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Thirty Thnu4 Strangers U 8k Joseph The Farad. 1 Sc. -Josira, Ma, Aug. ST. Never be fore In the history .of the order of Sons, of Veterans hare sudh peat efforts "been put forth o' seoure. the attend anoe of the rank' and a 'file at a Na tional encampment of the order. .In . addition to ptwvlous arrirals the follow ing re here: Past Colonel M. P. O'Brien, of Omaha; Camp 83 of Teoumseh, Neb., In command of Captain C M. Shaw. With them came. Past .Colonel Applegateof the Nebraska division. At 8:25 the headquarters train bearing Commander-in-Chief Griffin and the Eastern mem tors of the staff. Little 44 battery .and Froraont damp No. 149 of Indianapolis, rolled into the Union Depot on the Bur lington. Later in the day an addition al number of Illinois boys reached St Joseph, and . the New Jersey dole jratos came in on the train from head quarters. Camp 103' of King City and King City post 0. A. B,, arrived on the Chicago, Burlington fc Qulncy. At the same timo the Sabetha cornet band ar rived over the Grand Island, and was at once made headquarters band, with duty at Camp Griffin. Nearly every oamp in Northwest Missouri is represented, and there will be large arrivals from every other portion of the State. The Ladies' Aid Society delegates are in the city in force and will begin the fourth annual meeting to-day. The officers present are: Mrs. Ella L. Jones, National president, Altoona, Fa.; Mrs. Sophia McElvain, National treasurer, St Louis; Mrs. Ada L. Shannon, chief of staff, Philadelphia; Miss Ada Hayes, member of the National council, and Miss Fleming, National inspector, Chi cago. Of the Missouri camps which came, camps 50 and 47, of St Louis, reached the city this morning. Camp 113, of Savan nah, Ma, and the Grand Army men of Andrew County, arrived on the "Maple Leaf route" at eight o'clock. Camp 137, of Maryville, and the Grand Army post of that place arrived at seven o'clock ana was led by the Maryvillo cornot band. The great parade took place at three o'clock in the afternoon and it is esti mated that 10, 000 men wore in line. The parade was made up of Sons of Veterans, G. A. R. members, and members of the various secret organizations of the city. M'VICKERS THEATER. Destruction of TliU Well Known Resort Supposed Incendiarism. Chicago. Aug. 27. McVicker's Thea ter is in ruins. Every thing in the audi torium that last night presented a scene of brightness and color is to-day noth ing but a mass of black debris. Flames burst from debris beneath the theater shortly after three o'clock this morning. They had evidently spread throughout the entire basement for no aoatner hod the firemen attempted to ex tinguish the fire on the east side of the building than flames were seen to issue from, the roar and the interior simul "taneously burst into a blaze. When the fire burned through the flooring the draperies on the lower boxes ignited, and from the parquet to the, roof the flames were rapidly car Tied, The oil scenery and the decora tions that were made of inflammable material burned so fiercely that noth- ing could qheck it Almost beforo the firemen realized that the fire bad reached the top of the structure a vol "umo of flame issued from the roof with a roar, and Immediately afterward the .roof fell-with a crash. A number of firemen whe were in the auditorium ran for their lives. One of them was caught and probably fatally hurt but was rescued by his companions. Three other men were less severely hurt : The firo burned fiercely about three hours. The walls remain standing, but the Interior is gutted. The firemen were successful in keeping the flames irom the front of the building and the onuses there were not hurt by the Are. ine oamage to tne tbeater ana con tents, which also consisted of the cenery belonging to the Shenandoah Company, is estimated at 200,000. The loss is covered with an insurance of only f 100,000. How the fire started is shrouded in .mystery. There are suspicions of in cendiarism. The theater will be rebuilt .at once and as quickly as possible. ri IRRIGATION. CAUSED BY DELAY. Baggtag Maawfaetarers Estimating; Their Losses Br UeUjr In the Tariff HIIL Washington, Aug. 20. A loss of $300, 000 is what the bagging manufacturers of the country say they have sustained through the delay of the Tnrlir bill In the Senate. , The McKlnloy bill makes certain changes In the raw material. As soon as it passed the House the bag ging manufacturers began to arrange their prices and plans upon the new basis. Thevhave been waitlnjr impa tiently for the bill to become a law. Meantime tho material they use accumulating In great quantities in the bonded warehouses at New York. They can not pay tho present duty, take out the raw material, and goto manufactur ing, If they do they will be caught by the reduction in prioo, which will fol low the reduction in duty, just as Boon as the bill becomes a law. bo they hold off, week after week, missing the soason's market They estimate that they are $300,000 worse off than they would have beon bad the Senate acted at onoo upon the McKinlav bllL Other manufacturing lntorosts affected by the proposed tariff changes make the same complaint Millions of dollars worth of imports, raw and manufactured, are shut up in the bonded warehouses and must remain there until the bill be comes a law, and the new duties go into effect The pressure for speedy action is be coming very great Democrats