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Algona, Iowa
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THE REPUBLICAN. A HAI^OCH., Pnt»iuitfe»t. ALQONA. j : IOWA. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. DOMESTIC, THR National Federation of America, organized to aid the home rule movement in Ireland, has issued an address bitterly denouncing Mr. Parnell and declaring that he can no longer be regarded as a leader of the Irish movement. MBS. \VILT,IAM CABPENTER, aged 30, und her son John were drowned in the river at Camden, N. J., by the upsetting of a boat. W. R. CBOZIEB, who went from Butler, Pa., to the war in 1801 and was never heard from afterward, has appeared very unexpectedly in Butler and claimed his property. Crozier refused to explain his prolonged absence. AN unknown, fine-appearing gentleman about 60 years of age jumped over the falls at Niagara Falls. THE liberal party was victorious over the Mormons and their allies in the school election at Salt Lake City. PUSSY CAT paced A mile at Lexington, Ky., in 2:21X, the fastest time ever made by a 2-year-old in July. THE Indiana wheat crop this year is enormous. Rough estimates make it 60,000,000 bushels, the bigest yield that the state ever produced. CAPT. GEOBGE WAL,KKB and his two children were rowing on the Hudson river near Sing Sing, N. Y., when the "boat capsized and the two children were drowned. E. C. STAKK& Co., bankers at Oneida, N. Y,, made an assignment, with liabilities estimated at $220,000. PERCY HUDSON, proprietor of the Enterprise hotel at Silverton, Col., shot and killed the girl with whom he was in love because she refused to marry him and then killed himself. HABD BROS. & Co., spring bed manufacturers at Oneida, N. Y., have assigned, with indebtedness amounting to $123,000. R. M. BINQHAM & Co., of Rome, N. Y., manufacturers of carriages, have assigned, with liabilities of §225,000. WILL HANLON, a trapeze performer in Forepaugh's circus, fell during the exhibition at Clinton, la., and was almost instantly killed. A FUBIOUS storm of wind, rain and liail near Aberdeen, S. D., destroyed hundreds of acres of promising crops and several farm houses. A STATEMENT issued by the bureau of statistics shows that the total value of the exports of breadstuff s for the month of June was 813,199,494. TIIE visible supply of grain in the United States on the 13th was: Wheat, 11,805,887 bushels; corn, 3,964,407 bushels; oats, 4,563,310. SAM GII.ESPIE. a negro desperado who had been terrorizing the people in the vicinity of Love's Station, Miss., was lynched by a mob. OLIVER P. STUCKEV, a farmer living near South Bend, Ind., was plowing "when he with his two horses were killed by lightning. No rain was falling. DAVE BOWERS and George Potts, miners near Muncie, Ind., were fatally injured by falling slate. A CYCLONE struck the neighborhood of Zwingle, la., and a number of barns •were demolished and dwellings unroofed. THE count of money in the vaults of the treasury on the transfer of the office of treasurer from Mr. Huston to Mr. Nebecker was concluded. It began April 27 and involved the actual handling and counting piece by piece of $614,511,582.33. Every cent ' called for by the books was accounted for. THE seventh annual meeting of the National Editorial association convened at St. Paul with over 500 journalists in attendance. RICHABD NAGKL, a mill operative at East Dedham, Mass., went home in a rage and chopped his wife to pieces with an ax. BENT BBOS.' carriage works and five stores were burned at Pittsfield, Mass., the loss being §100,000. JOHN DILLAKD and his wife were struck by lightning and killed near Sedalia, Mo., and every particle of clothing was stripped from both. IN a saloon at Tacoma, Wash., Thomas Hincldey, while drunk, shot and killed William Brannon and George Martin. THOMAS VACHON, aged 26 years, shot and fatally wounded Mrs. Nora Landry at Gardiner, Me., and then committed suicide. POLICEMAN RYEHSON fatally shot William Urennan and his wife in their home in Jersey City, N. J., in self-defense. THE large gas tank of the Municipal Gas Company in Rochester, N. Y.,holding 800,000 cubic feet of gas, exploded, causing two deaths and great havoc. AT Winona, Minn., the appraisal of the estate of the late Secretary Windom was filed. The estate was valued at $200.000. A BOX of dynamite cartridges in the hold of the steamship G. li. Booth exploded at Brooklyn, killing two men and fatally injuring four others. THE big Leary raft of