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iiiit: -?'? ????' Foiiriwnlh Sirro!.
.;:ih;k IIoaiu.y has almost recovered
romtlie shock of Judge Koraker's chal
ice to ajoint debate*
? y we let Java stand for the Democratic
jafiy of Ohio we can very easily imagine
what will happen when the eruption of
</clober comes along. j
Xi in <ieaf inn tea have been holding a
{on'veation in Sew York, in which they I
look tin* ground that they are not recog
j.'.'jJ as tliey ought to bo iu'politics. They
should have made themselves heard before.
Mu. Hi.AfKiiL'iix retiree from the Speak
ership couteat, but he really wasn't very
uiiicli in it. He merely annoyed Carlisle
nithoiit doing any good for himself. Per
U|* he wiil bob up in the Senate as the
result of his heroic self-sacrifice.
The.State University is about to have itfl
stand opening for the fall and winter sea
sou. Ami yet Prof. Berkeley has not
availed himself of the advantage of adver
tising in so widely circulated a newspaper
a< the IsTHLLHiESCEH. It is only fair to say
tnat this has not prevented us from keep
io^the Haimj of the University steadily
before the people. The I'niversity has our
best wishes for its reformation, though wo
have lost from ">U to $2 75 by Prof.
Berkeley's cold-blooded and remorseless
boycotting. it will be observed that wo
fciy nothing about turning anybody out.
T?r T.lerUounty Slur, favoring a system
, hLool?. cue (or each county.?
u "There is kn0WQ M thu
I 11. nohool fund?distribute it
i,W^ e"ve?l~u?ti? of the Slate
STbe -d M a bu'ldin, fund."
Tmr0 ira< what was known as the irre
3e school fund, but the Democratic
i,??l it by tlio handsome sum of
K?t? ? ?"J "
: ol West Virginia. The Cons.ltu
n'ju MVi it ein't be done, but it baa been
,tae. "Itiey can't put you in jail for
??widths lawyer u> * W*
Ant. ?Uat they have put me in. Ibe
?!df?t is neater than the law and the
nmhetfi Next year the same party will
Sot^Unnri in public confidence
and in otlice. ???
Tnc llraltou Sentinel, speaking of thoap
?nigU.unt ol Kev. Conrad X. Sipe to be
principal of the Normal School at Fair
uiout, says: , ,
Tie tturd was intent upon having a
mm ol National reputation iib an educator,
So Mi Id Site to the school his personal
iMtlvcoiuhined with great experience.
ThU motive .ui?ht have been veiy come
itii-uilaMf. even in the face of Uir act that
oull llit professors to whom the jilace
ua off-red, it was llrst ascertained if he
?Ml "all nnht" politically. Among the
uiuiliy of the institution was a man who
'mil several years' connection with the
KhooUnd ?tW.one year's.experience
u principal. 1W"0 a"'8'4"11.011WJ!
L. tlio Hoard seemed not to be
??re of the (act. During the difficulty in
finding wine one lo lak",
dune ?? did not hear once of Prof, item
izing offered the place. The reason,
ol morse, was plain to a ? man up ft tree.
Prof. Klouiinif votes the ltepnblican ticket.
TliU a?cttiou ui ouia might have admitted
efnoMfol denial by the Bourbons who
couiitose the Board of Regents, if it were
no: lor curtain events that have recently
irauBpirtfd. For instance, after a wide but
uniiucwfilul search ail over the county for
v competent man, the Board at last came
home ami tendered the position to an inex
jKr.t'nmi man who lives within tho county
in wii.ch ih lointed the school, totally ig
oor.iiL' the claims of other educators of
lawe expe/isnce in the profession, but who
are not part of ttie "intelliaent majority.
Tne new appointee is the Kev. Couratl A.
>.pe, gainst whom we have nothing to
ray, save that we do not behove he is sui
ii-.tally experienced to take the manage
ment oi??) important an institution.
The Fairmont M?f l'l'n/inian says;
Mr.SipfHiande well here,and elsewhere as
;w as wi* know. He is aud always has been
looked upon as a good man and a lair
preacher, hut lias never been regarded as
an educator, lie is a very pleasant gentle
tiuu, and is believed to be scholary enougu,
but the (act that he has had but little or no
experience in teaching, is against him. H
is hoped, however, that he may be equal to
the tank aligned him, and that our school
nvy ojnn and llourian in the future as it
has iu the past.
The JJourbon party oi West Virginia con
tinues to conduct the educational institu
t'.onaof tiie State as part of the Bourbon ma
chine. Yet it thinks it very "hard lines" if
anybody rails attention to the highly inter
Kingfact. The Normal School at Fairmont
iuabeen accused of a desire to set itself up
as a rival 10 the alleged University?Is the
' intelligent majority" trying to disable the
Fairmont institution so that it shall be kept
dun and made to "know its place ?" The
pitrons of that echool will be certain to
feel themselves under deep and lasting ob
lintions to the Bourbon managers.
An ?:j p \\ Ituctiw of Ihe Kriipllon..
Batavia, August 31.?The Captain of a
?uamer which was iu tlie Strait of Sunda
during the recent volcanic eruption, reports
thai the ashes fell on the deck of his vessel
to the depth of is inches. He saw masses
<>f bating pumice atone, seven feet deep,
it u estimated that 10,000 persons lost
tlwir lives at l.jiriugiu. The total number
of killed hy tlu. eruptions and tidal waves
?mount to :t0,000.
KppurlrU Omlt-ru tU miluniiltt'C.
Milwaukee,\Vis., August IU.?1Tho Soutli
Side is agitated over an alleged case of
Asiatic cholera. A man named Watcbky
Has taken pick aud became torpid, and
Nrlowski, who has had experience in
Turkish hospitals, pronuonced the disease
cholera. Dr. Hie hards, (Assistant Health
Commissioner, agrees with Beelowski, but
other, physicians call it cholera morbus.
llfrolr McnaurrN.
1'iMit, August 111.?'Tin i, President of
the Hungarian Council, in order to put a
wop to outrage* upon the Jews, has de
cided upon severe measures, which are to
put into operation whenever anti
?' wish riots occur. The manures provide
that any one who shall be condemned to
h;?ih by martial law shall he executed
*?hin turee hours after sentence is lm
KtvniluK ? liocottiollve.
Nwi kt, Vt., August 31.?Last night
wikuown parties stole an engine recently
Z>1 froiH the Southeastern road. An
K ile fjom Canada brought several men,
overpowered the keeper, attaclied the
Jr'?'^i engine and made rapidly for
Trout Catch lac tad Iks PrcallarltiM of Noma of
the Hih-The Uralal I'onpaaloaa or tha
i'artj?Aa ledaitrloa* Kdltor-Tha
Otrrapoiuleiut qf the InUllltjcnccr.
