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Kansas City, June 14. — A sensational shooting affray occurred shortly [after five this evening, at the corner of 9th and Main streets in this city, in which Dr. Morrison Munford, proprietor of the Timex and two other persons were shot by W. A. Carlisle, an attorney of this city. The lo cality is known as the "Junction," where Main and Delaware streets unite and the 9th street cable cars receive and 'discharge the greater portion of their passengers. Dr. Munford, accompanied by a gentleman friend, had come from the Times building to take a car going east. Dr. Munford en tered the car, which was about comfortably tilled with people. He was about to take a seat near the door, when Carlisle, who had l>een standing near the tirst platform of the bank building, a few feet away came to the platform of the car, drew a re volver and 3poke to Munford. saying, "You have traduced my wife and I will kill yop." At the same moment Carlisle be gan firing at Munford, who was but three feet distant. The ball struck Munford in the side, glancing from a rib and lodged under the skin just below the breast bone. Carlisle quickly fired again, the ball cut ting his intended victim's coat and striking Miss Jennie Streetor, a girl sixteen years of age, who occcupied the next seat in the car. Dr. Munford then stooped forward, trying in the meantime to draw his revolv er. Carlisle stepped into the street on the south side and began tiring through the window, one ball striking a passenger named John Hale in the face. After firing five shots in rapid succession, Carlisle start ed to run around the forward car attached to the other and was seized by two officers as Munford stepped down to the pavement on the north side with his drawn revolver. The latter was thought to have been fatal ly wounded and had tried to shoot but had not been able to free his weapon. Mun ford called to the officers to let Carlisle go and give him a chance, but the-by -Standers quickly interfered and persuaded the doc tor to give up his weapon. He was taken to Dr. Jackson's office in the Time « build ing, where the bullet in his breast was ex tracted and the wound dressed, after which be was removed to bis home. Carlisle meanwhile was conducted down Main street, followed by an angry crowd. His action in shooting indiscriminately into a throng aroused the greatest indignation, and threats of violence were made on all sides. At 7th street the prisoner was put in a carriage and hurried to the police station. Several stones were thrown after it. Miss Streetor walked to the pavement and sat down. A carriage was called and she was taken home where her wound was dressed. The bullet was found to bave passed through the llesby portion ot the left breast, and though painful is not dan gerous. The bullet that struck Hale in the face lodged in his head and has not yet been found. His life is not in danger ex cept by erysipeleas, which is feared some what. Tragedy in Denver. Dexvek, June 10.—At Aspen this after noon W. C. E. Kosch broke into the house of W. J. Miller, a real estate dealer, and was shot four times, twice in the bead and twice through the body. . He is still alive, but will die. Miller was arrested. The trouble was over a notorious woman. The tragedy was not unexpected by the friends of the parties, as both men had made threats to kill each other on sight. Miller is from Chicago, where he has wealthy parents. Kosch is from Toledo, Ohio, I where his father is a wholesale wine mer- j chant. j ; 1 I Lynched. Gkaxd Forks, Dak., June Pi.—It was ! learned here that a few days ago a lynch ing occurred near St. Andrews, five miles j north oi here, on the Ked river. Ole Beck- j nott, working for a farmer on the Minne sota side, supplanted the latter in his wife's affections. After trying in vain to induce ! Becknott to leave peacefully the farmer in- ' vited in his neighbors and opened a keg of whisky and after they were sufficiently drunk relates his wrongs and suggested lynching as a remedy. Becknott was caught and strung up to the limb of a tree, the alleged intention being only to frighten him. When he was let down life was extinct. .Mysterious Explosion. WlLKESBABBE, Pa., June 10.—At Par sons at a late hour last night the people were terrified by w hat is supposed to have been an explosion of gas in the Mineral Spring mine of the I.eheigh Coal Co. Many persons living within a short dis tance of the mine were hurled about in their homes, and they thought for a moment that an eartquake had occurred. A large numlier of houses in the vicinity of the mine were badly shattered. The surface of the ground in the vicinity of the Philadelphia & Beading railroad has fallen fully two feet and is still settling. Three houses belonging to one man about 300 feet from the mine were moved a surpris ing distance from their original positions. No lives were lost. Some miners think it was no explosion, and that the concussion was caused by a rush of air due to an ex tensive cave in. Heavy Defaulter. New Brunswick, N. J., June 10.