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' VOLUME XXXIX,
TOKE - that BIG RUSH OF LAST WEEK merited us from finding time to rr tmir usual “Megatherium” fmnotherian,” and “Mastodonic” rburnl-c° r,:ccl, y spealdng) Tro „me of Attractions ! So tvesim wisli to state to the unhappy who found it impossible “ pon in “ TUat Big push” that attractions IBS WEEK Will more than equal those of last, and as there are doubtless many who (owing to the Glorious Fourth) will have no money to spend, those who have will find it easier to get served, HOOPS m GOT ROUND AGAIN! AGALS, you say! Why! Weren't they always round ? Oh, that ain't what we mean. What we do mean is that they are stylish again, and SEAS GOT ’EM. Yes, got’em for 34 cts. worth SO; 49 cts. worth 75; and at 70 cts. worth $1.00; and has got more of those 49 cL fine Ladies’ Strap Kid Sandals, 49 ct. Kid Slippers, and 49 ct. Cloth Shoes; and more of those 12 1-2 ct. Children’s Shoes. Yes, and a few of those 24 ct. Suits left. ■ And again, those beautiful Children’s Lawn Suits (embroider ed) are now only 49 cts. Beautiful White Embroidered Marseilles and Linen Suits at 88 cts., worth $2.00. But we haven’t got time to tell you anymore. COME AND SEE 1224-121 State-st, FOR Y OFBSEUP, JUST TO SATISFY YOUR CURIOSITY. SEA GAVE AWAY LAST WEEK 178 TUBS OF LEM ONADE—AND WASN’T IT GOOD THOUGE But we came very near forgetting to titanic you—our friends and cus tomers—for the more than generous patronage bestowed upon us, tvhich has far exceeded our fondest expec tations, It proves that Chicago is witting to liberally support a MBOTH SUPPLY DEPOT, Provided it be thoroughly reliable, reputable, and respectable, i'Money at all times cheerfully and politely refunded whenever requested SEA, (You Icnoiv where to find hint)• TO RENTi To Rent, II miE BEDM, Two yery desirable Fire- Proof Offices on second floor, and one on third floor. Apply to WH. C. DOW, 8 Tribune Building. STORES FOE, RENT. r-*,f!.? rcs . on yeshlngton-st.. near Board of Trade. Isx STfect. Apply to CHARLES GOODMAN. Room 43. l IG Washlngton-st. TO TKJSIETCD, The 5-story and basement store. * 179 and 181 Randolpli-st., ronnerlyoccnpled by John Alston & Co., 40x165 feet; nas two fire-proof vaults, etc. Inquire of GEO. GNEWBUBI. FOLDING BED. Save Roorc-Rcnc; ant Bur Barr’s Parlor & Cabinet folfc-Cwl, The most Compact. El&canl.nn3 Sub stantial made. Rest Stcc: Spring Mat trass for “Solid Comfort." Send for Illustrated Gata-logne. Mf*d, sold by A. & Mm & Co., Sl3 Wahasn Are., Chicago. Mfrs of Artictlt Ensehdl fticStat, Wool Raattls, eta. life ASSUKAJiCE, IMPORTANT „ ANNOUNCEMENT LIFE ASSURANCE. The Equitable Life Assurance So ciety of the United States makes the following announcement to the public: The dissatisfaction which prevails throughout the community with re gard to onerous conditions con tained in life assurance contracts and the judicial decisions based thereon, together with the public indorsement of the liberal usages of this Society, as shown by its large ly increased business, has led the management seriously to consider whether the contract could not be simplified, and certain conditions erased therefrom which have been the subject of much criticism and misconception. After a careful 'examination of the experience of some of the best com panies in Great Britain, who have shown a greater liberality than has been customary in this country, this Society feels justified in adopt ing a form ot contract in which the following important concessions are made to policy-holders through out the United States: . 1. Policies 'will be made incon testable after three years from tbeir date. 2. Each ordinary policy will provide for a definite surrender value in paid-up assurance, in case on*, policy is forfeited after three years from its date. 3. Each Tontine policy will contain a definite surrender-value in cash, in case of withdrawal at the end of the Tontine period. 4. The contract will be concise ly and clearly expressed, contain ing only such provisions as are necessary to protect the policy holders. 