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THE BOCK ISIiASTU ARGUS SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, IE39.
THE DAILY ARGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Saturday, August 3. 1889.
Carlisle the Mas.
The question of who will be chosen as
the leader of the next house of represen
Utires by the democrats, is being quietly
agitated in Washington. The republi
cans say that Randall will be the leader,
but democrats say that Carlisle will be
the leader with Mills and the Brecken
ridges as his lieutenants. There is hardi
ly a doubt that Mr. Carlisle will recede
the democratic nomination for speaker
without a dissenting voice. The repub
licans, of course, are doing all they can
to spread the belief that tbey dread Ran
dall more than any other democratic
leader. This is all a sham and is meant
for the purpose sole'y of booming Ran
dall. It has been Randall's custom for
years, when the democrats are in the mi
norily in the house, to take a very active
part and to make all the trouble that be
could for the republicans. That he is an
accomplished parliamentarian nobody de
nies, and that he is a skillful leader of
the minority is equally certain; but Rn
dall's purpose, when his party is in a
minority, in making himself active, is to
make himself solid wilh his party so that
be can afford to be treacherous when his
ptrty is in a minority.
As there is no danger of a bill f.r the
reformation of the tariff being passed
while the republicans have a majority in
the house, Mr. Randall can afford to be
a free lance with the minority. In free
lancing it he will take occasion to larrup
the republicans in fine style and get him
self talked about all over the country as
the fighting democrat. The reputation
he has made he hopes will'serve him to
good advantage when the democrats are
again in power and he leagues with the
republicans to defeat tariff reform. This
is Randall's little came. He has played
It before and will attempt to play it
again. He deceives nobody, however,
not even the republicans. While the
democrats in the next house will un
doubtedly accept all the aid that Randall
feels like giving them, it is equally cer
tain that Mr. Carlisle and not Randall!
will be the acknowledged leader.
Jnitife Tafry Declnlon.
Chicago, Auk. 3. Th striknrs at the
brickyardi in this city -worn to have had cor
rect information aa t) what Juries Tuley's
daciaton would Iw in the arbitral ion o( tha
matter. He made his tlwtsion venter day
and in lrlef it was that a th mrn had made
a contract they must carry out the same,
imply as a matter of honor if for no other
Cblcat-o and I1 World's fair.
Chicaoo, Auif. 3. The ex.HMitive commit
tee of the world's fair committee :nt yester
day to pvrfect its organisation, at-tror Cra
zier rrMidint;. It wns decided, after consid
erable discussions that the committee organise
a company, under the title of "Tim World's
Exposition of 1W The capital stock of the
comany will be fi.OOO.imo
One MiiMl-ftippk fcditor Kills Another.
Orkrn villk. Miss ,.us. a C M. Hull,edi
itor of The Holirnr County IVmoorat at Ilose
drtle, Miss., whs killed yesLir lav by L. A,
WeM)iiier. editor of The Bolivar County
Review. 'J he IUvk-w was lately mtahltxhed
and the two editors have en.-.l in a bitter
personal wurfura in their respective col
umns Mlllrtt's iammn Tainting, "The Angelas."
Pari. Autt. 3 Mr. Sutton, representing
the American Art association, yesterday
caused lo he banded over to M. Proust, th
French minister of fine artx. draft for &,-
6.T0 friinr, the prii e agreed upon for Millet's
famous iKimtine. the Angelus, which now
becomes the .rorty of the Americana,
The Weather W Mjt Kxpect.
Washinitos Citt. Alii.'. 3. -Following are
the weather indirtt ions for thirty-nix hours
from S o'clock p. in. ye t.nlnv: Kor Indiana
and Illinois- Kir weather, slichl i Im lines In
temperature, exc l in extreme southern pr
rtinns warmer; westerly nnls. For Michigan
anil Wiseon-in- Fair weather, stutinmiry tem
perature: westerly w n.l. For lt.wa-Fr.
warmer weather in northern, -tationarr tem-p-rature
In southern, portinu; vurmMe wind-.
Uearnsis Cant ha Cared
by local application, they r8n not
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one wav to cure dfnean.
and that is by constitutional remediea!
Deafness ia caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucus lining of the Eustach
ian tube. When this tube gets Inflamed
you have a rumbling sound or imperfect
hearing, and when it is entirely closed
deafness is the result, and unless the in
flammation can lie taken out and this
tube restored to its normal condition,
bearing will be destroyed forever; nine
cases out of ten are caused by catarrh,
which ia nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucus surfaces.
We will give one hundred dollars for
any case of deafness (caused by catarrh)
that we can not cure by taking Hall's
Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free.
F. J. Ciif.net & Co.. Toledo. O.
tS-Sold by druggists, 75c
in uuio county, v est v irginia, a man
and his wife, both past fifty years of age,
are sick of the measles.
Five Harvest Excursions.
The Burlington Route, C, B. & Q.
R. R , will sell from principal stations
on Its line, on Tuesdays. August Clb and
20th. September 10th and 24th, and Ocs
toiler 8th, hat vest excursion tickets at
half rates to points in the farming r
gions of the west, southwest and north
weft. Tor tickets and further informa
tion concerning these excursions call on
your nearest C, B. & Q. ticket agent, or
address P. 8, Eustis. Oen'l Pass, and
Ticket Agent. Chicago. 111.
