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Events of Interest and Importance
in Every Quarter of llio
Habitable (Uobc
News Relating" to Politics, Religion,
Commerce, Industry, Labor,
and Other Topics.
A Drunken Nrgru Precipitate h l'lht In
Which Keverul Liven Aro Lout.
Decatur, ix miles from Atlanta, wai tho
scene on Saturday of a terrible riot between
negroes and whites, tho particular of which
arc recited in a telegram from Atlanta:
There was an asiwmihlaye f neproes to
attend a Sunday-school convention and picnic,
lull y 8,000 negroes beliiii.presciit. Decut. r in u
dry town, .In a dry country, but tho u eg roe
seem to have succeeded in netting hoM of
plenty of whisky. Toward evening a g iiifc' of
the negroos began to fcrow i e.tlesi. A f e days
ago a negro was lyucli-ed uonr lUdMi.not fur from
Decatur, and since then tho wr ro s havo been
reported as being uneasy. 'Ihta lynching Keenis
to havo been f reel y discussed )etcr.iny, aud a
black touh. boe name ia givon n lluhbard,
was quite drunk, an-d utilhd u pistol au l sni-l
be could whip any whito man in tho county.
The preticher who wre in charge of the cele
brat'on ant other -vl tho beusible and sober
.negroes endeavor d to quiet Hubbard, and fall
ing iu thi, pent word to Marsh d Hurst asking
.him to arrest llabbatd. Hurst and Tom
fchrivers and one or two others sturtod tj
arrest Hubbard, who fought baca. Con
stable llogern succeeded in getting Hubl aril's
pistol from him, and they started toward tho
police station with him, but after .oing u short
distance wcra act upon b a crowd of ne
grooa, who released tho prisoner. Hubbard and
his pals tnen tied. Tho olhcera got additional
help and started after their man. Thoy sur
rounded him and the crowd he was with. No
sooner had they dose so th.tn.tho negroes began
f.ring a perfect fusillade. Tho oflicer returned
the tiro. One negro gave iiimsolf up to Mar
shal Hurst, and pikjhiug a revolver against his
side fired and killed him imtantiy. Tom
Bhrivers was mortally wounded by another ne-
Ero, and when tho 'smoko clearod away Hub
ard wa4 found dead and other uegruea were
-wounded. Tho negroes lied.
A liattto -with Colorow' liuud Near ICangr
ly. Col. Klglit IteiUkln Killcl und Sev
ra White Vunll.
Denveu dispatches give tho following par
ticulars of an engagement between Colorow's
band of Utes and the militia, near Bangoly,
The f.ght was oldened at f :0 a. in. noar
Itangely, about sixty miles west of Meekor, tho
Utes beginning tho buttle. Tho Utei w ho came
Into Major Ix-slie's camp un Wolf Creole the day
before for a talk skipped out during a thunder
storm that night. Major Leslie at ouoe ordered
a mount, and the boys followed tiio I tea over
the hills through tho dark and the drenching
radn. Joined by Kendall, with itf ty picked men
and rritchard's scouts, iho troops and party
came up with tho Indians alout davbreak.
The militia and cowboys fought the Indians
all day, and for threo hours tho battle w an a
hard one. Hoth sides fought Indian stjlo, shel
tered by rocks and trees. The militia made a
gallant record, keeping oool and .self-possessed.
The fighting was dune on foot, as tho horses of
the troops were worn out by hard and rapid
riding over tho rough mountain trail. The In
dians are said to havo lost igbt warriors in
killed and wounded, and the troops suflered tho
following losses as far as reiHrtd : Jack Ward,
vt Meeker, killed; Lieut, l'olsom, of Aspen,
wounded; Ed Foltz, of Apen, shot through the
cheek; L Stewart, of Jx)udville, wounded; IKhj
Caflery, of Leodville, wounded not seriously;
Dr. Damon t, of Meeker, wounded.
Leagues Hall l'layers.
The Ball-players' Brotherhood held its in
itial meeting at New York on Sunday, all the
League clubs being represented. It was de
cided to rcquiro of tho League a modification
of the existing form of contract, tho principal
change desired being in tho reloaao clause,
the object of tho brotherhood being to do away
with tho buying and selling of players. In
the ball-gamo in New York Captain Anson im
posed a fiuo of $125 on rfeff.T, of tho Chi
cago, for two mis plays, and a row was tho
result rfeffer Baid ho would nerer pay it,
and the other players stood by him, and ho
furthermore gave it out that unless it was re
mitted ho would never play another game with
tho Chicago.
Tho Careen Diamond.
Tire raco for tho championship of tho
League is becoming decidedly interesting,
as will be seen by tho appended record of the
eight contesting chiba:
Cluba. Won. Lost. age.
Detroit. M 35 .cl5
Chicago 52 37 .5S4
l'hiladelphia 52 41 ,55'J
New York 52 41 .53.
