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V?u 77?No. 16,090.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. THURSDAY, JULY 17. 1890.
THE EVENING STAR
PUBLISHED DAILY. Except Saafej,
AT THE STAB BUILDINGS,
f ertiwett Corner Pennsylvania in. kid 11th 8t, fcy
Th$ Evening Star Hewsp?p?r Company,
A H. EAUFFMAXN, FrttL
Twt Fvnrnva Brta la aerved to sabacrlbera In ihs
cf ty by carrier*. on their own eccount. ?t IOwuU i-?r
w?efc. or 44c par month Copiee at the counter. J
ert.ii each. By mail-pnelsfe irejaid-oO call a
Month one year. #0. nx mouths. <?'!
lEntered at tha Poet OUWe at ? aaiungton. D. C.. s*
?erond-claas mail matter. J
Taa WtntT Sraa?onhllahsd on Friday?Si a
year postage prepaid. Sll moot ha AO cents.
OTAll mall aoharrlptlniia must be paid US advaaost
he paper wot longer than is paid (or.
Katea of advertising made know on igjliMlw
?STOP PERSPIRING AND READ.
"lout-an lire aa cheaply at tha Colocede, Atlantic
City. ?. J., aa in the hot city.
Notice advertisement under Summer Reeorts.
Bound-trip excursion tickets over Pennsylvania
Bailroad every > RIL>AY by 11 am. express. Good or
?CHART}RED BY CONGRESS 1818,
FRANKLIN insurance CO.
of Waihiiirtoa. AO.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $*35,000.00
Baa never contented a loss by flra, but always I
prompt and liberal adjustment*.
DK DAN'L B. CLARKE. Prest.
GEO. E LEMON. Vice Preet.
CHAS & BRADLEY. Treaa
1 FENW1CK YOUNG. Secy.
WILL P. BOTELEB. East Secy. Js25-3?
tt?opebative BUILDING ASSOCIATION.
"EQUITABLE BUILDING.- 1008 F hi
Cff oe honrs, from 9 aa. to 4 30 p.m. dally. Oh
the Drat Wednesday in each month tha office will be
open trom t> u> B o'clock p.m. Advancas will bs mad*
promptly at 7 o'clock. The 19th laaue of stock ia opsa
Shares srs (S .r>0 per month.
? 1.000 advanced on each sham
Pamphleta explaining tha objects and ad vents ass ot ]
tha AsaociaUon are famished upon application.
JKO. JOT EDSON. Ser'rr Je3
,KEEP YOUR HOCSK COOL, SAVE LABOB I
"PEERI.E8S" OAS COOKING STOVB
The M "<t Economical and l'urabla.
Iniprovemeuta no other stove* poaseee
All classes of house* furnisli. d.
E. >'. BROOKS,
ap"->9-eo.tm 531 15TH ST.. COHCOBAN BUILDING.
Mf _s?WA8HlNQTON SAEX DEPOSIT CO.,
VIS and 01M Pa. av*.,
sre now prepared to BENT BOXES at greatly RE
DUCED RA1 Eat mil?7-4m ,
Tabled'Hote Dinner SL my 16-3m
Wa B* M.OSES & SoNB,
CORNER 1 ITU AND P STREETS N0BTHWE8T.
We are offering tha lanreet sad moat complete
line of Straw 11 attinga ever shown la this city. Ttes
Mock comprises ail the latest coloring* and designs.
Those contemplating the purchase of Straw Mat- j
lirgs should call and examine our stock.
Price* all marked in plain figures
1..0 rolls tthite Matting at 83.20 per roll of 40 yds.
Reduced from to.
100 roll* Fancy Matting at l|3.50 per roll of 40 yds.
Reduced from $5.
100 rolls Fsucy Matting at $6 per roll of 40 yds.
Reduced from 48.
100 rolls rancy Jolntleas Matting at 87.50 per roll |
cf 40 yds. Reduced to $10.
75 rolls Extra Fancy Jolntlees Matting at 810 per |
roll of 40 yards. Reduced from $14.
SO rolls Damask Joint less Matting at $10 par roll of j
40 yards. Reduced from 818.
*e biVB a complete asaortment of Scotch Floor I
Linens of all widths Estimates for covering floors |
furnished free of chsrsre.
It ta Just as important to oover your carpets aa your |
lurtiitur* for the sum mac.
KEEP OUT THE FEE
We haveall the beat appllanoea for Wire Window and |
Door Screens In the country.
See cur 21c. Screen, which will tt any ordinary I
bend lor estimate for our Cabinet-made Screens and I
L oots. luey are in many oi the finest wMHh
L008E COVERS FOB fubnitube
The largest asaortment of stuffs and tha beat fore* I
ci tutteis and makers to be bad. We cut, make tad
!un.isli materials for full aiss parlor suites from $10 ,
W and guarantee a perfect flu
WALL PAPERS, etc.
fee Our Refrigerator*.
Bee Oar Baby Carnage*
See Oai T rlcydea.
See Our Cedar Cheata.
See Our Camphor Cboeta.
See Oar Hammock*
See Our Tents.
See Oar Ham monk Support aad Canopy.
See Our Moe?olto Canopiea.
V. B. MOSES ft SONS.
MS Cor. 11th and F sta n. w.
FLANNEL SUITS, SERGE SUITS. BASHES,
BELTS, CAPS, NEGLIGEE SHIRTS, ho.
B. B. ST1EEMETX * SONS.
My 10-3m 1*37 Fa it*.
To Maee Refreshing Desserts
For the Summer Season use
ANDREWS k THOMPSON'S LIQUID RENNET.
Fall dlrectioaa with each bottle.
PRICE 25 CENTS,
I m 1*1 *8 & G. SIMMS. New York sve. and 14th at.
Also by Drugifieta and Grueara.
Get The Best.
THE CONOORD HABNES
4?7 Pena. sre.. adjoining Xatioaal Betet.
Traaka aad Satshels ot heat mahe at tow priaaa.
B-^SaA MEETING OP THE CENTRAL DEMO
cratic Committee will be held THURSDAY
EVESING, July 17. mt 7:30 o'clock. Atlantic liutld
'"jjusineee pertaining to permanent organization of
the committee and other important matter* will be
rooaidrred. A full attendance of member*. In peraon
or by proxy, is desired. J>j?1N BOYLk,
JAMtS r. BllOWN, Chairman pro tem.
WASHINGTON R A. CHAPTER. NO. 2.-A
?^^5?.._ape< ]al convocation of thii chapter will be
held THIS (Thursday) EVENING in the chapter cham
ber at 7.30 o'clock. Members of thin aud miter cliap
l?ri,r? fraternally Invited to attend By order of the
M E. H.p. a K. SLATER.
