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Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, October 12, 1892
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tJPPttUng* AroTNKS v At.G()N A. IQWA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBt^ll 12,isk M Mtihteti ^^^ ^5Sl?;:> ^"^ ^•"J'C'ysJ > N 14 W .V N - Higtnbotiiahi," president ot, the ex- -- • IOWA. THE WORLD'S RAILWAYS. At the railway congress lately held hi St. Petersburg the railway milage of the world was presented hi tabulated form. This showed that the total mileage at the beginning of the year was ] fraud. 885,^5, of which 157,755 miles are in ihe United States, 14,082 miles in Canada and 5,025 miles In Mexico and the Argentine republic. Two meu were killed by the cars at Duluth. Thirty thousand tounant farmers in Ireland nrc being evicted. Mascott paces a. mile in 2:04 on a regulation track at Torre Haute, 1ml. w/nfiuc't laborers were reluni- BulT!ll °' N - Y -> to f ''"»'»"i t'><- In Europe the German empire comes first with 20,700 miles, France second With 24,310 miles, Great Britain am Ireland third with 22,085 miles am Russia fourth with. 19,345 miles Wurteinburg and Denmark are the countries which have made the leas progress in the construction of rail ways since 1SSG; while in Asia, apar from the 10,875 miles of lines in ludii the trans-Caspian liue recently con structed by the Russians is 805 mile? In length; the 'Dutch colonies have 850 miles of railways, tho French (,>5 and the Portugese 34, while there at-f 125 miles of lines hi China and IS iu Persia. In Africa the colony of Algeria and Tunis comes first with 1,040 miles, the Cape Colony second with about 1,880 miles, Egypt third with 005 miles and Natal fourth with 341 miles; while the Orange Free Slate has 150 miles; and other minor, states about 300 miles. In Australia the' figures are 2,703 miles for Victoria, 2,275 for New South Wales, 1,045 miles for Queensland, 1,875 miles for South Australia, 515 miles for West Australia, 401 for Tasmania and 1,950 for New Zealand. West. St. Paul parl lea sue Ihn city for damages caused by the groat flood of Aug. 3. A demand has been made for the ap- —. IMPORT^, X CASE. Something like a struggle for existence by the interstate commerce commission is involved iu the Chicago cases recently before Judge Gresham, and tho law clerks of the commission are hard at work looking up precedents and arguments to sustain their contention that they have the right to compel the railroads to produce their books and answer questions regarding the conduct of their business. Judge Gresham ap-' predates the importance of the case and has asked for further citations before rendering his decision. It will be ap pealed to the supreme court in any event, and the final decision is not likely to be made for a year, but Judge Grasham will give the matter atten-< tion, and his 'decision Is likely to review carefully the principles involved and tiie authorities on which they rest. •The commission claims its powers un•der section 12 of the interstate commerce act, as amended in 1SSO, but tho railroads insist that the power conferred In the act to appeal to the courts to compel witnesses to testify is in conflict with the separation of powers proscribed by the constitution, which does not permit executive boards to exer- •cise judicial functions. If it be true that the commission cannot issue subpoenas and compel witnesses to give evidence, then it is difli- 'cult to seo how numerous other execu- 'tive boards and officials can continue •to exercise the powers conferred on •them by statute. Section 1S4 of tho federal revised statutes authorises any head of a department or bureau "in which a claim against the United States is properly pending" to issue a subpoena for a witness, and section ISO authorizes the courts to enforce obed- authorizes the courts to enforce obedience to the subpoena. Section 4744 of pointment of a receiver for the Chicago Gas trust. An old settlors; reunion was held at Salem, 111., Friday. Five thousand people attended. Some Central American countries dose tholr ports to United States ships from fear of cholera. Ten minors are