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THE REPUBLICAN> AtGftNA, IOWA Epitome of the Week. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. CONGRESSIONAL, .IJS were passed in the Senate on the loth to create an auditor of ratlwny accounts and for the relief of certain officers and enlisted men of the First Kansas Colored Volunteers. The railroad land-forfeiture bill was further discussed....In the Houso Mr. McKinley reported the tariff bill with Senate amendments, with the recommendation that the amendments toe non-concurred in. The measure was dls cussed, but no action was taken. Mr. Enloe (Tenn.) introduced a resolution denouncing the recent attack of Mr. Kennedy (0.) on the Senate in general and Senator Quay in particular. IN the Senate the conference report on the land-grant forfeiture bill, which will restore nearly 10,030,000 acres to the public domain, •was agreed to on the 10th. Bills were passed to repeal the timber-culture act, to grant the *ightof way through the public lands for irrigation purposes, and the Houso bill to prevent the sending of lottery advertisements, accounts of drawings and similar matter through the *nalls.... In the House bills were introduced for the erection of a United States mint at Omaha, Neb., and for the erection of a statue in the city of Washington to the memory of John Ericsson at a cost of $50,000. The Enloe resolution disclaiming sympathy with Congressman Kennedy's uttaek on the Senate and Senator Quay was referred to the judiciary committee. EIGHTY private pension bills wore passed in the Senate on the 17th and an amendment to the bankruptcy bill which provides for voluntary bankruptcy only was discussed, but no action was taken.... In the House the Langston- Venable contested election case from Virginia •was discussed, but no decision was reached. A joint resolution was introduced providing for the election of members to the next Congress <rom the same districts in Ohio in which the representatives of the Fifty-first Congress were elected. A HIM, was Introduced in the Senate on the 18th to retire the circulation of the National "banks, to issue legal-tender notes in lieu thereof and to reduce the interest-bearing debt. Bills were passed to revive the grade of Lleutenant- General in the army of the United States; allowing $12 a month to women who for six months rendered service in any regimental, camp or general hospital, and who are unable to earn their support. Resolutions relative to the death of the late Representative Laird, of Nebraska, were presented.... In the House lack «f a quorum prevented business. I DOMESTIC. ADVICES of the 15th say that the schooner Comrade, of Cleveland, -with a r.rew of eight men, had been lost in Lake Superior. ROBERT TUIIPIX and Clem Duskin, two business men of Newbern, Ala., fought a duel in the street on the 15th and both were killed. TUB loss of the American ship Chal- le-.iger and twelve of her crew, bound from West Hartlepool, Eng., to New York, was reported on the 15th. „ AT Topoka, Kan., the sixty-sixth annual session of the Sovereign Grand Lodge I. O. O. F. commenced on the 15th. AT Morris, 111., on the 15th James Maxwell, who murdered Charles Decker, was sentenced to be hanged October 17. THE Jewish New Year was celebrated in Chicago on the 15th. THE second meeting of the National commission of tbe World's Columbian Exposition commenced in Chicago on the 15th. The city council at a meeting in the evening passed the amended Lake Front ordinance asked for by the exposition directors. SOLOMON STANLEY, aged 23 years, and Captain Ralph Atwood, aged 02 years, were killed by lightning at Provincetown, Mass. THE chief of police of Cincinnati has issued orders to the police to arrest all ^children found smoking cigarettes and •will hold them until they tell who sold the contraband goods to them. MRS. HESLER REED (colored) was shot and killed at Kansas City by her husband, who afterward committed suicide. Each charged the other with infidelity. AT Salt Lake City the two boys of Mrs. J. W. Savage were burned to death in their mother's dwelling. AT Portland, Ore., Charles Whalley fatally shot his wife in a house of ill- repute and then killed himself. ONE HUNDRED negroes attending a revival at Collirene, Ala., were poisoned by eating pork in which arsenic