The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 20, 1893 · Page 2
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THE CTJMffi MB MOINJEB; AL.GQNA, IOWA, MPTEMBEB 2p v 1893, The attendance at the World's Fair is rapidly approaching an average of 200,000 a day. • / Flying Jib paced a mile at Washington Park, Chien'go, in 3:04 on the 15th nnd Dirpctnm lowercd'the trotting siaV- lion record to 2:0(iJ4. The Mineral Kange passenger train was hekl ;\ij» near Boston, Mich,, by four or five masked bandits and ••$75,000 in cash, intended as pay for the employcs-of the Calumet <fc Heohi copper mines was secured. They smashed in the «oxpfess ear door with >a 'sledge hammer and compelled the •expressman to ojwn the safe. All escaped. A 'dispatch from Marshfieltl, Wis., dated the intli, says: Never, -since the fire dn ]S71, have such terrible fires burned in tho state as Jmve raged through Northern Wisconsin in the pa«t few days. The extent of the dam- ag>e' cau not be estimated, 'owing to the iai!t that communication 'With small towns has been cut off. The timber louses, of course, are (heaviest, and Frank McMillin. of McMillir.burg, in :an interview to-night said 'the loss to Wiscousou forests from tliurecent tiros would probably amount 'to between iflve and six million dollars. This re- tpresents a vast amount lofipmo as well • us hard timber covering'thc'land are-a, which oven those most familiar with 'the forests of Wisconsin can. not csti- •mate. In fact, it is scarcaly an exug- 'geralion to say that all .Northern Wisconsin is one smouldering 'furnace, • so complete is the lino > of fires which are raging in the forests > between -here and Lake Superior. President and Mrs. 'Cleveland have selected the name of ".Esther" for their nc'v baby. The president Sias appointed ox-gov- ; I'rnor Goo. W. Glide of Kansas to bo pension agent at Topeka. At Washington Purk • on tho 'T4th, Alix, tlio trotting mure, -broke the trotting race record, making a mile in 2:07? a '. Tho groat council -of tho Improved Order of Ked Men of ''he United Suites closed its session at I>s Momes. lit will meet next year in ..liinghampton N. Y. Charles Mitchell, 'tho pugilist, has left England nnd ISTIOWOII tho road to America to prepare for his coming fight. with Corbett. A Brazilian dispatch says the insurgent fleet is bombarding llio Janerio and ono of the principal forts in tho harbor lias sided with the rebels. The Portuguese authorities, says a dispatch from Lisbon, have declared Now York to be a cholera infected port and have established .a quarantine it. Tho death of Frederick L. Ames, the millionaire vice president of the Old Colony railroad, from apoplexy, occurred a fow nights since in his -stateroom of tho steamer 'Pilgrim, while en route from Boston to New York. Tho New York express 'train on 'the Lake Shore railroad going east, was stopped by a rod danger signal light at Kelsar, Ind. No sooner bad it stoppod than tvventy men armed with Winchesters uprang out of the woods and scattered along tho train, covering tho trainmen, while one (Jred at the engineer, inflicting a wouud iin the shoul-, dor. Tho robbers blew open the :forward express car with dynamite and helped themselves tcB -the contents. They then .sappcarod without disturbing tho other express .oar or the passengers. Stories differ .us to the amount of money secured, some. claiming 1 that it will reach SiiOO.OOO, while one agent, says it is loss than S-O.OOO. Martial law has been declared at Kio .Janeiro, Bru/.il, and it as -feared that the city will be bombarded by the <rev• ohnionary navy. Tho .United States will increase her naval forces in Bra/.ilian waters. It is announced by lh,e Washington Post, that Prchideiit Cleveland has nlun'ed himself s>juare;y on tbe, .platform of unconditional repea-1, and will not li.sloii to a proposition for a .compromise. In view of the situation in the senate this is said to complicate matters and add to the probability. of a .long, bilior fight. A .bill has been introduced .in the house by Congressman Uverotl, .of Massachusetts to extend tlio time of Cbi- • registration to September 1., a -Si) I. 'This .would nullify the (leary law mill! •that date, when it woulo aguin :go ••ffoct. Its passage, 10 is believed, would -ress'-oro tho cordial relations between tliCj United Statm and China. Krie >O. Vandrocklin, e\-secretaiT of ihe BulValo board of fire oommiKsion- .ers, charged with forgery and eiubo/.