entombed by an accident in a mine at Irouwood, Mich., and are thought to be dead. Harry Myer was killed and two men fatally injured by the explosion of a boiler near Indiana, Pa. Joseph Ernest Kenan, the eminent French anther, is so ill that doctors despair of his recovery. II. T. Nippal, sherrlff of Crowley county, -Kas., was shot and killed by bandits )u the Osage country. J. W. Smith, a murderer, was lynched at Dimsmuir, Cal., Friday. He thanked flie crowd for doing it. A railway commerce congress will be held in Chicago next June. It will be an auxiliary of the world's fair. At Jackson, Miss.,- Friday Officer Ed Gordin shot and fatally wounded Tames Head, a notorious character. A Polish immigrant was sent to tho insane asylum at Indianapolis because he could not speak the English language. Ellie E. Wyatt, 11 years old, was tvcn a verdict against a Kansas City street railroad for $18,000 for the loss of a leg. Mrs. Annie Working was given a udgmcnt of $1,000 against Jcliii G. Jam of Pom, Ind., for defamation of haractor. Thomas Jones, clerk of Campbell ounty, Kentucky, is charged with tho jmbezzlement of $5,701 from collection licenses. Six leaders of the Homestead strike vere arrested on the charge of treason, . e., open rebellion against the Stato f Pennsylvania. By a collision on "the Eastoii and Liuboy railroad at Hamdeii, Pa., lOn- ineer J. Werthciser was killed. The road is blockaded. The O. L. Evans Millinery company of Russlaiiville, Ind., has made an assignment. Liabilities, $20,000; assets sufficient to pay the debts. Anti-Pameffites address a mainifesto The boiler of a thresher exploded in Indiana, Pa., on the premises of County Commissioner llankln. HaiTy Myer, aged 14, was blown to pieces, and Aaron. John and Frank Gromley were injured. It is reported that the stato of Louisiana lost hundreds of thousands of dollars during the reconstruction period through fraud in the matter of the direct tax refunded by the federal government, tf In .'in election to fill a vacancy for South Bedfordshire in the British Par- ! liament, the liberal candidate was elected, but; by a largely reduced majority , on amnmt of the temperance question ' and pledges of tho liberal, i A natural gas explosion In the Church of Christ at Tiffin, Ohio, Fri- j day evening, blew out one gable and j one side of the edifice. J, P.Chlltls, ' who hud entered the church to light . it for prayer-meeting, was injured" so badly that he may not recover. By the explosion of the boiler of a locomotive on the Buffalo, Rochester ' GET MIR JUST DUES. Famous Dalton Gang 1 Wiped From tlw Face of the Earth. But Lives of Peaceful Citizens Are Sacrificed in Accomplishing It. one volley out of the windows. Cashlei AyeiS fell on the steps of the bank/ shot through the groin. Shoemaker ^ of the attacking party in the square was uliot through the body and died in a few minutes. The filing attracted the attention of Marshall Connelly, who was collecting more inen for his posse, and with a few he i had already gathered, he ran hurriedly to the scene of conflict. After firing a volley from the win dows the bandits, appreciating that their only safety lay in flight, attempt- IK! to escape. They ran front the door of the bank, tiring as they fled. The marshal's posse in the square, without organization of any kind, fired at the fleeing bandits, each for himself. Spears' trusty Winchester shot twice more In quick succession before tho others could take aim, and Joseph JOvaus and Texas Jack fell dead, both shot through the bead, making three dead bandits to his credit. In the general fusillade, Gratton Daltou, one or two of the surviving mem- i The Desperados Boldly Attempt bora of Texas Jack's baud, Marshal and Pittsburgh railroad, near Grove .Summit, 1'a., the engineer, Lcvl Wise, and tho fireman, Charles Flynn, were killed, their bodies being blow to pieces. to Rob Two Banks in Kansas. Connelly, L. M. Baldwin, oue of Congdon's clerks, and Geo. Cublue, were mortally hit aud died on the field. Allie Ogee, the only survivor of the band, successfully escaped to the alley where the horses were tied and mounting the swiftest of the lot, fled south In the Mrs. James Pike, who lives across i Catlglltilltlie Act by Townspeople direction of Indian territory. Einitt Iho rivi^r from Galllpolis, Ohio, became incensed at :i remark made by her neighbor, Charles Bippers, and taking a shot gun, went to his house aud killed his two children, who were play- Ing in the front yard. She has boon arrested. and a alost Bloody Battle Ensues. Dalton, who escaped from the First National bank, reached the alley hi safety but had some trouble in getting mounted. Several of tho posse quickly mounted aud pursued the escaping bandits. Em- j CofTeevUle, Kan., Oct. 5.