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?~X0\XLW.? ?0,14,897. NEW-YORK, MONDAY, AT GUSJT 99. 1887. PRICE THREE CE>TS. 'ai LIFEBOAT IN THE RAPIDS. JJ ADVENTUROUS WAGON-MAKKR'3 TRIP. Xg TAEE8 A CRAFT OF ??8 OWN MANUFACTURE rajLOU?H THE WHIRPOOL IN THF. NIAGARA RIVER. (XT IXXEor.-rH TO TUB TEIBCXB.] Buffalo, Au?. 28.-C. ?. Percy, a wagon atxkor of Suspension Bridge, went through Ihe Magar? Rapids this afternoon in a life iBviug apparatus resembling a life boat. Tbe trip was attended with many dangers, chief of which wne the likelihood of tho craft Vicing i/iuoycd l\v suukcn rocks. Ltrrgc crowtb? along Ihr luniks of the gorgo saw the experiment. Percy's invention is ecventt-pn feet long and ?n-ai'v uve feet wide, shaped like a surf boat pial c.iveml with waterproof canvas, The ?kivPl ?? eeigfcted with 300 pounds of iron piaU? pml sir? n-'l.v libbad. atfeO whole weight is ?00 pounds. At each end Is an air chamber 6Hi feet kaaf, RRil ???.???? them is another space four I'd hm-'? which can lie utilized to carry jtusaii-crs. Provi-ion is made for using oars. These chambers can be hermetically closed, and the oi'lv trouble seems to l>e in the air supply. jVr'.v iliiims that his invention is self rightingi pell lulling und perfect!? sa.e in a heavy BOB. jjih ? rea of testing it in the rapids ivas to ifpjonsirnte these qualities and make money |>y exhibiting it subsequently in the golii?*. The sin it was made from the old Maid of the Hid landing, from which all the barrel navigators li.ve stint-. .1. Percy changed his attire, fixed up ? drag eoni-i?ting of a thirty pound weight ami a ten loot line, nnd tin ? rowel out toward tj,e Canadian shore. The undercurrent had no d?t d on the drag. At 3:30 o'clock Percy rullisi iti In? oar?, atad ns the l'ont drifted rapidly towards the Whi.Jpool Rapids enteriti the rear tir (hiimder. At 3:35 the boat paeved utuler tlie bridge. It was tossed a'out in the big In ili is ;is tue Imi reis had been, but U-lum-? Lett? r. It Yviis frequently out of sight and was tumid about by the counter cm rents, but never relie I OY< ? Aj it Lini'?! the ?\? i riponi Rapida Percy put li. Inaili ?tit. hut drew it bai k in tune to avoid lite aback of the last. breaker. This vvns tibe wuid one ol th lut, and P. rev hail been doieivd liv the lull in the to.rent just before it. The trait ve?a nut o! view for a moment, but turned np siinl.v in the maelstrom. It did not etrek erouiid bel vus earned toward the (.'anndian iho:e. Pei ? Egala emerired from the air cham? ber, lie l.tid Imi ? suiti' ientl.v shaken up, and wcing a ebanee to vow a.-hure without encomi! er? lag tin- 1?. vii's Rapids In? did so, landing at Unit's l.liv.tr twenty minutes after he had ?truck the first breakers. Only five BaittUteO wen siwnt in the rapids. Perry was none the WORM for his trip. -?> I fVMIaWMMMt FOR STEALING A ?IELOX. ??.;/N-HiiKu, Ala., Aug. '-'8 iSpenoJ).?A case of ex? treme brutality wat triuj here recently. UUarles Madl eui), of .N'oit.U lEile, a colored boy about eighteen yeara eld. while on Ins way to school a week or two ago, atole a ?'iitermelnii from hie grandfather'? patch. This miscon? duct was ie?Kir!cil t<? lile fa'.iter. When Charles returned ?orce he trat atiippel of hi? olothlug, bound baud Ihd foot, thrown up >n the ground and ?er.rely beatcu alth ?tout hickory ?witc'nei by his father and two other f .ne?. He was then "bucked" and whipped. Tiring a.' tbe?e mole.? of torturo they swum the boy to a tree, borni downward, and beat htm uniti all three of them Were exhausted. There was not a place on the boy's bo.lv that wii.a not ter lbly lacerate 1. As a cuninqiience be lad to remain iu bed for about ten day?, hardly bel?g ?ble to more durinii the time. The three brute? were hound i.v.-r hv .lu? ice Pasten unti! ti? next ? .? au ? Jury ind lu default of bond? were coiniuitted to Jail. VAKEV G? AM) TAKES TO AX 1XSASE ASYEU1?. Wn-ivtsiiiHKK, Am*, U? ?.?;*, ??/).?At U ocio, k Satur Jxy UioruiiiK Metta Hodman, a weli-to-do clothing nier ih.itit in Souib Muin-st, was arouacd from hi? ?lumbers, landcuffed und taken to the Danville In .me Asylum. The charge Is made by tho friends of Hoffman that he is the victim of a conspiracy upon tbe part of several mem? ber? of hi? family who wish to get control of ?iis prop? erty. Miss Jennie Hoffman, daughter of Moritz, ap? peared before Alileriiiau Doaohw Bad 1 od irei l iiifiuma tinii tuat her father was Insane, and that he bad at ditter ent times male threats against her ami oilier ?iieiiiber? ol the family. 'Mjulie Doaohne promptly appointed Drs. Cobleish and Kirwan to examine nitn the MM and re fsirt to him Hoffmuu'e mental condition. They rcporti-d bal Hoffiiiiiii wae Matul lug from mental alienation, llodi.an's neighbors will appeal to the court. ta? sk?sos for reft? hi nos Ay ? hail birds Philadelphia, Aug. US (S/teei'U).? Tho gunning season for reed birds opens in this State on ?September 1, aud dealers In mine, aintuutiiti'in. etc., report a heavy tra le. Report? from tbe marshes. )>oth above an 1 below the tlty are to the effect that this much soumit?fur bird Is in abundance. Tbe reeds are in excellent condition and all that 1? necessary to bring tbe birds li a few warm day? prior to the lawful openln/of tbe season. Hall bird ?hooMug alM begins ou September 1. In New-Jersey teed birds can be shot from August 2.?, but mil birds not nntil t?eplcuii>er 1. There are plenty of bird? In Mie vicinity of Port Elizabeth. N.J., and they can also lie found in quantinc? at Lazaretto, Delaware County, Peun. ?> YRESIDESTIAL PREFERES CES 7.V IMO HI Al ES. Kansas Citv, Aug. -s. ?,r/ic Timn publishes to-day siiswers received to ?roper,.?? sent out through Run ?a? ?ml Missouri as to Presideutial preferences. In Missouri 27.' auswert from Democrats wore received. Of these 251 were for Cleveland. 3 for Thurman and 1 for Wade Hamilton. The Republicans sent '201 answers, of which l'_?"i were for Hlalne, 77 for Sherman. II for Lincoln, and tbe ic?t ?mattering. In Kansas 'tJG Democrats answered as follows: Cleveland flue. Tbtirmuu 7, Hill (I, remainder ??'atteri ug. Tbe Republicans sent 302 aus were, of which 1S1 ware for Illume, 80 for Sherman, 41 for Lincoln, and tbe rott scattering. rnn.ADErPiiiA fears tuf horse epidemic. PiMLsn?.t.l'liiA. Attr. US (?fp'citiH.?It 1? thought that tbe horse disease has reached Camden. I nei o i? con ?tderalile alarm In the city lu couse.pi.??. e. With the cable care, however, transit could not be much interfered, with. Tbe owners of valuable horses in New-Jersey are ?ending iheiu iuio tbe Interior of Pennsylvania. L?r. tellers, of Caindeu, who has Just returned from R!o (.rande, near ('ape May, say? that at all the stations ?long the rulToau be was told that horses were sick and aiauv had died. It waa tbe only subject that the people lectred to bo talking about. FINDING A GARTEHSSAKK OS Ills NECK. MAityiKTTr?, Mich., Aug. -S.?A mlichievous work? man, named Polk, in the large mill at Outona fon. yestsnlay placed a small garrrrsnuke upon th? ?boulder of a fellow-workman named Uollii. The man was busy aud tbe reptile made tbe circuit of his aeck before be notleed that souie lliinr WM wrong. Then he craned bis neck and met tbe Baching eyes and darting tongue of the sunk? within two incile? of hi? rinse, and with a ?cream of horror threw op bl? bands and fell to the door in a dead faint. Holds lo now very low from the effect or the shoe ?. TUB VilBRIA'B LOAD OF CABIN PA8SENUERS, The cabin paaeengers ol tbe steamship Umbria, which arrived from Uverpool late on Saturday night, were not landed until yesterday morning. There were 416* of them In all, the largest number of cabin passenger?, it wm ?uul, ever brought to tun port Tuer? were no ?teerage passengers. AS OBSERVATION OF THE SEW COMET. PiiKU-s, N. Y., Aug. '-is. ? 