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Algona, Iowa
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TO , AU ftottitmmlcnMontt f6V~tTito paper lihonld fee SCcoifl- nlc'l liy theimmu of Hie author; nut necessarily f»r wlcnt fon t but ii* ntt evMimr.c of pood fnlth on tlio .iri o? tho writer. Wi-lti- only on on« side of tlio rn p.T. He partlc.iilnvly Kiuvful in Rlvtugimmcsnnd dittos to have t.n« lottewniHl «R\irus I'lnln iinrt distinct. Proi» tr namesarc ofton dinic.nlt to flcclplier, tw-causoof tno careless nmnticr In wlitc.h they arc written. THR United States Fish Commission \vhich has just returned from a summer Visit to Behring's Sea, reports that the Beat is being extinguished. IT Is said that tho Government will promise an Irish local government bill In the Queen's speech at the opening of the next session of Parliament. A NEW way of smuggling opium has been discovered at Seattle. It is to surround tho drug with crusts of dough and pack this in boxes marked "Chinese biscuits." DON'T put money in your mouth. Silver monev and nickels for instance. You do not know by whom it has been handled or where it haa been. And infectious diseases are carried through money. ___________ WITH Now Orleans shutting up theaters and bar-rooms on Sunday, and New York talking 1 of open museums on the same day, our zones of popular sentiment in this country appear to be changing places. REPORTS of the spread of the influenza come aimultaneously from points as far distant from each other as Dublin and Berlin. It is possible that they presage another visitation of la grippe on this Bide of the Atlantic. A CONNECTICUT convict was taken up to Springfield to get a wooden leg, in place of the old-fashioned stump he had been wearing. While the officer left him for a moment to get a cigar, he stumped off, and hasn't been seen since. AN electric street railway car in Meriden, Ct., caught fire while filled with passengers. Many were school-girls, and one of them was saved by an iron moulder, who, to get her out, had to break in the door, which was stuck. TEXAS is wonderfully prosperous. From all sections come reports of increase of capital and arrival of well-to- do immigrants. The moneys invested for the school fund and the lands held by the State for the same are estimated at $00,000,000. THE Cowles Electric Smelting and Aluminium Company, of Cleveland, announces that hereafter their price for aluminium will be $1 per pound. The lowest previous price was $3.50, and five years ago the same company offered the metal for sale at &20 per pound. THE Minnosotan who is entitled to vote may this year elect which of five State tickets he will support. There is the Republican ticket, the Democratic, the Prohibition, the Farmers' Alliance, and, last of all, the ticket known as the .Loan and Building Association ticket. ' THERE are two hundred and fifty humane societies in the United States and in Canada. They constitute tho American Humane Association, and they, are .all expected to bo represented in the fourteenth annual meeting, which will be called to order in Nashville on tho '.22d of this month. THE salary list of the forthcoming ex•position of Chicago is: Gage, president, .$6,000; Bryan, vice-president, $13,000; Butterworth, secretary, $10,000; See- T>erger, treasurer, $5,000; Palmer, national president, 812,000; Davis, director general, $15,000: Dickinson, secretary. 810,600. Total, §70,000. ACCORDING to a correspondent of tha Topeka Capital, stock raisers have noticed in the last three ye.irs an apparent increasing 1 sterility in heifers. It is ascribe to tho practice of dehorning. The horns on cattle must fulfil some •useful function, or they would not have been provided by nature. A LETTER has been received from Dr. Oscar Baumann, the African explorer, telling of his trip over the Pare mountains. The letter was written at Upegua and says that the journey, which was made in fourteen days, was through territory which had never been traversed by a civilizou 1 man. Dr. Baumann is aow in Northern Upesegua, in a district that has not hitherto boon-explored by a European. OF the Birchall trial the Buffalo Times says: "The Canadians know how to try a man for crime with some promise of getting through with the case. The trial of Burchall was taken up at the appointed time, the jury was quickly chosen, and the witnesses are on hand promptly and are done with quickly. The Birchall trial