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THE REPUBLICAN. 1 - JOB. W. HAYS, iPwblliher. ALGONA, IOWA* The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. DOMESTIC. HENUY NELSON, of Corona, L. I., killed his wife with an ax and then took his own life. No cause was known. FRANK LINDENSTINE, of Kansas City, Mo., broke the world's high diving record by diving from a platform 85 feet high into the lake at that place. THK visible supply of grain in the United States on the 27th was: Wheat, 14,100,447 bushels; corn, 3,085.876 bushels; oats, 1,770,585 bushels. OnAssuoi'i'EKS had swarmed the conn try surrounding Valparaiso, Ind., so thickly that the farmers would probably lose all their oat crops, which •were not yet ripe. FIVE persons were killed in various ways at Dayton, O., on the 37th. IT was discovered that Peter S. Williams, a wealthy lumber dealer, hae two homes, one in Fostoria, O., pre sided over by Mrs. Williams No. 1, with two children, the other in Findlay, O. in which was domiciled Mrs. William: No. '4. REV. WELLINGTON WHITE and hi. wife and two children, Hattie Hasting! and Susie McCarthy were killed by the cars at a crossing near Elinira, N. Y Mr. White had spent ten years in missionary work in China and was at home on leave of absence. IN a quarrel over a watermelon at Grafton, 111., James McDonohue and a man named Murphy killed each other with knives. GEORGE BROPHY, aged 0 years, and William Peacock, 8 years, were drowned in the Lehigh canal at Catasauqua, Pa. A FIRE destroyed every business house in the village of Blair, Wis., the loss being $150,000. A TORNADO wrecked several houses at Hot Spring's, S. D., and destro3 r ed all the crops in the Cheyenne valley. A DARING attempt to wreck a train was made by three boys near Port Waltham, Va., by placing spikes on the track. The obstructions were seen and the boys arrested. THE aggregate stock of wheat in the northwest on the 27th was 9,156,570 "bushels. One year ago the stock was estimated at 0.474.700 bushels. JOHN CHURCH and William Myers were instantly killed by a fall of coal in the mines at Portage, Pa., and a third man fatally hurt. FIRE nearly wiped out the village of Los Gatos, Cal. IN a fight on an excursion train a Johnstown (Pa.) police officer aud another man were killed and a third iatally injured. THE greater portion of Midland, Tex., was destroyed by fire. AT Jonesville, Ind., white caps took a young man by the name of Mark Perry from a saloon, bound him to a telegraph pole and admonished twenty- five lashes because he would not stop drinking and go to work. THE Berkeley land syndicate at Denver, Col., failed for §400,000. FREE gold has been discovered at Pine Nut. Nev., 35 miles from Carbon. A town site named Zirnville has been laid out. Experts returned from the scene say the country for 10 miles square has many quai'tz ledges. WILLIAM P. DREW, the examiner of the Keystone bank, has sent a detailed statement to Secretary Foster endeavoring to clear himself from all blame in connection with the bank's affairs. • FKOJI a statement by the treasury department it appears that the commerce of the United States has increased during this fiscal year $82,191.803. The total commerce of the past fiscal year aggregates $1,739,830,890. The total "value of imports for the year was .1?844,895,491, and of imports, $884,425,405. A CIUCULAB has been issued by officers of the Knights of Labor urging political action in the future as an aid in the accomplishment of the purposes of the order. AT Columbus, O., W. J. Elliott, former editor of the Sunday Capital, was found guilty of murder in the second degree for the killing of Albert C. Osborn and W. Hughes. A sion broke into the jail at Dixon, Ky., and took out Jim King and Bill Woods, wife beaters, with the intention of lynching them, but the meii escaped and were notito be found. THE republican editors of Wisconsin held a meeting at Madison and formed a state organization with AY. F. Street, of the Superior Inter Ocean, as president. THE crops in twenty counties of Ohio along the Indiana line were being eaten by grasshoppers. FOKKST-fires were doing great damage in the vicinity of Sonora, Cal. FLAMES at Taberg, N. Y., destroyed many business houses. THE republican editors of Illinois met with the republican state central epm- jnittee in Chicago and formed the Republican Editorial association of Illinois. M. \V. Matthews', of the Urdana Herald, was elected president. IT was reported that $75,000 had been stolen from the express office at Kountze, Tex. AT Austin, Nev., the city railway . was torn from its bed by a cloudburst, awnings were torn down, water mains were uprooted from 'A feet under