The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 1, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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_ I*hotntt»8thepa.perr«gular1y from the . Wl«tlt«t directed to hla name er whether bOT or not, is responsible for the par. i hft^e decided that refusing to take and periodicals froKt the petfofflce, er tttnd tearing then unwilled tor it Slice Of and the mother country "out." England will not float the • Queensland loan, and her bankers : Coldly upon other financial enter* i in kangaroo land. Empress Carlotta has recovered 1 reason, but her whole life, since the He, twenty-five years ago, when her isband was shot, in Mexico, has been of which no memory lingers. /GUATEMALA is not precisely a para- ^6e for the press. The president of £iat alleged republic has sentenced Airee editors of the opposition to sweep She streets, fettered by ball and chain, Ike tho lowest criminals. | THE more they search into the great |tiiladelphia steal of state .and city mhds the more of an empty void is dis- Sbvered. The deficit amounts now to p,000,000. Where it went to and who nrent with it is still a mystery. :, OAPT. SILVA PALMA, of the insurgent Srniaer Esmeralda, received his naval Sducation in the British navy, and up to the time of his being recalled to take iiis present command, he was serving is lieutenant on the f aitnous Minotaur. tie is a son of the president of the sen- iteof Chili. • THE census bvdletin shows that the number of inmates of insane asylums has increased seventy-three per cent, in the last eight years. One mathematician calculates that at this rate it will be jnst one hundred and twenty years before the whole population takes up Its residence in these abodes. THE Tennessee legislature has passed i, bill giving colored people their own exclusive car on every passenger train, ttnd any white person attempting to occupy it, except when there is no room elsewhere, will be prosecuted. The Whites may contest the point under the civil rights bill if they desire. THE base of celluloid is common paper; by action of sulphuric and nitric «cid it is changed to gun cotton, then flried, ground and mixed with from 20 |to 40 per cent, of camphor, after which tt is ground fine, colored with powerd «olors, cast in sheets, pressed very hai'd *nd at last baked between sets of superheated rollers. • MBS. ROSETTA R. HOSTETTER, ol Pittsburgh, is one of the five richest Iwomen in America. She is the widow ;«f the manufacturer of the celebrated bitters, and enjoys an income larger Chan that of most crowned heads. She travels a great deal, and is accompanied *nly by a maid and a secretary, who Assists her in taking care of the §20,000,300 her husband left. PBEJUDICE against mussels as being unfit for food may be dispelled by the experiments made by Virchow. The only dangerous mussels are those taken from impure water, such as that of docks and canals or confined harbors; but they lose their poison if kept for a time in pure water, and they also can be rendered safe by being cooked in carbonate of soda for ten minutes 'THE debate on the grain duties in the 'Serman reichstag is bringing out some pretty plain talk. Herr Richert'a Speech the other day, in which he said that Bismarck is the only man who is tompetent to rule Germany, and that be should be restored to power, was very bold for a German statesman to make. A short time ago an exhibition of such audacity would have landed the speaker in prison. A STRANGE case, truly, is that of the little Brooklyn boy who eats anything and everything which would prove fteadly to persons with less fortunately organized stomachs! An old circus poster, for instance, makes him an excellent breakfast; a dessert of tenpenny nails or a few common pins suits him exactly. He will dine copiously on dust fpom the floor, a can-opener and a few bits of broken glass, and sup off splinters and a salad of old matches. PRINCE GEORGE, of Greece, who received the thanks of the czar for rescuing his cousin, the czarevitch, from the mad Japanese, is a young Hercules. He IB almost six feet four inches tall, and Is built in proportion. His natural Strength has been increased by his service in the navy. While in the Danish navy he was the idol of the sailors. He Delighted in measuring his strength With the strongest tars. He can climb A mast barefooted as well as the best Bailor. He is also a good boxer. MABQUIS RUDINI will have to discipline the Hlustrazioneltaliana for the Untimely telling of tales out of school. For an Italian paper to admit that Sic- Ely has its Mafia, Naples its Camorra Hud Apulia its Mala Vita—every one of tbem an organized baud of desperate robbers and cutthroats—is to make a valuable contribution to the case of the United States in the controversy with Italy. We have heard of these blood- irinking bands before, but Italy has tried to make us believe that they no tonger exist THE president's proclamation in regard to seal-killing, recently issued, is the outcome of