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THE DAILY AllGUS
JOHN W. POTTER.
Mosdat. Aooorr 26, 1889.
Ik long illustrated review of Carter
II. Ilarrison'a new book, tbe Chicago
Tribunt saya there are two people id
America who are always aure of drawing
a crowd P. T. Barnum and Carter II.
Ilarriaon. Mr. Barnum has the reputa
tion of running tbe biggest ahow oa
earth, and some say that Mr. Ilarrison,
while he was mayor, ran the biggest show
in Chicago. But while Carter is now out
of public life, it ia not his intention to
drop altogether out of public sight.
When he laid anlde the cares of public
office in the summer of 108?, he formed
tbe project of making a trip around tbe
world, and as the result of what he saw
while abroad, be haa just publithcd a
569-page book, entitled, "A Kare with
tbe Sun." Aa be says in bis preface, he
does not lay any claim to literary merit
Bat his book is well written, and be has
managed to ci press himself in good plain
Anglo Shi in, at times becoming flowery
and poetical. V. E. Dibblo & Co., ot
Chicago, tell something about the price,
etc., of this much discussed work in an
other part of this paper.
Rktlrmno to Washington from Br
Harbor, Uen. rUrrison made another set
of changes in presidential postoffices,
remarks the New York Star. Tbe
new appointees number thirty-nine, of
whom three are to All original vacancies
ia ofUcee newly made presidential, twelve
are to replace officials who resigned, and
twenty-four are appointed to offices
vacated by the arbitrary removal of in
cumbents whose terms have not expired
Of the resignations, several will be recog
nlzed aa the result of eiecutive pressure
In aid of partisan maneuvers, and it ia safe
to say that the appointments to tbe new
offices are substantially tbe only ones
made conformably to law in the orderly
and impartial conduct of public business
No cause is assigned for any of the re
movals, nor is there any pretense that
the public service will be improved by
them. They are, beyond all question,
made in direct violation of General liar
rison'a pledge, that in removing officials
be would regard public interest always,
and mere party advantage never, and of
hia still more explicit promise that be
would permit appointees serving with
credit under commissions antedating his
inauguration to complete their terms.
These covenants with tbe people be vio
lated at least twenty-four times on Sat
urday of last week, and thirty times in
one day of tbe week preceding.
Tbe contrast between Cleveland's and
Harrison's respective views of observance
of law in letter and spirit la sharply
drawn in tbe matter of tbe Long Island
offices. Under tbe late administration
Arthur's appointees who did their duty
were allowed to complete their terms. and
aome are still holding out. But Ilarri
aon has displaced Cleveland's appointees,
without assigned cause, before onehalf
their alloted service has been rendered.
It ia quite plain that where President
Harrison delays making changes, bis
procrastination is due merely to party
considerations not to regard for official
duty. He waits for agreement of local
party leaders, but not for lawful occasion
10 appoint new men.
A. LITTLE BEHIND TIME.
All tli fulr Itullillng War-Ship
Now raring it I'miaUjr. '
Wahimnotun City, Au;. a;. Every v
nl bt'ing built I t the n navy in now umler
penalty for d. lay in complying with tua r
quireiiiPiit of tlie contract. Hutur lay tbe
(Jumtaril lion u ki, of New York, twaa
paring pcnulti. of fVJp-rday on each of
tba two in-w v"t.i now umlur construction
by thm. Tliftu ttm Concord and
tb IVnnnicton. will I completed in May,
and during tli intt-rvmiiiif; tim tba
runtiaclors inuit foi-lmt to the Krnrumiot
lino (or ncli of tliHmx work mg days in
. Mi.r. "In Hon p."
Ninie of 1 1 it Mtnitltif now lining paid on
VewU in cour-wof construction am quita
largo. Tim Cdttimlua Iron work at hnltt
mor tlm i-.,niiny tliat can afford Imnt of
II nt i i .ti 1 1 1 lin liruiK to low money, is pay
ing a ponulty of Si.'. a dny on
tlm lvtn-1. fur nltliou-li that ven
i compli'lfd, kIic lut-i not Ikwii ac.fptu I by
the gnvrnmiit. Tho i"iilti. will b con
tinue) until tli vwl m acciptwd by tbe
government. Tbe lUltlinore, one of tlie Ve-
sol at tlm Crmim works, i enrnine a wn-
alty of flinta day, but tliix will continue
only until Oct. 1j . licit, when he will te
At Hik Union Iron work of Nan Frnnrfctoo
tbe C'barlintoii m now iind-rgoin' repair
undnr a Jn-nalty of llmiaduv. The Vtwu
Vina, under contract to the (.'rami, is T
lug a penalty of S.lma day, and tliii will
end K'pt. 1, provnle.1 her pneumatic guua
suinu a mitistuetury Uxt.
Drowned by Ilia Hitratlng r m Ham,
rKovtlKt'K, ll I , Aug. .'i. The KprinK
lake rTTilr, near Finkville, in the aouth
weet eorner'of Cranston, about fi. twn milw
from thin city, winch xupplic a number of
mill villaife along the fair timet rivor, burnt
yeatenlay nftnrnooii. Throe ersonii were
urownmi ami some allelic damage done t
tronert. The liumnM of tliM ilrownn.1 mm
Mrs. Unrne Tw, airml tVI; a Mr Hawkins,
agea wi, ami .lira. l." son, , yenra old.