ground, and the majority of the business houses were filled with mud to a depth of 8 or 4 feet. A STATEMENT from the bureau of statistics of the treasury dspartinent shows that the total number of immigrants arriving in this country during the last fiscal year was 555.40ii, against 451,319 in 1890, showing an increase during the last fiscal year of 104,ri77. The increase was largely from the following countries: Italy, 23.354; Austria-Hungary, 14,W>1; Germany, 81,113; Russia, including Poland, 38,345. Ej> CALUWELL and John Tuma&on took ttJ/iige under a tree during a rainstorm at Warreo, O., vvheu lightning the tree aud killed both wen. ' * — -— -• - •- •• *"•• — THE ftxportd.of gold and silver from e United States dtirihg the last flsfeal, year were $108,729,^8, and the imports were 850,212,884, an excess of exports! 5f $?2,&10,954 The exports of gold Were! }86,8flM22 and the imports $18,lit,HOT, >he largest excess of exports of gold in any year of our commerce. THE fields adjoining the Indiana and Ohio boundary line were alive with grasshoppers, which •were doing an inestimable amount of damage to the crops. JAMES GORDON BENNETT, proprietor of the New York Herald, was indicted for publishing an account of the Sing Sing electrocutions. A MINER named Wilkins, living near Phillipsburg, Pa., fatally injured Mrs. Joseph Wilson with a baseball bat and then shot himself. WHITE CAPS near Raleigh, N. C., took Mrs. Mary Green Allen from her cottage and beat her unmercifully. No cause was assigned for the action. THE refusal of a workman to instruct a boy in the boot and shoe factory of John E. Drake at Quincy, Mass., resulted in the closing of that establishment and the throwing out of employment of 2,000 hands. MICHAEL MANNING, B. Corkhill and George Lemon were killed at Pittsburgh, Pa., by the collapse of the new puddling mill of the Pittsburgh Oil Well Supply Company. AT Cleveland Hal Pointer paced the three fastest heats in a race on record —2:10%, 3:10M, 2:10^. THE Baltimore Consolidated Oil Company lost 58,000 barrels of oil from the two tanks at Canton, Md., by fire. Loss, $242,000. THE census bureau estimates that 2,250,000 families in the United States occupy and own incumbered farms and homes. A BECIPBOCITY treaty between the United States and San Domingo has been signed. AN extra session of the Tennessee legislature will convene at Nashville on August 17 to consider the convict lease system. THE national committee of the Daughters of Veterans, representing over 1,000 members, convened at Massillon, O.' AT the fourteenth annual meeting in Saratoga, N. Y., of the American Paper Manufacturers' association, W. A. Russell, of Lawrence, Mass., was elected president. THTC Peconic bank at Sag Harbor,'L. I., was robbed of $3,500 by a sneak thief. W HILK 200 people were assembled at Lower High Tower church, near Os- Luru, Ga., a stroke of lightning enterec the church and nearly every one was burned or marked in some manner, but no one was killed. GKOBGE KMATZ, a business man ol Defiance, O., was instantly killed by Harry Willey, a real estate agent The tuagedy was the result of a quarrel over a hoi-se. DB. J. EGE, of Reading, Pa., has succeeded in grafting a mustache on the lip of Miss L. S. St. Clair, a young woman of New York city, by taking strips of skin from her armpits. FIRE destroyed a large part of the business portion of Grookstou, lUinn. THE soldiers' home for union veterans near Louisville, Ky., has been opened. CASHIKU KIRHV, who embezzled $100,000 from a Marshall (Mich.) bank, was arrested at Sedalia, Mo. PORTIONS of the town of Williamsport, Pa., were flooded by a heavy rainfall, and the wind carried thirty-five houses off their foundations. AN unusually sharp shock of earthquake, lasting several seconds, was felt throughout Ban Diego, Cal. DUKING the year ended June ,"0 last over 114,000 entries for public lands were made in the United States. THE Suffolk Suspenders Manufacturing Compauj r of Boston has, failed for §iii50,030. DK. WILLIAM H. H.vKi'KH, president of the Chicago university, has accepted Ihe prineipalship of the Chautauqua system of study. WitMAM HACKBB, freemason and freqxtentlyown as tho "Fa&er of Masontft" aiM<»t his home W 'Shelbyvllle, !