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Algona, Iowa
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THE REPUBLICAN. STAKlt <fe ALGONA. , t*ni>ll«h«r«. j IOWA Epitome of the Week. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. CONGRESSIONAL. ON the 8th the bill to set npixrt a certain tract Of land on whlclt the btg trees stnnrt in California as a public park was passed In thu Senate. The conference report on the river and harbor appropriation bill was taken up and agreed to without* discussion. The tariff bill •was further discussed. At the evening session tho reciprocity proposition was discussed.... In the House no business of importance was transacted, no quorum being present. THK tariff bill was ordered engrossed and two important amendments were adopted in the Senate on the 9th—one providing for partial reciprocity, and the other providing for a tariff oommlssion, with headquarters in Washington, to collect data us to the effect of tariff laws on uommerolal and industrial conditions.... In the House the Virginia election case of Langston vs. Venablfl was called but it could not be acted on for want of a quorum. BiUs were Intro tfuced to create a woman's International labor congress to be hold nt Chicago in 1893; to increase the pensions of persons who have lost an arm or leg in the service at -$30 .per month; Tor the distribution of the earnings of the Vlr- ginius indemnity fund among those entitled to participate in it. Isr th« 'Senate, after 'disposing of routine tousiuos8,«nfhe 10th the tariff bill was taken wp for'discussion »nd a strictly party •vote—48 to 29 In the House'the entire day •was spent in fllibusterlng-ogdinst the consideration of tbe Langston-^Vienable election contest. Representative Dunnell, of Minnesota, introduced a reapportlonment bill. It provides tor a House of 355 members on a basis of one ^Representative 'for lf-0,000 population. A BirJtwas reported:in the Senate on the llth for the sale'Of certain lands for school purposes in the town -of Pelican. Wls. The resolution •calling'on Ihe'Secretary of the Interior for in- lormation as to lands of the Northern Paclfle ^Railroad 'Company and of other companies nvhrose Toads .were mot completed within the period flxed'by the 'granting act was taken up, •discussed and agreed to. The conference report on -the railroad land forfeiture bill was then taken-up and discussed, but no action was taken — In the.'House no business was transacted, mo<Quorum' being present. ^DOMESTIC. •A >MEMOHIAIL meeting in memory of John Boyle 'O'Reilly was held at'the Metropolitan* Opera-House in New York «on the evening of the 8th, many prominent .personages being in attendance. 'T-wo.-STKiKERS at Albany, N. Y., were arrested >on the 8th, charged with •wrecking the Montreal express on the New York Central railroad recently, in which several persons were injured. 'The .men :-are prominent Knights of iLabor. 'TmtKE' con corns in New York run b,y HKarelson Bros, were closed by the sheriff on the Sth. Liabilities, §100,000. THE (Pennsylvania railroad offices at Altoona, Pa., were destroyed by fire started by a flash of lightnin"-on the •J8th. A'DESTRUCTIVE forest fire was said to he raging near Grass Valley, CaL, on the 8th and large tracts of valuable timber were being destroyed. Two NOKTH SHORE limited trains collided near Lockport, N. Y., on the Sth, and W. A. Findler, of New York, was killed, and Engineer Edson Bradley and Fireman William Houston were seriously injured. HUME CLAY, of Paris, Ky., .who recently forg-ed notes to about $100,000 and then decamped, was captured at Louisville on the 8th., SYI/VESTEII MILES, a prominent farmer of Holland township, O., was gored to death by a mad bull on the Sth. AT Fort Worth, Tex., Edward Kennedy shot and killed Fan-is Mosley on the Sth, and a brother of the murdered man then fatally wounded Kennedy. IN San Francisco the fortieth anniversary, of the admission of California to the Union was celebrated by a great .parade on.the 9th. THE stone masons of a number of •States met,in convention at Baltimore • on.the 9th. their purpose being to organize a union of their own and leave the Bricklayers' and Masons' Union. NEAR Auburn, CaL, a masked high- •.wayman .robbed the Georgetown stage •oirtbe'.Oth, securing a Wells-Fargo ex- •, \which contained a large sum i«f money. ASVOUNO 'lady ifrotn Youngstown, O., •who had been engaged as instructor in •a New Britain (Conn.) school, was refused the situation on her arrival there •on'the'Qth, ithe principal saying she was •"too homely." FutE destroyed the Michigan Shingle Company's mill at Muskegon, Mich., on the ttth (causing, a loss of $95,000. AT a meeting.of the directors of tho World's 'Columbian .Exposition at Chicago om the :Hth the Lake Front and Jaek&oa Park were chosen as the site for holding tho fair. TIIEC. L. C, .elevator :at 'Ogdensburg, N. Y., was destroyed by fire,on the 9th, causing a loss of JSOO.OOO. WILLIAM BLOOM .