offers a good example for tho courts and lawyers tula side of the line." rousing cheers ruler. He was rear platform irto the depot. THE police of New York City, the other day, lamenced a recount of her population in order to discover whether the Porter census was right or wrong. Each captain of police has charge of an election district, and the patrolmen have only two questions to ask: "What is your name?" and "How old are you?" It IB claimed by New Yorkers that the Census Enumerators omitted, either willfully or carelessly, some 250,000 residents. ____________ RussisLL SAUK'S recent intetviow makes out Jay Gould a richer man than be is generally credited with being. Mr. Sage says Gould is the heaviest owner of securities in the world, his income alone from dividends boing $2,000,000 a year. Outside of this he haa an income of from $10,000,000 to $12,000,000. It is understood that Mr. Gould aims to make his wealth net hvm about six per cent, and if this is the case, and Mr. Sage knows what he is talking about, Mr. Gould will have to be moved up several pegs in the list of the country's rich men. Mr. Goald, it is said, live* /erj SAW THE dOAL PALACt. President UrtrrUon Pay* h visit to t,h« tJnlqne Stftlctare at Ottumwa, In. OTTUMWA, la., Oct. 10. — It was 8 o'clock a. m. when the Presidential party reached this city. A delegation headed by Hon. 3. G, Hutdhison, ex- liopublican candidate for Governor of Iowa, and Senator P. G. Ballingall, president of the Ottumwa coal palace, met tho Presidential party at Galesburg Wednesday evening and escorted him to Ottumwa. It was due to the forethought of Superintendent Wilson and Manager Bishop, of the C. B. & Q. road, that a pleasant night's rest was afforded the President by that train being side-tracked at a quiet little station near Ottumwa until daylight. Despite tho early hour almost the entire populace of the thriving young city of Ottumwa turned out to greet tho President, and were given the recognized on tho as the train glided A moment later the booming of cannon commenced Ottumwa's welcome to tho Chief Executive and tho jollification of the day was fairly begun. At 10 o'clock President Harrison, under the escort of Hon. Horace Boise, Governor of Iowa, and Senator P. G. Ballingall, president of the coal palace, was escorted through that unique but magnificent building. To the Presi- deift the coal palace was full of interest, and his surprise and admiration were thoroughly evidenced by his numerous inquiries. Before 9 o'clock rain had begun to fall, and it continued falling steadily through the morning. After the President's visit to the coal palace he returned to the home of his sister for luncheon. Between 10:30 and 11 o'clock the sun came out, and at noon the President was escorted to tho reviewing stand, where he reviewed the parade. The wot weather and the muddy condition of the streets interfered seriously with this feature of the programme. When the procession had passed the President was taken again to the coal palace, where elaborate preparations had been made for his reception. The President took a seat on the stage. His appearance was greeted with applause from the crowd which packed tho hall. P. J. Ballingall called the assemblage to order and introduced Governor Horace Boies. The Governor in a brief speech of welcome introduced the President to the audience. The President spoke briefly. He congratulated the people of Iowa on the phenomenal progress which they had made as a State within the last decades, and was gratified by the evidences of prosperity which he observed on every hand. In the unique and magnificent structure (the coal palace), which was justly the pride of the city of Ottumwa, he saw demonstrated, not only the inexhaustible mineral wealth of the State of loua, but also an architectural triumph and artistic culture, which were a credit to the ever- advancing I-Iawkeye State. In conclusion the President again extended thanks for tho cordial welcome extended him. The President, after his address at the co:il palace, returned to the train until 0 o'clock in the evening, when ho was entertained at a private dinner at the residence of W. T. Fenton, formerly a citizen of Indianapolis and an old friend of tho President. In tho afternoon, after the President's return to the train, a large crowd gathered around his car, and after lopeated calls he was again compelled to show himself and speak a few