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ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24, 1852.
WHEELING. "WEST VA., WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 29. 1SS3.
YOLUMEi'XXXn.?NUMBEll 5.
-t.rr: fiuf. nud 27 Funrfrentti Street.
Doisky seems io be editing the New
York Sun apain.
tioviwfon livruut is not running so well
lot anything as he was. Uut it doesn't
follow that he won't strike another fine
irt/Blion in a day or two.
Tut Enquirer throws out the hint that
it ilJiuiJton county revolt was set going
ijt ^uator Pendleton. If this be true it is
tJthly creditable to Senator Pendleton.
"The ohHicket," of which Mr. Tilden is
r! t unvindicated head and Hendricks the
other part, ia not yet abandoned to its fate.1
I'jlrifDiInurtf loud if not legion. If we!
were alloweJ a choice of evi'a that would
be oar ticket.
(ik.veb.\i- Diiims Ward interprets the
Ohio Democratic tariff piank to mean free)
ir.uk Some other Democratic Btumper
will interpret it to mean something else.
Krtry Democratic tariff plank should be
*t on a double hinge. 1
Jrwic Forakuii opens the '"real cam
pa^u" at Eaton, next Saturday night If
;jie "real" is going to be any harder than
tha on the Democratic ticket we beg our
K j allium friends in Ohio to desist. The
Democratic ticket ought not to be entirely
wiped out eo loo/ before election day.
Brxoit has it that our esteemed friends
otthe lofiane Asylum are considering the
propriety of seeking vindication at the li
1*1 suit's awful mouth. This id as good a
nay as any to investigate, and a good deal
better than some other ways. The Intel
lkesccb will probably be notified when
tbe com t is ready to proceed.
Tuosr Hamilton County Democrats who
have formally resolved not to support Boee
Mclean's ticket are better friends of their
party than the man who insulted it by de
grading the convention. One of tho speak
ers at Monday night's meeting, speaking
with the voice of prophecy, said that if this
outrage were not rebuked now it would not
he long before Democratic conventions in
Cincinnati would be made up of "criminals
from the City Workkouse and the Ohio Stale
Peniteutiary."
The sense of the meeting was that the
election of a Governor and United. States
Senator are of less importance than the
maintenance of I he party's right to name
its own candidates and to conduct its con
raition in a decent and orderly way. The
Hamilton county Boaa ticket is already de
feated,ami Hoadly is already claim, so that
the self-respecting Democrats of that coun
ty lose nothing by their brave and honest
sum!. If a party were to revolt every
time it is wronged by chicavery tricksters
wonld no louger dad ,it profitable to prac
tice their disgracefu 1 art.
Dwxssing the question of National aid
for free schools, the Louisville Courier'
Journal says: "The Courier-Journal opposes
the pauper school system because the
Southern people are not paupers and can
pay for well-taught public schools in every'
district if they will." It may be that the
Southern people are not paupers; yet it is
true that there is appalling illiteracy among
ttiem. It may be that they are able to have
enough schools, but they don't have them.
And speakiug of "pauper schools," that
ii the kind of public schools they used to
have in the South. A man bad to confess
himself uuable to pay befo/e his child
could bo admitted to the benefits of
such free schools as there were.
Bat would tho acceptance of nation
al aid for free schools make
paupers of the Southern people? They
don't gag over national money to improve
their rivers, to beat off the pestilence, and
to shelter and feed them in times of over
dj*. The "pauper" cry is a yery bad ar
ticle of nonsense. It seems that Democrats
ot a certain type regard ignorance as tbe
friend and ally of the Democratic party.
The New York Sun continues to ex
pott ihe "secrets" of the Republican cam
i?ign of 13.S0. It prints certain letters to
lioveraor Jewell and to Doreey to show
that the Republicans were desirous of rais
ing money. That money was raised and
ipert is no secret Perhaps money was
raised and spent for improper purposes. It
is lamentably true that money cuts too
large a figure in otir politics, as witness the
debauching a convention in Judge Hoad
ly's interest aud auother in the interest of
-Mr John McLean. The very large use of
money in political campaigns is a question
which tiie people, through their party con
cations, must soouer later address them>
??elves, and the sooner the better. If money
is to be the balance of power the larg
er and iatteat puree will carry the day,
ami public place might as well be put up
without reserve to the highest bidder.
The Sun prints two letters from West
Virginia; one from Stewart L. Woodford,
of New Yoik, at that moment in Whaellng,
the other from President Thompson, then
of the University, both advising money aid
to the Republican party in West Virginia.
Mr. Woodford's letter is specific. He
names $!5,000 as the sum which Mr. Stur
Jinverooo jnd Hf. 4^
wnson, Chairman of the State Committee,
thought necessary for the Republican cam
paign of 1SS0 in West Virginia. "In a state
coming so much territory as West Virgi
nia, do poorly supplied with railroads, cam
paigning in difficult and expensive. Men
?Q not travel without cost, nor can every
man afford to leave his employment with
out compensation. Besides this th? item
of printing on a large scale eats into money.
Let us buppose that $25,000 had been
ra'sed for West Virginia in 1880; deduct
what any Democratic politician familiar
with the State will say would have been
necessary for legitimate expenses, and
bow much would have been left for buying
democrat*? In 187(1 Tilden carried West
Virginia by 13,181. In 1880 Hancock's
plurality overUaitield was 11,108. In four
years tin Democrats lost in plurality 2,033
tou*. If the Republicans raised and spent
lir these $25,000 they were not ?t to be
iramrd with ?uch business. Nobody wlU
pretend that the market price of Demo
crats in West Virginia was $12 a yote,
YELLOWSTONE PARK.
THE WONDERS OF WONDERLAND.
The Exteat aid .Vatere of the Xatloaat Park?3o
?oaotoeoKe (Iraae Plat, Bet a Variety or
Woadere aid Attraetleae?The Hot
Sprlaga aid Sponllaig Gejeere.
Oorrttpmdencc qflU lHldlwenttr.
Yk.low8To.si Natiokal Pack, W. T.,
August 14.?My last letter landed theAsso
ciated Press excursion at the great National
Park ot the Yellowstone, over 1,000 miles
from Chicago and nearly 3,000 milt* from
Wheeling. Deducting the day spent at St.
Paul and Minneapolis, and parts of days at
Pyramid Park and Bimnarck en route, and
we made the run from Chicago in sixty-five
hours, or at tho rate of twenty-three milee
an hour, including onr stops at all places
other than those mentioned. This yon will
admit is good running over such a stretch
of new road and single track.
The Yellowstone Park is not exactly
what its name might imply to many people.
