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Algona, Iowa
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THE REPUBLICAN. •TAftlt A ItAt,r.oe«., ALGONA. IOWA. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. DOMESTIC, THK estate of the late P. T. Bartmm, jf Bridgeport, Conn., as shown by inventory, is as follows: Personal property, $1,'J85,5S9; real estate, .$2,998,933; making a grand total of $4,279,532. Got,. R. H. ABEKCKOMBTE was walk- Ing 1 in his garden at night when he was mistaken for a burglar by his son-in- law, Dr. Baker, and shot dead. Col. Abercrombie was one of the most prominent men in Alabama. DICK Wsi/sn burglarized a cigar store in Goshen, Ind., and was in the penitentiary on a four years' sentence twenty-six hours later. OWEN SWEXEY, who was injured •while a brakeman on the New York, Hartford & New Haven railroad, has recovered $27,500 damages. IN a railway wreck near Savannah, Kan., three men were burned to a crisp and six injured, some of them fatally. The wreck took fire and thirty freight cars were burned. AT Sacramento, Cal., John Perry shot and fatally wounded his cousin, Mamie Frates, aged 16 years, because she would not marry him, and then shot and killed himself. W. E. MINCHIN, bookkeeper of the American national bank at Nashville, Tenn., was discovered to be a defaulter *o the extent of 817,000. AT Denver, Col., Mr. and Mrs. Vincent, an old couple, while driving were thrown from their carriage by their horse falling down and were both fatally injured. AN overflow of the Red river was doing great damage in Texas. One stockman lost 400 cattle and fifty-five horses. Many persons narrowly escaped death. At Chillicothe four men were drowned by a sudden freshet. THE visible supply of grain in the United States on the 8th was: Wheat, 10,477,405 bushels; corn, 5,605,887 bushels; oats, 4,549,391 bushels. HENRY W. JOHNSON, who murdered William Shumate, was executed at Emory, Tex. A GANG of counterfeiters whose head- quartevs were at Dayton, Tenn., have teen arrested. EVAN E. SHELBY, charged with the murder of Mrs. Sallie Moore, was taken by a mob of 100 unknown men from the jail at Wickliffe, Ky., and hanged. A BUSH fire at Black Lake, Can., destroyed forty houses, containing iu all 250 families. IN Chicago Judge Blod?ett quashed the indictment against George C. Gibson for attempting to blow up the Shufeldt distillery. E. D. THAYEK, president of the Brandon (Vt.) national bank, had $-10,000 in , notes and mortgages stolen from his seat in a Rock Island sleeping car near Chicago. A THIKTEEX-YEAR-OI.D lad living near Mayfield, Kan., was granted a teacher's certificate. He made an average of 70 per cent, in the ten branches in which he was examined. AT Buffalo, Ky., a storm swept a%vay the two sawmills and destroyed growing crops to a great value. The streets of Buffalo were 18 inches under water. EX-WAEDEN BRUSH, of the Sing Sing tN. Y.) prison, was charged with embezzling $175,000. A PARTY of five young people who lived in Flushing, L. I., were drowned in Flushing bay by the sinking of a "boat They were Lizzie and Annie Eyan, Lizzie Ridenbinder, William Hoffman and Job Bernard. GRASSHOPPERS had appeared in the country surrounding Folsom, Cal., in countless millions and were doing a preat amount of damage to orchards and vineyards. Two BROTHERS named Henry and William Trumbaur, living 10 miles apart in Luzerne county, Pa., retired to their beds in the best of health and in the morning both were found dead in bed by their wives. Representatives from each family went to communicate the sad news, when they met on the road half way between the houses. FOREST fires in Maine were doing immense damage. THE steamer Australia, which reached San Francisco, brought news of the burning of the government warehouse at Honolulu. Loss, $350,000. BILL MATTHEWS, a negro who attempted to assault two young women, was lynched near Vernon, Ala. LIGHTNING killed six cows and four horses on the farm of Edward Miller near Mulberry, Ind., during a storm. CHARLES HAIGHT & Co., flour merchants of New York, have failed for $400,000. JOHN BARDSLEY, ex-city treasurer of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to seventeen different indictments involving a total of $073,405. AN engine and mail car were knocked