1'rofes.or Brooks,'of tbe Red Bouse ObMrvatory, obtained a good observation tin? ?aoming of tbe n?w comet recently discovered by him la tb? eastern heaven?. Tho comet is now in the eon ?tellailou of Caucer, one degree east ef the star Iota. Il it moving ?ot? than one degree dally towunl tbe sun, Md becoming brighter. nOBSEWniri'JSQ A BROOKLTS WOMAN. Bot-Tii AMBor, Aug. 23 l&peciai).?A horsewhipping affray between two proinin. at worses took place to-day Ot Morgan'? Station, a summer resort near here, which ?rested considerable excitement. Mr. Bnydur lent ? her?? and pbietoa to Mm Mary Hegraw. of Brooklyn ami Mr?, enyder. tmeouninr jealous, waited outil Mrs. 0*?raw returned and horsewhipped her. Hue wm ar, Mated aud gave ball SO RACE WAR IS OEOROH. Atlaxta, O?., Aug. aa-The, disorder; in Decaturye? Brday wm not la any sens? a eoufllct between tb? race?. * drunken negro disturbed a religione meeting, and mt? __*? eolored ruffian? resisted arrest. In the row fatal feet? were Bred and tbe white? becatn? much e tel led, *_? ?o far as vet appears without cause. " Tom" Chi v **???? of th? wounded mou, will recover. ASOTHBR WOMAN MURDERESS. ?f. Loci?, Aug. 2a?Jennie Knight and Anule Ky "???. two disreputable women guarrelled and I ?uglit.in ___*_**K>oin at sixth aud Elm it?, late but night, Annie ?*?? ??nul? with a dagger. MICHAEL DATITI NOT SUBDUED, HE BAYS EVICTION 18 THE ONLY CRIMS PREV ALKNT IN IRF.LANI?. Dl'BLlN, Aug. 28.?Michael Davltt addressed tbe Bray Branch of tbe League to-day. He laid that the only crime prevalent in Ireland waa eviction. If England Imprisoned men for re? sisting the injustice of landlordism and exercising the right of free speech the country would be ?tceped to th? lips in crime during the coming winter. They would cnnttiine to boycott sneaking thieve? and land grabber?, but before two year? had passed the ne? cessity for agitating aad boycottlug would be over. Tbe Premier of Ontario Is maktag a font of Ulster for th? purpose of Inquiring into th? condition of tb? people. MEDICAL DELI?GATE9 FROM EUROPE. Lorti>oN, Aug. 28.?Among the passengers on the steamer Servia, wnioh wiled from Queenstown to-day for New-York, are a number of delegates to the Inter? national Medical Congre?? at Wa? hingt on. FERDINAND LIKED BY 1II3 SOLDIERS. ???pa, Aug. 28.?Prince Ferdinand today reviewed 3,000 troop?. He was enthusiastically received. A PASTOR EXONERATED BY IIIS SESSION. THE ANNOUNCEMPNT IN CHCKCfl CAUSES A STIR AMONG THE CONGREGATION. Kingston, R, Y., Aug. 28 (Special).?The Rev. John F. Hooper Is tho pastor of the F.liiioinlui'f street Pres? byterian Church her?? He has? a wife and Unce chil? dren, who until recently occupied the handsome pnr Minage which WM MM for blin by hlo atlltlrim par Lshloncrs. For nome months various unpleasant ru? mors concerning his domestic relation.? have been In circul?t ion. Some months ago Mitt, Hooper ?veut ou a visit to lier parents, who live in ( aJlfnrnla. Upon her return a fc?V weeks ago ?vltli lui father ami mother, tin? family trouble seems to have broken out BMW, -Mrs. Hooper left the parsonage and took apart Manta* else? where, talune: with her ber Infant child. Last weck the charges agaln-t the pastor were tii-nughl licforc tho church s.? ?Inn?, WkOTC a -et le? of residui Ion.? were adopted completely exonerating the pastor. This morning, a? the ( lo?e of Mr, Hnoper's sermon, those rosoliti Ion? were reati to tlio congregation open Iff. After the rradlng. sj the pj.?for uro.-e to pro? nounce the benediction, a member of the church qulek lv lumped to hi? foot ami a?!..?! excltOAtt) : " Ha.? Mi-. Hooper been heard 1"' To this an-wer ?va? made that Oho had; luit a member of IhO -e--lnns ????? ti,at she had not appeared liefere that body, Aflet the beon> ?llctlon the ? innmaoUiiii ttteywotn ainid tono oxtBto> nient. The ti, >_.,, -t 11 ?_- ineiuin r. ?vho is a ecnlplor ol local fame. -tali.??! (Inviti the ai?le denouncing tin? piu cersliti^-. A VOtee -aid '? 1'ul 111 ill out " Main of the ci n-? ? ?.'alb?n shook hands ?vitti the pa.? tor. and sever.d Of I lie ?vomen were neon eulfu-cl with tears. Mr. Ilnnper 1? a native of Cornwall. Enclaiid. a yinmg man of relllieuient. wiiii pi-uiiil?lng t?jente a.? a preacher. Hli oettnon? hare anracted largo congre g?tions, inn! he ha.? dealt "Kith timely tuple? of the day In a trenchant and somewhat original 1111111X1 A SICE .1/...V WOE AS AS Y LI.M KEEPER. BRUSH AM? ALMO.sI BARBO IN THE HI MEETS? BRBAB-EO BO "US AM? Ft.* ? ??? LUE. John Ferry, n^ed thirty-ci,lir a keeper at the Insana Asylum at Ward's Island, whild intoxicatcl on Siturdiy ni,ht, went to ?leen on tint ?id twalk in front ot NO l'.'d Km Sittv ?.? o ul-tL Abo it lo , o'clock William Knettel ami bis wile, of No. 121 1 East Sixty-second-st., left tlieir house aaOeoapieq aud t? i.t t.. ?.lai k.?'. On their eay liti Sitty-aeruiul ?t. the.?* saw PoTIJP IfftaVg mIooB on the pavement, > anil when the? returned, about hall an hour later, \ they found taat terry had (lisnpoeareil, leaving his | clothes bellici hi in. I'? uu reiictiing their hou e I they touini Fetry in the ballwav, almost naked. i Knettel undertook to put I.im out, when Perry threw | a buck wiiich ho Mlltol lu In? li.ttul at bini .'imi I narrowly escaped bitting bun oi the head. A neighbor win? bad boon aio.i?c 1 h* (he (li-tur)i j once came to Kcettci'e OOOMtaUtOO and th? two bnOfl ? held Ferry while Mr?. Knettel wml lor a pnlici ??.,??. who took Ferr.v to tbe Pilt.y-niutli Street Police Station. II? there becaim, so vlo.etit tn.it tie w t? afterward remove.1 lo Rallevile llnsp tal, where it was luitn.l thtt he aTM ittafoHog from a:coho!i-tu. An .-x t inn itio-i u! Knettel'? pTSmtOOl ?Iiiw-1 t'iat F.rry had broi.cn in tho trout dour ?Tith ? Uli? BtAMO which wa? found lying it: the tul I war. ile then wit to a ro..ai nt* the eml of the iiull and attempt :?1 to throw a stivo out thn>a| ? the ilimr. Then L? ttirneil into an alpoiling room, OMO) out tbe g.is and was throwing the turnitvire ah utt when he wa? iiiieriupt.il by the? Arrivai oi Mr, and Mrs. Knettel. CROWDS Ai IHK ASTi-VO? ????? MESTINO. votino t? disc >n:iinue ?liisceipiihn - G0 " un l.KADEit '?laro : CANDIOATBO BPRAR. Every ?cai In the Academy of Music wa? llllnl Usi evening at tbe Anti-1'overty lorellag and many people Hood patiently through the whole of an urn usua ly long programme. James KeJpatb pre? sided, but gave no BddlBBn, a? bis physiclau forbids bis speaking la pulule l?r. Me'.lvnti wm re? ceived with the usual ovaliou, iucliidiug the familiar scene of the little child and ? he big battqoet. 'The II ? -st speaker was Victor Wilder, of ?????????, Ihe United Labor party's candidate for tata;? OoBtrollar, lu tn? cour?? of hit remarks bo laid : I feel ?o'ntvvhAt out ?G place In attempting to m ike a polit? ical apeeeli on Siimlar. but the people that doe? Bel make Ili ? ,lilies its religion m.iti be ?wept, down mi , p?,?? in.' ?" why mv heart rejoices that at last we have found a iy?t?in of puliti.'? that ii a relnnuu. Thomas Cunnnings, of Ainstei Jain, candidate for Rtate Treasurer, ?poke of the charge Unit the United Lahor party waa composed of men of tat Idaa aud lhal one borrowed from Henry lieortre, ami tfl 1: I would rather have one Idea, and th it IdM MM snuurt, tlian bar? ? mall I tod? of untotuid ideas am! borrow tl.c:u from tbe eap.t ilisisof tlili ciuatry. Dr. Mcdlyiui wai next iiitnMluced, and there wai BB> otlior nei n? ? of wild eathusUsm. He ?aid in line. : The great movement In which we aie engat-d ?. ? been well Baited a religion. If It were not it would lie unworthy of your euiliu.aiiam If Uni work lhal we aie dotai lia. ? not tor ils object tue betler briliK'iig oui lu ime ol thai nulli ami beauty wiiii h Is limi, wo might a? well ?paie uurtnlv?? act labor aud our pani ami our hiaath and leave the Wurld to ill btto. In Ihn ? Ime il keeping wllh UH? Is the practical thing that ha? bera done in the latt two week?. Ih a (jiieslon of socialism and lu.iivbluallsm tour he* oa mor ?Is and h ?n ce ou religion. In Ihe very essence of tliltu?? unii vnlualism 1? Hie law of ' .oil ami not ?oc,alum, und luclcty 11 for lb? .urtivi imi aud not lb. In lividual for ?u let/. Dr, Mei .?? nu expounded the laud theory and pointed out tin? way lu which Ili piacili al a plication I? to light social vvroti s. T. W. Croasilale ie.nl the resi'.