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RED CLOUD CHIEr
A. C. HOSMER. Proprietor.
EE1 CLOUD. - - - NEBRASKA
Fifteen Anarchists were recently
expelled from Geneva.
The Turkish Government has de
cided to increase the forces in Crete
to 30,000 soldiers.
The boss bakers of New York and
Brooklyn have formed an association
to fight the journeymen bakers.
Gilmax H. Kimball, of Middleton,
3Iass., died of hydrophobia recently.
His agonies had been subdued by
The British delegates to the mari
time conference at Washington will
not be empowered to make any engage
ments binding on England.
A dispatch frd'm Montenegro says
that a famine is threatened, owing to
the failure of the crops, and that epi
demic disease is now extensively prev
alent. An influential German company
has been organized with a capital of
30.000,000 marks, to complete the
Simplon tunnel, between Italy and
The grayling, the black spotted
trout, the white fish and the bull trout
are the only fish in the Yellowstone
National Park, in 1,500 square miles
of which there is not a fish.
The Pennsylvania railroad is about
to inaugurate a scheme for pensioning
. j's employes in connection with the
jrelief association. It is probable that
the Reading road will do likewise.
Diphtheria is raging at Moscow,
O. Fifty cases have been reported
and there have been many deaths.
State aid has been asked of the State
Health Board. The schools are
Moses Fowler, president of the
Fowler National Bank of Lafayette,
Ind., and one of the wealthiest men in
Indiana, died recently, aged seventy
five. He owned 25,000 acres of culti
The Czar of Russia has sent a tele
graph message to Anton Rubinstein,
the Russian pianist and composer, con
gratulating him on the approaching
jubilee of his musical career. He will
also lead atestimonial subscription.
' . .
The decree of absolute divorce re
cently granted to Mary E. Flack from
her husband. James A. Flack, sheriil
of New York, on her petition, has
been annulled. In her affidavit Mrs.
Flack stated that she had never ap
plied for a divorce.
ExGLisn newspapers were satisfied
with the decision in the Maybrick case,
and praised tho Home Secretary for
the manner in which he had discharged
a difficult task. The London Daily
Telegraph urged the necessity for a
court of criminal appeals in order to
relieve Jhe Minister of such decisions.
The mine owners of Sierra&fadja-
das, Mexico, have resolved to erect a
smelter as a protection against the
increased duty on ores imposed by the
United States Government. A promi
nent buyer of ore says that his busi
ness has been damaged to the extent
of 35 per cent, sinca the order for the
collection of 'the increased duty wn
Superintendent of Census Porter
has appointed William C Day a
special agent of the eleventh census to
collect the statistics relating to tho
structural materials throughout the
United States. The superintendent
has. also appointed Captain Joseph W.
Collins and Charles W. Smiley as
special agent to collect the fishery
statistics of the United States.
There has been trouble of a grave
character in which evictions have
Deenmade, particularly in the vicinity
of Homer, Iowa. During the recen
absence of Mr. Brock, who lives on a
farm near Homer, purchased from the
Des Moines River Land Company, the
house and' barn were fired '.'and en
tirely consumed and six acres of corn
were cut dqwn and much fence de
stroyed. MicnAEL J. Leonard, a contractor
of Mayfield. Ky?.-recently discovered
seventy-five acres of land near Ripley.
Tenn.. upon which were rich deposits
of yellow ochre and told his friend, L
H. Bell, publisher of the Catholic Ad
vocate, of Louisville, Ky. Bell bought
the place at the ordinary value of land
in that region and will give up his
business to bring the ochre to market.
There are only eight other beds of
ochre in this country.
From the State University, at Berke
ly. CaL, comes a report of' a discov
ery made by one of the professors of
the institution which, if true, win re
sult in revolutionizing the leather in
dustry. ' The' claim is made that ex
periments have determined that cer
tain combinations of fat and oils with
sulphur compounds when used for
tanning have the effect of rendering
leather inpervious to water and so
pliable as to render it almost inde
structible. The assertion is made that
boots and shoes manufactured of leath
er thus prepared will last five times
as long as the foot wear now on the
market with no additional cost
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
Gleaned by Telegraph and Man.
PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Arrests of Socialists are reported In
Austria. Alarming reports of the exten
sive mifications of the movement were
afloat in Vienna.
