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The Monongahela Leaps Its Banks and Plays Sad Havoc. i Sawmills, Houses and Bridges Bush Down the Flood. Heavy rains at the head-waters of the Mouongahela and Cheat Rivers in Pennsylvania started one of the most sudden and - - perhaps one ot tne most disastrous UUUU3 since 1852. I At Greensboro the river rose thirty-two feet in twenty-four hours. Early the other morning the water measured twenty-five feet in the cnannel at that place and was at a stand. A great portion of Brownsville was six feet under water, and much damage was done. At 4 o'clock a. m. the water reached forty-three feet and began slowly to recede. It was eighteen inches higher than the flood of 'S2. From Brownsville to Pittsburg and all along Cheat River reports have been received of tremendous loss to lumbermen from breaking booms, to coal operators from damaged craft and demolition of tipples, and to private individuals whose residences and property were flooded. I George Getter was instantly killed by the parting of a cable rope with which he was checking a loaded coal barge.at Walton's Landing. I Telephone and telegraph wires along the rivers were down. A report from Clarksburg, W. Va., on the west fork of tha Monongahela River, was to the effect that twenty dwellings had been swept away, and damage to property was almost inestimable, j A number of iron and wooden bridges and several large saw mills, together with Quantities of lumber and logs went down with the j flood. A large number of people were homeless at that place. At Monongahela City all the lower part of J the town was inundated and the people driven from their homes camped in the streets on higher ground. Early in the morning the heavy drift in the shape of broken bridges, barges, coal tipples, logs, and in some instances dwellings ana shanties reached Pittsburg. They dashed against the bridge piers and were snapped and broken like twigs by the overwhelming force of the current * At 10:05 a. m., the river marks showed 21 feet 9 inches and rising. Every boat and steamboat on the river was in peril from the heavy drift, and every few minutes the whistles of the advance guard of the line of boats sounded new alarms of approaching - A Wheeling special says that tho line of tha Baltimore & Ohio Railroad between Wheeling and Parkersburg was unprecedently blocked. On the Parkersburg branch three tunnels caved in. The Rowlesburg bridge over Cheat River is down, and other bridges were swept away, | ^while the track was covered many feet deep with earth at a number of points. Several bridges between Wheeling and Pittsburg were badly damaged. At Fairmount the new iron bridge of the New England Gas Company was destroyed, involving a loss of $60,000. ' Large parts of Williamsburg, Beck's Run, McKeesport, California, Monongahela City, Belle Vernon, Brownsville, Fayette City,and other towns along the river were reported partly submerged. The water in some p'&ces was above the first floor of the houses, while piles of lumber, timbers, and drifts in many cases were jammed against the doors and windows. At McKeesport all the mails were closed and hundreds of people were homeless and destitute. The Chartiers natural gas main crossing the river at that point was broken during [the night and an immense pressure of gas forced into the air. Mr. Knight, the watchman of the Pittsburgh and Youghioney Railroad, crossed the trestle at Saltsburg a short time afterward, and his lantern ignited the gas, causing a tremendous explosion. Knight was fatally burned and the bridge was set on fire, but the flames were extinguished before it was destroyed. A later dispatch from Wheeling says, from reports received from the flooded district of West Virginia, it looks as if the money loss would reach #2,000,000. At least threa lives have been lost. Not less than fifty bridges were destroyed in Marion, Harrison, i ayior, Wetzel, Wood, Wirt, Ritchie, Lewis, and adjoining counties, and hundreds of houses have been swept away or are badly damaged. In Taylor county the loss is $250,000; in Harrison as much more; in Wood county, f 10.'),000 and in like proportions elsewhere. The sudden rise in the river is believed to have been caused by a cloud burst, which corered a large section of Southern Pennsyl- j vania and West Virginia. -n MOETOjsi accepts. Formally Notified of His Nomination for the Vice-Presidency. The Notification Committee of the Nat'onal ^Republiam Convention, led by Chairman Estee, paid a visit to Son. Levi P. Morton's palatial country S2at at Rhinebeck on the Hudson, and there formally notified him of his nomination for the Vice-Presidency by the Republican National Convention. Afterthe ceremonial of reception was over Chairman Estee delivered the formal notification speech. Mr. Morton, in a clear, equable, tranquil voice, read his reply, which was brief and to the point, anu remarked upon after ward as a caretuliy woraea response snowing remarkable good taste. It ran thus: Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of tite Committee?I am profoundly sensible of the high honor which r.as been conferred upon roe by the National Republican Convention recently in session at Chicago, and thank you, gentlemen, for the courteous and complimentary terms in which you have officially announced my nomination as a candidate of the Republican party for Vice-Presidency. I am also deeply sensible of the honor conferred upon the State of New York in the selection of a citizen of this State as one of the standard bearers in the approaching peaceful conflict of the two great political parties of the country for supremacy of governmental contx-ol. New York represents to a large degree the business interests of all those ever growing ani' wider spreading communities of varied interests and industries which it is the mission of th? Republican party to foster and protect. The platform so wisely adopted at Chicago has this mission boldly in view, and by its enunciation of these principle? makes the issue clear and distinct, I accept the position ten, dered by the Convention of which you are the honored representatives, and will in due time address to you, Mr. Chairman, an official communication to that effect" YOUNG ADVENTURERS, Three Illinois Boys Venture Into Indian Territory and are Killed. A deputy sheriff has brought information to Wichita, Kan., of an atrocious triple murder in the Indian Territory, the victims being Ed. Finley, H. Holiiday and J. Garwood, of Springfield, IlL The three youths, none of whom was twentv veara old, found their