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^ U5LISHED AUGUST 24, 1852. WHEELING, W. YA., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 189L YOLUME XL-NUMBER 8.
? 5 f " | ' " A FORGE ELEMENT jn the Furwors' Alliance to Accomplish by Bullots Tholr Ends IF mOJS PPM FRUITLESS. ? Secret Order IVIfhln tho Alliance to Whieh Few* Farmers Belong. Tliej* ???' AtiurcliKtu In Cities who arc I'slii# the Alliance at* a Cutspaw?tftartllrig Development After l]ie.Miv.<>url Meeting?Statement of* a Leading Member?'flic Kansas CiijSiar'a Story iiDoiiv ?u Kan City, Mo., A tiff. .'51.?Tho Star i. >; it transpired during the recent Mule meet in.' of the FuriiicnT Alliance at WarnmsliUiy, Mo., that there was , a^ urbanization within the alliance i wJiif!? l-elicvcd in force as ? measure to I attain tin? objects of the alliance. It was the knowledge of the cxJstenco of this" force elenieut" that defeated the gab-treasury resolution, which n:as championed especially by tho latter eleluciit when those delegates who favored i the sub-treasury resolution, continues ;,r Mar, voted against it simply because | they desired to defeat the force party. I Tl.?r r?' party had -IS delegates iu the convention. | One of them told a reporter about the 1 1 * Mifnnrifcv I f orjaaUMiHOW'nnu sum. *? | ui'l not do what the majority wills," ai'l tiie gentleman excitedly, "it is high time far the majority to hang the miuority. Jt ballots won't do the busint'is bullets will, and there aro a lot of us pledged to go that far." Kx-Pre.-ddcnt H:?I?s who asserts that hi: life lias been declared a forfeit in underground meetings of these people, was and is keenly alive to this existence. Before the meeting at Pcrtle Springs he sent out a letter, dated Aiisrust 14, to every delegate he could trust, telling iiim the facts and exhorting him* to beat the convention ready to crush out the influence of these socialists, as ho called them, in the Alliance. This letter was kept more profoundly secrot than anything else that transpired, and it* existence did not come to the surface -- :? i..... -.I.,,- t u'hrm nverv- I llliui mi?: ? I b.-lv was preparing to leave. Tliis secret order calls itself tlie Antimwiiolists. Vorv few, if any, farmers kkv t'l it. Its strength lies mainly ia ilic cities, ami the farmers are lis rats-paws to rake it* political chestnuts irum the fire. CO.VSri It AC Y AGAINST BIjAIN E. vnator Wnnhburn Convlocod Tlmt There . U one?Publication* Abroad* Chicago, Aug. 31.?Senator Wnsh1 urn, of Minnesota, thinks there has K*a a conspiracy of defamation to drive Secretary of State lllaine from tho j.residontial field. 1 ilol! I n.rnt.i nMnmiit WriU llinrln." >ai'l tlu* Senator this afternoon, "to convince the world that his health was broken and that his brilliant mind had failed. "They are trying to ruin Blaine's reputation not only in this country, but aNo in Europe. It is a noticeable fact tiint all attacks on Blaine are printed at length in all English papers. Before I failed I saw Mr. Blaino at Washington, lie told me he was in excellent health. When 1 read these stories in English papers I at tirat paid no attention to then. Coming back from Cape North 1 taw a copy of the 1/mdon Timet with a liaining dispatch from Bar Harbor announcing that Blaine was dying. 1 cabled Senator Hale and promptly tot a reply that Blaine was steadily improving. "Hut I was scarod and 80 were ill the Americans in Europe." In conclusion thoSonntorsaid ho was of the opinion that nothintr but his death or peremptory refusal to run can prevent Mr. Blaine's nomination by acclamation. AXKMKN'S 8T11IKH. -tgalnit the Effort* of MnnuVnctnrcri to Dikrourugo Villous. Nnv York, Aug. 31.?'The American Axo A nnil Tool Company is composed t>f nine axe factories, situated at Jolinf-onville, N. Y.; Kost Douglass, Mass.; leaver Falls, l'a.; Cleveland, ().; MillMil, I'a.; Oowanda, N. Y.; Bellefonto, ' nn uausion station, a. v. xnis lonirolfl about one-half the production <?i axes, the other half being produced bvtho Kelly Axe Company, of I-ouiaville, Kv., inm1 several small factories controlling local trade. To-<lav the employes of the first five Mine 1 factories ot "the American Axe j ompany went out on n strike, caused uy the otTorts of the company to discourage tin- growth oi the labor unions. These factories are the largest and most 1 ; ?rtant ones in the company's possesTho company claims that it *ill permit the shops to rot before allowing the unions to exist in them, wultho men declare,-that they will wave tho different towns and hunt for "-" r work rather than abandon their rganixation. The Federation of Laboi lias agreed to pay each married man "wjhhi in the strike $0 per week and '<' ii unmarried man $3 per week while the fight lasts. A Vn*allou 1'rouiined, Nashville, Tksx.,Ahr. 31.