logs, four- fifths of a mile long, containing 8,500,000 feet of lumber, and which left St. John, N. B., June 28, has arrived at New York. FOREST fires destroyed the hamlet of Whitney, Mich. FIKE destroyed the principal business portion of Mount Veriion, Wash. MBS. LUCY PIATT, ayoang widow of San Francisco, sold a strip of skin from her body 9x5 inches for #100. The skin \vas grafted upon the k-g of a patient in a hospital. FOURTEEN patie-its have been discharged from the Koch hospital at Denver as cured uf consumption. Ax Richmond, Va., Lewis Booker, guardian for liauna Winchell, who embezzled $100,000,i pleaded guilty and was sentenced tck three years in the jjomteutiary. Bouker was rector of jfet, Paul's church aqd a prominent man. THE total value of exports of beef and hog products from the United States during the month of June was $8,944,783. SAI/TON lake on the California desert continues rising, until now the overflow reaches 2,000 square miles. The lake will be permanent and will change the climate and topography of the surrounding country. RAILWAY postal clerks met at Cincinnati and formed a national organization with C. A. Guthrie, of Chicago, as president. AT Saratoga, Wyo., a rich body of gold ore was struck in the Grand Encampment mine. AT the Round Lake meeting of the New York Christian Alliance Miss Louise Shepard, a converted society belle, offered the rings from her fingers to aid in mission work. Her example was followed by the congregation until the collection aggregated $1,500. SFOONER R. Ho WELL & Co., lumber dealers in Chicago and other cities, have failed with liabilities of $2,000,000. THK tenth national temperance convention met at Saratoga Springs, N. Y., with about 200 delegates present. THE Chicago city directory for 1819 contains over 500,000 names and indicates a total population of 1,250,000. ROBEBT WILLIAMS was hanged at Pine Bluff, Ark., for the murder of Albert Hayes in November, 1890. THE pulp mill owned by the Shawmut Fiber Company at Shawmut, Me., was burned, causing a loss of $250,000. JUDGE J. A. WABDEB, who was tinder indictment for the murder of his son-in-law, committed suicide at Chattanooga, Tenn. A FREIGHT train crashed into a chair- car of the Missouri Pacific passenger train near Fort Scott, Kan., and ten persons were badly injured. STANG'S brewery and McKelvey's ice houses at Sandusky, O., were burned, the total loss being 8175,000. THE citizens of Bicknell, Ind, gathered around the depot and rolled it over on its side. They then notified the railroad company that they would have a new one or none at all. THE Farmers' and Drovers' bank at Battle Creek, Neb., closed its doors. THE family of J. H. Cornelius, of Russellville, Ky., were poisoned by arsenic in their food. One member of the family was dead and five others were dangerously sick. AT a meeting in Pittsburgh of table- glassware manufacturers of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia the plants were consolidated. DUBING a storm a thunderbolt struck the residence of S. S. Kelly at Union City, Pa., and Mr. Kelly and his, son Willis, aged 20 years, were killed. NOT a child has been born in the White Hills (Conn.) school district in nine years. The population of the district is 500. PRESIDENT HABBISON has issued an order enlarging the boundaries of the Judith land district in Montana 3,348 square miles. LOCAL world's fair associations have been formed in seventy of the 100 counties in Kansas. DURING a windstorm at West Superior, Wis., a new building was blown down and five persons were killed and some twenty others injured. THE statement that English capitalists have secured control of all the glucose factories of the United States is denied. AT the national temperance convention in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., F. H. Clapp, of Massachusetts, was elected president. THE chain works at St. Mary's, O., were struck by lightning, and seventy of the employes were knocked speechless by the shock and some were seriously stunned. FIVE persons living in the same house at Braddock, Pa., were injured in different ways so seriously that all died. THE mother of Jennie Cramer, who was so mysteriously murdered at New Haven, Conn., ten years ago, committed suicide at her home by hanging. Two SISTERS, Kate and Mary McGowan, aged 18 and 20years respectively, were drowned in the Susquehanna river at Pittston, Pa. THE census office has issued a bulletin on the subject of paupers in almshouses in 1890 which shows a total of 73,045, as against 66,203 in 1880. THE First national bank of Wyan-. dotte, Kan., suspended business with liabilities of $100,000; assets, $300,000. AN incendiary fire at Eldon, la., destroyed the business portion of the town. A STORM swept over the northeastern portion of Pulaski county, Ark., doing great damage to the growing crops. IN the township of Luxemburg, Minn., the grain in the path of a storm for a distance of 5 miles was destroyed. FIRE in the carpet mills of John W. Priestly in Philadelphia caused a loss of $250,000. IN a bicycle race at Detroit, Mich., N. II. Van Sicklen, of Chicago, made 25 miles in 1 hour, 35 minutes and 11 seconds. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. AQUILLA JONES died at his home in Indianapolis, aged SO years. He was one of the old-line Democrats of Indiana and had held many important offices. REV. B. W. F. CORLEY died suddenly at the funeral of his wife in Tower Hill, 111. REV. JONATHAN EDWARDS, D. D., LL.D., of Meadville, Pa., for forty- seven years a noted Presbyterian minister, died at the home of his daughter in Peoria, 111., of the grip. JAMES G. BLAINE said at Bar Harbor, Me., that the sensational reports auput his health sent to the press all over the country were false, that he was not a sick man, and that a slight illness caused by overwork had been magnified into something serious. GREEN FRYER, a negro who claimed to be 103 years old, died at Springfield, 111., of old age and exposure. PHINEAS H. AUGUR, who was the prohibition candidate for governor of Connecticut at the last election, died at his home in Middleton. He was 65 years old. MRS. DR. J. HOLLO-WAV, of Springfield, O., has fallen heir to $1,000,000 left by her uncle, Sir Jaines Baxendale, of England. THE Ohio democrats met in conven* tion at Cleveland and nominated the following ticket: For governor, James E. Campbell; lieutenant governor, W. V. Marquis; auditor, t. E. Beckett- bough; state treasurer, 0. F, Ackerinan; attorney general, John P. Bailey; supreme court judge, Q. H. Wald; school commissioner, C. C. Miller; food and dairy commissioner, H. S. Strutnbox; commissioner public works, J. MoNa- mara. The platform opposes class legislation; favors tariff for revenue only; favors a graded income tax; free coinage of silver; liberal pensions to deserving: and disabled veterans; and denounces the last congress for extravagance. GEN. B. F. KELLEY, who raised the first regiment of loyal troops south of Mason and Dixon's line during the war of the rebellion, died at his home near Oakland, Md. Miss NINA VAN ZANDT, the so-called widow of the executed anarchist, August Spies, was married in Chicago to Stefano, S. Malato, a young Italian journalist. FOREIGN. THE cholera was extending in southern Syria and hundreds of deaths had occurred. DUBING a storm eighteen farm houses at New Lenbach, Austria, were destroyed by lightning. THE sufferings of the people from famine in the Volga region were becoming intense. The provincial assembly of Kazen reported 40,000 persons without food. THE scheme proposed by many prominent and wealthy Catholics of the old world to establish Catholic banks in all the principal cities of the world has collapsed. IN a fit of anger Mr. Baird, agent for Mrs. Langtry, kicked her in the face at her home in London, disfiguring her for life. A MADMAN fired a shot at President Carnot in Paris, but the bullet sped wide of its mark. AN international council of Congregational churches convened in London. CUSTOMS officers at Victoria, B. C., seized the sloop Flora, of Seattle, Wash., having on board ten Chinamen which the captain intended to smuggle into the United States. It was reported that there would be a heavy shortage in the wheat crop of France and of Hungary this season. COSTA RICA is anxious for reciprocity with the United States. All the concessions asked for will be granted. HEAVY and incessant rains in Australia have, caused the rivers to overflow. Great damage had been done and thousands of people were homeless. THE National Educational association in session at Toronto, Can., elected J. H. Baker, of Denver, Col., as president. A STOCK broker at Buda-Pesth, crazed, by his losses on the exchange, killed his wife and three children and then committed suicide. FLAMES in Broutelle's sash factory in Montreal, Can., caused a loss of $200,000. AT the laying of the corner stone of a new Methodist church at Durango, Mex., the Methodists were stoned by Catholics and some of them severely