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Over an acre of floor space, 110 ft. of glass front, steam heat, gas, elevator and in thorough repair. Possession given about Jail. 1885. OREN HOOP ER, SON & LEIGHTON, House Fur nishers. iun!6eod6molstp Doyou mac any KivuV ai Paper ()a$C0PapE*8GX()0, BoXCsT 117-119 MIDDLE ST. Tvj) TqljVIcwvcL us dAtsvwe- • FOR RENT. Store No. 100 Exchange street, in Jose Bldg., together with shops in rear of same, lately occupied by Nelson Ten ney & Co. Premises consist of Main store containing about 1280 sq. ft. with Basement the same; rear store containing about 1280 sq. ft. with basement the same; and work shops, two stories high, 40x22 and 28x16 each. The above are all well lighted and in good condition and are connect ed. Large yard space adjoining. The whole will be leased together or will be divided, as tenant may desire. Ap ply to JOHN F. A. MERRILL, Room 24, Jose Bldg., 98 Exchange Street. mav24 dtf Hagan’s, Magnolia Balm, A Liquid Preparation for the face, neck, arms and hands. 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New York, July 22.—President Gomp ers, of the American Federation of La bor, has written -n appeal to the public for contributi a towards the “Debs legal defence L n .” The appeal pays a high tribute to Debs, and says: “The corporat ons have their creature, Attor ney General Olney and others most skilfull to prosecute Debs. He must be defended by counsel equally able and with equal zeal.” The Public Will Probably Respond Heartily. Chicago, July 22. —President Debs, Vice President Howard and Secretary Keliher, A.R.D., and Editor Rogers of the Railway Times, today issued from “Headquarters of the American Railway Union, Cook County jail,” a manifesto calling upon the traveling public to stop patronizing the Pullman cars as another means of bringing the compa ny to terms. Says Labor is Oppressed. Brockton, Mass., July 22.—fn the South street Methodist church today, Rev. George W. Hunt preached on the subject “Justice for Workingmen, or two sides to the Great Strike Question.” He first reviewed the Pullman side of the strike, and then stated that the cause of these troubles lay deeper than the Pullman strike. The great, cause of th e troubles was the oppression of labor by capital. THE WEATHER. Slight Changes. Boston. July 22.—For New England for Monday: Fair; flight change in temper ature; variable winds. Washington, July 22.—Indications for MoTsAav; Fair: warmer: variable winds BILL WILL NOT PASS. So Says a Prominent Democratic Senator. HOUSE CANNOT YIELD AND SENATE WILL NOT. The Chief Interest in Congress This Week Willn Centre in the Struggle for a Compromise on the Tariff Bill — The Senators are in an Ugly Mood and Say , They Will Have Their Bill or Nothing. Washington, July 22.—There is now no measure ou the House docket o£ such importance as to command an assign ment of a day for its consideraton. The commitee on rules will met tomorrow to decide what committee shall be rec ognized during the week for the presen ation of b usiness decided upon by them. All interest in Congress the coming week centres about the Senate, where the fate [of the tariff hill 'may be decid ed by a vote to be taken on the confer ence report now before that body [for action. A prominent'Democratic leader, chair man of one of the most important Sen ate committees, said tonight that unless something altogether unexpected hap pened before the Senate met tomorrow, all hope of tariff legislation at this ses sion of Congress would be doomed ro disappointment. Thus far the Senators who insisted that a "compromise bill should be passed §j have (kept clear of their colleagues aud have declined to talk stand as firmly as ever, when they always stood, and declare there is noth ing to discuss, it must be the Senate bill the part of the Senate'realize this. Election of Senators. Washngton, July 21.—The first thing in order when the House met today was the vote on the Tucker joint resolution proposing the election of United States Senators by a direct vote of the people. It was announced as follows: Yeas, 17; nays, 49. This was the second time the House had passed the joint resolution. It being a proposition to amend the Constitution, a two-thirds vote in the affirmative was necessary to its passage. This vote giving the necessary t two thirds was received with applause. A Bi-Metallic Movement. Washington, July 22.—The officers of the American Bi-Metallic League tonight issued a call for a conferene in this city August 16th, of those who believe no permanent improvement in the condi tion of the country can be hoped for as long as the present gold standard policy is p'ursued, and who favor the immedi ate restoration of a bi-metallic standard in tbe United States, with free coinage of both gold and silver at a ratio of 16 to 1. Tlie Pension List. Washington, July 21.