The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 22, 1891 · Page 2
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tht« paper fthoatd too acewR' name of the author's not tiecewsiliy to* -tot M fttt evidence of good with on the ' the Wrltet. Write only on one side of the p* pttttcu»tly careful in giving nwwM.and MM 5 tne letters and flgtirett main and distinct. Prop* Wat* often difficult to decipher, because of the > ttsnfter in which they nr« Written. IOWA NBWS-LETJEE, Prospects Are Immense dtobd for a& QUEEN VICTORIA now rules a population of 867,000,000—a greater number of people than ever acknowledged the 'sovereignty of any other one person in *Hher ancient or modern times. RKCENT computations show that about 100,000,000 tons of water go over Ni- ftgara falls every hour. This represents 18,000,000 horse power, or about the total power represented by the world's Output of coal per day. BY running a single thread of worsted through all the silk he imported, a New York merchant (saved more than $1.600,000 in customs duty. His lawyer, With whom tho idea originated, was remunerated with $50,000. THK hick-in-odd-uumbcrs theory has received a new impulse from the experience of the steamer Fucrst Bismarck, which, after battling with a storm eighteen hours, found peace and comfort when a baby was born in the steerage and the 1,000 passengers be came 1,001. Reunion of Crocket's Mfl«ad«-A ment to Lincoln— Wotil ttbtti Ire land -Contest for a Judge* ship, Etc. CRASH IN _ S, li. Itowell ft Co., of Neb., and ^.tchlgon, THE LUMBER TRAD6. rail With EASTERN papers note a falling off, during 1 the past year, in the deposits ol savings banks. The New York Commercial Bulletin finds an explanation in the rapid growth of loan and building associations and the increasing tendency to invest in the stocks of industrial companies. IN these days of failing banks and faithless officers it is pleasant to read that a San Francisco savings bank has just paid the heirs of a deceased foreigner $2,483.75 as the principal and ac« crued interest of a deposit of $500, mado twenty-eight years ago. The depositor is long since dead, and his bank book was discovered only by accident. TOURISTS from the eastern states are appearing in unusual numbers in the far western states this year. Even during the month of June flocks of these tourists have been seen in Colorado, •where there are towering crags, and in the Yosernite valley, where there are gigantic trees, and in other attractive regions, where they can sit under the thadow of the Rockies or inhale the air of the Pacific. EX-QUEEN ISABELLA, of Spain, made Eugenie a visit the other day, and the two women who had held such high places in the monarchies of the world fell upon each other's necks and wept. Queen Isabella is said to have expressed herself in Spanish to this effect: "What fearful contrasts in life and direful reverses of fortune all must witness who are not doomed to quit this world while they a-re mere chicles!" IN New York several philanthropic ladies have secured the use of vacant lots located in the heart of the city and by having 1 hauled to them loads of sand and having- erected on them swing's, horizontal ladders, parallel bars, seesaws, etc., have made the most attractive kind of play grounds for children whose parents are too poor to send them to the country or too proud to accept the aid of the fresh air fund. IT is stated that in India soap is regarded almost in the light of a natural curiosity, for it is rarely if ever to be obtained of a shopkeeper there. Of course, it is sold in the larger towns, but the amount used by the natives must be very ismall, seeing- that the total consumption of soap in India last year waa only 5,000 tons. This means that the •amount used by each person for tho year was considerably less than one ounce. SOME of New York's celebrated millionaires are adept performers on musical instruments. J. D. Rockefeller is a,n enthusiast with the flute, and W. W. Astor plays classical melodies on the piano and organ. In his boyhood R. P. Flower loved to play the bones in an amateur minstrel troupe. Andrew Carnegie's instrument at the same period was a Scotch bagpipe, and J. II. Starin's a violin, while Russell Sage used to beat the drum in Thanksgiving and other parades. THE census returns of Scotland present a remarkable contrast to those of Ireland, showing, as they do, how the former country has increased in population and prosperity during the present century. Ninety years ago Scotland had 1,008,420 inhabitants; this year's census shows a population of 4,033,103. That is, the population of Scotland has nearly quadrupled, while that of Ireland is less by about 700,000 than it was in 1801. And yet Scotland is smaller in