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Association hcs nearly 4,000 pupils. Drawing, carpentry, sewing, and cook ery are the principal branches of study taught there. The school officials of Boston have posted notices in all the school buildings of that city forbidding the chewing of tobacco by the pupils. They have even posted notices in the girls1 high-school building, much to the indignation of the young women. . Oleomargarine costs at wholesale thirteen cents a pound. and sells at eighteen, twpntv-five. and sometimes thirty cents. Though no sudden deaths may be traced to its use. it may not be wholesome for all that. A Boston man says: "It is probable that nine-tenths of all the oleo sold is sold to those who do not wish it for their own use. The fastest passenger steamer afloat is said to be the Queen Victoria, which is to ply between Liverpool and the Isle of Man. On the trial trip from Greenock to Liverpool, she made an average of twenty-two and one-fourth knots or twenty-five and one-half miles an hour. This was accomplished in bad weather anu against a ruining jjuii;. A Glasgow engineering firm have constructed what is said to be the largest planing machine in the world, especially intended and designed to be employed in connection with the preparations of sted plates for the girders of a railway bridge in New South Wales. The weight of this vast machine is stated to be some thirty-five tons, and it is capable of planing the edge of a plate thirty-eight feet in length by five feet wide. The Presidents of the various Republics of the world are, for the most part, men in about the middle period of life. Few of them are over sixty, and for various reasons, none of them are so young as many monarchs have been when they mnnntort flip fhrnruv Thf> oldest is the President of France?Francois P. Jules Grevy?who will finish his seventyfourth year in less than three months , from the present time. Our own executive, Mr. Cleveland, completed his half century some months ago. The little State of Belgium, says the Cultivator, has always been the battle ground of Europe. More decisive battles have been fought on its soil than on' any other of equal area in the world. Should war occur between France and ! Germany, Belgium must take the brunt I the conflict. This small nationality | appears to haye fogepkept distinct as A j fighting ground for its bigger neighbors . when they fell out. Just now the people | ?f Belgium are taking great interest in | French and German politics, though unable to do anything in either, except to patiently await the turn of events. v*- _ .. f A report has been mauc by the Sevbert Commission, constituted by the Uni- j w ?* v #?" - V t versitv of Pennsylvania, to inquire into the manifestations of Spiritualism, in accordance with the will of Henry Seybert. a wealthv Philadelphia Spiritualist who died in 1884, leaving $60,000 to the University to found a chair of philosophy, conditioned upon the appointment of the commission which has since borne his name. The sentiment of the commission is expressed in the following sentence: "Our experience has been that as soon as an investigation worthy of the xiamp begins, all manifestations of Spiritualistic power cease." Bavaria has bad luck with her Kings. The late King Ludwig became insane and committed suicide, and his successor, irinnr Otto wlhfljs nffipiallv been de clared insane, is so-dangerously demented that four physicians take turns in constantly guarding him. His favorite amusement is shooting peasant boys! To humor this hobby he is kept supplied with rifles loaded with powder only. Presently a boy crosses the road, the King shoots, the boy drops, and is carried away by excited individuals who have "accidentally" witnessed the scene. Needless to say the boy is unhurt, and gets five cents for his trouble. A twenty-three foot, vein of what promises to be a valuable kind of fuel has been discovered at Elsinore, Cal., and it is thought that the whole valley is underlaid with it. It is described by the Jfacs of that place as quite soft, and easily worked when in the mine, but it gets hard when exposod to the air. It i resembles slate somewhat in appearance, although of a somewhat lighter color. It is clean, leaves no marks or stains on the hand, does not slack or crumble in the air, can be split like mica into very thin fibers, burns freely, and needs only to be ignited with a match, smells like burning rubber when being consumed, and leaves behind a jet black ash resembling lampblack in all its properties. It is said to be worth $15 per ton for making gas. . It is stated that the habit of drinking absinthe is more common to-day in this country than it ever was before. Of its evil effects one writer says: The poor wretches given up to absinthe drinking . ..rr^n -fo twnllor froin nf nf>rvoil? Miiiri 11V/I11 IV ViW?U VA symptoms, the most prominent of which is epilepsy of a remarkably severe character. The last moments of the absinthe drinker are truly horrible. Absinthe, besides alcohol, contains several ethereal oils, of which the most important is the oil of wormwood. It has often been observed that the use of this beverage results in disorders widely differing from those caused by alcohol alone, and the oil of wormwood has produced in animals tetanic convulsions similar to the epileptic form of convulsions which affect absinthe drinkers. ! The Cincinnati Commercial Gazette re- j marks: "It is an old saying that Americans love to be humbugged. Not satiate wit'a the numberless humbugs practiced j upon them in this country they are tnmntnri hi? swindles ecncocted abroad. a,"l"v" ~J A favorite scheme among English rascals is to advertise that an immense English estate awaits American heirs. The frauds are exposed and the rcjues occa- i sionally sent to prison, but this dees not seem to hinder the business a bit. The latest swindle exposed is that represent- J ing that a fortune of $75,000,000 awaits in England the pleasure of the Sands family in this country. Already considerable money has been forwarded by American 'heirs1 to pay the expenses of getting their claims cashed." Building railroads in China is h\i old theme. Circurastanti.il