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Sattioay. JCJI.Y 13. 18W).
IKMO HATIO TICKET.
For United Stated Senator Johx M. Falwkb.
Kor State Tienrer Kuwako 8. Wilson.
ForSuut. of 1'iiblic Instruction.. ..Hswry Kaab.
,, , J John Hkvant
ForTriiHter Illinois f w jRAHAll
Univcroity, J "Ri'c'uaBD D. Morgan!
For State Senator R. n Htmf ah
. .... . Gsobus W. Vinton
ror n.rpreeniane f Jo n A. Wilson
ForConnty Jndire Viaotv, M. Blanoinu
For County Clerk uhablm i min
V,.rShrlll C IX OOKIlON
For County Supt. of Schools. Cuts. B. Makhhalj.
iIvvkiiat. Sherman receives a salary of
$ 15,000 a year as retired general of the
army, with nothing in do and a goon
active clerk to help him do it.
Mr. Quay says he has 1300.000 in hand
to throw into the Delarnater campaign
He should bo carefal, the New York
World suggests, not to throw it into the
stock market before the campaign opens,
because Don Cameron might not "stop
the hole" thiamine.
The Chicago Post says, there is a good
deal of justice in the demand made by
the liveried postmen of our good Uncle
Samuel for an increase of salaries. They
are hard working, efficient and deserving.
If any man earns the money that is paid
to him it is the letter carrier. He roust
be strictly honest and of more than or
dinary industry and intelligence, and his
business is of such a nature that he must
come and go with the regularity and cer
taintv of a watch. In fact, he must be
more regular and more certain than
good many watches have proven to be
The carriers do not ask much or an in
crease, and, as their request is based upon
right and excellent service, nothing can
be lost by acceding to their wishes
These faithful servants of the public
should be treated with generosity. Very
much depends upon their efforts.
It is announced semi-offlcially from
New York that the different, democratic
factions there' have buried the hatchet
and will fall into line and vote a straight
united democratic ticket this fall. Their
final vote on the proposition has not yet
been taken, but the proposition has bceu
secretly and very energetically discussed
in both Tammany and County democracy
camps, and there is a good two-thirds
majority in favor of old democratic sol
idity. The most remarkable thing in
connection with this idea is that it has
been definitely settled by both camps
that there must not be any wrangling
over what faction shall orshall not get
local offices. The battle must be foaght
against the republicans, 'and individual
ambitions must for once be buried so
deep that they can never rise again to in
terfere with the bational or state de
mocracy. With a united party in New
York City the Empire state is safely
democratic, and the reported conciliation
of the factions is intelligence of a grati
lying nature to all good democrats.
Altfiougii but of small importance
compared with the sacrifice of the prinri
pies of government invoied, the ex
pense of the enforcement of the proposed
federal election law is no small item. It
is variously estimated at from $ 10.000,
000 to $15,000,000 for every election thai
is held. It will cost a million and a half
dollars for chief supervisors, six million
or more for supervisors, four or five mil-
lions for deputy marshals. In view of
this, the questions to be considered are
whether the people, in the present condi
tion that they themselves are in, are pre
pared to spend this much money for a
mere partisan luxury, and whether they
are ready to proclaim upon the stump
this fall that $15,000,000 spent every two
years on an army of political supernu
meraries will produce better fruit than
the same amount spent in school houses
and school books or on works of necesaa
ry public improvement. These are seri
oaa questions to be put off without an
swer until the day of reckoning, when
answers will be of no avail. The senator
who is wise will put his ear to the ground
and listen to the coming storm before it
la too late.
Wnxn't Funny fur Mr. Thompson.
Empokia. Kan., July 12 A laughable
yet during robbery took place Thursday
evening. Three men atopped Ixu Thomp
son anil robbed lufli of the mini of ",
a watch and i luiin and then stripped him
of Iils clothing, iavinc( lain only an under
shirt. In this condition Thompson was
unable to approach u house without alarm
lng the women, who acreamed and drove
him away. At one place he was treated
to a load of bird shot. Finally he was
taken in for the night by a compassionate
Arrntfil on a Horrible Charge.
wheeling, w. va, July tj.a sensa
tion was caused here yesterday by the ar
rest of Dr. II. 15. Iiai;nley and William
Carter, a business mAn of Wheeling, and
Miss AgKie I'ost, of V est Alexander, l a.
on the charge of having murdered the
child of Alias Post, of which Carter was
the father. It is alleged that when the
child was born Dr. Bagnley.at the request
of its mother, strangled it, and that Car
ter burned the body in a grate.
