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T REPUBLICS ESTHER VI LI.H. NtttllOLS, Pubs. IOWA Thomas Mitchell, founder of the . town of Miichellville. is dead. Krouti the third Ridpath murderer, •who turned state's evidence, will be tried at DOS Moincs at once. Joseph Schmidt, a veteran of t wo wars, and a Mexican war pensioner, died at ifubnque, aged T. r > years. Republicans of the Sixth district, in session at (irinncll, xinanimously re- .nominated Congressman John V. Laeey. Theodore (Jreible. uffcA seven, fell into the Mississippi off a lop raft at Pavenport. and was swept under it and drowned. At, the convention of Ninth district republicans at. Council Bluffs Congressman A. L< Hager was unanimously re- iiominated. Fred Miller, a section man at Maple River .I unction, was struck by a train and fatally injured, while walking; from Carroll. At Burlington AV. S. Walker, a young 1 attorney, his father and his uncle were drowned. One took cramps and the others tried to save him. On account of sickness in his family t and being out of work, (irank McCrin- nis, a Waverly miller, attempted suicide with morphine. Jacob Richstem-r. p. butcher at Pu- bnque. was drowned while in bathing in the river. He was 1'S years old and leaves a wife and two children. The prelimin::rv examination of Frank Peterson, of Tceds (Jrove. accused oi'the ; murder of C. II. Wessclls in January. IS'.M. was terminated by Peterson bcinsr dismissed. Judge Trimble of Keokuk. recently appointed agent of the Iowa-Nebraska pension agency, has sent his declination to the president, saying the duties of the place :ire too arduous. The Seventh congressional district populist convention, held at Winterset, nominated J. K. Karcroft. of Des Moines. recently named by the industrial party, for congressman. Attorney .lohn A. Patterson, one of the most widely known attorneys in southwestern Iowa, died after a lingering 1 illness. He was mayor of the city at one time and an old soldier. John Haiumil. aged 20. on trial in the Polk county district court as one of the murderers of Conductor Ridpath. was fonnd guilty of murder in the first degree and the penalty fixed at hanging. Prairie fires raged in tlie western part, of Dubnqnc connty a few days ago, burning grain and hay stacks, fences and other property. The meadows and pastures are completely dried «P- , ' The contract for an iron bridge to be erected over Iowa river at River Junction, jointly by Washington and Johnson counties," was awarded to the Clinton .Bridge Company, whose bid was Sfl.072. It will be the finest bridge :n the county. The contract has been let for the erection at Mason City of the largest and finest Methodist church, with one exception, in Iowa. It will be constructed of sandstone, with Lake Superior trimmings, and will contain more than twenty-five, different rooms und be fully up to the most modern ideas of church building. Some one who it is believed was in the strike at Sioux City cut the air brake on the night express on the Illinois C'entral road at Cherokee a few nights ago. The train instead of stopping at Storm Lake went through on nearly fnll speed, going beyond the yard limit before it was/ stopped.. Fortunately no damage vtVs done, as the track was clear and/switches all right,. W. J. Turgem. agent of the American The president on the 17th signed the Utah admission bill. Yalb College sent her athletic team to England to contest with that of Oxford and the latter won by a score of 29 to 23. Two hundred sticks of dynamite exploded a.mong n crowd of men who were preparing to _go to their day's work in the Stockton mine at Hnxleton,- Va, All of the unfortunates were Scattered and torn to fragments.' The exact number killed is not positively known but it is placed between eight and eleven. The true cause of the explosion will never be known as none of the men are living. ^ While Troop F, Third United States Cavalry, on duty fit Chicago in maintaining peace, was getting ready for running exercise, a caisson exploded, killing three'men and wounding fifteen others, one. of whom has since died. It is said a portion of the apparatus became dislodged, letting some powder out. This became ignited by friction and the awful explosion resulted. The loss to adjacent property will reach about $10.000. The new United States cruiser Minneapolis on its trial trip inade a speed of ",'i'., knots ;in hour, proving her to- Her con- of 21 knots, and Express Company ui Jackson. Neb.. and also agent of the Northwestern { be the fastest cruiser afloat, railroad, transmitted :i message for the ] tract called for a Jackson, bank to the Sioux National j a ii mvc( i <c,o.OOO for every quarter knot Hank, of Sioux City, for SI.000 and j forged a message calling for S:.'