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Destruction Wrought by Re
cent Freshets. Lake Pi basant, Mass., July 24 .— 'ihe present rain storm has severe ever known in this vicinity. Ihe water in I.ake Pleasant is two feet logher than ever before. The roar of the moun tain streams sound like that of the ocean and can be heard for three or four miles. There was a rise in the Connecticut river of ten feet in an hour and twenty minutes. No trains have passed here since morning. A washout is reported on the Fitchburg road near Irving 100 feet long and 20 feet deep. All wagon roads in this vicinity are damaged, and many bridges have been carried away. Springfield, Mass., July 24.—A special from Great Barrington reports eighteen lives lost by the Hood. Particulars have not been received. Jt is also reported that two dams gave way in Williamsburg this evening. No particulars. Postox, July 24.—A late dispatch from Great Barrington says that but one life was lost, Frank Charles Drum, who climbed into a railroad tank to escape the ood and was drowned. Twenty-three bridges are gone, besides a number of grist mill, dams and factories. Green i- iei.d, Mass., July 25.—A freshet been the most ust swept away tb<- iron railroad bridge at Erving, which will cause still further delay to traffic. Great Barrington, Mass., July 25.— The greatest damage by the storm was in j the valleys of Green and Black Grocery rivers, the major portion of the flood pass ing down the latter river, causing greater destruction on the New York side. Hills dale was the first victim of the overflow. Bridge after bridge was cast from it« foun dation, twenty-three being destroyed, and the total loss is estimated at over £500,000. Dover, N. H., July 25. —All the rivers in this part of the state are higher now than was ever known before in summer. ; Freshets in the Lamprey river at New ! Market this morning carried away a large j part of the old dam of the New Market cotton mills, also the loundation of the No. 1 Bicker mills. The engines and derrick ' employed in constructing the new dam j were swept away. Cocheco river is rising j rapidly ami the depth of water rushing j over the dam is 42 inches, the highest ever ! known in summer. GREENFIELD, Mass., July 25.—Never helöre in history has Millers' Falls ex perienced such damage by water as was J occasioned by Sunday's freshets. Between that town and IrviDg, a distance of six j miles, are twenty-five washouts and eleven ' land slides by actual count. During Sun- I day's violent rain a torrent of water came j rushing down the mountain west of Fitch- I burg depot, gullying it badly. In a short time the depot flat was buried under three feet of water. Just east of the passenger station is a freight house. This the water totally undermined, tearing a chasm of 60 feet wide and 12 feet deep through gravelly soil, and passing underneath the! side tracks, it dropped freight and coal cars \ side tracks, it dropped freight and coal cars iuto the chasm, end up. The torrent rushed down a steep incline to the river, 200 feet, tearing a gorge 20 feet deep and 50 feet deep, undermining coal sheds and >hade trees in its passage. South ol the Lake house is another gully ten feet deep and fifteen feet wide. Sections of the l'itchbnrg railroad yard tracks are under mined in places quite badly. Bridge street is gullied so as to he impassable. From Pine meadow to the highway bridge at the Northfield farms is washed away, and the highway bridges between Millers' Falls and Irving are all gone, and travel by team is impossible, on which account the transfer of passengers cannot be made. IrviDg high way, passing through the woods near the river on flats, is six feet under water, and the culvert over the ravine at the mouth of Millers' river is washed out 25 feet deep. All travel between Millers'Falls and North field is cut off. Prominent railroad men said that if the railroad puts ou its entire force of workmen it will take fully two weeks before the road is anywhere near repaired. Of the twenty-five washouts, either one is large enough to engulf the train, and it is a wonder that no fatalities occurred. There is a general blockade on traffic both sides ot Irving. At Weldon, everal highway bridges are down and all the roads are badly washed. Most of the damage on the railroad and highway was caused by the swelling of small mountain streams, which rushed from hills and made ragiDg torrents. Altogether, these are the worst washouts that Franklin county has experienced in many years and, singularly enough, they are all within a radius of six miles. HEAVY RAIN STORM. Great Destruction of Property. PiTTsniBG, July 20.—The protracted hot spell was broken to-night by the heaviest storm known here since the great Butcher's Run disaster thirteen years ago, when nearly two hundred people were drowned. Fortunately to-night's storm was not attended by any fatalities so far as could he learned at midnight. The damage to property, however, was great and will reach at least $100,000. The storm broke over the city about 6 o'clock, and in less than two hours two and a hall inches of rain had fallen. The water poured down the Hill streets, flooding cellars and washing away foundations to houses. In the Hill district many houses were rendered unsafe and several were completely wrecked. At Butcher's Run the sewers became clogged up, and the overflowing water filled the houses to a depth of several teet. No one was injured, however, hut a number of houses were washed from their foundations. Outside j of the city several streams overflowed | their hanks, doing great damage. Tele- j graph wires are down in all directions, and j heavy washouts are reported on railroads j leading east and west lrom the city. At J midnight rain was still tailing, with indi- I cations of continuing all night. Train Wrecked in a Washout. Port Jarvis, N. Y., July 25.