&&,Bilged 82 years. Me was made A masofi at Dayton, 0., Itt 1882, and rec*&vfe&8lt the degrees of masonry, including the thirty- three degrees of the Scottish rite. JOEI, B. EimABDt resigned the col- lectot'ship of the port of New York and J. S. Fasaett was appointed as his successor. RF.V. DB. DANIEL P< KIDDEB, one of the oldest and most widely known theologians of the Methodist Episcopal church, died at his home in Evanston, 111., at the age of 70 years. THE New York republicans will hold their state convention at Rochester September fl. THE people's party of Indiana was organized at Indianapolis. FRANK BiiowN was nominated for governor by the Mary land democrats in convention at Baltimore, and Arthur P. Gorman was renominated for United States senator. THOMAS J. REED, the pioneer printer and journalist, formerly on the New York Post with the poet Bryant, died at San Francisco, aged 67 years. FOREIGN. THE congress of Guatemala has appropriated 8100,000 in gold to pay the expenses of its exhibit at the world's 'air in Chicago. THE total Canadian exports for th« iscal year ended June 30 last amounted to $95,506,504, an increase over 1890 of 81,185.059. BEBI.AND and Dore, two convictec murderers, were guillotined in Paris. FLOODS were doing immense damage to property in Posen, Germany, anc many corpses of persons drowned in the floods were seen floating in the River Neisse. A CABLE dispatch from Colon, on the Isthmus of Panama, announces th death of William F. Sims, of Virginia United States consul at that port FOURTEEN employes of the water works were drowned at Essen, Germany, while crossing the Ruhr, the boat in which they were crossing having capsized. THE Canadian house of commons has refused to coiisider a resolution for immediate reduction of the tariff on necessities. DISPATCHES from Mecca, Egypt, state that the death rate from cholera was 140 per day at that, place and thirty daily at Djeddah. IT was reported that a nihalist plot against the czar had been disclosed in St. Petersburg and that twenty-eight officers had been arrested. JACOB KOKTON, who was exiled to Siberia twenty-five years ago for taking part in a Polish revolt, escaped last Easter and has just reached Breslau, Germany, where he made himself MEN ONCE ,MORE. »>!«»- ... • Mftf!,t)«Hfet«»i ft CJrllrt* to* 3'Brien and tfbhti-'DllIdri, tKe * trish members of parliament who iave been undergoing sentence of six months' imprisonment for inciting the tenants' of . the Smith-Barry estate at fipperary to resist payment of rents, were released from Gatway Jail at 9:25 o'clock a. m. Thursday Messrs. Dillon I and O'Brien showed but slight traces of having suffered from the rigors of confinement in jail, in fact seemed to be enjoying the most perfect health. Large crowds of people gathered outside the jail long before the hour set for the deliverance of the two imprisoned Irish leaders, and when the latter did appear they were greeted with loud shouts of "Stick to Parnell." These shouts, however, were intermixed with others equally loud and which had for their tenor: "Down with Parnell." No sooner were the two members of parliament free from the prison surroundings than a deputation composed of tenant farmers presented them with several addresses of congratulation upon their release from prison. Mrs. William O'Brien, the wife of the well-known member of parliament, was waiting in a carriage outside the jail for her husband, whom she welcomed back to liberty in a most affectionate manner, amid the cheers of the surrounding crowd. After replying briefly to the addresses of welcome and shaking hands with a number of the most prominent people present, both Mr. Dillon and Mr. O'Brien entered Mrs. William O'Brien's carriage and were driven, followed by repeated cheers and showers of good wishes, to the residence of Bishop McCormack, where the entire party were entertained at breakfast. A few short addresses suitable to the occasion, but devoid of all reference to existing Irish political troubles, were made, after which, some time was spent in pleasant conversation. Shortly after breakfast the two ex- prisoners -were driven to this city and on their arrival authorized the statement that they -repudiated Parnell's pretensions to the leadership of the Irish national party. This prompt and decided action has created a profound sensation. The McCarthyites are jubilant, while even the most enthusiastic and steadfast followers of Mr. Parnell are downcast and faltering. There is abundant reason for this discouragement on the part of the Par- ne.llites. After Carlow, and the swift succession of misfortunes ensuing upon that defeat, there remained only the of car not eye flvenifig confession of Patrick Tootily, whlTSndt a street car 'driver named Grote in thtft city in 1888. Ifor the crirrio two feting men, Puets! and McCullough, of Bay View, were tried, found guilty and sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. McCullough Was pardoned oii account of Hi health, citi'd died, eqon after his release. Puetz after serving his term was ill for a year from the effects liis confinement. Grote, the driver who was shot, did