The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on August 26, 1891 · Page 2
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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, August 26, 1891
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THE REPUBLICAN^ . W. HAYS, &LGONA, IOWA. The News Condensed. Important Intelligence From All Parts. DOMESTIC, Finrc almost completely destroyed the machinery in the mine of the New Pittsburgh Coal & Coke Company at Alum Cave, Fa. Loss, 81.00,000. IN Severns county, Ga., the three sons of Wallace Williams, all preachers, were fata-lly struck by lightning. IN attempting a parachute descent from a balloon near Cincinnati Miss Annie Hnrkness was killed, and 1'rof. Parker met a like fate at Tacoma, Wash. THE visible supply of grain in tho United States on the 17th was: Wheat, 10,5f><>,C39 bushels; corn, 8,855, 104 bushels; oats, 2,208,337 bushels. .7. L. RAY, cleric for tlie bondsmen of defaulting; Treasurer Woodruff, o£ Arkansas, was arrested on the charge of stealing $100, 000 of state scrip. TitK lowest estimate of the wheat crop of Minnesota and the Dakotas is 150,000,000 bushels. IN a riot at Shinndon, W. Va. , Benjamin Slout. a wealthy farmer, was almost instantly killed and Manly Champ fatally wounded. TIIK dry goods and house furnishing establishments of Goldstein & Migel and Curtis & Grand at Waco, Tex., were totally destroyed by fire. Loss, $375,000. lir a sudden rise in the Platte river near Agency, Mo., fifteen farms were ruined and houses, barns and stock were swept away. SECRETARY FOSTER says there is a marked improvement in the monetary situation in the country. NEAR Burr Oak, Mich., an attempt .•was made to wreck a fast mail train on the Lake Shore railroad by placing ties on the track. REV. WILLIAM T. CUHKIE, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church; Miss Ruth Currie, bis daughter, aged 33, and Miss Dora Van Kirk, aged 14, were drowned while bathing in the Red river opposite Grand Forks, N. D. MRS. MARY SWEET, of Little Ruck, Ark., has been given a verdict of 835,000 against the St. Louis & Iron Mountain railroad for killing her husband. THE issue of standard silver dollars from the mints during the week ended August 15 was 8455,232. The issue during the corresponding week last year was §625,408. TEN Chinamen were arrested near Port Townsend, Wash., and taken before the United States commisioner, who ordered them returned to China. A FIRE at Jacksonville, Fla., mowed a path two blocks wide and six blocks long. Thirty firms were burned out and sixty dwellings and four hotels were destroyed. The total loss was over 31,000.000. A TERRIFIC hailstorm at Deer Creek, S. D. , destroyed 2,000 acres of grain. NEAR Jackson, Mich., a tornado accompanied by a rain and hailstorm destroyed crops, blew down houses and "barns and damaged orchards. K. J. L. WEBSTER, ex-sheriff of Covington county, Miss., was assassinated at his home in Hattiesburg. EMU, BI.OCH and Miss Clara Fechheimer, of Cincinnati, and Miss Laura Bamberger, of Chicago, all prominent young persons, were drowned in the Ohio river near Cincinnati by the capsizing of a boat. IT was announced that B. P. Hutchinson, of Chicago, familiarly known as "Old Hutch," made over $600,000 in the recent wheat flurry. MARY KEATING and Mary Duffy were drowned while bathing near Bath, Me. L. D. KEII., one of the most prominent business men of northern Indiana, dropped dead of heart disease on the street at Fort Wayne. AT Danbury, Bethel and Wilton, in Connecticut, buildings were shaken and people badly frightened by a violent earthquake shock. THE Peacock canning establishment and some adjoining structures at St. Louis were destroyed by fire, causing a total loss of $150,000. THE Damon iron works at Cambridge. Mass., were destroyed by fire, causing a loss of $200,000. DURING a Hungarian christening party at Ashland, Pa , all hands became drunk and a free fight occurred, in which four men were fatally hurt. RICH veins of lead ore have been discovered about 25 miles from O"den, U. T. JOHNSTON-, TALLMAN & Co., importers of fireworks at New York, failed for SliOO.OOO. PUTNAM & Co.'s