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Highly Colored Reports Sent
Out from Denver
Concerning: the Destrnction of
the Corn Crop
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.
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
"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."
I'ollieneas a V;&ltiit e All IVhtfn
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.
"Its rather cool here," replied tho gen
tlemanly burglar as he vanished iDto the
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.
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
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.
Sweeps Away the Town of Phil
lips, Wiscousin.
Twenty People Are Drowned in
the Lake.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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."
One of the Dlsastrou EftVcts of the
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Tlia President Calls Chairman
Wilson to His Side.
Formulating Plans for War on
the Senate.
Either the McKinley Bill Must
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
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
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
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
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'
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
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
Notices have been Kent to tl
lican members that the full cur.
committee will meet ou M r.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.
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
The bill attributes tho insolvou. y t .
the acts of the defaulting m;;..-uf r.
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.

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