The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa on July 3, 1895 · Page 7
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The Algona Republican from Algona, Iowa · Page 7

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, July 3, 1895
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*?,<?! ALHrtJfA, IOWA. WKDtfEStUY, S, 1895. - ''• hate jxpeetetJ. Bat the fcnot was certain, and we stood looking oh quietly. In a niinuto or two they had him down, and iSisntinlhg him bound his hands. For me he SMjtuecl to have n special hatred. "Curse you," he panted, glaring afc mo ns ho lay helpless. "You have been my evil angel! From the first day I satt yon you have thwarted mo in every plan, and now you have brought me to this!" "Not 1, but yourself," I answered. "My curse upon you!" ho cried again, the rage and hate in his face so terrible that I turned away shuddering and sick at heart. "If 1 could have killed you," ho cried, "I would have died contented." "Enough!" interposed Penmddooke briskly. "It is well lyt us that Master Bertie and his friend came here tonight. Heaven grant it bo not too late I Wo do not need," he added, looking round, "any moro evidence, 1 think?" The dissent was loud, and, save for Kingston, who still sat sulking apart, unanimous. "Death?" said tho Cornislnnan quietly. No one spoke, but each man gave n brief, stern nod. "Very well," tho loader continued; "then I propose"— "One moment," said Master Bertie, interrupting him. "A word with you apart, with our friends' permission. You can repeat it to thorn afterward." Ho drew Sir Thomas aside, and they ro- tired into tho corner by tho door, where they stood talking in whispers. I had small reason to feel sympathy for tho man who lay there tied and doomed to die like a calf. Yet evon I shuddered—yes, and somo of tho hardened men round mo shuddered also nt tho awful expression in his eye, as, without moving his head, ho followed the motions of the two by tho door. Somo faint hope springing into bo- ing wrung his soul and brought tho perspiration in great drops to his forehead. I turned away, thinking gravely of tho early morning three years ago when ho had tortured mo by the very same hopes and fears which now racked his own spirit. Pcnruddocko came back, Master Bertie following him. "It must not bo done tonight," ho announced quietly, with a nod which meant that ho would explain tho reason afterward. "We will meet again tomorrow at 4 in the afternoon, instead of at 8 in the \ "Ho must bo saved. Do you hear?" evening. Until then two must remain on guard'With him. It Is right ho should havo somo time to ropent, and he shall have it." This did not at onco find fnvor. "Why not run him through now?" said one bluntly, "and meet tomorrow at some place unknown to him? If wo come hero again, wo shall, likely enough, walk straight into the trap." "Well, have it that way, if you ploase," answered Sir Thomas, shrugging his shoulder. "But do not blame mo afterward If you find we havo lot slip a golden opportunity. Be fools if you like. I dare say it will not make much differonco in tho end-1" Ho spoko at random, but ho knew how to deal with his crew, it seemed, for on this those who had objected assented reluctantly to tho course ' ho proposed. "Barnes and Walters aro hero In hiding, so they had better be the two to guard him," ho continued. "There is no fear that they will bo inclined to let him go!" I looked at the men whom the glances of their fellows singled out and found them to belong to the little knot of fanatics I }iad before remarked—dark, stern men, worth, if tho matter ever came to lighting, all tho rest of the band put together. "At 4, tomorrow, then, we meet," Sir Thomas concluded lightly. "Then we will deal with him, never fear! Now it is near midnight, and we must be going, but not all together, or wo shall attract attention." Half an hour later Master Bertie and I rodo softly out of tho courtyard and turned our faces toward the city, The night wind camo sweeping across the valley of the Thames and met us full in tho face as we reached the brow of the bill. It seemed laden with melancholy whispers. The wretched, enterprise, 111 conceived, 111 