It is not one great inclosure of grassy plat
like the famous South 1'ark on the Union
Pacific branch between Denver aod Lead
ville, Colorado. It is rather a system of
parkB. Its area is very large, over 3,500
square milee, which is over six times the
area of the Pan Handle of West Virginia or
about seven times the size of Belmont
county, Ohio. It embraces mountains and
mouuutin spun, and in the valleys thus
lormed How ssveral rivets. There are also
the different basins in which are found the
hot springs and geyBers, which have given
this park the name of "Wonderland."
TUB PARK.
The Park li& mostly in Wyoming Ter
ritory, but there is a atrip of it on the north
and northwest in Montana, and on the
sonthwcwt iu Idaho. Almost witiiin its
boundaries rise the great rivers of North
America?the Missouri, the Colorado, and
the Columbia. Until a recent period, how
ever, strange as it may seem, it has been,
despite its wonders, practically unknowu
to the world. Lewis and Clark missed it
entirely in their celebrated exploration of
the Kocky Mountains iu 1805-0, and in
fact the first authentic information in re
gard to it does not seem to date back of
1803. Dr. Hayden'a report says that prior
to that time the region was known to but
a few hunters aud trappers, and their tales
in regard to its wonders were treated aa
the wildest of romancing. I have rnyBelf
talked with Patrick Gasa in bis day, the
last Burvivor of Lewis and Clark's expedi
tion, and remember no mention of the
wonders of the Yellowstone on his part,
nor do I recall any allusion to them in
Editor Jacob's biography of Gasa.
I have aaid that no mention was made of
the Park in the journal published by Lewis
and Clark. While this is true, it ia also a fact
that the earliest reference to thehotsprings 1
is in the stork* of a trapper named Coulter,
who accompanied the l^wis aud Clark ex
pedition across tho Rocky Mountains. Ho
remained near the headwalers of the Mis
souri on the retnm of the expedition, and
was taken prisoner by the Indians soon af
ter, but In 1810 relumed to Missouri and
told the people marvolous storie. of lakes,
of burning pitch, hot springs, geysers, and '
a land on fire, in this Yellowstone Park,
all of which they discredited, and the 1
locality was even ridiculed as "Coulter's
hell." Nobody seems to have thought it
worth while to verify his Btories by follow
ing np his explorations. The wonders of
"Wonderland" laid practically dormant 1
and almoBt unknown until after Dr. Lacy's
expedition in 1863, and even his report ,
does not seem to have created any special
sensation. | Aa late as 1S69 Cook and Folsom
made a prospecting tour through most of ;
the park territory, and their account of
what they had seen seems to have attracted
considerable attention, but it was not until
after Hayden's report of 1871, and only, as
it seems, on bis urgent recommendation
that Congress took anough interest in the
matter to pass in 1873 the act which sets
aside the Park as land that shall not be sold
to settlers.
WJIAT TDK PARK CONTAINS.
Since the expedition of the Associated
Press party this year I have been curious
to see how little is generally known as to
what the Park really is and what it con
tains. I presume that not 5,000 people in
the United States have been in the Park,
and not 20,000 have read anything special
in regard to it. Now, however, that so
many editors have been here no doubt the
country will be much better informed here
after?in fact flooded with information.
The "wonders," as they are called, of the
Yellowstone Park consist mainly in its
geyser* and hot springs, but not wholly, for
Die two cataracU*, and the lake and the
grand canyon of the Yellowstone are of
themselves great and grand sights. The
upper cataract of the Yellowstone is 165
feet .high aud the lower 2500 feet?both
higher than Niagara?while the grand
canyon through wfcicb tbo river flaws after
pacing over these falls is, as respects its
wild and craggy character, its great depth,
and the exquisite character of its coloring,
one of the great sights of not only our con
tinent but of the world.
1 hesitate to say how many hot springs,
largo and small, there are in the different
J tarts of the Park through which we have
ourneyed aud tamped for a week, but I
am prooably not out of the way when I say
that there are 3,000. I interrogated our
principal guide on this point since our w
turn, and he says that I am quite within
bounds in this estimato. In the smaller
basin 033 have been catalogued. Is this
not something wonderful ofitsolf?
I have mentioned our arrival at the
Mammoth Hot Springs on Sunday evening,
the 5th, after a series of almost eerjwus ad
ventures in the wagons that connect with
the cars some 18 miles from the Park. We
were quartered at the new hotel in course
of erection, by the Rufus Hatch "Improve
ment Company"?a great barn-like palatial
wooden hotel, which will be an imposing
editlce when finished, but as yet quite
crude in its interior and exterior appoint
ments und surroundings. However we got
good beds and good meals aud were made
generally comfortable. On Monday, the
dth, after an early dinner, one-half of our
party set out on its camping expedition aud
baoa and part ui wegons. uur uniforms
consisted largely of cloth or blue flannel
shirts and either our poorest euits or in lieu
of the latter a mud colored canvas overall
suit specially provided for the occasion,
together with gum overcoats. The array
was very unique if not imposing as it pall
ed up before the hotel before setting oat
on the winning way up a four mile moun
tain read. Your correspondent was mount
ed on a Umatilla pony, that for capacity to
trot h.ard and slow, and straight up and
down, bad probably no rival in the caval
' cade.
in* hot spiuxua.
Perhaps before starting through the Park
I should Bay a few words about the Gsr
dlner rlvar volley from which we wore to
set out and In which the so called mam
moth hot springs are sitnaUd. Almost
wtst of our hotel is a strange formation
that looks somewhat like a series of great
glaciers tabling backward towards theMoun
tain upon each other, over which are rw
ning aud dripping down from table to
table streams or rattier broad shoila of hot
water from many babbling and boiling
springs W be found on each glacier or
Utble. The flote) Company, or, w it is
called, the "Park Improvement Company"
have tapped this hot water and brought it
down to their bath houses at a temperature
of 150?. I Indulged in a bath before net
ting out and found it very agreeable. You
can thread your way up over thesfe sncceg
ive terraces for a mile or more and in do
ing bo you get the impression that you are
walking over the debris of a system of great
lime kilns, bo white and friable is the cal
careous matter on which you tread. When
you reach the top you find quite an exten
sive plateau or basin in which there is a
large lake of about 80? temperature where
visitors. go to bathe at all hours, The
1 whole formation to which I have referred
?these terraces and ledges ? were all
I formed by deposits from springs and gey
sers, many of thein now extinct. And the
formation is still going on as the wpter de
posits the matter which it holds in solution.
