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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, September 16, 1891
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2 IAWKEYE HAPPENINGS, is had nva state increase Clinton's electric cars have started. Waterloo's new packing house nearly completed. Iowa has more oata this year than any state in flie Union. The People's party of Buena Vista county nominated a ticket. Fruit peddlers in Dea MoincH must pay an annual license of §10(1. I. Hull, living near Greenville, fourteen steers killed by lightning. Tho gate receipts for tlu> It- fair were $97,148.75, a slight over 1890. The new Cedar Rapids high school building was opened Tnm-sdav and 10,000 people visited it. Fort Madison is to have a ,$','5,000 public library building, the gift of Henry Cattermole, deceased. E. E. Savers, deputy state veterinarian, ordered eleven diseased horses shot m Osceola county last week. A petition for woman suffrage was presented to the lot), ooo Visitors "to the State fair and only 1,!)45 signed. Probably the largest wah'rmelou in the state is one raised at Muscatine, which weighs fifty-four pounds. The grand chapter Order of the Eastern Star met in Clinton last week. About 250 delegates were present. Judson Clark, a boy about 15 years old, was killed at bpu-t .bake by the ac- dental discharge of niu gun while getting out of a boat. A PLAN AGREED UPON. THE REPUBLICAN: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1891. Several cases of hydrophobia yeloped among cattle in Boone have de- county, in the northern part hydropl: ., ....tic in I bo tar two herds have been affected. A Washington telegram wivs that the name of ex-Represenrzitive John H. Gear is. being used in connection with the interstate commission. ' A German baron, who is also a commissioned officer in the German army is now working in a Dubuque lumber yard for $1.50 per day. Near Sheneyville the 4-year-old son of Mr. Uemm, a prominent farmer, while playing with matches in the bam, set it on fire and perished in the flames. State Superintendent Sabin of Clinton, has been appointed a member of the world's congress auxiliary on public instruction by the Columbian commission. The silver jubilee of Bishop Hennesy will be held in the cathedral at Dubuque Sept, 30, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the bishop's consecration as bishop of Dubuque. John Carroll, a railroad man, attempted to board a moving train at Council Bluffs Tuesday and fell under the wheels and was horribly mangled. He lived only a few hours. An excursion train from Montezuma bound for the Grinnell fair left the track near the latter place. Two coaches were upset and about twenty persons injured, sotae quite seriously. The jury in the case of the State vs Byron Gwinn, for the murder of Liberty Snooks, of Chariton, last August, returned a verdict of guilty in the first degree. • He was sentenced to life imprisonment. The Des Moines and Northwestern Railroad company have changed their guage from a narrow guage road to one ot standard. There are 115 miles of track and it was all changed in twenty- four hours. The United States -department of agriculture has commissioned S. E - -u. .:*":uan, of Hubbard, as a special agent or government to obtain samples for fLe -lavional exhibit at the World's Columbian exposition to be held in Chicago. The Rescue Huso company, of Muscatine, recently refused to taie part in a Labor Day demonstration because the parties having the demonstration in charge proposed to sell beer on the parade grounds for the benefit of the fire department. The Saturday Chat has just completed a census of Cedar Rapids which shows a remarkable' growth since the census was taken in':lS'J(). Then the population was 18,020, while now The Chat shows Cedar Rapids to have a UOTJ- ulation of 21,174. Jacob Lambright, of Eagle City,'was hauling a load of hay and his two children, a girl of 18 and a boy of 5 j-ears old, were on the load with him. The team started to run away and threw the children off, breaking the boy's collar bone and and the girl's leg. Iowa has more horses than Delaware Maryland, the District of Columbia Virginia, West Virginia, North Caro-> lina, South Carolina, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana put together. The eleven states named have a total of 1,283,013 head, 28,40(3 less than the single state of Iowa. J. Sloat Fassett, who was nominated for governor of New York by the