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BY R. H. COPELAND, WASHBURN, NORTH DAKOTA XUIiH OF NEWS. Both sides are confident of success in the New York Central strike. Labor day parade at Chicago this year promises to be unusually great. The Welch railroad strike is still on, the men refusing offered terms. The house anti-lottery bill has been favorably reported to the senate. Ten families were rendered homeless by a $12,000 fire at Chicago yesterday. The Missouri Farmers and Laborers' union met in secret session at Salida yes terday. John J. Martin, a millionaire of Kan sas City, died at him home yesterday, aged 55. Of the 1,342 abandoned farms reported in New Hampshire last year 301 are now occupied. One hundred and seventy-five deaths from cholera were reported in Mecca yesterday. ChatBworth. Ills., wreck survivors held a reunion at Peoria Monday with a small attendance. The Topeka, Kas., original package dealers are going out of business, it being unprofitable. Murray Hall, a summer hotel at Pablo Beach, Fla., burned yesterday. The guests all escaped. The South Wales coal employers de cided to united to resist the further de mands of the miners. Riraud, the murderer of Notary Gouff, made an unsuccessful attempt in Paris to kill himself to-day. By & party vote the senate committee on elections decided to report the elec tions bill to the senate^ The New York Central was almost completely tied up from Buffalo to New York all day yesterday. Peter Jackson and John L. Sullivan have been offered a purse of 830,000 for a fight at Ogden, Utah. At an Italian dance at Rondout, N. Y., one was killed, one fatally clubbed and several severely injured. The Michigan crop report shows an improvement in wheat but corn and oats have fallen off in condition. The New York coffee men discredit the story of the colonization of the negroes in Mexico for coffee culture. The Odd Fellows at Chicago are kick ing over the railroad rates to the big meeting now being held here. The accounts of Girard Austin, de ceased treasurer of San Jose county, CaL, has been found short $17,000. Mrs. Boersa of Chicago tried to start a fire with kerosene. She and her 5-year old daughter died a few hours later. The senate poatoffice committee or dered a favorable report on the bill to prohibit the carrying of lottery mail. John W. Inglis, the Duluth crop ex pert, estimates the wheat crop of Min nesota and the Dakotas at 91,000,000. The senate has passed the resolution providing for the removal of Gen. Grant's remains to Arlington cemetery. Warren J. Harris and Frank Gates, who left St. Paul last winter for mission ary work at Sierra Leon, Africa, died of fever. The New York cloak makers strike is on again, all employers having decided to employ both union and non-union people. Dr. G. Sawyer was probably fatally shot by J. Barton Fancher at Chicago on account of alleged intimacy with the lat tor's wife. The Illinois crop bulletin say the drouth greatly hurt the crops, especially corn. The wheat yield is estimated at 14,540,000. Edward Trensch, a Chicago street ped dler, dropped dead of heart disease and $4,000 was found sewn in the lining of his clothes. Mason City, la., was the place for the conference of the original package deal ers of that state, who decided to go out os business. The explosion of a gas well probably fatally injured Michael Keunsel, Joe Se bastian and Barney Preus at Redwood, O., Thursday. The New York Central strikers say they have not yet lost, but will play an other card which will place a different look on affairs. The Kansas crop report places it at 33 per cent, of the average. The corn crop will not exceed 75,000,000 and wheat will TTrnnn Clay of Paris, Ky., a lumber merchant, has disappeared and his friends are anxious- He was en route to St. Paul on July 30. A resolution has been introduced in the senate to linit debate in that body* It is the same resolution that had been considered by the caucus. Yesterday Jack Finn, 8 cowboy, rode into Fort Pierre, became intoxicated and while running his broncho through the streets, was thrown off and killed. The New York Bun Bays the New York Central strike is practically at an end, and the Knights of Labor suffered the most crushing defeat in their history. Mrs. Mollie Storm and daughter, and Mrs. J. R. Johnson and son were drown ed while bathing in St. Marys Co., Md. Nine others were in the party, but were saved. Daring a heavy storm at Crefeld,- Ger many, Sunday a house with fifty peo ple in it, fell to the ground and thirteen were killed. Others are still buried in the ruins. On the Kansas side of the river at St. Joseph, Mo., the water is cutting a new rthnrmol and soon a million dollar bridge will span a dry water course. Congress. will be appealed to. A saloon at Heekert's camp, near Deadwood, was blown up bj drunken ramblers Sunday.' The proprietor was blown ont into the creek, but was not injured. Hobos then stole the liquor escaped. It was the first ..day the Mima had ran. H2&A Ipt •r&ah. THE ENCAMPMENT. President Harrison Arrives at Bos ton and is Accorded a Royal Welcome. The General Thomas Post of Chi cago En Route to Boston, 1,000 Strong. A Volcanic Eruption Causes Alarm Among the Denizens of the Iloosicr State. llArrlflon a! UoHton. BOSTON, Aug. 11.