-Sena?oi ioik, of Maurice county, will introduce jathe .Senate to-morrow a bill settim wrth tiiut the miners at Brieoville art n a state of insurrection and empowerc t,,c Governor to call out such troopi m "ec"8a7 t0 suppress tl?e unlaw ?nf ,ie introduction of the bil 1,1 crcj>te a sensation. Nut So Hail, After All. t ^ AS?iNOT0N,Aug.31.?It is estimatot w the Treasury Department that then 'lAi* bl'I'tl in Innma.A *.# mi Annnni "'Ktuao ui UVUI lin!?h ho,;*tn8? ?l?ce August 1, repro eating a decrease of the public debt t< t amount according to tho old forn 0( debt statement A Myntery. /'""'vii.t.E, PA-t Auk. 31.-Thc remain 0 hi unknown m?n wore found in tli oodiot lofty to.Jav A bnl|ethc| ?the back ?| uic head nhowi how'h e to hiH ,tenth. Nothing bu? th vi,? ?n Mt- U had possibly bee intliewoixl??y?ar. LATEST FROM CUILE. Ofliclnl Now* of Dalmueedu'* Defont IU? cclvail In tVlubliigton. Washington, 1). C., Aug. 31.?Official corroboration of lialmaceda'a fall roarhed theStato and Navy department* this morning. Acting .Secretary Wharton received tiie following cablegram dated at Valparaiso, Aug. 30, 9:30 p. m: "Balinaceda has turned over government to Huquedano and fled. Cantu goea to Santiago to assume control until arrivul of Junta from Iquique. (Jood order here. (Signed) "McCkeehy, Consul." Acting .Secretary So ley also received the following cablegram from Admiral Brown, dated Valparaiso, Aug. 30: "President of Chili has surrendered to the Chilian General Kaquedano, and ho 1?sih loft Santiuiro. Valparaiso well organized. The foreign forces haAe reeiubarked. (Signed) "Bitows." The above is somewhat obscure, but it is interpreted af the departments to mean that the police force in Valparaiso is so well organ ixetl as to relievo the foreigu admirals of further necessity of keoping their murines onshore duty. There lias been no news from Chile received hero by Minister Laxcano this morning. The minister denied himself to newspaper reporters, but sent out word to the above effect by his servant. The Chilean congressional envoys here are also without any news thus far to-dav relativo to affairs in Chile. Although they do not expect any detailed news of movements of the troops I or the happenings of nioro important [events,they do expect brief advices ' when matters of unusual importance i iifnui- \lnntt. thn nriiimtiiit on vov, refuses to discuss his future action towards attempting to receive recognition for the constitutional government from the United Strtes. Wlien spoken ! to about the matter to-day he said in ofFect that ho wsis willing to tell what I was going on in Chile, but that he i begged to be excused from telling what was going on in Washington. Senor | Montt expects the Junta, which has ' left Iquique for Santiago, to reach Val! puraiso in about three days. Tho distance, lie says, is botween eight and i nine hundred miles. FIERCE AND FIENDISH Worth? Fliml lXuttlo of the Chlloun Wiir. Tho City minted by a Mob. Xew York, Aug.31.?The World prints 119 u Valparaiso special tho statement that "tlio insurgents owe their success ;?? < mrnnf innnunrn n rwlmihtr><ll v to thft ... i. B.X...W J skill nnd experience of Colonel Korner, who was brought from Germany by the Chilean government as instructor in modern warfare, but who quarreled with tho Baliuacedana and gavo his services to the opposition. Tho lighting was not only fierce, but fiendish. The bodies of the Balmacedan generals, llarhosa and Alcorreca, who fell in the hottest part of the engagement, were frightfully mutilated. The government torpedo boat Lynch made a weak attempt to retrieve the government's crushing disaster. It fired exactly three shots and struck its flag after a heavy fusilado from the shore. At sundown a riotous mob of laborers, occupied with nothing bettor than mischief, united with a rabblo of deserters from tho government