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The British House of Commons on the 9th voted 23.2 to ftV to exclude Bradlaugh, should he again claim his seat. A Turoo-Ameiucan Commission has been appointed to consider the establish ment of a petroleum depot at Constanti nople. The New Hampshire Legislature, which has leen for several weeks trying to elect a United States Senator, had no quo rum on the 9th in either house. General John Newton, President of the Society of the Army of the Potomac, has been invited to tho reunion of Parsons' Confederate cavalry brigade, at Dallas, Tex. The Treasury Department at Wash ington in two days, the 9th and 10th, issued warrants for $1 1,(500,000 on account of pen sions for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1884. The Surgeon-General of the Marine Hospital Service at Washington received advices on the 9th that the Norwegian bark Vega was at Ship Island with yellow fever on board. In the French Chamber of Deputies on tho 9th a motion that amnesty be granted persons who took part in the Paris and Montceaules Mines riots was rejected 301 to ). e One thousand uniformed knights were in attendance) on the session of the Supreme Temple of the Patriarch Circle of the Odd-Fellow's order in Chicago, 111., on the 11th. The Treasury reserve on the 12th amounted to $182,000000, falling about $1.", 000,000 in a single day. The sudden reduc tion was due to the payment of nearly $15,- 000,000 on account of pensions. ; i The meeting of delegates from West ern cities, held r.t the Southern Hotel, St. Louis, Mo., on the 11th, in the interest of river improvement, adopted a resolution to call a convention not later than November 20. At Damieta, Egypt, on the 10th there occurred forty-nine deaths from cholera; at Samanoud, seventeen; at Mansurah, one hundred and one. Fifty Europeans had died it Damieta from cholera since the out break of the disease. A recent storm did great damage in various sections about Lancaster, Fa., to the growing crops. The corn and oat fields were beaten level with the ground, and to boreo fields were badly washed, necessi tating replanting in many cases. Postmastek-Genebal (Ihksiiam the other day decided it was proper for the Civil-service Commissioners to communi cate directly, with subordinates in local post-offices, notwithstanding the postmas ter at Baltimore, Mil., objected to it. Advices from Venezuela on the 9th stated that locusts were making havoc in many parts of the country. In one night all tho vegetation in the neighborhood of Moron was destroyed. It was feared they would soon reach the fertile valleys of Caracas. . C'HOUKHA had appeared at Zifteh and Chiben, forty and thirty miles respectively from Cairo, Egypt, on the 12th. A revised list showed the number of deaths from the disease at Mansurah the day before to have leen eighty-ninp, instead of fifty -nine as before reported. Thirty-five deaths oc curred at Damietn during the twenty-four hours ended at eight o'clock. o Cablegrams from Dublin, Ireland, on the 8th stated that four men had been con victed at the Sligo Assizes of conspiracy to murder. Two informers testitled that the prisoners had made an attempt to blow up the Weston House, Oalway, under orders of a secret society. If they destroyed the house and killed the inmates they were to receive M0, but failing to take life they would only receive 200 or at)0. Gladstone informed the British House of Commons on the 11th that tho French admiral in the operatinns'at Mada gascar hauled down the flags of foreign embassies, ordered the British Consul to leave Tamatave at a time when he was so si,ck that ho died seven hours later, impris oned a British missionary, and refused to allow a British man-of-war to communicate with the shore. Explanation has leen de manded.. -0 i At their State Convention at Des Moines, on the 11th, the Iowa Greenbackers passed resolutions favoring civil-service reform, a graduated income tax, a postal telegraph system, and the abolition of Rail road Commissioners. Hon. J. B. Weaver was nominated for Governor, Sanford Kil patriek for Lieutenant-Governor, D. W. Church for Supreme Judge, and Miss Abbie O. Canfleld for Superintendent of Public Instruction. A dispatch from Alexandria, Egypt, on the 9th said provisions had given out at Damieta, and people were starving. A number of European residents made an attempt to break tho cordon around the town and several were wounded. The num ber of deaths from cholera on that day was fifty-seven. The cattle plague at Behera had ended in the death of all the cattle in that district, and the cotton worm was do ing great damage there. Thb platform of the Republican State Convention of Pennsylvania, in ses sion at Harrisburg on the 31th, after de manding a continuance of the protective policy, urges the distribution of surplus federal revenue among the States, the re demption of the trade dollar, and the adoption of measures to prevent assisted emigration. William Lindsey was nom inated for State Treasurer and Jerome B. Tiiles for Auditor-General. A terrible disaster occurred in the Thames River Valley, arouud London, Ont., on the 12th. Two bundrel buildings were overwhelmed by a torrent, and it was thought fully one hundred persons had loat their lives, and that $. worth of property had been destroyed. Reports of