— A wash out occurred on the Erie road about two miles west of Cochocton last night, carry ing away the track just as a train loaded with cheese was passing. The engine and several cars passed safely, bat twenty-one cars of cheese went down the bank and were totally wrecked. Travel was de layed about ten hours. Lost ou the Lake. Detroit, July 24.— A special to the /Vie Press from Amherstburg, Out., says: The steam barge D. W. Powers, of East Saginaw, passed up this morning and re ports the loss of the barge Theodore Perry, of Rondeau, at 2 o'clock Saturday morning (luring a heavy gale. Captain McCormick, ol Saginaw, a crew of four, and two young men from Saginaw were drowned. Severe Hail Storm. Loni: . n, July 24. —A heavy hail storm ! swept over Switzerland, doing great ùamage to crops in Lucerne. PILGRIMS PERISH. Some 800 People Lose Their Lives in a Cyclone. 1 Sax Francisco, July 25.— The Pacific Mail steamer City of Rio Janeiro arrived last night, bringing Hong Kong advices to ' July 1 and Yokohama news of July 9. By the lots of the steamer Sir John Lawrence, in May, in the Bay of Bengal, eight hundred lives were lost, mainly pil grims of the best families in Bengal. From the 1st to the 26th of May a cyclone raged in the Bay of Bengal with disastrous re sults to shipping and attended with great loss of life. The storm was the severest experienced in that quarter since 1866. Judging from the reports of vessels which weathered it, the passengers on board the Sir John Lawrence numbered seven hundred and fifty, the officers and crew numbering fifty. The passengers were mainly women going on a pilgrimage to the famous Tem ple of Joganath, at Puri. There is scarcely a native family in Calcutta which does not bemoan the loss of a relativein the disaster. TRACK SLAUGHTER. A Gans of Workmen Killed In an Ex press Train. New Yukk, July 21.—A gang of Italian laborers were at woik ballasting on the Prie railway, at a sharp curve, about three fourths of a mile above Ilohokus. The Chicago express was about an hour late and rushed around the curve before the i men had the slightest warning and dashed I j j ; ! j ' j j j ! J j ' I j I through them, killing twelve or fifteen on the spot and wounding many others. The shrieks of the victims were heartrending, and when the train slowed up the track presented a sickening sight, being covered with maDgled bodies. The rails were splashed with blood and pieces of ragged flesh were scattered in all directions. Some of the bodies were mangled beyond descrip tion and crushed out of all semblance of humanity. To most of the victims death must have come instantaneously, hut some of them appeared to he yet quivering and life seemed to be ebbing away when the train was brought to a standstill. There was only forty-live minutes delay, and the train which had wrought so much disaster proceeded on its way. SHOT OK DROWNED. Reported Death of Henry M. Stanley. London, July 21. —A dispatch from St. Thomas, West Africa, says the West Afri can company has received a report that Henry M. Stanley, the African explorer, had been shot dead by natives with whom his expedition was fighting in order to ob tain supplies. Another account says that the steamer on which Stanley was proceeding to the relief of Emin Bey was sunk and the ex plorer drowned. The report emanates from a missionary at Matadi, who received it from a native from the upper country. No direct message has been received from the expedition. FR I GUI FL'L EXP LOS ION. \ | ; | ! A FR I GUI il il it tired FL'L EXP People Wounded. LOS ION. Killed Stkeator, 111., July 21. —At 2:30 morning this city was aroused by a aud tli is most | learned that the powder house of the Chi cago, Wilmington & Vermillion Coal Com terrific explosion. In a few minutes it was pany had been struck by lightning. Be tween eight and ten thousand pounds of powder exploded. The number of casual ties will reach nearly 100, most of whom are wounded. Forty-five dwellings were almost totally demolished, and not a plate glass window is left iu the business part of the city. It is impossible to estimate the loss, hut it will probably reach $100,000. ROBBERS FOILED. Exciting Episode on the Vaudaliu Road. St. Lol is, July 22.—The train men on the Yandalia train due here last night, but which did not arrive until between 12 and 1 o'clock to day, report that at LoDg Point, this side of Indianapolis, the conductor discovered tour rough looking men on the rear platform of the baggage car. He ordered them off, but as the train started to go they got on the rear of the teuder, where they where all again found. When the train reached Greenup crossing they were forcibly ejected from the tram, and they moved away, but as the train was passing a clump of hushes uear the cross ing they opened fire with revolvers and sent some twenty bullets whizziDg through the baggage and express cars and passen ger coaches. Luckily do one was hurt, hut there were several narrow escapes. The train was brought to a halt, a posse of citi zens organized, and a systematic search begun. It is thought the object was to rob the train. The Treasury Count. "Washington, July 22.—In the exami nation ot the books and accounts of Mr. Jordan, the late Treasurer of the United States, which has lieen concluded, the only discrepancy was the shortage of $2.50 in gold coins of that denomination, which bad been counted by weight many years ago and passed along from treasurer to treasurer as correct. The mistake was only discovered by actual count. The treasurer showed the name of the clerk who made the mistake, and as he is still in the service the matter will he calltd to his attention and he will make the shortage good in Uncle Sam's cash account balances. Died. Boston, July 20>—Sylvanus Cobb, Jr., the well known story writer, died in Hyde Park to-day, of pneumonia. Georgetown, Ky., July 21.