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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2G, 1887. NO. 1. THE WORLD AT LARGE. fcJammary of tha Daily News. WASHINGTON NOTES. The Secretary of iho Interior hns re voked the order of withdrawal of i Ideinni ty land for the benefit of the Atlantic & 1'acific Kailroad Companj', and in a long letter to the Commissioner of the General Lund Oflk'O Tiaa directed that they be re stored to settlement under the Pre-emption aud Homes! ead laws. It is stated that between iM.tK.KMXO and 3-),000,(uO acres are involved in this decision in the case of the Atlantic V Paeilic Company alono. The air brakes on the St. Louis, Chicago & Cincinnati express refused to work as the. train entered Washington on the morn ing of the 17t h. A peneral wreck ensued, tho engineer being Killed aud many passen gers and the fireman injured. The free delivery system will be ex tended to the following post-offices, begin inr October 1: Alexandria, Va., Ilutcbin fcfn, Kan., New Castle, Pa., Middleton, N. Y., Hudson, '. Y., and Marquette, Mich. The offers for sale of 4 4 per cent, bonds to tho (jiovernment received at the Treas ury Department on the 17th amounted to S,-r.i,7.. The rates ranged from Si. US) to fl.10. Tho majority were offered at the latter figure. Secretary Fairchild accepted tho offer of Harvey, Fish & Sons to sell 11,000,000 coupon and f I..1 10,000 registered J per cents, at ?l.0'J 44-100. All the other bids were rejected. Sccmktaky and Mrs. Lamar left Wash ington on the ISth for an extendod vacation in the White mountains. A Caiunet Council was held at Washing ton on tho ISth. Tho fisheries and financial questions were under consideration. The trial of Assistant Surgeon Crawford, charged with criminal intimacy with Eva Wlnle, the fourteen year old daughter of Dr. White, of Washington, ended iu con viction, and he was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment. THE KAST. ' KiciiAitn I'.eax, of Huston, a herdic dri ver, and his brother John, also a hackman, and a sister have been notified that they are joint heirs to a fortune of $10,000,000 left by Thomas Ktian, who recently died at ISonham, Tex. An Albany sjecial to the New York World pays: The Btory published al leging a contest between Colonel Dan Lamont and ex-Secretary Daniel Manniug for the control of tho Albany Arija, and connecting tho President with the affair, is denied by Colonel Lamont. Du. Bit i dor, the State Veterinary Sur geon, recently visited Manor township, near Lancaster, I'a., to investigate an al leged case of pleuro-pncumonia. No traces of tho disease were found, and tho doctor stated that there was riot a case iu Penn sylvania Tnc cornerstone of tho Bennington (Vt.) battle monument was laid on tho tilth in the presence of the Covernors of Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts and a large number of spectators. John J. Ueilly, aged twenty-two, fore man of the scratch shop of Kathboun, Sard (c Co.'s stove foundry. Albany, N. Y., dis appeared one morning recently. Two days after his body was found in an oven for baking ladles. It was presumed ho went In there and lying down, fell asleep. Fire was started and the door of tho oven was then locked. His presence not being no ticed, he was baked for about forty hours. A msease, said to bo Texas lever? hn broken out among the cattle in tho neigh borhood of Oswego, N. Y. Font persons were killed by the Newport express train, which struck a carriage at Five Mile River, Conn., ou the night of the loth. Foru persons were killed by the Newport express train, which struck u carriage at 1'ivo Mile ltiver. Conn., on the night of the 10th. Tkn large ice houses owned by Colonel C. L. Barrett, of Cleveland, ()., at Chautauqua lake, N. V., and six freight cars were de Mroyed by ilro recently, causing $70,000 loss. The Standard Oil Company recently hskcd United States Marshal Stafford, of New York, for protection to their new Town Creek property, asserting that their striking employes threatened to obstruct Iho passage of boats on tho creek. The re quest was refused. Tut! Pennsylvania Republican convention met at llarrisburg on tho 17lh. Captain William B.Hart was nominated for State Treasurer; Henry W. Williams, Supreme Judge. The platform indorsed James (J. Blame for the Presidency. The Thistle arrived at New York on the KHh and is being prepared for ttie raeo with the Volunteer for the America's cup. At the Pacific Mail directors' meeting at New York on tho 17th the executive com mittee was ordered to take steps to reduce tho capital stock one-half, and if this is dene the payment of dividends will be ro sumed at once. Tub Universal Peace Union at New Lon don, Conn., recently passed resolutions looking to the establishment of arbitration instead of war, favoring general disarma ment aud tho substitution of international courts for military systems; favoring woman suffrage, prohibition, justice for Ireland and conciliatory policy with tho In dians, and denouncing capital punishment. lit zmax Bi.am o, President of Venezuela, was in Now York recently. Ho complained of British seizures o territory of Venezue la, and said tho object of the British was to obtain possession of the mouth of the Orino co. Ho wanted ttio United States to inter fere. Tun falling of an elevator in (. Lidein berg fc Ox's building, on Mercer street. New York, recently, resulted in the death of one woman, fatally injury of a man, and slight injury to about a dozen girls. The elevator boy was unable to work the catches and tho elevator, which was heav ily loaded with work people, was precipi tated to the bottom. Pkof. l'mvi.Kii, the phrenologist and lec turer, died at Sharon, Conn., ou tho ISth, of spinal trouble. Malcolm Foiu was reported dangerously ill at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn. His constitution was ruined by excessive training while champion all round athlete. Three surgical operations were performed without avail and his case was considered hcpclcss. Two passenger engines ran away within tho yards of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Philadelphia the other night, and the engineers, named Morris Thompson and Joseph Kelly, received what was thought to be fatal injuries. Tho locomo tives were totally destroyed. I'Kor. MiiTKOwiTzp, A. M. Ph. P., one of the most learned Hebrew seolars and bib liologicnl students in this country, died at New York on the l'.'lh in his seventy seventh year. Prof. Mcyrowitzo was born in Wilna, Poland. August, 1M0. His par ents were Jews and lie was educated for the rabbinical chair. The schooner Lizie Wilson, from Balti more to Boston, was sunk recently oft Barnegat, N. J., by a collision with the steamship Atlas. The wife and daughter of tho captain and two sailors were