The New York Democratic convention
will be held at Syracuse October 1, for tbe
purpose of nominating candidates for
Adolfh Brandt, one of tbe most prom
inent Hebrew lawyers in the South,
dropped dead recently while attending a
meeting of tbe grand lodge of Odd Fel
lows in Rome, Go.
The Abyssinian General. Has Alula, re
cently advanced to Godofelassi and made
overtures for peaca General Baldissers.
commanding tbe Italian expedition, re
jected bis proposals and advanced upon
Has Alula, compelling him to retreat be
yond tbe river Blesa.
It is understood that the Civil-Service
Commissioners are not yet satisfied witb
the condition of affairs relative to depart
ment appointments and will ask Congress
to give them greater power in regard to
promotions and to correspondingly reduce
tbe power of beads of departments In that
North Dakota lawyers allege that tbe
recent Constitutional convention ruined
the chances of the new State receiving
public lands because it divided tbe Insti
tutions contrary to tbe enabling act's pro
visions. President Harbison arrived at Indian
apolis, Ind., bis old borne, on tbe night of
tbe 21st for tbe purpose of laying the cor
ner stone of the soldiers1 and sailors' mon
ument. William Walter Phelps, the new Min
ister to Berlin, recently visited Secretary
Blaine at Bar Harbor, Me.
Major J. H. Davis, department com
mander of tbe G. A. It. of Nebraska, died
at Chicago on tbe 22d from dropsy, super
induced by a wound received at tbe battle
of Gettysburg in 1863.
Virginia Republicans at Norfolk on tbe
22d nominated General Mabone for Gov
ernor. The committee on organic law of tbe
Guthrie convention on the 22d reported a
Constitution for Oklahoma. Later it was
The State Department baa arranged for
an extensive excursion through tbe
United States for members of tbe Inter
national American Congress, which meets
in Washington October 2,
Jacob Miller, one of tbe most promi
nent and wealthy men of Ohio, known as
a philanthropist, died at Canton recently.
It is reported that Mr. Parnell will
soon visit America for the benefit of bis
Abraham Browning, first Attorney
General of New Jersey under tho new
Constitution adopted in 1845, died at Cam
den, aged eighty-one years.
The Montana Republican State conven
tion nominated tbe following ticket: For
Governor, T. C. Power, of Helena; for
Lieutenant Governor, J. E. Rickards, of
Butte; for member of Congress, T. H.
Carter, of Helena.
Two memorial brasses of the Washing
ton family have been stolen from the par
ish church at Sulgrave, Northampton
Surgeon Porter, of the United States
army, has resigned because he did not
care to obey an order to leave Jackson
ville, Fla., for Jackson barracks, Iowa.
The order may be modified or rescinded.
The London Press Association says that
the English Government has intimated to
the United States Government a willing
ness to negotiate a settlement of tbe Beb
ring sea matter and now awaits tbe Amer
ican Government's reply.
Senator Manderson. of Nebraska, on
tbe 23d published a letter defending tbe
acts of Commissioner Tanner in rerating
bis (Mandderson's) pension. Tbe Senator
declared that most of the newspaper crit
icisms of tbe matter were malicious and
Charles A. Dana, editor of the New
York Sun, who first conceived the idea
of holding a World's Fair in America in
1892, ha been chosen president of tbe New
York's World's Fair Committee.
The alleged uprising of Flathead In
dians near Demersviile, Dak., was un
founded. The trouble was caused by
whisky and tbe whites were in no danger.
Late reports stated that every thing was
Hon. Lyman F. Wisner. tbe wealthiest
and most prominent citizen of Hardin
County, Iowa, was accidentally shot and
instantly killed by bis only son the other
day while they were out hunting to
gether. Yankton County (Dak.) stock raisers
are excited over the outbreak of a con
tagion 'among their herds. Over 800 bead
of cattle have died within two days, as
bave 150 hogs that have fed on the carcas
ses of the cattle.
Two arrests have been made at Berne.
Switzerland, in connection with tbe re
cent Anarchist circular attacking tbe
.. It Is thought tbe leather firm of W. F.
Johnson & Co., of Boston, which failed
recently, will be able to pay 50 cents on
The cotton raisers of Florida have
started the project of selling their cotton
at Jacksonville instead of sending it to
United States Deputy Marshal Sam-
Juel Hughes, of South Pittsburgh, Tenn.,
was shot by an outlaw liquor seller re
cently, but a day book in bis pocket saved
At the annual meeting of the Calumet
& Hecla Mining Company in Boston, all
tbe old directors were re-elected, and
President Aeassiz presented a plan for
tunneling to Lake Superior for water.