details have appeared from time to time with accounts of concessions obtained and with predictions as to the time when that country j would be covered with a network of rails. The latest account is given in the London Colliery Guardian, based on news from Pekin, which declares positively that China is at last to have railways. The report is that the Chinese court has advised the empress to order the construction of a railroad from Kaiping to Takoo, the port of Tientsin, and a line from Takoo to Tientsin. It is considered probable that the coal mines in the vicinity of Pekin will be connected with that city by rail, thus permitting the cost ! of coal to be cheapened. The building I of these roads, and positively others, is ! looked upon by British iron and steel manufacturers as likely to open a large field for British goods of this character. The cential provinces of Spain (the .Madrid correspondent of the London Chronicle says) have been visited by so terrible a plague of locusts that whole districts are ruined. Within the space of a few hours these pests have destroyed every trace of vegetation?grass, wheat, vines and olives. Over considerable tracts of country not a vestige of green is to be seen, and the reports state that at times the sun has been obscured when these fearful pests have been winging their flight from place to place. In La Mancha the trains have been stopped by them, and gangs of workmen have had to go ahead of passenger trains in trucks to clear the lines of the myriads of locusts that have descended upon them. In many cases the insects have lain so thick on the rails that trains have not been able to travel faster than three or four miles an hour. The cortes are about to vptea large credit in aid of the sufferers and to provide for a means of destroying these voracious swarms of insects. "* * ? The Chicago correspondent of the New York Stur says that Nina Van Zandt, the proxy bride of August Spies, the condemned Chicago Anarchist, is in decidedly ill health and probably dying. She has cut loose from her family and is having a hard time. The correspondent reports Miss Van Zandt saying: "Oh. this worry r ; -Ki -l ; i ==?*-. is killing me. Not only the anxiety about the outcome of the case, but the intoler. able throngs of callers, curious only to sec me, and the army of beggars who have read that I was rich; and then the I letters, bushels of them, from every con- j ceivable sort of people, some of them threatening my life and some asking for money; many abusing me, and no end to the marriage proposals from unknown vagabonds "who say they are much better than any Anarchist; that Mr. Spies will be hanged anyhow, and I had better conclude to accept their offer. A great many include photos, so that I can see how good looking they are. Oh, I did not know the world was so full of silly fcols as it seems to be. I am nervous, sleepless and nearly worried to death. The injunction suit cost me a great deal of money, and my income has been shut off on every hand. I have nothing now but the income of my book on the life of JViT. topics, ana uiu uuuuns ui iuc i have made its sales very slow. I have not spoken to mother or father for months; then came that cruel edict from the jailer that I should not be allowed to see Mr. Spies even through iron bars." The Dollar. Our word dollar dates back to 178."), when a resolution was passed by Congress which provided that it should be the unit of the money of the United States. Anether resolution was passed in 1785, August o, providing that it should weigh 375.64 grains of pure silver. The mint was established in 1792, and was then required to coin silver dollars containing 371.25 grains of pure silver. This was l due to the influence of Alexander Hamilton. No dollars were coiued until 1794, and then irregular. They are worth now $100 each. In 1794 the coinage of regular dollars began. Our coin was an adaptation of the Spanish milled dollar, a coin very popular wherever the Spaniards traveled. The coin was called "piastre," meaning a flat piece of metal; it is synonymous with piaster. It is supposed that the Spaniards took the German "thaler," and called it by the yiattip nf "ninsfrp " The word dollar is the English for thaler, the first of which was coined abont 1486, and corresponds quite closely to our present American silver dollars. The word thaler means ' coming from a dale or valley," the first dollars having been coined in a Bohemian valley called Foachimsthal. It was under Charles V, the Emperor of Germany, King of Spain, and Lord of Spanish America, that the German thaler became the coin of the world.?Financier. A Wrinkle in Photos. A "wrinkle" just now is to have your photograph taken on a dark background. Where the features are suited to the i strong contrast a highly classical looking picture is the result. In most cases, however, this contrast is too trying. For the average plain man or woman there are intermediate shades, which are quite effective, but it is very difficult to get the right one in each instance without ex: pirim-jnting at considerable expense. These shades are in general a bright (ofj fee color, and the particular tone which I is most desirable is within the modifica* j tions of this color.?Brooklyn CitUen. , Tin mm fiTTTT niTf fUUMJ trUlliH., Jacob Sharp Convicted of Bribing New York Aldermen. A Summarized Account of the Long Trial Before a Jury. The long and exciting trial of Jacob Sharp, the millionaire President of the Broadway Horse-car Co., on the charge of having bribed New York Aldermen of the Board of 1884 to grant his company a charter, ended in a verdict of guilty. Sentence was deferred by the Court. The New York Tribune sums up the trial and its results as follows: "Guilty of the crime charged." Thiii was the verdict delivered last night, by the most competent jury that Judge Barrett says ever sat before him, in the case of Jacob Shaip, charged with bribing and conspiring to bribe an Alderman. When this trial started on May lti, notwithstanding the fact thai; several of the Aldermen bribed by this defendant had been found guilty and are now in Sing Sing, and the admission on the part of the defence that such bribery