mattress manufactory in Boston was burned, the loss being 8300,000. IN Minnesota a hailstorm ruined Dearly 15,000 acres of grain. ASSISTANT CASHIER LAWRENCE, of the Keystone national bank of Philadelphia, who pleaded guilty to being in the conspiracy to rob the bank, was sentenced to eight years in prison. W. F. MURPHY, a New York bicylist, made a mile in 2:38 2-5 at Springfield, Mass., beating the American record 2 4-5 seconds. LARGE numbers of cattle in Kansas have died from sunstroke. AVON TAYI.OK, a farmer near San IVIatoe, Cal., .vhile drunk beat his wife and 8-year-old son to death. J. CROSII'TON, a railway agent at Carbon, Wyo., while drunk set tire to the depot and perished in the flames. All the records of the Union Pacific Company and a large amount of money in the safe, the doors of which were left open by Croinpton, were burned. iO> account of domestic troubles Mrs. 'Dkuiinsou drowned lu-r 14-year-old and herself near New Auburn, E ARMITAGE and his two little -jvere drowned in a creek at , Ala. The little girls were iryjjiy? to save their brother. u»3n— H. G. Mulligan. John ami J- F. Hickey — were by the cars at JUtiea, N. Y. THK steamer Teutonic arrived at N,ew ' York five days, sixteen hours and ;hirty-one minutes from QueettstoWri. This lowered tho fastest previous reO- ord one hour and thirty-seven minutes. HR: Frederick Homer Brewing Company of Brooklyn failed for $500,000. PiiEfliUKNT IlAUtusotf was present on the Kith at the dedication of the monument erected at Bennington, Vt., to commemorate the victory of the Vermont and New Hampshire militia tinder (Jen. Stark over a detachment of Ihirgoyne's tinny. It was also the centennial anniversary of the admission of Vermont as a state into the, federal union. A NX A (JonosowsKi urn! Catherine Schmidt htmged themselves with pieces of bed-clothing in the Eric county jail tit ISuffalo, !N T . Y. HKXHY C. DAIIXOKR and George A. Gilpatriek, the bicyclists who left Helena, Mont., >luly 1, reached Chicago on the 19th, having traveled 3,S80 miles on their wheels. HOUSES were flooded in the eastern portion of the city of Indianapolis by the rising of Pogue's run and three boys were drowned. OVER 800 pieces of skin have been grafted to the body of William Shaw at Lima, O., who was scalded in the Standard oil refinery July 4. This eclipses all previous skin-grafting operations. TIIK Elberon (N. J.) hotel, including the cottage where Garfield died, was sold nt auction for .'•?02,000. EDWARD LAMBERT, Ju., bookkeeper of the San Juan Smelting & Mining Company and mayor of Dnrango, Col., was said to be a defaulter in the sum of $110,000. GOLD and silver have been found in paying quantities in the Kiowa and Coraanche country in Oklahoma. THE American Wheel Company of Chicago failed for $1,800.000. A HAILSTORM near Sanboi-n, N. D., destroyed over 7,000 acres of grain. WILLIAM JANZ, G. A. McNeil, Robert Blackburn and Alexander Barron were killed at the Black Bear mine in Idaho by falling earth. THHEK distinct earthquake shocks were felt in St. Louis. Mus. AMANDA EITNEH, a widow aged 43, was shot and killed at Lancaster, Pa., by her lover, Lemon Ellsworth, aged 28, who then committed suicide. THK Southern Lumber Company of Atlanta, Ga., failed for $135,000. TUP; Great Northern railway has issued a notice to its agents in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana to not only strictly observe the game law themselves, bttt report any violation of the same eoining to their notice. AT Milwaukee Cardinal Gibbons conferred the pallium on Archbishop Kat- xer. AT Torre Haute, Ind., Am ill Willis died at the age of 02. He was the oldest veteran of the rebellion in Indiana und one of the first members of the G. A. R. EDWARD BLAIR was hanged in the penitentiary at Columbus, O., for the murder of Arthur Henry at Hartsburg March 17, 1S87. FRANK ALMV, who most brutally murdered Miss Christie Warden, a beautiful young lady of Hanover, N. II., several weeks ago, was captured in a haymow on the Warden homestead. FIRK originating in a telegraph office at Dallas, Tex., destroyed business property to the value of $313,000. THE Red River valley of Minnesota and North