had been placed. Eight died and twenty others were in a critical condition. ROBHEHS tunneled into a bank building at The Dalles, Ore., blew open the vault and secured about $10,000. Mas. WILLIAM FIJAZEIS, tiring of the abuse of her drunken husband, while he lay in a drunken stupor burned his eyes out with lime at Pittsburgh, Pa. IT is reported that the schooner Ben Brink has been wrecked on the rooks off Eagle Harbor, Lake Superior, and that the crew of five men perished. JAMES C. CAIIOLAN, a Chicago bookmaker, placed a box containing §12,000 in the safe of the Hotel Vendome at New York, and when he called for the box he found it empty. FLOODS are destroying the corn crop on the bottom lauds near Portsmouth, O. THE edict of the Methodist conference at Muskegon, Mich., that ministers must not mix in politics, has caused Rev. W. Gardner, Republican candidate tor Secretary of State, to withdraw from the ministry. THE population of the State of Colorado according to the count of the Census Bureau is 410,975. This is a net increase during the decade of 216,648. A FIHE at llanford, Cal., destroyed twelve business houses and damaged several others, casing a loss of $150 000. ' THE .upper house of the Oklahoma Legislature has passed a bill locating the permanent Territorial lapitol at Oklahoma City. Tun throo men, Reed, Cain and liuett, under arrest at Troy. N. Y., for wrecking a train on the Central road near Castleton, have made written confessions of their crimes. A PAHSKSUEU train on the Louisville, New Orleans & Texas road was wrecked by miscreants at Vicksburg, Miss., and the engineer and fireman were killed. TJIK Utah commission in its report to the Secretary of tbe Interior savs that tbo practice of polygamy i-j rather on the increase than iho decrease, and that the doctrine is tuugbt io all tbe Mor- Ojon churches. Hm, of Sfc. Joseph. Mo. 4 & sufferer from rheumatism, took a sponge .bath in alcohol and then stood near an open stove to dry off. T?he alcohol took fife and Hitfc was fatally burned. THK 260th anniversary of. the eatab* lishment of Boston, Mass., was celebrated on the 17th. THE streets of South Norwalk, Conn., were flooded by heavy rains and business was partially suspended. GARDNEH, CHASE & Co., bankers and brokers, of Boston, have failed for $5,000,000. A STATE Farmers' Alliance baa been organized at Lansing, Mich. ,with A. E. Cole, of Fowlerville, as president, THE Census Bureau gives the population of Connecticut as 745,861, an increase of 123,101. AT Portsmouth, N. H., Fred Hein, a cooper, enraged over the conduct of his wife, who had deserted him, fatally shot Charles W. Taylor, a stone-dealer; next shot his throe daughters, killing two of them, and then committed suicide. AT a meeting in Chicago of the World's Columbian Exposition National Commission the salaries of three officials were fixed as follows: President, $13,000; Secretary, $10,000; Director General, $16,000. THE strike on the New York Central railway has been declared off. AT a meeting in Chicago of the trustees of the Baptist University of Chicago a letter was read from John D. Rockefeller, of Cleveland, O., which announced the gift of $1,000.000 to the university. Prof. W. R. Harper was elected president of the university. THE thieves who stole $12,000 belonging to Bookmaker Carlan from the safe in the Hotel Vendome in New York have been arrested. A STAGE was stopped by two men near San Andreas, Cal., and they secured about $50 from the eight passengers and carried off the Wells, Fargo & Co. safe. THE Chamber of Commerce of Yankton, S. D., enters a protest against the reported failure of crops in the State, and declares them false and hurtful to the people. THE census gives Arizona a population of 59,691, an increase of 19,251 in ten years. By the bursting of the dam of Bonesteel pond reservoir, six miles northeast of Poestonkill, N. Y., the water was released and it swept through the valley, destroying saw-mills, buildings and bridges. BY agreement Gustavo Koch, an artist, and Emilie Rossi, an actress, killed themselves in New York because the mother of the actress had opposed her marriage with Koch. AT Toledo the Society of the Army of the Cumberland elected officers, General W. S. Rosecrans being chosen president THE 18th was the 170th day that the Whitehall (Pa.) faster, Mrs. Adam Wuchter, had gone without food of any kind. A CYCLOSE near Manning, la., killed two persons and injured several others, and near Emmetsburg and at Tin ton great damage was done to property. FKED PAUL shot Mrs. Louis Buelow at Long Prairie, Minn., and cut-off her ears, and then went home and shot himself. He was insane. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. THE official figures on the 15th from the recent election in Arkansas gave Eagle (Dem.) for Governor over Fisher (Union Labor and Rep.) a majority of 21,OS(i. MKS. FRANCES CONSTANTINE died at West Manayunk, Pa., on the 15th, aged 105 years and 0 months. Her first husband was killed in the war of 1812. JOSEPH F. GIBSON, general manager of the Adams Express Company, died suddenly in Richmond, Va., on the 15th, aged 58 years. THE Congressional nominations on the 15th were: Illinois, Eighth district, Charles F. Farrell (Pro.). Ohio, Twenty- fifth district, D. F. Adams (Farmers' Alliance). Montana, W. W. Dixon (Dem.). Arizona, Mark A. Smith (Dem.) renominated. Michigan, Ninth district, William Lewis (Patrons of Husbandry). THE Congressional nominations on the Kith wore as follows: Alabama, Fourth district, L. W. Turpin (Dem.); Eighth, Joseph Wheeler (Dem.) renom- inated. Illinois, Eighth district, W. S. Forman (Dem.) renominated; Twen- tietech, E. A. Davis (Pro.). Indiana, Twelfth district, O. Kimmell (Rep.). Iowa, Seventh district, A. C. Hargis (Dem.); Tenth. I. L Woods (Dem). Kansas, First district, Thomas Moonlight (Dem.). Kentucky, Seventh district, Hiram Ford '(Pro.); Ninth, T. H. Paynter (Dem.) renominated. Michigan, Second district, Thomas F. Moore (Pro.); Third, J. W. Fletcher (Dem.); Fourth, G. H. Cunningham (Dem.); Seventh, J. S. Ayres (Rep.); Ninth, Harrison Wheeler (Dem.); Tenth, T. A. E. Weadcock (Dem.). Missouri, Third district, H. J. Ellis (Union Labor); Fifth, D. S. Twitchell (Rep.). Ohio, Sixth district, D. D. Donovan (Dem.); Eleventh, H. L. Dickey (Dem.). Louisiana, Third district, Andrew Price (Dem.) California, Sixth district, W. J. Curtis (Dem.). ISAAC RICE (colored) died at Indianapolis, Ind., on the KSth at the age of 106 years. THE Massachusetts Labor party on the Kith nominated a full Sute ticket with Charles E. Marks for Governor. LUZON B. MORRIS has been nominated for Governor by the Connecticut Democrats. AT Concord the Republicans of New Hampshire nominated Hiram A. Tuttle for Governor. THE Republicans of Massachusetts have renominated Governor J. Q. A. Brackett and Lieutenant-Governor William H. Halle. THE Congressional nominations on tbe 17th wore as follows: Georgia, First district, M. J. Doyle (Uop.). Indiana, First district, .1. S. Wright (Dem.); Fifth, J. ({. Dunbar (U-p); Thirteenth, H. K. Wilfo a (lit'p.). Michigan, Second district,' J. S. Gonmn (Dem.); Fourth. G. H. Cunning-ham (Pro.); Sixth. B. G. Stout (Dow.). Ohio, Eighth district, Charles F uter (R.-p.); Eleventh, J. M. Pattison (D^m.). Maryland, Second district. H. Stump (Dem.); Third, H. W. Rusk (Uem.); Fourth, L Raynos (Dmn.) Mississippi, Fourth district. Clark Lowia (Dutu.). Texus, , Fifth district* J. W. • Bailey (-Dem.). Illinois^ Seventeenth district, Ed* ward Roeasler (F. M. B. A.), Wisconsin, Second district, U. .C..Van Brunt (Dem.). New Jersey, Fourth district; Samuel Fowler (Dew.), Pennsylvania, First district, H. B.. Blngham (Rep.); Second, Charles O'Neill (Rep.); Fourth, J. E. Royburn (Rep.); Fifth, A., C. Harmon (Rep.); Seventh, fi. N. Hallowell (Rep.). Nebraska,.Third district,' G. W. E. Dorsoy (Rep.). New Hampshire, Second district, O. C Moore (Rep.). WILLIAM E. RUSSELL has been nominated for Governor by the Massachusetts Democrats, THE official election returns from Maine give Burleigh, the Republican candidate for Governor, a plurality of 18,940. The next House will stand 110 Republicans to 41 Domocrts. MRS. RACHKL STILT/WAGGON, of Flushing, L. I., attained her iOSth year on the 18th. DION BOUCICAULT, the playwright and actor, died at New York, aged 07 years. THE following were the Congressional nominations on the 18th: Ohio, First district, B. Storer (Dem.); Second, John A. Caldwell (Rep.) renomlnatod. Iowa, Fourth district, J. H. Sweeney (Rep.) renominated. Missouri, Eighth district, P. O'Malley (Dem.); J. J. O'Neill (Dem.). Indiana, Seventh