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r f it C 3 i I .1 -s vv.::, "-.jf s.v- .,aV. V V.' V- X V i V s 10 CENTS A WEEK. HOT WINDS WORK. Highly Colored Reports Sent Out from Denver Concerning: the Destrnction of the Corn Crop BY THE HOT WINDS In Kansas and Nebraska the Past Week. Facts Bad Enough Without So iluch "Word Painting." Dover, Cola, July 28. Passengers arriving on the trains from the east re port a wide spread destruction of all kind of crops in Kansas and Nebraska ou account of tiie not winds. Superintendent Campbell of the Bur lington road says that figures will hardly express the damage that has been wrought within the past week. Two weeks ago it was estimated by experts that Nebraska would contribute 400,UOO, 000 bushels of corn to the world's pro duct of "J L Mr. Campbell prophesies that it will be necessary to ship corn into rnauy counties of Nebraska in order for the farmers to livj until another season. Hundreds of square miles of the finest looking corn htngs dry and lifeless over the state as lurge as Pennsylvania or New Vurk. The report from the lines of the Union Pacitie, liurlinton, lijck Island, Mis souri Pac.lic and ?aata Fe are a 1 of the same tenor. Passengers from the car window look oi.t upon vast fieids of corn and tnousauds of acres of hay rendered absolutely worthless by the poisonous breath of the siinoou from the Sandy deserts of Teiai. in many places the farmers anticipated the certain destruction that was borne upon the air, aiid several days ago they began to cut th-j corn as it stood green iu the field. Their object was to save the coin for fud 1t. Tnousauds of farmers stood helpless alongside their lie. Is, watching with gloomy forebodings while the dieaded blast from the southwest got i.i its worlt. I'heir only hope is tuat bounteous rains- may start au.ither grass crop before it is too late iu the season. 'Iravelers alio report that the high ways leading eastward through Nebras ka and ivaiisjs are already thronged with disheartened settiers who have abmduued their homes and, are hurry ing toward Iowa and Missouri for relief from the moot unbearable heat. A simi lar scene has cot been witnessed since 1373, when the hot winds almost depopu lated western Kausas. Deserted towns and lonely houses standing out ou the naked plains are si lent witnesses of the memorable exodus of 1S73. The year following came the grasshopper p ague, lrom which it re quired Kansas tea years to recover. Railroad iseu look on the advent of the hot winds ia Kansas and Nebraska this year as vastly more damaging to the railroad interests than the recent strike. The strike was of short coutniuance, but the great failing oil" in the crops of the regions east of the mountains will be keenly feit by the railroad companies for many tuout as to come. 'I he disaster will bj felt in Colorado ia many ways, ono of which will be the iu abiluy of a 1 irgo region to buy coal mined in the Hoc ley mountains. Colo rado cattle mtn have been accustomed to ship their cattie to Kansas and Ne brasita to bo fattened for the market. W ith the con crop more than oj per cent bhoi-t, it will be a serious matter with the cattlemen to find a fattening ground for their stock. Denver has drawn large quantities of produce of all kitids from tho region which has been atil.cted with tne hot winds. A new source of supply must be found. Keports at the railway office also show there is great danger of fires along the railroad track and the road will be re quired to take extra precaution to pre veut extensive prairie tires. The dry grass will be a constant source of danger for mouths to come. The above, bent out from Denver, is un 1 oubedly very highly colored by a cor respondent whj ought to be called down. While the hot winds have undoubtedly Injured the corn and totally destroyed it iu many western counties, the stories about settlers fleeing to Missouri (where they have beec praying for rain for two weeks ) are pure fabrications. There are no "deserted tjwns standing out on the naked plains eiace the exodus of 1S73." The whole dispatch expresses more gush than gumption. The Journal pulv lishes it because the matter has been Beat to every newspaper in the country, and it is now impossible to suppress it. The people of Kansas may as well read it in their own papers as in the papers outside the sta e, in every one of which it will appear. Ed. BEL 31 0 NT7 SVILD AN 1 31 A L S The Millionaire Impart a S-mnll Menag erie From Mrijrapors. New York, July 8. Just what Mr. Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont is to do w ith a large collection of rare and inter esting wild animals and birds that arrived today, in the steamship Flysia from Gibraltar, is a matter of speculation. Mr. Belmont is in New York, and his clerks and others interested profess an amazing ignorance concerning the ultimate use cif the menagerie. lhere are fo jr sacred cows, six sacred bulla, two Sl.iker deer, one a noble buck, a doe, f ur mongoose, six Indian partridges, eiht pheasants, eight cranes two mouse deers about as big as a black and tan dog, Indian kites and Chinese duck?, blued heart doves, squirrels, something after a cat in size, some jun gle fowls and golden pigeons. Ihey cams from Sin j porta. SIGHT EDITION. TOPEKA, KANSAS. SATURDAY EVENING, JULY POURING BACK TO EUROPE. TUii-rjr Thomanil I'eopla Month, Mostly Mechanic, are America. Chicaoo, July 23. General Manager Whiting, of the Cunard s;e unship line in Chicago, who has j ust returned from New York, said: "The esoius to Europe which began in the early spring, still keeps up and increases; an 1 nothing like it has been known be for. What is more it is not confined to steerage passengers. The increase of cabin business is in full proportion to the increase of steerage business. "The Pavonia of our line left Boston last Saturday with o2-i steerage and 'MO cabin passengers. Every line will be taxed to its utinust during tta present summer. When you coi.ie to teiling how many people are going abroad it is not easy to do. For a rough calculation I w add say there were ten lines, each carrying 500 steerage passengers a week, or o.OOO a week in alL" "From that as a mere guess, I would say that there were 2,M or li'J.UOO steer- j age passengers leaving this country j every month. As to the character of these passengers, they aie the better j class of mechanics. i "While no one knows absolutely the cause of the exodus, one does not have i to look far to find several plausible ex- planatious. Cabin passengers are more ! numerous because some people are just ' returning to Europe from the exposition ' and others are going abroad because the ', exposition detained them here last sura ! mer. "As to the steerage passengers, their departure is due partly to the scarcity of j work ami partly to the lov travelling I rates on laud and water. A great many j of them, when times were good, sent money to their friends abroad, and now, when times are hard here, thoy go abroad to live on those friends lor a while. But, after all, there is more or less mystery about the movements." HOW TO jIKHT A IiUKSLAE I'ollieneas a V;<iit e All IVhtfn You Can't Mi-lp Yourself. Chicago, JdIv ii8. -Mr. and 3Irs. Burke, well known residents of the north side, who are spending the sum mer at Waukegau, had a lively experi ence last night. Awatveni:ig from slum ber, they discovered a masked burglar industriously searching the pockets of y.r. Burke's trousers. 'ihe owner re membered with pleasure that his current cash balance was flight, and was dis posed to take matters cooly. 'Try the right pocket of the vest you'll'lind a $10 bill tlu-re," he obligingly commended to the thief. 'Thanks. Your watch now, please," demanded Mr. Burirlar pjlitely as he took possession of the bill. "li is at the jeweler's; you'll tind a $10 watch he lent me on the dressing case." The robber transferred the worthless time piece to his pocket, and proceeded leisurely to examine the bric-a-brac on the mantel. 'Pretty warm night," volunteered Mr. Burke. "Its rather cool here," replied tho gen tlemanly burglar as he vanished iDto the darkness. A BUIUILT WHITE STREAK. A XSrilliant Bleteor V Seen In California X.H9!. Kveninjf. Tract, Cal., July 2H. At 7:3) last even ing a bright meteor was soeu fading in the southeast portion of the heavens from an altitude of sixty degrees to near the horizon. It was a bright ball of fire, leaving a bright white streak behind, and at a height of about thirty degrees it left a large white luminous body that remained stationary for some time. Twenty-Ave minutes alter the meteor disappeared a loud explosion, resembling a clap of thunder, was heard to the south east and the white track of the meteor could be seen. Kedland, Cal., July 2S. A remarka ble meteor was seen about 7 o'clock last evening northwest Iroia here that left a long tail through the s ble for twenty minutes. Eos Angeles, Cal., July 2S. The me teor that was seen throughout California last night was also visible here. The il luminated tail of smoke created a strik ing effect. IIIDDLE AS WATCHDOG. To Prevent $8,000 From lIn; Spent ly tlie Stat Hoard of lleillli. The state