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LATE TELEGRAPHIC TICKS
FROM H ANT FOINTS.
Important Xews Items Recelred t W
So to Prese.
fepltnl, I.nhor and lnitustrlnl,
Th Vandalia (Ind.) Railroad linn mode I
new nolle for telegraph 0erators. Tht
TTiinimnm has been fixed at 45 ir month
and all salaries hnve been advanced nhoul
(10 per month, making the average about
The coal miner who have bten out on fl
strike for the past eipht weeks at Hoggs
Run, Wellsburg, Moundsvllle and Klni
Grove, W. Va., asking 50 cents a ton for
the run of the mines, are beginning to
weaken. The ranks are being broken by I
tome of their number returning to work at
the operators' prices.
The plumbers of Memphis. Tenn., went
on a strike. Two years ago they struck fot
shorter hours, and aficr a long tight suc
ceeded in effecting a compromise. This
time they have one grievance, nnd if they j
succeed the foreman will tie a man of ele
gant leisure. The plumbers demand
that the foreman do no work, inter
fere in no way with the tools, but merely
The Excelsior Furnace at Ishpomins,
Mich., lias gone out of blast, throwing out
of employment 75 men. This is the lust of
the Ave Marquette county furnaces to dose
en account of depression in the iron trade.
Ptrikfrs' wives stakvimo. In the mail
that reached the Baltimore (Md.1 Mayor's
office the other morning was a letter from
the wives of the striking cont-makers, who
have now been out of employment for six
weeks. The communication states that
they are starving and suffering from neg
lect. The mayor is asked to send home the
walking dclegato from Brooklyn, named
Reicbers, who is charged by the women
with the cause of their trouble. The mayor
replied that be could do nothing in the mat
ter. Two hundred miners of the Focot-k mine,
near Mnssillon, 0., have gone on strike
against the check weigh man employed by
Five hundred hod carriers and as many
brick-layers are on a strike at Anderson,
Ind., and work on 500 houses has censed.
The strike is caused by a difference between
the carriers and brick -layers as to whether
work shall begin at 0:30 or 6 o'clock A. M.
MrsT Lkavk Lahob Unions. There is
considerable excitement among railroad
employes at Wilkesbarro, Fa., over the
order of Fresident Mcl-eod, to the effect that
all employes of the Lehigh Valley and
Central railroad of New Jersey must sever
conections with all labor unions. There is
considerable talk of striking.
Minsters. Accidents anil I nmllllrs.
Two Italian girls, aged 5 and 7, were run
over and killed by a Philadelphia cable car.
The parents and their friends tried to lynch
Three girls at New Urnnswick, N. J.,
amused themselves by rocking a boat.
Lizzie Burgundy and Sadie White never got
out of the water alive.
A wild steer broke loose in St. Louis
streets and gored a woman to death.
Five persons were killed and 18 Injured hy
train leaving the rails on a bridge between
Beziers and Cessenon, France.
Frof . William Daniel, 80 years of age, was
accidently burned to death while taking a
aweat bath at bis home in Milwaukee. The
blanket covering him caught (ire from a
Three powder mills at Gainesville, Tex.,
blew up after a stroke of lightning. louses
mile away were ruined, thousands of win
dows were smashed, a number of cattle were
killed, and many persons were injured, but
no human lives were lost. Damage, 115,000.
' In Madison county, Georgia, a woman
named Nelson went to a spring, carrying her
baby, and while there hearing screams from
the three children left at the house, dropped
the child and hastened back, only to find
two of her children dead, and the other dy
ing, from the bite of a rattlesnake, which
they had disturbed under the house. Von
returning to the spring she found the baby
bad crawled into the water and been
Chili bas ratified the arbitration agreement
With the United Slates.
Good harvests are promised all over
I llinois corn has been slightly injured by
It has been raining hard over the agricul
tural district of Texas for many days past.
Although not specially needed, it will prob
ably help the late corn, stiftiulute cotton, re
plenish streams and do good in assuring a
larger section crop of hay thun the first.
This will long lie remembered as a phenom
enal year for crops in Texas.
The New England bop crop is in a criti
cal condition and the supply of the old is
Two weeks more of favorable weather will
place Dakota grain crops beyond danger of
The wool industry in Northwestern Penn
sylvania is growing. One Mercer firm has
purchased 400,000 pounds of wool this sea
son. Russian winter crops in all the province
except 16 are in satisfactory condition. The
condition of the summer crop is unsatisfac
tory iu IB provinces.
