemic have left Japan in a deplorable condition, and there is little prospect of immediate relief. DOUBLE EXECUTION. Otto Leutli and J.Min Smith Hangeri in tlie Ohio Penitentiary—Their Crimes. COL.UMIUJS, O.. Aug. 29.—-Otto Leuth, tho boy murderer of Cleveland, and John, alias "Brocky" Smith, paid the penalty of their crimes here Thursday night. Elmer Sharkey, the Preble County matricide, and Isaac Smith, the Pike County murderer, were reprieved. Louth and Smith bore themselves with great courage during the entire evening and wore nervy and game up to the time the scaffold was sprung. Tlie death warrants were read to tho men at 11 p. m., when their spiritual advisors took leave of tho doo-ned men. Leuth left a statement giving a history of his case, admitting the crime and denying that the object was lust. He also left a will disposing of his small effects. Leuth was hanged first. He had only to say that he forgave all enemies and urged tho officials to be quick with tho work. He died in seventeen minutes without a struggle. The trap was sprung at 13:05 a. m. The body was removed and in less than twenty-five minutes Smith was on the trap. Ho admitted his crime, expressed his regrets at tho same, forgave all and, returned thanka to the warden and family. It was 12:40 when ho dropped. ( [The crime for which I^cuth was executed ' .was tho murder of Maggie Thompson, the 8- j year-old daughter of Jacob Thompson, of Cleveland, May li, 1889. Hu enticed her into his home, uttHiniitcd to assault her, met I with resistance, and crushed 'her skull by ) Koveral blows with u hatchet. After some days I he hid the body benenth the floor, where it was ! llnally discovered. He wns arrested, confessed the crime, und was convicted December 28. Tho case was curried through all the courts und to the Roard of Pardons aud Governor, but neither would interfere with the original sentence. Leuth was about 17 and was born in Berlin. The night of December 9, 1889, "Hrocky" Smith killed Mrs. Bridget Byron, an aged widow, at Cincinnati. He utabhed her lu the fauo and m:i-k unU she died a few minutos afterward. Mrs. IJyron had accumulated spme money and bonds, which. WUH known to Smith, and which was the motive for the crlino. He wus speedily convicted ami sentenced, and liis case ran the usual course without any interference. Smith attributes his crime to drink and being crazy. He says in u last statement that ho undoubtedly committed the crime, but remembeiy nothing about It.] Blown to Atoms by Nttro-Glyceriue. FINHLAY, O., Aug. 29. — Thursday averting a tremendous explosion in the oil fields north ot this city was found found to have been caused by the blowing up of a nitro-glycerine wagon driven by G. M. Struble, an employe of tho High Explosive .Company. Nothing was left of the man, horses and wugon but fragments. An immense bole in the ground marked the scone of the catastrophe. Only part of Struble'a body has been found. It is not known what oiiuaod the explosion. Kentucky Outlaws lu Jail. LOUISVH.LK, Ky., Aug. 29.--A letter from Captain Uaither, in command of the State troops detailed to protect Judge Lilly's court at Hazard, Perry County, says that the Frenches and young Joe JEversole, leaders of the factions in toe French- Kvoi'sole feud, with their followers to the number of twenty-six, are ia jail at Hazard. Only lour who were ever engaged in the quarrel are mow at large. The leaders, French and Evm'hole, while i» c^ni|i|,emeat, have Agreed to comprowi*? 4tePif 4il* Mr. Cannon—Ob, if it annoys the gentleman 1 will withdraw it. After a brief discussion the Speaker overruled the point of order on the ground thhtMr. Enloe's proper course would have been to call the gentleman to order and not to raise a point of order. Mr. Enloe appealed from the decision and the clerk proceeded to call the roll on sustaining the decision of the Speaker. But a storm was brewing. Its mutterings wore heard when . Mr. Mason, coming down the aisle near which Mr. Cannon was sitting, in a tpne audible only to those who were in the immediate vicinity, began to denounce that gentleman in no measured words. He declared that if Mr. Cannon's family were in the gallery he would not have uttered the words he did. His (Mr. Mason's) family was in tho gallery and he would not sit tamely by and hear them insulted. Some gentlemen in the vicinity say that the lie passed, but before any thing