- /.loment of about siio.'.uo, pleaded gbilty. The maximum penalty 'is -yours li« ii u KtTlkn on llio Union I'nuiKr. OMAHA, Neb., Sept, 10.— Chief P. M. Arthur of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, after a thorough examination of Iho ease of the six on- jrim'erB discharged for drunkenness, liaw reported t'i President Clark of tho Union Pacific that he regarded their discharge UK ion-net. Tho railway olUcorw wore greatly relieved at the chief s decision as they feared a fight. •The i "iitter lias boon appealed floar ap from ;. division superintendent to the cnief iiii.-l his drci-ion settles tho matter, whicft hus Uireatenod troublj for *OIBO lime FOKESTSAMONFIRE MANY TOWNS THREATENED W«TH DESTRUCTION, Ilundr<"<ls of Miles of ltlm»?«ig Pine AVcrods In Northern 1VlRrons<n — Farmers anil Lumberman FlerlwB for Tbeir "Mves — Maw/ llonRes i)<*,«'l£-t»ye«l. '.;;i), Wis., Mej»t..lS. — NcVer s'Ince the fires of 1871 li.wve such terrible f ore -t ia res burn«d in this state as hay^s raffed through northern Wisconsin during 1 the last few days. Tlio extent of the damage cannot be estimated. 'owing to tihc fact that the tires have ont off telegraphic communication iv.ith most of the smaller towns. On timber tho Josses are, of course, the .heaviest, and Frank McMibau of the McMillan Lumber company says that loss to Wisconsin forests from the vecemft fires will probably amount to between #0,000, 1 'JO and s-0,(.00,000. This represents a vast amount of pine, as well as hardwood timber, covering a land area which even those most familiar, with the forests of Wisconsin cann .t estimate. In fact, it is scarcely an exaggeration to say that all of northern \Visconsm is one smoldering 1 furnace, so complete is the line of lire noiv raging in tho forests betweon hero ami Lak« Superior. Where the* 1 will end no one can say, but unless there is rain in northern U isconsin within the next forty-eight lumr.s even greater disasters than have already occurred may be expected. Marsh Held itself is entirely surrounded bv the liros, and, while it is uoi in any immediate danger from the flumes, leports are hourly brought to the city by residents along tlio line of . tho Wisconsin Central, Milwaukee. Lake Shore & Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis it Omaha r.dlwaj s of terrible u' cs which are raging along these lilies, and which have already made many families homo ess and destitute. y\s yet no one has been found who has been able "to confirm the re- potts of losses of life from the llames. 'I hat some settlers have been cut off by the 'flames and killed is very probable, and in another day or two proof of the death of many persons may be obtained. So far, all who have been reported as missing, however, have been located. On every side are evidences of the battle with the flumes, in which the citi/.ens of Marshfield bad a hard fight to prevent a port'on of the city from being swept away. The fire came from the northwest and, sweeping its pa.lh through the limber, it wiped from existence six houses and an old mill owned bv Henry Sherry at iVIan- ville. Two of the houses were owned by Mrs. Michael Powers, a widow, who barely escaped from the house with her four children. John .Miller, a neighbor saw tho fa'ties approaching her residence and rushing to Ihe house warned Mrs. Powers, who, with her little ones rushed to a neighboring 1 house in a plowed field, in which they found she ter. Tho women arid thi- children, houo.'er. wi-liont proper clothing, having ei-caped from their home with only the clothing "hich they wore at tiie time <of tlu-s lire From Munville the flames .blew eastward toward the city, wiping 1 out several houses at Shory's ( rossing. From there they crossed tho road to thisciiy. whoro the, 1 light was made b\- the citixens. OSIIKOSII, Wis, Sept. J.-^The fires to the north of this city have been the cause or a peculiar phenomenon. The city is enveloped with strong, pungent smoke, and the sun was so obscured that even at noon it had tho appearance of an eclipse. The. city is in a state of semi-darkness and has been so for several days. MILWAUKEE] Wis., Sept. 18. — Dispatches from a score of northern Wisconsin cities tell of great loss bv forest fir, s. Marshlield, Junction City, Dex- tervillo, Prentice, Spencer, Medford, Khinclander, Stevens' Point and other towns with populations of from 1,000 to 0,000 are surrounded by flames and in the greatest danger of being wiped out [Everything between Babior, Wood county, and Xecednh, Juneau county, on the Chicago, Milwaukee it St. Paul railway, is burned. Dexterville is threatened with annihilation. Hundreds of scattered ''dwellings, known to be in thu path of the liames, are doubtless burned No more losses of life liavo been reported, but that all tho so I tiers in tho bu ned district have escaped is impossible. M.uiiMaTK, Wis.. Sept. 18.