Boston 40 40 .500
Washington 37 5.1 .411
Pittsburg 30 52 .40.1
Indiansiolis 20 04 .311
St Louis still maintains a long lead in the
American Association pennant raco. Tho
following shows the reoord of won and lost
Clubs. Won. Lost age.
fit. iouis 74 '20 .740
Jxmisville 54 44 ,5V4
Cincinnati 50 40 .501
Kaltimore 53 40 .53
Athletlo 4 51 .4J0
Itrooklvn 49 52 ,4K
Metropolitan 34 W ,HH
Cleveland '27 74 .1.67
Flashes from tho "Wires.
Viscount Bonekaile, who was bitten by a
fox last January, has just died from hyJro
phobia. The prosecution of Mr. Willis m O'Brien is
treated by the Liberal press of England as a
means to inflame Irish passions and give tho
Government further pretoxt for action against
the National League.
It is stated in a Detroit dispatch that Geo.
V. N. Lothrop, United States Minister to Bus
s'a, is on his way home, having resigned, and
that ho will succeed Phelps as Minister to
Ex-CosonERfiMAM Gibson, of West Virginia,
was fined 50 and sent to jail at Huntington,
in that tatc, by Judgo McGinnie, for con
tempt of court. Gibson and McGinnis havo
l-ccn at enmity for years, and the former,
whiio trying a case before tho Judge, inti
mate! that he was open to bribery.
TifTATCHEs from Wilkes larre, To., give
particulars of a Cerco battlo near Nanticoke,
in which u00 miners were engtgod:
The combatants were composed nf men of all
nationalities, Irishmen. Welshmen, Hungarians
and Poles being largely represented. Strangely
enough, the occurrence was inspired by a Meth
odist preacher named Taggart. It wems that it
has been the custom of several Hungarian and
Polish werchsnts of Nanticoke to send ped
dlers to (lien Lyon daily to supplv certain
hoarding bouse keepers. These latter in many
instances are hired by young unmarried men,
who club and live together. They order goods
cf tho peddlers, who trust them. J ho husque
hanna Coal Company always selects Faturday
lor pay day. Heretofore it has been their prac
tice to pay at Nanticoke. On Ba turd a v. how.
ever, for the first time, they paid the me 11 at
(Hen Lyon. The following day, Kisnday, has
always been chosen by the merchants it make
their collections, llev. Mr Tagart, of (Hen
Lon, has frequently preached against tms
desecration of the Sabbath, and frequently de.
teruiined to put a stop to It if iossihlo. Yes
terday he organized a iosa of his church
memlers for that iurpose. Tlio men got wind
of it, and made up their minds to resist. The
collectors made their appearance, and the
natural excitement of the moment was
augmented by a universal indolgence In beer
and whisky. As thetlay advanced the church
men became alarmed at the situation and kept
themselves In bklidg. The fueling of antag
onism was so intense, howev, that it finally
culminated in a fnse fight between men of op
po.ite nationalities, all of the participants bs
ing maddened with drink. Kn oO men were
furiously engagtsi, with sticks, stones, and
clubs for weapous The riot lasted halt an
hour, and men were strucfc -down on all sides.
Dozens were carried away with cracked and
bleeding heads to their homes. A ftw women
mixed in the fiav, and -several of them were
badly beaten. Ovc,r siTty of the rioters were
seriously hurt, many off them fatally.
Major IJandlett, .commanding Fort Du
chesne, Utah, telegraph tho War Department
that Colorow'a followers, including women
and children, number about l.rj0. Ho bolieres
they would return to the reservation if ihey
could get there without being Attacked. The
military authorities believe the facts do not
yet warrant tho uef troops to suppress tho
supposed outbreak, and aro inclined to think
tho action of the fctato officials has been pre
cipitate It is thooght that if a judicious
course is pursued Odorow .can be induced to
return peaoeably to the reservation, but that
an attack upon him by troops would be likely
to cause a general Indian uprising.
Dr. N. A. Abcheb, rrofeseor of Hygiene in
the University of rennnylvania, was drowned
near Atlantic City while Burf-bathing.
Tub assets of Mitchell, Vance & Co., the
suspended gas-fixture manufacturers, of New
York, aro estimated at t 5.UMl The capital
of tho firm, which wras $1,200,000, has been
totally wiped out
A frightful, collision, with loss of lifo, oc
curred on tho Baltimore and Ohio Ha lroad at
Glen Eaeton Siding, a point twenty-four miles
east of Wheeling. A wet-bound emigrant
train was descending a ieavy grade, when
it crashed into an eat-bonnd freight
train with fearful velocity, wrecking
both engines and badly smashing up a
largo number of cars. Tho passengers of tho
train consisted of Norwegian, Finns, Danes,
Gorman, Dutch, and a few English. Most of
them kept their heads, ami as soon as the firt
paroxysm of terror Lai subsided lent their
efforts to disengaging their fellow passengers
from the debris and attending to their inju
ries. Al Smith aud Isaac Arbuthnot, engineer
and fireman of tho emigrant train, wero found
to bo tho only two persons killed outright
About twenty emigrants wero wounded, sev
eral of them beyond the hopo of recovery.