Republicans on Wednesday, and who is the present collector of the port of New York, having been recently appointed to the position by President Harrison is vice president of the Commercial State bank of Sioux. City. Judge Ney, of the United States district court at Dubuque, decided the Eagle Point switching cases in favor of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul road; that the state railroad commissioners had no jurisdiction in the matter and that it properly belonged to the interstate commerce regulation. The case has been pending for some time. Lew Swingle, a well-to-do fanner living six miles south of Walnut, was bitten m the forearm by a stray dog about six Heeks ago. The wound healed and nothing more was thought of the matter, until about a week ago the wound became inflamed and broke into a run- niug sore. He had complained for the last two weeks of not feeling well. He now lies in a critical "condition with every symptom of rabies. World's Pair Commissioners Hold an Important Mooting. ST. PAUL, Sept. 12.— A meeting of the Minnesota State World's Fair commission was held at the governor's office in the capitol building. President D. A. Monfort presided, and all the members were present except M.' B. Harrison of Duluth and Secretary Reeve, who is at present on a trip through the Northwest, There existed a unanimity of opinion that it would be impossible for the state to make an exhibit worthy of its greatness without at least $100,000 in addition to the $50,000 appropriated by the legislature. This being agreed upon, the first problem that faced the commission was the ways and means of raising the desired amount. The greater part of the session was consumed in discussing this question. All idea of attempting to have an extra session of the legislature called for the purpose of appropriating the necessary money was abandoned. It was decided to issue an appeal to counties of the state, through the public press, asking them to voluntarily contribute the amount, on the basis of the assessed valuation of the property as returned by the assessors in 1890. It was thought that when it came to be appreciated that the assessment of rnly .17 of a mill on each $100 Avould be Wfficient to furnish all that was asked, it coxtld be secured by unity of action. Of the amount required the two large cities of the state would, under this plan, contribute nearly one-half or $46,000, and the balance could easily be raised by the counties in this year of bounteous harvests. Nothing was heard of any member of the commission resigning, and they all seemed enthusiastic in their hopes of making the Minnesota exhibit a creditable one. A prominent member of the commission denied that any such action was contemplated by any one, although they all served without pay, and from purely patriotic motives. The commission adjourned at 2 p. m., subject to the call of the president. STOPPED BY POLICE. . FASSETT NOMINATED, THE NEW YORK REPUBLICANS HOLD THEIR STATE CONVENTION. Tlio McAnllfle-OJbbons Fight Awarded *o the Former. HOBOKEN, N. J.. Sept, 12.—The fight between Austin Gibbons of Patterson, N. J., and Jack McAuliffe of Brooklyn, for the lightweight championship of America, before the Granite association of this city was stopped by the police in the fifth round. McAuliffe was given the fight by the referee. A large number of sports from all over the country were present. McAulife had the best of the fight as far as it went, but the general opinion among thoughtful sporting men, as expressed in tho hotel corridors, during the evening, is that the decision was unfair to Gibbons, on the ground that the articles of agreement called for a finish fight, and there was no finish. FARM MORTGAGES. Number of Releases in Kansas During the 1'ast J''onr Months Remarkable. TOPEKA, Kan., Sept. 18.—The releases of farm mortgages in Kansas during the four months preceding the 1st of '"September make a remarkable showim.: The total mortgages recorded duriii" the period in fifty-four counties are §4,688.805; released. $6,370,270; excess of releases, 81,680,465, or 26} per cent. At the same ratio the gain would be in excess of §0,000.000 for the year, and foi the seventy-four counties east of the 100th meridian it would be $7,000,000. Very little of this excess in releases comes from the sale of this year's crops so that the total will probably reach §10,000,000 for the present year' America the* Promised Lund. LONDON, Sept. 13.