—Ex-Ccn- | gressman Asa H. Glover died here to-day 1 of heart disease, aged 70. He was a rela tive of President Cleveland and a native of New York. Louisville, July 21.—Thos. J. Monarch, one of the best known and one of the largest distillers in Kentucky, died at Owensboro to day, of paralysis, aged 51 years Berlin, July 21.—Dr. Thielen, lately of the German army, is dead. Richfield Springs, N. Y., July 21.— Girard B. AlleD, one of the oldest and ni 06 t prominent citizens of St. Louis, died un expectedly at the SpriDg House this morn ing. Mr. Allen was the founder and presi dent of the Fulton Iron works of St. Louis and president of the Missouri Republican Newspaper Company, and was interested with the most important commercial and social enterprises in St. Lonis. Lock port, N. Y., July 21. —Rev. Mother Emily Superior, of the order of Sisters of St. Mary in America, died last night. Accidentally Killed. Nogales, Arizona, July 25.— Mannello Yellasso, a Mexican girl 16 years of age, accidentally shot and instantly killed her self this morning, the ball entering her eye. Carello Guitterz, who was arrested charged with her murder, says that in tak ing the gun from the rack the hammer caught on something and discharged the gun, killing the girl. NEBRASKA TRAGEDY. Child Murderer Lynched by Mob. Nebraska Citv, Neb., July 24.—For two days minors have been rife that an or ganized mob would make an attempt to lynch Lee Shellenberger, the murderer of his little daughter. On Friday night an attempt was to have been made to lynch him, but the sheriff having been fore warned, the mob was dispersed by the military. This was supposed to have been the end of the matter, and therefoie the citizens were rather surprised when it was learned this morning that the Vigilantes had secured an entrance into the jail last night and hnng Shellenberger. An eye witness says the mob approached the Court House about 2;30 a. m., noiselessly, masked and well armed. The guards beiDg taken completely by surprise, they were easily overpowered. An effort to break in the heavy iron doors of the corridors was fruit less, and the sheriff s office was entered and an opening was made in the tloor, through which part of the mob entered, and the prisoner was dragged out into the court yard and a rope fastened around his neck. He declared his innocence of the crime of which he was charged and convicted, and requested that his body be buried on the old homestead until he was proven innocent. When that should be he was to be removed to the side of his dead father and buried like other people. He never broke down and remained nervy to the last. He was strung up, dying with a curse on his lips as he said: "I'll haunt if I can." The mob was composed chiefly of German farmers from the vicinity of the murderer's home. They then dispersed, singing loudly Ger man songs. TERRIBLE AFFAIR. Kn il road Graders Shot Mistake. Through a Cheyenne, Wy., July 25. —Daniel Bul lion and Charles Cooley, two railroad graders on the CbeyeDne A Northern rail road, were shot by Wallace Link and S. Baker, two ranchmen, at 1:30 this morning near Cheyenne station, 75 miles north of this city. Bullion will die and Cooley will lose his right leg with a possibility of death also. Link and Baker were mem bers of the posse hunting for prisoners who escaped from the Laramie City jail on the 19th inst. Six prisoners, including one murderer and two horse thieves, gagged the jailor and escaped to the bills. Two were captured on Saturday and two yester day afternoon. The two out are murderer Linn and horse thief Lee Jones. Linn and Jones were heard of in the vicinity of Cbugwater Sunday night. When the deputies rode in sight of Bullion and Cooley, this morning, they thought they were the escaped prisoners. They shot at them and ordered them to halt, simultane ously. The graders were terrified and sta.ted t<$ruu when they were shot down. When Link and Baker discovered their mistake they were horrified. They rode their horses rapidly northward to escape a mob of one hundred graders and track layers, who threatened lynching. The wounded men were brought to Cheyenne. TERRIBLE TRAGEDY. î Four Pe «oils Shot in :t Circus by Cowboys. Kiti: Clinton, Iowa., July 20.—Four people were shot during the "Wild West" per formance of Sells Bros', circus, Tuesday night. George Harrington, aged 17, was shot in the forehead and will die. Mrs. W. A. Lamberton was shot in the left bieast just above the heart, and is dangerously wounded. Wallace Phillips, aged 16, was shot in the top of the head. He is not seriously wounded. One of the Indians j was shot, but how badly he is hurt is not known. He was immediately taken away. No cause is given for using bullets except that the cowboys got the wrong revolvers. It was done during the encounter of the cowboys and Indians in the riDg. ALIEN AND PAUPER. A Resolution of Penn. Mechaui | 1 Erie, Pa., July 21.—At yesterday's con vention of the junior order of the United American Mechanics, representing a mem bership of 10,000 in Pennsylvania, a reso .. ...... • , c .« I tion was adopted that a memorial from the , . y . , . , ! j ! order be presented to the next congress, asking that a per capita tax be imposed upon foreign emigrants landing at Ameri can ports. Congress will also he asked to prohibit the landing of pauper emigrants, and to also pass a law requiring th; t foreign born emigrants shall live as citizens 21 years before becoming eligible to office. THE COKE STRIKE. Losses That Amount to Millions. Pittsburg, Pa., July 22.