-The Dal- ' mitt Dalton's horse was no match for , ., . . Tho strike of telegraph operators on' ton gang has been extemiiuated-wlped ' the ^sher annuals of his pursuers. As the Cedar Itapids & Northern was do- «# the face of the earth. Caught like the » r closcd ou llim he turned, suddenly clarcd off Saturday. The company ; rats hi a trap, fhey were today shot m ! lls S!ulclle autl m>ocl u P°n Ms would- agrecd to recognize the Order of Kail- ' down, but not until four citizens of be captors. The latter answered with way Telegraphers, and the men will ^Is place lost their lives in the work < l voIle ->" " ud Emmitt toppled from his retum to work. Wages will be considered later. Lord llosobcrry has announced to tho East Africa company that • tho British government consents to the evacuation of Uganda, but that tho withdrawal must not take place for three mouths, m consideration of which the government will give the company financial assistance. At a meeting of the British cabinet of extermination. Six of the gang rode into town this morning and robbed two banks of ! this place. Their raid had become known to the officers of the law, and when the bandits attempted to escape they were attacked by the mar- horse hard hit. He was brought back to town and died late this afternoon. He made an autc-mortem statement confessing to the various crimes committed by the gang. Allie Ogee is still at large. After .the battle was over a search NOTED CHARACTER] Mrs, Campbell Accused of 8 mtl J gling $110,000 Worth of Paintings. She Says Custom Officials j Trying to Implicate Her. Alleges It Is Spite Work-HorseJ whipped her Husband. no. I shal's posse. In the battle which en- Wiis mado for the money the bandits sued four desperados were killed out- secured from the banks. Tt was found right and one so badly wounded that m sacks where it had been placed by he has since died. Others escaped, tuc robbers. One sack was' found under . | but are being hotly pursued. Of the the body of Bob Daltou, who had fallen eviction question was j attaching party four were killed, one dead upon it while lie was escapin pension appropriation bill of July 25, 1882, authorizes the Issue of subpoenas, to witnesses summoned by the commissioner of pensions or any olllcor of the pension bureau, and section •i^uU of- the revised statutes authorizes subpoenas to witnesses in patent cases. It Is possible that Judge Gresham will draw a distinction between the statutes referred to and a statute regarding tho collecuon of revenue, declared constitutional by the courts, authorizing suits to recover legal penalties against witnesses who refused to testify. If tlie court should make tills decision and overthrow tho existing laws regarding the interstate commerce commission, tho commissioner of patents, the commissioner of pensions, tho inspectors of steamboats and revenue oflicers, congress would undoubtedly act promptly in passing a law to authorize these various executive officers to subpoena witnesses and to prosecute them in the courts if they failed to respond to the subpoena. to friends in the United States, In which they express confidence in the passage of tho homo rule bill. St. Paul railroads are slashing- rates to the real estate congress at Buffalo, N. Y. One result is a 810 round trip between St. Paul and Chicago. The: Swedish Baptist general conference held its session at Oakland, Nob. P. O. Peterson of St. Paul, preached ihe opening sermon. The situation with regard to the cholera in New York is so reassuring that the health department will issue no more bulletins