" Secretary. ,
,?OR BENT A FEWDEsiRABLK HOUSES
? from to S 50, in hand; low rent; call
?arlr A. HEITMt Ll.KR * C&,
trll-XW 1333 14th st
^IHSWHTION.-NOTICE IS HEREBY
\ Mi Ten that the Irni of Peake A Byron
is mutually dissolved J. H. Peake awmmea all
liabilities, and will collect all money due the late flrtn.
continuing the business at the present location. Hth
and Maryland ave. u. a. J. H. PEAKE,
W. T. BYRON.
June 28. 1880. It*
yt-^aEEATHEK WEIGHTS IN COAT AND
Vest. If anything will keep you cool these
wllL Price (6, Coat and Vest We cloae at B tonight
GEORGE SPRANSY. 434 7th ?t Jyl7
.OFFICE OF THK CHESAPEAKE AND
_ Potomac Telephone Company.?A Uiviiie'id
of 7 j centa |>er uliare will be payable on the 28th day
of July, 181K). to the stockholders of record at the
clone of business on the 18 th day of July, lSUti. at the
office of the treasurer of ih< company, UlU14thst.
n.w., Washington, D.C.
lb* transfer book* will be closed from the 19th to
the 28 th of July, inclualve.
SAMUEL M. BRTAN. President.
CHARLES G. BEKBE, . reasurer.
Washington. DC.. July 15 1890. Jylfl-llt
.DISSOLUTION Of COPARTNERSHIP.
_ The partnership heretofore existing between
the undersigned, under the firm name ol WM. C.
Dlil'Ri A CO., is this day diteolved by mutual con
sent. All accounts due to said arm are to be paid to
WM. C. DRURY and .ill accounts atr ilsat the said Ann
will be settled by him at the old stand. 913 B at. n. w.p
where he will eonUnue to do business.
WM. W. l.KISHEAB,
J. W. CHAPPLE.
July 16. 1890. Jy l?-3t*
ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING THE i
_ whereatiouts of * illiam Pongee, a blight
colored in an about Ave feet hirli aud aged abonteightv
flve rr .ra would be thankfully received by his daugh
ter Matilea, 742 7th st a.e. He strayed off fromiiis
dsnghier's, on. N at n.w. between 4th and 5th at*.,
on I huraday, June 28, and has not been heard from
since. jy 10-~t*
MESSRS. MoLACELKN A BATCH ELDER,
VvS Real Estate aud Insurance Brokers, have re
moved from 1215 F st to tl eir new Office Building,
on the corner of 10th and G sta. n. w. Propeitles
bought and sold in all parts of the District and Insur
ance i laced in the best comi>tnies.
Telephone call, 432-2. Jyl(J-4t
JULY 15, 18907"
1 nave this day bought the slock, fixtures and rood
will of I. P. Libtiejr, Jeweler. 310 0th street n.w.. near
Pennsylvania ave., and will continue the same busi- j
ness with a full line of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry.
GEO. W. sPll R,
Watchmaker and Jeweler.
My successor, Mr. Geo. W. Spier, Practical Watch
maker aud Jeweler, has Iieen favorably known to me
for the lsst ten years, and I recommend him highly to
my custoiuera and the general public.
Jyl8-4t* I. P. L1BBEY.
NOTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAT Mil.
?Oi F. H. Gardner is in no way connected with
mr office, A.?. CAY WOOD, IKKJ 1Kb st. Jy l?-2t*
OPEN FOR BUBIN ESS?T HE ELI TE
Laundry, < or. 9th and X at*, n w.
d delivered ? postal* promptly ru
e, mc.; Cuffs. 3c. per pair; shirts,
work guaranteed. Agents wanted.
,THE STORAGE WARE HOUSE
AMERICAN SECURITY AND TRUST COMPANY.
A. T. BBITTOI.. President.
West Sid* 15th Street Between L and M,
Will be open to receive Furniture, Carriages, Silver
ware, Bric-a-Brae, Statuary, Wine, Trunks of Cloth
ing and Valuables of all kinds on Storage AUGUST
Separate Locked Iron Com]<artmeuts.
special facilities for Storage of silverware. Plan00,
Mirrors, Pictures and Books.
Goods of all deecriptionscarefnlly Packed and Moved
without trouble to owner*.
The only Alae lotely Fire-proof Building In the City
not owned by Government. Herdics paaa door.
Terms and lull information obtained at Office Amer
ican Security and Trust Company, 1419 G at. n.w.
ALBERT M. READ.
Iyl4-?w General Maxager Ware House Dept.
lo and from Railroads and all parts of the City.
TRVSKS, 25c. PARCELS, 10c.
MERCHMBpB' PARCEL DELIVERY CO,
814 Fat. n.w.
Telephone Call?659-2. my22-3m
g^^Sk HEADQUARTERS FOR
OAS STOVES AND RANGES
& S SHEDD k BRO.,
IyS 432 9th st n.w.
SPBAGUE SQUABS LUMBER.
PRIME GEORGIA FLOORING. KILN
DRIED, NO. L ALL ONE WIDTH, ltt-FT.
LENGTHS, AT *29 PES 1,000 FT.
t LIBBKY, BITTINGER A MILLER,
6tbst and New Tork ave. n.w.
>PE, THE HOLY LAND, ROL'ND THE
-Id; select parties; ocean tickets by sll
parties to 1-ondou and Paris, 4 UK), the
????, Oberammergau. t~95, Ac. Circulars
free; Gaze's Tourist's Gazette, 5c.
special excursion July 19 to London aud Pari*, ft 150
first dsns. W. P. VAN W1CKLE.
Je28toau24 1225 i onnxyl vania ave.
?^S??niBOW GLASS.?I HAVE Jl'ST RE
celved direct from Europe 3,000 cases
French Window Glass, which I will ceil at lower prices |
than were ever beiore known in tnis city. WUoieaaiu
and retail. Eatimates furnlahed.
JAMES H. McGILL, Dealer in Building Huppliea.
jy3-ln 908 to914 Oat n.w.
OAS STOVE. OAS FIXTURES.
C. A. MUDDIMAN,
614 12th at
BEST MAEE8. [>19) LOW PRICE8.
UNTIL REMOVAL WE WILL SELL A
FULLY GUARANTEED, EASY-RUNNING 12
INCH LAWN MOWER FOR *4.50.
ADJUSTABLE WINDOW SCREENS *2.76
WINDOW SCREEN FRAMES. 20c EACH.
SCREEN DOORS, COMPLETE, WITH SPRING
POULTRY NETTING. 75c. PER 100 8Q. FT.