— The coke strike just ended was one of the most stubbornly-contested battles ever fought between capital and labor. For eleven weeks and four days the fight weDt on The amount of money lost by idleness can not be calculated, but it reaches the mil lions. When the strike began four-fifths of the men had money of their own, but few of them now have money enough to take them out of the districts if they wanted to go. Töe operators also are heavy losers, the pumps been kept running at all the pits. The pit and yard bosses, su perinteDdents and clerks have been draw ing salaries, and the mules are getting fat on oats and hay that they did not earn. At West Leisenring, where Pinkerton men have been stationed, the expense has been over $1,000 a day since the strike began. Besides this, the ovens have become badly out of repair; fully one-third of them all over the region have to be overhauled before coal can be put into them. Then, too, the coke trade has fallen off, and it will take time and money to build it up. It is esti mated that the actual expense to the oper ators has been from $700.000 to $1,000,000, while their loss entire will foot over a mil lion dollars. Strike Settled. Reading. Pa., July 22.—A conference took place this afternoon between the managers of the Reading Iron Works and a committee representing its 1,800 em ployes, who have been standing out against a ten per cent redaction for some weeks. q^e conference resulted in a victory for the men for the present, it being agreed that all hands are to go to work Monday and finish ail orders on hand and work up all material now on hand without a reduc tion taking place. The question of the proposed redaction will be considered when the new works come in. The Cholera. London, July 22. —Advices from Sicily say the fugitives from Catania are spread ing the cholera throughout the island. Business is at a standstill everywhere. Seveial committees have been appointed to place the island under quarantine re strictions. ESCAPED JUSTICE. Mysterious Flight of a Chicago Ifood ler. Chicago, July 24.—W. J. McGarigle, a convicted boodler, has escaped. All day to-day every available policeman and de tective in Chicago were trying vainly to find him. Telegrams have been sent all over the country in the hope of heading him off, but notwithjtanding these efforts towards his recapture but little hope is entertained that he will ever again he in the custody of the people of Cook county, the people at whose unlawful expense he throve and fattened for years. Last even ing Sheriff Matson took McGarigle to his residence and while there the prisoner asked permission to take a bath. He was permitted to enter the bath room and close the door. In a few minutes the Sheriff called for the prisoner hat the bird had j Ü0WD . Although McGarigle was in the ! cuslo dy of the Sheriff on the case for which he was tried and convicted he was still \ under bo nt i s of over $ß U ,000 on twenty 1 ' other indictments. His bondsmen a re 1 McDonald and some prominent merchants, j This evening State's Attorney Grinnell de clared unqualifiedly that the bondsmen niVr 'ean/nred 6 '/onffTw^mdd^certainfv ' \ h nov^ d ^h^ri d to Jvnl«!n be lorteited. A no\e theory to explain the disappearance ot McGarigle was quite . generally discussed this evening. The idea was nothing less thau that McGarigle had been kidnapped. His former companior 9 deeply disappo'.nted'and pleaded with ! r 1 in tne boodle ring were the persons sus- j pected of making way with him. The j motive ascribed is fear that McGarigle, | whom they undoubtedly knew was ne- i gotiating with the State's Attorney, would make such disclosures as would seud all the indicted commissioners to the peni tentiary and also involve persons not in office, hut of infinitely greater importance than aDy yet brought to hook. The State's j Attorney acknowledged to-night that the ! sticking point in the conferences between himself and McGarigle was the relusal of the latter to say he would give information ( implicating M. C. McDonald. To hear out j the kidnapping theory attention was called j to numerous suspicious circumstances, slight iu themselves, but the greatest stress : is laid on the fact that recapture meant to j McGarigle rigorous prosecution on twenty- j one additional indictments, while disclos ure such as is desired guaranteed him free dom, with no risk except from the aDgerof : his associates. The information that .State Attorney Grinell could not keep an engagement with McGarigle was, it seems, communicated to McGarigle before 6:30 p. m. McGarigle was the Sheriff to be taken home anyhow. Chief Clerk Doherty would be there, Mc Garigle said, to make a final settlement of the ex-Warden's account. Doherty was not at McGarigle's residence and to-night denied having had any appointment with him. This fact, lonpled with the state ments of neighbors that a horse and buggy were iu waiting last night near McGarigle's honse, tend to confirm the popular belief that matters were prearranged. As his a j residence is within fifteen minutes ride of the pier at Evanston, where a tug might easily have been taken, the inference is drawn in some quarters that Mr. Garigle is afloat on Lake Michigan, safe on his way to the Straits of Mackinaw. Chicago, July 25. —To-night an officer from Chicago, in pursuit of McGarigle, reached Mackinaw Island and is iDangu lating measures to prevent the fugitive from getting through the straits to Canada. It is understood that the Sheriff is in com munication with the commander of the