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can Nominees, With a Notable Speech by Logan as Good as a Plat form or Letter of Ac ceptance. Reception ol «laine and Logan. Ellsworth, Me., -lane 17—To-night a large crowd of people gathered at Hancock Hall, tilling it to overflowing. The recep tion committee, accompanied by a band of uiU'ic preceded Blaine, l.ogan and Hale ■ m t j je residence of the latter to the where a grand reception was held, Beds sbaki ing hands with the illus s visitors. Hale, with a fe w remarks, dueed Bla ine, who said ht had many 4 ilU M ;s lor gr: ititnde for the people of ; Mam ie for many years ot friem Jsliip, sup port and conlid cnee, but was nt ver so pro- J illy touch' cd as he had 1. iccii by the maui ier iu whi eh he had been i eceived by all d lasses, and he might say by all parties in th e State <d Maine, lor lie ha d to recog nize, besides I [he friendship t >f his own polit icul assoc ii ites, the courtesy and kind nés« manifested 1 by those who had in the past been opj xised to him politically. W hatever may be the issue in the pending ampaigu, of w hich it would indeed be uu lecomiug in him to speak, he could say hat by the |>eople ol Maine he lias in this upreme crisis in his public career lieen al , adv sustained in a manner that gives him Le most intense satisfaction. Continuing, ie said : "There is an embarrassment in ddressiug those whom one has been as ociated w ith for years on intimate terms. Iv self esttem is not sufficiently de eloped to make me think that this vast ssemhlage has come together so much to ee me as to see my gallant associate on lie regular Republican ticket, Ceneral ogan " As a tinal response to my thanks or your attention, I will present to you Le gallant hero from Illinois. - ' ,[Loud Leers and applause.] Ceneral Logan said: Ladies and Gentlemen:— I am very ouch gratilied, indeed, to meet so many •itizens of this beautiful city to-night. I iave also l>een veiy much pleased in pass L through your State to find the kindly feeling that exists iu reference to your kllow citizen and neighbor, Mr. Blaine. ; \oplause.] H is said that a prophet is iiot without honor save iu his own conn ue hut 1 must say the reverse is true in Maine concerning him of whom I have spoken. The people of this coun trv under our form ol government, Lave and claim the right to express their views on any question, and also to choose whom they wish to represent them in any (anacitv. This is true of the convention recently held in Chicago. No one doubts it gav expression to the voice of the peo ple in expressing in uumistabable terms that a citizen of you rotate is the choice lor thehight st otlice in their gift. [Applause] The question is for you to say whether I majority shall control or a minority lull dictate the nomination. The people if this country know what they want and Iso who they want. In my judgment hey want a man capable ol performing the uties of the position intelligently, a man ho will understand the needs and wants f the people, a man who has knowledge , connection with the alfairs of the overnmeut. They want a man who nderstands the diversified interests of this reat people and will use all proper means ir their protection and success, a man ,ho knows the w ants of the masses and iceds of the laborers and will use bis >ower and influence iu carrying forth those vauts and interests; a man that is couver ont with our commercial relations, with oreign natrons, and a man that realizes hat a greater outlet is needed for our su r ilus products ; a man who can and will in proper manner establish relations with iir sister Republics ol Mexico and South inerica ; that w ill enlarge our commerce ith them ; a man who understands what merican manhood is and who will in a roper way make the citizens of the United tates feel a pride in l>eing citizens ; that rey will receive proper protection Loth at ome aud abroad. My fellow citizens and eople of this country want a man that ill not only support and sustain the con titution but faithfully and conscient iously xecute the laws iu all parts of the land. Applause.] Believing that the American eople want a man of the character Jl've escribed 1 may now say that such a man as been found in the person of James G. laine. [Loud cheers.] Fellow citizens, hen the time in November shall come the eople of this great Republic will give Mice to the world that they have made iiu President of the United States. Heat applause.] 1 do not hesitate to say lat 1 feel it an honor in being associated ith this, your honored citizen, on the cket for the two highest offices in the ft of the American people. [Great ap ause.] Mexican Kesiprooitv Treaty. Washinuton, June 17.— lu the report •compauying the hill to carry into effect ie Mexican treaty, prepared by A. S. ewitt, and reported from the M ays and leans Committee to-day, the committee iys : "It has been feared that the sugar idustrv of Louisiana might he unfavorably tinted by the free admission of raw, lexiean sugar, and that the profits on >bacco culture might ultimately, iu some j ay, be effected. When it is considered | :iat Mexico at present does not raise j ! Aident sugar for its own use aud that ;s tobacco is of a quality which does not iterfere with the product ot the United tates, but on the contrary would advan- ; lgeously supplement it and replace the j ihaeco which is now imported from Cuba, lie objection therefore arises rather from j he apprehension in the development ot > Iexico in the production of these live j rticles than from any considerable impor- j atiou. At the present time the prospect j f interference is evidently too remote to .cigli against the great advantages which rill accrue to us from the admission of our j uanufactures free of duty iuto Mexico. Iexico is the gate through which this ountrv will lind its connection with Ceil- j ral and South American States. The ime has already arrived when we must j idopt a continental policy by laying its bundations broad and deep in mutual I nterests of intimate commercial and •olitical sympathies. The Monroe doe rine must lie asserted and enforced, t is essential for our safety as well as onr rrowth that we shall exercise a controlling niluence iu the affairs of the western world. It may not be desirable that we »hould extend the limits of our sovereignty jcyond our lsmlers, but every measure which tends to establish close relations with our neighbors, to create mutual in terests, to develop common hopes and sym pathies, and to tie us more closely together n support of the principles of free govern ment. progress and human liberty should iiave I wen encouraged. It is for this rea 'On that the treaty with Mexico marksthe real pragma of the western world. Hen. Butler's Letter of Acceptance. New. Yoek, June 17.