—A sensation was developed in the session of the Reformed Church synod to-day. The special committee appointed to investigate the affairs of the board of domestic mis sions reported that its former treasurer, John R. Smith, was $25,000 short in his accounts. The report said the board was occasionally forced to borrow money to meet its engagements ; that it had author ized Treasurer Smith to give notes for such purposes, binding the board, and that, tak ing advantage of his authority, he had borrowed and converted to his own use the sum named. It was stated that no prop erty in his name could be found, though had been treasurer of an insurance com pany which failed and is now treasurer of another. A resolution authorizing the prosecution of Smith, if deemed expedient, was passed ; also one to regulate the affairs of the board of domestic missions with a view to preventing a recurrence of such an affair. Died. Chicago, June 14. — Officer Hansen, after suffering greatly for about two hours after the operation of the transfusion of blood, died at the county hospital at 2 o'clock this afternoon. He leaves a wife and six children. Proposed Sale ol Hawaiian Islands. 8a x Francisco, June 10.—The state ment published this morning revives the rumor of the proposed sale of the Hawai ian Islands to syndicates of European capitalists for $10,000,000. A bill was re cently introduced by the Hawaiian gov ernment, authorizing the loan of $2,000,- ! (MX). It is stated that a number of the na tive legislators are ready with an amend. ment making the amount $10,000,000. Mr. i Hoffman, agent for the immigration of Fortugaese to the Island, has assured the ; King that the syndicate of European capi- I talist8 are ready to furnish the money. If this were consummated it would vir tually mean the sale of the island. ; Severe Storm. G A i. veston, June 14.—This island was visited by an exceedingly heavy storm last night. It reached its height at 4 o'clock this morning, when the wind registered a velocity of fifty miles an hour. Torrents of rain fell. At daybreak the water on all sides was surrounding the city with alarm ing rapidity. At 9 a. m. the wind shifted to the northeast, and the city was saved from being ilooded, as the bay had ~ risen above the doclfs and was encroaching on the streets. Communication with the maiu land was cut off until this afternoon, when the Missouri Pacific train crossed. The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe railroad track for nearly two miles approaching the bridge was washed away. It will require a week to repair the damages. The dam age on the gulf side of the island is several thousand dollars. No serious damage is reported to shipping. Dispatches from the interior and down the coast indicate that the storm was local to this immediate vicinity. Peace Restorcd---The Samoan Is lands Trouble. Sax Vrancisco, June 14.—Private ad vices received here by the steamer Marova from the Samoan Islands say : King Malictao has addressed a communi cation to U. S. Consul Greenebaum stating that a portion of his subjects under Tama sese, a pretender to the throne, were in re bellion and requesting the American Con sul to issue a proclamation ordering all the people in Samoa to be orderly and return to their homes. In response to this Con sul Greenebaum issued a proclamation on May 14th ordering all persons within the i kingdom to live peaceably, and ordering all persons who may have assembled for I the purpose of opposing the government of i King Malictoa to disperse forthwith. This ! was followed on May 27th by a joint proclamation issued by the American, j British and German Consuls recognizing King Malictoa as the rightful ruler of the Samoan Islands. This is believed to have effectually disposed of the claims of Tam asese. Xo further trouble is feared. China Advices. Sax Fkaxcisco, June 9. —The tea mar kets at Kinkong and Hankow opened earlier than usual this year. The crop is of a good quality, and the prices are higher than last season. The Chinese government has been noti fied by the government of South Australia that a tax of $50 would be imposed on every Chinaman arriving in that colony. The Canton correspondent of the Xorth China daily Netra says that the United States Minister Denby had an interview with Viceroy Chang regarding the con struction of railroads in China. Minister Denby is reported as saying that General Wilson was prepared to undertake the building of all railroads throughout China without the Chinese government expend ing a single cent, and that United States capitalists stood ready to supply all the capital and material necessary for the con struction of a complete railway system throughout China in the shortest possible time. I j ! j j ! ' Crop Summary. Chicago, June 13.