5. The above concessions will hereafter inure to the benefit of all policies already issued and in force after three years from their dates respectively. THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES, HAS ADOPTED A NEW FORM OF SIM PLIFIED INCONTES TABLE POLICY. FOR INFORMATION AP PLY TO E. F. EMERY, CITY MANAGER, 108 DEARBORN-ST. •N, B.—Two American and Two German Solicitors wanted. Wall Paper. Choice Patterns of all grades how being opened. Eednced prices for decorating and papering Dwellings, Stores, Offices, etc., dnring July and Angnst. CHICAGO CARPET CO., Wabash-av. & Monroe-st. b.—Buyers should Inspect our Immense of CAtiPETS. FUKNITUKE. CURTAINS. BEDDING. X)o not buy without first seeing Tyhatjy^£er ia^^^^ THE SIDE-WHEEL STEAMER "RUBY” •WILL LEAVE CtARK-ST. BRIDGE ETERI DAI AT I):30 A. M. ° Grand°Moonlight Excursion every evening at 8 o'clock:. Fare only SO Ms. Brass and String Bands ontogv* pABr- Mlnlg „. EXCURSION. • iron Ride-wheel steamer GRACE GRUMMOND wßUcavc Clark-st. Bridge for 'y a . u ,?. e S" n Th K”re 3 to July 10, at9:3oa. ra.. calling at Evanston, rare t» Evanston and return, 50c; M.cagek ■jCIXCUKSIOX" OX XBIE LAKE. The Elegant IKON SIDE-WHEEL Steamer GRACE GEUMMOKD. J. 11. Mitchell, Master, "Will leave (weather permitting) Lawler's Bock, foot of Wabash-av., on SUNDAY. 6th July, at2P. m., re turning at 7p. ra. Fare, 50 cts.; Children. cm. LAWLER & ASHE It, Agents. No Liquors sold on board. . NICEEL PLATING. .. jraCMEIi PIsATING. CHICAGO NICKEL WORKS, Cor. Ohio and Frnnklln-sts. EXCLUSIVE AGENTS under Dr. Isaac Adams, Jr„ and others' processes. Patented. Are prepared to do Plating. BE WARE OF hsTlne wort done by IN- FitlNGSllS, Branch Office, 196 Randolpfa.sC. WALL PAPEB. EXCURSIONS. BOOT!) ARB SHOES, From Skiff’s Sale, A $5,000 STOCK OF PUVE BOOTS & SHOES We have just boueht, at a Sheriff’s Sale, an entire BETAILEH’S STOCK of Pine Shoes at nearly our own prices, and will offer the same next weok ot about ONL HALF THE USUAL RETAIL PRICES. CHILDREN’S SHOES. A Fine Pehblo Goat at - 6? c A fine Grain, with Kawhide Tip, at.— /w A Fine Glove Foxed Shoe at ”0c MISSES’ SHOES. A Fine Kid Hutton Shoo at A Pine Cloth Foxed Shoe at I*oo LADIES’SHOES. A Pine Cloth Lace Shofe at 50c A Fine Kid Side-Lace at..,.- }•“! A Fine Pehhle Gnat .Side-Lace at 1-^2 A Fine Batten Boot at i-:9 A Fine French Ed Batten at i■ < o BOYS’ SHOES. A Fine Alexis at A Fine Gaiter at MEN’S SHOES. A Fine Low-Cut Cloth Shoe at 50c A Fine French Calf Low-Cut at—— -- 1-30 A Fine French Calf Low-Cnt.hand-sewed 2.20 A Fine French Goat Low-Cut, hand-sewed 2.20 SLIPPERS. Children's Slippers, 1-5, for |ac Ladies’ Fine Strapped Sandals sac Ladies’ Fine Newport Ties soc A Fine French Newport Tie A Fine French Button Tie "0c Together with the QIGAJffTIO HAEQAXNS IN EVERY DEPART MENT from our ffREAT CLEARING SALE, E. J. . LEHMANN, “THE FAIR,” Corner State and Adams-sfs. PIKE IHUBBASCE. FRTTD s. JAMES. WM, D. MABSH. MEMJA«CI Insurance Agents, 114 La Salle-st., Represent the Following Companies: Boston Underwriters - - - of Boston. Lorillard Ins. Co. - - - of New York. Lancashire Ins. Co. - • • of England. Commonwealth Ins. Co. ■ - of Boston. Mercantile Ins. Co. - - of Cleveland. Revere Ins. Co. of Boston. SDitmEß COOK.-SXOVJB. THE RETORT GAS SM The New Perfect Gas Store. Cheapest form of sum mer cooking In the world. Will do tin; entire family cooking without heating the house or-the person using It, In half the time, and at half the cost of coal, wood, or oil. Perfectly odorless. Same work as other stores guaranteed to be actually done with one-third lesa pas. * For sale by AMERICAN MKTEU CO.. SO Sout h Canal-st.. Chicago. _ keal estate. FOR -SALE. Notice Is hereby elren that on Friday, the llth day of Jnlj-, IS7O, at 11 o'clock In the forenoon, at the front door of the Repuodc Building, Nos. 157 to 163 LaSalle st.. Chicago, bv virtue of an order of the United States District CJnrt for the Northern District of Illinois. I will offer for sale, and sell, at public auction, to the highest blddrr, for cash (subject to the approval of the United States District Court), the property known as the HYDE PARK HOTEL PROPERTY, Situated In the Town of Hyde Park, two miles south of the city limits, and more particularly described as fol lows: Block 35 In the subdivision of land marked “ Grounds of the Presbyterian Theological Seminary of the Northwest,” on the original plat of Hyde Park, and the land and Improvements lying cast thereof, with all riparian rights belonging thereto. Information will DC furnished and abstract of title can be seen on application to the Receiver. Room 14 Portland Block. HUNTINGTON W. JACKSON, Receiver Third National Bank of Chicago. Chicago, June 19. 