as well as Republicans from manufacturing States and districts are feoling it With in a woek or two the manufacturers have become vety importunate. In bet midsummer they grumbled only In a mild way, because it was the dull sea son. But they are demanding that Congress hurry, so that they may enter upon tho busy fall season with settled prices. This rapid development of pressure from the outside has had a great deal to do with the sudden fixing of things in the Senate. It will hasten the closing of tho debate. It will also prompt a speedy compromise upon the points of difference between the House and Senate. The new Tariff bill will be in operation by October L TO AID FARMERS. . Work of the Conferees A Compromise on the Public Lands Fester. ' Washihgtov, Aug. 27. An agreement lias finally been reached by the Sundry -Civil bill conferees upon the paragraphs relating to the irrigation and public lands surveys, the sole subject of dis pute between the two bouses for several it m a. . wcva A VI euv out VJ Vl MeU JUWI1W lands the House appropriated $200,000; the Senate increased the amount to $800,000. The conferees . fixed it at 1425,000. 'The Senate amendment appropriating "$20,000 for additional clerk hire in the oSoe of Surveyor-General is stricken out For the topographic survey, for which the House appropriated $200,000 and the Senate $300,000, the conferees agreed upon $225,000. One-half of this sum is to be expended west of the 100th meridian of longitude. The House Item appropriating $720,000 for the Irrigation survey is stricken out An appropria tion of 43.000 for em-ravins- nans of survey is increased to 70,000. . The chief difference between the two bouses was as to the repeal of the law of 1SSS, providing for the withdrawal of public lands from entry, which the Senate insisted upon. The conferees recommend a compromise. Senator Vance Has a Proposition By Which Import Duties May Be Lowered. Washington, Aug. 20. Senator Vance yesterday proposed the following amend ment to the Tariff bill: Whereas, From an early period In our his tory, duties upon foreign Imports have been levied with the avowed purpose of promot log the Interests of domestic manufacturers and d-nwbacks or rebates have beon Riven on the duties on raw materials used in tho manufactures of all articles exported for tbe samo purpose; and Whereas, For the encouragement of the production of spirits and tobacco all Inter nal revenue taxes are refunded upon those artioles which are exportod abroad; and Whereas, Bountios have long been granted to our fishermen by a drawback of duties upon tbe salt used In tbelr business, snd subsidies are proposed to aid In tbe build. Ins; and sale of ships: and Whereas, Agriculture, tbe greatest In Importance of all our Industries, has not been and In tbe nature of things can not be aided In the same manner, the duties here, tofore for that purpose having forthemos part proved wholly unavailing; and, Whreas, It is desirable to do Impartial ustice to all of our Industries and to give no one an advantage over tbe other, and Inas much as theie Is no otber way by which agriculture can be compensated for Its con tribution to the support of manufactures; therefore B It enacted, That In all rases where It can be shown by proof satisfactory to the Secretary of tbe Treasury that any goods, wares or merchandise Imported Into this country have been purchased abroad by any citizen of tbe United . states by ex change of farm products grown in tbe United States for such goods or where such goods have been purchased with the proceeds or avails of such products In foreign countries, such goods, wares or merchandise sball be Imported at the following rates of duty, to-wit: One. half the present duty on all manufactures of Iron and steel," 40 percent of the present duty on all Woolen or cotton goods or arti cles of which wool or ootton may be tbe component material of chief value, one-half the present duty on earthenware, china and glassware, SO per cent of the present rate of duty on all material used for fertilisers or in the manufacture thereof and 26 per cent of tbe present rate of duty on Jute bagging and farmers' binding twine. Fatal Collision. MmXEX, Neb., Aug. 26. Owing to a misplaced switch two freight trains on the Burlington & Missouri River road collided at this point yesterday morn ing, killing three persons and seriously injuring six others. The killed are: Myrtle Willgus, daughter of a farmer living three miles southeast of here; John Wymore, section foreman at this place, and an unknown tramp. The west bound train was run In on a side track to allow the east bound train to pass. The switchman, however, was unable to close the switch, and at tempted to stay the other train, but waited too long before doing so, and the two trains came together with a terriflo crash. A box car in one of the trains, in which thirteen men were stealing a ride, was crushed to small pioces, but only one of the men were killed, the others escaping unhurt Six of the trainmen were hurt, but none of them will die. &mm a Statement. Louisrnxx, Ky., Aug. 26. Alfred Hatcher who was arrested her some days ago charged with complicity in the unexplained murder last December of Henry A. Cabler, a Louisville & Nash ville freight conductor, has made a statement to the officers. He says Al fred Brand, who is in jail charged with tbe murder, is guilty. He claims to have seen the shooting of Cabler by Brand and to