Tbey were walking through a strip of wood.
auu wcrn overtaken by the Hood
Aa liMllanian Hire H hlle llathina;.
BaVaksaii, (la., Aug. 'M M. T. law
man, nt JTeronTille, Ind., contractor for
tba new Hotel IvSoto building here, died
from heart ilwam wlill bjthing at Tjbee
beach yentrdny afternoon. lie won at one
time sheriff of Ureene oaunfy, In L
Irra In Arrival or Immigrant.
Washimhtoi CiTr, Aug. SC. During July
past 32, Ml immigrants arrived in this coun
ty, agnitiHt 40.BU in July, 1SML Of last
month's Immigrants, Germany furnished
J.W0; England and Nairn, 0,372: Ireland,
There is more catarrh in thia section of
the country than all other diseases put
together, and until tbe last few yean was
supposed to be incurable. For a great
many years doctors pronounced it a looal
diaeaae, and prescribed local remediea.and
by constantly failing to cure with local
treatment, pronounced it incurable. Sci
ence haa proven catarrh to be a conatitu
tional disease, and therefore requires con
stitutional treatment. Hall's Catarrh
Cure, manufactured by F.J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, Ohio, la the only conititu
tional cure on tbe market It is taken in
ternally in doses from ten drop to a tea
spoonful. It acta directly upon tbe blood
and mucus surface of the system. Tbey
offer one hundred dollars for any case it
falls to cure. Bend for circulars and tes
F. J. Chkkit & Co., Toledo, O.
Bold by crruggiflU, 75c.
Murder and Suicide Hold a
WIFE AND MISTRESS THE VICTIMS.
A Chicago Ilasband CuU His Wife's Throat
and Ills Owa, and an Indianapolis Maa
Trie His Knife oa His Paramour Aa
Ohio Tragedy of tha Kama Kind A
Couple of Single Suicides Criminal
Kte of Varied Character.
Chicago, Aug. Sft What will undoubt
etUy prove a murder and suicide occurred
Saturday afternoon, Elmer Hoffman, a
brakeinnn, cutting his wife's throat and tbon
bis own with a jack-knife. Hoffman and bis
wife have bad a bard time to gat along to-g.-tbrr,
end she haa been compelled to sup
port hwrnclf because of his extreme jealousy
and ill treatment. Friday she had sworn out
a warrant lor hit arrest for persecuting ber,
and this angered bim to an extreme degree.
Shortly after 2 o'clock Haturday afternoon
be paid a visit to where bis wife was em
ploy L When Mrs. Hoffman learned of bis
presence hIm Owl from tbe house. Hoffman
gnve cbiw, and overtook her and cut ber
throat twice. Inflicting severe and probably
fatal injuries. He then drew tbo knife blade
awom bis own throat, and died shortly after
reaching the honpitaL
The Woman Was rufalthfuL
Further tacts came out yesterday in re
gard to the above tragedy, tbe development
being the arrest of Juniee Cuinnung, at
whrse bnuio Airs. Hoffman was working.
The arrest whs made at the instance of Cuiii
mings' wife on a chargu of adultery with the
woman who now luw, ierha, on her deatb
le l at tbe hospital. Mr. C'ummings says
ItiHt soon a tcr Mix Hoffman went to live
with them her hu.-baiid became criminally
intimate with ber. His infatuation for the
woman was so great, his wife says, that be
would not allow ber out of bis sight, and
when bis wife remonstrated with him he
threatened to kill her. He neglected his
family entirely for Mrs. HtiTman, who con
tinued to live in the Imiiiim. CuiniuwigH' rae
w hen be learned that bis waitress bad been
perhaps fatally injured knew no bounds. He
prooeedd to demolilh the furniture, and bad
made an assault on his wife when ajrested.
SLASHED WITH A KNIFE.
Stan and Womaw I'mind with Their
I'll routs Gaahed.
Ikdianapoms, Aug. 20 Shortly before
li o'clock Saturday uight per? on i returning
from Kisselt's beer resort, north ot this city,
fouml a woman lying ia the ditch by the
roadway with her throat cut from ear to ear.
She was sneechlisni and death soon followed.
Near by wu found tbe body of a man sup
posed to be El Aszman, of Cincinnati. He
was bleeding from a ghastly wound in the
throat, and be wets uuahle to give any ac
count of the tragedy. Hd was removed to
tbe bospitnl and tbe body of tbe woman taken
to the morgue. Tbe affair Is shrouded in
The Murderer Tells His Morr.
Later. Aszinan has revived sufficiently
to explain the mystery. He said that be and
Ber tba Eli H, w ith w bom he bad been inti
mate for three years past, had been to KIis
ell's ruort, and on their return borne bad a
quarrel, becoming infuriated, be drew bis
MK'ket-kmfe and cut ber throat, and thou,
horror-stricken at what be had done, be
drew tbs knife across bis own throat Tbe
decease ! woman was a dressmaker, and bore
an excellent reputation. Avxman is a Cm
ciunatian, but bas been worxuig in this city
at different times for several Tears. He has
so far recovered as to be considered out of
Another Candidate for Hempen Necktie.
Nrw York, Aug. -ti. Saturday night
Edward Hurrett, aged 52, residing at 115
I'nion street. Brooklyn, threw his wife out
of the secoud-Htory window. Tbe woman
was conveyed to the hospital, where up to a
late hour she remained unconscious. Bar
rett was arrested and locked id. The
woman will probably die.