from the track opposite St. Joseph, Mo., by a landslide, and three men were fatally hurt. IT was reported that $163,000 in gold and other valuable treasure which was buried in the neighborhood of Ker- fihaw, 8. C., twenty-four years ago when Shsrman's army was passing through South Carolina, had been found. WILLIE THOMAS, aged 12 years, committed suicide near Rossville, Ind., and Frank Fuhrman, 11 years of age, took his own life by hanging near Delphi, in the same state. No cause was known in either case. THE cotton mill of A. Campbell & Co. at Manayunk, Pa., was partially destroyed by fire. Loss, $325,000. WALLACE COBWIN and Theodore Lang were fatally injured by an explosion while tearing down au abandoned glycerine factory near Bradford, Pa. ASSISTANT SECRETARY BUSSEY has ruled that, under the act of J une 20, J.SaO, a soldier's widow, if dependent, may draw a pension even though she bad remarried since the death of her husband, _ - .... _ Dallas (Tex.) Land A Loan Company has assigned. The liabilities were fSOO.otio and the assets $1,500,000, THB 144th annual commencement ex* Groises of Princeton university took place at Princeton, N. J. LEE JAMES (colored) was hanged at Hickman, Ky., for the murder of Thomas Gnrvin in November, 1889. Gov. HOVEY has issued a proclamation declaring the laws passed by the last Indiana legislature to be in force with the exception of the apportionment law, which he says was changed after its passage, and is therefore null and void. FIUE damaged the Concordia opera house at Baltimore to the extent of $100,000. THE grand lodge of Orangemen of the United States in session at Detroit elected W. J. H. Traynor, of Detroit, as grand master. A STORM at Lincoln, Neb., did great damage to outbuildings and numerous houses were undermined, THE census office has issued a bulletin showing that petroleiun was produced in eleven states in 1889, namely: Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Colorado, California, Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Kansas and Texas. The total production is shown to be 34,820,306 barrels, valued at $26,554,052. FLAMES destroyed the courthouse at Fort Pierre, S. D., and all the records of Stanley county were consumed. FIVE of the six races at Narragansctt park in Providence, R. I., were trotted and paced in the same time, 3:283^. THOMAS HOFFMAN, employed in a clay mill at Akron, O., slipped into a grinding machine and was ground to pieces. FURTHER reports from the valley of the Red river, in Texas and Indian territory, show the loss of life and property from the floods was greater than was at first supposed. SEVEN of the soldiers who took part in the lynching of A. J. Hunt at Walla Walla, Wash., have been indicted by the grand jury. JACOB VANDEVER, of Muscotah, Kan., died of hydrophobia, being the third of four brothers bitten by a rabid dog to succumb to the disease. REV. O. B. MILLIGAN, one of the ministers suspended at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the synod of the Reformed Presbyterian church, has refused to vacate his pulpit. J. W. HARRIS, superintendent of the soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home at Knightstown, Ind., committed suicide at New Orleans by cutting his throat. THE bodies of two men, a woman and child have been found in some driftwood near Leon, I. T. They were drowned in the recent floods. COTTON exports for May aggregated 234,256 bales, valued at §11,400,987, against 100,008 bales, valued at §5.146,257, in May, 1890. AT Boston W. B. Prescott, of Toronto, Ont., was elected president of the International Typographical union. A CLOUD burst at Dayton, O., flooding everything. Lightning struck in many parts of the city and several tenement houses were blown down. JULIO MERZBACHER, the Spanish- American agent of the New York Life Insurance Company, was said to be a defaulter to the extent of $300,000. OKLAHOMA was said to be flooded with counterfeit gold and silver pieces, and the gold fives and tens coiild hardly be told from the genuine. AT Oak Mills, Kan., a ten-acre tract of land slid down hill. On the land there was a part of a wheat field, a farm house and several hundred trees. LITTLE & Co., boot and shoe dealers at Cincinnati, have failed for 8160,000. NOT in the history of strawberry raising in southern Indiana has there been such a bountiful crop as this year. THE prohibitionists at Jamestown, N. D., have succeeded in closing every saloon in the city. FATHER MOLKINGKR, the famous faith-cure priest of Allegheny .City, Pa., will go to Rome to treat the pope by the faith-cure process. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. JOHN HOYT, probably the oldest manufacturer of paper in the country, died at Manchester, N. H,, at the age of 84 years. REV. O. P. BADGER died in fireusn- castle, Ind., aged 73 years. He was the first graduate of Depamv university, was a member of the Indiana constitutional convention of 1850, and had married 1,000 couples. A. CARPENTER died in Lockport, N. Y., aged 104 years. A NEW political party to be known as the "National association" has been organized at St. Paul, Minn., the object of which is to unite socially and fraternally all respectable citizens for the purpose of bettering the ir condition, in private or public life, by a course of debates upon political subjects. MBS. FRANCES JAMES, widow of George Payne Rainsford James, the English novelist and historian, died in Eau Claire, Wis., aged 90 years. Her husband died thirty years ago. PRESIDENT HARRISON has nominated the judges of the private land court as follows: Joseph R. Reed, of Iowa, to be chief justice; Wilbur F. Stone, of Colorado; Henry C. Sluss, of Kansas; Thomas C. Fuller, of North Carolina, and William M. Murray, of Tennessee, to be associate justices. JEKUY Gillen died at Bankston, la., aged 110 years. THE Iowa prohibitionists in convention at Des Moines nominated for governor Isaac T. Gibson; lieutenant governor, J. G. Little; superintendent of public instruction, Mrs. M. H. Dunham; justice of the supreme court, Daniel B. Turney; railroad commissioner, C. S. Hart. The platform favors straight out prohibition, the free and unlimited coinage of silver, Australian ballot reform, a state constabulary to enforce prohibition, and the immediate abolition of the whole United States internal revenue system. EDWARD SPKLMAN, the Peoria (111.) distiller who was the chief officer in "Camp 30," Clan-na-Gael, at the time Dr. Cronin was sentenced to death in that body, died from injuries received in a fall. LEONARD W. COLBY, of Nebraska, has been appointed assistant attorney general of the United States. ... THE Ohio prohibitionists in convention at Springfield nominated for governor John J ( AshenhtifBt; lieutenant governor, W. J. Klrkfendaflj Bttpi-fcrne Judge, H. L. Blakej ftudttor of state, Charles A, Reeserj school commissioner, Prof. B. R. Rollers. The platform declares in favor of prohibition of the liquor traffic, opposes alien ownership of land, favors government control of railroads and telegraph lines, woman suffrage, liberal pensions and better immigration laws. COL. NATHAN WHITNEY, probably the oldest member of the masonic order in the world, and a soldier of the war of 1812, died at Dixon, lll. t at the age of 100 years and 6 months. THE Maryland state central democratic committee has named July 80 as the date for holding 1 the democratic state convention. FOREIGN. OUTRAGES against foreigners were reported at Wusfeh, China. An English missionary and a customs officer had been put to death. A DOZEN persons were killed during 1 a storm in Vienna, Austria. REPORTS from Hayti say that the rebellion had been entirely crushed and that three or four of the leaders in the uprising were being executed every day. THE Jewish rabbis of the principal cities of Russia have ordered a day of fasting and prayer for relief from persecution. THE Irish census shows a decrease in every religious denomination except the Methodists. They have increased by accessions from the Episcopalians. THE German emperor has ordered that all the old servants of his father and grandfather now over 60 years ol age shall be retired on comfortable pensions. NEARLY all the growing fruit has been ruined by the unseasonable frosts in the Pomeranian district of Germany. The loss will be heavy. THE yield of winter wheat in Russia will be below the average and a larg deficit in the rye crop is certain. THK czar of Russia has given order to the authorities to observe the ukas which directs that the expulsion be effected gradually in order to