on the subject. Gen. Carl Mnller, The last surviving Gorman oillcor who took part in tho battle of AVaterloo,. died Friday in Hanover. He was ninety-nine years old. The last New York weekly bank state mout shows a reserve decrease of $1(58,075. The banks now hold H- 302,-fOO in excess of the 25 per cent rule. .At Rome, Ga., Friday, Lord Walter S. Beresford, alias Sidney Lascellcs, the noted English forger, was sentenced to six years' hard labor in the penitentiary. A disastrous fire broke out in the and the ministers are inclined to adopt the recommendation of Secretary Morloy that a money grant be made for the relief of evicted ten ants pending the report of thp Roya Commission of Inquiry. The department of state is informed by tha Chinese minister that .there is nothing in the certificates found upon the Chinaman recently arrested in Detroit for being unlawfully in the United States, to show that the society issuing thorn had such an object iu view as th& murder of the emperor of Chirv:i. The- Adelphia theater, of Baltimore, sometimes known as the Mud theater, is to be- razed to make Avay for a modem building. It was the first theater in tho United States illuminated Avitlii gas, and was opened December 9,1.322. In it the- elder Booth, Macready, Ed!- That Missouri liveryman who, sluglo handed, killed three of the Dalton desperados, deserves a vote of thanks. The pork-aud-beans line is suggested as a name for me gweago-Boston telephone connection. Nickel Plate freight yards in Chicago, destroying forty car loads of merchandise. Tho loss is estimated to exceed $100,000. Leo Ellington, 10 years old, tied to his wrist tho halter of a horse he was leading to water in Kansas City, Mo. The animal ran away and dragged tho boy to death. A number of German army officers started from Berlin for Vienna on horseback Saturday morning in a race that is being conducted under government supervision. The Hungarian budget for 1S03 has boon completed. Jt shows a slight surplus, the revenue being placed at 485,- 270,(i4;{ florins, and expenditures at 485,205,500 florins. Great Brltian is disposed to resent promptly the encroachments of a Belgium expedition on the Upper Nile territory, which is designated as "within tho British sphere." Yatos Thompson has sold tho Loudon Pall Mall Gazette to Mr. Knolgh- ley, a member of the National Liberal club. It is rumored that the paper will become liberal-unionist in politics. The South Carolina republicans put an electoral ticket iu tho Held, but made no\iomhiatlons for state offices. They adopted a vigorous resolution on tho subject \rf a free ballot and a fail- count. \ During his Vjsit to Chicago at tho time of the dedication of the world's fair buildings, in October, President Harrison will be tiie guest of Harlow mund Kean, Hackett and Mine. Celeste appeared. The American Fire Insurance Lloyds has just been organized by Becclier, Schenck & Co. of New York. Quo hundred business men oC the United States have made individual deposits of $5,000, creating an> initial fund of $500,000, which has been deposited jn trust companies and banks for the protection of policy-holders. Hector Jonathan Cromioux, the noted French dramatic author, committed suicide Friday by shooting himself in the head with a revolver. Cremioux was bom in Paris November 10, 1823. Among his noted productions have boon "Ornhce aux Eufers," with music by Offenbach, which was produced iii 3850; "Voio- Sacree," 1S50; "Pout dos Soupirs," iu 1802, and "La Belle Poule." Announcement Is made of the death of Sebastian Charles Girard, tho French painter, in his 74lh year. Girard was born in Paris in 1819. He entered the School of Arts in 1838. He visited' this country in connection with the expedition to the Marquis islands in 1843-17 and was one of the art commission led by Prince Napoleon. He was decorated with the legion of honor in 1S4T. Four powder mills at Sclmghticoke, N. Y., blew up Friday evening. Tho first explosion was caused by powder clogging up In the wheel mill. A huge timber was carried 250 feet and struck tho press mill, causing tho second explosion, which sot off the powder in Iho corning mill and the supply