and sot on fire and looted many buildings on the outer ends of tho city belonging to Balmnceda's partisans, fourteen fires raged all Knf am nnw tinHni* p/intrnl (two million dollars worth of property was destroyed by the incendiary moo. Tho city rnnj? oil last liiflht with rifle reports and this morning the bodies of 200 rioters and pillagers littered the streets. THE ROAD CENSURED. Itoiiort of tlio Coroner'* Jury in tho North Carolina Dlnaitur. Raleigh, X. C., Aug. 31.?The coroncr'a jury in tho case ot tho Bastiens bridge railroad wreck, near Statonvllle, rendered its verdict to-day niter four days' continuous investigation since the disaster occurred. Tho jury finds that thewreckine of the train was causea oy a iooso raw, iw liolts and spikes of the same liaving been taken out by some person or persons unknown to the jury, with tools or implements belonging to the railroad, which tools or implements wore left by the gross negligence of the railroad company In an open shed accessible to overybo ly. Tho jnrv also llnd that several crossties near "where tho rail was removed wero unsound, and that the superstructure of tho track was in part defective. Tho high rato of speed maintained in going over tho bridge is also conjured. r'oun A Terrible Wreck In l'erry County, Inullann?Sixteen Killed. Evaxsvillb, Im, A up. 3l~About 10 o'clock.this morning; between Tell city nnd Trov, Perry connty, Indiana, a mixed train, in which were twenty passengers. encountered a broken flange. Tho eneine jumped the track, bump, od on tno ties for a while, then took u header down a steep embankment. , All the cars piled on it. The passengers were all taken out, four dead and i sixteen more or less scaled by eacapiug steam and otherwise injured. * Tho wreck took tire and burned up completely. Engineer Jake App and his uroma'n esrnned injurv by jumping Conductor Gordon in tno coach was j badly hurt. . Canned by n Foy. I Princeton*, Minx., Aug. 31.?An ncci dent occurred ou tlio Kuslorn Mi line ' iota three nillon west of hero this inorn J__ r??S.1.4 V.* qqwa<, .HnHinn ;n . 1IIJJ. I'lCl^ui 4?U. -* iitia iuuiiiu|i in ?n< 1 sections. A denso fog prevailed at'tlx time, and tho eccond section crashe< into tlie first. Several trainmen wen . more or less hurt, but none of then 1 fatally. j 1 All Abont a Game of Crop*. MunniKianoBO, Tem.v., Au<j. SI.?Har j rlson anil Will Smith, colored, and Bol i Lytle, a desperado, while playing i camo of craps last night in llarruoi Smith's house, near Salem, became hi volved in a ditHculty which terminate' 8 in a desperate light. J.ytlo suddenl; ,, drow a forty-fonr-calibre' revolver ani fired npon his antagonists, instant!; 0 killing Harrison Smith and fatall e wonnding his brother Will. The latte e was shot in the breast jnst below th n heart and cannot recover. Lytle ho hoen arrested and committed to jail. A MAN IN A CONVENT For a Most Unholy Purpose at a Very Lato Bour at Night. AFTER ATTEMPTING AN ASSAULT On a Sister Ho Escapcs?Tho Sister's Bruvc Fight With tho Intruder?A Priest to the Ileseue?Tho Ilrnto Geu? Away "With Several Hundred Excited Citizens in Pursuit of Him. New Yohk, Aug. 21.?An unknown mun broke into tho convent of tho Dominican Siato?s at Morgan avenue unci Harrison placo, Brooklyn, E. 1)., early yesterday morning. lie entered the building by breaking in tho kitchcn door, lie went to tlio second Hoor and attempted to assault one of the sisters. Tho convent is a branch of tho Dominican convent at Montrose and I (irahatn avenues. It was established in connection with the Church of Our Mother of Sorrow, facing on Morgan avenue. The church is nresided over by the Bov. Father John K. Fentgraf. Tho convent is a two-story frame building and is in the rear of the church. .At present there aro six Histors of the order living in the building, together with a mother superior and eight orI plians for whom they aire. The lower | tloor of the convent, with windows about five feet from tho ground, is dovoted to school rooms. The daily meals 1 are served thore and tho cJiiJdren sleep there. The kitchen is in tho rear, with a door leading out to a well-kept lawn and yard. The sisters retire regularly at fto'clock and rise at 4:250 o'clock. After the building is securely locked all lights are extinguished throughout the building. The Bleeping apartments