—The following pensions have been granted to Maine people: Increase—Milan Limoa, East Lowell: Eleazer B. Jameson, Bangor: Charles N. Musoure, North Searsport Stephen R. C'amer, Gardiner. Increase—Albion Hood, Phillips: Michael Power, Togus; .James Gorman, Bangor; Cyrus A. Cook, East Bluehill. Reissue—Robert ;Lent, Warren Savage, HicJrnrond. Original, widows, etc.—Sarah A. Smith, Yarmouth: Julia G. Barker, Damariscotta. A MOONLIGHT CR1USE. That Ended In Piling Up the Yacht Upon a Ledge. St. Albans. Vt.,'July 21.—The steam yacht Elfrida, owned by Dr. W. Seward Webb, of Shelburne, was last night wrecked on Col chester reef, in Lake Champlain. The party was on a cruise and left Bur lington at 7 o’clock last night for Piatts burg, N. Y. A strong south wind was blow ing, which increased, about ten o’clock, to a stiff gale. Tbe yacht cruised along the shore in the moonlight until the increasing gale warned Cant. Rlndftott it was time to seek a harhnr Tlie yacht was then under the lee of Apple tree Point, about five miles south of Col chester reef. The yachts’ course for Plattsburg was due northwest, but the wind made it impossible to hold the yacht to it. Colchester light, which marks the dangerous reef, was hidden by the point until it was too late for the boat to escape the danger. .She struck heavily on the west end of^the reef in seven feet of water. A boat was launched, and, by hard work, managed to reach the Vermont shore, where word was sent to Dr. Webb at Burlington. Against the Meigs Bill. Boston, July 22.—The building trades council, at a large meeting in Wells’s Memo rial hall voted to request all members to vote against the Meigs elevated railroad bill on Tuesday, although favoring an elevated system if under municipal control. Corean Insurgents Triumph. Berlin, July 22.—At the Japanese em bassy here the continued success of the Corean insurgents is reported. The king’s troops are said to have fled in confusion and demoralization in the province of Choel-la-do, and the col lapse of the government is represented as already at hand. BRIEFLY TOLD. Ernest Hassberger, a Dundee jute merchant, was arrested for forging bills for 80,000 pounds on Scotch banks and 20,000 pounds on continental banks. The Kansas Pacific bondholders’ com mittee, S.B.Dutcher chairman, have begun suit'in the United States Circuit Court for New York in the name oi John Quincy Adams, against Russell Sage and the estate of Jay Gould to re cover §11,00,000, being the proceeds of securities taken from the trust. • Senator Allen's report on the sugar in vestigation, which “ will shortly be filed states that the testimony shows conclusive ly that contributions were made by the ■sugar trust to both Republican and Demo cratic parties for campaign purposes witl the view to securing lenient legislation up on sugar interests. Drowned While Fishing. Boston, July 21.—Joseph Colson and Johi Corbett of Hyde Park were fishing in the liarbor this afternoon when a squall struck their boat and capsized it. Colson clung to the boat for an hour and a half and at last was rescued in an exhausted condition by the steamer Jacksonville. Corbett failed to catch hold of the boat, owing to a heavy sea and was last seen drifting away on a grating. He was doubtless drowned. MEN DECLARE STRIKE OFF. But the Walking Delegates Insists it is Still in Operation. Sacramento, July 22.—Action by the local lodge of the American Railway Union of this city was taken last night declaring that the Southern Pacific strike was off. It was brought about by a committee of citizens who showed the strike was hopeless and persuaded the men to try to get back while there was a chance. A few days ago Super intendent Fillmore promised a committee of strikers if the strike was declared off un conditionally, all strikers except those ^who had taken an aative part in the distruction of property would be take back. IE. Seyler, chairman of the mediation committee of the American Railway Union , at present in this citv, says the strike is not off, and the local lodge of the Amerioan Railway Union of this city, had no authority to declare it ofi. He says the strike cannot be declared off without a two-thirds vote of the entire Southern Pacific system. TROOPS ARE EXPENSIVE. And Governor Altgeld is Beginning to Feel Poor. Chicago. July 22.—Gen. Wheeler, in com mand of the Illinois militia, now in this citv. it. is Raid*Tintimated Q+rnTtfrlv + Vino Presid mt Wickes,Tthat unless the Pullman company comes to a decision immediately in the matter of operating its works, the city will order its hands off. Gen. ’.Wheeler’s attitude 'is said to be dictated by Gov. Altgeld, Jwho strongly objects to further, expense being piled up against the state. The S placards posted at Pullman an nouncing the near resumption’bfjoperations are the result of tb? pressure brought^ by Gov. Altgeld. If the Pullman company cannot resume work it will have to employ its own watchmen. Wickes said ^yesterday that the company might be able to open this week.probably,Thursday. He hoped the necessity for therpresence of soldiers would soon be done away with. Will Discriminate. Jackson, Tenn., July 22.