A Notml Life-Haver Ial.
Boston, J.uly 14 John T. Kilty, tha
noted life-saver, until recently assistant
draw-tender ofthe Mount Washington av
enue bridge, is dead, of heart trouble.
During his life he saved eleven
persons - from drowning. In Feb
ruary, 188!), in saving John Warren, Kilty
received the injury that caused his death.
Warren weighed 2(10 pounds, and in lift
ing him from the water Kilty ruptured a
Will Send Them All Hack.
Philadelphia. July 13. The ten cigar
makers who arrived on the steamer Bel
genland from Antwerp, and were detained
on suspicion of being Imported under eon
tract to labor, were examined before the
labor inspector Friday, and it was
found that they cam her under contract
to work for M. Vanrecht for 94 per week
and board. They will be sent back.
A DEADLY BURST.
Awful Explosion on the Lake
TWELVE OR riFTEEN MEN KILLED.
Several of the Corpses Recovered Terri
bly Mangled and Burned A Number of
Injared Fearfully Mutilated List of the
Unfortunates as Far as Known Coal
OH Gas the Supposed Cause Five Hun
dred People Plunged Into the Water at
Dartmouth, N. 8., with Miraculously
Chicago, July 11 The steamer Tioga,
of the F.rie Transportation company, was
badly wrecked by an explosion at
7:45 o'clock last evening, while lying at
her dock at Randolph street and the river.
It is reported that thirteen people were
killed. The explosion was a terrible one,
and a column of smoke shot 200 feet iuto
the air, succeeded a second later by a
whirlwind of flame, which illumined
bridges, buildings, water and spars iu a
fearfnl glare. The startled crowds rushed
to the river banks, docks, and bridges,
and soon the scene was thronged with an
The Fire Department at Work.
A general fire alarm had been turned in,
and soon fifty streams of water from the
steamers and fire tugs were pouring into
the hold of the big iron boat through the
gaping hole amidship, from which the
flames poured in a torrent. The Tioga,
which was. one of th largest and finest
propellers on the lakes, is badly wrecked,
her upper works being nearly blown away,
and her wooden work being badly burned.
At 10 o'clock the fire was so far under con
trol that the search for the victims of the
explosion was begun.
Blackened and Mangled Corpses.
Three bodies were soon brought out,
blackened and mangled. They were ap
parently the remains of unfortunate mem'
bers of the steamer's crew, caught aboard
at the time of the explosion. When the
explosion occurred there were between ten
aud fifteen men iu the fantail of the boat.
while scores of others were forward. There
were also several stevedores on the dock
and in the warehouses. Bridgetender
Gaynor, at the Randolph street bridge,
less than loo feet away saw a man whirl
iog upward into the air in the midst of i
tremendous mass of blazing wreckage.
The poor fellow fell into the river, bnt
was rescued unconscious aud cared for.
The explosion did much damage to sur
rounding Duuoings ana windows were
broken nearly half a mile away.
Not Less Than Fifteen Victims.
Up to midnight seven dead and wounded
men had been taken from the boat, and it
was then believed that no more than eight
others were in the bold. These men are
doubllass dead, as ten fire engines have
poured tons of water into the big hole just
above the spot where they were at work
at the time of the explosion. It will be at
least another day before the water can be
pumped from the hold and the bodies re
covered. There is good reason to believe
that the explosion was caused by gas gen
erated from oil barrels which were stored
near the fan-tail.
The List of Casualties.
The following are supposed to have met
their death: Walter Dours, Cuth-
hert, Tom Lewis, Aleck Emith, Henry
Alexander, Louis Alexander, Jake Churl,
James Broxton, William Durkes, Charles
Levalle, two unknown, Louis Scott, J as.
Sissell, and Dickenson.
Injured Walter Chapin (fatally), Pem-
pey Smith, Thomas Collins (fatally) J.
O P .nnell (fatally), Oscar Pope (fatally).
Quite a number of people in the vicinity
were injured by the shock or flying de
The following injured were taken to the
hospital: Thomas Emmett, residence un
known, scalp wound, teeth knocked out.
and pieces of lower jaw broken off, terri
blyburued, probably fatal; David McNeil,
residence unknown, spine fractured, skull
fractured, ribs broken fatal; George Hoag,
Buffalo, chin crushed, extensive burns on
all parts of the body and limbs, probably
fatal; Henry Witherspoon (colored), Chi
cago, badly burned from the waist up.
probably recover; Roliert nalliday (col
ored), Chicago, left arm badly broken.
spine injured; John 'Burke, Buffalo, cuts
on forehead and left shoulder, very Blight
Condition of the Vessel.