The wives of the striking miners of
Spring Valley, IIL, bave appeared in ad
joining towns begging for bread for their
The Wauregan cotton mills, of Rhode
Island, bave suspended. The mills were
capitalized at 600,000. The liabilities were
$1,000,000, with assets, according to the
company, of $2,000,000.
The Keystone furnace Company, of
Reading, Pa., has assigned. Assets, $200,
000. A terrible wreck, occurred or tbe
Kr.oxville, Cumberland Gap & Louisville
at Flat Gap creek, near Knoxville, Teas.
Judge George Andrews, 8. T. Powers and
Alexander Reeder, three prominent citi
zens of Tennessee, were killed and many
other well known people were injured.
J. Vanderbosch's pretzel factory en
Larrabee street, Chicago, burned tbe
other morning. Loss, $20,000. A stable
adjoining also burned and five horses and
a cow were burned to death.
The yacbt Celt sunk in Lake Huron a
few days ago. Those oa board escaped ia
the yawl, and after being adrift on tbe
lake for two days were picked up by a
About 400 clgarmakers of Jacksonville,
Flsv, struck recently.
While ex-Governor Robie, of Maine,
was walking near bis farm the other day
he was attacked with a wnip by two
Two Pennsylvanians were arrested re
cently on their return from Europe for
trying to smuggle jewelry and otber
The much talked of "Blue Grass
Palace" was opened by Governor Larra
bee at Creston, Iowa, on tbe 22L
According to reports of county clerks
of Kansas, the population of the State has
decreased considerably since 187. In
some counties tbere have been substan
tial gains, but generally the returns are
unsatisfactory and give rise to various
The sentence of Mrs. Maybrick was
commuted to penal servitude for life.
A groceryman named Luca, of Brook
lyn, N. Y., was recently murdered by a
burglar named McEl wain, whom be caught
robbing his store.
Bud Renaud, for aiding the Sullivan
Kilrain fight, was fined $503 at Purvis,
Cate Chano Pino, tbe Chinese laborer
who tried to break the validity of the
Scott Exclusion law but failed, has been
sent back to China.
As ordinance has been passed by tbe
City Council of Guthrie, Ok., granting a
franchise for twenty years to a company
to run a lottery in that city similar to the
Joseph Fran a, who went to tbe door of
bis bouse in Chicago early the other
morning for a breath of fresh air, was shot
dead bv an unknown assassin.
The New York Metropolitan Museum of
Art has just acquired several pieces of
work of great archaeological and artistic
interest from Italy.
A warrant has been issned for the ar
rest of Gideon Brown, of Boston, on a
charge of larceny. He is in Montreal and
says be will return to Boston in a few
days and settle up bis tangled business
The west side of tbe town of Fairmount,
IIL, was entirely destroyed by fire the
other morning. Loss, $30,000.
Jim McCoy, the noted desperado of
Southwestern Texas, was banged at San
Antonio recently for the murder of Sheriff
McKinney on December 26, 1S8C
Business failures (Dun's report) for the
seven days ended August 22 numbered
206, compared with 213 the previous week
and 211 tbe corresponding week of last
Barnum's circus train was wrecked
near Watertown, N. Y., on the night of
the 22 J. A number of tbe animals were
killed, tbe loss being $40,000.
Jimmy Hope, tbe famous bank robber,
has been discharged from tbe prison at
Auburn, N. Y.. his time having expired.
He left for New York.
A race riot was reported recently at
Mount Pleasant, a few miles from Charles
ton, 8. C A negro woman bad been shot
by a white man and the blacks were
gathering to lynch him. Tbe Governor
ordered troops to tbe scene.
A warrant against Gideon P. Brown,
tbe absconding merchant of Providence,
has been issued from the Crowu office in
Negotiations are in progress lo pur
chase the extensive woolen mills of James
Lee & Sons, of Bridgeport, Pa., by an En
Tbe four murderers of women Patrick
Packenbam, Jack Lewis, colored, James
Piolan and Ferdinand Carol in, were
hanged in the yard of the Tombs prison,
at New York, on the 23 L
The Empire and Phoenix flouring mills,
of St. Catherines, OnL, burned tho other
morning. Tbe Empire mills was one of
tbe finest and largest in Canada, and
was erected only a few years ago at a
cost of nearly $10), 000.