ordered, and in its very nature desperate, to "which we were in honor committed, would haye accounted of Itself for any degree of foreboding. But the scene through which we had just passed, and on my part the knowledge that I had given up a fellow being to death, had their depressing influences. Fop some distance we rodo in silence, which I was the first to break. "Why did you put off his punishment?" I asked, "Because I think he will give us information in the interval," Bertie answered briefly. "Information which may help us. A spy is generally ready to betray his own side upon evasion," "And you will spare him if he does?" I askea, It seemed to me neither justice nor mercy, "No," he said, "there isnofearof that. Those who go with ropes round their nsftks know no. meroy, But drowning inep will catch at straws, end ten to qne be will babble." I shivered, "It is a bad business," I said. Ho thought I referred, to the conspiracy, ana he inveighed bitterly against it, re- preaching himself for bringing m'e into it and for his folly in believing the rosy ao, counts o£ men who had. aji to win and n.othj«g save their worthless Jjyes. to Jpse. "There is only one thing gained," he said, '•Wo are Ukejy to pay dearly fop' thatrsa we muy thin^ the"more of }t. Wo have been the means of punishing a viJlairi," "Yes," I eajd, ''that }s truo. If was a styauge meeting and a grange recognition. X Strangest of all that I should h'e called up to swear wi|h. him 1 ." " i strange," Master, fjertip "j would wifchw call l4>t us think of that and " We turning In tho saddle wo listened. For a second 1 thought 1 still heard the sound. Tho next it ceased nnd only the wind toying with tho November leaves and sighing away in tho distance camo to our cars "No," he said, "'i think itmusthavo been your fatio.y. I bfifir nothing." But when wo rode on tho sound began again, though at first more faintly, as it our follower had learned prudence nnd fallen farther behind. "Do not stop, bub listen!" I said softly. "Cannot you hoar tho pattering of a naked foot now?" "I hear something," be answered. "I am nfrnid you nro right and that we nro followed." "What is to bo done?" I said, my thoughts busy. "There is Caen wood in front," he answered, "with a little open ground on this side of it. We will ride under the trees and then stop suddenly. Perhaps wo shall bo able to distinguish him as ho crosses tho open behind us." We nmdo the experiment, but as if our follower had divined the plan his footstep ceased to sound bcforo wo had stopped our horses. He had fallen farther behind. "Wo might rido quickly back." I suggested, "and surprise him." "It would be useless," Bertie answered. "Thero is too much cover close to tho road. Let us rather trot on and outstrip him." Wo did trot on, and what with the tramp of our horses as they swung along tho road and tho sharp passage of tho wind by our ears we heard no moro of tho footstep behind. But when wo presently pulled up tobrcatho our horses—or rather within a few minutes of our doing so— thoro it was behind us nearer and louder than before. I shivered as I listened, and presently, acting on a sudden impulse, I wheeled my horso round and spurred him back a dozen paces along tho road. I pulled up. Thoro was a movement in tho shadow of tho trees on my right, and I leaned forward, peering in that direction. Gradually I mado out tho lines of a figure standing still, as though gnzing at me—a strange, distorted figure, crooked, short and in somo way, though no lineament of the face was visible, expressive of a strango and weird malevolence. It was tho witch! Tho witch whom I had seen in tho kitchen at the gatehouse. How, then, had she como hither? How had she, old, lame, decrepit, kept up with us? I trembled as sho raised her hand, and standing otherwise motionless pointed at mo out of tho gloom. Tho horso under mo was trembling, too—trembling violent-, ly, with its cars laid back, and as she moved its terror increased, it plunged wildly. I had to give for a moment all my attention to it, and though I tried in mere revolt against the fear which I folt was overcoming mo to urgo it nearer my efforts were vain. After nearly unseating mo tho beast