—The Hirsch fund, according to a Hamburg correspondent, is now aiding Jews who desire to emigrate to the United States. In response to positive representations from the British cabinet, Baron Hirsch is said to have given an engagement that no Russian Jews would be'sent to any country under the British flag. There is no denial here, writes tne Hamburg correspondent of the intention to make the United States the future home of the Jews. None of the Jews have confidence in any other destination, and they all expect to get rich in America. Killed While Asleep i« I'ed. ALBERT LEA, Minn., $ept. 15.—During the rain storm which prevailed throughout the county, Chris P. Peterson, the 14-year-old son of James P. Peter sou, of Bath, ten miles north of here, was instantly killed while asleep in Led by a bolt of lightning. His brother beside him was not injured, neither was any serious damage done to the house or its contents. WiscoiiHin University llegeiit. MADISON, Wis., Sept. 10.—The resignation of George Raymer as member of the board of university regents, which has been in the governor's hands for nearly two weeks, has been accepted and his successor appointed. Mr. Raymer's successor is the Hon. Breese J. Stevens, of this city. Stevens is an attorney for the Illinois Central Railroad company. He was once mayor of Madison, arid is a wealthy man. His appointment will give general satisfaction in this city. An Anti-Lottery ]Sarbecii«. ALEXANDRIA, La., Sept. 14.—The campaign here has opened in earnest. There was a grand anti-lottery barbecue given here, with fully 3,000 people present. The first speaker was Hon. Thomas s'. Adams, who was recently nominated at Lafayette by the anti-lottery and farmers' union factions as governor of the n*ute. Hon. N. C. Blanc-hard, member of congress, also spoke. The Cotton Strike a Myth, ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 18.-The reported cotton pickers' strike proves to be a myth in Georgia. All the negroes are at work excepting in those portions of the state where it is raining. Reports received by the Atlanta Journal from Texas and all portions of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee are to the same effect. More CulJUnet Gos»ij>. NEW YORK, Sept\ 18.—Specials from Washington state t%t Attorney General Miller is to be appointed to one of the circuit court judgeshW created by the last congress; that GeWal Lew Wallace will be made secrwary of war; that J. Bloat Fassett, of Chcmuiig, Nominated for Governor on 1'Mrgt Ilallot—Balance of tho Ticket ClioRon by Acclamation. Democratic Convention Notes. ROCHESTER. N. Y., Sept. 10.—The Republican state convention was called to order in Washington rink nt 12:20 p. in., by General Knapp. The building had been transformed into a model convention hall, capable of accommodating 8,000 persons. W. W. Goodrich, of Brooklyn, was chosen temporary chairman, and delivered an address bitterly denouncing the Democratic. party. His speech was interrupted by cheers for Blaine and Harrison and applause J. SLOAT FASSKTT. for Thomas B. Reed, when their respective names were mentioned. J. M. Varnnm was chosen permanent chairman, committees appointed, and a recess taken until 4 p. m. The Afternoon Session. The convention reassembled at 4:20 p.m. Senator Edmund O'Connor, of Binghampton. placed the name of Mr. J. Sloat Passett before tho convention. Delegate Farthing, of Erie, placed in nomination the Hon. Philip Becker, of Erie. Mr. William Williams of Kings county, placed in nomination General Stewart L. Woodford. Sanies H. Potts, of Rennselar, presented the name of General James B. CaiT. Ex-State Senator McArthur seconded the nomination. General Daniel Butterfield named General Wadsworth, who, he declared, was a Republican of two generations. After the nomination of General Wadsworth the voting proceeded. Before its completion General Woodford cast the 81. votes of Kings county for Fassett and moved his unanimous nomination. Becker's delegates came next and then Carr's, and the motion was carried with a rush, while the gun outside the hall began booming a gubernatorial salute of thirteen guns. The ticket was completed as follows: John W. Vrooman was nominated for lieutenant governor by acclamation; Ex- Senator E. F. O'Connor, for secretary of state; Arthur C. Wade of Chautauqua, for comptroller; Ira M. Hedges of Rockford. for treasurer; W. A. Sutherland of Monroe, for attorney general; Verplanck Colvin of Albany, for state engineer and surveyor. JULES GREW DEAD. Tho Er-PrWdcnt of tho French Republic Passes Away. PARIS, Sept. 10.