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Tiik reunion of John Morgan' a men nt Lexington, Ky., was addressed by a large number of prominent Confederates on the 25th. . . Tub Treasury Department purchased 420,000 HMH of silver on the Jith for de livery at. the Philadelphia, Now Orleans and San Francis, o Mints. The cable announced on tho 2Gth Mint the revolution in Keuador was ended and an election was to be hel 1. The pros pects for peace in l'oru were improving. . - Gknbkai. Tkkvino, of Mexico, was in Rt. Imis, M., on th :21th, on his way to meet (iouoral Ord in New York. The new of that gallant olBcer'n death was a terrible surprise. A uanqtkt given by the British vol unteers in honor of the American rifl team took place at London, Kng., on the 25th. The American and British rifle teams were present in full uniform. A HUHOCM cholera outbreak was ex pected at Po boy, India, on the 2:td. In Eypt the cholera epidemic was said to be supplemented by leprosy. A physician with forty assistants was to be sent from India to Egypt. OffKm of the Chicago, Milwaukee & Ht. Paul Hoad report the grain crop along its lines west of the Mississippi in excellent condition, with the exception of some nnrrow holts in Dakota, where hail bent down the stalks. e The exchanges at t went y-t.hree lead ing clearing-' louses in the Init"d States for the week ended on'the 21st were $1,IX)7,K70, 4.V, against 4 11,720 the week previous, indicating an increase in general trade throughout tho country. Tub death of ex-Governor Thomas Hwaun, of Mnryland, ucnirroil at his es tate near Locsburg, Va., on the 2lth. He was a representative from Baltimore in tho Forty-second, Forty -third. Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth Concrresses. In the ballot for the New Hampshire Ronatorship the leading candidates stood as follows on the 2ftth: Bingham, 111; Chandler, 70; Marston, 30; Tappan, 20; Patterson, 25; Burns, 20. On the second ballot: Bingham, 111; Chandler, l. Tub Georgia House of Representa tives on the th unseated D. P. Proctor, white, from Camden County, and seated Anthony Wilson, colored, in his place. Wilson had loen in two previous I.cgiKl.1 turcs. There are two other negroes in that body. . Jt'tuiE BlOMCrr, of Chieajro, 111., derides that national bank stockholders are liable for debts of the bank to the amount of their stock, and that individual suits to recover 011 this liability can bo begun without the intervention of a re ceiver. Tub Sioux Indians held their annual sun dance at Rosebud Agency the other afternoon, ten thousand being present from all parts of tho reservation. The Govern ment had given orders to suppress the barbarous practice, but tho agents were powerless. The Virginia Democratic State Con vention met at Lynchburg on the 25th and adopted a platform, the iinal resolution of which arraigned In strong krw the admin istration of Natiiwial and State affairs, es pecially between the President ami (ien eral Mahone. At the national soldiers.' reunion at Columbus, Ohio, on tho 20th, twenty-five inemlK-rs of the Fifty-fourth Virjgnia Reg iment were entertained by the Third Ohio. Speeches were made the day MKn by R. B.Hayes, Charles Foster and Judges Hoad ley and Foraker. It was announced at a strikers' meeting in New York on the 24th that the cable operators at Duxbury, Mass., and at Cape Breton, had struck. At Atlanta, Oa., tho receiving clerk in th Western Union otlioo was slightly wounded by a bullet fired through a window by an unseen person. Tin: Khedive returned to Alexandria from Cairo, Egypt, on tho 20th. There were 422 deaths from cholera in Cairo on that day. The death list on the 25th was five at Damiota, twenty-eight at Tantah, twenty-live at Mehalla, six at Chobar, seven at Bamanoud, tlfty-six at Mehallet, twenty-one nt Sifteh, twelve at. Mansurah, fifty-five at Ohizeh and three at Menzaleh. A few days ago the Secretary of the Treasury received a draft for $4,iKW drawn hv the Kxohsnirii National Bank of Atchi son, K.ans., on tho First National Bank of Chicago, with the following request: Tlcase place the amount of Uic enclosed draft to the credit of the United States for the Itenofit of same." Signed, "Unknown Debtor." The amount was credited to the conscience fund. Cholera had broken out among the British troops at Suez, Egypt, on the 2ith. The death list during the twenty-four hours ended at eight o'clock on that morning wns (Mr hundred and sixty-three deaths at Cairo, twenty-three at Zifteh, sixU-en at Tantah, nine at Shirbin, thirteen at Man surah, one hundred nud seventeen at Chi liin, forty-three at Mehallit, ninety-three at Ohizeh and seven at Cheban. Theke was no abatement of the strike difficulty on the 23d. In St. Iouis, Mo., the Western Uuion had a few more men at work, but there was a serious dearth of Eastern quotations on 'Chance. South cm quotations failed on the Cotton Ex change. The company claimed to be con stantly increasing its forces at most points, and tho strikers were equally positive that they were gaining strength as the days go 4 As a result of a compromise arranged a day or two before the American Rapid Telegraph Company had a full force of op erators on the 20th. There wv.v renewed rumors of a compromise with the Balti more and Ohio Company. The Western Union Company