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MR. LISNBH IN A HURRY.
I'nOTOOKAPHER KICE ATTEMPTS TO
CHASTISE HIM ON THE AVENUE.
Tho Cuuso of tho Trotiblo mi Aliened Insult
Oirorotl to air. Itico'n Daughter by Mr.
TdHiior In tho Pnlals Itoval Mr. Issuer's
Clerics to the IlcHcue.
A number of pedestrians, boot-blacks, hack
drlvers, ami others who may not have enjoyed
the Fourth to the full extent of their capacities,
turned In pleasant anticipation to witness what
promised to be an interesting personal en
counter in front of the Palais Royal early yes
terday afternoon. The parties to the affair
were Mr. Rice, the well-known photographer,
and Mr. A. Lisner, proprietor of the Palais Royal,
Mr. Lisner evidently had business of Im
portance In another quarter of the city, judg
ing from the haste with which he strove to
reach his carriage at the curb. Mr. Rice, how
ever, was in hot pursuit, and got close enough
to tho hurriedly-retreating merchant to war
rant making a couple ..of vigorous passes at
him. Mr. Lisner dodged Mr. Rico's fists, how
ever, jumped into his carriage, and was driven
away in hot haste. Meanwhile a couple of
clerks from the Palais Royal rushed to the
rescue of their employer, and with them Mr.
Riec had a little scullle, but no damage was
done, and Mr. Rico left.
Pretty soon Mr. RIce'6 son appeared in the
vicinity of tho Palais Royal with evidently hos
tile Intentions. He was intercepted at the door
by one of the clerks, with whom he exchanged
some angry words. But as the hour of 1 o'clock
had arrived, at which time the establishment is
closed on Saturdays, the clerk slammed the
door in young Mr. Rico's face.
Tho cause of the trouble was an insult which
Lisner is said to have offered to Miss Rice, a
daughter of the photographer, earlier in the
day. It seems that Miss Rico and a sister en
tered the Palais Royal with tho Intention of
making some purchases, when they were ap
proached by the proprietor. Miss Rice, for some
reason, did'notcare to have Lisner wait on her,
and intimated as much. Although tho young
lady had a perfect right to do this, the proprie
tor'of the establishment seems to have telt that
his dignity was compromised, lost his temper,
and, it is alleged, made an insulting remark to
her. The j'oung ladles at once left the store,
proceeded to their father's place of business,
and informed him of what had occurred. Mr.
Rice was naturally augry that his daughter
should be subjected to such an indignity in a
public place, and hurried at once to tke"Palais
Royal to resent it with the result already told.
The brother of the young ladies, when he
learned what had occurred, followed his father,
but Mr. Lisner escaped both of them in the
manner described. There the matter rests for
A Hnn.vi.i) reporter called at Mr. Lisuer's
house last night, but ho could not be seen.
A friend of Mr. Lisner said last night that
the remark made to Miss Rice was merely to
the effect that she was "a little fool." The In
ference was that Mr. Lisner saw nothing in this
that should have caused the young lady to get
angry, especially as he had some acquaintance
According to the latter, Mr. Lisner followed
her about his establishment from counter to
counter and to tho second floor to tho ladies'
underwear department. Here ho behaved him
self in so offensive a manner that Miss Rice re
quested him to leave her. Iisstead of doing so,
he became still more offensive, and, as the lady
turned to quit the place, called out to her that
she was a fool, and couldn't put on any airs
A WAD.D-STREET MAN ROBBED.
Two Frail Families Socked for Relieving
SIdnett Dulln, a prominent Wall street opera
tor, came to Washington to see the sights, and
foolishly carried around with him a very largo
sum of money. lie was doing tho town in
royal stylo, and yesterday afternoon directed
his "cabbie" to drive him to a house south of
the Avenue kept by Maud Duvall. Hero he and
an inmate named Belle Clifford got very friendly
and were together for some time. Then
the Wall-street man concluded to take
a nap. Previous to this ho had sepa
rated his money, taking some sixty-odd
dollars and placing it in his pocket, while tho
rest, $1,040, ho stowed away in his under
clothing. When he awoko ho found Madame
Duvall in the room countlug his money, and ho
at once made a demand for it. Sho returned
all but a hundred-dollar bill. This ho also de
manded, but tho women declared they did not
have It. Mr. Dulln then dressed himself and
went to tho station-house, whero ho reported
his loss. Officer Sutton went to tho place, and
finding Madamo Duvall in possession of tho
money placed both her and tho girl Clifford
under arre6t, and locked them up In tho First
Precinct, and charged each with grand larceny.