Livingston, Montana, August 15.?My
last letter left our Associated Press party in
camp at the falls and great canyon of the
Yellowstone in the National Park. I have
attempted to describe the wonderful sights
to be seen there, and I hope I have given
your readers at least some approximate
idea of them. Perhaps at some early day
they will have an'opportunity of seeing
Mr. Arthur Brown's sketches of them. 1
have spoken of his presence with our party
at this point. Ho hus already, as soon as
it was known that he was coining, been
pressed by the London Idxulraled Newt and
the London Graphic for the privilege of
publishing his sketches, as he is an artist of
high repute in England.
After we had all seen the upper and
lower falls and tho canyon to our satisfac
tion, a portion of our party betook them
selves to trout tishing in good earnest. We
had with usMajorBickham,of the Dayton,
0? Journal, who had a great weakness for
the rod and the fly, but somehow his tiies
did not tempt the Yellowstone tront to the
extent that he expected, and he did not
therefore turu out to be the "high hook" of
our expedition. There was a littie fellow
from Indianauolis,representing the Sentinel.
named McCullousb, who had the luck and
skill, or both, par excellence, and he came
into camp late io-the eveniug well loaded
down with speckled beauties. As some of
the boys descried him coming with his
fine fat string, they appointed a committee
to go out and meet him and escort him
into camp with triumphal honors.
There is something peculiar about Yel
lowstone trout, and something you have to
look out for. Many of thoso caught above
the falls are apt to be wormy. They have
a ganglion of worms in them and are not
fit to eat Outwurdly they look all right,
except as to a certain pale red about the
gills and under the bully, but inwardly
they are no good. We had a genius among
us, Dr. Brayton, of the Indianapolis Jour
nal, who was an expert in detecting the
wormy kind, and he amused himself and
interested and inf irmed us all by a number
of scientific dissfciione. The Dactor is a
nat'iralist of no mean attainments, and is
theauthorof the article on Mammology,
in the last Ohio report. I had frtquent
occasions to admire the fulness and variety
of his information in regard to llora anu
fauna as we rode along together on horse
back through the Park. There was not a
flower that he could not name, and when
we were at Beaver Lake he gave me the
best outline as to the instincts, habits and
peculiarities of the beaver that I ever re
member to have heard or read in so short
a compass.
I would like to soeak in detail of several
of the pleasant and intelligent gentlemen
who were connected with the.expedition.
There was, for iustance, Mr. M. J. ltussel
of the Chicago Timet, an old acquaintance
and army comrade of Judge Melvin of
Wheeling?a man, by the way, not unlike
tho judge, uot only as to his physical
avoirdupois but as to his genial characteris
tics. When we were all wearied with much
and fast travel, and were resting at noon in
the shade, he produced from his pocket the
wordv and stilted report of Supt. Conger of
the National Park to the Secretary of tho
Interior, and to the great amusement of
the cavalcade he read it in a style that any
professional caricaturist might envy?mak
ing it seem twice as ludicrous as it really
1 bad for my bed fellow throughout moot
of the expedition General Rush Cowan
well known to many of your readers as As
Bitant Secretary of the Jnteripr under Gen
eral Grant, now editor of the Stale
Journal at Columbus, 0. He has an in
finite fund of polititieal and personal ex
periences and reminiscences, which, if it
was proper for me to priut, would interest
your readers, 1 suspect, for more than
what I have written about our journey
thus for to the Yellowstone. After mesa
mating bo much as I have lately with the
General I can understand easily enough
how it is that he advanced so regularly and
easily from the position of editor of the St.
Olairsville Chronicle in the early days up to
the headship of the Interior Department of
the Government.
The most industrious man in our party,
as a corespondent, was F. B. Plimpton, of
the Cincinnati Commercial Gazelle, who
was always at the front taking notes when
we stopped anywhere by the way, who
began, before we were half way through
Dakota, sending letters from tbe Pull
man car to his paper. When the berths
were all made up at night and a table was
no longer available, Plimpton would stand
up between the rows, under the oil lamp,
with his pad in one hand aud his pencil in
the other, and steadying himself on his
pius, would manage to keep scribbling
away. Plimpton will never forget that
ride, Sunday night, August 5th, in the
wagon, and especially in the seat in which
be and I were partners, when the driver
would sing out to balance to the upper
side and when I leaned against him at an
angle and with a weight that would have
done credit to the leaning tower of Pisa.
Jt was our good fortune to have with us
as the conductor of the expedition, all tho
way through fropj St. Paul, Mr. H. J.
Winser, chief of the bureau of informa
tion of the Northern Pacific railroad. And
a most accomplished gentleman he is; all
of us were in love with him before wo got
half way .through the park, lie waa the
U.S.Consul at Coburg, Germany, for 12
years, and before that one of the principal
editors of the Vew York Timet. There was
no pains that he did uot take, no weari
ness or self denial that he did not undergo,
to make tho expedition a complete ami
pleasurable success, and under all ciroum?
stances, on horseback or in camp, he was
always the aune polite aud thoughtful mo
rider for everybody's wants and comfort.
We vr>ted him a great success and resolved
tbat the "great N. P."?(aa the boys desig
nated the Northern Pacific iu verse pnd
prone) wore fortunatw in having such an
accomplished geu'leman at the head of so
important a depHrtment of It* Interests.
I have alluded to Major Bily Bickham
of the Dayton Journal, as ho came to be
familiarly called, lie wan one of 'he best
fellows iu our party, and though he is on
shady side of fifty was one of ihejolliest
and most adventurous. The boys would
all like to havea photograph of the kindlv
Major as he appeared on, hi# pony in his
corduroys, his blue shirt and his linen heU
met as a memento of the expedition to
bang up in their sanctums, lie was one of
the original Argonauts of California that
Mark Twain tells about, and know what
Western camping lifn means, and hence
he.came provided with * .superabundance
of everything?including mosquito petting
?mid he shared liberally with the unpro
Hiteaking of mosquito netting, I wish you
could hsiv ueeji tfie boys as they sat out
under a big eoUou wood tree at the "Upper
Geysers," after supper, the evening we got
there. The moscjultoa were out in their
strength, and everybody wlio had a bar
bad it on?like a lioop skirt, over their
heads. Those who had gloves also had
them on, and those who wore low shoes
and cotton oocks wished they had on
cavalry bootR. The nets were blank with
the swarming and surging sting ;rs, and
they seemed as big as Ants. Much as the
boyo wanted to smoke they were obliged to
forego. They wero fairly driven into their
umrenuuuiriiui ueiiiuu iuo nmiug.