die, but lost the sight of one and a year after became a mental wreck from the effect of his wbttnd. His wife was so shocked by the attempt on her husband's life that she became a maniac, and died a few months later in an asylum. In his confession Toohey states that while Puetz and McCullough were serving their time in the penitentiary and he was in the house of correction because of some other crime he sent for Rev. Father Decker, a Catholic priest of the south side, and confessed his crime to him. Without revealing the name of the penitent Father Decker laid the matter before Gov. Rusk, but as he could only bring the unsupported statement of a man whose identity was unknown Gov- Rusk could not act upon it, Since that time Toohey had served time in various states and returned to his old haunts at Bay View only a few days ago. -Some remarks he made while drunk led an acquaintance to question him closely and he then admitted his connection with the unhappy affair. LACKS CONFIRMATION. Arrant* to go lnt« known. Though but 46 years of age I defection of O'Brien and Dillon to com- his hair is snow white and his face a mass of wrinkles. DILLON and O'Bi'ien were released from jail at Gal way. Ireland, after serving- six months, and were enthusiastically received by the people on arrival at Dublin. ADVICKS from China report another Christian mission burned; also the sinking of a steamer by a collision, with the loss of 300 lives. A IIKAVY rain in the province of Gujerat, India, flooded the country, and over !500 persons were drowned THE Deutsche bank at Berlin lost §395,000 by the forgeries of a clerk. TICK census of Jamaica just completed shows an increase in population of 58,087 in a total of 580,80:2. DISASTROUS floods have occurred in the interior of Japan. Sixteen villages were swept away and many lives lost. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. STEPHEN OSIIOBNK and wife, of Ashe county, N. C., celebrated the seventy- second anniversary of their marriage. Mr. Osborne is lot years old and his wife 93. They have twelve children, sixty-nine grandchildren, more than 300 great-grandchildren and nine great- great-grandchildren. JOSEPH T. JOHNSON, of Baltimore, Md., the last but one of the Blackhawk war survivors living in that city, is dead. THE democratic editors of Kansas, representing nearly every democratic paper in the state, met in Topeka and issued an address to the voters of the state declaring against fusion with the people's party PAUL DILLINGHAM, governor of Vermont in 18(5<5, and a member of congress in 1844, died at his home in Waterbury, aged 93 years. E. C. ALLEN, a well-known publisher, of Augusta, Me., died at Boston, aged 43 years. DB. HENBV T. HKLMBOLD, of New York, who was said to have made $10,000,001) by the sale of patent medicines, was placed in an insane asylum for the fourth time in twenty years. FREDERICK C. HAVEMKVKR, who with his cousin, William F. Havemeyer, founded the sugar refining business in Brooklyn. N. Y., died in his 8(5th year. SAMUEL SANDS, the oldest living printer, died at Baltimore, aged »a years. THE prohibitionists of Maryland held their state convention at Clydon Camp and nominated Edwin Higgius, of Baltimore, for governor. ONE of the original founders of the Church of the Disciples, Mrs. Ann Milner Woods, died at Cynthiuna, Ky., aged 98 years. AT a meeting in Washington of the executive committee of the republican national committee Matthew S. Quay resigned us chairman of the national committee and W. W. Dudley resigned as treasurer. J. S. Clarksou, of Iowa, was chosen as chairman until the meeting of the committee in November. DAVID B. FiSK, the head of one of the most extensive wholesale millinery establishments in the world, died at big home in Chicago, aged 74 years. LATER NEWS. fiKi! train on the Bellaire, & Cincinnati Narrow-gauge railroad left the-track near Bellaire, O., and two cars filled with passengers overturned and dragged some distance, injuring 1 fourteen persons, one fatally. AT Birmingham, Ala., fifty kegs of powder exploded in the Alalvama Great Southern depot, wrecking the building and injuring several people AN organization was completed at a mass meeting in Johnstown, Pa., to sue the South Fork club for losses sustained by flood. AT Seattle, Wash., George Williams, a butcher, was cremated and a negro cook and his wife s\istained fatal injuries in a fire. i A FIGHT at Pylie. Tex., over an attempt to evict tenants, resulted in the killing of Will Holman and the fstfal wounding of Eli Gilcrearc. Ilolman's landlord. FRANK L. PRATT, a somnambulist of Fort Smith, Ark., sat down on the railway track while asleep and was killed by it freight