executive council a month ago decided taat the balance of the $5,000 of the fund appropriated by the legislature to prevent the invasion of cholera shouid be used by the state board of health to improve the sanitary condi tion of the state. The executive council placed the en tire $8,000 at the disposal of the board of health, to be drawn on the order of the secretary or II. A. Dykes. Before any of the money had been used, iState Treasu rer Biddle announced that he would not allow the money to go out except for the purpose for which it was appropriated, preventing an invasion of choler;u In speaking of this action, Dr. II. A. Dykes, secretary of the I oard of health, sid to a fTATE Journal reporter: "While other spates have an annual ap propriation of from loOJOO to 70,001) for sanitary purposes, we have no money at all for this purpose, although we need it badly. In many towns the sanitary condition is simply awful; ponds of stagnH.nt water are allowed to breed disease even within the city limits, and packing houses and other unhealthy places are not compelled to clean up once a year. We have teen refused the use of this money, but we ara going to do the best we can under the circum stances." Dr. Dykes said the board of health will soon commence prosecutions against sev eral cities to compel them to iai prove their sanitary condition. Kansas City, Atchison and Leavenworth will be among the places first prosecuted by the board. MULLIGAN LETTER. FA.1IE. James Mulligan Who VTa Mix.d l'p Wiih Blaine 1 Keart. Matsard, Mass., July 23. James Mulligan of "Mulligan letter" fame, died here thi3 morning. He was bora in 1831 in a little village in the north of Ireland and cime to this country when he was fifteen years old. For a number of years past he has lived in Boston, but lately removed herd. :A. BESOM OF FIRE Sweeps Away the Town of Phil lips, Wiscousin. Twenty People Are Drowned in the Lake. SEEKING TO ESCAPE. Three Thousand Persons Are Homeless and Hungry. The Biff Town of Phillips Blotted Out of Existence. Milwaukee, July 23. 2 p. m. Twen ty persons are reported drowned in the lake at Phillips, in endeavoring to es cape being burned to death by the for est tires. Destruction of the Town. Milwaukee, Wis., July 23. A spe cial to the Wiscousin from Phillips, Wis., says: Three thousand people have been made homeless there by the forest fires. Not a building is left standing in the town and property valued at between $1,50 ,000 and 2,00,000 have been swept away. Yesterday the flames surrounded the village. Iluudreds of men battled with the tire, but without success. The pine forests were as dry as parchment, and the tl imes leaped from tree to tree with such rapidity that the air seemed on tire. The baking soil sent up a gas that ignit ed and the atmosphere seemed to blaze. W hen the tire reached the city it swept from house to house, and iu an hour hud wrapped the entire village in Hames. The people fled to Midway where trains were standing and they were hastily con veyed to neighboring towns. Nothing but a few personal effects were saved. There are rumors of loss of lif.-, but ia the confusion they cannot be conlirrned. Families are separated, some members having, been taken to one place and others to another town, and it is impos sible to learn whether or not all have es caped. The heaviest losses by the tire are those of the John K. Davis Lumber company, 50J,000 and Fayette Shaw a tanner -;oO,000. oov. iclc Sends Tents. Governor Peck, who is in the city today, has been asked to send tents to Pniliips to shelter the homeless children, and he will comply with the request at once. Insurance men here are at a loss to ac count for the complete wiping out of the town, becUoe, they say, there is a very complete water supply and tire appara tus in the town. There is a good sized lake adjoining Paillips from which wat erways extend throughout ihe village and a pump stationed at the mills of tne Davis company, which is capable of throwing enough water to flood the town on short notice. Iu addition the town owns a large amount of hose and tire apparatus and the only reason for the reported com pleteness of the fire, as considered by in surance men, is that the lire broke out in a bad locality and spread so rapidly that they could do nothing with it. Leading insurance men estimate that the companies at the present time hold policies iu the town of Pniliips alone to the amount of about f250,O00, which will prove nearly a total loss. A few days ago the leading companies paid to the John it. Davis Lumber company of Phillips the sum of $39,730.3o ou losses sustained by a tire at that extensive plant on June 10, which destroyed the com pany's dry kilns, their contents and one extensive planing mill. N'itW( from Stevent Point. A special to the Wisconsin from Stev ens Point, Wis., says the continuous dry weather has resulted in many forest fires north and west of there. Fires are now in the marshes within two or three miles west of this city, but by good work on the part of the settlers very little damage has as yet been done. The hay crop is nearly all cut and stacked upon the marshes ami if sufficient quanti ties of water to extinguish the tire can not be had the fire will destroy thousands of tons. In some instances farmers have been obliged to use every exertion to save their fences, barns and homes from de struction and the danger will not be passed until they are lavorable to the element. The big bar below Plover which comprise several thousand acres is also threatened and those who have hay there are endeavoring to save it. fully tti liail as Rrporretf. 3 i'. m. The heavy loss of life reported at Phillips front the fire is confirmed. It is estimated that between fifteen and twenty-five persons were either burned to death or were drowned in their efforts to escape from the flames that destroyed the town. The only refuge from the fire was the lake, and hundreds of people lied to the water to avoid death in the lira. Ia rushing in the weaker ones fell down or were carried into the deep water and perished. Others, overcome by the heat and smoke, fell in the streets and were burn ed to death where they lay. The operator sending the news from Phillips tapped the telegraph wire in the woods and with a board for a table and the earth for a seat sent his message w ith a pocket telegraph instrument. HOT AND STICKY Expresses tlie State of the Weather Shoier aa Far as Wichita. Although the thermometer - indicates oniv 87 degrees today, most people have suffered as much from the heat as any day this week. It rained this morning, not much, only 9-luO of an inch, but there is moisture enough in the air to make what heat there is almost unbearable. It is stated at the government weatl.e - sta tion that Topeka will probably get no more r.du for several days yet. Dispatches received by W. F. Feder man's stock exchange say that the light showers this morning extended to Wich ita, but at no place wad it heavy. THE A. R. U. TOO RIG. Manger Hays Says A. K. V. Leadart Can't Handle 8uch a litgr HoJy. Springfield, 111., July 8. General Manager Hays of the Wabash, who is making a tour of the road, was in the city today. 'T do not think that the American Kail-w-ay Union has treated the Wabash right. The strike was uncalled for. The road has always manifested a disposition to arbitrate all differences with its em ployes. In this case there was certainly hone to arbitrate. Not one man in a dozen can tell you why he struck. That Js one of the greatest troubles with the American Railway Union. It does not allow its members to talk, and gives them no individual preference in the matter. I have no idea that the union will last for any length of time. In the first place, it embraces too much, attempts to cover too much ground. It is too large to ba strong. It cannot prevent dissen sions because there are too many oppos ing elemeuts within it. It has killed the brotherhoods, and can never be as strong and do the work that they have done for the men." 31 AY LEAVE CHICAGO. One of the Dlsastrou EftVcts of the Big- Strike. Chicago, July 2-3. One of the most disastrous effects of the great strike to Chicago, it is feared, will tie the disin tegration of tho great plants at the Union btock Yards. On account of the labor unions which exist there, it is said that the intention is to scatter the packing houses. Four of the big packing houses Swift, Armour. Morris and the Chicago Packing and Provision company have seriously con sidered the change, and it is said a com mittee is now at work making arrange ments for the move. One of the big packers at the yards, in speaking of the matter today, said: ''auch a move was iu contemplation for some time by at least four of the largest establishments at the yards." The great railroad strike of 1877 and the Knights of Labor strike in lSii did more than any other events to break up the live stock trade of Chicago, and were directly responsible for the establish ment of most of the smaller packing houses throughout the west. A SHOCKING ACCIDENT. Mrs. Snow I.ini nrouily iD.jured Py Pall ing lp.n S'.une stairs. Mrs. Snow, aged 00 years, mother of Fred