.000 I more. When the money was sent to him for delivery he appropriated it and $700 of the railroad company's money, put another man in his place and fled. It is supposed he went toward Mexico. The Rock Islirnd depot at Angus-was destroyed by tire. When first discovered by Mr. Collins, the operator, the fire had entered the waiting room. Seeing it was approaching with Mich rapidity, j he had only time to notify the dispatcher. The agent in the meantime above that speed, which will give the ("ramps a bonus of §4.">0,000. A dispatch says the Japanese government has chartered sixteen steamers to land troops in C'orea. Strong reinforcements are also held ready in Japan and war with China is regarded as inevitable. BIG FLOUR CITY FIR& Central -Market In Minueaiiolifl Han a managed to secure a few valuables, it is supposed that the lire was caused, by a spark from the M. A- St. L. engine, Several of. the trains were delayed until the tire had abated and some tracking had been replaced. Ray Elliott, who disappeared from the home of his parents at Marcngo on the -'-'d of May. 1803. has been found :iud returned to his parents. On the 5th of July a woman left the child with a family "at Waterloo, saying- she would return in a week. She did not ! •eturn and the people became sus- i lieious and an investigation proved j lim to be the missing-child. The boy ] says he was taken to Canada in a cov- Serious Fire. is. Minn., July 21. — The most serious tire of the year in Minne- ered wagon by a number of persons i <;an national convention in "180,'. It who had lots of horses. They arc sup- ' llad a fl 'ontage and depth on one side The executive committee of the State Fair has arranged for the putting up of a number of C imbian turnstiles. There will be throe on the west side and three on the south, at. the Rock Island entrance. They are the identical turnstiles that were used at the .World's Fair. ; • The Ft. Dodge assessor has completed his assessment under the new law. of property occupied by the saloons. lie returned ten retailers in Ft. Dodge and two wholesalers. The former will pay Sl.'-OU annually, the latter <~c,i\(t. Under the old prohibitory law twentv .saloons paid s:ino each'. . Fire wbii.-h started, in the grain -elevator of (ha?,. Couuselmnii. noar the Rock Island depot at Newton, snrefd to the elevator of th'.' \\-wUiv. £levator [ Company, two barns, four freight cars 'and the stock yards sheds, all of which •were destroyed. The aggregate lo.^s is estimated at S^o.OOO. • Mrs. Laura Kaynor, a prominent confectioner, was arrested at Crcston. together with a number of female em- ployes, upon ,a warrant charging the proprietress with keeping a house of prost'.'ution. The restaurant business •was run as a blind to conceal th<; criminal character of the place. A fe\v days ago lire destroyed the large barn, stable and sheds on W. E. Harpeii's farm, four and one-half miles east of Crcston. Mr. Ha rpen's farming implements, a Molinc wagon, all his harness, and a stallion valued at ,*300 were consumed. The loss will exceed 92,000,. insurance §4.000. Origin unknown. • A spark from an engine of the Chicago Great Western railway set fire to the fields of Dr. Dimmer and a board barn, near Dyersville, destroying nearly 100 acres of grain and hay. The owners at once went to Dubuque for the purpose of entering suits for damages against the road. They, claim 93,000 loss. Edward Curtley. a well known crook- in that locality, passed a 810 counterfeit bill on the landlord of the Central house at Vail, but the bill was detected a short time afterwards and the culprit chased and caught. After replacing ' -thecounterfeit with good cash he was allowed to go free, as the landlord refused to prosecute himi Carrie King, of Davenport, took an ounce of laudanum and ti spoonful of rough on rats, but was discovered in time to be pumped, out and saved. .Paul Kdch took a large dose of carbolic acid, but his mother discovered him and got help in time to save him. Suicides have been epidemic in that city for several weeks. Vim. Vetterick, a Creslon saloon . keeper, was robbed of Si:;.