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The English Elections.
Lox'DON, June 30.—Friday's polls are exciting intense interest. Of the seventy ty-four c ontests tbe Gladstones are hope tul that the Irish vote will wrest eighteen seats from the Conservatives. The results will reveal how the English boroughs are affected. The Gladstonian agents report probable gains in Bristol, Norwich and Southampton. If these expectations are realized they will give an impulse to the Liberal victories throughout the country. The Pall Mall Gazette fears that many Liberals will abstain from voting, and urges the party, to concentrate its whole effort on Friday's elections, as "the battle may be won or lost on that fateful day." Gladstone writes that he will be unable to address the electors of London, and he therefore ventures to offer them a few words in summing up the question before them : "A century ago," he says, "we gave Ireland a free parliament with which she was satisfied. Although the constitution j was faulty, it was being gradually reform ed, when the Tories, to the horror of every j Liberal statesman, stopped the work by ; recalling Fitzwilliam. This tyranny begot j discontent, resistence and frightful blood- ; shed. London, July 1.—In the election at ' Colchester to-day H. J. Trotter, Conserva- | tive, polled 1996 votes; Sir K. Causton, ; Gladstonian, 1701. This is the first con tested borough. The result is considered to have a special significance. The Pall Mall Gazette says: If Col- : ehester went Liberal the tact would give a 1 heart to the party throughout the land. The result shows that the Gladstonian candidate lost ground. Among the dis tricts in which the Conservative candidates were unopposed were Blackburn and Troydon : although at the last election the Lierais made a good fight at both places. London, July 1.—T. Sullivan, a l'arnel lite, has been re-elected to represent the College Green division of Dublin in the next parliament, and W. Murphy, a Par nellite, has been returned for the St. Pat rick's division. They had no opposition. John Bright has been selected as a mem ber of the House for the Central division of Birmingham, and Joseph Chamberlain for the West division. Neither was op posed. Up to three o'clock this afternoon sixteen Tory candidates, seven Unionists, eight Liberals and two l'arnellites have been elected to the new House of Com mons in the uncontested districts. London, July 2.—A most desperate electoral struggle between Gladstoneites and Unionists ended to-day by the utter route of. the latter in the Parliamentary district known as Leithburgh. W. Jacks was returned to the last Parliament as a regular Liberal by a majority of 3,800 in a total poll of 8,840 votes. He opposed the home rule bill, but was nevertheless con sidered invincible in his district and was nominated in the present canvass as a Unionist to continue his opposition to the Premier's Irish policy. Jacks' hostility to G ladstone angered thousands of Scotch men of Leithburgh, but they looked upon their opposition to him as hopeless and were unable to obtain a candidate to op pose him, all those mentioned for the seat having declined to run. The Tories, in order to emphasize the Unionist opposition to the premier, withheld opposition and left the field clear to Jacks so he might go back to the House with a larger majority. At the last hour allowed by law the Liberal managers nominated Gladstone himself as their candidate, the Premier consenting. Thus equipped the Gladstonians went at their work. This was eo soon effective that Jacks became scared, and to-day withdrew from the Leith membership and Gladstone was elected without opposition. This, with his Midlothian districts, gives the Premier two seats in Scotland. He will perhaps choose to sit for the latter, and will select a reliable man to recontest Leith, with the assurancs success. London, July 2.— P. J. Power, Parnell ite, was elected to represent the east division of Waterford. Mr. Quinn was elected for Kilkenny and Mr. Pinkerton 1er Galway. Patrick Sarsfield and Hugh Johnston, two Parnellites, who undertook to contest the two seats belonging to the Dublin Uni versity against David Plunkett and Hugh Holmes, both Conservatives, who had been in the last Parliament and were nominated for them in the next, were jeered wher ever they appeared by the students of the university. The latter at one time at tempted to move and drive the home rulers out of the district, which is a great Tory stronghold- Plunkett, however, pre vented the outrage. The Parnellites stood their ground andpnade a plucky contest, although the students and Tories thwarted every efiort on ihe part of the candidates to make speeches by drowning their voices with groans and hoots. Mr. Sarsfield s scarlet gown was pulled away from him and thrown to the mob, who tore it into small pieces. The students threw rotten eggs at Johnston and Sarsfield. The Liberals have won seats'in East Leeds, Southwest Manchester, North Man chester, and in the exchange division ot Liverpool. The Tories have won seats in South Sal ford, West Salford, Hereford, Hastings, Falmouth and South Bristol, a net Tory gain of two. The Unionist candidate for Newcastle Under Tyne, holds his seat notwithstanding the frantic efforts to defeat him. The Unionist candidate at Bristol is equally successful. Jacob Bright, Gladstonian, brother of John Bright, is elected in Manchester. Sir T. Brassy, Gladstonian, who left Hastings to contest Liverpool, is defeated. London, July 2.