words in acknowledgment. After thanking the assemblage for the great interest manifested in his presence ho said that such spontaneous greetings as these gave him courage in a work that is often very wearisome and often vory full of worry. They helpod him to believe that tho groat mass of tho people have no other interest than that the Government shall he well administered and that public oilices shall bo filled by competent and conscientious and honest men. At 8 o'clock the evening ceremonies of tho day began. A public reception was tendered the President at the coal palace, and from 8 to 0 o'clock ho shook the hands of many thousands of people. Excellent music by tho Iowa State Band interspersed the ceremonies and contributed to make tlio occasion an enjoyable one. The orator of the evening was General Grosvenor, of Ohio. His address was an excellent one, well adapted to tho oucasiou, and was highly appreciated by the vast audience. At i) o'clock p. m. the Presidential party loft Ottumwa for St. Joe, Mo, Formal Opening; of u Tunnel. DEAIMVOOD, S. D., Oct. 10.— The tunnel of the Fremont, Elkhorn & Missouri Valley railroad, ',3,079 feet in length, including approaches, was at BOOH Thursday, in tho presence of an enthusiastic crowd of Doadwood citizens, practically opened. November 1 will witness tho first train in Dead wood over that road, at which time a largo excursion of rail wu,y officials of the road and prominent citizens of the country will enter this city. President. SAN JUAN DEL SUH, via Galveston, Tex., Oct. 10. — Dr. Roberto Sacasa, who succc-oik-d to the Presidency of Nicon tho deuth of Evaristo Caralo in August, 1880, has been re-elected by an overwhelming majority for a term of four years ;,ftc-r tour days' polling, i; tho 5th and ending tho bth AN ingenious device, which has been successfully operated in Chicago, is a window cleaner operated by electricity. Storage batteries and an electric motor are placed in a cart specially constructed for tho purpose. The motor drives a portable window and sign cleaner which consists of a buffer attached to a long flexible shaft. This enables a workman to clean a window or polish a sign very quickly, whereas tho same work, if done by hand, would require considerable time. Tho inventor of the device ia taking contracts for cleaning the windows and brass signs on buildings throughout toe business district of Chicago. RUBE BURROWS JBjr n Clever Ru*e M« Get* Otlt of Jnll Only to Meet Death In a iJttet with One of His Captors. DEftiofoi/ts, Ala., Cot. 9.—Rube Bur* rows, the train-robber outlaw and murderer, was shot and killed at 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. He died with a pistol in each hand, meeting his doom In a reckless and daring attempt to regain his liberty. When he fell two men nad already pone down before his never-failing aim. The incidents attending his mad dash for liberty and his death are thrilling in tho extreme. Burrows was captured late Tuesday afternoon in a negro cabin eight miles south of Linden in this (Marengo) county. His captors were J. C. Carter, a country merchant; John MoDuffle, a farmer, and two negroes Carter and Me- Dufllo had employed to assist them. The four men carried their captive to Linden and placed him in the sheriff's offico for safe-keeping. They handcuffed him and tied his foot together with a rope and then McDufflo and one of tho negroes, John Marshall, remained to guard him during the night. Carter took charge of the money found on Burrows, $178, and securing a room near the jail went to sleep. When captured Burrows carried a sachel which he said contained some food and clothing. This was thrown in a corner of tho room where he was confined without being examined. Burrows slept till 4 o'clock Wednesday morning while the guards watched, pistols in their hands. When Burrows awoke he asked for tho sachol that he might get something to eat out of it. This was handed him by McDuffie, and with manacled hands Burrows took out some crackers and handed them to his guards. tThey put down their pistols and took them. Again the manacled hands went down into the sachel, and when they reappeared each hold a revolver. With a pistol pointed at his captors, Burrows ordered Marshall to untie his feet and unlock the handcuffs. The negro obeyed. He then ordered Marshall to put the bracelets on McDuffle's wrists, after which he unbarred the door and ordered the nogro to conduct