And Si III Another Case.
Cl.tvtLAM), O., Aug. Uii A special from
Mount Vernon, O.. aya that Elijah Ly bur
ger, a prominent Democratic politician, re
siding at Mi.lwood, shot his wife last flight,
and then shot himself through tbe head.
Neither can recover. Jealousy is supposed to
bave beeu tbe ciuse.
Nhnnld Dangle Irons a Rope.
New York, Aug. Sti John Lynch, a
shoemaker, during a drunken brawl with bis
wife at their home, 3S Carmine street, Sat
urday, shot and fatally wounded tbe latter.
Lynch was locked up.
An Incorrigible Robber.
Lancaster, la., Au. lifl. Charles D.
Cbainb-Ts, recently released from tbe peni
tentiary at Philadelphia, hoarded the Pacific
express on tha Pennsylvania road early yes-
teniuy morning and endeavored to rob tbe
passengers on the Pullman sleeper. Charles
U. Htara, ot Jney Cltv, a porter, grappled
with the thief, who drew a revolver ana
hot the porter, inflicting dangerous wounds
In the groins and legs. Other trainmen
came to Stark's assistance and Chambers
was ovrMwered and carried to Harrisburg,
where he was locked up. He says he was
stealing a ride and that tbe porter drew tba
pistol, which was discharged accidentally in
the strusgl''. The porter says Chambers
was sneuknu about the bertb and opened
fire when discovered.
Murder In a Kentucky Court Room.
Bi'ckkvktowx, Ky., Aug. 2u. D. J.
Sharp was sUbbod to ditath Sutu'day in tbe
court room here by Henry 'oodman.
Sharp and Miss Goodman, sister to Henry,
were engaged in a lawsuit. Sharp made
some insulting remark during the trial, and
Miss Goodman rose excitedly and denounced
it as a be. Slmrp jmuied toward the woman
as if he intended to strike her. Henry Good
man, who was sitting near, leaped to bis
feet and ran bis knife to tbe hilt in Suarp's
side, killing bim inatmtly. Goodman then
Will lie Lynched Now. Sura.
Niw Orleans, La., Aug. 20 A special
to The Picayune from Hattiesburg, Miss.,
ays: A negro, aged IS, assaulted a young
man named Hodge at Eatateuubie Saturday.
Mr. Hodge, with bis brother, called on tbe
negro to v about the matter. A dispute
arose, and tbe negro picked up a piece of
scantling and struck the alder Hodge over
tbe region of the heart, from wbioh death
resulted shortly after. Tha negro has been
The Trusted Cashier Is Short.
CglumM'h. O., Aug. 20. A special from
Mount Gilead, O., to Tha Dally Press says
the directors of tbe First National bank of
that place bnld a meeting Saturday morn
ing and decided to close tba bank. One of
I hi ill net om says that Mr. Ilolliday, the
cashier hmii fiirjurt I
, - v. . MUUl
the bonks. The preaident of tbe bank atatea
that tlie enshier's shortage will not he Us
than e'iVOtiu. a
They Want He par ate Trials.
Ihicaoo, Aug. 2ii. Saturday afternoon
the attorneys for O'Sullivan, Coughlin and
Burke, the Cronin suspects, served notice on
State's Attorney Longetiecker that to-day,
jr as soon thereafter as counsel could be
heard, tbey would each move for a separata
trial on behalf of their clients. Judge
Longenecker anys be will resist tha motions.
ss the six defendants are indicted for con
spiracy. In Love with a Beautiful GlrL
Saginaw Citt, Mich., Aug. 26. A sensa
tional suicide occurred here yesterday after
ooon. Julius Zimmerman, a prominent
young man, shot himself through tha heart
at his room on Adams street It is said ha
was Infatuated with a beautiful young lady,
who rejected hia suit He left a sealed let
ter, but it was taken possession of by tba
coroner, and will not be opened until tba in
Hans; Himself an Apple Tree,
Robinson. Kan.. Aaz. 2V. W. H. Van.
hook, a well-to-do citizen of this city Friday
committed sulciue oy na igmg. Me was
IiuImiI I nun last IDrin? ani aent to tha as-.
lum. On being released be went to an
orchard, cumnea up an s ppie tree, tied a
rope to a limb and, fastenl uj it around his
neck, jumped on. vv net Iound be waa
THE FORT M'HEN Vf FLAG.
Its Present Custodian Re "uses to Let It
Ho Csed at a Celebration.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 2. There is much
indignation felt in thia city among the pro
moters of tha big display next month against
Mr. Eban Apple ton, of 71 1'jut Fifty-fourth
Street, New York. Mr. Appleton Is the pos
sessor of tha flag which 0 d over Fort Me
Heury in September, 1S14, when tbe British
invaders bombarded tbe t irt and were ig--miniously
driven from the waters of the
It lusplred Francis 4cott Key.
It is tbe same flag that inspired .in Francis
Scott Key that genuine buist of patriotism
The Star Spangled Banner," as be caught
sight of it through tha morning mist still
waving over tbe fort, frt ui the deck of a
British vessel on which ha was detained a
prisoner. On Sept. 12 nex there will be a
grand celebration here of the repulse of the
British. There will be a mimic bombard
ment and defense of the fo t, in which sev
eral United States war-ship will be en
gaged. The celebration, it was thought,
would uot be com tlete without the presence
at tbe original flag, but the most potent in
fluences fail to induce Mr. Appluton to allow
it to come to Baltimore.