—Gladstone has been re-elected for Midlothian. Up to 1 o'clock this afternoon 22 Tories, 9 U nionists, 2 Liberals and 3 Parnellites have been elected. Parnell and Maurice Healy, Parnellites, have been re-elected to represent fork city in the Commons. They were not opposed., London, July 3.—The returns to 1 a. m. show the election of 98 Tories, 30 Glad stonians, 13 Unionists and 9 Parnellites. The results of yesterday's elections indi cate nothing clearly except the close nature of the contest. The .Unionists of Man chester lead, owing to the number re turned without opposition. Returns from the buroughs so far contested show that Manchester returns 3 Gladstonians and 3 Unionists. Liverpool 4 Unionists and 2 Gladstonians. Bristol 3 Unionists and 1 Gladstonian. The Times . commenting on the elections says: Though no conclusive numerical advantage has been gained by either side, it is evident that, even with the transfer of the Irish vote, Mr. Gladstone barely holds his own in buroughs. The Daily News says the government has not done badly, considering the disadvan tages under which it has been fighting. The Standard says the results are highly encouraging to the Unionists. Either the Irish element in England is much less im portant than the l'arnellites pretend, or the defections among the Liberals are more serious •than Gladstone's friends wish to admit. The Daily Ttlojraph says it is too early to pressage the result, but so far there is little or no encouragement for Gladstone s wild project. London, July 3.—J. J. Fox (Parnellite) has been elected for the Fullamore division of Kings county ; P. McDonald (Parnel lite) for the north division of Sligo ; John Deasy (Parnellite) lor West Mayo, and Joseph Nolan (Parnellite) for North Leith. All were unopposed. j j ; j ; ' | ; London, July 3.—In the Deptford dis trict (Kent and Surrey counties), where Lalmakum Ghose, the Parsee merchant, r un as a Gladstonian against William John Evellyn, Conservative, the latter won by a majority of 627. In the last election the same candidates contested and Evellyn's majority was then '367. Deptford was looked forward to by both parties as the best test case in the elections of this week, but with the enormously increased inter est in the grave issue at stake the total vote fell away 740. The general conclu sion is that Deptford proved nothing, un less that, while a number of Liberals in the district oppose home rule in the shape offered by Gladstone, they by no means favor the Conservative policy. London, 'July 3.—At 3 o'clock this after noon 120 Tories, 22 Unionists, 42 Liberals and 12 Parnellites have been elected to the House of Commons. Henry George Gill (Parnellite) has been re-elected for Limer ick city unopposed. The Pall Mall Gazette , pointing to the result of the elections so far as they have gone says : The Irish vote in England has failed to work tbe wonders promised for it by T. P. O'Connor. He declared that tbe Irish vote would be the decisive factor in seventeen of the English constituen cies. Yesterday's polling, however, show as a net result that the Irish scale in but two places in favor of the Liberals, leaving the others unaltered. O'Sullivan (Parnellite) has been re-elect ed in the south division of Westmeath. Both political parties are disappointed at the present results of the elections. The Tories, to use an expression of Lord Ran dolph Churchill, were "cock sure" of mak ing greater headway than they have achieved. The Liberals profess to be gain ing in spirit. They point out that although the Tories have made a gain of two, yet the Gladstonites won in Carlisle and Leith against the Unionists, which practically makes the battle so far a draw. Edward Heneage, one of the most prominent Liber als who receded from Gladstone's support and resigned the ministerial office of Chan cellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, April 8th, upon the occasion of the introduction of the home rule bill, was re-elected to-day from Grimsev, Lincolnshire as a Unionist, and has a majority of three against 814 at the last election. P. R. Condin (Parnellite) has been re elected without opposition in the last divi sion of Tipperary county. At 4:30 this afternoon 123 Tories, 23 Unionists, 43 Liberals and 17 Parnellites have been elected. Winn (Conservative) has been elected over Fleming (Gladston ite ) in Pontefract, the west riding of York shire, by a majority of 2,009, an increase in the Torv majority over the last election of 173. London, July 5.