way to the Territory about two months ago and camped on the Red Fork of the Arkansas, where they lived on the fruit of their guns. Tbey made an expedition into the Seminole country, and while there lost some money, and one of the number accused a half breed named Peter Evans, known &3 "Seminole Pete," of having stolen the cash. A quarrel ensued. The next morning Evans was found dead in his hut. f he three strangers had left the country, and suspicion pointed to them. The Indians and half-breed friends of Evans quicklv followed, and trailed the boys to their camp, where they murdered all three oi them. ACTIVE LAWMAKERS. The Large Number of Bills Introduced in the Senate. The number of bills introduced in the United States Senate so fir this season exceeds that of any other Congress during its first saision and falls only about two score short of the number introduced in the Senate in two sessions of the last Congress, which surpassed all preceding Congresses in this respect. During the last Congress there were 33r>S Senate bills introduced, white with the adjournment of the first session of the Fiftyfirst Congress the number of Senate bills introduced already exceeds 3300. . THE NEWS EPITOMIZED. Eastern and Middle States. A fire has destroyed the village of Glade Run, Penn. Nearly every business place and some forty dwellings were burned, and two hundred people were rendered homeless. Thirty persons were injured in a railway collision at Nanticoke, Penn. Three persons were killed and many inJ'ured by a boiler explosion at Pittsburg, 'enn. Fire visited the publication office of the Cenlury Magazine in New York city, and caused damage to the amount of $300,000. General Sheridan was safely landed from the Swatara at Nonquitt, Mass, and is at bis cottage there, feeling better than for a long time past. A four-year-old child of Mf\ John Grim, who resides in Windsor township, Penn., was caught in the machinery of a grist mill and crusned to death. By some means the child started the mill. By a boiler explosion in the Adelaide silk mill, at Allentown, Penn., three employes were killed. Three others were injured. The New York Republican State Committee has decided to hold the State Convention at Saratoga on August 28. . Edward A Deacons, convicted of the murder of Mrs. Ada Stone in Rochester, N. Y., on Aug. 16, 1887, has been hanged in that city. v South and West. Six drunken farmers engaged in a free fight at Mansfield, Mo., and five of them j were killed. Delaware peach growers in convention recently, at Dover, estimated their crop at 12,000,000 baskets,of which the Pennsylvania railroad can transport 0,500,003 baskets. County Judge Pulliam, of Hardinsburg, Ky., shot and killed a mau engaged in litigation before him who took exception to some of his rulings. Gus Bogles, a bootblack of Denison, Texas, nineteen years old, who murdered William Morgan ;n the Creek Nation a year ago, has been hanged at Fort Smith, Ark. The entire business portion of Lake City, the county seat of Missaukee County, Mich., has been destroyed by fire. Citizens of Joliet. 111., placed obstructions on the track of a railroad, to the building of which they objected, thereby derailing the construction train and killing the engineer and three Italian laborers. Four persons?two men and two children ?lost their lives in the burning of a farmhouse near Stult Ste Marie, Mich. William Landieth has been hanged at Dallas, Oregon, for the murder of his stepdaughter, Simrnie Ellis Antle, last January, under circumstances of peculiar atrocity. A train ran into a land slide near Lafayette, Ind., and killed three train men. At Henderson, Ky., Robert Ryan, a colored man, sixteen years old, stabbed and killed Riley Hancock, white, sixteen years old. Three men started with Ryan for the jail, when they were overpowered oy a moD, wno banged the murderer. E. J. Icosta, a young man prominent in business and social circles of Birmingham, Ala, committed suicide by shooting himself through the head. Ho was to have been married the next weik to a prominent and wealthy young lady of Charleston, S. C. A disastrous rain storm prevailed at Kansas City, Mo., flooding the streets. A family of four persons named Williams was drowned. Serious floods are reported as the result of continuous storms in West Virginia. The loss by damage to buildings, crops, roads and bridges is estitated at over $103,OCX), and some lives have been lost. Bernard Krugg, a farmer, and his wife quarreled in a cornfield, near Grafton, Neb., I about the price of a pair of rubber boots. A I battle with hoas followed in which Krugg was killed by his wife. A feud between the Hose and Fuston clans has culminated in a fierce battle inside the Laurel Fork (Teno.,) meeting-house during the progress of the sermon. Six men were killed and a dozen more or less seriously wounded. Seven-eighths of the town of Suisun, Cal., have been destroyed by fire. By the spreading_of rails a construction train was hurled on a nicy-iooi iresue at Cameron, Ma, and four railroad employes killed. Miss Hattie Debaun, aged eighteen, has been murdered at Teeumseh, Ind., by her aunt, Mrs. Mary Junkins, aged thirty-two. The unfortunate girl went into the Junkins orchard to take a few apples, when her aunt killed her with a musket. Chairman Hoge, of the Grievance Committee of the Brotherhood of Engineers, and Chairman Murphy, of the Brotherhood of Firemen, have been arrested at Chicago on the charge of conspiracy to blow up with dynamite portions of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad. Two brothers named Combs, mere chil| dren, were sentenced to imprisonment for life in Breathitt county, Ky.?one for j murdering a younger brother, and the other for killing his younger sister. , Washington. The sub-committee which is investigating the tariff on behalf of the Senate Finance Committee expects to have a Tariff bill completed shortly. The bill will bo the substitute which the Republican Senators will offer for the Mills bill when that measure reaches mem. The President a few days ago approved acts granting pensions to thirty different persons. Warrants have been issued by the Secretary of the Treasury for the payment of $18,767,089 on account of pensions. The nomination of Colonel Thomas Lincoln Casey to be Brigadier General and Chief of Engineers, vice General Duane.retired, has j been sent to the Senate by the President. The President has sent the following nominations to the Senate: Elliot Sandford, of New York, to be Chief Justice of the Supreme Court,and John W. Judd.of