— Tho smoke w;is so dense in this city yesterday from the forest n'ros that the public schools had to bo closed. A thunder shower toward evening brought great relief. Sn A \VA.NO, Wis , Sept, ]8. — Fierce xv nils yesterday aflernoon started up Konn 1 of tho smoldering 1 forest fire^ and for a short time the town seenv.'d in great danger. Much loss'of property \:< feared, and perhaps lives will bo los: in the country. liiii'.EN l!.\v, Wis., Sept. JS —At 4: 'JO oVlock a terrible windstorm set in and for a half hour it blew a gale. During 't'io heavy windstorm ihe. prairie fires •northwest of Hugh Me.Uonald's lumber mill in Fort Howard increased in volume, and in less than twenty minutes the lire had reached the lumber yards and sot lire to them. Owing to' •the furious wind nothing could be done to save tlio large plant, and in a short time the mill, barns and lumber, wood and shingle piles woro entirely consumed, entailing a loss of g'f>o,00:i, with an insurance of only >f:.'.'!,0()i>. A •heavy gale is blowing and it is feared that inor.e fires will occur before morn- S-n if. (iiiA.vii 1,'Ai'ins. Wis., Sept. 1: s -Terrible linen are iipp 'ouohing Contrulia from ihe southwest under a heavy wind. '1 hi' nir is full of smoke ana cinders and tho city is in danger. A ni'W lire started southeast of (irand U.'ipidsyesterday and is approaching th« city. Tli<; sprinkle, of rain did little good. Several Polish sett ers on fiear creek, niuo miles northeast of here, were buriN'd out yesterday and to-day. \Vunt Ilsilf 'riicii- IXjm-cK in I'HKli. I'KTi.-oiT. .Mich.. Sept. is.— Tho Wv- undotte members of the Amalgamated As-;o'i lion of Iron and Steel Workers have made an oll'er to the JCmvka Iron anil Steel company, whereby tho men agree to rosui'iin work ;it the roll ng- 111 11 on condition that, they bo paid one-half their wages in cash, the bul- a:ive in notes rumiirg 1 one your. KEEP 0PM TtL WORLD'S FAIR MAY RUN UNTIL • NEW YEAR'S- 'Congressmen In Favor -cif Extending tlio Tiiiin for Closing '.flio Illg S*fow i'rftin Oct. si to Juie. 1—Interviews » Number of the Leaders. )N, Sept. 1M. —Ccsngress will give Hs approval to the plan of continuing the World's Fair until Jn"n. 1. This was made evident by a number of interviews with congressional leaders. There was not a word of disapproval, but setsators and members gave tiheir hearty indorsement to the plan. In some .cases, as "with Senator Daniel, the eloquent Virginian, there was more than more encouragement. It amounted to an earnest plea that the World's Fair managers ought to .extend the time and tnae there was ni<9t 'the slightest question as to congress giving its approval. Senators Hill and S oekbrid.-e and som? of the members fear that the cokl weather'inight bo an objection, and Mr. Hill advised Chicago n t to mak<> the move, as 'he \h- light it would result in a pecuniary loss. A'o one doubted, however, tha.t congress would give its 8 motion, although, in some cases senators did not care to 'make a statement amounting to a .pledge, in advance that they would vote in favor of a bi 1 authorizing a, continuance of tho exposition. Senator Cockrell of Missouri, chairman of tho senate committee on a,p- 'propriutions said: "I sec TIO objection whatever 'to letting Chicago continue the Exposition until January. There certainly wduld be no opposition if 'the extension of time was the only point involved. If. however, the bill involved questions of further appropriations for the national commission •or for other purposes 1 would not care to sa.y off hand how I could ajt on it. My judgment wou'd be, however, that congress would do anything within reason that the World's Fair people want." Senator Allison of Iowa, who was chairman of the appropriation committee until a few months ago, said: "I do not think there would bo any opposition, to «a bill extending the time of ihe Fair. It would depend a good deal on the terms of the bill. A simple permission to continue would undoubtedly pass without trouble, but if an appropriation is wanted there might be difficulty. 