1679. The Mention of Investors Is respectfully Invited to the sale AT PUBLIC! VENDUE, TUESDAY, Julyß, at II a. m., In front of the Chamber of Commerce, Of the Valuable Property on the Southeast Comer of Halsfed and Huhhard-sts., 40x201 feet, the property of the late Anna IF. Flack. Further Information may be had on application to WOUDHURV «fc PARI&H, Room 35. No. HG LaSalle-st. opTicms. Fine spectacles salted to all sights on scientific prin ciples. Opera and Field-Glasses, Telescopes, Micro scopes, Barometers. &c. DESXISI'BY. DB. DAY, 133 Madlson-st,, cor. Clark. g isMi ss.oo S gold \ 9 10.00 advebtisisg. loo\ C7A.COOK&CO.. l: SUNDAY. JULY 6. 1879—SIXTEEN PAGES. PUBLIC juDoumiMt! PUTNAM CLOTHING HOUSE. Our Annual Closing-Out Sale will commence MONDAY . 1.00 .. 1.25 SUMMER GOODS! Will lie marked do am to close MONDAY, July 7. During this Closing-Out Sale ice shall offer some foiittl Bargains! j Vo man can afford to buy one dollar’sivorth of Clothing before looking through the im mense stock at the PIITNAI CLOTHING HOUSE, 131 & 133 CLAJRK and 117 MADIBOX-BTB. MINER, BE AL & HAOEETT, To any party wishing to ad renic* in the City or Coun try Newspapers North, South, East, or West. Ad vertisements sent dally at Lowest Prices. Call or ad dress , r .14 Dearborn-st., Chicago. CLOTHING, OF THE JULY 7. OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF Proprietors andLSSA':..? Hanufnoturers of BEAUT-MADE clothing.- • - . W. H. FURLONG, Manager. 3PBAXOS. TZECEj UPRIGHT Am SPARE. Upwards of 40,000 of these Instru- ments Are Now in Use, Experience and trial of many years having revealed the fact that volnme and compass, delicacy and power, covering the widest range of articulation and expres sion, have been the secret of the wide-spread reputa tion of these Pianos. Tot one of the most valuable features of the Instrument, and one that doubles Its claim to the Immense popularity achieved by it lathe Incomparable Mechanism, Wearing' Qualities, Great Durability. A perfect reliability of tone, practically guaranteed for a lifetime, baa created a permanent public confi dence In this Piano In every community where it has bad a thorough Introduction. W. W. KIMBALL, €or. State & Adams-sts. THE CIIICKERINGS hare made Upright Pianos for 35 years and Square Pianos for over half a century. This lonix experience has fully posted them on the strong and weak points of an TJpriffht Piano. To haT© retained and improved upon the good qualities* during all this period has en abled To produce an Upright Piano which for du rability, standing in tune, Quality and power of tone, and most perfect repeating action baa no equal. The Chickering has ever been the standard Piano of America, and is to-day the most of all foreign Pianos in .Europe. This reputation has been gained through merit. To make such a reputation and keep it for a long series of years is ample proot. Every known improvement is found in the Chickening Enright Piano, which can be seen at HEED’S TEMPLE OF MUSIC, 191 and 193 Statc-st. EDUCATIONAL. MORGAN PARK jni.ITAEV ACADEMY. CAPT ED. N. KIRK TALCOTT. ) Associate HENRY T. IVRIGHT, A. M., ) Principals. A flrst-class Preparatory School for Boys. Location attmcllve. Educational faculties unsurpassed, bet slon begins Sept. 8. 187 P. . . ftmil Parents Intending to send their poos away from home to school are requested to examine this school, bend for Catalogue to Morgan Park, Cook Co., Ilk MX. 