destructive storms were received from va rious sections of this country on the same day, the most damage occurring at In dianapolis, lnd.. where a nuinltcr of houses were struck by lightning and one person- probably fatally injured- PERSONAL ASD GENERAL. A .Iersev City (S. J.) burglar se riously wounded two policemen the other night before he was himself fatally shot. GuiTEAf's sister has brought action at Chicago, 111., asking that her divorced husband, George Scoville, be restrained from visitiug her and defrauding her of property. At Creston, Iowa, the other evening, during an exhibition of fireworks postponed from the Fourth, a mass of rockets acci dentally ignited. Several of them pene trated a plate-glass window in a store, kill ing a lad named Mackimer and burning or cutting three other persons. Em a collision on the New England Railroad the other day, caused by the care lessness of a telegraph operator, Engineer George Knickerbocker was killed at his post, after reversing his engine, another man was hurled over the telegraph wires and killed, and several others were more or less seriously wounded. A destructive fire occurred at Lysee, France, the other day and many buildings, including the Chapel, were burned. Near Coalton, O., the other day a man named Adam Young fell down a coal shaft a distance of one hundred feet with a coal-car and was instantly killed. The fourth annual Convention of the Colored Press of America began its session at St. Louis on the 10th. There were eighty-seven deaths from cholera at Mansurah, Egypt, on the 9th, seven at Samanoud and two at Shirbin. The Prefect of Alexandria, Egypt, at the time of the riots last summer has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment for neglecting his duty and conniving at the riots. Two men were arrested at Schenec tady, N. Y., the other day, charged with wrecking a train near Watervliet five years ago. Nine Chinamen, smuggled across the lino from British Columbia, were ar rested in Washington Territory a few days ago, and wero to be sent. back. A pack-train of 180 animals was be ing fitted out on the 10th to carry supplies for President Arthur and General Sheridan in their Yellowstone expedition. THREE children were suffocated in a burning dwelling at Milwaukee, Wis., the other morning. The parents and four other children had narrow escapes. The Internal Revenue Commissioner demands that dealers who sell "Rock and Rye" must take out a license as liquor dealers. The French Foreign Minister said on the 10th that France would only occupy the Tomjuin delta. Reports of Chinese inter ference were unfounded. A TRAIN went through a bridge on the Jackson & Natchez Road, near Natchez, Miss., the other day, killing the conductor and injuring six passengers. A Lot of prisoners, including a mur derer, escaped from the lock-up at Phcenix- ville, Pa., a few days ago by tunnelling through the wall. During the third quarter of the last fiscal year the receipts of the Post-office Department were $1,119,877 greater than the expenditures. For the nine months ended March SO the surplus was 2,509,412. J. .J. Alley, a clerk En the Pension Bureau at Washington, and a pension agent named J. C. Aellmett were arrested the other day on a charge of defrauding pensioners. LATE intelligence from Hue, the Cap ita of Annaiii, said the French Consul at that place had been insulted and attacked on the public street. One man was killed and three were injured by tho premature explosion of a blast near Allentown, Fa., a few days ago. Geiss, the pitcher of the Fort Wayne (lnd.) Base-ball Club, has been suspended, charged with throwing a game. Stokms and landslips have recently destroyed nearly all the crops in the Beck enried district, Switzerland. Seliens planing mill and Sage's sash factory were destroyed by fire at Rome, N. Y., a few days ago. Loss, $100, 000. The town of Soldier, Kans., sixty miles west of Ieavenworth, was wrecked by a tornado on the morning of the 11th. Three women and one child were killed out right and BOOMS fifteen persons injured. Cimmaron, eighteen miles west of Dodge City, was also visited, six buildings being demolished. Crops, fences, bridges and buildings had been swept away by floods in the vi cinity of London, Ont., on the 11th, and a number of persons had been drowned. The Grand Trunk trains were interrupted. Eiuhty bodies had been recovered on the 11th from the steamer Daphne, which sank in tho Clyde at Glasgow, Scotland, recently. The United States Internal Revenue Commissioner has asked for the resignation of Special Inspector Horton, of Boston. Chief Auditor Morhili. and three clerks were indicted the other day for em bezzling funds of the Philadelphia (Pa.) gas trust. As a result of the investigation of the defalcations of a clerk in tho New York Comptroller's office, the Board of Alder men has adopted a resolution declaring the system of accounting insufficient. Bi RGLARS at Franklin, N. Y., entered a bank the other night, and after two hours' work blew open the safe only to find that the money was in another vault. The British Government has arrived at an agreement with De Lesseps relative to construction of the second Suez canal, ; which is to be finished in 1888. Three persons were killed by a col i lision of freight and excursion trains on : the Buffalo & Southwestern