—Francois Paul Julea Grevy, ex-president of the French republic, is dead. M. Grevy had for four days been fef suffering from a attack of of the lungs, which was tho immediate cause of his death. He was about 84 M. JULES OREVT. years of age, although the exact time of his birth is not known. BUNDY STRICKEN. Tho Editor of the New York Mail and Express n Victim of Apoplexy. NEW YORK, Sept. 10.—The following cablegram has been received at The Mail and Express office from Minister White- lav/ Reid, in Paris: "Major Jonas M. Bundy died during the night in the Grand hotel, from apoplexy resulting from an advanced stage of Bright's disease. He never regained consciousness. The body will be embalmed and placed in the receiving vault of the American church on Avenue de L'Alma. Kx-CongresHmuii Clark Dead. WATERTOWN, N. Y., Sept. 10.-Ex- Congressman Clark, of Wisconsin, is dead. Mr. Clark died at Theresa, N. Y., his boyhood home, at 8 o'clock, a. m. His disease was diabetes. The body will reach Neenah at 5:40, p. m., on Saturday. Mr. Clark, who was part owner of one of the largest paper mills in the world, was here to buy paper making machinery when he was taken ill. Hon. George B. Coring. SALEM, Mass., Sept. 14.—H®%George B. Loring, ex-minister to Portugal and former commissioner of agriculture died suddenly from heart trouble. He was 74 years old. SAN SALYADOE SHAKEN, A TERRIBLE EARTHQUAKE IN THE LITTLE REPUBLIC. Whole Towns \Vreokfid and Millions of Dollars Worth of Property Destroyed. Total !Lo*s of Hfe Not Yet Ascertained. WERE UNABLE TO AGREE. THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE. riower'g Friends ,S:ty He AVill Be Nominated on the Fii-Kt ISallot. SARATOGA. Sept. 13.—There have been no new developments regarding tho Democratic nominee -for governor. A number of Kings county delegates have , arrived. They say they are ready for .the fray, and intend to stand firmly by •their guns, which are all loaded for Chapin for governor. There lias been some talk about renomiuai ing Governor Hill for a third term, but warm friends of the governor say there iy nothing in it, and that Mr. Flower will certainly be nominated on the first ballot, Ridgeway, of Kings county, ha* a chance for second place on the ticket in certain contingencies, but the She-slum men, who claim the office, sr.y that Ridgeway won't make it. There appears to be no doubt that the second term practice will prevail in the offices of secretary of state and treasurer and that Rice and Danforth will be renominated. Should Ridgeway receive the lieutenant governorship, Mr. Sheehan will be urged to accept the coinp.trollership, instead of Frank Campbell, of Bath, who was at first booked for the place. Sheehan's friends, it is believed, will, insist that he must have second place. Talk of ftpooiier for Governor. MILWAUKEE. Sept. 18. — John C. Spooner, the Wisconsin ex-senator, has been brought out for governor by some enthusiastic; admirers, including u number of influential Republicans. The subject was discussed at the party conference, and tha general opinion was that Spooner is stronger than any of the candidates mentioned. Chairman Payne wants the ex-senator to head the ticket, and will remain at the head of the central committee if the nomination can be brought about. Campbell and McKinley Meet Oct. 8 COLUMBUS. O., Sept. 18.—The chairmen of the Republican and Democratic committees have agreed upon the time for the joint debate between Governor lampbell and Major McKinley. The details as to opening and closing of the debate and the time to be occupied have not yet been decided upon, but the time and place of meeting will be Oct 8 at Ada. ' An Insult to Patriotism. CHICAGO, Sept. 13.—Directors of the White Chapel club, after having witnessed a portion of the performance of the play "Abraham Lincoln" at the Chicago opera house decided to apply to the courts for a temporary injunction restraining the managers from presenting i play. • -We do this," said one of the directors, "because we are Americans, and consider the play an insult to pat- •lotism." A Tho Jury in the Celebrated Davis Will Case Fail to Reach a Verdict. BUTTE, Mon., Sept. 10.—The jury in Davis will case, after being out five days, came into court Wednesday and again reported that they were unable to reach a verdict, and were discharged. It is understood that the jury stood 7 to 6 in favor of the contestants. Money Flows Again. BROWNS VALLEY,, Minn., Sept. 10.