district, J. J. W. Billingsley (Rep.). Tennessee, Sixth district, J. E. Washington (Dem.); Samuel Watson (Dem.). Maryland, Sixth district, William McCraig (Dem.). Virginia, Ninth district, G. T. Mills (Rep.). Colorado, Hosea Townsend (Rep.) renominated, Illinois, Seventh, district, J. W. Biee (Dem.). New Hampshire, First district, D. A. Taggart (Rep.). Now Jersey, Second district, James Buchanan (Rep.) renominated. THE Connecticut Republicans have nominated Samuel E. Merwin, of Now Haven, for Governor. CHARLES MILLER, candidate of the Prohibition party for Governor of Pennsylvania, has declined the nomination. FOREIGN. C. C. HALK, charged with shooting with intent to kill his brother-in-law, Eugene Cowles, both of Cleveland, 0., pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in Montreal on the 15th and was fined $500. C'ERILE PEARSON was killed in a quarrel with a farmer named Howard on the 15th at Winnipeg by his antagonist shoving an umbrella into his left eye. THE Austrian warship Taurus, carrying a crew of sixty-nine men and four officers, has been lost in the Black sea. THE anniversary of the independence of Mexico was celebrated on the 16th with great pomp. President Diaz opened Congress in the evening. AN explosion occurred in the Maybach pit at Sanct Wondel, Rhenish Prussia, and twenty-five miners were killed. IN the elections in Brazil the present republican form of government was indorsed. A FIIIE at San Jomachi, Japan, de-1 stroyed 170 houses and caused the death of seven persons. CHINESE advices via San Francisco are to the effect that 4,000,000 people have been made homeless by the Yellow river flood. THE bark Oneida has been lost in Alaskan waters and seventy-eight Chi- namen were drowned. FIFTY deaths a day is the cholera record at Massowah, Italy. Six boys and girls committed suicide at Vienna, Austria, through chagrin at being obliged to 'return to school after vacation. JOHN DILLON and William O'Brien have been arrested in Dublin on the charge of inspiring tenants not to pay their rents. LATER NEWS. IN the United States Senate on the 19th bills were passed to discontinue the coinage of the $3 and $1 gold pieces and tbe 3-cent nickel piece, and for the protection of trees and other growth on the public domain from destruction by fire. A joint resolution was introduced for the immediate increase of silver money by tbe purchase and coinage of 10,000,000 ounces of silver within the next thirty day. In the Houso the absence of a quorum prevented business. At the evening session seventy-two private pension bills were passed. THK Ropublicans of South Carolina have decided to put 110 ticket in the field. CHARLKS DRUMM, proprietor of a wine-house at Springfield, O., in a fit of jealousy shot his wife and then ended his own life. THE Colorado Republicans have re- nominated John L, Routt for Governor. THE Turkish man-of-war Ertogroul has foundered at sea and 500 persons were drowned, including Osman Diguia, tbo famous General. TRAINS collided on the Mexican railway at Rincenda, Mex., and tori persons wore killed and several others injured. THE business failures in the United States during the seven days ended on the H)th numbered 190, against 103 the preceding week and 803 the corresponding week last year. NKABLY forty persons in Minneapolis have been indicted for particjpaling in census frauds in that city. An express train on tin; Rc.M'ling toad was thrown down an ••mknikni in ;it Hhonmakersvillo, Pa., ami tllt.y pnrsonM wore reported killed and thirty-live injured. TJIK population of Cincinnati is announced as U90,30 ( J, an of 41,170. AT the meeting of the World's Columbian Exposition Commissioners Colonel George R. Davis, of Chicago, was elected director-general of the exposition. THE principal portion of Whitehall, Mich., and about thirty dwellings have bc.nn destroyed by an incendiary tiro. Six persons were drowned near Ev • suisville. Ark., by a cloud-burst. CIIOI.KHA has become epidemic in the village of llergholz, O. THE following were the Congressional nominations on the 1'Jth: Illinois, Fifth district. Rev. P. F. Farmiluo (Pro.). Wisconsin, Second district, D. C. Van Brunt (Hep.). South Carolina, Second district, George O. Till in an <l)om.) ru- noiniriated. Now York, Second district, J. M. Jones (Pro.)'