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"FOSTER ON FINANCES.
HIS AND BENATOK SHERMAN ARE IN
'The Treasury Is In a Comfortable Condi
tion nml Thoro'n No Occasion Por
Alarm Tho Govcrnmont Is A11o to
Maintain Tills Condition.
Secretary Foster mado tho following state
ment yesterday In regard to tho refunding
operatloliH and tho ilna'ncial situation gen
crally: x "About $18,600,000 of 4J per cent, bonds
have been extended and applications have
been received covering about $3,500,000 more.
11 What tho final outcome may bo of course I
do not know. It is probable that a considera
ble portion of the balance ($30,000,000) will be
extended. It will bo no hardship to tho Trea
sury to bo called upon to pay those not ex
tended. In fact such payment will add by
the amount paid to tho money in the bands of
By tho extension wo succeeded In prevent
ing a'decrease of national bank notes, and, in
fact, havo go far Increased their circulation
nearly fivo millions. The outlook is that con
siderable more of an increase will bo effected.
I am not finding fault with the action of tho
banks, as might bo inferred from recent pub
lications. I saw Mr. Sherman at Mansfield. I
always find it profitable to discuss money
matters with him. I do not recall a single
-disagreement between us. The statement
telegraphed from Mansfield regarding our con
ference is a puro romance. While there is less
money in tho Treasury than for many years
past, it is iu a comfortable condition. Be
cause the less money in tho Treasury it fol
lows that more money than ever before is in
the bands of tho people, thus facilitating tho
conduct of tho business of the country.
"We are on a gold basis, and there is no oc
casion for alarm as to the "ability of the
Government to maintain this condition. The
Secretary Iiub araplo power to maintain or in
crease th'e present reserve of gold. I may add
that Mr. Shorman fully agrees with me re
garding tho legal power of the Secretary as
above expressed. I do not see any occasion
for the exorcise of this nower, but I do sot
Iiesitate to say should "the occasion arise I
shall not fail tousolt."
The most Damaging lUre for Tears Oc
currocl Last Night.
Nokpolk, Va., Aug. 15. During a terrific
bunder and rain storm this evening fire broke
out in the Norfolk Storage Company building
ton Water street and quickly spread to the
warehouse occupied by tho American Fertili
zer Company. Tho next building to catch
fire was the warehouse of tho Merchant and
Farmers' Peanut Company, then Lyman,
Field ifc Co's. Hour warehouse, and the
.Etna Corn "Works quickly followed. Mar
shall & Greener's barrel factory on Water
street was also burned. The fire then left
"Water street aud caught in George W. Taylor
& Co.'s ice, coal and wood warehouse on
Division street. Tho local freight shed of the
Old Dominion Steamship Company next
caught firo, "but it was confined to the outer
wall and no serious damage was done to the
company's property. Tho warehouse on Di
vision street, occupied by Rawlins, Whlte
hursUfc Co., ico and coal, was also consumed.
Hardy & Sons' warehouse on Division street,
occupied by W. Y. Johnson's steamboat line,
stands undamaged in tho burnt district.
Tho origin o tho fire, the largest Norfolk
has had for yoars, is unknown, but it is sup
posed to havo caught in the engine-room of
tho Norfolk Storage Company, or from spon
taneous combustion".- The loss on peauuts Is
estimated at $80,000, and on buildings at
$175,000. Tho insuranco is heavy, but as
nearly all tho owners of the property are out
of town, an accurate estimate cannot be made.
LEPROSY IS CONTAGIOUS.
IfavoraMo Conditions Exist in Now York
City A Iioper Arrested.
New Youk, Aug. 15. Dr. Cyrus Edson,
-chief inspector of tho Health Department of
this city, in his roport to President Wilson of
that board rolatlvo to tho two cases of leprosy
recently discovered in tho Chinese quarter
says: UI bollevo leprosy to be contagious
under certain conditions. These conditions,
n my opinion, oxlbt In this city in the Chinese
"I recommend that the two lepers in ques
tion bo taken In charge by the department;
also that, stops bo taken at once to bring tho
matter of tho caro of leprous persons before
the United States authorities to the end that
a national lazorotto on the Atlantic coast be
established where leprous cases can be iso
lated." Newark, N. J. Aug. 15, Samuel Bing, tho
Chinese laundryman of Harrisou, after a
special examination by several physicians,
has been declared to bo a leper, and was to
day taken to the hospital, Tho laundry will
be disinfected. People who had clothing
there refuso to take them away.