The crops of Prince Edward island
promise to be the best ever known. .
Frederick T. Roberts, M. D., physician
to the Royal College of Surgeons, univer
sity to London. England, says: "Loss of
appetite, loss of eyesight, dyspeptic symp
toms, irregularitiea of the -bowels, are
some of the symptoms of advanced kid
ney disease. Warner's Safe Cure cures
all these troubles, because it removes the
cause, and putting the kidneys in a
healthy condition, enables them to expel
the poisonous or waste matter from the
system. This is why Warner's Safe Cure
cures so many aymptoms that are called
August is the month for traveling
through the White Mountains. It is then
that the hUls are in their glory.
Forced to Laavt Home.
Over 60 people were forced to leave
their homes yesterday to call for a free
trial package of Lane's Family Medicine.
If your blood is bad, your liver and kid
neys oat of order, if you are constipated
and have headache and an unsightly com
plexion, don't fail to call on any drug
gist today for a free sample of this grand
remedy. The ladies praise it. Every
one likes it. Large size package 50
The Law in the Case.
Position of Uncle Sain Regard
ing Behring Sea.
THE LAWS OF NATIONS APPLIED.
Our JorUdlctlon Absolute and Without
QwMtlon We Own the Waters and Hare
a Bight to Own Them Buala' Propri
etorship Never Questioned and Now As
serted Over Her Half of the Sea Notes
from the National Capital.
Washington Citt, Aug. & The sugges
tion that war may result from the recent
seizure of Canadian vessels by the American
authorities is scouted here as simply absurd.
America's right to exercise sovereignty over
one-half of the Behring sea is unquestionable.
The most forceful statement ever made on
this subject was prepared by Mr. Jeffries, at
the request of Mr. Bayard, and is now on file
in the btnte department.
No Question Abont It.
The statement is in substance as follows:
"We venture the assertion that in so far as
the discovery, poasewion and claim of own
ership of them waters of Russia constitute a
tula, there can be no qui stion as to its valid
ity; that Russia has never for an instant
abandoned her claim of sovereignty or re
linquished her absolute right of dominion
over this sea, except in the single instance
of selling to the United States one portion
of it, with the usual guaranty of perfect
title, which is implied by all snob transac
tions between Sovereign states, as w.-ll as be
tween individual parties. We apprehend
that it will not be denied that a state may
acquire a perfect title to territory by pre
scription, that the simple act of undisputed
poKseasion for a lapse of time wdl establish
undisputed ownership, and this applies as
well to marine territory as to land.
The International Li.4
"Halleck's international law says: 'National
territory consisU of water as well as l.m.L
Whn a nation that is in possession of the
navigation and fishery in certain tra ts of
sea claims an exclusive right to them, and
forbids all participation on the part of other
nations, if the others obey that prohibition
with sufficient marks of acquiescence they
tacitly renounce their rijrht in favor of that
nation and establish for her a new ritftat,
which she might afterward lawfully main
tain against them, especially when it is con
firmed by long use. This principle has been
established by decisions of the lords of the
privy council of England ami others.'
Knssia's Claim on the Sea.
"Independently of these sources of title, the
general consent of mankind has established
the principle that long and uninterrupted
possession by one nation excludes the claim
of every other. For more than a century
and a half Russia has asserted and exercised
exclusive dominion over Hehring sea. Her
title rested on first discovery, long and con
tinued occupation, and the undisputed as
sertion of ownership, for no foreign state has
ever protected against the claim of Russia to
the exclusive dominion of this sea. When,
in 17, the emperor of Russia sold his posses
sions to the United States be etab ished his
northeastern frontier in the mitldle of Beh
ring sea, and this, in the language of Sum
ner in .the United States senata, 'forms the
dividing line which separates Asia from
America,' the western boundary of our
The Title Never Questioned.
"This assertion of Russia's ownership of
Behring sea by the two sovereign powers was
not questioned by any of the powers The
right of Russia to sell and the right of the
United States to purchase any part of the
sea was tacitly admitted. The boundary line
was accepted by congress, and the purchase
mney appropriated: toe taws of the l-nited
states were exienaea over ail tne territory
thus acquired, both land and water, up to
this boundary line as fixed by the treaty.
The boundaries are perfectly and
thoroughly denned, and about them there
can be no doubt or question. The deed of
cession from Russia to the United States is
the act of one' sovereign power possessed of
full and undoubted ownership to another
sovereign power that had previously, bv
solemn treaty, acknowledged such ownrship.
A Question of Oond Faith.
"Again, in good fath to Russia, can the
United States hesitate In the exercise of the
sovereign rights concealed to the United
States by that power? A failure to do so in
jures and may destroy the
stul holds in her share of said seas. Any
other view than the one here presented is an
absurdity, and places two great powers on
earth in a position unworthy of their char
acter and history. Is it not the duty of the
Lnited States, In carrying out her treaty
with Russia, to enforce full and compute
sovereignty over the territory and territorial
waters squired from that power r
UTILIZING NIAGARA'S POWER.