negotiations with the British government for a closed season tn the Behring sea. Under the agree- ttient the two governments unite in pro- ^ibiting seal-killing until May 1, 1893, |iul to this end United States cruisers lire authorized to seize British vessels pishing in the prohibited waters, which lire to be turned over to the British au- Ibojrities for trial and punishment. The p»pidity with which the negotiation ||t the matter has been pushed forward is probably without a parallel ic history. IOWA STATE HEWS. Lightning'* Work. During a storm at Laurens light* riing struck Allen & Co.'s grain elevator hi the cupola, ran down the tower, tore open a flax bin and emptied the whole eon tents upon the ground, ruining a- great deal of it. A second stroke tore a large hole the whole length of the schoolhoitse roof, having run down the flag staff, across the roof, down the chimney, despoiling the stove pipes, partially ruining the stove and completely ruining the chimney, which will have to bo rebuilt, probably from the ground. Old Conductors Discharged. The Illinois Central has begun the wholesale discharge of passenger aiid freight conductors on the Iowa division of the four sections centering at Waterloo. Twenty-nine were said to be marked for dismissal. One of the men discharged had been in the service of the company twenty-five years and two others nearly as long. No cause was assigned, the men simply being notified that their services were no longer required. It waa supposed to be tho work of spotters. Plunged to Their Death. The express on the Milwaukee line from Omaha to Chicago was tjirown from the track by train-wreckers at the bridge over the Coon river, one quarter of a mile east of Coon rapids, and the engine, tender, baggage-car, two passenger coaches and the sleeper loft the track and rolled down the embankment about 45 feet into the river. Two passengers were killed and about thirty were injured, many of them, including ladies, seriously. Four Persons Drowned. A terrible accident occurred at Rockford the other night. A party of _ four, Miss Jessie Rollins, Miss Annie Koehler, C. H. Anderson and A. D. Cooley, were out boat-ing on the Shell rock, when in some manner the rowboat capsized and all were thrown into the river. Their cries for help were heard, but before they could be reached they were all drowned. The river was dragged and all the bodies were recovered. Suicide of a Professor. body of Prof. I. H. Bttnn, of Shell Rock, was found in a lake near that place, and it was supposed that he drowned himself while temporarily insane. He was for many years professor of mttsic in Cornell college at Mount Vernon, but resigned a few years since on account of poor health. He was well known throughout Iowa as a musical instructor. He was 48 j years old. Sunday-School Workers, I The state Sunday-school association held its twenty-sixth annual session at Mason City and the following officers were elected: President, N. M. Romley, of Anamosa; vice presidents, William Tackabery, Sioux City; j Eov. W. W. Beardshear Ames. W. J. Black, Cedar Rapids; treasurer, W. B. Stewart, Dubuque: secretary, Mrs. Mattie M. Daily, Shenandoah; ex-Commissioner Mrs. William Larrabee, Col. E. S. Ormsby, I. G. Wallace. Marshalltown was selected as the next place of meeting. Strange Disease Amons: Cattle. In a couple of townships of Boone and Story counties, southeast of Boone, large numbers of cattle were dying from some unknown cause. Farmers were greatly puzzled and could not account for the disease. The disease did not seem contagious. The water which was given to the stock had been referred to the state authorities and an investigation ordered. Iowa W. C. T. U. At the eighth annual session in Waterloo of the Women's Christian Temper; ance nnio'h of the Third congressional district the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. S. J. Cole, of Waverly; secretary, Mrs. S. P. Richards, of Waterloo; treasurer, Mrs. M U. Wheeler, of Manchester. Ne\V8 in liner. The Farmers' Alliance will establish a general merchandise store at Dedham. 'The authorized capital is $40,000. Reish & Son's lumber yard at Akron was burned. Alleged incendiarism. C. A. Hawley, a prominent citizen of Mason City, died suddenly. Fred Drtunmond, of LeMars, pleaded guilty of burglary in Mansfield, O., and was held in $500 bonds. Marshalltown is trying to raise $10,000 for a Young Men's Christian association building. Joseph Waska, aged 45, and his son Albert were crushed by falling slate in the Christy mines near Des Moines. 