Three trainmen were killed and about
twenty more injured by a disastrous col
lision on tbe Baltimore & Ohio near Pe
troleum, W. Va. The accident was due to
conflicting telegraph orders.
The new Government dry dock at the
navy yard at Norfolk, Va., will be finished
September 19 and that at New York No
Adjutant-General Kelton, of tbe
United States army, has decided that
there is nothing in tbe laws to prevent a
young man who had been dismissed from
tbe Naval Academy for hazing from be
coming a West Point cadet.
Philemon Buss, ex-Justice of tbe Su
preme Court of Missouri, and dean of tbe
Missouri Law University, died in St. Paul,
Minn., on tbe 25th.
By a collision on tbe Ohio near Cin
cinnati recently tbe large steamer Com
monwealth and the little steamer Lame
.Duck were both lost No lives were lost
though several bad narrow escapes.
The labor demonstration by the strik
ing dock yard laborers In Hyde park.
London, on the 25th was a great success
in point of numbers.
Henry Shaw, tbe venerable philan
thropist, died in St. Louis on tbe 25th.
He was a native of Great Britain and had
amassed an estate of $2 500,000.
Legitime, President of Hayti, sought
refuge on a French gunboat and his op
ponent, Hippolyte, occupied Port-au-
Prince. Admiral Gherardi telegraphed
tbe facts to Washington and urged the
speedy presence of the new American
A hurricane at Buenos Ayres recently
destroyed many lighters and inflicted
considerable damage to ships ia the har
bor. The reservoir at Cranston, on the Paw-
tucket river, near Providence. R-1 , burst
on tbe 25th, drowning two women and a
boy and doing much damage.
Swift & Co's packing house at
Armourdale, Kan., wnsdestroved by fire
on the 25th. Loss, $159,100. L. F. Tate,
an employe, lost his lite.
It is reported that on the occasion of
the Pope's visit to Madrid be will journey
in a carriage to Civita Vecchia, thence by
steamer to Spain. He will be accom
panied by a few members of tbe College of
Clearing house returns for tbe week
ended August 24 showed aa average in
crease of 17.9 compared with the corre
sponding week of last year. Ia New York
the increase was 22 5.
Commenting noon tbe seizure of Cana
dian vessels in Behring sea, the Londoa
Daily News says: "Secretary Blaine is la
a manner committed to a policy of aa
friendliness toward England. There arc
many signs, however, that in the present
dispute he has to reckon with his owa
countrymen as well as with ours."
American securities were unfavorably
affected on tbe London 8tock Exchange
dariag the week ended August 24. Other
securities were fairly steady. Tbe Ger
man bourses were unsettled. The Paris
Bourse was irregular, three per cent.
rentes showing a rise.
Tax latest advices concern lag tbe eartn-
qaake at Kumanota, Japan, July 98,
places the number killed at eighteen and
the wounded at nineteen. Fifty-two
dwellings were demolished.
NEBRASKA STATE NEWS.
Kathleen Bright, aged sixteen years,
committed suicide at Wymore the other
day by taking Rough on Rat. Tempor
ary insanity was assigned as the cause.
She was employed as a domestic by a
family in Hutobirnoti. Kan. She left a
letter stating that she intended to kill
herself because she did not want to go
back to her people, who had sent for her,
because of iil treatment;
J. H. Maness. arrested at Nebraska City
for tbe murder of a man at Estilville, Va..
has been released on a writ cf habeas cor
pus. Tbe papers for bis ai rest were im
perfect, and did not charge where the
crime was committed or in what court be
bad been found guilty. On being released
Maness mounted a horse and fled.
Hon. James Laird Representative in
Congress from the Second district died at
Hastingi on tbe 17th. He was born in
Livingston County, N. Y., June 20, 1S49.
He was educated at tbe Michigan Univer
sity. Before attending college, he entered
the volunteer military service of the
United States from Michigan asaprivate,
July 24. 1802, when only thirteen years old,
and served witb the army of tbe Potomac
until tbe dose of tbe war; was a mem
ber of the Nebraska Constitutional
convention of 1875; was first elected
to the Forty -eighth Congress and bas been
a member of that body ever since. His
death was due to blood poisoning result
ing from a surgical operation.