The Falls To He Tut lo Work generating
Wabhikotok Citt, Aug. a An important
- - isnrt and stockholders of
the Niagara Hydraulic Electric eomm.7
was held yesterday at their office in Alex
andria, Va. , for the purpose of receiving
reports and iwrfecting plans to utilize the
water power at Niagara falls. This com
pany have secured the grant from the On
tario government to use the water at the
Horseshoe falls, on the Canadian side. The
Hamilton patents for mechanical improve
ments, which regulate the flow of water and
control Its use aud power are owned by this
The Plan of Operation.
Eminent engineer have approved plans
which provide for tunnelling through the
rocks at a point several hundred feet above
the falls, under the tied of the Niagara river,
thereby securing a plentiful supply of water
for the power needed, and without disfigur
ins or interfering with the beauty of the
scenery at the talis. It is proxMed to con
struct a roadway leading from the old Maid
bf-tbe-Mikt landing to the mouth of toe pro
posed tuuiiul, so Uiat the maasi ve machinery
required can be put in place without occa
sioning inconvenience to visiting tourists or
residents of the locality.
How the Power Will Be Used.
v im tne water-power secured, U is in-
tended by means of electrical dynamos, ca
pable of transmitting strong currents of
electricity long distances, to furnish light.
power, and heat to various points within a
radius of forty miles. Electrical railways
wiU be built to Buffalo, Loekport, liatavia.
and intermediate points, and on the Canadian
side to ClifLoa, Hamilton, and other places.
A syndicate of American and Canadian oap
italists have undertaken the construction of
As to Eselualv Jurisdiction.
Wasbtwotob' Citt, Aug. 8. A gentli
man who was strongly instrumental in secur
ing the passage of the bill for the protection
of the fur-asal industry, which is the Lx
of Gen. Harrison's proclamation of last
Marco, admitted frankly Thursday that be
did not believe at the tunx he spoke in behalf
of tha bill on the floor of the house that the
United States could maintain its position of
exclusive jurisdiction over the Imdy of water
known a Behrin; sea. He said further that
one of the objects of those who urged the
passage of the bill most strenuously . was to
bring about some negotiations which would
result in an international agreement to pro
tect the breeding-grounds and to prevent
the slaughter of female seals.
The Age Unit of Letter Carriers.
Washihgtos Citt, Aug. 5. Postmaster
General Wanamaker yesterday issued an or
der amending postal laws and regulations
so as to extend the age limit of appointment
or letter carriers in non-civil service postof-
fioes from 35 to 40 years of age. This limita
tion doe not apply to persons honorably dis
charged from the military or naval service
oi the country who are duly qualified.
Assistant Secretary Ticheaor IIL
Wasbinotow Citt, Aug. & Assistant
Secretary Tieoenor was taken ill while at his
desk in tha treasury department yesterday
njorning and had to be removed to his home.
Be is snfforinf from rheumatism and other
ailments, but t he direct ceuaj of his break
down is believ xi to be overwork.
THE DEADLY OPEN 6WITCH.
A Pmesencer Killed nod Fifteen Others
Injur! on the Delaware and Hudson.
Albany, N. T., Aug. 3, A southbound
Delaware and Hudson through train, in
charge of Conductor Acker, ran through an
open switch at the Kenwood junction, near
here, about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, and
Into the northliound West Shore train, due
here at 4:30. The drawing-room car "Ar
gyle" and two passenger coaches of the Dela
ware and Hud ton train were thrown from
the track. Tb.nuas Conniff. a passenger on
the West Shora train, residing in Albany,
was killed, and several others were more or
lens seriously in j iiwi.
Names or the Injured.
Thre were i ut thirty passengers on tha
Delaware ami Hudson train, and their es
cape from des.' h is mnrvelons, as the two
cars tinned completely over on Iheir sidea,
and the mmnt had to bo taken out through
the windows. The names of the seriously in
jured are: James E. Pittman, of Troy, in
jured about tha back and head; Mrs. Hend
sen, of West Troy, cut on the head and in
jured internally, but not seriously; Joseph
Perkins, of liiughamton, engineer of the 1
and IL train, lag injured by jumping; Mat
thew Turney, tireinan of the 1. and H. train,
slightly injui'ed about the arms by
jumping ha resides on Quaker street;
Mrs. Barlow, Coey man's Junction, badly
bruised; Willi uu Moulds, Saiijjertiea, baok
hurt; H. T. Finch and wife, Brooklyn, in
ternal injuries; Mrs. Kste Powers, Catsk i U,
arm injured; l J. Wright, Feekskill, arm
sprained; R. J. Kepple, Utiea, arm sprained;
W. T. Bumsids, New York, arm lacerated;
O. C Morris, 11 South Fourth street, Phila
delphia, badly shaken up; J. P. Foster, Jer
sey City, leg rurt. Engineer Perkins' arm
A PARI MG DIAMOND THIEF.
A Kaniuu City Jewelry Stole lose Abont
Sl.SOO In "Sparklers."