. Third, F. U Smitt (Pro.); FourtU, A. L. M»rtin (Pto.). DILLON AND O'BRIEN. *!»• British Government Orders Tthel* Aftegt <m Charge* of Conspiracy—Both Olv« Bail-tVnrrahW Out tnt Ottifefr Irish tenders. • Dunusr, Sept. 19.-John Dillon and William O'Brien were arrested Thursday, the former at Ballybrack ahd the latter at tbe Glongariff Hotel. The charges against them are conspiring and Inciting tenants not to pay rent. Warrants have also baen issued for the arrest of Messrs. Shecdy and Condon, members of the House of Commons, Mr. Patrick O'Brien and Rev. David Humphreys, of Tipperary. In addition to those already mentioned It is ascertained that a warrant has been issued for 'a Mr. Dalton, who has been active in the work of the Land League. Dillon and O'Brien have been arranging for a tour of tbe United States and Canada in company with Timothy Harrington and T. P. Gill, and wore expecting to sail for America early in October. In the Tipperary court formal evidence of the arrest of O'Brien was given before Magistrate Irwin, and Mr. Ronan, who conducted the prosecution, asked that O'Brien bo remanded until Thursday.' Counsel for O'Brien cross-examined Inspector llaffer with the view of showing that, although O'Brien had committed the alleged illegal acts in June, no steps had been taken for his arrest until it was heard that be was going to America. Inspector Rafter denied that the mission to America had any thing whatever to do wi th the case. Mr. O'Brien remarked that the whole world* knew the Government's motive for making the arrests. Mr. O'Brien was admitted to bail, Canon Cahill being his security. On the application of Mr. Ronan warrants were issued for the arrest of other members of the National League. Dillon was also balled, giving £1,000 as security. He was remanded until Thursday. The warrant mentions offenses occurring between March and September. A constable served a summons on Mr. Sheehy at his residence, but did not arrest him. A large crowd of people, accompanied by a drum and fife band, were waiting at the station for Mr. Dillon, who drove in the mayor's carriage to his own residence, where he addressed the people from the steps. He said that the more frequent arrests were made the more resolute Irishmen would become in tbe national cause. Mr. Dillon, in an interview after his arrest, said that the object of the Government in taking such a step was a mystery to him, unless it was their intention to prevent the mission of himself and his associates to America. He was sure, however, that tho Americans would not deprive tbe tenants of the Tipperary and other estates of needful support, although it might be impossible for Mr. O'Brien and himself to go to America and make a personal appeal in their behalf. In bis opinion the arrests would do more barm to tho opponents of the tenants than a dozen public meetings. LONDON, Sept, 10. —Up to 7 o'clock Thursday evening no definite information had reached London of the specific utterances of Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien on which the warrants for their arrost were based. Neither had the Government given out any official explanation which would throw light upon their sudden and unexpected resort to a vigorous Irish policy. It is commonly supposed that the ostensible grounds for Mr. O'Brien's arrest are to be found in a very plain speech that ho made last Sunday at an insignificant village in County Cork, named Schnil. He dwelt upon the failure of tho potato crop, and spoke of the gloomy outlook for widespread distress which Ireland must face this winter. Warming to his theme ho said: "For tens of thousands of small families throughout Ireland It will become a question this winter, wbottter they are to have food or tUtilr landlords." Confronted with such an alternative, ho thought there should bo no hesitancy as to a choice. Ho advised the tenants on every estate to meet and consult as to what proportion, If any, they could honestly pay. Wbon that question had been determined tuey should ull abide by tho decision. LINCOLN. Neb., Sept. 19.—President Fitzgerald,of the Irish National League, received a, cablegram Thursday announcing the arrest of John Fitzgerald, Dillon and O'Brien, evidently to prevent their visit to America. Mr. Fitzgerald says such tactics will only servo to ox asperate the Irish in America and make i.heir contributions tenfold larger than they otherwise might be. A SICKENING TRAGEDY. The Wire of * MlnueHoia Farmer Killed and Mutilated by n Fiendish Neighbor. LONG PiiAiniE, Minn., Sept. 19.