-iialloii of the city ednor aal reporter? of Thr l.nuliv, which were received with applause und cries of "Put thou ou J hi Stitiiihiril" mid " Tht JVadVr'?dea?L" It wai voted that metilici? of tbe United I,al)or party discontinue their ??? ??' 11pil.mi to Thr. I.r-uitr. PUITINO OUI' THE BOCIAfattn IN CHICAl'O. Chicago, Aug. gg (Baxrlal) la reiponse to u r?silia? tion signed by a number of well-known Labor polita Tau?, about thirty ex-soi ialists met lait night to fouuil a new Labor party, lu which the avowed BetiallOtl are to be left on tiie fiutili??. The circular reviews the hlsiory of the United Labor partv ami recounts Hie victories won. It ascribes tbe ovei whelming de!, al of lust ipring to the Bociallsti, who, It alleges, were In lenrue. with the Ke publican politicians. 11 was decided to ????? ? call for a (.ruerai Convention. Charles Wheeler, secretary of the former Socia,1st or l iute,1 Labor parly, said: ?' It I? a scheme of (.leeion and a feu other? to rally a few mem around them, claim that tbcv 1*1 ir ?ein the bulk of organized labor lu Chicago, and then make a dicker with the lieinocra'l. parir and obtain three or four County Commissioner?, i don't know what political action the snellii-ta will take, if any. The next time we have a party, It will be a Hociallst party." liisTiticTATionsEY pan Massachusetts. Botro-i, Aug. 2H (S/teriidi.? Owen Yi. (Etlvin, who has been appointed l'iute,i sutes Ltiitrlot-Attornoy for Mai?aehu*eits, vioe (ieorifo M. Htearu?, resigned, la a native of iioiton and lu his thirty sixth year. He win educated In the public school? and In the l'osimi I'm venlty rlchoal of l.?w. Up to imo he hat been for aer? erai year? an active political worker at the West RaA He represented Ward Eight In the legislature of ls?i, and repPMeeted the Hid HuffoU I natrita lu tbe Henatni of IHH2. lsaj? ami IStsl. Wli.u (ieorgn M. fitearn? was appointed I?isti! t Attorney be ?elo-ied Mr. (?alvln as oue of his assistant?. AMERICAS ENTERPRISE IX CHIXA. San Francisco, Aug. M <.?.'??'<?. ??.-(tonnt Mltklewlct arrived yesterday from China, in company with the Im? perial Envoy, Mauken Chan?:. Tli.y bring letters to .Secretary liuyar.l eoudnaing the oousinnuiittlon of the scheme tor telegraph, telephone, railroad aud public wurka construction, as mentioued In dispatches from China. Wbariou E. Harkor, of Philadelphia, is to go to China to use the co ? tras-1 aa president or the concern. Everything Is all right a? far aa tu? [in,?erial autuori/. i tiou of lb? scheme ?? com??: n.J. The victory lor Dallad siate- citizen? over Kuropeaa competitors is regarded with great lealousr by foreigner? m Chiix. The patty ?lartx for Washington ou Monday. THE ELECTRIC RA IL WAY AT A SU l'A Y PARK. Asm ? ? Pauk, Aug. 'J? ? The Hillroal Com ?mattoner? will make a demand to-morrow upon the (?Ulcera of the S uvei Hallway Company for -8(1,000 dopotiled m a for fel'.ure In tbe event of their failure to hav? the road in running order by August 1. Uuleu the road li Imme? diately equipped the commissioner? will fall back upon the bondsmen of the company, who are held In $10,000 for the faithful pet formarne of the company's contract wlih the village. ^ W. E. CONNOR COMES HOME ? LONE. WXihiiigton K. Connor ajilvisi from (ue.it Britain on the Umbr?a paB?PROBf Mi took up quarters at the Hiicklngliam Hotel, lie travelled nlone and regl?? Icii'.t ulnlie, SO ttlXt the published story U? hie maanai?c la untrue? "REFORM ' 7aV TUE y ? VT. MR. WHITNEY'S REORGANIZATION SCHEME. nOW IT WORKS IS PRACTICE?SOME ACTS OK HOLBTECL LEGALI IT. [BT TSLKoriArii t? tub THint.tr..] Wariiinoton, Aug. 28.?Secretary Whitney In hi? first annual report dwelt with special emphasis upon the ap? parent lack of baseness method prevailing in the Naval establishment?not buy In the department at Washing? ton but al.o at the navy yards and station? at borne and abroad. The method of pur ohMlntt any article. however inexpensive, wm pronounced by tho Secretary m only worthy of con? demnation, aud susceptible of being utilized for fraud and rascality. The bureau ?ystem, which was conceived and brought into being under Democratic rule, waa charged with helnf "vicious"; and a plan of reorgani? zation was mapped out, which the law-making power wa? urged to adopt. This system, briefly, was one of eiincciitr.ituui, placing the power to purchaso mate? rial, whether by contract or open purchase, In the hands of one man. Congress did not adopt or even originate legislation looking to tho reorganliatlon askel for. Again, In his second re? port the Neuretary unsuccessfully renewed hit recom? mendations, and urged Congressional aetlon. Notwithstanding those rebuilt, tho Secretary In No? vember, IssO, convened a board of officers aad directed the consolidation and reorganization which be had mapped out, inni which he bad requested au? thority of law to carry into effect. Evidently a way had been devised to avoid law, and put Into oper? ation ? system which would substantially kill tho bureau organization established in 1842. The ttrst move we? to direct the consolidation of all Government stores at each yard and station aud on hoard of all vessols of war lu ?general storehouse, uudor the charge of a pay master, whose title at yards and stations was to bo general storekeeper. Il bucarne necessary, In order to enforce this order, to direct the arbitrary dispo? sition of a large quantity of stores by public auction to enable the proper care and cuito ly of what might re? main. Maa? thousands ol dollars' worth of ?tores were thus disposed of at Norfolk, New York and other naval ?talions. The next move was tne order directing tho various chiefs of bureaus to cause to be prepared aud submitted schedules of materials required for the use of tbe Navy, which were to be classified, advertised and contracted for by the Fay master-General under the direc tioa of tbe ?secretary. Coupled with this order was the authority given the Paymas? ter-General to pay all hi Is on 1er the various appropriatane pertaining to the .Naval establishment and to make all purchase.?. These orders have covered tho first clause of Mr. Whitney'? pru|mteal reorganization of the Navy. Are they practlcicly Letter thin lue ohi system I Probably tbe experience of the Department down to this Mm? would ???????? a ueguUve answer. The cumul?la Mon of ?tores at the navy yards hat. It l? true, m ?.Ir a greater aui unit of rei tape necessary, and lina made a way, not only to get ? 1 of the old clerical force, but, at the following fact? Indicate, to increate the ex p.-use of handling ani cariar fur th? ttorcs. Under the organization prior to July 1 the entire pay? roll uuiei tun various bureau?, Including c.eiks. tiare ?SB and la ?brers require i te handle ? (??ret, wat alunit llBaVROfa Hi* reorganized force of employe., ?Aerttt, bookkeepers, receiver?, deliverer?, etc., including Mie inni? ialini [?G? Ululer Mie ou? llureaii of Pro. ? :..:,, ind Clothing m before July 1, glVM au aggregate pay? roil of <1 l.'.n.Mi. ino secretary na loubto'll? will c?alos that he has m ,.!e a savlat- of | ?7,000. Hut ih ? q uMtMO luiuiruiateiv aro.e Is ine Daparlraeat : " How will you pa> t:ie expense ef hauuiing the ?Pre? appn talniu,? to oliier bureau? than Miai of pro? Illuni and clothing I" Il wa? to be ilnee by au order dire. Mug the co.umani nit to make a requis?.lua lor labor on the bttfsea to which the ????G? portalood, os osoh appropriation eoa tan? .1 a ? lau?e whl. ti ??..??.??.