Railroad near Titusville, Pa., a few days ago. i The French in Tunis the other day ! had a controversy wiluthe English Consul, I to whom they refused to deliver up a ' Maltese pri-oner. In Bridgeport, Conn., a few days ago two Salvation army officers were ar- rested and held in bond not to parade or hold street meetings. The United States steamer Vanda lia, from the West Indies, was quarantined at Norfolk, Va., on the 11th to await devel opments in a case of sickness on board, which might prove to be yellow fever. Twelve soldiers were killed at Tripoli the other day by the explosiou of a bomb while it was being removed. The Coropor's Jury In the case of Captain M. L. Cole, the Vicksburg (Miss.) Commissioner found murdered near that city recently, returned a verdict the other evening charging Dr. P. H. Cook with the murder and his son Newell as an accessory. Wright M. Albright, the Memphis (Tenn.) monster who it is alleged tortured his step-son by holding him against a hot stove, was indicted the other day by the Grand Jury in that city. Governor Grant, of Colorado, has offered fifty dollars reward for the arrest of each person concerned in the recent murder of the Grand County Commission ers. Three men were overcome by a flow of gas in the bottom of a well at W ashing ton, O., the other day, and two of them died before help could reach them. J. R. Loper, a prominent soap man ufacturer of Oshkosh, Wis., was found in a vat at his factory the other night with the flesh all boiled off his bones. It was thought he fell in the vat while stirring the con tents. Sixty-two deaths occurred at Damieta, Egypt, from cholera on the 11th, fifty-nine at Mansurah, twenty at Sama noud and fifteen at Stirbin. A subsidy of 20,000 annually has been granted the Ameer of Afghanistan by the Indian Government. Marriott, the man arrested in New York for stealing $75,000 worth of diamonds from a Paris jeweler, was dis charged a few days ago on account of in sufficient evidence. A dispatch from Lima, Peru, on the 12th announced the death of General Moore, American Consul at Callao. He died of yellow fever. Eleven jurors had been secured for the trial of ex-Treasurer Polk, of Tennes see, on the 12th. The Illinois State Veterinary Sur geon reports glanders prevalent in sixteen counties. It was reported on the 12th that the Uintah and Shoshone Indians, near the border of Wyoming and Utah, were giving the agent some trouble by refusing to stay on the reservation. The anniversary of the battle of the Boyne was celebrated by Orangemen in various cities on the 12th. The recent lard scandal in this coun try has been seized upon by the Germans as a further pretext for excluding all American hog products. The colored convention in session a Aust in, Tex., on the 12th asked the Legisla ture to establish a manual training school for the colored youth. According to the recent report of the Illinois Board of Agriculture the crop pros pect in that State is brightening rapidly. Judge Field, who was severely stabbed in Dublin, Ireland, is still in con stant receipt of threatening letters, and his family are frequently insulted. A court of Foresters acting as escort at a funeral in New Haven, Conn., the other day were refused admission to the Catholic Church unless they would take off their re galia. They went home. A runaway horse leaped into the river at Harrison street bridge, Chicago, 111., the other evening, with a buggy con taining two boys and two girls. One lad was drowned. A GREAT battle was fought the other day between the forces of Cetawayo and Ohain in South Africa, the latter chief be ing made a prisoner. The Western Union Telegraph Com pany has adopted a rule that a day's work is to be nine hours' actual service, without Sunday labor, or seven hours' labor at. night, Sundays included, nil service in ex cess to be paid for as extra. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The business failures through, ut the United States and Canada during the seven days ended on the 13th numbered 159, as against 138 the previous week. Thirty three of these were in Canada and the Provinces, leaving 120 as the quota of the United States. The distribution was as fol lows: New England, 15; Western States, 42; Middle States, 15; Southern States, 28; Pacific States and Territories, 17; New York, 7, and Canada, 33. During the twenty-four hours ended at eight o'clock on the morning of the 13'h, twenty-five deaths from cholera occured at Damieta, Egypt, sixty-one at Mansurah, twenty-seven at Samanoud and four at Shirbin. There were three deaths in Malta. A storm which struck St. Louis, M, on the evening of the 13th, sank a barge, I beached two steamers and three barges, un roofed several railroad depots, blew down a number of houses and caused general de I moralization among the numerous weak spots in the city architecture. It also caused much destruction of property in several towns in both Missouri and Illinois. Crops suffered greatly. The steamer Niagara, of the New York and Cuba mail line, was reported burned off the coast of Florida on the 13th. News was received on the same day that the bark Pimpas was wrecked near Fayal, and all on board, numbering about a dozen, drowned except three. Andrew White, a wealthy farmer living near Dwight, 111., became deranged and was placed in an asylum. He made