Snow, of Kowley Brothers' drug store, residing at 7o Polk street, was working this noon on the rear porch with her weight against a railing. The railing was old and broke, throw ing her off the porch through an open cellar door. Her head struck on the stone steps and sha rolled to the cellar bo;tom. She was picked up unconscious by "a neighbor who took her for dead. Iler face is badly cut and Dr. .'iulvane feurs she has sustained serious internal iujnries. TROOPS MUST STAY. The Pullman Company S ill Uoubte to O p f ri Itg Work. Chicago, July 28. The promise of the Pullman company to inform the mayor today the date when it would reopen its works, was not kept. General Counsel Kunnells of the Pullman company, called on the mayor this after noon and informed him that the company is still unable to announce the date of the opening, owing to the fact that the men are not returning to work as fast as the company would like to see them do. Mr. Kunnells said that the men under stood that the company was ready to re Bume as soon as the men were ready to go to work. It all rest3 with them, lie hoped to know more on Monday. The mayor agreed not to withdraw the troops until after a further conference with Mr. Punnelis on 31onJ.iv next. FIREWORKS AT NIGHT. Labor Day Will Be l.'lebrted at Gar- li.1.1 Park. The executive committeo ot the Trades and Labor Assembly will meet Sunday morning to arrange the Labor day programme. At the semi-monthly meeting of the Trades Assembly last night it was decided to give a big fireworks display at Garfield park in the evening. The Labor Day Souvenir is in charge of P. K. Cook. A gold watch will be given to the woman who shall be voted to be the most popular lady in Kansas. HOW TO KEEP COOL. Here's a Man Who Claim He Has a Xever- Falling Keeipe. "I suppose you would like to know how too keep cool these hot days," aid a well-known newspaper man. "Well, I have an unfailing- recipe which can be guaranteed to etfect the desired result. I use it myself, and know the system is a specific for the woes which mankind suffers in dog-day weather. It is simple n nd easy don't eat any goes down. I an inviolable hot weather, meat till the sun have made this rule during the end as a con- sequence I am never bothered about or bv the condition of the atmos- phere, no matter how mometer mav soar, for my fcreakfast I strawberry shortcake high the ther This morriinir ate a piece of and drank a cup of coffee. For luncheon I partook of some lettuce and tomato salad and a cup of tea. I will go iu to dinner in a few moments, and probabH- will order a thick rare steak, and pay pret ty generous attention to it. Then I will come out and for an hour or two will probably be uncomfortably warm for the first time during the day. I was lead to adopt this system from observing the immunity from suffer ing on account of the hot which the workmen in hot coantrie s en joy. This was particularly the case in Spain and Italy, and when I inquired the reason I was told that a Spaniard or Italian workman would rather cat kerosene with a wick in it than meat of any kind during- hot weather. 28, 1894. BUSY WITHGROVER. Tlia President Calls Chairman Wilson to His Side. Formulating Plans for War on the Senate. ONLY TWO WAYS OUT. Either the McKinley Bill Must Stand Or the Senate Bill Must Bo Ac cepted. The President Prefers the Lat ter to the Former. Washington, July 28. Chairman Wilson arrived from West Virginia this morning and within a 6hort time receiv ed a message from the executive man sion requesting his presence there. lie was with the president for some time, until it was necessary to go to tho capitol for the opening of the second tariff conference. The president's desire to see Mr. Wil son before tho conference opened, cou pled with Speaker Crisp's call at the White house yesterday, and tho presi dent's request of Mr. McMillin to come to the White house last night, were all accepted in congressional circles as evi dence that the president was willing to let Chairman Wilson and Mr. McMillan know. exactly what his opinion was be fore the conference was resumeL When the visit of Mr. Wilson to the While house became known among members, it was felt on all hands that a settled policy on the part of the admin istration had been agreed on, and there was intense eagerness to learn which course it would take. It was the almost unanimous expres sion of members that but two courses were open, in view of the attitude of tho senate and the tie vote yesterday, viz: To accept practically the senate bill or to leave the .licKinley law stand; and the