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ANOTHER PA RTY.
Tbo National Convention of the American
l'arry Convenes at "Washington.
"Washington-, Aug. 15. The first Na
tional convention of the American party
began its sessions in Grand Army Hall, on
Pennsylvania avenue, yesterday after
noon. Chairman Sharp called the conven
tion to order. There were about 200 dele
gates in the hall, representing twenty-two
Stats and Tenltories. Hon. P. D. IVig
ginton, of California, was elected tempo
rary chairman. He predicted that the
day -was not far distant when it could be
truthfully said that America was for
Americans. He believed Americans had
the courage and ability to manage their
own affairs, notwithstanding the fact that
America was becoming the cesspool of the
At five o'clock the committee on creden
tials reported lit) delegates sixty-seven
from New York, fifteen from California,
seven from Illinois, seven from New Jer
sey, five each from Maryland and Massa
chusetts, four from Pennsylvania, three
from Virginia, two from Maine. Minnesota
and the District of Columbia, and one each
from Alabama, Kansas, Florida, Louisi
ana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Ver
mont. The pending motion, allowing each Con
gressional district in the several St.U-
and Territories represented in the conven
tion one vote and two at large to be cast
by the delegations present, was called up.
Mr. Lipehard, of New York, opposed thit
and declared that his delegation was made
of Americans in favor of nominating a
ticket and fighting for it from the sU.rt.
A. S. Tharin, of Charleston, S. C, fa
vored the motion. He denounced the old
parties and charged them with disloyalty
in truckling to the foreign vote.
General Hawley, of Chicago, denounced
in emphatic language the declared pur
pose of the New Voik and California
delegations to act :h concert, elect their
own permanent chairman, nominate their
own candidates for President and Vice
President and, brooking no interfer
ence, run the convention to suit them
selves irrespective of and without the k-as-t
regard to the wishes of the delegates from
other States. Ho declared that the New
York and California delegation; were try
ing to gag the others and ran the conven
tion in their own persona! interests. He
gave notice that Illinois would not .-.it in a
convention where the gag process was
Wholesale Kolilirry r Stall ISovo in Chi
cago Accidentally Hi-covered.
Chicago, Aug. lfi. A tystem of whole
sale letter-box robber;.-, extending over a
period of two years, involving the theft of
thousands of letters, including inclosure:
of drafts, checks and post-oifiee orders ag
gregating an unknown amount, thought tc
exceed .'JllJvl.OOO, and explaining in part the
numerous complaints made against the
Chicago postal service, has been discov
ered by the police and the United Stnte
post-office inspectors, and Frederick Von
Obcrkainpf and Thomas J. Mack are in
custody and more arrests are likely to fol
low. VonOborkampf claims to be the member
of a noblo German family of Eerlin and
Mack is a carpenter and a native of the
The discovery of this gigantic pilfering
of letter boxes came about in a curious and
thoroughly unexpected manner. Von
Oberkampf was indebted to his landlady
and in payment offered her a check which
she accepted, returning him a difference of
about $') ki cash. The check turned out
to have been forged and she placed
the matter in the hands of the police,
who located the man in a room on
North Market street. In search
ing this room the officers were
astonished to find a trunk filled to the top
with letters, all opened, bearing no post
mark, and each having had the stamp re
moved. It was then ascertained that Von
Oberkampf occupied still another room,
and when this was searched another trunk
lull of letters, all in the precise condition
described above were found. In a room
at a hotel was found a valise packed with
broken mail matter and a bunch of keys.
'One of the keys was one which opened
railway mail pouches, and another was
numbered 10$, and would open any letter
box in Chicago.
BLAINE IN BOSTON.
Oval Ion to the Great Republican Lender
on His Way Home.
Boston. Aug. 14. The Blaine part- ar
rived here yesterday afternoon. On
alighting from the train Mr. Blaine was
conducted to an open barouche and Dr.
Burden, chairman of the Republican State
Committee, took a seat beside him. The
four hor.-es attached were driven slowly
along the streets to the Vendome Hotel.
Mr. Blaine appeared tired and worn, ever
and aeon stroking his beard. The party
arrived at the hotel at Gtt o'clock. From
that hour on to nine o'clock people gath
ered until 10,000 were about the hotel bal
cony. There was baud music, tire-works
AVhen BJaine- appeared he was escorted
to a balcony by Dr. Burden. Henry C.
Lodge, A. W. Beard and others. His ap
pearance evoked tremendous cheers which
were renewed again and again. Dr. Bur
den iii:rluced Mr. Blaine to the audience
and the latter return.'! thanks for the
flattering leceprion given him. He then
spoke of the dun-of Massachusetts in the
impending political contest; referred to
the tariff in his usual .-tyie, thanked the
people and retired. The display of fire
woiks was line.