—The following crop summary will appear in this week's Farmers' Review : The great fear of drought which has been threatening the spring wheat section still continues to be come a serious menace to growing grain, Very hot winds have prevailed in Dakota and Minnesota, adding to the already serious outlook in many portions of that State and Territory. The effects of the drought have begun to he seriously felt in Wisconsin, Iowa and Nebraska, and all but very few of the reports received down to Saturday night dwell upon this fact. Many fields of oats are reported turning yellow and the injury to that cereal threatens now to be more se vere than even to the wheat itself. Re ports from Indiana indicate that the yield of winter wheat will fall slightly below the average in some of theconnties. The wheat has gone back during the past three or four weeks. The general prospect in Ohio con tinues good and the State has the promise of an average yield. In Kansas anil Michi gan the prospect has not changed the offi cial report, indicating that Kansas will not produce to exceed 11,000,000 bushels. The yield only confirms the reports of the widespread injury infiicted on the crops early in the season. Harvesting is progressing in Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee, and the general tenor of the reports continues very favora ble. Coney Island Kares New Y'ork, June 10.—The Coney Is land Jockey Club begins to-day with the usual heavy programme for which the Sheepshead Bay track is becoming noted. There are six races and three of them im portant stake events. Ninety-one horses are announced as starters, and twenty-five in the suburban handicap. The rain storm last night will make the track heavy so that the rapid trials of the cracks may go for naught after all. "Mud horses'' or short striders will have the best chances and Maumee has an excellent chance with her light import, as indicated by her running in the Westchester handicap Thurday last and winning which gave her a penalty of four pounds. In fact the rain has made the race more a lottery than ever. It is es timated that more than a million dollars will change hands over the result, and M. McDowell, the starter, recognizing the re sponsibility resting upon him, has leqnest ed the executive committee to place the Hag in the hands of one jmore experienced for this particular race, and Captain W. M. Connor has agreed to undertake the task. Besides the suburban foam stakes for two year-olds the green stakes for three-year olds will be run. Later—The suburban race was won by Troubadour. A Lucky Woman. St. Loi is, June 13.—Mrs. Samuel L. Vining, residing at No. 3613, St. Louis avenue, has received from Secretary Bay ard information to ihe effect that she is about to receive from the United States Treasury $1,000,000 awarded by the Coart of Claims under the terms of the French spoliation bill. Important Suit. New Y'okk, June 11.—Robert Bogg, of San Francisco, has brought suit against this city for infringement on his patent electrical apparatus by which gongs are sounded and horses released simultaneous ly in fire engine houses. The complainant states that similar suits against other cities have been successful. Destroyed by Fire. Litchfield, Conn., June 11,—A tire this morning destroyed the Mansion House block, Cooley's Hotel and burned out sixteen business firms. Loss $200,000 ; insurance $190,000. Business Failures. New York, June 11.—The business fail ures during the last seven day in the United States and Canada, were 209 as compared with 127 the previous week. ! a Lbegan the consideration of the r N. P. Forfeiture Bill Passed Washington, June 10.—Dolph moved that the Senate resume the consideration of the Northern Pacific land forfeiture bill and that the bill was laid before the Sen ate. Pending the consideration of this bill Riddleberger called attention to his resolu tion providing for an open executive ses sion. It was five months, he said, since we question whether this body was the House of Lords or the United States Senate. No decision had been arrived at yet. Morrill said that there was a mutual I understanding and that the subject would be brought up ai<d voted on after the Rail way bills were disposed of. Riddleberger insisted on a vote on the I question of taking up his resolution. The ! Senate refused to take it up, yeas 8, nays j 32. Plumb wished to call up the bill repeal ing the pre-emption, timber culture and desert land act, but the Senate preferred to go on with the land forfeiture bill. Cockrell submitted an amendment, the efiect of which was to forfeit all lands which had not keen earned within the time required by the granting act. The bill and amendments were then or dered reprinted and went over till to-mor row. Washixgtox, June 11.—On motion of Dolph the Senate took the Northern Paci fic railroad forfeiture bill. George ad dressed the Senate on the bill, commenting generally on the enormous quantity of land—179,000,000 acres, given by Congress to the various railroad corporations from 1860 to 1875. George said, it was a larger area of land than that constituting the re i public of France or the empire of Germany, The present value of the railroad land I grants, at the average price already real i ized by the companies, was $773,796,393. ! Washixgtox. June 13.