At Trenton, N. J.., Vice Chancellor Bird
filed a decision ordering a decree of alimony
in the suit for support and maintenance
brought by Mrs. Annie B. Sblnn against her
husband, Howard Hhinn, a railroad baggage-
master, whose borne is In Bordentown. The
deoision involved the question as to the k ind
of a house a husband is bound to provide
fox bis wife. Tlx Vice Chancellor decided
that a husband must furuisb a house in
keeping with his circumstances and con
ditions and over which the wife shall b
fwrmittad to preside. A boarding house
over which another presides, the decision
Mated, is not such a home. A building
called a house, the opinion continued, does
not fulfil all the conditions necessary in
providing a homo, and Shinn's course was
Iran tlnllln Hands ef Rrrelver.
At Indianapolis Judge Taylor, of the
Superior Court, appointed James F. Kailey,
a prominent capitalist of that city, ieceier
for the Order of Iron Hall. His bond was
fixed at 11,0110,01)0, Homerdy is reported to
have left the city. He declined to tell where
he was going when he stnrted from his
hotel by carriage. He drove to a suburban
station and urobablv went mrth. Baker
went witn him. ihe office and effects of
the order have been looted as far as possi
ble, but thousands of dollars were saved by
the court's order prohibiting furth'r remov
als. Suits acainst the order have been en
tered in other cities, and at Baltimore, Md.,
receivers were appointed by the court.
Crime anil Penalties.
A fight occurred near Kennedy, Tex., be
tween .lohn race ana Ambrose Collins, in
which Collins was instantly killed. Another
fight occurred near Koines City between
l'clix Bnrris and Sum Henton and Burris
wos shot through the bowels and will die.
Henton was instantly killed.
J. F. Kives, an nx-.Tucige of White county,
Ark., and a popular politician, shot himself
to death at Searcy, Ark. He had been drink
ing heavily Intely.
At Dallas, Tcxas.Joe Hayes, a well-known
negro politician shot and killed Hev. Fey
ton Hooker, also colored, and head cook at
the St. George hotel.
At Chennn. 111., several business houses
were burned, including the store of Jacob
Balbnch. His loss is $20,000; insured. Total
loss from MO.ono to 40,onO.
The Northern Michigan Lumber Com
pany's factorv as Fanderage. Mich., burned
down. Loss, 115,0110, with little insurance.
Cue hundred workmen are thrown out of
The South City markets were destroyed
by fire at Dublin. The los is tlOO.ooO.
Advices received ot the White House from
Loon Lake state that Mrs. Harrison is
steadily improving. Her recovery is gradual
but each day shows some gratifying
Governor Buchanan, of Tennessee, is able
!o attend to his duties again, and will at once
take up the matter of the mining riots, the
trial of the prisoners coming up in a few
John Ilitz. of Mexico, Mo., drowned him
Iclf bccaue he regretted having sold his
Near I'uirburry, 111., Andrew Miller and
Charles Mote fought on a straw stack, Miller
fell off and brock his neck. Mote surren
General Weaver, after visiting at his for
mer home for a few hours: startel South.
He will speak in Missouri. Arkansas, Texas
Mississippi, Alabama, the Carolina and
Virginia. He will return to Iowa early in
October, and devote the balance of his time
to the Northwestern Slates. He is in good
health and is very sanguine.
Two hundred San Francisco business
houses dosed Friday on account of a relig
IIKYIIMI OI K IIO It DF.lt 1.
Severe weather in the south of Ireland
tins caused great damage to the crops. The
hhy trop hos been destroyed and the potato
blight has appeared. The potato crop had
promised to be the best in years.
The terrible heat now prevalent In Ger
many bus dried up grapes in Khenish, Aus
trian und Baden vineyards.
A Russian nkose has been issued annull
ing the prohibition against the exportation
from Russia of rye, rye meul and all kinds
Several Welsh tin plate manufacturers
closed their works. Sixty works are now
closed and 10,01) hands are idle. Many
ailed Saturday to find employment in
At St. Petersburg, Rnssia, Dr. Obermuel
ler, body physician of the Czar, died at the
age of 55. It is said he died of Asiatic
Two Serious Railroad Wrecks.
Near Elbow Lake, Minn., two crowded
passenger cars on train No. 05 of the Soo
road went through a trestle. Four men
were killed outright and about 30 others in
jured. The dead are: Gust Bergquist, of
Hoffman, Minn., James 1-atinia, of By
7rass, Minn., Edward Smith, of Dunbar,
Wis., and Michael Crockett, of Ironwood,
Mich. The passengers were principally
harvest hands on their way to the Dakota
At Washington. Mo., two freight trains on
the Missouri Facitic road collided owing to a
confounding of orders by the train dis
patcher. John Sicbold, fireman of the cunt
lioiind train, was buried under his engine
nnd instantly killed. Engineer Condon.