A Veterinarian.. Mislia;.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 1-1. Chemicals
being mixed in a mcrtiir this morning by
Dr. A. E. Detlcr, a well-known veterinnry
surgeon, exploded, tearing off the doctor's
lett hand at the wrist and three fingers of
the right hand, necessitating amputation.
Pieces of the mortar, which was cast iron,
penetrated his abdomen, his breast was
terribly lacerated and a wound wrs in
flicted on his thigh by a piece of the
broken mortar. He is still alive, but the
doctors think his injuries and the amputa
tion will prove fatal. Dr. Shevakier,
standinc by the doctor at the time of the
explosion, received a number of severe
cuts on the arm. Dr. Detler was mixing
sulphur, nitrate of potash and glycerine in
a cast iron mortar. The office was demol
Washington-, Aug. 14. Representative
Lawler, of Illinois, yesterday introduced a
oil amendatory of the Inter-State Com
merce law by providing that it should ba
unlawful for any common carrier, subject
to the provisions of the Inter State Com
merco law, to carry or transport any com
modity, for any shipper in c car or vehicle
owned, leased or in any way controlled by
such shipper. It also makes it unlawful
for any shipper to make a contract with
tny carrier to convey his property in cars
or vehicles controlled by such shipper. It
further amends the act by gi-ing to any
person complaining of violations of the act
all fines imposed an collected for such
Faith In t'other.
Coi umbos, ()., Aug. 14. Allen G. Thur
man, son of the Democratic candidate for
Vice-President, who has just returned
from a trip to the Pacific coast, to-day
said he was very much pleased with the
political situation as he found it in the
Western States: "Father has many
warmer supporters," said he, "than the
old leaders of the Republican party in Cal
ifornia. The Chinese question is the lead
ing one there. The present restriction
law does not prevent immigration of the
Chinese." Fully 1,830 have got into Cali
fornia in the past month. Our position en
the Itariff would make us very strong ia
Colorado and Minnesota. In the latter
State the rtsult is very mush in doubt.
The Convention at WKkhloeton Splits lata
Two Factions, One of "Which Xamc Can
didates for President and Vice-President.
Washixgtos, Aug. 1G.--When tho sec
ond day's session of the National conven
tion of the American party was called to
order yesterday morning by Chairman
Wigginton, the committee on permanent
organization made its report, recommend
ing that the temporary officers be made
permanent. This was adopted.
The committee on platform and resolu
tions made a majority report which was
signed by all the members except S. C.
Thompson, editor of America, a magazine
of Chicago, and Secretary Royer, who
submitted a minority report. Both re
ports were received with great applause
but were finally recommended with instruc
tions to report in the afternoon at 1:15
o'clock. A recess was taken until that
When the convention reassembled the
committee on platform made a further re
port recommending that each State and
Territory be allowed one vote for each
Congressional district and two at large.
Judge Church submitted a minority dis
senting report and the New York dole
gates vigorously protested against the
adoption of the report.
Governor Sharp offered a resolution
pledging the convention to nominate in
dependent candidates for President and
The previous question being called for,
Governor Sharp's motion was put and
carried by almost an unanimous vote.
A substitute motion that New York be
allowed one vote in the convention for
every two delegates present from that
State was lost by a vote of Kl to 4!).
Mr. Hawley's resolution, allowing a Con
gressional representative, was taken up.
The roll being called, the resolution was
lost by 43 to 4'X
The Illinois delegation then announced
that inasmuch as it came here to partici
pate in the National convention and not a
New York State convention, it would with
draw, and it left the hall. The Pennsyl
vania, Vermont, AVisconsin and several
other delegations also left.
The New York and California delega
tions were nearly the only ones that re
mained, and a recess was taken until sev
en p. m.
In the evening the New York and Cali
fornia and other delegatious which re
mained in possession of the hall, adopted
the plan of representation: New York to
jave 38 votes, or one for every two dele
gates present, and the other delegations
present one each.
Tha majority report of the committeo on
platform and resolutions wns adopted. It
favors the abolition of the Naturalization
laws and demands that no criminals. pai
pers or insane persons shall be allowed to
immigrate and that in order to become an
immigrant to the United States a man
must satisfy the Consul at the port from
which he wishes to sail that he does not
come under the prohibited clauses and
must pay a per capita tax to the Consul
before sailing. It declares in favor of pro
hibiting immigration of all persons not in
sympathy with the Government of the
United States; against alien ownership in
land, in favor of free technical schools for
American children and in favor of the ex
penditure of the surplus for the building of
fortifications and naval vessels.
At ten o'clock Chairman Wigginton an
nounced that nominations for a candidate
for President of the United States were in
order when ex-Governor Sharp in a brief
speech placed in nomination James S.
