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Bombardment of Foo Chow,
. land Entries Investi
ert all Over the West-24 Re
9 ported in Montana.
Snifs'to b* Brought for Illegally Fenc
"" 'ing up the Public Lauds.
Si.—A. dispatch from |
rbe french consul oi this city has
...v-noN, August
' , u tbl> morning says: "Admiral
" b;iu f announced his intentention of
( - 0UI * .. . arsenal of Foo ( how to
_ u...
louvered the French Hag-l
■ jvIces from Pekin, of yesterday, state
, , th , governors of Yunana and Quien
!,'i hate deceived imperative orders to
: their forces into Tonquin.
a dispatch to the Times, which left 1 oo
„ u it 2: 1 5 P- m to-day, says that hos
! î;°> began this afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Yugnst '-3, 1" a. ui.—The govern
reeeiv ed no news from Foo Chow
I , Pnmr Pao, the Chinese minis
tcr without giving notice has lett Pans.
UniUl n and L' Français assert that
i, in- Li Vamen telegraphed him not to
• ea ' I 'tv August "Ai. —A Times dispatch
. l oo ( how at 7 o'clock this morning,
- that at !( o'clock bust night Admiral
officially announced that he had
, ed orders from Paris to make repri
1 The british vice-consul left last night
'nd reached (he English gunlwats at mid
! ' f. W reported that Li Fong Pao was in
truded bv an imperial decree to settle the
afJnnte on the best terns possible.
/, sik!v, August 23.—A Chinese official
, , rlI1 , states that the French are desir
a -, tilt nient. This message was
" us "j 10V , e ver, lie fore it was announced
Ti the French began tiring on Foo Chow,
„ ,.i„, k this afternoon.
11 i (i .m*o>. August 23—The merchants
I'nn.Jpriinters of London held a meet-
iD toTonsider the hearing of the
j'nuco-Cliine.se question towards neutrals,
- Prime Minister Ferry had announced
li'at the bombardment of Kee Lung would
nu t create a state of war, hut simply he a
means u! furthering the French uegotia
noDS with China. An inquiry raised in
the mectiiig. an admiral's court should ad
mit English or German vessels loaded with
trms into Foo Chow. One neutral vessel,
it wa s stated, was now en route to that
joint with a cargo of dynamite, ordered by
{he viceroy. The meeting resolved to
nrge Earl Granville, secretary of foreign
stairs, to press and define England's inten
tons recording neutrals.
Paris, August 23.—It is semi-officiaUy
stated that inasmuch as France has not de
clared war. neutral vessels going to China
ire not subject to restrictions which would
l»e imposed in actual war.
London, August 23.—A Shanghai dis
patch at 3 o'clock this afternoon, says that
it is reported that the French have cap
tured the ( hinese fleet at Foo ( 'how. Two
French lwiats were suuk. A telegiam from
i'ckiu announces that Li Hung is instruct
ed to make pacific advances.
Paris, August 24.—It is hoped the
Chinese trouble may yet lie arranged under
the auspices of Ilisiuarck. It is regarded
; ,s a noteworthy fact that Baron Decourcel,
the French Ambassador to Germany, was
summoned to I'aris Friday and returned
to Berlin on the same train with Li Fong
Pao. the Chinese Minister. Baron Decour
cel was overheard to remark to a member
of the Chinese legation at the depot, "Let
us hope the journey will he favorable to
each of us."
Paris, August 23.—lp.m.—The 3 per
cent rentes this morning, before the regu
lar opening the Bourse, was buoyant
at T? France's, 95 centimes for account,
on the report that Li Fong l'oa, the Chinese
Minister, would continue negotiations
with the French government.
Paris, August 21.—The bombardment
of Foo Chow began at 2 o'clock this after
noon and ceased at 8 p. m. Only one Chi
nese battery replied. The report that two
French vessels were suuk during the en
gagement is not confirmed.
Shanghai, August 24.—The French fleet
sustained no damage. The Foo Chow
arsenal was destroyed yesterday after three
hours bombardment by Courbet's squadron.
Seven Chinese gunboats were sunk and
two escaped. The European settlement
was undisturbed.
London, Aug. 24.—The Time's' Foo Chow
dispatch, dated Sunday 3 p. m., says : The
French shelled the barracks and camps
near Quantro. No resistance was made to
the attack. The consulate buildings were
looted by Chinese soldiers, who were in
uniform and armed. The French chief of
start reports the loss of the French to be
six men. The correspondent believes this
estimate untrue. An English pilot was
killed during the scare Saturday night
when the French opened their heavy fire,
and it is lielieved they sank one of their
own torpedo luiats. The bombardment is
described as one of a most sickening char
acter. The Chinese Ueet lately on the
■Min river, w ith the exception of two ships,
was blotted out. No suraender was al
lowed the disabled and sinking ships.
Their guns were silenced and shelled for
hours. Admiral Courbet opened tire at 2
p in. and the Chinese replied almost simul
taneously. The dockyard arsenal was fired
immediately, but with only partial suc
cess. Eleven vessels, forming the Chinese
fleet, were mostly light «ver and coast
transports and were really toys. The French
had eight heavily armed ships, namely,
the Volta, Dugay,Trouin, Detaining, Aspic,
\ Here, Loux and Villars. Several Chinese
gunboats maintained bravely a desultory
tire lor about a quarter an hour, when the
crews leaped overboard. The combat was
practically finished in seven minutes. The
superior French artillery made the contest,
after disabling the Chinese vessels, no
light. There was no massacre, and this is
the opinion of every spectator. Two 18-ton
gunboats of the Chinese tieet fought well,
one sinking near the English man-of-war
Champion, while the other stationed above
the junks, made a good stand. The French
kept up the fire on the arsenal. neighlior
mg buildings, torts, barracks, and villages
until 5 o'clock in the afternoon, although
resistance from the batteries ceased about
' o'clock. Some of the French and Chinese
"hips were engaged in close proximity to
:!| c English meu-nf-war Yigilaut and
* hampion. At 6 o'clock Sunday evening
'hree burning gunboats tloated dowu
Mream, one carrying the French colors.