-). He was , .sleeping in a room over his place -of business, and during the night some one entered the room and relieved him of the above amount. Vetterick had left the money on a table. Ninety dollars of the amount was the property of a Mr. Eason, and VeUerick will ha vita make the loc,s good. posed to have been (iypsics. For eighteen years Martin Crow has aid in the county jail at ihibuqne i waiting an examination by the insane •ommissioners on the charge of insan- ty. To every grand jury visiting the jail during this time he has pleaded for eleasc in vain. The commissioners inally decided to investigate his rase, with the idea of releasing him. On examination he was found to be sane. the real- was 100 and five of pressed of :j,'0 feet and on and opposite side feet wide, being four stories high and built brick. In addition to its purposes as a market it was used by fifty commission merchants, 188 stands and :.'0d market gardeners. The structure was entirely destroyed, involving a loss, including the'^original cost and the value of the stocks contained therein, of 847.-i.000. Thirty horses and thou- •xcept on mie point. lie insisted that j s:uuls of fo >ls were burned. The lire His father was not dead, and that he ! s P rcad to the Hvci T stable, store and residence of S. 1>. Matsoii and the residence of Dell Matson and G. B. Howard, which were destroyed, and a :>ad no brothers y rs j number of other business and private or sisters. The fact thut-his father has been dead for many i years, and'that he has several brothers uid sisters living induce,! the commis- • lhv ellings wsra • damaged. A gas rammers to declare him insane, and hi>.; tort stood in the cen'.-r of the threat- removal to tlie In.leper, leiice, asyhn-i [ eiK-d dUt.vr::t cOTHrrn'vg 1 100,000 feet of j gus and for nearly two hours an explosion which would possibly have wrecked the business center of the TV us ordered. A sensational suit has been corn- | mclieed in the district court at Sioux City to remove from otiiee \V. II. Adams.. chairman of the county board of supervisors. :ind it is said this will soon be city, was feared. Fortunately this catastrophe was averted. Several firemen and horses of the fire department . . i v i i * * n- • ,,,,,.., . wore prostrated bv shocks from fulling followed by similar suits against four | c i ec tric wires. ' other members of the hoard. The suit grows out of the exposure of the alleged boodling of the board during the past two years by an investigation conducted by a committee of prominent eiti/.ens. It is charged that the board allowed illegal bills of members for bridge work and other purposes. illegal salaries, made a fraudulent division of the bridge fund among its members, and it was not applied tf> the purpose, intended, and that the county attorney was allowed SI. 000 illegally. A disgraceful stabbing affray occurred on Vine st.reet between Second and Third streets at Des Moines just at midnight a few nights ago. As usual it was over a woman. Her name is Lixzie Finley. Kilbane. who is about 'l'.\ years old. and a young man named H. F. Eckman. wen 1 both admirers of the woman. A dispute arose as to who was to go off with her. when Eckman pulled a big knife and stabbed Kill- bane; five or six times in the, back and then ran. Tin- police were summoned at once, an alarm sent in for the patrol. and then they started off for the man who had committed the deed. They soon caught him. as he ran down the railroad tracks, and he was taken to ! jail in the- same wagon which conveyed his victim. A doctor was summoned. who pronounced the wounds as not fatal, but it will be some time before Kilbane will be a Vile to get around. John Swarisou und his brother-in-law went down to the river south of Des Moines accompanied by their wives. When the men reached the river they went in bathing while the women stood on the bank. Swanson is not a good swimmer arid got beyond his. depth. He went down, his brother-in-law being unable to render him assistance. und was drowned before 'the eyes of his family. Jt wa-- several hours before the body was recovered. Swanson was a laboring man and married, but had no children. No blame is attached to The only fatality resulting from the tire was the death of Myron Fitiley, a linemkn for the General Electric company. He was handling some wires after the (ire was nearly out when he caught hold of a. telegraph wire which became crossed with an clecU-ie light wire. The result was almost instant death. l-'ireat.ll o'clock in th" morning completely gutted St. Clotilde's French Catholic church at Dyndale and Eleventh avenue north. The church was a large structure of solid brick, and was elegantly furnished and frescoed. Only the four walls were left standing, and the loss is estimated at from $17,000 to SU'.t.OOi). It was iu- sured for $15,000. The tire issupposed to have originated from a lamp left burning on the altar. THE PULLMAN STRIKE. apolis and the largest in the history of the city broke out abput 9 o'clock last night and before it was extinguished had destroyed property to the value of over 8300, 000, leaving in ruins one of the finest market buildings in the country The origin has not been learned, but the fire broke out in the commission house of Dodsworth <fc Drew, located in the center of the New Central market building, which was bounded by Second and Third avenues North and Sixth and Seventh streets, covering an entire block. The building was owned by the New Market company, and was erected at a cost of ?J50,000 and opened about the time of the republi- CHIC;AGO, July 17.