1 ' Senator Voorhees said in his usual laconic style: ''There wouldn't be tho slightest objection from me." Judge Lindsay of Kentucky, who was a World's Fair commissioner up to the time of his election to the senate, said: "I think the World's Fail- should find plenty of friends here on this proposition. For myself 1 would approve, it if Chicago wants the extension and no question of appropriation is involved. If, however, there are to be appropriations or other features involving the government 1 would have to see the exact terms of the bill before committing myself to it." Senator Roach of North Dakota said: "I hope tho extension of time will not interfere with the San Kran- oisco exposition, which begins in January. 1 can hardly see what possible objection congress would have in granting the extension of time." CHEROKEE STRIP OPEN. Tiie Gr<::it [tush for Free Unities JSe^un :it lii O'clock. ARKANSAS Crrv.Kan., Sept. 18 —Tho Cherokee^ strip is open. The signal was given at ii> o.clock and immediately the great rush of seekers for free homos began. Thousands o£ men on horseback were strung 1 along the border waiting for the word, and when it was g'ven a mad race the like of which has seldom been witnessed began. Last night the sun went down ucon thousands of ciusty, dirty, excited men and women who have i'or months been awaiting tho opening of the Cherokee strip. Along the northern and southern borders of the strip and on the 100-foot strip, from which the start was made were more than :.'(),000 little camp-fires. tome estimate those thus encamped on the border at .•300,000. Fully •ju.OOO are now on the border of this one county alone. In addition to these arc the thousands in the cities and towns on the border who are aiHiuted with the town-building mania, each one of whom dreams of the fortunes to be made in the great drawing. DANISH STEAMER SUNK. Js Kim Into by an Unknown Vessel Off 'Sovereign l.U-litshlp. LONDON, Sept. 18. — A collision between two steamships, which happily did n <t result in loss of lilV;, took place last night oil the Kovere'gn lightship A large passenger steamer, name unknown, sank the Danish steamer Xifa. The passenger steamer, alter tho crash, put on a full head of steam and disappeared in the darkness. The i\ifa rapidly filled and sank. The crow had time to lake to the boats and succeeded in landing at Hastings. The unknown steamer, it is said, should be easily identified from tho fact that he:' bows and cut- water must be considerably damaged by this collision \\ith tho Danish steamer. JilnoiningUiD Kids lor tile Slate Fair. I .o.N, 111.. Sept. is. — The board of .supervisors of McLean county, who yesterday rejected the proposition to appropriate SHI. duo for the locating of the state fair i"n this city, reconsidered their action yesterday and by a vote of MO for to 17 against decided' to make ilie appropriation. Suitable grounds can be had for Sill, 000, and SftO, JOO r.'ash with which to erect the buildings is demanded by vbe state board of agriculture. To Cut Tin-es from ( aliform:!. 8 \NKrtAJicisoo, Cal.. Sept. 18. — It is reported that the Southern Pacific will make a reduction of ; Sf, r, on first-class fares from Los Angeles, east bound, via Ml Paso, next Monday. Tho Santa Fi: is expected to fo'low suit. This will make first-class faro from Los Angeles to Chicago «:i(i.?n. Cli'vi-IaiKl Will Not Uo to Chlciijfo. WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. — 1'ro-irient Cleveland lias announced that r.o'ther him elf nor Mrs. Cleveland will vis't the Fair, as i us beeu i-xu-cled. [ JgJg " F13XATE, WasWlvgton, Sept. 0. — Peffer supported his resolution for investigation as to whether banks of NBVP York, Philadelphia and Boston maintained tho lawful reserve, and 'Wfoother they paid checks in currency, declaring they had been permitted to openly vnolnto the law. Teller spokn in op- .position to repeal of silver purchase clause SENATE. Washington, Sept. 11.