A dippatch from Gardner, X1L, says: "Miss
Farah IL Dodge, tho alleged slayer of Walter
K Uabcock, the Chicago lumber merchant,
waived a hearing, and was admitted to bail in
the sum of $10,000. Tho willingness of State's
Attorney Carter to accept $10,000 bail is con
strued as a tacit admission that he does not
believe Miss Dodge will bo convictod of tho
murder by tho court, and that tho
case will never get further than tho
Grand Jury. Mr. Cartor admitted as much.
Ho paid: 'It will bo difficult to convict Miss
Dodge, I fear. Kabcock's friends will
not prosf?cuta her, but waut to let the matter
drop. He refused to moko any tdatcment
against her. Sho can claim tho shooting was
in self-defenso or accidental, and there is no
way of successfully contradicting her.' Tho
true cause of the death of IVibcock will never
be known to tho public unless Miss Dodgo
chooses to reveal it Thero is no reason why
she hhould, and every reason why sho should
Grovesteen & Tell, a Wall street firm,
havo made an assignment Ono estimate of
tho liabilities places them at $1,800,000, whilo
friends of tho firm state that $S,t0 in cah
would settle everything. Tho nominal assets
are S'OOO.OOO.
Ttie South Carolina rioo crop has been al
most ruined by floods. Tho losses of the
plauters are enormous, and the colored plan
tatiou hands aro threatened with starvation
during tho winter unless relieved by public
A telegram from Fan Antonio, Texas, re
ports tho death of Jesus Valdowado, "a wealthy
ranchman of Vera Cruz," at tho ago of 154,
and tho appearance at his funeral, in tho ca
pacity of pall-bcarera, of thro? sons, tho
youngest 119 years old. All mail for Mr,
Joseph Mulhatton should bo sent to San An
tonio until further notice.
The Governors of Kama", Colorado, Ohio,
Wisconsin, and Minnesota havo revoked thoir
quarantine proclamations against Illinois cat
tlo xcept as they apply to Cook County. Tho
Iowa and Wyoming proclamations have also
been modified.
Ax attempt wai malo at South Ibnd, Ind.,
to remove from tho streets tho poles and wires
of the Central Union Telephotio Company.
After tho connection with tho Exchange had
been severed an injunction restraining tho
prosecution of tho work was served on tho
authorities. Tho company attempted to re
placo tho dismantled poles, but tho citizens
took tho matter in hand and chopped them
down as fast as they wero erected.
Farraout Tost, G. A. 1L, says a:i Evans-
villo (Ind.) dispatch, is making great propa
ratiom for tho reunion of tho bluo and the
gray in that city from Sept 2D to 2, inclus
ivo. A number of prominent Ge:icrals of
both sided liavo acceptol invitation Among
thoso whoso engagements prevent them from
coming is ex-Seuator Eoscoo Coukling, of New
York, from whom tho post has receivod thj
following l4cr:
Nkw York. Aug. 22. Gentlemen : It is an
honor highly valuod to bo incited as one of the
guests of arm gut l'ostcf the (t. A. 11.. at the
approaching reunion of surviving soldiers who
fought on one side and on the other in the late
war. I beg you to receive my thanks and to
believe my regret sincere at bing unahlo to
take part in ol servances of so much interest
and significance. My eurnest sympathy and
hope go to and go with every movement and
idea having for its real purpose to weld to
gether all sections and all classes, and
to make our country throughout all its
borders united. prosierous. aud creat. Could
wish or act of mine decide every community
and neighborhood in all the land should be
crowned with tho fullness of peace and progress
as much at tho South as at the Last, the West,
or the North. Tho brave men who faced each
other in battle can bo the best teachers and the
most genuine actors of this creed. Glad that
the reunion is to occur, and never forgetful of
hospitality and kindness received in tho past
from too soldiers and the jxy.pie of Indiana, I
trust the occasion will bo an event of enjoy
ment, pride, and success. Cordially your obe
dient servant, Hobcok Conk lino.
An unusual scene occurred at the burial of
Samuel Sparks at Crown Hill Cemetery, says
an Indianapolis telegram. Sparks committed
suicide by taking morphine, but a desire to
keep tho fact out of tho papers led his family
to keep his death a secret The undortiker
called at tho health office for a permit to bury
the rem tins. Whoa the death certifi-
.ate waa handed to tho officer in
charge be refuol to issue tho permit,
saying that the caao should lo called to the
Attention of the Coroner. Tht latter was
summoned by telephone, but before be could
learn all tho facia tiio corpse was ou routo to
Crown Hill aa rapidly s decency would per
mit it to be carried. The Coroner secured a
buggy aud started to overtako the funeral
procession, and reax-bed the cemetery juat as
tho corpao was about to be lowered into the
grave. He stopped the ceremonies, had the
ldy Uleu from tho coffin, pushed back the
eye-lids, and took measurements of the
corpse, all being done in the presence of the
family atxl friends. The funeral ceremonies
wore tuen allowed to proceed.