him to Carter's room, first locking the door behind him and leaving McDuffie a prisoner. Tho frightened negro conducted the outlaw to Carter's room, and under Burrows' orders knocked on the door and told him that McDuffie wanted him at the jail. Carter, recognizing the negro's voice, opened the door, when Burrows thrust a pistol in his face and demanded his money. Carter sprang to the bed, where his pistol was lying, and, grasping it, turned quickly and fired almost at the same instant that Burrows fired. Carter was shot through the breast above the heart, but his bullet passed entirely through the body of Burrows. The outlaw staggered back from the door to the street, and a second shot frem his pistol crushed through tho shoulder of John Marshall. Badly wounded as he was, Carter rushed out into the street and fired four more shots at Burrows; The bandit emptied one of his pistols and reached down to his pocket for the second one, but as he did so sank with a groan. Carter fell at the same time. His wound is a dangerous one. The body of Burrows was brought here in the afternoon and an inquest will be hold. [Altogether Burrrows has robbed nine trains In three States, has Wiled several and wounded many men with his deadly Winchester, and has whipped 100 armed men in open fight. "Red Rube," as he was called in the terrorized region he lived in, was physically a splendid specimen of manhood. He was about S5 years of age, and stood 6 feet 1 inch in his stocking feet, weighing 175 pounds. His first known crime was an attempt, in connection with his brother James and two other men, to rob an old colored woman, who opened flre upon them and drove them off. Then the quartette attacked a train that was taking water at a small station and robbed the passengers of J803. The next exploit of the party was the robbing of a Texas Pacific express car, following which two of the gang, Bromley and Thornton, were arrested and sent to the Texas penitentiary. Since that time Rube Burrows has "heid-up" no less than seven railway trains, and last year captured 320,000 from un Illinois Central train in Missouri. His brother Jim died in the Arkansas penitentiary. In July last year Rube Burrows killed Postmaster Gray, of Jewell, Ark. He was traced to Cash, Ala., and the militia of Alabama were called out to hunt him down, but ha contrived, to evudu them. September 85, 1880, he robbed a Mobile & Ohio express car of $11,000 and captured a large quantity of registered mull. Tho rewards offered lor his capture amounted to $7,500.] UNDER TWELVE HEADS. Arrniigumeiit of Exhibits for the Columbian Exposition. CHICAGO, Oct. 9.—The committee on classification has completed the ground plan of its system for dividing the world's fair exhibits. The divisions have not all beon decided upon, and the sections will be added at later meetings of tho committee. The several departments are: A—Agriculture. B—Viticulture, horticulture and floriculture. C—Live stock. D—Fish, fisheries, nsh products ana apparatus for iisbing. E—Mines and mining and metallurgy. F—Machinery. G—Transportation and Intercommunication. H—Electricity and electrical appliances. J—Manufactures. K—Fine arts; pictorial, plastic and decorative. L—Music, education, literature, engineering, public works, sociology. M—The progress of human labor and invention. Tho woman's bureau is made a division of the last-named department, "tho progress of human labor and invention." Electricity will form an important exhibit outside tho department especially assigned to it. GREAT CROWES SHEET HIM, itftceptlonfl to Prfetttient Micnt In MUaottfl a ft (I leaning Town*. AfCirisos, Kan., Oct. 10.— At 7:80 a. m. Friday the President's train entered the yards at St, Joseph and backed down to the eta* ti»n, whore a cheering Crowd greeted him. He entered tho depot hotel on the arm of Colonel A. C. Dawes, the Secretary of the Navy and other members of the party following. The President was then taken upstairs on to the balcony of the hotel, which had been beautifully draped and adorned with flowers. His appearance on the balcony was greeted wHh prolonged cheering. Colonel Daw«s introduced the President to the crowd which filled the streets for fully a square. The President's remarks wore brief but patriotic, and callfcd forth great applause. Tho party then retired to tho rotunda of tho depot where a line was formed and an informal reception lasting fifteen minutes