Brukernan W in. Roper and James VV. Good
win of Atlanta, Ga., were seriously injured
Fifty-six cars were wrecked and plied in a
heap HO feet high. The company's loss is
$50,000. The train dispatcher is said to have
An Infidel Falls Dead.
During a thunderstorm at Denver, Co.,
Gotlicb Meyers, an iutidel, stood on a street
corner, with several friends, commenting
upon the electric currents. Looking sky
ward, he exclaimed: "There is no God. Hi is
fear is all folly." Hardly bad he uttered the
lost words when a bolt of lightning struck
upun his head, and a few momenta iutcr his
dead body was carried home.
The following table shows the standing of
the various base bull clubs:
Won. Lost, poued,
New Y ork. ,.
Baltimore. . ..
27.. ..10 0..
81... .10 0..
20, ...17 0..
PENNSYLVANIA . PICKINGS.
SOME IMPORTANT HAPPENING
Of Interest to Dwtllere in the Keystone
MORE RAIN NEEDED.
Tin wrTiira m riiTMfM s vsconx, hhah
AMI VLUFTAIII.fcS M RU IT.
The weather crop bulletin of the Penti
sylvnnin State weather Service for last week
The rainfall for the week was very much
below the normal. In many places no rain
occurred and that which fell was from local
ihoweis or thunder storms and w as of short
The whole month has been very dry.
The teniierature has ranged, on the aver
age, 3' per day above the normal. The
season may be summed up thus: In the
western portion less warmth than usual
with nearly normal amount of rainfall. In
the eat an excess In temperature with a
decided delieicney of rainfall. The week
bas given a great deal of sunshine, the
aver.iue number of hours pel day at Phila
delphia being 12 out of a possible 14 hours.
Elsewhere the amount has been about the
Corn, grass and vegetables need rain bad
ly. Grass is drying up and trees are begin
ning to show lack of moisture. The ground
is too dry in many places for plowing. Corn
is aid to be standing the drouth very well,
and promises an average yield. Tobacco
cutting continues, and the crop Is above the
average. Fruit is generally poor, except
grapes and pears, which are said to be plen
tiful. SIIOHTKST OS RKfOltn.
The shortest will on record in Luzerne
County wits tiled at Wilkeslmrre and is
somewhat of a curiosity. A month ago
there died, in a small mining settlement
near Huzelton, Thomas Yukulewlczl. He
was a young man, and had accumulated
$.'.'10. which wus half of the amount be
wanted to take hack to the old country und
be indeiendent for life. This money was
deposited in n bank, but one day a fall of
top coal in his chamber in the mine crushed
his ribs and broke his back. He was carried
home to die, and just as death approached
him, all alone in his little cabin, he wrote
on u scrap of paper his will, bequeathing his
all to a friend and laborer. The will is on a
flip of note paper 0 inches square, and Is ns
follows: "Mr.liankers: Give all my money to
wiii.Anri.wiiA to iiwk I. noAOs.
The question of rapid transit in Philadel
phia, which has so lung been agitated by
the press and public-spirited citizens, may
now be regarded as settled. An enormous
amount of capital is to be expended by a
syndicate of Philadelphia!! and New York
ers, to construct an elevated railroad, such
as is called for by the charters of the North
Eastern and (junker City companies. Ar
rangements to this end were consummated
on Thursday afternoon of last week and a
fund of ."t, iMKj.txm in cash w as platted at
once by August Belmont it Co., Verniilye At
Co., and Edward Sweet V. Co., allot New
York, representing a syndicate who stand
obligated to furnish fW.Oun.onO, the amount
eqiiired to build tne two roads.
A IIAII.KOU'IH WITH NKKVE.
Rails spreading caused an engine on the
Pennsylvania fc Northwestern railroad to
leave the track on the mountain at Lloyds-
ville. John Tierncy bad a foot caught
under the engine, und hacked the crushed
member off with a ockct knife to get free.
He died next morning. There were live
men on the engine, nil of whom were badly
hurt, Marion Gorsoch, a htboter, died to
day, and 8. W. Hammers, thii fireman, can
CORSJCROr Rl'INKll II Y liROCTII.
The greatest drouth experienced around
Carlisle for many years was ended with rain
Friday evening. For a period of seven
weeks there has been virtually no rain. The
corn crop in this immediate vicinity is ruin
ed, and the farmers near town have been
compelled to haul water for their live stock
as their wells and cisterns were exhausted,
A VICTIM OF TIIF. IIOMKSTKAD WAK.
Harry W. Hewell, of Minnrsville, a pn.
vate of Company F, Eighth Regiment, N.