area, and contains extensive districts utterly incapable of cultivation. PROF. JACKSON, of Columbia college, is one of the two men in America— Prof. Lanman, of Harvard, being the other—who are honored by occasional autograph letters from the high priest of the I'arsees in Bombay. The 1'ar- sees are the descendants of the exiled fire-worshipers of ancient Persia, andj they are reduced now in numbers to about 100,000, but they remain the in,ost moral and intellectual people of Asia. The high priest's interest in the American professors is the result of the^r researches in the ancient literatui/e and language of the Persians. / [Special Doa Moines Correspondence.] Notwithstanding the heavy rains that visited a portion of Iowa recently, doing much damage in the northwestern portion of the state, especially within the vicinity of tho town of Cherokee, the general crop outlook in the state was never better. Corn has been well cultivated and is free from weeds, the yield will be as large as the state has known for a great many years. A full corn crop in Iowa means a great deal. The crop of 1889 amounted to 400,000,000 of bushels, which at twenty-two and one-half cents per bushel (which is about the average price covering a number of years) yielded £90,000,000, which exceeds the gold and silver output of all America by more than $40,000,000. The survivors of the regiments which comprise Crocker's Iowa brigade will hold a reunion in the city of Des Moines September 03 and 24, 1891. Crocker brigade is composed of the Eleventh, Thirteenth, Fifteenth and Sixteenth Iowa infantry volunteers. No brigade in the entire union army did grander service than these men. The badge of society is a silver oak leaf, and badges can be secured by addressing Capt. C. W. Fracker, recording secretary, Des Moines. Since the brigade's reunion last year the president of the society, Gen. W. W. Belknap, died. Citizens of Des Moines are making every preparation to make this reunion a memorable success^ Abraham Lincoln at one time visited the city of Council fluffs, and from an elevated point of view on one of the beautiful bluffs of the city, looked down the Missouri valley and said that there should be the terminus of the Union Pacific railroad. The citizens of Council Bluffs now • suggest the building of a statue or monument on the spot -where the martyred president stood. In this connection it may be called to mind that for many years, and up to the time of his death, Mr. Lincoln was a land owner in Iowa, having entered a piece of land in Crawford county with the land warrant given him for liis services in the Black Hawk war. The land remained in his name until the time of his death, and since that time it stands in the name of Robert Lincoln, who continues the ownership for the family and regularly pays the taxes. The city of Des Moines, among other beneficial and desirable institutions, has a public library of a large number of volumes, which is kept open every day in the week and a part of each 'evening for the benefit of some portion of her 00,000 population. The library is constantly added to and kept up by the addition of new books. It is very popular with all classes, and its influence is widespread. The oldest county library in the state is undoubtedly that of Jefferson county, which was organized in April, 1852, and now consists of 13,000 volumes with 8,000 articles in its museum. Mr. Henry Wallace, the editor of the Iowa Homestead, is now visiting the home of his birth, Ireland. He writes back some interesting letters. He says he has been much interested in knowing how the Irish farmers can pay five dollars an acre, or more, rent, and make his own improvements, and also make a living for his family; but Mr. Wallace snys the Irish farmer succeeds in doing that thing, and that the Irish farmer's main complaint is American competition and 1- .o high and advancing price of labor. Mr. Wallace thinks that if they had to pay Amer- cian prices for labor, and sell their cattle at American prices, they might cease to pity their poor American relations. He says farm wages in Ireland are $45 to $90 per year, with board, ami from S90 to $120 without board, while, cattle sell at double American prices. The marvelous cheapness of living in Ireland would make up for much of the difference between the prices; yet Mr. Wallace inquires how a vigorous., stalwart race of men, and families of unusual numbers, can be grown on such wages, yet the fact remains that they are grown, and continue to send swarms of thrifty, hardy farmers to America. Mr. Wallace says he will rejoice to get back again to prosperous Iowa and booming Des Moines. The death of Judge Love, of Keokuk, has been announced, and is widely mourned throughout Towa and