—Though Debs still expresses confidence in his ultimate success, the strikers are fast giving up all hope and returning to work. Tho Pullmen men themselves express a willingness" to give up the struggle. Trouble in the west is still on to a certain extent and the federal troops are still here, but no further trouble is looked for. PKBU, Ind., July 18.—At the annual convention of the Indiana" Federation of Trade and Labor Unions yesterday, resolutions were reported and referred for action commending Debs for, his generalship in the late strike and requesting him to run for governor in Indiana. CHICAGO, July 17.—District Attorney Milchrist has filed information against Debs, Howard, Rogers and Keliher of the A. R. U., charging them with eon- tempt of court in violating the injunction forbidding the issuance of strike orders. Judge Seaman committed the defendants for trial Monday. Hail was fixed at $3,000 in addition to the $10.000 already furnished and this the men declined to furnish und went to jail. SAN FliANcisc'O, July 19.—The roads in this state are still" badly tied up. Men to take the places are not to be had. BUTTK. Mont.. July 19.—The tie-up of railroads is complete in this section. CHICAOO. July 19.—Debs is conducting the strike, or what is left of it. from his quarters in .the city jail. The federal troops have been ordered back to their posts. One hundred and fifty men went to work at the Pullman works yesterday and the works will be in operation as soon as the men can be secured. CHICAGO. July Ml.—At Pullman yesterday, when the laundry girls quit work, they were surrounded by a mob of women and children and derided as '"scabs." The arrival of the police saved trouble. Seventy-two indictments 'have been returned against rioters and strikers by the federal grand jury. At a mass meeting, at Ogden's Grove yesterday Debs was nominated for the presidency. The trouble in the west is disappearing. SITTATION AT CHICAGO. A. R. f. (Hlli-erg Still Confident Tlielr Cause- Will Succeed. CHICAGO. July 21. —Mr. Debs and the other leaders of the American Railway I'nion in custody of the federal officers had another consultation with their attorneys in the marshal's private room yesterday. It lasted several hours. Mr. Debs said emphatically that he and his companions would not ask for habeas corpus or for bail, but that on the contrary they had decided 1 to remain in jail without question until Monday, when the case against them is set for hearing. It is announced that there will be no change in the policy of the union. The federal grand jury yesterday morning returned "no bills' 1 in the cases of twenty-seven nen who were arrested for rioting, and Commissioner Hoyne was ordered to dismiss the charges against them. The grand jury returned twenty- three indictments yesterday afternoon and was discharged from further service. In the indictments were included the names of about seventy-five individuals, who are charged with -violating the. federal statutes during the railroad troubles of the last three weeks. The names were withheld. Railroads in Chicago are still badly crippled and many of the new men are iieing discharged as incompetent. The A. R. I", officers are confident the old employes will have to bo taken back before business can be resumed satisfactorily, llajitist Young People's Lnlou. TOIIONTO, Ont., July 2!. — Secretary Wilkins says that-the Uaptist Young People's convention is the largest in the history of the union and the attendance is twice that of the convention held lastyear at Indianapolis. Mayor of Baltimore has ' " " CrROVER SPEAKS OUT. telegraphed inviting the union to meet in tli^at year. The choice appears city next to be between lialtimore and'Sarat.oga, though Dallas. Tovn*; ?,»,/! I.'.,, .. i':j Dallas, Texas, and also in the race. Kansas City are KngllDhmcu liuy u lUg Factory. Pnn.AnEi.i-mA, Pa., July il.