— Disbursing Agent Elrod ha»**rived at the Sisseton and Wahpeton Indian agency and begun to disburse the balance of the money due the Z&aiaiis, retaining 10 per cent, pending the decision of the attorney general on the claim of General Sanborn. There remains about $240,000 to disburse at this agency. The Indians appear to be satisfied to accept 90 per cent, and await the decision of the attorney general on the balance. Chicago Subscription* to «Te Fair. CHICAGO, Sept. 14.—Of the ^,000,000 subscribed by Chicago citizens for the world's fair, Treasurer Seebm-ger says §2,960,000 in round number* have been collected. When ^tO.OOO more, which will be in within a few days, have been received, tho §5,000,000 in bonds voted by the city will become available. These, it is expected, will be placed on the market next month. EVENTS OF A WEEK. Minor News of the Day UU-tm Brief The Omaha banded. NEW YORK, Sept. 10.—A cable dispatch to The Herald from San Salvador says: Millions of dollars worth of property and many lives were destroyed in this republic by earthquake. Whole towns were wiped out and hardly a city in the country, except those along the coast escaped the awful effects of tho convulsion. There have been indications for several days past that a disturbance of more than unusual power might bo expected. At just 1:55 a. m. the earth began to shake. The wave had a strong vertical and oscillatory movement. People rushed into the streets in their night clothes, and while the shock lasted only twenty seconds, before it had passed away there was a panic stricken mob making its way to the open country outside the city. The scene was terribly sublime. Men, women and children were weeping, shrieking and praying in the streets; walls of houses cracked, tottered and fell; there was a d<*ep continuous rumbling as of heavy thunder; the sky was overcast, and the air was filled with a fine, penetrating dust. While the shock lasted the earth Hose and Fell in Long Waves, and strong men were unable to Keep their feet. The. panic stricken people fled to the open country outside of the city, and tempjatory shelters were thrown up wherever {wseible, but nearly all the men and a great many of the women and children had only the sky for a covering. All through the morning there were slight shocks, but none approaching the intensity of that which had been so destructive. The inhabitants are afraid to return to their houses, and are making themselves as comfortable as possible in their temporary camps. President Ezeta is doing everything he can to stop the panic and care for the homeless people tmtil it is considered safe for them to go back to their homes. The , towns throughout the country have suffered more severely than the capital even. ComusajjuaWas Completely Destroyed. Cojutepeque, Santa Tecla, San Pedro and Masah were so badly shaken that they are practically ruined, while tho shock was plainly felt and damage done by it at Santa Ana and Susiintepeque, fully sixty miles from here. It is im- iui ceded 'aUr.m.'j as Commia- letter to base ball club has dis- in .Noble many be tr partinent of justice, sou appointed. rerred to the de- id General Clark- of the interior. No Causa for Alarm. LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. lO.-The sensational dispatches sent out from Lincoln to the effect that President Fitzgerald of the Irish National league, is dangerously ill, are false. Although Mr Fit z - gwald has been quite m, there l uus it any th»e been ca«§e for alanjj. The sum of §28,524 has been raised for the victims of the Park Place fire New York city. An official report on the recent hurricane in Martinique makes the total number of killed 340. Italy declines '-in pursuance of a principle adopted long ago" to participate in the Columbian exposition. ' Prairie fires are raging along the line ot the Mexican National railway in Texas. Many head of cattle have perished. x The Indian commission has made a report to the interior department recommending that the Cheyennes stay in Montana. J A Washington telegram stirs that the name of ex-Representative John H. Gear is being used in connection with the interstate commissionership. The physicians in attendance upon Cardinal Manning have ordered him to cease work, and it is announced that the pope will shortly appoint a coadjutor. ' It is stated in Vatican circles at Rome that the pope will shortly appoint a nuncio