was committed by somebody, there were grave doubts in the . public mind that the' corrimt.inor infliipnpft rniitri HirAot.lv trn/wl to Mr. Sharp. Then the array of clever lawyers engaged for the defense strengthened the idea that if there was any loophole offered by the law, the defendant would certainly by their aid be able to ci-eep through it. The opening and first day's evidence for the prosecution?which did not begin until June 10, so great was the care in the selection of a jury?did little to shake this opinion, as Assistant District Attorney Nicoll himself stated that the prosecution had to rely almost entirely on circumstantial evidence. But gradually, link by link, the chain of evidence which bound "Jake'' Sharp to his fellows in Sing Sing and in Canada was skilfully con-' netted, and a fairly clear case of guilt was made out against him. But there was the defense to come, and no one knew the surprises they had in store wherewith to confound the District-Attorney and convince, or at least to perplex, the jury. Mr. Parsons, counsel for the defence, made an opening speech of nearly five hou: s, and it was a disappointment to those who believed that Sharp would escape, in that it was little more than a review of the evidence offered by the prosecution. The evidence they were to adduce to clear the defendant was scarcely alluded to, and the witnesses they called were few and their evidence unimportant.* Then yesterday morning Mr. Stickney spoke for three hours for the defe nse and his summing up of the case was rather a vindication than a defense of the actions h's client was charged with. Colonel Fellows summed for the people in a speech of five hours' duration, and Judge Barrett made a clear and carefully impartial charge to the jury which lasted two hours. When the jury went out to consider their verdict the large crowd which filled every corner of the court-room, filed out also, in the belief that a case of this importance would take long deliberation. In the last trial of the bribed Aldermen?that of Cleary?the jury were out seventeen hours, and in the case of McQuade thirty-nine houi-s. In Mr. Sharp's case the jury came to a decision on the first ballot. There was no difference of opinion among them. In just seventeen minutes from the time the judire concluded his charcrc fchev trooped back into t ie court room with a verdict of "guilty of the indictment charged" Although the defence had lost hope in their case several days ago, they appeared to ba cast down by the verdict, and the defendant espec ially was completely dazed by it. Out of respect to his advanced age (Sharp is seventy years o'd) and feeVle health the jury added to their .verdict a recommendation to mercy. But there were no demonstrations in "the court room, either in sympathy with this kindly recommendation or pt t':c result of the trial. Judge Barrett remarked 'afterward that this was a far more important conviction in respect to its influence on public morality than even that of Tweed. The extreme penalty for such an offence as that of which Sharp is found guilty is a fine of $o,G00 or ten years in State prison, or both, bun in this case the jury's recommendation to mercy will have much weight in mitigating the penalty. Jaehns, the first of the Aldermen tried for accepting a bribe, was sentenced to nine years and ten months; McQuade to fo,000 fine and seven years imprisonment; O'Neil had a lighter sentence, owing to his previous good character: and in Clearys ca% the jury disagreed. Sharp's counsel will make a ' motion for a new trial, and after that the District Attorney will continue his prosecution both of the bribers and the bribed, so far as tliey can be reached. LATER NEWS. President Beach, of "VVesleyan College, at Middletown, Conn., has been removed by the Trustees, who are dissatisfied with his management. James Cunningham, an employe of the Old Colony Railroad, while at work on a movinsr train at Boston fell between thecals. Part of his body was caught by the train aud part was dragging on the ground. In this position he was carried about forty feet, when, by dint of great exertion, he got loose and threw himself out of the way of the moving train. He landed directly in front of another train, which ran over him and killed him. Four miners were coming out of a mine at Norway, Mich., when some men above let a tram car get away, and it came thundering down the shaft. The car struck the cage containing the miners, and all were killed. Scott Lyox and Jack Dillard, negro railroad employes at Columbia, S.C., had a savage fight, during which the former butted the latter with such force that he fractured his skull, killing him instantly. A fire swept over one-fourth of the business part of Elizabethtown, Ky., causing a loss of $100,000. an eartnquaKe at oniayquu, ncuaaor, aemolished several buildings. Civil war prevails in Afghanistan. The Ameer's troops have b?en whipped by the rebels in one battle, and in another the latter were defeated"with heavy loss. THE LABOR WORLD, The Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners issued nineteen new chartors to local unions during May. One of the most successful co operative enterprises on record is the Knights of Labor Co-operative Soap Company of Chicago. A woman is on the National Executive Board of Shoemakers, whi .