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fii.slion Harris of Michigan Dies in
Hishop Samuel S. Harris of tho Kinse-opal
eliocoso or Michigan died in London, l.ng.,
on the -1st iust.
Kight Uov. Samuel
S. Harris, tho seoemd
shop of Mu lligan,
rM was born in Chat too-
g.i i-o
illtit V 1:1 SO'tlt
14, 111. Ho gradu
ated from the univcr-
W.'.i, jin.l at oiu-o on
tCled tliO UV School
f Chancellor Ke.ves,
'from which ho v,i
: 1 .4 1 V admitted to tho bur
m lstiO. He prui tii-ftj
tiv yours in Mont
gomery, A;aoin;t,
after which ho removed to Now 1 ork,
where ho wis engaged in praetice bo
fore tho supremo court only. While in
Now York ho yielded to a long cherish
ed desire and relinquished his profession
and becninc a candidate for holy orders. He
studied thooliiirv under 1 hi direotiouof Kov.
.1. M. l'orbc, I) I). Keturning to tho
south, ho was ordained loue-oii to St. John's
ehurch, Montgoinerv, Ala , l'ol. 1, l-v'-'.t, by
lit. K. v. Kicliard II. Wiliiicr, I. 1 Ho
was ordainotl pried in tlio same ehurch by
tho same pivlato, Juno IW, 1 ".'.. His hist
parochial work was at this church. Imme
diately aftor his ordination to the priesthood
ho b. vaui" n ctor of Trinity church, Colum
bus, C.i., when ho remained two years and
six months. Then he removed to New Or
leans and became rector of Trinity church
there, remaining four years. In tho year
l?. h' became rector of St. .lames church,
t'hicjiiro, which position l.o held when
ele-eted bishop of Michigan.
He was a deputy to the general conven
tion in 171 from the diocese of (Joorgia, and
in l-77 from the diocese of Illinois. In De
cember, lsTs, ho was elected by u unanimous
Vote as th' bishop of (,mnoy, but at tho
earnest solicitation of the vestry of St.
James church he declined. He received tho
decree of doctor of divinity from the college
of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.,in
ls?l. He was consecrated bishop of Michi
gan in St. Paul's church, Detroit, Sept. 17,
17'.. His publications are a volume of ser
mons, articles for reviews, and the "llohlen
Lectures for lsiW.''
Hishop Harris was a man of marked abil
ity, and was Iwloved by all who knew him.
He was respected by all in the diocese, and
by tho edorgy in gon-ral who did not con
form to his form of worship. Out of his
church and in it he was held in tho highest
esteem. His ability was not only shown in
the pulpit, but in managing tho affairs of
the chv.rcn. From a human standpoint, it
seems as though tho lss would be irrepar
able. The funeral services were held in West
minster AbU'y Aug. -'i. and the next day
the remains, accompanied by Mrs. Harris,
srn and daughter, sailed for tho United
.Michigan's Corn Crop.
The arc. 1 planted to corn in Michigan this
year is slight l.T in excess of the average,
and it is probable that this excess has not
been lot by failure of seed to grow. On
the 1st of August the condition of the crop
in tho southern counties averatred '.1 per
cent, and in tho central and northern coun
ties '.mi per eo-.t of tho average condition.
As in 17 and i-so the crop has suffered by
drouth, though not to the same extent.
Tho averai-o rainfall for July was but
little more than half t he normal for lit years.
Since that dat" the nieteoro'.o.'ieal stations
make a little bet ter showing, hut the rain
had been badly ditribute 1. an 1 in many lo
calities the crop greatly nee Is more mois
ture. In sections in which rains have occurred
tho conditions of corn is above tho average
ar.d probably '. per cent would be a fair
estimate for this date. A steady soaking
rain of several days' duration is needed
throughout tho state.
With average weather from now on corn
will ripen from tho lifth to tho lifteenth of
Soldiers' ami Sailors' Keunioii.
The soldiers' and sailors' reunion at Che
boygan ended with a big excursion to Mack
inac Island August -:t. Tho place for hold
ing tho next encampment has b-n decided
upon as West 1 'ranch, f n the lirst Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday in August, lss:e.
The association will be olliecivd as follows:
President, C. S. Andrews; vice-president,'
A.J. Hose; quartermaster, J. C. Medowan;
secretary, J. C Harrison; vice presidents :
Otsego, j. Hanks; Crawford, O. Palmer;
Cheboytran. C.. 1. Humphrey; Mackinac,
Joe Jullerett: Pre sque Isle. Win. Kitchen:
Alona. Jud.'o II. J. Kelly; Oscoda, S
Ilichardson ; Koseommon, 11. S. (lifford;
Knimett. Dr. Hampton; Charlevoix, Win,
Mears; Antrim, H. H. Hudson : Ogemaw,
C. M. Ashford; Montmorency, Tom Sher
wood. -
A vein of soft coal, l." feet thick, has been
struck on tho farm of F.ugeno Maker, near
Hopkins, Allegan county. Tho vein is to
bo worked.