drowned. Pkof. Spencer F. IUiri, of the Fish Commission, died at Woods Holl, Mass., on tho lDth. Tub United Labor party in convention at Syracuse-, N. Y., on thn l.Uh, nominated the following ticket: Secretary ot State, Hnry Oeorce, ct Sew York; Comptroller, Vicvor A. Waiker, of King's; State Treasurer, B. II. Cununnngs, ct Montgomery, Attorney- lienerM, Dennis C. V'eclery, ot Mouroe-, State Engineer and Surveyor, Sylvanus A. tiwvct, ot Lruome. ' UoN.Utnnot M. Ktevens has resigned tho oftiee of deputy U mtetl Ktates attorney tor the District l Ma&sucnusetts 00 ao- I'ouut of your health. Till; . TTEST. I It was stated in Kansas City on the ICth j that plans were fully prepared for the building of a north and south railroad from that city to Sabine pass, on the Gulf of j Mexico. Tha work would be done by an entirely new company of Eastern capital ists. The bids which were invited for the re pair of the marine docks at Mare Island, Cal., have been foand to be in excess of the appropriation made for the purpose, and further action has been postponed until next spring. A faktt of cowboys, in search of a miss ing ranchman at Tonto basin, near Albu querque, N. M., recently called at a house where a family named Tewksbury lived. As the party was leaving the place, after fruitless inquiries, theTewksburys fired on them and killed three. Another party was being formed to avenge the murder and much bloodshed was feared. In one of the recent fights betweeen Sher iff Kendall's posse and the White river hostiles, it was reported, Colorow's son Eeny was killed. The killing of the young chief excited the Indians, and the safety of 400 women and children at Meeker was endangered. Rin for cements were hurry ing to the scena of hostilities on the 16th, but the situation was critical. As attempt to wreck a train of the Ohio & Mississippi at East St. Louis recently was frustrated by Special Police Officer Clancey, who discovered that a frog had boon tampered with. Sheriff Charles Ltxcit, of Alpena, died the other morning at the Detroit sanitari um from a shot wound in the leg, inflicted by the notorious "Blinkey" Morgan Lynch planned and carried out the scheme to capture "Blinkey" and the others al leged to be tho murderers of Detective Hul ligan, of Cleveland. His murderer is now in jail at Ravenna, O. Mrs. Josie Newkirk, of East St. Louis, was arrested tho other day for forging a receipt aud, obtaining possession of a regis tered letter, addressed to Mrs. James Gor don. She was taken before Commissioner Crawford, at Springfield, and held in $1,000 bond to await the action of the grand jury. An Atlas, M. T., special says: "The Flat head council has decided to reject the prayers of sixty half-breed Crees in re bellion with Kiel and now refugees for homes among them. The Pen d'Oreille, Koutenais and Flatheads join in the de cision." Tub property of the French Boys' Mining Company, located in King Solomon's moun tains, in San Juan County, Col., was sold at auction at the Real Estate Exchange, New York, recently, to B. L. Colman for $'3,700. It was said that $500,000 haa been sunk in the property by credulous investors. Charles McEvkii, cged ten, living In May wood, 111., was shot and killed the other day while shooting at a mark. K. G. Hill, of Richmond, Ind., has been elected President of the National Florists' Association. A torxado struck Republican City, Neb., on the evening of the 17th, doing much dam ago and killing two men and injuring five others. Charles Parker, who robbed Paymaster Bash of $7,OJ0 at Hays Springs, Wyo., last February, has been captures. He was ar rested in Logan County, Neb., alter mak ing a desperate resistance. AT Naperville, 111., the other morning, two stock trains on tho Chicago, Burling ton & Quincy were in collision. The acci dent was due to a fog. Four cars of cattle and hogs were smashed and tho animals killed. One of the engineers was seriously but not fatally injured. The coroner's jury in tho Chatsworth, IU., railroad disaster, brought in a verdict throwing the blame on Timothy Coughlin, foreman of section 7, and virtually exoner ting the railroad company. The Chicago express on the Cleveland & Pittsburgh road jumped tho track at Bay ard station, near Alliance, O., the other morning, wrecking one sleeper. The col ored porter was killed and three other per sons were seriously wounded. SQia? A thirty foot grindstone in Butcher & Gibbs' plow works, at Canton, O., burst tho other day, killing Henry Pahsen, an employe. Heuiies P. Clement, the Leavenworth, Kan., defaulter, has been heard from in Canada. He expressod, in a letter to a friend, his sorrow for going wrong and promised to do better. At the reunion of tho Eighty-seventh Illinois veterans at Kufield, 111., on tho 19th two prematura cannon explosions " took place. Two men had their arms blown oft and four others were fearfully burned. The annual meeting of the National Press Association which was to have been held in Denver, September (i, lias been post poned because of the impossibility to se cure rates. ' THE SOUTH. A dispatch from Huntsville, Ala., of the 10th says: The freight conductors of the Memphis & Charleston road struck to-day for higher wages. No freight trains are running. Ex-GovERSoit Li ke P. Blackiurv, of Kentucky, was reported dying at Frankfort on the Kith. The official returns of the recent Ken tucky election give Buckner, Democrat, 17,015 plurality over Bradley, Republican. During a fight in Mount Sterling, Ky., Monday, four friends of a prisoner were wounded by tho marshal or each other. By the falling of part of an tinlinished trestle on the extension ol tho Ohio Valley railway, eight miles south of Marion, Ky., on the 17th, the foreman, William McCar roll, of Owen Sound, Out,, was instantly killed. Three other men were seriously in jured. After twenty-six years Governor Rich ardson, of South Carolina, is about to pro sent a gold medal as the gift of the State to Geueral N. G. Evans, of tho Confederate army, for conspicuous gallantry at Lees burg, Va., in 1801. This is the only testii monial ever presented by tho State to a soldier of the late war. It will cost $500. Kx-Coxfeierates of Texas had a reunion at Dallas on the 17th. Six hundred coal miners of Laurel Coun ty, Ky., have struck for an increase of half a cent a bushel for mining coaL Edward A. Johnson, a noted crook and express robber who escaped from tho Nash ville (Tenn.) penitentiary, and for whom largo rewards were offered, was captured in Cincinnati recently as ho was coming out of a Sundav school mission. CENEKALi Ttie X'ark I.aite J-Sxpm of the 10th, in its review of tho British grain trade, says: "With tho exception of a few slight show ers the drought has not been broken. In the greater part of the kingdom the days have been fifteen