en able the Jews to wind up their busi ness. FOREST fires were raging along tbj Grand Piles division of the Canadian Pacific railroad in the vicinity of Three Rivers, Que., and great damage hac been done. MANY lives were lost by the bursting of a waterspout near San Luis Paz Mex. A large num ber of houses wen swept away, cattle were killed and 50' people made homeless. THE natives of Matonga have mas sacred, roasted and devoured a French expedition from Loango under M Crampel. IN the Lake St. John district in New Brunswick a belt 40 miles wide and over 100 miles in length had been swep by forest fires and several small settle ments had been wiped out. Hundred of settlers were driven from thei homes. REPEATED earthquake shocks were felt in Verona, Italy, and many house collapsed. The inhabitants were pani. stricken. BULL-FIGHTING has been practically abolished in Mexico City, the author! ties refusing to grant the necessary licenses. A TERRIFIC hurricane causing mucl damage swept over eastern Galieia anc several persons were killed. A PARIS newspaper is authority fci the statement that De Lesseps will be prosecuted for canal investors. misleading Panama LATER NEWS IT was discovered that in addition to the embezzlement of over $1,200,000 of the state's money by Bardsley, city treasurer of Philadelphia, he had' stolen $445,428 of school funds paid to him by the state treasure! for the year ended June 80, 1891. SECRETARY PROCTOR delivered diplomas to sixty-five graduates at the military school at West Point, N. Y. WILLIAM BLANK Y, a negro, was hanged at Baltimore for the murder of his grandmother tind aunt in that city Maya, 1800. A VIOLENT electrical storm prevailed along the New Jersey coast, and at Hammond Daniel Cross and two of his children were killed by lightning. OSCAR LURNSTHOM, aged 14, and Peter Winlund, aged 23, were drowned in St. Paul's lake near Cambridge, Minn., while bathing. THK name of Lieut.-Col. Sir William Gordon dimming has been dropped from the British army list, "Her majesty," as the official order reads, "having no further use for his services." THE Central national bank of Broken Bow, Neb., has closed its doors. A HEAVY coal train became unmanageable on a steep grade near Bellewood, Pa., and jumped the track at a curve. Three men were killed and the engine and twenty cars wrecked. CHIEF JUSTICE GOODING, of Arizona, has decided that the Edmunds act against polygamy applies to all the territories as well as Utah. IN the United States the business failures during the seven days ended on the lath numbered 244, against 247 the preceding week and 212 for the corresponding week last year. HARRY GLASGOW and Charles Stewart, aged 5 and S years, were burned to death in a barn at Fostoria, O. THE Colorado conference of the Methodist Episcopal church in session at Denver voted to drop from membership in the church the ex-evangelist, Rev. Sam'Sinali. MRS. CHLOE OUDEN (colored) died at Indianapolis at che age of 120-years. Her first child, Mrs. Rosa Blue, who was born in 1797, was at her bedside when she died. THE London & Liverpool Clothing Company of New York has failed for $250,000. AT a meeting in Chicago on the 12th of the world's fair directors the treasurer's report showed that up to date the receipts were$1,044,224.61; disbursements, $422,868,63; cash on band, 3SJ . 221,855.98. , SWEPT AWAY. Wttrts of ft WAtef*Sfr«tit in I fcost and Moch Property Oeatroyed. ; GAutt&svitAtf, TdS., Jons 12,—; has been received here front Green county, of destruction of life and property oauaed by a terrible wa- terspoufc, accompanied by a windstof m, which visited that town and vicinity Tuesday night. Rain had been telling several days, and Tuesday night about 11 o'clock A waterspout burst and in a few minutes the streets were 4 feet deep with water, presenting the appearance of a raging torrent. All the business houses were flooded. Men secured buggies and with great difficulty succeeded in hauling the women and children to places of safety. Three persons were drowned in Turkey creek- Pomp Poindexter, a young farmer, his sister and a young man named Albright. The dwelling house of Capt. Phillips was lifted from its foundation and carried nearly a mile, when it was hurled against a tree and wrecked. Phillips and one of his daughters caught some floating debris and were washed ashote half a mile from where the house was demolished. Mrs. Phillips and her babo caught a plank and were washed into the branches of a large tree, where they remained till the next day, when they were rescued by parties in a boat. A large number of hovjses were blown down and many otl«srs washed away. Dug-outs we're fl.