—In réponse to the formal announcement of his nomination by the National Greenback Labor conven tion, General Butler says : Lowell, Mass., June 12, 1884. Gentlemen of the Committee : I re ceved at your hands the official announce ment of the action taken by the conven tion at Indianapolis with deep sensibility. In the ordinary course of political events the choice ol a convention ot repre sentative men trom any considerable por tion of my fellow citizens, according to me this, the highest honor that they can con fer. would call for a grateful acknowl edgement, even though it might be a selec tion to represent the thought of such a convention upon questions which common ly divide political parties. Views upon such questions may have been in herited or be an outgrowth of measures merely ol the administration. The great questions you present are higher and grander than any mere political measure. Nearly a quarter of a century ago. when the very existence of the republic aud the establishment of democratic representa tive government hung trembling upon the issue of the greatest civil war the world has ever known, or may ever known, by the wisdom born of an imperious necessity a financial system, spruug irom the patriotic impulse to save the nation s life aud rescue cue hope ot free institutions lor all men from going down forever iu dark ness aud deatti, was devised by the great aud good men of that day, to whose care a republican government to be admin istered lor the people and by the people, had been confided. That system of finance for a free people in its infancy saved the lile of a nation perishing without it, and broke the chains which enslaved four mil lion men. It gave to this country emerg ing war, a prosperity it had never known ; it enabled the people to assess upon them selves and pay taxes to an extent before unknown in any country ; it made it pos sible for the trovernment to repay threefold all the loans it had received from any creditor, oi gave to him a security more profitable ami stable than had been, issued by any power iu the world, and made the financial system of our government at once the envy aud admiration of all men. This was done by the legal tender cur rency, while questions of its stability were raised on the very form of the legislation by which it was enacted, and while still graver doubts prevailed in the minds of many wise and patriotic men as to the valid ity of a legal tender currency, inexpensive in fact, resting not on the intrinsic value of the material on which it was written. The constitutional competency and power of the legislative branches governing that question having been three times submitted to the supreme court of the United States, the very highest tribunal of constitutional construction, it was at last decided in the affirmative with such unanimity that there could not possibly be a reasonable doubt against it. One purpose of your organization, aud of those who thought aud acted with you, although not of it, was to support and sustain this money as the currency of the people, aud this people's currency, you will remember, was designated by its friends by the pet name of "Greenback." Two years ago 1 did myself the honor to say that currency, so commended by the merit of its great deeds, w rought for the people s safety and prosperity, enacted by the high est legislative power, anil adjudicated by such a court, aud with the decision about to be reaffirmed, was an accomplished fact, neve» to be again disturbed or doubted, so that its friends might well say : "So the eud of our labors in this regard has come ; so let us rejoice. Let those who aided iu this great work press ou to deal with equally important, unsettled aud necessary measures for the welfare of the whole peo ple. The legal tender having become the very foundation of, as well as a measure of value, intertwined with all the business of the people—the engineer of the prosperity of the nation—it seems to me almost an act of cruelty to again disturb, causelessly, a financial question which has been so set at rest with the assent of all good men. as much so as the question ol the right of man to hold his brother man in slavery. Therefore I said: "I am glad that that question has no longer a part in the politi cal consideration, and that statesmanship may turn from it as the country has turned from the question of slavery and war." But, alas, the power of the dark ness of error—the resurrectionists of false ideas of the dead past have dng up the remains of contention from peaceful graves, where they slept, and threaten by a rehash ol' exploded resolutions, formulated iuto a platform by a party convention to revivify aud agitate the controversies which will unsettle commercial values, hinder and delay the business energies of our people with apparently but a single object—to extend the system of purely paper currency issued by corporations, established by the government, indeed, hut for private emolument and gain to a coporation—which currency itself is to lie valuable only because it is made redeem* able in the very greenback which this ghoul like agitation seeks to repudiate.over throw, and