—The Mobile and Ohio Railroad company has issued orders yesterday that all members of th# American Railway Union In its employ should immedi ately be discharged. This affects several hundred men on the Jackson and St. Louis divisions. About ten men in shops of the company this city, were given papers of dismissal yesterday. The company’s orders say the men will be taken back as soon as they receive their withdrawal cards from i the union. A number have already applied j for withdrawal cards, but a great many on ! the St. Louis division say they will remain in the union. Trouble fo anticipated. Sauey Corea. ‘London, July 22.—A despatch this evening from Yokohama says it is stated that Corea demands the withdrawal of the Japanese troops from the peninsula before consider ing the reforms proposed !by Japan. The Japanese government is much surprised by the demand. Corean ever before has been so*firm, and her present attitude is regarded as a proof that she has been influenced by China to defy openly Japan’s wishes. Ne gotiations were in progress several days be tween Tokio and Pekin, but the tendency is not generally known. Not Puritan Sabbath. Boston, July 22.—Mayor Bancroft’s Sun day closing order was ignored by many druggists today in Cambridge and in a num ber of instances candy, soda and cigars were sold as freely as on previous Sundays. The order against delivering ice cream by wholesalers was also ignored in several in stances. The police were watching for violations of the order and test cases will be presented to the courts. Typos on the Strike Question. Boston, July 22.—At the regular meeting today of the Boston Typograpical Union, resolutions were passed endorsing the position taken by the American Railway Union ana Its officers ana pieaging its moral and financial support, also denonnc ing George M. Pullman as a sham philan thropist and hypocrite. Sentenced Fourteen. Sante Fe July 23.—The fourteen strikers arrested at Raton two weeks ago for con tempt of court, were found guilty by Judge Seeds and sentenced to terms varying from filteen to fifty day in jail. Judge Seeds also issued an order approving the action of the receivers of the Sante Fe road in discharg ing the strike employes and filling their places with new men. Jumped from the Pilgrim. Fall River, Mass., July 22.—Joseph B. Lord, aged 49, committed suicide by jumping from the steamer Pilgrim, of the Fall River line, at 2.50 this morning, as the steamer was off Watch Hill. He had been with his brother, F. H. Lord, in his stateroom, when he grew uneasy and asked to go on the deck and smoke. While his brother was lighting a cigar, he ran to the guard raii and jumped overboard. The how boats were low ered, ;but the crews failed to find him. The suicide was formerly a member of the Boston carpet firm of Lord, White more & Putney, and until ten days ago was travelling agent for Thomas 0. Lad on of Philadelphia. He resigned on account of ill health, and was on bis way to South Berwick, Me., where his aged mother lives. He leaves a wife aiid three children in Brooklyn, N.Y. Gas Explosion. Lynn, July 21.-Five men were per haps fatally injured and three others severely hurt by an explosion of water gas in the Strict building on Union street about 4 o’clock this morning. The building whicu is a six-story' brick structure, was badly aamaged, and the loss io the building and contents will be about $50,000. Deny Any Thoughts of War, London, July 22.—Chinese legation here has heard nothing from Pekin since Saturdav morning. Everybody there discredits the rumor that war to be de clared as well as the report that 10,00c Chinese soldiers have;started for Corea. Officials of the Japanese legation also discredit the war rumors of the last two days and express much surprise at war V,„ina regarded here as imminent. HATTERS ID MAINE. Lightning Causes Many Blazes in the State. A MAN’S BODY FOUND FLOATING AT BAB HARBOR. The Salvationists had a Rousing Camp-' meeting at Old Orchard Yesterday with Good Success—Several Converts Were Made—Maine Industrial Statistics Prove Interesting Reading, Saco, July 21.—Lightning struck a barn on Hampden Fairfield’s place on Beach street last evening. The building ana contents were burned. Loss $1,700; insurance $1000. Waterville, July 21.—Murray’s hotel, a dwelling house, two barns and an ice house in North Vassalboro were burned early this morning. The hose carriage and men from Waterville department came to aid. Loss $7000: insurance 6000. The origin of the fire is unknown. Fryeburg, July 21—Oscar W. Smith’s build ings at West Fryeburg burned this morning at 4 o’clock. Loss $1500: insured for $1000. The fire caught in the barn from some un known cause. Gardiner, July 21.