Fortunately these pestiferous insects did
not molest us in the day time, unless we
got oil' into the thick woods, and the nighta
after 10 o'clock were too cold for them.
I When I speak of cold I mean an atmos
phere that gives ice in the morning a six
teenth of au inch in thickness.
We lived well in the park during the
week of our travels. Mr. J. W. llobart,
the Superintendent of the Park Improve
ment Company, was our Quartermaster
General and Commisaary of Subsistence,
and with great energy he anticipated food
and shelter. He aatoniahed the boys the
laat night they were together?at the falls
?by giving them a champagne banquet.
Perhaps you will want to know what the
"Park Improvement Company" means. It
is a company headed by Itufus Hatch, of
New York, and includes such stockholders
as ttoscoe Conkling and other prominent
men, who have under tho act of Congress,
and under the rules and regulations of tho
Interior Department of the Government,
taken a ten years lease of the park as re
spects providing for tho tourista who may
visit it. They propose to build a hotel at
each leading point?ten in all?and have
nearly completed their first hotel at the
Mammoth Hot Springs, where we entered
the park. At the end of ten yeara all their
improvements revert to the Government nt
a valuation to be fixed by arbitrators mu
tually chosen, and tho Government will
Uave the option of re-leusiug to the same
company or making new arrangements on
better terms with other parties. Their
scale of charges hud alt to be submitted
and approved by the Secretary of the In
terior and they can make no changes in
them without his approval.
All this was done to get things started in
the Park, with a view to making it a great
National resort/or tourists. Congress nukes
an appropriation every year in order to
open new roads, provide bridges, ifcc, and
? tch improvements are s i 1 teng ranch
needed. It is intended to keep the PaiL-,
as much as may be, in a stale of nature,
and no oue is allowed to cut wood or kill
game within its limits.
The object of the present Associated
Press expedition to the Park, ou tile part
of the Northern Pacific railroad company,
was to bring out a daaa of meu who would
take some paius to understand, appreciate
and write about the Park in its true and
wonderful character.
Up to this time the country knows very
little of what it is. As I said in another
letter, there are not 6,000 people in tho
United States who have ever visited it, and
not 20,000 perhaps who bavo by reading
Government reports or other accounts
made themselves superficially acquainted
with tbiB "Wonderland" of our country, as
it has been very appropriately named.
The importance that was attached to this
expedition is shown by the fact that the
Northern Pacific Company sent two such
men with it as H J. Weener and General
Passenger Agent Barnes, and further by
the fact that the. Northwestern; Kailroad
Company sent along with it .Mr. K. S. Hair,
their accomplished Assistant General Pas
senger Agent?all of whom contributed so
much to its pleasure and success.
X date this letter, as you see, at Livings
ton, "the gateway city," as it is called, to
the Park?the point whei e the branch road
leads to the main line of the Northern
Pacific for the Park. All but two' of our
goodly company of journalists have reached
this point and departed eastward, -while
two of us remain over to journey on tbe
next train further towards the sstlingsiin,
a. w. c.
the .Tide of Initio Flowing Brlftkly.
failure Hrrvrd,
New Yont,, August 31.?In their weekly
report Bun A Co. say that the busi
ness of the country is flowing with a pret
ty full tide through its accustomed channel
is indicated by tho steadiness with
which the figures showing bank exchanges
at the chief centres are maintaining. With
a depression in several branches of trade
and only a moderate activity in most de
partments of speculation ' it is rather sur
prising than otherwise thai these figures do
not show a marked decline.
Tbe trade of this week has presented no
new features in ^lry goods. There is mod
erate activity though and prices are very
low in consequence of over production.
Grain, provisions, ration and petroleum
have all declinod more or less, but tho re
ductions in the values on the whole have
not been large. The stock market has con
tinued weak and dull, the expected activity
ttf er the recent collapse having apparently
been postponed, Ihough there is reported
to be steady buying for investment of good
securities that are now vtry cheap. Money
is still easy and banks continue to report a
large surplus. In speculative circles ac
tivity has been wanting, but eo far as the
legitimate trade is concerned the outlook
continues to be encouraging.
Falling Trade lu Kugland.
London, August 31.?The Manchester
Guardian in its commercial article says
that sellers find it difficult to mafce progress;
strikes are accumulating #nd orders uro ex
piring very rapidly. In cloth departments
there is a strong pressure to sell. J/ the
present state of business continues addi
tional machinery must be put on short
thjje or stopped.
Tlio KpfOWj.
Xjsw Yohk, August 81.?The busTncra
failures throughout the United Nlatoa and
Canada as reported to New York numbers
for tbe seven days ending with the illst,
J 8(5, as compared with 1U5 lost week, show
ing an inpfease of 21, distributed as follows:
New England, 21}; Wddje States, 2|f; South
ern, 1)1: Western, 63; Pacific Sates and Ter
ritories 22; Canada and Provinces, 28; New
York city, 1.
PiTTsnonr.il, August 31.?The Pittsburgh
office of the BraJitrut Mercantile Agency
reports twenty-two failuru during tbe
month of August in the of that
office, rix: Western Pennsylvania. Eastern
Ohio, and the greater part of West Vir
ginia: Sixteen in Western Pennsylvania,
four in Eastern Ohio, and two ill West
Virginia. Of the Pennsylvania failnres flvo
occurred in Pittsburgh and Allegheny. The
liabilities of nineteen of the failed uealeis
averaged $2,700. During tho same mouth
last year there were sixteen failnres in the
same district; Pennsylvania,seven; Ohio, 7:
West Virginia, 3. liabilities averaged
about the same as for the past month.
Im|M>>lai|l m Corporation..
Auxntowk, Pa., August 31.?Suit lias
been brought againat the Bethlehem Stool
Comjumy by a large number of former
employestorecoveramountsdeducted from
their wages at the end of each month In
paying hills (ni'urred at tho company's
store. Judgment has been rendered against
the company in two cases for more than
$m The total amount involved is very
latge. The question concerns other cor
norations of the State.
Declared Off-The AathurltlreToo Mark fat the
Bralerri-Becord or League asd American
AMorUtioa Uamee?Trial lleata in
the Newark Regatta, Ar.
Atcjikhon, Kab., August 31.?Win. Mad
den, Mauager of Chas. Mitchell, the En
gliali pugilist, arrived here last night, and
after a conference with II. J. Rice, Manager
of Herbert A. Slade, ,thc following state
ment was agreed upon: Being notified by
the authorities, and knowing it was an im
possibility for the H lade-Mitchell prize
tight to take place unless all connected took
a big risk of going to the penitentiary, I
proposed to S lade's Manager, II. J. Kice,
to declare the fight oil'and he accepted.