—In the Senate the Northern Pacific forfeiture bill is the j unfinished business aud it is to be taken up to-morrow. When it is disposed of the bill to repeal the pre-emption, timber cul ture and desert land acts will be taken up. Washixgtox, June 14— Senator Mitchell ofiered an amendment to exclude from forfeiture the lands coterminous with the completed portion of the Cascade branch. He said that if the company could not complete the Cascade branch the farmers aud producers of the Pacific Northwest would have to remain at the mercy of the Oregon Railway & Navigation Co. Mitchell discussed purely the legal aspect of the question, the right of the government to lorleit. In this discussion George, Eustis, YanWyck and Coke participated. Hearst said that since the railroad company had taken all the good land and had used it they should not be allowed to throw up Portland and thus relieve themselves of their responsibilities. There ought to be some way devised to compel them to ful fill their obligations and complete the road. YanWyck, referring to the argument cf the company's friends, ihat Congress had no right to forfeit those lands, said that whenever the question of forfeiture came up before Congress we were confronted with novel and startling propositions Irom our friends, the Senators from Oregon, who protested, but it might be thought they protested too much. I j j ' i j I J ^ j | : i j Mitchell said he was not arguing the matter from the company's standpoint but from the standpoint of the people of the section of the country affected. YanWyck said we had built three lines to the Pacific and all the patriots who came to Congress with the propositions to bnild these lines professed to be actuated by a desire to have competition, first with the ocean line and then with the railroad lines. The first thing the companies did, how ever, was to combine with one another to destroy railroad competition and then com bine to buy up and corrupt ocean lines. He held that if Congress bad the right to forfeit land for breach of the conditions under which it was granted Congress had the right to date the forfeiture from the date of the breach of the contract, only taking care of the rights cf the settlers. He believed Congress ought now to forfeit everything which it had a right to forfeit on the 4th of July. 1879. Washixgtox, June 15.—The .Senate re sumed the consideration of the Northern Pacific forfeiture bill, George making a legal argument citing the Supreme Court decisions sustaing the view that the lands should be forfeited. Washixgtox, June 15.— Un motion of Dolph, the N. P. forfeiture bill was taken up in the Senate, and George resumed his remarks on the bill. He entered on an elaborate argument to show that the com pany was not entitled to any lands not earned strictly within the terms of the grant. He argued that the lands donated first belonged to the whole people of the United States ; that they were granted to the railroad company on certain condi tions prescribed in the granting act ; that as to a very large quantity of land the conditions could not be complied within , .. __I the time prescribed ; that the action ol the j officers of the government in accepting ■"»"T, of ,' he f" 1 0, " me , pre ~ I scribed by the act was not in accordance with the law ; that their action was there fore void ; that the failure of the govern ment officers to discharge their duties ac cording to the law coaid be no estoppel, either legal or equitable, upon the govern ment, and that Congress conld not now re fuse to forfeit all unearned land, inasmuch as Congress was not dealing with its own property, but with the property of the people of the United States. As to the argument in favor of the equitable estop pel George maintained it to be equivalent to saying that whenever a railroad com pany could corrupt government officers in order to induce them to fail in the per formance of their duty, then such a cor rupt failure was to be binding on the peo ple of the Unithed States. This would be monstrous doctrine. He analyzed at length the decision of the United States Supreme Court to support various points in his argument. George finally contended that under the granting act the power of Congress was ample, and its duty plain, to take possession of the Northern Pacific railway, and either sell it or do with it as Congress might see fit, in order to complete the line of the road, for the building of which land was originally granted. Mitchell, of Oregon, characterized George's speech as the most extraordinary he ever heard in the Senate. It never be fore had been claimed that those lands had been granted on conditions precedent ; all lawyers had heretofore recognized the conditions as conditions subsequent. The amendment of Yan Wick was then brought to a vote. That amendment declares forfeited the lands coterminous with the portion of the Cascade branch not completed at the date of the passage of the pending bill. The amendment was agreed to—yeas, 24 : nays, 18. Of the affirmative vote nine were Republicans, being Aldrich. Chase, Cullom, Harrison, Logan, Spooner, Teller, ! Yan Wyck and Wilson, of Iowa. Of the negative votes three were Democrats, namely, Brown, Payne