'VEBEUKK* Mt. Vernon Place. Baltimore, MtL Engllfih. French, and German Boarding and Day School for Tonne Ladlei. A larec corps of Professors. The epth annual acsston will commence Se A la. For clrculara address the Principals. MRS. MART J. JONES and MRS. 13. MAITLAML huscellakeocs. MADAME C. DONOVAN, of 2*5 Flffh-ar.. New York City, has opened a branch house at4oLaflln-st., Chicago, where she will take orders for fall and winter costumes and wraps; also will furnish complete wedding outfits. TAX SALE INVESTMENTS Made, taxes paid, mortgagees’ Interests protected at tax sales. K - KEED « 105 Clark-st. “Abuses; or, About Hotels.” A. IP .~PVT For tale by the WESTERN NEWS COMPANY. FOREIGN. The Dull Times Again Dis cussed in the British Parliament. Competition with, the United States Declared Out of the Ques tion. Apprehensions Caused by the Escape of Ex-Sultan Murad. Arrival of Gen. Grant at Yo kohama, Japan. Four Hundred Nihilists Arrested in One Night at Kieff. GREAT BRITAIN". THE AGRICULTURAL DEPRESSION! London, July 5. —In ttie House of Com mons, last evening, th« Government agreed to the motion of Henry Chaplin (Conserva tive) for the appointment of a Royal Commis sion to inquire into the causes of the agri cultural depression, and how far they were created by, or are remediable by, legislation. The matter caused great debate. All sides agreed that a great cause of the depression was American competition. Sir. Chaplin, in his opening speech, said he regarded free trade as a Question definitely settled, but he could not shut his eyes to the failure of many of the predictions of advocates of flee trade. He oid not propose a remedy now, hut only asked for inquiry. He pointed ont that the future of the British agricult ure was dependent upon the cost of produce in America. If the cost of importation fell below the cost of production at home, the ruin of British agriculture was not far distant. The Liberals, such •as Brassey, Mac Duff, and Duff, blamed the British land system and the Game laws for the depression. Their arguments were summed up in a speech by Bright, who warned the land-owners that the competition of the United States would go on increasing, and the only way of meeting it was' to get rid of stupid and mischievous legislation,regulating tenure and transfer of land. Mclver and Beu tinck advocated protective measures, but the Maronis of Harrington and the Government, as represented by Viscount Sandon (Conservative) and Sir Stafford Northcote, Chancellor of the Exchequer, declared that no cause has been' shown for such measures, which certainly would never he sanctioned. The Marquis of Harring ton attributed the depression primarily to a bad season. SHOUT-TIME MOVEMENT. The Manchester Guardian says the ruinously low prices obtainable for cotton goods are lead ing to a verv decided curtailment of production. -TVve are signs of an extensive adoption of a Oldham, and it seems very prC£Sl? le thls mOYe ‘ ment will rapidly spread. SILVER. London, July s—The Times In its financial article this morning says: “The silver market Friday was rather flat. Recent purchasers showed great disinclination to give more orders at anything above 52d per ounce. Supplies were short, and holders did not press., sales. Brices, therefore, were merely nominal.” GEEMAISTT. HARVESTING IX GERMANT. London, July s.—The Standard's Berlin cor respondent says the harvest in Germany Is very promising. THE TARIFF. The clause ol the Tariff bill which was adopted yesterday enables the German Govern ment to make reprisals against any State which may subject German merchandise or shipping to special disadvantages. The Federal Council has decreed that the tariff duties in the case of such State may be raised 50 per cent The Reich stag has approved the duties on woolen goods. Wool remains tree. PROGRESS MADE. Berlin, July s.—Parliament to-day voted the remaining clauses of the new Tariff law,with the exception of that relating to tobacco, .which will be discussed on Monday. A duty of 40 marks on coffee was voted, 147 against 97, and that of 0 marks on petroleum, 171 against 92. These votes were the result of an arrangement effected between the Centre and Conservative parlies. TUEKET. ESCAPED. Constantinople, July s.