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THE REPUBLICAN ftTARK <*: HAI.LOOtt, ALGONA, : t IOWA Epitome of the Week. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. DOMESTIC. Nonr.E denies the application of the mayor of Now York for a remuneration ef the inhabitants o£ that •city- It is understood that Mr, Mhner, our 'Minister to 'Central America, lias ro- •ceived from 'Secretary Blaino assurances •of the approval of tho President of his •conduct in'the Barrundia'case. VASCAM.; and Antlcy, Fluthoad In- 'dians, wore convicted at Missoula, Mont., of tho mtirdur-at throe prospectors and wore sentenced to bo hanged December 1!). Mns. BiiKxxAN, of St. Louis, who .jumped from a train at Clarksburg, VV. Va., and ran to the hills, leaving- seven small children in the car, was found after going seventeen days without food. MUHAT HAT.STEAB, editor and owner of the controlling interest in tho Cincinnati Commercial-Gazette, has disposed of a portion of his holdings. FETICH RKBKI.D'S livery stablo at Fairmount, O., was burned, and twelve 'horses perished in the flames. Four.TEKN business buildings at 'Ulysses, Nob., were destroyed by fire. D. H. WIOKIIA.M & Co., importers of 'diamonds in Now York, have failed for '$200000. Loose 'business habits wore •the cause. ly a fit of jealousy William Darmett, of Austin, Tex., shot Magg-ie Null and then shot himself. JOHN Wiujr. and Henry Switzer, living in the same cabin on the lino of their adjoining claims in Oklahoma Territory, were called to their door by un- knownparties and shot dead. ON a cotton plantation near Austin, Tox., four Mexican gamblers fell out over a mon to game, when one of them drew his pistol and shot and killed the other three. Ix Pittsburgh, Pa., Archibald and Eobert McDowell (brothers) were sentenced to two years each in tho peniten- tiar for raising ons dollar bills to tens. I^EO ALLEN, leader of a band of horse anffcattle thieves in Indian Territory and against whom there are 100 indictments in Texas, was captured in the Comanche country. AT IndepcHidonco, la., the famous team Belle Hamlin and Justina trotted a mile in 0:13, beating all previous team I'ecords by one-quarter of a second. GOVEBNOR Cooi'KR, of Colorado, called upon President Harrison for the protection of the citizens of Routt County from tho depredations of the Ute Indians. THE visible supply of grain in store in tho United Stales on tho 27th was: Wheat, 19,Vl, r ),035 bushels; corn, 7,'iOO,- 44S bushels: oats, 4.123/2SH bushels. •CoMMissro\ER MorsoAN of tho Indian Bureau in his annual report to the Secretary of the Interior says of the Indian question g-enorally that them has been for ten years or more real progress in the right direction and that the outlook for the future is encouraging. A public-school system is being rapidly provided whereby every Indian boy and girl of school age is to be afforded an opportunity of acquiring the mcU- monts of an English education and the elements of an honorable calling. During the year about 13.000,000 acres have been secured by the Government by cession from tho Indians. NEWS was'received from Alaska that at a convention held October 12 Captain James \V. Carroll was elected a dele gate to Congress. Carroll hoped to be admitted to the floor of the House this winter. CHAISES DAVIS, James Dallas and Pat Galvin, three Chicago crooks, robbed a -jewelry store at Memphis, Tenn., and in less than a day after were tried, convicted and placed in jail to serve three years. .Ox his death-bed a farmer named Tlaggott, living ten miles west of Columbus, Ind.. admitted that in 1S74 he had murdered an Ohio stockman by tho name of Thomas Jamieson and robbed him of $1,800. A DISASTER occurred on the Burlington railroad in Yuma County, Col., in •which fifteen carloads of cattle and horsos were ditched and horribly mangled. THE business portion of the village of Andover, O., was destroyed by fire. The loss was SUO,000. IN the sixth game at Brooklyn of tho world's championship series the Louisville base-ball team defeated the Brook- lyns by a score of 0 to 8. THE Census Bureau gives Kansas City, Mo., a population of 132,41(>; increase 76,631. AT Scranton, Pa., Jesse Scribbonsand .Joseph Bennett were arrested by the agents of the Society for tho Prevention of Cruelty to Animals for trying to force a. mule to drink beer. .SEVENTEEN buildings at Apalachioola, Fla., were burned, causin" a loss of $160,000. A CALL has been issued for a National convention of the Non-Partisan Nation- .al Woman's Christian Temperance