degrees cooler and the nights are autumnal. Vegetation appears to bo giving out. The wheat deliveries have been numerous; values continue to decline." Tub messengers dispatched to inform Emin Pasha of Stanley's expedition ar rived at Meicia on tho east shore of Albert Nyanza at tho beginning of May, after having been detained by King Kassiki and King Mwangit. It was stated at Meicia that Emin Pasha was in the Umkaro dis trict at the beginning of May, being en route to the Lake Mutauzige by way of the Kakibibl river, lie was iu good health. The election in the Northwest division of Cheshire to fiil the vacancy caused by the death of Mr. R. Verdiu, Liberal Unionist, resulted iu another victory for tho Glad stoneite. The vote stood: Mr. J. T. Brunei', Uladstonian, Ml-'; Lord Henry Grosvenor, Liberal Unionist, S,l3- la the last election -when l be Liberal Unionist candidate was successful, the vote was as follow: R. Verdia, Liberal Uuionist, 4i6' J. T. Brantr, Home Ruler, The Prince ot Wales arrived at Bam burg on the l?tk. lie paid a visit to Empress Augusta. Mkit.r Golpschmiut, tue Danish poet, noveiist und journalist, js aeud, ugful sixtx- The Russians ara forming cantonments ! at Latelle Kargnazoli, near Saralril, south ; of Shiginhan. The railway from Chardhui to Bokhara is nearly completed. Richard Seamas Scott, who absconded with $100,000 that belonged to the Manhat tan Bank, of which ha had been an em ploye in 1SS5, has made a confession before Consul General Waller at London. The confession implicated a lawyer named John R. Dunn, who got, the money, and he was arrested at New York on the ISth. Two dynamite cartridges were exploded on the West Clare railway bridge at Ennis, Ireland, on the 16th. No serious damage was done. Two other cartridges were found on the bridge, which had failed to explode. The town hall at Crusheen, County Clare, was fired the same day, but no damage was done. A iicrricaxe in the vicinity of Bordeaux, France, recently destroyed an enormous amount of property. The storm caused tha collision at Arcachon of two excursion trains and several cars "were wrecked and seventeen persons were injured. The Prussian Bundesrath has authorized the raising of a loan of 8.000,000 marks to allow the Government to work the alcohol monopoly. Tue German Government has permitted the reopening of tho Franciscan convent at Neustadt, Silesia. The Canadian Pacific has taken steps ia the valley of the Red river, in Manitoba, to shut out the proposed Red River Valley road. A conflict between the forces of the two lines is feared. A dispatch from Zanzibar has been re ceived at the French Foreign Office which says that Henry M. Stanley, the explorer, has been massacred by natives after hav ing been deserted by his escort. The dis patch was discredited in London. At the Limerick (Ireland) sessions on the 17th three persons were sentenced un der the Crimes act, two of them to six months' imprisonment and one to four months, for resisting tho sheriff. Tue Journal de at. Tetersburr says the Rus sian Embassy at Constantinople has handed to the Porte a protest against Ferdinand's occupancy of the Bulgarian throne. It de clares that he has been guilty of an auda cious attempt against the rights of tha powers. The French Consuls in'Bulgaria have been instructed to discontinue business re lations with the Government. The hoerxen Zeitung, of Berlin, contradicts the recent report that the -Krupp firm would be converted into a joint stock com pany. In Catania, Italy, on the 17th five new cases of cholera and twenty-six deat hs were reported, and in Palermo fourteen new cases and ten deaths. Charles Page, who swindled the Jacques Cartier Bank, of Montreal, out of $25,0001, has been arrested at Versailles, Quebec, about eighteen miles from the border line. All the money was found in his posses sion. W. E. Elliott & Co., dealers in lubricat ing oils, Montreal, Can., have assigned, With 850,000 liabilities. The British Cabinet has decided to hold an autumn session of Parliament. Ix the village of Mii-ebeausur-Beze, in the Department of Cote d'Or, France, a riot occurred the other day over the introduc tion of Italian workmen, the villagers re senting this and attacking the men, killing one and wounding five others. Fears were expressed in Ounalaska con cerning the safety of the revenue cutter Bear. The Bear was one of the Greely re lief ships. A riot occurred the other day at Ken mare, Ireland, aud the mob attacked and stoned the barracks where the police were quartered. The police charged withdrawn swords upon the rioters, injuring many of them and arresting a number. Taimcr Shah aud two- officers at Herat have been executed by the Ameer of Af ghanistan for treason. The Inman steamship City ol Montreal, from New York for Liverpool, was de stroyed by fire at sea recently. A boat containing thirteen of the passengers and crew was reported missing. The rest, num Bering about 4(H), were rescued shortly after taking to the boats by the steamship York City, arriving safely at Queenstown. The fire originated in tho cotton stored in tha hold. Business failures (Dun's report) for the seven days ended August 17 numbered for the United States, 135; Canada, '20. - The Bank of London, Ont., has suspended. Tho capital was $1,000,000. Assets were reported ample. The total eclipse of tho sun was observed at Berlin on the llHh. The British Government has proclaimed the Irish National League under the Crimes act. The race between the Galatea and the Dauntless near Halifax, N. S., on the 19tb ended in the Galatea being the winner on account of her allowance, although the Dauntless led her at the close about 100 yards. TUE LATEST. The employees ot the shoe factories ot New York are threatened with a general lockout. A convention of the Know-Notbing party will be held in Philadelphia next July to nominate candidates for President and Vice-President. Definite inf ormation has been received at St. Louis that the Presidential party will reach that city on October 1st, and re main until the night of the 4tb, when the party will leave for Chicago. C. E. Bartlett, cashier of tha Snmter (S. C.) National Bank, has absconded with 20,000. The bank has suspended tempo rarily, but can stand the loss. At Okolona, Miss., on the 20th, there was was a joint debate between Gov. Lowry and Hon. Frank Burkitt on State finances. A continuance was granted on the 20th in the Hamilton case, which was set for trial at Brandon, Miss. Several persons were indicted at Wood stock, Va., on the 20th, charged with being members of the mob which recently re leased V. S. Senator Riddleberger from jail at that place. Thk cotton crop in the neighborhood of Pine Bluff, Ark., has been greatly dam aged by the protracted drouth. Yroung bolls and squares are falling