Our cavulcade made twenty-five miles
on its first day out During the afternoou
we passed tne "Lake of the Woods" and
"Beaver Lake,".(across which at different
points the beavers have constructed a series
of datnB) and the famous Obsidian Child
These cliffs are from 150 to 250 feet in
height and about 1,000 feet in length, and
are a great curiosity, resembling olack
glass, such as you see occasionally in the
slag of a blast furnace. The Indians have
long used this material to make their beat
and choicest arrow heads.
T1IK KOKB1S GEYSER 11AHIJ*.
We camped the first night at the fork
of "Fire hole" river, in what is known as
the "Xprris Geyser Basin," and about
twenty of us slept in one large tent, where
mattresses had been laid in anticipation of
our coming. Before night we walked out a
mile to the basin to get our first sight of
geysers throwing up columns of hot water, j
When you get out into the basin auiidat1
the smell of sulphur and the sound of gurg
ling, sizzling, steaming and seething hot
fountains, pools, springs aud geysers you
imn well imagine that you are close upon the
very infernal regions themselves, or, as one
of the boys expressed it,-unigh unto the
gates of hell." The air is almost sickly
with a thick sulphurous smell, and as you
descend into the basin you waik over a
sulphurous crust underneath which, as you
plainly see by the scores of little hot
bubbling springs amid which you tread
four way, the great fires of Lucifer seem to
be burning on a mammoth scale. Every
where it is as if the water was searching
for a surface vent and bubbling aud boil
ing over the crust, compelling you in many
places to walk in a thin sheet ot hot water
that played havoc with the soles of your
shoes. None of the large geysers were
jnouting while we were there, but one lit
tle fellow, called the "minute man" threw
up a column of 15 to 25 feet every sixty
seconds by way of initiating us into the
geyser business aud preparing us for the
"upper basin," some thirty-five miles
timber on. a. w. c.
imUEBMKX l? *
X lerrlblo Experience <>I Im
Koaliutu Aejir i M|i? SjiIH* 1
Haufax, N. S., August 2S.-A terrible
story is tot told by' Georgo Gardiner, a
fisherman, who, with his companion Peter
Dakin, was caught in the whirlpool of the
Basin of Minas, near Cape Split. The two
men were in ft dory, pulling in their acts,
and drifted nearer the wbirpool than they
meant to. However, they took to their
oars, land, puttine all their Btrength into
S stroke, they were making fair pro
grew) towaid a safe place, when Dakin 8
wrist suddcnlyjS?ve out, and the boat Boat
ed into the daugeroua placa and capaiztd.
Gardiner caught on a net buoy, but in a
moment both men. were sucked down to a
yieat depth, and Gardiner eajs that the j
weight of water upon him was fairly pain
ful Then they both rose again, and as
Gardiner was aoout to advise Cakm what
to do to Bave himself, they both went down
again. That time, says the rescued man,
they were both sure that their time had
coine, but, almost sudocated, they arose
""whenbelow Gardiner had a full view oi
his companion and surrounding objccts.
After coming to the surface of the second
whirlpool they had only time to draw a
breath or two when they were sucked down
Into tiie third. Gardiner nearly perished
while under the surface this time, but as
cendini! aeain he found his companion I,
near him. lie spoke to him, to''01""!
that he was already dead, having s^raud
while beneath the surface. Gardiner sue
moiled in reaching his dory and clung to
it all night. (Strange to s?y, Dakin's Dody
floated ?U night on the surface, and no
matter which way Gardner turned ha
bead the-corpee appearwl always in his
view. Shortly after daylight some fisher
men m'another boat nscued Gardiner, and
KTSE was recovered. Gardiner was
driven almoit insane by his horrible exper
lence. , x,
A NICKB.MoO t>iq??T.
\ woman Half t?'?" ?r K.t. round at
li?r Home lu Milwaukee.
Mh.wakke, August 23.?A terrible rase ;
of destitution was discovered by the police
to day. Last night Mrs. Hotel, aged
thirty-seven, died suddenly at her home,
rear of 580 Fourth street. The neighbors i
notified the police this morning. Officer |
1'relUon, ol tho Associated Charities, visited
the premises, a filthy hovel, and encounter
ed a revolting and sickening spectacle. 1
The w'oman lay half nude, and Bix large
rats were devouring the body. Tbeyerinin
? ""Vei away 5ne side of her face and
ImO. Two little children were hud
died in the Bame room, nearly starved. ?
The husband and father was found lying
In front ol the place, and grossly Inton
ated The body was taken to the morgue,
where the inquest will h?ld, and the
!t.!i.i wm were taken to a charitable institu
itam Treltsonsays there is no doubt that ,
Mm Hnlzfli w<i8 starved to death, or was I
killed by rata when toaweak by privation
to resist. ,
Thp i"re?l>S?nl'i? Juurney.
Yilwwstom Pabk, Auopsr 28, via Li\
isaTSOM, Mojitasa, August 2S.-U was the
Intention of the Presidential party to slay
over Sunday at the upper geyser bas n,
nntll it was ascertained that the vicinity j;
nFthe camp offered inaolHdent forage for
animals ?bis discovery made it neceaary .
to resume our march. This morn ng we
borders we are now encamped.
Cn.neensfu) *??????? ?? ??/n'*"'*;
Savak-hau, Ga., Aaguitai-A cmwdo
five hundred citiMns surrounded the jail
last night where the suspected murderers
THertel and "? *"e wbre
tfisniasgfiSSE
ssrs&sM
petrators of thp horrible crime.
Exicualve Unrest rires.
Bar Haruou, Mx., August 28.-An ex
tensive forest fire is now raging between
iialCaye and Great Pond, 10 miles from!
tur Harbor, on the western side of the!
island. The flr?. hag burned prer MjOOg
i???? A force of 200 men Buccepaeoin
JS^oanling tho burning district vith a
fuwh thus preventing further damage.
| ThffirTla now fcBwB to be Pf% ??"'
trnl No fires are now burning m ?e lip
ISdUto 'icinity of Bar Harbor,
DESTROYED BY STEAM
A TERRIBLE STEAMBOAT DI9A8TEP
Oa North Blftr-Flfty Feraoaa Hurled Into EUr
airy by (ha Kxploaloa of a Boiler aad
the Klaklag of. a HUamer?HJckealag
Ktorlea ofDlatreta aad bafferlatf.
N*w York, August 28.?At about ten
minutes to four this afternoon, people wh<
were in the neighborhood of the foot o
Fourteenth street and North river wen
startled by the 90und of an explosion coming
from the direction of the river. Looktaf
out to midstream they saw the Hudsor
steamer Riverdale enveloped in steam. Id
less than six minutes afterward she keeled
to one side and capsized opposite Sixteenth
street, she having floated that far.