injured. The American residents o'f Durango would call upon their government for protection. ,, EDGAR MARVIN, United States "vice consul at Victoria, B. C., died there, aged 67 years. THE provincial legislature of Prince Edwards Island has adopted a resolution favoring unrestricted reciprocity between Canada and the United States. THE International Educational association in session at Toronto, Out,, elected as president E. H. Cook, of New York LATER NEWS. IN the United States the business failures during the seven days ended on the 17th numbered 274, against 247 the preceding week an< 207 tor the corresponding week last year. BONNELL & Co., manufacturers of printers' ink at New York, failed for $400,000. W. S. CAPELLEU, of Mansfield, O., was elected president of the National Editorial association in session at St. Paul. Two OF the finest business blocks at Lynn, Mass.,»were burned, the loss being $300,000. SAMUEL J. DIXON, of Toronto, Ont., walked across the Niagara gorge over the whirlpool rapids on a three-fourths inch wire cable. GEN. TOM BROWN, for many yeais a member of congress from Indiana, died at Martinsville. GUBTAV KUTHKEE andhis two little boys were probably fatally injured near Glencoe, Minn., by being run over by a mowing machine. WILLIAM MINER, a justice of the peace at Saline City, Inc\., was fatally shot by Thornton J ack^on, whose son had been fined by Miner for disturbing the peace. TWELVE houses were wrecked and three women badly injured at Waresville, Pa., by the caving-m of a coal mine. The mine was damaged to the extent of $100,000. A HEAVY hailstorm near Fort Collins, Col., greatly damaged grain over a tract 20 miles long and 3 wide. THIRTY-ONE pauper immigrants were on the 17th lefused adaiissioh to the United States at New York and twenty-eight at Boston. FIRE destroyed Ward's bank and the post office building at McCune, Kan. DURING an electric storm at Cliaton- ville, Wis., the house of Henry Pantz- loff was struck by lightning and both he and his wife were killed. THE First national bank of Palatka, Fla., suspended payment, with liabilities of $200,000. FIFTY unknown men entered the jail at Spencer, Ind., and lynched Frank Dice, awaiting trial for the murder of Chancy. They hanged him to the cell door. MRS. J. H. OVEBHEIHER, of Muncie, lud., gave birth to triplets. They were all boys in perfect health. A CENSUS bulletin shows that the production of bullion during the year 1889 was: Gold, $32,886,744; silver, $tt(j,- 896,988. In gold this 18 nearly 28 per cent, of the world's product uiid hi silver 41 per cent CAMPBELL THE MAN, by the Ohio Democratic State Convention. the Platform Declares in Favor of the free Coinage of Sliver—Dissatisfaction of Some of the Delegates. One of the largest conventions that ever assembled in the history of the Ohio democracy met in Cleveland Wednesday, July 15. Chairman Norton, of the state central coramitte. formally opened the convention and introduced Hon. Allen W. Thurman as temporary chairman. After Mr. Thurman's speech accepting the chairmanship, the committee on permanent organization reported ex-Congressman Le Blond, of Mercer county, as permanent chairman. Mr. Le Blond spoke briefly. The convention decided to adopt the picture of a victorious rooster as the device to designate the democratic ticket, the recent ballot reform law requiring the selection of some device. Chairman Finley, of the committee on resolutions, then presented the following majority report of that committee: The democracy of Ohio, in convention assembled, hereby resolve that we most heartily indorse the honesty and economy of the administration of Gov. James E. Campbell, and commend the sixty-ninth general assembly for its business qualifications, economy and reform, and especially for having provided for a secret ballot by which every voter can cast his ballot In secret as ho desires and have his vote counted as cast; and we Invite attention to the fact that the republican party, though hypo critically professing to favor "a free ballot and fair count," yet opposed and voted against the bill providing for a free and secret ballot, thus demonstrating its professions to be Insincere and for-political effect only: and we cordially indorse and approve the act of the legislature regulating the compensation of county officers by providing for a fixed salary. We are opposed to all class legislation and believe In a tariff levied for the solo purpose of producing a revenue sufficient to defray the legitimate