off and the outlook is discouraging. The financial embarrassments of Indiana are growing more and more serious. The last dollar in the general fund of the State Treasury was paid out ou the 20th, and there are no resources that can be drwn upon before next December. George Brinski, tbe man who claimed to have served three years in the Union army during the war of the rebellion as a substitute for Grover Cleveland, died at Bath, N. Y., on the 20tb. A most terrific hail storm swept over Atchison, Kan., on the 20th. Some of tbe stones measured niue and ten inches in circu mf erence. Wm. Byers, of Indiana, Fa., shot and instantly killed his father, John S. Byers. The father wanted the son to plow and an altercation occurred, resulting in the son, aged 10, draw ing a revolver and shooting the father through the heart. The neigh borhood is excited and there ia talk of lynching the patricide. Tat F resident has signed an order trans ferring the names ot pensioner resitiinc in Virginia and West irginia from tbe rolls ot tho pension nzeacjr locau-d at Knoxville, Tenn., to the agency iu Wash ington, to tak effect November 1, Mrs. Gorr, ot rieasaut Valley, Wis., who wai elected Town Treasurer, has just secured her office in spite ot vigorous op position on tbe part of the male offlce bc&lera o tue town. BURNED AT SEA. The Steamer City of Montreal Burned at Sea The fassengers Rescued. London, Aug. 20. The Inman line steamer, City of Montreal, has been de stroyed by fire at sea. Her passengers were saved. She left New York August 6 for Liverpool, under the command of Cap tain Land. The news of the burning was learned upon the arrival at Queenstown this morning of the British steamer, York City, Captain Benn, which left Baltimore August 4 for London. This steamer re ceived the passengers and crew from the burning vessel, and brought them to Queenstown. A boat contain ing six passengers and . seven members of the crew is missing. The occupants of the boat are the thirteen per sons reported to have perished. There were 4'30 passengers in all. The passen gers and crew of the City of Montreal were taken off the York City by the tug Mount Etna and landed at Queenstown. All were accounted for except the thirteen persons in the missing boat. It is learned that shortly after the passengers had gone to bed on the night of the 10th, the ship being in latitude 43 north at the time, they were aroused by the alarm of fire. A scene of consternation ensued and the passengers were greatly terrified when they found out the state of affairs. The smoke caused by the fire was suffocating. The passengers dressed and got on deck as quickly as possible with but little appear ance of a panic. The fire originated in cot ton stored in the after-main-hold. Nine streams of water were soon working on the flames, and the course of tho vessel was shaped toward Newfoundland, 400 miles distant. The flames spread with great rapidity, and soon had burst out with terrific force through the midway and after hatch, tbe heat being intense. It became evident that it was impossible to save the ship and a momentary panic en sued. The boats were lowered and tho passen gers and crew got into them. They soon scattered and one entirely vanished. This contained two stewards, four seamen and seven passengers, and there is but little doubt that the entire boat load perished. The boat did not contain a full crew, and left the City of Montreal against the cap tain's orders, as there was time to take many more in it. The other survivors con sider the fate of the occupants of the lost boat as a judgment for their cowardice. A bark was sighted shortly after the boats left the steamer, and her crew were preparing to pick up the survivors when the steamer York City, attracted by the flames from the burning vessel, which were shooting up a hundred feet in the air, bore down and with difficulty took all hands on board. The res cued people were treated with the utmost kindness by the captain and crew of the York City, and the passengers speak with much feeling of the consideration which was accorded to them. The survivors are unanimous in declaring that the officers and crew of the City of Montreal did their duty nobly and skillfully. The boats were eight in number, and con sisted of four lifeboats and four pinnaces. These were launched and stocked with pro visions. The flames spread with great fierceness and the efforts to quench them were soon found futile, and at eight o'clock in the morning the passengers were mar shaled on deck preparatory to entering the boats. Many of them were weeping, but on the whole they were quiet and orderly. The family groups presented a sight pitia ble to see, as they huddled together in fear and trembling. There was a heavy sea running, and -it was with drfficulty that the boats were kept from being smashed. The crew worked splendidly and all the passengers were placed in the boats in a comparatively short time. How they floated with their heavy loads is a miracle. As the last boat was putting off from tho ship several' of the passengers and crew were seen aft. They had been overlooked and were screaming for the boats to return. They were subsequently bravely rescued, half dead from the ef fects of the smoke and heat. The masts of a ship were seen on the horizon, but ten hours elapsed before it came near. The women and children were first put on board the boats and the men afterward. The lack of time prevented the manning of the boats with their respective crews, the men being compelled to continue until the last moment the work of keeping the flames down. All the boats left the ship safely, but by an unfortunate oversight twenty people were left aboard the burn ing vessel. Boat No. 3 returned and took off six of the number. Boat No. 5, with the fourth officer, took off six more. A barque was then reported approaching, and when all the boats had put their people aboard her they returned and took off those remaining on the burning steamer. It was found that boat No. 8 was missing. She was seen to put herself before the wind when she left the ship, using her oars in support of the sails. She ran away from the vessel in direct disobedience to the captain's orders. Everybody spent the night aboard the German barque Trabant, Captain Schee, from Charleston, July 2, lor London, and all were then transferred to the York City, which stayed by through ov.t the night and vainly searched for ttie missing boat. Captain Land says he is sanguine that the people in boat No. 8 are saved, as the accident occurred in the track of the steamers bound east and west. The passengers, he adds, were cool and obedient during the crisis and the crew were steady. The passengers and crew lost every thing except what they stood in when they went to the boats. The