& 'Do., Boston wool dealers, failed om the 9th for 890,000. THE American Pharmaceutical Association in annual session at Fort Monroe, W. V., on tb«:9th elected Alfred B. Taylor, of Philadelphia, president. A CYCLONE which visited Clinton township, Ind.,on tfceflth wrecked fences and trees, destroyederops and blew down outhouses and barns. THE Alaska Comm&Keial Company's steamer Karluk arrived at San Francisco from Siberia on the 10th with 42 000 sealskins. The total catch for the season was estimated at«0,000 skins. THE original verdict of the coroner's jury in the inquest upon the bodies of Joseph and Hyram Smith, the Mormon leaders killed by a mob June 27, 1844, was found jn a heap of rubbish in the court-house at Carthage, III, on the 10 tii. GtOKDANi Succi, an Italian faster, arrived in New York on the 10th for the purpose of attempting to outdo Dr. Tanner's record and his own by fasting forty-jfiwo days. AiBJBiL HUGHES and his wife and child were drowned near Parkcrsburg, W. Va., oa the 10th by being thrown off a bridge into the river by a runaway team. HBNBV G. WILSON, a Kansas City livery-stable keeper, was indicted by the grand jury on the 10th for conspiring to kidnap the ehUdren of wealthy parents for ransom. THE d"oad body of Hugh Hoyle, ranchman neat the Cheyenne' reservation in Montana, who started out to hunt cattle a few days ago, was found near his ranch on the 10th. It was supposed he had been murdered by In dians. GRKAT damage was dono by floods in New York State on the 10th. The village of ,'Canastota was under water anc a stock was drowned in tho fair and railroads wore ineommodec water and wash-outs. ntcr-vState Temperance Union, on at Lincoln, Neb., on the 10th, James A. Troutman, of Kansas, nt. s reported on tho 10t,h that tho enks on tho Hluo Ridgo mount- North Carolina had been smok some weeks. As this occurred ore tho Charleston earthquake in the neighborhood were TIIOUNTO.V, a 12-year-old boy, with his parents ten miles east osoph, Mo., committed suicide Oth by taking strychnine, wore found on the llth for the Hilary posts at Newport, Ky. Antonio, Tex., the former to be 'ort Thomas in honor of George mas, and the latter Fort Houston jr of ex-Governor Houston, o: twenty-first annual convention Master Gals' Association and Locomotive opened at Boston 1th. Joseph Murphy was elect- dent. ez Perco Indians in Idaho were 1th said to be preparing for war. jxcltement prevailed among the n tho upper end of Long Valley, >r were preparing to defend them lemented daughter of Frederick at Itha groun by hig THE in sess electei prcsicl IT w seven ains ir ing foi just b( person alarm Jon: residit of St. on the NA:\ new r and S called H. Th in hoi Texas THE of the Painte on the ed pres THE on the Great white and th selves. THE Horn, At Hobokon, N. J., committed suicide by hanging on the llth, and when the father learned of it he fatally shot himself in the head. A COMMITTEE of the ex-employes of the New York Central railroad called on Mr. Depew, president of the company, on the llth, in the hope of settling the strike. Mr. Depew declined to discuss the strike with them, saying that it was practically over. Two IENGINEKHS, a flrenian and brakeman were killed and three others wounded by a collision of freight trains near Albany, N. Y., on the llth. FIRE at Park City, U. T., on the llth destroyed the business portion of the town, which is the principal mining camp in Utah. STEVE CKUMT and George Baiter (colored) wore taken from jail by a mob and lynched at Ainoy, Miss., <on the llth after toeing convicted of an assauli on two white women. THE'mangled bodies of three unknown men wei* ioutid beside the Illinois Central track mea-r East Dubuque <on the morning-.of the lltfeh. MANiDFAiCTonBEBS of yellow pine lum ber im *he South -met iti fit. Louis on the llth to 'establish a uniform grade and thiekmess <of (flooring .and ito 'discuss prices. THE 'Cemsiis 'Office at Washington on the Htoh announced tihe population ol Main* a-s 060,201, an increase in ten years of 11,325. THE first snow of 'the season in tho United States was reported from Fort Assinibohi, Mont..,-on the llth. THE gireat .council of .the Improved Order .of Hed Men dosed its annual-session ;at (Boston on ,the llth. Thomas J. Donnelly., of Philadelphia, was .chosen great incohoneo. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. iNcoaDPi^EXE returns from Maitne on the 8bh indicated .the election of the en tire Republican 'State ticket. All the KepuMican •Congressme'n were elected, and it was said that Speaker Reed was returned with an increased majority. HOK. ISAAC P. •CiinisTiiANCi':, ex-United States .-Senator and ex-Minister to Peru, died at .his home in Lansing, Mich-, on the -8th, aged 78 years. TirE following Congressmen were nominated on the 8tk: Wisconsin Fourth >distrie,t, John L. Mitchell (Dem.}. Tennessee, Fifth district, 1 C. Spritfason (Dem,). MINNESOTA Democrats in State convention at St Paul on the 9th nominated the following ticket: Governor. Thomas- Wilson; Lieutenant-Governor. E. G. Pahl; Secretary of State, A. T Lindholm; Auditor, Adolph Bierman Treasurer, Charles M. Foote; Attorney General, David T. Calhoun; Clerk Supreme Court, T. F. O'Hare. CONGRESSIONAL nominations on tho 9th were as follows: Pennsylvania, Sixth district, John B. Robinson (Rep.); Twenty-third, W. A. Stone (Rep.). Indiana, Fifth district, Major Dunbar (U. L.). Wisconsin, Sixth district, Charles B. Clark (Rep.). Iowa, Fourth district, Walter H. Butler (Dem.). Kansas, Third district, B. W. Perkins (Rep.). Michigan, Eighth district, A. T. Bliss (Rep.). Delaware, Henry P. Cannon (Rep..). New Hampshire. Third district, Frank K. Chase (Pro.); Second, Charles H. Thorndyke (Pro.). FJIANCIS Mur.i'HY, the temperance advocate, was married en the 9th to Mrs. Rebecca Fisher at Rock Island, 111. JOSIAH M. FLETCHEU was nominated for Governor of New Hampshire by the Prohibition convention at Concord on the 9th. THE Democrats and anti-Prohibitionists of Kansas united in nominatingex- Governor Robinson for Governor on the 9th. FUKTHEH advices of the Oth from the recent Maine election gave Burleigh (Rep.) for Governor 59.591 votes; Thompson (Dem.), 39,368; Clark (Pro.), 2,092; Republican plurality, 18,236. The same towns in 1888 gave 13,915 plurality. INDIANA Republicans in State convention at Indianapolis on the 10th nominated the following ticket: Secretary of State, Milton Trusler; Auditor, J. N. Walker; Treasurer, George W. Pixley; Supreme Court Judge, R. W. McBride; Supreme Court Clerk, WilJ- iam T. Noble; Attorney General, John W. Lovett; Statistician. John Worrell; Superintendent Instruction, Jameg H. Henry; Geologist, John M. Coulter. Dx. BLACK.MEH was nominated for Governor by the Prohibitionist* in State convention at Worcester, Mass., oa toe 10th, MICHIGAN Democrats in State ctfnvon- iton on the 10th nominated the following ticket: Governor, E. B. winans; Lleutenant-Governor, John Strong Treasurer, Frederick fcroastao 1 ; Attorney-General, A. A. Ellis; Supremo Court J.udge, John W. McQrath; Secretary of State, Daniel E. Soper; Land Commissioner, David ftaker; Superin tendent of Instruction, Ferris H. Fitch. Member Board of Education, David A. Hammond. CONOHESSIONAL nominations were made on tho loth as follows: Wisconsin, First district, Clinton Babbitt (Dem.). Arkansas, First district, lj. P. Fcath- eraton (Hop.). Michigan, Fourth district, J. C. Burrows (Rep.) renomlnatod. Indiana, Fourteenth district, David H. Patton (Uom.); Tenth district, Rev. R. D. Clarke (i j ro.). Iowa, Sixth district, John F. Lacey (Rep.). Mississippi, Fifth district, J. R. S. Pitts (Rop.). Ohio, Eighth district, D. S. Hare (Dem.). Alabama, Fifth district, James E. Cobb (Dnm.). Georgia, Seventh district, R. \V. Hverett (Dem.); Ninth district, Zion A. Darnell (Rep.). Kansas, First district, Case Broderick (Rep.). Missouri, Second district, James Pettijohn (Rep.). THE following Congressional nominations were made on the llth: Wisconsin, First district, O. B. Thomas (Rop.) renomitinted. Tennessee, Third district, H. Clay Evans (Tlep.) renom- inated. Ohio, First district, Otway J. Cosgrovo (Dem.). Illinois, Ninth district, Robert Steivan (Pro.). Montana, First district, Thomas H. Carter (Rep.] renominatod. , Ohio, Second district, OH fee Brown (Dem.). Minnesota, Second district, O. M. Hall (Dem.); Third district, Morton S. Wilkinson (Dem.). Maryland, First district, Henry Page (Dem.). B. R. TII.LMAX was nominated for Governor by the Democrats in State convention at Columbia, S. C., on tho llth. THE Washington Legislature adjourned nine die on the llth, having passed a reapportionment bill. TlIEODOItK M. SCHLEIEIt, of Ton nesseo, was nominated by the President on the llth to be Consul of the United States at Amsterdam. FOREIGN. IT was said, on the Sth that a fatally destructive hurricane had swept over the north of Italy, killing many persons and destroying much property. DISASTKOUS floods were said to be raging in Austria on the Sth, and twenty persons were drowned and much property destroyed by the breaking of a dyke. SERIOUS labor riots occurred at Southampton, Eng., on tho 10th, and many persons were seriously injured by tho charge of soldiers and police, who were called out to disperse the mob. TWENTY-FOUR, now cases of cholera and seven deaths from the disease were reported at Valencia, Spain, on the, 10th. CAI-TAIN PITTS, of the American steamship Acapulco, made a satisfactory explanation on the llth in reference to the recent shooting of General Barrundia at Guatemala. The killing was done in self-defense. ADVICES of the llth say that a revolution had broken out in the canton of Tieino, Switzerland, owing to a difference of opinion regarding the revision of the constitution. Three members of the Cantonal Government had been imprisoned, one had been killed and the others had fled. ADVICES of the llth from Vienna, Austra, were to the effect that the influenza had again reappeared, and was causing much suffering and death. It had tho same manifestations as before, but instead of being attended with throat and chest troubles now appeared as intestinal complaints. CATER NEWS. IN the United States Senato on the 12th a petition from citizens of Missouri was presented asking for the passage of the Federal election bill, and many petitions were presented against the pas sage of the compound-lard bill. The calendar was then taken up and a number of bills of no great importance were passed. The land fojfeiture bill was further discussed. In the House the tariff bill with amendments, was re ceived and referred to the committee on ways and moans, A bill was introduced to regulate the division of the States of the Union into Congressional districts. BY an explosion in a coal mine at Leoderburg, Germany, on tho l;.'th twenty persons wore entombed, and it was feared that ail perished. THE United States man-of-war Baltimore arrived at Stockholm, Sweden, on the 12th with thft body of Inventor Ericsson on board. The vessel made the best time of any man-of-war that ever crossed tho Atlantic. GENERAL CAKLOS E/.ETA was elected President of Salvador on the 12th. SEUIOUS damage by floods were reported from Pennsylvania, Ohio and several Southern States on the 12th, caused by the recent heavy rains. THE following Congressional nominations were made on the 13th: Missouri, Seventh district, W. D. Barnett (Rep.). Wisconsin, Seventh district, Frank Coburn (Dem.). Kentucky, Third district, Lewis Jones (Rep.). IT was reported on the 12th that the stage between Blitzen and Diamond, Ore., had been robbed by a highwayman, who secured all registered letters and destroyed the others in the mail pouches. TUEKK were thirty-one new cases of iholera and twenty deaths from the disease at Valencia, Spain, on the 12th. NKVAIIA Republicans in State conven- lion at Reno on the 12th nominated Theodore Winters for Governor. THE World's Vegetation congress convened in annual session iu London, Kng., on the 12th. Representatives were present from the United States, ie continent and India. JO.SEI-JI BELL died at Cincinnati on the lath, aged 77 years. He was distinguished as a builder of machinery and is the first to take a steamboat across -he Gulf of Mexico. ELECTION returns from Wyoming on he isth announced that the Itepub- icans had carried the State by from J.OOO to 2,500 majority. The State icket, a majority in both houses of tb.e legislature and the Conifressional oao- idates were elected. FLOODS CAUSE HAVOCS. Rivera Out of f lielf tiahkl ntiii Mte Low* land* t!iul*r Water-One Hundred fitttt* 11108 Driven from Thnlv Holno* at Pit.