Union to be held in Allegheny City, Pa., November itt to a I. THE M. E. churches at Washington, D. C., voted on the admission of women ^delegates to tho general conference, resulting 482 against tnd 375 for. PLA.CKU deposits of gold have been discovered along 8ag« creek an Jackson bounty, S. U., ant] a mining csinp named tiOgan had bepji marte<S. ATVOKXKY-(JEXEI:AL HII.LKH iias sent A circular Jotter to Uniied States district attorneys calling attention, to the anti-lottery aci,, with the suggestion that they carefully examine the same and spare no elfort in its enforcement. Ox iho Coving to ii & Macon (Ga.) road two sections of Baruum'a circus-train came together QJI a down grade, killija^ two men mid eight horses. Ar Eureka Springs, Ark., a flre that •tarted in U. C. Collins' jewelry store property valued at $300,000. , A. fine Nt the fw«Wfflarf brewery at Newport, Ky., caused a loss of $100,000. WIU.IAM: ,'-S. WttAKT&fr, a Cbleragfr one^londer, has; departed, IMvinf about $50,000 of valueless paper Ih tHi hantU of banks ant individuals. ? TliR books of J. & Irving, late circuit court clerk of Hamilton County, Tenn., have been found to be about $10,000 short. IN tho seventh gamo at Brooklyn on the 28th of tho world's championship aeries tho Louisville base-ball team defeated the Brooldyna by a score of ft to 3. Each club had up to dato won three games, one being a tie. The cold weather compelled postponing the remaining games until next spring. TUB total yield of potatoes in the United States this season, was estimated at 1.22,731,003 bushels. SKVKUE colds and coughs wero prevalent in Brooklyn. N. Y., and it was feared that "la grippe" had again appeared. Foun inches of snow foil at Cranberry, Tenn. Noiutis WATTS, son of a London (F.ng.) capitalist, was shot by an unknown person while hunting near Cumberland Gap, Tenn. INCOKPORATION papers of a new tobacco company, comprising nearly all tho leading warehousemen of Louisville and Cincinnati, were filed at the former city. Tho capital stock is $4,000,000. THE twenty-seventh annual reunion of Vermont officers of the civil war was held at Montpelior. SNOW fell in portions of Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and South Dakota on the mti. SKC.T.ETAIIY WINOOM has appointed J. K. Moore, of St. Paul, to be chief of the appointment division of the Treasury Department, to succeed T. E. Byrnes, resigned. IN his annual report Governor Shoup, of Idaho, estimates the value of the taxable property of tho State at $2.5,581,305. W. D. JONES, a prominent physician at Osceola, Ark., shot and killed his wife and her paramour, Dwight McKinney, a prosperous planter and a near neighbor of tho physician's. R. ROZKMAN and Cy Allon wero fatally injured and liozeman's flouring-mills at Marion, Kim., wero wrecked by the bursting of a boiler. THE Brotherhood of Locomotive En- ginoers in session at Pittsburgh, Pa., voted against federation with other railway employes. THOMAS WOOLFOLK, aged 21 years, who murdered nine members of his family, including his father and stop-mother, near Macon, Ga., the night of August 6, 18S7, was hanged for the unparalleled crime at Perry, Ga., on the 29th. THE Northern Pacific elevator at Eureka Junction, Wash., containing 00,000 bushels of wheat, was burned, causing a loss of 8100,000. THE twenty-first annual convention of the International Bee Association met at Dubuque, la., on tho 29th. ST. JOSEPH'S Catholic Church at Delphos, O., was broken into, the thieves securing two gold chalices and other altar -vessels of solid gold which are very valuable. IT has been discovered that Frod Fl. Leider, of New Philadelphia, O., who took an overdose of morphine October 25 and was supposed to have died, was buried alive. DKUUY UNDERWOOD, one of the host- known citizens of Kansas City, was killed at a crossing by a freight train. Miss MAUOATSET FOLICY, 75 years old. committed suicide in her room in Baltimore by asphyxiating herself with gas. She had lost nearly all her property and feared poverty. Two SECTIONS of a freight train collided on a side track at Providence. R. T., forcing a steel bridge girder from a flat car into a coach of a passing train, instantly killing two men and fatally injuring another. IN the Constitutional convention at Jackson, Miss., a resolution was adopted requiring voters in the State to be able to read the constitution or understand the same when read or give an intelligent interpretation thereof. ADVICES received at New Bedford, Mass., say that tho Arctic fleet had