his escape a few days ago, returned home, and, after murdering his wife and two children, killed himself. Harrisonburg, Va., was flooded by a freshet tho other night and a part of the town badly damaged. Yellow fever was reported bad at i Callao and Lima, Peru, on the 13th. A dispatch from St. Petersburg, ' Russia, on the 13th said several Jews had been murdered in Ostrog. The directors of the Suez Canal Com pany approved the agreement for constrio tion of the new canal on the 13th. It was probable the plan would be strongly op posed in the English Parliament, Louis Wales, the Indian chief, died ! at Lake George a few days ago, aged 109 ! years. j The Lord Mayor of London, Eng., : has been asked to call a public meeting to i protest against the Government's Suez Ca nal bargain. Don Marco DeSoto, President of Honduras, was in Chicago, 111., on the 13ih with several members of his Cabinet. Two men were killed by an explosion I at the Dupont powder-inill, at Wilmington, j Del., a few days ago. SOUTHERN GLEANINGS. The first bale of the new crop of cot ton was sold at Albany, Ga., the other day at 23,' cents per pound. It weighed 335 pounds, classed middling and was raised by Primus W. Jones, Baker County. At a Sunday-school picnic near Oak dale, Tenn., a few days ago, a gang of roughs, after getting drunk, started a dis turbance on the train as it was returning. Jesse Sacker stabbed Tom Lyle in the side and was immedately shot dead by Lyle's brother. The latter escaped. Eight of the graduating class of the University of Virginia, this year, have been called to professorships in other col. leges of the South. Vincenzo Borgia, a native of Malta, residing in New Orleans, became involved in a vendetta years ago, and was once stabbed so severely that his recovery seemed impossible. Fear of assassination so filled his thoughts that he the other day killed himself with a razor. At a barbecue near Deposit Station, Ky., the other afternoon, William Middle ton had a row with Levy Miller, one of the managers. The latter was cut in fourteen places and soon died. Middleton had been drunk all day. The other night at Sweetwater, Tenn., Henry Prigmore was killed by Thomas Morgan. Morgan was an officer, and, with another, had arrested Prigmore. Prig more's friends tried to rescue him, and shooting commenced on both sides, during which Prigmore was killed. Two ships from Vera Cruz arrived at Pensacola, Fla., a few days ago with yel low fever on board, and were sent to quar antine. D. R. Caldwell, Alexander Land and J. W. Ackerson were arrested in Chatta noga, Tenn., the other day, on a charge of counterfeiting. The evidence against them was said to be conclusive. Absalom Blythe, United States Marshal of the district of South Carolina, has tendered his resignatod. The President has appointed John H. Livingston United States Marshall of South Carolina, vice Absolom Blithe, re signed. Great excitement prevails in Russell, Ark., over the discovery of a gold mine a few miles west of that place, which assays $10.23 in silver and $11.03 in gold per ton. It is thought the ore extends all along the divide between Red and White rivers. It crops out at Salodo, Greenbrier and near Buck Horn. A turtle was taken into Cedar Keys, Fla., a few days ago, which weighed 42-3 pounds. The North Texas Horticultural and Pomological Association held a meeting in Dallas the other day and passed a resolution in favor of holding a fruit exposition in Dallas August 8 and 9. Charters have been filed with thi Secretary of State at Austin, Tex., recently by the following corporations : Texas Oil Company, principal office Corsieana, capi tal stock $250,000; Tyler City Railroad Com pany, capital stock $100,00 ); Hill County Land and Live Stock Association, capital itock $300,000; Colorado and Seven Wells Water-works Company, capital stock $100, ; Texas Water-works and Gas Company, office at Tyler, capital stock $100,000; Dal las Barrel and Woodenware Factory, capi tal stock $25,000; M. T. Jones, Lumber Co i pany, Ennis County, capital stock $150, 000. A fatal affray occurred the other morning at New Hope Church, five miles from Russell ville. Ark. John Herring charged P.J. Harvell with circulating dam aging reports about him, which ho de nied, but before much was said Herring closed in and stabbed his adversary. He then jumped on his horse and escaped. The Homing mill of .J. A. Fant, Flemingsburg, Ky., was destroyed by fire the other night, the loss being $15,000. The Commissioner's Court, at Dallas, Tex., she other day, appointed a committee of three to investigate charges of brutality and ill-treatment of convicts in the Dallas County Poor-farm. H. B. Linn's saw-mill, near Kildare, Cass County, Tex., was totally destroyed by fire the other night, the loss being $25, 000, with no insurance. For four consecutive seasons Houston, Tex., fans received the first halt of cotton two of them this time. Both of them ar rived the other night, and were delivered at the Cotton Exchange in that city. Bale No. I, from Mrs. M. Hausmann, DeWitt County, weighed 487 pounds, classed middling, and sold "for $210. Bale No. 2, from C. H. Ar necke, DeWitt County, weighed 348 pounds, clashed strictly good ordinary, and was sold for 130. The street-car drivers of Houston, Tex., have the power of special policemen. On account of a