—Up to 10 o'clock to night the totals of members elected were : One hundred and fifty-six Conservatives, 30 Unionists, 59 Gladstonians and 20 Par nellites. The Conservatives haye gained i seventeen seats, the Unionists one and the Gladstonians nine. The Tories unexpect edly won in South Lincolnshire, where the Gladstonian candidate, owing to sudden illness, failed to be qualified. During a fracas at a polling station in the H. Stephen i Green division ot Dublin, Messrs. Dudgeon, James and Sullivan, solicitors and agents for the Conservative candidate, were eject ed by the sheriff's orders. Dudgeon will sue the sheriff for assault. Gladstone has written a letter in which he says that it is impossible for the British legislature to proceed until the Irish question is settled. The issue is becoming definite. The position to-night presages a crushing de feat for Gladstone unless he obtains a larg er country vote than in November. The Burroughs are declaring against home rule The ominous revolt is that of the Glasgow Radicals ; of seven contests in Glasgow the Unionists carried four. Of twenty-one London polls declared to-night the Union ists secured fifteen and the Gladstonians six. The polling was close. The Conserv ative canditate won in Central Finsbury by only five majority. Mr. Saunders, the Gladstonian candidate is defeated in East Hull by thirty-seven majority. Among the ^eminent Gladstonians defeated are Solicitory General Davey, Advocate Gener al MelJor, Mr. Herbert, Secretary to the Admiralty and Prof. Harold Rogers. The London Labor candidates, Creamer and Howell, retain their seats by four majori ties. Sir John Lubbock's re-election is as sured by a poll of 40 ahead of Mr. Harrison. Sir Thos. Brassey has been nominated the Gladstonian candidate for the St. Andrews district. London, July 6.—Sir Charles Dilke has been defeated at Chelsea by Whitmere, a Conservative. The vote stood 4,304 to 4,128. The news of Dilke's defeat has caused a sensation here. Sir Charles Rus sell, Attorney General, has been elected in South Hockney by 100 majority. At the last election his majority was 942. London, July 6.—C. E. Lewis, conserva tive, has been re-elected in Londonderry over Justin McCarthy, Parnellite. The Right Hon. George J. Goschen, one of Gladstone's bitterest unionist opponents, has been defeated in the east division of Edinburg by Wallace, the Gladstonian candidate, by a majority of 1,339 in a total poll of 5,937. H. C. Childers, Home Secre tary, has been elected by a vote of 3,778 against 2,191, over Mr. Purvis for the south ern division of Edinburg. Dublin, July 6. — A riot followed the announcement of the result of the contest between Lewis and Justin McCarty at Londonderry to-day. The cause of the disturbance was the discovery that after the election had been declared in favor of Lewis, the ballot box contents had not been counted. A count followed which almost made the election a tie, giving it to Lewis by a majority of only three. The police interfered and at tacked the Loyalists, who had assembled in front of the hotel where Lewis was stay ing, and were making demonstrations in celebration of his victory. A large num ber of persons were injured. There was much excitement in the city over the affair. London, July 6.—John Morley, Chief Secretary for Ireland, has been re-elected from Newcastle-on-Tyne. London, July 6.—The tide of Unionist success is unabated. The London divisions are going wholly Unionst. All four seats in Arlington, hitherto a Radical strong hold, have returned Unionists. In the working class districts of the lower ham lets four Unionists and two Gladstonians have been returned. Mr. Goschen s defeat is attributed to the local popularity of his opponent, Mr. Wal lace. The latter has been a professor in an educational college, minister at Grey Friars, and editor of the S>'otsman. He is now a barrister. Mr. Goschen will contest Leith if Mr. Gladstone concludes to sit for Midlothian. The Liberals are alarmed lest the Con servatives obtain an independent working majority. The Conservatives have gained Portsmouth and Monmouth, and the Glad stonians have gained Wednesbury. The totals are now : Conservative, 210 ; Unionists, 43 ; Gladstonians, 99 ; Parnell ites. 43. Edinburgh, July 6.— Gladstone has telegraphed to the Liberals of Edinburgh congratulating them upon having wrested the seat belonging to the central division from J. Wilson, a Unionist, and that be longing to the east division from Mr. Goschen. The Premier's telegram read : "I rejoice that the capital of dear old Scot land has shaken off her chains and once more spoken with a voice whose sound will ring throughout the land in behalf of justice and peace for Ireland." Heavy Defalcation. Philadelphia, June 30.