Numerous fire junks, blazing in a danger
ous manner, imperilled the Englishmen
oi-war, hut w ere fended off. One English
! - ir k was saved by the English meu-of
" a [: Torpedo boats exploded at the sterns
1,1 ' an g Woo transports and the two sink
gunboats. The scenes on the river as
■ I e 'lead or wounded tloated by were terri
1 e - The English saved many of the
" •ndt-d. The forts lower down have not
j 11 Htl1 attacked. The Times' correspon
' lu the only newspaper representative
1 '«eut, was on hoard the Champion.
' U p, I>0N ' August 25.—A dispatch from
: 0 how this afternoon, says: The French
( »n-el.uls entered the mouth of the river
* ti* at ! ernoon at 2 o'clock. The white fort
* ii'd lire with Krupp cannon while the
I*' w, ' re three miles away. After an
hour's engagement the French retired. The
Chinese tire was good.
Chang Pi Lung will lead the Chinese
troops against the French,
Paris, August 25—A telegram from
Tien Tsin of yesterday, says that the Charge
d'Affaira had left there but the acting Con
sul remains.
A leading Paris paper says : France will
soon seize and retain such territory in
China as will he useful to her.
London, August 25.—The Telegraph's
financial article says: The war between
France and China led to an increase of
business. The prospects are strong that
representations will he made by England,
Germany and America to Prime Minister
Ferry in relation to the treaty ports
of the Chinese Empire, although it is not
believed the French will really attempt to
Paris, August 26.—It is believed that
alter Admiral Conrbett has destroyed the
forts on Min river, between the arsenal and
the river's mouth, he will join Admiral
Lespe.s before Ke Lung and arrange with
him for the occupation of that place. There
is talk of an expedition from Tonquin into
Yuuaan during the wet season, unless
China accepts France's terms.
The Paris papers indignantly repel the
charges by the London Times that "cruelty
was exercised by Admiral Courbet at Too
Chow," and indulge in violent abuse of the
English. Le Temps and Voltaire say that
France has no need to exculpate itself to
a country which set fire to Alexandria.
Admiral Courbet destroyed the Chinese
gunboats because he could uot weaken his
crews by occupying them. The Idt and
République Française approve of Admiral
Courbet's energetic course. "All he did,"
they, ' was to obey orders, in the hope of
effecting a prompt settlement of existing
difficulties." Cassagaic ad\ ocates aliance
between Erauce and Germany. The Figaro
says Gen. Miller will be recalled from Ton
quin because he is considered responsible
for the difficulties since the Tien Tsin
treaty was made. Ishen Ki Kong, secre
tary of the Chinese Embassy, remains in
Shanghai, August 26.—Advices from
Foo Chow to the 21th, received at 6.15 this
evening, confirm the reports of the destruc
tion of the whole Chinese fleet. The French
lost five men, including an American pilot
killed on board the heavily armoredjFrem h
war ship Volta. The French fleet was not
Paris, August 26.—It is reported that
China will make a formal declaration of
war against Frauce to-morrow.
London, August 26.—A dispatch from
Foo Chow, dated yesterday, says: There
has been a heavy bombardment ot the
Mingan forts by the French fleet since day
break this morning, and the forts are be
lieved to have been silenced. No attack
has been made on the Kin Pai torts.
Hong Kong, August 26.—The French
outward mail boat stopped here to-day and
transferred her mails to a neutral stoamer.
An immediate attack is probable on
Woo Sung in order to clear the entrance to
the port ot Shanghai.
Disastrous Fire.
New Orleans, August 26.—A special
to the Times-Democrat from New Iberia
says: A fire broke out at6:3u this even
ing in the rear of Lehman & Taylor's
wholesale dry goods store, totally destroy
ing the building and contents; also H.
Coghanheim's residence and furniture store,
ami half a dozen other buildings. The tire
was past control at 9:30 p. m. There is
no telling when it will be extinguished.
The loss will be heavy. The fire is near
ing the telegraph office, and the operators
have left their posts. The origin of the
lire was accidental. Joseph Keynolds, fore
man of fire company No. 1, was killed by
an iron shatter falling on him. There are
no later particular* up to midnight.
Destrdctiye Storm.
St. Johns, N. F., August 25.—The recent
storm at Corboneau destroyed two houses ;
trees were uprooted at Toutercaver, and 15
fishing smacks were lost. The schooners
Petrel and Elizabeth were lost in White
bay, and a fishing smack with four men
and two lady parsengers was lost off Cape
Broyle. It is reported that a large number
ol ships were lost in St. Georges, but no
particulars have been received.
Greenfield, Mass., August 26.—It will
cost $60,000 to repair the damages to the
New London & Northern railroad and
several thousand to repair the highways.
Acres of crops were destroyed, and the
mountain roads are impassable.
Heavy Frosts.
Boston, August 25.—Dispatches have
been received from various parts of New
Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut re
porting heavy frosts last night. Crops
were damaged in many places.
Dry Goods.
New York, August 26.—As usual on
Tuesdays, the general demand for dry
goods has been light. Still there was a
good quota of orders, giving a fair total of
sales, but somewhat unevenly distributed.
Jobbers are doing fairly well, as many of
their customers are attracted by the auction
sale of Halsted, Haines & Co.'s bankrupt
stock, which is being sold at good prices.
The exports of domestic cotton goods for
the past week Amounted to 7,055 packages,
making a total for the year thus far 109,
488 packages, a larger quantity than for
the same period in any previous year.
Democratic Elector for Butler.
Jersey City, August 22.—Edward F.
McDonald, Democratic Presidential elector
from this district, has declined, and says
he is -for Butler.