The Tioga's fan-tail is completely shat
tered. Every steel rib and plate is broken
and twisted, as if it were so much paper.
It was impossible to make an accurate
timate of the damage, owing to the fact
that the wrecked stern settled down in the
Ynuiidy bottom of the river and the ma
chinery compartments were filled with
water. Forward of the boilers the boat
was comparatively uninjured. Capt
Phelps made an examination of the four
compartments, which axe all separated by
steel bulkheads, and found that they were
entirely free of water. It is likely that the
most of the cargo will escape damage.
A FRIGHTFUL DISASTER
That Might Have Ween a Terrible One-
Seven Persons Drowned.
Halifax, N. S., July 12. At Dartmouth
last night the ferry landing stage, while
crowded with about 500 persons, collapsed
and they were thrown into the water. The
disaster was caused by the slipping out of
place of the chain which held the stage
up. The front part of the float was thus
dropped suddenly down, throwing the oc
cupants into the water. The crowd, made
up of men, women and children, were wait
ing for the new ferry steamer Annex, and
as she came in the stage gave way at the
outer edge and the hundreds of people be
gan to slide into the water, those near the
end being buried beneath those further
back until there was a solid mass of
shrieking, struggling humanity packed as
closely in the water as they had been on
Rescuers Quickly at Work.
For some minutes there was a confused
crowd of men, women and children strug
ling in the water. A dozen young men
leaped to the rescue aud the drowning peo
ple were rapidly passed up to men Btand
ing on the wharves. The work of rescue
waa so rapidly performed that a great ma
jority of those who feu in were saved from
death. - The rescuers worked until ex
hausted, helping the people to land until
there were no more in sight and those who
etnild not bejtaved had aunk out of sight.
The work of rescue was a heroic one, and
to this heroism and the promptness with
which it waa begun can b attributed the
comparatively small loss of life. Four
bodies have bean recovered and it
thought that not more than three others
lost their lives.
Two Desperate Young Girls.
Buffalo, N. Y.f July 12. Rose Dim
ling and Kate Cannon, two young girls
under arrest for larceny, attempted to
commit suicide at the police station Thurs
day by turning the gas on m their celL
The smell of eacaping gas attracted atten
tion, and it was turned off before their
purpose was accomplished. The girls
were charged with stealing two valuable
rings belonging to their employers.
lawyer's attempt to extort a confession
and threats of a long term in prison fright
ened the girls into their desperate act.
Will Bun Against MaJ. McKlnley.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 13. A special to
The Times from Orrvllle, O., says the
deadlock in the Democratic congressional
convention, Sixteenth Ohio district, was
broken last night after two days and one
night balloting, by the nomination of ex-
Lieutenant Governor John . G. Warwick,
of Masillon, O. Mr. Warwick, who will
tie the apponent of Congressman McKin
ley, is a business man engaged lor many
years in extensive milling interests, and
owner of coal mines. v .
INTERN t flONAL CONFERENCE.
A Proposition to Call On to Talk About
a Double Standard Hot se Proceedings.
Washington City, July 13. Teller in
troduced a resolution in t he senate yester
day instructing the president to invite an
international conference to establish a ra
tio between gold aud sih er and establish
a double standard; refern d. Some debate
on bills of local interest followed and then
the subsidy bills came up again. Gibson
favored moderate postal subsidies, but op
posed bounties for other lines. Vest of
fered a substitute provldi ng for free ships
to be used only in the foreign carrying
trade. With the bills lending a secret
session was held, after vhich the senate
Attempts to legislate in the house were
blocked by the Democrats on the ground
of no quorum. A call of t he house showed
04 members. Then a canference report
on a railway right-of-way bill was agreed
to. The speaker laid be 'ore the house a
letter from the president transmitting the
recommendations of tho Pan-American
conference as to protection of patents,
trade marks, copyrights and public health.
The conference report oa the silver bill
came up next, but Bland raised the ques
tion of consideration, and the vote showed
no quorum, though uprn m can of the
house again more than a quorum re
sponded. It was finally agreed to debate
the report four hours to-dy and then voe
upon it. Recess to 8 p. ro. was taken, aud
at the night session Enlor made the point
of order of no quorum a id the house ad
journed at 8:15.