Both Mitchell and Slado have received'
the following letter from county attorney*,
in which they have been trainiugand affa
result both have given up training as the
lawH are loo severe to permit it without
[Signed] Wm. Madden, I
for Chas. Mitchell. 1
Henry J. Kick,
for Herbert A. Slade.
The letter referred above is as follows:
Gentlemen I see by the papers you are
preparing to light a prize tight. 1 wish to
notify you that under the Kansas statutes
it is a penitentiary olFdnse either to prac
tice or tight, hence any attempt on your
partto.do either will certainly get you in
trouble. While I have no advice to give
you in regard to this immoral practice I
wish to say that the law will be strictly en-f
[Signed^ John- Littei.l,
Prosecuting Attorney.
A letter ot the aame teuor and f&ree was
received by Mr. Rice from the Governor of
the State.
New York, August 31.?Harry Hill said
to-night : If it is impossible to have a
tight within one hundred miles of Kansas
City, as agreed upon,another battle ground
will have to be selected, lam stakehold
er, and there will be a fight somewhere be
fore 1 surrender the stakes. A tight will
probably take place in the neighborhood of
New Orleans.
Another Fight OH'.
Nkw York, August 31.?Mr. Fox has
been notified byiitoddard's backer at Syra
cuse that Stoddard will not fight with Davis,
and will not accept the latter's recent chal
lenge. Green, the backer, says that Stod
dard is not now in conditiou to fight, nor is
he in training, lie adds the hint that he
may prefer to give Sullivau a lirat chance |
it his mau instead of producing him in any
thing which might be regarded as an ex
hibition contest Professionals discount the |
prospect of any fight with the champion.
Kecoril of Hie l.t>u|cnc mill Amnrlctin |
ANaocintiou Clinmplouahlp Unmet*.
Below will be found a comprehensive
record of the League and American Asso
ciation clubs up to and including August
JO. Never before in the history of base
ball has the race been so close. At pres
ant it is almost anybody's race with the
chances equally divided. * Cleveland hail a
splendid load last week, but this week
Chicago has been giving the "Gilt Edged"
tearful doses. At home the .Cleveland
club won all but one garon in the series
with Chicago. Now, however, they are
badly crippled in the iocs of McCormick,
who is nursiog a sprained arm. Follow
ing are tables:
I -U
Boa too
Now York ...
U.imc* I.o?U...
? J
4i?; st
4v ai
5t. I-Olll*....*
?IUCllUIHti ....
Met rot toll uut
I ! If! 1
v I oc
9! 9|n
ia n,
" 6 11
10 8
I1m11 Vmirrdrty.
The result of the following games added I
o the above tables will give the standing |
>f the clubs up to to-day:
At Pitts?Columbus, 1'; Allegheny, 0.
At Toledo?Detroit*, 10; Toledo, 0.
At Phila? Providence, U; Philadelphia, 3.
At Phila?Athletics. 0; Eclipse, 3.
At Baltimore?Cincinnati,.1); Baltimore, 3.
At New York? Boston, 4; New York, 2.
At Si. Louis?Met'pTn, 4; St. Louis, &.
At Indianapolis?Cleve,2; Jndianap'lis,U.
\t Bay City?Quincjr G; Bay City, 7,
In flu* avwnrk HcuhUii?l.ccnutl lloniner |
Vlelont-ilfloU Tim? Hnde.
New a uk, N. J, August 31.?The trial
teat in the professional scull race was
owed torday. The course was three milps
vith threo turns. For the first heat the
itartera were George Gaisel, Wallaco Ro?,
-iee, and William Elliott. At the end of the
teconu mile, Elliott and Gaisel stopped
?owinp and there was a desperate contest
jetween Lee,and lioss. I^ee wou the heat
n 18:48; Ross' time 18:51.
The second heat was between James A.
Ten Eyck, John McKay, George H. Hoc
ner and James H. Riley. At tho end rf
lie first mile Hcsmer had the lead, Ten
Eyck second, with McKay pushing hiin
lard. Jt wag evident that tyosraer was to
lavei'u etsy victory, lie wm by a hont
ength in 17:58; Ten Eyck io ondin 18:02.
*l.f? Matched lo Row ^(dir^
Pirrsuuitaii, August 31.?A telegram was
received in the city to-day stating that
3eorye Lee, of New York, had been match:
;d to row a tive mile race with John Teem:
jr, of McKeesport. Tho race is to be rowed
iu the e^t-somewhere, the place hot yet
being chosen.
Old I Imrr- lo How.
Some time ago Henry Coulter and
Jimmy Taylor issuoil a challenge to row
any Uvo men over lorty-two years of age.
The Clip/ier contains tlie following!:
GWBfiETOtyji, P C., AtigoatSI!, 1883.
Editor N. y. Clij'prr?Dkak Sii'i: Seeing
in a contemporary a paragraph to thu el
feet that if Joeh WurJ ia anxious fort
match be should accept the challenge of
Jamea Taylor and Henry Coulter, 01 l'itta
burgh,;to row any two bieu forty-two yeara
of age, or thereabouts, I would Bay tbat if
Tavlor and Coulter mean business, and
will leave a deposit In your bands to prove
it, I will cover it at once and raako a match
for Josh Ward and myself to row theui
any distance they choose to naiAcjtlrae
and plan to be mutually agreed upon
when the match it? made. Wo will row
them two races?tirst a pair-oared race for
$500 a elde; afid second, a doublc-acull race,
for the same umouuU Hoping to receive
an early and favorable response to this, I
remain yours respectfully,
Ellis F. Ward.
Sportlii*c NolM.
Joe Quest formally signed with the St
Louis Club at New York on Tuesday.
A line photograph of the Toledo club
adorns a Twelfth street window in this city.
"Uncle Bill"Tovee, the veteran Master
of Ceremonies and general sport, died at
Brooklyn N. Y.t August 20.
The Healy base ball club played tbe
Bandannas on the old fair grounUB yes
terday. The score was 11 to ti in favor of
the former.
The sum of $500 has been raised by pub
lic subscription to indf.ce Slade and Mitch
ell to H^lit at Paso del Korte, on the Mexi
can frontier.
H. II. Stoddard, the Central Now York
pugilist, will uot spar John Davis. He says
he will make no matches until he "knocks
out" Sullivan.
.Take Gatidaur, the Canadian oarsman,
beat Captain Parker, of St. Louis in a three
milajjcull race on the Mississippi River at
St. Louislast Sunday, for a purse of $300 in
favorablo answer has been received
from the Leadville Bines, and that club
and the Healys, of this city, will play a
match game on the State Fair Grounds on
Monday, September 17.