Blaine Indisposed.
Bar Harbor, Me., August 25.—Blaine,
acting under the advice of physicians, will
remain here during the week. He is suffer
ing from a severe cold and sore throat. He
intended to visit Northeastern Maine.
Bar Harbor, Me., August 26.—Blaine's
indisposition will render his departure l'oi
several days very doubtful. He is sufier
ing from a billious attack and a heavy
cold. At present he is kept in his room.
Condition of Secretary Folger.
Ko» H ESTER, N. Y., August 26.— Advices
direct from Secretary Fôlger's houie to
night are to the effect that there has been
some improvement in Folger's condition.
President Arthur.
New York. August 23,—President Ar
thur left this morning on the steamboat
Dispatch. He will remain a day or two at
New London, and then go to Newport, re
turning here in about ten days.
Heception of St. John.
Cuba, N. V., August 25.—Gov. St. John
and Mr. Daniel arrived here. They were
met by a reception committee. The
notification committee have not all arrived.
Jlust Pay.
New York, August 27.—Judge Wallace,
in the U. S. Circuit Court to-day, decided
1 iu the case of Marlow vs. Texas Pacific
railroad, that the company must pay its
interest in cash upon its income and land
grant liouds lor 18*2 aud 1883. i he case
involves $606,006.
London, August 25.— Udo W illiam Leo
pold Bussell Baron Ampthili), British
Ambassador to Berlin, is dead.
Fraudulent Land Entries.
Washington, August 24.—Some time
since the Commissioner of the General
Land office ordered a survey of certain pub
lic lands in Coloraelo and Nebraska with a
view of bringing suits at the next term of
court agaiqqtthc cattle companies that have
iilegâlîÿ fenced in large tract« of land iq .
those States. The special agent who has
been superintending the survey in Colorado
in his report to the Commissioner says that
Eight cases have been found against the
Prairie Cattle Co., composed of Scotchmen,
and an examination has been made of tracts
containing respectively one hundred square
miles, twenty-live square miles, sixteen
square miles, and seventy-five square miles,
and the agent is at present examining a
tract containing over one hundred square
miles, all of v Inch are under the control of
the Prairie Cattle Co., and the agent says
are illegally fenced in.
The officials in the Land Office say that
the practice of illegally fencing in large
tracts of land and making fraudulent en
tries has been greater the past year than
ever before. They claim that between five
and six millions of acres are now illegally
fenced in, and that several millions of acres
are fraudulently entered. Complaints from
settlers are being received daily by agents
and the land office here. The settlers say
that the cattle men are driving them away
and taking from them lands which they
have settled upon. Une of the Land Office
officials said that if this practice was con
tinued the cattle men would have entire
control of the best public lands in the
United States within twenty years.
Relative to fraudulent entries of land the
agent in New Mexico informs the G.fcûçrâl ,
Land Commissioner that of the entries iu
that Territory 90 per cent are fraudulent,
and another agent in Dakota writing upon
the same subject, says that 75 per cent of
the entries are fraudulent in that Territory.
The table completed yesterday for the
coming annual rejiort of the Land Com
missioner, shows the number of fraudulent
entries that have been investigated during
the past year and the approximate number
of illegally fenced acres in the various
States and Territories to he as follows:
Fraudulent entries—Arkansas 70; Da
kota 460; Colorado 860; California 139;
New Mexico 827; Minnesota 311; Wash
ington 109 ; Idaho 93 ; Nebraska 170: Mon
tana 24 : Wyoming 24 : ( Iregon 83 ; Kansas
Acres illegally fenced—Colorado 2,600,
000; New Mexico 1,500,000: Nebraska
300,000: Wyoming 250,000: Kansas 61 Ml,
000; Nevada 60.000.
Besides the cases embraced in the fore- |
going, there are about 3,000 entries on
which action has lieeu susjiended until an
examination can be made by special agents.
These entries will average about 150 acres
of land each.
Acting Commissioner Harrison says that
no doubt there are thousands of other
fraudulent entries hut that his office can
only investigate those which are brought
to its attention by settlers and others.
In Wyoming more than one hundred
cattle companies are reported as having
fenced in public lands, aud some of these
companies are reported to he English and
others Scotch.
Referring to the practice of large com
panies making fraudulent entries on lands
illegally fenced, Major McKenzie, of the
Land office, said: These entries are made
along streams that run through land used
for grazing purposes, and the cattle
men will employ men to herd their stock
and then give from $50 to $100 to each
one to make an entry lor 160 acres. When
he has secured his patent it is understood
that he must transfer it to the party who
advanced the money. Many of the cattle
dealers will not employ men unless they
will agree to make entries.
This common fraud in New Mexico,
Arizona. California. Idaho. Wyoming,
Mumaua, Utah and Nevada, is practiced
by means of the desert land act. That act
provides that in selecting 640 acres of
desert land 25 cents down per acre shall
be paid, and that persons entering the land
shall be allowed three years in which to
pay the remainder. Instead of taking
desert land the practice is to take the very j
liest land. Parties bold it and get the nse
of it for three years for comparatively
nothing and for as much longer as the title
is in dispute. Complaints from settlers
come from nearly all the western States
and Territories, and some of the complaints
accuse the Government Land Agents ol
collusion with the land grabbers.
Affairs in the Indian Territory.
New Orleans, August 24.— A dispatch !
from the Indian Territory to the Times - i
Democrat says : The feeling among the
Cherokees regarding the present state of
their national affairs is assuming consider
able proportions. Fears are expressed that
in the near future they will lose identity
as a nation. Prominent Cherokees strongly
urge the holding of a mass convention in
September. They say the meeting will
consider and devise means to extricate the
Cherokee nation from the embarrassments |
it is under as a government. The fence |
question and monopoly of lands will also
be considered. The citizenship and in
trusion laws are considered inadequate and
will receive attention. The provisions to
the railroad bill which passed thg last
Congress is regarded as having usurped
and trampled upon our rights. The report
of the delegation from Washington casts a
gloomy outlook over the future of the
Territory unless immediate action is taken
by the masses.