-I,o»»ns lit Ohio niiil Tends. Pa., Sept. 13. i. Tn& fivers hero are i-ialng steadily, and, though not near the clangor point as yet, advices from all along tho Allegheny and Monongaliela rivers promise much higher water before Sunday, At the headwaters of tho Allegheny the rain has boon especially henVy and has boon falling without intermission since Monday. Tho county fairs are suffering greatly, they being located on tho lowlands, as a rule, and damaged exhibits and ruined race-tracks are reported from all sections, causing all tho fairs to close at a loss. All of the lower streets in Canton, O., nro flooded and great damage is boing dono by flooded collars, while tho small farmers are also sufTorers. At Newcastle, Pa., tho Neshannock river is higher than it has boon for years and now completely covers the lower portion of that city, and a hun dred houses are covered on tho first floor from one to six feet of water, and the families have been obliged to move to higher ground. At Bradford, Pa., rain has been falling steadily all the week, and, although no serious damage has been done, both branches of the Tuna river are over, flowing many of the lower streets. No mail or freight has arrived from the East over tho Erie since Tuesday. DAMAGE IN WEST VIRGINIA. HINTON, W. Va., Sept. 13.—The worst flood the Gauley river has known for years is now running out. The river rose four feet in one hour Thursday, and by noon Friday the total rise was eight feet. The water came.with'awful pidity. Itis believed there was a cloudburst further up the river. Reports of damage arrive hourly. On Kanawha river between here and Charleston twenty-five loaded coal-barges were wrecked, losing 250,000 bushels of coal. Lock No. 9 is ruined and will delay navigation for weeks. For twenty miles up the Gauley river every thing is gone. Tens of thousands of logs are lost Tho total loss is close to $150.000. In the vicinity of Parkersburg, W. Va., the heavy rains of tho last forty- eight hours have deluged every thing and streams are higher than ever known. Large losses are reported from every direction. UA1XS IN OHIO. CINCINNATI, Sept. 13. — Dispatches from Northern Ohio show heavy rains. At Bucyrus four inches of rain-fall was reported. The Sandusky river was so high as to cut off communication with North Bucyrus. At Akron the rain-fall was disastrous. Great damage was done throughout the countrj', and in the city unusual destruction was wrought. North Howard street, one of tho principal business streets, was fearfully washed in some places. A portion of the street railway was left with ties in the air, hanging by the rails, the main sewer exposed and water-pipes torn out. Railway travel is almost suspended. FLOOD IN TEXAS. ST. Louis, Sept. 13 —Dispatches from Texas say that the Rio Grande river is on a rampage. At Eagle Pass it is higher than it has been for ten years. All the lower part of the city, which is densely populated by Mexicans, is six feet under water, and much property was swept away, but no lives lost. About 100 feet of the iron trestle approach to the new bridge crossing the river was carried away with the offices of tho customs and quarantine guards and several others to the railroad bridge a mile below, where the people who wore in the trestle at tho time were rescued from the wreck. The river is still rising, and tho entire trestle, which is 1,100 foot long, is in danger of being swept away. All communication with Piodras Negras, on the Mexican side of the river, is broken, and the track of the Mexican International railway is washed out and travel is suspended. The San Fer- nono river, seven miles west of Piedras Negras, is also at flood height and has washed all the houses and improvements away. EZETA ELECTED PRESIDENT. Great KnUiunhiHin Throughout Salvador Over the Evmit. SAN SALVADOR, Sept. 13.—General Carlos Ezeta is President of Salvador. In tho Assembly or Congress which convened Friday tho Provisional Government under the Presidency of Ezeta since Juno :w was carefully scrutinized and accepted without a dissenting voto. Tho election of a President was the next order of business, and on the first ballot General Carlos Ezeta received SO votes out of «7, and immediately the Speaker of the Assembly announced his election. The President was called to tho Speaker's stand where the oath of ofllco was immediately administered. Following this EzeU made a most patriotic speech. He referred to the events of tho last few months, leading up to the war, and promised SalvadoVana that no foreign intervention in domestic affairs would be tolerated. An Aged Woman Murdarod. TirusviLLE, Pa., Sept. 13. — Mrs. Breslingham, aged about 60 years, was found murdered in her cottage in the west end, her head being smashed. She lived alone and was partially supported by the county. It is believed the murderers are the same parties who chloroformed Mrs. Batchelder at Centerville on Tuesday night arid robbed her of 81,700. Took a Horrible JUveuge. Loxuo.v, Sept. !o.