Negley, of Pennsylvania; Mr. Watts, of
Maryland, nominated Abram S. Hewitt, of
New York, his uncomplimentary allusions
to tho British lion, the Fisheries treaty and
Grover Cleveland beinggreeted with hisses
from some of the members of the New York
delegation, and Judge Church, of New
York, placed in nomination James L. Cur
tis, of New York. The California delega
tion seconded Mr. Hewitt's nomination as
did also the District of Columbia, while'
New York seconded the nomination of Mr.
The result of the first ballot was as fol
lows: Curtis, 45; Hewitt, 1; Negley, 4.
General Curtis was declared the nominee
of the convention.
Judge James N. Greer was then unani
mously nominated for Vice-President and
the convention adjourned sine die.
The bolting delegation, which left the
convention hall met at the Ebbitt House
last evening and elected Robert C. Taylor,
chairman of the Chicago delegation, chair
man, and Frank J. Peterson, of Pennsyl
vania, secretar3'. There were present full,
or nearly full, delegations from Illinois,
Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jerso3, Massa
chusetts, Louisiana, Vermont, Virginia,
Maryland, Mississippi, South Carolina,
Alabama, Florida and Delaware, one inon
from Ohio and one from New York,
twenty-five in all. Resolutions were
adopted denouncing tho convention as
packed and not worthy the confidence of
the American party.
Official Iteports of the Yellow Fever Kpl
demic Its Ravages in Cuba.
WASHINGTON, Aug. 15. Surgeon-General
Hamilton has received a telegram
from the Secretary of the State Board of
Health at Wilmington, N. C, saying that
there are no cases of yellow fever in Wil
mington, but there is a suspicious case,
isolated three miles from Goldsboro, thir-tj-four
miles from Wilmington, which is
supposed to have come from Jacksonville.
The official bulletin from Jackson
ville, Fla., received at the Ma
rine Hospital Bureau to-day shows
three new cases, no deaths and
twenty-three patients under treatment.
There have been twonty-eight cases to
date and four deaths. Dr. A Vail announces
one suspicious case and one death at
Tampa and no sickness at Plant City. Dr.
Urqahart telegraphs from Way Cross, Ga.,
that there are five men engaged in fumi
gating mails there.
Santiago de Cuba, Aug. 15. There
were twenty deaths from yellow fever in
this city up to July 28. New food is fur
nished the disease by a lot of freshly ar
rived Spaniards, who are working at the
Jaragaay mines near this city. Many
children and native Cubans in the in
terior are dying of yellow fever. As
many as twenty-four children at'Sancti
Espiritu have been swept away in a single
J day by the disease.
Cominsr Out at the Small Kml.
Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug. 15. Pittsburgh
Phil, the noted horse race plunger, his
brother, George Smith and Samuel Mig
nerey have returned home from New York
for a rest. Phil is not the snme cheerful
confident winner of thousands that he wa9
this time last year. Up to date he is said
to be nearly 70,000 loser on the season.
Things have not been coming his way,
and, in common with many more people
who follow the horses, he has been making
much the .worst of it. In addition to his
losses he was sick about four weeks, and
some good things got away from him in
consequence. He has a rather low estimate
of the honesty of many racing events, even
on such a famous course as that at Long
Wounded Marshal Dead.
Osage Crrr, Kan., Aug. 16. J. N. Wil
liams, the city marshal who was shot by
W. H. Evans on Monday, died Tuesday at
four p. m., and will be buried this after
noon by the A. O. U. W., of which he was
a charter member, and in which he carried
$1,000 life insurance. The deceased leaves
a wife and quite a family of children to
mourn his loss. Evans, tbe man who did
the shooting, claims that it was in self de
fence, and when notified of Williams'
death manifested deep feelings of regret,
but it. is about as difficult to get a correct
status of the affair as it was on the day of
the shooting. Evans was given to drink
ing, and it appears he was under tbe in
Cjience of liquor the day of the occurrence.
TIMES ARE CHANGING.
The Unemployed of Kngland and the 1.3
borAsltaterg The Chan jrlnsrConclitlon of
Affair In Some of tbe Great Manufact
London, Ansr. 15. The labor agitators
and their organs are bewailing the ad
journment of Parliament without that
body having enacted any measures for
the improvement of trade. Of course
many of thesp parties believe that
through some mysterious legislation
the army of unemployed artisans,
the incompetent as well as tho
skillful could be supplied with work, but
the most blatant and specious of them are
tho leading spirits of trades unions and
professional orators, who would describe
themselves as disinterested patriots seek
ing to right the wrongs of workingmea,
but whose enemies do not hesitate to
charge with being mischievous scoun
drels, cunningly keeping within the
limits of the law, protracting a lazy
existence from the wages of their
poor dupes. That they do not agree
in their plans for reviving tho business
prosperity of the country might be ex
pected, and each of them has his own ia
falible process and his own particular
group of admirers, but they and their
satellites are firmly of the opinion that
Parliament, as constituted, is the deadly
enemy of the national industries. One
thing is sure, that in spite of the reports
of Parliament committees and the confi
dent tone of nine-tenths of the
members ia depiecating and med
dling with trade matters, there
is a growing minority, already
respectable in numbers, which is decid
edly opposed to the theory of Cobdenand
Bright, and which looks with uneasiness
upon tho prospects of the coming winter.