of tho sisters are always left unlocked. A MAN IS IIKit ItOOM. About 1 o'clock yesterday morning, when one of the sisters, whose name was not given to the reporter, was suddenly awakened from her slumbers, she found herself in the grasp of a nun. The sister, who is described as being IN years of ago and very pretty, almost fainted from fright. For a time she was unableto struggle or scream for help. By a groat effort she Anally cave vent to a series of shrieks that luckily aroused the other inmates of the building. She also managod to toar herself from the irrasn of the man and she mado a dash in the darkness where she supposed the door was that leads into the hall. Owing to her excitement and the darkness she missed the door and fell against the wtttl. Tho man again grappled with her. She escaped once more from his clutches, leaving some of her night gar inenfc in his grasp,and reached the linn. The othor sisters by this time had vacated their rooms" and had rushed into tho hull and shrieked for the Mother Superior. The sister attacked rushed into tho hall, followed by the man. The liall being not quite so dark, objects were more distinct and tho man turned his attention to tho other sisters. The frightened' and half-fainting sisters rushed poll-moll to the lower floor, pursued by tho intruder. nousiyo tiie priest. At this moment the Mother Superior, after unsuccessful attempts to strike n light, ran into the children's playroom and screamed for the priest. She*failed to arouso him until at length she threw a heavy object at tho fence. The noise awoke Father Fentgraf, who appeared at the window. The situation was explained to him and a moment later ho llred a loaded fjun in tho air. Tho noise aroused the neighborhood and brought several policemen to tho aceno. The brutal stranger in the moan time had also been alarmed by the report aiul mode ins escape t?y ino kucuuu door and scaled tho fences and disappeared. lie was described as a uliort thickset man. lie woro dark trousers He had no shoes and hewn# in his shirl sleeves. He woro a derby hatTho policeman, accompanied by several hundred excited neighbors, started in quest of the fellow, but no trace oi him could be found. Tho neighborhood was thrown into great excitement, and threats of lynching were mad< against the miscreant. Fire nt Nurrniiffnunott. Phovidexce, It I? Aug. 111.?Short!j after 3 o'clock this morning lire wa'i discovered in tho Rockingham hotel a Xarrangansett l'ier, owned by Jamei G. Burns. Tho fire started in the lire (loor from an open tire place and rai 'quickly up the elevator to the towoi where it was first discovered. Tin firemen fouiiht the Haines from the toj down the well and soon extingniuhui thorn. Tho damago was about $5,000 t< i $7,000 and loss is fully covered by in surance. There wore 110 guests in tin bouse, who lose little or nothing. Tin hotel is running as usual to-day. __UI|r Firo at Corei, Xew York. Olean, N. Y., Aug. 31.?Tho busines part of the town of Ceres, twelvo mile from here, was destroyed by fire la* . night Tho losers are: Carter Oper house, Oswego house, Robert llrcw drug storo, Oswego Valley Mail office, (i W. IlackHtt's drug storo, Lamphior' livery barn on, U. Kimball's residenc and other buildings. 1/)8S not know ? but partly covered by insurance. Tho btunriaril Fire. Cleveland, O., Aug. 31.?The fire t tho Standard Oil refinery was confine . i.. ?.W. a?tll ntul ita Pnntontfl. The Iob is about $3,000. Troublo llraviliix. 3 Kansas City, Mo., Auk- 31.?A specif ? to the eitar from ArknnsnB City, Ann savs: It was learnod to^laythat a seen 0 order of boomers ha* been orpinize 1 all alongtho borderof Southern Konsii Already over 3,000 members hare bee sworn in. They proposo to arm then selves oarlv in October an'l mako a rai on tho Cherokoo Strip. They will bur 0 tho grass. kill the rattle, and mako u rininrmiiiMl stand to hold tho Strip k i homes. ^ J fiwlM Cctlcbrnto Tlirtr Independence. v Pirrammoii, Pa.. Aug. HI.?Tlio Swii d residents o( Uiis city to-day celebratc y thu six hundredth anniversary of tl v independence of tlioir native land, r Threo thousand persons participate e in u parade, altorwards picnicking j Hoss (irovo. The orator of the day wi 1L 1 Uourloy, Mayor of Pittsburgh. HOW. K. G. HOUR. Ills Kpeoch at Uurk?burs Saturday-A Strung, Convincing