Dakota was the last to gather its wheat crop, biit the returns are said to discount any previous year. Of wheat alone there is a crop of over 40,000,000 bushels, not to speak of millions of bushels of other grains, besides other crops and live stock, resulting in a per capita income to its people greater than that received by the population of any equal agricxiltural area oJ A inerica. THE Great Northern railway of Minnesota and the Dakotas is the largest carrier of wheat from original points in th e world. Last year single stations in the Red River valley shipped over a million bushels each. This year it is expected to beat any previous record. CLARK WOODMAN, a wealthy and influential citizen of Omaha, Neb., was found dead in his room at the Grand Pacific hotel in Chicago. The cause oJ his death was unknown. THE blue grass palace atCreston, la., was formally opened on the 20th. AN express car in charge of J. T. Byne was robbed by three masked men near Collins station, Ga., of $20,000. FLAMES in New York destroyed the buildings of L. H. Mace & Co., manufacturers of refrigerators, toys anc woodvvare of various descriptions. Loss, $250,000. W. F. MURPHY, of the New York Athletic club, broke the world's recorc at Rochester, N. Y., by making a mile on a bicycle in 2;25 4-5. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. THE funeral of Mrs. James K. Polk took place at Nashville, Tenn., on the 16th. MATSADA SORAKICHI, the noted Japanese wrestler, died suddenly in New York, aged 82 years. JOHN B. TOLMAN, the oldest printer in Lynn, Mass., died at the age of 84 years. THE oflicial vote of the Kentucky election gives Brown (dem.), for gov> ernor, 144,J68; Wood (rep.), 118,087 Erwin (people's), 25,631; Harrif (pro.), 3,291. For the constitution 212,920, against 74,581. PHILIP MC-AULEY, of Middletown, N Y., celebrated his 102d birthday. NATHAN LIGHTHALL, who invented the hand car now in use on all the railroads in the country, died at South I'.end, Ind. THE republicans of Pennsylvania in convention at Harrisburg adopted platform which indorses President Harrison's administration, the McKinley bill, favors liberal pensions to soldiers, approves the ballot reform law, recognizes the rights of labor, and eulogizes the course taken by Mr. Blaine as secretary of state. David M. Gregg, of Jierks county, was nominated for state auditor, and John W. Morrison, of Allegheny countv, for state treasurer. WILLIAM OUH, aged 80, the oldest man in White county, Ini, was killed at Monou by a train. - ' - rr* "i*"*" THE independents of Nebraska In state convention, at Hastings ftoml- natcd ,t. W. Edgerton, of Sotith'Omaha, tor supreme judge, and W. A. Jones, of Castings, for regent of the state university. AT Mount McGregor, N. Y., W, J, Arkell tendered President Harrison a aanquet on the 20th in honor of his 68th birthday. FOREIGN. THE fetes in commemoration of the founding of the city of Berne 700 years ago have commenced. THOUSAND miners in tho Aber- flare district of South Wales struck for higher wages. THE large Wilhelm chemical factory at Rcudnitz, Saxony, was destroyed by lire, entailing a loss of a million marks. FOURTEEN persons were killed and twenty-four seriously injured by a railroad collision near Kollikofen, Switzerland. THIRTY lives were lost by an overflow of the St. Marie river at Port au Prince. THE failure of the British Bank of Australia at Melbourne, with liabilities of $800,000, was announced. PRESIDENT BALMECKDA, of Chili, has CITIES. Iteftvy ttrtlrtft Deluge AtchUon, Kan,, and lllnomiiiKtrtti, Intl. — Ijlte Stock and drain Destroyed In MUAonfl. ; AtentaoN, ICan., Aug. 2%,~- A terrific 1 rain, wind atid thunderstorm strutak this city about & o'clock Friday after* noon and raged with unbounded fttry for nearly an hour. The streets and alleys were flooded, and several large buildings wore demolished ancj tnany unroofed. Trees, signs and fences were scattered in every direction. White Clny creek, which flows through the city, burst ita banks and carried several small houses away. Several persons were badly injured. Reports from the country districts are that great damage was done to growing crops and