— Wednesday night a man named Fred Paul shot Mrs. Louis Buelow, a neighbor who lived at Bear Head, eight miles from hero, while she was at work in a potato patch. The fiend then cut off his victim's ears. The little daughter of tho murdered woman was the only witness of the affair and told her father on bis return. After killing the woman Paul wont home and shot himself, boing found by his brother some hours later. Coroner Cotes went to tbe scene of the tragedy a few hours after the discovery and found that tho hogs bad eaten the face off the dead woman. No cause is assigned for tbo tragedy, and it is thought that tho man was insane. KNOCKING OUT A STRIKE. lluukern, Merchant* and Lawyer* Turn lu and Work an Carpenter*. SPOKANE FALLS, Wash., Sept. 19.— Spokane has been aroused by tho walkout of -50 carpenters from the great building of the Northwestern Industrial Exposition. The time for tbe opening is October 1. To complete the structure in time the prominent citizens of the city turned out Thursday dressed in overalls uud carrying saws and hammers. Over 300 citizens have been driving nails in tbe great structure. Th<j mayor forgot uis dignity, and afdermeu wielded shingle-bummers. CYCLONE, IN t»fl»ttn« Reported Hailed aad tt bcr IriJuretiUliftfttag* Heavy. ATLANTIC, Ia,| • Sfrjjfc ~ ifc - A c Occurred ThttfMay afternoon fou* to lies south of Manning. Two persona are reported killed and a nntnbei? in* jured. The damage will be heavy. , EMMETSBUIIO, Ia M Sept. 10.—A storm Thursday passed southeast of hero, doing considerable damage to farm property. The largo barn of Mr. Crook was totally destroyed and ton horses killed or greatly injured, VINTON, la., Sept. 10. — Thursday afternoon a cloud dropped down on Vinton and lifted the roof clear off the Hanford block and Carried it to tho street. The Vinton Harness Company and Wood's drug store suffered considerable injury from water. The roof on Quinn's grocery was started enough to lot in the water and a hole was punched through the wall by a flying timber. Tho Union block had the tin rolled up. Morrison's book store and Jervis £ Co.'s dry-goods store below were deluged. Numerous chimneys were blown down and trees were broken. Several narrow escapes are reported, but no one was injured. DES MOI.VBS, la., Sept.' 19.—There has been a severe wind and rain-storm west of here, and much damage has been done to farm-houses and crops. Washouts have been reported on many of the railroads, seriously delaying traffic. Telegraph wires are down in many places, making it difficult to got accurate information. At Council Bluffs there was a heavy rain-storm, accompanied by lightning. Many cellars in that city were flooded, and the damage to goods in the basements of business houses will be heavy. The large volume of water on the streets caused a suspension of trade for over an hour. Several buildings were struck by lightning and three people were seriously injured. DAMAGE BY FLOODS. Dams Swept Away Near I'oestenklll, N. V., nncl Ulliiitun, Uoiui. TROY, N. Y.. Sept 19.—The dam at tbe outlet of the reservoir known as the Bonesteel pond, six miles northeast of the village of Poestenkill, gave way about 2 o'clock Thursday morning. The water rushed down through tho narrow valiey, tearing up trees and carrying away every thing standing in its course. Six new bridges on the Poestenkill and Columbia highway were' swept away and destroyed, and all buildings on the line of the stream were washed away. Three saw-mills wore destroyed and the barns and sheds of George Cottrell were wrecked. At the hamlet of Barberville John Randall's shops were demolished, the water reaching the flats and spreading out The village was saved. At Poestenkill the streets were flooded. While the water in the creek at this city rose alarmingly, no damage was done. The pond was completly drained. ROCKYII.US, Conn., Sept. 19.—Reports from all parts of Tolland County show that great damage has been caused by the recent storms. The clam of the pond in Ellinton was washed away last night, destroying the railroad bridge on the Melrose branch of the Now York & New England railroad. HUDSON, N. Y., Sept 19.