'Wilson Slavity, a farmer living near Grand, Junction, committed suicide. He was despondent. Des Moines' female baseball club stranded at Oskaloosa. Joseph Plats, an Ida county farmer, and his 9-year-old son were drowned in the Maple river. Mrs. Harrison Tucker, of Keokuk, who was injured in arunaway accident, died from her wounds. The June report of the Iowa weather and crop service shows crops of all kinds to be much above the average. The peach crop will be large in the vicinity of Keokuk. A herd of cattle stampeded at Turtle's Lake, demolishing fences and damaging crops. Over 225 persons have joined the Methodist Episcopal church at Shell Rock within the last six months. Joseph K. JReed, of Iowa, has been appointed chief justice 'of the court oj private land claims by President Harrison. The police of Ottumwa arrested five expert safe blowers, two of whom were captured by tho patrolmen while attempting to drill the safe in Ginn & Githin's store. Northern Iowa coal mines are said to be playing out. The mines at Carbon Junction, Holiday Creek, Colville anc Kalo have already been practically abandoned, and the prosperous villages that surrounded them are desejted Prices during the coming season be higher than for yea*3,' e a A TRIBUTE TO BEECHER, A Statue of the Great Preacher In Brooklyn. YORK, June 25.— In front of the west wing of the Brooklyn city ball at p. m. Wednesday, the statue of Senry Wtird Beecher, the great preacher of Plymouth church, was unveiled. Ten thousand peo- )le saw the flag which en* trapped the handsome bronze figure drawn aside and greeted with cheers and other demonstrations of approval the counterpart of the most popular preacher in the history of the ihurch in America. HENRY WARD BEECHER. The exercises began promptly at 4 o'clock in this order: Prayer by Rev. S. B. Halliclay, of Beecher Memorial, church; remarks of Rev. Dr. Charles* H. Hall, chairman of the committee; introduction by Mayor Chapin of Mr.. Beecher's little grandchild, who unveiled the statue; singing of Mr. Beecher's favorite hymn—"Love Divine All Love Excelling"—by the children of the school, accompanied by the Thirteenth regiment band; presentation of the statue to the city of Brooklyn by Rev. Dr. Hal] on behalf of subscribers; acceptance by Mayor Chapin; oration by President Seth Lowe, of Columbia college; singing of "America;" benediction by Rabbi Gootheil. President Lowe's address was an eloquent tribute to the memory of the dead divine. He spoke as follows: "Brooklyn has poured forth her multitudes to-day to unveil the familiar form and features of Henry Ward Beoohar. Every man must have his home in some one place, out the great men of the earth overleap all Boundaries and become tho fellow citizens OH all men. Such a man was Henry Ward Beeoher. From this city he swayed the minds and hearts ot men in vast multitudes for forty years. From this center his words traversed land and sea, carrying inspiration, comfort, courage and something of the exhilaration which freedom brings where- evcr they were borne on the four winds." After an interesting review of Mr. Beecher's career, the orator continued: "Mr. Beecher was a great orator, but he was able to be the great orator he was becausa lirst of all ho was a great man. He proclaimed truth as he saw it, with the convincing earnestness of a great and unselfish nature. He had a gift of utterance such as is granted to few; he had a playful humor and a tender pathos that enabled him to draw at will the smile or the tear; he had an intellect capable of high thinking and sustained effort, but not any or all of these made him the orator he was. It was the brave, true spirit of the man, using all of these faculties in turn, that made him the greatest popular orator of his clay. No characteristic was more prominent than his abounding and delightful humor. He used his humor both as a weapon of offense and a shelter from tho storm. Like Abraham Lincoln lie took refuge behind it in times of anxiety and trouble. With it he dealt some of his most effective strokes in tho lieat of conflict. Men complained sometimes that he used it inopportunely, but his own conception of it was poetically expressed in one of his own sayings: 'Every bell whica God has hung in my belfry shall ring.' In later life he added to tho active susceptibilities of his nature the experiences of a bitter and searching trouble. In tho midst of his trouble no man overheard him speak unkindly of another. Ho came through it developed and purilled by suffering into a larger sympathy than ever with his fellow men. When he died, not alone his own church, but live other churches in this city were filled with those who garnered to express their sense of loss in Ms death and to do honor to his memory. The legislature ol the state adjourned for the ilrst time in its history in honor of a private citizen. The tribute was as unique as the . man. It was the spontaneous expression of the popular feeling and tho recognition ou the part of the community and tho state that a great and good man had gone from among them. What then shall this statue mean? To those who shall come after us, to whom the name Henry Ward Beecher will be only an historic name, let it. signify that the people enshrine in their hearts those who are sincerely and truly their friends; that courage in a good cause, however it may provoke antagonism, is certain at olast to be commended of all men. Let it signify that a man who would 1)0 influential with his