—The hasty summoning of the members of the board of directors of the Chesapeake and Dela ware Canal Co., at an early hour this after noon, created a stir in financial circles, and the report quickly flew about that a heavy defalcation had been discovered in the ac counts of one of their officers. The com pany is one of the oldest, and was in early times one of the wealthiest corpora tions in the Middle States, holding a char ter under the legislatures of Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. The first rumor that reached the street was that James A. L. Wilson had defaulted in his accounts to the extent of $178,000. The facts, as sub sequently ascertained more accurately, were that an over issue of bonds to the amount of $615,260 was made under the thirty year mortgage loan of the company of July, 1856 for $2,800,000. The loan matures to-morrow, and preparations hav ing been made for its extension, the return of the bonds for certification at the office to-day would have revealed the over issue. Treasurer Wilson did not appear at the office to-day, but on his desk was a note containing a confession ot the guilty knowledge of the fraudulent transaction. He left the city last night, it is alleged, in company with Henry V. Leslie, a tormer treasurer, under whose administration the over issue was made. J. A. L. Wilson, the accused defaulter, is about 65 years of age, and for over thirty years has been connect ed with the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Company, having been its treasurer since 1883, when he succeed Henry Y. Leslie. The letter left by Treasurer Wilson on his desk, which was written closely and to some length on several small sheets of note paper, was then read to the board. A silence fell over the room. The default ing treasurer gives a full and melancholly account of the over iasue, which had re mained secret for so long a time. He said the over issue was made when tbe loan of $2,800,000 was first negotiated at the time Henry V. Leslie, his own first cousin, was treasurer. Mr. Wilson, was assistant sec retary and treasurer at the time, was the only person outside of Mr. Leslie who had the guilty knowledge of the transaction ot the company, makes the following state ment: Defalcations by the treasurer of this company having been discovered this day, the interest on loan due July 1, 1886, will not be paid until further notice, and ex tension of loan cannot be carried in the mode provided for. Holders ol certificates of loan are requested to produce them at once at the office of the company lor ex amination. Transfers ol stock and loan will not be made until further notice. By order of the board of directors. J. E. GILLINGHAM, President. Philadelphia, July 1.—Tbe heavy defalcation of the the treasurer of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Co. dis covered yesterday continues to be the main topic of discussion in financial cir cles. Several experts have been set to work at the books of the corporation, and they are too busily engaged to-day in ex amining the accounts to ascertain it the peculations of James A. L. \\ ilson, the absconding treasurer, aggregate more than he acknowledges in his written confession to President Gillingham. The latter has sworn out warrants of arrest for both Wil son and Henry V. Leily, former secretary and treasurer of the company, charging them with embezzlement. A description of Wilson was furnished the de tective department and telegraphed to all the police districts in the U nited States, Canada, Europe and elsewhere. The chief of detectives believes that the fugitives have gone to Canada and are without means. The largest holders of stock ot the company are the United States govern ment and the State of Maryland, while the bonds are held by prominent people in this city. Monicur D. Robinson possesses nearly $500,000. Philadelphia, July 6.—An extra force of accountants went to work yesterday on the books at the office of the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Co., and are still at work. President Gillingham said to-day that it was doubtful if the regular books of the company would show anything of the over issue. Nothing has been shown yet The bonds have returned now to the amount of $1,200,000, and still the di rectors are unable to designate the fraudu lent bonds. In addition to the embezzle ment of $35,000 of the fund on deposit at the Provident Life and Trust Co., the in vestigation has revealed, thus far, a fur ther defalcation of $10,000 and over at the Philadelphia bank—all of which were concealed by false entries in the books. The Press says: Sufficient has been learned by those in charge of the investi gation into the over issue of the Chesa peake & Delaware Canal Company's bonds to state that Messrs. Lesley and Wilson were not the only persons who were bene fitted by their stealings. The names of five of the men who negotiated sales of the fraudulent bonds have been obtained. The brokers are located who handled most of the securities, and a partial list of the victims have been secured. that it not I : ; j I j 1 I > ; I ! j | j I j 1 | ! It was stated to-day was deemed advisable to arrest aDy of the parties implicated just at this time, but that it was only necessary to keep the suspected parties under surveillance. This is being done. Should any of them at tempt to leave the city their arrest would follow. The scheme was one of a gigantic robbery, out of which Lesley and W ilson profitted little themselves. The greater part of the $615,000, which was stolen aside from that used to pay the interest, was divided among a coterie of men, who were nothing more than blackmailers, but who will now figure as co-operators. Shocking Tragedy. New Orleans, July 1.