Another Jewish Colony In Jersoy.
Cape May, N, J., Aug. 15. It is reported
in real estato circles here that Wilson Banks
and others havo sold to an agent for Baron
Hirscb, tho Jewish benefactor, about nine
'hundred acres of land in Woodbine, on tho
West Jersey Railroad near the northern
boundery of Capo May County. The land
will be used to establish another Jewl6h
'colony, ono haviug already been established
about two miles above the reported purchased
Commissioned by the President.
Cape May Point, N. J Aug, 15, Com
imlsslons woro signed by tho President to-day
fpr Monroo Nichols to be register of the
General Land Ofllco at Duluth, Minn., and
John S. Woolsou to be United States district
judge for Southern Iowa.
TRIBUTE TO LOWEIiIi.
A Croat Toot. .Scholar and Orator nnd a
London, Aug. 15. Rev. Canon Farrar,
D. D., had announced that services in mem
ory of tho lato James Russoll Lowel would bo
hold In Westminster Abbey to-morrow, but
tho plan was abruptly changed and tho serv
ices woro hold to-day. Manv of tho Ameri
cans in tho city who wore desirous of attend
ing tho services had no knowledge of tho
changed arrangements, and consequently thoy
were not presont. Special seats had been ar
ranged In the choir, aiid these wore reserved
for Americans. Among those who attended
tho services was tho Hon. Robert T. Lincoln,
tho United States Minister.
Tho ceremony was very impressive. After
tho reading of tho flf toeuth chapter of Corin
thians a hymn was sung. Canon Farrar then
delivered tho oration. Ho said: "It is only
fitting that wo should gather to pay a tribute
of respect and Gratitude to the great and
famous poet who has been called to his rest.
Mr.Lowell was one of tho greatest of tho Ameri
can poets of the generation. But ho was
moro than a poet. He had many claims on
tho memory of Americans and Englishmen.
Ho was a scholor and a student of tho first
rank. He was al60 a critic, but his satire was
akin to charity. Though his shafts struck
homo they were never poisoned. He was a
finished orator. His rich eloquence was un
surpassed in either country. Ho had made
his second homo in England, where, as well
as in America, he was truly loved. Ho was
one of the sacred unions that bound England
to America moro closely. Tho same blood
ran in each of-our veins; both spoke the
tongue of Shakespeare, and both hold faith
in tho morals of Milton.
"Mr.Lowell was one of those truo Americans
to whom tho slaves owed their freedom, and
twenty million of his fellow citizens their
awakened consciousness. English universities
ho bestowed upon him their proudest honors.
Ho has now passed away, loved and revered
by tho two mightiest nations of tho world."
Tho services closed with the singing of tho
anthem, "Blessed are tho dead, who with
Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 15. Walt
Whitman, from his Camden home, has sent
this on the death of James Russell Lowell,
whom he know and greatly admired: "Lot mo
send my little word, too, to J. R. Lowell's
memory. His was the true American's and
humanity's spirit in the light of his own con
victions, aud ho wrought them out faithfully.
His written pagespresorve a certain attitude
everwhere. As Emerson says: 'We are, at
any rate, beholden to Kin era and emlneuclcs
for their grand standard of atmosphere and
manners,or suggestion of them.' "
fd&lM S TERROIZED.
Lnwlens SCbaridrels In Ohio Using the
.Torch and Poison.
Cincinnati, Aug. 15. A special dispatch
from Portsmouth, Ohio, says: News has just
reached hero ot three more incendiary fires
Thursday morning at Rardon, a village of
probably 300 Inhabitants. There is a lawless
element In that vicinity, and it Is thought
these fires are set by them to avenge them
selves on those who voted liquor out of tho
The citizens of Rardon are in a state of
terror. It was found yesterday morning that
seven dogs had been poisoned ,tho night be
fore in the immediate neighborhood of tho
fires, and a fresh biscuit, split In two and
nicely buttered, was found on tho doorstep of
ono of tho leading citizens, just -where his
little children would have picked it up. Ho
brought tho biscuit to a competent chemist,
and the analysis showed tho butter permeated
with "Rough on rats."
The .Rain-Makers Are Husy.