-ied with water and hundreds of peoole rendered homeless,; and all their Ive stock, crops and other property sw^pt away. A young farmer named Bur- done, while trying to reach the shore in a ferryboat, was thrown from tie boat and drowned. ST. Louis, June 12.—A special fn.m Gainesville, Tex., says: Near Leon, I. T., 80 miles from here, on Red riv.-.r, the dead bodies of a man, woman a ad little babe were found in a drift, -they having been drowned during the l&te •verflow. The bodies have not been identified. William Lynn, a farmer, residing 80 miles north of here, on Hickory creek, was drowned in that stream while trying to ford it. The rise in the Red river is unprecedented. At Warran's and Sivil's bends, 20 miles northwest of here, the destruction is widespread. In these two bends there were 10,000 acres of corn, cotton and small grain cultivated by some fifty families. All these crop's are destroyed, most of the houses swept away and large numbers of cattle, hogs and chickens drowned. DAYTON, O., June 12. A cloud burst over the city came at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon flooding everything. The lightning struck in many parts of the city. One tenement house on Con- ovar street was blown down, but no casualties are reported. The Miami and Erie canal bank broke two miles south of town and is now flooding the garden lands along the river. OHIO PROHIBITIONISTS. A State Ticket Named and a Platform Adopted at Springfield. SPRINGFIELD, O., June 12.—The prohibition state convention adjourned Thursday night after making the following nominations: For governor, John J. Ashenhurst, of Canton; for lieutenant governor, W. J. Kirkendall, of Jackson; for supreme judge, H. L. Plake, of Sandusky; for auditor, Charles A. Reeser, of Springfield; for 'member of the board of public works, T. A. Rodifer, of Bellaire; for dairy and food commissioner, W. F. Brown, of Butler; for state school commissioner, Prof. E. SUSPENDED. ffe* Conatottdrt e* te*»Mft«f Drew with the Keystone Bank Scandal to Be Aired -Provident Hft*Hg«t Frtvoni » Full In- vegtlK»tion at tits tftftey Denies Some ugly WASHINGTON, Jvtne 12.— Bank Exam iner Di*ew has been suspended from duty pending the result of an investigation into his connection with the Keystone bank scandal at Philadelphia. President Harrison has penned an answer to the lette* of Mayor Stunrfc, of Philadelphia, requesting an inve'sti- (ration of the Keystone bank failure. The president saya: "Your request that a committee of the council or Its expert accountants bo allowed to examine and inspect all the books, documents and records of the bank has beoh referred to the comptroller, with the suggestion that under the ad vine of the district « attorney tho receiver permit an examination by a proper representative of the creditors Into nil matters and accounts, and particularly of accounts where frauds or Irregularities are charged, with such reaervatlons of confidence as the Interest of the creditors of the honk or tho end of public justice make necessary. I am sure you will find every officer of the government having any public duty connected with this matter desirous to cooperate with the creditors of tho bank In all measures calculated to protect their interests and to hold to proper accountability every person having gulity complicity with the failure." The ugly rumors afloat in this city and elsewhere, that Comptroller of the Currency Lacey was a willing instrument of the late Secretary Windom and Postmaster General Wunarnaker in not promptly placing the Keystone bank of Philadelphia in the hands of a receiver as soon as its financial condition was made known to him were indignantly denied by that gentleman when questioned on the subject. He said: "There Is absolutely not a fragment of truth in the statement. . Tho first intimation that I had of the Internal affairs of the Keystone bank was the very night that