Argumont. Social Dispatch to the JnttUlocneer. Clakksuurg, W. Va., Aug. SI.?The tariff talk delivered here Satuiday by Hon. Koswell G. Ilorr, of Michigan, was one 6f the most effective ever heard by tho citizens of Clarksburg. The meetwas largely attended, many ladies gracing the occasion by their nresence. The audience was made up of all clashed, including quite a numbcrof Democrats. Mr. liorr was escorted to the courthouse by Judge Harrison, Editor S. 1?. Heed, Sheriff M. J. Holmes, uen. it ?. Northcott and Mr. W. It Alexander, und the appearance of the distingvishod speaker was greeted with applause. After music by the band Sheriff Holmes introduced the speaker of the day. who immediately plunged into his subject. Mr. Horriflin truth a "spell biuder," and Jie held the wrapt atteution of his audionco from first to finish. Those present heard the tariff question explained in simple but eloquent language, and the great cause of protection to American industries and American labor was presented in a way which carried conviction with it Jir. Ilorr spoke lor an hour, and there wero none in tho audience who would not have been glad to listen to him another hour. The speech did much good in this section. The great business Issue of the day was heard discussed from a business standpoint and truth presented in a practical manner. It was so different iroiu the wild demagogic harangues our Democratic friends have been hearing from their free trade apostles, and has set them to thinking. It is. then, not surprising* that it revived tho protectionists and created in them nnrenthnaiiiam anch ns thev have not felt since the memorable campaign of 1838. Mr. Horr is sowing good wed in "West Virginia, and will doubtless bo greeted with large crowds wherever ho goes. He does not discuss the tariff question from a partisan standpoint, but in a practical business way. Democrats hear nothing from him that is offensive, but much that is worth taking home to tiiink over. DIDST KNOW IT "WAS LOADED. A Terrlhlo Accident Near Wo#ton ? A Young Mun Accidentally Shoot* Ills Mother. Special Dispatch to the Intclliycncer. Westok, W. Va., Aug. 31.?At a few minutes before 7 o'clock this evening an accident occurred about live miles above Weston that made at least one heart ' * I? *"<? 11 n itnnnn mnti no?I. sun. tlOllll vrunua, a juiwq ? ??, ?w. dentally shot his mother, the ball entering the back bearing to the right and came through to the skin on the right breast. Its presence was very porceptiblo and her son wanted to cut it out, to which she objected. lie at once mounted a horso and came to town for medical aid. His story of the shooting and how his mother ran out of tho house into the Held paying no attention to his cries of "Mother, it was an accident," brought tears to tho great crowd thnt gathered around him on Main street here to-night. The ball was a 32 calibro and from a double action Smith & Wesson pattern. Her condition tonight is considered critical. It seems that tho young man was not aware that the revolver was loaded. WEMj known in wheeling. I>catli of Mr. Conrnri A. Slpe, thcIiiKurnnco Man of Tlili City, nt His Homo in Fnlr* mo nt. Special Ditpatch In the Inttttigcnccr. Fairmont, W. Va., Aug?-31.?Prof. Conrad A. Sipe died this morning at 10:15, of typhoid lover. For a number of years he has been identified with this kai'inir hpAn nnnolnted tho ruiiiiiiuiiiM I ?M""O ri pastor ot tho Methodist Protestant church about sixteen years ago, Ho served in that capacity acceptably lor several years and at his death was n member of the Pittsburgh Conference of the church. Ho married the youngest (laughter of Hon. James 0. Watson and leaves a widow and three daughters. For several vears he was principal of l the Statu formal School here, which position he resigned about two years ago. llis funeral will tnko place from I his lale residence Wednesday morning. Mr. Sipo was well known in Wheeling, . whero lio hns made his business headI nnnvlAN tnr thn naxt voar. He W3S West Virginia Stato agent of the Mutnal T.ifu Insurance Company, his office being at 1521 Market, street over the ' .Mutual .Savings Hunk, llo has made - hosts of friends since coining to Wheelt ing, who will bo shocked to hear of hit ) death. IIo was a brother-in-law of Gov1 ernor Fleming, and was well known 1 throughout the