—John Croslcy iv 8ons, Brussels manufacturers of England, have purchased the big mill of Homer I5ros,, in this city. The mill gives employment to KOO hands. The price paid is said to be 81.000.000. The new purchasers w'dl take charge in September. .Chicago Board of Trade. CHICAGO, July 1 Si.—The following table f hows the range of quotations on the Chicago board of trade to-day. any one for ihc 11ii:-i accident. suits utti-ndiii' Warship Sent to Uluotlelda. WASHINGTON, July :M.— The seriousness of the situation on the Mosquito coast, Nicaragua, has caused the issuance of oflicial orders directing the new triple screw cruiser Columbia to proceed as soon as possible for Hluc- tields, Forent Fire* Suhdued by Itjiin. WKST Si i-Kiiion, Wis., July :M — Heavy rains last night effectually extinguished the forest lires which have been raging for several days. Word has been received that several freight cars were burned near Hinckley yesterday morning. Sav I!« Coerced the Striker*- Mn.wrKKE, Wis., July IS. -Assistant Superintendent MtjKenna of; the St Paul road will be put on the stand at the hearing to-day of the conspiracy cases against the leaders of the American Railway Union. It is asserted by the defense that Mr. McKenna engineered tUe case for the state and ferreted out all of the witnesses. The defense bus endeavored to prove , by its cross-examination that he made the return to work of the striking em- ployes conditional on their favorable testimony and telling the t>ecrc-ts -of Mie American Hailway I'liion. Article!. Wh't, 2— July.... Bept... Dec.... Corn, a— July Sept.... May . . . Oats, 2- Jnly Aug.... Sept.. . . May.... Fork- July... Hept . . . Lard- July.... Kept... & Rib*-,, July..!:. Kept. . . Highest i .M« A ' .no •to.V .«* .43 .S8JK .31M •'X* •'-'7:*6 .31;! b 1:^.55 1-.J.GO C.82K o.yrx C «5 1 G.57K Lowest. < .64 ! H .65*8 .uS>4 -«« .41^ •»%' .32 .'_><.27 .31 12.S5 12.50 „•' ' 6.80 U.BO fi.G?>$ <r.4fi CLOS July 1'J. » M?tf .SftJ'b .'M 43}.; -«2?(. .as .31 \4 .27'-.. • 2TM .31.V 12.55 12.60 G.82>i 6.85 O.fiT. 6.57},; SINO July 18. t .55 WH< .no's .43:V .4!iU .39' 4 .:« ,2S MX Wi 12.50 12.55 6.80 0.82}.,' 6. (SO 6 r,2« LETTER PROM HIM INDORSING THE WILSON BILL. Prenldent'i Tariff Views are Krad In th,, " nouce—Intenie Interest Kzcltcd by the Ml»lv« of ll»« President—Blow •t Surrender. WASHINGTON, July 11. — Intense interest was created by Mr. Wil- BOU'S announcement in the. house yesterday that he had a letter from President Cleveland, which the latter had permitted to be made public. The letter was then sent to the desk an d read, amid profound silence. The letter was in the President's vigorous style, and was a stirring tribute to the Wilson bill, and a direct blow to any surrender to the senate bill. It is as follows: EXECUTIVE MANSION, WASHINGTON, July 2, 3894. (Personal.) William L. Wilson—My Dear Sir: The certainty that a conference will be ordered between the two houses of congress for the purpose of adjusting differences on the subject of tariff legislation makes it also certain that you will be again cal led on to do hard service in the cause of tariff reform. My public life has been so closely related to the subject, I have so longed for its accomplishment, and I have so often promised its realization to my fellow-countrymen as a result of their trust and confidence in the democratic party that I hope no excuse is necessary for my earnest appeal to you that in this crisis you strenuously insist upon party honesty and good faith and a sturdy adherence to democratic principles. I believe there are absolutely necessary conditions to the continuation of democratic existence. "I can not rid myself of the feeling that this conference will present the best if not the only hope of the democracy. Indications point to its action as the reliance of those who desire the genuine fruition of democratic effort, the fulfillment of democratic pledges and the redemption of democratic promises to the people. To reconcile differences in the details compromised within the fixed and well-defined lines of principle will not be the sole task of the conference; but, as it seems to me, its members will also have in charge the question whether democratic principles themselves are to be saved or abandoned. "There is no mistaking 1 or misapprehending the feeling and the temper of the rank .and file of the democracy. They are downcast under the assertion that their party fails in ability to manage the government and they are apprehensive that efforts to bring about tariff reform may fail: but they are much more downcast and apprehensive in their fear that