*h elected offic ers recently in Brockton, Mass. Her name is Lizzie McElrec. The ladies of Saginaw City have a co-operative sewing society in the Knights, of Labor. Tney use all the profits of the society to furnish their assembly rooms, and ho ve already purchased an elegant organ and aave hung the walls with attractive pictures. At a meeting of the locked-out bootmakers in Worcester, Ma?s., it was decided that all except lasters and bottomers should return to work 011 the best terms possible. This ends the strike which has been in progress for live months. The lasters and bottomers will continu j the struggle to have the free shop notice torn down. In the session of the Amalgamate Association at Pittsburgh, the constitution was amended so as to provide that "On and after April 1, lSt<8, no member of the Association can become a member of the Knights of Labor." The committee of the English Trades Union Congress has reported adversely on Ihe project of holding an international trades congress, on the ground that trade unionism in Lnirland has few points in common with continental and foreign unions. The German Minister of "VVar offers a prize of 5.000 marks for the best model of an improved cartridge box. The Crook Iron Company at Birdsboro, Penn.. has posted a notice in its mines announcing that, owing to the depression in the iron market and in order to keep tbeir mills running, a reduction of wages of employes will have to be made. The company employ about 500 hands. NEWS SUMMARY Eastern and Middle States. Advices from the headquarter;; of the Knights of Labor in Philadelphia state that a new constitution has been adopted. South and West. General James Speed, Attorney-General during Lincoln's administration, died a few days since at his home near Louisville, Ky. in his seventy-sixth year. John T. Ross has been sentenced to death at Baltimore for the crime of "burking." He murdered an old colored woman so that he might sell her body to a medical college for dissecting purposes. Three men were killed and six injured at a fire in Jacksonville, Fla. Fifteen miners were imprisoned ay fire at the mines in Virginia City, Nev. Five bodies were recovered, and although strenuous efforts were made to rescue the other men, it was not believed they would be found alive. A fire in Louisville, Ky.,destroyed a number of large tobacco warehouses, entailing a damage of $40),000. In a pitched battle between Deputy Sheriffs and a band of desperadoes in the Indian Territory, two of the latter were killed and three wounded. Fourteen inches-of extra large hail stones stopped a Missouri. Pacific train in Kansas. The hail stones broke all the car windows on one side of the train and drove the engineer out of the cab. A chicago dispatch states that Dr. McGlynn, the deposed New York priest, will become a Knight of Labor. Six election officers in Baltimore have been sentenced to jail, each for two years, for committing election frauds. Five men were killed at New Prospect, Texas, during a cyclone. Fire has almost swept out of existence the town of Mansfield, Wis. The loss is not less than $3,000,000, and 2,000 people are homeless. A v AiMvoniiflfinii ne fVia "TTrtiffKfc nf the Switch" goes around whipping women of bad character in Adams County, Ohio. A few nights a^o twenty of the Knights,masked and armed, dragged a Mrs. Martin and her daughter from bed, tied them to the door frame and whipped them with hickory switches until they became unconscious. While workmen were excavating for a pile for a railroad bridge near Portsmouth, Ohio, the steep bank caved in, killing six men. Three Mexicans who went to sleep under a freight car at Rio Grande Station. Texas, were killed by the moving of the train. Yellow fever is increasing in power and virulence at Key IVest, Fla. Figures just published show that the industrial activity throughout the South during the first half of 1887 was far greater than ever before, the number of new enterprises organized or established in that time having been 1,855, against 812 for the same time lagt year. Washington. To remove the money stringency caused by a Wall street clique, Secretary Fairchild ordered the payment of July interest ahead of time. The effect of this order 'vas to release about Sll.000.000. The Treasuiy Department has decided that imported cows cannot be embraced in the category of "household effects," and are therefore not entitled to free entry on the ground that they are to be kept for personal use. The President has appointed the following Presidential Postmasters: Benjamin W. Tasker, at Fort Edward, N. Y.; John T. Gallup, at Greenport, N. Y., and Burr C. Newton, at Bolivar. N. Y. Additional Postmasters appotrted by the President: Henry I). Pessell, at Quincv, Mich.; Hull Hoagland, at Emmettsburgh, Iowa. ....... -.v-J ~ . Foreign. ? At the children's festival held in Hyde Park. London, in honor of the Qut?en*s Jubilee, 30,0J0 little ones were present. Queen Victoria, the Prince and Princess of Wales greeted the children from a platform. Mrs. Leckie. wife of a Presbyterian minister at Airth, Scotland, in a tit of temporary insanity, cut the throats of her three children and then her own. ?v??*rtn? TVQI'O ot: o. tpnrv nvt yjl 91A pci OVUlo noiv iuhva. M. ? ment house fire in London. The new law in Mexico authorizing the summary execution of train wreckers has put a stop to that industry. The yacht Genesta won the Jubilee raco around'Great Britain. Her time was twelve days, sixteen hours and fifty-five minutes. FATAL FIBE DAMP. Four Men Killed and Others Injured by an Explosion. A terrible disaster occurred in No. 4 slops of the Susquehanna Coal Company at Nanticoke, Penn., Thurslay morning, by which four men were killed and three others injured, two of them fatally. The men had just gone to work when the explosion tock place. One miner entered an abandoned chamber with a naked light. Considerable gas had generated in this chamber, and it was marked by the fire boss: "Danger, do not F.jiter." The man who entered failed to see the danger signal, and as soon as he went into the chamber and his light came in contac t with the gas, a terrible explosion followed which Jiook the whole mine. The force of the explosion was so g;roat that it shattered a pillar of coal sixteen feet in circumference. The men wh 3 were nearest the scene of the explosion wore thrown violently against the gangways, unci two 01 mem were crusneu i into a shapeless mass. Another man was burned so terribly by the gas that the flesh peeled from his bones. The sufferings of the injured m?n were also intense. Some of them asked to bs shot to secure relief from their agony. The dead and injured were taken out of the mine as soon as possible. At the head of the slope a great crowd of people had gathered"and the excite- | meut was intense, as it was first rumored that a second disaster, similar to that of December, 18S5, had taken place, by which twenty-two men lost their lives. When the mangled victims were carried to the surface, the heartrending cries of the relatives and frienu? were