said its attitude was un changed, and that the time restriction on delivery would probably be discontinued in a day or two. The strikers were as full of defiance at on the first day, rEKSONAL AM) GENERAL. At Flora, Ind., tho other day. Alex ander Keys killed Samuel SU-wart on the street. The murderer had been cotelled to marry the daughter of Stewart, and his subsequent desertion of the girl led to tho slaughter of her lather. General E. O. ( '. Ord, of the United States Army, who fcjok passage on the steamer City of Washington at Vera Cruz for New York, and was taken down by yel low fever, compelling his removal to the shore wbilo the vess-1 was at Havana, Cuba, died in that city on the 23d. Twenty-four loaded coal-cars on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad wero pushed ofT a high trestle at the Elizabeth port (N.J.) dock into Stanton Island Sound the other morning and totally wrecked. A hotel and livery stable at Ports mouth, N. EL, wero destroyed by fire tho other morning, tho guests of the hotel es caping with difficulty. Twenty-six horses were cremated in tho stable and a number of vehicles wero burned. A severe storm struck Asbury, Park, N. J., on tho afternoon of the 'Ski. The Madison, Gilse- and Howard houses were unroofed and six carriages loaded with people were upset and wrecked. A num ler of tents wero blown down nt Ocean Orovo and an unknown colored man was blown out to sea in a boat. Severe thunder storms prevailed over a large sweep of country in every di rection from Chicago, 111., on the 23d, and telegraphic communication was greatly impeded. It was reported on the 23d that seven-ty-fivo deaths from flux had occurred at Byhalia, Waterford nnd Victoria, Miss., three small towns adjacent to each other and a short distance south of Memphis, Tenn. A spool factory, the storehouses in connection, also two dwellings, btirned down at Peticodiac, Quebec, the other night. The loss was heavy; the insurance small. Br the breaking down of a pier at North Point, ten miles from Baltimore, Md., on the night of the 23d, an excursion party of several hundred jeople was pre cipitated into deep water and about seventy were drowned. The Washburn & Moen Company has begun suit la the United States Court at St. Paul, Minn., against a hardware firm for infringement of the barbed-wire patent. At Pittsfield, Mass., on the 24th Em erson Watson was placed on trial for man slaughter and criminal negligence in caus ing the death of aigM men in a collision 011 tho Troy & Boston Railroad, on which he was engineer. Tho court ruled that the prosecution must proceed under tho com mon law, which necessitates that malice bo proved. There was a very destructive fire at Memphis, Tenn., on the 24th, a number of fine business houses being burned down. It was thought the total loss on stock and buildings would reach f200,000. A mob of masked men entered the jail at yavKn. tl;e u nt y eat of Shelby County, Iowa, on the Mtb, and taking Hardy, the man who murdered Postmaster Clingan at Polk City 011 the night of the 10th inst., hung him to a tree and then rid dled his body with bullets. A farm KM named T'loyd, living near Rushville, Buchanan County, Mo., was lynched on the night of tho 24th. Ho had sol 1 another farmer a horse which had been stolen from n St. Joe man. Font lives were destroyed a few days ago by a tornado near Eaton Rapids, Mich. A desperate prize light was broken up at Nanticoke, Pa., the other-evening by a crowd of women who invaded the arena brandishing knives ond revolvers, A msPATrii from Washington on the 25th said the steamship Audiin, with yel low fever, had arrived at Newport News, Va., nnd Bad been ordered below to the quarantine station. All foreign vessels entering the capes would be stopped if there was sickness on loard. The jury in the mat against Orth H. Stein, late city editor of the Kansas City (Mo.) ErcniiHj Star, who killed George Fredericks in that city June!, has returned a verdict of murder in the second degree, and fixed the punishment at twenty-five years in the Penitentiary. A ai case of pension fraud was nipped in the bud at Philadelphia, Pa., tho other day. Two men nnd a woman secured $1,785, but quarreled about the divide and were all locked up. A boat containing eight men and two girls, all colored, who were crossing the James River at Claremont, Va., tho other day, upset and eight of the party wore drowned. It is reported that the late Henry L. Kendall, of Providence, R. I., has left $000, 000 to the public library in that city. Captain Mathew Webb, the famous swimmer, lost his life in the Niagara Rapids on the 24th. Watson, the Troy & Boston engineer on trinl at Pittsfield, Mass., for man slaughter for carelessness resulting in a fatal collision, was acquitted under in structions of the court. Richard O'Connor, a Chicago (111.) private watchman, the other night shot and mortally wounded a boy thirteen years old because he was prowling around a wa termelon car. O'Connor was locked up. It is stated, that under a large tree in Llano County, Tex., was recently found a carriage with the skeletons of three adults and two children. The belief prevailed that they were English tourists, and were struck by lightning at least a year ago. Colonel J. M. King recently sold a mammoth ranch near