whirled round, and getting tho bettor of mo galloped down tho road toward London. "What is it?" cried Master Bertio as I camo speedily up with him. Ho had ridden slowly on. ''What is the matter?" "Something in tho hedge startled it," I explained, trying to soothe tho .horso. "I could not clearly seo what it was." "A rabbit, I daro say," he remarked, deceived by my manner. "Perhaps it was, "I answered. Some impulse, not unnatural, led mo to say nothing about what I had seen. I was not quito sure that my eyes had not deceived mo. I feared his ridicule, too, though he was not very prone to ridioulo. And above all I shrank from explaining the medley of superstitious fear, distrust and abhorrence in which I held the creature who had shown so strange a- knowledge of my life. We were already near Holboru, and reaching without further adventure a modest inn near the Bars we retired to a room we had engaged and lay down with none of tho gallant hopes which had last night formed tho subject of our talk. Yet we slept well, for depression goes better with sleep than does tho tumult of anticipation, and I was up early and down in tho yard looking to tho horses before London was well awake. As I entered the stablo a man lying curled up in the straw rolled lazily over, and shading his eyes glanced up. Apparently ho recognized mo, for he got slow?y to his feet. "Morning!" he said gruffly. I stood staring at him, wondering if I had made a mistake. "What are you doing bore, my man?" I said sharply when I had made certain I knew him, and that he was really the surly hostler from the Gatehouse tavern at Highgate. "Why did you come here? Why have you followed us?" "Como about your business," he answered. "To give you that." I took the note he held out to me. "From whom?" I said. "Who sent it by you?" *.'"•. "Cannot tell," ho replied, shaking his head. "Cannot or will not?" I retorted. "Both," ho said doggedly. "But there! If you want to know what sort of a kernel is in a nut, you don't shake tho tree, master—you crack the nut." I looked at the note he had given me. It was but a slip of paper folded thrice. The sender had not addressed or sealed .or fastened it in any way, had taken no care either to insure its reaching its destination or to prevent prying eyes seeing the contents. If one of our associates bad sent it, he had been guilty of the grossest carelessness. "You are sure it is for me?" I said. "As sure as mortal can bo," he answered. "Only that it was given me for a man, and not a mouse! You are not afraid, master?" I was not, but he edged away as be spoke and looked with so much alarm at the scrap of paper that }t was abundantly clear be was very much afraid himself, even while he derided me. I saw that i* I bad offered, to return the note he would have backed out of the stable and. gone off there and thw 09 fast ashjg lame foot would let him. This puzajed me. How ever, I read the note, There was nothing }R it to frighten me. Yet, as J read, the cgjor came into my face, for it contained one name to which J had long been a stran- Itself. But here I fated no better. 1 diet not know tho handwriting, and there was no peculiarity in the paper. I was no wiser than before. "Aro you to take back any answer?" 1 said. "No," he replied, "the saints be thansed for the same! But you will bear ma witness," bo went on anxiously, '-that I pavo yon tho letter. You will not forget that or say that you have not had It? But there!" ho added to himself as ho turned away, speaking in a low voice, so that 1 barely caught the sense of the words, "what is the use? Sho will know!" Sho will know! It had something to do with a woman, then, evon if a woman were not tho writer. 