Midland, Tex., Aug. 15. Tho rain-makers
aro busy with preparations, and propose Mon
day or Tuesday as tho time for tho decisive
experiment. Professors Meyer and Custallar,
balloonlsts, and Professor Rosell, chemist, are
manipulating the explosives, but as much
remalnB to bo done tho opinion prevails
that there will bo no rain produced before
Thursday next. Tho rain pf Tuesday last is
thought not to havo been caused by the ox
plosion, except as a coincidence Thoy are,
however, hopeful of success in tho final test.
About fifty balloons inflated with explosive
gas, as many kites with dynamite tails, aud on
terra flrma mortars of rind rock will bo dis
charged, not simultaneously, but in rapid
succession, while scientific observations will
bo taken by balloonlsts in midair and General
Dyrcnforth on earth, connected by telephone.
The programme is elaborate and the matorial
abundant, and the science involved exhaustive.
Success moans tho regeneration of this coun
try, Divorce In High I,lfe.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 15. A special
dispatch from Winnipeg, Manitoba, says that
a divorce suit, which, from the prominence of
tho principals, will make it ono of the most
noted ever tried by tho Canadian Senate, has
been begun by J. A, M. Aikens, Q. C, of that
city, for divorce from his wife on tho grounds
of adultery, desertion, and bigamy, Tho
plaintiff is the head of tho leading law firm of
Winnipeg and is a prominent and wealthy
citizen, lie is a son of Hon. J. C. Aikens, an
ex-member of tho Dominion Cabinet and ex-Lleutenant-Governor
of Manitoba. Seven
years ago be was married to tho only
daughter of Hon. A, W. McLelan, then Minis
ter of Finance for Canada and subsequently
Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia and one
of tho wealthiest men of tho maritime prov
inces, "Green Goods" Sharper Arretted.
New Yomc, Aug, 15. Detectives here to
day arrested a green goods sharper who has
been carrying on business in this city for a
number of years. Tho arrest was made at tho
branch office of tho United States Express
Company immediately after the sharper had
received a money order package containing
$100. Tho packago was from John Helm, of
Reitz, Pa., and was addressed to E. C, Davis,
4J4 Canal street.
FAMINE IS IMPENDING.
Inevitable Distress Next Winter A Rich
Harvest to Socialism Workmen
Pinched With Hunger an Easy Troy
to tho Propagandist.
Copyright by Associated Prcas.
Berlin, Aug. 15. Despite posltlvo assur
ances to tho contrary, It was generally hoped
that tho Cabinet meeting announced for this
afternoon would resolvo on some reduction
on tho corn duties. It was hoped that tho
influence of Minister Miquel, who still
strongly urges a reduction, would havo tho
effect of persuading his colleagues to consent
to such a measure. The result of tho Minis
terial deliberations, as announced this even
ing, shows that, although tho Govern
ment's decisions aro modified, still thoy
are determined not to reduce the corn duties
until absolutely compelled to do so. Tho
Reichzanzeigcr says that In view of unfavorable
prospects, owing to wet weather, tho prohibi
tion of the exportation of rye from Russia, tho
government has decided as an experiment to re?
duco freight rates on corn and mill cereals over
the State railways by making a sliding scale.
Although this concession will increase facili
ties of transport to distressed provinces, their
want is an increased stock of grain. Advices
from various parts of the country show that
largo importations of grain will bo Impera
tively needed. The Government evidently re
lies on America to supply the deficiency, but
the public, and especially worklngmen, are
not so easily satisfied as to that.
Tho radical press, in attacking tho Govern
ment, dwells on the probability that the corn
syndicates of America aro not likely to show
much consideration to Germany if by holding
their grain thoy can force tho markets and so
get their own price. Letters from Vienna also
indicate that although tho official relations ot
Austria and Germany aro of tho most cordial
nature, private individuals aro not disposed to
sacrifice probable exceptional business profits
to mere sentiment. Grain merchants are elated
at tho continual advance of grain here. The
enormous surplus of Austria Hungary, it is
expected, will all come to Germany, promising
to exporters their blggests profits in many
Socialists are not lotting the grass grow
under their feet in taking tho fullest advantage
of tho gloomy situation to actlvelv push their
propaganda. Since they obtained greater
freedom there has been a notablo reduction in
the number cf their converts, which recent in
ternal dissensions have not tended to improve.
But the cominir of winter, with what appears
to bo the Inevitable distress, perhaps almost
famine, attending it promises a rich harvest to
Socialism. Workmen, pinched with hunger
and goaded on by savage articles of tho radi
cal socialistic press, will fall an easy prey to
Chancellor Von Caprivi's visit to Emperor
William, at Kell, is understood to have been
connected with to-day's ministerial decision
as to corn duties. There are evidences that
tho Government are working in complete har
mony with tho Emperor, who has been in con
stant communication with the Chancellor
slnce.he arrived from Norway.