—As the Baltimore, flying the presidential (lag and bearing President Harrison, Secretaries Rusk and Noble, and Private Secretary Hal ford, entered the Boston harbor this af ternoon, she was met by other vessels of the fleet, the cruisers Atlanta, Kearsarge, the gunboats Petrel and Yorktown and the despatch boat Dolphin, the dynamite cruiser Yersuvius and the topedo boat Cushing. All save the Kearsarge and Cushing fired salutes. The revenue cutter Gallatin, with Governor Bracket, Collector Beard and Mr. and Mrs. McKee on board, escorted her to her anchorage. President Harrison landed at about 5:40 Lwe's m., amid the thunder of cannon, at wharf and was escorted to the Hotel Yendome by the First batallion of cavalry. The route was through Broad, State, Wa®ngton, School, Tremont, Boyleston ami Dartmouth streets. The sidewalks and windows along the line of march, which was nearly two miles in extent, were packed with enthusiastic multitudes, who greeted the president with hand clapping and cheers. The president rode with Governor Bracket in a carriage drawn by four dark bays. He carried his hat in his hand and bowed right and left at the greetings of the throng. Behind rode Secretaries Rusk and Noble, and in a third carriage were Private Secretary Halford and members of the governor's staff. President Har rison occupies the state suite at the Yen dome. Aicaiost the Uniform Hill of EatU/ig. CHICAGO, Aug. 7.—This afternoon at a meeting composed of representatives of the principal commercial organization of this country, with reference to the en forcement of the so-called uniform bill of lading, the following resolutions were adopted: WHEREAS, Representatives of the com mercial interests of Duluth, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Louis, Peoria, Toledo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Buf falo. Boston, Cincinnati, Louisville and Kansas City, in connection with the Mil-, lers' national association and the distillers and cattle feeders' committee of the United States have united in a patient effort, by conference and fair representation, to in duce the carriers' representatives to defer the adoption of the so-called uniform bill of hading until its terms, conditions, appli cations and scope might be fully examined and properly understood by all shippers whereas, notwithstanding an express agreement to recommend a reasonable ex tension of time, the said carriers, represen tatives did recommend the immediate adop tion and enforcement of said instrument and whereas, the practical effect of this action has been an advance in rates rang ing from 20 to 50 per cent, above the prices which were charged for transporting the same commodities and products under pre cisely similar conditions and circumstances prior to Aug. 1 whereas, the docu ment under consideration is not a bill of lading, but is a special contract or mutual agreement to which the shippers we pre sent have not consented and, whereas, the alternative of shipping at higher rates in order to secure the customary service and protection has no basis in law or equity and, whereas, the arguments and explanations presented by carriers to the conference do not afford justification for their hasty action liesolved, That onr earnest protest against the unjnst and unreasonable course pursued by the railways embraced in the central traffic trunk line railroad and and steamship association be recorded resolved, that we recommend to all ship pers and receivers that they continue to make protest until this may be submitted to proper legal tribunals for the purpose of testing their justness and reasonableness. Washington Notes. WASHINGTON, Aug. 7.—Land Commis sioner Groff has issued a circular for the guidance of the local land offices in dis posing of lands in Wisconsin and Min nesota which were restored to the public domain by act of congress, approved June 30,1890. This act authorizes the president to cause certain lands with drawn for reservoir purposes to be re stored and subject to entry under the homestead laws. The commissioner states that no entry for settlement will be allowed until after December 30,1890. MATHEWS WILL GET THE MONEY. In the house to-day, while considering the sundry civil bill, Rogers of Arkan sas moved to strike out the clause appro priating $6,600 to pay Geo. A. Mathews in full for the unexpired term of the fif ty-first congress, for which he was elect ed as delegate from the territory of Da kota lost—63 to 64. CONFIBMATIONS. Registers of land offices :Samuel Gor don, Miles City, Mont. Postmasters Iowa, H. C. Bulis.Decorah Minnesota— C. H. Sohoregge, Sleepy Eye. Freight Trains Collide. ROCHESTER, Aug. 11.