Tennessee, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Utah. Hugh W. Weir, of Pennsylvania, to be Chief Justice, and Charles H. Barry, of Minnesota, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Idaho. Roderick Rose, of Dakota, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Dakota. John H. Keatley, of Iowa, to be United States Judge of the District of Alaska. President Cleveland has approved the act providing for an International Marine Conference to secure greater safety for life and property at sea; the act to affix the status in the Navy of certain cadet engineers, and a large number of private acts. Foreign. The Ecc'esiastical Synod of Belgrade has annulled the marriage of King Milan and Queen Natalie, of Servia. Charles Stewart Parnell, the Irish leader, rose to a personal explanation in the English House of Commons and denounced the letters published by the London Times implicating him with the Fenian dynamiters as Dasa forgeries. A new Prussian Government decree orders Alsace-Lorraine lawyers to keep their books in German. The locust plague in Algeria is becoming worse. Sixty thousand laborers and 2000 soldiers are powerless. The whole country ?A.-1 ?1 ? 1 <n fAMMAfl fViaf fnmina 18 uevusutlt?u, ail i 11 U) icaicu iuau lummu and pestilenca will result Many shops in the market place in Athens, Greece, wrre destroyed by fire, causing a loss of $750,000. The town of Berbera, in Somaliland, has been burned to the ground. Forty persons, mostly children, invalids and cripples, perished. Election riots have occurred at Boom, Belgium. The gendarmes fired upon the mob. j Many persons received bayonet wounds. Mr. O'Brien declared in the British House of Commons that the death of the late Mr. Mandeville, the Irish leader, was caused by the ill-treatment and deprivation of food while confined under the Crimes act in the Tullamore Prison. The attempt by Mr. Parnell to get a committee ot the House of Commons appointed to investigate thi charges made against him by the London Times and Attorney General Webster was defeated by ths Government. Porkirio Diaz has been re-elected President of Mexico by the Electoral College without opposition. Bantam insurgents plundered Tjelegon, in the Island of Java and killed the native chiefs and all the European inhabitants. Philip Fresenios, a New Haven (Conn.) brewer, who died recently worth half a millIon dollars, in 1852 carried his kegs tohii customers on bis shoulders. - - " > :' ' ' ' . : AN ELECTRIC STORM. Death and Destruction Tisit a Pennsylvania Town. A Number of Persons Instantly Killed by Lightning, An electric storm, more violent and destructive than has been soen in the Lackawanna Valley for more than a quarter of a century, swept over Scranton, Penn., between 2 and 3 o'clock the other afternoon. There were frightful flashes of lightning and simultaneous crashes of thunder for half an .hour, and a perfect gale of wind, hailstones as large as thimbles, and an unprecedented rainfall were other features of the great storm. It was formed in the onen and comparatively level country west oi Bald Mount, and it swept down into the Lackawanna valley from the northwest As it struck the notch through which Leggatt's Creek runs it became compressed and concentrated, and when it got into the valley, a short distance northwest of the Providence section of Scranton, it spread out and carried terror, death and destruction before it. The lightning killed a little girl in a doorway, and slightly damaged three buildings. A small ball of fire entering the open door of a store on Main avenue, burned of? the telephone wire in the rear of the building, but aid no other damage. Before any rain had fallen John Armstrong, aged 21,a Delaware, Lackawhria and Western brakeman, stood on top of a freight car opposite the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company's store on Lackawanna avenue, at a few yards from the company's blast furnaces. blinding flash and a terrific peal of thunder at the same instant, that made the men in the store and around the furnaces quail, killed Armstrong. The bolt hit him squarely on top of the head, came out under the chin, ripped and tore his clothing, shattered his boots, and left hirt dead on top of the car. A man underneath the car was stunned, and the men in the furnaces were disagreeably affected, but the car was not damaged. In the store across the street a young man walked up to the telephone just as the flash came, and a streak of fire darted out of the crackling instrument and singed one side of his whiskers. Bartholomew Reagan, aged 19, was driving a team on Shanty Hill in the midst of the blinding storm. A bolt of lightning struck him on the breast and left a purple leaf-shaped spot there, and then passed down his right side and leg, rending his clothing and tearing his shoe off. He was killed instantly. Both of the horses were felled to the ground by the bolt. The off one was killed, and the shoes were | torn from the hind feet of the near one. Rnhprfc Dvrnne. a farmhand in the cmnlnv of A. J. Stone, about one mile from Clark s Green, was working in a fie'd when tbe storm came up. He ran under a large maple tree when it began to rain. The tree was 6truck by lightning and split in two, and Dyrone was instantly killed. People in a house near by saw the bolt descend. Dyrone was 2!) years old. Lightning also struck the German Presbyterian Church spire on Hickory street and shattered it. A pile of pig-iron in the Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company's yard was tumbled about by another bolt, and several trees on the mountain south of the city were shivered Down inthevallev, where the Edison Incandescent Light Company has its generating works, electricity was thick during the storm- It rushed into the building on some of the wires and demagnetized the dynamos, and the consequence was that the lights on one of the circuits did not shine that night. After it had rained and hailed for fifteen or twenty minutes, the wind suddenly whirled from the northwest to the southeast, and the terrifying gale and flood that followed led people to believe that two storms had come together from opposite directions. The ,wind drove the torrents of water through window casings that had never leaked before, and the air was so full of water that seeing for more than quarter of a block was an impossibility. Hen-coops, outhouses and rubbish of all kinds floated down toward the Lackawanna from the heights toward uunmore, uuu a, groat ueai ui damage was done to cellars, roads, and sidewalks by the flood. The rooms in the upper part of