U. S. revenue cutter Andrew Johnson, at Milwaukee, aud that the federal govern ment's only craft on the lake will be uti lized in the chase. To morrow's lnttr Ocean will state that McGarigle will not be safe in Canada. It is hinted that should he be once located the lack of extradition will not prevent his capture in secret by American officers and his hurried return to Chicago. A Daily News special from Milwaukee says : Captain Baker, of the revenue cutter JohnsoD, has declined to seize any steamer, yacht or tug that McGarigle may have taken refuge od, he not being a federal arigle gav to day, and the jam of spectators were a spectacle. Two prominent contractors testified in detail how they and the twelve defendants had month after month robbed the county of thousands of dollars. In one instance one of them furnished $12,000 I worth of material for a road to the county . , „ . . , , ■ ___,_____ _ ! insane asylum, and to obtain the contract, expended over $7,000 among the defend ants. The county eventually had to pay this sum, as the contractor added that j amount to his bill. Two station agents of ! the Milwaukee & St. Paul road were paid a couple hundred dollars each to certify prisoner. ____ ! Chicago, July 2o.—Ihe escape of Me Gariirle nave fresh zest to the boodle trial ^ ® . .. falsely as to the amount oi material de livered. A milk contractor said his contracts cost him about $2,500 each to obtain them, hut 1 that in the end it all came out of the i county treasury. CONFLAGRATION. Chinese Burned Out of House and Home. Los Angeles, Cal., July 24. —This morn ing about 3 o'clock a fire was discovered in a gambling den in Chinatown. The fire companies were ordered out and soon ap peared on the9cene, hut their slow actions in getting water to the flames seemed to indicate that they were not overanxious to save the buildings. The fire continued to spread until it consumed 25 buildings, which a short time before bad housed 1,000 ChiDamen. During the tire an explosion occurred in one of the buildings which, coupled with cries and frantic movements of the Celestials, caused intense excitement for a time. Intelligent Chinamen place the loss at $175,000, but outside the loss is estimated at considerable less that amount. There was but little insurance on the buildings. A few days before the fire oc curred agents of the insurance companies of San Francisco came down here and can celled the insurance policies, saying that with the existing feeling against the Chi nese the risk was too great to continue the policies. The origin of the fire is nnknown. One theory is that a highbinder Chinaman having suffered heavy losses at the tan game, set fire to the house in order to have revenge. Another theory is that a lamp exploded in the bnilding, and still another that the fire was the work of an incendiary. Death of a Base Ball Man. Pittsburg, Pa., July 24.— Telegrams received in this city to-night announce the death of A. L. McKinnan, the first base man of the Pittsburg base ball club, at his home in Cambridge, Mass., where he has been ill with typhoid fever for about two weeks. _____ Death of General Dunn. Washington, July 24. — Brigadier General W T m. McKee Dunn, who lately re tired from the officeof Judge Advocate Gen eral, died at his country residence. Maple woods, Fairfax county, Virginia, this morn ing in his 72nd year. INTERSTATE COMMERCE. ol by the j with the law. The opinion reviews and ! <1 ^ sc " s8 r es , at len * th the points set up by th ® defendant, and concedes as follows : \ Co " mo ° earners "ay continue the is 1 * u * ace of mileage tickets, the charges lor whlch mu9t be rea£ODable and just Four More Cases .Disposed Commission. Washington, July 25.— The interstate commission delivered opinions to-day in four of the cases recently brought before it. The cases entitled Louis Harrison against the Grand Trunk Railroad Co. and the Michigan Central Railroad Co. against the Grand Trunk Railroad Co. were heard together. The charge is unjust discrimi nation. Harrison complains that the road would not sell him a thousand mile ticket at the same price paid by commercial travelers, aDd the Michigan Central Co. complains that the Grand Trunk Co. was selling to commercial travelers at lower rates than to the public generally. The defendant admits the fact as charged, hut aver that nothing alleged is in conflict which must be reasonable aud just and 1 free from imjust discrimination or un reasonable preference. Persons belonging to the class known as commercial travelers are not piivileged to ride over railroads at j ' l° wer rates thaD are P aif * by other persons. ' Whatever reasonable rates commercial trave ] era are ma( i e to pay other travelers . are rnaue io pay, omer ira eiers ma ? be " ked t0 P a - V - To char « e 0De raore than another is unjust diecrimination, and this is true whether the tickets issued are mileage tickets oi in s^me other form. The refusal of the defend, t, the Grand Trunk Railroad Co., to sell the complainant Har rison a thousand mile ticket for $20, the price at which said company was selling such tickets to commercial travelers, and the neglect to publish the rates which it was offering to sell mileage tickets, were all in conflict with the act to regulate commerce. The opinion was delivered by Commis sioner Morrison, all concurring. The case of the St. Louis wholesale grocers against the Missouri Pacific em bodies the complaiut that while commuta tion tickets are sold at rates which would amount to not more than $15 for one thousand miles, thousand mile tickets upon which commercial t r avelers travel are not sold for less than $25. The com mission is also asked to order and direct that discrimination