| fur tbe "haudlitig ani preaervatii.il of m cenai? .tu. I store?," It wi.I lie : < . . ?MS 'h ?' : t tato fruiii the ?lorenoiite ? ?.? m a ?? t t.s re q tired bj eaeb burean, ami whleb had bees plano ? tuer? OBI nv loi ui dealer fiee ot expcn?c. and '.'? place tueiu lu a nuiul.?.-? pel haps a mile away, while tin?) ate required for u??, will of necessity In. rea?? the n.?t Of ban li.iig and Miu? make this feature of Mr. M blluey'i ?ehtiae an rl? e,ti\o..v ei;i'iti-r.e une io the (i.ivrruiiirnt. liraient ami untie e??aiv delays lu the pai ?MS of ienuliliio.it for ttnr?? will de? lay Work and hamper Mia nperat'.i.tit of the yard: for it ti 1er tin? lutti uctiou? lime?! not eren a ? amile cm bo obtalaed and uied by tho ?OMtrucllos Muroaii, for iiistaae?, witlio it firs: miking a qua Irunll cale ro'piislM.1?, which tu i?t b.? approved by at least Mure nuli er?. ??? ] u,| ? u-? th? .oui p? am laut, lie fot e the arti? cle MO ne la?kea Mum -tote. The pierT Of the order dinoti tic the enntraetlii-' fot III l'cria! ?. were It BOI el "neh :? .?: I m? n.it ule, would no ludicrous, lb? rlaMlflcaUon of the oehednles."Ander the direction" of lb? m? r. turv. U inoal unbusinesslike Km! in ?.?? reepeeta abourd, ? Im? ??. a? so Ulnatratlon, calls fur Ut.wii, _??????? bru ?ties, c it Ion. lier? Me?, . mu m.m Slay, lire ? lay, curie J.n kei?, sail lice.lie? and .?.tit ?ratei toapl Bo ? l??? are eomnion elay aad ?ami clsaae,, with rubber packing, warte ?stritoli,ote, The resultof lint cla??illcatiu!i wa? the i> ? I I].! uf .cure, of Iddi which ?et? O inai, but ilpmi Which, not erM.ei?;, ??, euntr.icts were awarded In violation of Basctlon No. 3,710 of the Eerltad Htatntee. whleb dletlnetlj provides ina aesnasT of awaidmg contra? t? for the Whole ut .nit ? la??. ADotber noticeable feature U the faci that the large?! fWo rotili? nini ? under I he a?] \ < ill ?emoni of Jut, 1 ?i?t are old contractor? who hare borne thai relataos is the ? miei innen?, for in my years. I? It to tx aaen mod thai the e ciuci,ot? uro to be aurini? I vi h tho MOM " e iinljlous r.?ul.s " ileiinuiiceil In Mr. ?Miltliey'S flisl report i ? im praetli al effect of creating a " Plnaoee Eure.m " ii\ the AecreUry'? new teheme win ittikc a bu ni ib, un ? particularly tboac mnaaeted with the .ll?iuiia ingoi liiiiil- un.1er ti.?- ' un criiiii.'iil. as i attiri Ilk.? boj - pi.?.\. L'aliar the la wa governing appropriation?, xU ol Ihe'm, ??????? li,mie ?peiT.Tc. are ululer the Control of the im, ?ni tue napectlre bureaux to which they portxln, ( on? - |u, u i.v, .ni ri luia.iinii- for beone) must be tlgnod bv ? i.i? proper chief .1? the authority under ehlch ? be -? retarjr requMte tbe rreaeary to i--ue erarraata nuli loud i ? uni]?? t ? ami irrc.it !loiirl-!i, Mr. Whitney, bl ? da.-li , t G hi- pen, creates the " I in ih e lini,? ni," with the l'a ? iiuiaiei ? ? Heini ?it H? bead. RmuIi tin? latteroflleer directs that the recielal(ion? for im? money required to p.i.v inn.? shall in- wnitcii in hi? i,un.m .uni transmitted tu the proper bureau for Miniature Heaoe, the * fintato Bureau " reaolTM Iteelf bilO a mere copying machine for the other bureaux, ihe piirrbnati of taxterlala under the aew treten te delayed by requiring tht iMueol the order bj taePajr? in ?-1er (..ne ml, a out y n bu b, under the nid ?> item, vvj li.i-leiieil bv lieiiiir performed bj the thief whose educa inni and experienoc eminently quaUBed Mm for it Ite? eiitly a ic,|Ulsllioii fui a djYor, ??????? umler the ? ..gui /..lini' ni une of Ihr Imi. ai?, waa :u Ini upon by the l'a ? Illa ale r f ?cur ru I. ? li??, lull eau'- G??? ? sentali ? e at the yard, us ?its cUnionen y, "Maine,? m bad fumi the "inj line, at tha el.ilion, alni l,a-eil l,?? e.llriiiile uf tbe coat up,in the Imi The chief, from professimi,il knovi ladM lie III,' u ware Ihat It axu? ? i nap a* t be -?? ? lee could las procured, approved it and I renami tied tbe rauulxitlon t?> the " I Inalici? BUTBXU " for appiuval. The l'a) uia?liT Ueoeral, after striking out the eetlmate ami direi Hog thai " cmiipelilioii ?iniuhl lie invil/,1," approred Ihr p? jiiisitioii. Tins Is probably a fair Illustration of Mr \l hllney's " hUXlBOM uiethuil-." It may be not aiui-s to add that, by direction of the sec,et.iry uf the Navy, u lull of the publie ni iiiii r umoiiiiilng to !*l,<;?;_* <?*.? fur printing theechedalMof material? required fur axe la the Navy during thecur? real llecal fear, WU paid Otti ol tha appropriation for " eoiitliiufiit provisions and clotlillig, l??s." ? he ex planai ion I? thai so inali) furine alni blanks hai e lien required under Mr. vv bJlaey'a i-eorgxnlxatloa Mhotae thai tho regular pmiiint- appropriation becameeihaoeted, Bad M Hie cniiliiigeiit appi uprl.it Inn WM diverte I. Con greet Blight wlUi great pr nmtytanueal the Secretary's authority fur tin? MUoa. The hill ?rae autte out and approred by the l'mni-icr <?ener.ii and paid by Pay Ini?? tor I.i oker at Wushlni'tou. iiEATil OFOOMXMLIUtl ST Ada. Cornelius I. ntagg, who died after a brief illness (mm pneumonia at his home, No. 4'?.? Wett Forty ?Ixth-sL, v. a, ?,?,??, at 1'oiiipUin Plain?, N. J., In IBRS, He came to tins cil.y whea eighteen years of age an ? learned the iride of door and -a?.? maker. In 1857 Bo weatInto butines? for himself at Itruadway and Eortl.tli-st., and ai the tini?? of ins death wa? one of the oldest and best known ?aio manu? facturer? In New Y'ork. In social and privat? life he was m.n-.i for his genial Bad MBp iiiimii ?hi dtspoil'lon. aud bla ready wit was quoted by many fricada. Hn wa? a aie.?,ir.ni Repablioaa. an I look an active part In every Important cutupaign. Mr. Btagg was a wurui frinml of I in. ? ?? in ? NK, having been a reader Of the paper from Ila tirsi ??????. lin wm a member of the veteran organi? zation of Ine 71ai Regiment, und during the war ?erveil as a ?eixeaiil in Unit eoiiun in I when 11 was called Into active tervice In 11(11 ami lHd.'l. The funeral service? will be held on M?.inlay, at H p. tn., at the Ealth Presby? terian Church, Yl'est Eorty-slxth-st. between Ninth und Teath ?ve?., of which Mr. ISlagg wm a member. The burial will be at 1'o.npiou Plain?, N. J., on Tuesday uioruing. ? A LIVKLT OI.li LADY OF XIXKT Y-EIOI/T. Westdeld, N. J., prides Itself upon tb. fact that It in? cludes among 11? l.hubltiiuis the amartcst aud mut aiilve old lady for her ug? of any place tu the State. In Hi? pei- in of Mrs. Nancy itaker, who Ii ninety ?Ight years old and goes about h?r farm atteudlug to all the nee? ssary duties as actively m many ? woman half ber ag?. A ..tot y ?? i-ii.l of her having hired a iuta io mow tbe grass upon her farm last week, aud after th? man ha I llnlshed, she went to look at th? Job .mil found he bad noi cui li eluso ?iioiifli to tbe feno?, leaving consid? erable good giaas atau.ling. Ho she obtained a aoytb? ami swiaging It with a vigor nul prensi?n that caused the u-u'U'.u, ? to ga/.e upon lier lu astonishment, cut the grans close to th? I.nee and did it wail. MAJOR POXV ASI) MRS. URECHER XOT ILL. Alarming rumor? a? to the Hinca? of Mm. Henry Ward lieeA'lMir ami Major J. II. 1'oinl were published y?-!?mai . Major I'oud laughed heartily wU-n Uio paragraph wat ?huvvn to him. The fact I? that although Mrs. liei ? her ami Um Majm ?i-ie a Utili" out of torts un? oilier day, their Irol.-iio-.iti?