San Antonio, Tex., to an association of British capitalists for $4,000,000. A voi'Nc. man named T. A. Pond, a railroad hand, was found dead the other night at Sandstone, Jackson County, Mich., hung by the neck, with hands tied behind him. It was called suicide, but was thought by some improbable that he should have killed himself in that position. BraidVood, 111., came near having another frightful mine disaster a few days ago. Just as a lire in the Eureka shaft was extinguished, after raging three days, a heavy rain storm caused another flooding of the mines and the miners barely had time to escape, a number being seriously injured in the scramble to get out. Eastern Wisconsin was visited by a damaging storm on the 20th with tho heaviest rainfall ever known there for a Single shower. The French Government has asked the Chamber to vote 50,000 francs for a scientific expedition to investigate cholera in Egypt. Deaths at Cairo on the 25th were nearly 300, and at other places the epidemic raged unchecked. Three men were shockingly burned the other ftioming by an explosion of cinder blast in the iron-works at Catasaqua, Pa, A collision between a passenger train and a wild freight on tho Saratoga Road occurred near Schenectady, N. Y., the other day and ono man was fatally scalded and six others seriously injured. Both engines wero wrecked and a passen ger car, a baggage car and four freight cars were burned. M. A. Da C-"H IN, of the Louisiana Lot tery Company, has brought suit at Wash ington ngaiust Walter Q. Grosham, Post master General, for $100,000 damages sus tained by his recent order forbidding the uso of tho mails by that company. At Grand Rapids, Mich., an immensj jam of logs broke loose on the 20th and swept away several railroad bridges. William Clutchy, first mate of the Mississippi steamer City of Vicksburg, was called ashore and terribly beaten by four men at Darnell's Landing, Tenn., a few days ago. The members of the firm of L. B. Day & Co., carpets, Milwaukee, Wis., have been arrested for false pretenses. They recently failed for $70,000. A seaman died of yellow fever in a Philadelphia hospital on the 20t.h. United States Detective Pkrkins, with officers from Pittsburgh, Pa., arrested a bnd gang of highwaymen in West Vir ginia the other day. The report of the Tuke Committee shows that in three months 5,327 emigrants were assisted out. of Ireland at a cost of 35,000. It recommends a continuance of the practice. In the case of ex-Treasurer Polk, of Tennessee, tho jury found a vordict of guilty and nsses -ed punishment at twenty years' imprisonment. A company has been formed at In dianapolis, Ind., to manufacture electric headlights for locomotives. At Miles City, Mont., a mob took a prisoner named Rigney from jail on the night of the 25th and hanged him. Rigney was a hard case and a bar-tender. Two hours after he was hanged an incendiary fire destroyed seven buildings in the town. It was thought some of his friends caused the'flre. The Secretary of the Treasury has issued another call for bonds for redemp tion to the amount of about $31,000,000. The Norfolk and Portsmouth (Va.) Exchanges have petitioned tiie authorities for a change in the hospital station at Hampton Roads. A grand-jlry at Pittsfield, Mass., has indicted a tot of men for tarring and feathering a woman. THW Louisiana lottery is said to be evading the Postmaster-General's recent order by having its remittances sent to a New Orleans national bank. John H. Pettinoill, a substantial business man of Lewiston, Maine, went to a circus with his grandson the other day and suffered himself to be defrauded out of $1,000 by monte men. A recent cablegram announces the death in battle of Cetewayo, the Zulu King. All of his wives and many of his chiefs were also killed. The works of the Home Sewing Ma chine Company at, Bridgeport, Conn., were nearly destroyed by tire a few nights ago. The buildings destroyed occupied three sides of a square and were four stories high. The company employed about four hundred hands. CONDENSED TELEGRAMS. The failures throughout the country for the seven days ended on the 27th num bered 190, as compared with 1(S the week previous. The geographical distribution was: New England, 35; Middle States, 32; Western, 37; Southern, 23; Pacific States and Territories, 20; Canada, 31, and New York City, 8. The cholera cases which had oc curred in England were on the 27th pro nounced sporadic, and had no connection with the epidemic in Egypt. Tho deaths at Cairo for the twenty-four hours wero 311. In the Bombay presidency 1,101 deaths occurred from cholera the first week in June. The death of Hon. Montgomery Blair occurred at his residence, at Silver Springs, near Washington, D. C, on the 27th. The Ward Iron Company of Niles and New Philadelphia, O., has failed, with estimated liabilities of $300,000. The avail able assets were said to be less than $5,000. England has protested against tho return of paupers from New York, who were on their way to join friends that were ready to take care of them. . Another batch of the Sprague prop erty was sold on the 27th at Central Falls, R. L, for $200,000. Tiik Massachusetts Legislature ad journed on the 27th after the longest ses sion on record two hundred and six days. Two women and a man crossing a railroad track in a wagon near Lancaster, Pa., the other day were struck by a train and killed. It was reported on the 27th that a British demand for discontinuance of the state of siege at Tamatave had been re fused bv the French Artmiral. The New York Produce Exchango has adopted a resolution to confer with other exchanges relative to building their own lines of telegraph. Atlantic Citt is said to be filled with Italian boys under control of padrones who compel them to bring in a stipulated sum daily. The authorities were trying to break up the practice. A storm which prevailed the other night in the vicinity of Fort Worth, Tex., Vine nrnvMl to ll'lVf bf'.