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• the Arctic Survivors, A Washington Hotel Falls in, Though Congress Was NotiD Session. Lieutenant Greely ami 1 arty. Portsmouth, August 2.-The Greely relief squadron leaves for New York Tues day night. The Dear is ordered to Gover nor- Island, where the bodies of the vic tims of the Greely relief expedition will be turned over to General Hancock. This afternoon the survivors of the expedition will be put under the care of the War De partment, represented by General Hazen. The survivors will rest quietly here to-daj and to-morrow. On Monday a forma demonstration in honor of the return oi « ireely will he held. The organization of the naval division, which will be landed to participate in the ceremonies, have been completed. The naval divisions of the parade will consist of six subdivisions, comprising naval cadets naval apprentice.^ marines, and a brigade Iron, the North Atlantic fleet. Desides these divisions, the parade will comprise military and civic organizations, fire compames, the nium , ipal governments of Portsmouth and New bury port and the State authorities. Monday eveiling a congratulatory meeting xv .11 be held at Music Hall, at which Secre ta1 v Chandler is expected to be present. Early this morning. Mrs. Greely came ()Ve r to the city from Admiral Wells' resi dence and then took her two little daugh ters. who had remained during the night with their grandmother at Rockingham house, over to the admirals to see their phei l.ieut. Greely was overcome at the " ,-ht of his little ones. At noon. Surgeons (iuonel and Head visited the Constitution to examine into the physical condition of the -urvivors of the Greely expedition. Ni 'V Castle, N. H., August 3.—"I have uot bad so sound and refreshing a night's :,-t for over three years," said Major <ireely to Lieutenant Powell, of the signal .service corps and General Hazen's aid, as the latter greeted the explorer in front of tdiuiral Luce's residence this morning. ■ It makes me feel so strong and hearty that 1 could almost forget my weakness." At about 10 o'clock this morning Major and Mrs. Greely and Admiral and Mrs. Luce drove through the navy yard and around by the point through the city of Portsmouth to look at the decorations which everywhere abounded. Greely is looking better than he has at any time since his rescue. The distinguished party was recognized by but few persons on the streets, and the carriage returned soon to the navy yard without stopping anywhere. One old fellow who stood on Kittering bridge alone recognized Greely, and taking oil his rough hat gave three cheers, which no one heard except the distinguished party. Greely in recognition politely lifted his hat. The day was spent very quietly. A great many people visited the navy yard and about everybody tried to get a glimpse at Greely, but no one got nearer than the picket rail which incloses the ground around the Admiral's residence. The en closure, however, was constantly sur rounded with people who seemed content at gaping at the^iero as he sat on the lawn under the trees with his family and close friends around him. Ever since early morning all sorts of >^Mer crafts have plyed between the city alfi lower harbor laden with visitors to the vessels at anchor. It is estimated that between -uqu and 9,000 persons inspected the Bear, Thetis and Alert to-day. The other sur vivors walked about the navy yard in the cool of the morning, and during the day lounged idly about the deck of the old Constitution. The authorities have de cided to permit Greely and his little party to participate in the demonstration to morrow. They will leave the Admiral s residence at 10 a. m. and betaken to Ports mouth under the conduct of L. C. Powell. At the Portsmouth wharf Gen. Hazen and surgeons will meet them with a large tally-ho coach. They will then be driven to a large speakers stand that has been erected in the public square, where they will remain during a parade. Surgeons will be constantly in attendance and if the faintest signs are observed of fatigue they will be conducted back to the navy yard. To-night the entire party are apparently well and in the best of spirits. The city is absolutely packed with strangers. The hotels have more applications for rooms than they can possibly till. Nearly all the buildings are handsomely decorated and it is expected that to-morrow the display will be the most magnificent in the his tory of' Portsmouth. All the relics of the expedition will he exhibited on the deck of the Thetis to-day, and viewed by hun dreds of visitors. At the stern of the Thetis was a wooden pole, the thickness of an oar, on which were nailed three pieces of doth, one a colored handkerchief, another a piece of calico, and the other a remnant of a woolen shirt. This was the distress signal of the rescued men. Their sledge shown was composed of two rough pieces of plank, shod with rough pieces of iron, resembling a hoop iron joined by clumsy crossbars. Another object viewed with great interest is a bag of reindeer skins, used by one of the party to sleep in. Greely was on deck for two hours this morning and was introduced to many visitors. He appeared weak and hesitated a little iu his speech, as if from weariness. During the forenoon the fore hatch ol the Thetis was raised and metal sarcophagi for the dead were revealed. On each, about in the middle, is a place for the name of the deceased, and near the top is a beautiful Arctic scene on a plate ot bur nished silver. In a tank of bear skins are the bodies of the dead heroes, but no one is allowed to view the remains. From one of the crew of the Thetis were learned a few details of the expedition yet unpublished. He said they encountered the first ice between Disco and Littleton Island, but that the thickest was found in Melville bay, where it averaged ten feet. At Melville bay the first real difficulty was experienced, and here use was made of the torpedoes and dynamite. Neither were found to work well, and ramming