town were filled and clogged with Band and gravel, causing them to overflow, and a big volume of water came into the Fairlawn mine'. After the storm myriads of very small toads covered the country in its track. LATER NEWS, Gilbert S. Phinney, a Brooklyn railroad man, insured his life for $5-),(X)0, and than, after deliberately arranging the details so as to make it appear that burglars had murdered him, committoi suicide. He was despondent on account of unreciprocated love. The Republican National Committee organized at New York by selecting United States Senator M. S. Quay,of Pennsylvania, as Chairman, and Hon. J. Sloat Fassott, of New York, as Secretary. Henry Blodgett, a young man who lived near Ettrick, Wis., while hunting saw a swarm of bees passing and fired his gun al them. They at once settled on him, and stune him to death. William Bolton, a police officer, was brutally murdered at Hot Springs, Ark., by two men whom he had arrested by mistake. Four men were burned, two fatally, and eighty mules roasted alive at a car-stable fire in Wichita, Kan. The Executive Committee of the National American party has agreed to call a National Convention, to meet in Washington City on August 14 to nominate candidates for President and Vice-President The President has approved the Legislative, Executive and Judicial Appropriation bill and the Diplomatic and Consular Appropriation bilL Senor Antonio Flores, a former Minister to this country who has just been elected President of Ecuador, was given a reception in Washington by President Cleveland on his departure to assume his office. Heavy gales have prevailed on the Rivor Tyno and in the English Channel. The weather throughout Englani has been abnormally cold. Snow fell in the suburbs of London, and the peaks of Skiddaw and other mountains were covered with snow. This is the first time snow is kuown to have fallen in England in July. PBOMCTENT PEOPLE, It is reported that the Czar of Russia lately presented $750,000 to one of his noblemen to relieve his pecuniary embarrassments. General Longstreet is wonderfully like the picture of the late Emperor William of liermany. nis jiair ia su>ar, ua nuuwia white as snow. Colonel J. P. Eagle, Democratic candidate for Governor of Arkansas, got most of his schooling after his 33d year. Dr. Galeazowki, the great oculist of Paris, lias treated over 130,0J0 patients. He averages 12,000 new ones each year. It is reported that the Czar of Russia lately presented $750,0)0 to one of his noblemen to relieve his pecuniary embarrassments. General Longrtreet is wonderfully like the picture of the late Emperor William of Germany. His hair is silver, bis whiskers white as snow. Isaiah V. Williamson, of Philadelphia, is reputorl to be the wealthiest bachelor in the United State.'!. He has a fortune of $20,000,000, and gives away a largo portion of it annually in charities. He is a plainly dressed old gentleman, very modest and retiring in his ways. Allen G. Thdrman is a Virginian by birth, and part of hia boyhood was spent in Ins native State. An old friend who has been ret ailing reminiscences of him says that be used to bo called "Right-anzled triangle" ihurmau in his youth because of his great proficiency in mathematics x" - ' - i- " ". f. KT ' -'ifcr SUMMARY OF CONGBESS, Senate Proceedings. 124th Day.?On a motion to refer to the Committee on Pensions one of the vetoed pension bills, Mr. Stewart spoke against the frequent exercise of the veto power....The consideration of the bill to amend the Interstate Commerce act was begun and occupied the major part of the day's session. Twelve amendments were agreed to.... The Senate held ashort executive session. 1S?5th Day.? Mr. Sherman offered a resolution, which was adopted, directing the Committee on Finance to report measures "to set aside, control, restrain, or prohibit all arrangements, contracts, agreements, trusts, or combinations that tend to prevent free and full competition in the production, manufacture or sale of articles of domestic growth or production, or of the sale of imported articles....Mr. Evarts proposed an amendment to the Sundry Civil bill to apnrnnrietft ?32.000 fnr the comnletion of the monument at Washington's Headquarters at Newburg....Senator Vest introduced a bill to amend the act to punish postal crimes Mr. Hoar delivered a lengthy speech on the subject of the recent Fishery Treaty with Great Britain. 126th Day.?The bill passed by the House for the erection of an appraiser's warehouse in New York city was reported favorably, with an amendment increasing the amount of appropriation for the building from ?l,50u.(,00 to $3,000,000... A debate arose over the conference report on the Postoffice Appropriation bill, and particularly over tne subsidy clause,to which the House conferrees refused to agree....The Committee on Foreign Relations reported favorably the bill to prohibit the coming of Chinese laborers into the United States, reported in the House as a substitute for all bills before the Com-, mittee relating to Chinese immigration. Honse Proceedinirs. 155th Day.?The Mills bill was considered in the Committee of the Whole, Mr. Springer in the chair. All the proposed changes in the schedule of metals were adopted with a single exception, that of wood screws. Mr. Cannon proposed a substitute measure for the sugar schedule incorporated in the bill, which was defeated....1 Mr. Hatch presented the report of the conferees on the Agricultural bill to the effect that they had agreed upon all points of difference except the Senate amendment appropriating $100,000 for sorghum sugar ex-; penments. The report was accepted and the' conferees were directed to insist upon their disagreement to this amendment The regular order was then demanded, being a yea and nay vote on the passage of the Land Grant Forfeiture bill, and the bill was passed by a vote of 177 to 8.... Pension bills were considered at the evening session. 156Tn Day.?The debate over the Mills bill was continued in Committee of the Whole. A lengthy discussion took place over Mr. Cannon's proposed substitute for the sugar Ecneauie, several h pee cues uemg maue lur anu against. 157th Day.?The Mills bill was again considered, the debate being over the proposed change in the sugar scheau'e. The Cannon amendment to place sugar on the free list and grant a bounty to domestic producers was rejected by a vote of 37 to 108. Mr. Dingley offered a resolution reducing the present duty 50 per cent, which was also rejected. On motion of Mr. Mills the duty on molassas testing not above 56 degrees was fixed at 2% cents per gallon. 