taken up to October G ninety-three whales, or nearly twice as many as were taken last year. A MONUMENT to the members of the Jeannotto exploring expedition of 1881 who perished in the Arctic regions was unvailedat tho Naval Academy Cemetery at Annapolis, Md. IT was reported that early sown winter wheat in portions of Missouri and Kansas had been ruined by the Hessian fly, and that the fields would have to be plowed up arid seeded over again. JOHN JACOB ZEABILY, a hunter 70 years old. was killed by a gun trap he had sot for deer near West Superior, Wis. Louis WOLF was arrested at Grand Rapids, Mich., as a common drunkard. Six years ago ho was worth $300,000. A CONVENTION of the retail clerks of America will be held in Detroit, Mich., December 8, for the purpose of organizing under the American Federation of Labor. POSTMASTER RITCHIE, of Leaven worth, Kan., excluded the entire edition of the Times from the mails becauso it contained a list of articles won at a church fair. A BOILER exploded ai the rolling- mills of the Portage Iron Company at Duncansville, Pa., killing four men. AT Huntingdon, Pa., a coal train of thirty-six cars, owing to a misplaced switch, dashed through tho Hotel Brunswick and landed in tho yards of two adjacent hotels. No one wus injured. IN bis annual report to the War Department Brigadier-General Thomas H. Ruger, commanding the Department of Dakota, «ays tin-re is no reasvn to apprehend molestation of settlors upon ceded lands evett by tho mout disaffected Indians. FlUST CoMI'TKOLLKK MATTHKWS has reported, to liie Secretary of the Treasury tluit during the lust fiscal year his office examined 37,:i-j3 accounts, involving the sum of $0,3^8,4:23,987. KKSOLUTIOXS for the payment of pensions to indigent Confederate soldiers were passed by the Mississippi Constitutional convention at Jackson. Miss BAKEK, daughter of a farmer litlnff near Stilesoo* ;.' Cite. Jf|'a fennel murdered in one of hlf fathfPs fields. A* Boston .(Estate B'Sard o$$t ado was fotthed y thb IbtslneSi asSdlations of "ifdams, of ' Mlssacttilsctts. Nottwo, ligod 8$ years, and his wifeV aged 33 years, wore suffocated by gas at their home in Chicago. THIKVKS chloroformed thepostmnster at Suspension Uridge, N. Y., and robbed the safe. NELSON THOMPSON, a farmer of Denison, la., was gored to deatla by an on- raged bull. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL Mns. JANK CLEMENS, mother of "Mark Twain" (Samuel L. Clemens), died at Keolcuk, la., aped 87 years. GENERAL STKPIIKN fl. ROBKRTS, who served in the Indian, Mexican and ciyil wars, dlod at his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., aged 72 years. IN the Sixteenth Pennsylvania district tho Republicans nominated A. Ij. Hopkins for Congress, and tho Democrats nominated M. F. Elliott. Miss LIZZIE PHELPS, a society bello of Hinghamton, N. Y., worth $100,000, was married to William (Mattery, tho family coachman. JAM KB NOIITON died at his home in Sherwood, O., aged !):! years. He was a Mexican war veteran and also served in tho. late rebellion. Rootr<:it MAISTI.V died at Pittsburgh, Pa., aged 101 yoars. Ho was a native of Ireland, and came to this country in 1804. Mits. GKNKHAL OJSANT'S eyesight is very poor and her maid is writing her book of reminiscences from dictation. MB. HOUGUWAUT HOWE, who was married in his sick-room at Washington on the 30th ult. to Miss Mary Butterworth, daughter of Representative I3ut- terworth, of Ohio, died on the 3lst ult. He had been ill for some time with pneumonia, and tho ceremony was performed at his urgent request. FOREIGN. MOZAMBIQUE advices are that the Mataboles attacked the British South African expedition in Mashonalaland and killed 300 men. IMMENSE damage has been done to shipping by a terrific storm on tho Mediterranean sea. ADMIRAL FKKKMANTLE attacked and burned several villages on the Vitu coast in Africa. IT was reported that a vessel with 700 emigrants on board had foundered off Cape St. Vincent, on tho southwestern coast of Portugal, and that all were lost. FLOODS in Mexico destroyed many houses at Capotlan, Ameca and Tatn- ascu, and several persons were drowned. SKNOU MIGUEL SUAHKZ GUANKS has been appointed by the Spanish Government Minister to the United States. AN escaped lunatic at Lacolle, Q IP., fatally wounded Constable Laneau and Joseph La Jousse with an axe. A BAND of moonlighters in County Clare, Ireland, murdered a girl named Flanagan and her mother. KING WILLIAM, of Holland, was deposed by Parliament, the condition of his health rendering him unfit