the northwest. Already, the contest for the place made vacant by Judge Love's death has begun. The active candidates for the position are: H. A. McCreary, of Keokuk; John S. Woolson, of Mount Pleasant; Charles A. Bishop, of Des Moines; J. W. McDill, of Creston, and C. L. Poor, of Burlington. It is understood in political circles that the real contest is between Woolson and McDill, both of whom are lawyers of very considerable reputation, and both politicians of long public service and experience. Woolson, having been earlier in the field, his candidacy dating back several months, when it waa supposed Judge Love would retire, probably has the stronger list of in- dorsers at present. But President Harrison alone will determine who gets tin; place for lif»>. CHICAGO, July lG.^SpoGn6* R, ell & Co., lumber dealers, tailed Wednesday with liabilities of $9,000,000. Nominal assets are estimated at the eame amount. The failure is said to be due to the action of George W. Howell, agent, for the firm at Atchison, Kan., and a brother of the senior partner, who is accused of having created debts ranging from $600,000 to $750,000 without the knowl* edge or consent of S. E. Howell & Co. Matters in Chicago were brought to a crisis by the First national bank, which foreclosed a $200,000 chattel mortgage Wednesday. C. M. Charnley was put in charge of Howell & Co.'s office and yards, corner Thirty-fifth and Iron streets, by the bank. Business went on very much as usual. The extensive yards and planing mills, employing over 300 hands, were in full operation. The Chicago firm consists of Spooner R. Howell solely, the company being a mere matter of form. Business at Omaha was carried on under the name of the Howell Lumber Company, the members being S. R. Howell and II. N. Jewett. C. L. Chaffee is an employ of the company. Mr. Jewett is said to have given him a bill of sale to save the interests of the Nebraska creditors. The First national bank of Chicago, on learning of the bill, at once levied on the Omaha estate. Wednesday the bill of sale was set aside by consent and now the bank is in possession of everything. The Howell Lumber Company has a branch at Atchison. This was in charge of George W. Howell, who al the same time carried on a large lumber business on his own account. He had authority to use the name of the company in the ordinary transaction oi business, to the extent even of indorse ing paper for the use of his own firm. The abuse of this authority to the extent of ^750,000 is said to have been the cause of the crash. Whether the firm will resume or nol is a question that has not been discussed. The full extent of the liabilities will have to be known first. The assets are nominally $3,000,000, partly in Chicago and partly scattered all through the west. IOWA STATE NEWS. AFTER MANY YBAfiS- Return at a Man Who »6ae*ted HI* lly Ovef ft iJeettdo Ago. About fourteen years ago a resident of Waterloo disappeared suddenly, leaving his wife and several small chil* dren. Time passed on and nothing waa heard of him and it was supposed he Was dead, A few years since his wife married ayain and has lived very happily with her second husband. The other mot-fling, however, husband No. 1 walked in and asked for breakfast as unconcernedly as though nothing had happened. It was claimed that he, too, had been married since he left, and the result of his return to his first wife was watched with considerable interest, as the family stands well in the comma- nity> RIOT IN A COURTROOM. Exciting Scene at Evans — Many Shot* Fired, but No One Hurt. Considerable excitement existed at Evans over the advent of colored miners to take the places of white strikers. A. constable, who was also a striker, attempted to arrest a colored miner, Charles Johnson, for disorderly conduct. Johnson jfickeA up a car link and proceeded to resist the ofllcer, inflicting serious wounds. He was arrested by others, tried and bound over to the grand jury. Thereupon Johnson's friends took possession of the court and held the officers until Johnson escaped. Twenty-five or thirty shots were fired, but no one was hurt. THEIR SPARE CHANGE. lowans Saving It to Pay Their Expenses at tho World's Fair. The organization of a company at Des Moines to receive small savings and provide a means for every one so desiring to visit the world's fair in Chicago in 1893 is a recent enterprise, the World's Fair Savings Company having filed articles of incorporation. The object of the incorporation is to receive small weekly payments, deposit them'in savings banks and during the fair furnish every subscriber transportation and provide for all necessary expenses for a week's attendance at the fair. SORROW CAUSES SUICIDE. Remorse Over His Murder of His Son-in- Law recalls Judge AVarder, of Cliiitta- nooga, Tenn., to Self-Destructlon. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., July 10.— Judge J. A. Warder, who is under indictment for the murder of his son-in- law, the banker, Simpson Fayette, committed suicide Tuesday night at his residence on Lookout mountain, by blowing out his brains. Since the death of his'son-in-law, the result of a family quarrel in which the son-in-law, Fayette, was shot and killed, Judge Warder's daughter wounded, and he himself seriously hurt, he has been attacked with melancholia, and his mind has been in a very unsettled condition. Since his release from confinement on account of his wound he has been residing on Lookout mountain with his wife and mother. Tuesday, upon the advice of his mother, he went to the city in order to be relieved of the monotony of rural life. By some unknown means he secured a pistol in Chattanooga. Tuesday night at midnight, after saying his prayers in the presence of his mother, and bidding her an affectionate good-by, he placed a revolver at his temple and fired, the ball entering his brain and causing death in about two hours. Mr. Warder, before the unfortunate tragedy in which he killed his son- in-law, was one of the most prominent politicians in the state. At one time he was mentioned vs the republican no.ninee for gov- irnor. He served for a time on; the supreme bench of the-state. He!was attorney of the city of Chattanooga up to Tuesday night, when his resignation was accepted by the city council. His suicide has created a sensation throughout the state. ; A Dos JMolnes Guntonarlan. One hundred years ago July 4 Sampson Carter was born near Bear Garden, above Winchester, Va. He is hale and hearty, a resident of Des Moines, and surrounded by his friends he celebrated his 100th birthday. He is a colored man and was born in slavery. At the commencement of the war he was wanted to cook in the army, but owing to rheumatic troubles and his age, he did not go. He cooked in Camp Douglas, Chicago, for a time. ON THE WIND'S WINGS, tttth Satis Through the, *awn of Superior, Atl«—Many ftuiMln«« Dttittt-Flve Persons Ktlfed ttftd tttinttti-tlotin* of Jjlghtafai* at 1'olrits. WEST StjMmtoB, Wis.; .Jttlr I?.—A terrible storm of wind and rain struck this city from the northwest Thursday afternoon about 8 o'clock. Several small buildings were blown down, but at one spot the storm left appallinff proof of its deadly force, A large three- story frame structure on North Third street, near the barge works, partly completed, was blown down on the heads of about twenty workingmen and a score of other people who gathered within its limits for protection. The alarm was sounded and the fire department responded. It was with the utmost difficulty that the undertaking of getting at the real extent of the disaster was prosecuted. A pair of corpses dragged from the ruins formed the basis of about the first genuine information, and dispelled the first hope that no life had been sacrificed outright. Rescuers were hindered and the misery of the wounded doubly intensified by water-soaked garments. The building was a complete wreck. In spite of the pouring .rain the visitors at the scene rushed in and assisted the firemen in the cause of rescue. Men in all professions and walks of life stood shoulder to shoulder and worked with only the thought of humanity's sake. The dead so far as known are: John Laur, Charles Lucius, Herman Paussey, John Schofield and an unknown man. Among the most seriously injured are: John Brown, whose legs are broken, Dick Clark, John Long and William Sample. The assistant chief of the fire department sustained a broken leg during the work of rescue. While a rope was straining on a mass of broken framework the crib work to which it was attached parted and struck, him. A scene of intense excitement reigned. Women ran about regardless of rain and mud, wringing their hands and crying, filled with the terrible fear that their husbands or brothers had been buried in the ruins. An eye-witness of the disaster says he saw a crew of workmen run into the building to seek shelter from the storm. Fully thirty >or forty men must have been inside. They were distributed over all the floors. It appears that the men on the third floor took the warning first and were seen to jump and get away in safety. At 5 o'clock the body of Herman Paussey was found in a sitting position, bent nearly double, with spikes driven into his spine and almost every bone his body broken. John Laur was » C«ntoo HCB m tendon. Tills hall in hall is the the 100 and and Head Severed from His Body. As the regular way freight was ap; preaching Fairneld the engineer was horrified to see a mtin rush out from the bushes at the side of the