— Pngh of Alabama spoke in opposition to repeal. Teller resumed his speech in opposition and continued until adjournment. HOUSE. House was in session but a half hour and 'little was done. SENATE. '" Washington, Sept. 12. — Debate on reucal was continued, Mitchell of Oregon, Haw- loy of Connecticut. Teller of Colorado and Stewart taking part. not: si;. House decided to participate in the ceremonies of the centennial celebration of the laying of the corner stone of the cop- itol tlio lath inst. SENATE. Washington, Sept. l!i. — Voorhces nsked that one week from to-day the general debate close, with the understanding ' that amendments then bo discussed under the live minute rule until Saturday at 3 o'clock, when u vote should betaken. Dubois objected and the mnl tor went over. Khoup of Idaho spoke in opposition to. anil Dolph of Oregon spoke in favor of repeal. The time was consumed in consideration of the public printing bill and little was done. SI3NATH "Washington, Sept. 14.— Senator Faulkner of West Virginia oll'ered an a.-nemlment to the repeal bill providing for the coinage of thosilver in the treasury anil the purchase monthly thereafter of enough silver to coin 8.(I(K),0<)0 silver dollars, which, together with all silver dollars before coined, shall bo legal tender. Daniels spoke in opposition to repeal, after which the senate adjourned. I1OUSR. It being tho known intention of the committee on elections to present tho bill for repeal of the federal election laws to the house tUis morning, the republicans began filibustering to prevent it, and for the clay wore successful, the house adjourning without anything having been accomplished. SENATE. Washington. Sept. 15.— Ciillom presented a petition from ex-soldiers asking for protection by the government from detectives who were Using every means to deprive pensioners of their pensions. Lindsay of Kentucky favored the silver repeal bill, Morgan of Alabama opposed it and Higgini of Delaware favored it. The republicans eantinucd to filibuster ugainst election repeal bill, being assisted by a number of administration democrats. Ail leaves of absence have been revoked and the members are returning. TOWNS ARE ON FIRE. T.larhlilicld ami Junction City Are Ilurii* lug and Otlmr Vill;igf!H. MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. !(>.— A telegram just received at the train dispatcher's office says that MivrshGeld and Junction City are burning'. MILWAUKEE, \Vis., Sept ](!.—A special from Marshfield, 'Wis., says that place is surrounded by a sheet or liiimcs in the woods and that people in the country arc tlceiug for their lives. It, is said that at least twenty-live por- fons have boon cm. off from escape. Two children, while trying 1 to. escape with their parents from a burning home, were lost in the dense smoke nnd were almost certainly burned to death. Several small settlements have already been consum d and horses, cat le, lumber, etc , destroyed. The refugees are flocking 1 into Marshfield, which is under martial law. A late dispatch says that appearances indicate that a lire fully as disastrous as the great Pcshtigo 'conflagration of 1871 is in progress and that the loss of life may be as great. A strong wind is blowing from the northwest ami the people are almost crazed with fear, bridges along tho Wisconsin Central lines near Marsh- Held have been consumed and trains have been abandoned. Marshfleid is on the main line of the Wisconsin Central road in Wood county and hqs a popu'ationot about 5,000. The principal business of the town is lumber and furniture manufacturing 1 . It also has stave, spoke and wood, alcohol works and is a growing place. Word was received here at 2 o'clock that Powers station, at which place there is a battery of cial kilns, was on fire The station is two miles north of hire on the Wisconsin Central railroad. A party of men attempted to go there to render aid, but the stifling smoke drove them back. A pitiful sight was a farmer with his wife, who had fought the fire from early morning to suvo their dwelling, giving up in despair and loading his bedding and furniture on a wagon dtawn bv oxen. When' almost within the city limit-; the oxen were both suffocated and the goods burned on the wagon. The mother, almost dead from exhaustion, recited a thrilling experience and cried piteously. When asked where her children were she said they had started with them bnt in tho smoke hud become lost, and it is believed both perished. At least twenty-five or thirty families are homeless. (ira::d I.od^o of iiwui! ''Vmnliirs. liAi.Ksinjiic, 111., Sept. 15.