Business is changing its methods, too.
The seats of recognized industries are
fearful of losing the reputation of superi
ority and the control of specialties for
which they have become famous. Neigh
boring cities, friendly for hundred of
years, are exhibiting a jealousy which
sufficiently shows the bitter struggle for
Manchester spends millions for a ship
canal to avoid paying tribute longer to
Liverpool, and the merchants of the latter
city predict nothing less than a failure for
the enterprise, and sneer at the attempt
to make a seaport of an inland town.
Be this as it may, other places have
caught the alarm. Birmingham is
lamenting her lack of commercial
facilities and is fearful that her
diminished trade is too heavily
handicapped by tho freight charges in
curred by her distance from the sea, whilo
Sheffield sees branches of her business
declining or being transferred elsewhere
without being able to prevent the loss.
In her desperation estimates have been
made for a ship canal via the Umber, and
though her manufacturers stand aghast
at the expense, it may prove the only re
sort for the preservation of the towns of
SUNSET COX'S LATEST.
He Could Adjourn the House of Represen
tatives by One Word, But Magnanimous
New York, Aug. 15. Tho Herald has
he following special from Washington:
'Congressman Sunset Cox says one little
sentence from his lips would adjourn the
House instantly. What Mr. Cox means
is best explained by the state
ment following made by him: 'La6t
Thursday I ran down to Moorhead City,
N. a, to obtain a few days' rest. Return
ing to Washington yesterday my train
was detained at Greensborough to await
the arrival of the Jacksonville express.
My presence on the train had been tele
graphed ahead, and when I alighted
at Greensborough I found a large
crowd ic attendance who insisted
upon my addressing th6m. I spoke
for about thirty minutes to a3
intelligent and responsible an audience
ras I over iacea. wnen me jacKsonvuie
train came in and we started northward,
I noticed that I had fallen among tho
most s cared and forlorn -looking people on
earth. Suddenly I heard one man
propose to another that they should go
forward, but his friend replied that they
would not be permitted to do so. This
rather surprised Tne until I found, upon
inquiry, that the majority of my fellow
passengers were flying from tho plague -stricken
city of Jacksonville. They were
all bound for New York, and I
imagine that half of them are
carrying the germs of the yellow fever in
their system. This is what I mean in say
ing that a word from me would adjourn
the House instantly, but out of regard for
the feelings of my colleagues, I will for
bear to speak it, "
Death of tho California Uailroad Magna to
and Twenty Times Millionaire Alter an
Kveutfiil and lSusy Life in the Far West.
Montehey, Cal., Awr. 15. Charles
Crocker, second vice-president of the
Southern Pacific railroad, died here yes
terday afternoon, at half past three
o'clock, from the after effects of in
ternal injuries received in New York
nbout two years ago when ho was thrown
from a carriage. A short while ago his
condition grew worse and he was com
peled to withdraw from active business
entirely. Since tho 1st of July he has
been at Monterey suffering from dia
betes. His condition grew worse
every day and Mrs. Crocker, who
was in New York, was telegraphed
for, and started immediately, but did not
reach California in time. His two sons,
Fred and William, were with him at the
time of his death. He leaves three sons
and one daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Alex
ander, who is now in Europe.
Charles Crocker settled in California in
1S19, having come from New York State.
Shortly afterward he became associated
with Leland Stanford, C. P. Huntington
and Mark Hopkins in the Central Pacifio
road, and afterward took an active part
in tho affairs of the Southern" Pacific He
was sixty-six years of age at time of his
death. His wealth is estimated at $20,-
.Exports of Provisions.
Washington, Aug. 16. Exports of the
principal articles of provisions during
July past aggregated in value 8,674,02.),
against 5,573,396 in Jnly, 1837.
An Agitated editor.
Cincinnati, Aug. 15. The chief of po
lice had a somewhat excited caller this
morning m the person of the editor of the
Freie Fressc. The cause of his excitement
was shown to the chief, and proved to be
in appearance, at least, one of those
dynamite bombsusedso effectually by An
archists in Chicago. The weapon was
found lying in front of the Freie Fresse
office early this morning and consisted
of a piece of gas-pipe about eight inchea
long, to which was attached a fuse four
inches long. Both ends were stopped
with cork. The bomb has not yet been
examined, but Chief Deitsch thinks that
it is the manufacture of some practical
A Canadian Hotel-lieeper Murdered by a
Montreal, Can., Aug. 16. News has
reached this city of a murder at Catean
Landin?, forty miles from here. A com
mercial traveler came into Joseph
Pilon's hotel between ten and eleven
o'clock, and became engaga in an alter
cation with Pilon's son. The elder Piloa
came down stairs and interferred, where
upon the traveler shot him through the
heart and he fell to the floor, dead. In
the excitement, the murderer escaped.