Mr. Duliu was held in .300 collateral for his
American Marksmen Abroad.
Bmci.iN, July 5. Two-thousand persons at
tended a Kommers, which was given in tho
winter garden of tho Central Hotel to-night in
houoi of tho visiting American riflemen.
Councillor Horwitz made a speech, in which ho
referred to tho American marksmen In very
complimentary terms. A band from the
Guards, led by Waldmann, played national airs,
and all present joined in singing "Deutschland
Spain's New Cabinet.
MAnnii), July 5. A new cabinet has been
formed as follows: Prime Mln ister, Senor Can
ovaa Del Castillo; Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Dulco of Tetuan; Minister of Financo, Senor
Cosgayon; Minister of tho Interior, Senor Sll
vela; Miuister of Justice, Senor Villaverdo;
Minister of Commerce, Senor Isasa; Mlnistor of
War, Gen. Azcarraga; Minister ot Marine, Ad
miral Berenger; Miuister of tho Colonies. Honor
Death of a AVnr Votcruu.
Co.ncoiu), Mass., July 5. James Melvlu, a
war veteran, portions of .whose body had becomo
ossified within a fow years and for whom a pen
sion of $100 a month specially passed Cougress
last month, died to-day. His sufferings for
several years have been excrutlating, and his
case attracted wldo attention.
COEDUCATION OP THE SEXES.
Discussed by Able Educators of Both
St. Paul, July H. At tho second session of
the National Council of Education to-day, John
Hancock, the chairman of tho committee on the
education of girls, gave a report on the subject,
"Tho Coeducation of tho Sexes." This Is a
subject, ho said, on which public opinion
has greatly changed of late. In somo cities,
like New York and Boston, separate high
schools are still maintained for the sexes. Tho
chairman of this committee is a 6trong believer
in tho coeducation of tho sexes, and he ad
vanced many reasons for maintainluir his no
sition. The self-will and impetuosity of tho
boys arc restrained, and the girls' manners aro
made more easy. There is an improvement
in studies for tho hoys, for mathematics is coun
terbalanced by tho girls' preference for liter
ature. It further resulted in a more sound nnd
healthy development of both sexes.
Tho report was followed by a lively and in
teresting discussion, developing somo difference
The most prominent feature of the discussion
was the reply of Miss Conway, of Memphis,
Tenn., who has a private school. She argued
that exclusive education was best, as In such
colleges It was easier "to preserve and foster
that essence which wo call womanliness." It
was in such institutions that girls found tho
home life and homo influence which does so
much toward strengthening and developing
Mr. Hancock, In his closing remarks, said
that tho ordinary rules which govern society
will govern tho boys and girls In schools. Ober
lln College was cited. This institution was the
first of its kind to admit ladies, aud there was
no school in tho laud, he believed, which had
as high a standing morally. Not twenty-five
years heuco he expected to see boys and young
men knocking for admission into Vassar and
other young ladies' seminaries.
PRANCE VS. AMERICA.
Prohibitive Duties Voted on American
Paius, July 5. The Senate this week has
shown its hand plainly in regard to American
questions. After a long debate it finally voted
In favor of a duty of three francs on corn, and
supplemented this by imposing a duty of six
francs on cornmeal. During the closing de
bate it was distinctly avowed that the duty on
corn was to 'be considered only a continuation
of the nine-year-old policy toward American
pork. Comtc Foucker de Cariel declared that
the importation of American pork was only
another mode of Importing American corn, and
French farmers could not maintain themselves
against it. The prohibition of pork was right
and ought to be maintained, and tho duty on
corn should also be made prohibitive. M.