—At 3.30 this afternoon fire was discovered in the three story brick block on Water street owned by S.W. Tarbox and occupied on the ! first floor by O. M, Blanchard/books, and stationery, second floor by A. M. Wheeler, barber, George W. Heselton, law office, and the third floor by Kimball’s photograph rooms. The fire was caused by the explosion of a lamp in Mr. Kimball’s chemical room. The loss on the building is $500, covered by insurance. Mr. Blanchard’s stock was all taken out, con si rl am hi a nf it was llama opr) hv watar covered by insurance. Mr. Wheeler saved his furniture, no damage. Mr. Heselton re moved most of his goods. The logs is covered by insurance. Mr. Kimball suffers a total loss, he ha s$500 insurance. UNDER DEMOCRATIC MISRULE. Industries Shows a Heavy Loss for the Last Year. Augusta, July 22—From statistics collected by S. W. Matthews, state commissioner of labor and industrial statistics, it is seen that the condition of the cotton industry of Maine, Jifly 1st, showed a general cut in wages, only two mills reporting the cld rate. Eleven pey cent was the average reduction of working hours, reducing the working force nine per cent, and the pay rolls show a reduction in gross earnings of thirty per cent. The returns received from forty-two woolen mills show that eight mills were idle July 1st, throwing 1391 out of employment. Thirteen other mills were running short crews. Of the whole working force, thirty eight per cent are now idle, and the loss in the earning capacity of the employes in the woolen industry in Manie is forty-three per cent. Last Seen at Union Station. Augusta. July 22.—Fred Herrick, who has been visiting relatives here and Portland left thellatter.place July 10 for Boston,where he was employed. The firm sends word that he has not appeared and his relatives fear foul play. His sister went to the Union station, Portland the day of his de parture. A Bar Harbor Suicide, Bar Harbor, July 22.—The body of a man was found in the water off Steamboat wharf last night, with a bottle of whiskey, a few pennies and a tax receipt made outtoM.^C. Laughlin, in his pocket. Enterprising Augusta. Augusta, July 21.—Tl-e Augusta Board of Trade is taking active steps to organize a company to carry on the immense publish ing business of the E. C. Allen Publishing House, which recently announced it would close July 31. A public meeting wfill be held Tuesday to see what can be done. Sunday With the Salvationist s. [Special to the Press,] Old Orchard, July 22.—This was “the great day of the feast” with the Salvation Army. The officers Vfrom handsome Staff Captain Douglass down were in good form and ready to do battle with Ihe hosts of sin. The attendance at all the meetings was very In.nn flio Qiirlianna nortiniT tlia cr\ana I about the platform at the afternoon service. Adjutant Rogers of Portland, led the ! open air beach meeting in the morning, and the soldiers of Gen. Booth were given a good reception. Adjutant Parker of Boston led the afternoon march and open air meet ing between the station and the sea. The invitation “Leteverybody come to our meeting at the camp ground,” was accepted in the spirit in which it was given, and when Brig. Brewer of Boston took charge of the meeting he faced one of the largest audiences ever seen here. He introduced that odd personage known to the army as • Dave and His Fiddle,” in other words the little Scotchman, Capt. Reid, who led in singing some of the old time Southern plan tation melodies, such as “Don’t You See the Stone Rolling, Rolling?” and “Rise Up Gideon’s Band.” When the latter was sung the soldiers on the platform and scattered through the audience suited the action to the word at every call to “rise up.” Major Halpin of Philadelphia, made the address of the afternoon and was followed by others, who were allowed one minute each. One old Methodist brother was given the regular army salute when he said “I’ve been kept fifty-one years.” Brig. Brewster tried to ascertain the religious faith of his audience, and found that there was one member of the Episcopal church, two of the Congrega tional church, over one hundred Metnodists, and a crowd of Salvationists. After the regular services, testimonies were given in rapid succession, and at the close a large number asked for the prayers of the soldiers, and several professed to be con verted. The Judge Denies. Kennebunkport, July 21.—Judge Au gustus J.Ricks, oC the United States Court'in Cleveland, Ohio, was inter viewed today regarding the sensational reports that the Central Labor Union would demand a congressional investiga tion of his accounts while acting as clerk of the United States Circuit Court. H»=niri- ‘There is absolutely no fmin dation for the charges. I have fully iettled all my accounts as clerk of the ;ourt, and I have on file in Cleveland letters from the department of justice iertifying tuat they have all been settled o the entire satisfaction of the goveru nent, and that is all I need or care to lay.” Obstructions on the Track. Newport, We., July 21.