The Wymore train on tbe Burlington
was derailed a mile out from Lincoln the
otber morning. Two passenger coaches
rolled down an embankment of about ten
feet, and all tbe passengers were more or
less shaken up. Twenty were injured,
some only slightly. Others were badly
hurt, though none were considered fatally
The Republican State convention to
nominate candidates for Associate Justice
of the Supreme Court and two members
of tbe Board of Regents of the State Uni
versity, bas been called to meet at Hast
ings, Tuesday, October 8, 1SS9, at eight
o'clock p. m. Tne convention will consist
of 816 delegates each county choosing
one delegate-at-large and one delegate
for each 150 voter, based upon tbe vote
cast for Hon. George H. Hastings for
The State convention of tbe third party
Prohibitionists, met at Lincoln on the af
ternoon of tbe 21st with about COO dele
gates present, representing twenty-eight
counties. Judge Martin L Brewer, of
Nnnce, was elected permanent chairman;
G orge H. Gibson, of Douglas, secretory,
and J. C Heald. of Polk County, assistant
secretary. After appointing the proper
committees tbe convention adjourned un
til morning. Tbe most of the second day
was taken up in debate. When nomina
tions were reached F. P. Wigton. of Nor
folk, was nominated for Supreme Judge.
Mrs. Jennie F. Holmes, of Tecumsb, pres
ident of the State W. C. T. U., and L. B.
Palmer, of Hastings, grand worthy chief
templar. I. O. G. T., were nominated for
Frank Guthrie, confined at Niobrara
for grand larceny, broke jail the other
n ght during a raging storm and escaped.
He left a note for the slier fl saying he
would retarn in time for court.
The two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs.
Reedmuller, of Fontanelle, Washington
County, recently got bold of and drank
some fly poison, causing its death after
lingering two days.
Iwo girls and a boy, aged respectively
three, four and five years, were poisoned
at Beatrice the otber day by eating jimson
seed pods. Physicians were summoned in
time to save their live, but it was a nar
row escape for one of them.
At a recent wedding near Strorasburg
a number of guests ate freely of canned
cherries and next morning were taken
violently ill from poisoning. There has
Ix-en no fatality, but many were seriously
During a recent storm lightning struck
tbe residence of Dr. H. J. Hill at Alma.
The bolt went down tbe chimney to tbe
ceiling, when it took various directions,
doing more or less damage in every
room in tbe house. The doctor and his
wife were asleep in one of the rooms and
were so badly shocked that it was two
hours before they recovered conscious
ness. TriE post-office inspector wbo has been
investigating the alleged irregularities of
Miss Clark, tbe postmistress at Blair, it is
said completely vindicated the lady.
Charles Gore and Dora Muchmore,
who hold claims down in Dundy County
near Neel, were arrested th other day for
living together without having taken the
precaution to have a marriage ceremony
performed. They were lodged ia jail at
Benkelman, but tbe county judge affected
their release by joining tbem together in
The lodges of Odd Fellows at Indianola
and Bartley have consolidated.
A sporting woman by the name of Mc
Genry, of Cbadron, took four children out
riding tbe otber day, when the horse ran
away, seriously, it not lataily, injuring
two of them. The woman bad one knee
broken and rr cdved other injuries.
There is now but a little over three per
cent, of the population of the State from
school age up that can not read or write.
The Northwestern is putting in addi
tional switch tracks and a turn-table at
Mrs. J. L. Tout, of Kearney, recently
caught a sneak thief in the bouse in pos
session of a valuable gold watch. In an
instant she bad him covered with a re
volver, telling him to drop the watch,
which he did and left tbe premises in a
A runaway team was recently stopped
near Creiguton. and a sleeping babe dis
covered in tbe bottom of th3 buggy. The
team bad started to run at a point about
five miles distant while tbe parents of the
child were out, and tbe infant slept
through it all.
The other day John Maguira, of Omaha,
fell fifty feet down tbe inside of a smoke
stack sustaining a number of flesh
wounds, but no bones were broken and be
Recently as workmen were removing
the last of a car load of bananas that had
been snipped from Panama to a commis
sion bouse at South Omaba, they discov
ered an anaconda, full three feet long,
secreted in one corner of tbe car. Tbe
animal was captured alive.