—The recent burning of u brewery in Frankfort with serious loss of life was the work of a discharged laborer. After setting fire to the building he opened the vats, allowing 3,000 barrels of liquor to flood tuo place, and finally committed suicide. SaveU from u Waterlogged Wrlff. BOSTON, Sept. Hi.— The Norwegian steamer King Frode, which has arrived from Port Antonio, reports September 8, latitude 28.40, longitude 734% fell ia with tbo brig II Campi^Ha, .waterlogged and took off Captain A|Hroai» Bine men, bringing them here. NEW i OOLL6Q6. 01irtiiBO» I'fnponml in a Mill JSottr Before the Hotue. WAsitiNotort, Sept. la.— A definite move has been wade towards Congressional roapportlonment. (Jhaitman Dun* nell of the census commiltee has introduced a bill in the House based on the figures given him at the Census Office. Mr. Dnnnell proposes that the membership of the House of Representatives, basod on tho census of 1890, shall be 354, and to insure this number ho fixes the ratio of population at 180,000 to the district. On this apportionment the gain of Representatives would bo as follows: Alabama t California, Colorado, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin, one each; Arkansas, Illinois and Kansas, two each, and Minnesota and Nebraska, three each. Ohio would lose one member. The next Congress, which is to be choaon in November, won't be nffected, but tho Presidential election of 1803 will be decided on the now basis of the Electoral College. With a House of Representatives made up of 854 members the next Electoral College would wimber 443. Hero is the way it is figured: Alabama ............ 11 Nebraska.. Arkansas ........... H Nevada California ........... 0 North Dakota ' ...... t Colorado. ........... fi Now Hampshire Connecticut ......... 0 New Jersey ........ 10 Delaware ........... 3 New York ........... M Florida... ........... 4 North Carolina ..... 11 Georgia ............. 18 Ohio ..... ..... Illinois ........... .. 24 Oregon.... .. Indiana .............. 16 Pennsylvania ........ 38 Idaho ................ SRhode Island ....... 4 Iowa ................ 13 South Carolina ...... 8 Kansas .............. 11 South Dakota ...... 4 Kentucky ........... 13 Tennessee ........... IS Louisiana ............ 8 Texas ............. j^ Montana ........ •.... 3 Vermont .......... .'.. 4 Maine ............... 6 Virginia .............. ] ] Maryland ............. 8 West Virginia ....... 8 Massachusetts ...... 14 Washington. Michigan....:.. ..... 14 Wisconsin Minnesota.. ......... 10 Wyoming Mississippi..... ..... 9 Missouri ............. 17 Total Ouside of the unit of representation it proposes the Dunnell bill has an other feature of great interest. It is the substance of what is known as the McComas anti-gerrymandering bill. The principle of this measure is that the apportionment made by the State Legislature next following the census shall stand for ten years or until the subsequent census. KIDNAPING FOILED. A Coachman's Confession at Kansas City Itevouls a XMiilng Plot. KANSAS. Crwr, Mo., Sept. 13.— An audacious plan which contemplated the wholesale kidnaping of children for ransom was revealed Wednesday when the grand jury found a true bill against Henry C. Wilson, who keeps a feed and livery stable at 3037 East Eighteenth street. The plan was to kidnap the children of wealthy parents, conduct them to a secret place in a distant State, and keep them there until their ransoms should be paid. Wilson is said to have taken for an accomplice the coachman of Mrs. Dunlap. a wealthy widow living on McGee street Mrs. Dunlap's 3-year-old boy was to have been the first victim. Then the 4-year-old son of James H. Arnold, of 1019 East Fifteenth street, was to have been kidnaped. After these two hud been ransomed others wore to have been stolen. The plan was laid to kidnap tho Dunlap boy, when the coachman weakened and confessed his part in the contemplated crime to Mrs. Dunlap, who informed the police. SILENCED FOREVER. .Times AlcGough, a Well Digger, Burled Under Tons of Earth. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 12. — While James McGough was digging a well at 1330 Sansome street, part of the sides caved in, burying him to the waist and imprisoning him at the bottom. His fellow workmen at the top of the well at once proceeded to his assistance, but as the well was narrow and over eighteen feet in depth, the work of extricating him was necessarily slow. McGough held a light and directed his rescuers in their work, and although another workman named Charles Jones was overcome by the noxious gases arising from tho disturbed earth and was removed in an unconscious condition, McGough was unaffected by them, and continued to give his directions. While he A-as in the midst of a sentence, the whole side of tho well caved in on him, burying the unfortunate man under several tons of earth and bricks and silencing him for ever. THE FLAG TORN DOWN. A Canadlnii Objeutg to the Stars and Stripes at tile Toronto Exhibition. TonoNi-o, Ont, Sept. 13.—Colonel Gray, who is Brigadier Major of the Canadian militia, on Tuesday ordered to be taken down a handsome United States flag which was fluttering from one end of the grand stand at the industrial exhibition. The act was greeted with mingled cheers and hisses. Manager Hill, of the exhibition, ordered the flag put back, and Wednesday morning "Old Glory" was again in place. Major Gray angrily ordered the ."flag of an alien people" to be torn from the flagstaff. This Manager Hill refused to do, saying it was only a graceful compliment to the American people, who every year visit the exhibition in large numbers. The board of directors will pass upon the matter. Took * Horrible Revenge. LONDON, Sept. 13.—The recent burning of a brewery in Frankfort with sor- ious loss of life was the work of a discharged laborer. After setting fire to the building he opened the vats, allowing 8,000 barrels of liquor to flood the place, and finally committed suicide. Book Cure for Balfcerc. There was a very balky horse in Dover, N. H., which nobody could drive. A kind gentleman undertook to drive him through the White mountains. His owner laughed, and said: "You can not drive Mm. out of town, much less through the mountains." He said, quietly: "I think I will manage him." a»d he did, in this way: He filled the carriage box with books, and wkea tbe Horse balked he quietly flung the reiai on<the hook, took out a book and began to read, *ad waited pfttienWy until the saw ft to itaj-t. Thta ue did tbws times, and the b.w» A sire CHOSEN. Wbfld'* jFalf Will Me . Vfont And ftt JdChseH I'm It-Meet- Ing of the CotnmtuMonet-a In Cli!ci«o, CHICAGO, Sept. 10.— The World's Columbian Exposition will bfl held 0* Jackson Ports and the Lake Front. Tbi* la as emphatic ns thirty -fl ve director* could make it. That was tho total number present at the meeting Tuesday afternoon, and ther^membors made tho vote unanimous on the third ballot. The National commissioners, whe«t they meet September 15, will not be asked to change tho site, but to add to it Midway Plaisance and the improved portion of tho park, tho two boing: about 100 acres in extent. This gives Jackson Park alone more than enough land for the fair, so that if the Lake Front presents any obstacles it can bo put to ono sldo> and tho whole fair located on the southern end of the dual site. It is simply a question now as to whether the authorities, local and National, will act promptly on tho Lake Front matter. If they do not the Lake Front and its advocates will bo out in tho nold. Advocates of other sites made a strong fight and managed to get mat- tors somewhat mixed, but they accepted defeat gracefully and joined in the three cheers for the dual site that Mr. Kirkham proposed when tho matter was- settled. After the conflict, which lasted nearly four hours, there soetned to be- the best of feeling. The resolutions that were p\ssed were as follows: WHEREAS, Uncertainty seem? to exist. throughout tho community and alS'i outside ot Chicago In regard to tho site for »he World's Columbian Exposition; and WHEREAS, No official action has been taken . by this board upon tho matter ot alto incon- • Blstent with the proceedings of July 1 last ; therefore Jltsolved, That, having fully considered the recent reports of the committee on buildings- and grounds respecting the site heretofore