Secretary TVindom died in New York. So far as Postmaster General Wanamaker is concerned, he IB innocent of the charge of interference by bringing a pressure to bear upon the secretary to keep the bank running because the treasury department had no knowledge of the things officially or otherwise until the night of January 36. Whatever blame may bo attached officially to the delay must be laid at my door. It is difficult for people ignorant of the law and the duties which prescribe the action of the comptroller of the currency to appreciate all the nice points involved in the prompt closing of a great financial institution. Closing the doors of a bank is a serious matter. All banks cannot be treated alike, and no straight up-and-down line can bo drawn and every bank be made to align with it. My best judgment from the knowledge at hand was to let the bank run on. for I did not know then what I knew later on for remember that the true inwardness of the bank's condition only came out in sections as time passed. Personally I have been anxious to go to Philadelphia and answer all questions but the president thinks that it is my duty to remain here: hence the preparation of statement that is now in the hands of retary of the. treasury." LAST HONORS. my the sec- E. Zellers, president of Hiram college. The platform declares in favor of the prohibition of the liquor traffic, remedying class evils, opposes alien ownership of and further grants of land to corporations, favors government control of railroads and telegraphs, condemns speculation in margins and corners, favors gold, silver and paper for a circulating medium, woman suffrage, liberal pensions, better immigration laws; declares that the tariff should be assessed on the goods from such countries as tax American product and that the expenses of the government should be paid by an income tax and that all official fees should be covered into the public treasury and all officials salaries. paid KILLED HIMSELF. the Indiana Life in New Superintendent Harris, ot Soldiers' Home, Kuds His Orleans. NEW ORLEANS, June 13.—J. W. Harris, superintendent of the soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home at Knights- sown, Ind., committed suicide at the St. Charles hotel by cutting his throat with a pocketknife late Thursday afternoon. He arrived in the morning from St. Louis. He appeared to have seen drinking or acted as if he was slightly deranged. In the afternoon he went to his room, and, locking himself n, wrote a letter to his wife informing her of his arrival, saying that he was feeling ill. He also said he intended to return to her on the 5 o'clock evening train. He tore up the letter and then cut his throat A gentleman called at the hotel to see a friend who occupied the same room Wednesday night and on going- to the room found it locked. A bell-boy was called and he opened the door.and ound Harris dead. He had $63.50 in cash in his«pockets, a gold watch, a lot >f postal cards and stamps and a sealed etter addressed to Mrs. M. D. Harris, Knightstown, Ind,, care of the soldiers' and sailors' orphans' home. Another Jury-Briber Convicted. NEW ORLEANS, June 12.—Another ol he gang of jury fixers has been pronounced guilty by twelve honest men. fhe man on whom justice has laid hex hand this time is Thomas P. Mo Irystal, who, it is charged, of* ered to Tales Juror Thomas J. , who was summoned on he panel of 200 drawn on February 81, n the trial of the assassins of Chief of olice Hennessy, the sum of 3300 if he yould secure a mistrial or an acquittal n case he was sent into the juiy bo$. ie has been indicted with P Q, as accessory before the Sir John Macdonaldg Remains Interred at Kingston-Aii Immense Procession Escorts the Body of the Dead Statesman to Its Final Resting Place. KINGSTON, Ont., June 13.