the ice produced the liest results. Backing the Thetis a good distance and putting on a full head of steam she would crash into ice, the >hock shaking her from stem to sterm and rocking her masts like tree boughs. Koine times it seemed as if the masts would come out. When all other means failed huge iec saws 18 feet long with teeth three inches long were used. The ice iu Mel ville bay wa«. mostly broken by ramming. High in the main mast of each vessel is the ' crows nest from where a lookout was kept. Commander Schley probably occu pied that on the Thetis longer than any other man—his meals being often served there. After entering the regions where it "as supposed Greely might be, heavy bass "lmtles were continually blown, and in 'Oe clear arctic air the thunderous sound "as a very weird one. Un the night of the fescue a terrific gale swept the Arctic ocean, ami the Thetis, though near land, keeled over again and again before the tempest. Tin* Week's Failures. Ni.\\ \ork, August 1.—The failures for |ue past seven days were 251 against 254 tor the preceding week. Welcome to the Survivors. Portsmouth, N. H., August 4.—The city is thronged and public and private buildings are decorated, and "Welcome to our Arctic heroes" is placarded on bunting everywhere. The harbor is tilled with crafts laden with people. At 11:20, amid much enthusiasm, Commander Schley, Lieutenant Emery and Commander Coffin disembarked. Following them were other officers of the Greely expedition and sailors * of the Thetis, Bear and Alert. They were enthusiastically greeted as they landed, and the crowd pressed forward and shook their hands. A roar of welcome went up when at 11 o'clock Greely was discovered with his comrades coming toward the landing in the Admiral's barge. Greely was clothed iu white, with a slouched hat, and wearing spectacles. As he and companions alighted all crowded to welcome him. Greely leaned upon I'owell and languidly lifted his hat. His movements indicated weakness. His comrades also received much attention. All were placed in aeoaehand immediately driven to Rockingham House, it having been decided they should not appear in procession, and the crowd gathered to catch a glimpse of them. Greely said to an Associated Dress representative that he felt very well this morning, and he looked it. He expressed himself much moved by the cordiality of his reception. Mrs. Greely joined her husband at the hotel. At 12:20 the procession began to march. The streets were packed, and applause greeted the sailors of the relief squadron. The ovation continued throughout theentire route. Commander Schley, Lieut. Emery and Commander Coffin were received with tremendous applause as the head of the procession neared the Rockingham House, where Lieut. Greely and survivors were waiting to review the procession. Lieut. Greely and comrades were seated upon a balcony. As the crews of the Thetis, Bear and Alert passed Lieut. Greely bowed very low and seemed to look his gratitude to the men who so recently rescued him from an Arctic grave. Commanders Schley and Coffin and Lieut. Emery raised their hats as they passed the hero. After the procession, Greely and party were driven to the grand çtand where they again reviewed the procession and received the plaudits of the multitude. Among the prominent men on the stand were See. Chandler, Gen. Hazen, Mayor Lathrop, of Dover, the Mayor of Newberrypori, Sam'l J. Randall, Congressman Robinson, of New York, and officers oi'the relief expedition and North Atlantic squadron, and mem bers of city governments of many New England cities. The procession was dis missed at two o'clock, and shortly after the invited guests were entertained at din ner by the city of Rortsmouth. Reunion of Army Chaplains. Ocean Grove, N. J., August 3. —General Grant was among those who visited the re union of Army Chaplains and members of the Christian and Sanitary Commissions who performed volunteer lield and hospital duty during the war. The reunion ends to-morrow nighjt. General Grant was en thusiastically received by the assembly of 5,000 people. Rev. A. J. Dalmer, of Park Avenue Church, New York, who was once sentenced to he hanged as a spy and lived to hear his own funeral sermon preached, I welcomed General Grant iu behalf of the Association, and his allusions to the recent troubles of the General called forth from him the following response: "I remember," said the General, with tremulous voice, as he stepped forward with his crutch and cane, 'the grand work t of the Christian and Sanitary Commissions ■ and how they helped, the suffering and dy ing everywhere. They wrote letters and forwarded dying mementoes to loved ones at home under my own eyes, and they nursed souls as well as bodies. An hour i ago I expected to make you a speech and say some kind things, but under the Cir cumstances (the allusion to his private af fairs) I do it with difficulty. I only hope —" ( Here the General, whose voice had become husky, broke down completely and was led tottering to his seat by George H. Stuart, the President of the Commission.) The vast audience 3tood upon the benches and cheered. Texas Crops. Galveston, August 3.— The Neics to morrow will say : Reports from the grow ing crops in Texas are by no means favor able. While in some portions of north and east Texas rain has fallen in refresh ing quantities during the past week, still the greater portion of the cotton growing district is suffering from the continued drought. Iu central Texas this is especially the ease, and unless rain falls in this dis trict within the coming week the cotton crop will he cut badly. Still in a large and productive section of the State cot ton will stand the drought well for ten days longer. _ ___ Assignment. Philadelphia, Pa., July 30.— Bettle & Bro., woolmen, assigned to-day to Samuel Lee ; liabilities. $120,000. The firm refuse to make a statement. New York, July 31. —The JohnCaswell Company was announced as having failed at the Tea Exchange to-day. Buffalo, August 3. —The following notice is on the door of Wilmer & Bro. s bank, at Suspension Bridge: "Wilmer & Bio. have made a general assignment to F. Spaulding, of Niagara Falls." New York, August 4.