Charles Chilcott, a prominent citizen
of Burt County, was found dead in bis
barn at Tekamah I he other morning. He
bad gone out to attend to his horses aad
fell dead from heart disease.
Mrs. Walters, a German lady, and two
children were recently seriously injured
ia a runaway at Nebraska City. She had
both arms broken and was internally in
jured and Is considered ia a critical con
dition. William Davidson, living at Elyria,
Valley County, was instantly killed re
cently by the explosion of a gua which a
blacksmith was repairing.
Many farmers of Cass County are pot
ting their surplus of apples into cider and
vinegar this yesr.
Steamboats Lost From tbe
Effects of a Collision.
Swift's Packing House Baraed Rrica;
Work Unrned Child aud Hones
Burned Cable Accident
Cincinnatl Aug. 2& At ten o'clock last
night the Conoy Island steamer Common
wealth coming down the river collided
with tho little harbor steamer Lame Duck
going up the river just a quarter of a mile
above the Newport & Cincinnati bridge
and utterly demolished the Lame Duck.
There was a crew of five on the Lame
Duck and four of them were picked
ud uninjured by men in a yawL
George B. Alexander, the engineer the
fifth mnn on the little craft went under
the revolving paddle wheels of tbe Com
monwealth which was tacking and came
to the surface near the guard of the boat;
where a plucky passenger caught him by
the hair and held him up till others could
draw him on tbe boat where ho was found
to be uninjured. Tbe Lame Duck was
valued at $2,000. After the Common
wealth had succeeded in reaching her
landing fire broke out in some unaccount
able way and she was totally deitroyed.
PACKING HOUSE BURNED.
Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 26. The large
warehouses of Swift & Co., located in
Armourdale on the west bank of the Kaw
river one mile south of tbe Missouri river,
burned yesterday morning, the total loss
being fully $150,000. It was the most de
structive fire that bas occurred ia this
vicinity ince the Woodward-Faxon drug
house burned on Union avenue eight years
ago. The fire of yesterday destroyed the
smoke bouse and warehouses I, H and G
and their contents. L. F. Tate, one of the
employes of the company. lost his life and
several other men were seriously but not
killed by the cable
Kansas City. Mo.. Auu- ifc R- T.
Hinde. recorder of deeds of Jacfcon Coun
ty, wbo was struck by a Grand avenue
cable car at Fifteenth and Grand avenue
Saturday afternoon, died at tbe resilience
of his mother in Independence yesterday
morning at C:S) o'clock. The wife of the
unfortunate man, adau hter of Rev. C
C. Woods, of the M. E. Church South, left
him a few week ago mysteriously, giving
ris to many rumors concerning the
couple's married Hie. Hinde had two ac
cident insurance policies of $5 000 each.
CHILD AND HORSES BURNED.
Kansas City, Kan., Aug-. 2G. A two
story frame building at Sixth and Water
streets, this city, tbe lowor floor
of which was occupied as a feed
store and the upper story as a residence
by Gilbert 3L Randall, was destroyed by
fire at 1:10 o'clock this morning;. Ran
dall's eight-year-old son and four horse
perished in the flame. The loss en build
ing and contents will amount to $3 500, on
which tbere is an insurance of $2,100.
Providence. R- L. Aug. 16 The reser
voir at Cranston, fifteen miles from here
on the I'awtucket river, burst yesterday
destroying much pro;"rty, drowning Mrs.
Greene Tew, Mrs. Hawkins and Mrs.
Tew's son, aged seven. People living
along1 the river fled, but as the water
quickly subsided they were enabled to re
turn. The dam was built in 1883 and held
FAMINE IN THE SOUDAN.
London. Aug. .. Dispatches from
Egvpt ay that a famine prevails at Khar
toum, Kassala, Tokar and other river
towns. The survivors are said to be feed
ing upon the bodies of the dead. About
twenty deaths from starvation daily are
reported at TV kar.
PRESSED BRICK WORKS BURNED.
Kansas City. Kan., Aug. 20 The
Whittaker pressed brick works, located at
Vance, a small station on tbe Kansas
City, Wyandotte & Northwestern rail
road, nine miles west of this citv. were
destroyM by fire yesterday morning.
A FLOURING MILL DAMAGED BY FIRE.