recent row in the outskirts of tho city with a negro, the drivers will hereafter be armed. The cattle that were shipped from Georgia recently are said to be dying on the Texas prairies. The weather is too hot for them. That there are great expectations cen tered in the Louisville (Ky.) Exposition is evidenced by the sale of privileges, some of these being: Restaurants, one at $2,500, and one at $2,000; lunch stands, two at $1,000 each, and one at $1,200; cider stands, $1,50J and $1,250; pop-corn, $1,500; peanuts, $500; fruits, $1,200; candy, $2,000; ice cream, $2, 025. The shooting-gallery privilege pays $1,225; the weighing and measuring, $410; the barber shop, $503, and the boot-black monopoly, $250. The President has recognized C. Lamar Quintero, Vice-Consul of Costa Rica at New Orleans. The home of a swarm of bees was found in a cliff near Winding Stairs, Lee County, Ky., recently, from which ten gallons of honey was obtained. A cavern in the rock about the siza of a barrel con stituted the hive. Des Arc, Ark., has a new Court-house. Will iam Direly, the colored man re cently arrested, charged with the murder of the jibbons family, at Ashland, Ky., and discharged after examination, ia ob tained warrants for the arrest f Alf. Burnett and MarshaU C. Abell, the detect ives who caused his jTest. Shropshire & Co., New Orleans (La.) liquor dealers, sustaird a loss of $20,000 by fire in their building a few days ago. A candy factory adjoining suffered somo damage from water. At Louisville, Ky., a fire in a millinery store bd $2,500 worth of damage. FLOODED OCT. A Terrible Storm at London, Ontario Two Hundred Persona Supposed to Have Lost Their Lives. Lokdon, Ont., July 12. A terrible disaster occurred in the Thames River Valley, around this city,this morning. Last evening at six o'clock a storm broke, which lasted until three o'clock a. m., at tended by incessant heavy rain, lightning of startling vividness and thunder which broke like a thousand parks of artillery. The night was full of terror and dismay on account of the tempest raging. Nothing like it had occurred within living memory, but toward morning the residents of the flats west of the city traversed by the River Thames were overtaken by a catastrophe which is probably unprecedented in the province of Ontario. - Two hundred build ings were overwhelmed by a torrent, and two hundred persons are reported missing. About two o'clock a. m. the school bell in the village of Petersville, a suburb of London, began to clang an alarm, which in due time was taken up by the city fire bells. The morning was calm and still after the storm, so that citizens, when aroused by the bells, heard the air fill d with shrieks and cries, mingled with the sounds of a vigorous chopping with axes. The thriving suburb named, comprising about 1,000 souls, had been suddenly over whelmed with a torrent, caused by a tre mendous cloud-burst some dozen miles np the country. The water rolled down in one resistless wave, raising the river to twelve feet above ordinary flood mark and destroying about two hundred dwellings. The village to-day presents a picture of sickening ruin, brick houses being leveled and frame ones either carried bodily down stream or tumbled over and over and left in inextricable con fusion. The people took refuge on the roofs of buildings that remained standing until relieved by men with boats, which work occupied six hours. Many of these people had to cut their way through the roofs with axes, so sudden was the catas trophe. Men who left home to rouse the neighbors found themselves borne away on the crest of the flood, while their houses and little ones were carried off by the same mad current. One house floated down with lights burning inside and inhabited by a lady, Mrs. Wright. It struck the rail way bridge, and the lady was taken out a raving maniac. A cradle passed down amid a confusion of furniture, containing a baby, which was dead. A little boy passed over the water-works dam and was en gulfed. It is supposed that there is a great loss of life, as two hundred per sons remain to-night unaccounted for. This afternoon the water-works pump-ing-house went by the board. The pleasure steamer Princess Louise, costing $10,000, went over the dam and took the iron bridge along with her. All of the iron bridges art gone except one, and the city is isolated to night. The fires of the gas-works were ex tinguished and the main broken by a wasH out, and the city is also in darkness. Daniel Collins' ice house was swept away.togother with five thousand tons of ice and eight horses. Collins' Hall in Petersville is now filled with refugees. The churches and residences on high ground are also filled. Mr. Jeffrey, a banker, threw open his house on the neighboring heights, and had tables spread on the lawn to teed the hun gry refugees. The greatest sympathy is shown on all sides. A mass meeting of citizens was held to-night to devise relief measures. The damage done will not be less than $500,000. lire in the Indiana University. Bloouinoton, Isd., July 12. At about half past ten to-night the new department of the Indiana University was discovered by the janitor to be on fire, and at once the alarm was given by Mr. Spier. The buildings being so far from the center of town it was fully half an hour before a thorough alarm was