to rule. A cor.N' dealer named Bleicr, his wife, two children and a maid servant wore robbed and killed by brigands near Pesth, Hungary. IN answer to an inquiry from one of tho ports tho customs department of Ontario has ruled to exclude Louisiana lottery advertising arid other matter that may be received by the various posts, but the persons to whom they are sent shall be subject to prosecution by the legal authorities. Two iJANurrs were executed at Jovellanos, Cuba. OUR POPULATION. V — '•*'—-$•'' $'" Xt Falls Considerably Belotv ' LATER NEWS. THE Census Bureau report shows that the total production of stepl in tho United States during the year ended June 30, 1889, was 4,455,926 tons, as compared with 1,145,711 tons during the year ended May 31, 1880, an increase of 3.321,215 tons, or 290 per cent. MICIIAP;L EKSKIN, of Lebanon, Ind., celebrated his 100th birthday on tho 81st ult. He was in good health. THE business failures in tho United States during the seven days ended on the 31st ult. numbered 218, against 225 the preceding week and 261 tho corresponding week last year. NEAK Valosta, Ga., a negro named Palasco was lynched for an assault on a planter's daughter. THE Ohio Supremo Court has decided that the maj'or of Cincinnati has tha right to appoint tho now board of city affairs provided for in the bill passed at tho special session of tho Legislature. THE wholesale clothing firm of Leopold Brothers in Chicago failed for $300,000. Mas. Loo AN and her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Mead, of Patskala, O., while crossing the Pan-Handle track at that place in a buggy wore struck by an en- gino and killed. FJIANIC MASON, of Wostport, Cal., murdered bis two brothers-in-law, Charles and Matthew Vann, and then fled to tho woods, THE Spanish steamer Vizcaya and the schooner Cornelius Uargraves collided off tho coast of Barnegat and sixty persons were reported drowned. JOHN HAMLET, of Valparaiso, Ind., whose wife and three children were burned to death by a lamp explosion, has been placed in an insane asylum. THE Leavenworth (Kan.) Times has brought suit for $10,000 damages against tho postmaster of that city for refusing to receive papers containing notices of a church lottery. Tho object of tho suit is to tost the lottery law. TIIK Census Bureau issued a bulletin declaring the population of the United States to bo 0'.J,480,.'i40, against 50,155,- 78:j ten years ago, an incmasu of l:i,3!M,707. KLEVK.V German life-boat men were drowned while trying to relieve the crew of tho British vessel Erik Beren- densen, which was wrecked oif Slesvig. Only one of the vessel's crew was saved, A coMMicitoiAL agency in New York says that the volume of business throuhout the country in October was unprecedented, an4 that all tho great industries were doing more than at aftj time in many years. CENSUS BUREAU'S LATEST FIGURES. Gtvn tho Number of Inhabitant* Of the tin I to it States un 02,480,540— Fault Found with tho Counts of 1870 ami 1880. THE SUl'EKINTKNDENT'S CO.MMKNT8. WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.— Bulletin No. 12 on the population of tho United States was issued by the Census Office Friday. It says: "Tho population of the United States June 1, t£90, as shown by the ilrst count of persons and families, exclusive of white persons In Indian Territory, Indians on reservations and Alaska, was G8,4SO,fHO. These figures may be slightly changed by later and more exact compilations, but sueili changes wtll not bo material. "In 1880 the population was 50,155,783. The absolute Increase of the population In the ten years intervening was l!i,3U4,7.>7 and the percentage of increase was 34.57. In 1870 the population was stated as 88,558,371. According to these figures 'the absolute Increase In the decade between 1870 and 1880 was 11,597,412 and the percentage of Increase was 80.08. "Upon their face these figures show that tho population hns Increased between 1880 and 1890 only 7s7,345 more than between 1870 and 1880, while the rate o£ Increase has apparently diminished from 30.08 to 84.57 per cent. If those figures wero derived from correct data they would be Indeed disappointing. Such a reduction In the rate of Increase in the face of the enormous Immigration during tho last ten years \\ould argue a great diminution In the fecundity of the population or a corresponding increase in its death rate. These figures are, however, easily explained when the character of tho data used is understood. It Is well- known, tho fact having been demonstrated