4-QUART ICE CREAM FREEZER^ ?L7i
26 FEET GARDEN HUtoE WllU PATENT
A GOOD HOSE REEL, ?L
BARBER k ROSS,
911 PENN. AVE
ROGER'S PLATED MEDIUM KNIVES, 81.00
ROGER'S PLATED TEA SPOONS. 85c. SET.
A FIRST-CLASS CLOTHES WRINGER, *2.25
STANLEY AIR RIFLES SI. 76..
TEMPORARY OFFICE OF THE
WASHINGTON LOAN AND TRUST COM
1001 Pet. n.w.
This company issues certiti sus of depoeit bearing
Interest aa follows; On all amounu deposited for
ninety days or more, but leea than six months, 3 per
cent per annum; 3H por cent on de|>outa ior more
than six mouths, but teas than ay car, and 4 per cent on
deposit* of one year or longer.
Secured investments for sale. Money loaned.
& U. WARNER, President
W. B. ROBISON. Secretary.
Charlaa & Bailey, George F. Scbafer,
James L. Barbour, John A Haim.ton,
George E. Bartol, 1 bviiias aomervill%
Richard S\. Clay, John A. Swope,
H. a. Cum a..J. r. Swormstedt,
J. J. Darlington. Hatterslsy W. Talbott
John Joy Edaoa. George 1 ruesdeli,
Charles J. Faulkner. It H. Warner.
Albert PFox. A. A. Wilson.
O. C. Green. L D. Wine,
William B. Gorley, B. W Woodward,
John R Lamer. t'haa. Ben J. Wilkinson,
H-3b A. S Worth! ng to n.
_s?WASH1NOTON SAFE DEPOSIT OO-.
916 and HIS Pa. ava.
STORAGE DEPARTMENT ROOMS; Are and bur
lar proof, rooms all above ground, parucuiariy
adapted foe tits Morag* ot Furniture. Pacini es. As.
,THE NATIONAL SAFE DAPOHIT COM
pany, northeast corner loth st. and New
a vs., reoeivss on detveit for safe keeping, at vary
moot rate tabs. Silver Ware, securities and valuables
of every deeenpuoo. Sale Deposit Boxes for rental
the very lowest rates. my3-:$m_
?~^a?OWlNO TO repairs 'the STOCK OF
SvS Jewelry. Diamonds and Watchc*. Braes and
onyx-tap Tables. Fancy Lamps will be reduced 20 per
cent for next sixty daya. GARoME DEalO,
?a-i? 1223 PennaylvanU ava. n.w. |
CERTIFICATES OF STOCK AND
9n^S|_ CWubss. All methods of Printing aad
Ewrrajta* OEDNEY A ROBERTS,
U'haw 407 10th St. Adjoining Post Bnlldtm,
?-^Sa*EW TURKISH BATH
0ADI1S AW GENTLEMRNX
?714-3? im O ST. >. w.
Washington News and Gossip.
Mti m IdTrrllMwau.
AWrR*MENT8 Pin 9
ARCHITECTS h*, 8
AUCTION SALES Pass #
BIcrcLES ? 9
BOARDING h(W 3
BUSINESS CHANCES Pa*. 3
CITY ITEMS Pvr, K
COUNTRV HOARD Vmge 7
COUNTRY R*AL ESTATE Pa*. 2
DEATHS Pig, 5
EDUCATION All Pa#e 7
ENUINKKHS AND SURVEYORS Pave 3
EXCURSIONS, 1'ICNICS, *0 Pays 8
FAMILY SUPPLIK8 Pair* 7
FINANCIAL . Pa** g
FOB RENT (Room.) ' p*,, 2
FOR RENT <Ho';?jta> "p,,, 3
FOR SALE (Ilocssst p^e 3 1
FOR SALE (Lots) Patra 3
FOR BALE (MucKLLAiraoua) pun 2
GENTLEMEN'S GOODS..." Pan* 3
hotels. .'..""77 p*? 3
HOCSEFURN1SBIMG9 ' " 7
LADIES' GOODS p,,^ 7
LOCAL MENTION ....*.* Pave 8
LOST AND FOUND p?
MAMCCUK ~""p.!L t
MARRIAGES *" [>7,? ?
MEDICAL r j" 2
MISCELLANEOUS ...7.7.' Pa? A
MONEY TO LOAN ??! %
NOTARIES PUBLIC pT," o
OCEAN STEAMERS tZ! a !
POTOMAC RIVER BOATS.........'..*"".*, Pa? 0
PIANOS AND ORGANS ? I
PERSONAL. * ?? "
PROFESSIONAL . iJl* ?
proposals ;;;;;;;;; ?*??
special notices . ,
SUBURBAN PROPERTY * * ' ?>
SUMMER RESORTS.. . pt
WANTED (Helpi Jjf* '
WANTED (Hoc.) ...7.7.,' ??! t
WANTED (Hooual. Paa-o 2
WANTED (SiTrATioxai ..." a
WOOD AND COAL. ? ?77....7"7r.V.?? 2
Another sixteen-page Stab will bo iggued on
Saturday. Every avenue known to modern
journalism will be utilized to make this issue
a model one is every respect. Look for ii
The Bta* Oct or Town7-The Evenino Stab
will be sent by mail to any address in the
United States or Canada for such period as may
be desired at the rate of fifty cents per month.
?^"But all such orders must be accompanied
by the money, or the paper cannot be sent, as
no accounts are kept with maU subscrip-j
Govesxwent Receipts Today. ? Internal j
revenue, #480,123; customs. $1,348,756. I
Census Appointment.?Superintendent Por
ter has appointed Alexander Martin to be chief
special agent of the census in New York city. I
On the Briny.?Surg. Gen. John B. Hamil
ton ami Dr. Swan M. Burnett of this city sailed
yesterday for Europe to attend the Ninth In
ternationai Medical Congress.
Population of Chicago.?Supt Porter has
received from Supervisor Gilbert the final
figures of the count of the population of Chi
cago, which foot up 1,101,263. In 1880 the offi
cial count showeda population of 603,185.
Presidential Callers this morning in
cluded Secretary Windom. Senators Dolph,
Spooner and1 Hiscock, Representatives Morrow,
Mckinley, Yautlever, Hemphill, Baker and
Herbert and Attorney General Miller.
Today's Bond Orress aggregated $286,050,
as follows: Registered 4s?$10,000, $150,000 at
I?1, ??UP?? -*60 ?t 103. Registered
4^4"?$1,000, $125,000 at 103.
Revenue Appointments.?The Secretary of
the Treasury has made the following appoint
ments in the internal revenue service: Store
keepers and gangers: Gilbert M. Dean. Hart
ford, Conn., and Pratt S. Suber, Laurens, 8. C.
storekeeper: Wm. Ferrig, Jiuffalo, H. Y.