fellows must enter into living sympathy with them; that this does not mean catering to prejudice nor say only smooth things, but that it means serving the people, through good report and through evil report, with every power that one has. The sculptor has preserved for us the form and ligure of Mr. Beecher in imperishable brouze. It remains for you and mo U transmute into life those principles which he demonstrated could make a character so noble." LThe movement to erect tho statue was sturtud a few months alter Mr. Beecher's death, but there was a long delay in inviting contributions because tho members of Plymouth church were undecided as to tho scope of the movement. A majority of the members of the church favored raising the necessary amount by taking subscriptions in Brooklyn, but it was finally determined to make tho movement general, irrespective of color, class or creed, and about three years ago subscription books were opened. The llrst proposition was to have a statue of Mr. Beecher halt life-size, to cost $^0,000, but the subscriptions to tho fund were so generous that' it was afterward decided to spend $35,000 on the project and do signs for a statue were Invited. Several sculptors submitted drawings and from among them all the. one offered by J. Q. A. Ward, the well-known American, was accepted. The statue represents Mr. Beecher in a famil- iarattitude. Ho wears iv cape coat and carries a soft fult hat in his hand. With the central form is grouped ideal figures—a negro girl and two children, intended to typify his work for the slave and his love to the young. The statue of Mr. Beecher measures 9 feet in height, while the other llgures are made life size.] To Protect the Missionaries. WASHINGTON, June 35. —The navy department has received cablegrams from AdmiraJ Belknap, commanding the United States squadron on the China station, confirmatory of the news received by way of San Francisco of the persecution of foreign missionaries by the Chinese. Tho admiral has sent all of his available ships to Shanghai, the point most threatened. The Alliance, the Monoca^y and Palos constitute this force. These are three vessels of antiquated build, only one of which would dare go to f sea, but from their light draft they are very useful in Chinese waters. ACQUITTED. St. Depew and tits Fellotr-Di. motors found Not Guilty. NEW YORK, June 25. — The jury which has been trying 1 Chauncey M. Depew and other directors of the New York & Now Hafen Railway Company for causing the death of five persons in the tunnel accident on February 20, by.permitting the use of car stoves in their trains, returned a verdict of not guilty as to all the defendants. The purport of the court's ruling was that directors do not actively take part in the details of management, but are servants, and that the only responsible executive officer is the president. "And," said Judge Van Brunt in conclusion, "in accordance with the latest provision of the code, I require the gentlemen of the jury to follow my advice instead of humbly begging them to do so. The jury is requested to find a verdict for all the defendants except Clark." The jury accordingly found a verdict for the defendants, Chauncey M. Dopew, E. H. Trowbridge, William D, Bishop, Nathaniel Wheeler, Henry Robinson, Edward M. Reed, Joseph Park, Henry S. Lee, William Rockefeller and Leverett Brainerd. The case against Clark was then summed up. Judge Van Brunt in his charge said if the jury considered that the evidence showed that Clark had authorized the dispatching of trains heated with the Baker system he was guilty under the indictment. A general authorization was sufficient to warrant such a verdict. The jury went out at 4:20 o'clock. At 5:50 they came back for instructions. They wanted to know what constituted "guilty knowledge." Judge Van Brunt replied there was no such thing. If Mr. Clark had any knowledge that was all that was necessary. It was not a qxtestion*of whether defendant were an officer or not—it was a question of individual responsibility. The jury returned at 3:50 with a verdict of not guilty. President Clark was heartily congratulated by his friends and colleagues upon his acquittal. BURIAL OF SENATOR M'DONALD, Citizens of Indianapolis Unite in Doing Honor to His Memory. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., June 25.