—Beneath a newmade mound in Catraqui cemetery, in a beautiful little valley, with its velvet fields and peaceful farmhouses and wave-washed by the waters of blue Ontario, have been placed all that is earthly of the late Sir John Macdonald. With almost royal honors and amid the mourning of a nation the body of the dead premier was borne to its last resting place. On all the public buildings and on many business houses the national colors floated at half- mast Down Princess street the principal buildings .were draped in festoons of black bunting and in many of the windows were portraits of the late premier draped in black. An enormous crowd of people poured into the city from the surrounding country all morning. An early train from Ottawa brought the members of the senate and house of commons, the governor general and staff and others who were to take part in the funeral. The cortege moved at noon. The various civic and military bodies quickly fell into line and to the booming of cannon from Fort Henry and the solemn tolling of the city and church bells the inarch to the grave began. The column consisted of civic societies, police, cavalry and artillery, hearse with bodyguard of cadets, mourners, governor general and staff, army and navy, provincial governors, bishops, cabinet, judiciary, legislative, provincial assemblies,' consuls, deputy ministers, deputations from other cities and citizens generally. The cortege passed along Ontario street to Princess street and up that thoroughfare to Cataraqui cemetery, a distance of over 8 miles. Arriving at the cemetery the remains were taken in charge by the masonic fraternity and interred with masonic honors. KILLED HER SLANDERERS. A Bridegroom at Paris, Hi., stabs a Man Who Insultingly Referred to His Wife. PABIS, 111., June 12.—For some time a feud has existed between Thomas Benson and Elmer Farris, two young farmers who reside near Edgar, in this county. Wednesday afternoon Farris came to this city and was united in marriage to Miss Ella Jones, a reputable young lady who resided with her parents north of this city. About 5 o'clock a. m. the two enemies met at a barn in their neighborhood, when Benson, it is alleged, made some disreputable remark about Fan-is' wife. Farris resented the insult and Benson attacked him with a club. Farris then drew a knife and stabbed Benson in the heart, killing bun instantly. Farris has not yet been, wrested. J u M PEP FROM"A"TRAI N, Herbert Sirowoug. tJie Northern PaciHc B»- ptesB Bobber, E»cupe» from the Officers. MoN-ricEi,Lo, Minn., June 13.—While a train was running at full speed near here Tuesday Herbert Simmons, who was being taken from St. Cloud to Fargo for trial, charged with robbing the Northern Pacific express of $20,000 near balem, N. D., last August, rushed to the rear car and jumped off. He struck ij» an embankment of sand and was apparently not hurt, as be got up at osce and ran into the woods. Simmons' honje is Wheeling, W. Va,, ajjd he is one oj fee most notorious]s |g^ jgajptay. A BARRISTER SOLD* ttt fie~!ti Setetely Censure* the Prlao* of Witlteg tft lit* Argument la the Crtfnt Sonhtlnf t)ft»e. LoKOotfr Jufce o,-*th<9 greatest ™— nation in tho baccarat trial was reached Monday.when Ste Edward Clarke, lead* Ing counsel for the plaintiff, Sir VV11* Him Gorrton-Cttmmihg, severely cett> Bured the Prhtce of Wales for the part he took in the affair at Trattby Croft* The spectators were fairly amazed at the bold statements of the lowyeh The eloquent attorney made a brilliant plea, for his client, and when he had concluded Sir William's chances were much brighter. On his conclusion th» court adjourned foi* the day. ^ The prince occupied his accustomed! place beside the lord chief justice when, court convened. Sir Charles Russell\ continued his speech and was followed by Solicitor General Sir Edward Clarke. Sir Edward Clarke commenced by Baying that it had been the "common talk" that the prince of Wales' continual presence in court during the trial of this suit had been for the purpose of restraining the tongues of the lawyers engaged in the case from commenting upon the prince of Wales* connection with it. This remark caused a sensation, but it was nothing to what followed the further utterances of counsel for the plaintiff. Continuing, Sir Edward Clark intimated that the presence of the princei of Wales in court would not prevent him from making any comment necessary, saying that he (counsel) had a painful duty to perform, and that he intended to perform it honestly and fairly. His opponent* had always been careful tor allude to him, counsel for the plaintiff, as the "solicitor-general." "While I am proud of that title," he added, "I must remind the jury that I appear in this case simply as an English barrister, and