Macon. Ma. Aug. 25. Yesterday the
Eagle roller flooring mills, owned by J. T
A. Bant, was damaged by Are to the ex
tent of $13,000. with only $2,000 insurance.
Mr. Banta believes tbe fire was incendi
ary. The fire started in the fourth story
and destroyed the most valuable ma
chinery as it burned downward.
FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
Duluth. Minn.. Aug. 25. As the result
of a wasbed-cut culvert on the Eastern
Minnesota railroad, a few miles south of
this city, a freight engine and thirty cars
were yesterday morning ditched and
smashed, and severl trainmen were ladly
HURRICANE AT BCENOS AYRES.
Buenos Ayres, Aug. 25 A hurricane
raged at tbi port which sunk many light
ers and inflicted considerable damage
upon shipping and cargoes.
The President of Hajti Meek Refuge- on
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2. A special to
tbe Sun from Port au Prince says: Leg
itime abdicated Thursday and embarked
on a French gunboat. Temporary fort
bas been found. The Northern or Hip
polyte's army was to enter Port au Prince
Friday. Peace probable. Tbe United
States steamer Kearsarge bas moved
nearer tbe city. Admiral Gherardi is
master of tbe situation.
THE NEWS AT WASHINGTON.
Washington, Aug. 25. Acting Secre
tary Walker bas received tbe following
cablegram from Rear Admiral Gherardi.
commanding tbe naval force in tbe North
Atlantic station, dated at St. Nicholas
Mole: "Legitime accepted terms of
fered and embarked Thursday after
noon aboard French corvette. It is
not known where he will go. Hippolyte's
forces occupied town Friday morning. We
fear riot. 1 have notified tbe dip'oraatic
corps that I will do all I can to prevent
riot. French and English Captains will
act under sty orders. It is very important
that tbe new Minister should be seat im
mediately. Tbe President Arrives at Deer Park.
Deer Park. Md., Aug. 25 President
Harrison. Mr. McKee and Miss McKee ar
rived here at 8:45 o'clock yesterday morn
ing and walked up to tbe Spencer cottage.
Private Secretary Halford and Marshal
Ransdell went to the hotel. Attorney
General Miller went to Washington,
where a mais-of business awaits him. He
has entirely recovered from his recent at
tack of neuralgia.
A race riot was reported recently at
Mouat Pleasant; a few miles from Charles
ton, 8. C A negro wonaa had been shot
by a white man aad tbe blacks were gath
ering to lynch him. The Goveraor ordered
trseps to the scene.
In driving horses ou the road let them J
drink at every opportunity; a duz u timeT
a day in summer is not too often.
Missouri has 782.104 horses. 2i'2.4R'5
mules, 137.250 milch eows, 1 4'Jft4"3 oilier
cattle. 1.187,C60 sheep and 5.70" 10'J Hoks.
A judicious allowanco of bran or oats at
this seasou of the year will increase th
milk supply and fortify the cow'-, svstetu
for larger production during the fall and
It will be noted that Texas stockmen
find profit in feeding Loiiod cotton see.
If English farmers can afford to f-'d.
cotton-seed meal American farmers can
afford to feed the entire seed.
There is no letter time to raiso a calf
than early in the falL It needs care (lur
ing the first three or four months of it
life anyway, and is all rendy to start ,'.I
with tbe grass m the spring.
To keep cows from kicking wlion being
milked let a strap be buckled around the
cow just forward of the hip bones and
allowed to come nearly to thoiKor. In
this let the milker put bis foot as u hangs
drawing it tight over the kicker's InicK.
and she will usually keep her feet on tlu
Mr. John Thornton, on July 3!, sold at
Melrose, Scotland, forty-two head of
Short-born cattle that averaged over?.."?.
Though none were bought lor exporta
tion, only fourteen remain in h'cotlnnd.
This tells its own tale regarding tho pop
ularity of Scotch-bred Short-horns.
Richard Bros., living near Ah1and.
Neb., bave recently lose several bead of
cattle with the disease knowa as blackleg.
Tbey claim to bave found an almost infal
lible remedy, which consists' in simply
vaccinating the stock with a mixture of
salt and turpentine, a spoonful of each in
gredient being used to each animal.
Once in a full year should be considered
often enough for a milker to bear a cilL,
and for younger cows once in from lour
teen to sixteen month. Older cows that
may be considered fully developed and of
established habits, cows eight to ten
years of age. may, if their calves are off
great value, be put to rapid breeding.