fruits by hail. The rain caused a landslide on the Missouri Pacific railroad at Oak Mills, which is causing a great delay of trains. At Leavenworth the brick buildings belonging to E. Purdue and C. W. White were unroofed and the stocks of goods contained therein were badly damaged by water. The loss amounts to about $5,000. The corn cribs and cattle sheds on the Anthonia farm were blown down. The damage there is issued $13,000,000 in paper made, it compulsory with all to receive it. TIIK great powers: are likely to unite in punishing China for the wrongs done to foreigners during recent riots which the government refuses to redress. REV. FRKDKRIC NORTHRUP, who with his wife left Beloit, Wis., two years ago for missionary work, recently died at Agra, India. Two PASSENGKB trains collided near Ostrowo, Prussia, and ten persons were killed and many injured. THK village of Kollmann, in Austria, was flooded by a cloudburst and forty j persons were drowned and half the j hoiises in the town destroyed. ! WILLIAM TURNER, the murderer of • little Barbara Waterhouse. was hanged • at Leeds, Eng. Turner protested his | innocence to the last. i PREMIER AUBOTT, of Canada, was j said to be arranging for a reciprocity , treaty between Canada and the United States. THE crop of wheat in Canada this year exceeds anything in the history of the dominion, it bemg estimated at 63,000,000 bushels, of which 51 bushels will be for export. AT Nordenhamm, Germany, a scaffold upon which a large number of men were woi-kicg collapsed, killing fourteen men and seriously injuring forty money and i $3.000. Much corn was prostrated WAS SHORT OP PUNDS. • ':.£ , . n ' the AtflttHc»ti Wheel Mnkoft Aft LATER NEWS. IN the United States the business failures during the seven days ended on the 21st numbered 310. against 227 the preceding week and 192 for the corresponding week last year. ACCORDING to expert figures the permanent tramp population of the United States numbers 60,000. JOHN FLKNGEL, of West Cooper, Mich., aged 70 years, set fire to the house while smoking in bed and was burned to death. THK three little children of George Hamilton, of Ironton, O.. were suffocated in a tool chest during the absence of their parents. A stick fastened in the staple of the chest indicated murder. BY an overflow of the Chariton river in Macon county, Mo., crops were washed away and hundreds of live stock drowned, KATK and Mary Walton, sisters, 19 and 23 years old, of Dorchester, Mass., were drowned by the upsetting of a boat. STORMS in and around Kansas" City, Mo., and Huron and Leavenworth, Kan., unroofed stores and farm build- ing.s, destroyed corn and prostrated telegraph wires. GEORGE FUSSEI.L, an old resident of Cumberland, Wis., and his grandson were drowned by the upsetting of a boat. LARGE tracts of land in Nevada and Eldorado counties, Cal., were being completely denuded of buildings and all kinds of vegetables by forest fires. AN oil tank caught fire and burst at McDonald Station, Pa., the fire destroying many wells and buildings and 11,000 barrels of oil. BUSINESS in nearly all branches of trade was reported to be improving all over the country. PEACHES and other growing crops in Brown county, Ind., were seriously damaged by wind and hailstorms. Fifty acres of corn in one locality were destroyed. CAPT. BAKKEH, of the steamship Obdiim, upon arriving in New York reported that on his last trip out of New York the stokers mutinied and that he shot the ringleader, a socialist named Duzen, dead. THK death of Interstate Commerce Commissioner Walter Bragg, of Alabama, occurred at Spring Lake, N. J. . AT Alexandria, Va., Mrs. Uanhowser during a fit of temporary insanity drowned her 13-months-old baby, then brained her 8-year-old boy with A hatchet and attempted to take her own life. She would recover. throughout Leavenworth county. MACON, Mo., Aug. 22.