Iostantlv about fifteen different tugf
steamed from this city and Hoboken to
where the sunken vessel lay. There were
over 100 passengers on board tho Kiver
dale when she left the foot of Harrison
street Some of these were hurled into the
air and then fell back into the water,
others were compelled to jump itfto the
?river to escape the hissing, scaluiug steam
that had filled all putts of the vessel, or to
| avoid going down with her.
CAUSJS dP TUB DISASTER.
i The cause of the disaster was the explo
sion of a boiler which was amidships.
When the boiler burst the air yvas filled
with flying debris and broken woodwork,
and the pilot house snapped like a pipe
stem ana topped over into the water.
About 50 people lost their lives, some being
blown into eternity, and others met their
deaths by being drawn down with the
whirlpool caursed by the sinking of the
vessel. Those who were floating or swim
miijg about in the river were picked up by
thetuga.and rowboats that came to the
rescue. The dead bodies werealso brought
in by boats. Mrs. Sitsin, of Tarrytown, N.
Y.; an unknown man, whose body was
taken to thu morgue; a boy whose identity
has not been ascertained, was also taken to
the morgue. *
TIIK INJURED.
The injured were Howard Gardiner, the)
evangelist, Yonkers, N. Y., taken to New
York hospital; John Kelley, deck-hand, oi
Englewood, N. J., arms broken, taken to
New York hospital; John Moran, deck
band, of Williamsburg, N. Y., legs and
side crushed, taken to New York hospital;
Thomas J. Saul, passenger, No. 274 Sum
mers street, Brooklyn, scalded/ taken to
New York hospital; W. H.Jenning, pass
enger, Brooklyn, face and hands burned,
taken to New York hospital; John JSalair,
mate of tho vessel, left thigh badly
crushed, take to New York hospital; John
Grefs, of tnis city, aged 21, badiy scalded,
in an extiemely critical condition, taken
to the New York hospital; George li.
Dimes, firemen of the bout, badly wounded,
taken to the St. Vincent's hospital.
The firemen of several engines aud hook
aud ladder trucks stationed near the scene
of the disaster were callcd out without i
their apparatus and did good service, as
did members of the steamboat squad.
Policeman Michael Kiililea, of the ChartedJ
streot station, was the first to help the
wounded fireman, George K. Dimes, on |
shore from the bout, at the foot of Tweifth
street.
A SICKENING 8T0EY.
I never saw a man in such suffering, said
the ollieer, and I hope I may not witness
another such sight again. The poor fellow
squirmed and his flaih was peliing olf iu
blisters. I called at once an ambulauco
driver nearest the man and had the un
fortunate man sent to Saint Vincent's hos
pital. I then went in search of other in
jured persons, and when I came to the foot
of Fourteenth street I saw a man pulling
rapidly to the wharf. His boat contained
Lhu body of a woman whose legs were evi
dently broken. Sue must have been
crushed by falling timbers while Bitting on
deck, and then blown overboard.
Of the passengers aboard the Riverdale
some were blown up with the explosion,
but from the best account obtainuble the
uuoiber wus small, as there were few in tho
cabina at the time. No exact idea can at
present be gained as to the number of pas
sengers on board, or the number lost. Ac
coun ts of the num ber of passengers vary from
SO to 200, and of the killed lrom 10 to 50.
i'he modt trustworthy accounts place tne
number of killed from three to six. Tnere
is reason to believe that nearly all had a
chance to escape. The hour at which the
explosidli occured was between 3:30 and
1:45 o'clock. The engineer was about to
9nter the engine house to slow up
is another steamboat was at their landing,
when an ominous rumble was heard pro*
seeding irom the boiler, aud in a momeut
& terrible explosion occurred, blowing out
the entire inside of the vessel and leaving
only a helpless sinking hull. The force of
the explosion was downward apparently.
The rapidity with which the vessel sunk
ihowed the bottom had blown out. Hard*
iy a minute elapsed between the explo
sion and the sinking of the hulJ in a whirl
pool into which struggling swimmers were
drawn. The river was strewn with * reck
ing, cabin doors beams, boards aud furni
ture floating about, Accounts of the man
ner of the explosion differ. Those on the
!>oat agree it was sudden and without warn*
ing.
ANOTHER ACCOUNT OF THE EX I'LOS I ON.
A policeman who had been a boiler
worker was standing at the foot of Bloom
ington street, ptates that his attention wea
utracted by the sound of escapiug steam,
rod looking out on the river saw the Biver
tale going up stream partly enveloped in
steam that escaped with a loud roar from
the side. Ho saw the people rush from ihe
lower to the upper deck and make ready to
hrow thomselyes in the river. Tho next
moment the explosion came.
The yachts oi Jay Gould and E. A. Jaf
[ray were lying at the lower end of West
rwenty-third street at tne time of the ex
plosion. Both Gould and Jaffray bad juat
ifone ashore when the accident occurred.
Upon hearing tho explosion they immedi
utely turned about and putting out to the
scene of the wreck in ther gigs, ordered
iheii vachts to follow without delay.
Both engaged in tyo work of giving aid
wherever needed with great ?eal, and when
their yachts appeared all who were in
Bight in the water had been picked up.
Folio* ing is a list of those known to be
killed or injured: Mrs, Julia Sisaon, aged
08, af Tarrjtown, N. Y. Mrs. Sisson was
seated on tho lower deck with her hus
band, Charles Sisson, and grandson W. B.
Cbapin, when the explosion occurred.
Tbay were going to their home in Tarry
town. Mrs. bitton was thrown into the
water and drowned. Her grandaon
jumped overboard and her aged husband
was palled through the rear window of the
sinking boat by the crew of a tug that
hsjteztpd tg the scene. Mrs. Sisson's body
was recovered and taken ashore. Thomas J
Gregg, aged 82 years, 000 Water street, Ibis
oily. Mr. <inw on h|? wav to
Sobta* Ferry. ilia body wa? found wedged
in on the port aide oi the vessel between
the rail and joiner work.
Mr. Grew was In company with ex-sea
C,pt. Voortiiee, who eecaped with some
difficulty, aiusr awing a rait he made out
ol bencheeand furniture awainped by the
iuconaidemte haste ol three young meu,
!allUudw ube called them. '{Ware
Jheonl/OPM jxatlyety know? to b? (oei.
TlIK IJEKY KOLTKKM.
Humflton Comity iicmucrntM Talking
AltoiiI ftoltlus: Met cairn Ticket.