more serious occurred the storm broke out in another quarter. Mr. Wilson (Washington), taking occasion to defend Mr. Cannon's action, aroused the ire of Mr. Beck with (N. J.) Hot words were exchanged, tho lie passed and a blow was given. Friends seized both men and finally quieted them. Mr. Enloe suggested that the House should adopt the London prize-ring rulea. It was many minutes before order was restored, and it required a vigorous wielding of the Speaker's gavel before the clerk could go on with the roll-call. Tho decision of the chair was sustained—yeas, 103; nays, 78. Mr. Cannon arose and in an apologetic \vay said that he hud intended to say nothing that could be even misconstrued into indecent language. The journal was then approved—yeas, 109; nays, 58. Mr. McAdoo (N. J.) rose to a question of privilege. He said he hnd hoped that the gentleman from Illinois by a frank and manly statement would have purged himself of the suspicion of having injected vulgarity into the debate. But he had not done so. A, gentleman was justified under no circumstances in ever descending to vulgar, indecent and blackguard remarks, or remarks that could be construed as suoh. When a man did that he had, by the simple law of gravity, but sought bis own level. He could have no controversy with such a man. Mr. Cannon saidhe could add nothing to what he had said. He had disclaimed the intention of saying any thing that would wound the feelings or propriety of the most delieute. He had stated what he had to state in good faith. He could state nothing further. He was willing that the matter should rest there. "Evil be to him that evil thinks." Mr. Brosius (Pa.) offered a resolution for the arrest of absentees, directing the sergeant-at-arms to telegraph for absent members, and revoking all leaves of absence exc&pt those granted on account of illness. Agreed .to, and the Bouse adjourned. LEAPED TO" HIS DEATH. Au Old Alan, for Some Unfcnuwn Itemou, Jump* from u Train HuU I* K.U1«0, PaiLADKLi'iiiA, Aug. 38.—A well- dressed old man leaped from a moving express train near this city. His little daughter leaped after him. The old Wan was killed and the child seriously injured From papers found o« the old man's body it appeared bis name was Stephen Beck and th%t he lived ia fit, O»ie County, 111,, and was earoute to Hw»bjjrg, OeriB»uj, Ho was well supplied, wiplh m,pnej> Jjfp reason is 14 the firteni «»f Aukt 1100,000 by #n**dny ( ; ( M6rn1n tt '*-f If* catpiaol Alifr ai-Sftho total loss, ftboveithstl«anc§i db Mc.Vlok^ Theater fcy the fir&eafly on Tuesday morning is in the ritiffhborhoocl 61^100,000. The entire building was insured for $80,600, of which $40,000 was on the theater and 840,500 on the office portion ot tho building. It wilt bo rebuilt at 6hee, and with all possible speed. Besides the loss to Mr. MoVlckciv Al Bayman, tho mannger of the "Shohahdoah" company, will lose about $lf>,000 on scenery, costumes and general effects, on which he has not a cent of Insurance. All tho costumes of the company which wore left in the dressing-rooms wore entirely spoiled by smoke and water. Tho managers of the company put a large force at work Tuesday on new scenery ' and costumes, and were enabled to givo a performance last night at tho Auditorium, which theater has boon engaged for tho remainder of tho "Shonandoah" season. There is a strong belief that the fire was of incendiary origin, and Manager Sharpe says ho bas svspiclons as to the origination of the blaze, but will not speak in the absence of Mr, McVickor, who is at Saratoga Springs. The entire auditorium aud stage of the. theater are a mass of ruins. The front part of the building, containing stores and offices, is but little damaged. [MoVicker's was the pioneer first-class theater in Chicago. Along in 185'?, when tho town was commencing to be fairly well settled, leading actors and actresses complained of the almost total lack of accommodation tHat was afforded them in Chicago. So J. II. MoVlcker, then a promising actor, and Ucorse Wood started in to iill this "loajj-felt want." They put up what was for those days a wonderful structure, and citizens would long afterward tell strangers in awe-stricken tones that "McVicker's play-house cost $100,000." It was a source of wonder then that any one should risk so much money In such an uncertain thing as tho amusement market. The opening performance, which came