pitable in the extreme. They rushed forward and embraced the coal-black and shattered forms of their d.ar ones. On account of the disaster all the mines in town stopped work. NEWSY GLEANINGS. Atchison, Kansas, does an annual grain business of 555,500,000. The Canadian Parliament has appropriated $125,000 to :maintain fisheries cruisers. A Michigan man, aged sixty, who is a grandfather, has just been admitted to the Six new jjold mines have been discovered recently in the eastern part of the Island of Cuba. A recent estimate places the value of the j-;? ne nnimfru in IKXfi at uairy jjiuuuvio ui wis ? ? $7S0,445,08t;. Several olive-growers in Southern California will this year make oil instead of pickles from their crop. The bodi*?s of 000 Chinese are about to be disinterred at San Francisco and shipped to China for final interment. The fruit prospects along the Hudson River districts are said to promise more fruit than the farmers will know what to do with. Lin.vjeus, the botanist, is to have the finest monument in Chicago. It is to cost $50,000, and will be erected by the Swedes residing in that city. Rain fell for ten hours on a spot of ground two feet square in Augusta, Go., recently. The phenomenon caused much excitement among the negroes. It is stated on good authority that one of the richest planters in the province of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, has decided to set free his slaves ana settle tnem uji m>> uv?u plantation. In Tehama county, Cal., 20,000 rabbits have been killed in about four months, and the animals now seem about as plentiful as before. The bounty on scalps is to be abandoned. A srLEXDiD cigar case made by a Havana firm from the finest woods grown in Cuba, handsomely carved and bearing a profusion of solid silver ornaments, will be filled with the finest cigars manufactured by the firm and sent to the Prince of Wales as a present on the occasion of the celebration of his mother's jubilee. 1 - - I-A A TERRIFIC EXPLOSION. i Destruction of Powder Mills in New Jersey. Three Men Blown to Atoms, and Others Injured, The drying and spare mills of the Laflin & Rand powder works, at Black Oak Ridge, a dreajy place in the mountains, about eight miles from Paterson, N. J., exploded, Tuesday, killing Charles Stier, August Karouse. and John Cave. The powder works are situated in a rocky valley. The numerous mills are scattered about some thousand feet from the other, so that an explosion in one may not cause an explosion in another. The mills are built of heavy masonry, ex: wrtino' nnfl sidft and fcha roof, which are lightly built, so that an explosion may do as litile damage as possible to property. There is but one cultivated field in the tract of land occupied by the powder mills, and in this stood the drying mill. Just before nine o'clock Tuesday morning a prettier field could not have been found in the State of New Jersey. A few minutes later no more desolate spot could have been found. Three men had been blown to atoms and their remains scattered over the field. The men had been at work putting 300 kegs of powder for drying into iron cylinders. The engineer was preparing for the drying work, which was to be done in the afternoon, but no hot air had as yet passed into any of the cylinders. In some unaccountable way the powder ignited. Over three tons exploded, ana it scattered the mill and its contents a quarter of a mile from tii2 drying mill. Immediately after the first explosion another followed. It was less severe than the first. Almost a quarter of a mile from the drying mill stood the spare mill, which was lico/? nnlv in f>ne? nf PiriPPtrenPV- It had not been used for months, an<T the only explosive it contained was the fine dust continually generating in powder mills. There was, howaver, enough of this to cause a WTeck similar to that in the drying mill. In both cases the mills were utterly destroyed. The neighboring trees looked as if a Nebraska cyclone had had them for toys, and as if fire had continued the work. James Young, the engineer, who was near the drying mill when the explosion occurred, was cut on the head by a flying piece of timber. James H. Gardner, the superintendent of the works, received a s?alp wound from a falling piece of brick. A thousand teet from the arying mill stood the engine house, where power for the press and corning mills Ls generated. The shock of the explowas so great as to break a steam pipe, and the enginee^ William Bliss, got some hot water on his'back. None of-these men was seriously injured: The main o.lice of the works and the stables stand three-quarters of a mile from the scene of the explosion. Half the glass and sash there was shattered and several employes woro Mil-, hv tiiA fnilinc e-lass. The Morris Canal passes by the offices, and here in a basin a number of canal boats were lying. The force of the explosion jostled these and stove in two of themv ona of the canalers was thrown into the water. Immediately altar the explosion the surviving workmen "went to hunt for the remains of their dead fellow employes. Near the drying mill only blackened timber and iron were found. Further on they searched and at every few feet some part of a human body was found and deposited in a bag. Three hundi-ed yards from the mill was found the lower part of a human skull, with part of th9 vertebrae and collar bone attached to it. A short distance further a man's foot was picked up, and still,!urther on several pieces of ribs. Tfye loss to the powder company will be about $12,000. This is the fourth explosion at these works. On December 18, 1882, an explosion of the press and corning mills killed John White, .Bryan Tansy ana Henry Kuhl. On March 28,188;], a "diabolical plot to blow up the mills was discovered by a workman, who i found a pebble in one of the kegs of powder. Had this got into the mill it would have struck fire and an explosion would have been inevitable. Sifting the powder produced two handfuls of gravel. On February 6,1877, George Miller was killed in an explosion, and on November 3, 1880. John Clarkson and Albert Dunn were killed in a similar manner. CHICAGO'S BIG BLAZE. Acres of Buildings Burned in the Union Stock Yards. A