destroy. Such a currency, An drew Jackson, with the prescience aud wisdom of a statesman, by the iron hand of a soldier, sustained by the Democracy of more than a generation ago had wholly crushed out in the hope of the wise aud good, had buried forever as one of the grievous errors of an administration which had insidiously crept into the government for the aggrandizement of a few to the destruction of the people. As a Demo crat. taught in the Jackson school in my early youth, with my judgment matured by many years of converse in public affairs, aided by the earnest and deep study with the intensity of purpose which a hope of such magnitude atfeetiug every interest of the people—nay, it may lie the verv existence of free institutions— demands, 1 am constrained, were it the last act of my life, in view of this attempt to undo what Jacksou had so well done, coming from whatsoever question it may, to say to you, gentlemeu, there seems a wisdom, indeed a necessity for the further continuance of your organization in this renewed exigency, and therefore upon this contestation I am with you, and n there were hut two ot us. we ought to stand to gether against this great wrong and call upon all true men to stand with us, either inside or outside, as the case may be. ot the other political organizations which may aim to perfect other measures for the good of the country. I thank you for your suggest ions in other matters towards which your organization turns, the interests of labor, the preservation of the lands ot the people tor the benefit of the people, the control of agencies created by the gov ernment to he used for the good ol the* people to regulate and control a system ot inter-state commerce which shall control and cheapen transportation ot persons, freight amt intelligence, aud to protect all in their jnst rights and confine all to their true duties, to the end that there may be in this country equality of rights, equality of burdens, equality of privileges, and equality of powers—to all persons under the law—this has been the political rule ot my life. . . I have the honor to be, with personal esteem, verv respectfully, your lrieml aud 8€rvant ' . benjamin^f. butler. New York, June 14— Money easy at 1 @ 3 ; prime mercantile paper, 5 b< o ; sterling exchange and hankers bills firm at 485; sterling exchange, 487]. Fatal Railroad Collision. Philadelphia, June 14.—By a collis sion with an excursion train on the Cam den road this morning Engineers Palmer and Baxter, Conductor Smith, Baggage ! man Vaughan, Mail Agent Wylie, and } Fireman Barber were killed. Many per sons were injured. The excursion party was of the Camden Presbyterian church. Frank Fenton, Supervisor of the road, and G. Edwards were also killed. The crash was caused by the non reception of telegraphic dispatches. Both engines were smashed. One of the passengers says "After the collision all scrambled out of the car, some by the windows. Both loco motives were demolished, and the escaping steam made it impossible for some time for any one to approach within 50 feet of the wreck. Great excitement existed amoug the people in the two trains, especially j among the women and children." , When the news of the collision leached C'4 mden a special train was made up and a dozen physicians departed for Ashland. A wrecking train was also sent to Ashland. The point where the collision occurred is ; considered the worst on the line. It is about two miles from Haddonfield, one I mile from Ashland, with heavy down grade and curve iu both directions. In the mid dle of the curve is a wooden bridge over Cooper's creek. There is only a single track iu the curve. Mail agent Wylie was taken out from under the debris and found to lie shockingly lacerated, aud his death occurred in a very short time. Amoug the more seriously injured passengers are John and Willie Caskey. The former, aged 12 years, had his face badly cut, but the younger brother (Willie) will die. The i supervisor of the road, Frank Fenton, was rescued after laborous work of two hours, terribly mangled, and did not survive long. At the moment of the collision conduc tor Smith was counting tickets in the front of the car. At that instant Supervisor ' Dale, who was in the third car, jumped to the plattorm and assisted a number ot children and elder folks to escape through the windows. The accomodation train was ruuuing twenty-two miles an hou r when it entered the curve. The first man taken ont was J. Rosenbaum, express agent, who was terribly cut on the head, face and hands. The body of fireman Barber was next dis covered under the wreck of the tender, terribly mangled. Fireman Louis McClaiu was found unconscious. His head was I swollen to twice its normal condition. Brakemau Jno. Eager was hurled from the 5 baggage car into a pool of water and mud. Union Pacific. Boston, June 14.—It is officially stated that a meeting of the Union Pacific direc tors at which the July dividend question will be considered, is to be held on Wed nesday, June 18th, in New York. \ ice President Atkins states that Dillon will probably tender his resignation and Chas. Francis Adams he chosen president. The earnings of the company for May, though not fully made up, will show a decrease ot $250,000, and $250,000 net. Waiting lor Their Fay. Easton, Pa., June 14.—The engineers of the Lehigh branch of the Reading road in tend waiting another week for their pay for April and May. If the paymaster is not here by next Saturday, a committee will notify the company on the following Monday that they must have the money within twelve hours or every trainman aud trackman from Easton to Greenridge will quit and refuse to return until the amount due is paid. Bank Statement. New York, June 14.—Bank deposits have decreased $ 2 , 211 , 000 ; reserve increase $5,045.000 ; the banks hold $0,984,500 iu excess of legal requirements. Wholesale Executions. MADRID, June 14.