he made in favor of commercial travelers. The commission does not regard the fact that commutation tickets are put on sale at a given rate to he one that entitles the purchaser of mileage tickets to complain of upjust discrimina if it charges a higher rate. The circum ! staucea and conditions, the opinion says, 1 are not the same. Ihe commission finds nothing in the testimony submitted going to show that the charge of $25 for a thou sand mile ticket is unreasonable. In re- j spect to the order it is requested to make j in favor of commercial travelers, the j opinion says, the entire policy and spirit of the law are against it, and when mileage ! tickets distinguished from trip tickets ; j j | i j ! ( j j : j j : are issued they should he sold to all im- I partially and on tlie same terms. The [ opinion was delivered by Commissioner [ Walker, all concurring. The case of Ralph W. Thacher and others, ot Schenectady, N. Y., against the Fitchburg railroad tor excessive rates on grain to Boston is dismissed for want of equity. In the case of the Burton Stock Car Co. the decision is to the effect that there is no apparent ground on which railroads can be oidered to pay mileage to the Burton Co. In respect to the alleged unreasonableness of the charge to shippers of stock by the Burton cars in excess of that to shippers by ordinary cars, the commission says the case is not satisfactorily presented. St. Louis, Mo., July 22. —The Chicago j & Rock Island Railway recently sent a i surveying party through the mountains of Nevada and California for the purpose of j discovering a practicable route between the Central Pacific. This party returned some ! time ago and report a route beginning some .. . * ,. r« . w v \r dlstaDce lrom Fort ingate, N. M., cross jng the ç 0 i 0ra( ] 0 river some distance from Grand Canyon, passing through Pioche, Tybo and Owens, crossing the Sierras, through King Pass, emerging in the vi cinity of Lahore Lake, Cal., and following the San Joachin valley to the coast. The line lies through the low pass where little grading will he necessary. Should this j i J t ov'i'F him x iVn «am rii vu I UINTL-II LA I ED KAILKOAI . A Practicable Route Through the ! Nevada Mountains. I route he adopted the great mineral region of Pioche county will he rendered avail able. 1 i Protest Against Discrimination. Washington, July 22. —The Boston Chamber of Commerce complains to the \ Interstate commerce Commission against j tlie New York Central, Lake Shore, Boston j & Albany railroads for discrimination j against Boston in lavor^ of New York on grain rates from Chicago. George Rice, | of Marietta, Ohio, filed a formidable com- | plaint against a great number of roads, ! charging gross discrimination against him ; in rates on oil in favor of the Standard Oil ! Co. Wade <Sc Co., of Colfax, W. T., com- j plain that the O. R. N. «St Co., charges $7 a ! ton upon wheat from Colfax to Portland, 320 miles, which they aver is excessive. Road Commission Apoointed. Washington, July 22.—Acting Secre tary of the Interior Muldrow to-day noti fied The Dalles Military Wagon Read Co., the Oregon Central Wagon Road Co., the Willamette Valley & Cascade Mountain Wagon Road Co., in the State of Oregon, that J. B. McNamee, of the office of the dis trict attorney general, and Gabriel C. Wharton, of the General Land Office, have been appointed a commission to investigate these -oads, and will meet in Salem, Ore., August 10, next, to hear testimony on the issues involved. Railroad Stock Listed. New York, July 22.—The Milwaukee & St. Paul Company notified the stock ex change to-day that 57,371 shares of its new stock has been subscribed for, making, in addition to 50,000 shares for the Chicago & Evanston road, 87,351 shares, all of which were placed upon the regular list of the exchange. The 8,000 unsubscribed for are expected to he taken by London holders, whose subscriptions have not yet arrived. Injunction Granted. New York, July 22.—Judge Barrett to day rendered his decision in the case of Townsend, Cox & Co. against Edward S. Stokes, of the United Telegraph Co., Dwight Townsend, John Anderson, George Turnbull, Edward SalliDger, and the Farmers Loan & Trust Co. The suit grew out of the purchase of the Bankers and Merchants Telegraph Company by Stokes about two years ago. Judge Barrett denied the application for a receiver, but says that Mr. Stokes unquestionably represented the organization committee in the purchase of the Bankers and Merchants Telegraph Co. Judge Barrett grants the injunction, pend- : ing the suit against the securities in the possession of the Trust Co. PATENTS REFUSED. * entrai Pacific Petition Denied the Land Ufficp. by Washington, July 21.—Acting Secre tary Muldrow has denied a petition from the Central Pacific Railroad Company, tiled on May 3rd. asking that the Commissioner of the General Land Office be instructed to forthwith issue patents to the Central Pacific Company for lands on Clear List No. 5, amounting to 19,405 acres, lying within the Sacramento. Cal., land district on March 19, 1887. The Commissioner General of the Land Office instructed the local land offices at Sacramento that "non mineral" affidavits, accompanying List No. 50, forwarded by the Central Pacific Com pany, were not satisfactory and requiring the company to furnish affidavits substan tially similar to those required in agricul tural cases. To this requirement the rail road company demurred and petitioned the secretary as above stated. The acting sec retary, in his decision, not only sustains the commissioner iu requiring an affidavit based on personal inspection, hut added the further requirements that the railroad company shall publish their lists in the lo cal