—A special to the Times-Democrat from Meridian, Miss., says : A terrible tragedy occurred five miles south of Scoobay, Kemper county, Miss., yesterday. The families of Geo. M. Gullett and Barlow lived in the same house. The men were partners in farm ing, and, while resting at noon, Gullett fell asleep. An altercation occurred between Barlow , his wife and Mrs. Gullett, which aroused Gullett. He went into the room and asked what the matter was. Barlow began cursing him, saying that he had wanted to kill him for some time and would do it then, seizing a gun at the same time. Gullett sprang to the bureau drawer for a pistol and shot Barlow in the neck, while he was in the act of firing. Barlow dropped the gun and ran to the fence. Guliett picked up the gun and shot him dead. Turing he discovered Bar low's wife in the act of killing his wife with an axe, whereupon he fired the re maing charge at Mrs. Barlow, killing her instantly. Gullett surrendered to the authorities. Murderand Suicide. Denver, July 1.—An Ouray special to the Republican says : An affray occurred in Red Mountain yesterday which resulted disastrously to the participants. Jack O'Brien, a miner, while intoxicated at tempted to kick down the door of Meyers saloon, when the latter struck him with a pick, crushing in his skull and inflicting a wound that will cause death. Meyers then escaped into the hills, where he was cap tured this afternoon in a miner s cabin. Shortly after his capture he took a revolver which he had secreted in his bed and blew ont his brains. He leaves a wife and two children in Silverton. i ; Live Stock. Chicago, June 30. — Cattle—Receipts 7,500 head ; slow but steady ; shipping steers 3 9005.30 ; stockera and feeders 2.55 (,t 4.30 ; through Texans 10015c lower ; grass cows 2 5003.50 ; grass steers 303.85 ; corn fed 3.7508.40. Sheep—Receipts 1,500 head ; strong natives 2.2503.25; Texans 2.2503.25; lambs per head 1.2503.50. Chiago, July 1.—Cattle—Receipts, 6, 600; strong, 5©10c higher; shipping steers, 75001,500 lbs, 405.60; stockera and feeders, 2.5004.35; through Texas cattle grass cows, 2.6003.05 ; steers 3080; corn fed, 4025. Sheep—receipts 2,600 ; wtaker and slow, natives, 2.2004.70; Texans, 2.250325, lambs, 1.2503.75. Chicago, July 2. — Cattle—Receipts 4,400 head ; strong and active ; shipping steers 405.50 ; stockera and feeders 2.55© 4.25; through Texans 304. Sheep—Receipts 4,000 head ; dull and 15025c lower ; natives 204.50 ; Texans 1.2003 ; lambs 103.50. Chicago, July 6.—Cattle—Receipts, 6, 600; slow and 25c below Friday. Ship ping steers, 950 to 1500 pounds, 405.25 ; stockera and feeders, 2.5004 ; through Texas cattle, 304. Sheep—Receipts, 1800; slow and weak. Natives, 204.10 ; Texans, 1.5003. The Drovers Journal's special London cable quotes the best American steers sell ing at 13jc per pound, dressed. Offerings are liberal but the markets are stronger than last week. Wool Markets. New York, July 6.—Wool—Firm and active. Domestic fleece, 27036 ; pulled wool, 14033; Texas, 9©22. Philadelphia, July 6.—Wool—Firm, with good inquiry, prices unchanged, Boston, July 6.—Wool—Firm and in good demand. Ohio and Pennsylvania X fleeces, 32 ; XX, XXX and above, 340 35; Michigan X fleeces, 32. Dry Goods. New York, July 6.—Exports of do mestic cottons for the past week were 4549 packages, which makes a total lor the expired portion of the year of 122,119 packages, against 108,546 for the same time last year, 90,*Jl7 in 1884 and 85,356 in 1883. The market has been more quiet in the new demand, as many buyers are still absent on the holiday excursions. The movement was in good proportions, as of daily receipts. A very làrge perettageis being distributed on orders. English Grain Trade. London, July 5.—The Mark Lane Ex press, in its review of the British grain trade during the past week, says : The brilliant and unbroken weather is oppor tune and is improving the surviving crops, If there is no rain the finest possible sam ples will be obtained, Trade still favors the buyers. Loaning Money Freely. New York, June 3.—The weekly state ment of the associated banks shows a re serve decrease of $3,333,006. The banks now hold $11,021,000 in excess of the legal rule. Gold Exports. New York, July 2.— Engagements of gold for export thus far this week aggre gate $3,531,000. Irish Fund Subscriptions. ! San Francisco, July 1.