G. P., who contracted typhoid fever while
at Homestead lust month, died the other
Extf.nsivr forest fires are raging In th
mountains 111 miles west of Curl isle. Large
tracts of valuable timber lands have been
burned over and the tires are not yet under
Till! first rain of jiny consequence in
seven weeks fell at Chester, Delaware
count y, the other night. The corn crop is
ruined. Farmers have been hauling water
fur their live stock.
Bi.am af Watsom, of Hiirrisbtirg, was
blinded by a flush oflightninga few weeks
ago. Sight wus suddenly restored Monday
evening while she was standing at a win
dow. Doctors are marveled over the lubu.
A 4-VKAH-oi.ii son of Jacob Giuy wus kill
ed at Cokeville by a passenger iruic.
Tur. oldest liorte in Fayette county, ind
for that matter in that part of the Slate, died
this week. The animal w as ml years old and
was owned by Joseph Derrick. His dca'h
resulted from an accident and not from old
age. The horse served tbroiurh a part of the
war and came out without a wound,
Ada Gkimks, a little daughter of Joseph
Grimes, of near New Salem, was fiitully
kicked by a horse. Homer iless, of neui
the same place, was also severely kicked by
Mamie Maw ri and Rosie Farrozine. aged
reseclively seven and five years, were run
over nnd instantly killed by a cable cur in
Willi E blasting rock in a new well at film
muntown, Eli lluiner was overcome by gas.
Lewis Hurlmuii responded to his cry lot
help, and while being taken to the surface
fell out and striking a rock, wus instunlly
Wiim. r attempting to board a freight train
at Connellsville, Harvey Youiikin lost his
footing and fell beneath the cant, his right
foot being cut off.
Jrnor McIlvaine, of the Washington
county courts, sentenced James Grant and
Edward O'Donnell to five years each 111 the
KeniUuitiary for attempting to burn the
lorgunzu reform school, of which they
were inmates, In the hope of escaping.
Hlooona-tasd To Death.
After hiccoughing continuously for seven
ays, Lewis Bcbaum died at Royersford, Pa.
in a spasm. .
HELP WAS REFUSED.
THE SWITCHMEN 8 fsTRIKB IS OFF.
The Treopa Hot to be Withdrawn Till
All Dancer of Interference With
Hon Unionists Is Ended.
A four-hour conference wos held at Buf
falo, N. Y., Wednesday between Grand
Muster Sweeney, Grand Master Wilkinson
Grand Master Sargent and Grand Chief
Ciark. After leaving the conference Grand
Master Sweeny and Local Master Moriarity,
ol the switchmen, called together the mem
bers of the committee that had been con
ducting the strike.
Shortly before 11 o'clock the door was.
opened and the waiting throng entered. The
statement of the end of the strike, made
verbally by the Grand Master, was in sub
stance as follows:
"The duly uothomed committee have de
clared ihe sttike off nt midnight, and I have
sanctioned their decision. Five hundred
and fifteen switchmen cannot cope with 12
big railway corporal ions and M.OUO militia,
and succeed. Ve have made a strong light
and have lo-t."
When asked If he had anything to snv In
regurd to the failure ol the other organiza
tions to come to the aid of the switchmen,
Sweeney replied: "Letthem speak, for them
selves. I have nothing further tosuy."
IIKI.F WAS HF.lTsrtl.
As other questions were about lo be asked
Mr. Sweeney, a member of the committ.e
with whom the Grand Master hud been con
sulting, created a small sized sensation by
saying: "1 want to sav right here that the
brukenien. trainmen and lliemun refused
lo give ns any help. My name is Barrett,
and you can euy I said so."
As soon as the news began to spread over
the city, which it did very rapidlv, there
was n I'eueriil rejoicing. The immediate
withdrawal of t lie troops Is notexpectcd, us
it will take more or less time for a complete
restoration of quiet and cessation of the
giierilla-.ike attacks to which non-union
men und soldiers have been subjected.
TIIK AKHITHATION KoARIl MFFTS.
The State Board of Arbitration met for
the purpose ol making an investigation of
the cuii-es leading to t heswitclinicli's strike.
John McMiinon was the tirt t witness for the
strike s. He showed the board a copy of
the demands made on the Erie and other
roads before tne recent strike. Then follow
ed the Grievance Committee's demands
uiMin Superintendent Brnnn ond General
Manager Walters, of the Erie, and the linal
refusal of the Inner to accede to the de
msnds. On a poll of the 110 switchmen in the
Erie yards, 85 voted to strike. The witness
said that he had worked more than 10 hours
a day, without extra pav, since the pussnge
of the lu-hour law. The Erie otlicers had
not said I hat they refused to obev the 10
hour law. Grievance t'liairmau' Bass, of
the Lehigh, an I others were sworn, and
recited the details of their demands on
other companies and the ste leading up to
t lie strike.