Kansas City, Mo, Aug. X. A daring
thief entered be jewelry store of F. O. Alt
man at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon, se
cured $1,500 vorth of diamonds, and made
his escape Ho was well dressed, and when
be asked to N shown some diamonds a tray
containing a iarge number of valuable set
stones was pla ced on the counter before him.
After a few minutes' examination of the
jewels, he graltd a handful and bolted for
He Makes a Hold Kurape.
He was followed by Mr. Altmannnda
large crowd fo- some distance, but by flour
ishing a revoWer in the faces of his pursuers
he succeeded u. keeping them at bav. The
thief then wont through a saloon into an
alley, where ts entered the tsement of a
book store, wa ked up the staii-s ami passed
through the m tin door unmolested, the clerks
having no suspicion that he was a thief.
Reaching the street be entered a hack and
was driven awsy, since when he has not been
Frightfully Stnng by Bees.
Ithaca, N. Y., Aug. 3. Jackson Graves,
a farmer who lives four miles from this city,
owns 100 coloi.iesof bees. Thursday morn
ing h found two of his colts were being
stung by bees and went out to save them.
The bees made a fierce attack on him and he
was soon disabled and now lies at the point
of death. The physicians who attended him
counted over 1 10 stings on his face. One of
the horses was stung to death, and it is ex
pected that the other will not survive. Mr.
Graves prolmbly saved his life for the time
being by .plunging into a pool of water.
The War Against the Alton Road.
Chicago, A ig. S. At the meeting of man
agers of the southwestern roads yesterday.
called to consider the Alton complications, it
was decided to prosecute the road before the
inter-state cot imissioners for violating the
law in tbemitterof live stock rates from
Kansas City, ss alleged by the Rock Island
road in its rem nt complaint. The facts will
be laid before the commission at once.
JOHNSTON THE PHENOMENON.
e Farm n Mile In S:0i 1-9 Running
Races and Dim Kail.
Cleveland, O., Aug. 8. Yesterday was
the la-tdav of tlie trotting meeting. There
were three exti-a events on the programme.
The first was tie pacer Johnston's attempt to
beat the 2:0 record of Maud & on the
Cleveland track. He succeeded in doing so,
pacing the mile in 2:0fc1' and coming within
of a second of equating his own best per
formance. Thi quarters were 0:32,
and 2:01. U. He was driven by Budd
Doble. C. W. Williams' horse Allerton, of
Independence, Ia., record 2:25, was trotted a
beat to beat hit own record, and made the
mile in 2:20. W. C. Fair's stallion Mel-
roan, and C F. Emery's mare Hoodwink,
both local burst's, trotted for a money con
sideration. Hi sid wink won. The best time
was 2:25, Jiy H ion wink.
The frse-fot-all race was won by Gean
Cimitb, tst tune .':l.'i'i,. The .M7 pace was
not finished, Lillian taking the first two
beats, and Wili-ox and E.I Annan one beat
each. The ties", time was by Lillian in the
first two heats, 2:14V and 2:14'.
Chicago, Aug. 8. Yesterday's game be
tween the Anson athletes and the league
"infants" from Cleveland was phenomenal
in the number of innings required. The
clubs were tieri in the ninth inning, neither
got a run in the next three, while each got
three in the thirteenth, tieing again. The
winning run was made in the fifteenth.
League scores were: At Chicago Chicago
8, Cleveland 7: at Washington Washington
b, JWton 10; .it New Y'ora New York 7,
Philadelphia i; at Pittsburg (first game)
Pittsburg 5, Indianapolis 9; (second game)
Pitteburg 5, Indianapolis 10. American as
sociation: At Brooklyn St. Louis 6, Brook
lyn 2; at Haiti nors Baltimore 5, Cincinnati
3; at Philadelphia Athletic 8, Louisville 1 ;
at Columbus Columbus 2, Kansas City IL
Western league: At Dts Moines Das
Moines 3, St. Joseph 4; at Minneapolis
Minneapolis S, Denver t; at He Paul St.
Paul 14. Omaha 11; at Milwaukee Milwau
kee 6, Sioux City 4.
fay-'Gye-See Cioes Lame.
MlLWArKEE. Wis,, Aug. 3. A special to
The Evening Wisconsin from Racine says:
Jay-Eye-See, the phenomenal little gelding
owned by J. . Case, of Racine, has gone
lame, and will not be trotted in aay races
this season. It. is feared that he will never
tgain appear oa the race track. The lame
uesa is the resn t of an accident at Lexing
ton, Ky., flv years ago. Jay-Eye-See's
lowest record i 2:10.
Regatta at Minneapolis.
MntNKAPoui, Minn., Aug. 2. The fourth
annual regatta of the Minnesota and Winni
peg Amateur Rowing association, took
ploe here yisterday. The junior four
oared, 1 milts, with a turn, was won by
the Minnesota -lub in M:41. The senior sin
gle, i (, miles, ivitb turn, was won by A. C
U Fox in 10:0-..
Winners i a the Running Coarse.
Chicago, Ai g. 3. The races at the West
Bide park yesterday showed the following
winners: Carne, 1 1-16 miles, l:W)i: Robin,
mile, : Monta Hardy, 1 mile, 1:44;
Pearl Jennings ? mile, 1:17; Pat Hheedy,
furlongs, 1:3V; Tudor, 7 furlongs,
Jem emit i and Wannop to Fight.