have been hindered from reporting it by Brand's threats to kill him. NO GENERAL STRIKE. The Supreme Coanoll of Keltroed Employee Refuse to Aid the Knight of Labor By Ordering a General Htrike, Txitiuc Uautk. Ind.. Aug. 20 The Knights of Labor asked for bread and their brethren of the United Order of Bailroad Employes, bettor known as the Federation, has responded with a stone. It is true that tbe morsel is con cealed In a jar of honey, but It will be nono tbe more digestible to the Knights on that account It was a common re mark here last nijrht that the final de cision of the conference could not have been more to Mr. Webb's taste bad the third vice-president of the New York Central and his associates manipulated the wires that controlled the twelve men who composed the supreme body. The unfortunate Kniirhts are left to their own resources. They ore not even offered the balm of pecuniary support and their genoral master workman is referred by tbe chief of the Federation to tho press dispatches for the official reply to his appeal The outcome may prove a death blow to the Knights. At the same time it is a vindication of the con servatism and pradence of the Federa tion. It was formed to provont strikes instead of to promote them and in the very first case upon which its supreme tribunal has been called to sit in judg ment has demonstrated its intention of living within its laws, and yet it was only after a warm struggle that the con servatives prevailed as against the sup porters of war to the knife. When tbe members of the council came together yesterday morning overy man was determined that the isssue must be faced without further delay. Tho report of the committee was taken up and debated in detail Downey, of Chicago, one of the representatives of the Switchmen's Union distinguished himself by a two hours' speech in which he brought sledge hammer arguments to bear against the proposition to em broil the united orders in a strike, and thoro was no lack of speakers on the other side, and the debate, waxing at times exceedingly warm, went on for nearly five hours. Finally a vcte was reached. Just how it resulted numerically is known only to the dele gates and will appear only in the secret records of the order, while tho former are as tight-mouthed as clams. It is be lieved, however, that the three dele gates from the Switchmen's Union, two from the conductors, two from the trainmen and one from the fire men voted in the negative, which would make tho vote eight to four, and it requirod the vote of two of the three members representing each order to decide which way that or ganization should vote, but it also re quired a unanimous vote of all four or ders beforo a strike could be ordered. Hence, even bad two representatives of three orders been in favor of backing the Knights by a general tie-up, the solid opposition of the three switchmen would have defeated the purpose, as it was the friends of peace had enough votes and to spare. 1 be delegates breathed a sigh of re lief after the crucial test bad been ap plied and then proceeded with alacrity to prepare a general statement for the public regarding the strike and the po sition of the Federation in the affair. This consumed considerable time and then another debate was precipitated by the introduction of a resolution so changing the constitution of the body as to require a two-thirds vote of the organizations embraced undor the constitution to declare a strike instead of a unanimous vote,- as at present In support of the proposition strong arguments were made. It was declared that it was al most an utter impossibility to order a strike as the constitution now stood, and it was urged that the amendment proposed would not in any way change tbe case, calculating the disposition of the membership, or make strikes any more frequent than they are under the existing code. But the talk was of no avail, for the proposition, on being put to a vote was defeated, another victory for the conservatives. SDiOLE TAX DEPARTMENT. A SCOTCHMAN'S VIEW. INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT. Literary Guns Petition Congress to Perform an Act of Jastloe. WASHncoTOJf, Aug. 26. A number of well known residents of Washington have united in a petition to the House of Representatives urging the passage of the International Copyright bill, which it is said to be the Intention of the Committee on Patents to call up Tuesday. The enactment of such a law, the petitioners assert, wonld give a stimulus to American authors. In the absence of such a law American authors are declared to be subject to unfair com petition with foreign literature. Among the signers are Dr. Welling, of Colum bian University; Librarian Spofford; Bishop Keane, of the Catholic Univers ity; Admiral Porter, George Kennan, Profs. Newcomb, Tangley, Goode and MendenhalL General Greely, Dr. Rich ardson, of Georgetown University, General Boynton, Simon Wolf, Prof. Alex Melville Bell, Garrick Malley, Dr. Swan Burnett and Dr. N. S. Lincoln. The Pane's Tribute to Newman Lojtdox, Aug. 26. The Pope has written to Cardinal Manning expressing sympathy over the loss of Cardinal New man. In his letter the Pope says: "I am deeply grieved at the departure of a man, who, by his learning, his writings and singu ar piety, gave great splendor to the sacred college. I de not doubt that be has already received the reward of his virtues, nevertheless I will con tinue to pray for the