I Cincinnati, August 2S.?A secret meet
in); of nearly L'OO of the best and wealth
* ieet Democrats of the city was held at the
Burnett House last evening, to consider the
situation as left by McLean's county con
vention of last Saturday a week. A full
interchange of opinions was had, Mayor
i Means making an (specially earnest,
not to say bitter speech. finally a com
f mittee of fifteen was appointed to meet to
' morrow and formulate a plan of action to
> be euhmitted to au adjourned meeting of
t ihe full body next Saturday. It is oxpect
f ed that the plan adopted will bo to repu
? diate the ticket named by the county con
> vention and call a convention to name a
i new one. Meantime the two Democratic
I papers, the Newt-Journal and Enquirer, will
be called and their probable course in the
1 matter will be asked, the action of the
boilers to be guided by the replies,
i . Mayor Stephens is now with the bolters,
i having deserted McLean. The main idea
i actuating those ho took part in the meet*
ing was that the McLean ticket, if elected,
will succeed in placing the entire police
force of the city and probably some other
departments, in the hands of McLean and
"his ringsters. This the taxpayers will not
permit They do not propose doing any
tning to hurt the State Democratic ticket,
but mean to defeat the McLean Legislative
ticket whether or no. If u bolt is once or
ganized it'willgrow.
A FA i AS. DUEL
Two Yoaoir Men H?e( ilielr Deitlli on the
Field ol'llouor.
Sr. Louis, August 28.?A fatal encounter
occurred early this morning near London,
City, this county, between Louis Phillips I
and Jacob Easonbrook, both residents of
Bowling Green township, in which the lat
ter was killed instantly, and the former
wounded so badly that ho died in a few
hours after. The affair had its origin in a
Srudgo of long stauding, growing out of
isrespectful remarks made by Piifllips
concerning Kasenbrook's 4,'sister. Each
time they met they quarreled, and yester
day morning th?y decided to settle the
matter in a duel with pistols, to be fought
at ii o'clock this morning, at the place
mentioned.
They chose as their seconds Mack
Swank and Jack Wren, who were present
and witnessed the shooting. Kasenbrook
tired the first shot, the ball entering Phil
lips' mouth. Phillips staggered and fell,
but before falling discharged his weapon,
the ball taking effect at one side of Risen
brook's moutn. ranging upward through
the head. Both duulims were young men,
Phillips being alxmt 22 years of age and a
school teacher. Neither of the seconds
have as vet been arrested.
TKACHEKs' IftNillUTfi
orIlHrrJNOU Coumj-UooU AitcuiJancc
FlrMt Dhj'm L'xerelM*.
Corrapoiulaice of the InUUtjouxt.
Clakkmuuiio, W. Va., August 27.?At 2
o'clock p. m. the Teachers' Institute of Har
rieon county convened at New Salem, \V.
Va. It is well attended, sixty-sdven teach
ers beiug enrolled on the firat day, although
the atteudance at the Clarksburg Institute
in June reached one hundred and fifteen.
Both institutes were conducted by Dr. J. L.
Craig, an experienced educator and ener
getic teacher. The address of welcome was
delivered by Mr. D. C. Louchery, formerly
principal ol Clarksburg graded school.
At iho night session J. N. David, County
Suj erintenuent, addressed a large audi
ence, after which Miss Florence Randolph
gave a reading of ruerii on the topic, "Over
.Pressure out of School."
The evening exercises were concluded by
an addrets on "Use ol Dig Words," by an
attorney from Clarksburg.
lu Wplleol'lhe Pool.
Chicago, August 28.?It is given out
here on good authority that the Southwest*
ern Railway Association will not content
the suit of the Boston Sugar Refluery, in
stituted to test the question whether the
railway people can divert freight from a
rojd to which it is specially consigned by
shippers. The Boston company tendered
certain freight to the Rock Island road, but
the commissioner of the pool said the
freight would nave to go over another line
in carrying out the process of evening up.
Business of all the pool roads, under the
pressure of the suit of the Boston company,
has been allowed to have its way without
dispute, and freight has gone over the road
indicated. This is accepted as a confession
that the pool managers realize they have
uo standing in the suit in the question
raised, namely: "That a railway as a com
mon carrier is bound to accept all freight
tendered in spite of any pool regulations.
anlEF TgLEURAMS.
About three huhdred deaf mutes attend
ed the first Triennial National Convention
at New York yesterday.
Peter Bender, a prominent farmer near
Ada, 0., was killed by lightning yesterday
while walking near his bousf.
The hog cholera bus appeared at Patch
ogue, Long Island. A number of farmers
have met with heavy losses from the dis
ease.
Nearly one thousand soldiers of the Con
federate and Union armies, were in attend
ance at the ex-Confederate re-union which
ixgan at Jefloraon City, Mo., yesterday.
The Philadelphia Reading Coal and
Iron Company tc-raorrow will issue a cir
cular making an advance of 10 to 2o cents
per ton in the prices of coal for Eastern
shipments.
HecreUry Folger arrived at Detroit,
Mich., yesterday at'tornoon on the Revenue
Cutter Feesenden, from a tour of inspection
of the principal Government works of the
upper lakes.
Senator Jones, of Florida, who has been
visiting in Detroit, Mich., the*pnst few
days, was entertained at a public banquet
last night by a number of the citiasns,
headed by the Mayor.
Dr. D. Newell, of Chicago, a physician of'
standiug, commiated suicide yesterday by
taking an ovcr-dose of morphine. He had
suffered from ill-health and sustained a
number of financial reverses.
The Convention of colored citizens in
eession at Little Rock, Ark., yesterday,
adopted retqlutions ondoreing President
Arthur's administration afc eminently
s ate*manlike, just and discreet.
There aro now 48,040 postoffices in the
United States, of which number 2,176 are
Presidential olBces and 0,273 money order
offices. Since the year 1870 the number of
pistoflicea has been increased 40 per cent.
The Prenchman, Hilano Balsam, who
wa8toswim the Whirlpool Rapids yester
day, visited the falls but did not attempt
the feat, but roiurned to New Y0*** -He
says he will attempt it in the future, but
would givo no date.
The trial of James Nutt, the slaver of
Lyman Dukes, will commence at Union
town, Pa., TbursJaypI neit week. Dis
trict Attorney Jphnioij and .John JJoyle
will pondupt the prosecution, and W. H.
Playford and A. D. Boyd will be counsel
for tho defense*
A conductor on the Chicago 4k Alton road
yesterday had a private detective arrested
at Chicago for following him about, and a
Justice fined the "Spotter" $10. The man*
ogers of the road stated they had dis
charged a number of suspected conductors
and had employed detcctives to )ceen cer
tain ones of thejn under aujrvelli^ce.