HIOTKHS ROl'ND OVF11.
The four rioters cantured the other nicht
were arraigned bef-'re Judge Green on the
charge of riot and using violence nnd inflict
ing injury upon unother person witli a view
ol compelling him lo abstain from doing an
act he had u Wul right to do. Judge Green,
upon request ot the Lehigh Valley aitor
neys. postponed I he exiiminulioii until
hep ember 2, und fixed bail ut tl.SUO
tiiHirge Hal fner, a sergeant In the Fifth
separate company, was taken at Newhiirgh
to his home. Halfner's mind has given way
under the hardships and privations ex
perienced at Bullalo during the first few
UOVF.RMoll FI.OWFR OI KFR IIFWARHS.
The Governor issued a proclamation
warning all persons engaged in the violation
of the law ntlecting the safety of railway
property and interference with the same.
A reward of floo will be paid upon the ar
rest and conviction of each H-rson u hoshull
during the next 00 days violate any of the
provisions ot the said sections of the. penal
code relating to steam railroads. Omission
by the authorities to enforce said provisions
will be considered cause for removal.
tlllANn MASTFR SWFFXF.Y ASSArl.TFII.
At Imffulo, N. Y., Friday morning. Grand
Master rweeney, of the Switchmen's I'nion,
wus set iiKin by Arthur (jiiinn, a striking
Mckelnlate switchman, and hrulally as
saulted. .Mr. Sweeney and about 75 switch
men were standing at the corner of Swaun
ami Main streets. (Juiiiii approached and
toKi Sweeney he wus resoiisih!e for the loss
of his job. "Itefore Sweeney Had time to
niiswer tjiiinn deult him u fearful blow on
the head and followed it up with several
sledge-hammer punches in the face.
Sweenev fell to the sidewalk, and then
yuiiin kicked him several times. Bystanu
ers interfered and pulled Qiiiiiu off Sweeney.
Quiiiii run awav, followed by an angry mob
ol strikers. (Juinn thrrulened to kill them
if they followed him. and they stopied the
chase, tjuinn has not yet been urrested.
Sweeney's nose was broken.
An intensely bitter feeling against Grumi
Muster Swernev has developed among the
late slrik rs, who consider that they have
been dugied and betrayed by him.
. TKOoPS OOINO HUSK.
At the request of Sheriff Beck, Adjutant
General Porier deeded to reduce the num
ber of troops here. Home 1.500 were order
ed home, leaving over 5.UKI still in the field.
General Porter said no more troops would
be sent nwav until those in command are
sure they will not be needed. "We are go
ing to siiiy here until the rioting is stopped
if 11 takes all summer."
STHIKFSS RISH FOR VI.ACTS.
S'iicriiileiideiit If rutin, of the Erie mad,
stated lloil there are probably 25 good switch,
men wiio went out from the Erie becuuse
they feared for their lives if they did not.
These men will be taken buck, hut beyond
thut the roost careful scrutiny will be exer
cised. The Lehign people lire only receiv
ing the names of applicants. They have re
stored no strikers u yet. Siiieriiitiident
Johnston, of the Nickel Piute, suys the road
will not hire any of the strikers. 11 ey have
85 men now, and that is all he needs.
General Superintendent Cannoff, of the
Lake Shore, says that he has no vacuncies
to lill, and the Erie people muke practically
me same statements, it is quite prouanie
that all the Lackawanna switchmen can
hint employment if they care to go buck.
The Lackawanna iieoplesent back to their
places the monthly men Ihey had brought
up from the East to man their BufTulo yards,
und all the old men suve live have returned
COl'NTINO TIIK COST.
Erie county's Sheriff has been making
close computations as to the final cos' of the
strike, lie figures Ihe cost at 1 14,750, while
others say it will reach ll-MUxm.
NEW YOKK MUST PAY 275,000.
COST OF MAIKT.MNINIi 7.000 SOI.MKIW 1I HINO
TIIK III ! KALO STRIKE.
Comptroller Wnnple und Stute Treasurer
Danfi-rth estiinuln thut the Buffalo strike
will coat New York slate about $275,000 for
tiie pay, subsistence und transportation of
the 7.000 National guardsman sent to Buffa
lo. Erie county will probably have to pay
the balance in the end, but at first the
money will have to be drawu from the
general fund of the stute.
Liaala Borden waa In ths House.