—Berliner & Strauss, dealers in neckties and scarfs, assigned to-day. Preferences, $50,000. New York, August 5.—The schedules on the assignment of Christian & Meyer, brokers, are liabilities, $139,000 : nominal assets, $100,000 ; actual assets, $5,865. Reception to Blaine. Portland, Me., August 3.— Arrange ments are being made for a reception by the manufacturers and merchants of Port land to Blaine on Wednesday evening. Bar Harbor, Me., August 3.— Blaine leaves to-morrow for Augusta. It has not yet definitely decided about his attending the convention at Matranacock or the re union at Old Orchard. Augusta, August 4— Blaine arrived home last night. A Brntal Affair. Cincinnati, August 4,-Wm. Holmes, a : boy 16 years old, was beaten oil the head to-night at the Vine Street Opera House ; for shouting for Blaine during the per formance. His skull was fractured and it is thought he will die. Private Watch- 1 man Young, who did the beatiDg, has been j , arrested. Three Children Killed. Watertown, N. Y., August 1.—Three children of James Burgess, of Grand Stone Island, in the St. Lawrence river, were buried while playing under a bank by its falling upon them. They were dead when found. The National Labor Party. New York, August 5.— Ex-Judge John Roony, presided at the meeting of the Ex- ; eeutive Committee of the National Labor i party to-day. Resolutions were passed ! condemning the action of W. A. Casey and : others, claiming to represent the National Labor party, in approving of certain of ficial acts ot Governor Cleveland, and de claring that these persons had no such au thority and recommending their expulsion from the organization. Killed by Falling Halls. WASHINGTON, August 3. —The back part of the United States Hotel building, situ ated on Pennsylvania avenue, a short dis tance west of the capitol, fell in without warning this evening and buried in the ruins a number of people, variously esti mated at from seven to thirty. The building has a frontage of 125 feet on Pennsylvania avenue and a depth of I 185 feet, the rear end of a wing beiDg upon an alley leading from 3d to 4-Uli streets. J A small portion of the rear wall was the ; first to give way and a general collapse of . the whole rear portion immediately fol- • lowed, sending up a great cloud of dust. A general fire alarm was sounded, which brought to the scene of the disaster a num ber of engines and hook and ladder com panies and a force of police. Cries and groans could lie heard from the ruins, showing that all who were there were not dead. A large torce of men went to work at once and in the course of an hour Ear nest Snooks, a boy 11 years of age, and Annie Dickson, a colored chambermaid, were taken out. Both were alive but badly injured. In the meantime it had been ascertained that the number of per sons buried in the ruins did not exceed seven, viz., Mrs. Beiden, wife of the pro prietor, Ernest Snooks, a boy 11 years of age, a son of the restaurant keeper next door, and five colored servants. It is feared that those who have not yet been rescued are dead. The part of the building which fell contained rooms chiefly occupied by the employes of the hotel, and it is believed that none of the guests have been killed or injured. The United States Hotel is one of the oldest structures in the city, and is said to have been for a long time in an un safe condition. The barkeeper is reported to have made complaint to the Inspector of Buildings some days ago in regard to its condition. Mrs. Belding, wife of the proprietor of the hotel, was rescued alive at 7:30, alter having been imprisoned for four hours. She was on the first floor of the back building and was caught in a narrow V shaped space, formed by a part of the second floor resting iu a slanting position against the side wall. After the firemen and volunteers had worked two hours digging down into the debris from the sur face a force of firemen, under Captain Cronin, entered from the front of the building, against the back of which tim bers and bricks had partially lodged, and hearing groans worked their way back by removing timbers and supporting others. They finally got near enough to see Mrs. Belding and talk with her, and eventually to band her water and liquor. She was not crushed but held down by her clothes and pinned in ty falling timbers. Jacks were brought and the weight held up, while saws and axes were used to cut a way to her. At last the rescuers got close enough to cut her clothing loose. When enabled to extricate her she was apparently not severely injured but very much exhausted and fainted as she was carried out. Washington, August 5.—The coroners jury brought in a verdict in the United States Hotel accident in which they say : "From the evidence we believe the build ing has been unsafe lor a long time, and its condition was well known to both owners and lessees, and that they, particu larly the owners, should be held responsi ble, and to that end we respectfully call the attention of the District Attorney to the matter, and to such legal proceedings as the case demands." The Texas Cattle Fever. Chicago, August 2. — P. P. Shelby, General Freight Agent of the Union Pacific Railroad, telegraphs from Omaha that the infection among the Nebraska cattle was genuine Texas fever, but he believes it has been completely stamped out. No new » «.-es Lave been reported du; ug the past two days, and extra precautions have been taken to prevent the cattle from coming in contact with the infected spot and trail. Topeka, August 5.—The Texas cattle fever has appeared among the cattle of Ellis county. Apprehension was felt that it would spread unless vigorous means were immediatly taken to suppress it. Governor Glick has ordered the cattle quarantined at once, and directed the State Veterinary to go there and investigate the matter immediately. Springfield, 111., August 5.