STREET RAILROADS
. AND OTHER MATTERS IN COUNCII
, At LmI Sight's Bualoa-Tfca Elm GrOT* Compta
X?eU with ft B*l?iff-Th? Cltiiiftfe* LUe aUo
Nat I'ohb Oa-The Iilftad Uuute JlaUer
Beferred to ft ConaltU*-3lll?, Etc.
The regular Heaii-monthiy meeting o
Council, held last evening, waa marked ii
the Second Branch by an animated discus
sion over the Citizens' Railway Company
and by the disorder that prevailed. Hal
a dozen members would be talking al
once, and the presence of the Chair was at
times ignored altogether, while the mem
bers talked back at each other with ac
easy abandon. In the First Branch Mr
Myles presided and all the members were
present pxcopt Mr. Bingell. The Branch
concurred in numerous resolutions sent
from the Second at a previous meeting and
in tho committee reports of last night
There was a big lobby present anxious to
see what would be done with the petition
of the Elm Grove road, for permission to
run their motors into the city as far as the
Capitol.
The petition was read and also the ordi
nance accompanying it. Mr. List object
ing to the second reading of the ordinance
granting permission, it was laid over until
the next meeting, unda joint resolution
offered -by Mr. Miller adopted providing
tor a special meeting next Friday evening
lor tho purpose of considering the ordi
nance. This resolution was also adopted
in the lower Branch.
Iu the Second Branch President pro tem
Wilkinson presided and all were present
excent Messrs. Butts, Dickman, Hildreth
and Milligan.
THE CITIZENS' BAILWAY TIIACK.
The Committee on Streets, Alleys and
Grades reported that it had thoroughly in
vestigated and considered the matter
brought before Council at its last meeting
by tho Board of Public Works and referred
to the Coumjittee?the laying of the street
ear company's track on north Mate street
Tne Committee recommended that notices
signed by the Clerk and bearing the Beal
of the city be served 'by the Sargsant on
tho President and Secretary of the com
pany to the effect that, whereas, by virtue
of an ordinance granting the company the
privilege of laying and maintaining tracks
un certain streets, the company is required
at all times to make, lay and maintain its
tracks and switches and the top of the rails
thereof, on a level with the surface or plane
of the street; and, whereas, the company's
tracks from Ninth street up Main to the
northern end of its Hue are not upon the
level or plane of tho street, the company
is notified that it has failed to comply with1
tho ordinance in the respect referred to,
the city intends to and through its Council
will repeal the ordinance and revoke and
annul all the rights, powers and privileges
given by the ordinance. .
The fcirat ward members spoke exhas
tivel.v on this subject. Mr. Shanley, who
at a former meeting was strongly in favor
of the Board's communication being re
ferred to the committee, was not satutigd
with tho report, and moved that consider
ation be deterred until the next meeting,
and that the street be surveyed by the
Board in order to ascertain what waa the
proper plane. Mr. Campbell, of the Board,
beinjj present, wus asked to speak on this.
Ho did so, and said that roost certainly
the Boaid would make no survey. The
plane waa already established. Mr. liar
roll stated that the track as at present was
inconvenient, but he waa disposed lo be
lenient with the company. Mr. ilaberlield
attacked the Board and wanted to know
why it didn't go after the Elm Grove. The
report was finally adopted, very much to
Dr. Wiugerier's disgust. He is strongly in
terested in the road and spoke against the
report Several other members aired
themselves.
The next report to raise a rumpus was
the following report of the Hoard of Pub
lic Works:
"The Board of Public Works begs leave
to call your uttemion to a provision of the
ordinance granting the right to the Citi
zbum' Railway Company to lay tracks on
certain streets on the Island, which will
provo a serious inconvenience f j the public
as well as work an injury to the city and
her interests. if carried into effect by that
company. The permission to lay a track
on Virginia street west to Penn, on Pcnn
to Zane, and then west on Zine, is referred
to. To lay tracks on Virginia west to Penn
will prevent any improvement to that
street which will be of use to the public, as
past experience has proven tbut the pla?ing
of a btreet car track on one or more streets
renders at least one-third of the street use
leu. To remove tne present tracks from
Zane street east of Penn aud carry them
over to Virginia will only result in spoiling
Virginia street and not be of any benefit to
Zine street Virginia Btreet will probably
be paved in the next twelve months and it
is bnt fair that the street car company ba
compelled to confine its tracks to one
street, either Zane or Virginia street, and
not spoil both. When the ordinance was
before Council the Street Car Company
objected to going out Virginia to South
Huron street, because in time of frtshets
the corner of Virginia and South Huron
was Hooded. If this was a good reason for
not going out there, why did the company
want to occupy any part of that street at
all? To remove the tracks fromZdneas
far west as to South P?nn will not improve
Zine, as the portion of Zane from which
tho tracks will be removed cannot bo im
proved to any advantage while the tracks
are left in the street west of South Penn.
iiither occupy one street or the other with
the car tracks, and leave one of them for
the public. Will you* houorable body
take some action in this matter be/or* the
tracks are laid? When the tracjcs are
once laid the Street Cor Company will be
harder to move than now, aad your cbang
ing the route laid down in the ordinance
will not work any hardship to the com
pany, and will be of great benefit to tho
public."
This was refrred to tho Committee on
StrectB, Alleys and Grades together with
the Solicitor, he to ascertain if the city had
any power to change the ordinance.
COMMITTER IlKPURTtt.
The Committee on Claims presented a
bill of Solicitor William Erskine for legal
services amounting to 9118 which was
ordered paid.
A bill for $3 50 from the Real Estate
Committee and one *of $1125 from the
Finance Committee were ordured paid.
The first was for ropaire to the City Build
ing and the second for advertising.
The Finance Committee recommended
that the settlement of Messrs. List <fc Daven
I port, commissioners of tho loan of 1871 for
the year ending April, 1033, be ratified,
also the settlement of James B. Taney,
City Collector, when he shall have paid to
the Receiver the sum of $2,745 US, balance
due the city as per his settlement, and that
he be paid the sum of one per oent iu
addition to his oommisaions for collections
made in IBSty. There was a kick made on
granting Mr. Taney tho additional one per
cent on the collections of 1883 as a sort of
a recompens-j for taking away the water
rents of 1882 from him, but it was granted
by a vote of 21 to 3. ?
Licenses to keep coffee bouses were
grauted to Henry Michael, at No. 2164
Main 6treet, with C. W. Welty and Henry
Neuhart, sureties, and to Michael Noon,
corner of Tweniy-sevepth and Market
meets, with F. South, W, A. Carter and
Charles Schmidt, sureties. A license tf
keep a billiard room'was granted Knoke A
Hanke.