In the Borden murder trial Haturduy, at
Fall River, Mass., Die only new fact devel
oped was that the accused, I.iz.ie Borden,
was in the upper part of the house, near liar
mother,! room, when Mr, Borden returned
home, about half aq hour before the double
Canada Having; delayed Too Lone Moat
Pay Freight Through the
f n accordance with provisions ot the act
of Congress, approved July 20, 1802, entitled
"An act to enforce reciprocal trade relations
between the United States and Canada and
for other purposes,"the president has issued
the following proclamation:
"Whereas, The Government of the Do
minion ol Canada imposesa toll, amounting
to about 20 cents per ton. on all freight pass
ing through the Welland canal in transit to
a p irt of the Cnited States, and also a fur
ther toll on all vesieis of the United States
and on all pnssetigrrs in transit to a port of
the United States, all of which toils are
without rebate: and
Whereas, The Government of the Do
minion of Canada, in accordance with an
order in council of April 4, 1HM2, refunds 18
cents per ton of the 20 cent toll at the Wet
land canal on wheat, Indian corn, peas, bar
ley, rye, oats, flsxseed and buckwliest.iipon
condition that they are original. y shipied
for and carried to Montreal, or some port
east of Montreal, for export, and that if
transhipped at any intermediate point such
trausiiipment is made within the Dominion
of Canada, but allows no such nor any other
rebate on sucli products when shlpied to a
port of the Uulted States, or when carried to
Montreal for export if transhipment within
the United States; and
"Whereas, The government of the Do
minion of Canada by said system of rebate
and otherwise discriminates against the citi
zens of the United States in the use of said
Welland canal In violation or the provisions
of article 27 of the treaty of Washington,
concluded May 8, 1871; and,
'Whereas, Said Welland canal Is connec
ted with the navigation of the great lakes,
and I am sitislied that the passage through
it ol cargoes In transit to pons of the United
States is made difficult and burdensome by
snid discriminating system of rebate and
otherwise, and is reciprocally unjust and un
"Now. therefore, I, Benjamin Harrison,
t.. I. !.... ,.f l..la.l U)l. ,.t A ...u.lu
by vinue of the power to that end conferred
upon me by said act of congress, approved
July 20, 1802. do hereby direct that on and
after September 1,1802, until further no
tice, a toll of 20 cents tier ton be levied, col-
lected and paid on all freight of whatever
Ktnuor tiescriptlun passing tiirougn mem.
Marv's Falls canal In transit to nnv port in
the Dominion of Catiailu, whether carried
in vessels of the United States or of other
nations: and in that event 1 do herebv stis
pend from and after snid date the right of
tree nasssce throuih St. Murv's Falls canal
ot any and all cargoes or portions of cargoes
III transit to lantuiiun pons. -
On the first rtav of Atntust the secretary
of state informed Mr. Herliert, in charge of
the llritisli legation, that sued action wouni
be taken if satisfaction were not given. On
August 15 Richard G. Lay, consul general
at Ottawa, telegraphed the state department
that the Canadian ministers had determin
ed to abolish rebate on canal toils at the end
of the season. Tiie decision, added Mr,
Lay, continued the rebate as now till the
end of the season of navigation. The secre
tary cave a further warninif. and vesterdav,
no action of the dominion cabinet having
been taken, the president sent forth his
CA NADA BACKS DOWN.
THE OOVERMMENT WON T RETALIATE, AND WVf.t,
FAY TIIK CANAL CIIAIKIFS.
It has been decided that the Canadian
Government will reimburse shippers fot
this season for any loss they may sustain
through the imposition of tolls on freight
going to a Canadian port through the St.
Murv'fl f 'nnnl.
A meeting of the Canadian Cubinet lias
been held I o discuss Ihe outlook and the
probable effect of President Harrison's
tiroclaiii'ition on Ciinnliun lake shinning.
A member of the Cabinet stated that no
sttenint at retaliation would be made in the
direction of imposing discriminatory tolls
on American vessels passing through the
ellnnd Gaiinl, as unci tic en suggesieu uy
Somen! tne Government papers.
It was further decided to csrry to the no
tice of the llritisli Government tlieaiisurd
it v of contiiiuiiiK the Washington treaty in
force, In view of the fai t that it has been de
nuded of every clause bv which any special
tirivileues were conceded to Canadian citi
tens, and urge the abrogation of the treaty
at Ihe earliest possinie moment.
BUSINESS IS IMPROVING.
Almost All Branches of Trade Show
II. G. Dun Co's Werklu Hrtirw of Trail)
In nil respects the business situation ap
pears m ire favorable than a week ago.