and Pugh. Other wise than just noted the affirmative votes were Democratic and the negative votes Republican. Quite a number of pairs were announced. Eustis then formally submitted bis amendment, already suggested, being a provision in the nature of a substitute for feiting all lands cotermrnus with such por tions of the road as were not completed on July 1,1879, excepting right of way and excepting also lands included in village, town or citv sites. The amendment pro vides for the confirmation of titles of actual settlers. Beck opposed the amendment and Eustis supported it. Vance criticised the land grant policy of the government as waste ful and extravagant. Teller defended the course of the Re publican party as to purity and patriotism its motive and conduct in relation to pub lic lands, and said that at the time the grants were made the Senator from North Carolina and his friends were in arms against the government. Logan said it did not come with good grace from the gentlemen, for political capital, to come here and denounce the acts ol those who bad charge of this govern ment at the time the land grants were made. Logan was not opposed to the rights of any of the people but was in favor of honesty toward all people. He would treat a corporation just as he would treat an individual. If he made a contract with an individual and that individual complied with the contract Logan would be bound by it, and if the contract was ex tended for a time and it was renewed, some Senators thought it would be popular to violate the honest contract. They were willing, however, that the government should double the price of its own land on account of the railroad. Logan was will Logan ing to vote for the forfeiture of every grant of land where the right of forfeiture ex isted, where the company had not built its road. Edmunds opposed the amendment. Eustis' amendment was rejected, yeas 12, nays 32, as follows : Yeas—Berry, Blackburn, Call, Cockerell, Coke, Eustis. George, Gorman, Harris, Maxey, YanWyck and Wilson, of Mary land.—12. Nays—Allison, Beck, Blair, Bowen, Brown, Chase, Conger, Cullom, Dawes, Dolph, Edmunds, Irye, Gibson, Hawley, Hoar, Ingalls, Jones, (Nev.,) Logan, Me Millan, Mahone, Miller Mitchell, (Ore.,) Payne, Plumb, Pugh, Ransom, Sawyer, ShermaD, Spooner. Teller, Walthal and Wilson, of Iowa.—32. Yan W T yck offered an amendment re pealing the clause of the granting act which made the right of way exempt from I taxation in the Territories. He said that under all circumstances he thought the road should bear its share of taxation. The amendment was agreed. Yeas,26 : nays 20. I Blair ofiered an amendment providing that the land grant roads that had not complied within the time limited by the grant and which had since proceeded in good faith and with reasonable diligence to complete it, should now be allowed live years to so complete its roads, but requir ing tbat the lands should be disposed of to private individual owners inside of teu years from the passage ol this act, in tracte not exceeding 320 acres to any one individ ual and at a price of not more tbau $2.50 per acre ; all lands not so disposed of with in that term to be forfeited. Blair spoke in support of bis ameudmeut. On motion of Mitchell, of Ore., this amendment was laid on the table. The bill being brought to a vote was passed, Yeas 42; nays 1, (Blair.) Washixgtox, June 15.—The hill for feiting the unearned lands of the Nortb era Pacific Railroad Co., as passed by the Senate, declares forfeited so much of the lands granted that company as are coter minous with tbat part of its main line which extends from Walulla Junction to Portland, and that part of the Cascade branch which shall not be completed at the date of the passage of this bill, and makes the right of way in Territories sub ject to taxation. Nothing in the act is to he construed to waive the right of the United States to forfeit any other lands granted to them for failure in the past or future to comply with the conditions of the grant. Artesian Wells. Washixgtox, June 10.—Dolph moved an amendment to the report from the committee on public lands appropriating $5.000 to aid in the reclamation of arid regions in Washington Territory by sink ing artesian wells. Beck said no good had ever come from experiments in sinking artesiou wells, and he opposed the amendment. Dolph said the Territorial Legislature of Washington had appropriated $600 to aid in boring an an artesian well in the arid region to see whether water cannot be got there. This amendment was intended, he said, as a contribution by the United States to that appropriation. Private individuals would also contribute to it. The whole question was one of great interest in the Northwest. Teller advocated the amendment. He spoke of the great advantage to accrue from the discovery, that water might be got in the arid regions by artesian wells The lands were absolutely worthless with out water. Chase thought the amendment should be called "an amendment authorizing men to bore into the treasury of the United j g tates Mitchell said it was an error to suppose I tbat there was a.j "jab" in the propwed j_______.