The Current Number or The Weeely Stab
issued today is fully up to its high standard ax
a desirable news and family journal. Issued
every week in the year it has become one of the
most popular general newspapers published
Single copies can bo had at the business coun
tor, wrapped ready for mailing if desired, at 3
cents each. Price, per annum, $1, with
pocket dictionary or atlas free.
Census Falsifiers to be Prosecuted.?At
torney General Miller was at the Census Office
yesterday and had a conference with Superin
tendent Porter relative to the alleged fraudu
lent census returns from the cities of St. Paul
and Minneapolis. Attorney General Miller, it
is Baid, announced his intention of prosecuting
with vigor all those who had a hand in the at
tempt made to falsify the returns from these
Pension Office Employss Who Draw Pen
sions.?The Commissioner of pensions has di
rected that a rccord be kopt in the files of the
Pension Office of the names of the employes
wiio are drawing pensions from the govern
ment. Gen. Rauiu has ascertained that of the
1.550 employes on the rolls of the Pension Office
tnore are 231 who draw pensions under general
laws and two under special acts. There are also
pending applications from twenty-eight em
ployes for pensions under the old laws and
from twenty-three under the dependent n..,
s:ou law. v
Personal.?Hon. C. A. Boutelle of Maine
has returned to the city and is at the Hamilton.
Dr. E. Oliver Belt has returned from Deer
Park. Hios. P. Caswell, J. Hood and J C
hafer U.S.N., Geo. W Stone of Wilmington!
R. M. Nixon of New Castle, Ind.. H. Sheldon
Jarvis and Manning Prentice of England C
L. Hnowdon of Pittsburg, YV. S. Da vies J R?
Robertson, C. A. Hyde and Andrew Thompson
or New York, Mrs. T. M. McConn of Cin- I
cinnati and J. F. Carson of Brooklvn
are at the Ebbitt House. cunt
Henderson, James Wait and John Wait of E111/
laud, A. Tiesse of Paris. H. W. Knight. J L St.
John, C. W. Dwyer and L. W. Scott' of New
lork, Thos. F. Carey and Foster V. Brown of
C hattanooga are at V illartl's. Jag. J. Harris
and Clove ltickur of New lork are at the Hotel
i u^r' J' Ma,rallall of Lincoln, Samuel
K Hollmgsworth and son of Philadelphia. A.
VV. Smedley of Chester, Pa., Geo. Whiting of
Boston are at tbe Riggs House. cEax.
Burrows of Rutherford, N.J.. is at Welcker's.
-?^'has. H. Davids of Brooklyn
is at Wormley's. Geo. P. Smith of Philadel
phia, Chas. A. Jenuey and Wm. H. Pierce of
3iew xork are at* the Shoreham. \V. W.
Krazier of Philadelphia, ex-Senator he wo 11 of
New Jersey and Wm. L. Abbott of Pittsburg
arc at the Norniandie. Mrs. Harriett Rich
ardson of 1210 H street and hi *
grandson, George R. Lawrie, have gon?
to Virginia. Chester V. Dolph. John U,
G Sawyer and H. A. Glidden of Albino,
N.Y., F. A. Ribby of New York, Lieut Com
mander and Mrs. Mathorne, U.S. Navy, Mrs.
Mastretou and Miss M. Adams of New York
are at the Langham. Gen. A. B. L'pshaw of
>ew lork is staying at the Shoreham. P J
MeMahon of Tangepahoa, La., a A. Rogers of
St. Louis. R. P. Beatty of New Haven. Mr. and
Mrs. H F. Daws of Louisville, J. C. Morton of
Cambridge, Ohio, Hugh Gillon of Lawrence.
Mustard of Philadelphia. Mrs. J.
. Mc? nllough and two daughters of Bruns
wick, Ga., are at the St James. Mr. William
M^rof the geological survey is confined to
nis bed with a severe case of measles.
Another Assistant Secretary Appointed.
The President today appointed O. L. Spald
ing of Michigan assistant secretary of the Treas
ury vice Geo. C. Tichenor, resigned. He wm
formerly a member of Congress aad is now a
special agent of the Treasury.
Bur rill MoMlchael, aged twelve, of Wert
Newton, Pa, wm whipped by his mother be
cause he tore a lace curuin. Yesterday morn
iag his lifeless body wm found hanging from
the limb of a tree in the yard.
Yesterday ia New York seven-year-old George
Bappold .hot and killed his Utile brothS
Freddy, aged four.
SUNDRY CIVIL BILL.
The Senate Still Discussing the Irri
gation Survey Amendment.
MR. MOODY ON MAJOR POWELL.
The Land Grant Forfeitnre Bill in
HEAT CAUSES A SLIM ATTENDANCE
Mr. Gray moved that the Senate proceed to
tho consideration of the House bill to transfer
the revenue cutter *ervice from the Troasury
Department to the naval establishment.
Mr. Allison expressed the hope that that mo
tion would not be passod, as it was very im
portant that the sundry civil appropriation bill
should be disposed ot as soon as possible.
Mr. Gray withdrew the motion, but said that
he would renew it at the first convenient ume.
THE SUNDRY CIVIL BILL*
The Senate resumed consideration of the
sundry civil appropriation bill, the pending
question being on the amendment to add to
the appropriation of *300.000 for topographic
surveys a provision that one-lislf of that sum
should be expended west of the 101st meridian
and thafethe act of October, 1888, reserving
irrigable lands be repealed.
MIU CALL OS IRRIGATION 8tTRV*YB.
Mr. Call continued his argument of yesterday
against the amendment. He argued in favor
of a continuance of the irrigation surveys and
said that all irrigation schemes on a large scale
that had been successful had been established
by government. The repeal of the irrigation
law would (Mr. Call said) open that vast area
of arid lands?1,200,000 square miles?to the
operations of foreign syndicates, who would
seize much of it under the desert land and the
timber land laws, and the people would be de
prived of their use and occupation.
MR. MOODY CRITICISES COL. POWELL.
Mr. Moody argued in favor of the amendment
and spoke of its transcendent importance to the
people of South Dakota. He ridiculed the pre
tensions of Major Powell and spoke of him
as a "tycoon of many tails, who know
as much about the arid lands of the west
H8 he did about the mountains of the
moon, and not one whit more. The
region in which he (Mr. Moody) lived, and for
hundreds of miles west of it, which Maj.
Powell had designated arid, was as fine an agri
cultural country as the sun ever shone upon.
There was not an acre of desert land in it It
was as well watered as any part of New Eng
land or as the state of New York.