—A terrible freight collision occurred this morning near Fisher's station on the Auburn road between a light train goiijg east on regu lar and a heavy freight running west on "wild cat" time. Engineer Darcy and Fireman Lighthart of the east bound train were buried under nearly a hun dred tons of debris. Fred Harris, brake man, was also killed. Two engines and fifteen freight oars were ground into fragments. A Rumor. GRAND FORKS, Aug. 11.—A rumor is current that the Farmers' Alliance will hold a convention here this week and en dorse M. N. Johnson, Slotten,' Helgesen and Roger Allin, on the republican ticket W. N. Roach and Mrs. Eisenruth on the democratic ticket. They will then nominate officials to fill the remain ing vacancies. Senator Pierce's Amendment to the Tar iff Bill Likely to be Adopted. Curtis' special to Chicago News: The telegrams from Cape May regarding the conference between the president and Mr. Blaine on the reciprocity question have excited public interest here to-day, and the report that, they decided upon a line'of policy for the administration with reference to the tariff bill is generally nccepted as true. The president has al ways ageeed with Mr. Blaine on the main points of the issue which the latter has invoked, although he has not been so sanguine as to the degree of advantage that might be gained by the United States from reciprocity with the Ameri can republics aud the Spanish colonies. This, however, is due more to a differ ence in temperament that to difference of opinion. Mr. Blaine is an optimist by nature, while the president is not. It is true, also, that the president has recog nized the political advantages and the popularity of the propositions Mr. Blaine has advanced. There has been no sug gestion concerning legislation for years that has awakened so much interest or general approval among all- classes of the people, irrespective of politics. The president has watched the development of public opinion very closely and is too good a politician to overlook the effects of its adoption upon the fortunes of his party. At the same time he has regretted that Mr. Blaine's propositions have not been approved and accepted by the re publican leaders in congress, particu larly those in charge of the tariff bill. For some weeks he has been holding personal interviews with them with the purpose of finding some ground of com promise—some method of securing the advantages Mr. Blaine seeks—that will meet with the support of the McKinley faction. It is an open secret that the Pierce amendment to the tariff bill, which is a modified form of the Blaine proposition, was introduced after consultation with the president, if not at his suggestion. That Mr. Blaine was invited to Cape May by the president to discuss the situation there is no doubt, and it may be an nounced upon the very highest authority that he cordially accepts the Pierce amendment as quite as good and equally as effective as his own. The president and his secretary of state are therefore of one mind upon this subject and will use their united influence to secure the amendment of the tariff bill so that the duty on sugar shall not be thrown away, but utilized in diplomatic negotiations so as to secure the free admission of our breadstuffs, provisions, and other pecu liar products into the sugar-growing countries, which constitute nine-tenths of the area and population south of the Gulf of Mexico and the Rio Grande. It is believed that the president has decided to address a message to congress on this subject at an early day. Could Not "Work" ltussell B. NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—An attempt to swindle Russell B. Harrison, son of the president, by means of a green-goods game, made about six weeks ago, result ed yesterday in the arrest of three men who occupied three rooms in the im proved tenement, No. 484 Pearl street. The prisoners described themselves^ as Chas. Moore, Jos. Barnard, known" as "Hungry Joe No. 2," and James J. Daly. In the apartments where they were found there was scattered about circulars and alleged newspaper clippings, showing that the prisoners were well equipped to carry out their swindling operations. The men named have been placed incus tody and the paraphernalia found in the place was confiscated and taken to the custodian's room in the postoffice build-, ing to be held there pending examina tion of the case, which was set down by United States Commissioner Shields, be fore whom the prisoners were arraigned, for Tuesday morning. Meanwhile the prisoners are locked up in the Ludlow street jail in default of $2,500 bail each. The game being worked by the men was first brought to the attention of the gov ernment authorities by a letter received from Russell B. Harrison, who sent to Chief Postoffice Inspector Rathbone of Washington the green-goods circular which had been mailed to "R. B. Harri son, Helena, Mont." Base Ball Monday.. NATIONAL LEAGUE. New York 3, Brooklyn 0. Boston 14, Philadelphia 4. Pittsburg 6, Chicago 4. Cleveland 7, Cincinnati 9. PLAYERS* LEAGUE. New York 11, Philadelphia 15. Boston 7, Brooklyn 1. Cleveland 11, Pittsburg 20. ,' Chicago 9, Buffalo 5. Chicago 7, Buffalo 8. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.' Toledo 6, Athletics 5. St. Louis 15, Brooklyn 9. ]y' Kansas Crops. KANSAS CITY, Aug. 8.—The latest re ports from Kansas regarding the crop is not of an encouraging nature. The most favorable conditions cannot now benefit corn very much, and less than a third of the average yield is expected, or about 75,000,000 bushels. Wheat is nearly all harvested. The yield is better than was expected earlier in the season and the quality is excellent. This crop was prac tically made, the drought occurring too late in the season to do any very great damage. RECIPROCITY. DUN'S REVIEW Of TRADE. 1 4 Southern Sport. FORT WORTH, Tex., Aug. 9.—Ford Hancock and his brother George went out to where W. J. Gunter and Charley were working to-day to water stock. The parties quarreled and an exchange of shots followed. Ford Hancock re ceived a dangerous shot in the neck. W. J. Gunter started to town to surrender, aud on the way met 'Arch S. Hancock, who tried to shoot him but was himself killed. A Carving Bee. MERIDIAN Miss., Aug. 9.—News has reached here this evening of a terrible affray at Tuscanola, a small station on the Northwestern railroad. It seems a feud has existed for years between a family named Gandy and another named Fairchild and to-day two Gandy boys met two of Fairchild's-in Tuscanola. A fight ensued with knives in which three were wounded, two probably fatally. Less Favorable Crop Prospects, Stringent Money and Uncertain Business. NEW YORK, Aug. 8.—R. G. Dunn & Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says: "Less favorable crop prospects, closer money markets and further delay in ac tion on the tariff bill in the sepate have increased the uncertainty which retards business. In Bpite of the sharp advance in wheat, corn, oats, oil and coffee, the general average of prices for commodi ties is a shade lower than a week ago. The present state of trade throughout the country appears satisfactory for the season, and reports are almost uniformly confident in tone. The crop outlook on the whole is less promising. Specu lative news gatherers are making most of the damage to wheat and corn. Wheat has risen 3^ cents, with sales of 28,000, 000 bushels corn, 3}4, with sales of 18, 000,000, and oats 5 cents, while pork hogs and cotton are unohanged. The contra dictory state of things is seen in the wool and woolens trade decidedly larger sales of wool and of lower grades of woolen goods, but lower prices for wool, and a depression in the manufacture, es pecially of all-wool and finer goods in the belief that the delay of tariff and heavy imports will prevent a price this year. The outlook depends largely upon the extent of injury to crops the action of congress regarding the duties, and for eign complications which affect the de mand for gold. Domestic exports of products continue small and imports very large." CROP CONDITIONS. Statistics from the Department of Agri culture at Washington. WASHINGTON, Aug. 9.—There is a re duction of the condition of all cereals as reported by the statistician of the de partment of agriculture. The decline from the 1st of July to the 1st of August is from 93.1 to 73.3 in oorn from 94.4 to 83.2 in spring wheat from 81.6 to 70.1 in oats from 88.3 to 82.8 in barley. The condition of buckwheat is 90.1 and spring rye 96.8. The condition of potatoes is re duced from 91.7 to 77.4 A fall of twenty points indicates the disaster which has befallen the corn crop within thirty days. The cause is the abnormally high tem perature of the central maize districts with an insufficiency of rainfall. Re turns of the drouth, which cover a broad area, and the severity of the effects pro duced, are more general and depressing than the signal service record of tempera ture appears to indicate. One factor in the blighing of vegetation is evidently the hot winds that have scorched the lower basin of the Missouri. Iowa and Nebraska are nearly in the status of the Ohio valley, while Minnesota makes the highest average of all states. Wisconsin suffers slightly and Michigan still more from drouth. There has been consider able reduction in the condition of spring wheat amounting to fully eleven points. It is less in the Dakotas than in other spring wheat districts. The average condition is 80 in Wisconsin, 80 in Min nesota, 87 in Iowa, 71 in Nebraska and 88 in the Dakotas. The latter is a de cline of seven points, owing to hot south ern winds, which affected late sown more than early. The oat crop is certain to be one of very low yield and probably poor quality. Another crop of great im portance, potatoes, has also been much damaged by drouth. A low rate of yield is certain. THE INDIANA ERUPTION. Great Fissures in the Karth, and Fish Cooked in the Water. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 12.—All traces of the farm of Thomas Haddock, late representative in the legislature, three miles north of Watson, have been blown up and destroyed for farming pur poses and great cracks have been blown in the earth. The course of Flat Rook creek .has been turned up stream. Birds, snakes, rabbits and fish are dead, while the fish are thoroughly cooked in the heated water. All this was caused by an upheaval of earth. A log fire was blazing in the midst of ten acres when without warning the earth belched forth its flames great trees were hurled sky ward and all the waters of the Flat Rook were converted into foam and steam. A vast pocket of natural gas took fire and blazed fiercely up above the trees and at times many feet higher and con tinued all yesterday and last night. To day 3,000 spectators viewed the phenome non. The fire has been extinguished but the gas is still escaping. Some claim that other agencies than that of gas is the cause of the phenomenon, but the general conviotion is that no other agency could have produced the effect on the water. One of the marvelous effects upon the water is that not a drop of the Flat Rook's flood has gone below the cavern since the upheaval. The caverns have taken in the current and a wild howling is created. At Washington. WASHINGTON, Aug 12.—Senator Blair in behalf of a majority of the members of the woman suffrage committe to-day re ported favorably the proposed constitu tional amendment to give women the right of suffrage- Confirmations Indian agents: John Tuly, Tongue River agency, Montana George Steele, Blackfeet agency, Mon tana. It is generally believed on the republi can side of the house that a special order will be made setting! apart Saturday next for the consideration of the anti lottery bill. Every effort is being made tbseourethe presence of a republican quorum on that day. -rfc The Farmers* Ticket in Kansas. TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 13.—The Farmers' Alliance of the state of Kansas met in convention here to-day to nominate can didates for state offices. Five hundred delegates from allparts of thq state were present. W. F. Wrightmore was nom inated for chief Justice of the supreme court John F. Willets of Jefferson county for governor, and A. O. Shinn of Franklin ceunty for lieutenant-governor. Salvator Again Beats Tennr. MONMOUTH PARK, Aug. 12,—Salvator won the champion stakes* beating his only competitor, Tenny, by four lengths. They ran on even term until the last quarter was reached, when Salvator drew I away an won without an effort. AT THE HUB. Boston Thronged With Distinguished Visitors and Bubbling With Patriotic Enthusiasm. Fully 100,000 People Witness the Parade of the Nation's Noblest Order. The Entire Procession One Series of Ovations to the Various Departments. Incidents of the Review. BOSTON, Aug. 12.—The grand review of the veterans of the Grand Army of the Republio was held in the city to-day, and the old soldiers and their leaders were out in force. The weather started out to be pleasant, but it rained later and then cleared off. The reviewing stand was located at Adams square, and Com mander-in-Chief Alger reached the stand at 1:45 with his staff, and from there, in company with a large number of other distinguished people, reviewed the pro cession. General Alger and staff had gone over part of the line of. march pre vious to this and were everywhere# cheered by the veterans. They headed the parade to thie stand. After the gen eral's escort and staff, numbering 600 horses, came the Illinois department. The Wisconsin boys who followed got many a cheer and provoked mAny smiles, as they carried a badger in a wire cage, suspended on a pole. The Penn sylvania, third division, was notable for the large number of battle flags they bore, over fifty being in line. There were a great many buckeyes in the Ohio division, of which the distin guishing feature was a large copper one suspended between poles. The New York's leading feature was Post 140, dressed in white hats and neat aniforms. The nutmeg state was finely represented by a huge nutmeg and well drilled posts. It was five hours and thirty-five minutes that the parade in front of the stand lasted. President Harrison and party, Mrs. John A. Logan, Gen. B. F. Butler, Congressman McKinley and many others were on the stand. As each department came in front of the stand the colors were dipped, hats raised and in many in stances rousing cheers given for the pres ident, "Uncle" Jerry coming in for the lion's share of attention when Wisconsin passed in review. The entire procession was a series of ovations for all the de partments along the line from the scores of thousands of patriotic citizens, fully 100,000 witnessing the parade. Post 5 of Lynn, with 726 in line, was the strongest and largest post in the parade. Strike Situation Unchanged. NEW YORK, Aug. 13.