was hold. Tho President shook hands with fully 1,000 people. Among them were tho members, of Custer Post, No. 7, and Chester Harding Post, No. 183. At 7:28 tho reception was cut short and the President returned to his car. At 7:32 the train pulled out for Topeka. At St. Joseph, Governor Humphrey, of Kansas, ox-Governor and ex-Ministor Dsborn, Chief Justice Horton, Colonel James Burgess and General Manager Robinson, of the AtoMson, Topeka & Santa Fe. met the President in a special car and acted as escort over the State line and until his arrival at Tope- ta. Atchison was reached at 8:45. where a .arge crowd assembled. The President was welcomed by Mayor Wagoner. A delegation of school children made its way through the crush, and little Edna Downes was raised above the heads of ;he crowd in the arms of her teacher. [n one hand she held a basket of flowers. Reading from a type-written slip, she said: "We come, President Harrison, representing our public schools and present those flowers, ay little girls, one for each State of our great Union. Theso are our emblems of purity, representing our love and patriotism for the Nation • over which you preside. In our schools, Mr. President, is our hope and our pride. You will not only find this true of Atchison, but of all Kansas, and we trust the spirit pervades the .ength and breadth of our kind." The President bowed his acknowledgements, and seemed about to reply, when the train started up again and drew half way up the station platform, where tho crowd could get a more unobstructed view of the President, and Chief Justice Horton introduced him. At Nortonville a large crowd, composed chiefly of school children, was in waiting. The President was enthusiastically received. Governor Humphrey introduced him. The President said: "In this assemblage of your school children, with flags and flowers, and in this gathering the sturdy men who have made Kansas jreat among States, there are suggestions that spread a sky of beauty and of hope ibove our country and its destiny. It gives me great pleasure to make this first visit to the State of Kansas. It gives me pleasure to see, both at Atchison and here, the interest which the presence of these children show you take in public education. There are many here who, in their early days, experienced the hardships and deprivations o£ pioneer life. Tho avenues of learning were shut against them, but it is much to their sredit that what they lacked in early life, the Impediments which have burdened their jareers, they have bravely resolved shall not burden their children." TOPEKA, Kan., Oct. 11. — An enormous crowd filled the streets of Topeka yesterday morning, anticipating the arrival of tho President. On either side Df Kansas avenue the veterans were irawn up in line, each division marked by a banner telling the State From which the ex-soldiers gath- srcd under it had served. Beyond tho line of veterans tho school chil- Iren were assembled, with flags in their bands. The windows of all the buildings on the line of march were filled with spectators, and many of them wore beautifully draped and decorated. The President arrived at 10:40. Senator ingulls and distinguished silizons of this city had board- ad tho train at North Tcpeka. Arriving at the State House the carriages of the President's party were drawn up in line along Tenth street to review the parade. The President stood up, hat in hand, and bowed to the passing procession. There wore fully 30,000 veterans in line, and following them were 0,000 school children bearing flags and banners. The parade started at 11 o'clock, and it was 12:30 when the last of tho children passed in review. The President's carriage was then driven to the Copeland House, where luncheon was served. In tho afternoon tho President visited tho fair grounds and made a short speech there. At 4 o'clock the train left for Kansas City. KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 11.