Th9 Coroner's Jury in the Habcock case, at
Gardner, HL, returned a verdict reciting that,
from the testimony, they believed tho fatal
shot to have been fired by Sarah Dodge, and
roconi mending full investigation by the
Grundy County grand jury. No now faobi
wore brought out at tho inquest
A Denver dispatch denies the report that
Colorow and his Land had been surrounded by
whites. "It now appears that they aro a'most
impregnably intrenched in tho hills, and spoil
ing fer a big fight with tho pale-fkcos. Cap
tain Lawson narrowly oscaped falling into
their hands on Wednesday, being pursued
twenty miles and fired at a number of times."
A Colorado (Texas) special to the Chicago
7tW says:
A gentleman just In from the upper panhan
dle informs your corresiondent that the reports
of loss of cattle by the Capital Syndi
cate have not been in the least exag
gerated. The company has thousands more
cattle than it has water to supply, and
they are dying by the thousand. One emploje
of the syndicate told this gentleman that the
losses for the previous twenty-two days would
average five hundred head er day, and atone
large well a herd of cattle, crazed by thirst,
crowded on the covering of the well, which gavo
way, actually filling the well full of struggling
cattle. Seventy-three head were afterward
dragged out of the hole. The almost entire
absence of winds for some weeks past has kopt
the wind-mills from pumping water, thus cut
ting off almost the en tiro supply.
An Austin (Tex.) dispatch says: "Tho Wash
ington County election cases, which have boon
on trial in tho United States District Court
hero for several days, wero brought to a closo
by the Jury bringing m a verdict of 'Not
guilty' on the second count, charging destruc
tion of ballot-boxes by tho defendants, and
disagreeing as to the count charging conspir
acy and interference with officers. Judgo
Turner in accordance with the verdict de
clared tho defendants not guilty as to tho
second count and that there had boon a mis
trial as to tho other counts, and thoy were
continued until the next term of court"
Six mon havo been indicted at Woodstock,
Va., for taking Senator fiiddlobergor from
jail, and the Deputy Sheriff who surrendered
the keys to them has also been indicted.
Riddleberger, who has boon suffering from
mania a potu, is convalescing, and will return
to jail this week to eervo tho remaining fhrco
days of his sen tone?.
It is stated tho amount of monoy taken by
Norman ltobcrt- of Baltimore, Md., will
reach $400,000, which belongod to the Loraain
heirs. Ho lost $$0,000 belonging to his mother
in speculation.
The Executive Committeo of thq new politi
cal party recently organized in Philadelphia,
under the name of the American party, have
issued an official call for a national conven
tion, to meet in that city on Friday and Satur
day, tho ICth and 17th of September, and they
call upon all American citizens, of whatever
party or special affiliation, who sympathizo
with tho sentiments and are in favor of the
political objeets of tho now party, to attond
for the purpose of completing tho organ
ization, and promoting, among others, tho fol
lowing specific objects :
1. To emphasize and pcrpetuato tho sent!
ment America for Americans. 2. The restric
tion of immigration. .'I. A thorough revision of
tho naturalization laws. 4. Heservlug Ameri
can lands for American citizens only. 5. The
protection of Americans in all thoir rights, on
land or sea, in all parts of tho world. 0. 10 re
strain and guard the right of the elective fran
chise. The Iowa republican Convontion, which
was held at Des Moines Aug. 24, heartily
cheered every allusion to IJlaino and Allison,
Governor Larrabeo and lieutenant Governor
Hull wero renominated by acclamation.
Georgo 8. Kobmson was nominated for Su
premo Judgo on the fifth ballot, and Henry
Sabin for Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion on tho third ballot Tho platform em
braces twelvo resolutions. The suppression
of the black vote in tho South is viowed with
alarm; tho protective tariff and civil-service
reform aro approved; tho Cleveland adminis
tratioa is oondemnol; tho iutcrstito com
rocrco act is indorsod and anti-monopoly
legislation in the State demanded; a li Loral
pension po'.icy is favorod, prohibition stoutly
uphold; tho usual m(Hsao of sympathy ex-
teudod to Gladstons and Panioll, and Governor
Larraboo's a lminutration commended,
Lewis 11 MTomas presided over tho Mary
land liepublica'i Convention, which met at
Ualtimoro August 24. Tl.o following ticket
was nominated: For Governor, Walter Urooks,
of Ualtimoro; for Comptroller, It K Dixon,
of Talbott County; For Attorney General,
Francis Miller, of Montgomery County. Tho
platform arraigns tin President for not call
ing to accouut Federal oftieors who have dis
regarded his instructions rogardiug active
participation in politics, which alleged short
coming on his part n held to bo a coufession
that his civil scrvica reform uttcrauces aro
Five hundred delegates attendod tho Tenn
sylvania Prohibition Convention at Harris
burg. Simeon R ( hae was nominated for
Judge of tho Supremo Court, and D. C. Irish
for State Treasurer. Tho platform indorses
woman suffrage, tho restriction of immigra
t on, and tho reservation of public lands for
actual settle rs.