by extensive and thorough investigation, that the census of 1&70 was grossly deficient In the Southern States, so much so as not only to give an exaggerated rate of Increase of the population between 1870 and 1880 In these States but to affect very ma. terlally tho rate of'liicroase in the country at large. These omissions were not the fault nor were they within the control of the Census Office. The census of 1870 was taken under a law which tho superintendent, General Francis A. Walker, characterized as 'clumsy, antiquated and barbarous.' Tho Census Office had no power over its enumerators save a barren protest, and its right was even questioned In some quarters. '•In referring to these omissions tho superintendent of the tenth census said In his report in relation to tha tailing of the census in South Carolina: " 'It follows, as a conclusion of the highest authority, either that tho census of 1870 was grosely defective in regard to the whole of the State or some considerable parts thereof, or that the census of 1880 was fraudulent. 1 " "Those, therefore, who believe In the accuracy and honesty of the tenth census— and that was thoroughly established— must accept the other alternative offered by General Walker namely: That the ninth census was 'grossly defective.' What was true of South Carolina was also true In greater or less degree of all the Southern States. There is of course, no means of ascertaining accurately tho extent of these omissions, but In all probability they amounted to not less than 1,500,000. There is but little question that the population of the United States in 1870 was at least 40,000,000 inhabitants instead of 38,558,371, a's stated. If this estimate of the ex tent of the omissions in 1870 be correct the absolute increase between 1870 and 1880 was only about 10,003,000, and the rate of increase was not far from 85 per cent. These figures compare much more reasonably with similar deductions from the population In 188U and 1800. "Omitting from consideration those States In which the census of 1870 is known or is presumed to have been faulty, the rate of increase between 1870 and 18£0 in the remaining States has been very nearly maintained in the decade between 1880 and 1890. "The following table shows the population of the several States as found by the census omimeratlou of the years 1890 and 1880: isac. isw United States .......... ...63,480,540 50,155783 North Atlantic division... 17,304,420 14507407 Maine .................... 6l»,3(!l 'ousioso New Hampshire ......... , 375,837 340,991 Vermont .................. . 888.305 333 888 Massachusetts ............. 3,233,407 l,78s),083 Ehodo Island ............... 345,843 270531 Connecticut ................ 74'i,8Hl 623'700 New York .................. 5,081,934 S.Offi^l New Jersey ................ 1,441.017 1,131,110 Pennsylvania .............. 5,348,574 4,282,891 South Atlantic division. . . . 8,830,759 7,597 197 Delaware .................. 107,871 148,608 Maryland .................. 1,040,431 934043 District of Columbia . ____ 389,790 177 634 Virginia ................... 1,648,911 l,5is!505 North Carolina .......... 1,817,340 1,399,750 South Carolina ............ 1, 147, 101 99,-, 577 Georgia .................... 1,834,366 1,543 ISO gl° r Wa...... ............... 390,445 269,493 West Virginia ............. 760,448 618457 Northern central division. 23,332,151 17 364 in 3,666,719 3,198,'063 2,189,o;» 1,978301 . 3,818,538 8,077,871 Michigan ................. 3,089,793 1,630,937 Wisconsin ................. 1,683,697 1,315,497 Minnesota ................. 1,800,017 780773 Iowa.... .................. 1,900,739 1,634,615 Missouri ................... 8,677,080 2,168,380 North Dakota ............. 183.435 36,990 South Dakota ............. 327.848 98 268 Nebraska .................. 1,058,793 453403 Kansas ..................... 1,233,485 »96,090 Southern central district. 10,918.253 P.919 371 Kentucky .................. 1,855,488 1,648,690 Tennessee ................ 1,763,733 1,543359 Alabama. ................ 1,508,073 1.383,505 Mississippi ................ 1,284,887 1,131.597 Louisiana ................. 1,110,838 939 946 Texas ..................... 3,233,3x0 1,591,749 Oklahoma ..... ............. 61,071 Arkansas.. ................ 1,135,385 803.B95 Western division .......... 3,008,948 1,767 697 Montana ................... 131,769 39159 Wyoming .................. 00,589 80,789 •4 Upon our Stressed by ttft&tlng tht , Colorado ................... 410,975 New Mexico ............... 144,803 Arizona .................... 