democrat!! prin- ] ciples may be surrendered in j these circumstances they can not do ! otherwise than to look with confi- ! dence toyou and those who with you have patriotically and sincerely championed the cause of tariff reform within the democratic lines and guided by democratic prinqiples. The confidence is vastly augmented by the action under your leadership of the house of representatives upon the bill now pending. Every true democrat and every sincere tariff reformer knows that this bill in its present form, and as it will be submitted to the conference, falls far short of the consumatiou for which we have long- labored, for which we have suffered defeat without discouragement: which in its anticipation, gave us a rallying cry in our day of triumph, and which, in its promise of accomplishment, is so interwoven with democratic pledges and democratic success that our •abandonment of the cause or the principles upon which it rests means party perfidy and party dishonor. One topic, will be submitted to the conference which embodies democratic principles so directly that, it can not be compromised. We have in our platforms and in every way possible declared in favor of the free importation of raw materials. We have again and again promised that this should be accorded to our people and our manufacturers as soon us the. democratic party was invested with power tq determine the tariff policy of the country. The party now has that power. We are as certain to-day as we have ever been of the great benefit that would accrue to the country from the inauguration of this policy, and nothing ha t s occurred to release us from our obligation to secure this advantage to our people. GUOVKIt Cl.UVKl.AMX BROKE THE SLATE. Nortli Dakota Republican! Nominate • State Ticket. , GitANDFoKKs, N. D., July 21.—The republican state convention nominated a ticket' which did not take in the so-called combine, the slate being broken. The following ticket was named: M. N. Johnson, renominated for congress. Governor— Roger Allin, of' Walsh county. Lieutenant governor—Jno. II. Worst of Kinmous connty. Secretary of state—C. M. Dahl, of Burleigh county. Auditor of state—F. M. Bri%s, of Morton county. State treasurer—George P. Nichols of Cass county. •Superintendent public instruction— Miss Emma F. Bates of Cass [county. Commissioner of insurance—F. B. Fauncher of Stutzman county. Attorney-general—John F. Cowan of Ramsey county. Supreme judge—J. II. Bartholomew. Ghastly Evidence of Duel. SAN ANTONIO, Texas, July 21.—The remains of two unknown Mexicans have been found on the ranch of Pedro Garcia, in Presidio county. In the right hand of one of the men was clasped a knife while lying beside the other was a cacti-cutter. l.'arnot'H KnniMliiB at IJent- PAKIS, July -'1. — The final interment of the remains of the late President Carnot took place to-day at the Pantheon, where they have been resting temporarily in a vault. The remains of the murdered president were placed beside those of his grandfather, La- xare Carnot, the "organizer of victory. " llurn u Kock Inland ItrldRe. NOHTII END, O. T., July iO.—The war of the torch und the bomb along the line of the Hock Island railroad in the Cherokee st,rip continues. The burning of a 90-foot bridge one mile north of Waukomis station shortly after midnight last night is the. latest outrage. Tho bridge was burned just after the passage of a passenger train going south and was completely destroyed.- The railroad company has abandoned freight traffic. Another company of I'nited States troops from Fort Leaven worth will arrive- here this evening 1 . Troop» Kxpccted at Hutte. t HMTK.' Mont, July a 1.—The strikers j are making no preparations to receive | the troops. The local officers of the American Kailway. I'nion say not the slightest resistance will be made to the soldiers. Non-r>tlon Switchman Badly Mangled CAIKO, 111., July 1'j.—At Moundr, Junntion yesterday J. J. Bennett, a non-union switchman, was run over by a freight ca'-, which cut off both his legs near the body. He lived three hours. He only commenced work at noon. Attempt to Wreck n Panhandle Train. VAI.VAUAIKO, Ind., July iy. —An attempt was made last night to wreck I the fast express on the Tittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago Jt St. Louis railroad at Kouts, this county, by drawing the rail spikes. No dai....;;•<• was douc. Fight for a Depot Gettlnc Warmer. ENID, Ok., July 21.—The United States troops and marshals are still guarding the property of the Rock Island railroad company here. Early this morning another bridge 110 feet long was burned six miles south of this city. CONGRESSIONAL, SENATE. Washington, July 14.