—The heavy rains that have fallen within the past few clays have caused the Chziriton river and Muscle fork, running through the western portion of Macon county, to overflow so that the water now reaches in each stream from bluff to bluff. The hay, wheat and oats in stacks and shocks are being washed away by tons and bushels. The cornfields and fences are destroyed and a large amount of live stock has been drowned. The wa ter only lacks 1 foot of being over the Hannibal & St. Joseph railroad track, and it is feared the railroad and wagon bridges will be washed out. The water in these streams is higher than ever known before. It is impossible to estimate the loss caused by high water, but it is tremendous, as the crops in the bottoms were heavy, and the streams run for 80 miles through Macon county. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Aug. 22. — A special from Bloomington, Ind., to the News says: The heaviest electric storm ever known here passed over ,000,000 this city about 10 o'clock Thursday night, accompanied by a drenching rain. Lightning seemed Jike sheets of fire a so close as to cause a general alarm. The residence of John Beatty was struck and damaged, and this was soon followed by a Catholic sound- j ed and the fire bells rang the peo- ' pie to the street in the midst of the ' drenching rain. Meanwhile the branch on the east side of the city got out of its banks and flooded things generally many houses being inundated. Monon trains are all lying here awaiting the going dowft of the flood. South of the city a cyclone passed over, doing great damage to timber and standing corn. The barn of Henry Dillman was destroyed by the storm. COLUMBUS, Ind., Aug. 22.—One of the most fearful rainstorms for many years fell about midnight Thursday night in Brown county. In Bean Blossom creek bottoms fifty acres of fine corn in one locality was swept away. For two hours a solid sheet of rain fell. The family of William Carmichel were forced from their residence to the hillside, where they remained in an outbuilding until morning. In the valley is a drift of floating fences, trees and'farming implements that will require clays to remove. In what is known as the "Bear Wallow" neighborhood hail of large size almost completely destroyed the peach crop, just as it was beginning to ripen. A large barn belonging to Andy Gray was leveled by the wind. The rainfall was % inches in two hours. others. Louis PAULSEN, the famous chess ! stroke firing the top of the player, died in London, aged 58 j'ears. i church spire. Whistles were A HURRICANE at Martinique, in the West Indies, destroyed every sail in port. Houses were also damaged and a great many lives lost. AT Melbourne the Anglo-Australian bank suspended with liabilities of $600, • 000. BELLA NICHOL, aged 9 years, and her brother Willie, aged 6, were drowned at Brockville, Ont., while bathing in the river. JOHN CONWAY, who killed a boy in Liverpool, was hanged. He confessed his crime. SIXTY persons are known to have lost, their lives in the recent hurricane at Martinique, West Indies, and twenty vessels were wrecked, among them the American brig Ned White. MME. PATTI has signed with Abbey for an operatic tour of the United States in the late aiitumn and winter. MAKCIANO MEDINA, a ranch owner living in the United States of Colombia, has confessed to murdering his thirteen children. He objected to the expense of bringing them up. mid" Athdfl| tlitt MllllWflf . V tJmcUGO, Atig/ViteMThe American Wheel Company, tile largest of its kind 1ft the \vorld ( haying \yoi'ks throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and other states, has failed. The assets are $4,100,000; liabilities about $2,000,000. Judge Blodgett, of the federal district nourt, has made Noble C. Butler receiver. The failure was caused by the great stringency in the money market during the last six months, the company being prevented from issuing any part of its unused capital stock on which it had depended for funds to meet its obligations maturing during the period from May to November. This period was the dullest period in the carriage wheel business, and to make matters worse creditors of the company holding accommodation paper became cautious and refused to renew or extend these obligations, which were secured by the plants of the company. It is claimed by the company's attorneys that the embarrassment will be but temporary, and that within a month the receiver will be dischai-ged