newspapers for thirty days prior to ap proval of affidavits of a "uon-miuerai' character of the lands selected, which have hitherto been accepted when based on m formation and belief only. The above , , , j> nt - re g ulat >ons will app.y to all lists ot seiet tions now standing iu the land otlice. LAND DECISION. Re settle!' oil the Ft. Elli* A fleeted. Washington, July 22. —Oa the 7th inst. the Secretary of the Interior, in the case of the Fort Boise reservation, decided that land put in reservation in excess of 640 acres, the amount limited by law, is illegally reserved and declared it open to entry and settlement. Since the promul gation ofthat decision, aud in belief that the ruling of the Secretary in that case ap plied to the Fort Ellis military reservation in Montana, containing 36,000 acres, a large number of settlers entered upon and ns serted claims to land in the latter reserva tion. Acting Secretary Muldrow to-day, in a letter to the custodian of Fort Ellis, decided that the law of 1853, limiting military reservations to 640 acres, applied only to the Territory of Oregon as then constituted, its eastern boundary being limited to the Rocky Mountains, and as Fort Ellis is east of that boundary, it does not come within the purview of statutes limiting the area of military reservations. Settlers will be notified that their claims have no foundation in law. RAILROAD INDEMNITY LANDS. Decision Against the Missouri v «V Texas R. R. Co. K a ii - Washington, July 21.—The Commis sioner General of the Land Office has com pleted the adjustment of the grant of the State of Kansas for the Missouri, Kansas [ j i j State of Kansas for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Co. under the act of Con gress of March 6, 1863. and July 26,1866. The Commissioner finds that the company is not entitled to indemnity losses within its granted limits for reason of prior grants and reservation to tlie United States, by competent authority, for the purpose of aiding in any object of internal improve ment or other purpose, whatever. On this basis, the Commissioner finds an excess of j 293,431 acres over the amount legally due i has been certified to aDtl patented for the benefit of the road. The Company claims indemnity for all J losses within its granted limits, no matter I how occasioned ' and should this (laim be allowed the Company would still be en ! titled to 504,042 acres. The Commissioner recommends that suit he instituted by the government to recover the excess, as found bv him. Should this decision be sustained it will control in the adjustment of grants of a like character. all HEAVY MINING DEALS. I Consolidation of Montana Companies. M i ii i u ; affect the market, Butte, Mont., July 21.—The news of the consolidation of the Montana Copper companies' mines and the Mountain View is confirmed. On the deal Larahie put in the Mountain View, Shannon, etc., and the Montana people all their property except two Parrot locations and a few scattered mines. The new combination will have half a mile of copper ledges. The follow ing is the deal : The stock of the Boston & Montana Copper and Silver Company will be represented by an issue of 106,000 shares at $25, aggregating 2,500,000 shares full paid, and $1,000,000 in first mortgage bonds bearing 6 per cent, interest. The stock and bonds are to he divided as fol lows : Larabie, 30,000 shares of stock and $200,000 in bonds; Montana Company, 30, 000 shares and $200,000 in bonds ; the Tamarack people, 40,000 shares and $600, 000 in bonds. This makes the Butte and Anaconda copper mines and reduction works a most formidable competitor of the Calumet and Hecla, and may soon seriously TEXAS CATTLE TALK. Report ot Intercepted Herds Dis credited. St. Luits, Mo., July 23. —A telegram from Dallas and San Antonio discredits the report that the Texas cattle trail is to be abandoned, and that 50,000 head of cattle on their way to Wyoming were hack at the Arkansas river. Col. Simpson, who was reported as having an agent at the cattle growers' meeting at Denver, says his company was not repre sented. Ma jor Hilliard thought that the report was intended to alarm the Texas cattle men. He thought that the trail cat tle were finding slow sale, but there was plenty of grass in the Indian Territory and no necessity to bring the herds back. From other quarters it was generally rec ognized that the old days' trail is over and the only salvation is to establish packing houses in Texas. Burned to Death. Denver, July 22.—A special to the News from Montrose, Col., says : Mrs. C. A. Heath yesterday went to a neighbor's house on an errand, leaving three small boys alone in the house. Shortly after wards one of the boys went to his mother and told her they had built a fire and for her to come home and get supper for papa. The mother, mistrusting that something was wrong, hurried home acd found the building in flames and her two sons burned to a crisp. St. Paul Fire. St. Paul, July 22.— About 11 o'clock a fire broke out in the wholesale grocery house ot the Kelly Mercantile Company, ! ; 1 ! ! i j ■ ; which has spread to several other stores in the heavy wholesale district. At midnight j the fire was burning fiercely and the entire j department wrs out fighting it. j OUR INDUSTRIES. Increase of Products Year. tor the Past Washington, July 24.