Montreal tletectiYes were at once, tele
graphed for, uid.nayo left for thesfceae
of the tragedy. The people la.'ther'vicuitty
of the tragedy are intensely arjitaied,'
THE THING VALLA.
Arrival or the Damaged Vessel at Halifax
Statement of the Captain.
Halifax, N. S., Aug. IS. The Danish
steamer Thingvalla was signalled off the
harbor at six o'clock yesterday morning in
charge of Pilot William White, of boat
number '1. She crawled along at the rate
of two miles an hour, and three hours
elapsed before she arrived at the wharf of
Pickford & Black, her agents. Meanwhile
crowds of people lined the water front.
Captain Laub made the following state
ment: "I was in bed on the morning of
the 14th. The second officer relieved the
first officer on the bridge at four o'clock
in the morning. About 4:30 I was awak
ened by hearing the second officer shout
out port helm. A moment later the
telegraph bell rang to reverse engines.
I jumped out of bed and rushed on deck
in my night clothes. Just as I ar
rived on deck there was a tremendous
crash. We had collided with a large
steamer and struck her amidships just be
low the main mast. For a moment all was
confusion and there were loud shrieks from
people on both ships. I immediately ran
aft and ordered my crew to prepare
boats for the launching. By the time I
returned to the bridge we had disentangled
ourselves from the strange ship. I found
the second officer of the boat we had
collided with on board. From him I
learned that the ship we had collided with
was the Geiser. We had cut clear through
the cabin of the officer while he was asleep.
He rolled out of bed and grasped the
chains of our ship. My first duty was to
look after my ship and quiet my passen
gers. This I did. Daylight was just
breaking and there was no fog, but it was
hazy and there was a slight shower of
THE FISHERIES TREATY.
Secretary Bayard on the Effect of Its Re
jection. Washington, Aug. IS. In an interview
on the Fisheries treaty last night Secretary
Bayard said it was still in the power of the
President to withdraw the treaty' from
the Senate, but that he had no knowledge
that the President intended to withdraw
it. "Assuming that the treaty will bo
rejected," he continued, "the record
now stands in such a way that the
Republicaus will be responsible en
tirely for its rejection and the conse
quences. It is not a trifling matter, but a
very grave affair. I have no doubt at all
about the merits of the treaty and no
doubt as to what the sense of the country
will bo on the subject. The people of this
country will have to determine the mat
ter." ''AVill the rejection of the treaty termi
nate the modus vivendi which was to last
for two years':"
"No, not necessarily," said the Secre
retary. "Under that modus vivendi some
of our fishermen have already secured li
censes from the Canadian Government
under 'which they can carry on their busi
ness without molestation until the licenses
expire possibly for a year. The modus
vivendi was a proposition that was made
to us from the other side. The United
States Government has nothing to do with
it, and I suppose it would be within the
right of Canada to withdraw it in case the
Fisheries treaty is rejected. But its con
tinued existence does not necessarily de
pend upon the treaty."
A Kansas City Architect Murderously As
saulted in Ills Oflice.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 18. A murder
ous assault was made about 3: SO o'clock
yesterday afternoon upon A. H. Ramsden,
the architect, in his office in Gibraltar
building, near Ninth and Wyandotte
streets, by some unknown party. A 3ounjj
man, named Wicks, who is employed in
the office as draughtsman, heard a sound
like a falling body in Mr. Ramsden's pri
vate ollice, and hastening in found Rams
den lying prostrate on the floor, his head
and shoulders inside of the contractor's
room adjoining. Blood was gushing forth
from an ugly wound on the right side of the
head, forming a red pool around the
threshold. Near him was lying a sample
pressed brick, telling the tale of how the
bloody deed was committed. The wound
proved to be a serious fracture of the skull
just above the right ear, a large piece of
the boue being broken and pressed down
on the lobe of the brain at the base.
Several of the arteries were severed by the
broken bone, causing a profuse bleeding.
Ramsden was unconsious this morning,
but some hopes existed of h:s recovery.
The only remark he made on being pressed
as to who struck h,im was: "Mr. Braley
will tell you." How he came by his in
juries is at present inexplicable and no
arrests have been made.
A Race War.
New Ieema, La., Aug. IS. Thursday a
demand was made by the respectable whit3
element of the county that the disreputa
ble class of negroes who had gathered and
armed themselves at Freetown should lay
down their arms and disperse. The lead
ing negroes were in a certain house and
the whites gave them twenty minutes to
surrender. Before the time was up the ne
groes burst out of the house and began fir
ing, tho first volley wounding a horse.