—The liveliest time in the Illinois grand lodge of Clood Templars was over 1 an appeal from a decision of the grand chief templar sustaining the action of the Homo lodge, Chicago, for expelling four members. The jfrand chief was sustained by a large majority. A warm discussion over Sunday sessions by lodges ended in the Sunday proposition being defeated. Milk 11 G'milH a (iiUlon. Kuiix, 111., Sept. 1!). — Yesterday the four condensing factories of J-j'lgin, Carr outorville and Algonquin, as well as thw Elgin lintter company, engaged over 1)0,01)0 gallons of milk' daily for the following six months at II cents a gallon. This is 1.'.,' cents less than was paid lust fall. Mrs. .ludsou, the widow of "Jvfcd Bimtline," a onuo popular author, is an inmatn of an alms house. The poor old lady is a paralytic, and t,o far superior to her surroundings that her life there is doubly hard. It is stated thut in tho nine years during which Judge Yerkes of Bucks county, 1'a., has been on the bench ho has tried 1,508 jury cases, and has only bcun reversed by the supremo court three times. The record is extraordinary. BRAZILIAN REBELS ARk BOM BARDING THE CAPITAL. ftlspatclio* KccclTcd by Secretary C.rcRhain Say That tue Insurgent il'lot H«s Carried Out Its Throat to Gholl Rio Janeiro. WASHINGTON, Sept. Ifi.—Official', information of the bombardment of the city of Kio do Janeiro by the rebel fleet was received at the State department yesterday in a dispatch from United States'Minister Thompson at Kio de Janeiro. The dispatch came about noon and after the secretary had it translated and copies made he gave it to the press for publication. It reads as follows: "Rio VK JANKIRO, Sept ir>, 1803.— CJresham, Washington: At 11 o'clock yesterday morning revolutionary forces bombarded forts commanding entrance of harbor, and also the arsenal on a. wharf, center of city. A fow shells were fired into the city; a woman was killed in her residence. Commercial telegrams have again been forbidden. Charleston has not yet ar- r.ved." The telegram was eagerly read by a'l who knew of its arrival in both slate and navy departments, and the belief was expressed that the engagement may be a fierce and determined one. While the minister makts no mention of it it is presumed that the Brazilian government is taking active measures to repulse the insurgents. Tho greatest source of anxiety among the officials is that there is no vessel of the United States in the harbor at Rio to protect the lives and property of American citizens in the bombarded city. The last hopes of the navy department that the cruiser Charleston had stopped at Kio on her way from Barbadoes to the Pacific station, wa^ blasted when a dispatch was received from her commander re- her arrival at Montevideo, L'ruL'Uuy. Had she stopped at Kio the government litre would huve felt that the interests of the citizens would be amply protected. As it is the vessel will coal at Montevideo, which will take a day. She will then proceed to Kio and as the distance is but 1,030 miles the vessel will make it in about three days and a half. Henry F. Picking 1 is her captain and he has no doubt been acquainted with the gravity of the situation by the navy department and will make all speed to reash his destination. Tiio latest dispatches received at the navy department from the Detroit was that she had returned to Hampton Koads y. sterday after a little run out to se:i to adjust her compasses. It is expected, however, that she will finally sail late this evening for Kio do Janeiro. It will tike the cruiser from twemy to twenty-five days, according to the weather, to reach her destination. LONDON, Sept. 15.—The Eastern Telegraph company reports that not a single message has boon transmitted to or from Kio to this city, adding that they are unable to get replies to their usual service messages, showincr that the cablo oflicos in Kio are deserted. NKW YOHK. Sept. IT).