given and the compa ny on duty. When they came to put out hose it was discovered ti.at it was not within fifty feet of being long enough. In the meantime the flames were raging, and the laboratory was in flames and the sec ond story on fire. The engine got to work and the men worked nobly. Some explosives in the laboratory exploded and soon the library and museum was in flames, when attention was given to save the old building. The museum is, perhaps, one of the finest in the country and not excelled in the W est. The library consists of 15,000 volumes, selected with great care during the last ten years, which were all lost. Dr. D. M. Fordam's collection of fishes can not be duplicated. The new building is entirely destroyed. There is no doubt but that lightning caused the fire, as a thunder storm was raging at the time, and was carried to Prof. Willie's room by a telephone wire. The loss will reach over $200,000; $30,000 insurance. The building was erected ten years ago. Highwaymen Lynched In Colorado. Denver, Col., July 12. The lynching of two highwaymen, Hag gerty and Dowling, at Salida at midnight last night, created great excitement there. The mob numbered seventy-flve masked men, who gathered at Maysville, a station a few miles from Salida. The party took a man named Lawt Laws, a prominent man of Mayville, and marched him in front of them to the jail. The guards would not fire on them for fear of killing their friend Laws, who was forced ahead of the crowd. Marshal Bob Kear refused to deliver the keys when asked. The crowd broke down the doors, took the prisoners from the jail and marched them across the railroad track to a grove of trees near the church, where they halted. Both men protested their inno cence, but it would do no good. Just as the roues were placed around the neck one said, "Well, you did the shooKng." They were strung up with no further ceremony, and their bodies were left hanging to trees till about sunrise this morning. These two ruf fians have been practicing robbing persons at and near Mayville for several days. They had been loafing near the depot on yester day, and it is thought that they saw Lynn draw his pay. The two men were seen by outside parties following Lynn and the Swede, and these parties also saw the shoot ing. Lynn is still alive, but there a -w no Hopes of his recovery. The Swede is all right, with the exception of some bad bruises. The masked men were unknown, but are thought to be the friends of Lynn and some citizens of Mayville. . Foresters Denied Admission to a Church. New Savex, Oosx., July Vt. Court Hermann, Ancient Order of Forest era, were yesterday refused admission t St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, wear ing their regalia, attending the funeral of a member. Father McGiveny met tbem at the church door. The court refused to take off their badges, and left the church. Three members, pall-bearers, took off their re galia and entered the church. Father Mc Giveny explained that the organization was not connected with nor recognized by the church. BETTER NAVIGATION. A Conference Held at St. Louift, No., to Discuss the Subject The Resolution! Adopted. St. Louis, Mo., July 11. The Executive Committee of the commit tees appointed by the exchanges and other commercial associations of the Mississippi Valley to promote the improvement of the Western waterways, met yesterday morn ing at eleven o'clock, in the reading-room of the Southern Hotel. The committee is composed of one member from each of the commercial bodies in the Mississippi River States. President Ewald, of the Merchants' Exchange, called the meeting to order and welcomed the delegates to the city. He said he was pleased at the alacrity of the response to the call for a meeting. The cause was not a local one, but national, and needed only to be set before tho people of the country to gain their appreciation and to force through them a recognition of it by the National Legislature. The meeting then addressed itself to the business of permanent organization. Mr. D. B. Wood, of New Orleans, was elected permanent Chairman. Mr.George L. Wright was made Secretary, and the following gen tlemen were elected Vice - Presidents: Messrs. W. F. Phelps, of Winona, Minn. ; H. G. McPike, of Alton, III.; C. N. Clark, of Hannibal, Mo.; P. W. Crawford, of Du buque, Io. ; A. H. Woolfolk, of Kentucky ; J. F. Brown, of Mississippi ; John G. Adams, of Arkansas ; R. C. Gray, of Pittsburgh, Pa. ; Ben Eckerson, of Cincinnati, O. ; O. W. Oliver, of Wichita, Kan. ; Thomas W. Hal liday, of Cairo, 111. ; John J. Parker, of Da venport, Io. ; Wm. Seedentopp, of Council Bluffs, Io. ; Governor E. O. Stanard, of Bt. Louis, Mo. ; John McClure, Wheeling, W. Va., and Capt. John Gilbert, Evansville, lnd. Committees on Resolutions and Order ot Business were then appointed, and the Con vention took a recess until three p. m. afternoon session. The committee met at three o'clock in the afternoon. Mr. W. F. Phelps, of Winona, from the Committee on Order of Business, reported as follows : Your committee bog leave to report, reeom mending: 1. That a permanent organization be effected. 