—The total value of the mineral products have increased in round numbers from $428,000,000 in 1885 to $465,000,000 in 1886. An important factor in the gain of $37,000,000 was the increased production of pig iron from 4, 044,525 loDg tons in 1885 to 5,683,325 loDg tons in 1886, and an appreciation of 75 cents in the average value per tOD, makiDg a total gain of $30,483,360 on this industry alone. The total value of the gold product iu 1886 was $35,000,000, an increase of $3,199, 000 over 1885. The production of silver decreased from $51.600,000 in 1885 to $51,000,000 in 1886. The production of copper in 1886 amounts to 160.678.081 pounds, a decrease of 10,284,526 pounds from 1885. The total production of lead increased to 136,629 tons in 1*86. In 1885 the produc tion was 129.412 tons. The production of white lead iu 1~~6 is estimated at 60.000 short tons. The total value of oxides of lead was about $1.535,000. Ia l'-d the production of quicksilver in California was 29,981 flasks This is a de crease of 2,092 flasks, but il.e total value shows an increase of $*0,811—due to an increase in prices. The total production of coke in 1**6 was 6,835,0*8 short tons. This is the largest production ever reach iu the United States. action of coal oil barrels of 42 gal which the Peun York fields produced 25,795,000 harrrels, an increase of 6,62*, 074 barrels over 1885. W ORKING UNDER DIFFICI LT1ES. The total prod W" 28,110, 115 lOL , each, of sylvania and New Property Holders Reluse to Pay ou Railroad Bonds. Taxes Louisville, Ky., July 22.— United Slates Marshal Grass and his large force of deputies, who left Tuesday to levy on the property of residents of Taylor county for refusal to pay taxes ou railroad bonds, have been boycotted by the hotels at Camp bellvile, and were compelled to camp out. He is not making much progress with the levy. All the stores are closed and of the personal property has most been re moved and loads of stock taken out of the county. Levies were made upon several bouses in lieu of anything better. Suit has beeD brought against the marshal by the county jailer for $1,000 for unlawfully breaking into the Court House yard. The people seem determined not to pay the taxes and a general boycott of the United States posse seems imminent, as the neigh boring towns have said they would not take care of anything levied on in Taylor county. DON'T WORK WELL. Unsatisfactory Trial of Big Guns. Washington, July 22. —In his report to Secretary Whitney of the trials of the ! cruiser Atlantic, Capt. Buncesays: Not only were the gun carriages disabled, as heretofore reported, but also that the ar ; rangement of the battery is bad, as some of 1 the guns will have to be abandoned by the ! crews. Other guns may lie fired at a target. ! Commenting on the results of the battery i trial. Secretary "Whitney said : "The re ports are not very favorable as to the first trial of the guns, hut as yet no matters of great moment have turned up. The trou ble, to my mind, is this: If two rounds of her battery give this result, what would a dozen do, and it is that we are called upon to ascertain. She is meant as a fighting j ship and must be further tested. She should ■ have a cruise at sea sufficiently long to subject her to the trials of all kinds of weather. Her battery should he tested by actual firing until its working character istics are determined and the defects dis covered. For these purposes a hoard should ; be appointed aud the matter settled at the earliest day." Declines the Nomination. Iowa City, Iowa, July 22. —Prof. S. N. Fellows publishes a letter in the Iowa City Republican this evening declining the nomi nation tendered him by the Iowa Prohi bition Convention for Superintendent of Public Instruction. He says he sees no use for a third party in Iowa and declares that the Republican party has done all in its power for prohibition and has given Iowa an excellent law. He intimates that he will he a candidate for the same office before the Republican State Convention. Baggage Masters in Convention. Denver, J uly 20. —The National Asso ciation of Baggage Masters convened in semi-annual session at the Albany Hotel this morning with a very good attendance, there being representatives present from all the roads in the United States. The ses sion to-day was occupied in disposing of unfinished business, hearing reports of committees and receiving propositions for membership. A resolution was adopted recommending that the general passenger agents adopt some system whereby each road shall be shown the amount of foreign excise col lected on their road dnring each month. It is thought the session will close to morrow, when the party will go on an ex cursion to several places of interest in the Slate. Opposed to the Constitution. Pittsburg, July 22.— At the annual meeting to-day of District Assembly No. 3 r Knights of Labor, comprising all the as semblies in Allegheny county, the fact has developed that a majority of the districts are opposed to the new constitution, and it is probable that the delegates to the next assembly will be instructed to oppose it. No Tax on Imported Graded Stock. Washington, July 22.—The Treasury Department has decided that animals of high grade and value, imported from Scot land or other distant countries for breeding purposes are entitled to free entry, not withstanding the fact that they may he for sale. Cattle Prohibited. Ottawa, Ont, July 25.—A new order has been Issued in the Council which pro hibits the importation of neat cattle from the United States into Manitoba, the North west and British Columbia except for breeding purposes or in transit from one to another point in the United States. Cattle Firm Attached. Furt Wurth, Texas, July 25.— Attach ments to the amount of $115,603 have been made on the cattle firm of W. L. Juard, of Henrietta, Texas. Their liabili ties are $550,000 and assets $1,115,000. Record Beaten. London, July 22.—Woodside, of Phila _________, „ _________ ^ delpbia, to day heat the English bycicle record for ten miles, covering the distance in 2- minutes and 34 seconds.