—The rumor that the ex-Sultan Murad has escaped seems to be corroborated by the extraordinary military meas ures taken and searches made on board ships in the Bosphorus and Sea of Marmora. THE PRINCE OP BULGARIA, arrived here to-day, received his investiture from the Sultan, dined with Prince Lobanofl, the Russian Ambassador, and sailed for Varna. THE GREEK BOUND ART QUESTION. The Grand Vizier has informed the foreign Ambassadors that the appointments of Com missioners for the settlement of the. Greek frontier question have been accepted, but, as several functionaries have refused to act, the Sultan will personally appoint them. TRANCE. LKS3EPS. Faius, July 3.—De Lesseps will not start for America till the end ot the year. JULES PEBRT’S DILL. Pakis, July s.—'The Chamber of Deputies has passed the first six clauses of Jules Ferry’s Education bill. The debate on the principal danse against the Jesuits will take place to-day. The petition against Mr. Jules Ferry's bill now has 1,613,000 signatures. SHORT CROPS. Paeis, July s.— The. National says In the Council of Ministers, Lepere, Minister of the interior, estimated that, in consequence ot the bad crop, purchases ot foreign grain would amount to £20,000,000. GEN. GRANT. HIS ARRIVAL IN JAPAN. San Francisco, Cal., July s.— Advices from Yokohama, Japan, state that ex-Prosident Grant and party have arrived from China. The officers and noblemen appointed to re recelve Grant at Nagasaki sailed June 13 for that port. Mr. Bingham, United States ter, follows June 18. The Emperor has signified a desire that Grant come direct to the Capital, deferring his visits to places ot Interest inland until after the Imperial reception, has consti tuted him the guest of the nation. Conse quently Grant is now looked tor In Toldo early in July. ______ THE ORIENT. PRINCE HBKRT IN JAPAN. Shanghai, June 4. —Mr. Wade, British Minis ter, has reached Shanghai, en route forPekln. Mr. Seward, American Minister, left Shanghai for Pekin Jane 4. ... _ Yokohama, June 14.—The visit of the Ger man Prince Henry officially terminated with a farewell audience. The Emperor was invested with a first-class decoration of the Japanese nut. Order oC Merit. The Captain of the corvette Prtnz Adalbert, on which Prince Henry is a midshipman, received.a second-class decoration, likewise the German Minister to Japan. AUSTRIA. THE ELECTIONS. Vienna, July 5. —In the elections for mem bers of the Reichsrath thus far, 136 Liberals and 130 Conservatives, and Nationalists have been chosen. The Liberals lost thirty-three seats. UNSEATEP. Vienna, July s.—The Minister of Commerce, as well as the Minister of Justice, is unseated by the result of the elections. SOUTH AMERICA. THE PATAGONIAN QUESTION. London, July s.—The Argentine Consul-Gen eral has a telegram stating that the rejection by the Senate of the Argentine States of the treaty with Chili for the settlement of the Patagonian question does not - imply a conflict with Chili. The negotiations are continued, with a view to arriving at another and satisfactory solution of the boundary question. SPAIH. A denial. Madrid, July s.—The statement that the Spanish frigate Almansa and the war steamer Jorge Juan had been ordered to San Domingo to establish a blockade of the coast if the Dom inican Government refuses to give satisfaction to Spain, is denied. The Government will await a reply from San Domingo before taking active steps. . RUSSIA. NIHILISTS ARRESTED. St. Petersburg, July s. —Four hundred Nihilists were arrested at KiefE on the night of the 36th of June, and a great store of weapons seized. BURMAH. HOSTILE. London, July 5.—A dispatch to the Daily Aries from Rangoon represents that the King of Barmah stills displays hostility to the British. CASUALTIES. DROWNED. Special Dtxpotch to The Tribune. Geneva Lake, Wis., July s.— Theodore Domel, agea 32 years, a carpenter working on the new cottage at Elgin Camp, was drowned at midnight in the lake by the capsizing of a yawl boat. His two companions were rescued. De ceased was a Dane, and has friends residing at Chicago. He has been regularly employed at the Insane Asylum, Elgin, 111., for three years, and was unmarried. _ Fort Macon, N. C., July s.