-n A TtTV AeriollK mm throughout a wide extent of country. Packard, the American Consul at London, Eng., has appointed a doctor to inspect the passengers and cargoes of all vessels bound for the United States. At the election in Denver, Colo., Robert B. Berth, of "Philadelphia, was elected Commander-in-Chief .4 the Grand Army of the Republic on the second ballot. The national encampment closed on the 27th. The next encampment will be hold at Minneapolis. Minn. SOUTHERN GLSAHIXGS. There is a family in Rusk County, near Henderson, Tex., consisting of two brothers and two sisters, whose ages are as follows: Mrs. Lloyd, 96; Mrs. Melton, 87; Taylor Brown, 85; Frank Brown, 80 the average age befig 87 years. Attorney-General Moore, of Arkan sas, holds that meat, corn and other pro visions owned by farmers, merchants and others, are subject to taxation, there being nothing in the revenue laws or Constitu tion exempting the same. By pouring oil on the floor, and set ting it on fire, then gouging out the charred portions by means of a sharpened spike and a piece of scissors, and then repeating the operation, three prisoners in the Corpus Christi (Tex.) jail very nearly succeeded in escaping a few days ago. A recent dispatch from Sclma, Ala., says the cotton caterpillar has made gen eral appearance in that section. Examina tion of the crop near that city shows the top leaves badly riddled, with plenty of worms in sight and webbed up. The crop is three weeks late, and worms in such num bers aro two weeks early. Sclraa, Ala., has sixty artesian wells. People of Graysville, Ga., are turning out en masse to slay mad dogs, which aro becoming very numerous. A goat bitten by ono recently went mad and butted its brains out. Both the ball aud cotton worm have made their appearance in the Brazos Bot tom, Tex., two months earlier than usual and fears are entertained that they will greatly damage the cotton crop. A gentleman in Washington County, Texas, raised twelve pounds of cocoons this year and shipped them to a silk fac tory. Thirteen thousand pounds of red pepper was received at Laredo, Tex., a few days ago from Mexico. Charles Francillo, the oldest citizen in Warren County, Miss., and one of the oldest in the State, passed away at his resi dence in Vicksburg a few days ago. There is sycamore tree in Campbell County, Georgia, which measures a little over four feet in diameter. The other evening while William Webb, a young man living at Shell Mound, near Chattanooga, Tenn., was squirrel hunting, he accidentally dropped a bottle of shot, and in attempting to pick it up his gun was discharged, the shot taking effect in his side. The whole region of the sido was torn up, laying open the cavity, break ing several ribs and exposing the lungs, from which he died next morning. The total valuation of real and per sonal property in Bradley County, Ark., is $855,357. Auburn (Ky.) jail has not had an in mate for so long that tho lock has become rusty and will not hornets have taken terior. ndmit a key, and the possession of the in- A duel with knives was fought at the County Line Church in Doty County, Ga., the other day, between Samson Cujon and Samuel Clifton. Clifton was hacked in pieces. At Clifton, W. Va., the other night, Joseph Hill was fatally stabbed by James Kirby, a boy eighteen years old. Kirby escaped. Lightning struck in the open lake, in Lauderdale County, Tenn., during a recent thunder-storm, nnd killed hundreds of fish. A twelve-year-old girl named Mc Donald was found dead in the woods near Collula, Tex., a few days ago. She had been lost four days and five nights. Her mother was in Laredo with a little son who was bitten by a rattlesnake. During the last twelve months this lady lost a son-in-law, killed by a railroad accident, her hus band died from a blow on the head, and her son blew his brains out in her presence. The largest sale of timber lands ever made by the St. Louis & Iron Mountain Railroad was completed the other day, be ing 5,000 acres in Saline County, Ark., to tho Pierce Lumber Company of New Jer sey. George Kane, Harry Suffer and Wor tbington McCulloch, young unmarried men from Frostburg, Md., were rowing in the Potomac River a few days ago when the boal capsized and all were drowned. A German syndicate wishes to pur chase 100,000 acres of land in Tennessee and Kentucky. Another Blind Tom has come to as tonish and plague the American public. A colored boy, nine years old, at Rome, Ga., is said to play the piano like an educated performer. James P. Wright, a notorious thief, smuggler and desperado, was captured in Frio County, Tex., a few days ago. Luke Pryor, a clerk