News comes by cable from St Petersburg
that tho Russian Government has sent a cir
cular to the powers declaring that it is unable
to recognizo the validity of Prince Ferdinand's
election to tho throne of Bulgaria. According
to the circular, Princo Ferdinand acquainted
the Czr with tho fact of his election, and ro
questod permission to visit St Petersburg in
order to learn tho Czar's wishes I efore going
to Bulgaria. Tbo Czar replied that the Prince's
election wouM not be recognized by Russia,
and that tho Trinco could by no pretext jus
tify his Journey to Bulgaria. The circular in
conclusion expresses tho hope that tho Bul
garian people will coincide with tho Russian
views and not permit a flagrant violation of
tho Berlin treaty.
A meeting to denouaco the Government's
course was held in Dublin Tuesday evening.
An immense crowd was prcsont and great en
thusiasm was manifested. The Lord Mayor
presided. There wero also two overflow
meetings, at which Edmund Loamy and T. P.
Gill, M. P., presided. Ihore wero presont
several English anil Hootch members of Par
liament, including Messrs. Jacob Bright,
Cobb, Sutherland, Fonwick, and Haldane.
Prof. Galbraith, a Protestant, moved a resolu
tion denouncing the edict against tho hsagve.
which was unanimously aloptod.
Mr. Gladstone offered a resolution la the
British House of Commons, says a London
dispatch, to the effect "that a humble address
Le presented to the Quoon representing that
the Yiceroy of Ireland had proclaimed the Na
tional I -e ague a dangerous association; that no
information had teen furnished to Parliament
to justify tho proclamation, by virtue of
which her Majesty's subjects are to be ren
dered liable to be punishod as criminals with
out a jud cial inquiry into the nature of their
acts; and that this House, in the absence of
such information, prays that said proclama
tion shall not continue in force as to the as
sociation namod and described thoreiu." Mr.
Gladstone spoke at longth on the resolution,
arraigning the action of the Government Mr.
Balfour defended tho course taken.
TnE political situation at Sofia continues
chaotic All tho leading mon refuse to enter
tho ministry, w hich will be composed of non
entities. Tho prospects for a brilliant or pro
tracted reign by the new princo are certainly
the roverso of flattering.
A London dispatch says the excursion yacht
Monarch was capsized in a squall in Bristol
Channel and fifteen persons were drowned.
A New York dispatch says that anti-Pow-derly
delegates will represent District 49 at
the Knights of Labor National Convention m
Minneapolis, There was a stormy time at the
district election. T. B. McGuire and other
Home Club and administration candidates
wero defeatod. The vote in several instances
was close, and there will probably be a num
ber of contests.
The International Stove Molders' Union
hag suddenly determined upon demandiag an
advance in wages varying from 10 to 15 per
cent over all the Unitod States and Canada,
says a Pittsburgh dispatch. Tho men are to
continue at work for two woeks in ordor to
finish what patterns they are at present en
gaged upon. Then a strike is to be ordered,
and if at Ike end of a week the advanco is not
conceded 5 per cent additional is to be asked,
There aro in the union 13,000 registered mem
fcers, and 3,000 more who can be accounted
for. In this city thero are about two hundred
and seventy-five, and the largest numbers are
in Toronto, St Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago.
At tho rupreme Council of tho American
Legion of Honor, in session at Washington,
it was stated that the order is carrying benefit
insurance of $183,000,000, and has collected
and paid in tho course of tho last two years,
about $4,000,000. There were eighteen as
sessments called during tho year ending June
33, l&Sd, and twonty-ono during the year
ending Juno 3 1SS7. The average death rate
was 1,074. Several amendments to the con
stitution wero adopted, among them a pro
vision that hereafter uo person over 45 years
of ago can become a beneficial member of tho
order, and that each member as soon as in
itiated, bocomos a contributor to the benefit
A boat containing two men, three women,
and four childron capsizod in tho St Law
renca Ilivor, near Montreal. The mon saved
themsolvos, and left tho women and children
to perish.
A recognized authority on sugar estimates
that tho world's production of the article in
188ft-67 is about 440,000 tons larger than that
of tho last precoding year. He thinks, how
ever, that this fact will be compensated by an
increased consumption, roost of which ho
credits to Europe and North America.