158th Day.?The consideration of the Mills bill was continued, tha debate commencing over the starch paragraphs, which were passed. On motion of Mr. McMillin, the duty on rice flour and rice meal was fixed at 15 percent, ad valorem. Raisins, peanuts and eggs were placed on the free list. The duty on "flax, hackled known as dressed line," was placed at $10 per ton. The ad valorem cotton schedule, lowering the duties, was adopted without a change. 159th Day.?The deficiency bill as reported in the House contains an appropriation for the payment of all the awards that have been made by the Court of Claims up to date- The Committee on Pensions reported a bill granting a pension to "Muck-apec-wak-ken-zah." or "John," an Indian who, it is said, aided many white people during the Indian outbreak in Minnesota in 1802, and was a scout under General Sibley in 1863-3, when he received injuries which permanently disabled him.... Mr. Hatch submitted a report of disagreement on the Agricultural Appropriation bill, saying that the point of disagreement was the Senate amendment making an appropriation of $100,000 for sorghum sugar experiments. Mr. Rjan moved concurrence in the Senate amendment, ana aicer a ion<? ueuaie me nrotion was agreed to?yeas, 126; nays, 90. This completes the consideration of the bill, and it stands as finally passed... .The House went into Committee of the Whole on the Tariff bill, the pending amendment being that offered by Mr. Phelps fixing at 40 per cent, ad valorem the duty on flax or linen thread and all manufactures of flax. The amendment was rejected after a lengthy speech from Mr. Phelps....After four hours' discussion Mr. Cox's Census bill was passed at the night session of the House. THE NATIONAL GAME. John Irwin has been released by Wash tngton. Boston expects to pay visiting clubs $50,DOO this season. Noyes has been elected captain of the Yale nine to succeed Stagg. All the Pittsburg players muBt practice every morning for two hours. Bryan is the seventh pitcher the Chicago! have had in the box this season. Catcher Daly draws 12800 salary from tha Chicago treasury this season. Jack Kkrins has been appointed manager and captain of the Louisville club. The Jackson (Mich.) Club played a game by electric light on the night of July 4. Kuehne, of Pittsburg, has been playing a? good at short as any man in the country. Three times this season Dalryraple hai asked for his release from the Pittsburgs. The double umpire system will be one of the baseball reforms adopted next spring. A silver ball has been offered by a Detroit firm to the Wolverine stealing the most bases. Chicago and Detroit are the hardest clubs In the business to defeat on their own grounds. Of all the players released or sold by Chicago, Kelly is the only one Anson would take back. Even the Chinese have caught the baseball fever, and they havo organized a club at Marysville. CaL Shoenick, of St. Paul, says he is the bigjest man playing balL He weighs CO pounda more than Anson. Manager pmllips.of Pittsburg,says it is true that second baseman Dunlap was rottenegged in Chicago. "Long John" Ewing won fourteen games out of the seventeen which he pitched for the Memphis Club. Boffinton has entirely recovered from his recent illness and is pitching a great game for the Philadelphias. St. Paul has handsome new suits of black doeskin suits, white flannel shirts, black caps and black silk stockings. President Byrne, of the Brooklyns, has signed Burdock, recently reieasea uy sue Boston Club. He plays second base. Hughes, of the Brook lyns, is still the pitching wonder of the latter-day crop of twirlera. Up to a recent date he had lost but one championship game. William Grainey, 21 years old, while umpiring a game of ball at Brockton, Mass., was hit on the neck by a pitched ball, from the effect of which he died soon afterward. national league record. frame ot Club. Won. 7xwt. Chicago 40 20 Detroit 37 23 New York 36 24 Boston 35 ?9 Philadelphia 30 29 Pittsburg.. 20 36 Indianapolis 21 38 Washington 20 40 american association record. \~amr. of Club. Won. Lo*\ Brooklyn 45 10 St. Louis o7 21 Athletic 3 i 24 Cincinnati 37 2~> Baltimore 20 32 Louisville 22 40 Cleveland 10 41 Kansas City 18 40 Considerable attention is now boing paid by the agricultural department of the Russian Government to the improvement of the farm live stock kept in the various parts of that vast empi/a Quite recently a num- j ber of Clydesdale stallions, Shorthorn aad Swiss cattle and Yorkshire pigs have been I purchased and imported from Great Britain. I ^ULIUIlllUli OUU KIUTTilJg 1 UplUlJ X UW UVUVQ averages are: Virginia 81, North Carolina 85, South Carolina 86, Georgia 90,- Florida 90, Alabama 92, Mississippi 92, Louisiana 91, Texas 76, Arkansas 90, Tennessee 90. Winter wheat has been harvested in the South, and yielded below expectation in the Carolines, Georgia and Alabama. It has improved slightly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana ana Illinois. A marked improvement is noted in Michigan. Reports from the Pacific Coast are also more favorable. General condition has advanced from 73.3 to 75.6. Averages of principal States: New York 80, Pennsylvania 93, Ohio 70, Michigan 75, Indiana 62, Illinois 68, Missouri 72, Kansas 93, California 83. Spring: wheat has improved in a large portion of the breadth seeded, and promises a large yield, except for possible future drawbacks. The general average has advanced from 92.8 to 95.9. State averages: Wisconsin 91, Minnesota 94, Iowa 97, Nebraska 95, Dakota 98. * The area of corn, as reported,has increased over 4 per cent., making the breadth 76,0)0.000 acres. There has been much replanting in wet districts, from non-germination, ana from destruction by worms. The stand is now moderately good, and the crop is growing finely. Condition by principal States: Ohio 96, Indiana 95, Illinois 93, Iowa 66, Missouri 91, Kansas 99, Nebraska 91. In the South: Virginia 91, North Carolina 88,South Carolina 87, Georgia 94, Alabama 96, Mississippi 97, Louisiana 95, Texas 95, Arkansas 97, Tennessee 98. A preliminary investigation of the area of manufacturing leaf tobacco makes an increase of 18 per cent over the greatly reduced crop of last year. There is an increase of 4 per cent, in the area of potatoos. Condition averages 95.7. The European report for July makes the wheat crop late ana unpromising throughout Europe, Russia except'L The rye crop will be short in Central Europe. A OAT'S FATAL BITE. Horrible Sufferings of a Young Man in South Carolina. J. R. Bolch, a young white man, twentytwo