— The Presidential train arrived here at 5:45. Under the escort of Hon. William Warner, Mayor Holmes and other distinguished gentlemen the President and his party wore driven around the city and finally taken to the Coatoa House. Here a magnificent banquet was ten* dered to the President, Secretary Tracy, tho President's brother, John S. Harrison, and the remainder of the Presidential party. Before the conclusion of tho banquet the President retired to visit the residence of his brother, who is much younger than the President, and, strange to say, is a Democratic politician. In the evening the President was given a public reception at th« Chamber of Commerce. At 10 o'clock p. m. the President and hia party left for St. Louis, where they will arrive this forouoon and spend the day, THE CENSUS, Vltnt Our Total PoffntiUlOn « l,lttl* Tort High -The ftAteftt Oniontatlon* Give V« 63,- 231,428-Tlie Official Count Completed in Twenty-Eight state*. WASHiNGl'ON, dot. 10. — Although there is lots of work yet ahead of the census office, the greatest interest at present surrounds the approaching cdtiK pletlon of tho count of the country. This work is being rapidly pushed forward »nd the results have been published by counties. The larger towns also have been counted, but towns of less than 3,000 people and the small villages will have to wait for the second count before they can officially know the number of their inhabitants. From the present outlook it would appear that there are not quite 64,000,000 of us. There are, however, over 03,000,000 of people in the country, and an advance of 18,000,000, such as that indicates, during ton years is of Itself sufllclontly extraordinary. Up to tho present time the census office has completed the Count of twenty- eight States and Territories. Those give a total of 3S,701,21D. The returns from the remaining twenty States are all in and most of them have been counted. But in each case there are one or more districts which have not yet been figured up, so that the actual figures for tho whole States can not yet bo determined. All but six of these are Southern States. A sufficient number of districts in each State have, however, beon counted to afford a very close estimate of what will be the totals. These estimates have beon figured out and give a total of 24,470,218. This number, added to the total ,of the twenty-eight States which have been counted, gives a grand total for the whole country of 63,231,428, and it can bo confidently asserted that tho final official figures will not vary from this by more than a quarter of a million. The following are the actual figures for the twenty-eight States which have been' counted by the census office: STATUS. 1890. 1880. Increase. Arizona 59,000 40,440 19,251 California 1,804,003 864,194 389.308 Colorado 410.075 194,337 210,048 Connecticut 745,801 023,700 rk),lGt Delaware 107,718 146,603 21,i.'08 Distrct of Columbia., 229,790 177,024 52,173 Georgia 1,834,388 1,542.180 298,186 Idaho 84,a3[) 32,010 f.1,019 Indiana 8,189,080 1,978,801 S!0,729 Iowa 1,008.789 1,684,615 882,114 Maine 660,201 648.BB8 11,385 Montana 131,709 8«,159 02,610 Michigan..., 8,OK9,793 1,630,037 452,855 Massachusetts, 1.233,497 1,783,085 45t>,3yfl Nebraska 1,050,793 458,505 004,301 New Hampshire 375,827 346,991 28 830 New Jersey •. ...1,441,017 1,131,110 309,901 New Mexico 144,802 119,663 25,257 Nevada 44,327 02,206 17,939 Oklahoma 60,364 Ohio 3,000,719 3,198,002 40:3,057 Rhode Island 345,343 270,531 08,812 Utah 203,498 143,!)03 Kl.SK, Vermont 332.305 338,880 81 Washington 349,510 7ft,116 274,400 West Virginia 700,448 018,457 141,991 Wisconsin 1,681,031 1,315,407 300,434 Wyoming 60,589 20,789 39,800 The estimated population of the remaining twenty States, based upon the returns already made, is as follows: 1 STATES. iaso. isso. Inertast. Alabama 1,540,255 1,263,505 277,750 Arkansas 1,043,275 802,525 240,750 N. and S. Dakota... 540,477 135,177 405,300 Florida..., 300,723 279,493 121,830 Illinois.... 3,847,334 3,OT7,8?1 009,403 Kansas 1,643,539 990,090 647,433 Kentucky 2,001,382 1,648,090 202,692 Louisiana .„...1,231,910 939,048 281,970 Maryland 1,140,081 934.043 205,678 Minnesota ...1,2S8,2,>8 780,773 507,455 Mississippi 1,301,322 1,131,597 169,725 Missouri 2,045,400 S r 108,3SO 177,020 New York 6,207,187 5,087,871 1,119,316 NorthCaroliua 1,651,606 1.309,750 251,946 Pennsylvania 5,267,035 4,282.891 985,044 South Carolina 1.174,707 905,577 179.190 Tennessee 1,881,065 1,542,359 339,300 Texas 2,228.429 1,591,749 636.680 Virginia ....1,815,005 1,512,565 802,500 B LOWN TO ATOM S. Made a, Mislnkn »« the l>ate. WKLI.AND, Ont., Oct. 9.—Justice Eose announced at the opening of court Wednesday morning that in pronouncing sentence on Day, the Niagara falls murderer, Tuesday night, he fixed tho date of execution for Thursday, ibtb of November. He had intended to say Thursday, the 18th of December, and in consequence granted the prisoner a respite till the 38th of December. Failure* J« Koui»»»ia. BUCHAUEST, Oct. 9.