Loudon, Aug. a The pugilist Jem
Smith and Jack Wannop have been matched
to fight with snail gloves Sept. 30, Smith
wagering HZM against 200 by Wannop.
A lawyer 'A'hlpped by White-Cap.
UkBaka, O , Aug. 3 Arthur N. Middle-
ton, a prominent attorney and ex-city solic
itor, was wbipid with switches by White-
Caps at an earl hour yesterday morning for
abusing bis fa nny. He was stripped and
securely bound in his own house and whipped
until be became unconscioua HidHleton's
family had left bim on account of his cruelty.
and be bad been living alone for soma time
with only a col red man-servant in the house.
Little or no syr ipathy is expressed (or him,
ana no arrests Imve been mad
A Weakening Dam Keeps the
PREPARED TO TAKE TO THE HILLS.
Tha Confined Waters In ' Feltvllle Dam
Strive to Sweep the Valley with Deatvae
tten Watchers Posted with Signal
Boeketa to Give the People Warning
Torrent of Rata and Vivid Lightning
add to the Terror of the Situation.
PLAmriKLD, N. J., Aug. 8. Thursday
night was a night of terror hers owing to the
unsafe condition of the dam at Feltville. The
rains of last Tuesday bad filled tha lake be
hind it to overflowing, and though it stood
the pressure, tha water was running over the
top, and it was reported weakening. To add
to the danger the clouds were again pouring
a deluge of rain down on tha city and vicin
ity; the lightning was almost continuous;
telegraphic wires were burned out, and at a
quarter past 8 the transmission of dispatches
hail become an impossibility. The B ieckman
street bridge over the Central railroad at
PlaiuHeld was again partially deprived of its
support. Many of the heavy timbers with
which it was repaired had been undermined
and wrenched away brCedar brook, which has
followed a new course directly through the
street since Tuesday's fl.iod.
The Owner of the Itan Appealed to
To Warren Ackertnen, who owns the dam
at Feltville, wa sent Thursday morning the
Examination of Feltville reveals Imminent
dnnuer of hurtling in cae of ano tier heavy
rainfall. This would destroy Sl,lMt,ltkl of
property and endanger human life at l'lain
fl.1.1. lklievinir that you do not know this fact,
I vouch for the good faith of the examination
and appeal to you, the owner of the dam. to
art at om-e to avert the threatened calamity.
Jon M ai.r,
Mayor of Plainneld.
Mr. Ackerman responded promptly to
Mavor Mule's dispstch, ami at once started
for Plainnsld, where the two had an inter
view lasting half an hour. Mr. Ackerman
announced his desire to do all In his power
to prevent the threatened break, and cheer
fully consented to follow the plans submitted
by the mayor.
nan to Strengthen It.
The dam runs straight across the mountain
gap, and Mr. Male propened that two mas
sive stone piers should be erected below it,
and that a horseshoe of rock should tie built,
with the ends against the piers and the key
stones against the center of the dam, the
space between being filled in with broken
stones and cement. Mr. Ackerman agreed
to this at once, and promised to have men
set h work immediately to repair the break.
He himself went to Scotch Plains to super
intend the matter personalty.
Preparing for the Delnge.
But the labor seemed without avail and a
message was received here that the water
was eating its way through the body of the
structure. It was consequently resolved
that something must be done to give the
people such warning as was possible. J. B.
Dumont, president of the city common coun
cil, and Counoilmen M. Marvin Dunham and
Francis E. Marsh decided to post watchers
om the heights above the dam and to ar
range a code of signals, that notice might be
given if the danger should become more
threatening. The policeman, Tuois'J. Carey
and Col Juliaa Soott, the two horsemen
who went galloping through the main street
of the city cm Wednesday night with tha
warning that the dam was on the verge of
falling, were chasen as the couriers, and at
S o'clock they set out on horseback for the
scene of danger.
The Code of Signal.
When tbey reached the dam tbey prepared
for a night of watching. It had been ar
ranged that, should, a crisis come, they were
to signal by rockets to the telegraph operator
at Blanwood, and if bis wires were still use
less he would send up other rockets, with
which he had been furnished, and the men at
the flagging and switching stations along the
line won Id pass the news along. If a message
that the dam had burst reached the city the
fir bells-were to be rung, and the alarm
would be quickly spread. This would give
the people possibly an hour's start of the
water, and those along the banks of Green
broos, Btony brook, and Cedar brook would
have time to escape to the high ground.
The Danger Pae a way.
As it turned out, however, the darn did not
break, and a sigh of relief went up from all
aver this city yesterday morning w hen it
was announced that the danger was past for
the time. Hardly a soul in the part of the
city endangered had a wink of sleep durin g
the night, and everybody was ready to fly
for high ground at a moment's notice.
Emperor William Received In Fngland,
LoNDOJt, Aug. & Emperor William, of
Germany, reached Portsmouth in his yacht
Hohentollern yesterday morning. He was
welcomed by the Prince of Wales, who went
to meet him in the royal yacht Osborne.