The firing then became general when the
negroes again shut themselves up in the
house and fired from the windows. Tho
whites returned the fire and the shooting
lasted an hour and a half. At the end of
this time E. R. Smith made a dash for the
house and was shot dead while forcing in
the door. Only one man had the courage
or foolhardiness to accompany Smith in
his attack. This man escaped and retreat
ed. The negroes then became frightened
and fled from the house and thirteen were
killed, eight in the house and five outside.
Some accounts say three or four more
Horrible Death uy Lightning.
Emporia, Kan., Aug. 18. Thursday
afternoon Henry Westfall, a farmer, living
on Eagle creek, fifteen miles southwest of
this city, was struck by lightning and in
stantly killed. He was stacking hay when
the stroke descended. The fluid set the
hay on fire, and the flames and thunder
clap frightened the horse which struck off
the field at a break-neck speed. The un
fortunate man's wife saw the horrible
sight and, quick as possible, stopped the
horse and pulled her dead husband out of
the flames, but not until his feet and legs
had been burned.
Dublin, Aug. 17. In an eviction yester
day the tenant, Somers, had fortified his
place with earthworks and trenches. Be
fore operations were begun he made an
offer which the magistrate advised the
landlord to accept The landlord, how
ever, refused and 200 policemen, with the
aid of a battering-ram, began the attack.
After three hours of useless conflict, an
American gentleman offered to pay half of
the rent, but his offer was refused. The
police then resumed the attack, using their
bayonets, but were compelled to retire,
many being injured. At six p. m., seeing
the building was on fire, Mr. Redmond and
Canon Doyle advised the inmates to sur
render. The defendants came out and all
were immediately arrested.
Her Negro Hunband.
New Orleans, Aug. 17. Great excite
ment has prevailed in and around Abbe
ville, in Vermillion Parish, during the last
few days overthe attemptof the regulators
to break up miscegenation. The regulators
or Caucasians, as they are called, warned
all white men living with negro women
and vice versa to leave the parish
On Tuesday the regulators whipped one
white man, but when they came to the
residence of a negro named Shepard, who
was living with a white woman, the
woman rushed out with a shot-gun and
opened fire on the crowd, fatally wound
ing one of them. This created great ex
citement and a company of rangers in tbe
ad joining parish of Iberia was summoned.
INTEREST IN POLITICS.
The Great Questions of the Day on Every
Good Citizen's TJps.
In brief, there is evidence of an in
creasing number of men who take the
liveliest possible interest in politics,
not as a game, not for the sake of in
creasing their own power, nor for se
curing places either for themselves or
their friends, but because, as they
have clearer consciousness of their
political nature and tho whole move
ment of American history bus been to
ward the development of ibis con
sciousness they take a keener inter
est in politics as an expression of
human thought, as an element in large
Time was when there was more
marked trace of boyishness in tho Na
tional conception of politics. Belore
Jackson, the old traditions made
j statesmen a privileged class, and pol
' itics was a dignified profession. In
J Jackson's time there was almost as
wuuu ui a leal uuuiuuu hj uic uu.i-
ical mass in America as there was to
the English political world when the
bars were formally let down and the
rifrht of suffrage extended. From
Jackson's time to Lincoln's politics
was the National game. Partly from
the simplicity of social conditions,
which offered fewer distractions than
now, but more from the inherent force
of the American character which found
herein its proper outlet, politics waa
the theater, tho opera, the base-hall
game, the intellectual gymnasium, al
most the church, of the people, and a
man suffered two great interests to
divide his life his business, that is,
: and his politics. Atlantic Monthly.
Hundreds of Women "VYho Grow Fat at the
Expense of Credulous Fools.
There are between three hundred
and four hundred people in Chicago
who devote themselves to the business
of fortune-telling. Truly a peculiar
people are these "dealers in futures,"
and from many standpoints they are
interesting studies. "While they have
somo striking characteristics in com
mon, the same can not be said of their
methods, each of them having a pro
ceeding wholly different from the
method of every other. Among the
entire number of Chicago's soothsayers
there are not a half dozen who in per
sonal appearance answer the idea com
mon in fiction and art of the witch
dealer in those uncamy powers which
are suppose to reveal not only the pos
sibilities and probabilities, but the ac
tualities of the future. The ideal nec
romancer is tall, thin and cadaverous,
with unkempt hair and piercing eyes,
and weird, unusual manner; but the
Chicago prophetess the entire number
of fortune-tellers are, with one or two
exceptions, women is fat, and if she
is not fair, she, as a rule, is more than
Whether it is because they perfectly
understand how confidently they may
trust to the credulity of humanity, or
whether they implicitly rely on the
powers with which they profess to hold
communion, they certainly are the most
comfortable, care-free individuals, as a
class to be found in a day's journey.
And really, why should not this be so?
Like the lily, "they toil not, neither do
they spin," and if they are not arrayed
like Solomon in all his glory, it is not
because they haven't the money to pay
for raiment gorgeous enough for a king.
The Trials of a Drummer.