origin of the fire is un known, but it is certain that it broke out in more than one place among the cotton. Tho rescued passengers and crew when landed at Queenstown by the York City were in a pitiable condition. The Inman Company's agents at once forwarded all of those who were prepared to continue their travels and did every thing possible for the comfort of the rest. The steamer Mara thon, of the Cunard Company's fleet, will sail in place of the City of Montreal Tuesday. The names of those in the missing boat are: Passen gers, Samuel Kauffman, George Ar nold and Samuel McKee, intermediates. Kenard Woolton, Stephen Tupper, Simon Kotelli; crew, Henry Froze r, Charles Read, William Franncy, Patrick Hughes (trimmer), Charles Smith (interpreter), and Thomas Wilberforce (steward). The captain of the bark Brabant undertook to cruise around after the York City left the scene of the burning. There is, therefore, reason to hope that the missing boat has been rescued. Anxious Creditor. CniCAGO, Aug. 19. -Levi Rosenfeld died last night at his prairie avenue mansion, aged seventy-two, leaving an estate of $3, 000,0011. The deceased was tho father of Maurice Rosenfeld, the young broker, whose failure resulting from the Kershaw wheat deal is yet fresh in the public mind. Another son and daughter also survive. It is expected that Maurice Rosenfeld will inherit a considerable share of his father's estate, and this makes the creditors of Ros enfeld & Co, somewhat anxious to know what disposition the father has made of it. It will not be known with certainty until the will, if there is one, is admitted to pro bate. l'ont-Oflice Changes. Washington, Aug. 19. The forthcoming annual report of the appointment division of the First Assistant Postmaster General's office, will contain the following statement of changes in post-offices of all grades dur ing the fiscal year ended J une 30 : dumber of cfiices established, 3-043; number of o Si ces discontinued, 1,500; appointments on resignations and commissions expired, 6,Sf3; appointment! oa remorais and sn$ pens-ionfc, 2.5i; appointment on changes o! - -Tr.es and sites, 4s2; appointments on d Bth cf postmaster, bS'J. The total Bum-bet- of appointment ol postmasters of all grades during the year -was 13.079. The to tal number of appointment for the yeara laaS aud im was 22,7i7 aud 9.H7, UNITED LABORERS. The New York State Convention Nomi nate ilenry George and Adopts a flat form. Syracuse, n. Y., Aug. 20. Tho commit tee on platform of the United Labor con vention had a long session Thursday night resulting in the retention of the Clarendon Hall platform, on which Henry George made his canvass for mayor of New York. A variety of propositions were submitted, and the batch was divided into three parts, one going into the waste basket, the second being returned to the committee on resolu tions as not perl aining to the platform, and the third beinj? handed over to Henry George, who presided, for his consider ation. There are three avowed socialists on the platform committee. After the exclusion of socialistic delegations besides the New York reform dele gates, two of the delegates from tlia Twelfth New York City district and six from Ouandago County, besides a number of individuals from various localities, va cated their seat:j in the convention. Active efforts are being put forth by the socialists to organize a new party in which they will have the co-operation of active anti-George influences. They propose to begin their movement in thj shops of New York City and extend it tbence into the State and to invite the trades unions to unite in what shall be knowi as the organized labor movement who:se members shall be from unions irrespective of socialistic or labor factions. Y'esterday morning's session was devoted to the reading of the plattorm, which was presented by Honry George. It was adopt ed. The resolutions were then reported, and after some debate were amended and passed. The business of selecting a ticket was then begun. Henry George was nomi nated for Secretary of State. He said he did not want the nomination or office, but was at the service of the Labor party. The old platform adopted at the Clarendon Hall meeting last year was taken as the ground work for the new platform and enlarged to suit the necessity of a State campaign. A few of the planks of the platform of the old Greenback Labor party were also used. One of the principal of these favors the estab lishment of postal banks and a postal tele graph system. After a very spirited de bate it was decided not openly to oppose the socialist organisation, but as a compromise a plank was used opposing state and public control of any s.ubject which is not a mat ter of public concern. A State ticket was put iu nomination as follows: Secretary of State, Henry Giorge, of New York; Comp troller, Victor A. Walker, of Kings; State Treasurer, B. H. Cummings, of Mont gomery; Attorr.ey -General, Dennis C. Feel ery, of Monroe:, State Engineer and Sur veyor, Sylvanus A. Sweet, of Broome. Among the renolutions adopted were the following: Whereas, At a conference of members of the United Labor party of the States of Ohio and Indiana held in Cincinnati on July 4, resolutions were adopted trging the Central Land and Labor Committee to take steps for calling a national conference ; therefore be it JiesolveU, That in view of the near approach of the national con test this convention joins with our brethren of the West in requesting the chairman of our State Committee to co-operate with the Land and Labor Committee to issue a call for a national conference of such organiza tions of citizens of other States as may be dis posed to act wi th the United Labor party ol New York in forming a great national party. Whereas, The United Labor party recog nizes the great value of our canals as regulators and controllers of freight rates, they acting aa the only safeguard and protection between the great railroad monopolists and the masses; therefore Jlesoleed, That we are in favor of improving State waterways, thus placing them in the highest efficiency, thereby reducing the cost ol transportation of the neces sities of life, tha products of the isoii to a minimum, thus further utilizing New York's commercial advantages. liesoleei. That we denounce the practice of railway monopoly managers in discriminating against those shippers who tind it advantageous to use the canals of the State, which they are taxed to mainta: n, and we demand the passage of a stringent law that shall put an end to this gross injustice committed against the people by railroad corporations who derive their taxing power from the people of this State. Resolutions were also passed favoring eight hours work for letter carriers; wo men equality; extending the school