There will be a very large number of
cattle led in Butler County this fall and
winter. From the Northwest comes thi
report that Heath, one of the Knnsa cit
tle syndicates, will feed 5. 000 head; Bark
er, near Burns, will fed 1.500; Harvey
Ashenfelter will fatten 25.'); J. L. Shrivor
expects to feed not less thun 10,000 bushels.
That is where Butler's immense corn crop
is destined. Eldorado (Kan.) Times.
It will often be found that cows will
prefer to drink stagnant wat r. even al
most filthy, from pools rather than to
take that fresh drawn from the well. It is
not tbe cleanliness of the well water time
the cows object to, but its coldness. Leave
the well water in tubs or troughs exposed
to the air a few hours in s-umm-r. The
cows will drink more freely, give mor
milk aud do better every way for ir.
Filthy water they should not bo allowed.
to drink, at least while giving tuilk.
It is work thrown away to kill out weed
in the field and allow them to go to seed in
the fence corners. As a rule the garden
at this season is the hot-bed of weeds.
The largest, best-flavored and earliest
vegetables should be retained for seed if
the seed is to be home-grown. Tho smooth,
solid tomatoes, and the earliest, should bo
laid aside for seed before Uiing any por
tion of the crop.
The strawberry can be grown on small
plots that will not afford room for a tree.
and as it produces fruit in ono year front
tbe time the plants are set out. it i one
of the most viluable fruits for tho family
tbat can be grown.
A dozen cucumber vine will produce
an enormous crop of pickles if looked over
daily and the small cucumbers picked off.
Tbey grow so rapidly that a delay of one
day will sometimes render tbem too large
for use. If picked over carefully the vitie
will continue to bear until frostl
It is reported that persons aro using
Paris green on cabbage as a remedy for
the cabbage worm. It is dangerous to do
so. Tho leaves of the cabbages during
growth cover the poison, and there mav
be danger when tbe cabbages are used In
proper precaution not being taken to
thoroughly wash tbem.
Do not attempt to save the seeds of
pumpkins, melons or squash, unless the
vines for tbat ourpose are grown itt
distance from all other varieties of the
same family. The pollen of such plants i
carrieu quae a Uistance by the winds, and
also by insects. Two or more varieties
will fertilize tho blossoms of each,
The wise farmer who bas fought the
weed fiend these past two weeks to the
best of his ability, and been worsted in
the endeavor, will do well when fair
weather comes to tarn his attention to th
highest; cleanest part of the cornfield aad
do good work there. letting tbe low piece,
or sink bole, go till later, then turn the
whole under before the weeds ripen, and
seed with millet or Hungarian.
The quantity of seed wheat to be used
should be determined y the condition of
the soil, the qualitv of the seed and the
time of sowing. Usually more seed is
necessary If sown broadcast than if the
drill is usad. More seed will be required
to SHure a good stand with the soil rough
i-rreparei ian when in a good
tilth, and less seed will be needed if tbe
seeding is done reasonably early than if
it is delayed until late.
The value of bluo grass can be summed
np as follows: LIt improves with age
and never needs reseeding; a pasture fifty
years old is in perfection. 2. It will do to
pasture a fall month earlier than clover
and about as much later in tbe fall. 3. It
makes the best of winter pastures, and
when allowed to grow up for this purpose
the cattle will thrive on it whenever it is
not covered witb snow. 4. It is not in
jured by tramping. 5. It is fattening and
not washy ia its early growth, and a bul
lock will fatten on it faster than oa corn.
6. It will grow well oa rolling lands and
tbia soils and is not injured by shad-. 7
Drought never kills it. All other grasses
aad farm crops fail at times, but blue
grass never. Ia all localities where it
flourishes it shoald flad a place on every
It requires only a few red raspberry
lasts to afford a large supply of fruit
aad tbe plants quickly become very thick
ia the rows. Tee wood of the old cane is
cutout duriBg the winter aad tbe new
canes topped off in the spring.
profitable to whitewash the poultry house
afd1 onc "7 Wth at least,
especially ia summer.
In the spring tbe early chickens sell the
test aad for this reason fall hatching ia
the most profitable, but ir chickens are
hatched ia the fall care must be taken to
feed tbem well so as to keep them grow.
lag, or they will not prove remunerative.
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