—Another at tempt to wreck a train near this staton was foiled_today. A short time prevous to the arrival of the Mar Harbor ex press from Boston, due here at about 3.30, section men discovered a pile of sleepers and old iron piled upon the track about two miles east of the depot, l'he obstuction was removed without causing delay of the train. THE BRIG GOLDEN RULE. Capt. Daggett, of the E. F. Willard, Reports Her a Wreck. Was Run Down By a Steamer in Mid Ocean—Waterlogged With Her Bow Cut Away—No Tidings of the Crew. One of the visitors in thisj city yes terday was Captain Daggett, of the schooner E.F. Willard of this port. JH came down Saturday night from Boston where he left his vessel, and returned Inst. nirrVtf. T-T a ronarfa what urn a a tor. rible marine catastrophe and what may have involved the loss of several lives, though there is nothing definite in re gard to that. On the, 20th of this month, while about 24 miles east-south east of the South Shoal lightship, he passed the brig Golden Rule, of Liver pool, N.S. She was deserted, water logged, with her bow cut off, and there was no doubt but that she had been run down by a steamer the day before. Later he fell in with the schooner Man ette of this port, and that vessel had picked up the boat of the wrecked brig. It.was empty. If the crew had escaped in the boat and been rescued, it was curious that the boat should have been abandoned. It seems so probable that in lowering the boat in the excitement and.heavy swell, it had broken away and drifted astern before the ;men could get into it, as sometimes happens. It hardly seems probable that a steamer would have run down the brig and kept right on and left the crew to its fate. But such things have happened. Mr. W.W. Allen of this city, to whom Captain Daggett told the above story, had such an experience 20 years ago, in Chesa peak Bay. He | was on the schooner Ellen Forester of Deer Isle, of which his brother, David Allen, was captain and part owner. The vessel was loaded with iron, and was run into in the night by a steamer, which cut off the bow of the schooner and kept right on. The vessel went to the bottom but the crew escaped in the boats. Upon arrival in Baltimore they ascertained from time tables that the steamer that must have struck them was the Fanny of Balti more. They boarded the Fanny and asked for the captain. He knew what they were coming for as soon as he saw them. He turned all colors when they accused him of runing them down and leaving them, and was not very polite to his visitors. Captain Allen brought the case to trial, though the other owners declared it would be useless. The steam boat company carried the case to the highest court. The value of the schoon er was but $7000, but when the case was finally settled and the steamboat com pany had lost, they were obliged to pay a total of $14,000 for damages and costs. It is to be hoped that the Uoldeu Rule was run down byaj more humane cap tain, and Jthat the crew are all right. The brig is owned by Michael & Hen dry of Liverpool, and is only a year and a half old. A Leaky Craft. Branchport, N.J., July 22.—Schooner .tlooert ii.iviiicneii oi .Daiiimore, tounu ered about two miles off Seabright shore today. Captain West, ot the life saving station and a voluuteeer crew of seven men reached the wreck in the life boat and rescued the crew, who bad been clinging to tbe schooner’s rigging . over an hour. The schooner sailed from New York this morning for Nor folk, Va., with sa.t. Shortly after noon it was found that she was leaking, and the captan dcided to beach her, but she soon sank. Say Senators Speculated. Washington. July 22.-The Senate su gar investigation committee will re sume its sessions tomorrow, and will have as witness another New York broker and a New York newspaper man, who are said to be conversant with the alleged facts in the latest phase in the latest phase of the sugar scandal. The broker is said to be the possessor of ail original order given by at least two senators for the purchase of sugar stock for themselves. The Crew Were Saved. Savannah, Ga.. July 22.—During the dense fog of July 20th, at 4 a. m,, off Nantucket South shoal, steamship Chat tahoochee, from New York, collided with the brig Golden Rule, cutting her to the water’s edge. The crew ot seven men and one passenger were taken off and brought to Savannah. The Golden Rule was loaded with molasses from Ponce for Boston. Heartless Wretches, Odessa, July 22.—It is now certain that,140 persons went down with theltal ian stemaer Columbia, which collided with the Russian steamer Vladimir, in the Black Sea a few days ago. All the evidence badly inculpates tbe Russian seamen who deliberately abandoned the Columbia and crew and passengers to their fate, although the vessel floated an hour and a quarter, after the collis ion. Received with Bullets, Wichita, Kan., July 21.