Who Owns the Flag. Anyway?
There is strong talk now of ctlling the at-'
ten turn of tbe secretary of ar to thematter.
It is claimed that Appletou has no riht to
ihe fltg; that it was iii i.le by the ladies of
Baltimore and present 1 to Fort Mrllmiry as
the garri-on n ig, and therefore properly
belongs to the United State-, government. It
atme into Appleton's bauds through a line of
desceut from Col. George Armistoad, who
commanded at Fort McU inry during the
bombardment. After tbe ontli,:t Col. Ar-
mistead took personal possession of thj fUg.
CREATED ASEN3A1 ION.
Startling Rumors Caused by the Half-Mast
ing of the Whita House tUif.
Washington Citt, Am... 26 A rumor
that tbe flag on tha executi re mansion was
flying at half-mast Saturday afternoon
spread rapidly through tbe city, and the con
clusion that there bad been a death in the
official family of tbe president was rapidly
drawn, and questions of all kinds came pour
ing into tbe offices on nes)uper row.
How It Happened.
Inquiry at the White H mse elicited tlie
following explanation: "I ucle Jerry," the
colored porter, whose duty it is to raisa and
kiwor tbe flags waits Saturday evening un
til tbe concert in tbe White House grounds
is over before lowering i he fl.tg for the
igbt He was sitting on the roof of the
mansion toying with tbe ft.ig ropes, when,
unconsciously, be lowered tlie flv; to half
mast The mistake was no: discovered until
leveral hundred people had seen it.
PHILANTHROPIST SHAW DEAD.
The Generous St. Lonlsan Gathered to tha
ST. Lot-IS, Aug. 2t Henry Shaw, the
venerable philanthropist an 1 best friend St.
Louis ever had, yesterday of senile debility,
in bis 9tst year. Mr. Shaw was best known
by tbe two magnificent gifts to St.
Louis city of Tower Grove park and Slutw's
tardea, one of tbe fiuesC Lotanicul gardens
in the world. His estate is estimated at
2,S00,0O0, the greater part of which itissup-
posed bas been willed to the city in various
bequests. He was of a si lgularly modest
and unassuming nature, seeiii no personal
loriflcation for tbe gifts. Nevertheless it
was impossible for bis mun.Qceuceto escape
frequent public recognityn.
ROME AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS,
A Pittsburg I'rlest Obeys the Orders of
the Ilaltimore Council.
PlTTfcBlKO, Pa., Aug. tU Kev. Father
Corcoran, tustor of St. Allies church, deliv
ered a special sermon yestert ay ou the subjict
of parochial schools. Ia tbf course of his re
marks FatberCorcoran said be would not here
ifter grant absolution to pa ents who permit
ted their children toattuud tae public schools.
Explaining, be said that tLe recent council
of bishops at Baltimore bad ordered that the
children of Roman Catholic parents should
not be permitted to attend the public schools
unless by special permit fr m the bishop of
Suicide or a Popular ShIisihid.
Chicago, Aug. 26. Sam lei Rvwubaum, a
leading salesman in the employ of J. H.
Walker & Co., committed s jicide at bis resi
dence, 2V41 Prairie avenue. Saturday morn
ing by shooting himself ii tbe head. Mr.
Roeenbaum was regarded a one of the best
salesmen in tbe country, and the very best
Hebrew salesman in tbe west, and was noted
among men in tbe dry goods businesses
man with the remarkable It culty of securing
good customers and keepi ig them. Grief
at tbe loss of his wife was tlie cause.
The President at Dwr Park.
DebrPark. Md., Aug. 25 Rev. Mr. Al
op, of Mm Protestant E Uo pl church,
Brooklyn, X. Y , preached at the chapel In
the hotel grounds yesterday. Among the
worshipers were tlie presidi nt and Mrs. Har
rison. Tbe president took u walk and spent
tbe greater part of tbe afternoon on the cot
Tanner Opens ou Hen -y tt'attersou.
ChactaL'qi a, N. Y., Atg. 2'. Corporal
Tanner Saturday afternoon addressed 2,isJU
veterans, picturing cases o:' distress and ar
guing for more ismsions. His speech was
greeted with wild applause. He particularly
scored Henry Watlerson, calling him a liar
and a rebel at heart.
Wants Field's Can Dismissed.
Sacramento, CaL, Aug. 2i. Governor
Waterman bas written a letter to Attorney
General Johnson urging him to dismiss tbe
case against Justice Fielit, of the I'uited
States supreme court, for complicity with
tba killing of Judge Terry. He says tbe
justice's arrest will be a bt rning disgrace to
the state unless disavowed, and that it is an
unprecedented indignity ot the justice. The
attorney general has consequently ordered
tbe case discussed, and Sarah Altbea is out
In a card bitterly denouncii g tbe action.'
Hut They Will Use Coal-OIL
Dexver, CoL, Aug. 2(i. Mrs. Dul
maudge, mother of Assistant Fire Chief
Iulmaudge, was fatally t urned Saturday
while pouring oil from a aw into her cook
stove. Mrs. Jeff Orr, wife of a prominent
citixen of Durango, while usiug kerosene to
light the Are, was burned in a horrible man
ner by tbe oil igniting, and soon died.
Eleven lives have been lost in this city and
vicinity during the past month through the
use of oil in lighting fires.
The Charleston a success.