—Six of the largest grain merchants in Brazil (the principal port of Rouuj*nia) have and several others are in difficulties. M. GEEVILLE-UEA.CUK, an official reporter in the French, Parliament, baa calculated that between 1871 and 1890 England, spent on her navy, 4,885,910,530 franca; France, 8,638,052,770; Germany, 1,000,724,404; Austria, 470,115,! 077; Italy, 1,101,165,553; Russia, 1,079,! 039,70:}. Of the whole amount expended by hor, France devoted S5 per cent, to tho construction of new ships; Russia, 89 per cent.; England, 41 per cent.; Au3tiiu H 44J4 per cent.; Geraaanyi pec cent. A CUKLSEA man put his patent incubator over a duck's egg and with lour eyes aa4 Frightful Explosion in >v Mexican Gold Mine—'IV n Men Torn to 1'ieees by Dynamite. SAN FKANCISCO, Oct. 10.—A special from San Diego says news has been received from the Kosario gold mine, seventy miles inland from Mazatlan, of a terrible explosion which occurred there in the latter part of September. An American named McGee, who came from Napa, CaL, was working with nine Mexicans in a sixty-foot level near a magazine which contained several hundred pounds of dynamite. This exploded in some way, and the ten men wero blown almost to atoms. King VVllllum Unable to Govern. AMSTERDAM, Oct. 10. — The Dutch National Assembly will be summoned next week if the King shows no signs of improvement by that time. The object of the mooting is to declare King William unable longer to govern. The Council of State will then take upon itself the exercise of the royal powers for a month. If at the expiration of that time the position of affairs is unchanged and the King remains in his present condition the Queen will be appointed regent to govern in his stead until his death. A Unique Gift. WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. — Mr. J. S. Clarkson was presented Thursday night with a handsome token of regard from numerous friends who served under him in the Post-Office Department. This souvenir cost $iOO and took the form of a silver envelope addressed to Mm and containing a sheet of silver on which were engraved the names of the donors. AT tERRE HAUTE* tteltnn LbWera thfl Stallion Trotting o*(I to 9 11 J-4-ttal £okut«i> f*ceS tft* Three Fastest Cofigoettttve tleatl fiv«* Made. TJjniiB HAUTE, Ind,, Oct. 10.— Th* three fastest harness records in th* world. That is the mark hung up Thursday in tho Terre Haute tfaflkv and it is likely to be shot at for matty a long day. Tho fastest stallion reO* ord, 2:11^; the fastest mile ever paced or trotted in a race, 2:09%; and the three fastest heats in a race, 2:09%, 2:12%, 2:13. Amphitheater, paddock and infield wero filled with spectators to witness tho greatest card of events ever offered by a trotting association. It was a perfect autumn day, with a gentle breeze blowing, and the track was fast. The groat attraction was the announcement that Nelson would go to boat Ax- toll's tirno, 2:12, made over this track last fall. About 3 o'clock the great Maine stallion appeared on the track driven by his owner and driver, C. F. Nelson, and was given a warming- up heat in 2:23, the last quarter in 82J^. A quarter of an hour later tho purple cap and jacket of tlie Pino Tree State horseman wero seen. A groat cheer went up from 10,000 throats as the peerless stallion with his smooth and frictionless motion came brushing down the stretck. The purple cap was doffed again and again. Tho second time down the word was given with the stallion going smooth and strong with 1 tho runner back. Tho rate was deceptive, but the furlong being compassed in :lfl% was a pointer to the great efforts that was on. The watohes split at thirty-two seconds at the first quarter; tho half in 1:04%, the horse going entirely on his courage. Tho three-quarter pole was made in 1:38%, and as he swung into the turn for home all know that another record had gone down. Cheer after cheer went up as he flashed under the wire in 2:11^, and tho dense throng realized the importance of tho event. The driver, C. R. Nelson, was scarcely permitted to salute the judges for dismounting orders ere the track was black with a wildly enthusiastic crowd. Nelson was lifted bodily from the sulky and borne aloft on the shoulders of the enthusiasts. The stallion's neck was encircled with a wreath of flowers, and quite a time elapsed before