Hendrick's Letter ot Acceptance.
Indianapolis, August 20.—The follow
ing is a copy of ex-Governor Hendrick's
letter accepting the Democratic nomination
for the Vice Presidency :
Indianapolis, Indiana, August 20,1884.
—Gentlemen : I have the honor to acknowl
edge the receipt of your communication in
forming me of my nomination by the Dem
ocratic Convention recently held at Chicago,
as a candidate for the office of Vice Presi
dent of the United States. May 1 repeat
what I said on another occasion that, it is a
nomination which I had neither expected
or desired and yet I recongnise and appre
ciate the higher the honor done me by the
Convention. The choice of such a body,
pronounced with such unusual unanimity,
and accompanied w ith so generous an ex
pression of esteem and confidence, ought
to outweigh all the personal desires and
preferences of my own. I trust also from
a sense of public duty that I now accept
the nomination and shall abide the judg
ment of my couutryraen.
1 have examined with care the declara
tion of principles adopted by the Conven
tion. a copy of which you submitted tome,
aud in their sum and substance, I heartily
endorse and approve the same.
I am. gentlemen.
Your obedient servant.
To the Hon. William F. Yilas, Chairman,
Nicholas M. Bell, Secretary, and others
of the Committee of the National Dem
ocratic Committee.
Irish National League.
Boston, August 21.—The National Ex
ecutive committee, of the Irish National
League of America, has held two secret
meetings here. In accordance with a reso
lution adopted at a previous meetiug, del
egating the power of selectiug a national
i council of seven to the president, Mr. Rea
^gan announced the following names: W.
V. Cannon, of Iowa: Michael, Boland, ot
California: Timothy Marony, of Louisi
ana: Thomas Flattey. of Massachusetts :
M. D. Holmes, of New Jersey ; J. G. Don
nally, of Wisconsin, and Hugh Carroll, of
Rhode Island.
Memorial Services.
St. Loris, August 24.—Memorial ser
vices in honor of Dr. Octave I'avey, of the
Greely Arctic expedition were held at
the Christ Episcopal church this afternoon.
The services were very simple hut im
pressive and were witnessed by a large
audience, Tbf civic memorial services
have been postponed until October 1st.
Salt Lake, Utah. August 24.—The me
morial services in the great Mormon Taber
nacle was attended to-day by immense
crowds, in honor of the "martyrs" from
Tennessee, whose bodies arrived three days
ago. The meeting was under the direc
tion of the presidency of this State. The
speakers bewailed the wickedness of the
Gentiles, and said they were better slain
than slayers. Much stress was laid on the
crown of glory ready for these martyrs.
Similar services were held in all States of
Salt Lake, August 25.—Memorial ser
vices in respect to the memory of the
Mormon elders assassinated in Tennessee
were held yesterday in all the large and
many of the smaller towns in Utah. A
congregation of about 7,000 persons at
tended the services in the Tabernacle in
this city. The remarks of the speakers,
which echoed the sentiments of the con
gregation, were conciliatory aud consoling,
reflecting in no way on the people of
Tennessee generally but attributing the
murders to the result of bigoted prejudice
ou the part of ignorant and misinformed
individuals. The prevailing sentiment
among the leading Mormons and the Mor
mon people generally is that such acts are
the outgrow th of the flood of misrepre
, «eptatiofl ftjjd falsehood chiefly emanating
from this city and continually kept before
the country at large by their enemies.
Murder by a Religious I'annlic.
Cooperstown, N. Y., August 24.—This
morning Fennimore Clayton, of the tow n
of Middleton, shot aud killed his only son,
aged 2 years. Clayton had. the delirum
tremens several days previous to the mur
der. He took the hoy out into the yard
and shot him through the head, sayiug :
"He is now iu heaven, and better off." He
then went into the house aud tried to kill
his wife and mother, hut they got the
weapon from him, hut uot until they had
given him several severe blows upon the
head with a base hall bat. Clayton was
arrested. He is a farmer, about 30 years
of age and of a respectable family.
Knee Horses Burned to Death.
Cincinnati, August 24.—A special to
Commercial-Gazette from Cynthiana,
Kv., says : At 1 o'clock this morning the
Abdallah stables were burned. A score of
line race horses were burned, among them
being Long Branch, Chestnut, Wilkes, and
Jersey Lillie. The different owners had
the horses quartered in the stable. W. If.
Wilson places his loss at $50,000. The
total loss is estimated at $1 (Ml,000, mostly I
A ( art! ol Thanks.
Boston, August 24. —The survivors of
the (ireely expedition, now in this city,
have adopted the follow ing copies, which
will he forwarded to those mentioned
therein :
We, the survivors of the Lady Franklin
Bay expedition, desire to publicly thank
the officers aud crew of the relief ships for
their untiring energy iu reaching us, and
their kindness after we were saved. To
Post Assistant Snrgeons E. H. Green and
H E. Ames, to whose unremitting atten
tion and professional skill we probably owe
our lives, we especially desire to express
our gratitude.
Trouble at I
Lynchburg, Va.,
August 25.—The
Lynchburg Home Guards are under arms,
aw aiting orders from the Sheriff of Am
herst county, to resist a threatened attack
on the jail. Under great exasperation
Eldridge Morris, a prominent young farmer
ofthat county. Saturday threw a bootjack
at Lou Greene, a negro woman, and broke
her skull. The assault was provoked by
gross insults to his mother. A posse of
citizens guarded the jail iast night. A
liody of negroes assembled near the court
house but no demonstration was made.
Trouble is feared to-night.
Stolen Bonds.