San Pedro, CaL, Aug. :& A successful
trial of tbe new cruiser Charleston was made
Friday. She waa steamed at an average
rate of 18W knots per hour from Port Hart
ford to Santa Barbara, making the run in
lour boura. Sixty -seven hundred horse power
was developed. Commodorn Benham, under
whose supervision tbe trial ok place, aays
it was satisfactory in every respect
A Strike That Will Afftct S.OOO Men.
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 26. At a mass-meet-
ins; of shoemakers yesterdar afternoon reso
lutions were adopted giving moral and finan
cial support to tba lasten now on atrika
This action will result in a ireneral strike of
tasters w ho are compelled to work on Krlp-
pendoiTs shoes, to the nu nber of 825, and
will a IT act about 5,000 workiars in other de
partments of tbe shoe trade. '
A suicide That Didn't Uo.
Chicago, Aug. 28. Geoi ge W. Babcock,
who attempted suicide las; week, is getting
batter. The hospital physii-ian says that he
seemed to be on tba road to recovery, and
that if be triad to help hj maelf he would
surely get well Young Babcock aaya ha
London's. Idle Labor: I
Gigantic Parade of the Striking
FOBTY-nVE THOUSAND MEN MARCH
The Crowds or Spectators Give Solid Evi
dence of Their Sympathy That Terrible
Yellow River In China Destroys Untold
Numbers of People Again Truculent
Tories Worrying- Salisbury A Growl at
Blaine Famine la Egypt Foreign Mis
cellany. London, Aug. 26. The well-fed London
ers who are only bored by the complaints of
their leas favored brethren, found it a diffi
cult matter yesterday to shut out from sight
and hearing the immense demonstration of
tbe striking E ist End laborers. When tbe
head of their procession, on its way to Hyde
park, had passed Westminster bridge, the
rear was still at Blackfriars, and walking
twelve abreast, there were no less than 45,000
men in line. These were all actual strikers,
and when to this number are added the la
borers and artisans who bave been thrown
out of work through the strikes at tbe docks,
the total number of men affected by the
troubles will foot up at least 20u,00U
The Lookers-on Show Their Sympathy.
All a)on the line of march tbe streets
were lined with people, and the sympathies
of tbe crowds were unmistakably with the
wretchedly underpaid laborers. This sym
pathy was manifested not alone in tbe buarty
cheers mith which the paraders were every
where greeted, but in tbe alacrity with
which the Kectators dived down into thair
hk kets when the little tin contribution
boxes at tbe end of long poles w.-re shoved
under their nose. All along the line of
march the crowds were given this opportu
nity to turn their sympathy to practical ac
count Alter the prooesiion bad passed
Blackfriars bridge the well-to-do people who
crowded the streets were no less pronounced
in their enthusiasm than tbo throngs of
workmen that bad cheered them before, and
tbe flatter of the coins went merrily on, only
the coins were silver instea 1 of copper, and
now and then a bright golden sovereign
would And its way from the pocket of some
sympathizing shopkeeper into tbe little
aperture at the top of tbe boxes.
No Proopeet of a toiltlenient.
There was no disorder of any sort, and tbe
police, w bo were out in force, ba.l nothing
to da The strikers are more determined
than ever to maintain their position, and as
tbe dock companies apear to lie quite as
rosolute, there is no present prosei-t of an
early settlement of their differences. Tbe
Ions to tbe community consequent uji.m tbe
utier paralysis of trade is enorinoui, and can
uot even be calculated. (So far tbe strike
bas been con. fueled peacefully, but if it lasts
another week no one believes this state of
things will oontince.
Trouble Looming l"p Ahead.
The dock companies have not tieen quiet.
They have been busily engaged for several
days making all arrangemeuts for securing
laborers from other points, and w hen these
arrive there can be no doubt that trouble
will follow. Sj long as tbey see tbe docks
deserted and tbe shipping unable to move
the meu are patient enough and their lead
ers can manage them, but once they see
their places taken by others tbey will not
look idly on.
THE DEADLY YELLOW RIVER.
It Bursts Its Itauks and the Dead Are In
San Fraxcihco, Aug. 20. The steamer
Oceanic, from Hong Kong and Yokohama,
arrived yesterday with late Chinese advices.
Further details of the burstiu - of tbe Yel
low river embankments in tbe province of
Shan Tung, July Si, state that the destruc
tion ia widepread. Tbe breach iu tbe river is
over 2,0lj feet iu length, and a swift cur
rent swept through, flooding to a depth of
twelve feet a lare extent of tbe country
lying adjneen Many bouses wore washed
away, and a UiSpnlcb from Cbe Foo states
that the numbA- of j-rsous drowned is too
great to lie counted. Ten districts are al
ready submerged and it is feared many more
in tbe low lying country south will suffer a
Belligerent Tories Making a Row.
Luxdok, Aug. 2u. Some of the more bel
ligerent Tories are making no end of trouble
for Lord Saia-bury and bis government by
their absurd demands for reprisals against
the United States for the seizure of Cana
dian sealers in ilebring sea. Tbey want to
know what s tbe use of having a great big
navy if it isn't to be used when the British
flag is inslted. Some of the stauuebest sup
porters hitherto are loudest in their denun
ciation of what they call Lord Salisbury's
milk and water policy toward the United
States. It is not likely, however, that the
cabinet will allow themselves to be influenced
by this pressure from their own supporters,
strong as it is.