A Winnlpeo (Manitoba) special says: "Let
ters from Frazier and Stewart, dated Fort
Chippewyan, July 5, state that they reached
that point after many hardships. Forest fires
havo been numerous and destructive. Desti
tution at Fort Chippewyan last winter wa
terrible, and several cases of cannibalism are
reported. One old woman at Little Bed River
admits having killed and eaten her whole
family. Starvation and cannibalism aro also
reported from McKonzie River."
The thirteen passengers and sailors of the
burned steamer City of Montreal were picked
up in mid-oceau by the German vessel
Mathilda Tho castaways suffered very much
from thirst They wero landed at Falmouth,
Italy considers tho olection of Trince Fer
dinand to the throne of Bulgaria logal, but
that his assumption of power is contrary to
tho Berlin treaty. Turkey rofusos to assent
to Ruisia's proposal to employ coercion in
IL G. Dun A Co., in their weekly trade re
view, note somo improvement in general
business throughout tho country. Tho vol
ume of lcgitimat3 trado is large, although in
somo important branches there is shrinkage.
Tho tendency of prices for most commodities
is upward.
Cattle 4.M it .73
II 10- 5.50 irt CO J
Wheat No. 1 Hard 81 .83
No. 2 Kcd 81 tf .Hi
Cons No. -j. 4J ri .50
Oath White 3. i .40
Pouk Family Mess 17.25 i 17.75
Cattle Choice to Prime Steers 5.00 OX 5.25
(Jood 4.00 rt 4.5)
Com mon 8.00 t$ 3.50
Hogs Shipping Grades 5.0) A 5.5J
FLOCK N inter Wheat. 3.73 65 4.25
Wur.AT-No. 2 Red Winter 71 ,7i
CoHN-No. 2 40 p$ .41
Oat No. 2 White 24 .23
HuiTEn Choice Creamery 23 4$ .24
Fine Dairy 18 t .20
CueeskKu 1 Cream, Cheddars. .l'J4 .11
l iul Cream, new 10'i
Koos Fresh 13 & .11
PoTATors Choice, per bu 73 .ti
PoiiK-lIess 1C00 (317.03
Wheat Cash M A .f.O
Corn No. 3... 4J & .41
Oath No. 2 White 27 i6 .27$
ItTK No. 1 .47 .4J
1'oRK-Mcsi 14.23 14.75
Wheat-No. 2 Red 00 0 .70
Cork Mixed 40 u .40
Oats Mlied 24 M .21
FoitK-New Mess 14.75 015.2)
Wn rat Cash 74 il .74
Coxn-No. 2 44 tf .44 1
Oats , 20 i ,26
Pr.r.r Cattle 3.71 al 4.50
Hoos 3.50 t 4.25
H IKEP 3.75 (( 4.50
Wheat No. 2 White 70 S .77
Corn No. 2 43 .45V$
Oats No. 2 White.... 20 ei .30
Wheat-No. 2 Red 73 ((9 .73 4
Corn No. 2 44 .45
Oats No. 2 27 v .2S
Fobs Mess 14.75 13.25
Live Hoos 5.00 3 5.7J
Wheat-No. 1 Hard 81 4 .M
CeuN No. 2 40 .404
Cattle 3.7J J 5.00
Hf.ef Cattz.1! 3 50 4.71
Hoos 4.75 . 5.50
fMir.p 3.(H) (rt 4.00
Wiijtat No. 2 Roi 71 r .71
Corn 4J .43
OATS No. 2 Mixed 23 V .20
Cattle Prime 4.50 ft S.Oo
Fair 4.00 ( 4.50
Common 3.50 ! 4.00
ITOOS 6.00 ) 6.75
bUKEr 4.0J & 4.59
How Bill Langley, of Texai. Is Said
to Have Been Hanged ' Years
Ago and Sti 1 Lives.
jFort Worth (Texas) special.)
Campbell Lnngley, father of tho once
notorious and not yet forgotten Bill Lang
ley, removed to Bell County, Texas, from
near Lexington, Leo County, Texan,
twelve years ago. During his residence in
Lee and Bell counties ho has beeu known
as a well-to-do farmer and an upright citi
zen. Campell Langley to-day told n story
to some of the leading citizens which, but
for his well-known Christian character,
would be put down as wildest fiction. He
Buys that Lis son, Bill Lnngley, who was
pull cly bnng d twelve years ago in Ci id
dings. Lee County, by Sheriff Jim Brown,
in ti e presence of several thounand people,
was not huit at all, but was allowed to es
cape. iue father says when the Supreme Court
aud the Governor relused to intervene in
Bill's behalf a rich uncle ia California
came to the rescue with $4,000, with which
he worked ujon the sympathy of the sheriff
charged with the execution of tho sentence;
that the friends of Bill were permitted to
arrange things bo that when the drop fell
the weight of the body fell upon the iron
hoop suppoited by an appropriate tody
harness in such a way that he escaped
physically unhurt. When he had drawn
his legs up and down two or three timea
the attending physicians pronounced him
dead, and he was turned over to his friends
for interment.