There has ben a general though moderate
improvement in dislribiiliou; manufactures
are more fully empl-iyed; several greut labor
controversies have en le I, and crop reports
are somc.vhat more satisfactory. A littli
more gold lias gon abroad, and imports of
merchandise are still enormous; for three
weeks at New York 4HJ per cent, lurger
than for the same weeks lust year, while in
exports from New York the increase for
three weeks is only about 4i per cent, but the
shipments lust year were phenomena1, and
it is encouraging thai they are not dimin
ished. The excets of import! over exports
continues later in the season than usual,
but money markets are so well supplied Ilia
some outgo of gold causes no disturbance or
Moderute exports and better crop reports
lead to lower prices. Wheat receipts at ths
IV est in four days of this week have been
5..'i.'.)..'i0;t bushels, while Atlantic exports
have been only i.-ioi.uun nusneis.
Accounts of choleru in Hussia have cans
en heavy unloading of nork. which has
fallen t per barrel, and bogs are u quarter
and lard a fraction lower, while nil has also
declined u fraction, lot ton is further de
pressed to seven und one-eighth cents by the
treat accumulation of unsold stocks and ihe
better renoits of the coming crop. But while
in other seculutive murkets sab s have been
small for the week, those of cotton reached
At Pittsburg raw iron is slightly weaker,
thouch some of the works have not vet fin
ished reimirs and the window clus works
will nnt all be in nitration until the end of
Sen! ember. Trade at Cleveland is irood
with better demand for money, and ut t in
ciniiiu! the hardware trade is ut present bet
ter thun a vcur abound in miner und imis-r
bags much better, with general trude fuir
ami collections good. Busiue-s ut Detroit is
in some lines lurger and in all equal to
last yeur's, with collections very fair,
Cliicaso reports trude belter than a year
ago, with favoiiu crop reports: ail increase
oi 20 per cent, in receipts of cattle, 25 in
oats, Xi in cured meats and 00 er cent, in
flour, compared with lut year, but some
decrease in other articles. Needed ruins
liuve greatly helped crois in Wisconsin, and
manufacturers at Milwaukee are all busy.
Some improvement is noted at all SoiiUi
em cities reporting, and trude at Nashville
is very fuir; increasing, with brighter pros
pects ut Memphis, ami in all lines gaining
at New Orleans, with a better demand for
The business failures occurring through
nut the country during the last seven days
numbered for the United Htutea 1B5, for
Canada 15, a total of 1H0 as compared with
107 last week, and 180 the week previous to
the last, and 22ti for the corresponding
week last year.
The Sampson well at Waco, Texas,
It the largest cue la the United
State. It throws out 1, ft 00, 000 gal
lons of pure hot water dally.
THE CHOLERA IN GERMANY.
ADTANCE TO AMERICA FEARED,
Difficult to Obtain Msn to Bury the-
3nolera Victims. Hospitals Filled With.
Dead and Dying-.
One hundred and sixty-nine bodies ot
cholera victims are awaiting burial in Ham
burg. Ho great Is the terror that It ditlicult
to get men for the work of burying the
dead, and many assistants of undertakers)
have deserted their places. Business is pros
trate, and shipping is going to other porta.
So serious is the panic that Russian immi
grants, now in the city, Hud it ditlicult to
procure food, as everybody tries to avoid
At Altona the army surgeons have been
ordered by their Superiors to assist the
civilian doctors in curing for cholera vic
tims. There is little doubt that the disease wast
brought to Antwerp hy Kastern vesst-ls.
The llrst victims were dock laborers. i h
lirst one died almost Immediately after
entering the hospital, ami the appearance of
the body showed the disease to be Asiatic
cholera. About one-fourth of all the choleru
patients removed to ihe hospital have died..
The quarantine regulations are strictly en
forced. Kvery vessel irom German, Krenclt
and Ittissiiin ports is detained for examina
tion and are thoroughly insected.
1 he German author ties on the frontier
have been admonished to redouble their
iirccauiions naaiust the admission of ner-
sons or articles susMrted of infection, anil
every wnere tne ns-ai salutary otuciaifl are
displaying the utmost vigilunce.
At i'.ondon It was announc-ed that nil the
steamship lines proposed to suspend emi
gration truffle until danger from cholera is
over. A vigilant watcii lor symptoms or
the disease In boarding houses occupied by
emigrants will be kepi.
The steamer Italia arrived at New York
with 82 passengers, all of whom were well,
having been tinder observation for H ttuysi
before einbsrkation. The baggage of alt
passengers were subjected to a thomugls
disinfection by live steam, followed by a.
combustion of sulphur.
The otlb-ers in New York of the Hamburg-American
Packet Company received
the following message from the company ilk
"As ilunir-r of inff-ctlna mty come frntn eml
frrntif imt-e-iiM-rs IxMikei! toirt-lhr with llrst aikS
st-1-elnl c ln nswnirers. we Imve ileetOeil t" M-ns
rste eniliiriilit Irnflle fntnt llr-t ami secern! dust rs
tlrt-ly. foiMardlLg emigrants oa iM-twrate slilps ex
clusively." m ssu's HFATII RTR irtcnpAstNti.