— Dr. Paaren. State Veterinarian, has submitted his report to the Governor in relation to the appearance of Texas, or splenic, fever at Chicago. A post mortem examination held upon three diseased animals showed traces of splenic fever. Paaren suggests j that the infected States and Territories, , Southwestern Virginia, North Carolina. South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama. Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, the greater part of Texas. Arkansas, Indian Territory, ; Kansas. Missouri, and Southern Tennessee, be subject to schedule by proclamation from now until the 1st of September, this year. All railroads and transportation companies should tie enjoined from bring ing into this State any cattle from the scheduled districts unless the shipment is accompanied by a clear bill of health and have not come from fhe infected belt of country within sixty days prior to ship ment. Important Decision. Muscatine, Iowa, August 5.—Judge Hayes, of the seventh judical district, has j rendered an important decision as to the ; jurisdiction of justices of the peace under j the new Iowa prohibitory liquor law. j Judge Hayes holds that justices of the | peace have no jurisdiction to try, deter- j mine or pass judgment upon cases i under this law other than to 1 hold a preliminary trial and bind the defendants over to the District ' Court. The decision is based upon the opinion that the penalties of the new law exceed the jurisdiction of justices. By , this decision all the liquor cases com menced here under the new law are dis missed. The question is one of gTeat im- i portance and will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Destructive Fire. East Portland, August 5—A fire to day destroyed twenty-nine business build ings. It is estimated that the loss is $75,- j 000 ; insurance, $:50,000. The heaviest sufferer is Charles Logus. On his build ing and contents he looses $25,000 ; insur ance, $11,000. The other individual losses are under $5,000. The insurance is well scattered. San Francisco, August 5—A fire this morning destroyed the building and con tents occupied by the Schmidt Label and Lithographic Co., and Tatem & Bowen. The loss is estimated at half a million. Philadelphia, August 5.— At the Pennsylvania railroad office in this city, the news is received that the loss by last night's fire is $100,000. The fire will cause no delay in traffic. Utah Election. Salt Lake, August 5.— In the elections ; in Utah yesterday for county officers, the Mormons elected all the officers in every conntv. __ Resignation. Santa Fe, N. M., August 2.— Samuel B. Elkins, a member of the Republican Na tional committee, has resigned the pres- 1 idency of the First National Bank of this 1 city, which he has held for 13 years, in order to give more time to the duties of ! the cam Dai zn. Destructive Fire. Jersey City, August 4.—At 11:30 to night an explosion of gas, said to have been caused by a leaky main, blew up the flooring and overthew ticket-boxes and entrances to the Pennsylvania ferry house, foot of Exchange Place, Jersey City. Robt. M. Jones, night ticket taker, and Wm. C. Backus, who was selling and receiving tickets at the time, were blown out of their positions and slightly hurt. An un known lady and gentleman were passing through the entrance at the time of the explosion, and the woman was pinned down by an overturning box and badly burned before rescued. She was taken charge of by lriends. The force of the explosion was such as to blow the glass from the room of a 50x100 foot waiting room beyond the entrance. The fire will be confined to its present limits. The shed on the Adams Express dock was slightly damaged. About 100 feet of the main depot was destroyed, but the remainder is intact. Dr. Vehslang, of 313 East Eighth street, New York, who was in the ferry entrance when the ex plosion occurred, was struck by timbers and glass and badly hurt. His lady friend, who was seriously burned, was taken to Christ's Hospital. New York, August 4.—The Pennsyl vania railroad depot and ferry houses are destroyed. The liâmes are burning furiously yet (12:30 a. m.), and have at tacked the Adams Express Co, 's pier. That portion nearest the shore is on fire, and the firemen are laboring hard to save it, but it is feared the shed which covers it will carry the flames throughout its entire length and breadth. The entire fire de partment of Jersey City is at work pour ing water upon the flames, while the river boats are contributing a number of heavy streams. The Pennsylvania railroad depot and terry houses being of wood and stocked with every sort of combustible material, the flames made sure and rapid work, mocking the company's fire depart ment, an organization of employes, and defying the labors of the city fire depart ment while there was a stick of wood for the Haines to feed on. 1 a. m.—The fire was caused by an ex plosion of gas in the ferry entrance. The flames spread rapidly to the ferry slips and railroad depot. Taylor's hotel is saved thus far by a favoring wind. The Brook lyn annex slip and four ferry slips of the railroad, and ferry offices, with waitiug rooms, have been burned. The flames are advancing upon the main depot. The flames shot up in all directions. An alarm was promptly responded to by the city lire department and the fire boats of New York City and the Pennsylvania Railroad. A strong wind was blowing at the time and carried the fire to all portions of the waiting rooms and five ships of the ferry and an immense railroad waiting room. The entire structure was a frame single story, with the exception of a few offices uliove the ferry entrances. The steamboats lying at the dock adjourning the most southerly of the five slips, and two ferry boats, laid up for the night, were pulled out into the stream by large tugs uninjured. The cars in the depot and on the Adams Express pier, north of the ferry slips, were pulled out of danger. The fire has now consumed five slips and the sheds connecting them. The railroad passengers are landed at Washington street, three blocks west of the ferry, and trains will start from the same points. Kpbert Thorpe, of Marion, employed on the Brooklyn annex, had the artery in his right arm severed by a piece of broken glass. So far as known no lives were lost. The several hundred guests in Taylor's hotel were greatly alarmed, but quieted down when shown there was no danger to the occupants. The small stores in Exchange Place were moved into the street but they were soon moved back again. The garden truck men and butchers are using the Chambers street ferry. It is understood that the ferry boats will land and rescue passengers at Harsimus' Cove freight yard where the company have several floating barges. No teams can be transported until the ferry slips are rebuilt. -- ^ --- A Troting Match. Philadelphia, August 5.