train. WILLIAM CALIIWELL (colored) was Ijanged at Houston. Tux., for the murder of Dr. J. M. Shambleu. IT was reported that Mount Vesuvius was again in a state of eruption, and that the lava had reached the village of Rio del Cavallo. BUT :>33 miles of railroad have been built since January l. a heavy decrease from the figures of last year. HKAVV rains throughout Arkansas have swollen the streams to such an extent that thousands of acres of corn and cotteh land were inundated. N TIIK 5-year-old son of Mr-s. George Whitner, living at Creston, O., caught his foot in a cattle-guard while walking on the track, and his mother, while attempting to rescue him, was run down by aa express train and instantly killed. IT was said that John El. Baall, a real-estate expert, testified before the Rock Creek Park commissioners at Washington that ex-President Cleve- luad bought his "Red Top" property for $315,000 and sold it for #140,000, realizing $114,000 profit. THE Maryland democratic state convention in session at Baltimore nominated Frank Brown for governor. WILLIAM KEI'KE, a farmer residing at Melke, Mich., confessed that seventeen years ago he, with other citizens of Presque I&le county, formed an oath- bound compact to assassinate Alben Moliter, who was murdered at tUat time. His clerk, Binned Sullivan, was also slain. / pete the downfall of the "uncrowned king." The Exchange Telegraph Company says, in connection with the repudia- I tion of Parnell's leadership by Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien, that both gentlemen declared that they strongly favored the plan of supporting evicted tenants. They could not understand how any patriotic Irishman could refuse to assist in providing.such support. DUBLIN, July 81.—John Dillon and William O'Brien arrived here Thursday after having been liberated from prison. They drove to Mr. Dillon's house. They received addresses at Athlone and Mullingar. Mr. Dillon, responding, said he believed that in the near future the party would . be again united. Arriving here Messrs. Dillon and O'Brien ^vere met by an immense crowd, Composed of members of both sections of the party, and were cordially' 'saluted. In conversation with several McCarthyites Dillon promised that in the event of by-elections occurring contested by Parnell he would intervene in support of the Mc- Ciirthyite candidates. LONDON, July 81.—For the first time In several months Irish affairs are the leading topic here. It is stated on high authority uraong the McCarthyites thai Dillon will shortly be selected as leader of the party. McCarthy has only been waiting for Dillon's release to get rid of the burden of the chairmanship and devote himself entirely to his favorite occupation of literature. [Messrs. O'Brien and Dillon were oburged In the latter part ot 1890 with inciting tenants to resist writs of ejectment and to refuse the payment of rents. Pending their trial they came to the United States In November of the year named and spent several weeks among the Irish nationalists of this country. Afterward they went to Prance, and in January last had a consultation in Paris with Mr. Parnell relative to. the retirement of the latter from the leadership of the Irish party in parliament. They tailed to persuade him of the advisability of that step. A little later they returned to Ireland aud gave themselves up. Their trial, as was inevitable, resulted in conviction, and they were sentenced to six months' imprisonment, which term has now expired.] A Ruinor That Secretary Xoble, of the Interior Department, Has Resigned. CHICAGO, July 81.—A Washington special to the Times says: Secretary Noble's resignation is in the hands of the president. Gen. Noble is not here to confirm this announcement—he is at Richfield Springs, N. Y.—but the information comes from such a source that its truth is accepted. It can be said that the secretary retires from the cabinet with the best of feelings between the president and himself. The step is taken after due consideration, and the resignation is accepted with regret by the president. What Gen. Noble's future will be, cannot be stated positively. He may go abroad to fill a mission, or he may be appointed to fill the new judgeship in the Eighth circuit. CAPK MAY, N. J., July SI.—Neither the president nor Secretary Halford will talk concerning the reported resignation of Secretary Noble. 8ft*- A ttnndnntteft th* conclusion of an inljtorljint treat;? 