in Milton Gar rettson's store at Linwood, Ark., was mur dered and robbed by unknown parties the other night. The boiler in a steam laundry ex ploded at Houston, Tex., tho other day, par tially wrecked the building and doing from five hundred to a thousand dollars damage. James Buck, the engineer, was fearfully scalded and may die. There were several narrow escapes from death among the em ployes. Mr Rolert C. Gilmer, of Columbia, Ky., found a guinea's nest on his farm last week containing sixty -three eggs. Sixteen completely petrified human bodies are said to have been recently dis covered in Pine Mountain, Campbell Coun ty, Tenn., in a solid limestone rock with fragments of petrified wood. Near by is also a cave, the walls of which are deco rated with paintings of .extinct or imagi nary animals. A traveler in North Carolina recently saw near Waynesville a church twenty eight by forty-four and eighteen feet high, with a pine steeple, all made from one tree, and there was enough lumber left over to fence the church-yard. The Arkansas oat crop is immense. Miss Clara Collins, of Colorado City, Tex., was accidentally killed by one of her slbst intimate lady friends a few days ago. They were together in tho room, and her friend, picking up an old pistol supposed not to be loaded, and pointing it at her I head pulled the fatal trigger and sent the ball crashing through her brain. She died instantly. Rev. George R. Bnster. formerly of New Orleans, La., and late of New Jersey, has recently been found guilty of immoral practices and required to surrender bis cre dential a traitor. DOWN TO DEATH. J A Fri(rhtfnl Calamity Befalls a Church Excursion 1 ;i rt y from Baltimore, Mi. Sixty or Seventy People Lose Their J.tves. Baltimore, Md., July 21. A terrible disaster occurred at North point Tivoli, an excursion resort on the Patapsco, ten miles from this city, about ten o'clock last night, hy which many lives were lost, the number being estimated between sixtj- and seventy. The accident was occasioned by the giving way of the center portion of the pier, on which sev eral hundred persons were congregated awaiting a boat to reti rn to this city. The locality is a small bay, distant about two miles from Northpoint light-house. It was formerly known as Holly Grove, and was the first regular excursion place fitted up near the city about fifteen years ago, and was the most popular resort at that time and for several years afterward. Yesterday's excursion was given at Ti voli under the management of the Mount Royal -Benefit Society of the Catholic Church of Corpus Christi. The excursion as it went down on the barge Cockade City was towed by the tug Amanda Powell. The barge was formerly an old canal boat which had been fitted up with several decks for excursion purposes, and used as such for several years. Yesterda' sh' made three trips, the last being made from this city between six and seven o'clock last, evening, and reached Tivoli before teu o'clock. During the day she had taken down about five hundred persons, and on her last trip about one hundred. A large number of those who went down during the day had remained, intending to return on the last trip. When tho barge ap proached all those on shore made a rush for the end of the wharf, which is several hun dred feet long, and were closely packed to gether at the gate, about twenty-five feet from the end, impatiently awaiting admit tance through the gate. As the barge came alongside and struck the wharf, it suddenly and without warning gave way and a large portion of the crowd was precipitated into the water, which is about ten feet deep. Many were able to save themselves by fleeing toward the shore as tho outer end of the pier crumbled and fell. Darkness added to the confusion and terror, nnd little could be done at once to rescue tho drowning, most of whom were women and children. The first news of tho disaster reached the city a little after two this morning, when the barge landed at Henderson wharf, bringing a number of bodies of the drowned. Sixty-five bodies had been recovered up to noon to-day and been brought to the city. All except four have been identified. Throughout the night many persons fa thers, brothers and friends connected with the'excursionists gathered at tho Eighth Street wharf, where the barge usually lands, anxiouslv awaiting her arrival and apprehending disaster when tho boat did not come in at her usual hour. As the hours wore on past midnight and there were yet no tidings of their friendf their fears were Increased almost to conviction that some dreadful accident had overtaken the party. At a later hour their fears were realized when the facts became known. As fast as the bodies were identified ly relatives and friends they wero taken to 1 heir respective home Unidentified bod ies were carried to the Eastern police sta tion to remain until recognized or other wise disposed of. Statements in regard to the immediate cause of the accident are conflicting. It is stated by some that the bty'ge was already lying alongside the wharf and tho gang plank had been run out, when it gave way, and that it fell from the sheer weight of the crowd upon it. Others are of opinion that the wharf was carried awny by con tact with the barge. FURTHER IfSTAILS. The Am, in an extra issued