road, lay his neck across the rail and throw a handkerchief over his face. The train was heavy and it was impossible to stop. The man's head was cleanly severed from his body and crushed beyond recognition. The suicide was unknown. Destroyed the Liquor. • Forty-nine cases of beer, five cases oi whisky and eighty bottles of whisky, the property of the Gibbs Brewing Co., of Peoria, 111., were destroyed at Waterloo by the sheriff. The brewing company operated an original package house in that city last summer, and the goods destroyed were seized last October under the provisions of the original package act. _ In Trouble. The "B. B." dealers of Montezurna are in trouble. The revenue collector has notified them that they will have to pay a government retail liquor dealers' tax since they have been in business, as a government chemist has discovered that the beverage contains 3 per cent, of alcohol. The dealers would probably go out of business. in found on his back with four timbers lying across him, cutting his body into as many pieces. It was a horrible sight, and the overworked rescuers sickened in removing the body. Schofield was JEWELS ON THE ALTAR. Devout -Worshipers at Saratoga Give Tlielr AVutclios uml Diamonds for the Foreign Missions. SARATOGA, N. Y., July 16.-The present religious season at Hound Lake began on July 5 with a convention, of the New York State Christian alliance members to continue ten days. The exercises began a week ago last Sunday with an attendance of about 1,000, which increased so that all the 3,000 seats in the big auditorium were filled. The enthusiasm of giving contributions reached its height Tuesday when foreign missions were the subject of sermons and prayer. Col. Burkhart, of Kentucky, took his costly gold watch from his pocket aud the gold chain from his neck and laid them upon the altar of the Lord. Then followed Miss Louise Siap- herd, who laid three valuable diamond rings upon the altar, and her example was followed by olhers until the pulpit was piled with lings and breastpins and wutuhes and chiins to the estimated selling valua of $1500. Miss Shepherd again took the platform and increased her offering by ginng $.}50 in money. A man who would not give his name laid down §400 in flesh, crisp $100. notes. When it was announced that the offerings woulc aggregate about $5,000 all joined in singing "Praise God, from whom all b.ess- in"'s flow." A FRENCH -scientist who expeijiment- ed with fifty persons of both \sexes, using a machine for compression as a test of strength, found that the strongest man was able to produce with his right hand a pressure equivalent to 85 kilograms (a kilogram is rather more than two pounds) ar^i the weakest to 40 kilograms, the 9>y^g& being 5b' kilograms. The shoj$ men were all very nearly as strong^ the tall men. The force of the sfcjspagest women of the 50 who were selo§fe4 amounted to only 44 kilograms, uud (jj^t of the weakest to 10 kilograms, while, the average was 38 kilograms * REAL MEAN REMARKS, PRISCILLA—"Jack tried to kiss me last night, and, do you know, I believe he had been drinking." Angelina—"He must have been." "I DON'T like that Farrish boy," said Araminta; "he : s too fresh." "But think of the average if you and. he were to marry," said the mean-spir'ted Arabella. —Epoch. MINNIE—"How dared vou say that I spent all my time before the mirror?" Mamie—"I spoke hastily, dear, I forgot that you are on the streets nearly haU of your time. "—Indianapolis Journal. HOPPERS" IN COLORADO. They Have Destroyed Grain uud Truck-Live StocU Flt'e Ilelore Than. BHUSH, CoL, July 16.—The viiiole country south of here is completely infested with young grasshoppers oi the locust species, the same that laid waste Kansas and Nebraska years ago. fuey seem to be increasing daily and are now so numerous as to drive sheep and cattle before them, being an inch ieep in some places. Alfalfa, turnips, giaina and gardens are being coioplttely ruined. The advanced ones iave reached Beaver creek aiid million) ara floating on its surface, .. Blow His Brains Out. A stranger who blew out his brains at the Central house in Waterloo was identified as Alonzo Dibble, of Cannon Falls, Minn. He left home about two weeks ago, stating that he was going to Kansas. He was a rich farmer, and grief at the death of his wife was supposed to have made him insane. Hewn in Hrief. Cherry trees in Davenport were, so heavily laden with ripe fruit that the limbs had to be propped up. "Jim, the climber," has again appeared in Des Moines. He enters second-story windows. Several residences were burglarized in that manner the other night. Shaw's laundry was burned at Ottumwa. Loss, $4,000. At Sioux City a jury found James Mc- Intyra guilty of murder in the second degree. Mclntyre