>u van ver) inviai aud they *A?ie lu Uieir touxi ucaJUi jo? ?wuiiai. i SWEPT BY TWO BIG STORMS. THE UMBRIA MEETS MORS HURRICANES. NO DAMAGE CAUSED THIS TIME, RCT THE MANY PAsbP.N'GIUs WERE ????.? PRIOR G?????. The Umbria'? last two voyages from Britain to Amer? ica have both been eventfuL Her passengers ou her arrival at her plor yesterday morning, after a passa? of ?ix day?, thirteen hours and forty minutes, were talking, not about a " tidal " wave, but about two bur?lennos that they had experienced. One of these struck the vessel on Tuesday and the other on Prtday.Rjfbi? second was the more severe, and besides delaying the Umbri ? caused a ?mall pauic on board. Passengers bad to keep below, all the hatches were shut down tight and a wind blowing, H 1? estimated from eeventy to eighty miles an hour, raised a boiling sea that madu the steamhlp stagger several .lines, and Anally caused her to He to for a little. Captain McMickan suhl to a reporter that al? though his ship had sustained no damage to speak of, the had pissed through a dangerous experience aud one that be would not like to have occur too often. The Rev. Dr. I'arkor, of London, said : " This was my ninth trip across the Atlanti", and I never experienced anything liko It before and dont want to repeat tho experience. There was not only a tumult, but there was a real genuine paino among the passengers on Friday, Some ot them cveu began to pray." ? nomai ciia-lwlck, of London, who Is an oil ocean traveller, *l?o said that the gale was uncommonly se? vere, thongti be spoke with a good deal of cuu'ton and au ovldent deaire not to make too much of it. "Home of th? ladles were scared," said he, " aud there was a heavy sea, but then ladies will gel seared aud siuk in a ferry-boaL" The Duke of Marlhorniigh had a miserable voyage. Ho was sick, according to ou? of hi? follow paeeoniori toar? Bftbiof the time, and he said to ?? G????? SB reporter thst thoexi?ertenees(if those who crusted Ol the l inbria tins time were the reverse of pica?.mi on account ot the heavy weather eipeiiiuced. The Uiuiii'ia bore no marks of her battle with the winds and wave?, but the timely precaution? of her ?iDieers no doubt laved her decks from being swept clear, and prevented nay greater disaster than a scare In the crowded saloon, she carried annul lie. cabin pas ?on.-"it. tbo lai-e it number that ever left a British port: and among them were un uupreredentedly high percentage of noblluy and dtttingulsheil personal.'??. A.eg llie'ii wore Mie Duk? nf Marlbnrnugli, laird Dv sart. Ili? Lev. Dr. Joseph Parker ami Mrs. Parker, the M.minis Tokngawa, ('. W. Dennett, E. I,. BoatUlisr. C, lt. Ryiiie, lt. E Bell, .1. ?? Bray, Count Ilia tas, Washington I". Connor, Michael P. , the Kiv. Dr. II. A. Colt, Horatio? Donar, Dr. R. ('. I". Comb?, Colonel 11. M. Dullleld, Charles I*. ?tilling. Dr. II, W. Dearborn, John Duncan, Dana Estes, .Tamti N. Gamble, JsOMO R Fitzgerald, H. M ?iieich. Uev. A. J. Graham, the) Hev. W. Iff, Hammond, C. Hemingway, the Rev. ??'. Jame?, the Lev. A. If. Rellogg, the Hev. Thomas s ?,-. II. It. Ledrar.l. the Rev. Dr. Mallory. the Mev. J.I- u'Toole. A. P. (inlway, E. 1. ( irdway, Dr. liorer l'ai ter. Dr. ti. II. McKulght, Georg? IL MoFaddon, C. E. Ogden. Henry W. Oliver, A. E Pareo??, Mi sad afra P. Breee, Dr. a. R Pris?e, W It. Rice, (i.l.mrl \S. Il Eernulil?. George T. F. RoHt. A. Maxwell Ind.l. Dr. .-pro ? gel. the Kev. W. .tarnet. Menerai Do?'?r, James I? nula??. Dr. George Doumas, Peton Rarr. M. P., Or. E, I". Thwlnf, ?oionul Ilivott Carnac. I". A-nley Cooper, Mr?. H It. Emery. Prufeiior Georxe W. Potter, Charle? IL Ilulley, Putter Palmer, IL Palmer, P. P.iluur, Jr. ani Dr. Aslitnnro Rossas. TiiK oavscoonb ? ? ? ? > a little trouble. ?IIK CAME INK? UER M.IP WITH A II-l li PORT MR AM' REE ?* IL Al.rXAN'MI'.lt Al M'IVI. When the fine new iteaincr (lascogne, off th? Freneh line, re?, lied liei pier ai vlortonst., Ninth Elver, ye?t?r ?lay n,ornine It sai Batta*??, by Hie throng that stood on th? pier anal lint fnuuds who were on board that tHe? Stasasse bad a eoutideratiie ll?t to ????. The of?cers shrug*?? 1 their shoulders and remained silent a? t>? the eau?? of the vessel's heeling ov?r, but a passenger was found who said that the OsSOOgaO had been li -ted 01 er ever since nom m Friday. On that day ?be ran a hurricane which was blowing sixty mile? an hour from the northwest and wa? kicking up a tiemeudnnt sea lu its wake. The ?ttauitr labored lu it from 10 a. in. to ? p. m., when the ?evenly of the gale abated. When it was at its height ?oinetbilig went wrons trit?i t ? ? r,..?,l's mai hiuery aud ?M iii.il>??! over hoarily and did not renani her equi? l?nt?a whea the wave which caused the trouble bad pa'sOiL Her e.iurse w?i altered aiul ihe w.is headed Into th? gale until th ? norm wat over. Various rumors were al)...it am- '? ?lie patienter? ?nd when the accident hap pen, ? .. ??? wm much excitement for awhile an.nag l.em There were 718 pauten f.ia on board, Including 243 in the firn ca?do, ? liner WM set red late th.it da'., ? me rumor had It that the kl'eiirri wa? Doielrd und another thai ?oiiiathlng bini brekea ??.??? the stasriac aear. ? ? Uaaeons toe? the ohortoot poeelbbi rants oa hst y.iya.e ? m lhu:?l.,y ?he pa Md ? lo.e to Cape Race, Sewfuiiiidlaml. too passen--, ? wen- in il.-lit of land for two bom It I? ?oblimi that the gnat ucoau ?teamen (ut ? ???? ? limigli to the liva.'hri o .is .Sen loua llaud coast IO se? IL Am.un; the pa??eti?rert OS buur.l were Mr and Mri. I". G. Ale-.an.lei, ?Ir un.! Mr?. Ausilo l'Hit, Eleiile-iant W, ?? ?,? on. ? ilium ? and Mrs .Gordon MacEav.Dr. U.U. ami Mi?. Hnwland. Count and ? omite?? do .loiif.aiiliiilD, COuat Sala, sonai ir HruitiinU, 1????-???G W. Morton Paya??. Abbe Belllevslrs, Dr. an I Mrs < ?arpeutler, A. J. ?amiiieriT and Mr, and Mr?. Klug I pion Mr and MIS, Alexander have returned after an ab tenie .if fuor montlis on their wedding tour. Mr?. Al? exander I? the daughter of (bar?es ? luck.'i. of Sa ? Fran eteeo, Hi? couple have beoa travelling la Kaglsad, Pen laad and the North of France. MSSt ef their time. lio*rver. was sp.-nl quirtlv lu Ixindou. I hey h tve set? tled down In thnlr Imme at No. I West Fi.ly-cigblh-it. Mr. Alexander will ooatlaOS the practica ni law. TBE THISTLE TO TET 8KB SAILS TO-DAY. ? -?? 8CR0AY ? ??????? ? r.DWiv t. ABBRTf'a ? UK'ill ? ? IK 1 11 F ?I.oiip's MODgL. Th? Thistle, bright wnh fresh paint and handsome as a young mis? ? her way to church, rode at anchor yoster day in Hie sunlight lu the bar off T'ompkliisrllle. Her '!.c?* were coverei with a natty awning and her new ?? governor'?" gig hung cunapieuoinly on the on-shore Barila Captala I! irr, after receiving a deputation from the Thistle Curling Club and an Invitatimi from them for himself and men to witness the club's sports ou Thurs? day, went aboard lilt old twenty-ton cutter, the Clara, and took a sail in her over the outside course of the New Y'ork Yacht club. Hi? captain returned to the Thistle la'?? lu tHo afternoon and wai immediately captured by a rowiag elub aud carried off to St. (?eorge, where be was BatOftBlBBd hf tratada During hi? abisuce Second O Ul? cer Donald McEen/le was in counaau'L The vi?!t?>r* to the Thistle yeiterdar were principally frimai ami relative? of the crew. " Under the regula? tions." laid ( ?nicer M.Ken/.le. "we allow uo one to MBM on board witbo.ii a permit from the agenta, except rtv I?,? ;era and young ladies. Hut we can't have any of luem hero tomorrow, for we ox pert to iiave a ipln out ildr. a kind nf trial trip ai It were.'' som? suggestions are made in the appended luterrlew with Edwin L. Abbctt, on the subject of the XI ?etaX, winch mar set yachlsiiieii to thinklug. Mr. Abbe'.' haa a theory about tlte ????-?? which he started to propound yesterday by asking a ?'