selected and the other sites which have been offered, the board of directors finds no suHlclent reason for changing Its position evidenced by the resolution unanimously adopted upon said July 1 last, the terms of which were concurred In and accepted on' the following flay by the National commission; further Resolved, That the National commission be officially informed that this board desires to add to the site tendered and accepted July 1 about ninety acres of the north or Improved. portion of Jackson Park, and olso the area known as Midway Plaisance, adjoining said pork, containing about seventy acres. • The vote by which they were finally .. passed, included every director present^ as follows: Aldls, Alderton, Baker, Bryan, Chatmevsv Olowry, Crawford, Davis, Gage, Hlglnbotham,. Hutohlnson, Jeffery, Keith, Keys, Kirkman, Kohlsaat, Lawrence, Lefens, McCormick, McNally, Medill, Nathan, Nelson, Odell, Palmer; Peasley, Peck, Phelps, Schwab, Secbcrger, Strong, Wacker, Waller, Wheeler, Young. After the usual preliminary work had been done E. T. Jeffery, in the absence of Chairman Creffier, presented the report of the qo- ' Itteo on grounds and biiUdings. The early part of the report recited the work done by the committee, from the first choice of a. site down to the previous meeting of the board. The committee said that the consulting board of physicians had reported that they had. visited all the sites in company with engineers or persons specially qualified to furnish information as to elevations, character of soil or subsoil and surroundings, and such industries as might in any way influence public health, and from their examination they expressed the opinion that all of the proposed sites were unobjectionable. In reference to the preparations required to put the different sites in order for occupancy, the committee said that the- engineer bad estimated the cost of filling Jackson Park at 81,344,500. The West side people had offered about 1,000 acres. To improve 400 acres in the Garfield Park site the estimated, cost was 8880, 000. The north shore site, containing 408 acres, was next presented. The cost of preparation was estimated at $071,500. Mr. Hutchinson reported on the Lake Front. He said he had called to his assistance Directors Palmer, Strong, Waller and Architects Buraham & Root. Tho plan was to beautify the present Lake Front and fill in a strip east of the present tracks from Jackson street to Park row for buildings. About thirty to forty acres would bo put under roof. To do this it might cost 8400,000 to $500,000 more than to put them on grounds already prepared, but the attendance would be much greater and the receipts larger. The Illinois Central had agreed to pay for tho filling in if it won its suit. As for the Government's consent, he said, Messrs. Palmer and Strong had called on the Government engineer and he- had informed them that no formal request had boon made to the Secretary of War for permission to fill in th& lake front. He thought permission could be secured if properly asked for. At an adjourned session in the evening Directors Allison, Higinbotham and Kirkham were appointed a committee to go to Washington and ask the Secretary of War for his consent to use a portion of the harbor for the fair. The permanent organization committee of the National commission worked hard on its report. Eight of the twelve members of the committee were- present The report when ' finished will treat of the work of the subcommittee and the sources from whence* the 'information contained in the report was derived. The second part will treat of the duties of tbo officers and standing committees of the commission. The third part will contain the inter-views with Director-General Goshorn, of the Centennial Exposition, and others who appeared before the sub«committee. CENSUS OF ILLINOIS TOWNS. Cargo JuoreiMo of Populntlpn Sbowu by Kljfln, Aurora mid Kpckford. WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 —The census bureau announces tho population of the following cities and towns in Illinois, together with the inert ase in each during the last decade: Belvidere 3,863, increase 913; Sandwich 3,505, increase 163? Sycamore 9,987, decrease 41; Galena, «,4Q8. increase 45; Elgitt 17,«9, increase 8,648; Auroir» lV,ft8*j increase 7.70U 3.U18, , increase »74; D,lxoi» lacreaee 735; EocVfojd $*,$$>,

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