The Graud Rapids leader says: There
are many signs which go to intimate that
the Northwestern League may be no more
after this season. Light audiences and
diminished interest-are reported from every
- The Bellaire Independent says* There is
talk of a boat race between Heil and a
young oarsman of Ritjhietowu to take placo
soon. The Ritchietown man and his
friends were down nere Saturday, looking
over the grounds; and say they arj anxious
for a race, but have not as yet issued any
The Ohicagos and Buflalos were the lirst
clubs to complete their championship
series, the Chicagos winning ninu of the
fourteen games. Last year ttie champions
won six and Bufl'alos six. The second
completed series was the Cleveland-Detroit,
the former club securing nine games to five
for the latter. Lust year the Detroit* won
seven and the Cleveland* four.
A mile swimming match with four turn*,
for $500, at Pemberton, near Long Branch,
yesterday, between Willie Beck with,
champion of England, and Thomas Kelly,
champion of America, was won by Heck
with, in 40 minutes aud 55 secouda. Reily
withdiew at tho end of the tiiird quarter. '
The entries for the twenty-tulle go-as
you please foot race at Recreation Park,
Columbus, O., Saturday afternoon, closed
hs: night with the following: Thomas
Sayess, Dunkirk, N. Y.; John Harris, Pills
burgh; Alf Courts, Cincinnati; Thomas
Cox, Thomas Kelly and A. W. Sharp,
Columbus, Onio. Purse, $100; $75 to first,
$25 to second.
lion. Klirlby Wcfore llie ronrl lor (ton*
tempi?l!o Humbly ApoIoglxvN.
Gallatin, Mo., August .11.?In the Frank
James trial to-day tho defense concluded
their line of impeaching the Slate's wit
nesses. J. S. Demasters, Justice of the
Peace, was the first witness this morning,
lie teslified.at the Coroner's inquest'on the
body of Woodllito. Mrs. Bolton testified
ahehad not seen Frank James for two years,
and then at her father's house. Before tho
uextwitneb was called Colonel Phillips
arose and slated "that General Shelby was
at the door nnd desirwl to mako a state
ment to the Court, and when the General
came ho saluted the Court with a courte
ous bow. He said: "If anything that, I
may have said or done yesterday offended
the dignity of the Court, 1 regret it qjtceed
ingly. As to the other parties, I have no
Judge Goodman replied, Gen. Shelby
your conduct yesterday in appearing before
before' the court in an uutit condition and
showing an insubordinate spirit was rep
rehensible in the extreme, as it was not
only a di li tace of the dignity of the court
but; cahuluted to prejudice the interest
o* the defendant. You area man of national
r?pntation and enjoy the respect nnd
confidence of a large number of tho jieoplo
of Missouri. I cau only say that I was
much astonished at your very, very repre
hensible hctiou c< yesterduy. It is in testi
mony that you have drawn a pistol right in
the verge of the court, which is in itself a
contempt of court.
General Shelby, interrupting?That, sir,
is false.
The Court?The JMarnhal of Lexington
testified to it underouth.
General Shelby?Then he lied.
The Court?The Court is amply satisfied
with your apology to it, but your aitti
tude towards the attorneys for tho State
yesterday, in answering In n threatening
and offensive manner, and the talk of call
ing them to a personal account cannot be
overlooked, Tho Court then fined Gen
eral Shelby ten dollars which he paid and
pa^ed oat of the court room.
J. C. Mason, Ananias Duvall, W. I).
Rice aud James Duval, all impeached the
testimony of the Fords and Boltone, testi
fying that they had heard them Bay they
had not seen "Frank James for years anil
that he had gone Souih aud was trying to
lead a better life.
Nminlur.Hlifrnmn on H'linittfe.
Cincinnati, August 31.?Hon. John
Sherman was introduced on 'Change to
day and [made a brief address, speaking
af tbe bounteoin crops, the basis of all
wealth, as mu encouragement to business.
Referring to railroad failures he said over
production had checked the income
paying power of some, but in Jiis opinion
this would be rectified in two or three
years. Concluding he referred to hip action
in the Senate of relief to the holders of
bonded whisky. He said that he favored
no abatement of tax*s, but would nol vote
for a course that amounted to confiscation.
In this matter he looked upon whisky as
property, entitled to the mime protection as
uny property.
ConfoKNtoii iifbetfro Aliirtlcrer*.
Danullk, Va.j August 31.?King and
EvanB, two of the negroes sentenced to be
hanged for the murder of Shepard, con*
fessed that they saw, the third negro, Taw
ney Younger shoot, Shepard. King says
thoy saw, as he was driving along the road,
[Jheparu fcountipg money. They took a by
path and got aliead of him. Younger ask
ed Shepard to let them ride, and wnen ho
refused tired at him five timea. They then
ran off, and as they went Younger threw
his pistol away. Evans at first denied that
tie knew-anything aboul the murder, but
afterwards admitted he was along with the
others. Both declare that Younger has
told them he had rnu away from Weet Vir
ginia because he killed a man thefe.
A MrfecUveHwlleli.
Cleveland, O., August HI.?A speolal to
tho Jstuler sayss At Ravenna, to-day, a
defective su itch threw the rear truck of the
sloeper of the Cleveland & Pittsburgh ex-'
press off the track. The coach was dragged
some distance, suinshing the sides of sev
eral cars of the local freight on a side track
aud killing John tyorabach, of Hoineworth,
u freight brakeman, standing between iho
tracks. The patsragers in the sleeper
escaped with a severe shaking up.
DMtracllon of Kblppln* ind Llfi-Plikln* Smirk
Onrtik.B by the flkKt Without ? Moraent'u
WttrulBR?U?e Hundred OorlM Lo?t
ami Klfhfy Sallora Uronnid.
. Halifax, Auguiit :51.?Lat? intelligent
of the elects of Wednesday nigtst'B Btorn
around the coast of Nova Scotia, shows tin
damage to shipping quite extensive. Tei
schooners were driven ashore, some com
pletcly wrecked, and others badly damaged
The fury of the gale was' terrific, Th<
tower of the new Catholic Church at Cap*
Benton waa carried away, and a larg<
wooden building was moved from id
New Youk, Auguat3l.?A St. JoIids, N
F., special says: A ll^et of United States
tlahing vessels, which arrived here las!
night, roport that thero waa a violent storm
on Great Banks on Sunday last. The gait
arote lrorn the eastward at 8 o'clock in the
morning, when hundreds of dories wert
away Irom the vessels overhauling trawls,
Captain tlillier reports seeing scores o!
dories turned upside down, and that
the wreckage waa strewn in every direc
tion along his track coining westward
One French "banker" lost four dories and
all their crews. It to computed from all
the sources of information that one hun
dred dories and eighty men have been lost
in the storm. Most oi the dories were
swept by the waves from the schooner a
decks, and the remainder collapsed in the
extent OK T11K DISASTER.