59.(i»l Utah ....................... 206,498 Nevada ......... . .......... 44,337 Idaho .................. 84.239 Washington ............... 849,516 Oregon ..................... 313.490 California .................. 1.304.009 194,337 119,505 40,440 143,963 63,266 32,610 76,110 174,768 864,694 In the relative rank of the States in population, New York comes first, Pennsylvania second, while Illinois has outstripped Ohio, and is now third. Of the other changes the most marked are those of Texas, which rises from No. 11 to No. 7; Kentucky, which drops from 8 to 11; Minnesota, which rises from 86 to 80; Nebraska, which rises from 30 to 26; Maryland, which drops from 83 to 37; Colorado, which rises from 35 to 81; Vermont, which drops from 33 to 30; Washington, which rises from 43 to 34; Delaware, which drops from 3Sto 43; Nevada, which drops from 43 to 49, and Arizona, which drops from 44 to 48. Continuing, the bulletin says : "The general law governing the increase of population is that, when not disturbed by extraneous causes, such as wars, pestilences, immigration, emigration, etc., increase of population goes on at p continually-diminishing rate. The operation of this law lu this country has been Interfered with in recent years by the late war, which, besides tho destruction of a vast number of lives, decreased the birth rate very materially during its progrebg. It was followed by an increased birth rate, as is invariably the case under similar circumstances. The noriniil rate of Increase has beeu and Is greatly interfered with also by immigration, and it is difficult to estimate the cfleot of this upon our rate of increase. Approximation to it may, however, be roached by the following process: Between 18H) and 1890 5,340,013 immigrants entered in this country. Of these a part bavo returned to their homes or migrated elsewhere. A considerable proportion, prob ably about one-eighth, have died. On the other b%ud, children have been born to them, aad it ia probable that the births have OQuntorbal- tBoeathe deaths and fhe en»^r»tlOB, BO that the o«t influence wWgh .ijjimigrttion bets exert _.' immigrants. Bub- ffrdm the numerical in- t decade there remains " the actual In* pis of this country In 1880- incroasp is therefore not to tHe of naturt .j ffbm 14 jfer ceffti" Some of Superintendent Porter's comments oCtlfc conditions governing the spread of population ore Interesting, particularly ao regards the Western States. In Ohio, Indiana, Iowa and Missouri, and In Illinois, If the city of Chicago be dropped from consideration, the rate of itf- crease has declined decidedly. In Ohio it ,1ms fallen from 80 to 15 per cent,; in Indiana, from 18toll; In lown, from 80 to 17; in Missouri, from SO to S3 per cent., in spite of the rapid growth of St. Louis and Kansas City; and in Illinois, dropping Chicago from consideration, from 14.9 to 5.0 per cent. In these States the agricultural Industry, which Is still the prominent one, has begun to decline, owing to tho slinrp competition of Western farms. The farming population lias migrated Westward and tho growth of manufactures Is not yet sufficiently rapid to repair these losses. Tho sout-horn portion of Michigan. Wlsoonsin and Minnesota are under similar conditions, but tho northern parts of these States, lying upon the frontier of settlement, have filled up with sufficient rapidity to repair either wholly or in part tho losses of tho southern parts. Michigan Increased at the rate of 38 per cent, between 1870 and 18EO, while between 1880 and 181)0 the rate was but 38 per cent. The increase between 18SO and 1800 was into unequal parts by the 3tate census taken In 1884. In the first four yours of tho decade tho Increase was la.tf per cent., while In the last six years it was 13.7 per cent. In Wisconsin the last decode shows un increase of S8 per cent., as against an increase) of 85 per cent, in the decade between 1870 and 1880. The State census of Wisconsin, taken in 1885, cuts the decade Into two equal parts, and shows au increase in the first half of 18.8 per cent, und during tho second half of but 7.7 per cent. Minnesota increased 78 per cent, between 1870 and 1880 and fi7 per cent, between 1880 and 1800, the numerical Increase being over half a million In the last decade. The State census, taken in 1885, shows that the built of this increase occurred between 1880 and 1885. During the, last ten years the population of Dakota, considering the two States of North Dakota and South Dakota together, has increased from 