Tho Bourse, which has been depressed all
tho week long, after opening flat to-day, made
an attempt to recover, but the upward move
ment did not last, the closing prices showing
a general decline of from J to per cent.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 15. Suit was filed In
tho United States Court this afternoon against
W. E. Schmertz and certain of his creditors
by the counsel of tho eastern creditors to stop
tho placing of tho property of Mr. Schmertz
in the hands of Assignee Quinby for disposal.
Among tho creditors aro Gould & Walker,
Morgan & Co., and Charles Whee, all of Bos
ton. They allege that certain of tho con
fessed judgments were made for the purpose
of defrauding them.
Dill Douglass Killed BUI Douglass.
Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 15. A Bessemer
Ala., special says: The name of the day fore
man at the Bessemer Foundry is William
Douglass, no is a white man. Tho night
watchman is Will Douglass, a negro. Yester
day thoy had a difficulty, tho white man
claiming that tho negro drew his pay. This
confusion of names is thus responsible for tho
death of the colored William Douglass, who
was promptly laid out by the white Douglass.
Will Come to Washington.
Baltimoiu:, Aug. 15. Tho new United
States Revenue steamer Galveston left
Reeder's shops to-day to fit out for her de
parture for her station along tho bhores of the
Lone Star State. Before leaving the Chesa-
eake tho Galveston will go to Washington,
'. C, ior tho inspection of Secretary of the
lie Surrendered to Detectives.
Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 15. William H.
Mortimer, secretary and treasurer of tho Na
tional Capital Building and Loan Association,
surrendered himself to detectives In St. Paul
this morning. He said he had been feeling HI
and could not go to Chicago, Ho saya Inves
tigation will show the company's money all
i . m m , i
New Youk, Aug. 15. Exports of specie
from this port last week were $4,300 gold and
$180,451 silver; $4,000 gold and $42,497 silver
going to South America, and $300 gold and
$87,954 silver to Europe. Imports of specie
$38,908 gold and $10,570 silver.
OurllBle, Aldrlch, Reed.
Glknhouse, N. H., Aug. 15. Among the
distinguished arrivals at the Gleuhouse to
night are Senators J, G. Carlisle, of Ken
tucky, aud N. W. Aldrich, of Rhode Island.
Hon. Thomas B. Reed, of Maine, arrived
from the opposite direction.
"BIO THREE" ARE GLAD OF IT.
A Stock-Yards Syndicate Buys a New
Place. Chicago, Aug. 15. It is definitely stated
that Samuel W. Allcrton, at tho head of a
committee representing fiftoon of tho largest
packers doing business at tho stock-yards,
havo just completed tho purclueo of what is
known as tho SMcknoy tract, lying just west
of tho city limits and between Fifty-fifth and
Sovcnty-nlnth streets. Tho tract consists of
3,000 acres. By tho Belt lino, connection is
given with every railroad entering the city.
This action was token becauso tho "Big
Three," Mesra. Armour, Swift, and Morris,
by threatening to go to Tollcston, forced
the stock yards company into concessions
which it has since refused to grant to tho
other packers. Mr. Allerton says work will
bo begun at once and that half of tho business
dono at tho stock yards will bo removed to tho
new location within six months.
Mr. P. D. Armour said in an interview this
afternoon that ho hoped the syndicate of
small packers would go to SMcknoy; that tho
"Big Three" holds a great deal of stock in tho
Stlckney syndicate, and that such a movo
would greatly enhance tho value of their
CRISIS IN HAITI.
Downfall of HIppolyto's Cabinet Can
vassing tho Situation.
Port au Pkince, Aug. 15. Tho resignation
of tho vCnbinot yesterday was owing to tho
failure of tho Chambers to grant a concession
for the construction of a telegraph line. The
Cabinet had made this a government question,
and as the Chambers rejected the proposition
by a decisive majority, they at once placed
their resignations in tho hands of the Presi
dent. Hippolyto has not jret decided whom
he will select for tho vacant places, but is can
vassing tho situation carefully. He does not
think the resignations will havo much politi
Tho downfall of the Cabinet has been the
principal topic of conversation in political cir
cles, and much curiosity is manifested with
reference to tho President's selections of a
new ministry. But the city remains entirely
tranquil, so far as ono can see. If tho disaf
fected element has any notion of taking ad
vantage of the present crisis to Improve Its
position It is working so secretly that nothing
appears on the surface.