was on trial for the killing of William Oemjg. Crooks tapped the till of an Ottumwa saloon for $100. The Fourth of July committee at BurlVngton refused to pay for the fireworks ordered from an eastern firm, alleging that they were worthless. The safe in J. H. Colver's grocei-y at M<adison City was robbed of 8890. Stephen Hammond was under arrest charged with the robbery. The Iowa soldiers' monument commission has decided to erect & monument to the dead soldiers rather than a memorial hall as was first proposed. Ludwig Strack, a German rag-dealer, aged 63, of Burlington, committed suicide by hanging. It was reported that heavy rain, bad done a great deal of damage to the growing crops near Boone. Oats, rye and barley were badly lodged, and many fields ready to cut were ruined. The hay harvest was also greatly interfered with. Henry Boswell stole cattle from farmers in Green and Emmet countiea and Bold them to Chicago packers. Boswell was arrested and payment stopped. Judge Collins, of Chicago, rendered a decree distributing the f$,0,QO proceeds to the owuey$ found in what had evidently been a room on the third floor and was still alive, though he died as soon as the weight was removed from him, his back being broken. It was over an hour before another' body was found. Then two injured men were gotten out. Semple was wedged between two upright timbers, and that saved his life. The bodies of Lucius and an unknown man, evidently one of those who took shelter in the ill-fated building, were found in the wreck of a room on the ground floor. j|, The wind injured the union depot and upset fifteen small buildings, but without causing further fatalities so far as known. VICTIMS OF LIGHTNING. SPRINGFIELD, 0., July 17.—A remarkable effect of lightning is reported during a storm at St. Marys, O. The chain works of the Bimel Standish Manufacturing Company were struck, seventy of the employes were knocked speechless by the shock and some were seriously stunned. The lightning set the factory on fire, but it was extinguished. LIVKRMORE FALLS, Me., July 17.—A heavy thunder storm visited North Jay Wednesday. Buildings owned by E. E. Bryant, valued at $4,000, were struck by lightning and burned. Bryant, who was in the barn at the time, perished in the flames. Two buildings at Beans Corner were also destroyed. WEST CHESTER, Pa., July 17.—This place was visited late Wednesday afternoon by the most terrific thunderstorm of the season. Two Italians—Nicolo Valario and Donarto Conto—working on the Lenape branch of the electric railway, were struck and instantly killed. They had taken refuge from the rain under a large buttonwood tree when the bolt struck it. James Dolan was riding a horse about 20 feet from the tree at the time it was struck. The horse was knocked down and, together with Dolan, was stunned for some time, though not seriously injured. About the same time the large barn on John Krelle's farm, near here, was struck by lightning and was entirely destroyed. The barn was valued at 8-1,000. Nothing was saved from it except two horses. William Kane and George Devatt were in the barn and were stunned. They were saved from being burned by friends carrying them out. ERIE, Pa., July 17.—During a storm a thunderbolt ftruck the residence of B. S. Kelly at Union City. . Mr- Kelly and his son Willis, aged 30, were standing on the veranda. The young man was killed outright and the father so badly shocked fce will die. Montta? street. of ElnffltsV - . and contains the^offices, the library and the assembly rooms of the lurches of England. The building Wa& densely crowded when the council was called to order at 8 o'clock by Rev. R, W. Dale, D. D., of Blrmtng- •ham, Eng. On the platform were Dr. Allon, who, with Dr. Dale, divides the honor of being the leader of the dfe- nomination in England; Dr. Macken- nal, the secretary of the council! Dr. Joseph Parker, well known on both sides of the water; Dr. Bevan, of Australia; Principal Fairbairn, of Oxford; Dr. Goodwin, of Chicago, President Northrop, of Minnesota; Drs. Clark and Quint, of Boston, and numerous other Congregational leaders. In the course of his address Dr. Hale announced that among the topics whieb. would come before the body for consideration would be the following: 1 Congregationalism In Its domestic sense, or Its own internal working forces, such aa Sunday-schools, young people's societies, thco- loRlcal currents of thought, ecclesiastical councils and training of ministers. S. Congregationalism in the nntlon, homo missions, church and state, labor and capital, temperance, international federation for tne promotion of peace and righteousness. 3. Con- cresationaltsm In tho church catholic. 