—The funeral of the late Joseph E. McDonald was conducted at the family residence Wednesday. It was simple. "Rock of Ages" and "Nearer, My God, to Thee" were sung by the choir of the Second Presbyterian church. The hymns were chosen because they were Mr. McDonald's favorites. By his especial request they were sung at the funeral of every member of his family who died before him, and it was felt that had he expressed, any choice concerning the music to be sung at his own funeral ho would certainly have selected these hymns. Th.e service was that of the Episcopal church, though the officiating clergymen, Revs. Milburn and Haines, were Presbyterian ministers. . So many floral designs 'were sent to the house by friends of the dead statesman that many had to be removed to make room about the casket for those who called to take a last look at his face. One wreath of white lilies bore the words: "To father, with my best love." A beautiful small anchor bore the wordsi "For grandpa, from his sailor lad, Joseph E. McDonald." This was from Senator McDonald's namesake and grandson, who is a cadet in the United States naval academy, and is" now atpon the ocean itpon a long cruise. At the head of the casket stood a full-sized chair and desk of lovely flowers, the offerings of the Hcndricks club. Handsome designs were also presented by the Gray club, the Gorman democratic club, the state officevg and the city of Indianapolis. A great crowd attended the service, and the remains were followed to Crown Hill cemetery by the state, municipal and county officers, representatives of tho various organizations and hundreds oi citizens. BARDSLEY'8 STOfW, DIED TO SAVE OTHERS. Italian Treiwurdi' Make* ft Statement la Which He Declares Hll Innocence of Kobbery-^-lllR DlBgfao* Causftd by Relying Too Strongly Upon Hupjiosed I'rlomts— Bank Examiner Drew tiono'uttcodi FiiitADfiM'mAt June 24. *- Ex-City Treasurer Bardsley, who was to have been sentenced for embezzling public funds Tuesday, h a a been granted a Slight reprieve. Contrary to general expectation the court decided to postpone pronouncing sentence until an . opportunity could be given for the introduction of new testimony Frederick Brokaw Drowned In the Ocean at Klberon—He Attempted to Rescue Two Girls Who Were Being Swept Out to Sea, but Lost Ills Own Life in the Brave Struggle—One of the Girls Also Drowned. NEW YORK, June 25.—-Frederick Brokaw, son of I. B. Brokaw, of this city, the popular and noted catcher of the Princeton college baseball team, was drowned at Elberon, Long Branch, Wednesday. Two servants, Annie Doyle and Mrs. Birch, were in bathing when, they were carried beyond their depth. Their cries attracted the attention ol Brokaw, Dr. Ferris and a man who subsequently gave his name as John. Bradley. The latter sprang into the surf and went to the assistance of Mrs, Birch, while Mr. Brokaw, who was the heir to g>l,000,000, started to rescue Miss Doyle. Whether the undertow was too strong or whether he was seized with cramps is not known, but as Brokaw Beached the girl both of them sank and neither was seen to come to the surface again. The body of the girl was recovered a few hours after the accident, but that of Brokaw had not been found at a late hour. Fishermen are engaged with their nets in dragging the shore in the hope of securing the body. Bradley succeeded in rescuing Mrs. Birch and placing her on shore in au exhausted condition. To Buy Up Our Wheat. NEW YOKK. June 25.—-A special cab'ae to the Journal of Finance, dated London, says: "One syndicate organized here and having Paris interests allied with it has sent a representative to the United States with authority to invest $28,000,000 in grain. One of the heads of Rotha- childs in Paris is interested. The duke of Mariborough is largely interested through English capitalists who joined the pool on his recommendation. Marlborough is to visit America again. He brings a large amount of capital to i»« vest ip the southern, states." in the case. JOHN Bardsley was called to the stand before this action was taken and read a statement defending his course and presenting a great array of figures, which showed his deficiency to bo only 832,822.87, which he claims is fully covered by his assignment. He asserts that the missing $1,000,000 was deposited in the Keystone national bank. He said he knew, nothing of Postmaster General Wanamakcr's transactions with the Keystone bank, nor did he have any dealings with that gentleman. He had no thought of leaving the city with fugitive Bank President Marsh, for if he had done anything against the law he was wiling to stand the consequences. He declared positively that he had deposited $940,000 of the state's money in the Keystone bank, and that it had been testified to that the signatures on the due-bills received from this amount were genuine. He scored Bank Examiner Drew, charging that he was a borrower from the Keystone baiik and knew it was insolvent, but hid his knowledge from him (Bardsley) or he would have been able to get some of the money out before the crash came. Mr. Bardsley continued: "I understand I am to be sentenced on three charges: First, loaning public funds; second, receiving interest on public funds; and third, buying securities with public funds. "Theso three charges I admit to bo true. Not knowing thoro was any law against loaning the state money in my hands, I to Robert Glenclenning & Co. and several national banks in the city and to several other banks through II. H. Yard various sur.js of money. Every dollar of the money I loaned, either to Glendon- ning & Co. or to banks, was returned at the times fixed by me, together with interest, and all of this money, both tho principal and interest, so returned to i»e I have paid over. No part of that money is now in my possession. '•Second charge, receiving interest on state money—It is true I|did receive interest on state money, but it is equally true that I did not know of any law which made it a crime for me to do so. Tho interest so received amounts to thousands of dollars, all of which has already been paid by me to the state or will be collected by my assignee out of my assets. 