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Honors and Rejoicings Over
• 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.
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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 [email protected] for X and 33 («>35 for
XX and above ; Michigan X fleeces are
selling at [email protected] 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, [email protected] ;
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.

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