—J. I. Case arranged to trot Jay Eye See against the 2.09 j record of Maud S and Phallos against his own record of 2.13] at Belmont Park, this city, on Friday, August 15. New York, August 5.—Richard K. Fox öfters a purse of $10,000 to match the trot ters Maud S and Jay-Eye-See for a trot at the Gentlemens Driving Park in this city in September. Best three in five. Our Exports. Washington, August 5. —The total value of exports of domestic cattle, hogs, beef, pork and dairy products for the six months ending June 30,1884, was $43,837, 419, against $54,357,704 for the same period last year ; beef and pork products for the eight months ending June 30, $57,570,538, against $67,679,841 for the corresponding time in 1883; dairy products for the two months ending June 30, $2,662,966, against $2,990,420 for the same time last year. The number of immigrants who arrived during the year ending June 30 were 509, 834, being 82,490 less than the preceding fiscal year, and 260,586 less than the year ending June 30, 1882. Municipal Election. Portsmouth, N. H., August 5.—Calvin Page (Dem.) was chosen Mayor over W. H. Size (Rep) by a vote of 1,003 to 434, the smallest Republican vote ever cast in the city. The Democrats for the first time in seven years elect a majority of the city government, electing thirteen of the nine teen Councilmen and six of the nine Alder Indians on the War Path. Galveston, August 1.—A special from Van Buren, Texas, to the News says: About fifty Apache Indians are camped on a ranch belonging to A. R. Cox, seven miles from this station and fifteen miles from Sierra Blanco. The Indians broke from their reservation in Sinton, N. M., and are on the war path, stealing and kill ing horses. Serious trouble is apprehend ed. At 11 o'clock to-night Captain Mc Murray and a company of State Rangers left Murpby8ville for this place by special train over the Texas Pacific. It is prob able that troops from Fort Davis will be ordered in pursuit. Greenback Convention. Boston, August 4.—The Greenback Ex ecutive State Committee met to-day and decided to call a State Convention for Sep tember 4th. at Meinoin. Secretary Hutchinson said that General Butler had told the committee who had informed him of his nomination that he ac cepted the same, and the people might put any construction they pleased on the Gen eraPs letter of acceptance, and unless he died before the election he wonld be voted for. They will place a straight electoral ticket in the field. Death of an Editor. Los Angei.es, August 3. —Robert S. Lynch, editor of the Los Angeles Herald, died suddenly of apoplexy last night at San Monica. He was a native of Pitts burg, Pa., aged 50 years. The Great Reform Démonstration. London, August 4.—A vast reform de monstration occurred at Birmingham to day. John Bright and Joseph Chamber lain, President of the Board of Trade, were in the procession, which was of enormous length. Thousands crowded the streets along the route. Two hundred thousand people took part in the procession ami ! meeting. Birmingham, August 5.—In connection with the great reform demonstration here yesterday, a meeting was held in Bingeley Hall at which 20,000 people were present. Speeches were made John Bright and Jas. Chamberlain, president of the Board of Trade. Mr. Bright said the Tory majority iu the House of Lords was actuated by some bitter hatred of the Liberals, as in 1832. "Who were the Peers?" he asked. "They were the spawn of blunders, the wars and corruptions of dark ages of his- ! tory. They had entered the temple of honor, uot through the temple of merit, but through the sepulchres of their ances tors. They were uo better than their fathers. Some of them worse, for tht ir privileges had produced ignorance and arro gance." To reform the House of Lords, Bright declared that it was urgent and j meritable creation of the newspapers. To pass the franchise bill would only get rid of the present difficulty. Should the peo ple submit or should they curb the nobles, j as their fathers curbed the kings of Eng land? Bright then explained the manner in which he would like to see the power of the Lords restricted. He would allow the Peers to retain their present powers during 1 the first session; that a bill should be pre sented to them, but he would absolutely ! preclude them from votiug upon franchise, j Chamberlain read a long and powerful attack upon the Queen. "Thedivine right of kings," he said he acknowledged to be ; dangerous. The divine right of peers was ridiculous. If the Lords remained obsti mue in opposition to the popular will, the present agitation would continue to the bitter end He looked forward with eager hope to the result of this agitation. In Eng land, the chosen home of self-government, the people would never be subservient to the insolent pretentions of an hereditary class. The sentiments of the speakers were received with enthusiastic applause. A resolution was adopted denouncing the ac tion of the Lords in the rejection of reform of the franchise. Stocks. New York, July 30.—Governments firm; stocks opened higher,except for Northwest ern, Canadian Pacific, Texas Pacific, and Western Union, which were fractionally lower. New York, July 31st.