1 have none of it in my possession. "Third charge, buying securities with public funds—It is true that I did buy some of tho securities named in part with public money. I did not buy the securities, however, with any thought of retaining them, but only with the thought of making secure a portion of the large amounts in my hands, with the intention of stilling the same when required to make payments to the state. The securities so purchased have ail been sold and the proceeds paid over, together with all dividends on the same, and no portion of this money is in my pocket. I am especially anxious that this court and the public shall fully and clearly understand that neither the state nor tho city is the loser to the ix tent of one dollar by reason of my doing any of these things for which I have been indicted. On the contrary, tho profits arising from these transactions, which exceed all the losses, have aeen put by mo within the control of the authorities, to whom they belong. "It has been assorted in tho papers that many prominent politicians and others have been borrowers from me and have shared in some way the profits of the office. I want to ay in this connection it is true I have assisted many men in private, political and public life In small loans, yet in every instance so far as I can remember the money has either been returned or is amply secured, and in no case has there been any person or persons benefited to the extent of one dollar by reason of my holding the office, I have not shared the profits of tho office with anyone. I was not aware of the existence ol the act of 1SCO, unrtep which I was arrested. The act was passed over thirty years ago, and there has never been any action brought under it to the present time. "I was ignorant ft there being any law prohibiting what I have done, or I would never have attempted it. I am aware that ignorance of law Is no excuse for its violation, but it is, nevertheless, and must be so admitted by all fair- minded persons. I never in my life violated the law to my knowledge, never was even accused of it, never fcvas arrested in my life ou any charge, and have always tried to be a good, faithful citizen in evory respect. I have accounted for every dollar of the money collected by me, and I have shown that I did not keep one dollar of it to my own use. Having accounted for all moneys collected by me or intrusted to my care, I can't be called dishonest; it cannot be said I have robbed or embezzled, cheated or defrauded either the city or state, and when I have made all reparation in my power by turning over all my property and giving all possible assistance to both city and state what more can I do?" Before Mr. Bardsley read his statement District Attorney Graham called Taylor Faunce, an expert accountant, to the stand, and he testified that Bardsley in his two years and a half incumbency of the onica of city treasurer received $300,000 in interest on the public funds; that Bardsley had used $500,000 in speculation and had loaned $000,000 to one banking firm and $300,000 to another. He also loaned $400,000 to the Bradford Mills Company of which he was the owner-, Bardsley also sold and converted to his own use $57,000 worth of government bonds that he held for the city, but this money was subsequently returned. The experts had found that Bardsley's stock operations had cost him in the neighborhood of $100,000. SHOT AT TRINITY COLLEGE. BteTen Dally, a Gymnasium Instructor, Kills Young John McCarthy. HABTVORP, Conn., June 24.—Steven Daily, instructor in the gymnasium at Trinity college, shot and killed John McCarthy, 17 years old, about 11 o'clock Tuesday night. McCarthy was not a student at the college. He went up on the campus with several other com* panions during the class day reception and raised a disturbance. Daily ordered the crowd to leave; they refused to go and he tried to drive them away. The crowd attacked him, he pulled bis pistol a»4 ftcf 4 BEHRINQ SEA ARBITERS. ISr Ocot-Ro Bftden*l*oweli ami ttr. Geor-g* At. Dawtioh Appointed to Act on Behalf ( of the Krltldh Government. LONDON, June as.