> appropriation. He advocated the amend ment as of great importance to Washing ton Territory. George, while favoring the amendment, was struck by the objections of Beck and Chase, and therefore moved an amend ment providing tbat the well shall be sunk on government land, and tbat such land shall Ire reserved from sale until further provided by law. The amendment was agreed to, and the $5,000 provision, as so amended, was agreed to. Keport of the Director ot the Mint. Washington, June 9. —The Secretary of the Treasury has addressed a communi cation to the Speaker of the House, en closing the report of the Director of the Mint on the Carson, Nevada, mint. The Director calls attention to the fact that the legislative appropriation bill contains no provision for the care and custody of the mint at that place while it is closed. He also suggests the propriety of appropriat ing a sum equivalent to last year's appro priation, so that operations may be re sumed, especially in view of the fact that representations have been made to the mint bureau of the readiness on the part of producers of bullion to deposit the same at the mint at Carson instead of sending it to private refineries, on condi tion that certain benefits which it is claimed are conferred by law and which during the present year have been with held from this institution in common with some others by action of the department are restored. The Director adds that it is doubtless true that the cessation of de posits at the Carson mint was largely due to the payment of depositors by draft in stead of iu cash and the imposition of transportation charges upon depositors in excess of the rates paid by private ship pers. The President Kefuses Turkey. Washington, June 11.—The Secretary recently received a cable message from Minister Cox, at Constantinople, saying that the Saltan of Turkey desired to send a wedding present to the President and asking it to be received. The President, while appreciating (he motive of the Sal tan. felt its acceptance to be in violation' of the spirit if not the letter of the con stitution, and accordingly telegraphed his deelination of the proposed compliment. Live Stock. Chicago, June 10.--Cattle—Receipts, 8500 ; fairly active and 10c lower. Ship Sheep 204.60 : lambs per head, 1.5003.50.__ 6300; slow and steady, in ~ ~ a ~ ' 6800 ; steady and slow ; shipping steers, 4.3505.70; Stockers and feeders, 5.<00 Chicago, June 11.—Cattle receipts5700, stronger and a shade higher. Shipping steers, 950 to 150C pounds, $4.4005.80; stockera and feeders, $304.75 ; through Texas cattle, $30 4. Sheep receipts 2300, steady and strong. Natives, $204.75 ; lambs. $10,150. Chicago, June 14.—Cattle— Receipts, Shipping steers, 4.400 5.65; stockers and feeders, 2.750 4.60. Through Texas cattle, 3.2004 ; corn fed, 404.90. Sheep—Receipts, 1800; steady; natives, 204 60; lambs, per head, 203. À special cablegram to the Drovers Journal from London says : With heavy receipts from all quarters to-day the mar ket is weak. Prices have declined lc per pound since last week. Both American and home bred cattle are in large supply, and the demand is weak. Best Americans, 131c dressed. Chicago, June 15.— Cattle— Receipts, 4.50 ; through Texas cattle, 3 90 ; grassers aud corn fed, 3.7505. Sheep—Receipts, :>000 ; slow and 10 to 20c lower. Natives, 202.450 ; Texans, 2.2503.25. Wool Market. Philadelphia, June 11.—Wool, med diums are in an improved demand, fine, dull and rejected. Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia XX and above, 31032; X 29030; coarse, 30 32. New York, Michigan, Indiana and western, fine, or X and XX, 27028 ; medium, 320 33 ; coarse, 30032; washed, combing and delaine coarse, 32033. Canada washed and comb ing, 320 33 ; medium, unwashed, combiDg aud delaine, 24025; coarse do 24025. Eastern Oregon, 17020; valley Oregon, 20 0~3. New Mexico and Colorado, 140 23. Boston, June 11.—Wool is firmer. Ohio and Pennsylvania XX and above. 320 32j; do X 2910 30. Michigan and Wisconsin X and above, 280)281. Ohio and Penn sylvania No. 1, 33034; Michigan No. 1, 330331. Ohio delaine, fine, 320321. Mich igan delaine 301031 ; unwashed wools, 13 026; pulled, 25040. New York, June 11.—Wool, firmer and in better demand. Domestic flees. 27036; pulled, 14033 i Texas, 9022. Bostox, June 15.—Wool firm with a fair demand. Ohio and Penn. X 30, X X and above 31033; Mich. X 28029 ; unwashed wools, 19025. Philadelphia June 15.—Wool steady and firm ; medium grades scarce and high er; fine selected nominal; Ohio, Penn, and W. Va. X 300/21 ; medium, 33034 ; coarse, 32033; N. Y. Mich., Ind. and western coarse, 31032; washed coarse, 30031 ; medium, unwashed combinas and delaine, 25026; Eastern Oregon, 160 24; valley Ore., 20024 ; Xew Mexico and Idaho fine, 14024. Dry Goods. New York, June 15—Exports of do mestic cotton during the past week have been 5,345 packages, against 3,408 for the same week last year, and since January 1 a total of 101,321 packages, against 87,663 for the same time last year. There has been a good demand for the best medium grades of unbleached shirtings. Flannels are having more attention, and with very much smaller stocks than at any corres ponding date. Buyers are more inclined to make liberal forwardings. The tone of the general market is very steady and strong. Clearing House Report. Bostox, June 13.