1 went in to Breakfast in,two minds about going. I longed to tell Master Bertie and ttiko his advice, though tho unknown had enjoined me not to do so. But for tho time I refrained, and explaining my absence of mind as well as I could I presently stole away on somo excuse or other and started in good time and oil foot into the city. I reached tho rendezvous a quarter of an hour before tho time named, and strolling between the church and tho baker's shop tried to look as much like a chance passerby as 1 could, keeping tho while a wary lookout for any who might turn out to bo my correspondent. Tho morning Was cold and gray. A drizzling rain was falling. Tho passers wore few, and tho appearance of tho streets dirty and, with littered kennels, was dreary indeed. I found it hard at once to keep myself warm and to avoid observation as I hung about. Ten o'clock had rung from moro than one steeple, and I was beginning to think myself n fool for my pains when a woman of middle height, slender and young in figure, but wearing a shabby brown cloak, and wi*-'h her head muflled in a hood, as though sho had tho toothache or dreaded tho weather more than ordinary, turned tho corner of tho belfry and made straight toward mo. She drow near and seemed about to pass mo without notice. But when abreast of mo sho glanced up suddenly, her eyes the only features I could see. "Follow mo to tho church!" sho murmured gently, and she swept on to the porch. I obeyed reluctantly—very reluctantly, my feet seeming like lead, for I knew who SUMMARY OF WEEK'S NEWS. and St. to Sign Serious Charges by t/ncle Sam Against Prominent. Lumbermen. ST. PACT,, June 29.—A rather sensational suit lias been commenced in the United States court by John E. Stryker, as special consul for the government of the United States, to recover from prominent lumbermen in Minnesota $407,474.84 for the value of lumber alleged to have been cut from, logs taken from the Mississippi and Wiuneba- goshish reservations in the northern part of the state within the past four years. The defendants to tho action. are: The Pine River Logging and Improvement company*; Joel B. Bassett and William Bassett, copartners as J. B. Bassett & Co.; John S. Pillsbury and Charles A. Smith, co-partuers as C. A. Smith & Co. It is charged fehat the agents of these defendants entered upon, the territory referred to and cut timber that was converted to the use of defendants, and the value of the lumber made therefrom is represented by the amount sued for. SWIFT'S SENSATION. Jdiie JSS. 'There are rumors in London Petersburg that China refuses the Rnsso- Chinese loan. Frederick W. Fotterall, a prominent citizen of Philadelphia, died suddenly at his home in that city. John Connelly of Dakota county was struck by an electric car at St. Paul and expired three hours kv.or. Carmel Liyas Dazan de Marti, the Widow of Jose Marti, the Cuban revolutionary leader, has arrived in New York. Secretary Gresham's will was probated at Chicago Monday. His entire estate, valued at $51,000, was bequeathed to his wife. A telegram from Boston to The American Wheelman states positively that Harry Tyler will join the professional ranks immediately. Eastbound shipments from. Chicago last v,eek were 52,402 tons, against 45,780 for the preceding week and 44,599 for the corresponding week of last year. _ THE FLOORS QAV6 Fircm'n'n liitled and Eight 1« j M Worcester, &tS*8. WORCESTER, Mass., July 1.-— A in the rag shop of the Hnbeley factoring company iu Brackett court caiisecl the death of two firemen aucl injured eight others. The dead are W. F. Brigham and Lieutenant J. J. Boyle, both of hose company No. 4. Hose company No. 4 wai one of th6 first to reach the fire and attacked it in the top story. Without warning the floor collapsed and fell, carrying the two floors underneath it into the cellar. The men went down with it and werd buried under the ruins and bales of rags. Lieutenant Boyle's back was broken under the crush of the timbers and Brigham was smothered under the piles of rags. The rest of the men escaped with their lives, but it took the rescuing party three hours to got to them and remove them from the debris. RESULT OF A DRUNKEN ROW. One she was. Though I had only seen her eyes, I had recognized them and guessed already what her business with mo was. She led tho way resolutely to a quiet corner. The church was empty and still, with only the scent of incense in tho air to tell of a recent service. It was no surprise to me when she turned abruptly, and removing her hood looked mo in tho face. "What havo you done with him?" sho panted, laying her baud on my arm. "Speak! Toll me what you have done with him?" Tho question, the very