after one o'clock, says: The boat had made three tri;)8 to Tivoli. The morning boat tool: down 100, the two o'clock lwat 1,200, and the six o'clock boat seventy-five. This latter boat reached the pier at 8:20 and prepared to take all hands back to the city nt once, as requested by Father Starr. The excur sionists, knowing tiiis was tho only boat, dashed along the pier until they were stopped by a gate near the steamer. Some youths tried to climb over the gate, and man ami boy seated themselves on the rail, with their legs hanging. A sudden move ment caused the rail to break, and the t wo were thrown into tho water. A commotion followed, and theru was a sudden crash and a chorused shriek. Splin ters flew in every direction, and about 200 people were struggling among the timbers in eight feet of water. The noise and cries were so loud that watermen heard them two miles away. Those who witnessed the scene stute it wns sickening. The moon had gone down, aa4 the only light was that shod by two foebJe coal oil lamps. Some of the rescuers took barge lanterns and set them on the whaiT. Two of them exploded and aided fre:i!i terror to the scene. Those on the decks of the barge threw life-preservers, stools and benches into the water. These struck a great many and knocked them insensible. Others let down planks and ropes. Inde scribable hopelessness and terror reigned, shrieks, curses, groans, cries for God t "Save us," heartrending prayers for help. Darkness impeded the help rendered by those who jumped into the water. Big Fire in Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., July 21. At 4:30 o'clock this morning firo waa discovered in the rear portion of stores Nos. 360 and 002 Shelby street, occupied by Brode & Co., commission merchats. An rlarm was promptly sent in, but before the engines arrived the flames had com municated to 2,000 barrels of refined cotton iced oil, which was stored in the cellar and the second story of the building. The fire spread rapidly and soon enveloped the store of Stewart, Gwynne & Co., wholesale rxocers, to the north and Shanks & Co., John Reld's grocery and commission house on the south. There was stored 500 barrels of oil with Shanks & Co., which but added to the intense heat, which prevented the firemen from fighting the fire at close quarters, and they couM only save the adjoining property. The losses, as far as could be ascertained, are: Stewart, Gwvnne & Co., on stock of i (; ','HiO; insured for $50,0iX) in the Green & Beasley agency; on store, $15,000; in sured for $12,600. F. A. Brode & Co., $2,000; insured for $1,000. The 2,000 barrels of oil in the store, owned by the Globe Oil works, valued at $,000, fully insured. The building is owned by M. L. Meacham. val ued at $10,000; insured for $8,000. Other losses by parties having oil in stock. TotaJ loss about $200,000; insurance, $15t,000. Suffocated in a Wheat Bin. Omaha, Neb., July 24. Fred Henderson, aged ten years, and Charles Snell, aged twelve years, while playing in a wheat bin at Hoag's Elevator at Cherokee, lo., were drawn into the slidt and suffocated. It seems that James Hen derson, the father of one of the boys, pulled the slide at the bottom of the run to fill a car and finding that the grain did not come freely put his hand in to clear away the obstruction. In doing so he caught ludd of a boy's leg and the terrible fate of his child was soon discovered to him. Th bottom of the bin was quickly cat oat an 4 tho bodies of the two boys secured. WITHOUT A JURY. A. Montana Desperado Hanged by a Mob at Miles City The Town Farually De stroyed by Incoinllnri. s. St. Paul, Minn., July 38. A Mil s City special says that a party of masked men proceeded to the County Jail yesterday, overpowered the Jailer, and seized a man named Rigm y whom they took about a mile out of town and hanged to tho projecting end of a railroad tie over a culvert. Rigney had been jailed tho day before for disorue.-ly conduct, and bore a reputation as a hard citizen, having beon accused o ' robbe and other crimes. He was a I a tender in the saloon of the Cosmopol.tin Taeater. Two hours after he was hung the tl ea'er burst into flames, and was com pletely destroyed, with six other build ings, among hi -h was a largo dru? store. The progress of tho Are was arr s' od by the brick buildin; of the First National B. n'c.btherwise the entire block would have been destroyed. The total loss is estimated at $50,000. It :s generally thought that the fire was the work of an incendiary, in re taliation for the hanging of Rigney. LATER DETAILS OF THE LYNCUINO. Later advices from Miles City show that the fire occurred first aud the lynching af terward. The fire broke out in tho Cosmo politan Theater, which was in a mass of flames nearly as soon as discovered. Nejpt the flames fell upon a row of three small buildings, occupied by Marrill as a lunch counter. Brown's tobacco store and Bish op's Side-board saloon. These were totally consumed. The fire quickly spread to the next building, which was known as Flick's Hall, owned by Charles Bishop. This building, being of pine logs, gave out a great heat, and the fire here gained so much strength t hat the block at ono time was given up for gone. From this building it spread to the large nnd handsome store of Bisenick & Bros., stationery and general dealers, and in a few moments what was a magnif icent structure was a total wreck. The next buil ding to succumb to the flames was the drug store of W. E. Savage & Co., a large two-story frame building adjoining the First National Bank. It was also quickly destroyed, and by the frantic ef forts of the citizens the fire was here stopped. The bank building, being of brick, interposed as a barrier to the further ad vancement of the. lire. The loss is estimated at various figures, by some as high as $100,000. After the excitement of the fire was over a party of masked and determined men proceeded to tho jail and took therefrom Bill Rigney, who had been incarcerated a few daj's before for threatening to assault the daughters of a worthy family named Brown. He was found in the cell, and af ter some trouble was taken out, a rope put around his nock and he was taken to the railroad bridge over the Tongue River, dis tant about a half mile, and hanged. Slain in the Street. Jackson, Ga., July, 30. Information of a shocking murder in the upper part of Monroe County, near Union villo, has reached this place. Charles Wright, a young man of twouty-one years, son of Dr. James F. Wright, of Unionville, met W. J. N. Hane in a public road near that village and shot him three times, killing him instantly. The causes leading to the affair appear to be as follows: On Tuesday Mr. Wright was in Forsyth until late trying to sell his horse and buggy, stating that he wanted funds with which to go West. While driving along a dirk road after night he ran into Cap E. Hane, a younger brother of the murdered man, doing damage to his own vehicle, after which both young, men pro ceeded on their way. Next morning Charles Wright and his younger brother started to the shop with the buggy for repairs, and en route met W. J. N. Hane accompany ing his brother Caper on the way to church. As soon as the two buggies met Charles Wright began to quarrel with the younger Hane about their collision of the previous night, and soon drew a pistol, with the apparent in tention of shooting him. The older brother, W. J. N. Hane, sprang from his buggy, and getting between tho two buggies endeav ored to act as peace-maker, begging W right to put up his pistol, as they were unarmed. Wright drew his pistol upon the older Hane and fired throe shots, the first passing through his hat, the second striking his head and the third entering his breast and inflicting a mortal wound. Wright then sprang from his buggy and fled. His younger brother, William Wright, ran back up the road, and met at a short distance Levi Alexander, and told him his brother had killed a man, and continued his flight. Upon Mr. Alexander's arrival he found Hane dead, diaries Wright, tho murdorer, has not yet been arrested, and is supposed to be making his way West. Bridge Demolished. Detkoit, Mich. .July, 26. A calamity which was threatened at Grand Rapids the past two or three day took place this morning. An immense jam of logs extending up Grand river for miles has been lodged against the bridge of the Detroit & Grand Haven Railroad, near the city. It has been hoped that the briffge might resist the tremendous pressure., but it succumbed this forenoon and went down with a crash. The bridge of the Grand Rapids, Indiana, Chi cago and West Michigan followed suit. Millions of feet of logs have gone down tho river with the flow, and are almost certain to continue down, sweeping every thing before them, going into Lake Michi gan. If this proves true, a large additional number oiavgs will be carried out at Grand Haven, as well as destruction of all bridges thsVe. The ultimate losses, It is feared, will reach many thoosaad dollars. The calamity is unprecedented in its extent. Steamboat Male Brutally Beaten. Cairo, III., July 28. William McCarty, mate of the City of Vicksburg, was placed in the hospital here last night, suffering from the effects of a severe beating administered by parties at Darnell's Landing yesterday. It appears that on the down trip of the boat the mate became involved in some slight dispute with parties at the landing, but supposed it was all settled. On landing there last night the mate was induced to go ashore upon some pretext, and was immediately set upon by three men, by whom he was dis armedand beaten unmercifully with a club, breaking his nose and several ribs and bruising his back and entire t ody fright fully. He is suffering very much, but will recover. A Hi&hwaytnan's Work. ACSTIW, TEX., July 26. Last night about ten o'clock, in the heart of the city, a highwayman relieved State Health Officer 8 other prominent c gold watches. Tl in the city, taking carriers of the mo rearinger and several tizens of their cash and is morning he was still paper from one of the nimr iaiers. and about eleven o'clock halting Mr. rumple, a weu known newsdealer, on the street. Just as he was about going through Ritnple pock ets be was frightened off by an approach ing U-am. Officers have been ouc after him all day, but with little hopes of effeoting Blicasture. FACTS AND FIGURES. There are now three thousand Na tional Banks. --It is said that 2,-150 watches are manufactured in this country even working day in the year. H. J. Beemer has signed a contract vrith.the Lake St. John Railroad