6< reciprocity be* tween tn& United States and the republic oi San Domingo. The* treaty was negotiated by Maqttel De J. Gfalvin, minister ptentpo*- tentiary and envoy extraordinary, on the part of San Domingo and John W. Foster, special commissioner,. on the part of the United States, and wa» signed in Washington June 4. Under the terms of i the McKinley bill th*. treaty does not require ratification by- 1 the senate. As Senor Galvio waa special - ly authorized by his government to carryon the negotiations and was granted lull power to Sign th> convention the- treaty will go into force without delay- September 1 is the day fixed upon. The fall text will be officially published within a few days. Both Secretary Blaine and the president have approved the treaty. Secretary Suarez, of the Domlnicait legation, has juat returned to this city from a flying trip to San Domingo, where he laid the taxt of the convention before President Heureaux and received bis indorsement on July 8. The treaty follows closely the- lines laid down in the convention with* Brazil. In the opening sections the authority of the McKinley act for the free entry of sugar, molasses, coffee, cocoa and hides is referred to and in reciprocity for these concessions the admission into Dominican portals authorized of goods enumerated in two schedules which. are appended, the one schedule- without any duty and th« other with. a reduction of 25 per cent, upon the- duty now levied. In the free schedule- are enumerated various breadstuffis,. potatoes, hay and oats, pork and fish,. cotton-seed oil, agricultural implements, mining and mechanical tools- and material for the construction and. equipment of railways. The admission into Dominican ports. of a large number of articles with a. reduction of 85 per cent, on the present duty is authorized by a clause lathe treaty and a schedule appended including cured and canned meats and. vegetables, manufactures of cotton,. iron and steel not included in the free- schedule, unmanufactured leather, lumber, and manufactures of wood, etc. In exchange for $1,715,000 worth of sugar the United States last year .sent. to San Domingo a trifle over $925,000' worth of goods which included wheat,, flour, lard, cottons, iron and^steel manufacture and wood manufactures. A, good deal of New England capital is invested in the island. HUNDREDS DROWNED. Japanese Steamers Collide ami Over 25O Lives Are Lost— A. Flood in India Drowns Over 300 Persons. SAN FBANCISCO, July 81.— Advices from Yokohama state that a steamer, the Tama Marue, while returning from Suto with 820 laborers on board came into collision with the steamer Migoshi Maru off Sheragami. The Tama Marue immediately sank with a loss of 260 persons drowned and missing. The captain and the first officer and sixty laborers reached shore. DISASTER IN INDIA. BOMBAY, July 3i. -Fifteen inches of rain has fallen within twenty-four hours. The towns of Mahooda and Bhownugger, in the province -of Guje- rat, are flooded with water which rises breast-high in the streets. Three hundred people and a countless number of live stock have been drowned. HEAVY FORGERIES. The Ueutscli Hunk of Berlin Loses &3BS,- OOO Through a Clerk. BEKLIN, July 81.—A sensation has been caused here by a discovery o forgeries on the Deutsch bank to the extent of $395,000. It seeros that one of the clerks of the bank who was allowed to draw bills forged some bills and purchased therewith Russian rubles through a broker in the bank's name. The auditors of the bank, owing to the cleverness of the forgeries and the tampering with the books, did not detect the frauds until the bank was requested to meet its liabilities. A warrant was issued for the arrest of the forger, but he had bolted. THE ENGLISH CENSUS. Result of a Comparison of the Condition* In Both Countries. WASHINGTON, July 31.—The superintendent of the census has received the preliminary advance copy of the English census showing the population, of twenty-eight of the large cities of England and Wales. Superintendent Porter has made a comparison with the figures contained in this preliminary report for these twenty-eight cities, with the figures as obtained by the eleventh census for twenty-eight cities in the United States, with the following result: United States—Population 1880, 8,694,636; 1890, 9,897,960; total increase, 3,003,3*4; per cent, of increase, 44.86; area in acres, 583,033.66; pap ulatlon to each acre, 16.61. England—Population in 1881, 8,437,814; 1891, 9,879,711; total increase, 948,497; per cent, of increase, 11.30; area in acres, 858,869; population to each acre, 30.a). BEATEN TO DEATH. Duboia, the French Bicyclist, Murdered by a Gang of Street Laborers* PAKIB, July 31.