Great crowds of people lined the shores, and
the vessels in the harbor fired salutes. The
quean, in receiving the emperor at O -borne,
did so with every demonstration of affection.
'" m both cheeks. Lsst night the
uhkum oi i.hu uie uigiun iwunriiiu fl
off Cowes and Osborne were brilliantly
illuminated, and the effect as viewed from
the S iore was magnificent
Berijn, Aug. 3. The North German Ga-
Bette, commenting on Emperor William's
visit to England, says: "The Bpithead re
view will show the two nations the magni
tude of the forces at their disposal in the
great task of civilisation undertaken by
Europe in the remotest quarters of the globe.
Hn gland's sympathy with Emperor William
marks the close relations and the community
of inter ests existing between the two na
llalstead Is Willing.
New Yoke, Aug. S. In conversation with
a reporter just before be left this city for
Cincinnati, Editor Halstead was asked:
"Suppose you should t asked yourself to
beeomea senator f "Hell, if anch a thing
happens, I can say I shall do nothing to balk
the people. If they want me they shall have
me, ftc I am willing to make any needful
sacrifice to serve my state or my country.
The Ks-President oa a Fishing Trip.
Viketard Haves, Masa., Aug. S. Tha
steam yacht Wanda, with Messrs. Cleveland.
Faircbild, Latnont and others aboard, ar
rived here last evening. The party are on
a fishing trip in Vineyard sound. They will
rditis o two days, and then proceed west
Tarkejr Order Oat Troops.
LOKDOlt, Aug. .1 Turkey has ordered out
80,fltX of her reserve troops, and is buying
uniforms and military stores, if for
active oampaign. The Servian war ministry
has ordered all three classes of the miHtary
service to muster on Monday.
Another Bank Thief Unearthed.
Wheeling, W. Va, Aug. 3 The Bank
of Wheeling has lost from $32,000 to f35,00i
by theft during the past two years, the sums
stolen ranging from $30 to $1,7 JO. A watch
was put upon the bank, but the culprit could
not be detected, until the other day suspicion
was directed to Harry P3. SeyboM, a clerk.
He was arrested and confessed that ha '
the thief. Ha was arraigned yesterday after
noon and released on $1,000 bad, his father
going on his bond.
Drowned la Devil's Lake.
BajiaBOO, Wis., Aug. S. Intelligence was
received here Thursday ' evening that Miss
Rosa Andrews, of Milwaukee, a summer vis
itor at Kirk land, waa drowned in Devil's
lake while bathing. This is the first accident
of the kind that ever happened at this water
Threw HI Wife Oat of Wind aw.
Newark, N. J., Aug. 3. John A. Phillips,
of Sbl Springfield avenue, threw his wife out
tf a third-saury window last evening. She
sustained injuries whih will prove fatal.
rtuilips has been arrested.
It Rescues the Wheat Crop from
GOOD REPORT FROM THE HARVEST.
Tha Northwest Good for Over 80,000,000
Bushels or Plump Grain The Sickle at
Work In the Fields Soma Curious Fig
ures on the Crop In Kansas A Yield of
34,000,000 Bushels Shown Up by a Math
8t. fAUL, Minn., Aug. a Southern Min
nesota and Dakota are in the midst of the
wheat-harvesting season, while in the cen
tral portion the harvest is getting well un
der way, and in tha northern is leaping in
spots. It will be a week or ten daya yet;
ho wever, before the harvest is general in the
extreme northern counties, including the up
per portion of the Red River valley. In the
southern tier of counties of this state, and
also of South Dakota, the wheat is being
stacked. In scattered localities threshing
has begun. Tha conditions have been ex
tremely favorable both for the ripening and
the harvesting of the grain during the week,
and all the reports that have come from re
gions where the cutting is general are ex
Responded to the Rain.
The grain is turning out fully as well as
was anticipated ny tne latest previous nu-
vices In most localities, ami in many in
stances there has been an even better yield
than was counted on. In grain that is still
standing, not yet ready for the sickle, the
effects of the rains of two or three weeks ago
are seen in the plump berries and perfectly
filled head. The rains wrought wonders.
Regions w hich were supfxwed to have been
desolated by drought are now promising a
yield that "will lie at least worth reaping.
The improvement in the prospects has been
continued and uninterrupted for the last
month, and allowing for all devastated and
short-crop regions the s hut crop of the
northwest will exceed rather than fall below
the previous estimates. In other words,
80,000,000 bushels of wheat or more, will be
harvested this season.
Minnesota Farmers Knronrnged.
In Minnesota the crop, except iu the Rd
River valley and a few northern counties
(and even from these advices are more en
couraging than at any time this season), will
tie fully an average one. The improvement
that has taken place has been quite general.
wherever there was any grain to be bene
fited. The Northern Pacific report says: "The
way in which the wheat has headed out is
generally a surprise to the farmers, for while
the straw in many places is very short the
wheat has headed out well, wilh a full, firm
berry, and where harvesting has commenced
results show a better yield thsn was ex
pected." GOOD NEWS FROM KANSAS.