am obliged to disregard friendships and even my own interests and comment on the conduct and evidence of one of the highest in the land." Sir Edward Clarke, as he uttered these last words, turned squarely around until he faced the prince of Wales, upon whom every eye in courfc was then fixed, and who nervously crossed his legs, while the*' audience was utterly aghast at what was considered to be the audacity of the solicitor general. la several directions the whispered comment: "Why, he is going to attack the prince of Wales," was distinctly heard and caused all attention to be' riveted upon plaintiff's counsel. After some further remarks Sir Edward created a decided sensation by saying: "Sir Charles has suggested to you that this' case means more to S*r William Gordon-Gumming than mere acquittal of the offense of cheating. It means his honor and his life.. As Sir Charles has said, an unfavorable verdict would compel him to leave the army of his country to which he had dedicated.' the best part of his life. I take this opportunity to say that it is improbable that anyone can remove tho name of William Gordon-Gumming- from the army rolls as lieutenant colonel and allow that of the prince of Wales as field marshal and Owen Williams as general to remain." This bold statement seemed to completely take away the breath of the audience, and caused by far the greatest sensation of the entire trial. A hushed murmur of astonishment, not unmixed with dismay and some irritation, and taking several seconds, swept here and there about the courtroom, like breakers on a rocky coast. Gna must thoroughly understand the almost religious -worship of royalty which prevails throughout Great clearly understand the full meaning, the crushing significance of the solicitor general's words, aimed directly at the heir apparent. It was as if a thunder clap had suddenly shaken the building- and as if a flash of lightning had unexpectedly revealed the prince of Wales in colors totally unexpected—those of a common mortal, subject to- the laws of England and, according to- the solicitor general's intimation, a possible violator of the military regulations to the extent that his name was. liable to be. struck from the army list. Amidst this storm the prince of Wales sat on the bench to the'left of the lord chief justice, immovable, not a. muscle of his face apparently twitching, leaning his head on his hand and endeavoring to appear totally unconcerned. He merely gazed coolly at Sir Edward Clarke as if nothing had happened, while the great lawyer went on to dissect the Wilsons and plead his client's cause. FATAL FLOODS. They Are Reported from. Several Localities In Texaa-By a Rise Iu th« Red River Several Persons Have Been lirowned—Many Cattle Lost. ST. Louis, June 9.—Dispatches fron* several points along the Red river in Texas indicate that that stream i» on the rampage. Messengers from Burling state that the river . i» running wild in that section, with destruction to property and some lives lost north of Doss, on the Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway. D. T. Harris, a stockman, lost 400'head of cattle and fifty-five horses. Friday afternoon a volume of water 10 feet high came rushing down the valley, bearing- trees, brush, housetops, dead animals and debris of all kinds, and in. thirty minutes the whole valley was one vast sheet of water, Crops of all kijjds near the river are all under water and mud, and great damage will result. During a heavy *Ain at Chillicothe, Tex., two employes, of W. P. Lindsay and two strangers- who were camped near the bridge at that place were drowned. LAND FOR HOMJSTgApS. Fifteen Thousand Acres of Railroad J^an<| In Iowa Opeu to Settler*. DKS MOINES, la., June 9.—On July ft there will be open for entry in Iowa the forfeited lands within the indemnity limits of the grants fpr the Sioux City» & St. Paul, Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, and the Cedar Rapids tfc Missouri River railroad companies. Thera will be probably about 15,000 acres of these lands opened for settlement A larger part pf these lands is occupied by seV 1 who have been innpoetit purcb,Qi§* era Swsh settlers wiW $» aiv«» tha 8*85 OPDOrtunitv to make anti-las on ih»

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