— Seven men were exe- cuted to-day at Jerez for the Blaekhand Socialist outrage. Five others were com- mitted to prison for life. ---- —♦--- Blaine Ratification Meeting. Iowa City, June 14.—The Republicans held a ratification meeting here to-night. Governor Kirkwood made a strong speech in favor of Blaine and Logan, and an nounced that he would go into the eanyass for the ticket. Extradition. Washington, June 14.—The State De partment has formally notified the British Minister that a requisition has been made for the surrender of Eno. To Notify Blaine. Boston, June 1G.—The Eastern Railroad Company tendered the Committee of the Chicago Convention to notify Blaine of his nomination the use of a special train to carry the committee from Boston to Au gusta. The offer was accepted and a train will leave Boston for Augusta at 4 p. m. on Friday. Texas Wheat Crop. Galveston, Texas, June 16.—The iVeirs this morning publishes exhaustive reports from over seventy-five agricultural coun ties of the State. From the nature of the reports it is impossible to compile figures showing the yield of wheat, but a careful review of the statements of 200 correspon I dents show that this year's wheat yield and corn crop bids fair to surpass the yield of 1882, the heaviest in the history of the State. The farmers are now in the midst ! of the wheat harvest. The exceeding warm weather the past fifteen days is very bene ficial to the crop«. Heavy Suit for Damages. New York, June 16.—A suit in admir alty involving $450,000 was begun in the U. S. District Court by the owners of the steamship Eepano, who sue to recover damages for a collision with the steamer Edam. Lynched. Lynchburg, June 11.—The ncgio boy who shot a lad named Osborn while straw berrying at Castlewood, was taken from jail on Saturday and hanged by citizens. Stocks Depressed. New York, June 11.—Stocks were de pressed on reports from Chicago that the railroads west of the Missouri had not settled their differences and war was like ly. Prices dropped 1'rom 1 to 3] per cent. Rock Island was the weakest. Near the close Louisville & Nashville and Missouri Pacific developed strength and the markets left off steadier. Fatal Boiler Explosion. Butler, Pa., June 15.—The boiler of the Boldridge oil well exploded this morn ing, killing the engineer, Richard Walker, and his son. Coal Miners Strike. Pittsburg, June 16.—The general strike of the river coal miners, ordered for to-day, j indicates a lack of unanimity. Work is suspended iu several mines, but the nia , jority are still iu operation. Stocks. New York, June 12.—Governments unchanged. Railways weak. Stocks to day were depressed on rumors from Chicago that the railroads west of the Missouri river had been unable to adj ust their differ ences and that war of rates was likely to ensue. The selling movement late in the ; day was partly doe to an unfounded report i of a heavy commercial failure. Compared with last night'sclosing prices are generally from I to 3 per cent lower. Louisville & Nashville, Missouri Pacific, Michigan C'en- • tral, New York Central and Reading are from ^ to 4 * per cent, higher. New York, June 12.—Governments quiet. Stocks strong ; higher in the early dealings with the Missouri Pacific as a fea I tare. Compared with the closing of last night the market was irregular aud un changed. The principal deliveries were: ! Burlington, li; Union Pacific, 2; ; Pull man 1, and St. Paul preferred, 21. The most important advances were the Cana dian Pacific, 11 ; Omaha, 1] ; New York , Central, If; and Missouri Pacific, 2|. Out of thirty-four stocks traded in to any ex tent twenty-eight closed higher. New York, June 13. — Governments stronger aud higher. Stocks were active and breaking the greater part of the day, with several improvements iu prices after 11a. in. The bears made a sharp dive on Union Pacific which broke from 39 to 37. Missouri Pacific fell off * to 89]. At these figures there w ere heavy purchases for both accounts, under which the best prices of the day were reached. Near the close there was a reaction of from ] to 1 per cent., due to realizations, but in the final dealings the market was firm again. Ames, of the Northern Pacific, says the iloating debt of the Company has been reported for several days at $11,000,600, w hile it was iu reality only $3,500,000. New York, June 14.—Governments are a fraction lower for 41s; railways un settled. Shares are active and buoyant again to-day on the settlement of the trunk line troubles and the announcement that the Lake Shore will declare its usual quarterly dividend of two per cent, this month. All the leading shares were in j brisk demand until near 1 o'clock, and ad vanced 1 to 5] per cent. After 1 o'clock the market became dull, but at the de livery hour the room traders broke North ern Pacific preferred from 47] to 45. Union Pacific fell off 1] per cent, on the rejnirt that the May earnings would show a net decrease of $350,000. Other active shares declined 1 to 11 per cent. At the close there was a recovery of J to j percent., and the market closed steady. Compared with last night's closing, prices areto 1 ] per cent, higher, except for Northern Pacific preferred and Omaha, which are I to 1] per cent, lower. New York, June 16.—Governments strong; railways weak. Western Union was the feature and rose ljj per cent., to 63], on increased business. Union Pacific was iu fair demand, and sold np to 41 ]. Other active shares advanced J to 1 per cent, the latter St. Paul. Before 11:30 the bears and room traders made a raid on Union Pacific aud Northern Pacific pre ferred, forcing the former down to 39] and the latter to 44], This was succeeded by a rally, but in the afternoon the whole market was lower again. After 2 o'clock a buying movement set in and prices rallied ] to I per cent.. Missouri Pacific, Union Pacific and Western Union were the most prominent in the recover}*. New York, June 17.