Millaud called attention to the fact that Ameri
can pork is only prohibited on the ground of its
alleged unhealthfulness. He declared that this
is merely a pretext. Other members replied
that it was all right and that the prohibition
ought to bo maintained. An article published
in the Temps, which is thought to reflect the
views of tho government, suggests that there
might be circumstances under which it might
be desired to withdraw the prohibition against
DISASTER IN HELL-GATB.
Thousands of Excursionists in a Perilous
Condition Many Injured.
Astouia, L. I., July 5. Tho coasting
steamer Eleanora, while bouud eastward
through Hell-Gato about 5:30 this evening col
lided with the Walter Sands, ono of tho two
barges lashed together, upon which were be
tween 1,000 and 2,000 men, women and chil
dren excursionists, in tow of tho tugboat Idle
wild. Ono of tho barges was almost cut in half.
It is almost a miracle that a terrible disaster and
great loss of life did not follow. Fortunately,
however, no ono was killed, though about
twenty woro Injured. At tho time of the col
lision tho larger portion of the excur
sionists were dancing on tho upper and
lower decks, aud the moment tho crash
was heard, a scene of the most intense excite
ment begau. Men ran hither and thither,
searching for their wives, chllden, and sweet
hearts, and shouting for life preservers, while
the women screamed aud fainted and the
children joined in with a chorus of cries. Somo
half-crazed men wauted to jump into tho water
with their families, but tho captains of tho
barges quieted their fears in a measure by as
suring them that there was no further dancer,
as tho Injury to tho barge was entirely on tho
Bine and Gray at CliickumaiiKu.
Chattanooga, Ti:nn., July ft". Tho pro
gramme for tho entertainment of tho United
Confederate Veterans was concluded to-day at
Chickamauga battle-field, where thero was a
great picnic, and speeches wero made by ex-Federal
and Confederate soldiers. Gen. John T.
Welder, ex-Federal president of tho Chick
amauga Memorial Association, mado tho prin
cipal speech, which was well received. Thero
wero several thousand people present. Tho
exercises took place on bnodgrass Hill, which
was valiantly hold by Gen, George H. Thomas,
and won for him tho sobriquot "Rock of Chick
amauga." Lookout Mountain Is illumined to
night. Big; Demonstration by Farmers.
Kansas Citv, July 5. A special from Em
poria, Kan., says: Tho Farmers' Alliance aud
other kindred organizations united in one of tho
grandest demonstrations to-day ever held In
that city. Thero was a procession fivo miles
long, and 20,000 peoplo aro in attendance. No
6uch turn-out of farmers was ever witnessed in
this part of tho State. Tho speakers aro L. L.
Polk, president of the National Alliance; R.
Beaumont, and other prominent members.
DATE FOREIGN NEWS ITEMS.
Edwin Chadwiok, tho English boeial econo
mist, is dead.
An international chess congress will meet at
Manchester, England, August '!.
Tho Chamber of Doputies of Portugal has
passed a credit tor tho construction of ti cublo
to tho Azores.
Another inereuso of 21 percent, has been mado
in wages of Northumberland miners, making U0
per cent, within a low mouths.
Tho United States, Qreatllritain, and Portugal
have agreed to usk tho Swiss government to ap
point threo jurists to fix the amount duo by
Portugal for tho cancellation of tho Lorenzo
MR. BLAINE'S BOOMERANG.
ALAKJI KAISED 11 V HEPUHIiICAN
The Premier's Policy Denounced as in Vio
lation of Republican Pledges, and
Threatening to tho Nation's Most Im
St. Louis, Mo., July 5. Tho officers of tho
Wool-Growers' National Association aro closely
watching tho course of tho legislation at Wash
ington, and yesterday, at Mount Vernon, Ohio,
the home of the president, Hon. Columbus
Delano, they prepared nn address to their con
stituents on the subject, which is furnished to
the Associated Press by Mr. George II. Wallace,
secretary of the National Asscciation, and tho
recently-appointed Consul General to Mel
bourne. It is as follows:
To the Wool-Growers of the United States:
Our duty requires us to advise you of dangers
to your industry that demand attention.
First, Senator nale's amendment to tho Mc
Kinley bill, If adopted, will admit wool free of
duty, from all the nations of the hemisphere.