A LETTER TO FARMERS.
The President Make a. Pew
About the Ttrlff.
Carlisle, Pa., July 13 President Har
rison, in his reply to the invitation to at
tend the National Grangt rs' exhibition at
Williams' Grove on "f epublican Day,"
Aug. 27, says: "It will give me great pleas
ure to accept, providing I ly public duties
will not prevent. I have a great love for
ihe people of your grand old state, and es
pecially for the farmers, and would be
pleased to address them c n the tariff ques
tion, so as to educate them more thor
oughly as to what is necessary for their
maintenance and life.
Tho Important faeetion.
"The tariff question, which is now before
the people, is the most important question
of the day, and the people should be thor
oughly educated on it. As there is no doubt
that the farming element is the backbone
of this government, or ai.y other free gov
ernment, it is necessary 1 hat they should
understand this question, so that they can
choose between free trade and protection
one of which would be ruinous to the
country, and the other of which would be
prosperity to the government. This free
trade question is a dangt roue one to han
dle, and if it should win in 1302, it would
cause great distress thro tghout the land,
something never experienced by the Amer
ican people." -
Some Poatoffice Figures.
Washington ClTT, July 12. A state
ment of the gross receipt of thirty of the
principal poetoffices of 1 he country for
the quarter ended June W, I860, has been
prepared by Third Assistant Postmaster
General Hazen and shows that New York
city ia first with gross receipts of 1 1,528,
713 and an increase of 13 tier cent.; Chica
go second, with gross receipts of $709,100,
and an increase of 14.7 per cent. Phila
delphia stands third, Bo ton fourth, and
St. Louis fifth. The highest per cent, of
increase ia in this city . .9. The average
increase at all the office is 9 per cent.,
against 6.6 per cent, in 18.
A Verdict That Dwu't Suit.
Pittsburg, July 12. A special to The
Times. from Dunbar, Pa., says: The coro
ner's jury in the case of the Hill Farm dis
aster has rendered a verdict laying the
responsibility for the disaster on Superin
tendent Lang, who ia charged with crimi
nal carelessness in ordering a drill hole
opened unlawfully. The public feeling is
against the verdict. The laboring people
say the blame should not be laid on Mr.
Lang, who has always been faithful in his
duty in looking after the safety and wel
fare of his employes, and that a similar
mistake was liable to be I lade by any one
under the same circumstances.
The Kdueatora A djourn.
St. Paul, July 12. The national educa
tional convention had a li;tle unpleasant
ness yesterday over the election of presi
dent of the association, 'vhich was done
by a committee. The constitution pro
vides that elections siall be by the
convention and a motion was made to re
consider the matter. The presiding ofli
cer refused to consider the motion and
raised a commotion. The chairmau had
his way, however, and btsmess was pro
ceeded with. The convention closed last
night with a reception by the governor.
Bismarck is of theopinic n that Germany
paid too dear for Heligoiaad.
The funeral of the late Sen. Fluke took
place at the Madison Avenue Methodist
church. New York, Friday.
The Stone & Hinea Luro ber company, of
Cincinnati, assigned Friday. Liabilities,
about f 100,000; assets abot t the same.
Business failures in the United States
for the week ended Friday were 175, against
191 for the corresponding week last year.
Thomas Flannigan, of Fort Dodge, Ia.
tried to jumpon the cow-catcher of a train
going at full speed. He wits horribly man
William Martin, of Kalamazoo, Mich.
is not to be found. He is t opposed to have
abandoned his wife and children for
woman of shady reputation.
At St. Ixuis Friday A 1 Good fatally
stabbed Ben Reynolds ver a game of
toss-penny aud Mauritz Hall fatally shot
Gustav Carlson in a quarrnL
Princess Dolgorouki, th morgautic wife
of the late csar, has published her memoirs
In Russia, and every available copy was
seized immediately by the police.
The residence of L. E. Fny, editor of The
Clinton County (Ills.) Advertiser, at Ly
ons, Ills., was robbed Wed nesday night of
several hundred dollars worth vt valua
Mayor W. P. Pierce, vt Hon pes town.
His., was tried at Springfield Thursday
for violating the United States revenue
laws by selling liquor wh hout a license.
The jury disagreed.
Dunn & Co. 's weekly review of trade
says that the national banks of England,
France and Germany have decided to call
over 15,000,000 in gold from this country
auring the coming week.