and the control of the business be returned to the company's officers. The company is an Illinois corporation, but has little property in this state. The heaviest stockholders live in Indiana. Julius F. Pratt, one of he heaviest Indiana stockholders, who •epresents other stockholders whose in- ,erests amount to $1,800,000, applied for the appointment of a receiver. The bill states that the receiver was asked for at the request and for the benefit of til the shareholders. The assets, lie bill stated, consist of sites, manufacturing plants, machinery ?,nd products in various cities in the seven ,tates named, and are distributed as follows: Indiana, $1,500,000; Ohio, $1,000,000: Michigan, $440,000; Pennsylvania, $220,000; New York, $85,000; Massachusetts, $5C,000; Illinois, $10,000; other assets, accounts, bills receivable and cash on hand, $800,000; total, $4,105,000. The liabilities are: Bills of exchange, promissory notes, drafts, acceptances and other evidences of indebtedness, $1,750,000; Jurther indebt- idness for labor, $50,000; total, $1,800,000. The bill states that the company was organized in 1889, with a capital of $3,000,000, to engage in the manufacture of wheels for all kinds of vehicles. Plants were established at Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Terre Haute, St. Mary's. Intl.; Miamisburg, Sydney, Gallon, Sandusky and Ottawa, O. ; Jackson and Kalamazoo, Mich.; Westchester, Pa., and Syracuse and Shortsville, N. Y. The plants at all these places are being operated. When «the business of the company began stock was issued and paid for to the amount of $2,305,578. With this capital the company erected the above plants and also purchased large amounts of machinery, horses, wagons and drays and material used in the manufacture of wheels, and the property is now located in the following cities: Huntington, Mount Vernon, Osgood, -Titusville, Auburn and Samonia, Ind.; Lansing, Mich., and Van Wert and Scott, O. All these plants were conducted as one business. HIS LIFE ENDED. fin.. Steft&w. frfttii Which Sweep* AtWty J**Apertjr Valued MARTINIQUE'S HORROR. A Itccent Hurricane Devastates the Inland from KnA to Kncl, Killing Between 3OO and 3OO Persons and Irjuring About PARIS, Aug. 22.— Additional details received here from St. Pierre, capita] of the island of Martinique, which was visited by a terrible hurricane on Tuesday night last, show that the facts already published are not only in no way exaggerated, but that they did not tell the full story of 'the disaster. The number of dead was originally estimated at sixty, with hundreds of injured. The latest dispatches received here announce thai SIS people are found to have been killed in the coast towns alone, the towns in the interior not having been heard from as yet. There is no doubt that the loss of life in the interior towns may have been as great if not greater than in the coast towns. It is known, however, that houses, crops and trees from one end of Martinique to the other have been demolished or flattened down beyond hope of recovery. The loss to the cott'ee and sugar planters will be very great. The death list by towns, as forwarded by Gov. Casse up to date, is as follows: St. .Pierre. 84; Morne Rouge, 38; Fond St. Denis, 7; Precheurs, 0; Carbet, 4; St. Joseph, 30. ; Mariu, 8; Vauchin, 10; Lamentin, 2(5; Francois, 22; Robert, 28; Riviere Pilote, 7; miscellaneous, 18. But these numbers do not include the deaths in isolated places, interior towns or upon plantations, with which no communication can be had at present. Perhaps a rough estimate of 800 killed and l.OOQ injured will about cover the ground. flat, Aug. 19. 19:10 Tuesdair movnlflg fire broke Outin tho war of R. D, Knight & Ob. 