expenses of the government, econ omlcally administered. We accept the Issue tendered to us by the republican party on the subject of the tariff as represented by the so- called McKinley tariff act, confident that the verdict of the people of Ohio will be recorded against the Iniquitous policy of so-called protection championed by the republican party in the Interest of favored classes against the masses. We favor a graded income tax. We denounce the demonetization of silver in 1873 by the party then In power as an iniquitous alteration of the money standard In favor of creditors and against debtors, taxpayers and producers, and which, by shutting off one of the sources of supply of primary money, operates continually to increase the value of gold, depress prices, hamper industry and disparage enterprise; and we demand the reinstatement of the constitutional standard of both gold and silver, with the equal right of each to free and unlimited coinage. We denounce the republican billion dollar cotigress, which by its extravagant expenditures exhausted a surplus in the national treasury left there by a democratic administration and created a deficit; which substituted despotic rule for free discussion in the house of representatives; and we congratulate the people on the defeat of the odious force bill demanded by a republican president and championed by the republican party for the purpose of perpetuating its rule by perverting the constitutional powers of the government, destroying free elections and placing the ballot-box in the hands of unscrupulous partisans, in order, as declared by Speaker jieed, "to register the voters, supervise the elections, count the ballots and declare the result." We are opposed to the enactment of all laws which unnecessarily interfere with the habits and customs of our people which are not offensive to the moral sentiments of the civilized world, and we believe that the personal rights of the Individual should be curtailed only when it is essential to the maintenance of the peace, good order and welfare of the community. We favor the passage of such laws by the general assembly as will give us a system for tno government of our municipalities uniform throughout the state, as the constitution requires, in which the executive and legislative power shall be separate, the former to be lodged In a mayor and the latter in a council, both to be elected by the people, thereby realizing the principle of home rule, safe from the dangers and evils of special legislation. We favor closer commercial relations with our Canadian neighbors and the removal of the embarrassing and annoying restrictions which only vex our people without yielding any substantial revenue to the government. We favor liberal and just pensions to deserving and disabled soldiers and sailors who fought for the maintenance of the government and like pensions to their widows and orphan children. The persecution of the Jewish people by the Russian government justly deserves and receives our unqualified censure. We extend to them our sincere sympathy, and believe that this government, in connection with the enlightened governments of Europe disposed to unite with us, should take proper steps to alleviate the wrongs thus inflicted on this long-suffering and oppressed people. A minority report declares in favor of both gold and silver coinage and against the graded-income-tax plank. The minority report was overwhelmingly defeated and the majority report of the credentials committee then adopted. At 1:20 the convention proceeded to nominate candidates for governor. Ex- Congressman Follette presented the name of Mr. Neal. Gov. Campbell's name was presented by Mike Ryan, of Cincinnati, and Delegate Dodge, of Cleveland, nominated Virgil P. Kline. A vote was reached at 2:22, which resulted in the renomination of Gov. Campbell. The rest of the ticket is as follows: For auditor of state, T. E. Peckin- bough, of Wayne county; for attorney general, John P. Bailey, of Putnam county; for state treasurer, C. F. Ackerman, of Mansfield; for judge of supreme court, Gustavus H. Wald, of Hamilton county; for commissioner of common schools, Charles C. Miller, of Erie county; for member of board of public works, John McNamara, of Summit county; for member food and dairy commission, H. S. Trumbox, of Lawrence county. Then, after passing the usual vote of thanks to the officers the convention, at 5 p. m ., adjourned sine die. * AFRICAN ATOMS. OVEB seven tons of diamonds have been taken out of the south African diamond mines. DIAMONDS have been found in British Guiana, where a gold-mine owner recently collected 638 stones. MANY of the barbarous natives of Africa make cigars, if such a word can be applied to tobacco roughly rolled up in a leaf. AN imitation wine is made from figs in Algeria by steeping the figs i,n w water and fermenting the ligupr • • •* - OUR PAUPERS. About a Clana We » ftftire «A1* wnj* wlfcli Ua." WASHINGTON, July 17.