Mr. Clcveland'6 freo wool recommendation was
no worse. South American wools would sup
plant domestic wools and your Industry would
perish. The Republican platform would be
violated, tho principles of protection surren
dered, and tho production of tho wool necessary
for clothing In tho United States would be
transferred to foreign nations.
Secondly, amendments threatened to be pro
posed in the Senate when the bill is on the pas
sage: first, to strike out the clause prohibiting
sorting of wools, thus permitting tho clothing
portion of third-class wools to be separated and
imported at third-class duties.
Again, to strike out the words "Including
charges," thus raising the dividing line and
permitting under the system of law now prac
ticed the importation of all third-class wools at
the lowest rate of duty. These amendments
wero presented to the Finance Committee in
violation of the agreement of the 24th of April,
wheu the restrictive clauses and the words "In
cluding charges" wero unanimously assented
to by manufacturers, In consideration of our
assenting to ad valorem rates for third-class
wool. We obtained notice that such amend
ments would be offered on the day before tho
bill was reported to tho Senate, and hastened
to remonstrate in writing. The amendments
were not made, but tho right was reserved, and
u number of the committee informed us they
would be presented in the Senate.
We have yielded all that can be safelyyiclded
in nustlec to our industry to secure general pro
tective legislation. Any of the amendments re
ferred to are dangerous. Tho Hale amendment
would work absolute ruin. Its adoption vio
lates the promise to give wool "adequate pro
tection" and discredits the faith and honor of
the Republican part'.
Either of the other amendments will perpetu
ate fraudulent practices in importations of car
pet wools, whereby our producers of clothing
wool have been robbed of the protection which
the law was supposed to afford.
Wo have thus briefly presented the difficul
ties and dangers which threaten the most Im
portant industry of the nation, and which must
be protected if our protective policy survives.
We call for your immediate action. As indi
viduals and associations, give notice to those
representing you in the halls of legislation that
you expect tho Republican party to redeem Its
pledges and fulfill its promises by speedily pass
ing the McKinley bill.
C. Dj:i,ano, President,
Gkoiige H. Wallace,
Secretary Wool Growers' National Association.
Prefer French Prisons to the Mines of
Paius, July 5. The trial of the Nihilists re
sulted In tho conviction of Reinsteln, Naka
chldze, Katchintseff, Lavrenius, Levoff, and
OrlowskI, each of whom was sentenced to
undergo threo years' Imprisonment and to pay
a fine of 200 francs. Anua, tho wlfo of Rein
steln, and a female physician, named Fromberg,
wero acquitted. When tho sentence was pro
nounced OrlowskI declared that ho would be
happier In a French prison thau In the mines of
Siberia. Reinsteln said he had refused to join
In any plot because Franco had given a refuge,
and because ho thought that a conspiracy
against tho Russian government ought to bo
carried on only in Russia. Ever since ho had
been In Siberia ho had devoted his lifo to tho
cause of Nihilism.
A Crush, on the O. tSfc O. Railroad.
Cincinnati, Ohio, July 5, Tho passenger
express on tho Chesapeake and Ohio Road,
coming West, crashed into tho rear end of a
freight train at Russell, Ky., during a blinding
6torm. A cinder train was ou a side track, and
tho railroad men claim It had beon blown by a
severe wind storm until the end of tho rear car
projected over tho main track, on either side of
which thero is a bank threo feet high. The en
gino struck tho obstruction and dragged it sev
eral car lengths. Tho front of tho engino was
torn out and tho track plowed up for somo dis
tance. Tho baggage and express cars und tho
next two )assenger coaches left tho track and
wero thrown over on their sides. A rail was
forced up through tho floor of tho second
coach. The cinder train was dragged along
aud also badly wrecked. William ClemeuB, the
engineer, was severely cut about tho face and
neck. Charles Ross, tho llremau, was sovorely
shaken up and sustained serious injuries about
the body. Au unknown man from Huntington
was injured internally, aud was 6eut back to
that place. Tho doctors pronounced his condi
tion 6erious. Passengers wero transferred, aud
readied hero at 8:20 this mornlug.
Electric Dight Litigation.