The co fin, which was actually buried,
contained nothing but stones. While the
last sad rites were being pronounced, Bill
Langley w as well on his way out of the
country, lie has been living since his
supposed execution in Nicaragua, where
he has become a leading citizen and one of
the largest land and cattle herders in Cen
tral America. Those who know Campbell
Langley do not hesitate to believe hit story,
which he now makes public only becuuse
Sheriff Brown, who officiated at tho sup
posed execution, died in Lee County last
MIGHTS 01' ltAI.L-1'L lYKItS.
A Movement to l'rviit the Ituylng and
Sel lug of Thrni.
Ikbton dispatch.
Now that all other labor troubles are set
tled, or in process of settlement, the base
ball players are coming forward and de
manding that their claims be satisfied.
"With them it is not a question of pay or
hours of work, but simply an abolishment
or amendment of the present method by
which they are bought aud Fold as com
pletely as wero ever black slaves before
the emancipation proclamation. There is
at j reKont a base-ball union, called tho
Brotluihood of League Base-Ball IMayt-is,
of which Ward, of Sew York, is l'resi
dent, and before next week is out the
brotheihoodwiil have informed the League
managers fully of what it intends to de
mand, and the presumption is that most of
its demands will be satisfied. There is as
yet no talk of strikes or lockouts, and it is
hoped that the settlement will be an amic
able one, for it ia felt on all 6 ides that if
the brotherhood should take the bit in its
teeth tho disruption of the National League
would bo tho result.
The brotherhood is weaker in Chicago
than other cities, only Williamson, l'fetler
and Flint being members, but the Chicago
club ban to stand or fall with tho League,
and if it is broken in New York, Detroit,
Boston and l'hiladelphia President Spald
ing will find his occupation gone. Jutt as
6urely, also, if it comes to a tight, tho sym
pathy of the publio will be with the ball
Celebration of tlin Twritty-flftli Aunlver
aury of til Itattle.
New Ulm (Minn.) telegram.
Tuesday was the twenty-fifth anniversary
of the battle of New Ulm, and the city gave
a right royal welcome to the surviving de
fenders who, a quarter of n century ago,
risked their lives in her defense. It was at
a timo when the drafts upon Minnesota for
the civil war hod taken away many of her
able-bodied citizens, leaving comparatively
few to defend the firesides. The Indians
seized this opportunity, and then followed
the great Sioux mnsHacre, the most san
pu nary conflict of which was the battlo of
New l lm. But Colonel Charles Flaudrau,
now of St. l'aul, and n few well-armed
men camo from St. Peter aud the town was
saved. Numbers of the old defenders were
nt New I hn from Mnnknto, St. Paul, Le
Sueur, St. Peter, and other cities. All the
street j weio gayly decorated.
A Woman Ofllee-liolilcr.
Miss Minna II. Pollock is the first lady
ever appointed Commissioner of Deeds in
New York City. Sho is tho daughter of
Julius L. Pollock, of Hamburg. Germany,
and Mrs. Llliot Haswell Pollock, of Olas
gow, Scotland. Miss Tollock was born at
Manchester, England, and was soon taken
by her parent to Hamburg, and three
years thereafter to New York City. Sho
received her education at Glasgow and in
England, completing it in Vienna, Austria.
She is a lady of wide travel and experi
ence. There is a curious law in vogue in
Switzerland, which compels every new
ly married couplo to plant trees ahortly
after tho marriage ceremony. The
trees ordered to Le planted on wedding
days are the pine and weeping willow,
but on natal days tho suggestive birch
treo is selected.
Iodise, hitherto known in naturo
only in combination with other ele
ments, is now found in a freo state in
tho water of Woodhall Spa, near Lin
coln, in England. The water is colored
a decided brown by tho iodine.
How the Clubs Stand for the Eigh-
tesntli Week of the L:ajue
Pennant Raco
Chlcnjros (Jreat (Jame with Detroit
lie cord of League Pi tcbers and
The close of the eighteenth week of the
League pennant race for lHh7 finds t he
Western clubs doing battle upon Eastern
ground with their Eastern rivals.
Tho Detroit team still leads the
League clubs in the race, and the
Philadelphia team by splendid work
has passed Mike Kelly's men in the strag
gle for front place and is now close upon
the heels of the New York giants for third
place. It would surprise no one to see the
Phillies in third placo and leading both
New York and Boston before another
week passes.
The Chicago team closed its third home
season la6t week upon the Chicago grounds
in the final games of the series begun on
Saturday, the 13th inst., with Detroit, and
it is needUss to say that tLese games will
exist for many a day to ccnii in the recol
lection of all who witnessed them. In
team work, in brilliancy of fielding, in
woutUrful spurts of batting, in base-running,
m splendid pitching, in individual
and collective playing, the work of these
two teams wan something which the most
gifted pen could but faintly outline, how
ever greatly iuspiied. Each game was a
battle of the giants from first tp last, and
in n' tempting to give just credit to those of
the players who most deserve it one is
Euzzled where to begin. Wiih but little
esltation, however, it can safely be said
that of tho twenty or more players who
participated in tho three game-, none did
udder work than did John Clarkson.