'ft crockery and glassware store, which opens out on Fbrsyth street, la ten. minutes the entire building was an immense blaze. The party^wall betweeife that and Hubbard & Co.'s biff block,, adjoining the corner of Main an* Foreyth streets, was broken through. and soon the entire two blocks were< one huge mass of flames. The firemen. fougnt bravcly t but were fighting- against' fearful odds. For si* hours this. fierce contest was kept up, during which. time the Hubbard block, Burbridge's- Seminole block, the Freeduian Bank. block, Smith's two elegant blocks on Forsythe and Main streets, the convent^ of St. Joseph, McMursey & Baker's- large carriage factory, the Plaisance, Tremont, Chelsea and Tilton hotels- and other fine buildings, also forty- dwellings were burned to the ground. The loss will foot up over $1,000,000*. with insurance of about $050,000. . At 1:50 a heavy discharge of dynamite in one of the burning stores destroyed all tho glass in the stores ini. half a mile radius, many persons being" seriously injured by flying glass. The° burned district contains twelve blocks. in area— six long and two wide — em-' bracing some of the finest blocks. and best dwellings in the city. A heavy wind was the cause of the- fire spreading so. The city looks desolate, many families camping out in the- park, as the weather is warm and they have nOt had time to engage new quarters. This is the heaviest blow in this^ line Jacksonville people have ever sustained. "OLD HUTCH" A WINNER. The Veteran Operator Said 'to Have Made > 8000,000 by the lUse in Wheat—Quiet* on 'Change in Chicago. . NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—The Morning- Advertiser prints this item: ''Among- : : the many men who have profited by the present rise m wheat is that ec- • • centric-'gentleman Benjamin P. Hutch-i inson, more generally > known as- j 'Old Hutch.' He has been a! bull on this cereal for some time, and it will be remembered that he- talked of dollar wheat .when he came r. : east some months ago. 'Old Hutch's' ' faith in wheat has stood him in. good% • stead, for his profits during the week ; are said to amount to over $000,000. He ? j has dealt principally through a New street broker firm." CHICAGO, Aug. 19.—Board of trade- markets were less excited tha.n for" several days past, but there was a.v nervous feeling and a jerky action to prices in all the leading articles and', products. December wheat sold $1.08 to $L04J£ to $1.01%, andi closed at $1.02J£. Corn was very- strong, and after selling at 62% cents' early advanced to 60% cents late in; the day, and closed at (55% cents. Rye- was easier, selling between 95 cents and $!,« and closed at 96 cents. Provisions, closed firm, with pork 30 cents higher.. Death at .Spring Lake, N. J., of Interstate Commerce Commissioner Hvagpgr. WASHINGTON, Aug. 32.—A telegram received by Secretary Mosely, of the interstate commerce commission, announces the death Friday of Interstate Commerce Commissioner Walter L. Bragg, of Alabama, at Spring Lake, N. J. No special cause of his death was given [Mr. Bragff was born in Lownclos county, Ala., February 25, 1838. In his youth he received a liberal education in Arkansas und at Harvard university. Immediately prior to the late war he lived in Camden, Ark., where he practiced law for a short time. When hostilities began he entered the confederate army und served throughout the war, and at ita termination settled i n Marion, There he married und resumed the! practice of law. In the' sprint; of 1871 he moved) to Montgomery, A'.u., where he continued to practice law until WAIA-EK L. BRACIQ. March, 1877, when he was .appointed an interstate commissioner by President Cleveland. He was chairman of the democratic) state executive committee in Alabama in 1874-5-8. In 1876 he represented Alabama in the national democratic committee when the national convention of his party met in St. Louis. In 1877 he was appointed commissioner to settle, and did settle, the bonded debt of the city of Montgomery. In 1878 he was elected the first president of the Alabama State Bar association. In 1880 he was chosen elector for the state at large on the Hancock and English ticket. In March, 1881, he was elected president of the Alabama railroad commission by the legislature, to which offloa he was again elected in 18?3, his seoonu term expiring in March, 1885. In January, 1889, Mr. Brass was reappoirited an inter-state commerce commissioner by President Cleveland. 1 FATAL FLAMES. Summer Cottager* at Ocean Spray, Mass., Hunted Out-Two £ives Lout. BOSTON, Aug. 3SJ.