years of age, the overseer on R R Cornwill's plantation, in Fairfield county, S. C., died of hydrophobia, caused by the bite of a cat. One day last fall, while passing alone: the road, he saw a beautiful black cat by the roadside. Thinking it would be a nice present to his young sister he both spoke to and aproached the animaL It appeared to be perfectly docile,.and permitted liim to handle it without offering any resistance. But immediately after being lifted from the ground it became furious, and scratched and bit him on the right band. Bolch killed the cat and went on his way thinking but little of the matter, although he had a very sore hand for about a week. On Thursday of the week before his death he was suddenly taken ill, experiencing great difficulty in breathing. A physician was summoned, but when Be arrived Bolch was unable to swallow anything. When a glass of water was handed him he went into convulsions, and the phvsician's skill failed to afford him any relier. During the intervals between the convulsions the unfortunate young man was perfectly rational, and often piteously begged his friends to kill him and end his sufferings. His paroxysms became so violent that it was necessary to keep lnra tiea nana and foot. He lingered in great agony for a week, until death at last ended his sufferings. BOLD CATTLE THIEVES. At Least 2009 Head Stolen in Missouri in Three Months. That portion of Missouri known as the home of the "Bald*knobbers"?Christian, Taney, Barry and Ozark Counties?is striving to surpass former records During the last two or three months it is estimated that at least 20j0 head of cattle have been stolen in Taney and Christian Counties by "Baldknobbers"?"Uplanders," as they call themselves. One of the band has been arrested, and a raid on the rest of the gang is contemplated. One of the gang is said to have been murdered by his companions for divulging secrete NEWSY GLEANINGS. Florida promises to become a larg? producer of opium, The laying of the Martha's Vineyard cabl* has been completed. F. H. Temple Bellew, the well-known artist and cartoonist, is dead. Count Anton Apponzi won $800,000 by winning the Austrian Derby. Sheboygan county, Wis., produces 9,000,000 pounds of cheese annually. | No Chinese sailors will be allowel on English vessels landing at Australian ports. OvEn 5,000 pianos are ruinel overy year in this.country by changes of atmosphere. It is said that Bismarck has dissuaded Russia from entering into an alliance with France. * ri.iTmBvn rioinirntn to the recent Re-1 I -fx UAiiiru?tun Uv..h.. publican Convention found a long-lost mother in Chicago. Among the Yale men who received degrees at the last Commencement were four Japanese students. The French Government has bought | Maxim's new repeating gun, which fires sixty | rounds a minute. A firm at Garden City, Kan., has contracted to furnish a Cincinnati park with 1000 prairie dogs. Two Japanese graduates of Yale's law school have just been admitted to the bar of New Haven, Conn. East India wheat is crowding the American product in British markets, and preventing good prices. A Virginia jury has just awarded $17,000 to the owner of the stallion Bristow, killed in a collision on the Midland railway. The grape-growers of San Diego County, Cal, hara petitioned the Legislature to protect them from the ravages of the honey bees. A sand spou1; 300 feet high and about 50 feet in diamet jr was observed the other day during a storm upon the coast near Colleton, S. C. Eli Adams, a great-grandson of John Adams, sacond President of the United States, has just been buried at Latiraberville, Ohio. The preacher and deacon of a colored church in Florida were whipped into confessing a theft of $203 by members of their enraged congregation. The Queen has given $350,000, the re mainder of the Women's Jubilee offering, to St. Catherine's Training Hospital for Nurses for the London Poor. It is said that enough salt underlies the " " * 1-- 1.4 | city of Ithaca, in. x., to suppijr iu= nwwu w. a century, and that a syndicate has been formed to build there the largest salt works in the State of New York. Representatives of Russia were in Bucharest making arrangements for holding an exhibition of Russian manufactures in that city. Russia will contribute $ 125,0J0 toward the carrying out of tho project. Tiie British Consul in his annual report shows that the cost of growing a pood (equal to thirty six pounds) of wheat in India is only thirty cents, in America fortytwo, Russia fifty-five, Germany, Roumania and Italy from fifty-six to seventy-three, France eighty-one and England about ninetyfive. It is announced that after settling all outstanding debts the estate of tho late Roscoe Conkling will amount to between $700,000 and $800,000. This sum was accumulated during about seven years of close attention on the part of Mr. Conkling to his legal | practice. During that time he paid off a i fecurityindebtedness in Utica of $150,000. r m -c - - s s C rt?:!' LATEST CROP REPORTS. The Condition of Spring and Winter Wheat Improved. Averages Reported by the Department of Agriculture. The United States Department of Agriculture makes the July general averages of condition as follows: Cotton 86.7, winter wheat 75.6, spring wheat 95.9, corn 93, oats Of? 9. horloTr R1 tcintor rv? 951 snr!n<r rvfl "" "J Ay*J " ) ** ' J 1 "t o -J " SKi.8, tobacco, manufacturing leaf, 89. Cotton is later than usual in every State. There is generally a medium stand. Cultivation has been somewhat retarded by.local rains, and a part of the area is in the crass, notably in the district west of the Mississippi. The plant is generally in vigorous SUNSTROKES. THE CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, PREVENTION AND CURE. Preliminary Indications of a Stroke ?People Most Likely to Suffer an Attack ? How to Treat Suffereru. A Pittsburg (Penn.) doctor says in the Commercial Gazette of that city r An attack of sunstroke is nearly always preceded by certain symptoms which should direct the individual's attention to the .1 tu ? lliipcuuiug UMU^CI. XUCdC O^iiipLUUlO are a hot, dry skin?the perspiration being checked?dryness of the mouth and throat, flushed face, suffusion of the eyes and throbbing of the head. In I some cases there is slight delirium, in others a sense of weakness and confusion of thought, with alternate flushing and cooling of the face, such as sometimes comes on after smoking a strong cigar. The pulse is usually rupid, sometimes intermittent, and if the temperature of the body be measured with the thermometer, it will be found se era! degrees