—The strike situ ation to-day remains practically un changed, except in that the officials claim that it is improved. They say that trains are coming in and going out on time. They also say that the running of passenger trains has resumed a normal condition. Suburban traffic still suffers, but as the New York Central is notorious for the poor accommodations furnished the unfortunates who live along its line, it is not surprising that these trains should be the last resumed. Webb says he has received numerous applications from old hands, but will not under any circumstances reinstate them. SWITCHMEN GP OUT. ALBANY, Aug. 13.—The switchmen and laborers in the upper Deleware & Hud son freight yards, near Lumber street, quit work this afternoon. Railroad men say they do not know the cause. A re port that the brakemen had also gone out is pronounced as untrue. One of the company's officers says the number of strikers will not exceed 250. The men claim they have detected the Dela ware & Hudson officials endeavoring to move Central freight in violation of a promise made to them. They said they aid not strike without due warning, and that the strike will extend the whole length of the road before night. Passen ger trains are all running and the strik ers say they will not disturb them. There is a large amount of perishable freight consigned to the Saratoga hotels, which was all ready to go up this after noon. The Knights claim the action of the Central people in bringing in a large number of switchmen from the Michigan Central yards in Chicago will at once ex tend the the strike to western lines of the Venderbilt system. At noon the Delaware & Hudson Canal company's and yah) men, except the engineers and firemen, quit work as though a signal had been given on that road. It is said that the Boston & Albany and Pittsburg freight departments will strike before night Trouble is feared now. FIREMEN AND ENGINEERS IN SYMPATHY. SARATOGA, Aug. 13.—There is a rumor among railroad people here to-night, that appears pretty well founded, that the engineers and firemen on the Dela ware & Hudson road are in sympathy with the Albany strikers that the fire men have reoeived permission from their headquarters to strike if they so desire. Should this happen the engineers say they will refuse to work with green fire men. TO MEET A GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE. TERBE HAUTE, Ind., Aug. 13.—Grand Mmrfar Sargent, of the brotherhood of locomotive firemen, left ._ at poon for Cleveland to meet with a grievance com mittee, but whether or not in connection with the New York Central strike is not known. At the national headquarters here a positive statement was made that he-had not ordered the firemen to strike. Yvv^'" ko Strike at Bnflldo. BUFFALO, Aug. 12.—The New York Central railroad 'authorities in Buffalo are -more confident than ever that the strike, as fer as this end of the road is concerned, is practically oyer. This view of the" situation was bore out by the fact that such trains as had arrived up to 10:80 o'clock were not any later than they might be at any time when there was no strike in progress. FROM LABOR'S STANDPOINT. An Editoral from the Journal of the Knights of Labor. PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 12.—The follow ing editorial will appear in this week's Journal of the Knights of Labor: "The strike on the Vanderbilt system came upon the public like lightning from a clear sky. It was generally believed that if there was any railway upon.whioh a good understanding existed' between the company and its employed, it was the New York Central and the other roads under the management of the company of which ChauncyM. Depew is president. Nor was this believed without founda dation, but unfortunately the action of the management of the lines passed into the hands of Webb, the vice-president, a man the very opposite to Depew in his ideas of the relationship which should exist between employers and employes. From the moment the management went into his hands he began a systematic at tempt to break up and destroy organiza tion among the company's employes. The first organization against which he