to Canada to act as an intermediary between the holy see and Canadian Catholics. The sentence of Rev. Howard Mac- Queary who was suspended for six months by the Episcopal bishop of Ohio lor heretical utterances, has been changed to perpetual suepensioa because of his reiusal to retract. Japanese advices say an American vessel, name unknown as yet was wrecked in Kan No Way bay on Aug. 16. Besides the captain and crew of seventeen men, there was aboard the vessel the captain's wife. All but two perished. The London trades union congress has passed a resolution condemning the subletting of government contracts to firms that refuse to agree to the hours and wages decreed by the trades unions. It was also resolved that age limit for children employed in factories should be 13 years. The correspondent of the London Standard at Rome states that in receiving a French Catholic visitor the pope said hia sentiments were in favor of the French republic. The holy father also expressed his conviction that the re- eatablishment of the monarchy in France was impossible. A mob of 20,OC>) persons gathered at Lung Chow the in province of Hunan recently and prevented workmen from putting up telegraph lines.' Te» thousand poles wwe burned and tlte workmen driven o rer the boundwj. A sopi- " f " naa been organiz ouf possible at this writing to form any idea as to the number of lives which have been lost. Two people were killed here, though there were many miraculous escapes from death. It is feared, however, that there have been many people killed in the smaller towns. Tho loss of property will run well into the millions. Will Httm-li the Hundreds. NEW YORK. Sept. 15.—The New York Herald':-, Sa:i Salvador special says that about forty persons were killed and sixty more or lees injured in the earthquake which occurred early Wednesday morning. Reports from outside the city are coming in slowly, but it is believed the mortality list will reach into the hundreds. AN OCEAN COLLISION. Collision Between Steamships Oft' the Cape of Coionnu—Many Drowned. ATHENS, Sept. 12.—A collision has taken place off Cape Colona, the most southern point of Attica, between an Italian steamship, the Taormina, of the Italian Messageries company, and a Greek steamer, the Thessalia. The Italian sank soon after the accident drowning her captain, several of her crew and many of her cabin passengers The second officer of the Taonnina and a number of passengers, who were standing on the bridge at the time the collision occurred, were saved by the boats of the Thessalia. SOME WILL DIE. A Union J'ucilUi AVveek in Which Twenty nix I'utixeiigei-ti Were Injured. DENVER, Sept. 13.— Passenger train No. 814, bound toward Denver on the Graymont division of the Union Pacific railway, was wrecked about 11 a. m. near Beaver Brook station and twenty- six passengers were injured, five of whom will probably die. The train was late and running very rapidly when rounding a sharp curve the express car left the track and rolled down a fifteen foot embankment. It was followed by the mail and two passenger coaches, one of which turned over twice before reaching the bottom. THE BOAT OVERTURNED. Five l>erKo»» Reported Drown,.-! in tlie St. Louie* Kiver. CLOQUET, Minn., Sept, 13.—A report has reached here of the death of five persons by drowning in the St. Louis river near the mouth of the White Face. They were settlers who had come in from Duluth and were going on a claim. In crossing the St. Louis their boat was carried by the swift current against a boulder, overturned and the occupants thrown into the river. Two of them were brothers named Jackson, and one a 12-year old girl. The attention of settlers was drawn to the occurrence by the dog belonging to the .party which* had swam ashore. IN MINNESOTA'S FAVOR. OoniinlftHlnitQV Onrtor DoddcM i!.« IS Klltltltid to '•' Ol'f T,!»II;1.M. WASHINGTON, Sept. i ().--will get her school land:? in • Rett Lake and C'hippewa re.v," requested by fx-iuitor Duvis. sicmer Carti-v lia-; mldre.