Cotton Is Too High for Them.
London, Aug. In consequence of tbe
considerable advance in tbe price of cotton,
thorn will be a still further closing of cotton
mills in Lancashire next week. All tha cot
ton manufacturers issued circulars (Saturday
morning asking their employ 9a to agree to
half-lime schedule for a time in order to
tide over the situation and avert absolute
An Invitation to Our tVorklncmen.
London, Aug. 1:6. Y great deal of favor
able comment bas followed tbe lord mayor's
invitation to tbe American workingmen't
expedition to dine at the Mansion housj and
meet a representative body of British work
ingmen. Minister Lincoln and other mem
bers of tbe American legation will be pres
The Funny I'art of the Story.
Londos, Aug. 2ft Mr. John Taylor was
fined 15 shillings and costs Saturday for
neglecting to imy the servants' tax which
be should bave paid on tbe man servant be
keeps. The funny part of the story is that
this Mr. Taylor who keeps a man servant is
the Prince of Wales' f ootmau.
Ills Lordship Is Getting- Fat.
London, Aug. 2ft Lord Salisbury's grow
ing obesity is becoming very troublesome to
liunself and a source of anxiety to bis
friends. It is understoo 1 that be intends to
consult Prince liismarc-k's physician imme
diately after tbe rising of parliament.
The Oxeen Talks to Welshmen.
London, Aug. 2ft The qut-en personally
received a duputatiou from Wrexham.
Wales, Saturday, and expressed herself as
rejoiced at inn improving trade and pros
perity of tbe Welsh people, with whom she
Itlalne Unfriendly to England.
London, Aug. 20 The Daily News, com
mon ting on the latest Beliring sea seizures,
tars that Mr. lilaiue is iu a mauner commit
ted to a policy of unfriendliness towards
England. There are may signs, however,
that in tbe recent dispute he has to reckon
with bis own countrymen as well as with
. Famiue on the Nile.
Cairo. Aug. 2ft From Khartoum, Kas
aala, Tokar, and other towns and villages on
tbe Nile in Upper Egypt, come distressing
accounts of. famine. There are twenty
deaths from starvation daily in Tokar alone,
while in the whole stricken district tbe bod
ies of the dead are eaten by tha living.
Tbe Salvation Army Helping Strikers.
London, Aug. 26. As a development of tha
strike situation in this city it is announced
that the Salvation Array of tbe east end has
undertaken to furnish shelter and food to
strikers at half tbe usual prir.
Tha Fop Preparing to Move.
London, Aug. 2ft The Chronicle lias a
special from Rome asserting that prepara
tions are being made for the departure of tbe
Ten-Days in t
Seven-Year-Oid Boy's Re
LOST IN THE WISCONSIN FOEESTS,
He Subsists for Ten Days on Merries, mad
When Fouud Is Littla the Worse for
Wear, Kxeept Ills Clothing; The Whole
Population Joins in tha Hunt, but Only
Few Keep It ITp to tha Knd.
Wacsao, Wis., Aug. 31. Elmer Foster,
only 7 years of age, has recently had a most
remarkable experience, unparalleled, in
deed, iu tbe history of even this forest re
gion of northern Wisconsin. He strayed
from his home on the 15th of this month and
until Saturday had been wandering in tbe
dense forests that cover a largo portion of
this country, living on berries, sleeping in
tbe shelter of some friendly log or thicket,
and surviving it all with so little injury to
body or mind that, when found Saturday,
after nearly ten days' absence, be was eating
his dinner of berries as composedly as
though be were sitting at the family table.
Disappearance of the Child.
Elmer Foster is the only child ot George
Foster, a workman at AVorden's mill, fifteen
miles southeast of this city and three
miles east of Mosinee, tha first village of any
importance south of here. His mother is
dead. On the morning of Thursday, Aug.
15, Elmer started out to pick blackberries
with a daughter of Mr. Priest, about 15 yi ars
of age, and returned to dinner. Iu the
afternoon of tbe same day be asked permis
sion to go out to the l-rry patch nlone, say
iug that be 'knew the way all rixbt," and
Has p -I'mitted to do so, as the patch was not
many rods distant He nas ai-i-oiupitned by
a little dog on bis trip. As he is a sturdy
and enterprising little chap the family felt
no apprehension at bisaltsence until evening,
but then liecame suddenly anxious for bis
safety, and commenced a search for him.
The limit Kegnn.
Not a truce of bim couU lie found. His
father was immediately notified, and tbe
crew at the mill turned out and joined with
tbe few neighbors living near iu a systematic
search of the surrounding forest. Every
one carried a lautern and a gun, ami a num
ber of dogs were brought into use. But lights
and shouting and firing of guns met w ith no
response, ami the morning dawned upon tbe
searching party without an indication of tbe
poor little fellow's whereabouts. Joseph
Ies9ert, of Mosinee, upon hearing the pitiful
story on Friday morning, forthwith shut
down bis immense saw mill and set his crew
of ltio men upon the bunt for the lost boy.
The inhabitants of Mosinee and the country
for miles about turned out to a man, and a
number of expert woodsman from this city
were sent down to lead the small army that
was now examining every nook and recess of
The Number or Searchers Reduced.
These extraordinary efforts were con
tinued until tbe 1Mb, by which time the
number of searchers was necessarily reduced
to a few, but these few were filled with a
calm determination that tbe boy must be
found. Still tbe search went on, being uow
conducted ty men whose lives had been
spent in the woods, whose keen eyes not a
broken twig could escape; to whom the
trackless wilds were like a beaten highway.