— A mass meet ing was held to-night at the Metropolitan Temple under the auspices of the Young Ireland Parliamentary Club to raise funds in aid of the Parliamentary fund. Over 3,000 persons were present and the meeting was very enthusiastic. Seven thousand dollars was subscribed which has been forwarded to Parnell. San Francisco, July 2.—Among the principal subscribers at the meeting last night in aid of the Irish parliamentary fund were the following: Young Ireland's Parliamentary Club, $1,000 ; Loring Pick ering, $250 ; Senator Geo. Hearst, $250 ; ex-Senator Sargent, $100 ; Knights of St. Patrick, $250 ; Levi Strauss, $100; J. D. Phelan, $100, and several others for a sim ilar amount. Further subscriptions can be forworded to Donahue, Kelly & Co.'s bank. Detroit, July 2.—When the home rule bill was defeated in Parliament it was promised that a thousands dollars would be sent as a campaign fund for each Irish member voting for» it. The following cable was sent to Mr. Parnell from here this morning : "Five thousand pounds more transmitted. The League in America is more than good to its engagements." (signed) CHAS. O'REILY, Trees. This makes £17,000 or $85,000 sent by O'Reily within a week, or $1,000 for each Irish member who voted with Parnell. St. Louis, July 3.—O'Donovan Rosa will arrive in this city from New York this evening. He will be met at the rail way station by a committee of prominent Irish citizens, who will escort him to the hotel and from thence to the special meet ing of the Irish Land League, at which subscriptions for the Irish parliamentary fund will be solicited after the speeches by the guests and local orators. Extensive preparations have been made for the meet ing.and it is expected that a large amount will be raised. Detroit, July 6.—Dr. O'Reilly, Treas urer of the National League, to-day cabled £3,000 pounds additional to the parlia mentary fund in London. This makes £20,000 remitted by the League within the last ten days. Tarrible Riot. Dublin, July 5.—A crowd of roughs to night attacked the Conservative club house with stones. The members replied with i bottles and firearms, injuring twenty of ; the rioters and killing one. The mob then tried to set fire to the house by applying a blazing mat, which had been steeped in parafine, to the door. At this juncture the police arrived and saved the house from de struction. The inmates were arrested. Dublin, July 6.—The riot at the Con servative Workmen's Club House here last night was provoked by men in the club. A Catholic procession passed the club house, which was crowded with men at the time, and they attacked the procession with bot tles. This attack was answered with threats and some stones. The club people then literally showered bottles at the proces sion and also fired a number of shots into it from revolvers. The police surrounded the house, getting control of the premises, and finally arrested seventy of the inmates. It has not yet been ascertained how many of the procession were hurt, but of the in jured Catholics several were in a dying condition this morning and twenty others lying helpless in the hospital, all suffering from wounds inflicted by bottles or by bullets. Dublin, July 6.—The Lord Mayor has issued a proclamation entreating the peo ple to preserve order. Crowds are gather ing on the streets to-night and the excite ment is intense. Wm. and Robert Long, brothers, and Archibald Crookshanks, members of the Dublin Conservative Workingmen's Club, have been remanded on the charge of firing npon and wound ing Catholic processionists yesterday. The other prisoners were discharged. Town Destroyed by Fire. San Francisco, July 1.—A special from Independence, Cal., says : Nearly the en tire city was destroyed by fire yesterday. Loss, $200,000 ; insurance, $40,000. | A BIG BLAZE. ; ; ; The Denver Academy of Music and Other Buildings Destroyed. Denver, July 6.—At 11:5 this morning as the people were going home from cele brating the National birthday, a fire was discovered in the Academy of Music and before the fire department could get to work the flames were leaping through the building in half a dozen places, which, in a few minutes, was one mass of flames. The heat was so intolerable that the fire department was driven from the front ot the building, being unable to stand the in tense blaze. It now became evident that the Academy was doomed and the firemen devoted themselves to saving the Rocky Mountain News building, and the Goode and McClintock block which were adjoin ing and now on fire on the outside. The flames spread so rapidly and the heat be came so intense that in less than fifteen minutes afer the discovery of the fire, the wire of the Western Union Telegraph Co., 1 whose office is in the block directly across the alley from the Academy, melted in two and all the service destroyed. The oper ators managed to save the Wheatstone and other valuable instruments, though several of the relays were destroyed by the heat transmitted from the melting wires before