—The startling intelligence that Dubois, the champion, bicyclist of France, has been murdered at Lux has reached here. Dubois was riding along a highway there and came across a party of workmen who, in sport, refused to let him pass. The bicyclist finally dismounted and complained to the foreman of the gang. The workmen then became incensed at Dubois aud fiercely attacked him with whatever working tooU they happened to have in band. Dubois was unable to defend himself against such odds. He was shockingly beaten and his skull was broken by a blow from a crowbar. Medical aid was at once summoned, but the unfortunate man died from his injuries. v- FOREIGNERS ALARMED. VII- Chinese Jiuudlt« Thra»t*>nluy Many lage» and UeHtroyUlff Property. SAN FBAJfcisco, July 81.—The City of Pekin has arrived from Yokohonaa, bringing the following news: Affaire are not at all improved in northern China, and the greatest anxiety prevails as to the result of the recent riots. A band of 500 armed men in Wenchow are destroying villages and murdering wen, women and children. There is much uneasiness anjo»y the foreigners at Caj&toa as to the fate pf their friends in tM aorta and as to possible trouble at .CgntgA' INCUMBERED HOMES. Figures on Mortgages Furnished by the- Census Office., WASHINGTON, July 30.—Census office, mortgage figures are pretty well along.. The counts of the farm and home transcripts have been completed, and the results are nearly correct, though the figures are subject to slight modifications. There were returned to the enumerators of the United States 3,491,930 farms-. and homes occupied by owners and in- cumbered by mortgages. This number includes some farms and homes- about which enumerators made no report and which belong partly to the- class of hired and partly to the class of owned free, as well as partly to the- class of owned and incumberecL Until, this unknown quantity due to- the failure of the enumerators is- eliminated it may be regarded-, as approximately true v that 3,350,— 000 families of the 13,500.000 families of the United States live on.. incumbered farms and homes, and that. 10,250,000 families occupy farms and homes that are either hired or owned, free. The proportion of hired and owned free wilj be known when the: population division completes the count of these points. The preliminary results, indicate that the average- debt for a farm in Iowa is $1,283;. home, $719; average for farm and home, §1,140. If these .averages hold good for the union the incumbrance- on the farms and homes of the United. States occupied by owners is about $3,505,000,000. The success of this investigation has been far beyond the anticipations of the most experienceri. statisticians, and the result will be of immense interest and value- to the nation. The first volume relating to recorded indebtedness will probably go to press this year. Incomplete- returns from several western states indicate that farms and homes are mortgaged for about one-third the value- put upon them by the owners. - ILLINOIS TpTuJRS. Farmers and Other Industrial Clawe* to- Have a Biff Sleeting at Sprlugfleia. SPRINGFIKI.D, III., July 80.—Arrange-- ments have been completed for a state- encainnment of farmers and other industrial classes of the state, to begin here August 11 and end August- 14. Among the organizations to be- represented are the state grange Patrons of Husbandry, Farmers' Mutual Benefit association, Illinois Knights of Labor, Farmers'" Alliance of Illinois and Industrial union of Illinois. The first day of the- encampment will be given to the Farmers' Mutual Benefit association, the second to the Patrons of Hus~ bandry, the third to the Industrial, union and Alliance and the fourth to- the Illinois Farmers' Alliance, the* JCnigbts of Labor and other industrial, organizations, NEW MECHANICAL DEVICES. A NEW wire called the Hungarian wire is covered with three coats of thread and two coats oi celluloid. A PKOUUAB glossy and transparent cloth ib made from the fiber of nettles, which is used among other things for belting of machinery and it is claimed to have double the stiength of leather. AN English inventor has constructed » novel device to do away with the enormous pressure of water against the bows ojf pcean, steamers. 4* cpwsists of one or more screws on eajea side of the tlwows the water aside and. RICH HAUL BY BANDITS. Texas Kxpres* Kobbf»r» Thought to Have- Secured 900,000 )n Booty. ST. Louis, July 30.—A special to tlie> Post-Dispatch from Houston, Tex., says? "The officials of the Wells-Fargo B*- : press Company positively decline tQ» give any information in regard to tht* express robbery that is reported to- have occurred Tuesday at Kou-ntg, 0$ the Sabine & East Texas road, beyoatu the fact that an express package was- miwarried. The matter is bein^r investigated. It is thought tha|, tl^r amount of ujottey secured was J^O,PX«|. at wore."