New York, August 23.— The following
was received by the German Consul in this
city this morning :
FR ANK FORT-ON-TH E- M AIN, August 23.
—A great theft of valuable Austrian
government bonds has taken place. A list
of the securities is on the way to you.
Have it posted on change
Pivsivleut of tlw Hoard of Police.
information on the matter, nor have the
bankers who make a specialty of conti
nental securities any information as to the
manner and the amount of the robbery.
Those visited so far say the securities will
. , .
Probably be difficult to negotiate
Cattle Quarantine.
Springfield, 111., August 21.—In view
of the developments respecting the pres
ence of plenro-pnenmonia among the herds
of Jersey cattle in Illinois, Governor Ham
ilton has called the State veterinarian
(Farenj here to consult upon the steps to
lie taken. The Epier herd, where the
trouble first appeared, came from Uhio, and
one or two from the neighborhood of Wash
ington, D. C.
Chicago, August 22.—In view of the
presence of pleuro pneumonia the State
Veterinary Surgeon has sent a notice to all
owners of infected herds compelliag them
to maintain a strict quarantine until noti
fied to the contrary by the State authori
Cattle Scheme Condemned.
Ottawa, August 23.—Sir John A. Mc
Donald, referring to Mr. Flewen's Wyom
ing cattle scheme, expresses his unqualified
condemnation of the scheme, as detri
mental to the best interests of the
Dominion and fraught with the greatest
peril to the Canadian farmers and cattle
Kuilroad Matters.
New York, August '25.—Commissioner
Fink 'lays that the railroad managers will
soon settle all their differences. A meet
ing of the managers of the roads interested
in the 1'acific coast business will be held at
Saratoga, September 2d,and then he thinks
the trouble will he over, and a tripartite
agreement he settled.
The English Grain Market.
London, August 25.— The Mark Lane
Erpress , in its weekly review of the
corn trade, says: The heat and drought
continued throughout the week, and the
harvest is already finished in the earlier
districts: should the heat continue the
harvest will he finished this week. The
returns so far received show an Rverage
yield in the various grain crops per acre as
follows: Wheat 33 bushels; Barley 33:
Oats 29.
The rates for wheat are declining. The
finest red wheat commands from 34 to 36
shillings, and white wheat .38 shillings per
quarter. Such prices never occurred liefore
iu this country, aud prohabably they will
decline still more. The sales of English
w heat the past week were 3,993 quarters at
36s 4d, against 3,760 quarters lor corre
sponding week last year. Flour is cheaper,
it declined during the week Is per sack all
around : maize weaker ; barley, nothing
doing ; oats, dull.
The Consulate officials have no further 1
The Cholera Record.
PARIS, August 20.—The report that
cholera has appeared at Deenkergue de
partment, Dnnord, is denied.
Paris, August 20.—Four deaths from
cholera at Marseilles last night and one at
Toulon. The ppblic health in the latter
city has improved. ,
MARSEILLES, August 20.—During the
twenty-four hours ending at 9 o'clock to
night there were twelve deaths from j
cholera here.
Paris, August 20.—The cholera is de
creasing at Marseilles and Toulon. At ;
Clermont, near Toulon, a priest officiating
at the altar was seized with the cholera
and died on the spot.
Toulon, August 20.—There were two
deaths from cholera here to-day.
The 'decomposed corpse of a rag picker
was found to-day iu the Rue Magnifique.
The cause of his death is unknown.
There were several deaths from cholera
to-day at Sallesville, four at Ulisule-. aud
one at Six fours. The inhabitants ot Leso
rines have deserted the place with the ex
ception of a healthy old woman, who re
fuses to abandon her home.
Paris, August 21.—There were lour
deaths from cholera last night at loulon,
one at Marseilles. (Quarantine at Malta is
abolished so far as the arrivals from Sicil
ian )>orts are concerned.
Marseilles, August 21.—The reports of
the ravages of the cholera during the last
24 hours in the southern department of
France, are as follows: Hérault, 9 deaths :
Sjgard.5; Aude, 2; Eastern Pyranees, 16.
Marseilles, August 21.—During the
twenty-four hours that euded at 8 o'clock
this evening eight cholera deaths occurred
Ton.o.V, August 21— Uue death from
cholera was reported in the suburb* of this
city to-day. Since 10 odock this morning
there were three fresh cases iu the town.
Three cases were admitted to the hospital
to-day. There are fifty-six cases under
Paris, August 21.—There was one death
from cholera at Naples to-day. The soup
kitchens at Marseilles will Vie closed from
September 1st, owing to the restoration of
confidence aud the revival of employment.
Cholera is spreading rapidly in the north
east of France. The villagers shut them
selves up in their cottages and refuse to
open their doors for anyone.
Paris, August 22.— Five deaths from
cholera at Marseilles last night, and two at
Toulon. The weather at Toqlon is cooler.
The public health improving.
Marseilles, \ugnst 22.—The report
from the southern part of France for the
past twenty-four hours is as follows:
Hérault, 4 deaths : Aude, 5 ; Gard, 2 : East
ern Pyrenees, 21.
Paris. August 22 - During the 24 hours
ending at 9 o'clock to-night there were fif
teen deaths from cholera at Marseilles.
There were tw r o deaths from eholera at
Toulon to-day.
-It is officially au
been no ease of
Geneva, August 22.
nounced that there ha
cholera in this city.
Rome, August 22.—Owing to the preva
lence of cholera, holiday fairs, markets and
public festivals, and processions are for
bidden throughout Italy. Troops guard all
outlets to the cholera ravaged districts.
Paris, August 23— There were four
deaths from cholera at Toulon last night
and two at Marseilles. The government
intends to break up the ramp near Toulon
and distribute the troops among other
stations. Uwing to the appearance of
cholera at Geneva, Dr. Costello ordered the
immediate inspection of all travelers at
Loraine, the first railway station on the
Marseilles, August 24.—There were
fourteen deaths from cholera here during
the twenty-four hours ending at 9 o'clock.