they could be detached. The fire was the quickest ever witnessed in Denver. A hundred fire departments could not have saved the building, which was a mass of ruins within an hour after the alarm was given. The ground floor was occupied as business houses, in which several men were sleeping at the time of the fire, all of which were rescued by the firemen except Tim Enright, an old man, roustabout in the saloon of John Kinnearvy. Enright retired at 12 o'clock last night in an intox icated condition and was forgotten until so late that he could not be aroused and he perished in the flames. The cause of the fire at present is unknown. As near as can lie learned the losses are as follows : P. F. Hughes, on the Academy of Music, $125,000 ; insurance $30,000. Rocky Moun tain News, $25.000 ; insurance $35,000. John Kinnearvy, saloon $5,000 ; insurance $1,000. Salmon, clothing, $2,000 ; insurance $1,200. Lazarus, tailor, $3,000 ; no insur ance, Goode block, $10,000; insurance $57,500. Joseph Meskew, $2,000 ; no in surance. McClintock block, $2,o00 and smaller losses estimated at $5,000. Bank Defaulter. Boston, July 1— Richard J. Lane, presi dent of the Abington bank, who was ar rested in Portland late last, night was ar raigned before the United States court in this city this morning. The bank exam iner Getchell testified that the examina tion of the bank's affairs had not been completed, but that the funds fraudulently obtained would probably amount to $135, 000, of this $40,000 is represented by notes in different names to cover drafts on the redemption agent of the bank and about $49,000 represents overdrafts. The counsel for Lane explained that bis client had gone to Portland on business of the bank. The district attorney said the government claimed that Lane had got large sums for notes on which the names of other than Lane's were "straw'' names. He asked that the bail be fixed at $75,000. Commis sioner Hallett fixed tbe bail at $50,000 and the case was continued to July 12th. Abington, Mass., July 1.—The Abing ton National Bank, whose president, R. J. Lane, was arrested in Portland last night, stopped payment this morning. No money will be paid out until after a meeting of the directors. Last evening at the close of banking hours, the bank had $140.000 on hand. It is thought that the shortage will amount to $60,000. Death ot Col. Corkhill. Washington, July 6. —Private dis patches received in this city to-night an nounce tbe death, at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, of Col. George B. Corkhill, ex-District Attor ney of this district. Corkhill served in Union army through the late war, and at the close of the rebellion was made attor ney for one of the judicial districts of Iowa. Subsequently President Hayes ap pointed him U. S. District Attorney for the District of Columbia, which position he held until near the close of President Arthur's term, and since that time has been engaged in the practice of law in this city. He became widely known as the successful prosecutor of the assassin Guiteau. He left here last Thursday for j Iowa, and the news ol his death has caused j a great shock to his numerous friends in this city. He was one of the best known ! and most popular men in the District. Ten Lives Lost. Norriston, N. J., July 2.—A terrible explosion took place this morning at 9:30 o'clock at the Giant Powder Works situat ed between McKainsville and Drakesville, resulting in the loss of ten lives and the injury of ten or twelve others. The ex | plosion took place in the mixing house, and the cause is as yet known. The loss is not known at present, bat will be very heavy. The concussion was felt dis tinctly for twenty miles around and the glass in houses five miles away was shat tered. Disastrous Fire. Cleveland, July 2.—The breeding farm of C. F. Emery, nine miles south of Cleve land was visited by fire this afternoon. A large barn, valued at $15,000 and a smaller one, worth $3,000* were consumed. Hay and grain valued at $2,500 was also burned. The barns contained thirty-four fine horses at the time, but all were saved except four Cattle Dying. Little Rock, Jnly 5.—On the catttle ranges of Loneko and Prairie counties a deadly disease has developed among the cattle, which are dying by scores. The exact nature of the disease has not yet been ascertained by the veterinary, sur geons, bat it resembles somewhat the Texas fever, which has now become epi demic, carrying off cattle by the scores. The Cholera. Rome, July 2.—The Cholera is greatly increasing at Brindisi and the surrounding liages. viVlENNA, July 5.—The cholera has ap peared at Fiume, and the people of Cro tatia are panic stricken. Rome, Jnly 6.—The cholera returns to day are as follows* Brindisi, 11 new cases and 7 deaths. Francavilla, and Fontana 82 cases and 35 deaths. Latiano, 56 cases and 26 deaths. One case is reported at Venice. German Emigration. London, July 6.