! A mm RIVER. '
The Monongahela Leaps Its
Banks and Plays Sad Havoc.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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"
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
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
The President a few days ago approved
acts granting pensions to thirty different
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.
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
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
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
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.
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AN ELECTRIC STORM.
Death and Destruction Tisit a
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
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
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
The President has approved the Legislative,
Executive and Judicial Appropriation
bill and the Diplomatic and Consular Appropriation
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.
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
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
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SUMMARY OF CONGBESS,
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
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.
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
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
Boston expects to pay visiting clubs $50,DOO
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
Chicago and Detroit are the hardest clubs
In the business to defeat on their own
Of all the players released or sold by
Chicago, Kelly is the only one Anson would
Even the Chinese have caught the baseball
fever, and they havo organized a club at
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
"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
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
Florida promises to become a larg? producer
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
* ri.iTmBvn rioinirntn to the recent Re-1
I -fx UAiiiru?tun Uv..h..
publican Convention found a long-lost mother
Among the Yale men who received degrees
at the last Commencement were four Japanese
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
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
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,
Eli Adams, a great-grandson of John
Adams, sacond President of the United
States, has just been buried at Latiraberville,
The preacher and deacon of a colored
church in Florida were whipped into confessing
a theft of $203 by members of their
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
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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.
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LATEST CROP REPORTS.
The Condition of Spring and
Winter Wheat Improved.
Averages Reported by the Department
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
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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
THE CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, PREVENTION
Preliminary Indications of a Stroke
?People Most Likely to Suffer
an Attack ? How to
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
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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 !
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
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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 ,
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'
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
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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
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
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
Make trial of these suggestions for
three months and note tne result?
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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
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
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.
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