2. That the headquarters of this organization be at St. Louis or such othsr place as this meeting may determine 8. That all local permanent committees be considered as branches of this central organization and report to it such matters as may te of use in prosecuting the work before us. 4. That the membership of the central orsranizrtion con sist of one delegate from each of the per manent committees now or that may here after be appointed In the prosecution of this work. 5. Your committee further recom mend that a committee be appointed to draft rules for the government of the said central organization, and that they provide therein for the raising of such funds as may be re quired. 6. That a Convention be held at such time and place as this central committee may decide; and that every member of the local permanent committees be called as delegates to said Convention. Mr. Wright then read the following reso lutions : firaohvf. That it is the sense of this meeting that a River Convention be held in the Mis sissippi Valley, the place to be hereafter des-' ignated, not later than the 0th of November, 1SK8. Kcsnttvd, That it is the duty of tho commer cial bodies of the cities and towns, of the far mers and laborers in each Congressional Dis trict in the Mississippi Valley, to petition their respective Representatives in Congress to uphold and vote for adequate appropriations for the improvement of the Western water ways. RctuHved, That in the selection horeafter of members of Congress from the Mississippi Valley It should be the especial care of all t fio people interested that no candidate be select ed except those pronouncedly In favor of river improvement. MtntrilveA, That a sub-committee be chosen by this meeting to tlx the time and place for call ing the River Convention, and that this com mittee prepare in due form t lie call for said convention. Rcaokmt, That the seasoning of time has but rendered more valuable and necessary to the public weal the proceedings of the Mississippi River Improvement Convention held In St. Louis October 27 and 28, 1881. and we com mend its action to the public mind. Some discussion occurred upon the re ports of the committees. The sixth article of the first report was finally stricken out, and then both reports were adopted. In order to bring the subject of the place of holding the next Convention before the meeting Governor Stanard moved a recon sideration of the resolution that a Conven tion be held in the Mississippi Valley. Af ter the motion had been thoroughly dis cussed and a number of speeches made, it was decided that the next Convention lie held in Washington, D. C, on the second Thursday in February, 1884. The question of who should be the Cen tral Committee, only one delegate from each organization being peesent, came up. It was resolved that the present Executive Committee be changed into a Central Com mittee, the organizations at home having the power to make a change in their rep resentative should they choose. Mr. D. B. Wood, of New Orleans, was elected permanent Chairman; George L. Wright, of St. Louis, was made permanent Secretary and Michael McEnnis, of St. Louis, was elected permanent Treasurer. On motion, the actions of the Executive Committees were adopted by the Perma nent Central Committee. The Secretary was empowered to draw np the call for a convention, and to append the names of the members of the Central Committee. The St. Louis Merchants Ex change Committee were authorized to assist the Secretary in his work. The committee then adjourned sine die- Two Men Suffocated in a Well. Washington, O., July 11. This evening, about five o'clock, while Tom Anderson, Tom Jones and John Cab bage were digging a well on a lot owned by George Simpson, on Temple street, in this city, and while Tom Jones was in the well at a depth of about twenty feet, he struck a vein of gas, and in almost an Instant be came unconscious. Anderson and Cub bage noticed that he had fallen over, and at once drew him up to the top. He became partially conscious and Ander son went down it the well. He, too, became affected in the same way, and Cubbage, seeing this, went down in the well to help him up. The gas was so strong that before Cubbage had reached the bottom he became unconscious, and before help could reach them they were both dead. By means of ropes and hooks they managed to get their lifeless bodies out of the well. They are all married men and have families. Cubbage is a white man and the other two colored. The well in a half hour was filled with smoke and gas, and the water is bubbling and roaring ttp from the bottom. Many other wells have been dug in this vicinity, on adjoining lots, but nothing of this nature has ever before occurred. m Wrecked by a Cyclone. HOLTO.v, K AS., July U. A tornado struck Soldier City, a town of some 200 inhabitants, eighteen miles west of this city, on the Kansas Central rail road, last night about tea o'clock, and com. pletely demolished some sixteen buildings and injured a number of others. Among the buildings blown down were two gen eral stores, one livery stable and several residences. Three women and one child were killed outright and some fifteen In jured, several seriously. The storm pasned irectly south. Mr. Stephen f this county, living one dier City, lost his barn and wq from the foundation. mile soi had his SCHOOL AND CHCRCII. Nine of the eleven survivors of tho are class of '33 in Bowdoin College clergymen. John B. McMaster, author of the "History of the American People,11 