—Governments firm; railways irregular but remain lower. Share speculation opened weak aud lower. Prices declined ] to 2] per cent. Western Union aud Union Pacific were among the weakest stocks, this was succeeded by a rally of ] to 1] percent. Western Union, Union Pa- cific and Northern Pacific, preferred, were the most prominent in improvement. As compared with lâst night's prices are ] to i, per cent lower. Northern Pacific, pre- ferred, remains unchanged. The market for mining shares was practically neglected during the morning, and transactions from the opening till 12.30 o'clock amounted to only 700 shares, of which 600 were consoli- dated Pacific at 37(5 38, and 1(M) Green Mountain at 1.95. During the afternoou there was a remarkable increase in the vol- ume of business. --- » ♦-- Dry Goods Market. New York, June 17.— The dry goods feature of the market to-day was the auction sale of woolens, which comprised 2,481 pieces silk mixed,all wool and Union cassimeres. The prices for the better goods were very low, but for Union goods they were much better. The sale was largely attended and the goods will be distributed, but the purchasers would only pay auction prices. Otherwise the market 1 was very quiet. --- » ♦ ...... ■■■ .......... Personal. Boston. June 10.—Senator Logan and family left here lor Augusta, Maine, this morning. New York, June 16.—President Arthur and Secretary Lincoln went trout fishing . to-day in South Oyster Bay, Long Island. The First Fruit. Chicago, June 16.—The first car load of California fruit of this season arrived this morning and consisted of peaches, apricots, and cherries, which were of a fine quality and sold readily at email@example.com per box for apricots, 3.50@4 for peaches, and $30» 3.50 for cherries. Republican Caucus. Washington, June 16.—The Republi can Senators held a caucus this morning upon the Mexican pension bill. The In galls amendment proposing to remove the limitations of the arrears of pension act was so modified as to extend the provisions I of the arrears act only to cases filed before the first of next July, and iu this shape it was approved by a majority of the caucus. ; The subject of final adjournment was not alluded to. ------ + ----- Iron Works Shut Down. Easton, l'a., June 16.—A depression in the iron trade has caused a falling oft'of orders for ore from the mines in Williams township, Northampton county, which sup plies the Glendon iron furnace, and this morning the mines of Sampson, Meriwait Bennett and others shut down. A large number of men are out of employment. At the Hahns mines and several others orders have been reduced from eighty-five to ten tons per week. Quarantine. Brownsville, Tex., June 15—Quaran tine was established at noon to-day be tween Brownsville aud Matamoras, and guards have been stationed along the river. This action on the part of the State author ities of Texas was brought about by the failure of the city of Matamoras to strictly enforce twenty days' quarantine against Vera Cruz as agreed. Both Brownville and Matamoras at present arc healthy and free from fever. OH for Saratoga. New York, June 17.—Four hundred and fifty mem tiers of the county Democracy started for Saratoga this morning, as also five hundred Tammany Hall delegates. John Kelley said liç expected a quiet and peaceable time: that Tammany Hall al ways supported the nominee of the National Convention and always would. One hun dred Irving Hall delegates also left on the same train. Election of Railroad Directors. Portland, Oregon. Jnne 16.—The an nual election of the Oregon Railway aud Navigation Co., Oregon Transcontinental Co., Oregon Improvement Co., and Northern Pacific Terminal Co., was held here to-day and the following directors were elected : Oregon Railway and Navigation Co.—T Jefferson Cooledge, Wm. Endcott, jr., N. P Hallowell, Boston; Elijah Smith, John H' Hall. N. Y.; Chas. E. Colby,, Milwaukee > W. S. Ladd, Henry Failing. A. W. Corbett' C. A. Dolph, C. H. Prescott, E. Brooke, C. H. Ferris, Portland. The only changes from the old board are Colby and Hall who succeed A. H. Holmes and W. H. HarbncK Oregon Transcontinental Co.— T. J. Cool edge, Elijah Smith, Wm. Eudeott, jr.: C. !.. Colby, M, C. Whitney, Brayton Ives, N. P. Hallowell, J. J. Higginson. C. If Prescott, Henry Failing, D. H. Ferris, C. J. Smith, C. A. DolphJ W. S. Ladd, P. Koehler, Joseph Simon, \V. W. Ladd. The only changes from the old board are M. C. Witney in place of Horace Porter who declined to serve, and W. M. I.add in place of Paul Schultz. Oregon Improvement C.—Wm. Endcott, jr., J. J. Higginson, John Muir; C. J. Smith, Wm. S. Gibson, N. P. Hallowell, Elijah Smith, C. H. Prescott, D. P. Thompson. Northern Pacific Terminal Co.—Edward I). Adams, T. J. Coolidgj, C. H. Prescott, C. H. Lewis, C. A. Dolph, Robert Harris. Henry Yillard, Henry Failing, R. Koehler. Jno. C. Ballett voted proxies for 90,(MX) shares formerly held hv the Oregou Trans continental but now held by the Farmers ; Loan and Trust Co. The remaining 150, 000 shares were voted by the Oregon Rail way and Navigation Company's representa tive here. Serious Accident. New York, June 15. — Wm. Sexton, the billiard player, met with a serions accident to-day. He was driving on the Boulevard, near 115th street, in company with Joseph Carter, and turned quickly out ol the road to avoid a collision with a vehicle coming in the opposite direction. His wagon was upset anil both men were thrown violently to the ground. Sexton received a scalp wound several inches long and had his lett arm broken in two places. He was picked up unconscous and taken to a hospital where restoratives were applied and his wounds dressed. He was then removed to his home. No dangerous results are antici- : pated. Coolie* Droxviicil. San Irani is« o, June 15.— New Zealand advices by the steamer Zealandia, which arrived here this afternoon, state that the British iron shipSyria from Calcutta for Fiji, having aboard 4H) Coolies, ran on the Masaliereef. Seventy Coolies were drowned. All the crew but three are missing. Ohio Liquor Law. Columbus. Ohio, .June 17.