tho every inch a king of stallions could be led from the track. The great mile of Nelson had prepared tho spectators for the great free- for-all pacing race. B. B. had tho pole, Hal Pointer second, followed by Adonis, Pickaway, and Dr. M. Geers did not pursue his usual tactics, but scored his ' horse up strong in a determination to win the heat. From wire to wire the bronco and Pointer had it see-sawing 1 all the way. At no time did the distance of a neck separate them. Never in the history of harness contests did two such gamt< cocks fight it out. Majpney and Geers handled their horses with consummate skill. Not a move of one but what was checked by the other. The gelding* went locked under the wire, Pointer having it by a throatlatch. No need to hang out the time to enthuse the crowd. It was wild in the realization that the fastest race-mile in harness had been made. Tbe time by quarters was.31}£, 1:04%, 1:30%, 2:09%. The second heat was a repetition of the first with the exception that at tho half Adonis broke, and before Hickok got him on Ms stride the flying loaders were over a distance away. Hal Pointer won the heat in 2:13%. Tho third heat was war again, and with the time-—2:13—rounded out the three fastest heats ever gone in harness, and that too by the despised pacers that are commonly supposed to find the last quarter very long. THE DEEP WATER HARBOR. Bushed Down u Mountain Bide. PiptAnEia»niA, Oct. 10.—A freight train on the New York division of the Reading road parted at Paul Brook station, east of Jenkintown. Fifteen cars rushed back down-grade and crashed into another freight, killing one fireman and badly injuring another fireman, bi'akoman and engineer. Thirty cars and their con ten ts wore burned. Death of »u Old Veteran. MOUST PEASANT, la., Oct. 10.—Captain Peter Foster, the oldest member of tho Grand Army of the Republic in the United States, died hero Wednesday nigbL Ho was 96 years of ago and fought in tho war of 1818, the Mexican war aud the civil war. His funeral will be under the auspices of the Grand Army. A Fatal Georgia Uuel. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 10.—Tom Joyner, a prominent young Wftn living ne»r Waynesboro, 0»., was killed Wednesday by Homer Glissos. The men were fightiag when Glissoo pulls* his pistol and shot Tlie Inter-State Committee, in Session at Dei Moiiies, Issues an Addrcas. DKS MOINES, la., Oct. 10.—Tho Inter- State Deep Water Harbor Committee was in session here Thursday. Thirty members were present, representing all the States and Territories in the league except Arizona and Wyoming. The general committee united in an address to tho people of the great West explaining the origin of the committee aud the work done and extending congratulations to the members of the present Congress. The address explains that, while the bill appropriating §0,200,000 for theimprove- memtof Galveston harbordidnot reach a final vote in the House, the river and harbor bill contains an appropriation, of 81500,000 to begin the work and authorizes the War Department to enter into contracts for its completion to the amount asked in the original bill, so that the committee has practically obtained from Congress all that it asked. WORK OF A BRUTE; Two Little Ontario Girls AstaulUa ana Strangled by a Fiend. drauKBLAND, Out., Oot 10,—Mary and Eliza, aged 14 and 12 years respectively, daughters of James McGonnigle, living one and one-half miles from this village, on Tuesday evening last started for home from the village school. When last seen they were half a mile from home aad were being followed by a man namea Narcisse Lorocqas. The girls did not reach home and last night tlieiv bodies were found by a searching party. The girls had been assaulted and strangled. Lorocque is under arrest. ' VIOLATED THE LAW. Tho Weekly Edition of the Atlantu »'Constitution" beizeii by I'oaUl Authorities ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 1(X—The postal authorities have seized the weekly edition of the Atlanta Constitution, which contained a prize distribution oCer to ,ita subscribers to be settled by a Christmas drawing. About 100,000 papers got out before the seizure was made, and the Northern edition of 15,000 is detained. The paper offered to give bend for any amount to cover any <r«rdtot whicU might be rendered, but the postal au* tboriUes were obdurate and refused t*»

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