hat been elected to the Professorship of History in the University of Pennsyl vania. The Little Rock CJniversity, now approaching completion, will bo tho finest brick building in the State of Ar kansas, and one of the largest and most convenient collego buildings ia the Southwest. Chicaqo Times. Blanche K. Bruce, a nephew and namesake of the colored ex-Senator, won the first prize at the Com mencement of tho Kansas University, at Lawrence, a few days ago. Chia.q Journal. A curious mark of changed rela tions in tho matter of learning lan guages is found in Ohio, where, out of 650,000 scholars, 448 study Greek; still fewer, 41H, study French, while more than 40,000 are learning German. Bishop Roane (R. C.) of Richmond, Va., who has been visiting Palestine, has shipped from that country a comer stone for the new cathedral that is to bo built in Richmond. The stono is twenty by fifteen inches in size, and was cut from the Rock of the Garden of Jeth scmane, on the Mount of Olive-;. A correspondent in the New York, Examiner (the Baptist organ) say-i: "More pastors are wanted in Missouri. Some one said recently that Misso iri could furnish work for 1,000 comnmn senso ministers. Salaries range fnnn $600 to $1,000 for men who can preach and work among the people. Kid glove ministers are not wanted." Mr. Moody thinks that iaiattri in this country should exchange pulpits oftener with the brethren in England, "say for six months at a time." "It is only a short trip across tho ocean, and it would do much to stir up the penplo of both lands." "Why,11 said Mr. Moody recently, "I could have preached in Queenstown on Sunday in the morning and in New York on tho following Sunday.'1 AT. Y. Sun. Now that Childron'p Day proper is past and that its celebration was both agreeable anil protitable many of our churches will bear enthusiastic testi mony why not begin to prepare for the next such occasion by making every Sabbath a veritable children's day? With much of attention to child tastes and wants and a generous infusion of tho spirit of love we may make the iirst day of each week a time looked forward; to by small and great with hope and delight. Then perhaps we may 80 to celebrate Children's Day as a time of great ingathering a sort of "harvost home" day for the spiritual fruits of tho year. Chicago Standanl. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. "Crowded out to make room for more interesting matter,11 remarked the editor as he shoved aside a plate of beans and tackled a strawberry short cake. Detroit Post. Mr. William Doodle "Yes, Mba Frost, I always wear gloves at night; they'make one's hands so soft." Aliss Frost "Ah! ami do you sleep with yoar hat on?11 AT. . Life. The authorities at Cincinnati toink of notifying Germany that if she won't take American pork Cincinnati will stop playing Wagner's WHO. tlffat dclphia New. It is claimed that the women ot Siam are the most beautiful in the world. But ask any American belle if she is not as pretty as the prettiest, and she will be apt to reply: "Yes, S'nini.'1 A prominent physician says a per son should never be waked up tfxo jit when there is urgent necessity for it. We will pay some one well to translate this into baby language. Bwiingtoif Free Press. Recently a Paris lady abruptly on tered her kitchen and she saw the cook skimming the soup with a silver spo n. She said to her: "Franeoise, I express ly forbade you to use silver in the kitch en." "But, madam, tho spoon was dirty.1 ' A little girl unconsciously and touchingly test i lied to the exeesslvo drudgery of her mother's life when, oa being asked: "Is your mamma's h dr gray?" she replied: "I don't know. She's too tall for me to see the top of her head, and Bhe never sits down. Chicago Tribune. Woman (who had been looking over blanket in a Main Street store) : "Well, I didn't mean to buy. Am just looking for a friend." Clerk (politely): "Don't think you'll find your friend among the blankets. We've looked Vni all through.'1 Toledo Jllad:. A Leadvillc woman recently sbde four gold watches from as many p r sons during a dinner hour at a restau rant. It is impossible to steal the watch of a Yankee. He always keeps it be fore his eyes when eating to see if he can beat his previous record. Dost n Transcript. "How old arc you, Jacob?" aska.1 the doctor of an aged Austin Israelite, whom he had been called to attend in a professional capacity, and who is a broker whose mind runs on the fluctua tions of the money market. "I vash seventy-two years old," was the reply "You may live to be eitr i v vears of age.11 "I vash afraid not, Midiler Doctor," replied Jacob. Vy sho ild the Lord vant to dake me at eighty, oa he can dake me now at seventy-two Texas Sitings. The first fare over the big Brook lyn bridge was paid by a New York re porter. If the cent was not borrowed for the occasion it goes to show that t ho rumors about the New York-journal!. t being underpaid are grossly exagger ated. Perhaps the cent was a OOntter feit, or the reporter may have pic lead it np, or possibly the whole story is a newsp.ip: ! sensation, gotten up foi ef fect. At all events, it was highly un professional for tho reporter f h ive paid his way. Journalism seems to be in its infancy in New York if reporter actually pay cash for anything t. v get. We manage things better here n Texas.