—The Supreme Court announced its decisions to day in the Scott liquor tax law cases. In that of King vs. Capellar. judgment was affirmed; in that of Britsman vs. Whitheck, judgment was reversed. This declares the second section of the law pertaining to first lien on premises unconstitutional and leaves the rest of the law valid and operative as heretofore. The question of the constitu tionality of the whole law was held not to he raised in the case and the court stops with the record. The liquor dealers will therefore be required to pay the June col lection tax under the law, leaving the mat ter open to further test before the semi-an nual paymen. in December. The Union Pacific. Washington, June 17.—Charles Francis Adams, representing the Union Pacific Railroad, with the chief book-keeper of the company, had an interview to-day with the Secretary of the Interior and Commis sioner of railroads hi regard to the report upon the financial condition of the com pany, prepared by the agents of the road bureau for transmission to the Judiciary Committee of the Senate. The representativ e of the Union Pacific asserted that the report did not correctly represent the tinancial condition of the company, ami the Secre tary, upon hearing their arguments' de cided that the report should in some re spects he modified. Fatal Explosion and Fire. St. Louis, June 17.—A dispatch from New Laredo says : Information has been received there that a terrible accident had occurred on the Tampico branch of the Mexican Central, by which two Americans aud tweive Mexican laliorers were killed by a premature explosion at the works. Another dispatch says that the entire business part of the town of Pinos Alta, Mexico, was destroyed by fire on May 29th. The loss is stated to be $300,000, with no insurance. Considerable distress existed among the inhabitants for want of food. Execution. Detroit, June 17.—Luke Phipps, who shot his wife on the ferry boat lietween this city and Windsor one night in August last year, and who was arrested and lodged in the Sandwich. Ontaiio, jail, whence he subsequently escaped, but was finally re arrested in Chicago and extradited, was hanged this morniDg. Milwaukee Bank Failure. Milwaukee, June 17.—Geo. P. Sanborn, Receiver of the Manufacturers Bank, finds the liabilities amounts to $400,000, and assets, nominally, $.500,000, that it cannot realize on them. Outsiders say that will scarcely pay 55 cents on the dollar. No other banks are affected and no business houses are troubled. Indicted. New York, June 17.—The United States grand jury handed in indictments against James D. Fish and John C. Eno, charging them with misappropria*ing national hank funds ; also against Ftrdi nand Ward, charging him with aidiug and abetting officers of a national bank in illegally applying funds of the bank. On a Visit. Augusta, Me., June 17. — Jas. G. Blaine, John A. Logan, Senator Hale and Miss Dodge, left for Ellsworth this morning. They will remain at Ellsworth to-night as the guests of Senator Hale and return to Angusta to-morrow. Base Ball. BOSTON, June 17,—Three thousand peo ple witnessed the game of ball to-day be tween the New York and Boston clubs. Twelve innings were played. The score stands, Bostons 6 ; New Yorks 4. Bicycle Tournament. Philadelphia, June 17.—The bicycle tournament and exhibition under the auspices of the Quaker City Bicycle Club began at Fairmont Park this afternoon aud will continue to-morrow and Thursday. About 1,000 wheelmen will compete for prizes, which aggregate in value about ! $5,000. Boat Race. Boston, June 16.—Hosmer defeated Hamm in a three mile race, with three turns, at Point Pines this afternoon by a ! little over two lengths, in 23 minutes and 40 seconds. The race was for $200 a side and an added purse of $600. There were j about 5.000 spectators. Cablegram*. Constantinople, June 11.—The Porte declines to send a delegate to conference unless the whole Egyption question is sub mitted or previously settled lietween Eng land and Turkey. Paris, June 11.—The Debat* comments on the agitation of England over Egyptian questions, and declares that the mainten ance or rupture of the relations between France ami England are at stake. Berlin, .Tune 11.— DeGaiff. the assassin of Sndekin, arrested here, will be surren dered to Russia. London, June 11.—The Kalomiue-llesse affair has been settled satisfactorily. The marriage has been annulled. Madame Kaloniine is created Countess Yon Romrod and receives £25,000. It is stipulated that she is not to reside in Germany or England London, June 12.—A Times correspon dent telegraphs from Wody Holla, that Bi rber surrendered twelve days ago. The correspondent has been informed that the rebel General Aboull has collected 100,000 ssldiers around Berber. After the fall of Berber 30,000 Arabs were sent to invest Dongola. No news has eome down the river. This directly conflicts with the statement ot Fitzmaurice, Under Foreign Secretary, that messengers from Berber re ported the city safe as late as June 3d. Until reports of unquestionable authority arriveBerber will be considered problematic. Cairo, Jnne 13.—Opinion here favors j the massacre of Berber. Paris, June 13.—Prince Holieuloe, the German Embassador, declares that public feeling in Germany is envenomed against France by constant provocation from the j French press. Brussels, June 13.—The excitement re sulting from the Liberal defeat on Tuesday still continues. The streets last night were thronged with turbulent crowds, which the j police dispersed. Further rioting is ex pected on Sunday. It is probable that the Senate, where the Liberals have a small majority, will be dissolved. London, Jnne 13.- The Tichborne claim ant will he released to a ticket-of-leave. The Alexandria plate was won by Man ton's "Cowie Roy"; Duke of Beauford's "Faughabbllagh" 2d ; Victor's "Donald" 3d. Only three started. The last betting was 7 to 1 on Cowie Roy. Tangiers, June 13.