The strike of brakemen and switchmen
on the Louisville and Nashville railway is
"off," the men going back to work on the
company's proposition th it their griev
ances shall be investigated.
Judge Kelaey, of Bridget ort, Conn., has
decided that a bottle of t tnglef oot is not
an original package, but that it requires
the barrel or case in which the bottles ase
shipped to satisfy the desci iption.
In trying to "pick the w inner" at horse
races; Charles S. Gage, a young St. Louis
man, has "blown in" $40,300 during the
last three years, and in having his fling he
Has ruined several friends. He has skipped.
A male friend of Miss L szle Flannigan
dared her to jump from 1 he train upon
which they were returnlnc to New York
from South Beach Wednes lay night. The
dare was made. In .fun, but Misa Lizzie
Jumped, and was picked U dying, nndjsx
pired before a doctor could be summoned.
. Samuel L Hess, membei of the South
Dakota legislature is under arrest for du
plicating his mileage vouchers. He la the
man who created a sensatl on by trying to
suicldeduring the session oi' the legislature
because a soiled dove wou d not live with
The signal office at the n ational capital,
in a special bulletin, says t lat the temper
ature throughout the sout i Atlantic and
middle states from Georgia northward to
Lake Erie and in portions of New Eng
land Thursday night wai from two to
three degrees lower than e rer known before.
I TEXAS GORE SHED.
A Bloody Battle Between Polit-
STOEY OF A TELEGRAPH OPEEATOR
The Close Result of an Eleetloa Brinirs
About a Little Difficulty In Which Sis
Men are 8aid to Have Bitten tho Oust
and Many Were Wounded The Victims
of the Fight Left Lying Where They
Fell More Carnage Expected.
Denver, Colo., July 13. A telegram
was received here last night telling of a
pitched battle fought in the streets of
Ysleta, Tex., in which six persons lost
their lives and a number, as yet unknown,
received wounds more or less serious. The
combat is over for the present, but the
partisans of both sides remain under arms
pending a solution of the municipal diffi
culties, either by peaceful means or other
At an election held in April two tickets
were placed In the field for the citizens to
select from. One party was led by an in
telligent Mexican, and was styled the par
ty of the people, while the other had at
its head a man of Hebraic descent by the
name of Gaal, and his was called the Re
Two Hostile Governments.
Intense excitement prevailed election
day, and the strife for supremacy waged
fiercely at the polls so fiercely, in fact.
that when the ballots were counted the re
sult showed such a narrow margin on
each side that each felt justified in claim
ing a victory, and the merits of the ques
tion were never settled by disinterested
Two sets of candidates were then sworn
in by complaisant adherents of sufficient
authority to give the action a semblance
of legality, and the little town sailed mer
rily along with two municipal flags wav
ing over it. i
A iht to the Tkeath.
It could hardly be expected that such
an order of things could exist without a
serious clash of authority and daily occur
rences of more or less note tended to swell
the tide of public excitement. . Yesterday
the months of turbulence culminated in a
fight to the death between the supporters
of each of the govern men ta, which was
waged with revengeful bitterness in the
business streets. Bullets flew thick and
fast, wires the telegraph operator there.
and not a few found a mortal resting place
in the bodies of the participants in the
Both Tartles on Onard.
Hot as was the warfare, and vigorously
as each side labored to gain a decisive ad
vantage over the other at no matter what
cost, when the conflict ceased for the time
being the cordons of the opposing factions
were seen in practically the same spot as
when the bat tle began. It is impossible
for any one to venture out to count the
dead or care for the wounded, further
states the operator, bnt six bodies, stiff
and stark in death, he says, are plainly
visible from hts window, and it is feared
that this is by no means the extent of the
STRUGGLE ON THE SCAFFOLD.
A Condemned Man Fiercely Resists the
Sheriff, but Hanfrs All the Same.
Vancovkii, B. C, July 12. A ghastly
scene occurred yesterday at the hanging
of Edward D. Gallagher for the murder of
LouiaJflar. Fifteen hundred people wit
nessed the execution. A priest tried to
talk wtfc Gallagher on the scaffold, but
the condemned man said he was not go
ing to hang and did not care anything
about eternity. hen the sheriff told
him he could speak be stammered out
a few words about being sorry to appear
in that position. When the command was
given to pinion his arms, Gallagher resist
ed so desperately that it took six men
three minutes to secure him. After the
black cap had been adjusted the sheriff
asked Gallagher to be a man and tell
whether he killed Mar. Gallagher's last
words were: '"It is none of your d d busi
ness," as the drop fell and he was shot
PYTHIANS BREAK CAMP.