—Governments weak ; railways strong and higher (specula tion at the stock exchange active and buoy ant, and there was a general and sharp ad vance iu prices. The attempt of the larger bears to cover was unsuccessful yesterday and had the effect of bringing in orders from all the smaller classes of traders. This, in connection with buying for long account, brought aliout au almost uninterrupted ad vance in prices, except near the close when the embarrassment of a tea honse was used to reduce the market. When it be came known that the assets of the firm in question were double its liabilities a rally took place and the market left oft' firm. Favorable advices from the west concern ing cereals and on cables from London that the weather in England was against the crops, made a notable increase in orders for foreige and home account. After business hours it was aunounced that the steamship America, from (Queens town lor New York, had £100,000 of specie on hoard. New York, August 1.—Governments steady ; railways firm. .Stocks opened weak and lower. Louisville & Nashville declined'3j per cent, on sales for London account. The decline outside of this stock ranged from 1 to 2 per cent. Before 10:15 a. m. the temper of speculation changed and prices advanced rapidly 1 to 2| per cent. Reports of the shipment of gold from the other side had a favorable effect and led to purchases for long ac count. In the afternoon there was less doing and prices sold oft' to ljj per cent. The market closed generally weak. Com pared with last night's closing, prices range from 1] percent, higher to 2] per cent, lower. New York, August 4.—Governments steady. Railways firm. Stocks opened irregularly, with Western Union and Pa cific Mail strong. A reactionary move meut soon set in and prices declined from j to l£ per cent, Western Union, Union Pacific ond Northwestern leading. Before midday there was a change tor the better and during the remainder of the day specu lation was dull hut strong. The general market left off firm. Compared with Satur day prices are from j to 1] per cent, higher except for Central Pacific, which is 2 per cent lower. New York, August 5.—Governments w eaker. In railroad 1 Kinds West Shore 5's were the feature, rising to 43 on large trans actions. Stocks opened irregular, except for Western Union and Pacific Mail, which were again strong and in good demand. Immediately after 11 o'clock a strong buying movement set in which lasted well into the afternoon. The prices in many shares was the highest attained for a long time past. The notable feature was the buying of Western Union in small lots, and at one time a majority of the brokers had orders for 100 and 200 shares. The strength of the stock was due to the statements that a number of stockholders were steadily in creasing their holdings and that the busi ness of the company was never larger. Pacific Mail rase on the announcement that several California capitalists had add ed materially to their holdings. The general market left off steady. As compared with yesterday's closing prices are j to 2 per cent higher. Wool Market. Philadelphia, August 5. — Wool steady, moderate demand, and prices un changed. Boston, August 5. —Wool is steady and in good demand. Prices are steady and firm. Manufacturers are purchasing freely at the prices now current. Ohio and Pennsylvania 31@3 for X and 33 («>35 for XX and above ; Michigan X fleeces are selling at 30@31 per pound. Combing and delaine fleeces have been in moderate de mand at 31A («35. Unwashed wools have been in demand. Sales have been made to some extent at 18(«/24. Business in foreign wool has been of no importance. Mining Stocks. i New York, August 5.—In mining ; shares Alice sold at 2.50 ; Consolidated 'Pacific, 50; Consolidated Virginia, 38; I Cry8olite, 80; Oriental & Miller, 12. Dry Goods Market. New York, August 5.— Dry goods are in light demand. Business is mach inter rupted by heavy rains, which have delayed shipments. _ Money Market. ! New York, August 5.— Money was easy at 1J02 ; prime mercantile paper, 5j@6j ; sterling exchange and bankers bills quiet at 482, demand, 484. Bank Statement. New Yq^k, August 2.—The following is the weekly bank statement : Loans de crease $1,406,400 : specie decrease $480,900; reserve decrease $466,225. The banks now hold $30,171,900 in excess of legal require ments. The Cholera. Marseilles, August 2.—Eight deaths from cholera here last night aud two at Toulon. Residents continue to return. Up to noon to-day there were no deaths from cholera at Marseilles. Turin, August 2.— Six cases of cholera at Garfagraua, four fatal, and 21 cases at Pancolicai, eight fatal. Toulon*, August 2.— Only two deaths from cholera here to-day. Thirty-three cases are now treated in Bona Rencontre hospital and ninety-three iu St. Mandrier hospital. The Legion of Honor will give a festival and display of fire-works in honor of the Mayor. The people are indignant over the matter. Tney consider it un becoming for a display in this time of misery. Another death from cholera oc curred at Montafort. Marseilles, August 3. —Iu the 24 hours ending at 9 o'clock this evening, 15 deaths 1 from cholera occurred in this city. Toulon, Aug. 3.—There were no deaths from cholera here to-day. Thirty cases were taken to the hospital. Rome, August 3. —Several cases of chol era were reported to-day from various parts of Italy. There have been many disorders at Bargo San Dalmazzo, the inhabitants believing the doctors and chemists poisoned a girl j who died there from cholera. Stringent orders have been issued by the government that ail linens arriving from France be disinfected or burned. Washington, Aug. 3.—In consequence of more favorable reports from the cholera districts in Europe, the proposed national conference of health boards which was to take place in Washington on Thursday next, has been postponed to a later day not yet named. Marseilles, August 4.