TOULON, August 24.—There were five
deaths from cholera here last night. The
increase is attributed to the hasty return
of the inhabitants, especially as a state ot
infection is still prevailing.
Paris, August 24.— The following num
ber of deaths occurred during the twenty
four hours ending to-night in the southern
department of France : Pyrenes and Urien
tales, fourteen ; Hérault, eight ; Gard, ten:
Aude, thirty. To-day's bulletins from the
provinces of Italy show nine deaths and
thirty-two new cases. There are three
suspected cases of cholera at Naples.
Rome, August 24.— The cholera is in
creasing in Italy. In the province of
Cunes there have been fifty-eight deaths
in the past three days, and at Las Pezia
and adjoining villages seventy fresh cases
and forty-eight deaths in the past two
London, August 24. —Two deaths from
cholera have occurred on the island of
Washington, August 24.—The United
States Chaige d'Aflfairs at Rome notifies
tbe state Department of the outbreak of
cholera at Spezia. The Consulate General
at Genoa telegraphs : "Cholera suddenly
attacked Spezia on the 22d. There were
sixty-one cases last night, forty-nine of
which were fatal."
Paris, August "25.—Two deaths from
cholera at Marseilles last night aud five at
Tonlon. The panic at Toulon has revived,
and the return of the fugitives is checked.
The cholera report of the southern depart
ments of France for the past twenty-four
hours is as follows : Herauet, 7 deaths,
1 at Eastern and 21 at Pyrenees.
St. Petersburg, August 25.—Russia
will establish a sanitary cordon on the
western frontier to prevent people from
France and Italy entering the coun
try. Travelers who left the infected dis
tricts of France and Italy three weeks
before reaching the Russian frontier will
lie allowed to proceed. The importation
of rags from the countries where cholera is
prevailing is forbidden.
Spezia, August 25.—Over 6,000 per
sons have already left the city on account
of the cholera scare. Four persons died of
the disease on the train leaving here, and
the carriages were immediately burned.
In the future the (rains will carry an in
firmary and doctor, so that in event any
passengers are attacked with eholera they
can be cared for at once.
TOULON, August 25.—There was one
death from cholera here since morning ;
one death to-day at Hyeres anil two at Ea
Paris. August 26.—The cholera is in
creasing in Corsica. Four deaths have oe
turred near Ajaccio. Several persons were
nearly killed from over fumigating on the
Italian frontier.
There were three deaths from cholera at
Marseilles last night and two at Toulon.
Geneva, August 26. —No fresh cases of
cholera have appeared here.
Washington, August 26.—The State
Department has received from Mason. U.8.
Consul at Marseilles, a report upon the
situation at that place since the abatement
ot the epidemic. He says : "The finances
of Toulon and Marseilles have been
strained to their utmost iu cleaniug the
streets and tenements, earing for the sick
and buryiug the dead. The preseuce of
impending financial ruin weighs heavily
ujion the business com a unity, and even
the ordinary resources tor charity have
been seriously curtailed. The tide of re
turning fugitives has just set iu, and no
description can picture the wretchedness
and destitution that hourly exists.
Paris, August 26.—The deaths from
cholera in the Southern Department of
France iu the 24 hours ending to-night
were : Pyrennees anti Urientales 15 ; Hé
rault 6; Gard 2 ; Aude 5.
Toulon, August 26.— There was 1 death
from eholera in the city to day.
The hospital makes the following report:
12 :
New cases admitted 4 : discharged
deaths 2 : under treatment 37.
Marseilles, August 26. —There were 12
deaths from cholera here to-day.
Rome, August 26.—The official bulletin
of the progress of the eholera in Italy is as
follows: Number of deaths 44: neweases

BERLIN, August 20. — The Xorth German
Gazette holds that the British government
is responsible for the attempts to hamper
and seal up the German colony at Angra
l'equena, anil says it displays a spirit of
meau unfriendliness towards a frieudly
Paris, August 20.—Captain Kenard. the
inventor of a navigable balloon, claims
that the problem of aerial navigation has
been completely solved, and it is now only a
question of time and money. He claims
that he could insure a balloon postal sys
tem as easily as by railroad, and could
construct balloons each one which could
carry over a hundred soldiers.
London, August 21.—Advices from
Africa state that the natives of the Zam
bezi country revolted and massacred the
entire Portugese force. Reinforcements
are asked for. The British Vice Consul is
The Earl of Mount Edgecumbe, aud
eldest son of Viscount Valh tort, has sailed
for the United States. He will make an
extended tour.
St. Petersburg, August 21.—Jn the
Jewish riots at Ekaterinoslav ( fourteen
houses aud shops belonging to Jews were
sacked and demolished. The Jews de
fended themselves and their property
vigorously. Two Jews and one Chistian
were killed and many persons wounded.
Disorders are reported along the Russo
Chinese frontier. It is uncertain whether
Chinese emissaries are fomenting the dis
Berne, August 21.—Two more anarch
ists have been arrested for issuing circu
lars glorifying Stellmacher, recently exe
cuted iu Vienna.
St. Peters j?l;RG, August 24. — The
Nevosti, in reviewing the strained relations
between England and Germany cordially
acknowledges England's recognition of the
right of Russia to reap the fruit of her
sacrifices in Central Asia. England, the
paper says, is enjoying a similar right in
Egypt. Nothing has lieeu done by Russia
to humiliate England for the benefit of
Germany. The humiliation of England
would disturb the balance of power in
London, August 24.—Advices from
Western Africa say that the small-pox is
raging at Cootnasie, Ashantie. The king
of the country recently died, and 300 sul>
jects were killed at his funeral. The new
king being appointed, tiie Ashantie chiefs
have asked that the country lie annexed
to the English possessions lieeanse of his
notorious cruelty.