The country storekeeper carefully
examined the samples of cloth while
the drummer patiently waited. A cus
tomer came, the storekeeper waited
on him, then went back to examine
the samples, to pull out and untwist
the threads. Another customer, and
more examination; still another cus
tomer, and as the storekeeper began
again he said:
"Are these samples in style?"
"They were," replied the discour
aged drummer, "when you began to
look at them, but that was so long
ago that I can't answer for them now."
Detroit Free Press.
The FIIgTim'H lroc;ress
Toward health and vigor is often painfully
penitential. Hostetter's Stomach Bitters
smooths the path, however, and removes
such obstacles in the way as liver com
plaint, dyspepsia, disturbance of the bowels,
colic, fever and ague and kidney complaints.
'Physicians, after thirty years of trial,
accord it their unqualified approval. It is
purely botanic nno. safe. It improves both
sleep and appetite.
The police court records in any big city
show that Sunday is also a day of arrest.
f Journal of Education.
A note in bank is like a rose, because it
matures by falling dew.
The downward path the one witn a
piece of orange peel on it.
THE GENERAL MARKETS.
KANSAS CITY, August 2.
CATTLE Slilpplnt: steers.... 4 50 & 5 &"
Batchers' steers.... 3 75 5 S3
Native cotts -' G 3 t0
HOGS ood to choice heavy. 5 00 Q 6 If
WHEAT No. S red 74 & 7t'J
No.i SOlt 751itfc 77
COItN No.J 36 2 CO t
OATS No. - '-0 & SO':
RYE No. -J ''3 40
FLOUR Patents, per saclt... I 0J 2 10
HAY Baled iit C0
BDTTER Chowecrcimery... It Q 1G
CHEESE Full cre.im 9 9H
EGGS Choice 12 3 1H
BACON Usun Il!st5 "
Shoulders C 0 C4
Sides 9 tU
LARD 8 3 fch
POTATOES 4J 6J
CATTLE Shipping mcers 5 01 5 50
Butchers' steers.... 3 51 4 5J
HOGS Pac'-nns C 10 O 0 25
SHEEP Falrto choice 3 rO 4 7
FLOUR Choice 2 Si 3 2 54
WHEAT No.2 red Wl52 W
CORN No.2 1 3 41-J
OATS No.2 -4:,JeJ S
RYE No.i 4G 0 4G-,
BUTTER Creamery 15 16
PORK 14 CO & 14 10
CATTLE Shlppingstetrs..... 5 50 0 C 50
HOGS Packingand shipping.. 5 70 Qi C JO
SHEEP Fiirto chejee 3 50 Q. 4 JO
FLOUR Winter wheat 3 TO Q i6)
WHEAT No. 2 red 8i5'5 SS
CORN No.2 44H3 44.V
OATS No. 2 25 251.
RYE N3.2 4S 43Ji
BUTTER Creamery 15 13"
PORK 13 55 13.3715
CATTLE Common to prime.. 3 OT 6 00
HOGS Good to choice 5 75 6 50
FLOUR Good to choice. "82i 3 00
WHEAT No. 2 rea WJS 23
CORN No.2 53 51 "
OATS Western mixed 26 40" "
BUTTER Creamery 18 ' 19 '
FORK - 1 23 15 SO
Safe and Effective.
BRAjrDRETn's Pills are tho safest and
most effective remedy for Indigestion, Ir
regularity of the Bowels, Constipation,
Biliousness, Headache, Dizziness, Malaria,
or any disease arising from an impure
state of the blood. They have been in use
in this country for over fifty years, and the
thousands of unimpeachable testimonials
from those who have used them, and their
constantly increasing sale, is incontrovert
ible evidence that they perform all that is
claimed for them.
Brandueth's Pills aro purely vegetable,
absolutely harmless and safe to take at any
Sold in every drug and medicine store,
either plain or sugar-coated.
"That settlwi it! I am opposed ta
trusts,' " said the editor when the muci
lage formed a 'pool" on his table.
Invalids, aged people, nursing mothers,
overworked, weaned out fathers, will find
the happiest results from a judicious use of
Dr. Sherman's Prickly Ash Bitters. Where
the liver or kidneys are affected, prompt
action is necessary to chaugo the tide
toward health, era the disease becomes
chronic possibly incurable, and there is
nothing better to bo found in the whole
range of materia mtdiea. Sold everywhere.
Ix Ireland, at least, a potato patch is
seldom successful in covering a rent. Xec
Inexpensive, the great substitute for Sul
phur Baths, Glenn's Sulphur Soap.
Hill's Hair Dye, Black or Brown, 50c.
When tho grocer retires from business
he weighs less than he did before. Amer
One of the most important organs of the
human body is the LIVER. When it fails to
properly perform its functions the entire
system becomes deranged. The BRAIN,
KIDNEYS, STOMACH, BOWELS, all refuse
to perform their work. DYSPEPSIA, CON
STIPATION, RHEUMATISM, KIDNEY DIS
EASE, etc., are the results, unless some
thing is done to assist Nature in throwing
off the impurities caused by inaction of a
TORPID LIVER. This assistance so ne
cessary will be found in
Prickly Ash Biifers !