-i.swl a Senator Davis, ?v ( >'»;* into the ease in nil its details, in -which several court de- cisionn are cited, as well JIH decisions by previous commissioners of the general land office and a former secretary of the interior, in which the points raised were almost identical to those raised by Senator Davis. After citing these cases and showing conclusively that all precedent is in accord with the position taken by Senator Davis, Commissioner Carter closed his letter with tho following language: "The above decisions, taken in connection with the act of Feb. 38, 181)1, leaves no room for doubt that under the provisions of tho act of Feb. 20, 1857, for the ad- niisHion of the State of Minnesota into tho Union, said state in entitled to the sixteenth and thirty-sixth section in every township within the Indian reservation in said state upon the extinguishment of the Indian title and tho survey of the lands under the direction of the United States government, and for indemnity for those sections within tho unceclcd portions of said reservations if the stato shall elect to select such indemnity lands in preference to waiting for the Indian title to be extinguished in order that, it may take those sections in place; iu which event the selection of such indemnity lands by the stato would be a waiver of its right to claim said school sections in place." By this decision Minnesota's school fxuid will be enriched by a million or more dollars. Commissioner Carter had instructed the Chippewa pine examiners to include these sections in their appraisals, but he at once modified the instructions and told them to exempt sections 10 and 86, as the sections haxi, by being surveyed, become the property of the State of Minnesota. JOINT PROPERTY. The Question of Ownership of the Ta- coum-Portliiiid Line Settled by Hill. TACOMA, Wash,, Sept. 14.—President Hill, of the Great Northern railway, who has arrived here, settled authoritatively the question of ownership of the railway line begun last year between Tacoma and Portland by the Union Pacific, on which work was stopped when half finished. He said: "The line belongs to the Great Northern and Union Pacific jointly, the former having borne half the expense of construction. I expect the road will be finished next year and used jointly by tne'two companies. The Great Northern's line will not be complete until it extends from St. Paul to Puget Sound and thence south to the Columbia river We shall be running, through trains to the sound from St. Paul in eighteen months. Our line is being built across 6he-Rocky mountains as fast as men and money ran push it. From New Westminster, in British Columbia, to the Columbia river is a series of cities which the Great Northern proposes to wear like a necklace of pearls. Tacoma will certainly be on our main line." FARMERS TO OWN ELEVATORS. Minnesota Grain Growers Form, a Big Association—A War In Prospect. ST. PAUL, Sept. 10.—The disclosures made in the partial legislative investigation in the operations of elevator companies have evidently roused tho farm- ei s of Minnesota. They are determined, it seems, to no longer continue at the mercy of tho elevator people, and a meeting of prominent grain" growers of the state was held at the capital, and it was decided to forthwith incorporate the Gram Growers' assc dat-ion, with a capital stock of $1,000,000. The farmers are anxious to become independent of the elevator companies and towards that end they have con> bined to erect and operate elevators in their own intersts. This means that there will shortly be a bitter, prolonged fight betwoen the farmers and the elevator companies. State Senator Probts- field, of Ada, was elected president of the association; Hon. Charles Canning of Duluth, treasurer, and B. J. Hall, of Morris, secretary. Plenro-Pnoumonia in England. LONDON, Sept. 18.—Cumberland advices state that a serious outbreak of pleuro-pneumonia has occurred in that district. It is feared that valuable pedigree Short Horns belonging to Sir Wildred Lawson, M. P., are infected with the disease. The cattle already killed are valued at $100,000. Universal Suflrage Jit Chili. PAWS, Sept. 13.—The Chilian legation in this city has received dispatches stating that a decree has been published at Santiago de Chili which announces that the coming election for members of congress will proceed on the plan of universal suffrage. LATEST MARKET REPORT. St. Paul Union Stock SOUTH ST. PAUL, Sept. 13, HOGS-Strong; lOo lower ou fair 15con others; quality fair. CATTLE-About steady ou all grades- demand; offerings light. Good steers 3.00; good cows, &.&&UO, common cuwb, 81.UO©5.00i bulls, stags and feeders. ' calve* 6{ Minneapolis Grain. Cuptuiu and Crevr Drowiied. HALIFAX, N. S., Sept. 13.-A mouth special says that the schooner Georgian of that place, white being towed to Halifax, taia »nd the of the unfortu WHFAT

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