million and a quarter?dollars went up in 6moke at the Union Stock Yards, Chicago,on Sunday. Early in the morning one of the employes of the Chicago Packing and Provision Company discovered a fire in the tank-room. In a few minutes one of the tanks exploded, scattering burning lard over the adjacent buildings, and a dozen separate fires were soon competing with each other in the destruction of the immense establishment. Though the fire was struck out in the evening, fourteen and a half hours after it started, the smoldering embers continued to laden the air with the fumes of roast pork, and a fiveacre oven remained on the premises red-hot for a couple of days. The works occupy about sixacresof ground, but tlie fire was kept within the district bounded by Fortieth street, Centre avenue, Foi-ty-second street and the railroad tracks a block west of Centre avenue. This territory contained four large buildings. The main building was .'KtO feet by 475. In it a portion of the killing was done, and the hanging, nutting, packing, curing and other 'work incidental to a slaughtering establishment. Except the curing-in room, in which were 19,000,000 pounds of short ribs, the main building a:i(l its contents are a torai iois. In the warehouses were 17,000 barrels of mess pork belonging to Armour & Co. The building and m'uch of the pjrk was wholly destroyed. About three thousand live hogs were in the building when the fire started, but the company's employes succeeded in getting most of them out. Between six aud seven hundred hogs were burned alive in the building. Back of the main building was the fertilizing factory, 100 feet square, and the engine house, 50 by 65 feet. JBoth structures were completely destroyed. Perhaps the most exciting scene of the day was presented when the men who were attempting to drive through the covered runways the live hogs in the upper stories were forced by the flames to desist. Below were scores of workmen rolling out barrels of pork. Down 011 the crowd pellmell leaped dozens of affrightened animals that had jumped from the windows or sprang through the open hatchways. The men who had braved the flames fled from the falling hogs, and at a distance watched for glimpses of the squealing brutes that,crazert witfe.pam, were rushing madlv about in their tall prison of fire. About '200 barrels of pork were saved before the hogs commenced jumping. During the afternoon the firemen gave their attention to saving the short ribs in the curing room. While a number of men were inside the main building, one of the division walls fell, seriously injuring Thomas Murphy (who died in the evening) and four other men. The total loss is estimated at $1,250,000. PROMINENT PEOPLE, On June 14 Harriet Beecher Stowe attained the age of 70. Senator Edmunds, accompanied by his family, has been making a pleasure tour of Canada. Frank James, the famous desperado, is at pros.uit a .-ting as salesman iu a clothing store at Dallas, Texas. Ge.vkral John C. Fremont has taken a cottage on Manasquan Kiver at roun Pleasant, Ocean County, N. J. Ex-Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, who will be 7H in August, assures his friends that lie feels like a healthy man of 50. Prince Locis, eldest son of the regent of Bavaria and heir to the crown, is forty-three yeaIs? of age and the father of nine children. Rees Wittler, aged thirty-four, weight | fifty-eight pounds, height thirty-six inches, is I thought to be the smallest man in the country. He lives at Plymouth, Penn. Ella Wheeler Wilcox is slowly re- | covering from her recent dangerous illness, j ' It is announced that she will soon bid fare- | [ well forever to Meriden, Conn. Francis Murphy, the temperance apostle, has returned to Pittsburg, after a successful ' six months'tour in the West, during which I period he obtained over 15,000 signatures to J the pledge. ? K P i ! Kelly is not doing so well with the stick for ; Boston as he did for Chicago. Miller of Pittsburg, has caught mora games than any other League catcher. Arrangements are being made to play bpjseball at Coney Island this summer. The New Yorks made quite a hit when they placed Ewing on third and Ricardson on second. The Cincinnatis have broken the record and ! given the St. Louis champions three straight | defeats. | The Cincinnati, St. Louis and Metropolitan ' clubs pay the fines imposed on players by the j umpire. Seery leads Indianapolis at the bat and leads all the League players in getting first I base on balls. } "Washington, Boston and New York are ; doing the best base-running; and Detroit and I Pittsburg the worst. Keejfe, of the New Yorks, has won by far I more games to games played than any other I pitcher in the League. So far the Association clubs as a whole have done the heaviest batting and the League clubs the finest fielding. Chicago seems to have the inside track on securing Pitcher Krock, the Oshkosh wonder, Spalding is said to have offered him $375 a month when he is free. The Boston Herald estimates that the Boston Baseball Club will clear $75,000 this sea son. Chicago Kelly has apparently been a profitable investment. Umpires have been fining players at a livelier rate than ever, despite tne new rules, which were to have made things so easy for the men behind the plate. The two first basemen of the Southern League most in demand are Wally Andrews, of Memphis, and Cart wright, of New Orleans; and neither can be bought. John "Ward, Captain of the New Yorks, has not failed to make a clean hit in twentyfour consecutive games.. He has stolen fortyfour bases in forty games. Goodfellow, the catcher of the Reading (Penn.) Club, is in great demand. Five hundred dollars nave been offered for his release, and he is wanted by the Athletic, Phiadelphia and St. Louis clubs. The sad-eyed men of the country just now are the managers of baseball clubs which started out to win the pennant and are now engaged in a death struggle to keep from being dropped out of their leagues. In a recent game at Winona, Minn., between Eau Claire and Winona, twenty-one balls were used. The grounds are situated on the banks of the Mississippi river and the balls were batted into the stream. The game was called at the end of the sixth innin?. owipg to the fact, that the supply of balls in the town had given out A game played between Chicago and Detroit recently has probably few parallels in the history of the national game. Of the nine scored by both clubs eight of them were earned. Seven of them were scored by the champions and one by the Wolverines. Of the ten hits made by the Chicagos two of them were singles, three of them doubles, two of them triples and two home runs. The only run made off Clarkson was on a four-bagger by Richardson. Chicago's total base nits were twenty-one. the national league record. TTVn. Lost. TTon. Lost. Detroit 31 13 I Boston 29 18 Pittsburgh.... 