He denied, however, that those lands were
withdrawn from settlement, under the con
struction given to the irrigation act. If they
had been the people of South Dakota would
make themselves heard by Congress.
Immediately after the reading of the Journal
the House went into committee of the whole
(Mr. Peters of Kansas in the chair) on the land
grant forfeiture bill.
HEAT EMPTIES THE HALL.
A short debate, participated in by Mr. McRae
of Arkansas, Mr. Cobb of Alabama and Mr.
Payson of Illiuois ensued, but the hdat of the
chamber was so great that a majority of tne
members sought the breezes to be found in the
lobby, and but little attention was given to the
Mr. Anderson (Kas.) offered an amendment
forfeiting railroad lands not earned at the time
limited by the granting act. Lost?yeas, 37;
On motion of Mr. Herbert (Ala.) an amend
ment was adopted providing that all cash
entries heretofore permitted to be made
within the limits of the grant to aid
in the construction of the Alabama
and Florida or the Mobile and Girard railroads
be validated and patents issued to purchasers
thereof, provided that the government retains
the purchase money.
OVER A MILLION AND A HALF.
The Rough Count of the Population of
New York City is 1,513,501.
The Census Office today completed the
official rough count of the population of New
York city. The results show a population of
1,513.601. which is an increase of 25.46 per cent
over the census returns of 1880. The popula
tion accordiug to the census of 1830 was
1,206,299, an increase of 28 per cent during the
decade. In 1870 the population was 912,292,
and I860, 805,658. The percentage of increase
from 1860 to 1870 was therefore 17 per ccnt.
Supt. Porter said today in regard to the re
sults o! the rough count that this is the only es
timate made by the Census Office of the popu
lation of New York city. For the purpose of
dividing the city into districts the office had
?laced the population or the city at 1,500.000.
he estimates of the supervisor of the city
placed the population at 1,700.000. but this es
timate was based on insufficient data.
In the decade ending 1840 New York had
added territory. In the last deu&de it added
nothing. So the growth is about the same.
Many Announcements Bulletined at the
Navy Department Today.
Commodore Joseph Skerrett has been de
tached from the command of the Portsmouth,
N. H., navy yard, September 13, and ordered to
command the Washington yard, September 15,
relieving t'apt Kichard W. Meade, who is
placed on waiting orders. Capt Silas Casey,
ordered to duty in connection with the fitting
out of the Newark. Lieut Frederick Singer,
ordered to hold himself in readiness for duty
on the llauger. Pay Director James
D. Murray ordered to duty at the Naval Acad
emy. July 24. relieving Pay Inspector T. T.
Caswell, ordered as general storekeeper at the
Mure Island yard. August 14. Paymaster Geo.
W. Beaman ordered to the Portsmouth, N.H.,
yard, relieving Pay Inspector Geo. A. Lyon,
ordered to settle accounts. Pay Director W.W.
Williams detached from the Mare Island
yard, August 14, and ordered to settle
accounts. Lieut Commander S. W. Very do
taclied from duty at the Naval Academy" 30th
instant and ordered to duty in connection with
tie flttiug out of the Newark. Lieut. Com
mander Jno. J. Hunke detached from the
Adums and ordered to temporary duty on the
Independence and to hold himself in readiness
for duty as executive of the Nipsic. Lieuts.
William H. Beehler and H. It Tyler, Ensign
John H. Gibbons and Passed Assistant Pay
master John C. Sullivan detached from the
Adams, ordered to temporary duty on the In
dependence and ordered to hold themselves in
readiness for orders to the Nipsic. Chief Engineer
I Absalom Kirby and Assistant Engineer Geo.
' McElrov detached from the Adams and
ordered to temuorory duty on the Independ
ence. Ensign W. B. Fletcher detached from
the, Adams ordered to temporary
duty on the Independence and ordered to hold
I himself in readiness for the Ranger. Com
1 mander Geo. W. Snmner, Lieuts. W. J. Bar
notte, A. B. Speyers, Alex. Sharp and E. T.
Wright, Eusign J. W. Owen, Chief Engineer D.
P. McCartney, Assistant Engineer J. 8. Mc
Ksau, Surgeon J. O. Avres, Assistant Sturgeon
E. W. Aural, Passed Assistant Paymaster J. &
Wright, Boatswain Stephen McCarthy, Gunner
T. M. Johnston, Carpenter F. M. Roberta and
Hailmakor M. P. Barr have been detached from
tho Galena and granted leaves of absence for
different periods. Commander James G.
Green detached from the oomaand of the
Adams and granted two months' Issvsl Lieut
Herbert Winslow and Passed Assistant Surgeon
E. H. Mars teller detached from the Adams aad
granted leave for one month.
IS THE PADRONE A MYTH?
Dr. Verdi Says He Never Found aa
Italian Laboring Under One.
The House committee on immigration today
beard a statement by Dr. Verdi of this city,
himself a native of Italy, upon the subject of
the padrone system. Hi* statement was mainly
in refutation of thoee made by preceding wit
nesses respecting the existence of a system of
Italian slave labor in this country.
He said that he had lired for forty years in
the United States and had never yet found an
Italian laborer who worked un dcr a padrone
The Italians were no t fools and were not to be
gulled so easily into surrendering themselves
voluntarily into slavery.
THE LAWS or IT ALT.
In 1887 the Italian government had appointed
a commission to examine the emigration sys
tem, and, as a result, a lav had been passed
which, while recognizing personal rights,
gniirded against unrestricted emigration as
sisted by unworthy persons for personal Rain.
The steamship agents were placed under
bond, provisions were made for the safety
and comfort of emigrants and a prohibi
tion was placed upon the emigration
of Rny class of persons whose immigration was
forbidden by the laws of the country to which
they sought to no. Italy needed all of her citi
zens, and was doing all she could to keep them.
If there were evils existing under the padrone
system the law could reach them.
VOLUNTARY CONTRACTS AN1) SLAVERY.
If Italians or any other people made volun
tary contracts to render service they could not
be called slaves. As a matter of fact there
was a good deal of jealousy felt toward the
Italian laborers because of their sobriety, in
telligence and skill New York was hardly
the best place to secure an accurate
estimate of the character of the Italian immi
grant They were new to the country, very
poor and were compelled to huddle together as
best they eould. After a time, however, they
found work, paid their debts and became cred
WHAT WAS 8EEN ON KULBERRT STREET.
Representative Oates, who had been a mem
ber of the Ford committee of the last Congress,
described succinctly the results of the investi
Sation of the committee in Mulberry street,
'ew York, into the padrone system, and said
that he had little doubt but that the Italian
law restrictive cited by Dr. Verdi, which had
not been in operation before this year, would
be of great benefit in preventing the immigra
tion of an undesirable element
WHT THE VICE CONSUL WAS REMOVED.