expressions were quite general that as between the senate oill, with such mod ifications as could be obtained, and the McKinley law, the president and Mr. Wilson would reluctantly accept the former, and thus end the legislative panic, and avert the probable fadure of all tariif legislation. . A member whose relation with the president are very close, said that while he could not speak with authority, he had no doubt that an agreement between the conference, even though it be an acceptance of the senate bill, with some mod .tications, would be acquiesced inby the president as the best thing obtainable. Tlie president's letter ti Mr. Wilson, said this member, had pointed out clear ly what the choice of the president had been, but it did not go to the extent of committing the president irrevocably against the senate bill if it was obtain able from a conference. t:knf nruaioe Committee Meets. The Democratic members of tho con ference committee ou the tariff, bili were prompt iu resuming their session today. All tne members were present except Chairman Voorhees, whose absence was on account of illness. The indications are that there will be numerous changes in tlie less important schedules of the bill. These were agreed upon tentatively in the former conference, and it is con sidered improbable that the basis of agreement then arrived at will be changed materially during the present conference. It is believed that there will be no material changes in the metal schedule. When the former conference broke up, the house members were disposed to hold out stiffly for considerable concessions on cutlery, and steel rails. Tho prospects now are that the rates on rails will be lowered somewhat, but that the cutlery rate will not be changed. The senate conferrees probably will acceptthe house rale of 1 per pound on wrapper tobacco, retaining the senate phraseology. There will also be some changes in the woolen schedule, the most important of which probably will bo in the paragraph relating to cloth for men's wear. The senate bill provides a duty of for ty per cent on articles of this class of less than fifty cents per pound value and of fifty per cent on articles of greater value. The indications are that the rate will be made fi.j per cent. A similar change will probably bo made on wool articles not especially provided for, but it is not be lieved that the rearrangement will ex tend to women's and children's goods. The house rate on roviegs and tops, 23 per cent, will-be accepted Cotton cloth and cotton yarns will probably be reduced to the extent of about 5 per cent as will luces aud em broideries, on which the rate will prob ably be made 4 instead of 50 per cent. The house rate on china and earthen ware which are slightly higher than those of the senate bill will be accepted. The senate probably will recede from its increase of tobacco tax and it is said to be probable that there will be-a compro mise on the bonded period extension, the tax being fixed at 1 and the bonded per iod at -3 years. Will Probably Peas the Senate Hill. Just about 1 o'clock the Democratic conference adjourned for the day. The house members, however, intended to have a meeting today to prepare a reply to the ultimatum of the senate confer rees. Immediately after adjournment Mr. Montgomery had a conference with Speaker Crisp and it is understood that the Democrat c leaders of the house will canvass careludy. It is said that the house members of the conference was very reticent today and listened without comment to the statements made by the senators. There was no joy or exuber ance exhibited by either hide aud the TWENTY-SECOND V T ' T a. I A. i I - . house members present said the sit;ut was critical. A member of the w.:y- an I tm . committee who is no; on of tho o at rec?, stated that a strong Hentinii-nt v developed in tho hous) in favur ,f calling the houo conf rrrt:s and tho senate bill as grave fears were rr.t tained that it was dangerous to couWu the contest much longer. He said that in all probability a for a caucus would be circulated t 1 i and that if an agreement was re icii-1 Tuesday night the caucus pn.ii' would bo held at that tinn' with a ! to pass the senate bill with such ctari,. as could be gained. Tlie fvenate Itlit or None. Members of tho house, in p.-akisg accepting the "sf-nate bill" ustb as meaning coal, iron and su;r, there is do doubt of a rouijiroiiiU many of the other schedules, o.i t '. three items house im-mtera f ! t; there might be some slight chan,' the senate rates although mlr:,is features will stand. It v s.igii.