—Between 9 and 2 o'clock to-day there were three deaths here from cholera. The fact that the swallows which mi grated at the outbreak of the pestilence have not yet returned and there are no sparrows at all in the city, is adduced as evidence that the atmosphere is still vitiat ed. This migration of birds made a deep impression upon the public and led to ihe demand for the purification of the atmos phere bv bonfires. Toulon, August 4. —There were four deaths from cholera here last night. The physicians fear that the return of the people to the unuealthy lodgings will cause a fresh outbreak and possibly an out break of smallpox and typhoid fever. Toulon, August 4. —6:30 p. m. —There were no deaths from cholera here to-day. The total number of cases now under treat ment is 109. Marseii.es, August 4. — 7 p. m.—There lias been seven deaths from cholera here since 11a. m. There were only three cases admitted into the Dharo Hospital to-day. There are sixty cases being treated there now. Ten were discharged to-day. 10 p. ra.—During the past 24 hours there were twenty-eight deaths here from cholera. Rome, August 4. —It is officially given out that in the twenty-four hours which ended at midnight on Sunday but two deaths from cholera had occurred at Mon tenotte and one at Villa Franca. At Pan calieri there has been three fresh cases, but at no other points have there been any. Marseilles, August 5. —It now trans pires that there were a number of cases of cholera in the hospital here iu 1883, many of which were fatal. The fact, however, was suppressed in order to prevent alarm. The attendants were sworn to secrecy. There were three deaths here and two at Toulon last night. As many as 5,000 people who tied have returned home. There was one death from cholera here between 9 o'clock and noon to-day. I Geneva, August 5.—There is one case of cholera here. Rome, August 5.—One death from cholera occurred at Villa Franca, Cairo, Montenotte, Seliorgo, aud Sesseno. A fresh case occurred in the province of Turin. Marseilles, August 5.—There were 10 deaths here from cholera during the tweu ty-four hours ending at 9 o'clock to-night. Paris. August 5.—The official record shows that since the outbreak of cholera iu southern France 2,200 people have died from that disease. The newspapers now speak of the chol era in the past tense. The English and American bankers and tourist agencies are unanimous in the ex pression that confidence is returning aud that there will be a marked increase of tourists. Toulon, August 5.—There has been only one death in the city from cholera to-day. The last three deaths have been among re turned fugitives. The record of Recontre hospital shows— admitted 1; cured 2; deaths 0; under treatment 25. St. Mandrien hospital—ad mitted 2 ; cured 7; deaths 1 ; under treat ment 73. There were three deaths from typhoid lever and two from cholera to-day at La syne. _ ___ The Trouble Between France and China. Foo Chow, August 5. —Business here is entirely suspended. The inhabitants are flying to the interior. Foreigners are alarmed as well as the natives, and are becoming aggressive. The American ofli cials at this port are assisting the British Admiral to the utmost for the protection of foreigners. London, August 5.—The Marquis of Tseng had a conference with the Earl of Granville to-day and asked him to join the European mediation in the troubles between Frame and China, but the Earl of Granville refused and ordered that in creased precautions lie taken to guard t he English residents in Foo Chow aud Shang hai. Railroad Matters. Boston, August 4.— -The June statement of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company shows the gross earn ing for July to be $1,254,029 ; operating ex penses, exclusive of taxes, $801,534 ; net earnings, $452,695. For the six months end ing June 30, the gross earnings were $7, 646,815; operating expenses, $4,110,875; net earnings, $3,535,940. At the meeting of the Mexican Central directors to-day, President Nickerson re signed. A Noted Marriage. San Francisco, August 3.—Fred Sharon, son of ex-Senator Sharon, and Mrs. Louise Breckenridge, daughter of Loyd Tevis, President of Wells, Fargo Express Company, and divorced wife ot Hon. O. C. IJreckenridge, were privately married last night at .be residence of Loyd Tevis, in this city. Yellow Fever. Washington, Jul / 30.—The Surgeon General of the Marine Hospital Service having received information that yellow fever is spreading rapidly in Sonora, Mexico, has instructed Inspector Nogales, of Arizona, to use extra vigilance to pre vent its introduction into the United States. Resignation of Bishop Grace. St, Paul, Minnesota, August 1.—Bishop Grace, on account of old age, has resigned as Bishop of this diocese, and at his request Bishop Ireland succeeds him with the full approval of the Pope. Disastrous Fire. Binghamton, N. Y., August 3.—This afternoon a thriving village 28 miles from this city was half destroyed by fire. The 1 rvno/lf> «rill Q rflTTOrfQ f A fMMl Cablegrams. London, August 1.—In the House of Lords to-day the contagious disease bill passed to a third reading. Dublin, August 2.— Final action for libel, brought by Mr. Bolton. Crown Solicitor of Ireland, against Parnell and other proprietors of the United Ireland for £.'50,000 damages was begun to day. London, August 2.—The Egyptian Con ference to-day, after a brief session, ad journed sine die without arriving at any agreement. This is regarded as tantamount to a dissolution. After the adjournment a meeting of the cabinet was held to discuss the result. In the Mouse of Commons this afternoon, Gladstone announced the failure of the Egyptian Conference to arrive at any conclusion. Rome. August 3.—The Pope has directed the Cardinals aud Bishops vacating here to return to their dioceses to prepare for the visitation of the cholera. The Pope presided at several conference of the clergy called to decide w hat rela tions the clergy should m tintain with the civil authorities in the epidemic. London, August 3.