—There was aii interchange of shots between soldiers and a body of men fr m South Enid, near that town, yesterday. Tbe rioters at tempted to surprise the troops who were guarding a bridge, presumably under taking to destroy it, but they were dis covered and in the melee which follow ed, Corporal Gloaves was slightly wound ed by a bullet in the left sidt. A Gigantic National Labor Organiza tion Proposed, WHICH WILL ABSORB ALL LABOR UNIONS OF THE COUNTRY. Sanguine American Railway Union Men Figure That It Will Be Organized in Jan uary and in May Will Make the Modest Request to all Employers to Restore Wages to the Scale In Use Before the Panio—If Not, a National Strike Will Be Ordered. Chicago, July 22.—The Herald prints a long article giving in detail the plans of the American Railway Union to absorb the older railroad brotherhoods and of the re cently organized American Labor unions to take in every class of labqr except railroad employes. The article says some broad statements were made by the officials at the American Railway Union headquarters yesterday as follows: That on or about January 15, 1895, there would be held In u me ago a convention, composed of repre sentative men of the American Railway Union, United Mine Workers of North America, Knights of Labor and American Labor Union, and that the American Feder ation of labor and other railway brother hoods would not be represented in this con vention. That at this convention all branches of labor would be represented and would be called, on to present a report as to the then existing wage scale, and how much they have been cut in 1892, 1893 and 1894. That these wage scales should then be formulated into a demand to be presented to corporations and railroads, fixing them at May 1, 1895, with a demand that they be readjusted to a basis existing prior to tho panic and hard times, and that if this de mand was not granted, a general walk out would follow. The movement of May 1, 1893, will then be only the reenforcement of the strike begun June 26, 1894. In this plan much is expected of the new American Labor union, whose membership isjelaimed to be 10,000, and which has opened its ranks to every class of labor except railroad employes. The co«t of membership in the American Labor union Is the same as that in the American Railway Union, $1 for a card, the'card being good for a year. Those behind the plan for the January con vention expect the acquittal of Debs by the courts, and that following this he will make a tour of the East delivering speeches and organizing branches of his order. While campaigners from the American Labor union will follow him to make inroads into the ranks of Gomper’s followers. They argue the time was never better for the establishment of a labor union to control all labor factions outside of railroad work. Union officials regard the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers as practically and officially dead, and they cite the dissolution of lodges of this order at Champaign, Dan ville, Terre Haute and in all parts of the country but the East, as evidence that the engineers either wish to be independent or are ripe for a new organization. The Ameri can Railway Union officials count on a con vention in January of 2000 delegates, repre senting every branch of labor from newsboy to railroad engineers, and with Debs presid ing. It is stated yesterday that General Master Workman Sovereign would not inter pose a single objection to the total absorp tion of the Knights of Labor by the Ameri can Labor Union, and only desires not to be left entirely out. Secretary Hays is Tie ported to be decidedly averse to sacrificing the identity of the Knights. Zimmerman Wins Again. Paris, July 22.—The contest for the Baden prize was the principal event today in tho bicycle tournament at Velodrome de Lasene. A. A. Zimmerman led throughout the first heat of 2000 metres and on without effort. He won the final heat of 1000 metres with equal ease and carried off the priZ6. Hnrry Wheeler, second; Medinger third. In the one mile handicap, Zimmei^nan rode from the scratch. It was a big field but Zimmer man overtook all in the first lap, riding at a pace which brought round after round of applause and cheers from the spectators. Inferior riders were in a bunch and Zira merman found it imnossible to make a wav through the throng in the next lap,* but eventually got away and spun around the track amid demonstrations of wild enthu siasm on every side. He finished five lengths ahead of Jacquelin, who was second. Zimmerman’s performance was one of the finest pieces of riding ever seen in the city. An Epidemic of Dysentery. South Norwalk, Conn., July 22.—Norwalk has an epidemic of dysentery and the pre sumption is that the city waters is the foundation for most of the trovble, and in order to remedy the evil the board of health recommends that water for drinking be boiled before being used. Ten children died of diphtheria yesterday and the death rate today is correspondingly large. Msofufefy Pure A cream of tartar baking powder High est of all in leavening strength—Latest United States Government Food Report. Royal Baking Powder 106 WALL ST„ N. ¥.