—Capt. A- CaK smith, of Carolina Citv. son, nud four daugh ters were crossing the Boqnie Sound, when the boat capsized. One daughter was drowned. The others not expected to survive. St. Albans, Vt., July 5. —C. H. Fonda and Charles Sberer.were drowned by the capsizing of a boat. THE MINE DISASTER. San Francisco, Cal., July 5.—A Virginia (Nev.) dispatch says the three men missing at the time of the fire in the Bullion Mine have been found. Perrv was found at the too of the incline on the 800-foot level; Donahue at the 1,400-foot cooling station, sitting unright, his face pressed •to the air-pioe; Crocker, about 200 feet above. All evidently died from suffo cation. . COLLIDED. Louisville, Ky., July s.—One Sweeny, n. fj,jchanie. was accidentally killed at the J., M. , J-VA.R depot this forenoon, and Ed Kelley, -laortally wounded by the ac brakeman, . Acedbv the cars colliding in arrest for carelessness in the case. POISONED. St. Paul, Minn., July s.—Seventeen persons at Lancsboro were poisoned by some substance supposed to be tartar emetic in lemonade at a nicnie. Some are dangerously sick, and re covery is douotful. ACCIDENTALLY SHOT. Boston, July s.—George Richardson, aged 64, while marking a target range at Medford this afternoon, was shot dead by bis nephew, Horace Richardson, KICKED TO DEATH. Tehee Haute, hid., July 5.—A young man named Joseph Egerton was kicked to death by a mule on a farm three miles west of Terre Haute this afternoon. burned to death. Poughkeepsie, July s.—Miss Jessie Dunbar, age 23, was burned to death to-day, boys haying ignited her clothing with fire-crackers. KEROSENE AS A KtNDEER. New Toek. July s.— Mary Anderson and in fant were burned to death. Cause, starting a fire with kerosene. JAT GOULD. The Great King Silently Steals Away to Europe. Special Dispatch to Ths Tribune, New Toek, July s.—Mr. Jay Gonid, with his son George, and Mr. S. H. H. Clark, of Omaha, General Superintendent of the Union Pacific Railroad, sailed to-day in the steamship Ger mania for Liverpool. The fact that Mr. Gould was to sail became known in financial clrclea several days ago, and various stories have been in circulation concerning this visit to the Old World. Mr. Gould to his Intimate friends de clared that his only object in making the trip was one of pleasure, and thatithad nothing what ever to do with his business interests, bnt brokers shviy shook their heads and said: Wait and see." Mr. Gould bid his wife and the other members of his family, save his son George, a good-by in.the morning, and went to his office in Broad street, where he attended to business until after 3 o’clock. With hardly enough time to reach the steamer, he ordered a coupe, and with his son went from the office in true Wall street hurry to the steamer. He said a few words to Sidney Dillon, President of the Union Pacific Railroad, to Messrs. Russell Sage, George S. Smith, Superintendent of the Kansas Pa cific Railroad; to Washington E. Conner, one of his broker, and also to his private secretary. Then he hurried to his stateroom. There were no flowers in the cabin for him, but there were many for other passengers. : This is Mr. Gould’s first tnn to Europe, and be savs he Intends to remain away at least two months, visiting Diaces of interest in England, Scotland, and France. It was rel "arked by a curb-stone broker that if any of the boys were about to start for Europe, a -ng bearing plenty of lively vonng fellows, music, and champagne would accompany the stcamerdown the bav, and that the absence ofsuchanhlla rions party plainly showed that Mr. Gould is not one of the' 11 boys.” ENCOURAGING. Milwaukee, Wls., July s.—Reports from over 100 different points in lowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, say the late storm did nodamage to the crops. Some of the wheat was knocked down, but it is all coming up again. The grass hoppers did considerable damage to a small section along the Sioux Valley. All the reports give verv flattering prospects. P Br. Paul, July 5.