1 St. Jounk, N. B., August 31.?From arri
! vals the past twenty-four hours from the
Great Banks intelligence of alarming disas
ters to fiahing lleetB huve been received.
The most reliable and definite news came
from the Gloucester schooner WaohuBett.
She waa anchored about twenty milea
southeast of Virgina, and narrowly escaped
tho Inry of the storm, and ran for land.
While coming iu she passed through a vast
amount of wreckage, indicating the de
structive work ot tUe gale. The storm
arose from the eastward shortly after sun
rise Sunday last. A heavy sea rap
idly piled up and became confused
aud chopped by the wind veeriuc to the
north. Fur thirty miles of the tchooner's
course wreckage was encountered ou every
side. Manv dories were seen bottom up,
and oars, lbhboats aud other material in
large quantities passed from time to time.
One French fishing brig alone lost four do
ries with all hande. Tho vessel's decks
were swept, cables parted aud anchors lost.
The general estimaje bused upon the best
information at present obtainable, puts the
loss of life at at from sixty to eighty souls,
while the damage to the fleet is incalcula
At the time the gale HpriiMg up there
were, it is assumed, 2,(100 dories away at
their trawls aud it will be fortuuate if the
extent oi tho disaster to the Great Bank
fleet is circumscribed within this report.
Halifax, August 31.?The following
later reports of damage to shipping by
tho gale aro received The schooner Mary
is a total wreck at Manatiere. The
schoouer Stetier wpb driven ashore at
Archat aud tho Schooner Alice M. Crondis
is reported ashore at Margaree, Cape Bre
The schooner Mary K. Banks is ashore
at Lardesy. The schooner Fjamy Billow
is ashore at Sheet Harbor but is likely to
get off. The schooner Queen of tho Fleet,
irom Labardor, bound for Lowisburg,is re
ported ashore at Euglishtown, Cape Bre
ton. Tlie Bchooner J. B. Dilwen went
ashore at Scatterie islaud, but wifl bo not
oil'. The brigantine Auuie, from Jamaica,
for Montreal, 44 days out, is reported at
Sydney, Cape Breton, in a Jeaky condi
Tho steamer Bryoglow, from Pensacola
for Barron, arrived to-day for coal aud re
pairs. She felt the storm very severely
from 5 o'clock Wednesday evening to day
light the following morning. The wind,
blew with terrific force, aud while the en-1
gints were at full speed to try to keep j
the ship before the wind, the fcfd pipe of
oiie boiler buret and tho steam had to be
shut off. With the assistance of sails the
vessel was kept up to the wind until the
engines were got to work again. With the
use. of one boiler she bore up tor this port.
A telegram from Cow Bay, Cape Bre
ton, reports thegsle fearful there. The
American brig Alias aud schooners EJ
ward Johnson and Volunteer were driven
ashore aud'ail except the Edwaid Johnson
will be total wreck*. The Volunteer,
which was ladeu with coal, had the bot
tom knocked out. The schooner Hippie,
with two huudred quintals of llih, was
sunk in her dock. Otuer smaller craft were
wrecked, but no lives lost.
Dispatches from Pensacoia Bay: "No new
cases of fever;, no deaths in the yard; ma
rine* reported well."
James Collins, of Milwaukee, was ter
ribly beaten by nia two sons yesterday, be
cause he married a woman much younger
tbau himself.
Uuited State sTreasurerWy man yesterday
mailed 11,U7!1 checks for 1(^1,0111, repre
uentitig interest due on September 1st ou
registered 4 J per cents.
At an early hour yesterday morning a
dc/.an brute*, at Corsicanu, Texas, caught
Martin Kelly, (colored) covered him with
oil, set lire to it and burned him to death.
The drouth in eastern New Euglaud,
which has lasted fire or six weeks, has be
come so aerious that the crops bhve been
greatly injured with the prospects of still
greater danger if the drouth iB not broken.
The general assembly of Knights of La
bor at the United States wilt begin a ties
sion of several days) duration at Cincinnati,
September 4th. It it estimated from eighty
to one hundred deltgatcs will attend from
various districts.
.Specials report that the men in the Great
Western mine, near Crystal Lake, Michi
gan, struck Saturday owing to the discharge
of their foreman, aud that they are turbu
lent and threatening. The Sheriff at Mar
quette has been telegraphed tor.
Two assist?d pauper Irish emigrants
were Bent back from Buffalo to Canada
yesterday. They stated that I.IOQ otherq,
came over in the same ship, ail expenses
being paid by the British Government,
The plan is to ship them to Canada aud
from there to tho United State#.
Commissioner lyrbox, of Massachusetts,
haa revoked the license to transact busi
ness In Boston of the United States Glas
Insurance company of Pennsylvania, be
cause of alleged false returns of assets,
liabilities, etc., and because the principal
etockholdere, ollicers and borrowers were
the same men.
The Texas cattle fevet has broken out in
Detroit in' the herd of a milkman in the
western part of the city. The whole herd
of twelvo is infected. Stiveial have already
died. A herd of forty-one steers bought
by a Geneseo county farmer for feeding,
some two weeks ago, have also been at
tacked by the disease and five have died
The price of trade dollars has risen he
yo-'d the prico tlxed by the New York
Clearing House people, and the brokers are
buying them for purely commercial pur
poses at about their bullion value or u
tritle more. Tho prices to-day were 88J to
bU, and the coin is understood to find a
ready market in the West and in l.ondon
shipment# ordered to make good Cbinece
and Japanese trade balances.
The Acmleuijr Wuaclie-KxiMnlMmion o
Teacher*?I*er#oni?I .Mention.
Oontfpondencc of the lriUUlmnccr.
Wmton, W. Va., August 31.?'The exist
condition of the Weston Academy i
subject^)! uuuaual comment among thi
best classes of our population. The timi
openiugtho school is near at hand
Iwo pereona had been appointed to thi
position of priucipal, but resigned. 1
third appointment was made iu the per
son of J. E. Connelly, of Wheeling, wh<
came hero and begau a school about a yeai
ago in the Catholic Sunday school room
but which througb some cause, was a mos
complete failure. Our people knew th?
gentleman, and so universal has been tbf
condemnation of his appointment that i
private school, under the tuition of Rev. J
\V. Keible, numbers an enrollment o
about fortx pupils, and will be openec
shortly. This is an evidence of dissatisfac
tion when it iB considered that the tertni
per scholar in the private school are $13
while on the other hand it would cosi
parents nothing io send to the publit
school?other than the. taids which the)
would have to pay anyway.