????? ?? reporter why there la a,, much inviiery alwnit the yneht'iriltueiiilon? and sei'Hoiis. II? weat on bi say : " Did not luir designer, Mr Watson, view th? Puritan. Ma ? Ilo wer aud olUi-r Amn leun ?loops : ??: real I Yet, when they were on the dry dock? being pul leaded I No inysriy there. No OM hai seen 111. lili?!le? below tbo wa 01 lui? : -ilio has been secluded Ilk? a nun. Why I I'll give a landlubber'? gneis. Our trans? atlantic rnendt bave ?conti..: the American ceatro board y acni. Yei tie rentre board alwayi heat their cutter?, ? m ? th?v changed Hie Euglis'- r.ilo asm width of beam. Ilmv lBnoc.ni: I Ion the - .deh built the ? Tlistle with the wide beam of Hi? Atnerl an '?kl ?,n in; dishes.' Did tiier stop th.ur. (ih.no! the 'plat;! ? lain ' wen! further. I he imam of ihe I hl ule atuld hips ? A'auly feet three imhea; on the water '.ine tweaty feet. The Y'oluiiteer Is only tvvi ? th'tn feet wider, ? ne greatest depth, according to 1'llK uiiii'sk's exealleiit |. port, is oae-llnril from the ?teta, reaching 14 feet there, aud skciriug upward b ward the 'now. until HI? only twelve Inches draught at the bow, with an im? mense take at the ?lern post. Her saloou Is thirty feet lung, eighteen feet wide, and its ceiling elgut feet high, lielow this saloon Is a space of six feet In height, nee,lined by sail-lockar?, Her mas! I. stepped well for vuihI itud she hat immense sail area. " Where doe? she get her silduess I From the breadth of beam, copieil from Ihe Mayflower, in large measure. The Thlitle Is, in my opinion, a alight innrilflcatiiin of the American aloni?? her dellgiier studied on the dry-docks bere, wltli.a moil lied cenile ,u, ml bulli loto her hull, or as a fUse keel, ami tilled with tout of lead. Duns no' thl? account lor her stiffness, bar light drang, t forward, her greater draught astern, her deep cabin, hnr euormous sail area I You cannili make nie believe that her greatest draught Is fourteen fecL About one-third forward from her sir: u poat there is pr.i.uically ? fixed Boatta board, euor mouily ballaited with leal; and th. Thistle e?? alani to itati I the slight Incouvculenee of It? fixedness In going about Our Hootch contestant? hare plagiarized th. American ileep, maklag the ecu tre board a tlxture, and thal'a wbv you do no see uelow Ihe Thistle' s water linn. See If she goes on any dry-do 'k before tbe races. It la dol? lars to ducats she does not." VXIOX MEX CllAROED WITH COXSFIRACT. Boston, Aug. 2H (Spfrtitlt.? An Important step haa been takeu at Brockton, the result of which will have a boa ne,* ">n future ttrlkes. Mr. Douglaas, in whose factory a ?trite wa? ordered a few weeks ago by the Laster?' Unloa, took out warrants on ?iuturduy against McLaughlin and Patrick O'Brien, charging them with conspiring io Injure the business of Mr Ihiuglus?. They are said to have been acting as spies In behalf of the Lusters' Union. The case Is beyond the Jurisdiction of tbe l'olle? Court and they will be held under heavy bonds until the October term of (he Huperiur CourL TYVELVE HUNDRED HODCARR?KRS TO STRI ? ? Chicago, Aug. ?gs.-All the hodcarriera In Chicago working for less than ?tan dan! wage? were to-day, nnder pain of expulsion, ordered by the union to iirike to-morrow unies? they get full price?. Hnre tho confinimi in the Matta??] u*aM eaiuevl bj Ute I rioxuarer?' tUiAe About, ?,??? or l.ftOO of the 5,000 hodcarrters here hsve, m a matter of Colley, been submitting to a cut of three cents an hour, he leader? of the bodearriers now believe that luis sub? mission is no longer necessary. DR. JOS EM PARKER HERE. PLANS FOR HIS LECTURE TOUR, WHAT IIK BAYS ABOUT HEKCIIEIl AND PLYMOUTH CHURCH-THE EULOGY ON OCIOBF.R 4. Dr. Parker, the celebrated pulpit orator ot the City Temple, London, arrived here ye?terday on the Umbria accompanied by his wife. After apeuding three hours In passing tbe Custom House osdeal he and Mrs. Parker went to Hi? Everett House, where Major J. H. Pond, the doctor's agent In tbe lecturing tour which he propos?? to undertake ahortly, and Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher were awaiting them. The meeting between Dr. Parker aud the widow of his old friend was ailecting. Tbclr greeting waa a silent one, as for a few minute? they could not And voice to express emotions which indeed could scarcely be worried. After breakfasting, the doctor retired to get ?em?, needed rest, and in the afternoon he was visited by s TmiiLNR reporter, who was Introduced to him by Major Pond. Dr. Pai ker possesses a striking Individuality. He is massive and rugged of frame as well as of intellect. If? Is tall and broad. IDs face Issmoc ? shaven and his features an? marked. He has the brawny build of the " Holder man," for he was born in Northumber? land near the "Debatable Land," and as he ?.peaks his slo'.v, deliberate accents carry a trace, and at times a strong one, of the North lirilith "burr." His powerful presence brings wilh It rather suggestions of the rocks ami mountains, tho wild woods and the heather and the torrents of old Norihuinbria than the repressing and de? pressing c.villzAliou of crowded London. His counten? ance Is expressive and bis Iron gray hair falls back from wide temples. " What are your plans for your stay In America !" he was asked. " My plans are not nt all well defined so far as I am concerned," he replied. " Even Major Pond's arrange* mcuts extend a? yet to only one or two Introductory en? gagements. On Tuesday, October 4, I shall deliver a eulogy ou Henry Ward Beccheria tbe Brooklyn Academy of Music, and on the previous .unday I shall preach iu Plymouth Church." The conversation turned to tbe celebrated English preacher, Charle? If. Hpurgeon, and Dr. Parker was asked concerning tho truth of tbe rumors iu regard to his lydtapo-iltion. " It ?? nut true that lie is seriously ill," he replied. " Hol? and has been tot some time troubled with rheumatic gout, but I believe he Is sound at the core. I never knew a u. .11 win? could bear pain so cheerfully as Mi. Spur? ren:' Some of his most humorous ihiugs were sauf by him when he was in ago?*?." " When did you last see Mr. Beecher I" " 1 last ?aw Mr. Beecher In my own house In London in October, 188ft lie wa. my guest for six weeks and I ft my boute on a ?uuday afternoon, a? roana br-*hlOS and vigorous and kiadsome as I think I ever saw him. Some time after that I had a letter furn him dated, I think, from Baltimore, and beginning? ' Miall I ever grow old G lie wa? feeling to well and so buoyant, aud seemed to have no cotisclousues.s of axe. The general opinion In England Is that there never was a Braashac nko blu, looklagou all the element? thai con? stituted bis personality. There might be SMS who excelled Iniu in incelile point? and qualities, but take him for all In all he stood alone in genius and ?tower." " He has preached in your church. I ?uppoM I ? " Y es. he lias pleached ottener In my < nurch than In any ut,ei in E -land. He hai preached there and be ? ai ai??? pieached m some uf the m??t contpicuoiis non ennfurmitt palpite in Great Briiatn and wherever ho preached the bulling wa? too small to accommodate the great mass of people who lluckad t? bear h'tn." ?? How lur-re a congr?gation doc? tue City Templo ac COtlllliU'Ut.' I " " My church seats. 1 think, to a person, Just what Plymouth I'liur.-h seats, it Is larger lu atea, but Plymouth Church ha? sa extra eallery. 1 preached la Plymouth church twice?one huiuday is ls73, at the time of the Evangeli, al Alliance meeting In New-Yore. I did not enjoy preaching there, because ot the dliiien ?iou? of the buiUiug. It "ee.nt to be of great width. My recollection Is that the width Is out of proportion to the leumn, ami l have always felt that to be fatal to good acoustics." "Hut PlyOMUth Church ha? always beea considered one of ihn best speakiag-runin? in this country." ?? Becau-e it was considered one of tue best speaking rooms In this country I was disappointed In It. I ex? pected that It would tie the ' perfection of auditoriums,' as (luirlos Dicken? desenlies it in tils ' Life.' The City l'empie is for ?peaking purposes perfect soin? buildings help tbe resonance of the voie?. All the speakers aud ?lugrr* nlit use lb? City lemple praise its acoustic prop erne?." "Miuie newspaper? have indicated, doctor, that you are to be the next pastor of Plymouth Church." " 1 ho M nap? perl would be uottnug If not in a Ivan"? of Hi? limes. Ii yon were ttmug to En-'lainl and I wore tu sah you If you were goliiat to dlue with the Utieeu, vvn..? wuuid yoii reply I Probably so, aud why! Bs> causo you bare nut neon invited. You can perfectly and iteiy understand without any reserr..mm of auy ?ori or kind thai 1 have toi lio call to l'lyuioutti Charca. Major l'on.I bit? been iitirlug me fur about eulit years DOW to come and deliver a emme ut lectures litre. Hniierto I could not tee my way clear to do so. but 1 could uol real?! the invitati.m to deliver a meinnrial ad? droM In reference to the life ami ?rark or Mr. Bssshsri therefore, bring bete and needing a change aiter elgh teen ? ?ars of hard work I thmuut that this was tb? Mine, It ever, lo attempt a lecture course.