above "blood heat." If no attention is paid to these premonitory symptoms and exposure to the exciting cause continue*, the "stroke" comes. The person sud- | denly falls to the ground, becomes unconscious and comatose, or is attacked by frequent convulsions. The breathing ' | is deep, slow and snoring; the pulse veiy j' rapid a-d the skin dry and burning hot. ' ( In some cases, however, especially of ( that variety classed as "heat-stroke," ; ( that is to say, where the individual was | not directly exposed to the rays of the . sun, the pulse is weak and the skin pale, , cold and moist. In these cases there is [ great danger of paralysis of the heat, j. following extreme exhaustion of the ! nervous system. The causes of sunstroke are excessive- : ly high temperature, exhau-ting physical j labor, excessive indulgence in alcoholic ! liquors and deprivation of water. Sol- j diera on a march in hot weather are very i ( subject to sunstroke, especially when | suffering for want of water. In the . Federal army, during the late war, there j were 720J cases ol sunstroke, but owing probably to prompt attention from the j medical'officers the mortality was low. ( Laborers working in confined spaces, j such as ste.edores, are frequently prostrated by heat stroke, and a largj pro- f portion of these succumb to the attack. , Nothing is more firmly and conclusively J XV _ 1 I _ X- J! J esiaimsneu in ine wnoie range 01 mem- | cal practice than that intemperance is ." the most prominent and fatal predisp03-1 ^ ing cause of sunstroke. A drunken man is not only much more liable to be attacked, but he is almost certain to die from the effects. All authorities are agread upon this point. The most efficient preventive measure may there- ( fore be declared to be the avoidance of , spirituous liquors. The means of prevention are alteadv ( indicated by a consideration of the ( causes. Exposure to high temperature | ( or excessive exertion should be avoided, j This is, however, easier said than done j, in most cases. Hence, whatever meas- j; ures will reduce the evil influence of the j above conditions must be adopted, \: When exposed to the sun, a light, well-1! vent'lated hat should be worn. A broad- i; brimmed straw probably answers the i, demand better than, any other. The j cork helmet, as worn in the East Indies, |; is also serviceable, but its unsightliuess . will probably prevent it* general use in i tuia cuuuiry. n. spuuge ui iiuuun.cn.iuci, > wet with cold water, placed in the hat, ! will keep the head cool and produce a general reduction of temperarure in the , body. This is a measure which shou'd ; be adopted especia'ly by soldiers on the march. The clothing should be loose and light, and frequent bathigg of the , face, head and arms will counteract the ' pernicious effects of the high tempera- ,. ture. Plenty of water internally is one :'t of the best preventives of sunstroke. It ! has been found that soldiers, upon i whom the most accurate observations 1, have been made, succumb to the effects ,. of heat only alter the supply of drinking j, water is exhausted. So long as the can- j! teens are full sunBtroke does not occur in i' any army. In cases of sunstrokes competent phy- j sician should be at once sent for. But 1 ( in the meanwhile the bystanders should ( not be idle. If the individual is unron- i. scious and has a hot. dry skin, the cloth- ;' ipg about the upper portion of the body ! 1 should be opened and cold water poured j j over him. If the water is poured upon i tho head from a height of several feet the j effect will be greater. So long as the heat of the skin seems excessive the cold ; effusion should be continued. Convul- j sions do not contra-indicate this treat-1 meut. When the temperature of the body has become reduced in this way, | and unconsciousness still continues, hot I mustard poultices should be applied to the abdomen and limbs. This may be i done at first in those cases in which the j skin is cold and moist and there seems to be a tendency to collapse. If the patient can swallow, strong, hot coffee or tea may be given in small quantities taking care not to overburden the stomach and cause vomiting. Whisky or brandy should be given with great cau- j tion. In extreme cases of depression a 1 tablespoonful of whisky, with a tea- j spoonful of aromatic spirit? of ammonia, j may be the one thing needed to save life, but the judgment required in de-! ciding when it shall be given is seldom j found. Bleeding is rarely resorted to in I sunstroke at the present day, and in the j judgment of the writer still more rarely : required. Some cases need it, and some j recover In spite of it. Undur all condt-1 - 1 ! t- - l-*4. 4.- I tions its employment snouiu i e ieii< tu : the physician. Finally, as in so many other diseases, prevention is better than ! cure in this malady. Most persons who j have suffered from sunstroke carry with i them through life some effects of the attack. It is always better, therefore, never to have had a sunstroke than to have been cured of one. Bonts for Tropical Waters. Navigators in Central Africa know . that boats of iron and steel quickly j corrode in tropical waters, while those of I wood are attacked by white ant-!. A j missionary society has therefore built a [ steam canoe for Lake Nyassa of the com- i paratively new alloy known as Delta ; Metal, which resists corrosion, is xigni, j and as strong as steel. The vessel is J twenty-one feet long, with a beam of j seven :eet and a depth of three feet, and j draws only sixteen inches of water j with engine and boiler aboard. Making Sea Water Drinkable. George J. Hazlehurst, of Rhyl, North Wales, describes, in a communication to the Liverpool iW, the results of prolonged experiments he has made with the view of rendering sea water drinkable and innocuous by the introduction of foreign elements. Mr. Ilazlehurst claims to have discovered a compound which he calls "Thalassion," and which consists apparently of a saline effervescent with some astringent ingredient, which, mixed with sea water, makes it drinkable.?Sanitary Neits. I _ ' w ?Y Advice as to a Headaches. , A teacher in Tennessee, who has long! suffered from headache, and has triecU physicians and remedies with only' temporary relief, asks our adrice?as toj, diet and manner of living. He has ? . good appetite and is otherwise appa-j rently well. r':?Ki We may premise that a headache maj? be due to one of many causes actings; together. A remedy suited to ono casej may be harmful in another. Nor cauj v any case be cured without the remoral? of the cause. Without some knowledge of "the'/ habits, the temperament, the physicU ^ tendencies and tne general surroundings of a sufferer, it is impossible to mark J out any scheme of diet adapted to ai ' particular case. ! But any one who is an intelligent] ~ observer of himself, and is possessed ?1 a strong will, can, probably, treat hfca-- sj self as successfully as any ordinary": physician can treat him. We will address our correspondent j directly, but the adrice, with ^he -1 necessary modifications, will do IQT others: * 1. You are aware that rigorous ?fttrj'v' door exercise is essential to soundj health in all persons, and especially/to* in the case of a brain-worker, under the; _ r?or?nlio* efrain r\f 6 a.