4. Congregationalism and the world and missions in their broadest scope and claims. The council organized by electing Rev. Dr. Bean, of Melbourne, Australia, president, and Revs. Dr. Northrop, of Minnesota; Dr. A. H. Quint, of Boston, and Dr. J. Guinness Rogers, of London, vice presidents. There are 300 delegates in attendance at council—100 from England, from the United States 100 from the rest of the world, the last 100 includes representatives from Russia, Sweden, Austria, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Jamaica, British Guiana, India, Japan, China, Madagascar, Samoa ' and the Sandwich islands. A resolution of sympathy with Rev. Charles H. Spurgeon in his illness and expressing a hope for his recovery was unanimously adopted. The great feature of the day was thi reception given the delegates by th Congregational union of England an Wales. The address was delivered b; Dr. John Brown, pastor of the farnou Buny an church in Belf ord. Dr. Brown i: well known throughout England an America by his delightful biography of John Bunyan. His address was full of a most cordial and fraternal spirit. The exercises of the day began, with a breakfast given to the delegates at 9 o'clock in the morning by the Society for the Liberation of Religion from State Control. At tho breakfast, which was given at the Hoi- born restaurant, Mr. Alfred Illingworth, member of parliament for West Bradford, presided. Mr. Illingworth, in welcoming the delegates, said that the liberals were pledged to disestablish the Welsh and Scotch churches, after which the English church would be attacked on all sides. The speaker declared that the aristocracy was the chief buttress of the established churches, not 5 per cent, of the wage workers being communicants. Other speakers were Rev. A. H. Bradford, of New Jersey; Dr. Northrop, of Minnesota; Dr. Bevan and Dr. Noble, of Chicago. Among the American delegates present are the following: Rev. N. Boynton, Boston; Dr. A. H. Bradford, New Jersey; Dr. James Brand, Ober- lln, O.; Dr. N. P. Clark, Boston; Dr. Richard Cardley. Lawrence, Kan,; Dr. A. E. Dunning, Boston; Prof. F. W. Flsk, Chicago; Dr. B. M. Fullerton, Waltham, Mass.; Dr. Washington Gladden, Columbus, O.; Pr. Arthur Little, Boston; Dr. J. K. McLean, Oakland, Cal.; Dr. William H. Moore, Hart- lord, Conn.; Presidont Cyrus "W. Northrop, Minneapolis; Prof. L. F. Stearns, Uangor, Mo.; Dr. Henry-A. Steinson, S^ Louis; Dr. W. M. Travers, New York; Prof. William J. Tucker, Andover, Mass.; Dr. Edwin B. Webb, Weilos- ley, Mass.; Dr. Patterson, Hanover, N. H.; Rev. E. F. Williams, Chicago. A GYMNAST KILLED. One FROM EDUCATIONAL FIELDS. PBOF. WILLIAM S. TYLEB has taught Greek at Amherst college for forty-five years. THE College ol New Jersey has received as gifts during the past year more than $400,000. SMITH college started sixteen years ago with, twelve pupils. It bas gr^du- ated 800 young won»en *»<J has 570 on its rolls. YALE'S oldest living graduate is said to be Edward McCra^y, of Charleston, S.C-, of the Famous Hanlon Brother* Breaks His Neck at Clinton, la. CLINTON, la., July 14.—During the afteraoon performance of Adam Forepaugh's show here the crane broke upon -which William Hanlon, one of the Hanlon-Volters gymnasts, was performing. He missed the net and fell to the ground, striking upon his head and breaking his neck. He only lived a few minutes, Two doctors who attended him said that he probably never knew anything after he struck the earth. Great excitement was caused by the. accident, but the performance was continued and quiet was soon restored. William Hanlon was 81 years old. He was born in London, a,nd has for twenty-four years, been associated with, the Hanlon-Volters. Last August ha had a similar accident at the Acadamy of Music, New York, falling from the dome of the theater and breaking two of the seats in the theater. WilUam Hanlon's work was upon the horizontal bars in the center, Eobert and James Hanlon doing the flying trapeze. The remaining two Hanlons will remain with Forepaugh through the remainder of the season. William left a wife, who is now ill in New York, but had no children. Coroner Myers impaneled a jury, which returned a verdict of accidental death. Fouud the Missing Dollar. WASHINGTON, July 14.—The count of money and bullion in the vaults of tho treasury consequent on the transfer of the office of treasurer from Mr. Huston to Mr. Nebeker has been concluded. 14 began April 17 and has involved the ft0» tual handling and counting piece by piece of 8614,511,588.32, of whicb awount 828,048,000 is gold coin and 8189,903,000 silver coin. Every cent eaUe<! f°r by th* books of the office has been accounted for, including the silver dollar missing from one of the weeks since, whAefc opl» queatt

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