—The census office has issued a bulletin on the subject of paupers in almshouses in 1890, which shows a total of 78,* 045, as against 66,208 in 1880. These are divided according to sex and color as follows: Number of males (white), 87,887; number of males (colored), 8,854) number of females <white), 20,191! number of females (col* ored), 8,118. In the number of colored persons given above are included 1ft male and 20 female Indians, and 13 male and 1 female Chinese. The ratio of almshouse paupers to the total pop ulation was 1 to 758. The present ratio is 1 to 857. This is a very marked relative decrease. The almshouse system is not keeping pace with the .growth of the population at large. The decline in the ratio is due to the very much smaller number of paupers cared for in almshouses in the North Atlantic division, where there has been not only a relative but an absolute decrease in the number. In respect to nativity, not including the colored paupers, who may all be supposed to be natives except the 18 Chinese, of the 06,578 white paupers, 86,656 aro native born, 27,648 foreign born and the place of birth of 2,274 unknown. The numerical order of the states according to the number of paupers in almshouses reported in each of them, is as follows: New York, 10,272; Pennsylvania, 8,653; Ohio, 7,400; Illinois. 5,895; Massachusetts, 4,725; Indiana, 2,987; New Jersey, 2,718; Wisconsin, 2,641; California, B.600; Missouri, 2,378; Virginia, 2,193; Michigan, 2,016; Iowa, 1,621; Maryland, 1,599; Kentucky, 1,578; Tennessee, 1,646; North Carolina, 1,403; Connecticut, 1,438; Maine, 1,161; New Hampshire, 1,143; Georgia, 001; West Virginia, 783; Alabama, 603; Kansas, 593; South Carolina, 548; Vermont, 543; Mississippi, 494; Rhode Island, 490; Texas, 404; Minnesota, 365; Delaware, 29B; Nebraska, 291; Arkansas, 223; District of Columbia, 221; Montana, 133; Louisiana, 122; Oregon, 99; Colorado, .87; Washington, 71; Utah, 62; South Dakota, 53; Nevada, 43; North Dakota,'35; Florida, 24; Arizona, S3; Idaho, 20; New Mexico, 1. FOLLOWED BY FATE. Remarkable Series of Fatalities in a Pennsylvania Household — Within Twenty- Four Hours Four of Its Members Were Killed and One Mortally Wounded. PITTSBURGH, Pa., July 17.—A series of accidents happened at Eankin station, near Braddock, Pa., Wednesday and Wednesday night, whereby five persons living in the same house were either killed or fatally injured. Wednesday morning David Bell, aged 29 years, employed at the Carrie furnace and a boarder at the house of Charles McGrattin, left for his work. He did not return for supper, and at 7 o'clock in the evening his naked body was found floating in the Monongahela river. He had been drinking hard of late, and it is not known whether he was accidentally drowned while swimming or committed suicide. Two hours later a lamp exploded in McGrattin's dwelling, and two of his children, Eobert and Charles, aged 7 and 10 years respectively, who were sleeping at the time, were burned up with the house. About daylight Harry Rowe and Peter Knee, who boarded. with the McGrat- tins, went to the ruins to look for some of their e.ffects. While searching in the debris a brick chimney fell on them, almost instantly killing Eowe and fatally injuring Knee. The men were about 30 years of age and single. ELAINE'S DISEASES. Those Which Have Been Reported aa Preying Upon HU Body. BAB HAKBOB, Me., July 17.—It is asserted on the authority of a young lawyer who is a warm personal friend of the Blaines, who has been a frequent caller at Stanwood during Mr. Elaine's present stay there, that Mrs. Margaret Blaine Damroseh has been keeping a big scrapbook containing all the available newspaper clippings that have given accounts of her father's maladies since he was taken ill at her home in New York. She has learned that her father has been afflicted with Bright's disease, heart weakness, paralysis, hypertrophy of the aorta, pleurisy, numb palsy, blood poisoning, general debility, bad blood, old age, miscellaneous troubles, making a grand total of 6(50 fatal, life-taking, excruciating diseases that have been preying upon his body within the past two months. The time set for him to live or rather in which he must die, varies from one week to six months, and the amount of drugs and cordials he has taken would stock the largest wholesale drug store in New England. CALLING IN THE FUNDS. National Depositories Ordered to Send Money to the Sub-Treasuries. WASHINGTON, July 17.