repose of his blessed soul" The Moral and Social Effects of the Sin gle Tax. In our articles on the single tax and Its effects we have takon unseriatum nearly all tho effocts that would resnlt directly from the confiscation of rent to the common exchequer. Theso effects would have boon mostly economic, and have been deduced from generally ad mitted economic laws. But beyond these economio effects there are moral and social effects resulting from the economio conditions to which the Im position of the singlo tax would give rise. For tho opening up of natural op portunities to labor and capital, and the taking from off the shoulders of industry tho burden which at present weighs up on it would make it possible for every man to make an honest living by his labor. This would do away with the army of tramps and beggars and other parasites of society which aro tho prod uct of tho unequal distribution of wealth. It would ellminato forever the unemployed and tho criminal classes who are recruited from tho unemployed. Such things as prisons and reformator ies would be unnecessary. The civil law would bo greatly simplified for dis putes would bo fewer, and would be- more easily settled. In short. It would do away altogether with government at least as a repressive agoney, and this simplification and curtailing of the func tions of government would make it capa ble of assuming cortaln other functions which at present it can not successfully undertake. Theso aro tho running of railways, tho transmission of telozrapbs, and the maintaining and controlling of many other things which in their naturo are monopolies. Tho groat increase of material prosperity would tend to the increase of rent which could be used for the common benefit and which would enablo us to establish baths, libraries, museums, halls, thoaters, gardens, etc Water, gas, electricity and other motive powers might be conducted through our stroets at the public expenso, and these same streets might bo lined with trees, as is the case with many cltios on the continent notably Paris. To put it shortly. Government would not bo as at present an cxponsiro and almost useless burden, but would simply become the instrument whereby tho public property would bo administered for the bonefit of every individual. Now, to the man who has been reared amidst tho prcsont chaos and confusion, all this foretasto of what might bo seems only like tho vague and impracticable vision of an imaginative dreamer, but all the great things and all tho good things that we have nehioved wcro at one time but visions in the brains of those who concoived them. And If we but consider for a moment the change that would bo wrought In a social life if labor received its full reward, we shall come, I think, to the conclusion that perhaps after all such visions may be possible of realization, and such dreams may indeed come true. Want, and the fear of want as a factor in human life, would be eliminated. And this is tho element that would work the change; for poverty, as Carlyle says, is the hell of which tbe modern Englishman is most afraid. It is poverty and tho foar of poverty, and tho struggle to keep.out of it that makes civilization such mass of evil It is but natural that men should strive to keep therasolvos and those dependent upon them from falling into this terrible abyss. And it is this strugglo to riso above tho fear of poverty that makes men He and cheat and steal and renders them indifferent as to whether they trample their neighbors underfoot It is this continual struggle to raise thomsolves above tho foar of want that makes men admire the rich and the for tunate, and that causes tho strugglo for existenco to become even fiercer and more fierce, and it is now bocoming evl dent to tho mass of mankind that unloss they go to the root of the evil and destroy it the more fiercely tboy strive the worse it will be for their children who are to come after them. But give labor a free field, choke off the dog in the manger that stands between man and the bounty of his Maker, and let la bor have its full reward. Take and uso for the benefit of the whole community that value which the preference of the community creates, and production be ing sot free would enormously increase, the margin of cultivation would rise to its natural level, and men would not re quire to worry about finding employ ment, any more than they worry about finding air to breathe; the worship of wealth would become a thing of the past and the man who strove to get more than he required would be looked upon with something like commissera tion and pity. It is unnecessary to en large. Any one with the requisite imag ination can fill in the picture and con ceive for himself the vice that would be stayed, the sorrow that would be soothed, the hearts that would be healed. - For when labor freed from the restrictions that now hamper it, can get across to natural opportunities snd those necessi ties of production can come freely to gether, our civilization will have entered upon a newer and brighter era, and in time we shall attain to a realization of the QUEENSLAND COMMENT golden rule as enunciated by the great Democrat of Nazareth, Tbou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." Brechin, Soot land, Herald. ' The Idea Gaining Converts, Henry George's single tax idea Is gaining converts, especially among the workln"n and small proiwrty holder of the cities and lsw itu burgh Dispatch A