—Mrs. Langtry de clares that she is thoroughly pleased with her visit to America. She will probably return in the autumn, but she says she has uo idea of ouilding a theatre in New York as reported. An American frigate, believed to be the Lancaster, is ashore southwest of shingle hank off Hurst Castle. Queenstown, August 3.— Before the sailing of the Nevada, the municipal au-* thorities and the branch local league pre sented addresses to Sexton W. Raymond, the Irish Nationalist going to America. Ostend, Angus' 3.—Henry M. Stanley, the explorer who arrived here yesterday, was received with enthusiasm. Strauck, President of the African International As sociation, met Stanley at the steamer. King Leopold and Duc d'Aumale were present at the banquet last night. London, August 3.—Advices from As souan state that a refugee merchant who arrived there reports that the Bishareens stormed Berber on the *th of June. There was very severe fighting and many casual ties on both sides. The rebels built a wall against General Gordon, whose steamers captured several of their boats laden with provisions. The Mudir of Dongola is favorably impressed with Colonel Rieh ener. Generals Stevenson and Wood are going to Wadvhalfa on a tour of inspection. Thuanan, the younger brother of Kion phur, has been crowned King of Anam. The French resident consul has asked his government for instructions under this new circumstance. Paris, August 3.—The République Fran I raise, commenting upon the extension of the chain of English fortresses from Aden to Perim, says that Great Britain in form ' ing a naval cordon from Port Said to Aden has taken practical possession of the high way of the east in violation of the treaty. ! The République Française cairns that it has information from a reliable source that the Italian government has not permitted the operations of the English to pass unnoticed. The Cabinets at Rome and Paris, the writer declares, must take means to inform England of her treaties. Queenstown, August 3. —The steamer Australia, which arrived here to-day from New York, reports that she spoke the Monarch line steamer Lydian Monarch, Captain Huggett, which left Condon for New York July 19th, on Thursday in latitute 48 north, longitude 33 west, head ing southwest, in a disabled condition. She refused assistance. Berne, August 4.—The peace confer ence opened to-day. Federal Councillor Bnchonnel presided. He urged that wars were only obviated by codifying internal laws and by the formation of international tribunals. Several speakers eulogized the objects of the conference. Berlin, August S.—Germany asked the African International Association to dis pose of the land in the Congo country on favorable terms to German traders and colonists. The directors of the association reply that their territory is open to the world, and that they are willing to ne gotiate with Germans seriously intending the founding of a settlement there. Versaillas, August 4.—Congress re sumed its sittings to-day, and after the bu reaus were drawn by lot, Ferry introduced a measure lor the revision [of the constitu tion. Tesbelian's motion to refer the bill to a committee of thirty, was adopted. There appears to be a majority of about I 500 in favor of the Government. Paris, August 4.—One section of the Paris press demand the recall of Wadding ton, the French Ambassador at London. The author of the Anglo-French agree - ment, which was defeated iu the Egyptiau conference, reported that Waddington of fers to resign. The Figaro, referring to the subject says, î " Waddington's successor must display : greater energy against the spread of Eng | lish power. The French and English in terests are now completely opposed to each I other and a conflict is inevitable in the near future." The France says : "France must vindi cate her rights. England has not yetevict ed Europe from Egypt." Paris, August 5.—It is reported that ! Ferry sent a final ultimatum to Pekin. London, August 5 —The Standard says : : We are in a position to state that negotia tions between France and China were definitely broken oft'on Sunday. The Times says twelve Chinese gunboats have been placed in position at Foo Chow, and that the French Admiral Courbet is in ' a furious state ol mind and has done his : utmost to provoke war. Rome, August 5.—A conshteria will be held at the Vatican about the middle of September, when the pope will deliver an allocution and create several cardinals— all to be Italians. The pope also nomi nates several bishops. Cairo, August 5.— El Mahdi has ordered a force of 50,000 men from the Bogora and Shillok trilies to reinforce Osman Digma. The Bishareens have decided in favor ot Mahdi. Kassalla is closely blockaded. Berlin, August».—The African Society refuses, for want of funds, to assist the 1 German expedition. London, August 5.— The total number of persons drowned by the sinking of the steamer Dione in the Thames Saturday ! night is twenty-three. Paris, August 5.—The Siede states that Admiral Courbett's squadron has taken possession of the harbor and mines at Kee Lung and a town a:.d treaty port in For mosa. Athens, August 5.—This evening the royal palace is on fire, and half the upper ; story is already destroyed. Several fire men and sailors were injured while fight 1 ing the flames. Queenstown, August 5.—The steamer Illinois, from Philadelphia July 25th, has arrived overdue, having been working under reduced steam. Her arrival was anxiously awaited, as she was expected to ! bring tidings of the Lydian Monarch. SALZBERG, August 5.—The Emperor of j Germany, upon bis arrival here to-day I from Gastein, was tendered an ovation at ! the depot, and Arch Duke, Louis Victor, called upon him afterwards at his hotel. A banquet was given this evening in the Emperor's honor. Twenty-four distin guished officials were present. At Gastein the Emperor had an ovation before leaving. ! He hoped to revisit Gastein in 1885. Mexico, August 5.—The report tele graphed from Monterey that General Diaz ; haä had an altercation with Gen. Roche is I entirely without foundation.