—The political troubles in Brazil continue to seriously interfere with tho transaction of business by merchants with that country, tho cofl'eo. interest boing among those which suffer the most. A large amount of business is done by cable, but at present that has come to an absolute standstill. At the office of the Commercial Cable company it was said this morning that no cables for Brazil would be accepted with any promise as to the time of their being delivered. An attempt was made yesterday to get three important messages through to persons living in Brazil by addressing them in the care of the Brazilian minister of marine, but it was learned that two of them had been refused. A London special to an afternoon paper says: "Advices received here show that Admiral Mcllo. commanding the rebel Brazilian fleet, has carried out his threat to bombard tho forts guarding the bay of Kio de Janeiro. The rebel warships, including the cruisers Aquidaban, Kepublica and Trajano, took up positions before tho forts' just before Si o'clock yesterday morning and a little after that hour the signal to fire was set and was promptly obeyed. The firh;g soon became general and lasted until li p. m., when it ceased. There were few casualties among tho government troops. The loss to the rebels or the damage to the ships is unknown. Aside froin the bombardment the situation at Kio do JaneVo remains unchanged." NAME FOR THE BABY. I'ri'Klclont anil Mrs. C'lovclsuul Adn|iv "lOstlicr" for tli«. I'rcsimt. WASHINGTON, ,S>pt. 1C.—President (' has been as wily in his naming the baby as he has been in his silver politics. Yesterday he advanced a tentative name for the little girl. It was an ent'rely unexpected name, too, and it has had the same effect on this town as if the President were suddenly to declare himself in favor of free coinage at the ratio of M to 1. He says the baby will bs called Esther, which is a pretty name, but one that has hitherto been unthought of. Whether the announcement will re- tult in a break in the ranks of the Blanch supporters of "Frances" is a tiuestion, Old political sharps here shako their heads and declared that Ihe President is merely attempting to fool tho public pulse on a most serious question. . Strum. <;HI- -IIIMI'M \Vnges Cut. KocKKoiti), 111., Sept. H.— The City Street railway company and tho West Knd company have reduced tho pay of their conductors and motor men, tho former 5 and the latter 10 per cent. The men oti both lines will accept the reduction. Body Found In tlio Itlver. JKFKKHSOX CITV, Mo., Sept, li.— The body of a man named Corbett was found in the river at Osage Citr yesterday. He came down tho river some days ago in a Hatboat and said he had come from tho head waters of the Missouri and was oil his way to Chicago. Ho said he was an uncle of James Corbett, tho pugilist. He appeared to be in fairly good circumstances and talked familiarly about the Corbott family. It is not known whether he committed suicide or was tirowiied, by ac-jidcnt. ANOTHER CASHIER MISSING. KnJjjHts and I>itfllcs of Honor nro Now , in Trouble. INDIA.NArous, Intl., Sept. IS.—Frank D. Macbeth, supreme cashier of the Knights and Ladies of Honor of the United States, is missing-. The siu preme lodge met here Monday. Macbeth left the city Saturday and neither the officers of the order nor the members of his family have any information as to his whereabouts. Next to the order of the lion Hall the .Knights and Ladies of Honor- has built up the largest membership of any order of tho class in, the country. It has about 70,000 members scattered throughout tluj United States. The order' has an insurance' feature and the revenues handled during the last two years amounted to* about, $3,tO').(JOO. All the money in. this department has for eight years passed through Maeboth's hands. 15. J. MeBride, treasurer, said yesterday that reports current wero "exaggerations. "The books have been investigated as far back as two years," said he, "and have been ' found straight. Any discrepancy must exist further back than that date. There- may be no shortage at all. It is simply a case of neglected bookK-eoping. The auditor of state has accepted our reports and they are absolutely accurate." Stolo from tlio Stntn. Toi'KKA, Kan., Sept. 15.—The latest sensation is the discovery of a big steal in the Topeka insane asylum. Treasurer Waite of the state board of charities concluded an invcst : gation yesterday which implicates Isaac Luke, a farmer living near by, and half a' dozen subordinate officers in the steal. On Luke's premises were found 00,000 shingles, i'>,0()0 feet of lumber and a great many implements, including axs, hoes, hatchets, etc. For the last six months these articles have been taken by subordinates of tho institution to an old meat shop near Luke's, place and he would come in his wagon, and haul them to his home. Warrants- were sworn out for the arrest of Luke ".nd a half doypn suboivlinntea. Hiiliivi-inrurtli Will 1'oddlo Milk. _ RocKi.-oiin, 111., Sept. 15.