-Reports from various points indicate that the crops s^ er f d . Ie “ lute storm than was antidpated. Wheat that was beaten down is rising, except occasion- Pieces, and presents a One ap- The single serious exception is in Blu™Ear'th and Watonwan Counties.where;se vere nail-storms preceded the rain. On a strip .mhwrin!. two or three townships hall fell as heS beating down all vegeta- sWoptog the bark from large trees, and MHng smau animals. A Madelia special to PRICE FIVE CENTS. the Pioneer-Press elves a list of losses by farm ers aggregating 300 acres of grain totally de stroyed, and says this is only a small part of the loss. THE RAILROADS. TUTS DENVER TIGHT. Special Dispatch to The Tribune. Denver, Col., July s.—Anticipating opinions from Jndee Miller in the, railroad cases, the United States Court was again filled this morn ing. The proceedings were brief, bat emphatic. The Santa Fe counsel gave notice of a motion to dismiss Receiver Risley and have the Denver Us Rio Grande property restored to the lessees. Then outcropped the fact that the Rio Grande counsel bad not complied with the filing of their amended bill making the Santa Fe Company a party to the suit, which was promised last Thursday by the Santa Fe counsel. The Court were indignant at this seeming attempt of the Rio Grande people to delay progress. Judge Stiller gave the Rio Grande counsel until Monday morning for the filing of the same under penalty of dismissal of their cause. The Court also sustained the exceptions of the Santa Fe counsel to the Rio Grande an swer in one of the supplemental bills, the rul ing being if the contract entered Into between the two companies constituted an act of aban donment of the right through Grand Canon, it was not material whether the contract had been fully lived up to or not. The Judge this afternoon suggested to the counsel of both companies that's Commission of three competent engineers should be ap pointed, one by each company and one by the Court, to examine the Grand Canon, reporting thereon as to how much of the canon is too narrow for more than one track, and conse quently now much the Rio Grande is extended under a prior right. To-night counsel are reticent. The Santa Fe counsel propose entering court on Monday again, and move for tne dismissal of the Re ceiver. Animated discussions arc predicted. Many predict that within a brief period the Rio Grande will be ordered restored to the Santa Fe Company. To-day’s proceedings are discussed through out the city to-night,'with no diminution in the excitement and interest. ANOTHER VANDERBILT SCHEME. Special IHepateh to The Tribune. Boston, July s.—Vanderbilt’s. purchase of 2,500 shares in the Troy & Boston Railroad, by which he obtains a controlling interest in the corporation, is regarded by railroad men hero as a significant transaction in connection with the announcement that Vandderbiit will make ex tensive improvements, including the laying of a new double steel track the entire length of the road, some forty-eight miles. In addition to this the line will bo provided with first-class transportation privileges, such as would enable it to successfully handle the immense amount of freight from the New York Central source of supply. The purchased line runs from, North ' Adams to Troy, and connects there with the New York Central. The advantage which the new phase of affairs has developed is, that while formerly Vander bilt operated 35S miles, this being the distance from Buffalo to Albany, and was then obliged to send his freight via the Boston & Albany Line to Boston, under the new arrangement he will have control over a line to Boston as far as North Adams, a distance of 350 miles. The re sult predicted by many good authorities is the diversion of a good share of the Great Vi estem traffic from the Boston & Albany to the Fitch burg Road. The price paid for the shares was 50 cents on the dollar, a large increase oyer re cent quotations. ' KANSAS CITY AIR-LINE. Speeuit Dtscotch to The Trßmne- Springfield, HI., July s. —This afternoon articles of Incorporation for~**the Kansas City Air-Line Raffroad were filed for record in tin office of the Recorder of Sangamon County. The object stated is to build and operate a rail road from some point on the line of the Indian —«,j d ßailroad,lnMacoi apolis, Decatur S Sprmguo & AUot County, to connect with the Cc..'