Pittsdokq, Pa., July 5. Tho Brush Electric
Light Company brought suit in tho United
States Circuit Court to-day against tho Westing
houso Electric Company, asking that they bo
enjoined from making, using, or selling auy
electric arc lamps embodying tho claims of tho
plaintiffs. Tho case is for the alleged infringe
ment of electric lamps using tho double carbon
6Y6tem, designated in this case us the Indianapo
lis Jenny double carbon lamp, und in which
two pairs of carbous aro independently adjusted
and controlled and burned successively, ono
pair of carbons being consumed, or practically
consumed, prior to tho establishment of the
arc and the burning of tho other pair.
Grave Situation in tho Balkans A General
ICopyrlght by New York Associated Prcsp.
BniiLiN, July fi. Thero arc signs of an im
pending storm in tho Balkans. Tho situation
is so grave that the holiday vacations of tho
leading officials of the Foreign Office hero have
A momentous chaugo nppnars to havo oc
curred in German policy in tho Balkans. In
stead of pursuing the semi-neutral diplomacy
of Prince Bismarck, the Emperor has directed
Herr Radowitz to take the initiative in advising
the Porto how to meet the contending claims of
Bulgaria and Russia. Tho Emperor's scheme
of settlement, according to tho accepted re
port In tho diplomatic circle, involves
the displacing of Prince Ferdinand and tho
substitution of Princo Karl, of Sweden, as ruler
of Bulgaria in his stead, nnd also an arrange
ment of the Russian indemnity by capitalizing
tho amount through tho international council
of administration which now controls tho
Turkish loans. The scheme seems to have re
ceived impetus from Emperor William's con
ferences with Prince Oscar at Christina.
Though tho financial proposals have not been
formally communicated to Russia, it is already
reported that M. Degiers, tho Primo Ministor,
has received an intimation of their nature, with
an expression that they wero not satisfactory to
Russia. His response means that Russia will
not let go her grip on Turkey's neck given by
the war debt.
A general explosion In the BalkanB may
occur before tho powers have time to consider
Emperor William's proposals. Greece aud
Servla have added to the general imbioglioby
each presenting notes to the Porte to tho effect
that auy concession to Bulgaria would icqiiiio
similar concessions to the Greek aud Servian
nationalities. The Servian note also declares
that the absence of law and order in Macedonia
exposes Servians to continuous outrages, and
demands an instant remedy.
A rising in Bulgaaia is likely at any moment
to give the signal for a general conflagration.
Col. Nicolaiff, Maj. Panltz's brotner-in-iaw,
who is among the most popular officers In the
Bulgarian army, is somewhero in Macedonia
watching a chance to start a revolt.
M. Stambuloff, tho Prime Minister, who is
now virtual dictator of Bulgaria, relies upon his
brother-in-law, Col. Moutokouroff, who holds
the chief command, -in tho army, to provent a
The letter of Prince Alexander of Batten
berg to Maj. Panltz's widow offering to adopt
her child has added fire to the discontent with
the present rugime.
VERY IMPORTANT, IP TRUE.
llonndary ; Iiine Eetween Canada and
Alaska British Sealing Kleet.
Ottawa, July 5. The report that United
States surveyors have established the boundary
line between Canada and Alaska twenty-eight
miles further east than it was supposed to be
is given no importance at the Geological Sur
vey Department, as the fixing of the boundary
is au international matter, to bo determined to
the satisfaction of both countries, or, failing
that, by arbitration, and has been under con
sideration by both countries. Against the con
clusions of tho United States Survey Canada
has tho observations of William O'Gilvie, of the
Canadian survey party which explored the
Yukon district In 188S. O'GUvio spent tho time
in making astronomical observations for tho
purpose of ascertaining the position of tho 141st
degree of longitude, which ho finally placed
about ninety miles apart from tho bound
ary line as run ou United States map. This is
very important, because tho lino crosses
through tho best gold-bearing districts yet dis
covered in tho country.