135,177 to 510,273, or 877 pe* cent.; Nebraska from 453,402 to 1,066,793, or 134 per cent,, and Kansas from 9U0.09Q to 1,423,435, or 43 per cent, this increase has not, however, continued uniformly throughout tb.3 decade. In 1885 Dakota contained 415.610 inhabitants, or more than four-flfths of its present population. Nebraska' contained 740,- 6-15inhabitants in ths same year, thus dividing the numerical increase quite equally between the two halves of tho daoade, but leaving the greater percentage of increase In the first half. In the same year Kansas by its State census had 1,888,530 inhabitants, showing that nearly two-thirds of tho numerical gain was acquired during the first half of tho decade. The industries of these States are almost purely agricultural, and are dependent on the supply of moisture, either In the form of vain or by Irrigation. Through these States passes what is known as the subhumid bolt, a strip of country several degrees in width In which during rainy years there is an abundance of moisture for the needs of crops, while in the years when the rain-fall is below the average the supply is defflcient. In this region little provision has been made for artificial irrega- tion. the settlors having thus far been content to depend upon rain-fall. Into this region the settlers flocked in large numbers in tho early years of the decade, drawn thither by the fertility of the land and by the fact that for a few years tho rain-fall had been sufficient for the needs of agriculture. During the last two or three years, however, the conditions of rain-fall have materially changed. It has fallen decidedly below the normal,.and 1 he settlers have thereby been forced to emigrate. Thousands of families have abandoned this region and gone to Oklahoma and the Kooky Mountain region. Throughout the South AJlantio'and Southern Central States the rate of Increase has diminished, and In most of these States it has diminished materially. A certain reduction in the percentage of increase, especially iti the eastern part of this region, was to be expected, duo not only to tho operation of general laws but also to the fact that there has been considerable emigration from the States east of the Mississippi river to • the westward und but little immigration. Taken together, however, these two causes by no means account for the reduction in the rate of increase in these States. The real cause is to be found, it is stated, in tho imperfections of the census of 1870. BRIDEGROOM OF A DAY. Impressive Funeral Sorvioes at Washington Over the Remains of Sir. tlouuh- want Howe. WASHINGTON, Nov. 1.—The funeral of Mr. Hough want Howe, the bridegroom of a day, whose marriage to Miss Butterworth, of Ohio, occurred on Wednesday, and whose death occurred Thursday at the Metropolitan Club chambers, took place at 10 o'clock a. m. from the headquarters of the International American Conference on Vermont avenue, where his remains had been removed Thursday night The funeral services were short and very impressive, and were conducted by Rev. Dr. Bartlett, of the Presbyterian church, the clergyman who on Wednesday made Mr. Howe and Miss Butterworth man and wife. Many distinguished persons attended, and numerous handsome and costly floral offerings were sent The remains were taken to the depot, and left for New York at 11 a. in. j » tue stomadtf and? frealthy In It* PotfSfessinfftnese » audit" A TOWN ABLAZE. The BuoliieSM District o« Chillicothe, III,, Threatened with Destruction. PEOKIA, HI., Nov. l.— At 11 o'clock last night the city of Chillicothe, ten miles above here, was reported to be burning. The flre started in a livery stable, and soon it appeared that the entire business portion of the city was in danger of being 1 swept away. The telegraph office was ablaze, and it became difficult to obtain news. A special Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific train left shortly before midnight, carrying fire- engines to help control the flames. At 3 o'clock this morning four blocks had been destroyed and the flames were spreading rapidly in every direction. At 1:80 more aid was sent from this city. Railroad Wreck in Kentucky. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 1.—Another wreck occurred Thursday morning on the Cincinnati Southern railway at Tunnel No. SO, in Kentucky, in which Conductor Lew Lewman was killed. The first section of a train pulled out from Somerset, closely followed by the second going faster. 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