—Consideration of legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill was continued, but no action was reached. HOUSE. Bill tor bridge across the Mississippi at Dubuque passed. Much of the time was devoted to eulogies on the life of the late Congressman Houk of Ohio. SENATE. AVashington. July 10.—The legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill passed'and District of Columbia bill was discussed without action. HOUSE. House adopted a strong resolution approving the course of the president in the strike. The day \vns spent ui aii effort to pass the Bailey bankruptby hill, but the quorum failed. i 3 SENATE. Washington. July 17.—House bill for a bridge across the Miss-ssippi at Dubuque passed. Agricultural appropriation bill came up and an amendment appropriating $1,000.000 for extermination of Russian thistle was adopted. HOUSE. Bailey bankruptcy bill passed. Senate amendments to river and harbor bill were rejected. Bill creating an additional circuit judge tor the Eighth judicial district passed. Also one making railroad corporations citiy.ens of the states through which they puss. SENATE. Washington, July IS.—Bill to reserve in ea?h of several states 1,CO 0,000 acres of arid laud to be reclaimed ami sold in small tracts to actual settlors, passed. Indian appropriation bill was discussed but not passed. HOUSE. Among the bills passed \vns one to regulate enlistments iu tho army; authorize the board of managers of the soldiers' homo to transfer and maintain tho inmates of any branch in case of emergency. SENATE. Washington, July IS).—Voorhees announced that tho conferences on the tariff bill had buen unable to agree. Bill was laid on tho table. Indian appropriation bill passed. HOUSE. Hide to close deb'ato on tarifT bill after two hours was adopted. Wilson secured the floor and presented a letter from tlio president, which was read. It urged the house to ptaud firmly by the Wilson bill aud against tho senate amendments. Ho declared the adoption of the amendments would be "outrageous discrimination and violation of principles.'' Roed, Whc-eler and Grow addressed the house and the resolution to insist on disagreement to the senate amendments was agreed to. The farmer conferees were reappoiut ed, SENATE. Washington. July 21).—Voorhees nailed up the conference report on tho tariff bill. Ktiiitli deuouno-ed the president for interfering with the perogatives of the legislative branch of the government, and declared be would not. bo intimidated by throats by the president. He wanted no concessions. Hill regretted the writing of the letter, but endorsed its views as tho right thing for democracy to do, and said now was the time for tho senate to yield. Gray moved that the senate insist on its amendments. Vest bitterly attacked Cleveland for endeavoring to coerce the members in congress and said the senate bill or no bill will pass. Vilas moved to recede from the one-eighth sugar differential. Caffrey said if tho motion carried he would not vote for the bill. I'ulmer said: ••1 was a senator from Illinois before Cleveland was president. A word to tho wise is suBleieut." Adjourned till Monday . HOUrli. Most of the day was devoted to a discussion of the resolution to amend the constitution by taking away from congress authority over the election of United States senators and empowering the states to prescribe the time, places aud manner of holding elections'for senators. Before a vote was reached adjournment was taken. ' Switchmen Will Stay Oat. CmoAoo, July 15.—Rock Island switchmen held a meeting last Highland unanimously decided to continue the strike. It was agreed that no man would return to work until officially ordered to do so by authority of the American Railway Union. North American Tarner Italic! Convention HT. Louis, July ;19.^-The executive committee of the North American Turner Hund, at a meeting held here, set July 24 as the date of the national convention of the society, which will be held in Denver. A QUEER SUIT. , U'lth Enoch Arden and Other Peculiar Features.. • 'I have h'ad something to do wltb a good many qiiecr lawsuits," said ex-United States Marshal Archie Baxter of Elmira. to a New York Sun reporter, "but I think the one ot Evans af ainst Tiff t was the queerest one of all. Hbwlan Evans was a farrn^ laborer, and Reuben Tifft a well-to-do and prominent farmer for whom Evans frequently worked. They lived in the town of Veteran, in Chemung county. Evans lived with his wife and three young children not far