10 25 New York.... 28 20 Philadelphia.-21 25 Indianapolis... 13 24 Chicago 25 18 ) Washington...15 25 THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION. Won. Lost. Won. Lout St. Louis. 40 13 I Baltimore 32 16 Brooklyn 25 24 | Cincinnati.... 30 25 Louisville 27 26 Athletic 26 27" Metropolitan.. 13 35 | Cleveland.,... 12 39 eastern league. Wov. Last. Won, Lost New Haven. ..16 21 Hartford. 23 17 Bridgeport. ...30 14 Waterbury.. .21 20 Danbury 15 24 southern league. Won. Lot. Won. Lost. VuclirillA ? 19 I 9.7 9/t Memphis 28 14 | New Orleans. 31 14 the international league. Won. Lost. Won. LostNewark 25 11 Syracuse 18 18 Rochester. ...21 16 Bingbamton..15 19 Toronto 19 16 Hamilton 19 19 Buffalo 27 14 Jersey City...16 19 Scranton. 6 6 Utica,. 4 81 the college league. Won. Lost. Won. Lost. Harvard 3 3 I Princeton 1 tf Yale 6 11 MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC. Four Kings and a crowd of nobles visited the Wild West show in London recently.Mr. Irving, Miss Terry, and party will leaveJ2ngland for New York on October. 20. Adelina Patti's voice is pronounced t)y a Paris correspondent to be inferior to that of her sister, Carlotta, in point of freshness and purity. Here are some footings of the past season's ledger: Edwin Booth, $175,000: Adelina IKY). mvc- ton-rtru 27ri fwl truss Wilson Barrett, $22,000. ? It is estimated that Madame Sarah Bernhardt, who sailed for Europe from New York recently, made $."300,000 from her fourteen months' American season.SiG. Janotta's opera of "Alidor," which has just had: its first performances at St, Paul, Minn, during the last week, is highly spoken of by the critics of that city. Miss Marguerite Hall, of Boston, has been received with much favor in London musical circles, and her singing has been highly commended by her audiences. | Manager Grau has arranged a contract 7>r an American -tour with the celebrated French actor, Coquelin, commencing next June in South America. In the following August he will make his first appearance in the United States, and will play here for several months. | John Rosenfeld, of San Francisco, Cal., recently sent to Liverpool a cargo of 4,000 ; tons of wheat. This was the largest cargo of wheat ever sent through the Golden Gate on a sailing vessel Elder Philip S. Fales, of the old Campbellite Church in Nashville, Tenn.. has preached there since its dedication, sixty-sis years ago, and his age is eighty-nine. THE MARKETS. new york. 26 Beef, good to prime 6}? 7% Calves, coin'n to prime 6>* Sheep 8 9 Lambs 10 @ 12 Hogs?Live 5)<;@ 5 % Dressed 5}?@ 5% Flour?Ex. St., good to fancy 4 40 @4 50 West, good to choice 3 90 @ 4 90 Wheat-No. 2, Red fl @ 91^ Rye?State 60 @ 62 Barley?State ?J0 @ 75 Corn?Ungraded Mixed.... 44^@ 47y, Oats?White State 37%<g 88 Mixed Western Si @ 35 Hay?Med. to prime SO @ 85 Straw?No. 1, Rye 55 @ 60 Lard?City Steam 6 91 @6 92 Butter? State Creamery.... 19 @ 20 Dairy 15 @ IS West. Im. Creamery 13 @ 16 Factory 10 @ Cheese?State Factory 9 * Skims 55* (& Western 6.^@ 7;si Eggs?State and Penn 14)i'@ l'> buffalo. Steers?Western 3 75 @ 4 25 Sheep?Good to Choice 4 30 @4 00 IxlllJUO ?l -X vvv ' I Hogs?Good to Choice Yorks 5 25 <?, 5 MO Flour... i 4 75 (it 5 15 Wheat-No. 1 ftJ'j'M *2% Corn?No. "2, .Mived 42,4(<5 43 Oats?No. 2, Mixed Mo,1 j c<i 81 Barley?State '54 ? 05 BOSTON. Beef?Good to choice. 1Hogs?Live 5'?(4 6 Northern Dressed.... 7H Pork?Ex. Prime, per bbI...12 00 $12 50 Flour?Spring Wheat pat's.. 5 00 <? 5 15 Corn?High Mixed ? (& oO1^ Oats?Extra White 84.V@ 85 Rye?State 00 @ 05 WATERTOWJJ (MASS.) CATTLE MARKET. Beef- Dressed weight ? @ 0 Sheep?Live weight 4H? 4% Lamb? S @ Hogs?Northern ? @ 0,1^ PHILADELPHIA. Flour?Penn.extra family... 4 00 (?$ 4 35 Wheat?No. Red S5 @ 80 Corn?State Yellow 47%(<3 47% Oats Mixe I ? (fi} 31% Rye b'tate 52>?@ 53 Butter?Creamery Extra.. 18 (eg 19 Cheese?N. Y. Full Cream.. 8% 9 lELEGRAPicl0PICsT| ?Events of Importance Trans^H mitted by the Wires. H A Deadly Conflict Between Whites and Negroes in Louisiana, H Advices from Oak Ridge, a smalltown Morehouse Parish. North Louisiana, twenty miles from a telegraph station, report a riot, in which one white and) six negroes were killed. The best information is that a negro was accused off assaulting a white woman, and preparations' were made to lynch him according to the customary formula in that section. Before daylight a party of white men went to the negro's house, and were fired upon by the negro and his friends. One of the besiegers, George Bigginbotham, was instantly killed, and John Conger, Town Marshal; Bart Gardner, Deputy Sheriff; T. (J. Bingham, editor of tne Morehouse Sentinel, and Messrs. Gilmore and Baker, were wounded. The whites returned the fire with deadly effect, killing six of the negroes, inoludibg the accused man. As soon as the new* spread the negroes from all the surrounding country flocked to town, and Sheriff W. Douglass, with a posse of twenty armed men * left Bastrop for the scene of the difficulty. Another version of the affair is that.? negro committed an assault on a white girl and was arrested therefor. At 7 o'clock P. it, while two deputies were taking him to Jail, they were fired on from ambush by Jerry Baldwin, a negro, and his two soils and three other negroes, wounding Deputies Baker and Gardner. The n&rots.;: then ran and took refuge in a cabin about two miles from town. On. learning thear whereabouts a posse went *to arrest than. When the Sheriff and his men neared the cabin the negroes fired on them, killing G. ? W. Higginbothain, a young white man, and dangerously wounding Constable*' John Conger, Gardner and Baker. The posse returned the fire, kifl-^ incr .Tnrrv Baldwin and one of Wa katt* and four other m groe? that were in the crowd. Conger died of nis wounds with 11 bulIetfr'i^H through him. At last accounts twenty men had arrived from Bastrop and all was quiet.' ' ? f. y ; A Young- Lady Strangely Afflicted, A peculiarly distressing case of mental disease nas just cast a shadow over the hoxnecf-fll one of the best known families on the swell North Side, of Chicago. The victim is Miss Laura Houghtaling, whose home is at 415 North State street, who-.