—A French squadron of eight men-of-war and two torpedo lioats has arrived. There is consternation among the Moors. The Sultan lias forbidden the passage inland of 2,000 rifles. The Moors are greatly incensed against *he Cherif of Wazan w ho is believed to lie inciting a re bellion. Mordego, the French minister, accompanied by French naval officers, will proceed on his mission. The squadron awaits his return. London, June 14.—Egyptian advices state that Arabat Korosko, who claims to be the sole survivor of Berber garrrison, says he was present when the rebels at I tacked Berber, May 23d. The garrison for two hoars resisted, but the rebels forced their way iuto the city, where they immediately massacred 1,500 men. The women and ; children were spared. The story is be ! lieved by Major Kichenor. Soon Hussein, and Pasha Khalifa, Governor of Berber. The ]'oil Mall Gazelle says: Me must now add 3,500 more to the thousands al ready butchered to make a holiday tor ; Gladstonian principles. Humanity revolts j at such a state of things. Somehowor other ! a stop should he put to it. London, Jnne 14.—The war office and ] admiralty continue preparations tor the i contemplated expedition to Khartoum. A rejiort is current that Woolsey advises pushing the campaign via Saukim or Mas soway, instead of by way of the Nile. The admiralty has applied to steamship companies for names and tonnage of vessels for transport service in August. Naval officers, detailed from ships at Haukim, are buoying the approaches to that port pre paratory to the arrival of a large number of transports. Ht. Petersburg, June 15.—The ma r riage of Princess Elizabeth, ot Hesse, and Grand Duke Sergius, of Russia, was solemn ized in the chapel of the Winter Palace to day. All the festivities were on a scale of unusual magnificence. Belfast, June 15.—A monster meeting of Orangemen was held in Belfast yester day. Threatening resolutions were adopted, against the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland should he carry out his intention to visit Belfast. LONDON, June 15.—The steamer Arizona, from Queenstown to-day for New Aork, took 500 Mormons. The Ministers of Hpaiu and Italy sent agents to Fez advising the Sultan of Morocco to refuse to sign the treaty pre pared by France. Three thousand employes of the worsted mills of Bradford struck Vor higher wages. There is great disorder and the windows of the mill were smashed. The stone masons of Bradford also struck. Paris, June 15.—Prince Krapotkine's liberation from the Clairvaux prison on July 14th is assured. The Le Paris, a government organ, says : France and I-ffigland agreed to propose at the Egyptian conference measures looking to the neutralization of the Suez canal. A preliminary agreement between France and England stipulates that the British troops shall remain in Egypt till January 1 st, 1888, and may remain longer if Eng land and one other great power judge it expedient. Cairo, .June 15.—Advices Irom Berlier state that Hussein Pacha Kalifa, Governor of Berber, fell wounded and would have been killed if he had not been seen by Hassan Pasha, brother of Mohammed, who rushed to his rescue aud held the rebel Hag oyer him till the figh « was finished. Hassan and Mohammed have been in the rebel camp some time, dressed as devishes. The rebels are within a week's march of Dongola and Korosko. Tne feast of Ramadan gives a month's delay, after which nothing «an prevent the rebels seiz ing aDy point south ]of Assiout, which is within twelve hours march of Cairo. Lon don. June 15.—Sir Charles Dilkes paper, the Weekly Despatch, says that Glad stone, in a friendly conversation with one of bis most earnest supporters, declared that he expected to lie out ol office iu a few w eeks. The Despatch urges Gladstone, if defeated oh his Egyptian policy, not to resign, but to carry his franchise bill to the House of Fords, then dissolve Parliament and appeal to the country on his general policy. The government ministerial statement on the programme of the Egypt iau*«*on ference will be witheld until responses are received from the powers to Granville's note in relation to the conference. Agents throughout the country are pre paring for the election contest. Paris, June 16—The Deputies have re jected the amendment to the three years military service bill granting immunity to the pupils of State schools. Bordeaux, Jnne 16.—At the balloon as cension at Place Quaincance yesterday Geo. Yi\ Roosevelt, U. S. Consul, and wife were present. A French soldier tired a pistol at the Americans. The bullet passed through Roosevelt's hat, contused his head and knocked him over. The wounded man pointed ont the soldier who tired the pistol, but the latter, with two companions, escaped. It is supposed that the soldier mistook the Consul for an officer in civil ian's dress against whom he had a grudge. The nmniander at Bordeaux has ordered an inquiry. CAIRO, June 16.—Madhi has written a letter in which he appoints his Ameer Governor of Dongola and threatens to an nihilate any Turkish force sent to Soudan. The letter has Wen sent to Nubar Pasha, the Egyptian Premier. London, June 16. —The Indian govern ment has decided to subsidize the power ful Afghan tribe of Ghiznees. The Hague, June 15.—The Dutch Chamber agreed to obtain credit for 1,500. 000 florins, to tie used to enlarge the Dutch naval forces at Aclieen. Sumatara with a view to invigorate action against the de pendencies of that colony anti rescue tin crew of the steamer Nisero. M A DR ID, .hiue 16.— In the Cabinet Coun cil canvass Del Castillo, President of the Council, informed his colleagues that Hpair. had united for action in the event ofsherit Wazan, a protege of France, being pro claimed Soverign of Morocco. Cairo, June 16.—Thirty thousand of the Galanas or Gallas tribe ate about to dc scemt along the Baraka river, while Kul J ohn will enter the Egyptian territory by wayot'Abaibo. King John will attempt the relief of Kassala and Gallas and rescue Kalabat. This step, if taken by the Abyssinian King, will have remarkable results, extending beyond the mere relic of the beleaguered garrisons. Dublin, June 17.