—The recent rains in this vicinity have created a threatening freshet in various parts of tho county. At Stockport and Stuyvesant fears are entertained that the various mills will be injured if not swept away. Rosslan's knitting mill is flooded in the first story. All dwellings are unoccupied and the inmates are moving with boats. Not a dam can be seen on the creek. The water is higher than at any time since tbe freshet of •1609. DION BOUCICAULT. Tho FainouH Playwright and Actor Dlei ut Now York—Short Sketch of BU Life aiul Work. NEW YOUK, Sept. 19. — Dion Bouci- cault, the playwright and actor, died after a lingering illness at 9:15 o'clock Thursday evening. Mr. Boucicault had caught a cold, which developed into pneumonia Tuesday afternoon. He rapidly became worse. He was conscious up to the time of bis death. The only persons with him when he died were his wife and nurse. fDion Boucicault was born in England in 1823 and commenced his remarkable career in 1841 •with tho production of "London Assurance." This was followed by "OW Heads and Young Heiirts," which was produced at the Haymarket In London in 184(5, while In the next five years "A School for Scandal," "Oonfldence," "The Broken Vow," "L'Abboye de Castro" and the "Queen ol Spades" followed. June 14,1853, Mr. Boucicault made nis debut in a piece written by himself entitled "The Vampire." -The play was trashy, like half a dozen that preceded it and as many that quickly followed. In 1853 the author came to America and superintended various revivals of his plays at Wallack's. His translation of "Louts XI.," now played by Irving, was first brought out in New York. In I860 days of success began for him when "The Colleen Bawn" was played at the Adelphl Theater, Loudon. The melodrama ran for a year less five days. "The Octoroon" .followed, then "The Cricket on the Hearth," and in 1805 "Arrah-na-Pogue," "Aftei Dark" and "The Shaughrauu" were the best ol a score of succeeding works, mostly translations. In 1854 he was married to Agnes Robertsou, the union resulting in the birth of six children —Dion William, Eve, Darloy George, Patrice, Nina and Aubrey Robertson. Of these all nr« now alive save the oldest, who met a heroic fleuth in a railroad accident In England In 1S75 when but 30 years of age. Bouci- cault and bis wife did not get along well together, and in 1880 she commenced proceedings for divorce, Boucicault having denied tbat there hud ever been any marriage ceremony performed. Before the case ever came to a hearing, in 188,1, tho trouble was satisfactorily arranged. Subsequently he was divorced aud - The Tew* Gentleman of LoUur*. We bear a great deal about gentlemen of leisure. Your true gentleman of leisure is tbe man wha does not have to work for his living; but who, out of the gentleness and chivalry of bit) nature, delights go to live as to be a help a»4 an encouragement, »ud perchance A burden bearer, for those who are compelled to work, in, order to keep »Uf § and maintain their self respect man of leisure can maintain to be called a gentleman, w^@S &» J4 merely a loafer, a trifler, seeker. Such u w o iwntle, selftsb, ba^e, GIVES THEM A MILLION, Addition At Pranont to ttt4 Chicago Cnlfreralty. -$spt. ig.-^JoBn D. Rooks* feilef nad fciven $i,OOfl,(JOCi to the Bap* tist University of Chicago in addition to the gift of $000,000 made by him some time ago. The announcement oi this munificent offe'r of the •Cleveland" millionaire was made Thursday after* noon at a meeting 1 of the board of trust 1 eesof the now university held at the Grand Pacific Hotel, and was received with Unbounded enthusiasm. The off or immediately and gratefully • accepted. It has been known to leading 1 Baptists for some time that Mr. Rockefeller was desirous of adding to the sum that he had already given, but none of them had any idea that tho second exhibition of hl8 generosity would reach the bounds of tho first, let alone surpass them by fully $400,000. Mr. Rockefeller has conferred with, Prof. W. R. Harper, of Yale College, and. with Mi*. Gates, and on their plea that an additional large sum would not only be useful but,was an absolute necessity in carrying out tho plans for tho university on the plane projected, h» decided to give the additional $1,000,000. Of this amount tho income of the Rfoater portion—$800.000—is to be used for non*professional graduate instruc- and fellowships. j The university will begin its history with endowments amounting to $1,800,000, all of which is now in hand or pledged, with more in sight. In other property and subscriptions for the buildings tho university will hav» 8800,000. This large additional endowment, just proffered by Mr. Rockefeller, will necessitate a largely increased provision for students in tho way of buildings. It is the purpose to establish at the outset of tbo university's work as many graduate departments as tho funds in hand will permit, and thus from the beginning make the institution a trua university. It is intended also to establish at Morgan Park a well-equipped academy, which shall be of the highest, character. It will occupy the three buildings now devoted to the theological seminary. ^ Another important part of the pro* ceedings was the election of Prof. William R. Harper, of Yale College, to tha presidency of the new university. Dr. J. A. Smith, the editor of the Standard, was elected recording secretary of the board, and Dr. T. W. Goodspocd was appointed corresponding and financial secretary. It was determined that the university should begin tho work of instruction on or before October 1, 1892. Announcement will be made as soon as possible of the conditions of entrance. DIED FOR LOVE. J A. Romantic Tragedy In Now York— A. Mother'* Opposition to Their Marriage CSUHCS Two Lovers to End Tholr tlve* In a Seu.mttlonnl Manner. , NEW YOKK, Sept. 19.— Gustavo Gf. Koch, 20 years old, crayon artist, born. in Vienna, and Emilie Bossi, aged 19, actress with Amberg's .troupe, born 'in Berlin, committed suicide early Thursday morning. Koch, after pacing np and down the up-town station of the elevated railroad at tbe Bowery and Canal street several times at 6 o'clock a. m. stopped at the south end when a woman put her head out of the third-story window of the 1 Bowery building. He said to her: "Yes, I have come, Emilie. Are you ready?" The next moment, at the signal "Ready," bo shot himself, falling dead! under the window, and tho woman committed the same act in her room. Emilie loft a letter addressed to her aunt, Mary Knoon, with whom she boarded, in which she spoke about het lover Koch, a quarrel with her mother, a determination of Koch and horsolf to commit suicide, and asking that her body be cremated. % '*'' A BATTLE IN INDIANA. with Two Families Try to Settle a F«ud KnlTcg, I'lstoU iind Axes. VINCKNNES, Ind., Sept. 19.— At Sandborn, this county, the Wour and Blevins families engaged in a bloody riot, in which knives, pistols and axes were used. Two of the Meura fatally hacked with an axe, Rufus Blevins was shot instantly killed, while two brothers wore dangerously in. The riot grow out of a family feud of long standing between tbe two families and the result is not a surprise to their friends. So far the Meur and Blevins families are tho only ones concerned, but they have a large connection In this county and further trouble may result. A GREAT SCHEME. freely wore and and of his jured. A Packing Company with a Capital ol 91,000,000 Incorporated at Naaltrllle, Tea u. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept Itf.—The charter of the Nashville Packing Company has been applied for in the county court clerk's office. The immediate outlay will be $1,000,000, and when the plant is in running order will employ between 800 and 1,000 men. The location selected consists of 030 acrea off the western extremity of tho city. It is intimated that the flrsjt year 800,000 hogs and 50,000 cuttle will be slaughtered, and this amount will, it is said be increased as the supply increases till tbo full capacity of UOO.uoo bo*« 75,000 cattle and 75,OW) sheen i« reached.' v * He Opened Ui« gaf«, _ , .<- >. CHICAGO,, Sept 19.—The aaw iheel safe In the office of the Hotel ww unlocked and open day afternoon by a blin4fj|ij| who bad never so much %» ran fee' terior of the hotel before, ffw»s amra, ole of wind-reading pertorj»$4 by Paul 4te*»»Ste?J0hnblone, th, e y0m>g gentleman whose |e»ta fop p%si have been a wa counted for by scientific reea, was ibw-rt the toHadlelde4 and , _ -»i. ~W»"I*I-T

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