age in children from 14 to 16 years; in favor of free public libraries and a state printing department; the Australian system of a secret ballot; the prohibition of the em ployment of armed detectives, and denounc ing class legislation and the misappropria tion of the public funds. WORK OF 'WRETCHES. A Wealthy M: ssouri Farmer Fatally Shot by a Couple of Thieves. St. Joseph, Mo., Aug. l'J. -Samuel Gann, one of Buchanan County's best known and wealthiest citizens, was shot and fa tally wounded Wednesday night at 6:'M o'clock, at his home southeast of the city about ten miles. About 8:30 Gann was standing at ttie well, ten feet from the kitchen door of his house, drawing a pail of water, when, as he was lifting the full bucket from the curb, a man advanced on him from the darkness and presented a re volver and ordered him to throw up both hands. Gann replied: "What doyou want here?" atthe J.ametime drawing back with the pail of water aud striking his assailant full in the face. The unknown man, who was masked, was almost stunned, but, pointing his revolver at Gann, fired, the shot, which was from a ti's-caiiber revolver, taking effect ia the right breast in front of the shoulder, piercing the lung and lodging nearthe backltone. After the assassin had tired, a companion suddenly stepped from the side of the house and fired twice, one shot striding the abdomen, penetrating the abdomina, cavity. Tbe-wretches then fled and have: not been heard from since. The injuries are such that Gann cannot re cover, and death is looked for hourly. One ball was cutout at the back, but the other has not been located. Within an hour after the shooting the en tire neighborhood was aroused, and men on horseback licouring the roads in all di rections, hunting for the desperadoes. A regular vigila oce association has been or ganized and nothing will be left undone that will lead to '.heir capture. The doctors were stopped three times by the associa tion while on their way home. At noon Wednesday a farmer "named Lowe was robbed of 200 as he was returning from the city near Gann's house, and that the same ones she; Mr. Gann no one doubts. tiann is worth over a quarter of a million and in St. Joseph is almost as well known as in the county. He enjoyed the distino tion of being the tallest man in Northwest Missouri, standing alinpst seven feet in his stockings. Usage was about tixty-fonr. New I'oxt niHhtfrs. Washington, Aug. l'J. Fourth-class Postmasters were appointed to-day as fol lows: Missouri J. (j. Denny, Bloomdale, Ste. Genevieve County; Willis Feely, Bur lington, Boone County; Minerva G. Plunk ett, Concord, Callaway County; John F. Clark, Knoxville, Ray County; Shcrmac Aibertson, Mint Hill, Osage County; John A. Dixon, TLney's Grove, Ray County; R.obert Carson, Viola, Stone County. Kan sas James Osborn, Belmont, Kingman County; Albert Mounts, Bros., Kingman County; Alonzo Wharton, Cnantilly, Kearney County ; John Applehaus, Pfeifer, Ellis County; William Hunt, Wright, Ford County. mm. m. n An Oily Fraud. Washington, Aug. l'J. The dairymen of the West, represented by General Littler, of Iowa, are complaining to the Commis sioner of Internal Revenue this afternoon that the Oleomargarine taws as executed do not seem 1o aSord them the protection they expectetl it would. As an illustration, it ia stated tlaat out ot grooerymett in Chicago but 600 have taken out oieoroarira- rine licenses. It 13 ivgtied that there mu&t be a considerable, numoer of the other 3, 60V) dealing in the stuff, and therefore it is the duty ot ttie internal revenue officers to hunt up thoBfj evading the payment of li cense. Deputy Commissioner Henderson assured General Littler that the law was being carried into operation, THE BABY'S DILEMMA. My four-year-old baby sat on my lap In the dusk of the fading day So helpless he seemed as he nestled there, So dependent on mother and mother-care. That I asked as I kissed the golden head, What would you do, dear, if Mamma were dead?" The eyes met mine with a steadfast look. That showed neither sadness nor fear; The lips still smiled In a careless way. As though my death were a new-found play; l.rot a tear in eye or voice as he said : 'I would live wiv Gramma if you was dead." 'But Grandma is old and feeble, you know, And not able to care for you ; You couldn't stay there." The face grew grave. One quick, scared look at my face he gave, Tnen, still half-defiant, he slowly said : "I tould live wiv Auntie if you was dead." 'But Auntie has boys of her own, you know, And she wouldn't want any more. No; you couldn't live there." The brown eyes fill; Life looks pretty gloomy just now. But still, With a quiver of lip and chin, he said: "Touldn't I live wiv Uncle Tom if you was dead?" "Uncle Tom has no wife nor home, you know, And a man couldn't care for you." The little breast heaved with its weight of woe Was there nowhere, then, for a boy to go! And he sobbed, as his arms round my neck he threw: "I would want to die and go with you." Mary Rebecca IJart, in Good 1tPUekeepiiif. N0KAII. A Home for Herself, But No Wel come for Her Babe. She was sitting dejected and tired looking on the hard benches of the in telligence office, hushing a crying babe in her weary arms, when some ladies came in to look for a, girl. She saw them glance at her, and heard what the woman who kept the office Avas saying. "A widow husband died of ship fever coming over will work for very small wages wants to keep the child with her." She could not help hearing this for every sense was alert and trained, nor the comments of one of the ladies. " She looks strong enough to do my work, but the child is a nuisance ; can't she give it away ?" She heard, and clasped the little one to her breast in a more eager embrace. "You might try her," the woman was saying, "she is not young nor giddy, and losing her husband so late ly, and having the care of her child will keep her steady." "Y-e-s ! I've a great mind to try her. There's a little room off the kitchen where she could keep the child. What did you say her name was ?" "Month !" "Xorah, would you like to try a place with me ?" The lady's voice was pleasant. She had a light, cheerful face, was young and looked happy and prosperous. "I would, ma'am, indeed, and I'll try to keep little Mary as quiet us I can, so she won't disturb you." " You sec I have children of my own, No rah three of them and you will have to help take care of them." "I will, ma'am ; only try me." r So pretty Mrs. Weeks took home the strange woman who had come such a long way, only to find a home with strangers in a strange land. Norali was deeply thankful for this opportunity. A home for herself and that poor unwelcome baby, who had no friend in the world but its mother! The new girl did her work well and Airs. Weeks declared