Stato. r ? I Mrs. Klixnboth Tullmnu Dend. ) Sprgal Dirpatch to the Intdlioenctr. St. Ci.aiiwvii.le, 0., Aug. 31.?Mrs I Klizabeth Tallman, widow of tho lat( 3 Poter Tallman, a leading attornoy oi e tins county, died this ovening from i stroke of paralysis. She loaves twe Hons, Judge .lames F. and John I. Tall man, the latter a mail messenger ir B tho West, anu one daughter, Mrs. Sallic s FeVrol. Mrs. Tallman was in hri I seventy-ninth year and wus an excolleni II and highly esteemed lady. The Clnrkitburtc Fair. 8 Fimlal Dlimleh lo IHUUaur. I! Cl.AltKHIIVlUI, W. Va., Aug. 31.?To " night all tho principal races, includini the free (or all trotting, have been fillet for tho fair, which will commence her it to-mowow. Tlio lorgctt crowd is ex d pooled to attend this fair that ever via a lteil Clarksburg. Now Dally nl Martliubur*. Sptdcl lXrytKh to the JnUUiemr. '1 MAiTOismnto, W. Va., Aug. 31.?Til ' ll'orfil, a now venture in daily journal * ism in this city, made its llrat appeal h. anco tills evening. F. Vernon Alcr, n young Inwyer, In mo eaiior. ? n u> u l- non-political. d ft Went Virginia Pension*, a DItpatch to the InttUigavxr. >r M'akiiixgto.v, D. C., Aug. 31.?Wcs Virginia pensions: Oridnal?Geonj Ilenneuian, Samuel B. Taft, John I McXolly, S'amuol Gray. Original vrido^ ? Elizabeth Curtis. !(1 IQ Slramihlp N?w*. Xicw Yobk, Aur. 31.?Arrived, atom id er Arixonn from Liverpool, at Soutiiau itox, Aujr. 81. ? Arrivw u atcumer Smile Iroii New York (or l)n men. FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Why the Pope Did Not Accept a Havon in Monaco. HE INTENDED TO GO TO SPAIN And then Opened Negotiations With tlio Prlnco of Monaco, who Wanted tho Pope to Agree to Let the Gambling Palaces Continue ? Crlspi's French Story Has no Foundation. Other News from Abroad. Rome, Aug. 31.?It is assorted that ex-Premier Crispi will presently publish documents intended to demonstrate that Franco dosired to have tho Pop? leave Rome in 1889. It is learned at the Vatican mm any nucn Hiuiuniem wu?w bo quito without foundation, and that, consequently, iu case Signor Crispi should tnuke it he would bo proved to huve boon misinformed. It is a fuct that tlio Popo did, in 1889, form the intention of leaving' Borne. His first idea was to go to Spain, but when lie considered that ho would be in comparative isolation in so remoto a country, ho abandoned that idea and entered into negotiations with the Prince of Monaco, the situation oi whose territory otTered oasy and convenient access to all visitors^nd ull Catholics. Tho old prince sent as ambassador to Borne, the Bishop of Monaco, MonslgnorTheurel, who fully enjoyed his confidence. Complete arrangements were made and the apartments for the Pope were designated, when a letter of extreme exportation was received from tho prince, making certain conditions relative to the sojourn of tho Pone. Olio condition was that gambling should be allowed to continue without interruption. Tho conditions were such that tho Popo could not accept and a representative was dispatched to Monaco with the hope of securing somo compromise. but tho plan fell through. But France had nothing whatever to do with tho matter. Bignor unsp 1 nnu nis bub* Eicions that something wad jroing on, nt ho did not succeed in getting a correct idea of what it was. FRIGHTFUL EXPLOSION* At a Mine In England?Mituy Miners Killed ami Injured. London| Aug. 31.?An explosion took place this morning in the Matigo col* liory, near Red minster, Somersetshire. A largo number of miners were at work in the mine at tho time of the disaster. A dull rumbling sound underground, followed by a cloud of coal dust issuing from tho shaft, first announced that somo terrible accident had happened. The alarm soon spread throughout tho noighbefrhood and crowds gathered about tho pit mouth, the wives and children of tho ondangered miners uttering heartrending cries, while tho eolliory officials rapiuly organised an exploring party. Tho latter had not been long at work when tnoy signalled uiai a firo damp explosion of a most serious nature hau occurred and that they had already found four dead miners. Tho bodies of those unfortunate men were then lmulod to the surface. A moment or so lator four other minors, nil seriously injured, were brought out of the mine, ami it was onnounced that many others were