Ordinances were adopted fixing the
grades on Main street from Twenty fifth to
Twenty-sixth, on Wood from Thirty-eighth
i to Fortieth, and on Thirty-ninth from
Jucob to McColloch streets.
Numerous resolutions calling for street
lamps were referred, and objections being
raised to the second reoding of the ordi
nance closing barber shops on Sunday it
f went over. It was passed by the First
Branch. Walker Cunningham was con
firmed an extra man at the Vigilant, vice
' Wm. Heifer.
UN TIIK KilL.
; Com In I 4'lrrk Uoj^h Dcnlh?Another
CoIliHlon at Mingo Junction.
Stkuhbnvilli, 0., August ^8?William
M. Hoyt, the postal car, clerk fatally injur
ed at Mingo, has since died at the Irope
, rial Hotel. He was 43 years of sge, and
leaves a wife but no children. His wife
with a friend, Mrs. Whitridge, arrived on
on the early train this morning from In
dianapolis. Mrs. Newman and her brother,
J. H. Streff, a]so arrived on the same train.
Mr. Hoyt had been in the postal service a
little over four years, aud was a very popu
lar and valuable man. His remains were
taken on No. 7 to Norwalk, 0., his former
home, for interment. The Masonic frater
nity of this city took charge of the remains
at the hotel, and J. W. Jordan, George
Moore, W. A. Long, Kobert Turner, Joseph
Carnahau aud Henry Gregg acted as pall
bearers to the train.
asother compos.
The JJearld this evening wye: Last night
a collision occurred at Mingo between ilie
engine of the night freight on the Cleve
land & Pittsburgh railroad and some cars
directly in front of the Hodkinson oil re
finery. The engine was somewhat broken,
and ono freight and two gondola cam
wrecked. One of the gondolas was burnt d
to gee it out of the way. It was reporttd
that the engineer wan hurt,- but this was not
confirmed, and owing to the reticence if
employee it was d Ukult to gel detail*. The j
track wu8 blockaded uutil alter 7 a.m.
<1M PA H. N l.LII'KKN.
UariuIeMi l.llcraf ure Magnified by a New
York llourbou btitet.
Sew Yohk, August 23.?The Sun this
morning prints a number of General Gar
field's letters and from othera concerning
the campaign of 1880. The following was
written by Hon. Stewart L. Woodford, of
New York, to Marshall Jewell:
Wheeling, W. Va., August20,1880.
My Dkar fciiiu?Now to business These
people ought to bo holpcd. Here, if any
where, the South is to be broken. You
know what funds you have. Sturgiss and
Atkinson agree to raise $10,000 if you will
give them $15,000. With $25,000 they can j
make an effective campaign. Ot this $10,
000 Wheeling men will give $5000. Witn
$25,000 they can organize the State. ? ? ?
11 you can possibly do this withont en
dangering Indiana, I advise it very earn
estly. Your Friend,
Stkwart T? Woodford.
Rev. J. R. Thompson, President of the
West Virginia University, wrote to Secre
tary Dorsey as follows:
"If you put men and sinews here at
once the Republicans will CArry it (West
Virginia) in October."
Ibe Cadet ilRsei%
Annapolis, Md., August 28.?The United
States practice ships Dale and Constella
tion arrived at the Naval Academy to-day <
The cadets on the Dale were given leave
to come ashore and remain until 5 r. v.
None from the Constellation landed. The
cadets will be given a month's leave of ab
sence except those charged with hsziug
the fourth class.
The following cadets art those accused
of hazing on theUonetellation: Kress,Mw:ler
and Campbell, of New York,Tangle, Breed
and Tisdale, of Kentucky; Ballard, of
Pennsylvania; Bird and ilawdst of Wis
cousin; Wineram, of Missouri; Dodd and
Johnson, of Indiana; Young, of Virginia;
Tronnees, of West Virginia; btrite, of Mary
land; Bertholf and Andrews, of New Jer
sey, All members of the third class. Kress
stands No. 1 in his class.
Hnnt The Kiim-hIn I)owd.
Washington, JX C., August 28.?An
other case of alleged attempted swindling
of pension claimants was brought to light
to-day by the arrest of Gould P. Austin, a
discharged clerk of the pension office, who
has been writing to applicants for pensions,
representing himself as still connected with
the Department and able to secure favor
ablo action on their claims. A quantity of
otiicial papers and envelopes and a mass
of correspondence was fjund at his room
when arrested, and ho was held in
$1,500 to appear in court. The specific
charge against him is that he opened a cor
respondence of the character described
with Mis. Helen R. Richardson, of Tecum
seh, Mich.'
Penn?y Ivaula'* Whim f-.lc|*hauf.
Harrisuurg, August 28.?In the Senate
to day the resolution of the House re
questing all Senators "and members of the
Legislature to resign in view of their ina
bility to agree on the apportionment ques
tion was received aud submitted. Mr.
Cooper moved to amend so that the resolu
tion should apply only to members of the
House. Gordon moved to further amend
so that the members of the General As
sembly, except the Sjnaker of the House
aud President of the Senate, forthwith re
sign. Thia was defeated. After some
further discussion the whole subject was
referred to the appropriate committee.
Biff Fire at WllllauiN|>orl.
Williamhport, Pa., August 28.?The lota
by fird in the lumber yards here last
night iB fully $000,000. The individual
losses as far as ascertained are: Finley,
Young & Co., $175,000, insurance about
$75,030. Payne, Cochran & Co., $80,000; '
fully insured. Kdgar Mason, about $40,000;
insurance. $25,000. Merrimun <fc Sons,
$150,000, insurance $50,000. A number of
other parties lost miscellaneous bits of
lumber in different yards, principally in
sured. W. B. RobinBons loeson dwelling
was $20,000, insured. Several other dwell
ings burned, loses ou which are partially
insured.
What a Dcietttcd Suitor Did.
Indianapolis, August 28.?Jacob Olden
bargerand Jacob Bush had a law suit this
morning in a justice's court, which was
decided in the latter^ favor. Meeting
Bush in the street Oldenbarger drew a pis
tol and fired, killing Bush instantly.
Turning from Bush he shot Samuel Camp
bell, who was passing at the time,probably
fatally. He then crowed the street, and
pulling his pistol shot himself dead. It is
probable the shooting of Campbell was ac
cidental, as he was in no way connected
with tho scrape.
De?lructlvo Mall Mtorraa.
Janbsvillx, Wis., August 28.?A furious
hail storm last night practically destroyed
the entire tobacco crop of Rock county.
The damage is estimated at $100,000.
Sterling, III*., August 28.?A severe
hail storm pasted over this connty about
eight miles north of hero last evening.