Chairman Owen asked Dr. Verdi if he had
any knowledge of the removal of the Italian
vice consul at New York as a result of charges
of complicity in the padrone system.
Dr. Verdi replied in the affirmative.
He said that the Italian colony in New York
had divided into factions as a result of cliques
in the formation of a beneficial society. In
this the officer had been involved, but the
statement that he had been connected with the
padrone system was absolutely without foun
THE WASHINGTON COLON*.
In Washington there was an Italian colony of
500 or 600 people. All were working, all lived
in comfort,all educated their children and made
good citizens. Not an Italian was to be found
in a hospital. They were not arrested for vio
lations of the law. He had taken his wife, an
American lady, to the balls given by the Italian
peanut sellers, the tailors and barbers. Every
man wore his dress suit and all the women were
well dressed. Of course, that was net true of
New York, where the immigrants were freshly
MR. CANNON'S FIGURES.
Democrats Say His Statements are Mis
leading and Hit Conclusions Wrong.
_ Mr. Cannon, chairman of the appropriations
committee, has made a statement as to the
financial condition of the country. He deducts
$36,500,000 from $460,000,000 expenditures
because that amount is appropriated for
deficiencies coming from last year and
Bays that $20,000,000 of the sundry civil
oannot be expended during this fiscal year.
He also counts on reductions of appropriations
in conference. By this means he reduces his
estimate of expenditures to $399,000,000, and
from this he deducts the sinking fund appro
priation, making his estimate $360,000,000.
Democratic members, criticising Mr. Can
non's figures, say the appropriations which he
deduct* are for the most part actually mad',
and must come out of this year's revenues.
If, they say, a part of the money comes out as
a deficiency from last year, it is none the less
a substantial sum of money to be paid, and
there is a certainty of aa large a deficiency in
the appropriations this vear as there was last
They point out that the estimated revenues
are i?4f/0.000.000 in round numbers, and the
appropriations, most of which have already
been made, amount to $461,000,000. without
counting the expenditure for pensions under
the new bilL In this aggregate the ap
propriation for pensions under the present
law is but $38,457,461, while the
actual expenditures for the year ending June
30 last were $106,1)39,428, and cannot l>e less
this year. This leaves a deficiency to be pro
vided for next year of $8,600,000 in round
According to the figures presented by Mr.
Dockery in the House the increase of pension
expenditures under the old law was in 1889
$6,606,200 over the year 188S. and the expendi
ture durmg the year ending last June 30
was $17,321,907 more than the year
before. bo that the expenditure
for pensions under the old peDsion law will be
now not less than $106.0W0.000. Mr. Dockery
figures out that the expeuditures for pensions
during the year will exceed the appropriation
by $45,048,148 at least, leaving that as a de
ficiency to be paid out of next year's revenues.
This deficiency alone would more than offset
all the deficiency appropriations coming over
from last year.
An Interstate Commerce Decision.
The interstate commerce commission today
decided the three cases of Proctor A Gamble
against the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
llailroad Company and others in favor of com
plainants. The opinion was written by Com
missioner Yeazey. It states that the com
plainants are large manufacturers of
common soap at Cincinnati, Ohio.
In the official classification common
soap stands in the fifth class in carload lots.
The defendant railroad companies have always
given it the rate of fifth-class articles, bnt for
many yesrs prior to May. 1889, they charged
the complainants for only net weight, the gross
weight being one-sixth more than net weight
but since said date they have charged for
gross weight without diminishing the rate per
hundred pounds. The effect of this was to
charge one-sixth more for the same service
than bad before been charged. The charge for
transportation under tbe net weight practice
was reasonable aud just .rnd without complaint
on the part of shippers or carriers. Heia, that
the increased charge by the device of charg
ing for the gross weight, being one-sixth ad
vance for the same service, was unwarranted,
as it operated to make the rate unreasonable.
Real Estate Matters.
O. W. Knox has bought for $16,500 of J. M.
Green subs 86 to 38, sq. 278, each fronting
15.75 feet on 12th between P and Q streets north
J. M. Stockett has bought for $6,586.90
of the Wsshington Besl Estate Company lots
10 to 16, sq. 968, and D. fiirtwell for $13,493.70
of the same lots 17 to 27, same square, each 16
by 117H feet on Uth extending to corner of B
street north ext.
& Norment has purehssed of W. E. Clark for
$6,500 sub 261, sq. 675, 19.77 by 80 fset on K
between North Capitol sad 1st streets east
Bobert Waldron has bought for $6,700 ef V.
J. Dieudonne subs 117 to 121, sq. 1061, eaeh 16
by 100 feet oa lSth between F and G streets
W. L Tune has bought for $4,000 of H. L.
Strong sub 10, sq. 976,86.47 by 77.fi (set, eoraer
Uth sad M streets southeast
KatsUffs, Darr A Co., snrMoneors, sotd yee
terday afternoon tor Sophia Bauttsr, guardian,
part of lot 7, in square M7, improved by a
three-story frame house, No. & H stmt
northwest, to B. Ben singer, esq., for $8,686,
THE FRENCH FIRED ON
A Newfoundland Fishing Cruiser
Fires on a French Boat.
THE SITUATION GROWS CRITICAL
Another Big Storm in Minnesota
Does Great Damage.
THE NEWS OF THE OAY BY WIRE
THE FIRST SHOT.
A Newfoundland Crula?r Firm on a
Montreal. Qce., July 17.?A private dispatch
received hero last evening confirm* the report
telegraphed from Halifax Tuesday night to the
effect that a Newfoundland cruiser had fired on
a French fisherman. The man-of-war Cornus
?ailed hurriedly from Halifax after the report
had been received to reinforoe the fleet in
Halifax, N.8.. July 17.?A cable dupatch
from 8t Pierre, Miquelon, say* the schooner.
Mary, from Fortune bay. N.F.,with 700 quintal*
of codfish, was seized there yesterday for Bell
ing cod roe*. The value of the vessel and cargo
i* #5,000. *No further particular* are given,
but it look* as if the French, having a surplus
of bait, have turned tables on Newfoundland
by seising and confiscating the friendly New
foundland vessel* that were trying to smuggle
bait to them.
Toronto. July 17.?A special cable dispatch
to the Globe say*: Premier Whiteway of New
foundland has had further interview* with the
colonial office. The whole case of the colony
is now fairly before Lord Knutsford. Sir
William certaiuly doe* not thiuk the attitude
of the imperial authorities is hostile to the
colonial claim*, and is glad to find the real
character of the issues involved fairly grasped
by the press and public men here. There is no
truth in the rumor that the Canadian govern
ment i* paying the fares of Heligolander* to
GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE.