—The total number of persons}who emigrated from Germany from January to May, both inclusive, is 33,977. This is a large decrease Jas com pared with the figures for the correspond ing period of 1885. Kail wav Works to be Closed. London, July 6. —The Boraig Railway Works, in Berlin, which are the oldest of the kind on the Continent, having been : onnded in 1838, will shortly be closed owing to the continued loss arising from low prices. j j ! R. a GREER, Preet. J. M. FROST, Vice-Preet. T. 8. FOSTER, Jr., Sec'y. CHAS. WIGGINS, Trea«. WESTERN WOOL COMMISSION CO. Exclusive Handlers of Wool. 117 N. Main Street, ST. LOUIS, MO. CASH ADVANCES on Consignment«. w.3m-ap29 WOOL Send for Price Current. 4000 Rolls New Wall Paper, with Borders and Centers to match, just received at A. P. CURTIN'S. FOR 30 RATS, in order lo make room for immense slock to arrive. I w ill. lor SPOT ('ASH. make SPECIAL PRICES in Furniture, Carpets and Honwe Fnrn ing Goods. An examination of stork and price» solicited. Very Respectfully, . A. P« CURTIN. Salesrooms on Jackson Street, opposite new Postoffice. _ 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 & CO. JOHN R. DREW, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in BOOTS AND SHOES. Prompt Attention to Orders by Mail. Main St., opposite Cosmopolitan Hotel SIGN OF BIG BOOT. dawtf-n7 SANDS New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, HOUSE FU RNISHIW C GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in 3Ion tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. çURNETî'5 PURE ■ HIGHLY ^XTRACtS JOSEPH BURNETT & CO., BOSTON, MASS. deodaw3m-myl Military Nominations. Washington, July 6.— Fitz John Porter, late Colonel of the 15th Infantry, to be Colonel in the army of the United States. In making the above nomination the President says : "In accordance with the provisions of an act of Congress, approved Jnly 1st, 1886, I nominate the person herein named for appointment in the army of the United States, Fitz John Porter, late Colonel of the 15th Infantry, to be Colonel in the army of the United States, to rank as snch from May 14th, 1861, that being the grade of rank held by him at the time of his dismissal from the army." The President also nominated Captain Theodore Schwan, 11th Infantry, to be Assistant Adjutant General, with the rank of Major. Captain Schwan entered the military service as an enlisted man in 1857. He passed through all the grades, from a private to a regimental non-com missioned staff officer and was appointed Second Lieutenant in 1863. He served in the field during the entire war of the re bellion and in 1864 was breveted Captain "for gallant service at the battle of Chapel House, Virginia," and at the close of the war received brevet of Major "for gallant and meritor iour services during the war." He has rendered valuable and important duties on staff and in connection with the Indian office, and so satisfactory in the latter dnties as to call for a very handsome letter of thanks from the Secretary of the In terior. Flag Torn Down. London, July 6.—A moo of Unionists to-day tore down the green, home rule flag, which was hanging from the windows of the priest's house, at Brigg, Lincoln shire. The flag was cut into hundreds ot pieces, which were strewn about the street. The priest subsequently displayed fresh banners and hired a guard to protect them. Incendiaries Killed. Louisville, Jnly 2.—A special from Elliot county, Ky., says the moonshiners who were opposed by Mr. Parker in the manufacture of untaxed whisky, burned the Baptist churah to which he belonged, burned his house and also the dwellings of three of his neighbors and poisoned a large number of cattle. Parker, accompanied by three neighbors, Jas, Pennington, Tobias Cox and Sam Slater, went gunning for the incendiaries Monday, and, coming upon two of them named respectively Simens and TnrkisoD, shot them down and burned them. Heavy Rain Fall. Richmond, Va., July 2.—The heavy rain fall in the past 48 hours has caused a damaging rise in all the streams in this section of the State. The James river, at this point, is 10 feet above high water mark, apd all the wharves in the lower part of the city are submerged. Tbe water is two feet deep in lower Main street and is still rising. The people living in that vicinity are moving out and the merchants are removing their goods to places of safety. Terrible Explosion. Morristown, N. J., July 2.—The cause of the Atlantic giant powder explosion at McCainesville will probably never be known. A double force of men began work at 7 a. m. to-day that the business could be suspended from Saturday until Tuesday morning. The explosion occurred in the mixing room. The buildiDg was blown into splinters and fragments of the bodies of the workmen were picked üp 50u feet from the scene. Some pieces wer( taken from the branches of trees ; man yards away. The largest portion of a: body yet found will not weigh 15 poun An immense excavation was made whe/ the building stood, and devastation is a/ parent for 500 feet in every direction.