Theentire business portion of Pierceton, Ind., was destroyed by flre. The loss will be heavy. While drunk John Golden attacked Mrs Mary King with a knife, at .West Alexandria, O., and stabbed her 34 times. She will die. The new battleship Maine has been put into commission at the Brooklyn uavy yard. She cost $',',400,000 is one of our largest craft of her class. Rev. James Woodward, age 30, pastor of the Baptist church at Koehe.ster, O., committed suicide by swallowing a teaspoonful of aconite. No cause known. A dispatch from Shanghai says that seven prisoner were execnted at Ku Cheng in the presence of the consuls for participation in the missionary ï.iassacres. At the sxiprerae court session of the Ancient Order of Foresters of America at Cleveland it was deoided to drop the word "ancient'' and ehange the regalías and some of the work of the order. T'ire broke out on board the steamer lona, from Kdinburg to l,ondon. The Barnes spread with such rapidity that bcfore aid reached the vessel six female passengers, one eliildand the stewardess were burned to death. While giving an exhibition at the Hancock connty fair at l-'indlay. O., Edwin Kerns and Lillian Shalïer were a tandem hurdle raoe when the horsea and riders feil in a heap and both were seriously hurt. Kerns wiü die. The Republicana of New Vm-l; state in convention at Saratojfa indorsetl ( i ( , v . Morton's administartion, formally launched his candidacy for the presi leney and adopted a resolution demanding t)ie enforcement of the Sunday liquor law and the preservation of tlie Sabbatli. Citlzene of the Cherokee strip eelebrated the second anniversary of the opening, at l'erry. Over Ï0.000 people were there and similar eelebrattons tire being held at other towns. The Cherokee strip, whieh is only tvvo years oíd, has over 1(10.000 people and 30 good towns. Perry is the largest, with a population of ü.OOU.