Brisbane Paper's Estimate of BZSV George'e Plaee . la History. Henry George is one of 4he great per sonalities of the age. The premior of Now South Walos, himself porhaps the most remarkable man on our "isle of continent" said the other day that if bo were to select a hundred of tbe most eminent mon of the century, Honry George would rank high among them. Sir Henry Parkes might havo gone f urthor and declared that George was of those great souls, of those high in tellects who are opoch making. A man who has probed deep into tbe evils of the time, whose whole being has been fired by tbe wrongs of the down-trodden, whom suffering has tried as by fire, and in whose heart beats a chord sympa thetic with the pulsating aspirations of the brotherhood of man. Of the old writers on political economy Adam Smith was tho only one whoso stylo made- tho study attractive, nonce it came to bo designated the "dismal science." It was loft to Henry George to impart a quickening life to the dry bones, lie is tho most original thinker on economics since Rlrnrdo, and his two great works, "Progress and Poverty" and "Social Problems," have created a greater stir among social scientists than any two other books of our time. George's philosophio method is as logical as that of Cusin or Sir Win. Hamilton, his stylo is as fascinating as that of Sir Walter Scott his diction as pure and eloquent as that of Buskin, with whom in lofty morality and spiritual Insight be may bo compared. No one can deny, how ever great may be the disagreement with tho conclusions at which George has arrived, that he has made a deep im press upon the English speaking world and on the domain of contemporary thought From Prof. Huxley and tho Duke of Argyll to the merest tyro in tho study of ethics and economies, a host of hostile critics have assailed bim, but ho has met them all with high courage, a keenness of retort a sledge-hammer power of argument and illustrations drawn from rending which seems to ll a vo been all-devouring and all-embrac ing. It may bo conceded without trench ing on thoso principles which bavo caused tho widest diversity of opinion. that George has successfully assaulted tho stronghold of Malthus and the Mai thusian doctrine. Of all the teachers of modorn times be it is who, by skill and exhaustive analysis of facts and pene trating glanco into the spiritualities of the universe, has shown that to throw on tho Creator responsibility for tho evils arising to humanity from bad and oppressive laws, and man's wicked dis position, is rank blasphemy. His other great achievements in economics is that ho has demonstrated with clearness and precision which defies refutation that wages are paid not out of capital, but from the current products of labor. One of the most impassioned and las pressivo orators of tho ago, tho citizens of Brisbane have had an opportunity of seeing and hearing Henry George in two different aspects in tho character of an expounder of his own peculiar economio tenets and in the characterof a preacher, who proclaims his gospel with the en trancing power of a Savonarola and tho fiery earnestness of a St Francis. Somewhat short in stature, he is yet well proportioned, and gives the idea of strength and concentration of purpose. His dome-shaped head and full expres sive countenance are exceedingly im pressive. When warmed up to his sub ject there 1b a fine play of feature, and a fire in the eye which kindles an electric sympathy in his audience. His gestures are graceful and unstudied as he moves about the platform flinging forth his polished sentences. Suffering from the effects of a cold, bis voico falls short of that bell-like resonance of some years back. It lacks musical softness, nnd thoro is no liquidity about the vowels. But these are minor defects which are soon forgotten when the man possessed by bis subject rises to tho hoights of burning eloquenco and pours out period after period of impassioned and poetia English. Brisbane, Queensland, Courier. Would Take dugs Off of Industry Every where. The city of Newport Ky., jnst across tho Ohio from Cincinnati, is about to try the experiment of letting all money. stocks, bonds, manufactured goods, raw materials, tools, machinery, etc, go en tirely free of municipal taxation. . Of course tho hope of its citizens is that the premium thus sot upon manufactor ies will draw in enough to build up tho city so much that the additional burden thrown upon real estate will not bo felt Tbe outcome of the experiment will bo interesting, but if it succeeds the result can scarcely be claimed by tbe uenry George singlo tax party as evidence that it would bo good policy to throw all tax ation, everywhere, upon the soil New port will offer inducements for the re moval thitber of mills and factories from other places, but if personal prop erty wore exempt from taxation in alt States and cltios, there would be no rea son for a chancre of location on any such ground. Cleveland Leader. A Natural Order. Land, labor, wealth. That is tho natural order. Whoever controls land, controls labor and wealth. If one man owned all lands, every other man would be simply a slave to this one. The far ther we are removed from such a condi tion the better, we all ssy. Well what better way, we pray, to remove this na tion from such conditions than for tho whole people to own the land and rniiehanfn in eTHri citizen tha ricrit to) I tiau a part of lk Port Ultfva, Mio I New E "