*' " You ?aid In tue last sermon you preached | In the ( it) lemple liefere leaving l.nglaud, 'in Anici?' a tbereate 00 lUsesSttlS ' The construction h is heeu put j Spaa that that you intend to take up your residence in I A menea. Did vuu Intend thai meaulag to be attached to ? what you said G' "I was then replying to a rumor to the ?It'nct that I was about to leave Luglaud fur America ; lu fact, to ?.til?? here. tOBldi ? have hcru stiaiiuug my muni for ihe purpose of almost inventing a reason for going to tbe Untied .ilutes, and ihe ouly reason I could Imagine would be that In America tuere are no dissenters. By that I meant It to be Dtldentood tha' there w;i.? nn estab llsned oburch in America, lo England every dissenter has io sutler for bis nooconiormiiy. He is tolerated, has innumerable civic privilege?, a great many disabilities have been removed, but to th? end of 'ite chapter a dissenter will be rega??an M au Inferior mail by the established church. All tiio wealth, all the piostlgi?, all the bistort cal family staudliig are to b? found nn trie ti le of the es? tablishment ?ufaras England Is coucernod. la. re mark would uot apply entirely to Scotland. To the bast of my knowledge tuere is no Duke, Bari, Marqelt or Vis? count connected with English nonconformity English Congregationalism Is ecclesiastical repui>,nan? ism. But." added the Doctor, w ? th a grim smile, " Hits moratug slttiug on the pier aud watching the Babai? like tumult ever examining baggage, I felt that the American .ustnui Iiodio was quite a baiai.ro lo the established church." " Ou what subjects do you lutetnl lo lecture I " " I do not dailuiteiy know. T'uu Ioduro I am trusting toas my ?iinr ?u miaianea Is called 'Job's Comforters, or s. inuline Sympathy,' showing vvbiU scieace has gol to say to a man when l.e Is l>rokeB-lieuit?d and u in Hie Valley or tho Bhadew "' Death. 1 bind the .denn.? to bla own booksand to nothing beyond them, thea tlud lu lile books all he haa to say in the way of consolation. Tie lecture 1? a religious salire. Pio fesani''I'ynriall, after having read the lecture. In which he Himself is largely aatlri/eri, say? th it 'there ?? a se? rious ground loue lu the little bonk, notwithstanding It? i.iii.'in at? of diaiu nie deoiitry.' Professor Tyudall fig? ures in It a.? the Saililuice." lucldenlally Dr. Parker spoke in th? highest lermi of l'rofossor Heury Dnnuinuinl, who recently visited this ?ity. After preaching In Plymouth Church and delivering hie ? ulogy nu its lead pastor, Dr. 1'a.kcr will UH ???????? led tire da'? In Philadelphia. Until iictoher h? will rest and recuperate In rcllrsiuenl ala farm in tlioCBltkills. when. Major I'oud has tenured sung quarter? for the cele? brated preacher ami his wife. Next week, however, thoy will go to ?pui I a few davi with Mrs. IWrher at tbe home of hnr ?oa in law. Mr. Soovllle, In blaunoid, whither she will herself reluru to-day. MISCELLAXEOVS RAILWAY ?WTBtLlOMWCB. Piiii.u.KU'uiA, Aug. ?S (.s'/urin/).?The Kcuuylklll and la-hlgh Coal Exchange? hold their next BtoBttag on ? ??? -day, when the ?ulije t of an advance in prl ??- ? f coal will be taken up. Tuero Is a strung argument against such action, x? It i- lielb'vsi that It would be an Injury to the trade. Action will also be taken upon Ihe siig^e.aibui to advance pibes of coal ?lilppisl to outside points, but there Is oppostimi to this also. Tho Philadelphia and Heading Railroad haa per fecfial arrangements lo cuiicenli ale it? shipment* of coal at I'ort Richmond. There are over ??,???,??? tons nf aiiihra. lie cual handled at l'uri Rlchiniiiid annually. Then li*^ been paid Into the IIOMHIJ of tiio Penn? sylvania Kiiiliij.ul ( iimpany by tttbeertoeie to its Usuo uf new sin. k marly ???,???,???, and iho company b tendina large sums at 5 per cent. The gru-? earnings of ihe YVeet Jersey Hall road and lu ?inch?'? during July wero d>! '?''?'.nrd. an lamreaM of f'Jo. lid en m pared wit ti the same month of last year. The BOM earning- Of the ? anclen and Atlantic Railroad Company and tiratici es daring July were Bl 17,081, an In.-irai?? of fill,?ria over the correspond lug period ol l.u?t year. PATRICK COLLIX8 OS THE ?T.t R AOAIXST IRE LAX?. Boston, Aug. 28 (Sptciiil). -A large number of people gathered in the Hoston Theatre to-ulght to give a wel? come to Congressmaii Collins, who recently returned Hum Kurope. Mayor O'Brien presided. Mr. Colllut ?aid: This meeting, la my Judgment, Is the first shot tired in America In the first battle of ihn last war for Irish solf government. I went hence nine weeks ago, boaring no commission from any organization ou this side or the waler. but 1 ventured to express my belief, litdeed my knowledge, of what you and the people like you would ilo on this side, and I gave assurance as aa American cllUen that not only those of Irish lu ml and name but ail the peuple of America could be minuted on the aide of Ireland until the tight was won. I bear no commission from our frieuds nu the other side to d?lirer, or any spe? cial message, but I can asaure you that the people who ?lami by the cause to-day are eulleted for the war, aod ilo not propo?e to have the war enti on the wrong ?lile. Toe Attorney-General for Ireland said In tin, deb.ilo on Friday nigbt that It WM a war to the death between tho (?overument and tbe Na Uvuxi letox-ut, aud we tux/ at wtli accept hi? statement. FOURTEEN HORSES BURNED. A UIO BLAZE IN LONG ISLAND CITY. A FACTORT AND COAL YARD DIBTBOYED-TB? WHOLE ??8G OIDK OK THE CITY LIGHTED UP. Long Lsland City was dit up last night by a big blaze that made short work with a largo machine ?hop and coal yard and burned four tecn horsco to d?*ath. Flames wer?; tliscovcrcd in Pringle ,t Boyoo'o machine shop, which was in tin? middle of a long row of wooden bud lings in Veiiioii uve., about 6:45 p. m. 'l'ha? watch? man, who live? in a part of the building, wan near at hand, and when the ulurin was given, be orila, several other volunteers trietl to rescue the fourteen horses that were stabled on the ground floor under the shop. The binlding, however, was like tinder, ?nd hardly a moment passed after the first streak of flunie shot through the roof before the whole middle of tin? building was a mase of flames. "Jlte men who attempted to resene the horses hnd to run from the build? ing for their lives, and not one of the animals was got out. The whinncying ?if the imprisoned horses was heartrending, and the men start???! to go back for t)i" second time to rescue the poor brutes. Bus" tin? llamos were now biirfting out of all the do'ira and windows faceup; Vomon-ave., aud the attempt ??as eri ven up. Hy this Unie an alarm of fit? had licen sounded and thousands of poodle, at? tracted by the bJu/e, bastoniti to the burniiiu; building. Mayor (?hn-ou's engine soon arrived and had a streum placing on the lire. Several hose cumpa nies came shortly alter and lineii Of Imse were attached to the hydrants near by. The flumes, however, continued to spread with (freut rapidity, and soon were curling high ?p in the air, lighting up the sky ?villi ?lux/hof brilliancy. 