directed his efforts was the Knights of Ltbor, though, doubtless, he haB his plans laid for an attack upon the engi neers and firemen, when, in his opinion, the opportune moment shall have ar rived. Webb plainly aspires to the same "bad eminence" from which the infamous Austin Corbin proclaimed tnat no member of any labor organization was in the employ of the railway he controlled The immediate cause of the strike was a systematic and evidently oarefully planned discharge. Although to the general public the strike was a surprise, the causes which led to it have existed for some time, and among those convers ant with the situation it has for some time been feared that a strike could not be avoided, however much the necessity for it might be deplored. It would serve no good purpose for us to conceal the truth that the men have a very serious struggle before them. It is true that skilled men to fill their places will be dificult, perhaps impossible to find. If skilled men can not be got, we do not hesitate to say that we believe that no care of the lives and limbs of the travel ing public, and no thought of the danger to the property of the company whose interests he is supposed to conserve, will prevent Webb from employing the most incompetent hands, if only doing so will help him win. What hope can be placed upon the engineers and firemen we can not tell, but the history of the past does not afford the promise that they will have the wisdom to see that the defeat of the Knights will only be a signal for the commencement of attaok upon them." WASHINGTON WAIFS. A New Silver Bill and the Tariff—Pro hibition with a Vengeance. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13.—Senator Teller to-day introduced a new Bilver bill in the shape of an amendment to the bill to dis continue the coinage of S3 and $1 gold pieces and the 3-cent niokel piece. The bill differs from the present law princi pally in that it requires a continued monthly coinage of 2,000,000 ounoes of silver into standard dollars strikes out the provision that this rate of coinage shall be until July 1, 1891 only does away with the discretion given the secre tary of the treasury to redeem treasury notes issued in payment of bullion either in gold or silver and provides for the free coinage of silver when the market price of 371.25 grains reaches $1. The tariff bill was again taken up in the senate to-day, the pending question being Mr. Vest's amendment offered Monday, reducing the duty on tin plates from 2 210 cent to 1 cent per pound, the existing rate, and he continued his argu ment against the proposed increase and in support of the amendment. The bill was temporarily laid aside and the con ference report on the Indian appropria tion bill was presented and agreed to. The tariff bill having been again taken up Mr. Gorman addressed the senate in opposition to the proposed increase of duty on tin plates. It was further debated but not voted on. In the house a bill was passed author izing the secretary of the interior to sell certain lands and to grant the proceeds of the sale to the town of Pelican, Oneida oounty, Wis. Confirmation—D. F. Royer, Indian agent at Pine Ridge, S. D. Senator Blair to-day reported favor ably from the committee on education and labor the joint resolution, intro duced by him, proposing an amendment to the constitution to forever prohibit in the United States the manufacture, importation, exportation, transportation and sale of all alcoholic liquors used as beverages. Base Ball—Wednesday. NATIONAL LEAGUE. Boston 6, Brooklyn 7. Cleveland 20, Pittsburg 9. New York 3, Philadelphia 5. Cincinnati 4-, Chicago 6. FLAYERS' LEAGUE. Boston 8, Philadelphia 7. New York 6, Brooklyn 3. Cleveland 12, Buffalo 8. Chicago 4, Pittsburg 2. J. i. WESTERN ASSOCIATION.- Denver 12, Sioux City 13. Minneapolis 12, St. Paul 6. Kansas City 5, Omaha 3. Linooln 3, Milwaukee 4. 7 A Visionary Scheme. WASHINGTON, Aug. 13,—Charles Wil liams of Aberdeen, prepreeenting the ir rigation committee of North and South Dakota, is in Washington in connection with the consideration of a project to get water from the Missouri river to the James river for irrigation purposes in the Dakotas. In company with Major Piok ler he called upon Director Powell of the geological survey, who promised to make a survey this fall to see where it Would. be the most feasible to make a canal to conduct the waters of, the Missouri aoross country to the James. Mr. Piok ler will introduce a bill to appropriate for building such a ditch. IR Decorated General Thomas' Grave. TROY, N. Y., Aug. "11.—Post Thoma* G. A. R. of Chicago, with mora than 1,000 men in the party, arrived at noon to-day. Service was held by the post at Gen. George P. Thomas' grave in Oak wood cemetery. After a few speeche» and decoration of th» grave the party left for Boston.