London, August 25.—There is another
chance for a misunderstanding between
England aud Germany in regard to the
West African territory. Un July 12th the
Germans took formal possession ol the
Caineroons river, Upper Guinea, and ad
joining country. This aroused great dis
satisfaction among tne English traders,
who think England should have taken the
river years ago. On July 25th a meeting
was held of the merchants and local kings
and chiefs at Uhl Calabar. As a result of
this the kings and chiefs signed a treaty
placing themsehes and their dominions
under British protection. * -
Cairo, August 25.— Soldiers from Ber
ber report that there are 336 officers and
soldiers in the hands of the rebels, who
treat them as slaves. The rebels pray for
Mahdi instead of the sultan and declare
that Turks are heathen who are to l»e
killed or expelled.
London, August 24.— A lire has lieen
raging for three days at Rawa, a town in
Austrian Galicia. Three hundred houses
were destroyed and 3,000 people are home
less. A fire also destroyed 114 dwellings
and 327 farms in and aliout the large
market town of Rozwadowa, Austrian
Galicia. The harvest had just been
gathered, and all was consumed. There is
a great dearth of provisions in the town.
London, August 26.—The steamship
Faraday has laid the first deep sea portion
of the second Bennett-Mackey cable and is
now returning to Woolwich to receive the
remainder of the deep sea portion and
, American shore end. £
London, August 26.—An earthquake,
lasting thirty seconds, occurred to-day on
the Island of Jersey.
Berlin. August 26.—Prof. Brugsch,
Egyptologist, has lieeu appointed to the
1 diplomatic service and will proceed to
Africa in September on some political mis
sion, the nature of which is unknown.
Gibraltar, August 26.—The United
States steamer Kearsage received direct
orders from Washington to make a cruse
along the north and west coast of Africa.
Berlin, August 26. —Baron Decourcel,
the French Ambassador, returned from a
visit to Paris, in response to a summons
from the government, and started for Yar
sin, to confer with Bismarck. It is be
lieved this conference will he in reference
to the Franco-C'hinese difficulty.
Bri ssells, August 26. —In the Chamber
of Deputies to-day the first clause in the
education bill was adopted by a vote of
j 78 to 50.
The Dead Journalist.
New York, August 26.— The remains of
J. A. MacGabn,tbe war correspondent,were
brought from the navy yard to-day. A
committee of the Ohio legislature,
j-brother of the dead journalist, and a dele
gation from the press club of this city, re
ceived the body and escorted it to the city
hall, where it lays in state until 4 p. m.,
when the remains will be taken to Ohio.
Among those who visited MacGahan 's re
mains were Murat Halstead, Major Lucas,
Senator O'Neill and Representative Green,
of Ohio. Mr. John Firgus. representing New
Lexington, Ohio, where the final interment
will take place, and P. A. MacGahan,broth
er of the dead hero. Two wreaths of flow
ers were placed on the casket, one bore long
satin ribbon, on which was inscribed "From
the New York Press Club;" the other bore
the inscription "From the .fonrnalists of
New York." The silver plate on the casket
was inscribed "J. A. MacGahan. died June
9th, 1878, aged 34 years."
Greely Congratulated.
Portsmouth, August 26.—Lieut. GrqeJy
received from Commander Cheyne, of the
Royal Navy, a congratulatory dispatch.
De Lesse ps sent a letter from the French
( ieographical Society congratulating < ireely
upon the scientific reijults of his expedition,
expressing sympathy at the loss ol his
comrades and congratulating him npocf his
Captain Payne and Party.
Fort Smith, Ark., August 26.—Captaiu
Payne, tht Uklahama boomer, and some
of his associates, who were arrested at
Rock Falls, Indian Territory, by General
Hatch some days ago, arrived here yester
day in charge of Lieut. Jackson and a de
tachment of the Ninth cavalry. They were
not delivered to the authorities at Fort
Smith, as was originally intended, hut by
direction from Caldwell, Kansas, Lie it.
Jackson will take them to Fort Scott, K: a
sas. where they will be placed in the charge
of United States officers.
Gklkm iei.d. Mass., August 26.—Three
young English students at the Moody
school were drowned last evening while
New York, August 20.—Goverments
strong; railways lower. Stocks buoyant
and active during early deatings. Union
Pacific advanced from 50: 541. This rise
was based on the report from Bostou that
that Company and the Chicago. Burlington
& Quincy had arrived at a better under
standing and that rates had been restored
throughout the entire line of the roan, and
that all differences with the Denver and
Rio Grand had been adjusted. The im
provements in other active stocks ranged
trorn to 2; per cent. In the afternoon
the Missouri Pacific was raided down and
this w eakened "the entire market. At the
same time it was reported from the West
that the weather was unfavorable for the
growing corn crop, which led to sonu >elK
ing for long account. Prices declined to
21 per cent from highest point of the day.
Near the close there was a rally of from 1 ;
to 21. The market closed steady.
N i:\v York, August 21.—Governments
firm; railways strong. Stocks during the
early transactions were irregular, hut in the
main lower, owing to the heavy
realizing sales yesterday. Prices declined
atterward V to 1 j per cent under purchases
for long account, and by noon traders' pri
ces advanced to 2J per cent, the latter
l nion Pacific. This stock was in brisk de
mand on official advices that the earnings
for the first fifteen days iu August shows
an increase ot' $150,000 over corresponding
period of last year. The marker left off
strong, closing 1 to 1: higher than yester
New York, August 22.—Governments
firm. Railways strong. Stocks opened
lower on reports that the passenger îates
between Chicago and New York were being
cut. The decline ranged from j to 1 per
cent. In comparatively a short time there
was a marked change for the better iu the
temper of speculation, brought about by
a renewal of the upward movement in
Union Pacifie, on the announcement that
the extension of the Uregon Railroad and
Navigation Company's road was completed
to Baker City, or within forlw miles of the
junction with the Uregon Short Line, and
also that negotiations are progressing in
Amsterdam lor the sale of some of the sur
plus bonds, including assets. The company
claimed that if these negotiations are con
cluded the floating debt will be liquidated
and the company placed in a position to
resume dividends. In the afternoon the
market was lower, except for Northern Pa
cific and Western Union, which continued
strong. The entire list rose in sympathy,
but in the final dealings there was a slight
reaction. Compared with last night's clos
ing prices were from J to 1 * per cent higher,
except for Northwestern, Lake Shore and
New York"Central, which are from J to H '
per cent lower.