—The following figures compiled from dispatches to the Post from the managers of the leading clearing houses of the United States shows that the clearances for the week ending June 12. 1886, compared with those of the corres ponding week of last year, were $873,429, 592, an increase of 36.6 per cent. ■ -♦ Reduction in Sugar. Sax Francisco, June 12.—The Cali foraia refiuerv to-day announces a reduc tion of one-eighth cent per pound on all grades of sugar. By this reduction the price of cube sugar is five and seven-eighths cents lower thau ever before reached here. Bank Suspended. St. Paul, June 12.—An Austin. Miun., special to the % Pioneer I'ress says: The Mower County National Bank suspended yesterday. The liabilities are about $90, 000. The creditors are mostly depositors. The members of the firm stated to-day that the deposits were about $55,000 and the assets over $80,000. Boston Failure. Boston, June 11.—Charles D. Lurrdell, a dealer in Swedish iron in this city, made an assignment. His liabilities are said to be $150,000, of which all but $20,000 or $.'10,000 are secured. The assets are in the stock of iron with the above incumbrances upon it, which will depend upon the state of the market. The probability, however, is that the dividend for the unsecured creditors will be very small. Silver Dollar Issue. Washington, June 14.— -The issue of standard silver dollars from the mints dur ing the week ending Jane 12th was $511, 889. The issue during the corresponding period of last year was $511,500. The shipments of frational silver coin since June 1st amounts to $222,676. Bank Statement. New York, Jane 12.—The weekly bank statement shows a reserve decrease of $2, 585,000. The banks now hold $14,653,000 in excess of the legal requirements. Appropriations. Washington, June 9.—In a communi cation laid before the House tft-day the Secretary of State requests that an appro priation of $10,000 be inserted in the sundry civil appropriation bill for the pur pose of procuriug evidence relating to the French spoliation claims. The House committee on Territories to day agreed to report the bill extending the general homestead laws over Alaska favor able. A report was also directed in the bill authorizing the expenditure of $50, 000 in sinking artesian wells for irrigation purposes in the Territory of Montana. Washington, June 14.—As agreed upon in the committee the sundry civil appro priation bill appropriates $21,053,821. The estimates aggregate $33,554,600. The ap propriation for the present was $21,053,822. This bill shows a larger reduction, as com pared with the estimates, than any other reported this session from the appropria tion committee. It will be reported to the House in a day or two. Bordered by the Apaches. Nogales, Ariz., June 15.—News was just received here tbat the Apaches cap tured Santos Salano in the Oro Blanco can yon, three miles south of here, Saturday night, tied him to a tree and hacked him to death with their knives. j ! ; I j I j R. G GREER, Pw*t. J. M. FROST, Yice-Pre t. T. S . FOSTER, Jr., Sec y. CHAS. WIGGINS Tr*»-. WESTERN WOOL COMMISSION CO. Exclusive Handlers of Wool. __117 N. Main Street, ST. LOUIS, MO. CASH ADVANCES on Consignment«. Send for Price Current. w3m-ap29 SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, a:nx> HOUSE FU RNISHIN C GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in .Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. 4000 Rolls New Wall Paper, with Borders and Centers to match, just received at A. P. CURTIN'S. FOR :tO PATS, in order to make room lor immense stock to arrive. I n ill, lor SPOT CASH, make SPECIAL PRICES in Furniture, Carpets and Hon*«- Fum ing Good«. An examination of stock and price« solicited. Very Respectfully, A. P. CURTIN. _ Salesrooms on Jackson Street, opposite new PostofTice. __ JOHN R. DREW Wholesale and Retail Dealer in BOOTS AND SHOES. Prompt Attention to Orders by Mail. Main St., opposite Cosmopolitan Motel. SIGN OF BIG BOOT. <Uwif- iiT ' MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S SUITS " Slightly Damaged by Fire. Ladies White Suits and Wrappers at cost to close. White and Cream Swiss Robes, very low. The Largest line of Ladies Muslin Under wear in the city. Boys' White and Colored Waists. May 18th, 1886. VAN WART & €0. The f isheries Trouble. Gloucester, Mass., Juue 9.