known to be either dead or seriously injured. Later?It lias been ascertained that the Malago colliery explosion occurred at 3 o'clock this morning, when, luckily, only a small force of men was in the mine. Tho concussion shattered all tho windows in tho houses near the shaft and wrecked tho shaft workings. Tho bodies of seven dead miners huvo been recovered and two others are missing. About u dozen men aro seriously injured. DESTRUCTIVE TYPHOON. On tho Coait of Japan?Two Hundred 1,1 vn* Lout. Vakcoovm, B. C., Aug. 31.?By tho steamer Empress, 01 japan, wmco octu tho Pacific Ocean record by eight hours, news was received of a great typhoon in Japan that catisod tho loss of over two hundred liven. This typhoon Btruck tlio steamer on the evening of August ill mid lasted till tlio night of tho following day. Tho German vessel Iielouo Rickman was driven ashore from anchorage and thrown high and drv upon tho bank, wliero alio now lies almost a complote wreck. Twenty or thirtv of her crew aro believed to have been drowned. While tho typhoon was in progress, tho lighters which were bringing her cargo and provisions were washed away, a number of men being > .1 ..... .. .1 flnmt ilrtlnnilll (n nrmwrl V i uru? uuu. uicu* .MVJ.WV f and lifo resulted all nlon^ the snore. THE AMERICAN HOG Will GctJuiitlco from Germany?Minister Milking Guuil III* Word. ISeiu.is, Aug. 31.?It is reported in Hamburg that nil restrictions in American pork will bo removed to-morrow. Tlio United States Minister, tlio Hon. William Walter Phelps, when questioned upon this subject smilingly refused to confirm tlio report, but said he would ! repeat what ho said mix mouths ago, to 1 tlio efleet that the American hog a would enter the Bradenburg gate before - tliis year's acorns fell. It is known, - however, that Mr. Phelps in his Jus! dispatch to the German foreign ollicc, intimated plainly to tlio officials of that department tfiat the patience of President Harrison and Sir. Blaine would o not last beyond September. Ilornlmnlt'B Itljc Schcine. Paws, Aug. 31.?It is reported here " that Henry K Abbey ia. negotiating for 0 tho purchase of the Mariposa, a fast steamer, to convey Mmo Bernhardt and it.. 1>i\ li'ia nfi?in?iil na lif?r VUO ?>U>]IUI7 * " support in tlieir coming tour around it the world. c Meaiopt From the Spirit tend. iv Loxdojc,' Aug. 31.?Mrs. liesant, In a reinarkuhlo (arowell address to tho inombora of tho secular society which l- lmd docided that ?ho should no longer 1k> admitted to speak at its meetings, 1, claimed that ?ho had received since j. Madame Blavatskv's dentil the same messages from unseen teachers thut Madame Blavatsky formerly rcceivetr. Mm. Besant will go to India to propngato theosophy with Mr. Olcott. Slio forfeits an incomo of ?200 yearly by tlio suppression of her malthusan pamphlet. A GIIEAT SENSATION*. A Startling Ploco of Now* That lion Uocn Ktpfteorot Cornea to Light. London, Atigi 31.?A dispatch from Genoa, which arrived last night, ia creating a sensation In newspaper offices and elsewhere. It states that an lingman, name unknown, called at the oflice of a money changer, 6ig. Ghisoli, and asked him to change a thousand * pound Bank of England note. Sig, Chiholi, fearing that the noto *might * have formed a part of a rocent Bant of England robbery, to tho extent ol 250,000 Sounds, took down a list of tho numera of tho stoleu notes in order to compare them with that of tho noto offered. When lie did this tho Englishman walked out and disappeared, leaving the thousand^pound note behind him. The police are looking for him and liavo already notified tho police in London. This is the first public information here that such a robbery had occurred, and tho Scotland Yard officials, so far as can bo discovered, either profess ignorance of such a robbery or declino to commit themselves. Newspaper editors are much concerned at the possibility that a great sensation has been kept secrot hitherto by tho hank oflicials and tho dotcctivo police and nothing whatever is publicly known here of such a robbery. It is, however, considered possible that tho flmtnn mnv rnfnr" tn tlin HI.