New York, August 25.—Governments
strong ; railways firm. Stocks opened ex
cited with a decided pressure to sell. In
the first hour there was a decline ot to 3
per rent, the latter Union Pacific, which
broke to The reports of a trunk line
war depressed the market. At 2 p. m. it
became evident there were buying orders
in the room and prices advanced J to 11
per cent. Union Pacific remained the most
prominent. As compared with Saturday's
cjosirig prices are to 11 lower.
New York, August 26.—Governments
strong and higher. Railways qniet.
j- Stocks are very irregular, but in the main
arc weak. Union Pacific was conspicuous
at the opening and the remainder of the
active list, after a fractional decline in the
first sales, became strong and higher, in
. sympathy with the rise in Union Pacific,
the advance ranging from to 1£. The
Union Pacific was then forced down to 501.
later rallied to 51, hut subsequently
dropped to 49ï. Coal shares also weakened,
especially Lackawanna, w hich broke 3 per
cent. The remainder of the list declined
front j to 1| per cent. During the after
noon the market was at first firm and then
featureless. In the final sales the market
was weak, or near the lowest figures of the
day. Compared with last night's closing
prices are from to 2', per cent lower.
Mining Stocks.
New York, August 20.—In mining
shares prices ruled firm. The sales in
cluded Lead ville Consolidated 35, Rappa
hannock 18, Consolidated Virginia 45, Con
solidated Pacific 58 and Horn Silver 25
New York, August 21.—The mining
market was extremely dull during the
forenoon. Sales included Caledonia at .50;
Horn Silver, 6 ; Kappahanock, 18; Copper
4',; Lead ville Consolidated, 40; Stand
ard, 170.
New York, August 22.—The mining
markets were extremely dull to-day and
trading was done on a very small scale, and
little interest was taken in the market
even by the brokers. There were sales of
Sutro Tunnel at 21 ; Consolidated Pacific
59: Eureka 2.50: Horn silver 6.60, and.
Upbir 1.20.
New York, August 25.—There was
nothing of interest in the mining market.
The transactions amounted to about $5,000,
distributed among seven stocks. Consoli
dated Virginia sold at 40, Eureka 27, Horn
Silver 600, Standard 150, Sultro Tunnel 2,
I'nion Consolidated 125 and Rappahan
nock 1.
New York, August 26.—Mining shares
dull. California sold at 15; Consolidated
Virginia 34 : Standard 1.65.
Live Stock.
Chicago, August 21.— HUGS—Receipts,
11,000 ; l»est firm rough packing, 5.900' 6.30;
packing and shipping. 6.400» 6 90; light,
CATTLE—Receipts, 7,400; corn-led,
firm; others lower; good to choice ship
ping, 5.700» 6.30; common to medium,
4.250» 5.40; stoekers feeders 3.000» 4.40;
range slow, 10 0» 15 lower; grass Texans,
4 006» 4.00; wintered Texans, 3.900» 4.15 ;
American, 4(»» 5.
SHEEP—Receipt«, 1,600; weak, lower;
inferior to fair, 20» 3 per cwt.; medium to
extra, 3.000» 4.10: Texas sheep, 2.500» 3.50.
Chicago, August 22.— Cattle —Receipts
5,500; corn feed firm : grass, natives, dull :
good to choice shipping $6(" 6.50 ; common
to medium $.3,850' 5.25; stoekers and feed
ers $3.250' 4.50 ; range firm.
Sheep—R eceipts 1.000 ; inferior to fair
$2.240« 3.00 per cwt.; medium to good $20«
3.50 ; choice to extra $3.750» 4.25.
Chicago, August 25.—CATTLE—Re
ceipts, 6,000; all grades firmer and a shade
higher: good to choice shipping, 6.7; -
common to medium, 4.000« 5.50 ; stoekers.
dull at 3.000« 4.25; feeders, 4.300« 4.60;
range stronger: 377 head Montaua, 1,256
]>onnds, 5 ; 188 head Uregon, 1,1 45 pounds,
4; 190 head Uregon. 1,145 pounds, 4; grass
Texans, 800 to 1,100 pounds, 3.350«- 4 50 ;
Americans, 4.000(« 5.20.
SHEEP—Receipts, 1,000: unchanged;
inferior to fair. 2.550« 3.00 per cwt : medium
to extra, 3,000« 4.10; Texas sheep,
2.500« 3.50.
A Liverpool special to the Drones
Journal indicated a steady market. The
demand is generally weak . Best Amcri
ican steers, 15 cents per pound, dead
weight ; best sheep, 16 eeuts.
Chicago, August 26.—CATTLE Ke
eeipts 5,500 head : rhoiee scarce : g»*»i»l to
.choice shipping. 60« 6.50: roinnion to me
dium, 4 250« 75; stockerg, 3.100« 1: feeders,
4.200« 60.
SHEEP—Receipts. 2,000 bead : inferior
to fair, 1.500« 2.50 per cw t ; medium to
good, 2.500»» 3.25: choice to extra. 3.750« 4.40:
Texas sheep. 2.250 « 3.50.
Wool Market.
Boston. August 26.—Wool is steady ;
Uhio and Pennsylvania extras 330« 36 ;
Michigan fleeces ami others unchanged.

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