question I had foreseen! Yet I tried to fence with her. I said, "With whom?" "With whom?" sho repeated bitterly. "You know me! I am not so changed in three years that you do not recognize me?" "No; I know you," I said. There was a hectic flush on her cheeks, and it seemed to me that the dark hair was thinner on her thin temples than when I had seen her last, but her eyes were tho same. "Then why ask with whom?" sho cried passionately. "What have you done with the man you called Clarence?" "Done with him?" I said feebly. "Aye, done with him? Come, speak and tell me!" sho repeated in fierce accents,, her hand clutching my wrist, her eyes probing my- face with merciless glances.. "Have you killed him? Tell me?" "Killed him, Mistress Anne?" I said sullenly. "No; I havo not killed him." "He is alive?" sho cried. "For all I know, he is alive." She glared at me for somo seconds to assure herself that I was telling the truth. Then sho heaved a great sigh, her hands fell from my wrists, the color faded out of her face, and she lowered her eyes. I glanced round with a momentary idea of escape, I so shrank from that which was to come. But before I had well entertained the notion she looked up, her face grown calm. "Then what have you done with him?" she asked. "I have done nothing with him," I on- 3 I {CONTINUED.] ' BasineM Terms. Chicago's Mayor Charges Ex-Commls- sloner Reynolds With Many Deaths. CHICAGO, July 1.— Mayor Swift has issued a sensational statement condemning Dr. Arthur Reynolds, ex-city health commissioner, for the latter's management of the smallpox epidemic last winter. The mayor charges the doctor with gross neglect of duty, asserts that he alone was responsible for the spread of the disease, and declared that to him. are directly chargeable the 159 deaths which occurred in the pest house during the winter. The mayor says that the pesthouse was kept in a frightful condition; the attendants were careless or inefficient and no deaths nesd have occurred had the health department been properly managed. The statement has caused a sensation in political and medical circles, as Dr. Reynolds is one of the most prominent physicians of the city. MACEO CAPTURED. Reported the Cuban Leader Has Fallen Into the Hands of Spaniards. MADKID, July 1.—According to a report received here General Antonio Maceo, the Cuban insurgent leader, has been, captured by Spanish troops and .consigned to prison, pending orders from Captain General Martinez de Campos. U'edneactay, June SO. Frank J. Beard, one of Kansas City's pioneers, is dead. Four Irish sympathizers have donated £20,000 to the aiiti-Paruellites for an election fund. The safe in the office of the Standard Oil company at Dubuque was broken open and the contents taken. Da\vson Bell, the Pioneer hotel man of Fergus Falls, Minn., is dead. He was well known throughout the Northwest. Owing to the rejection of the laud and income tax assessment bill, the New South Wales parliament will be dissolved. Among the cadets appointed to the naval academy are E. B. Graves, Glencoe, Minn., W. B. McEutee, alternate, Montgomery, Minn. A bold burglary occurred at Centerville, la. The general supply store was ransacked and about §200 worth of goods taken off in a wagon at the dead of night. -. Thursday, June 37. Lower California volcanoes are said to have again become active. Northern Pacific receivers have been authorized to bring suit against Henry Villard. Miss Rose Marston of Chicago was married to Barou Rudolph Schutzebar- Mitcheling. The international railway congress opened in London with a speech by tne Prince of Wales. Thieves who have been operating on the Great Northern and Northern Pacific were arrested at Spokane. For the first time in many months the treasury receipts for the current month exceed the expenditures. Five persons were killed by lightning Wednesday during thunder storms throughout Alabama. Cardinal Gibbous will visit Muniqh, Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris and London before returning to America. Chairman Gould of the California Democratic central committee refuses to call a silver convention. The platform adopted last fall he thinks sufficiently sound to last another year. I>«!i<l ami Two Fatally iHf"red nt Pecksvllle, 1'a. BCRANTON, Pa., July l.