It acts directly on the LIVER, STOMACH
and KIDNEYS, and by its mild and cathartic
effect and general tonic qualities restores
these organs to a sound, healthy condition,
and cures all diseases arising from these
causes. It PURIFIES THE BLOOD, tones
up the system, and restores perfect health.
If your druggist does not keep it ask him to
order it for you. Send 2c stamp for copy of
"THE HORSE TRAINER," published by us.
PRICKLY ASH BITTERS CO.,
Sole Proprietors, ST. LOUIS. MO.
HE PAYS THE FREIGHT"
Scales of all Sizes. 5 Ton Wagon Scale
with Brass Tars Beam and Beam Box,
$60. For free Price Ustof all hinds, eddrett
JONES OF BINCHAMTON;
B1NOHKKTON, N. V,
The first done often artoninhes tbe In
valid, glvlB elasticity of mind and
Bouyancy o Body
to which ho yuan before a tranrer.
They give appetite,
resrnlar bowels and iiolld flesh, cice
ly augur coated. Price, 25cts.pr box.
Thig Sho Is trarrantl Flwt Quality In wrjrereect.
Very Styllh. Perfect Fit. PlalnToe and Tipped. Men'.
BoyV and Youth' COSGRKSBBGTTOSASDIUCK. Ask your
dealer for FiBGO'S t S.W SHOE. It he due" not keep them
end to uf . and we will f urnlh you a pair. Expre Dald.
Inreceipt or 20. C. IL FARGO A CO, Chicago.
a-SAVX THIS IMrlft rmj tlM , wife.
$2.50 i HI
A DELICIOUS BISCUIT
ASH. yOXJR GTICXJEJZ FOR
DWIGHT'S "COW BRAND" SODA
AHD TAKE NO OTHEB. '
- ft 5T "
GRAND JUB.lIEc-ltira.ing tie Sillliiwt cf the Mmm Tifrittnr,
Excursion rates from all points.
Beware of Fraud, as jay namo and the price are
stamped on the bottom ox alt my advertised ihoes
before leaving tbe factory, which protect the wear
ersacainsthhtb. prices and Inferior goods. If a deal
er offers TV. X Boozlasa shoes at u reduced price,
or says he has them wlthoat my name and prico
stamped oa the bottom, pat him don as a fraud.
The only calf S3 8EAULEH8 Shoe smooth In
side. SO TACKS or WAX THREAD 10 hurt
the feet, easy as hand-!ewed and "Will SOT KIP.
W. I UOUOLAN 84 SHOE, tbo original and
only oand-eewed welt f 4 shoo. Kquals custom-mado
shoes costing f mm W t i.
IV. X DOUGLAS 83.SO POLICE SHOE.
Railroad Men and Letter Carriers all wear them.
Smooth Inside as a ll.ind-Sewed Shoe. No Tacts or
Wax Thread to hurt the feet.
IV. I DOCGL.VStt2.50SHOlsnnexcellcd
fn,hunwir Rt Calf Shiw for tho IiriCA.
W. I DOUGLAS H2.K5 WORKIKO
MAVS SHOE Is the bojt In the wot Id fur rough
wear; one pair ought to wear a man a year.
IV. L. DOUGLAS 82 RHOEFO& DOTS IS
the best School hho in the world. ..
School Shoe elves the small Boys a chance to
wear the best shoes In the world.
All made in ConRress. Button and Lace. If nott
sold by joor dealer, write
W. L. DOUGLAS, Brockton, Mass.
Neuralgia Headache, Sore Throat, Sprains,
Bruises, Burns, Wounds, Lsma Back,
And All Pains 01 An Inflammatory Naturou-
Sold fcy Drnsztsts. SOc and 81. OO.
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Address WIZARD OIL CO.,
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W. J. MORPE, I'.blUher,
C Eat 18th hu, 'cw Yrk.
trSXHX THIS IMPIK trwr tu J wiib.
&tnfl (a QQflfl A MOSTn can be made working
QIUU 10 ?3UU for u,. ,ACenta preferred who
can furnish their own hones and give their whole time
to the business. Spare momenta may be profitably em
ployed also. A few yacancles In towns and cities.
It. F.JOKNSON a CO.. 101 Xt!a Strot, USchmtxi, Ta.
fitI AUnUA SECRET SniSTICE, Wichita,
UrVhHnurnft Kansas, wants to employ a younx
man as detective in every locality. Send us O cents
to mail you Instructions. Ho MEMlirUKUlP VKK.
av-aunt mis paiik 7 tus. jou rw.
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ST. LOUIS. MO. Preparatory, Commercial
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