mill, fifty feet distant. Not a vostago o£ Iho mill remains. As tho explosion oc- wcrking hours nobody The loss will be over ourred after was injured. $10,000. A suit by the slate of Illinois against Henry Hilton, representing the old house of A. T. Stewart & Co. of Now York, to recover $11,011.23 taxes on personal property, with interest from 1882, has boon pending for about eight years. It was side-tracked in 1885, but was restored to the supreme court calender Friday on motion of defendants, who wish to close up the case. Defendants say they stopped doing business in Chicago long before the tax was imposed, and they pay taxes on $3,000,000 on personal property in this state. The spectacle has been prevented again of an attempt to keep from the world the secret locked in the breast of a convict. Those who might be implicated by a confession have their agents at Joliet in an emergency. Tho assiduity with which attorneys for the murderers of Dr. Cronin attend upon Martin Burke in the penitentiary hospital but serves to strengthen in the public mind, the belief that the guiltiest ones ore ye,t uuwhipt of justice. fatally and two seriously wounded. I f 1 ' 0111 the First National bank. The The dead are: Bob Dalton, despera- ; other was tightly clinched in Texas do; Gratton Dalton, desperado; Enimitt Jack's hand. Dalton, desperado; Joseph Evans, des- ' The bodies of those of the attack- perado; John Moore, "Texas Jack," desperado; T. 0. Connelly,' city marshal; L. M. Baldwin, bank clerk; G. ing party who were killed were removed to their respective homes, while the bodies' of the dead bandits were al- W. Cubine, merchant; C. J. Brown, lowed to remain where they had fallen shoemaker. until the arrival of the coroner from The wounded ore: Tbos. Gayer, ,Independence, who ordered them re cashier of the First National bank, moved to the court house. There he shot through the groiu and cannot bold an inquest, the jury returning a live; T. A. Reynolds, wounded in the verdict in accordance with the facts, right breast; Lais Ditz, shot in the During the time the bodies remained right side. .in the square they were viewed by Intuit was rumored, a month ago that the dreds of people of this and surrounding Daltou gang were contemplating an towns who, having heard of the tragedy immediate raid upon the bapks of the | came hi swarms to inspect the scene, city. Arrangements were made to I The excitement was of the most in- give them at warm reception, but the ,. tens e character and the fate of Allie excitement finally died away and the Ogee, should he be captured, is deter- street patrol was given up. I mined by universal consent. He will About 10 o'clock this morning the i be hanged by the people. gang rode into town. They canie hi two squads of three each rfnd passing through unfrequented streets and rendezvoused in an> ally hi the rear of the First National bank. Robert Daltou, Other topics which attracted univer sal attention were the fulfillment of tho prophecy that the Dalton's "would die with their boots on," and a/ peculiar fate decreed that they should die by the notorious leader, and Emmtit, his i the hands of their old friends in tho brother, went to the First National, i vicinity of their birth place, and the the other four under the leadership of excellent markmanship of Liveryman Texas Jack, or John Moore, going to i Spears, who, with three shots, sent the private bank of C. M. Congdon & > to death' as many bandits. Co. In the meantime an alarm was given. The Dalton brothers, born and bred in Emmitt Dalton is not yet dead. Ho v ~~.i»wu uAvyi^jvrics, UUJ.11 iUlU UilHl ill 1 C . 