Starting in upon Saturday, he gave
such an exhibition of pitching
skill as is seldom seen. Not only
did he show himself master of the
ball from the pitcher's standpo'nt, but
without exaggeration it may be said that if
it is possible for one man to win a balLav
game, Clarkson accomplished tho feat in
the first onie of the series with Detroit.
In his delivery upon that day Lo . reemed
bent upon showing the 1 If,' 0t) people pres
ent every strategy and peculiarity known in
the sconce of uidern pitching, and befng
familiar, through careful und systematfo
study, with the batting peculiarities of
every Detroit batsman who faced him, he
was wonderfully effective. It may safely
be said, brilliant as his record has been,
that Clarkson never covered his position in
such splendid form, lie nulled down and
stopped balls from the bat that many a
man upon the lines of the diamond would
Dave limit a ted before, and with the bat in
his hands he was a tower of strength to his
team. He went in again Monday and
pitched another winning game, making al
most as brilliant a record as upon the
Saturday before.
He went in again on Tuesday, ond al
though he pitched a reat game for Chica
go, Detroit won by a lucky stroke of bat
ting and some really wonderful work in
the field. To show hew determined De
troit was to win the third and last game of
the series, a little iecn of strategy upon
the part of Getz4 aud Bennett the De
troit battery may be cited. It was full of
risk, and might have lost them the game;
but, fortunately for Detroit, it was suc
cessfully accomplished, and saved the
game to them. It was in the eighth in
ning, with PfefYer upon second base and
Sullivan upon third, whtn Williamson
came to bat. Three strikes had been called
upon Ed, who throughout the game seemed
.wholly unable to gau:e "Pretzel's" de
livery. When just ns he was al- 1
roost in the act of sending the ball over
the plate ngein, Getz stopped and called
Bennett down the path toward him. The
two conversed for ten seconds in low tone?,
Getzein the while glancing toward Sullivan
on third. Then they separated, and Get
zein, stepping back intr he box, sent &
ball over the plate on a Ve with William
son's head. The next ball was to one 6ide
of tho plate and low down, with but little
speed. Nevertheless, it struck Bennett's
hand squarely, bounded off about ten feet
to ono side (the result of an intentional
mulf t, and Sullivan started iu from third.
Getz jumped toward the plato almost at
the same moment the ball left his hand,
and received the ball from Bennett, who
captured it with a single bound, easily put
ting Sullivan out at the home base. Then
the Detroiters started in for their bench
and tho White Stockings vent to the field.
The nature of Bennett and Getzein's little
consultation dawned upon tho spectators,
and a roar of mingled laughs and cheers
went up from the big crowd.
Since Chicago's departure for the East it
has not played the ball expected of it. Of
the four games commenced with Pitts
burgh, one was postponed by rain with the
Pittsburghs in the lead when game was
called, two were won by Pittsburgh and
one by Chicago. Detroit is playing much
too strong a gamo just now for Chicago to
let down in its speed, even a little bit.
The following table, showing tho work
of the prominent League pitchers and
catchers up to Aug. 10, inclusive, is of in
terest: riTCHKn.
Name. Won.
Clarkson 2J
Keef e 27
(Jalvin 17
ltod bourn 17
Casey 16
(ietiein 10
WLitney 15
Madden 1J
liufhnten. 15
Welch 15
M. Baldwin 14
Ferguson. ....15
TwPchell 12
Doyle 10
llcaly 10
Mci'urmick 8
Morris 8
Conway (Boston) 7
(iilmore 6
Hhaw G
() Day 5
Htoiumyer 5
Ueorge 3
Tcr cent.
3 09
2. fr5
3 80
2 EH
3. H)
cat cn Ens.
Gamca. Tat out. Astd. Errors. Av.
Clements 31 202 Li 35 .875
Dennett 15 CI 10 11 .8731
Ciauzel 45 20J 50 37 W
Tate 31 131 70 41 .kT
Hint 38 kOO 62 64 .827
Myers 33 125 87 35 .822
Daly 'Si 2C5 90 61 .821
Miller 44 152 37 45 .808
The New York Club are now looking
for new players, and will secure a new
pitcher and catcher within a few days.
Big Dan Brouthers has an actual bat
ting averago of .381. Ho has made twenty
one two-baser?, twelve three-basers, and
twelve home runs this season.
On actual hits Thompson leads the
League, with an average of .3Jt. Brouth
ers is second, with .375. Ward is third,
with .3('h1; and Wise is fourth, with .357.
Morrill and Brouthers have each made
twelve home runs. Jerry Dennj has a rec
ord of sixty-three runs, of which nine were

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