Oue ray of light they had foot-prints that
must have been made by bis poor, tired little
teet were found on Sunday morning several
miles northeast of the berry patch. That
tbee were the footprints of the lost boy
teemed certain from tbe further fact that
aloug w ith them were seen also tbe trail of
the puppy that bad gone with him. This
puppy bud returned home the previous day,
impelled, no doubt, by the pangs of hunger.
The Wanderer Found.
At 11 o'clock Saturday morning Thomas
Daisy and the foreman of tlie sawmill of Jo
sepb Dessert & Co., who bad been in tbe
hunting party ever since Friday morning of
the week before, enme suddenly upon the
small object of their quest sitting upon a
falleu tree ami eatiug an early and simple
dinner of blackberries. For more than a
week they bad tieen traveling that solemn
forest with a patience and fortitude almost
incredible, hoping agaiust hoe for the glad
sight that uow met their eyes. Gently they
approai-bed tbe boy. w ho looked up at them
with a sudden, wet k little cry of pathetic
gladness that filled their brave eyes with
A Shout of cloy.
Tbe next moment oue of tbem bad him in
his strong arms, and in tbe next tbey lifted
up tbeir voices in a joyous shout that rang
through tbe archee vf tbe forest like a
trumpet Very soon they were joined by tbe
other members of their irty, and now arose
a generous strife to see who might minister
to tbe wants of tbe poor little chap Food
was given to him with all due caution, and a
little stimulant from the flask of one of the
hunters for tins class of men are not teeto
talers to any great exteut and presently he
became as chipper as ""Little Breeches" iu
A Dilapidated Utile Hero.
He was a sight to make a mother's heart
break. His clothes were hanging about bim
in rags. His shoes were only ghosts of shoes,
and his stockings were raveled into nothing
". H wna oovmwI wiin ar-rateuM from
bead to foot, but didn't seem to mind it at
alL lu short, he was a little hero if there
ever was oue, and his stout heart disdained
all mention of such t-uiall hurts. It was not
long tfore he was able to tell tbem the sim
ple story of his wanderings, iu which one
long, weary day and fearsome night was so
much like every other. His only food dur
ing all bis wandering bad been berries, and
water to drink was plentiful. fact, as it
had rained several times meanwhile, be had
not suffered from dryness in any sense.
Restored to His Father.
Just before tbe twy started for borne be took
tbem to a little bouse that be bad construct
ed of bark and sticks by tbe roots of au up
turned tree, and in which he had spent the
previous night. He told them that he had
just such a bed and shelter every night. In
deed, he would not admit that be was lost.
but maintained thut be was on his way borne
all right, and his berry cup was stili
with him, in the breast of his ragge I
jacket. He had not beeu molested by wild
animals, but the booting of tbe owls had
been rather grewsome at. first and be was
awfully lonesome after Kover deserted him.
The scene bet ween the father aud bis long-
lost boy is too touching to lie described. As
for the mighborf, and, indeed, all of tba
residents of this portion cf tbe country, tbey
feel lik bold a Jubilee over tbe glad ueas
Which as yet tbey can scarcely believe.
CHILDREN PLAY "DOCTOR."
The Result Is That One or Them Dies tu
Nashville, Teun., Ang. 26. Saturday
morning Bessie Wood and Mamie Parker,
aged 8 and S years, respectively, while play
ing at the residence of Mr. B. G. Wood, tbe
iron founder, got hold of two boxes of pills
which bad been prescribed previously for
older member of the family. Oue box con
tained protoiodide of mercury, the other
tonic phosphorous and email quantities of
strychnine and arsenic. The children were
"playing doctor" and administered tbe pills
to each other. In the afternoon both lost all
power to move and were put to bed.
Mamie Parker was taken with convulsions
and died before medical help arrived. Bessie
Wood was successfully treated aud soon re
THEIR PROVISIONS DESTROYED.
Fir Ilururs Up the Provisions of tbe
Striking- Streator Miners.
Strkator, Ills., Aug. aft An added mis
fortune befell tbe striking miners Saturday
evening when fire destroyed the stock of
provisions sent here front abroad for their
relief. The supplies were stored in an old
building. About five tons of flour, besides
other provisions, were in the building. Many
people claim that the fire was of incendiary
origin and assign dissatisfaction with the
method of distributing tbe relief as a motive
for the deed.
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THE NATIONAL BALL GAME.
lit-1 lew of the Situation in All the Lead
Chicago, Aug. sJfi. The oi4y change in
the lase ball situation in She National league
that took place last week was the advance of
Chicago to fourth place, which it now bolds
by tbe narrow niargiu of five points over
Cleveland. Boston continues to keep a good
grip on the first place, being 2$ points ahead
ot New York. Tbe records nt.- stand as
Plrel Won. txwt Pr. rt.