1 1 1 - . this vicinity, had been recognized !, slowl J r d y lu »' m »• room, at a hotel City Marshal Connelly was quickly ! uoro and death is expected at any mo- notified and collected a posse. While m0 " the marshal was calling his forces the bandits, all ignorant of the trap, were proceeding deliberately with the work ef robbing the banks. The Texas Jack band entered Congdon's bank and with Winchesters leveled at Cashier Ball and Teller Carpenter, demanded the safe to be opened. The cashier explained that the safe door was controlled by a time lock ment. Indignation against the robbers was so intense this afternoon that eitfeens- wauled to. lynch the dying bandit. To prevent this the coroner gave out the statement that he was already dead. Ut to 11 o'clock tonight Allie Ogee is not captured. There were five boys and three girls. Of the boys two were engaged in farming,-one in Oklahoma, where the mother ,,~™ UVHW, v***v,u, uy «, UUJIK3 ll/Uli, It i ' ***v/v**w*. uiid could not be opened for about 1, ' nud ono near Coffeeville, where twenty mlmztes-at 10 o'clock. "We'll ™° e brothei> s mot death today, wait," said the leader, and he sat down Dal tons wore second cousins to at the cat-hier's desk, first gatherin;? un i f, uoted Jamos boys, and through -*!*„ ,. ,, ° to ^*1' tnnm i'/il«t^/1 f^ 4-1^^ ir the money in the cash drawers. Bob and ISmmltt Dalton meanwhile were- having better luck at the First National I tered the- bunk them related to the Youngers, now serving life terms of bnprisoumeut in the penitentiary of Minnesota for train and When they en- they found Cashier *?* eff B ° b beon ™» * a mcrc boy, and was soon - ey oun Cashier , 11 , Ayers, his son Albert, and TeUer W J ° lnod by his brotho1 ' Gr <itton. They wo ™ 111 H. Shepherd. None of them were armed and with levelled revolvers th ' wo ™ of the territory, ne hoard of tllem was in an w eveed revolvers the , s n "- baudits 'easily intimidated them Al- ; ™ mia - where tuoy took to train and bert Ayers and Teller Shepherd were ?, fc 88 ™ bbm «- **** their experiences kept under the muzzles of Emmitt , „ ' y 1-etlirnd to Ill( »an Territory Dalton's revolvers while Bob Daltou the spriDS of 1889 ' when Oklahoma forced Cashier Ayers to strip the safe 1™* TT* *» settlement, securing a for tiie lr mother, where she th ° time of the °P enl ns , wns » United States deputy they should give the aliu-m too soon ni . nrsnn1 ' being selected on account of the desperado marched the officers of ' of its valuables, and also nd the 1 drawers .of all their money and he then Sli 1 iv??' th ° time Fearing to leave them behin Bob nlton wns » United o fltness to &c ^ with desper- the bank out of the door with the hi- , characters. After the opening he teutiou of keeping them under guard f 1 "™" 1 to nls llf » °* outlawry, and he ..i.ii.. i-i. ___ •-.. -, ;, - ° ***« fniifl l-Ji'ntf-mi -wrtw\ -t n 1» nr i i.__ ji . while they their wore joined ****v, IIA^J AUUUU LUUli UOUitpO, I ) j««»i-s.* uj[ H1CMI The party made their appearance at, « Emmitt - tho youngest of the the door just as Liveryman Spears and 1) . 1 ', otaoi f' icxns Jack, and several others of the marshal's posse took posi-' ?, dc fP Q1 ' ato characters. From this !«„., i.. v-i ^ * time their record as robbers of express trains and perpetrators of other outrages Is fresh in the public mind. Tlie Wrung Side of Fifty. Pa8eed ""» ao'WIanof ! getttug .tut, your mugcleg tions in the square. When the Dalton brothers saw the armed men in the square they appreciated their peril instantly and leaving lie bunk oflicers on tho steps of the bank building ran for their horses. As soon as they reached the sidewalk Ipears rifle quickly came into .position. An instant later it sped, and Bob Dal- tho notorious leader of a notorious Jang, fell dead. Emmitt Dalton had ho start of his brother and before Spears could draw dead on him had dodged behind the corner of the bank and was making time in the direction of the alley where the horses were tied. The shot that .dropped Bob Daltou aroused Texas Jack's bnu4 in Coug- 'on's bunk.. Running to the windows, ^ im s fueeio iv m and- C o t ra C tf;» i ;T7Tr" l " B hey saw their leader prostrate on tiw S«* ^^^X^ V ^!S& ground. Raising tueir rifles they fired "' itfMtt^^^ttiM oldf If . to , „ " j to remind people that thav try 8 courae o£ S omacU Bitter,, « mogt genlal Bnd ™ r J mlUBfttorof the tnarmltles of 8 « e , . rapla Z motor of convaleacence, and 8O effectual New York, Oct. G.