THE PRESIDENT'S BUSY DAY.
Thoroughly Tired Out, He Enjoyed a Rest
at Some X.ast Eve nine.
Cape May Point, N. J., Aug. 15. Tho
President had an unusually busy day receiving
callers and attending to official business.
Among the callers at the Presidential cottage
to-day wore Judge Patterson, of Okolona,
Miss., who talked over judicial appointments;
President Ivins, of Brazil Steamship Company,
whose business had special reference to tho
postal subsidy bill, and Honor Charles Emory
Smith, Minister to Russia, who remained
to dinner. Major and Mrs. Parker, of
Washington, who have been visiting at the
cottage, left for home this evening. Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Cote, of Indianapolis, arrived
at tho cottage this afternoon. Mr. Cate
was a clerk in Mr. Harrison's law ofllco In
Indianapolis. Ho will go with the President
on the latter's trip to Vermont next week.
The past week has been a very busy one
for the President, and in declining an invita
tion to attend a concert at Congress Hall to
night he said that he was thoroughly tired out
and wanted to enjoy a rest at homo this
Suicide of a Soldier.
Spkingpield, III., Aug. 15. A sensation
was caused at Camp Lincoln by tho dellbcrato
and desperate attempt of Private E. J. Kas
aorman, of Company B, Fourth Infantry,
to commit suicide. Placing his bayonet
against tho ground point upward, Kesserman
threw himsolf-upon it several times before he
could bo stopped. Eight wounds were found
upon his chest, which owing to the thick ma
terial of the blouse, were not deep. Tho last
time he raised up his blouse and thrust the
bayonet into his abdomen. He will die. Ho
i6 about 24 years old and his home Is at New
ton. $3,000,000 for Railway Subsidies.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 15. Tho city coun
cil last night decided to submit to tho people,
by-laws appropriating nearly three million
dollars for railway subsidies. Ono million is
to the Victoria and North American Railway,
represented byTaul Schultz, and which is
said to be part of the Northern Pacltlc Com
pany. Another proposition Is to connect with
the Canadian Pacific at New Westminster and
with American roads at Blaine, tho latter
from Victoria, Slanlch, and New Westminster,
and asks for a loan of $500,000 for twenty-flvo
years and a subsidy of $20,000 annually for
tho same time,
Tho murdered man found on tho Hopo Road
Sunday morning has been identified by Mrs.
Burd, of Junction, N. J., as hor undo, Theo
dore Freeze, of Brooklyn, who had spent three
weoks at her house.
A wreck with stumps of two masts standing
about ton feet abovo tho water was passed by
Atlantic coastwise vessels about twelve miles
The failure of John Tbyson, an oxtenslvo
operator on 'Change at St. Louis, was an
nounced after tho close of tho Exchange yester
day. Rev. John Jackson Brown. LL. D., professor
emeritus of chemistry aud physics in Syracuse
(N. Y.) University, died yesterday.
In tho collision at Egg Harbor, on Reading
Railroad, but six passengers were badly Injured
and seven slightly hurt.
The world's convention of tho Young Men's
Christian Association continued at Amsterdam
W. M. Lesesene, tho Charleston, S. C, county
treasurer, died very suddenly ot apoplexy.
The furious hail storm in Minnesota did great
Labrador fisheries have been very good.
HILL INVITES HARRISON.
JOINT RECEPTION TO THE PRESI
Governor Hill Says Ho is Glad ot tho Op
portunity of Entertaining tho Nation's
Chief Magistrate at tho Capital of the
Aliiant, N.Y., Aug. 15. President Harrison
will stop over In Albany for forty-five minutes
next Tuesday evening on his way to Vermont
in response to Mayor Manning's invitation.
Upon being informed on Wednesday that tho
President had accepted Mayor Manning's in
vitation to stop at Albany on hlB trip to Ben
nington, Govornor Hill immediately sent tho
following dispatch to the President, tender
ing him tho hospitalities of tho Executive
Mansion during his visit hero, and suggesting
a public reception at tho Capitol:
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 13.
Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Cape 2tfai,2V. J.:
I leurn for tho first timo tojitay that you
havo accepted tho invitation of JjPyor Manning
to stop at Albany on your JSkJSf-o Vermont.