'The firemen worked Jiard to surround tue lift and prevent it from spreading to th?? large coaj bins of John II. Provost, directly behind the machine shop. Jitc flames L'ai ned headway for a tim??, and sonu the roof of the Dill black bis was burning fierei'l.v. The (le?at<>i shult ia which the cou I WM le t ?t?tJ also caught lire, and it, looked a.s tluntgli nothing short of l'se. riv.r would slop the progress of the flam?*. Uetween the large coal bin and the rit ?t ?? John 11. Lawrences lumber yard. In it. are btorcd mauy tliousand feet of yellow piani ??huh, unce Hiiro, could have betR pat out only after ta long strum,???. Two of the atunditrd (NI Company's sM'uui.TS run al? iiigsid?? tb?.? BRI Ibi aEX buildings and six more itfraiM ?ver?; added io the lire foree. liny provisi exceeding;!.?? ?. ? Ina E,,?, fOff the lire wu.s ?mu-ilct ly suirouuded and it.? ll-ot?'e-s towtird the liVOf was cut o?. lucie ??eie man.? biuta) ol hay iu C?i,- ??tal..??, and fur a 1 mg timo several OtoMEnS ol vtui.-f ??eie pound upou tln-ni. The tire w?lket ? ??? ??ay bataWlff toward the oth(." ol Mr. I'luvi???, VtllM'h ia OP the 1 i islilllg-ht. side. It wab cuUa po tel? gut tul befan tin? In could bo cut off in that direction. Iu the meantime the oo-l in tin' burning bin had b<guu tu llame and iioiiieil by MM wind tin? big Ma sunn bfetRoM au iiiiincii.se furnace hou ted M I G???? ?Mat, CJinat ?lillii.ulty was (?\|..?????<?<?(1 in gOttiBg at the Une, im tli?? streams ??ere excei-dingl? Break und couid ru? r? aeli it. I-tull?- is ?vet,? ai leruufi obtained ami a nunilur ol streams ??ere [??????.??? iota the bins, putting out th?.? fin Berti many M ol ruul had leen de?tr?'.?? d. 'TruiiLs frmn l.???-k?i??a.v |?*??_ and COUtJ Islat-s_ bad been cumins- la to tb" station a Cow bloats ?i?vuv liiudid down ??'Mil uaaOrB?orO, and many of them went to the scene of tbe lire. Cnpfon Wood, of the l>?ng Island l'oliee, had only a fe?v nun with him, and the crowd ititoriereit creati?? ??ith the work of the liroiii.-n. No order could be priservn! as there wen? ii"t enough ?? cers to hold tb?? fire line. ? _ ??? lives will fall heaviest on Mr. *_______?> Hie building, lioreci?, IOMJOM nnd stock biieesed. Oll tielnngincr to him, are valued at ff.'O.uOO; I-rin-le A fovee, machinist.?, will lose on mav eldtierv and stock 110.04)0, nnd John Shot-rr. the ?vaielimitti, will ItM a few huMred doHOM on furniture. ??1 were pertJallv insured. Tan iron hiid_?? ever N*ew1o?vii ruck. Avitbin a frw . of the buildiii-'s. had ? nan?'???* <**?_*< a>d | tlie heal ?vus su freut lh.it BOOBO of the ir?.?. I work was bailiff warped. BBtDOl Wore? DWrHOIBD NEAR ???????????? Ci.kvki.vni?, Aug. '2S.?TlK>f?fen?ive bridre w>rk?of Morse Brothers, at Ilaselton, a suburb of Youngstowa. were totally dostroved by fire .it nn early hour this more lug. The lire started In the engine-room and ?pi-eatl t ipidlv. Tho city fire depart nient was unable to *le anything on account of defective apparatus. The warhx were running night and day, employiug ?00 men. All the machinery, tools and stock on hand were ?lestrojedL Tin-loss is estimated at ?8100,000, with an iunuraneaef su?.nui) as follow?: Commercial Union, of Kugtaad. ?10.000; Coiitlnentiil. of New York. ?fT,5:)0; Quern,??*. Ingiallii, ?87,300! Insurance Company of North America, B5,000i Pennsylvania Kiro Insurance Company, ?k?.OOO: Connecticut, of Hartford, $5.(MS); Genuan-Auiericaa, of New-York, BfLOOO; Lan cash ? ??. of England, tr?.ltajO; lTiumlx, of England, fdvOOO: Norwich Union, of Emp? iimi, *.-,,out); Lmnlon and Lancashire. $5,000; Rovai.of England. iR.*>,(KM>; I-Ire AtMOttrton, of i'htlaii?i!*b?, ?5,000; N'fiH'iiia'i, "f Ilari ford. ??;?.(??); Transatlantic, at (.crmaiiy, $2,5 aj; Americixu, of i'hiladclphta, ^'J,?1??; Eire Insurance AttonlBtlen.of Eii'glanri. .*'.'.?on; Oi'eet, of Hartford, $2??0\ ?.??.',,.? Assurance, of I agitai, ??.'...iio; Rone, of New-York. $2,.i00; American, of New Jersey, ?G?.?,???a? ??pr?iiglielri Eue and Moine. 02,000; City of Pittsburg ?l.'K?O. Tho works will he rebuilt ti once. ? .*. ? HELD ON A 8USPICION OF ARSON. A tiro oocurred yesterday lu the tailor shop of Morral gentada at No. ??? Atlantic ave., Brooklyn. Kerslesl ??bl It wax caused by his dropping a candle auioug ?.me feathers, but the police thought his story auspicious and held him a iTiaorler to await the result of Investlgatlaea by the Eire Mar-Til. The losi on ?tock wax #00 and the damage to t'ae building, which bel tugs to the l'usi ??Ut?? wai ?*--'". ??-riled hai au Iniuraiice of "rJ.OOO. --?-? A CONNECTICUT KIVEIt MILL BURNED. IfBIBOf IBI R. WB8B . Aug. '.?. The Coanrcuciii Liter Lumber Mill at Hoi yoke with its machinery and eoe tents was burned early this luornlug. Tbo losa is freni $-1(1.000 to a-.iu.oiMi; insured BRI BOOPlf lu fati value. About HO or 150 meu -erre ?mployod In the mill. The mill aad machinery wore owned by tho Holyoke Water Pewar Coiupauy, the value being "Ni2,(?0O, with an insurancee4 ?."?.mu? The lumber company own.il a ?mall piaxJaaj m..I Tho boiler aud englue-house wer? saved. HEAVY LO?Skat IN A TEXAS TOWN. ?????.e, Tex.. Aug. '.?.?About '2 o'clock yesterttxf morning a tire broke oat in the drygood? aud clotbiag establishment of G. Roscnthal ?fc Co. The tire tpiexdle the brick ttoro of J. B. Nuunrlly A Co. adjoining, and fe the buildlug of M.Evey & YVorthaiu. Total .o?s *; - '*; 1 in 111 an. c 1)3:11,000. UTSM HELD IX CHECK IIY REM LARS. 1 >!?>?. ? it, Aug. js Th? Ute war situation, m far m eau be learned, Is unchanged since yesterday. Word has been received that six hundred l.'tea are camped near Thursday'? battlefield ai.d ?re held back by two companies or colored Regula;?. It Is known that the In liaos that took pare ix the light were true Ute?, and that If nacesixry over 1 .tJOO more men can lie raised from the tribe. Tuo Uucompab k'ie Indian? ar?? ? out oea.le.l race, audit ..ny of tW peoplewerekiliedoaThur.aday.il 1? feu?; the enure tribe will take tho mattar up and precipitale tho Mata mio a long aud bloody war. If the Indians do not attack the whites at Ringelly before the arrival of (?overiutc Adams and ?.eu..ral ? rook to un,1 row. there are hopea that the trouble will be aeilleiL Lieutenant Kolsoiu, of Aipeu, who was wounded seriously during the engage? ment, died Priday morning. A Republican disputen from Camp Adauit Hatfi that l n?. ten mi Leslie and biiescort have gone to the reserva? tion to demand the body of Coloro ? am! the two Indiana warned for horse-stealing, sheriff Kendall says be a ill hire these Indians alali ha?u,rds. It Is believed by to aia that all th? Ute? have not rei urnes* to Eie reservation. A ?mall band mar have done so in 01 der to throw the troops off the trail, while the resi ot the band fortify themselves in tbe mouaialns and lay in a supply of pre visions for a long engagement. THE DOLPUIX HAL? TO TOW THE YAXTIC. Newport, Aug. 2-1 (Seccia.). -The United State? war ?bips Riclimoud, Oalen?. Dolphin. Y?n.ic aul Atlanta, composing the North Atlantic Squadron, under command of Rexr Admiral Luce, arrived la Buzzard*? Bay, Vine? yard Sound, thl? afternoon. The fleet sailed from South? well Harbor, near Bar Harbor, yeeurdaj at daylight, aud had a pleasant paa?age. Tomorrow and Tuasalay ivtH be spent lu target practice, after which the tqiiad r.111 will eulor Newport. It was learned that tue Dol? phin was compelled to take the Yantle la tow, m ?ht ?aiiild not keep up with the rest of the fiaeet, although the normal speed wa? uever over aeveu knot?. -o THK ATLANTIC SAILS FOE NEW-YORK. M iK.ui.Kiit ad. Mas?., Aug. 28.?The sloop yacht At?? lautie, of New-York, from Bar Harbor, arrived here ? 0:15 o'clock this eeraiog, and ?ailed tor haw-York at ?r trip bere tha yacht had her mtlntell. 7 o'diM'k. Oa her trip here the yacht 1 badly torn.