The Hastings, Mich., Division Carries
Off the First Frlxe.
Milwaukee, Wis., Jnly 12. Gen. ar
nabu, commanor of the Uniformed
Knights of Pythias, gave orders yesterday
to break camp, and "Camp Carnahan,"
where 12,000 Knights have held forth dur
ing the week, is deserted. All day yester
day all outgoing trains were crowded with
Pythian Knights homeward bound, after
having attended one of the most success
ful conclaves ever held by the order. The
divisions which participated in the prize
drills, however, remained in the city to
near the announcement of awards, which
was given at 3 o'clock p. m. in Juneau
park in the presence of an immense mu
Awards In the Drill Competition.
i ne awards are as follows: f irst prize.
$1,000, Hastings divisions No. 19, of Hast
ings, Miobtt percentage, 93.31. Second
prize, 100, Erie division No. 19, of Erie,
Kan.; percentage, 82.43. Third prize, I00,
Austin ai vision .o. 14, of Amsterdam, N,
.; percentage, 88.12. Fourth prize, $300,
Xew Albany, lnd., division o. 15; per
centage, 87.27. Fifth prize, $400, Grand
Rapids division No. 6; percentage, 87.12.
bixth prize, $300 Fort Dearborn division
No. I, of Chicago; percentags, 86 8T. Sev
enth prize, fano, Mancy division No. 18, of
Indianapolis; percentage, 85.81. Eighth
prize, $100, Red Cross division No. 4, of St
liouis; percentage, 80.70.
Every Prise Paid In Cash.
unroin division .o. is, or lllinos, waa
awarded the prize for exemplification of
ritualistic work before the supi-eme lodge.
The prize was $100. The awards gave gen
eral satisfaction. Gen. Halsey, standing
at the loot of Juneau monument, hand
ed each commander a certified check for
the full amount of his prize. The week's
exercises closed last night with a grand
band concert, with 140 musicians, under
the leadership of T. P. Brooke, of Minne
apolis, at tffe exposition building. .The su
preme lodge will not finish its work until
the end of the week.
THEY WERE TWICE MARRIED.
Wedded on Friday, a Gypsy Predicts 111
Luek and They Wed Again.
Pkeksrill, N. Y., July 12. The filing
of a certificate iu the bureau of vital sta
tistics yesterday brought to light a pecu
liar mamage, or remarriage, which was
solemnized J vt Saturday by Be v. Daniel
McCartney. The contracting parties were
Miss Minna Irving, the well-known "poet
ess of the Hudson, and Irving H. Dela
mater, late of the West Point military
academy. It was the second time that the
couple had heard the words that pro
nounced them man and wife. They -were
originally married on Oct. 18, of last year
a Friday. It was the only day that
young Del amater could obtain leave and
the match was something in the nature of
a runaway one.
A Dlfflenlty at tho Bureau.
Two or three weeks ago, while camping
in the woods, they invested a piece of sil
ver with a gypay to learn their fortunes,
ana were gravely lniormea that a mar
riage on Friday was unlucky, and that un
less the ceremony was performed again
disaster.would follow both of -them to the
end of their days. On their return to the
city they consu lted several friends, all of
whom predicted that ill fortune would be
in the wake of the ill-omened day. There
upon Rev. Dr. McCartney was called on.
and the ceremony was re-performed. Some
difficulty, however, waa experienced in in
ducing the bureau of vital statistics to ac
cept the certificate, owing to the fact that
Miss Irving could not say that she had
been either single, widowed, or divorced
at the time of the second marriage.
HE GETS LITTLE SATISFACTION.
Farnell Offers Balfour Some friendly Ad
vice Which Is Received with Thanks
The New London Chief of Police FosW
men Obtain a Promise from Mr. Rallies
Stanley's Gift from Queen Victoria No
Change In the Tory Leadership For
eign Notes. -
London, July 13. In the house of com
mons last evening Howard Vincent asked
the government if, in view of the fact that
a free market had been accorded to Amer
ican imports to Great Britain, while the
heavy duties imposed upon British goods
had nearly extinguished the national debt
of the United States, the government
would invite America to refrain from en
forcing the prohibitory tariffs now before
congress, but instead give fair commercial
reciprocity, Fergusaon said that no such
representations were likely to be success
ful. He was further questioned as to what
action Germany proposed to take in the
suggested development of free trade be
tween England and also between Great
Britain and the colonies as an off-set to
the hostile tariff iu America. He replied
that the government bad reason to lielieve
that Germany did not intend to take any
action in the matter at present..