—Fire at the summer village of Ocean Spray, in the town of Winthrop, Friday, destroyed a number of small cottages. The loss will be about $15,000. The buildings burned are Defoe's stable, a confectionery store adjacent and three cottages. Two men were asleep in the loft of the stable, and were burned to death, as were also two of the thirty horses in the stable. THEIR BOAT CAPSIZED. Three Artists Drowned in the Ohio Hirer" at Cincinnati. CINCINNATI , Aug. 19.—Three prominent young people were drowned in the-Ohio riyer opposite Fulton station- about noon Tuesday by the capsizing- of a skiff. Clara Fechheimer, the-, pretty 18-year-old daughter of J. K.. Fechheimer, the wealthy shoe manufacturer; her friend Miss Laura Bam-- berger, of Chicago, aged 17; EmiL- Block, aged 18, a leading figure in Jewish circles, and George Solomon, had;, been visiting the art museum, and concluded to have a ride on the Ohio river. They hired a skiff, and Block and Solomon pulled out into the stream. They knew nothing about handling the* oars, and the boat capsized, throwing: the entire party into the water. Solomon was the only one who managed to« reach shore; the other three were- drowned. The young man made- a heroic effort to rescue his companions but failed. The sad accident has • caused a feeling of sorrow all over the- city. Quite a crowd of people on,, shore saw the three young people- perish, but were powerless to aid., them. A search for the bodies was- commenced at once and there is doubt that all will be recovered. AN era of morality has commenced in Mexico. Bull fights and cook flghta have been prohibited, gambling will be stopped, and a lottery law is under consideration which will stop all irresponsible concerns. CANADA only lacks 287,000 square miles to be as large as the whole continent of Europe; it is nearly thirty times as large us Great Britain and Ireland, and is 500,000 square wiles larger han the United States. "My son is a fine horseman," said Mrs. Malaprop proudly-^fce rides Ukf » century."— A NEW car on the Michigan Central railroad does the work of three hundred men in scraping the dirt dumped on the sides of the track to the edges of the fllL " WILLIAM AIJJBONB, of Punta Rassa, Fla., bos an alligator which eats up the refuse of tho Allibone household and i« a better scavenger by far than the average New York garbage man. NOT far from Portland, Me., a barn was set on fire by lightning. The eame bolt that fired tbe building shattered pipe that counseled with a and tb,e flow Q* Wf *» esti no« FURIOUS STORMS. An Austrian Town Ituliiecl by a Cloudburst—Forty Lives Reported T.OHt. VIENNA, Aug. 19. -A dispatch from^ Botzeu, an Austrian town at the eon-- fluence of the Talfer and the Eisach,.. announced the partial destruction of the village of Kollmanu through, a cloudburst. The cloud, it appears, burst over the mountains- near Botzen, which is protected from., inundation by a strong dyke a miles- ' in length. The fall of water floodecfc. the low lands and converted a mountain stream into a torrent, which swept through the village of Kollmann, carrying away men and cattle, and de-straying half the houses of that place. Forty persons were drowned and the- Bremer railroad track was flooded. COLOGNE, Aug. 19.-—A terrible cyclone has devastated the ter itory of Sarr-Moselie. Hailstones weighing; two pounds fell in profusion, cqm-- pletely ruining large areas of fruit' trees and vines. Hundreds of hares- ana birds were killed and the forest at- Kolierplenclsen was partially uprooted. Damage has been done to tlw extent of several million marks. EIQHT YEARS »N "PRISON. That Is the Sentence pronounced Vpou* Charles l.Hwreuoe, Wno Was Asslul^ut Cuablcr of the Heygtoue li»nk. PUILADKLPHIA, Aug. 10. — Clj»rle*> Lawrence, ex-assistant cashier of tue^ broken Keystone national bank, who on*. Monday pleaded guilty in the Unite* States district court on two indictments charging him with making- false entries in the bank books andi with conspiracy with Gideon \V, Marsh, president of the bank, to false entries, wa^ sejatejwsfld by j tt Biddle to eight years' imprtaowaioot the Eastera p«aitea*faMy a*

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