— The secretary of the treasury has issued a call on national bank depositories for nearly $4,000,000 of government funds in their possession. This amount is distributed among forty-two banks and it is to be transferred to the different sub-treasuries between now. and August 15. Twelve of these banks are discontinued altogether aa depositories. Those are the last of the so-called "surplus" or "inactive" banks authorized during the administration of Secretary Fairchild. There were nearly 30J depositories, holding 847,000,000 of government funds. Under the policy inaugurated by Secretary Windom and continued by Secretary Foster the number of depositories have been reduced to thirty and their holdings to $15,000,000. Broke the Utcovd. DETROIT, Mich., July 17.—The fourth annual national meet of the League of American Wheelmeji began,here Thursday. The event of the day was the ii5-mile road race in which N. II. Van Sicklen, of Chicago, broke the record by making the distance in 1 hour, 2$ minutes and 11 seconds. Peuth of Wenjuuilu F. Kelley. WASHINGTON, July 17.—Gen. Beoja- mia Franklin Kelley.wao raised the first regiment of loyal troops south of and Dixon's line during tb,e Avar of rebellion, dte4 at g o'clock at hit home near Oahlaad, BLAINE'S HEALTH. Although tto ttM ii«6n ttts&t »odr, the Secretary 1» Now Rapidly RecoverliiK-HI* Physician's Statement. BofifoN, July I4.-~Tho Globe pub* li&hes a statement of Dr. J. Madisotk Taylor, of Philadelphia, Mr. Elaine'*, attending physician, as to the secretary's- condition. 'I his statement is authorized by Emmons Blaine and the remainder of the family, and is declared to be the first- authentic and reliable report of the- secretary's illness and of the present- Condition of his health. The Globe's, article is in the form of a dispatch from. Bar Harbor, Mo., and in substance is. as follows: "For weeks Secretary Blaine has been hero end no ono could tell whether he was on the- brink of the grave or n man with the prospect of a long life before him. When Mr. Ulalno first- came here ho was a dangerously sick man. Ills was a malady which defied the skill of" the ordinary physician. Ho hod sunk Into »• lethargy. Into a torpor, from which nothing could arouao him. There were times when those nearest and dearest to the secretary •would not have been surprised at his death at- any moment, or if he had continued to lire' that ho would live only as a hopeless mental wreck, because for hours at a time- he remained motionless and Inert. This State of things lasted until: early last week. Mr. Bluine was as near death's door then as any man could be and recover. Since then it must be apparent to* everyone that his improvement has boen- inarked. Dr. J. Madison Taylor, of Philadelphia, is Mr. Blame's physician, and it is owing; to his skill and knowledge of the requisite' treatment that the secretary owes his recovering health. Dr. Taylor, who has a cottage' here, was professionally known to mem-- bers of Mr. Dlalno's family, and it was-, at their request that he was called In, Dr.. Taylor came early to the conclusion that with Mr. Blaine it was simply a case of exaggerated nerves. Mr. Blaine had worked' him self out, and his nerves had been at a state- of tremendous tension. But the medical side; of the case can best be told by Dr. Tayl'or himself, in his own words. The following interview, after being transcribed, was road by Emmons Blaino and the doctor, who made * few slight corrections. It can, therefore, be accepted as the first official statement coming- rom the family, and is printed with their full', knowledge and consent. Dr. Taylor said: " '1 can safely say that Mr. Blatne is improving very rapidly; that he is very much better: than ho was when he first came here; that * am well satisfied with his progress, and that Mr. Blaine now is also satisfied with his own Improved condition.' " 'What is the matter with Mr. Blaine?' " 'Mr. Blaine has simply broken down, portly from overwork and partly from not having: taken* proper euro of himself. He is not * man' who