The official ltusian choleru report
shows that there were 174 new cases in ex
cess of those reported the duy previous,
while the deaths were 81 in excesj of those
reported on the same day. Totals, accord
ing to the official figures' were, 6,07'J new
cases and 2,7411 deaths.
will lusiKruT Tiir vrssns.
Hereafter all vessels arriving at Philadel
phia fr.uii cholera infected districts will be
detained and thoroughly disinfected ami
fumigated, at the quarantine station, before
being jiermitted to pass up the Delaware
river. Miri'AIll TICKETS ct'T OFr.
The general agent of the White Star line
nt New York has issued the following clrcu
lat to agents: "Nn prepaid tickets must be
issued from Antwerp. Amsterdam, Breninn,.
Hamburg. Havre, l'otterdum, Paris, 'Jder
burgor other continental Kimts without
Xi.OOO liRAIl IN PFRS1A TIM S FAIL
The Vice Consul at Teheran telegraphs,
that the e-timated deaths in Persia from
cholera are H5,oii; 5,000 in Mci-hud, 12,000'
in Tabriz, K.OOO in Teheran and 10,00.) in
TIIF 1 IIOI.FHA HFATII It ATP. I'.lPl.lll.
According to the Russian olllcial returns,,
there werell..')22 new cases of cholera, against
fi.roOon Wednesday. Thursday there were
2,077 deaths reMirted. against 2,7-11 for Wed
nesday. In St. Petersburg there were
reported 11(1 new cases and 21 deaths.
ONE I HFXI II CITY' HKATII LIST.
The oHiciul figures show that on Wednes
day there were is new cases of choleru und1
nine deaths from the disease at Havre.
Thursday there were 4tf new cases and 21
MANY KFW CASKS AT IIAMBITI'l.
Klght hundred fresh cases of cholera
sere recorded ut Hamburg on Saturday,
many of the victims having been seized but
a few hours before they nerished. Tlie
total number ot dent lis was 1 ID. prof Koch.
has telegraphed to Uorlin that the plague ia
increasing in Hamburg.
The German Government has ordered the?
suspension of all the traffic on the Hussiau
frontier, except at Kydtkiltnen and Frost
ken. A multitude ot intending emigrants
have been stopped at points on the frontier
and driven back to Itussia. In the two sta
tions named travelers and baggage undergo
rigid inspection and disinfection.
THE '"l-AGl-KlN KNGLAND.
The Asiatic cholera lias arrived in Kng
lund. The steamer Gemma, from Ham
burg, bus entered at Gruvesend, bringing:
severul cases of the plague. Two women ois
the steamer have died from the cholera, an
other victim, a man, is improving. The
news has onset! great consternation ut
Graveseud. and excitement in ixindon.
The steamer I. a lira, which arrived at
I.ynu-liegis. from Hamburg, had two per
sons sick on bourd, suspected of cholera. J be
health officers of Lynn refused to allow the
steumer to enter port, und compelled it to
put back to sea.
MANY MINERS ENTOMBED.
An Explosion in a Colliery In Wales En
traps 143 Men. All the Exlta Blocked
TJp With Wreckage.
At Aberkenfig, near Bridgend, in the
County of G itiuorgan, Wales, 143 miner
are tntrupped in a coal pit, owing to an ex
plosion which shattered the galleries by
which they could have made exit.
When the explosion took place women,
and children rushed to the mouth of the pit
crying and waiting for the fathers, busbands
and brothers below. The scenes at the pit
mouth were most distressing. The explo
sion may have destroyed every life in the
mine. The managers have called on men from,
neighboring collieries to assist in the work
of rescue, and the most strenuous exertions,
are being made to open a way to the unfor
tunates below. In several instances wo
men have gone frantic over the suspense,,
and some of them have insisted in tuking:
part in the work.
Six bodies were recovered Saturday from,
the pit. The work of rescue, owing to the
ditlicultics with the ventilating apparatus,,
Bidwsll's Letter of Acceptance.
' The letter of acceptance of General John
Bidwell, of California, nominee of the Pro
hibition party for President, has been given
out at Indiunapolis, Ind. Tba letter dis
cusses at length the principles of the parlr
as enunciated In the Cincinnati platform.
Murder Enda a Family Bow.
At East Palestine, O., Daniel TJnger abut
and instantly killed his brother-in-law.
Joshua Hofinelster, and then blew out hi
own brains. Ths cause of tba shooting waa
J a family quarrel.