—Informa tion leaked out to-day of the existence of a large secret organization of fishermen, composed almost entirely of southern mackerel catchers, owuiDg 175 vessels, to force the United States to take action against the Canadians. They propose to give the government one month longer, and then they will take care of themselves. These fishermen have been adopted into this district of the Knights of Labor, and as soon as as a month's time has expired they have pledged themselves to drive away every Canadian vessel bringing fish to the States. This, it is given out, is to be done by force if necessary. Their ves sels, it is. asserted, are to carry six pounders. The Knights of Labor will order a fish boycott on land on what comes by rail. Spies have been sent to all the Nova Scotian ports to notify by telegraph de partures of all cargoes for the States. The association has pledged $50,000 for the ex penses of the spies and other outlays. Washington, June 15.— The Cabinet considered the Canadian fishery troubles and the question affecting the status of the government towards the telegraph com panies in the settlement of their accounts. It is understood that the Department of State has received advices from Minister Phelps, confirmatory of the press re ports, that the English government is not altogether satisfied with the course pur sued by the Dominion authorities in re eard to the seizure of the American fishery vessels, and the department is informed that there is every prospect of a satisfac tory adjustment of the pending complica tions. Centennial Anniversary. Washington, June 14.—A resolution j was offered in the House to-day by Repre ! sectative Hewitt, to provide for the cele ; bration of the Centennial anniversary of the organization of the Constitutional Gov ernment of the United States and the first meeting of Congress and of the inaugura I tion of George Washington as President of j the United States, in the city of New I York, which will occur the 30th of April, j 1889. Calls for a joint special committee, consisting of three Senators, to lie named by the presiding officer of the Senate, and five Representatives, to be named by the Speaker of the House, whose duty it shall be to consider in what manner the anni versary shall be celebrated. Acting Second Comptroller's Decision. Washington, Jane 10.—Acting Second Comptroller McMahon has rendered a decision to the effect that every volunteer soldier who was mus tered out and discharged with a regiment or other organization, the mem _ bers ol which were kept together by disci pline and did not receive their discharge until they were paid off, should be regard- > ed as continuing in service until the day of payment and are accordingly entitled to credit for that period in computing their i right to bounty. Yaclit Race. Fort Hamilton, Jane 15.—The Puritan passed here ahead of the other big sloop at 11:05, Priscilla 11:09, Atlantic 11:32. The Puritan had gained iu the lead from the start. The Atlantic and Priscilla re mained in about their relative positions. The Thetis was gaining on Gracie. Sandy Hook, June 15.—At 12:36 the Thetis rounded the stake boat at buoy No. 8 first. She was closely followed by the Puritan, who turned 20 seconds later. The Puritan passed the Thetis near the Hook and passed buoy No. 5 at 12:41. Thetis 12:41.30, Atlantic 12:42; Priscilla 12:48. The Puritan rounded Scotland Light Ship at 1:08 and stood for Sandy Hook Light Ship. The Atlantic turned Scotland Light Ship at 1:16, Priscilla 1:18, Grayling 1:18.30, and the Mantauk 1:21. After an exciting chase the Priscilla reached the finish five minutes in advance of the Puritan and has won the race. Broadsword Contest. Denver, June 13. —About 4,000 people attended the broadswoard contest at the base ball park this afternoon between Dun can Ross, of the Royal Scotch Greys of the British army, and Sergeant Walsh, of the United States army. The contest was won by Ross in the seventeenth attack, when the score stood 11 to 6 in favor ot Walsh. At this juncture Ross struck Walsh a terrific blow over the head, knocking him senseless from his horse, so disabling him that he could not mount again when time was called, and the match was given to Ross. Site for a Navy Yard. Washington, June 14.—Senator Mitch ell, of Oregon, to-day introduced a joint resolution directing the Secretary of th Navy to appoint a commission of three competent officers to examine the coast north of the 42d parallel of north latitude iu Oregon and Washington Territory and Alaska and select a suitable site for a navy yard. Nominations. Washington, June 10.—Gilbert 1'. Hall bas been nominated for postmaster at Petaluma. Cal. The Senate in secret session has rejected the nomination of Posey S. Wilson to be assaver of the mini at Denver. Col. Factory Giris Fatally Injured. Chicago, June 14.—The mattress fac tory of 24th and Butler streets was de stroyed by fire this afternoon. Three female employes in one room had to jump from a window to escape from the fiâmes. Two were fatally injured. The girls who were shut off from the stairway numbered 19. They rushed to the windows, and be fore ladders were obtained, five jumped or were pushed to the pavement j>elow. In ___addition to the two mentioned iu the tirst dispatch, Mrs. Chilson and Jennie O 'larra, only one other name is known. Kittie Hilderbrondt. She had both arms and one leg broken, and was hurt internally, All ot the five girls are dangerously and probably fatally injured. No evidence is yet discovered of aDy bodies in the ruins.