Kev. Samuel Clan son, who died at Ju
rehideuce of Mr. Milton Steel** about a year
ago, was known throughout a vast area of
this State and Pennsylvania as one of tut
most shrewd and practical divines of hie
da>; and a little book now appears from
tbe pen of Kev. Jus. KoLinson, Riving a
number of interesting reminiscenses con
nected with his notable career. Tli- M.
church c n emplate reeling a meno ial
chapel in ma honor at this place.
The examination of t< lienors washed
here on Tuesday, and the board is rapidly
filling the numerical value of each appli
cant, grade on his certificate. The ex
amination was a fraud almost io the en
tirety?and that because there were from
seventy-five to eighty teachers examined at
once. ? ? , ,
Messrs. J. B. Finster, Jamis Balian and
Jack Crogan relumed from their Louis
ville Exposition trip NVeduesday.
p. Keeuan and wife, of Clarksburg, are
visiting Father Tracy.
W. o. Hays, editor of the Glenville Gil
merite, was here tke first of the week.
Charles Bradley, who went to Cincinnati
some time ago, and hashad a good position
in a carriage factory there, is home again.
Annual tltcilon-lmrrovemcnln in Pro
Itrcxr, elc.
The stockholders of the Mountain Lake
Park association held tboir annual meeting
at the Park on Tuesday last. The presi
dent and treasurer made their reports to
the members, which were quite satisfac
tory, and showed the affairs of the Prak
association to be in a prosperous condition.
A vote of iliauks was tendered the old
board for its able management.
The following gentlemen were chosen to
direct the affairs of the association tor the
ensuing yeai: Kev. C. W. Baldwin, *of
Cumberland, Kev. W. M. Fryaioger, of
Baltimore, J. M. Davip. Esq., Oakland, b.
L. Allen, Grafton, C. W. Conner, Wheel
'*he association passed an order offering
for sale a limited number of shares of stock,
each share being entitled to one building
lot, with the understanding that the pui
chaser erect a house during the coming
The new board organized by electing
Kev. C. \V. Baldwin, preside-ill, J. M.
Davis, JJtq., secretary and superintendent,
A. S. List, ot Wheeling, treasurer, and
lidwin Ottie Uiukiev, ot Baltimore,
attorney aud solicitor.
The directois expect to have a largs
amount ot work done during the next year
in cleaning up the grounds, making driven,
walks, and bridges, etc. Itie Baltimore ?
Ohio are now making a splendid drive
throught the park grounds, connecting
their Deer Park and Oakland drives, Aitlj
tbe live miles ot drives layed oiit in and
around tbe park. ? The association has
donated to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
Company a tract of ground.100 by 800 feet
for depot, platform and switches, and they
are now contemplating tbe erection of u
handsome buildlhg, with all necessary con
veniences for accommodating large excui
sion trains. A number of fine residences
have been contracted for, anil will be built
this fall aud winter. Kev. E.J. Stone,.of
this city, bas recently become a Btockholdor,
and has let bis contract for a large and
handsome residence, where he and his
family will spend the summer in the future.
Imminent In tlieOUlo lle|lon?-*ellou
of ttie operator*.
Pitohuiioii, 31.?The news to day from
the Ohio mining districts indicate a strike,
though is some localities this may be
avoided. It may be that in exceptional
cases whei*contracU for supplying coal dp
not expinFuntil November mutual con
cessions will be made, though agairfst
this is tbe desire ot tb- miners to
havo the summer rate end with
August. The outlook at present points to
a determination to gain the advance or
strike for it; where weak Bpots occur there
are as many to be counted on the side of
the operators as on that of tbe miners. The
elTnctof the action in Ohio of courso will
be felt to an important degree iu the Pitts
burgh district, as tbe two districts are In
I.nrkuill t'erlnln.
Ycii.sr.sTOWsi, 0., August 31.?A strike of
all tho coal miners in the Mahoning Val
ley iB Imminent, and if tbe programme is
carried ot\t it will go into etfect to-mor
row, the 1st day ot September. Notices
are bfing served on all the coal opera
tors demanding an advance of ten
cents per ton, taking .effect on that
day and if it is not granted the
miners say they will all strike. Operators
interviewed this morning state that none
of tho miners are working on full time on
account ol the dull trade, aud they refuse
to concede uuy advance on the present
rat" for mining, which is on a basis of (15
cents per tou. Both sides are firm, and a
lock-out is regarded in ccrtain.
It ia understood that the operators at
New Strailsvillo will grant tho advance.
Raul. Operator" H c.beninic
Clkvui^nd, 0., August 31.?The mine
operators of the Maseillon district, com
posed of a doasn or mdro prominent oper
ator, met to-day at the office of the Ohio
& Pennsylvania Coal Company, of thia
city and passed the following resolution ;
"Rnolvtd, That in view of the preaant
depressed coudition of the coal trade we
decline to pay the advancc demanded by
the miners.' .
It is understood there were Bome dissen
ters from the polioy outlined by the fore
aolng resolution. The operators refused,
however, to give any information as to
their proceeding, save with respect to tho
resolution. ^
'I lie fnnnnin I'nual.
Paxaiia, August 31.?Work on the Pan.
*ma Canal is being pushed forward with
great energy. The total number of work
men employed Is over 10,000, principally
Jamaicans. Tbe work ia divided amongst
a number of contractors, all of whom, ex
cept two, have begun operations. The
sanitary condition ol the work people is j
yerv satUlactory and improving daily.
B, Pfl?erty, Sorrow and Uupr-A P.thftlr Kr.a
la the Uaart of <bt City ?Th? Pltlf.il
Story of UIm llaltaa; Orlaboraf, a Flail?
Kdarated and Keakltlra 'Yoaag Lady.