If tho plan of your journoxarau enablo you to
pass a night In AlbanyvrrfJ t hopo it may, I
shall be pleased to hayjOursolf and party be
come my guests at f:ca Executive Mansion.
Personally as well aa officially I assure you it
gives me great plcasuro to oxtond this invita
tion, and I sincerely trust that you will so ar
range your plans as to give mo tho opportunity
of entertaining you. Tho Executive Mansion
is ample for tho accommodation of such mem
bers of your Cabinet or friends as may accom
pany you. On behalf of the people of tho
State also I shall bo pleased to tender you a
public reception at the State Capitol.
David B. Hill.
To which dispatch the Governor on Thurs
day received the following reply:
Stockton House, Cape May, Aug. 13.
Governor D. B. Hill, Albany:
I am very much obliged for your very cor
dial invitation, but it will bo only posslblo for
me to make a brief star at Albany. How long
depends upon the railroad schedule, not yet
communicated to me. As soon as details are
arranged, will advise you for such timoasl
can spare. I will place myself in tho hands of
the city and State authorities.
Yesterday Governor Hill received from
Private Secretary Halford a dispatch similar
to that received by Mayor Manning, stating
that the President could only remain in the
city forty-five miputes.
On account of tho limited time tho Presi
dent will be able to remain hero, a joint re
ception on the part of the city and State will
be tendered him by Mayor Manning and Gov
ernor Hill, tho arrangements for which arc
now being made by the citizens' committee.
, . .
farmers Alliance Picnic.
Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 15. The
Farmers' Alliance of Albemarle County and
farmers generally had a picnic on the grounds
of tho University of Virginia to-day, which
was preceded by speeches from prominent
gentlemen, among them Major Mann Page,
President of tho State Farmers' Alliance;
Hon. Thomas Whitehead, State Commissioner
of Agriculture; Mr. Robert Snavely, State
lecturer, and Mr. J. F. Jackson, editor of the
Southern Planter. A largo crowd was in at
tendance: much enthusiasm was manifested,
and politics did not enter Into any of the
The Abingdon Mardor Case.
Richmond, Va., Aug. 15. A Special to the
Despatch from Ablngton, Va., says the court
met to-day at 3 o'clock p. m., and tho defense
in the Baker case filed a number of affidavits
alleging Improper conduct of certain jurors.
Tho prosecution asked for timo to prepare
counter affidavits, whereupon tho court ad
journed until Monday, when it Is expected
that sentence will bo passed upon tho prisoners
and bills of exception introduced by the de
fense. National Colored Congress.
Red Oak, Iowa, Aug. 15. Tho National
Colored Congress elected Jay C. Fremont, of
this city, president for the ensuing year, yes
terday, and passed a resolution for the ap
pointment of a national executive committee,
consisting of one member from each State and
Territory, including the District of Columbia.
Chemists have discovered in tho native coal
of tho Argentine Republib a large proportion
of Vanadium, tho basis of tho valuable vana
dlo acid of commerce. Tho aoid has hitherto
been of little valuo on account of its poor
Tho official reception and inaugural cere
mony in connection with tho establishment of
tho great ore sraoltor at Monterey, Mexico,
was held last week and was attended by many
representatives of the Government and other
Tho Government of Costa Rica has granted
to Minor 0. Keith, the contractor, one-sixteenth
of tho national territory, tho concession
amounting to 800,000 acres, for tho construction
or a suspension brldgo over Royentazon River.
At last evening's session of tho Association
of American Agricultural Colleges and Ex
periment Stations the fourth Rotbamstead lec
ture was delivered by It. Warrington, F, R. S
o "Nitrification and Dentriflcation."
Permission hasbeon givon to tho Cincinnati,
Wabash and Michigan Railway Company to
construct an elevator on its ground in the rear
of tho Government diko at Ronton Harbor,
Tho First National Bank of Einlenton, Pa.,
has been authorized to begin business with a
capital of 860,000.
About 000 clerks were yesterday dismissed
from tho Census Office.
Government receipts yesterday $939,011.
For tho District of Columbia, Vlrglula, aud
Maryland, winds mostly northwesterly; slightly
cooler and fair; fair Monday.
Tbormometer readings yesterday: 8 a. m.,
00: 8 p. m 73; .maximum temperature, 80;
minimum temperature, $7: relative humidity.
8 a.m.. 81; 2 p.m., 54; 8 p.m., 70; rainfall, 0.12
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