A Mortgage-Raising Yield of Wheat Some
Chicago, Aug. 3. A gentleman who has
been through Kansas says of the crop of
wheat in that state: "The immense wheat
crop this year is a suprise to many ieople
east of the Mississippi river, but nothing in
the way of big crops will surprise ens who
h is lived long on Kansas soil. What can
be done w ith this immense w heat crop? It
is estimated that there are 34,1)00,000 bush
els. Seventeen thousand farms having $1,-
OtlO mortgages on them, or 21,2.iO farms hav
ing fSM mortgages, or 34,000 farms having
$-Vl mortgages, can be redeemed with this
wheat crop This crop can fiil i$,00(l cars of
500 bushels each.
A Train 410 Miles Long.
"This would make a s lid train 410 miles
long, reaching from Colorado across the
state of Kansas and over into Missouri.
From north to south it would cross both
Kansas and Nebraska and join the Indian
territory with Dakota. Mad into trains of
twenty-five cars each, there would be 3, ""30.
If these trains were run three miles apart
they would stretch over a line ti,160 miles,
and it would require two weeks and a half
for the last train to arrive in the market if
they all left the same place and would go to
the same market, the trains running tweuty
miles an hour, twenty-four hours every day.
Some Other Figure.
"If all this wheat were put in two -bushel
grain bags, the ends touching, with them the
states of Kansas, Nebraska, Dakota, Iowa,
Miassouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Ken
tucky could be bounded and there would be
forty miles to spare. Or, if the wheat were
exchanged for $1 bills, placed end to end.
tbey would stretch over a line 1,915 miles,
and would reach almost from Chicago to Ran
Francisco in a direct line. Or these bill
would cover an area forty mil-s wide and
nearly forty -nine miles long. If exchanged
for silver dollars and they were placed one
above the other, the height would be a little
over twenty-one miles,"
The Crop of Corn.
New York, Aug. 3. Calvin 8. Briceaaid
yesterday: "I have just received a careful
crop report of the Lake Erie and Westean
mod on 0(10 miles in the center of the corn
oeii in itnto, l
ports are the most favorable we have yet
bad as to condition and prospects of the corn
crop. A very large portion, fullv one-third.
of the old crop remains to he brought out by
John I. Talk Kn Ron to.
Pitts ev no, Aug. 3. When the second sec
tion of the western express on the Penusyl
vama railway drew into Umvn station yes
terday afternoon a big crowd asraibled near
the car "Scipio" to see John L. Svl) ivan and
his party, who ocenpied the drawing-room.
Sullivan did not leavd the car, but to a re:
porter said the fight was forced on him by
tlie "bragging and blowing" of "that half
Englishman" Kilrain and Charley Mitchell.
He would state his case to the governor him.
self, and did not believe he would have to go
behind tne bars. If be did be would not
Scandal at stonbenville, O-
Stiubkn villi, O., Aug. SL A sensation
was created here yesterday by the filing of a
suit in the common pleas court by Mrs.
Belle McKinney, wife of Frank McKinney,
a popular jeweler of this city, against her
brotber-in law, Thomas W llliama, a wealthy
cttiten af this place, for damages incurred
by reason of criminal assault on the 29th of
last March. Williams denies the assault and
aays Mrs. McKinney has been his mis tret
(or toe past two year. The parties are
prominent in society ham.
Be Reported a Prta Fight.
Baltimore, Aug. 3. H. Lee Clark, a re
porter for The Sun, was arrested yesterday
charged with "engaging and participating in
an unlawful assemblage" last Sunday in wit
neashig a price fight between Fete Heron
and Jerry Sadtler. Mr. Clark appeared be
fore Justice Oideon Herbert, at Towson, yes
terday afternoon. His counsel claimed that
Mr. Clark was at tha fight aa the repassanta-
tive of a newspaper. Ha was surprised that
the writ was not extended to The Sun itself.
Clark was held in 1300 baa
A Michigan Man Lost and round.
AKW York, Aug. S. At an early hour
yesterday morning the police found a roan
wandering aimlessly about East Forty
second street. Suspecting that ha was of on
sound mind, tbey had him taken to tat
pavilion for tha Insane at Bellevue hospital.
Tbers ha tuld Dr. Eton Us Skat he was John
P. 8waaao, 56 years of age, a resident of
Ludington, Mason osunty, Mich. He does
not knew bow he got t this city.
The Cta oa tha Ba:
Dkitvxb, CoL, Aug. S. Cattlemen arrived
bare yesterday from Oannisou with the b
formation that the TJtas are again off their
reservation and are Creating havoc in tha
western part of the state. They travel ia
small bands and intimidate the reach-era into
furnishing thorn with nroriaieos and aaamunj-
Stea. They are also killing off ail tb game
la that seotloB, Laws wak Sbey sUngntersd
SOS) deer lor their bides only.
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Emperor William was Friday appointed to
an bonory admiralship in the UritMh navy.
Miss Jennie Johnson, of Hillsboro, Ills.,
eloped Thursday with a circus man. She is
17 years old.
Four thousand coke ovens are now Hie in
the Connelhiville. Pa., region, an I over 6,500
men are out on strike.