A warrant in lunacy waa yesterday
issued by Squire W. H. Caldwell for Miss
Helena |Dreihorat, daughter of J. H. PreS
horat The caso which has thus linklly
attracted public attention is probably the
moat heart-rending one that ever occurred
in this city. Mr. Dreihoiat came to Wheel
ing in 1880, about the commencement of
the campaign, and established a weekly
Greenback paper, called the Weekly Times.
lie had just previous to that published a
similar paper at Parkersburg, which had
not been a financial success. Formerly he
was one of the proprietors and publishers
ol the Parkersburg Daily Times. His ven
ture here was no more auccesaful than his
last one at I'arkereburg, and before long he
had to cease its publication on account
of lack of support. His finances bad suf
fered by his losing enterprise, and he
found himself without meaua. He objain
ed occasional employment reporting and
writing for the German dailies, but his in
come from this Bource and occasional work
at copying for lawyers and justices was not
sufticient to support his family comforta
bly, and lor a year or so lus condition has
bten getting worse and worsa. A few
months ago his wife died, aud was buried
at the expense of-the county. The condi
tion of the family was thus made known to
a limited circle, and offers of assistance
were not wanting. The proud and sensi
tive disposition o! Mr. Driehorst
and his daughter, the only remaining
members of the family,led them, however,
to repel all such oilers, aud in many cases
to renent them. Situations as governess or
teacher werej offered the young lady, but
she declined them all. For several months
Mr. aud Miss Dreihorst have resided in a
room in the City Buuk building. Yester
day" Mr. Robert Crangle made nilidavit
before Squire Caldwell that ho believed
Mifs Dreinorst was a lunatic, aud should
be taken iuto the custody of the State as
provided by law. A warrant was issued
and placed intne hands of Deputy Sheriff
Mitchell, who, accompanied by Deputy
Sheriff Blanchard,went to the room occupied
by the father and daughter. Admittance
was refused them, and they found it neces
sary to break open the door. A sad sight
met their eves. The room was almost des
titute of furniture, without a stove, 110
clothes were on the bed, and the whole
aspect of the room spoke unmistakably of
the most abjfct poverty.
Miss Dreihorst resisted the oflicers des
perately, lighting like a tigress robbed of
her young. She was dually placed in a
carriage and removed tu the county jail,
where she was confined in a room in the
residence pi rtion. of the pri&ou to await
an inquest in lttuacv by 'Squire Coldwell
to-day. There can ba 110 doubt that the
young lady's condition is to be attributed
to the effects of privation and ;ber man
ner of life upon her fensitive mental
and nervous organ:'/ition. She had been
reared tenderly, and was finely educated,
having graduatedval Mt. de Chantal. She
was an attractive young lady, of peculiarly
rt fined apoearauce, but always reserved
aud distant since the family removed to
Wheeling, tier case is ceitainly a distress
ing one, and will arouse the sincere sym
pathy. of all.
HnrrUoD County 'A'eMrliom Iimlioiic.
Special Dbpatcli toll* InletHoeuccr.
'Clakksmjko, W. Va., August 31.?Our
interesting county institute continues at
Salem. The address of Mr. A. L. Hin
ted to-night was well received. The in
stitute returned thanks by refolutions
unanimously adopted, commending the
address as an eloquent and accurate pre
sentation of the history of the formation
of our constitutional government. The
speaker was thoiongh and accurate in all
points discussed. Hon. C. W. Lynch de
livered an address on professional cour
tesy among teachers, that was spoken of
by all as excellent. The institute closes
KlVlr.it MitVN.
NlenmliotU N?|nlbn an?l MlHM>llnu?Aiii
LevN ftuufcfp.
Tbe C. W. Ratobolor i9 this morning's Par
keraburg packit.
Tbe riveratthia point abowa a depth of 2
feat 0 inches and is atatiunary.
The Abner O'Neal is being repainted and
generally fixed up atSteubenvllie.
Several leading capitalists of Bteubenrille
have expressed a willingness to invist $10,000 .
each in tbe purchase and titling up ot,
Brown'a Maud for a summer rwjort, provid- -
ing it can be bought at a reasonable price.
Following named boats are Ibid up at Cin
ciuuRti: Morning Mail, Telegraph, ligptouia,
ticiot'j, Andes, Fleetwood, Bonanza, Kunua
Graham, Granite btate, R. It. 8pringer, Guid
ing 8tar, Thomas tiberiock, Tan bark, JC. A.
Woodruff, Charles Morgan and 6t Lawrence.
Capt. James Reese baa decided not to put
cotton guards on thu Will B. Hays this rea
son, and is simply building new wbeela and
eflectingauch other light repairs aa are deem
ed necetaary to enable her to be in readineoa
for buaineaaiu about three weeks. Bhe goes
into the 0 Line agaiu.
The 0. W. Anderson, Captain Jack Harri
son in command, und Alex Voeghtly in the
cilice, will leave tbia eveuing at 4 o'clook for
Cincinnati. Tbe Anderson is an admirable
low water packet, and herofilcera are popular
gentlemen. Shipper* should be on hand
early. Passengera will lind ooiufortable state
rooms and a good table.
United Btatea Commissioner Forbes yestrr
d*y decided that there was auflhleut cause
o:i which to found an admiralty'process in '
tbe case of Daniel Philips, a Pittjonrfch pilot,
against th? steamer Duuntlem, owned by the
Belmont C->al Company, of Bel lair*, and ac
cordingly had tbe bunt tied up by the Mar
shall. The amount claimed by Phllioa ia
$53 90. He waa engaged to take the steamer
to McKee?port, but in acditio > ran below
Pittsburgh aud up the Alleghany, and did
considerable nthe'^ wo?k. Too conin^y HI*
cla'mi a?y attempt to'ect [enurou ly, bat
claim* tuat $10 waa tue contract pr.ce >ur tUe
Of tbe improvement of tho Monongabela
river in West Virginia and I'encaylvania,
Col. Merrill reports that tbe olearirg away of
bruBh and other small timber from tbo aito
of tbe new lock on toe Mononsatela has
been completed. A colter dam 122 feet long
and 115 feet wide waa bcilt to wnclore the
upper end of the lock, and ?t tbe close of the
aeaaon the foundations of both walla of the
lock far a length of 'Si feet, the whole of the
croai wall at tho head of tbe l'ck and 25 feet
of the wing wall had beeu built to a height
of three fe?t abnve low water. Amount of
maaonary laid, 810 cub c yards. Although
taere will be no work dono during this rtscal
year, on aocount of there being >o appro
priation to carry on th* improvement, it is
estimated that $100 000 will be required to
complote tbe prcj-cu There has already
been appropriates $75 GOO, leaving $88,000
still required. For running expense* and
contingencies at Hoard's Bocks lock there is
needed $1,000. Total required for this itn
drovement on tbe Monongabela river, $1)1,?
Gr?s>bdbo, Pa., Augmt Si.?Riyer 6 feet
and stationary; weather clear.
Oil City, August 31.?River 1 foot and
stationary; weather clear aod warm.
Prime no h, Pa., August 31 ?River 13
inchea and on a stand; weather clear.
C:?cisnati, O , August 81.?River 4 feet 10
bchea aud falling; weather clear and pleasant.
Momiantown, August 31.?Rivec 1 foot and
stationary; weather clear; thornotneter 08?.
I BaowNsviLte. Pa.. Avgust Si.-River 4
| feet and stationary; vtiiiher clear; ther<
I mometer 70?.

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