to her friends that she had found a treasure. "But," she added, "we must get rid of the baby." For it cried nights and disturbed Mr. Weeks. And several times Norali had been obliged to leave what she was doing anil hush it to sleep. Mrs. Weeks never touched it. "It's father died of ship fever," she paid; "there's no knowing but some contagion may cling to it." For that reason she did not allow her own children to play with the little stranger. A scheme was maturing in her mind; she was a woman with benevolent pro pensities public ones, that got into the newspapers occasionally. "I'm going to send Norah's baby to the children's hospital and pay for its keep," she said, much as if she was announcing that she was designing a new world. Norah heard her. She was singing under her breath a sad bit of song, the refrain of which was: "When the sea gives up its dead." She went into the little catch-all of a room, where her baby was asleep in a clothes basket. "She is like our blessed Lord," she paid, as the tears dropped upon the sleeping face, "He had not where to lay His head." She made no outcry when Mrs. Weeks told her of her plan; indeed, how could she. The chilil would be well eared for there, better than she could do for it, and after she went to the place and saw Ihe pretty white cots, the pictures on the walls of Christ blessing little children, and the kind nurses, she tried to be content. "Perhaps He will suf fer her to come to Him?" she thought, arranging in her own mind a text she saw there. My own opinion is that a child is letter off in a kennel with its mother, if she loves it, than alone in a palace of comfort. Norah covfld do twice as much work without her baby, and she did it. She was neat, diligent and obliging, and she never went out except on the day the was permitted to visit the little hospital. It was a hot summer. The baby faded like a plucked lily. Norah her self was faint and weak from the ex tcsMvc heat, unlike any thing in that cool, green isle, whic h we are told is 'fair as ihe smile of God." It was all ha could do to cook and work and take care of the children, as well a war br own buidien. ! But ihe distuiuhhoi beneli by x- ( eellence. "They also serve who only stand and trait Whatever she did was well , done. Tbe family soon leaned on her as a sure and safe prop. Oae afternoon she appeared before Mrs. Weeks with a hurried request ta go out. "This is not your afternoon out," said the lady, quietly. She was making a lace cap for her youngest child, a sweet little girl, and poised on her hand, it looked a dainty thing. "You know, Norah, one of the reasons why I keep you is that you are not always wanting to run out. I hope you arc not going to disappoint me." "No, ma'am," answered the girl, respectfully, "I will not, but they've sent me word from the hospital that little Mary is worse, and my work is all done up." "Nonsense," answered her mistress, shortly; "I saw her yesterday, and she was as bright as she could be. Besides, I am going out myself. I expect my sister every moment, and wr will not be home until evening." Norah's head drooped. Her fingers clutched her apron to still the agony in her heart. Mrs. Weeks was getting ready now lo go. "You must not leave the children a moment, Norah," she said, as she went, "little Arthur is quite feverish. I would not trust him with any one but you. And I'll tell 3-011, Norah you can go and see your baby tho first thing in the morning." So she did. There was a white cloth spread over the little cot. When sh turned it bak with frantic haste, she looked on the face of an angel! All this happened some timo ago. Norah is still with Mrs. Weeks, still the patient, faithful drudge, who is "so faithful" and "never goes out." When the day is over anil her work is done she goes into her little room and closes the door. It is her Gethsemano. Mrs. M. L. Payne, in Detroit Free Press. THE PITCHER'S ARM. A New Physiological Development for Hai Ball 1'erformeni. A new physiological development has come from the introduction of modern curve pitching, and is known as the "pitcher's arm." Just as scrivener's paralysis is produced by using certain muscles in excess, the pitcher's arm is the result of the peculiar motion which the modern pitcher uses to give the ball that long-doubted twist which alone seems able to strike out the op posing batsman and earn the pitcher's salary. Dr. Leuf, of Philadelphia, discusses this subject in a manner deserving the attention of all present base ball lights and of the more youthful aspirants for the future. Dr. Leuf estimates that a pitcher averages about one hundred and eighty pitches in a game, in each of which the ball is delivered with almost all possible speed. With the manner of producing the curve the readers of ths Sun are already familiar, but the special muscles engaged and affected by the process of curving are so lucidly discoursed upon by Dr. Leuf that we will follow his words in their most im portant bearing. He defines the seats of trouble when the incurve, the out carre, the down-curve, and the up curve have been resorted to in excess, as follows: The in-eurve calls into action most particularly the pectoralis major, the biceps, brachial is anticus, and flexors of the forearm. The out-curve affect the poctoralis mrjjor, corai'o-brachialis, infraspinatus, teres minor, and ulnar muscles. The down-curve strains most especially the pectoralis major, trapez ius, deltoid, and serratus magnus. The up-curve is mostly caused by the pectoralis major, biceps, and supinator brevis. If Larry Corcoran had but, known that his trouble lay iu the eoraeo-bra-chailis, or iu his infraspinatus, wouldn't he have dropped his out curve like a hot potato until the crumbling foundation of his fame and fortune had got well? The np-curve also strains the lattissi musdoi si. All curves strain the elbow joint and tend to separate the radiu and the capitelltim of the hinnorus. The constant necessity for quick twistc of the elbow have a particular unfor tunate effect upon th" brachiaLis ant icus. Alas for the hraehialis! Dr. Leuf maintains that the bones of a pitcher's arm may be seriously affected. The constant strain upon the bone by the pulling tendons pro duces inflammation and calcareous de posits, and the pcria-toum being pulled alxmt hypertrophy of the subjacent bone follows. These are only the principal points of Dr. Lenf's thesis. In regard to treatment, regular exercise is recom mended. Do not pitch too swiftly when you have an "off day;" when you do not feel able to do yourself justice, don't try to pitch hard. Let your average be less considered than your arm, but to be in good form a pitcher must practice about an hour morning anil afternoon, Sundays included. AM exercise must he taken in the sun. If the thermometer is below sixty vigor ous pitching is riky, and the danger increases as the temperature falls. Never use liniment. They are no good. Rubbing is bad, ton. Hot water is good, as is aNo mild galvan ism. Alas, how many famous arms are now comparatively quiet, and their owners no longer ligures for popular admiration on account of a "pitcher's arm." How many brilliant reputa tions have been ruined through the ignorance of or contempt for facts and principles which Dr. Leuf lays clown with such experienced authority. Let us trust that his precepts will b heeded. In that case the hall field now so strewn with the wrecks of twirlers may be trod by an unbroken lint of capable and unsluggable pitch ers, each with sound arms and a salary of jlO.000 a year. X. Y. Hun. f3 "There goes S . the million aire," said a pallid clerk to his com panion. "Deuce taki him," iva? the anjrr? reply. "Iwirb. I had bis wealth.'" I'd rather have his hea.t-h." --as tbe Mie rc-iuiader- "He wili.