-JMOll.il IIVIlll MCUVH theft of a satchel from' tho Bunk of Scotland containing ?1)0,000. Yofc this took place six months ago, while tho. telegram describes tho Bunk of England robbery us of recent occurrence and ects the figure ut ?250,000. Ilrltlftli Federation of Unions. Leeds, Aug. 31.?At a conference hero to-day of delegates from tho various labor union organizations of Great Britain, representing 60,000 workmen, a motion to form a federation of tho union skilled workinon, was approved. Subsequently a eornmitteo was appointed to organize the federation. Unions comprising 110,000 men have already announced their adherence to the new movement. DRY GOODS MEN HAPPY. Tho Frospccts Good for a lMg-Foll Trndo? KftVct of the McKinloy Hill. New Yoiik, Aug. 31.?Tlio retail dry 1!i?h1s trade lias not, In eovoral.years, ao nearly approached a feeling of jubilation in glimmer aa it exhibits now. It is apparently the universal boliot among Now York dealers that next Pall and Winter will bo characterised by a phenomenally brisk and healthy business. Dealers have caroiully surveyed the field and weighed tho prospects, aud have arrived at an almost if not entirely unauimoiis opinion that tho prospects for selling Roods were nevor urighter ilLAiigust than they now are. While all of them do not agree that tho now tariff is an important factor in tho vision of prosperity, they do hold that business will iiot suffer from the tariff as was predicted byjtbe opponentsof the McKiniey bill. A majority go further and say that tho new tariff is an important element in the promising outlook. Without it tho country would have been still furthor drained of money, they say, and home industries would not have been in sqftiourishing a condition as they now arc. Money has been growing scarcer for several' years among tho consumers, and consequently the line has been drawing tighter annually about purchasers of dry goods. Last year it reached a point where the trado was very small in all articles not actual necessities to purchasers; The luxuries of the trado were not in demand, and M/irtnaliifinO lliwl tft 1?0 Hnlfl fill VflPV Small margins to effect Bales. Indications of improvement aro already apparent. After feeling the public pulao the Now York retail merchants havo all | laiil in heavy stocks of goods for tho fall trade. For several years merchants generally have been buying sparingly, i They have devoted their attention largely to cloaring up .the goods loft over.' Tho stocks were consequently light as a rule when tho summer dull seasou began. Purchases have not only been made to replenish stocks, but in almost every instanco they appear to have been increased over provious years. MIL SCOTT'S CONDITION. Too III to Remove to Newport?Pear* Tlmt 1I<* Cnnnot Survive. KrIe, Pa., Aug. 31.?Tho proposed ro* movai 01 Hon. y\. u. ccuib 10 iiuwjjur^> wns not effected to-day. His illnoM took a moro alarming turn this morning and physicians decided it unwise to make the attempt. There is no doubt' thaUMr. Scott is dangerously ill. Dr. Pepper, tho Philadelphia physician, who came hero Friday was called away Sunday upon an important consultation and has not returned. Late reports to-night as to Mr. Scott's condition are of an unfavorable character, and those closest in tho confidence of the family express fears of a fatal termination of his illness. Ohio and Indiana Oil Production. Toledo, O., Aug. 31.?j.no roguiar monthly report of oil oporations for August in Ohio and Indiana will bs published exclusively in tho Commercial to-morrow. Kor Ohio It will allow 138 completed wells, 8,427 barrels now production and 14 dry wells, oa against 144 wells, 8,401 barrels new oil and 11) dry wells for July; and U3 drilling wells ana 120 rigs up and building at the cloio of August, as against U0 wells and 137 rigs at tins close of July. In Indiana six wells wore coinplotod, yielding 135 barrels a day against six ntfished in July producing 252 barrels a day. Them are 13 drilling wells and two rigs against live drilling wells and seven rigs at tho close of July. Weather Forocaat for To-day. Forecast till 8 j>. m., Tucaday. For Ohio, fair; Matlonnry temperature; wanner an?l generally fair Wrdnndar. For Wostorn Pannaylvitnia, sUghuy wanner Tuesday and Wednesday. For Went Virginia, iriikhtly warmer and gencrally lair Tuesday and Wednesday.' TKMPr.KATUKC YEKTEUDA Y, a* tarnished by a Haixcnr, druggltt. Optra lloUko corncr: 7 a. m. 62 | S p. in _80 9 ?. m.?...; ~....7S 7 i?. m ..... ?73 . U in &! I Wcutlicr-Cbaiiguablft.