—-"The government has appointed Sir George Baden-Powell, J. C. M. O., member of .parliament fc* Liverpool,and Dr. G-eorge M. Dawson, ol the Canadian .survey department, as the arbitrators on the behalf of Great Britain in thq Hehring sea fishery controversy. The board of arbitration will probably mee* In October. The British members of the board will meet almost immediately at Ottawa, whence they will proceed to Vancouver island, British Columbia, with the intention of sjianding two months on board a man-of-war cruising in the Bebrlng sea, visiting the Probyloff islands and all tho principal stations frequented by sealers. At the expiration af their cruise it is expected that they will be sufficiently acquainted with the details of tho seal- hunting business and with the needs and interests oi' the sealers to be able to meet the American arbiters as experts. WASHINGTON, June 23.—The department of state has been notified that the British government has appointed Sir George Baden-Powell and Mr. VV. Dawson agents for that government to visit Alaska and collect information respecting the seal fisheries. The statement coming from London that these men have been appointed arbiteis is erroneous. The negotiations looking to arbitration of the claims made by the .United States to jurisdiction over Behring sea have not yet progressed to a point that would permit of the appointment of arbiters, and, in fact, the nature of the arbitration itself has not been agreed upon. Presumably it will be intrusted to a board coin- posed of two representatives of the United States, two of Great Britain and a fifth member to be selected by the first four. But this presumption may be negatived by an insistence upon Russian representation, or it may be that some neutral power will be called in. These are matters that will doubtless be arranged without difficulty when Great Britain and tho United States have finally agreed upon the exact questions to be submitted to arbitration. A BATTLE WITH CONVICTS. Desperate Prisoners In Georgia Make a B i oil It for Libertv—A Fight Follows in Which Several Iiivos Are Lout. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., June 23.—Full details from Coal City, thfe convict camp where an uprising occurred Monday morning, record one of the most darin<> breaks for liberty ever attempted in Georgia. At 6 o'clock Capt. J. Moreland, assistant warden at Slope camp, went into the stockade where 200 convicts were confined. He was. accompanied by Jesse Eankin, the guard. After the convicts had been counted and the majority sent off to the coal mines, seven asked to remain behind in order to be furnished with overalls, claiming that they had been working" in a wet place, in the mine. The seven were: J. M. Lansdowne, S. H. Lansdoxvne, father and son; Samuel Green, Wilson Palmer, John Rutherford, "Abe" Wayman and George Ward. As the assistant warden started for the gate Wilson Palmer, a burly white convict serving a term fojf safe-blowing, drew a revolver and or* dered the officer's hands up. After relieving the officer of his pistol Palmer ired his revolver within a foot of ;he officer's face, inflicting a !atal wound. Rankin in. the meantime had been overpowered, but, struggling to his feet, managed to escape by knocking down a convict. The seven desperate men made a rush for Capt. Moreland's office, whera ;hey knew arms were kept. They secured a double-barreled shotgun and barricaded the door. By this time the guards were aroused and a general fusillade ensued, resulting in the death of Patrick Rawlin and "Jack" Rankin, two guards, and Samuel Green, Wilson Palmer and George Ward. While the firing was in .progress "Abe" Wayman and John Rutherford made a break from the office and succeeded in escaping. How the convicts secured the pistol is not known. TORNADO IN KENTUCKY. of Many Houses Wrecked and Reports I'ersoati Inj ured—Crops Destroyed, LOUISVILLE, Ivy., June 33.— A torntir'o is reported from the counties of Me •> roe, Metcalf and Washington, in southern Kentucky. About fifty houses were swept away and the loss to crops will amount to $25,000. Near Tornp- kinsville James Payne's house was wrecked and several members of his family injured. "Sam" McPherson's house and Jacob Bartlett's distillery were destroyed. Near Springfield the damage amounted to $10,000. CAIRO, 111., Juno 23.—The great storm Sunday struck the fruit belt at Villa Ridge with disastrous effect. Five thousand peach and 1,000 apple trees loaded with fruit were blown down. One planter alone lost 300 peach trees. Wheat in the shock was blown all over the county, while that uncut is laid to the ground for miles. Grapevines are badly injured. The tall timber on the Kentucky shore opposite here went down in great, quantities before the blast and a report of fatal injury to oneman came in Monday morning. THE TREASURY'S CONDITION, Au Available JJulttuce of 94,664,879 on Hand Juuo »». WASHINGTON, June 23.—Mr. McLelland, chief of the warrant division of the secretary's office, makes the following statement of the condition of the treasury: Balance in treasury June 1, $10, • 138,478; receipts to date, $31,663,184; total, $31,801,597. Payments to date, $37.- ll(S,718. Balance available June 33, $4,$54,879. The treasurer's statement just issued, but which bears date of the 19th shows a cash balance of ft&Q&g,* or «a63,104 less Jfca» the tojfol amount of deposits i»

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