-, a watts r of six mile a day. rain er thine, whil you and I ride.. Vm beginning to think that J can save wore than five cents by walking. I paid three dollars last month to the doctor." I'hiUuUlphia Call. " ' ' ' OF GENERAL INTEREST. Experiments have been made to light the British 'buses with electricity'. Smoking has been completely for bidden on any part of Cincinnati' horse cars. The New York Evening Post lig ures the cost of labor strikes for the last year at $10,000,000. It is well to look upon every dog as mad and treat him accordingly. The cost of keeping the dogs of America would soon wipe out the National debt. A lady being questioned in court the other day as to why she had changed her religion, stated she had done so because, being separated f rom her husband, she determined to avoid meeting him in the next world. Columbus, (Ja., is the only city in the South that has no morning miws paper. Persistent lovers there do not have to bribe the carrier; if they make it square with the milkman they can stay till it is almost time for breakfast, SomerviUe Journal. At a famous water-cure some odd forms of cure are whey, buttermilk and strawberry. Whey is prescribed for affections of the chest, buttermilk for certain diseases of the stomach and strawberries to purify the blood. The buttermilk and strawberries are favor ite remedies. Jonathan Houstin, a ragged old man, of Decatur. Ind., died recently, and the authorities ordered his clothes to be burned. Before tho order was carried out the rags were examined, and $200 in currency and $4,300 in cer tificates of deposit to the Adams Coun ty Bank were found. Lovers of the waltz may celebrate its centenary. The first dance which could be described as a waltz was in troduced to the public in an opera at Vienna in 1787 by one Vicente Martin y Solar (commonly called Martini lo Spagnuolo), who was a popular com poser at the court of Joseph II. A water-rat weighing probably more than two pounds was wen to go to a brood of chickens and seize, one. The hen chased the rat and a desperate light ensued, the hen eventually suc ceeding in killing its foe and rescuing the chicken. The bitter appeared little the worse for its strange experience. In Tangipahoa Parish, La., is an organization called the "White Horse men." The members wear white masks and white uniforms, cover their horses with white cloths, and devote considerable attention to negroes who are suspected of stealing. The last one they whipped had just robbed a smokehouse. The hackmen of Victoria, British Columbia, subscribed $100 toward the celebration of the Queen's jubilee at that place, but the hack ordinanee was published in the Colonial, and they as serted that this, by apprising visitors of their rights, red need the hacknicn's profits, aud they refused to pay the money subscribed. According to an analysis made by a chemist in the employ of the New York World only twenty-six per cent, of the milk sold in that viy is adulter ated by the sellers. It is the retailer and the hotel and restaurant people who give it that pale blue tint so familiar to all who have the hardihood to call foru glass. Detroit Free Press. Ida Boles, who works at a Beading hotel, arose the other morning with a stinging sensation in her head, fol lowed by a terrible headache. She went to a physician, who removed from her ear an ugly-looking night bug, about one-third of an inch long. The insect, was one of the bugs often seen flying in the vicinity of strong lightsat night. A valuable mare in England re cently gave birth to a foal. A faint line indicated the position of the eye lids but the animal was apparently without eyes. An incision across each eyelid was made, and the foal immedi ately its eyes were opened recognized its dam. During a period of twenty throe years the veterinary Hiigeon has not met with such a case. Overgaiters arc again fashionable. It is correct to have nevoral shades, ac cording to the part of the country you ire going to for the summer. To be sure the shades are correct, H'lid to the clerks of the various hotels you intend to stop at for .samples of the dust found on the road in front of flic hotel. Tak these samples to your shoemaker ami have the overgaiters made to match. A physiciiin is summoned to the house of a sick man. He hastens to the patient's bedside. "Alas!' he. murmurs, on taking the poor maii'B hand, "there is nothing to be done; the hand is already green." "But, sir, my husband is a dyer." "Oh, very well," answered the physician, "you have really a chance If he b id been a dier he would have been dead in five ininiites.'y A man in Lafayette, Ind., was re cently granted a divorce from his wife on the ground that she was an inveter ate smoker and n-''r of tobacco jn all forms. The Woman ,Srifirtl thinks that "if the wives of all men who are addicted lo its use should seek to be released from matrimonial bonds on that account, the courts would be in permanent session, and lawyers would become immensely wealthy." A Ball Club Manager's Lot. The life of a base ball manager is a strange, one. If his team is winning right along he is left alone, and what ever credit there may he go. s to the team. If his team coninu nces to lo he is blamed and the team eru-ed for th-5 poor work. Last sen-ou, notwith standing the most dcteriuiiied efforts, I was unable to get a winning team to gether, and was criticised severely by press and public. Tim tear, through a combination of good luck, I gitlieted a good team, and now th credit goc to the team and nit to jne- It i tru ray va.nd easy, - th nt t-a,oi criti ii.e mf, but tho c-irdit 0 pat boring winning tcAm is ntrr gircn, Although the team, as "-.ucrt, en;jroi-e5 h. p.Uen- tion'ol pre and public, bin fly u bake, bsdl roan&gev'fc task U a thHnkii-v one. SUnnagtr Vnrnen, n tlaHimvrt Sun.