The Steamboat Inspector to Look Into
the Scs Wing Disaster.
St. Paul, Minx., July 17.?The Galena in
spection district has taken up the loss of the
Sea Wing in Lake Pepin and transferred the
case to St Paul. Capt Wethern aud his clerk
and engineer were brought here yesterday
bv two special agents who had them in
charge at Ellsworth. An examination
was had behind closed doors to make
up a report for Washington and Captain
Wethern was allowed his liberty. He said that
not over 167 person* were on the Sea Wing.
The life preservers were acknowledged to be
in miserably deficient condition. It is be
lieved that the department at Washington will
order a thorough investigation.
A Frightful Wreck.
Albuquerque, N.M., Jnly 17.?A frightful
freight wreck occurred on the Glorietta
mountains near Laroy station yesterday morn
ing. A train consisting of twelve double
decked ears loaded with hogs was going to
Mexioo and became unmanageable The en
gineer applied the air brakes, but still the
train flew down the mountain grades at a fear
ful speed. Coming to a curve the engine
jumped the track and the whole train followed,
the cars piling one upon another. Fireman
Daley was mangled and torn to pieoes. A
brakeman, whose name could not be learned,
was caught under the wreck and crushed.
The engineer was seriously hurt aud it is
feared that he will die. Several stockmen, it is
reported, were badly injured.
A Dismantled Yacht.
Chicago, Jnly 17.?Capt Stern of the
steamer Puritan, which arrived from St.
Joseph, Mich., last night reports that when
about twelve mile* out from St Joseph he dis
covered a dismantled yacht, her bow sub
merged and her stern lifted fully 5 feet out of
the water. An examination was made, aud
under the yacht 30 feet beneath the surface of
the lake, lay another yacht much larger than
the one afloat There were no names to be
seen on either of the vessels. It is supposed
they were caught in Monday's storm. A crew
from the life saving station started out this
morning to briug the boats in. A S\ Jixciih.
Mich., special *ay* the two yachts lett there
last Monday and held two men each i.nd a
pilot Their name* are unknown, but they
came from Chicago.
A New Receiver In Utah.
Salt Lake, July 17.?The Utah supreme
court has accepted the resignation of Frank H.
Dyer, receiver of the church escheated prop
erty. and appointed Henry W. Lawrence, fixing
his bond* at C300.000. The canvass of the
acliool election of Monday wa* made yesterday
by Secretary Sella The election was for the
board of education, ten members, comprising
two for each municipal ward. The liberal*
elected both member* in the hrst, second aud
fifth aud one member in the fourth. The Mor
mons elccted both member* in the third and
one in the fourth. The board will therefore
stand seven liberals to three Mormons.
Five Burned to Death.
Quebec. July 17.?At 2 o'clock this morning
fire wss discovered in a bar room at 4 Joseph
street owned by Delamere A Oolett The
flames made such rapid progress that the whole
house was soon ablaze. The fire brigade ar
rived promptly and bent it* energies to saving
the aurrouuding property, unaware that the
occupants of the upper part of the burmug
house were roasting to death. It wss only
after the flames had been extinguished that
they came iu sight of the bodies of a family of
five' persons who had perished. The family
consisted of Pierrs Miranda, hi* wife and three
children, who had lately returned from the
?tates, intending to settle m their native city,
where they had found employment It is
0%tought more people have perished as the Mi
randas were lodging several visitors from the
Three Killed by Lightning.
Winnipeg, July 17.?Three people were in
stantly killed by lightning near Moose Jaw
Tuesday night while at supper. Their names
are Henry Hattel, an old and respected farmer,
his ten-year old daughter, and Herbert McLean,
aged twelve, sen of lie v. Dr. McLean.
The Dominion Census.
Ottawa, Out., July 17.?The decennial cen
sus of the Dominion will be taken in April,
1891, that date being selected to make it uni
form with the census of the British empire.
The population of Canada by the census of 1881
was 4,324,800 and the estimate for 1891, calcu
lated by the logarithemetic process, is 6,370,377.
Craker Returns to Germany.
New You, Jnly 17.?Bichard Croker, Tam
many's leader, started for Germany this
morning on the steamer Columbia of the Hi
berg-American steamship line. Be is aooom
mA by his wife and four children. The
party went aboard the vessel last evening, and
when the vessel left Hobeksa this morning only
a lew of the friends ai Mr. Craker were on the
The Tammany chieftain will be baek iu
for the fall
Oxtt, Ma, July 17.?About
and expressing a desire to still retain
head eaap in Illinois. Mr.
MeKiauie of Chicago i
-State toriedtettouu" Kaaeae City will
fall dsfsgsMeu to the head ?mp meeting to
he held at Hprtogfteld, DL, to
Tkt Vm( Frons Want ?f **
and the Crop Ontlook Bnd
Ciicioo, July 17.?The F?mtv? ft1' f*
Continued and spreading drouth i* becoming ?
?wiou b(ii*c? to oropa of ?U kind* m "***?*"
ritory covered by oar report At tbs prj*s*
writing Vmoi'Mta and South D?k?b are
only states la which rain* haee been nbundaul
and crop* are thriving. Oats will bo ?!??**
complete hilar* in Kentucky, and probably
will not return to exceed one-half tbo a??*|*
crop m Illinois. Indiana. Obio. Missouri an?
Nebraska. Corn in Illinois, Obio. Missouri,
Kentucky and kunsa* is >u(I?nn| tor ram. It*
prrM'nt condition being H> p*'r cent below ta*
average. In Indiana. Sebraek* and Iowa local
showers hay* sustained the crop in *)?' ee??
tie*, bat in rouiv other part* ot those stetee. *
alse certain Miction* of Dakota, there is lrM'
complaint of drouth. The conditions whieh
have proved *o unfavorable for other crop?
bare also bad their effect npon spring wbsst
and a decline will be nottcod in tbe trrrtfM fa*
Nebraska. Iowa and liakota *? ?nni
a* followsth< reports of correspond**!* Co
lllinoi*. SI per cent. Indiana. 90, Ohio, 75.1
tacky, 45; Mi**ouri. 76; Kansaa. SI. Minneeota
93: Dakota. 99; Nebraska. 90. Oat* -Uliaoie. M
per cent; Indiana. SO; Ohio. M; Kentucky, 16t
Missouri. 40; Iowa. 87. kanaa*. 68; Mmneeote,
Dakota. 91; Iowa, I*, Spring whaat low*,
S3 per cent; Minnesota, 90; Dakota, 90, Ne
8MMHRI) 3,(tOO CHAIRS.
Another Cyclone In Minnesota, But
Lona of Life.