CoL Canaday, sergeant-et-arms of the
annate, with the Alaska senator,! commits
tee, is ill at Aree, M T.
Nellie Kingman, a voting girl, living near
Volga Citv, Ia, wa bitten by a rattlesnake
Friday and died in a few hours.
Burglars entered the iesidenoe of Rev.
Rolwrt Christie, at Ht, Pnut, Thursday
night, and stole all his silverware.
Thore were ,000 people in attendance at
the soldiers' and sailors1 reunion at Litch
field, Ills., Friday. It close. I Saturday.
At Belleville, Mich., the Seventh lav
Adventists are holding a camp meeting, and
many of their converts hsv gone, iutane.
Fir at Ripley, O., Friday miming de
stroyed everv manufaclorv in that city and
several dwellings besides. The loss is esti
mated at $-JU0.lXKI.
A fatal epidemic of flux Is causing much
excitement at Warsaw, Hi Fntieii people
have died aud there are Is) cases still un.hr
the hands of physicians.
As an illustration of the want afflicting tha
starving miners near Spring Vailav, Ilia,
the wife of one of them lot her twin babies
Friday for want of sufficient nourishment.
Because his mother would not let him
bring liquor into her house, Thomas Garer,
of Columbus, Iiid., Ind., beat and kicked
her, destroying one of her eyes. He is in
John Jordan, a colored man, too poor to
bury his baby, put its corpse in a lasket and
t ok it to the coroner, at Detroit, Friday.
The poor man was sent to the city under
Johu Brewer, a blacksmith, of Pana. Ills..
was killed Friday. He placed a shot gun he
was repairing in the force with the muzzle
toward him, not having been told it was
Earl Leroy Gibbs, a 2-months old bobv. of
Warren, Ills., has slept ever since June 11
he was born on the yth. He is fed regu
larly, noth withstanding his somnolence, and
la growing fat.
Explorers in Mexico are said to have dis
covered in the forests relics of a former great
city, in the shape of ruined houses, monu
menta, and so forth. Their alleged discov
eries also include si.leii.lullv paved roads.
vast columns, carving, et, all of which,
together with other ii;iis, it is said, indicate
that a nation of 3u,(kKi,000 once existed there.
Rloody Fight Among Hungarians.
Bethlehem, Pa., Aug. a The Hunga
rians emploved on the new Poughke-rs ie
railroad bridge engaged in a free fight a few
days ago in the backwoods nenr KalelUn.
Crazed with drink, the men used pistols,
clulis, and axes. Two .men, named Brans
mitz and Bolander, were shot a id dubbed
named Oresli, bad his rn;hl arm cut otf with
an ax. The injured men have he.-n hurried
to Now York. No arrest have been m.tdd.
Strange Cause for Suicide.
Zanksvillk, O , Aug. a James Benja
min, a Morgan county farmer, committed
suicide at McConnellsviltc veslerday morn
ing by blowing out bis brains. No cause
can I assigne I for the deed other than a
fseling of dentist. Hon over a verdirt
which he as a member of a jurv. was com
pelled to rvn ler against his will.
Kef use to tlid Any More.
Chicaoo, Aug. 3. The Atchison, Topeka
and Santa Fe railway has not Hie. I Chairman
Mklgeley, of the Weetern Freight asso iu
tlon, that it will not divide its Kansas City
Chicago business with other roads. It is
feared that this will break up the assocla
Wontd Like to Extradite lloulancer.
Paris, Aug. 3 La Liberte says that M.
Waddlngton, the French aniixissHd.M- at
London, has teen directed to astf tain what
chances the English law affords for the ex
tradition of Uen. Boulsuger as guilty of a
crime under common law.
Two Children Itrowned.
IRovinEsfTt, R, L, Aug. 1 While
Horatio Frasi-r and bis wife and two chil
dren were boating ou the Pawtuxet river
yesterday the hoatcaized and tliecbildrrn,
aged 23 and 4 years, were drowned. '
Th ttoyal tirant Bill.
LoisDOS, Aug. 3. The royal grant bill
passed through the committee stage in the
house of commons yesterday aud will coma
up for its third reading Monday.
Failure of a foundry.
Dover, D.O., Aug. a Ueorge W. & 8.
Taylor, of Bmvrna. fouudorsand macaiuista,
nave laileO. Inabilities, (41,000, They
ployed forty workmen.
A Boytefc Custom End Fatally.
New York, Aug. 3. The first Friday in
August ia known among the boys that fre
quent the river front aa "launching day."
For more than a generation it baa been the
custom of the, boys on that day to engage in
a proniiecuous ducking of one another at tha
piers. While a party of lads were thus
"launching each other yesterday Patrick
Casay, aged 14, approached Thomas Robins,
aged 12, and asked if he could swim. Rubins
said ha could not, but Casey either misunder
stood or disregarded the answer, and began
wrestling with Robins, who waa finally
pushed into the river. He sank at once, and
ws drowned before help could reach him.
This is tha first fatality connected with
"launching day," so far back as any of those
familiar with tha custom can remember. It
willfirobably cause tha polios to break up
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W. B. BARKER,
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He will make a great effort to perpetuate the good name of this
Old Established Grocery
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