—A drunken fight among Italians at Pecksville, this county, caused tho death of one man and the fatal wounding of two others. All parties had been drinking and the origin of the fight is not known. Knives and pistols were freely used. Mike Domarco was stabbed through the heart by Pasquella Parett, who is dying from a stab wound in tho head. Nicola Domarco was also fatally stabbed and John Corele was shot in the right shoulder, though it is thought, he will recover. The men who escaped injury fled and are hiding in the West moxintain. SUICIDED IN CHURCH. Prominent Richmond (Va.) Young Lady Taltes Her Own Life. RICHMOND, Va., July 1.—Miss Minnie Wilkinson, a young lady of high standing in social and religious circles, committed suicide by shooting in the- Second Presbyterian church, of which Dr. Moses D. Hoge is pastor, about 7 p. in. The act was committed in one of the parlors, not far from the auditorium, in which services were being held at the time. Disappointment iu a love affair in whieh E. B. Marquess, a nephew of Dr. Hoge's, is said to hava been concerned, is given as the cause-. HAD COLONIAL GRANTS. Missouri General Green Clay .Smith Dead. WASHINGTON, July 1.—Gen. Green Clay Smith, once Prohibition candidate for president, a war veteran, and in recent years a well known Baptist pastor of Washington, died at his home in Northeast Washington at 12:5(5 p. ui. LATEST MARKET REPORT, Milwaukee Grain. MILWAUKEE, June 29. 1895. FLOUR— Weak. WHEAT— No. 3 spring, 72Kc; No. I Northern, 11 l Ao\ September, 72?ic. CORN— No. 3, 48c. OATS— No. 3 white, 33%o; No. 3 white, 49c; sample, 50@ BARLEY— No. 3. 51c, RYE-NO, i, . "To Francis Oludde," it ran- "W you W9«J4 • nPt 49 a thing of whiph you, will miserably repent all your life, and whieh. will st§if) ygu, Jp the eyes of all (3hrjstian men, meet' rae two hours before, nogn at $e progs, street by St, £otoiph's, where you first saw Mistress Bertram,. And tell BP awe. Fail not to cgme,, In heaven's name, fa,}J nqt!" * ' The note h.a.4 nothing t9 49 with the ppujpiraey! tjaen, P» the fa.qy 9f it, wys' titis** 99 it was s»4 jwysterjoujly as it "rrp TO SAMPLE.' Painty, —Life, better cpijrage, friend, wo §h&U npt , For WWP I Jteara M]i"4 us a more lity} $0 jittering P| ,ohj& J pgujd 109 noting* Jjy noj' wgujjerfuj, JW- Ifo* JUWU a Jto b.eeH before guy Mm my ca,n}B, k »f eJl roe n ro -i ubi J*ft$9B KM i jutt"$9U ttfi ' wte-w m Duluth Grain. DDLUTH, June 29, 1895. WHEAT— Cash, June No, 1 hard, 73>^c; No. 1 Northern, T3c; No. 8 Northern, C8^c; July, No.l hard, 73>6<5; No.2 Northern, 70c. _ __ Minneapolis Grain. MINNEAPOLIS. June 29, 1895. WHEAT — June, 71%o; July, 71%o; September, 69%o. On Track— No, 1 hard, 7iJc; No. 1 Northern. 73J*e; No. 3 Northern, 71^o L St. Paul Union Stock Yard*. SOUTH ST. PAUL, June 29, 169V HOGS— Active and strong to 5o higher; quality good. Range of prices, $4.45@ ' QATTLE— About steady but quiet. Not much offered. Yards cleared up, Fair demand for good fat cattle. Stockers dull and bulls lower, SHEEP— Good sheep aud lambs steady and in fair demand; common stuff very dl §uttons, $3.00;s>4,2?; lambs, f3.75@i.75; common, §3,25@3,50 Receipts; Hogs, 1,200; cattle, 80Q; calves, 10; gheep, 50." i __ Chicago Union Stock Yarda, CHICAGO, June 89, 1895, HOGS-Marfeet active. Light, 5o high' Friday, June 33. The Lake Shore Railroad company has declared a semi-annual dividend of 8 per cent, payable Aug. 1. The defense has completed giving its testimony in the Williams case at Minneapolis and the state is offering rebuttal evidence. In a conflict between the students of the Latin quarter, Paris, and the police, two of the students were injured and five others arrested. Dick Croker and Jockey Sirums are likely to get into trouble on account of the driving of a horse until it dropped dead. The cruelty prevention society are investigating. It is announced that King Humbert will shortly issue a decree exonerating Premier Crispi from the charges of having been connected with Dr. Her z, the Panama canal lobbyist. Major Charles Hobart, Fifteenth United States infantry, has been detailed to attend the encampment