-, . at or near Rood House. Morgan County, ilil incorporators, who are also the First Board oi Directors, are Andrew Simoson, Taylorvilie; E. F. Leonard and John IF. Bunn, Springfield; H. C. Moore, St. Louis; and N. A Eddv. Lin coln. Capital, $600,000. it is understood that the object is to build a short line cast to com pete with the Wabash for direct East and West traffic. It Is announced to-night that the right of way from Decatur to Rood House has been secured, and surveys will be commenced Mon day. the taxxer brake. P. P. Parrott, J. N. Panlding, and Gonyeneui Paulding, executors of the will of Robert F. Parrott, deceased, filed bills yesterday againsl George M. Pullman and the Pullman Palact Car Company, the Pittsburg. Ft. Wayne & Chi cago Railroad Company, the Illinois Central Railroad Company, the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railroad Company, the Chicago Northwestern KaUroad Com cany, and the Clu cago. Rock Island & Pacific Railroad Company to restrain them from the use of what Is popu larly known as the *• Tanner Brake Patent. ITEMS. The gross earnings of the Chicago <& Alton Railroad for the third week in June, 1579, were $119,886, against $87,486 In 1878, an Increase of $33,400. The Wabash Railroad’s gross earnings for the third week in June, 1879, were $71,060, against $74,369 in 1878, a decrease of $3,301. The Purchasing Committee of the Chicago & r-i™ Huron Railroad paid last Wednesday to Special Commissioner Mandell $200,000, being the balance of the amount of their bid. The Committee is still liable to pay such farther sum as may be required to meet the Receiver a indebtedness, but. the amount is yet•“ n “e tl *- mlned and can only he know after litigation, as has been already stated. The Indianapolis, Bloomington & Western Railroad ought to be a model line, as itisapports just now two General Managers. The late pur chasers of the road claim that B. S. Henning is the General Manager, while the °>d bondhold ers claim that Receiver Wright isstfilin ctarga of the property. In tbe meanwhile both Gen eral Managers draw their salaries with the ut most regularity. Thus far none ol the Western points except Chicago have decided to pool their East-bound tonnage. The Chicago roads have now worked under the pooling arrangement for the last two weeks, hot if the roads from other points con tinuein their present attitude, and do not com ply with the Instructions given by the High Joints,” it will be only a question of time when the Chicago roads will be compelled to go hack on the arrangement, as they cannot afford to maintain rates from tnls point when they are broken from all others. Heretofore the Chicago & Alton has run but one through train daily to Kansas City, but since the completion of its new extension from Mexico to Kansas City the business of the line has so wonderfully Increased that one train waft not able to cam- all the passengers that wanted to go bv this route, and the management has therefore found it neccssaiy to put on an addi tional train.' The 13 m. train will continue to leave this cityas usual, and the new train will leave at 9 p.m. daily, except Saturday. Tho business of this road between St. Louis and Kansas City is also much huger than had been anticipated, and two trains will also ra- daily between these two points. This does not 100-, madi as if the “Four-in-Hand” was damaging the Alton very badly. ‘ TOBACCO FIGHT. Louisville, Ky.,Jnly s.—The quarrel in the tobacco trade culminated to-day by the house* belonging to the Board refusing to sell to any but members of that organization. Outside buyers are talking of suing out an injunction, against the warehouse, but the latter say they have the best legal advice that such action will fall to the ground at once; that the charter of the Tobacco Board authorizes it to restrict sales to members, just as only ■ members are allowed on ’Change in this dty and everywhere else. VETOED. Habbisbdbo, July s.—Gov. Hoyt has vetoed the Pittsburg School-Tax bill, on the ground that its operations would result Injuriously to the common-school system at that dty.