Farnell Makes a Snggest ion.
- Parnell closed the debate raised on a mo
tion to reduce, the salary of Chief Secre
tary Balfour. As he was anxious, he said,
that the 83,000,000 proposed under the
land purchase bill should be used to the
best advantage, to settle the question he
suggested that the constabulary be em
ployed during the autumn in obtaining
returns of the estates in Munster and Con-
naught, showing the rents paid respective
ly by occupying and non-occupying ten
ants. If that course were taken Balfour
would find the magnitude of the problem
he had undertaken enormously reduced.
He would be enabled to so modify the bill
that the available fund would go much
further than he had any idea of. Balfour
thanked Parnell for his moderation, and
promised to consider the suggestion.
BRADFORD AND THE POLICE.
The New Chief Olvea His Men a Sharp
Lecture The Postmen.
LoNDON,'Julyl2L Sir Edward Bradford,
chief commissioner of police, is displaying
an amazing degree of energy in the ad
ministration of his department. Yester
day be personally made the rounds of the
various districts and sharply lectured the
men at each station. In every case he gave
them to understand that their success in
obtaining any of the concessions they have
demanded depends wholly upon the ex
cellence of their conduct, and he also
plainly expressed his opinion that thus far
in his official experience he had not been
able to discover that they were deserving
of the benefits they seek. In the course of
his tour he dismissed fifteen raenn for in
subordination and neglect of duty and
thoroughly reorganised the force at the
Bow street station.
Tho Postmen and Their Troubles.
A deputation of postmen called upon
Postmaster General Kaikes yesterday and
received his assurance that the just griev
ances of the men would be carefully con
sidered. The police are still compelled to
protect the postmen in many parts of Ixn
don, chiefly in the east end. In spite of
the circular of the Postmen's union call
ing for a general strike, the movement
has collapsed completely and all proba
bility of a strike is now removed. This
state of things is due to the fact that a
few minor concessions have been made to
the men, but it te still true that the grind
ing rules of the department, against which
the men particularly rebelled, are being
enforced and there is no immediate like
lihood of their abortion or even modifica
tion. - "
Smith Retains the Leadership.
London, July 12. William Henry Smith
has written a letter to a Conservative elec
tion organizer stating that he has no in
tention of vacating his seat in the house
of commons, but on the contrary proposes
to stand for return at the next election.
This is the first statement on the subject
from Mr. Smith himself, and effectually
disposes of the persistent rumors of his re
tirement from the government leadership
and elevation to the peerage.
F.ditnr O'Connor Retires.
Loxnos, July 12. Mr. Thomas Power
O'Connor finally severed his connection
with The Star yesterday, and bade fare
well to his co-workers. The occasion was
one of pleasant speechmaking and hand
shaking. Mr. Maasinghatn succeeds Mr.
O'Connor as editor-in-chief, and Professor
James Stuart, Gladstoniau member of
parliament for Hoxton, will direct the po
litical policy of the paper.
The Queen's Oift to Staulcv.
Lonpon, July 12. The queen has pre
sented Stanley with a miniature likeness
of herself, set in diamonds. Accompany
ing the gift is au autograph letter highly
eulogistic of Stanley's services in the field
of exploration, and wishing the explorer a
happy wedded wife.
Milan Gets tho Cold Shoulder.
London, July 12. Ex King Milan has
received very cool hospitality at Belgrade,
where be waa once almost an absolute
monarch. He is regarded as an agent of
Austria, and the Russian influence being
predominant in Servia, his arrival is
looked upon with suspicion and distrust.
A Drunken Laborer's Pipe.
LoNos, July 12. A terrible conflagra
tion has occurred at Wassilkervo, Russia,
by which 32U dwellings were destroyed
and seven persons burned to death. The
fire was started from the pipe of a drunk
en laborer who was himself burned to
Killed His Mother and Ate Her Flesh.
DUBLIN, July 12. John Hart murdered
his mother at Ballyneale and chopped the
unfortunate woman's body to pieces. The
monster was discovered lying beside the
corpse of his victim and eating the flesh.
Influenan in Iceland.