—In addition to his new face wash which Schw- cinfurth, the bogus messiah, will soon- place upon the-market, he has started! a milk route in- the city, and hence-forth a milk wagon under the charge of a male angel in overalls will visit; the city daily. ChiciiK" lioiiril of Trado. CHICAGO. Sept. 14.—The wheat market; wns irre?ulnn-witb no distinct lino between buyers nnd sellers. During tho first hour when there was no news prices got a recovery of y,e. from tho decline of yesterday. During the next hour when tho statistical news was bullish the market broke nearly le from the beit point and sold %c lower than on Wednesday. Twice the December orice dipped to 72c, and each time recovered at once to 72%c. At tho market was J^c over the bottom price yesterday rallied to 8!f%c. The .Price Current message wa? bearish, saying that recent rains in several states had been favorable for fall plowing and seeding. The Northwest had 740 cars of wheat whoro receipts were SOli cars last year. Primary markets had 650,000 bus against ],l2ii,OUO a year ago, showing no increase for several days. Chicago had 184 cars in place of 453 a year a<ro. Then New York and Boston cleared about 40!l,000 bu in wheat and flour. New Orleans cleared 50,000 bu wheat. The other Atlantic ports raised'the exports for the day to 700,000 bu. This gave tho bulls a littlo better nerve. An hour before iho close tho price was exactly the same as last night at 72>'h@72}£c for December. la sympathy with a slump in corn and a very soft cash market the wheat tradesold out a let of 'on;? stuff tho last hour. The December price dropped to 7l%c, closing71%o seller. This was but }4(ta%c of)' from last night. May was at 78%c, September Oljitfe at the low point. Cash wheat was I 4(u>\a off. ' ' The corn market was narrow early, but after midday tho bulls weakened nnd the market became very soft, with a break of about le from the best price made at il o'clock. The receipts were 100 cars short at 543 and this with the recollection of over 800,000 vessel room taken yesterday gave buyers courage. The withdrawals also woro very large at 428,000 bu. Tlio Price Current said the crop will .surely equal or exceed that of last yearnurt that'it is mostly past danger from frost. The estimate for Friday wns for (i!50 cars. When tho decline started Champlin and other longs began to sell out. On this selling the market slumped. The October sold 42^ c, to 42^0 and broke to 41^'c. The May sold 45%c, to •l(jj;,'c, to 45%c to 45%c, and broke to 45c. On the late selling corn broke to 44J/C for May, closing 44Xe, a declino of Itfo from the best point of the morning. September closed 41c, October 4l%@4\.}fa. The trade in provisions was very stupid. There was a weak feeling probably due to extreme .'dullness early. January pork dropped to $13.05, January lard to S7.70, January ribs to $7.2:.'. Two hour,s later pribes were recovered to $13.80, $7.75 and S7.30 for tho sume products, and remained little changed from tho iclose yesterday. October pork was up ]5c to §14.75, October Inivl nn Tin. tr» £>\ M!»- OnfjtVint* -..ii... „!-:,.i,4i.w , , to £8.40 October; pork up to $14.80 October, and a few cents off for other mouths. Quotations were: Articles. Wheat, 3. Sept... Oct ... Dec May.. .. Corn, !1— Sept... Oct .... Deo. .. May . . . Data, 3— Sept. .. Oct.... May... Fork- Sept. .. Oct Jan .... Lard — Sept... Out .... Jau .... S. ribs— Sept. .. Oct .... Jan High. '.o$« .73% .Tiljja .42-iff .42X .42% 4C's 2I'K •H¥- 16.30 14.80 18.80 8.00 8.40 7.75 10.00 8.42K 7.80 " Low. '•»'! .71% .78**j .41 •4U^ .41 i-j .44% •^ !3]ii 10.25 14.50 18. Go 8.55 8 35 7 70 000 8.39. 7.22.!^ OI.OS bept.14. .f>7.!4 '.71% ' .41 .41 M .41V •44% • 215% •? c i* 10.30 14.80 13.75 8.11!) 8.40 7.75 990 8.30 INO . Sept 13. .08^ .CO <rn n/ .43 A 'i¥.45$ 26§-t '.20% .31% 'i4]n(')' 13.80 8.50 8 .S2U: 7.75 10.00 8.45 7.25 I''ir<; Failures ut KocUfonl. Hot'KKoiii), 111., Sept. Hi.—This waa. a day of big failures for Uoekford, five of the largest concerns in this city being forced to make assignments. They were: The Mantel and Furniture company, Union Furnituro company, Hock Uiver Pianino-Mill company, John UiuHonff and L. M. Nolinri. Tho Union was one of tho oldest factories in the city, and had a capital stock of $15,001).' The Mantel had .?IOJ,()00 and tho planing mill $.)0,()00. Hudlong's liabilities are. $l'9,ouo und his I.BS ts SSD.Oja

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