^B has for two years been prominent in Chicago social circles, her beauty and bright mind .^E amply fitting her for the position assigned her as one of society's belles. The curious phase of the young lady's affiletion is in tne fact that she na^ thus far since first visited been unable to recognize, with MH the exception of that of h r mother, thefaceev^M of members of her family and friends. One* of her sisters was the first to learn of the terrible calamity. She was not recognized wjiea.'3^H she went to Miss Laura's room one morning recently. The physicians who have been summonedthe case express the opinion that the disease is.HI of a temporary character. It is thought that a clot of blood has become lodged' on thebrain. When it is absorbed memory will re--;^H turn. ,IH i Miss Houghtaling is engaged to be marriefc. ^Hj to a gentleman of Chicago. She has no.re^^l 'memberance of that fact nor of her affianced. Her mind is a blank with regard to the past She is herself aware of her ft miction, ana ha** a belief that it wiil soon pass away from her. H Labor Riot in Rochester. H Monday afternoon serious trouble occurred on Gorham street, Rochester, N-Y-, which -' is being improved. A mob of over 300 HI .strikers assembled and began to intimidate| the men at work there. The police endeavored ! IAJ Uljpcioc but U1VW, VfUV 1 rt Finding their clubs useless the polios |H openedi?fire with their revolvers, tiaally M clearing the street. The fight lasted only tea .minutes, but during that time Policemen ;Moran, Bums, and Farmer were severely .injured by stones. Three of the strik- H era were badly clubbed and were arrested. One man was shot through theupper part of the head. In the evening itwas learned that two others had been snot, but had been carried away by their friends. Surrender of the Apaches. M Adjutant-Geneial Drum had received the* j| following telegram from Gen. 0. 0. Howard, H dated Fort Mason, CaL, June 'J6: "General .Mi.'es sends the following from San Carlos, Arizona: 'The surprise and captare by Lieutenant Johnson and the rapid pursuit by the troops have driven the bend,. ! of hostiles back to the reservation, where they have surrendered, and I have instituted an investigation and detailed a general court- |B martial for trial of those guilty of military B offenses, thus ending the present disturbances.'" The President's Western Trip. It has been given out at the White House MB that there is no truth in the report that the* President has decided to postpone his trip 6t. Louis until after the Grand Army encampment there in September. No definite time for the President's departure on his Western trip has been decided upon, and canootbe solong in advance. The public business alone, it is said, will govern tne President's move ments m ttus relation. MEXICAN STAGE BOBBERS. I \ Passenger Killed?Women Mai- |fl treated?Two Robbers Hanged. H A stage was attacked a few days ago betwecn Saraci and Santa Ana, in Mexico, by six masked men. In the stage were Adolfo Garay, a servant and two lap dies, Senora Lazzerraja and her daughter, Francisca. Garay resisted and was mortally wounded, dying the next day. Theservant bad his arm broken. The two women were tied to the wheels of the carriage and $2..r>00 was taken from them. With this money they bad intended to buy goods at |H Guayama.s. I: was a whole day before th& party was found and relieved. IN The robbers were tracked and pursued and HI two of them captured and hanged H LIGHTNING FREAKS. 'J Mrs. Theodore Williams, of Acworth,, H Ga., was killed by a stroke received while shewas taking in clothes from a wire clothe* line. Ligtning struck the plow of David Easly.. If of Nicholasville, Ky., with which he was u work, and tore it into a hundred pieces, and killed hoth Ea?ly and his mule. Archie Fry, of Parksville, Ky., was tak- H| ing his horse from the plow, when lightning saved him the trouble. The bolt then ran across the field eighty feet, aud killed three other horses. As Robert Appleby, of Chillicotbe, Mo., H was standing in his door, lightning struck a tree near by and threw one of the limba against Appleby,breaking his arm and nearly killing him. H A urakeman named Williams was struck by lightning on a train of the Missouri Pa- II cific while stooping at Centre View, Mo. He vas tossed all about the caboose by the pow- WM erl'ul fluid, but cs.-aped serious injury. flH A xf.gko and his wife, of 'Guinnett. Ga,' drove their mule under a shed during a storm. A lightning bolt struck theinu e and broke his neck,but neither of the negroes was Hfl hurt, except in feelings. SB Lightning jnmped from a large loeu?t tree II on the premises of Jolm \Y. Hurd. at Dover, N J., into the house and ran all o-.*er it,visit- fl| ing every gilt picture frame upstairs and down, and then made its exit by a hole in the B| roof. The barbed-wire feuce abort Sam Britt's place at Monroe, G.i.. threw off sparks like an electric machine during a recent thunder storm, and Mr. Britt and hi? negro servant were rendered unconscious by the influence, but suffered 110 serious injury. Two Columbus (Miss.) negroes took refuge under a tree during a recent thunder storm, and both were killed. One had his clothes stripped completely from his body, while the other showed only a blue mark on the crown of his head and another oa tho ball of his foot Up to June 1 there had been redeemed nearly 7,0J0,(X)0 trade dollars, which is the sum estimated by the mint director as the, probable maximum of these coins outstanding. After September 1 no more trade dollars can be redeemed under the existing law.