Com pan3', of Canada, to construct the whole line of railroad to Lake St. John. T ho whole price to be paid is between $3,0K),000 and $4,000,000. The number of distilleries in opera tion throughout the country is (510, agalnal 37 one year ago and 781 two years ago. Illinois is the largest man ufacturer, Kentucky the next, Ohio the third and Iowa the fourth. Chicago News. The total production of the Load ville mines for April. May and June amounted to -$4,278,815. The product of the first throe months of the year aggregated $3,602,602, making a total for tho first six months of 1883 of !?7, 942,477, against $7,822,390 for the same period last year, or a gain of $120,870. Chicago Tribune. In 1880 Aroostook, which is tho banner Maine county, had .5,802 farms, containing 270,442 acres of improved land, the principal productions of which were as follows: Barley, 1.5,777 bushels; buckwheat, 296,793 bushels; oats, 628,435 bushels; rye, 10,894 bush els; wheat, 138,236 bushels; potatoes, 2,248,594 bushels; tons of hay, 80,316. The packet Great Western, now sailing on the Pacific coast, first sailed from New York to Liverpool fort;. -years ago, and remained in the Atlantic fleet twentj'-nine years. She crossed the At lantic 116 times, brought 30,000 paeent cers to this country, has had 1,00 births and 200 marriages on board. Mid has never lost one of her crew, or even a spar, in a gale of wind. AT. Y. TintM. Captain R. Y. King, who, it was re cently reported, had sold his Immense cattle interests in Texas, has about 85,0L0 head.of cattle.about 20. (MX) head of horses and 30,000 head of sheep, his pastures amounting in the aggre gate to something over 1,000,000 acres of splendidly watered lands, a valua tion in all, land and stock, of some thing in tho neighborhood of $5,000, 000. The magnitude of tho barb-feneo business will bo understood, says tho Scientific American, when it is stated that the estimate of the quan tity of this fencing made in 18H2 was 80,000 tons, or 500,000 miles in length. The firms claiming under their patents the exclusive right to manufacture barbed wire are said to have made with in the year in royalties from their li censes and from extra profits in their own business between $4,000,000 and $5,000,000. England is certainly not a C.maan of free milk and honey, indeed, the. lower classes find it a constant and pain ful struggle to gain a livelihood. As an illustration of the fact the statistic s are given that there niie in London 800,000 families who are in the habit of pawn ing small articles, and that each year there are unclaimed pledges to the num ber of 6,000,000 that are sold. The assertion is made that the enormous sum of 270,000,000 articles are annually put in pawn. Chicago Inter Ocean. WIT AND WISDOM. Avery precise maidenEttie Quette. AT. . News. The largest liberty which can ever be given to any man is the liberty to do right. A school boy remarks that when his teacher undertakes to " show him what is what" he only finds out which is switch. What is Jhe difference between a fool and a mirror? The fools speaks with out reflecting, and the mirror reflects without speaking. "These,'" said Spicer, when ho was shown the Venetian dungeons, " thero must be relics of the dark cages." Boston Commercial Bulletin. It is a good sign when women aro happy in each other's society; When they talk as well and arc as agi ceeblc, vivacious and witty when together as when there arc gentlemen to please. N. . Examiner. A boaster in a hotel was telling of the many sections of the country that he had visited. A follow at his elbow asked: Have you ever been in Alge bra?" "Oh. yes," replied the boastci, 44 1 passed through there on the top of a stage coach about a year ago. Ex change. "Statira Jane," said a fond moth er tho other morning to her daughter, " did Daniel Johnson kisa you on the steps last night?" "No, mamma, ho did not." If tho fond parent had sa.d mouth instead of stops, it would have troubled Jane to reply; although, after all, steps are things 0 a door. --Jivslon Courier. Having learned that somebody had affirmed that there was no rhyme for coffee, Bob Burdettc immediately com posed the following lines: To drown the drear perfume of beer, He drank a quart of cofToe; And when that night his boots were tight, And couldn't tie pulled off, he Left them on and hlept On the floor. Tho Winterport correspondent of the Relfast (Ireland) ,ourna! relate that little Josie was -accused by her sis ter of telling a falsehood. Sin- at first denied, but afterward said bv way of extenuation: "Well, suppose I did He; everybody lies hut Cod and George Washington." This came little gi 1 was asked if che said her pray rs. She replied: "No; I have 10 t ike Kenne dy's medicine, and that's enough with out saying my prayers." American journalism: The follow ing is a sample of the headlines with which the Cincinnati Time nnd lw enlivened its telegraphic columns during the Egyptian campaign. Each capital ized word represents the beginning of a separate line: "Woeful war. It lifts aloft iu horrid front in Egypt's desert land. And Wolseley's soldiers groan and ruiit Across tho scorching eand. The turbnned Turk and gory 'ire-kin en mity loek horns, Aud nil the 1 o-.ven, i to speak, Tre td on each other's corns,'' tit, Jarae Qazetlt.