The Canadian sealing fleet, now leaving Can
ada for Berhing Sea, is about tho samo as last
season. The celebrated schooners Black Dia
mond, Juanita, and Mollio Adams havo ob
taincd leave from tho authorities hero to
chango their names to Katherine, Mascot, aud
E. B. Marvin, respectively. Last season the
number of seals caught by Canadian vessels in
Behring Sea was 105S5, while the total catch
was 29.570, valued at about $300,000.
Farmer Victimized $!,O0O Gone.
PnTSiiuno, Pa., July 5. A Beaver Falls
special says: Jos. Shaunon, a wealthy farmer
aged bixty-three, was swindled out of $9,000 on
Thursday by two sharpers. Tho gamo played
was tho time-worn one with cards. A man
named Harper and his confederate induced
Shaunon to pick out a card und then told him
he had won $9,000, but before this money
would bo paid over he must produco that
amount to prove that ho could havo paid if ho
had lost. Shannon went to tho bank, drow tho
money, and returned with it. Tho sharpers then
took tho cash from him and skipped out. Tho
victimized farmer has offered s?5,U00 for tho ap
prehension of tho two men.
A Steamship's Narrow Escape.
Nnw YoitK, July 0, Tremendous icebergs
and vast fields of ico wero on
countered by incoming Atlantic steamers.
Tho steamer La Flandre, from Antwerp, nar
rowly escaped collision with icebergs off tho
banks of Newfoundland. A heavy fog sur
rounded tho vessel. It was so thick that noth
ing could bo seen from tho decks of tho ship.
While the ship was ploughing along ata high rate
of speed tho fog lifted, showing au iceberg half
a ship's length ahead. By putting tho holm
hard to starboard a collision was narrowly
Boston's population, 437,:Ji-'; m 1880 it was ;G2,
3C'J. Two Irishmen, recently arrived, wero out to
pieces on tho Long island Railroad,
Specie oxportfl last week, Sl!28,4G8, nil gold: im
ports, S4D8,tE, all but S18.47U in gold.
Albany's population, 02,408; Troy's. 00,587; in
creases, respectively, of 1,5(13 and 11,840 slnco I860.
The Now York Supromo Court has dissolved
tho Security Mutual Benefit Society and ap
pointed a receiver.
Eight hours a day without deoreaso of pay hna
beon unauimously conceded to Now York jour
Tho ilrst balo of now cotton has been received
at Albany, Gti., from colored tenants ou a planta
tion in Baker County.
An English and Holland syndicate has mndo
tho largest purchase of land ovor mado in
America between 5,000,000 nnd 0,000,000 acres in
Tamaullpas, Mexico, near Mexican National
Railroad; also 75,000 head of cattle.
IITGII OLD TIMES IN HAWAII.
KING KALAKAUA APPOINTS A NEW
Vote or "Want of Confidence in tho Old
Ministry Was Lost by a Tie Hut tho
Hint AVuh ns Good as a Klclc and They
San Fiuncisco, July 5. The steamer Mari
posa arrived to-day, twenty-fivo da3's from Syd
ney and seven days from Honolulu. Hawaiian
advices stnto that on Juno 17 Kiug Kalakaua
appointed John Adams CummlnB Minister of
Foreign Affairs, vice Jonathan Austin, re
signed; Godfrey Brown Minister of Finance,
vice S. M. Damon, resigned; Charles N.
Spencer Miuister of tho Interior, vice Loriu A.
Thurston, resigned, and Arthur P. Peterson At
torney General, vice C. W. Ashford.
On Friday, Juno 13, Noblo Wldcmann intro
duced a resolution in tho Leglslaturo declaring
that, wlercas it was apparent that tho consti
tutional advisers of tho King wero Irreconcila
bly divided against themselves and it being im
possible to heal dissension in any manner ex
cept by a dissolution of tho Cabinet, it was re
solved that tho Assembly mark its dissatisfac
tion with tho existing state of affairs by deelar
imr a want of confldenco in the ministry.
Previous to tho introduction of tho resolution
Minister Austin replied to the charges mado
against him in the majority report of the Com
mittee on Foretcii Affairs, which have becu
heretofore lefcrredtoin these despatches, de
nying that he disobeyed tho instructions of the
House to lay beforo It the documents regarding
tho proposed treaty with tho United States, or
that he had abstracted important documents in
relation to tho matter, on the plea that they
were personal communications.