has abused himself in anyway, but has been careless. He has been Indifferent about his meals and irregular in hia daily routine. He has worked too incessantly. In other words, the candle has been burned at both ends and the usual result has foL- lowed.' " 'Has Mr. Blaine any serious organic derangements or chronic disease?" "'Most emphatically not. I assure you to all candor that every one of the vital organs is--, practically sound. There is no truth in the various statements that have gone out that Mr. Blaine is suffering from Bright's disease, oi that his heart is especially weak.' " 'Then the statement that he is threatened: with paralysis and that his legs aro weak is probably an exaggeration.' '"It is more than an exaggeration. It is an untruth. Mr. Blaine has been a sick man and a weak man, but he is in no peril of paralysis. Ho walks as well as you oi I do, only he is not so strong as we/ are. Mr. Blaino is as sound mentally to-day, as he ever was. He takes an interest in everything that goes on around.hlm, and he keeps in/ touch with current affairs.' " 'What treatment is Mr. Blaino undergoing r " 'He is taking no medicine and, with fow ox* ceptions, he is allowed to eat everything h<j' may fancy. What Mr. Blaine needs now, in: fact all that he needs, is rest, quiet, reRularitj. In his diet, sleep, and to have his mind diverted so that he will not think of hit- condition. Mr. Elaine's trouble has not been mental, but nervous. His symptoms- caused himself alarm and his weakness made him nervous. But he has now reached that, stage when he voluntarily comments on the improvement he is making, and thut is a very encouraging sign. His confidence in himself is returning. One illustration will prova that. Sunday ho drove me a mile or more in his buggy. I complimented him on the. 1 way he handled the reins, and he said, that it was not a fair test as, while he felt confidence enough in himself so long as I was at his elbow, he did know how it would be if I was away. I told him that he would do just as well, and that before long be would, drive Mrs. Blaine or Mrs. Damroseh 6 miles,. He said with great cheerfulness that he woulc. do so at the flrst opportunity. " 'The unforeseen might, of course, be disastrous, but undue stress ought not to be laid; upon that. Mr. Blaiue is now at the pivotal uge. He is not a young man any more,, neither is he an old man. With' ordinary care there is no reason why he should not live for mauj. years to come. Of, course, If he aguin over works himself and does not pay proper alien- tlon to ordinary rules which any man ought tc follow it is impossible to tell what may happen, But with hia health fully restored and in good' condition again ho ought to be abl-e to stand «•good deal without danger." •• 'How long, in your opinion, before Mr. Blulnc will be a well man?' " 'I couldn't say. It may be two, three or foun months, but I do not care to give any opiniot as to that. Considering everything, I see n<. reason why he should not be in a sound state ot health by fall.'" SPOILED HER FACE. Mrs. Langtry Saul to Have Been Dlsllf*- uretl fur Life by a Brute. LONDON, July 14.—Some time age: Mr. Barrd bought York house, Regent's- park, for Mrs. Langtry and also paid off her debts in connection with the Princess theater, of which she is at; present the leaseholder. On a recenf. occasion Mr. Baird returned home unexpectedly and found a young gentleman dining with Mrs. Langtry. Without more ado he proceeded to throw 1 him out, and then he kicked Mrs,Langtry in the face in such a way that it is said she is now disfigured for life. Mrs. Langtry had- to be carried to bed and attended by a surgeon, who declares that: it is probable she will never be able to act again. Mrs. Langtry began an action for assault against Mr. Baird, but: when he sobered up he repented ot what he bad done and went to the- house. Then, to prevent this action^ he paid her £35,000. SHOT HIS FRIEND~DEAP. While on tUo Way from ChurcU an OI* JVlao Kill* Another and Himself. jEFimisoN Cm-, Mo., July 14.— Joseph Frank shot and killed Francis- Bermelemans at Jefferson City and then put two bullets in his own brain. The two were walking arm in arm from- church, when Frank drew his revolve* and fired at his companion. The latter cried: "Oh! doa't shoot nje, triend," eud the answer was another shot- Frank then shot himself d$a4, Bp% were about 00 years old and were prom.* citizens of Jfgsrjoji Cfyy,

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