--. iu this particular, that a leading J --n cratic member of the liouao who --ct to start tonight ou a campaign t. p pared his speech and on the b t-n practically tho schedules, iron ku ! t The eaily session of the conference v devoted entirely to an exchange of vi on the situation, with tho senato m bers doing tho greater part of t.'ie t.i ing. They told the house members t! in tho present feeling in the eeiiate was out of the question for the at-:;; conferrees to make any conct .-.ii.i.n the principal articles in dispute, a that in their opinion the confer, i would have to adopt practically ihe m ate bill or there would be no taritT b' lation. t- iioi si: c. i t i s a iu it. .Membr of the Home (.ettiujf 1 1 r--l Ihe leLy, 'too. Wash ixotox, July 25. Ilepn -iif t Springer of Illinois lato this aftei e circulated the following call for a I -. ocratic house caucus on tho tarih. was addressed to Chairman 1 iolinan : "Ihe undLTsiirtied Democratic tc bers, representative:-, especi.illy i:i t event of no agreement h.ivin;.- ! reached by the conferre es in t.n- t i bili by Tuesday next, t : inst., that you call a caucus of the ocratic house to meet at .' p. m. oi 1: dy to consider the action the should take in of It to secure th passage of a tarilT bill." Within a very short time the a generally signed by many l)-r ami the certainty of a caucus sured if the conferrees did not i;:t .r. Springer believes iu pussm; at once. Chairman Wilson was surj ri learn that a call for a caucus wa-j ii lation. It was the gent-ral opm i the call was t he cul iniiint in:i of meat that has been rrowini.- f days in the rank and tile f the h end the tariff Ptrugglo within r to what tlio leaden Louj , . j:t 1. desire. Notices have been Kent to tl Pet lican members that the full cur. committee will meet ou M r.i '. o'clock. ONE IRONCLAD ESCAI'j:i. The Ottir-ial .lnnue Kf port f tlx ing of Ciiiue.e Trmitorli. Yokohama, Japan, July 2. "I h anese government has issue 1 the lciecv ing official statement of the reccsit en gagernent between tho fleets of J,q.nri and China: In consequence of severe provuc,c ; : three ships of the Japanese nquadroi. were compelled to engage tic- t i nose fleet off Fontao, or Pound !-!:.. i. They captured the C'huieao war-ship Tsao Kiati and sank a ChiM?-j tran-p ft with soldiers on board. L' n fori u u i' I y one of tho largest Chinese iroti'-ht is ..i tho northern fleet, the Chen 'i m :i, - caped to China and the Chinese tor) ' cruiser, lluan Tae, to Fuoean in Cnr.-.i. I he three Japanese warships vijg. I were the Allitsushiuia, the Takiirm !cj and the Ilia Yei. They escaped vmu.ou: inj ury. AK.UKH WITH HOWS AM) A1IIHIH i Most of the Chinese irnoin V)n V r . Attacked Poorly f-: u 1 1 jt e I. New Yokk, July 28. The ib roi'i Shanghai dispatch says: The Chin- ' transport suna off the Coreau cua-t t Japanese guus belonged to tie- !' I i.r eleven steamers which nailed from 'la on Friday, July 20, with 12,0,-0 tr..,, The fleet left Taku under an es a ; : guu boats. The majority of the tr;:i4poits j ! ceeded slowly with the gunboat-, w the faster ones steamed at full upce-i as to land their troops as soou a p , ) ble. On tho transports whi-! ;irrr.-- 1 first at the Corean coast were a f.w h:..-, dred soldiers from the ainty of the twrth. most of the force, ho vev-,-, co.-i'.t-d coolies with inferior firearm-', or mci, bows and arrows. The attack upon tho steamers by th Japanese, whicu took place la-t v e 1 i - day, described briel'v in a dispatch re ceived this evening from igatk.i. i ; firing was begun by a Japanae b on the shore, while tho ( . Itinese were trying to debark their n.e the first steamer. Tho cruisers then steamed t opened lire on all tho traimpi -rt s were lvinir to. wailinir to d.-.i ;oi. i fr ' : - t I men. The Chinese were unable to nin.i -any effective resistance. i hey w -thrown into great confusion, and iai. jumped overboard to escape the. h ; i -: . under which the two transports suli, r. ! keceivFkT'ok s wi i ( n .:i:n Insolvency of Switchmen's Mutu il All Asinrtation Aitr.lmud to Muerott. Chicago, July 23. A receiver w-.-i appointed today for the SwHci'i.-uV Mutual Aid association. The ii ab.iit i are placed at $75,000, and the n.w in sist of $1,15J deposited with the t-a;:cr ..i court aud tlie rights under a ben t s r 20,000, given by ex-Treasurer S i;U..;.i Simsrott. The bill attributes tho insolvou. y t . the acts of the defaulting m;;..-uf r. Simsrott. Rank H'rffkfr ActiultteO. PiOMK, July 2. The trial of ; .. Taiongo, ex-president of the iiaju a i: mana aud other officials, eadu-i to-i ty .-t an acQuittal.