-The woman cused of smuggling paintings at $110,000 is sold by the custom authorities to be the divorced William Campbell, the millionaire waU paper niam%cturer. She is now Z wife of an Italian named Dloaccle of I Naples, Italy. I Mrs. Campbell called at the Customs house today very angry and said she I called to prefer charges against Inspe tor Traitteur. Ho was,, she said, con- cerued in the charge of smuggling again j her in order that he might take possession of pointings which belonged to icr. His motive, she charged, was re- j venge, because she did not reciprocate his passion for her. She declared ho mrsucd her to Saratoga and. other | [jlaces to make love to her. Deputy Collector Phelps took tliol mpors, but did not give Mrs. Campbell iiuch satisfaction. Nearly three mouths ago the Customs I house oflicers began to watch , Campbell. About that time she entered a great many paintings as household goods and personal effects. Sho fook the usual oath at the time, that shol used the goods abroad for a year and I they were not inteuded for sale. Tho I officials learned that'the woman had not been across the ocean for two yeara aud 11 ved continually here. They learn- j ed that she stored them away in storage I houses and auction rooms in this city! and had had a catalogue printed and! sent around. The woman disposed ofj many paintings.- Some of the paiuUiigs are by Leo-j nardo Da Vinci, and oue of them is tho famous picture, Christ Carrying tho Cross, valued at $25,000. There are two by Rubens and a number by other old masters. Sixty-nine are by Italian masters who lived prior to the sixteenth ] century. The woman Interested is weU known, j A few years ago she met the man who had been her husband, in Central park, and In the presence of thousands ofj people went at him with a horsewhip. Sho used a horsewhip on other occasions. A London dispatch announces that in an interview between Lord Hosebeiy, foreign secretary of Great Britain, and j a deputation of missionaries who called upon him to protest against ^e withdrawal of the British from" Uganda, the secretary said that the government would carefully consider what would] bo best to do when the British East Africa company shall abandon that region; that the British occupation of tluit country might prove a bigger job than tho conquest of the Soudan. From this it is argued that the government intends abandoning its hold upon what tho jingoes claim is a British colony, and leaving British residents and British interests without protection, or that the policy of Gladstone's former government with reference to the Soudan, for which he was so bitterly criticised, is to be repeated. Should tills prove true there will be trouble in plenty for the now government. An order has been issued from tho j Siamese military headquarters that the j troops in one of the largest garrisons are to bo employed every day in fly [ catching. Every man is expected to capture each day a match box full of j blue-bottle flies, and if he does not j perform the duty he will be compelled, as a penalty, to row around the island i where the troops are in camp. T order seems to be ridiculous, but tho j Siamese are taking it seriously. They] say there Is great need of cleaning out myriads of flies that are making miserable at that particular encamp- j nieut. That Increase of seventy-five cents a ton on coal to consumers at the mines shows that the Reading's "equalizing" i process works hi only one direction—up-: The difference between the coal con- j spiracy and anarchy is, that the coal, conspiracy levels up, while anarchy levels down. There may be other differences, but they are not noticeable. The next annual session of tho upreme council of thirty-third degree Masons will be held in Chicago is, September, 1S03. Next year promises i to be one notable beyond all precedent for the conventions and annual lueetin*: of different organizations in Chicago The presence of tho world's fair. tufl special railroad rates, and other causes hardly less potent, all combine to bring such gatherings in 1S93. Hiram Camp, of New Haven, gave the $25,000 with which D 1 Moody erected his famous school upj Northfleld, has in the lust year $75,000 to the endowment. There have, of course; been either couttlbUBO»Sj • It is twelve years or so since the opened. There are now 136 attendance there. «*

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