— Earl Spencer, Lord Lieutenant, started for Belfast. A meeting was called by Orangemen to protest against the order regariliug public dem&nstratioiis. There is great excitement at Belfast. Tin absence of decorations is generally re marked. On one building the Union Jack is half masted. Another is suspended across the street through which Spencer passes with the following words upon it : "Remember Newry and Rossmore." Four hundred extra police and lancers have arrived. New York Democratic Convention. Saratoga, June 17.—One hundred and fifty of the three hundred and eighty dele gates to the Democratic State Convention are here. All the delegates are expected this afternoon. The result of the meeting of State Committee to-night is anxiously looked forward to. The friends of both Cleveland aud Flower are equally positive iu expressions of belief of the success of their candidates. The main point of the friends of Cleveland is to secure the vote of the convention for him as the State nomi nee, so as to send a solid pledged vote for him to Chicago. This will be done if the unit rule is adopted by the convention. The Tammany men here are not iu favor ot that rule, and unless Kelly's influence he for it they will oppose it. The question is likely to form one of the principal points of the State Committee's deliberations to il ght. Saratoga, N. Y., June 17.—The Demo cratic State Committee met in the United States Hotel to-night, Daniel Manning in the chair. The resolution from the 'lam many Hall Committee on orgauizatiau was read, claiming "representation iu the con vention equal to any other Democratic or ganization from New York." In the cours, of a long debate, Wm. C. Whitney öftere the following resolution : Resolved, That the action ot the State Convention in apportioning reprt" seutation from New York be adopted makiug up the preliminary roll. The resolution was finally carrietl an the representation fixed as follows: Count} Democracy 38: Tammany 24; Irving Hall j 10 . One of John Kelley's most trusted friends J avers that Kelley declared his intention to 1 have Tammany bolt the convention owing ] to the action ol the State committee to night in the apportionment of representa tioves amoug the three Democratic organi I zations in New York. Col. Sanderson, editor of Kelley's news j paper in New York city, declares the re j port false in every particular. What John Kelley Says. j Saratoga, New York, June 17.—John ! Kelley declared positively to an Associated ! Press reporter to-night that if the conven tion upholds the appointment of the dele gales from New York the Tammany Hall , delegates will not enter the convention but i will take the train tor home. A Bow* at Democratic Primaries. Chicago, June 17.—At the Democratic I primaries this evening as the voting wt-s about to begin at one ol' the polls in the 1 st district, where there are two tactions, sev eral men rushed into the room, seized the ! ballot box and threw it to the floor, the box bursting open. At the same time four or five hundred tickets were scattered over the floor. The attacking party claim that the box wiis staffed, but the election offi cers claim that the tickets were thrown on the floor by one of the intruders. The box was taken to the jiolice station. What gives the matter a sensational character is the fact that J. C. Mackin, Democratic or ganizer of the city, was one of the judges, and that the leader of the invaders was Alderman Wheeler of the first ward. Political Conference. NEW York, June 17.—The Independent Republican committee appointed at Boston to confer with the New* York Independents, arrived this morning. They held a private meeting this afternoon to arrange the pre liminaries for a formal conference this evening. New York, June 17. — A conference of Independent Republicans was held here to night at the residence of J. W. Harper, on Madison avenue. The Boston delegation left town immediately after the adjourn ment of the conference. George Wiliam Curtis presided. Carl Schurz presented a series of resolutions, all of which, with the exception of one instructing the appoint ment of a committee, are taken bodily from those adopted by the conference iu Boston. Speeches were made by Carl Schurz, Moon field Storey, of Bostou, Stuart Wood, of Philadelphia, George P. Sawyer, ot Buf falo, Henry Hicoek, of St. Louis, Col. T. W. , Higginson, of Boston. Letters were re ! ceived and read from Augustine Smith, j Prof. Felix Adler, B. H. Preston, Henry W. i Oakley, Henry Ward Beecher and several ; other gentlemen. Disastrous Fire. Athens, Pa., June 17.—This town was ! visited to-day by the largest fire ever ! known here. It started in the Novelty ! Furniture Works ot Hall iS: Lyons, and I quickly sprea«! to the coal yards ot Ralph ; Frazer, the grain depot of D. J. McAfee, ami a number of old buildings, destroy ing all. A large amount of lumber was also consumed. John Simmons, H I. : Brigham and ('has. Ordway, employes of 1 the furniture works, were seriously in j jured, and many more were more or less : hurt by jumping from the burning bnild ! ing. Several hundred men are thrown out i of employment by the tire. Loss, $K)2, I 000 , partly insured. \rrest of Government Employe*. Washington, June 17.— Daniel Carri gan. chief clerk of the Bureau of Medicine I an( i Surgery of the Navy Department, and Edwia C. Kirkwood, a clerk iu the same ! bureau, were arrested to-night charged with defrauding the government by means ! of forged vouchers for supplies, which have j been negotiated by outside parties. 1 be frauds extend over a period oi several years, tbe extent of which is unknown. The New Cable. London, June 17.—The Bennett-Mackay Company opened its office in the Royal Exchange Friday and will sail next week I to lay the shore end of the first cable. It j i s expected that this cable will be in ope S ration l«y the eud of July.