London, July 12. Advices from Iceland
are to the effact that influenza is epidemic
in that country, and that a large number
of cases have terminated fatally.
Stanley Wall Enough to Marry.
London, July 12. Stanley ia much bet
ter, and if he suffers no relapse will be
able to go through the wedding ceremony
in Westminster Abbey.
Alleged Case of Aslatto Cholera.
PiTTSHnRo Pa., July 12. A case of al
leged Asiatic cholera was reported Thurs
day. The health department Is investi
gating the matter. . -
A oud Heath.
- From Keokuk, Ia., Democrat.
August, 1887, w aa a' noted month. It
gave extreme heat and extreme cold, the
results of which were disastrous to the
public health. Cases of colic, cholera
morbus and diarrhoea were abundant and
there were numerous calls at the drug
stores for Chamberlain's Golkv Cholera
and Diarrhoea Remedy. Druggists of
this city tell us that this remedy hag been
more frequently called for during the
past month than any other preparation.
and that It has proven a panacea for the
very worst cases. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy is a mer
itorious medicinal preparation for all
summer complaints for which it is recom
mended, and grows in popularity in this
city and vicinity. The sales are increase
ing. rapidly and wonderful cures are re
ported. Sold by Hartz & Bahnsen. -
OF THE SPRING SEASON, 1890.
Is always to be found at
Robt. Krause's Clothing Emporium,
115 and 117 West Second Street, DAVtNPORT, IA.
For Men, Ladies and
Scdim on th Diamond.
ClUCAOu, July 12. The base base ball
cores recorded yesterday were as follows:
League: At" IlosLon Boston 6, Chicago 0;
batteries Getzein and Bennett, Hutchin
son nnd Kittredgn. At I'hiladetyhia
Philadelphia 10, Cleveland 2; lotteries
Smith and Clements, Re tin and Zimmer.
At New York New York 11, Pittaburg 7;
batteries Rusie and Clark, Baker and
Decker. At Brooklyn Cincinnati 2,
Brooklyn : batteries- Duryea and Kee
nan, ixvett and Daly.
Brotherhood: At Boston Boston 12,
Pittsburg 5; batteries Gumbert and
Swett, Staley and Quinn. At Philadelphia
Philadelphia 6, Cleveland 11; batteries
H listed and Hal man, Bakeley and Sut
clifle. At New York Chicago 7, New
York 2; batteries Baldwin and Farrell,
O'Day and Brown. At Brooklyn Brook
lyn 15, Buffalo 5; batteries Weyhing aud
Kiuslow, Keefe and Mack.
The attendance is still with the League.
Y'estertlny's figures: League, 8,730; Broth
Western: At lies Moines Omaha 2, Des
Moines 11; at Minneapolis Denver Min
neapolis 9: at St. Paul Kansas City 8, St.
1'aul 7; at Milwaukee Sioux City 18,
A Fart for Sfwrrtary Rusk.
Tokoxto, Ont., July 12. An Ottawa
dispatch says: Sir Charles Tupper, Cana
dian commissioner iu Ixmdon. has notified
the department, of agriculture of the arri
val by the steamer St. Patterns at Liver
pool of a shipment of cattle from New
York, among which was found one ani
mal affected with pleuro-pneumonia. The
cattle came mostly from the western
Got a Year tor Each Wife.
Berlin, Ont, July 12: Conrad Ortwain,
who was arretted Thursday on a charge
ot having seven living wives, pleaded
guilty yesterday and was sentenced to
seven years' imprisonment.
Kuiall-rns at Laredo, Tex.
New Yor.K, July 12. A Sau Antonio
special to The Herald says that many
deaths from small-pox have occurred at
Laredo and that the epidemic is increas
ing. Three More National Banks.
Washington Citt, July 12 The follow
ing named national banks have been au
thorized to commence business: Citizens'
National bank of Laurel, Md., capital $50.
000; Citizens' National hank of Engle
wood, N. J., capital AO,000, and First Na
tional bank of Hico, Tex., capital 150,000.
Flyers at Washing-ton Park.
Chicago, July 12. The .winners at
Washington park course yesterday were:
Ida Pickwick. mile, l.-01J; Pliny, 1
mile, 1:44: Al Farrow, 1 1-16 miler, 1:49;
Kimini, 1 mile, 1:43; Pat Sheedy, 1 mile.
Butterworth for World's Fair Secretary.
Chicago, July 12. Benjamin Butter
worth, of Ohio, was last night elected sec
retary of the World's fair directory.
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