^nnl-TArtm _ YaiI! ? Deed, at the minimum, two hours a day ,r of such exercise. Perhaps with jour Southern habits and convenience^" horse-back riding might profitably inter-; change with rapid, cheer) walking. : i 2. You are equally aware that at least ' eight hours of solid sleep are still' more essential?sleep in a well-venUlate<?stf&-~ disinfected room. 3. You may not be aware, but it ir. f true, that "biliousness" and indigest&n?> arc generally due far more to over-eatingj' or under-eating than to the kinda ol food eaten. See if you can trace a con-! M nection between the quantity of your food and your distressing symptoms.) Lessen it below the average of the past,) 1. and note whether the tendency to heitd* ache lessens with it. If it does, you are} on the right track. If not, try the effect of more frequent and abundant meals., f .4. Constipation fills the blood with! , poisons that affect the brain. Let this' . be remedied, if possible, by your food, c A-bJure white bread, and use bread maided from "entire wheat flour," or mush from1 jatmeal or "wheat germ-meal," with a. free addition of fruit. 5. Notice whether any particular irticle of food positively disagrees with]. fou?in itself, in the mode of criokfagit, or in the quantity eaten?and gOveru yourself accordingly. Make trial of these suggestions for three months and note tne result? Tuuth'a Companion. i > 1 Filling Up the Sea. To one who rejects upon the subject, gj itbccomes apparent that all the "wearing. , iown of continents and islands is finally trashed into the sea. The soils through' which the rains settle are leached of ' everything that water will dissolve/ Theatrenms and rivers fed by the rains areall the time wearing away their banks - , and beds by the force of their currents.; The accumulated earthy matter, as mud,1 is carried into the sea. Moreover, the wearing power of waved-' is cutting away islands and exposed] points along all the coasts. We see thi^on the o ater side of islands that are made~ up of sand and gravel. Upon rocky, ; ledges the process is too slow to be per-, ceptible, but their worn slopes prove that these, too, have lost. -a , Whatever matter is carried into the*ocean will be deposited on the bottom' as soon as it comes into still water, mi* ~ Less it be a substance light enough to t!oat; but the order in which the parti- v cles-will be laid down depends uponf ; their weight and si e. The lighter and* mill Via l-nnf oflnflf qw/t LllU uuer UVU-C9 nui ut nv>j#v uuy?. adrift the longer. As a result, the coarwk and heaTy material sinks to the bottom . nearer the shore; the lighter and finer is! carrier further out toward the middle of " the sea basins. < If there wereuo currents in the oceaQi f to take up the material brought in by}, the rivers and distribute this widely, itis evident that the t ea would be filling" ? fastest near the shore, and that the material laid down here would resemble most nearly the neighboring dry land. As it is, much of the coast is swept by currents like the Gulf Stream, which, carry the mud far from the mouths of; rivers that have brought it down. Where such shore currents do not exist, the' marginal deposits may extend out hundreds of mile3, as is the case at t]ie mouth' of the Mississippi. ... To speak of the sea basin as filling upis misleading. It is well known that the oceans and seas cover about three-quar ters of the surface of the globe. Their, 7 average depth is estimated at about two, miles. Tnc average height of the laodj is calculated to be less than one-fifth of a mile, or less than one-tenth the depth! of the occan. It is, therefore, easy to see that if the dry land were all carried1 into the sea, it would not materially chunge the depth of the water.? Youth's Companion. .\' l ?-?? .V Scenes In a Lumber Camp. - 1 It is one of the most interesting of scenes that a man can witness to go into, a lumber camp, either in Canada or in the Carolina?. In the latter the men have the onus of the work, iathe former the French "^anticks," spry, sharp, shrewed fellow-:, agile as cats and the quickest and best lumbermen in the' world. They live on very little, cheap food is the rule, they arc steady, save their money, and are brave to temerity. I have seen these men in dangerous pools, while the log3 were swimming around in circles, in a regular vor-.. tex like, bobbing, here, there and all over, in horizontal, perpendicular andf n nandft anguiar pusmuuo, . ? monium of sound as they crashed and raged against ea.h other, jumpiDg from log to log, taking their pikes and dog hook*, while the logs were careening, and straighten out the lines, sending them safely on their way, the water ana logs fairly dancing over them as they performed their tasks. Bless you, any of us fellows would have "lost our heada" ten feet from shore, while those nimble-footed geniuses were out fifty,1 one hundred and two hundred feet. Once in a while they lose their lives in. these springtime river surges. During the j winter, when they are cutting ana sledding and pulling over llie snow, from forest to river bank, life is hearty and rugged enough, but the danger line isn't there. These "catches" are what ? take the mettle, and it requires nerves of steel. At home, these same men are of the simplest character, loving and tender to their families. When one of them has been killed by an accident with the logs, the whole village turns out. The women wail almost like the Irish Kaneer, while the men look sober as judges. The plain coiiin stands in the simple room of the plain cottage, surrounded by candles and crosses, the good father priest lecites the service of the dead, drawa an instructive lesson, four sturdy villagers lift the coffin, passing through long files of mourners, and then lead tne way to the churchyard. There the father again recites a funeral service and the body is laid at reat. m I ill i