off on Thursday, November 8, 1857, was a grand affair, and tho theater was crowded to its full capacity of 1,800. Mr. Me- Vickor had engaged a stock company. The opening performance was "The Honeymoon," with "A Rough Diamond," as an afterpiece. From the opening night, McVloker's took its place in tho front rank. All of tho famous stars of twenty or thirty years ago played at this house, and the latter day actors have fol- owed in their fathers' footsteps Among tho old-time favorites who hove delighted thotisnnds at the old theater are: Miss Charlotte Gushman, Charles .Matthews, Eliza Logan, James E. Murdoch, Miss J. M. Davenport, Edwin Booth the elder, Mr. A. J. Neallo, Mr. James Proctor, Mr. and Mrs. John Drew, Bpnry Placide, Mr. and Mrs. Florence, John Wilkes Booth and the elder Booth. In the big fire of 1871 McVicker's Theater •••us completely wiped > out, but it was rebuilt .>rul opened for business again August 60, 1W3, when "Right Makes Eight" •was produced. Since then it has been constantly improved and refurnished. Five years ago the house was thor- oughly'remodeled at a cost ot not less than $150,003. The present structure is easily worth $400,000 or 5W)0,003. Among the actors who have appeared at McVicker's in the lator days are: Joseph Jefferson, Janausohek, Salvini, Edwin Booth, Patti, Mary Anderson, Neilson, Lucca, E. L. Davenport, J. H. Wallack, Jr., Irving, Florence, Lotta and Charles Wyndhatn.] THE STRIKE. Chief Powdorly, ut a Mass-Meeting in Now York, Declares That the Outcome at Terre Haute was Exuctly a* Anticl- pitod. NEW Yo»K, Aug. a?.—The Knights ot Labor mass-meeting in Union square Tuesday night was attended by perhaps 4,000 persons. The main body of tho gathering was addressed by Maddeus 15. \Vakeman and Margarot Moore. A letter of regret was read from Samuel Gompers, president of the Federation of Labor. He sympathized with'tho men and denounced the attempts of the railroad company to crush their organization. Ho also referred to the "Pinkerton assassins" und condemned the general policy of "the Webbs and the Corbins." Mr. Powderly was then called upon to speak. Ho was mot with cheers. He spoke as follows: "You may feel disheartened because the Torre Haute convention did not declare a general strike. Your executive board did not expect that it would. All we expected was ta have their support, and they are with u», horse, foot and artillery. [Cheers.] They believe—they know—we are right and they have stated their opinion boldly. They say that our battle must go on, and go on it will." The speaker next dealt with Chief Arthur of the engineers. Ho said Arthur recently sat on a platform with railroad officials at New Haven and they put their arms around his neck. "The strike which we inaugurated," he said, "is not only tho strike of the people of the State of New York, but of the people of America." The meeting then listened to a fiery preamble followed by resolutions which denounced the New York Central officers as arbitrary and tyrannical. The people are advised to take political action to the end of Government management of the railroads, and the hiring oi Pinkerton armed men is to be made a Estate prison offense by statue. The decision of the supreme council of the United Order of Railway Em- ployes not to aid the Knights of Labor in their strike on the |5qw York Central has been variously received in thia city. It is generally regarded as meaning one of two things, either that the company will be able to end the trouble at once or that the Knights will in one way or another so manipulate things that the federation will be drawn into it, and such a result achieved that the united orders can hot longer plead » want of direct interest in the struggle. The management of the Central announces that they are now prepared to handle business of any kind promptly and efficiently from or to any point o» their system. A BIG REWARD. the Ar« Tea Thousand Dollars Offor«i| re*t of the Murderer of J, J. HANNIBAL, Mo., Aag. s>T.-«Tlw son of Mr. J. J, Still Well, who was in this city Sunday morning, SO, 1888, offers » reward o,f «19,OM> for the arrest of the assassin. Mr. Still well wa§ brainqd with, au a*Q while, stepping in » room yk'itb his wife and cUil^B. Mr * 8till well claims to b*ve seen the murderer when be e»ter«4 t&e mw, but, fearing (or thj8 **ffl*F 9* 'ftt

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