On the introduction of the resolution, Rep
resentative Brown stating that there was a
greater principle at stake than tho integrity of
the ministry, namely, that the minority should
not rule, offered an amendatory resolution de
claring that, whereas Minister Ashford had ad
vised tho King to refuse to follow the advice
of a majority of tho Cabinet, which advice of
the Attorney General the Supreme Court
passed upon and declared illegal and unconstitu
tional, the Attorney General, however, per
severing in his advice to the King, it was re
solved that such assertion of the principle of the
right of the minority to rule and subserve of
constitutional, representative government and
that tho action of the Attorney General was de
serving of the severest censure and condemna
tion of the House, which did thereby declare its
lack of confidence in him.
A protracted and warm debate followed, in
which the Attorney General and some members
of the Legislature took the ground that that
body could get rid of one member of the min
istry only by passing a vote of want of confi
dence iii the whole Cabinet. Tho voto on
Brown's amendment resulted 24 to 24, a tio
voto of all the elective members of tho House,
including the President. The Cabinet promptly
"Wanton Murder of a Child.
Ai-baxy, N. Y., July 5. Mattio Ringer
lander, a twelve-year-old girl, died this morn
ing from tho effects of a pistol wound In tho
abdomen. Tho child was standing ou the side
walk, last night, In frout of her home, when
three young men, at present unknown, camo
along. Ono of theso drew a revolver, and
pointing It at the child said: "Run now." Tho
order was not obeyed, aud the follow fired.
Tho men walked off and the child, crylng,went
to a pump to get a drink, from thero" going
homo. A physician was called, who found that a
.32-calibro ball had entered the child's abdomen.
Tho ball was probed for, butwaBnotrecovered.
The littlo victim lingered until this morning,
when sho died.
Four Children Killed.
Scott Haven, Pa., July 5. A keg contain
ing fifty pounds of powder exploded In August
Smith's grocery store at Industry, near Scott
Havon, Pa., this evening, completely
wrecking the building and injuring seven
children, four of them "fatally. Tho explosion
was caused by sparks from a Jackson
cracker, which exploded prematurely in tho
hand ot August, Jr., aged fourteen years. The
storo was a resort for children and at tho time
of tho accident a largo number wero present fir
Government Works Damaged.
Cincinnati, July 5. A Pnrkersburg (W.Va.)
despatch says; "Tho fourth destructive storm
of tho week passed over that locality yesterday,
flooding cellars, damaging streets, and sweep
ing away crops. Tho sudden heavy rainfall
deluged up tho Kanawha and Muskingum val
leys." An unofficial estimate places the dam
ages In the Muskingum Valley at half a million
dollars. Much of this is to tho Government
works for tho improvement of navigation.
Address to Maryland Voters.
Bai.ti.moui:, Mil, July 5. Tho Maryland
Democratic Editors' Association to-day Issued
an address to the Democratic voters of Mary
laud. Tho first paragraph Is as follows; "The
approaching campaign is national entirely.
Every prlnciplo involved is national. No State
interest will bo affected, except in a natloual
sense. Purely Stato matters, therefore, will
havo no placo in the canvass."
Old Man and Boy Asphyxiated.
NnwroiiT, R. I., July 5. This morning, D.
Tindall, of Canada, and his graud6on, Edward
Baker, tho latter thirteen years of ago, of Fall
River, woro found in a room which they occu
pied together last night at tho Groves House,
on Bath road, with the gas burners open. Tho
boy was dead, and at noon tho condition of tho
man was precarious, although ho had roused
somewhat from his stupor,
President Harrison Resting'.
Cave May, N. J., July 5. Tho President did
not indulge in a fishing trip, as ho had antici
pated. Tho day was spent in a restful, quiet
way. Secretary Ilalford aud daughter, aud W. E.
Curtis, of Washington, wero amoug those Avho
called at tho cottage during tho day.
For tho District of Columbia and Mary
land, slightly warmer; lair, easterly, shifting to
Thermometer readings yesterday: 8 A.M., 70;
minimum, CU; mean rclntlvo humidity, W, To-
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