The storm extended over a territonr of fif
teen miles Log and ten miles wide. The
loes to cropa will approximate $50,000.
: mn BY THE CABLE
1 PLUNDERING THE SHOPS OF JEW3
| la Biiiirj-liiUir Day of Tlolcaca-doMra*
??at Itqalry to b? laitltaUd?Baia
Wrought by a Voleaao?Tke Kf*lnna
tion of Np?nUh llaUtrj.
Gm/.to, August 28?Large crowds of
peasants armed with guns and axes enter*
ed Zilalcevoe to-day and plundered thir*
teen Jewish shops. They subsequently
left the place, but threatened to return.
Troops have been summoned to prevent
further disturbance. The annual fairs
have been forbidden. A Government
Commission baa been ordered to inquiru
into the disorders.
Hni'CCMol Hie Frcucn lo Aiinnni.
Pahis, August 28.?The Emperor of An
nam has not yet accepted the treaty sub
mitted to him by Harmand, the French.
Civil Commissioner, but he will probably*
accept it In addition to the conditions
before announced, the treaty requires guar*
autees that the French Protectorate will ba
recognized over all Annam. The bucreast
of the French in Annam has rendered Chi
na more hostile to them. Toe Chinese
troop* continue to arrive on the Yun Nan
frontier. General Tbibandin, Minister of
War, who has returned from a tour pf in
spection of fortresses on the Eastern fron
tier, will shortly proceed to the Alpine fron
tier to examine fortresses.
Mmulati MlulHtry Menlffii.
Madrid, August 28.?Prime Minister
Sagasta to-day tendered King Alfonso the
resignatiuujof the ministry. The Prime
Minister informod the King of a divergence
opinion in the cabiuct relative to asusptn
sionofthe constitutional guarantees, the
King's proposed visit to Germany and
certain army measures proposed by
the Minister of War, who had
expressed a wish to r> sign. The King
deeming it unnfcessary to hasten a crisis,
postponed his final resolution concerning
the ministry until he returns for Corunna.
Nothing ha* been decided upon in regard
to the King's proposed visit to Germany,
Evldcuoo Axuluil Jhihim JNeltcruiolt.
Livjuivool, Augutt 28.?James Mc
Dermo:;t charged with having been con
nected with the dynamite conspiracy wus
brought in court for further examination
to-day. It was shown tho prisoner was
connected with conspirator Feathc rstone,
recently convicted, and that the card of
the latter introducing McDermott to Dal
ton, another couaptrator, was stitched to
the collar of his dress coat,which was found
in McDermott's box.
Vilified by <? VoIcauo.
Batavia, August 28.?The eruption of
the volcano on Lho island of Krakatoa con
tinues. North Bantam, Java, is covered
with ashes, mud and Atoned. The crops
are ruined and roads and bridges damaged.
The European quarter at Angler and the
Chinese camp at Melak were swept away
by the overflow of rivers. A tidal wave
also swamped the lower quarters of Batavia.
Arretiled for iouccnllni; Arm*.
Cork, August 28.?'Three bakers have
been arrested here charged with conceal
ing arms and remanded for a week. A
rifle, revolver, a bayonet, and infernal
machine, the latter identical with the
machine found in the possession of Deasy,
one of the Liverpool dynamite conspirators,
were discovered on the premises wnere the
prisoners worked.
FOREIGN FLASHES.
Official estimates of wheat and other
crops of Russia show that the yield will
be generally satisfactory.
It is believed Admiral Pierres' ophthal
mia is a pretext for his recall, due to the
dtsire of the French government to con
ciliate England.
"TheGrau/o? says it hears that Prince
Jerome Napoleon intends to publish a
manifesto to be issued coincident with the
funeral of Ghambord.
The Crown will demand that O'Oonnell,
who killed James Carey, be remanded to
Eugland, bv a warrant issued by the
Governor of Cape Colony, under section
thirty-five of the imperial fugitive oflenders
act of 1881.
'Shaw, the British missionary, arrested in
Madagascar on a charge ot inciting the
Hovas to resist the French, but who was
afterwards released, intends to presj a
claim for indemnity against France for the
loss of his property and for false imprison
ment.
Dr. Connelly.arrested at Bruff, Limerick
county, Ireland, charged with befog con
cerned in a murder conspiracy, has brought
suit for slander against John Carroll, a
rent warner of the Earl of Limerick, for
stating that Connelly conspired with him.
A Novel CxpoMlilon Proponed.
Washington, August 28.?At a meeting
of the World's Arbitration League in this
city to-night, resolutions were adopted fa
voring the holding of a world's exposition
of art and industry at the Capital of the
United States in 1892, the fourth centen
nial anniversary of the discovery of Amer
ica, and recommending that there be held
in connection with it a representative con
grf ss of nations for the discussion of ques
tions affecting the moral and social rela
tions of the human race. It was also
decidcd to appoint a committee of seven
members of the league to wait upon the
President and request him to take into
consideration the propriety of recommend
ing to the next Congress some legislation
looking to the successful attainment of the
Bnds contemplated.
Looking out far So. 1.
Caicago, August 28.?Joseph Volrquitte,
one of the pioneer settles of Chicago, ap
peared to-day before tne Probate Court aa
defendant in a suit instituted by hfs two
married daughters. They petition for a
conservator for their father's estate. They
allege he is not mentally capable of
caring for the same. For some
time past Mr. VoUquIlte baa been
residing at Mercy Hospital. The
daughters allege that the nuns are exert
ing undue influence over their father, and
they fear that he will leave the greater por
tion of "nls estate to the hospital. VUequitte
denies all the allegations und vigorously
asserts his ability to care for his estate. lie
was at one time very wealthy. The estate
is large. Two grown sons in business here
have taken no part in the suit.
Ylllitid'ft AbtfliMii Vlvliori,
New Yohk, August 23.?The steamer
Galls, from Liverpool to-day brought the
English contingent of Henry Villard's par
ty to witness the opening ceremonies of tho
Northern Pacific railroad. They wereinet
at the dock by Villard's representative
and the British Vice Consul and escorted
to hotels. The party includes Professor
James Bryce, Hon. Albert Grey, Albert
Bell, Samuel Rathbon*, Henry B. Samuel
and son, J. H. Puleston,Horace and Danny
all members of the British Parliament, Sir
W. B. Gurdon,of Her Majesty's Treasury.
H. H. Gibbts, Governor of the Bank of
Eneland, Klubt Hon. Sir Arthur Hob
house, Earl Dalbouse, Ear) and Countess of
Onslow, Lord Justice Bowen and Lord (Jar
riogtoo*

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