of the national guard of Wisconsin at Camp Douglas, Wis., from. July 22 to Aug. 17. for light; mixed; S4,W@§.0§ for heavy shipping lots; $*.60@4,75 for rough. CATTLE—Market quiet and steady. .Pressed beef and shipping steers, $g,0l>@ -Market slow and unchanged,. ; H^gs, 11,000; cattle, W; • avals awl CpicAQO, June 89, L'OSlJfift PRICES, we, 7P^o; J»»y. ; September, W/^\ July, Jaly s Saturday, June 80. The fifth stage robbery within six months has been committed near Klamath Falls, Or. The New York Central railroad has declared a quarterly dividend of 1 per cent, payable July 15. Henry C. Runkel, one of the veteran lawyers of Milwaukee, is dead, Mr, Runkel was 61 years of age. The Ciyio Federatioii of Kansas City, whose purpose it is to purify local politics, has been formally organized. Governor Merrill has asked for the resignation of the two Populist members of the Kansas penitentiary board. Governor McGraw has issued an order disbanding eight companies of infantry and two of cavalry troops of the national 'guard of Washington upon recommendation of the brigadier gen* era], ^ _ ^ Monday, July It Huxley, the great English biologist, is dead. Count SWnburn, the famous burglar, been captured by tne P;ukertons in YorJ? city. • Ex.Mouls Leyden, lecturing at Forfc William, Ma»., was attacked by a mob and narrowly escaped dejUfc- is »o tpftth ift the y§por{ that the Puke of Awrnale, uaole QI tbe late Cowt of Psws, nap. been assassinated., ,ie enjoying Uw usual health at Claimants Turn Up for Half of a County. ST. Louis, July 1.—Suits to recover property valued at several million dollars, including about two-thirds of the ground now occupied by Shaw's botanical garden, eight sections lying along Stringtown road and Southside park, and extending through Lower Grove park in St. Louis, and 12 sections of laud comprising nearly- oue-half of Franklin county, will' soon be filed in the circuit court in' this city. The prospective litigants are the nine heirs of old Louis Penny, one' of the pioneer settlers in the Mississippi valley. They claim, to have acquired title to the/property through old^p.g"" ish aud French grants. In 'addition? this they claim to havo leases to several city blocks on which mills, factor-i ies and residences have been built. Evidences of an Earthquake. ' ' SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., July 1. — Assistant Engineer Glenn E. Balch, of the United States lake survey, who returned this week, reports finding ap^. pearauces of an earthquake on Batche- wanna Island, Lake Superior. The affected strip is 200 to 800 feet wide and 1,200 feet long. The crack and upheaval, with trees uptorn aud broken, rocks, show the effect of the mighty shock. Batohewanna Island is isolated, and uninhabited. . Four Americans Drowned. MAZATLAN, Mex., July l.—A party of four Americans, among them being Howard Trevins, a wealthy naanufao* turer of California, were drowned off the coast 60 miles north of here four days ago. They were making a, pleas- j ure cruise in a sailing vessel, when ifc'j capsized. '• * • ^ Vfr y. i- self 1 1 ij. »;: An Aeronaut Snic'ides. NEW YORK, July 1.—Mrs. Chwles^p Walcott, formerly a professional;^ aeronaut, committed suicide by taking s *| laudanum at her home in this city; fy About a year ago she met with. - a faU,"* which made her a cripple for life, caused despondency; resulting in murder, _^____ Mint \VJ11 Close Down, PHILADELPHIA, June 37.—'The ing department of the United mint in this city will be shut July 1 for the purpose of cleaning and making necessary repairs, work of coining will be suspended only two weeks, but as there is % demand just now for coins of small rn nominations—pennies and 6'cent pjej| -an unusual number pf these ar^" ing turned out. . , ^ Htostler Is T>eft ft F»THpe. -',.-' 4 t SOUTH BEND, InA, July ': Allen of Mishnwaka, t&is hostler for Dr, J, B. Ofeen,e, recjjvj letter from his father in, N§w, stating that the latter's oldest had died, leaving 188,000 to • among the tiwe ypungf j$ Of the two rajnaim that lie was one gf the :,<&& , that was bei»g Me?,, Tlw valus rt sJl ift a mm &asu< g*ok.apQQ ftpftw,' , <t ; ,

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