8t. Pan. Mi**- 17.-Anothsr heavy
storm visited part* of this slat* late ysstarday
evening. At Red Wing and Lake City tbe
heavy beating rain is thought to bare don*
some damage to oropa, but other propertv is
all right Marine, a little town near Stillwater,
as well as Stillwater Itself, was re
ported wiped oat. but the latest advices
are against that report Anoka suffers some
loss from leveled fence* and overturned trees,
but the worst of the storm there passed north
of that city, from which section nothing bas
yet beeu heard. Clear I.ake. Wis., according
to oue report, was a severe sufferer, bat more
definite statement* from there give the
age a* very slight. Clayton, e *mall town I
Clear Lake, lost a number of roof*.
Hut the worst effect of this tornado was In
North St. Paul. a*ut>urb of this city, whers the
storm played havoc with property for a few
minute*, but fortunately no Ions of life resulted.
Tbe storm struck there at 8:JO and for e few
moments the southern limits of tbe
little manufacturing suburb were wrapped
in a dense cloud of mist
driving before a furious gale, with cyclonic
conditions. A large crowd of people had been
on the lookout, and there wa* the wildest con
sternation for a few moment*. Itut the storm
veered off to the east and leased on. The only
damage wan to the plant of the American Chair
Company, which was totally wrecked. It was
a two-story brick building and stood neit tbe
casket work*, being the soathernmost building
of tbe town. The wind caught tbe upper
portion of the building and cat it off as if
by a knife, lifting it bodily and smash
ing it to pieces some distance
away. At the satue time the walls were
crushed together like an egg shell, leaving it
an utter ruin. The los?wiU probably reach
? 10.000. a* the company had about 8.000 chairs
reauy for shipment.which were deetroyed. Tbe
plant wa* erected about eight month* ago by n
Chicago concern and wa* building up a flour
Melee Among Italians.
Bradford. IV, July 17.?At noon yesterday
a shootiug affray took place at Johnson's nulls,
near here, in which four Italians were
wounded. Louis Maroni came here from New
York recently with a gang of men to work on
the Alloghauv and kuisua railroad. Yesterday
hve Italian* went to Maron:'* store and de
manded that he join them in a strike. He re
fused to do thi*. whereupon tbe dele
gation stated that they would oompel
him and his men to strike. At this
point the five Italians ru*lied at Maroni. lie
manugod to break sway from them. and. *ecnr
ing a shotgun, he fired into the crowd, wound
ing four of them. The nanie? of the injured
are Francisco Rescitelli. Giovanni KeseiteUt,
Yincenco Paaqnereli and one unknown. Pns
quereli was given a bad dose of shot in tbe
back o! the head. I'he men were taken to the
hospital, where fifteen buckshot were extracts#
from them. _
Legislation on tbe Fair Site.
Chicago. July 17.?The ordinance granting
the use of tbe lake front as a part site for the
world's fair wa* passed l**t night by the city
council. Amendments requiring the use of n*
less than 150 acre* there, involving the filling
in of at least 100 acres of the lake free of SI
pense to the eity. were adopted. In some quar
ters it i* predicted that the amendment* will
prevent the use of the lake front and that tha
fair will be held entirely in Jackson Park, st*
miles from center of the city.
Torus, Kaw.. July 17.?Fully seven thousand
people yesterday attended the mass temperance
cdhveutiou which was called to coudemu tbe
original package traffic law in Ksn*aa Repre
sentative hall and the senate chamber were not
large enough to accommodate ail and the bap
tist church was opeued. but this was insufficient
and a secoutl overflow meeting wa* addresead
oc the step* leading to the capitoL Resolutions
demanding the passage of the Wilson bill and
urgiug the people to fleet prohibitionists to tbe
legislature were adopted.
A Pigeon Flight.
Tavpa, Ft.a.. July 17.?The two Philadelphin
birds, Lady \Va*hington and McCulloch. owned
by Mr. John Diggle. sent to tty for record from
thia point, were liberated in thi* city at 1) 56 a.
n;. yesterday and took their courm northward
at once without a circle. The distance they
have to cover is about 1.000 mile*.
A Youthful Wrrtch.
As*a, Iix.. July 17.-A terrible story of
youthful depravity comes from Goreville, n
small town in the western edge of Johneon
county, remote from railways and telegraphic
stations. Monday night a supposed burglar
broke into the house of a farmer named Moms
Sullivan. On l>eing challenged by Mr. Sullivan
he fired at him. inflicting a mortal wound.
Mrs. Sullivan grappled with the murderer and
wa* also fatally shot Tbe alarm w?* given.
Neighbors came in and caught the murderer,
who proved to be the si*teen-year-old son of
the Sullivsns. He gave a* a reason for the
com mi*? i ou of the* atrocious crime tbe fact iMl
be was tired of waiting for the oid folks" prop
erty. A few month* sgo he attempted to poison
his parents by pnttiug strychnine in the wateg.
He i* under arrest ^
An Alliance Candidate.
Grand Island, Nkr. , July 17.?1 be congres
sional convention held at Columbus, Neb., of
the Fsrmers' Alliance and the labor organisa
tions nominated O. M. kein of Broken Bow,
Custer county, for Congress from the third dis
Grand Rapid*, Mien., July 17.?The demo
cratic state committee met here yesterday and
decided to issue a call for the state convention
to meet in thi* city September^ tf.
Only n Ho re Lip.
New Yon*. July 11.?Tbe rumor of a ease of
leprosy in Mott street is unfounded. Tbe
Chinaman Jan was found in his apartments by
the police this morning. A physician sl
ammed him later and declares that tbe China
man is iu a good state of health save for a sera
lip. There wa* not tha slightest trace of
leprosy. The other tenants m tbe bouse *
mostly rich Chinaman, who were not in
least concerned over the reports of i
Milwacu*, Wis., July 17.?At *
the democratic state committee at Whit
Bay yesterday August 27 was selected as the
date for the state convention and Mil
as the place.
The World's Fair Commit***.
PiiLADrxraiA. July 17.?Contrary to
first intention, which was to hold daily l
lags for two weeks, the snbeommittes on per
manent organization of the world's fair eoae
mission. after the meeting of yesterday, ad
journed until Monday. Most ot the oommitte*
went down to Long Branch, where they are
the guests of their fellow ?misitltiisn. J. JL
Brealin of New I?*k.
Th*t loe Saved.
Pnoviscarows, Mass.. July If. ? IVa
wrecked iee schooner Ms ad Bonner,
lest errived today In tow of two tags.
M*w York Is
>1* Yon*, inly 17.?The
day is oppressively hot At l
eter registered 90 degi
humidity is about K.