US HO itS wS4S
....K4 5 S .17
... 52 44 .Ml
.... Ss SO 4M .50,',
.... US 4i 4 AUU
.... tnt 44 :.5 .44
Western. Won. Lost.P.c American. Won. I-ot P.e.
nmhm 4 3 .VM.. 1.0UI.. 7o SS jff'it
t. Paul.. it K. jkai Brooklyn . 7 S4 jtiMi
Miu'npoln 4rt 48 ..son Baltimore. 57 42 S75
!iou Clty4 4 .4S Athlt'lto... 5 , 41 .fl
lcer... 4S 4 .4w Chk innntl 55 4t .5S3
-t. Jo-epn. 4H .41 Kant). City 42 M .411
Vllwnukee:i8 M .417 Columbus 3n 66 J71
Lhn-.Muiut.3l 5 .44 LouHTltle aj 81 ai3
Niturday's League playing gave tbe fol
low inn scores: At New York (first game)
New York 10, Pbiladelpbia 8; (xecoud game)
New York S. Philadelphia 3; at Chicago
Chicago 2, Pittsburg 6; at Boston Boston fl,
Washington 3; at Indianapolis Indianapolis
J, Clevelaud 7. American association, fctat
urday: At Kansas City Kansas Ctty 6,
Athletic IU; at St. Louis St. Louis 7, Balti
more 4; at Louisville Louisville 7, Colum
bus 10; at Cincinnati Cincinnati 4, Brook
lyn 6. Sunday: At Lou is v lie Louisville 8,
Columbus 5: at St. Louis St. Louis 16. Bal
timore t; at Kansas City (first game! Kan
as City a. Athletic ; (secoud game) Kausas
City 3, Athletics 14.
Western league, Saturday: At Minueapo
is Minneapolis 7, St. Paul 8; at Omaha
Dniaha 13, Sioux City 6; at Milwaukee Mil
rnukee 3, lies Moioes 1 five innings, rain;
it Denver Denver 8, St. Joseph 4 Sunday:
At Milwaukee Milwaukee 6, ltej Moines 1;
t Omaha Omaha 2, Sioux City 1 ; at Den
er Dc?uver S, St. Joseph 4.
Trotting and Kunnlng Races.
Chicago, Aug. 2a Saturday closed the
trotting meeting at Washington park. Tbe
qiecial features were two Rosemary, ths
itallion, challenged his own record of 2:M
for a silver enp, and "got there" in 2:lf,
tnd Dora Cossack won a match race with
Tribute, bet time 2:3i Tbe 2:25 pace left
niifinished Friday was won in the three laxt
Dents by Fred Arthur, best time 2:17. Tbe
2:15 iaoe was won by Bessemer after six
beats, taking the last three. His best time
was 2: 15"4'. while Gray Harry took the third
leat in 2:15V. best time of the race. In the
Mi) clans trot Czarina took tbe purse, best
iitne 2:27,4', the best time of tbe race beine
irtdited to Fannie Belmont 2 :25V. Tha
!:23 trot was declared off.
. At tbe West Side course the races were
on as follow?, Fauntleroy, mile, l:29i;
Martin Russell, 1 mile, l:41Ji; Cams, 1 S-lfl
nilt-s, 2:(I2; Miss Mary, mile, ltttiX;
Loupe, 1 mile, Echo, steeplechase,
'ull oourM, 4 :-7.
Base Rail flayers ArreaVed.
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 26. The Cincin
latis and Brookly us started to play a game at
tlantihon, O., twenty, five miles from this
rity, yesterday afternoon, aud 5.000 people
ere present At the end of the first half of
lie fourth inning eighteen policemen msrehed
n the Mold and arrested the players of beth
earns. The mayor of Hamilton at once
pened court, and each of the men was
ined $S..'li The Cincinnati club payed the
fines of Ituib teams, and tbe players and ex
cursionists returned to Cincinnati.
A Tonne; Brldt-Jumper's Feat.
Cincinnati, O., Aug. 25 Saturday even
ng Joseph E. Russell, a ltt-y ear-old lad, liv
ng in Ludlow, Ky., jumped from the Cin
cinnati Southern railroad bridge into tha
3hio l iver, a distance of 101 f.-et It ws
.he result of a wager, and he suffered ,io in
jouvenienoe from the leap.
Itlaie In a fucking; House.
Kansas Citt, Ma, Aug. 2a The im
mense peokiiiR bouse of Swift & Co., at the
jorner of Berger avenu and First street,
in Kansas City, Ma, was savei from total
iestruction by fire yesterday by a fortunate
ihift of the wind. As it was, the smoke
douse, struct lire of corrugated irou, and
Jie rendering bouse were consumed. The
ire departments of both cities were on band
n time to have saved both buildings, but it
was au hour before the water pressure was
mfHcient The loss is $150,010, with tldu,
Mow Down the Circns Tent.
Toledo, O., Aug. 26. The big tent of John
Robinsou's circus was blown down upon
jrowded audience during a heavy rain ana
wind storm in this city Saturday afternoon.
The people became panic-stricken, and in
:heir frantic struggles to free themselves
trom the canvas, ropes, and poles, a number
were seriously injured, and one little girl,
s-ho suffered a broken leg and was otherwise
Dadly hurt, may die.
t'ivll Service and the Vets.
Idikanapolis, Aug. 26. The civil service
commission was asked last week w hether a
soldier who has been honorably discharged
was to I preferred to civilians who had at
tained high grade iu civil service examina
tion. The reply was "no," unless be was af
fected with disability incurred in the army,
f he decision has raised a great amount of
lisgust iu soldier circles here.
A Uot Wind In Montana,
Miles CitvM. T., Aug. 26. A hot wind
same op from the southeast Friday and dur
ing its duration of three hours tba tempera
ture was 85 degrees. Tha beat waa almost
unbearable and people sought refuge in
houses. . ...
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