from tho Tifft farm. In 1864 Evans enlisted in tho army and- received a bounty of $700. This money ho placed in the hands of Farmer Tifft for safe keeping, with tho injunction that the latter should look after the interests of Evans' family while he was at tho front with his regiment "About the time Evans went to the war Farmer Tifft's wife died. Then Tifft began to pay very marked attentions to " Soldier Evans wife. Evans at times forwarded money to Tifft—in all, as he claimed, nearly $i ; 00. In, tho spring, of 1865 Tifft deeded to Mrs. Evans a house and twelve acres of land, and soon after that the woman took her children and all her household goods and the personal belongings of herself and absent husband and went to live with Tifft on his farm. When Evans came home from the war, soon after that, he found that he had no wife, children or home, and all his efforts to recover his money and property and custody of his children were unavailing. His children grew up under Tifft and married. Mrs. Evans had applied for a divorce from her husband while he was in the army, and it was granted to her not long after he came back. Then she married Tifft "Evans was advised to bring suit against his wife's second husband to recover his $700 bounty money and other moneys that he had sent to Tifft while in the army., The case came up in the Chemung county court, and I was appointed referee to hear and report on it. Tifft defended the suit, and his defense was courageous, to say the least. He admitted having received Evan's bounty money and the remittances, but ho put in a claim for boarding the plaintiff's children, although it was in evidence that he had kept them against tho father's wishes and in spite of his efforts to recover the custody of them. " Tifft also alleged that Evans was to pay him out of tho money for tho house and land the former had deeded to Mrs. Evans, as ho had made the transfer to her at Evans' request, so that she might have a home. Evans proved, though, that his wife had never occupied the house, but had gone to live with Tifft immediately after the transfer was made, and subsequently sold the place for $ COO and gave the money to Tifft. The defendant also put in as an offset a charge of $150, which he had given one of Evans' daughters when she was married. . "It was. in short, a case of one man having taken possession of another man's family and property, and then insisting that the other man should pay him for doing it. I thought Evans had the bo-st end of tho suit and so reported. I suppose ho got his money." I'ollten'ea* Unexpected./ Politeness is not always lost, even in the street cur, pessimists to .tho contrary, notwithstanding. In a Back bay car recently two ladies simultaneously arose near the door to make their exit. The younger politely drew back and gave the elderly lady the right of way. The latter was evidently astonished, for she said, loud enough for half the passengers to hoar: "Thank you. miss—I «am not ae- custome.d to such chivalrous conduct on the part of men in tlie street cars and certainly would not look for it among my own sex." Tho young lady blushed her acknowledgements and hastily lelt the car.—Boston Journal. of ,lutjK»ieiit. Mr. Porkingham, of Kansas City — Now, here's a question: Who shall go first in to dinner, Mr. and Mrs. Packer or Mr. and Mrs. McUan.n? Mrs. Porkingham. with a sneer at his ignorance — Why, there is no question as to who takes precedence! Tho MeCanns kill '2 U more hogs a day than tlie Packers. — Puck. He Cruel. "Your quiet, easy indifference," said Mrs. Walkingboam to her spouse, "aggravates me to such a degree that I am half dead with anger." "Ah, my dear," replied Mr. W., "let me give you a pointer about that." "What is'it?" snapped Mrs. W. "No one should ever do things by halves. " — Texas Sittings. To Kncourago Literature. Miss Bleekor — I'm so interested in our reading club. I wasn't at first; l)utTneve.r miss a meeting now. Miss. Beacon — What are you road- ing? . Miss Bleekor— Well wo are not reading anything at present We are making preparations to give a dance. --Puck. It Wasn't uii Kxccptlon. Haverly—Do you ever give your seat to a lady in a crowded car? Austen — Never. Haverly—Why, now I think of it. 1 saw you dd so • last night Austen—She wasn't a lady. She never oven thanked me.—• New York World. , _ ( ^Koine <;<> to Him. , M Has.that youug man who comes to see you any go to him?" asked the father, addressing the daughter. • 4 ()h, yes, papa," she replied, "he goes itt 10:3.) every niyht."—Now

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