William Jackson of (Irindstone City, has
fallen heir to $1."i0,ikk), by the death of an
undo in England.
Jud,se C. A. Stacy, one (if the oldest and
most distinguished lawyers in southern
Michigan, and as widely known ns he is
respected, celebrated his golden wedding
Autrust vl. The comfortable home of the
Judjje and his venerable wife, in Tecumseh
was crowded with the loading people of
that section, and th event inale itself
memorable iu spito of tho imxlest depreca
tion of the family. Tho Adrian bar asso
ciation attended in a body, and presoiiUsl
a a souvenir, a handsomely engraved gob
let contaiuinir $7o in gold pieces.
State Senator L. J. Valmor has bcn
chosen by (kv. I,uce t represent Michigan
at tho industrial and cducutioual cxKisitiou
in Columbus, Ohio, next month.
C. (J. Swensburg of (Jrand llapids has
flold his commorcial collego la that city to
A. T. I'arrish of IVoria, III.
Charlevoix has bonded itself for $J."i,Ootj
to give as a bonus to tho Detroit, Charle
voix A Fscunaba railro.nl company.
William A. Haker of Colonia has boon
.admitted to prac tice lxfore the interior de
partment. Lightning struck the house of Victor
Mayott of Iako Liuden, killing him instaut
Jy and t"'ty wrecking the building.
T lardorid 1 lobe rt Cos
to'..i, '.r. tN-vl, from Mecosta
county to the s , .on for live years for
burglary. Ho is dying of consumption.
Mormon elders are preaching near Far
well. The secretary of the treasury has made
these appointments of lighthouse keepers
in Michigan: John (J. Callagher, second
assistant keeper, vice S. H. llossa, resigned,
Soiith Manitou lik'ht station; William
Fountain, keeper of Jrand Point Au Sable
light station; A. C. Hourissan, lirst assist
ant ke'p-r at Skilligale lijht station ; Pe
ter ( JussentoieT, keeper of the Monroe sta
The President lias approved the Jackson
public building bill.
John Ta. ey was killed by a logging train
ti'-nr Alena the other day.
Marcus Allen, one of the oldest and bent
known farmers in Herrien county, is dead.
Co'opsl Knights Templar, in session at
Ttraml llapids, elected tho following oftlcers
for tho ensuing year: Kight eminent grand
couimanib r, James F. Kickard, Detroit; V.
K. D. i. C, 11. Wcavor, :hatham, Out.;
grand genera! is'.ino, J. C. Craig, (Jrand
llapids; gratid catain general, Jacob
James, Detruit; grund prelate, J. ('. Wil
more. Chatham ; senior w arJeji. J.J, Adams,
(Jrimd .'lapiJa; Junior warden, Newtou
e i M
' 1 "V
Fintey, IKtroit; treasurer, James A. Cola,
Detroit; recorder, Thomas F. Cary, Detroit.
A soldiers' reunion will bo held iu Kce I
City October H, 4 uud .V
Dwight Cutler of (Jrand Haven, and Mrs.
Hunter Suvidgo of Sprintf Lake, have each
contribute.! fd.OUO in aid of tho equipment
fund of Akoley college at (Jrand Haven.
Marquette' common council has voted
to pay an annual bonus of t'M to tho city
Daniel Miller of Port Huron, dug up th
skeleton of an Indian in his garden, ami
with the bones was found a bunch of
arrows that had boon buried with tho
William (Juy Patterson, a well known
business uian of Lansing, is dead.
Alpena asks policemen in Michigan cltios
to contribute to thn relief of members of
tho police force, who lost their property iu
tho recent groat lire iu that cily.
Nearly f.o carloads of hemlock bark
have been shipped from Par well this sea
son. A terrible accident happened at the sol
diers' and sailors' reunion at Allegan Aug.
'JX, by which Leo F. Weed was fatally in
jured, dying a few hours later, and several
other young men seriously injured. The
young men wvro lilling cartridges, when
lire from the cigar which ono of them was
smoking was communicated to tho powder.
The following resolution was adopted id
the recent state assembly, Knights of La
bor, at Jackson, and promulgated a few
days ago: That w e, as true knights sacking
to alleviate tho suffering of humanity tho
world over and establish Just lot for tho
toilers do extend our s. mpathy and prom
iseour hearty cooperation t tho (Jrand
Army of the Kepublie in its efforts to secure
from tho government a just recognition of
tho debt it owes t the ho,al men w ho sacri
lked sc) much to defend tho honor of tho
nation. Also one eulogistic of the. life and
character of the late Andrew Forbes of
Detroit, and of his earnest efforts for tho
elevation of labor.
('has. P. Whtcler, the well known sci
entist of Ilubburdston, who accompanied
the college corps in its recent trip through
the pine barren country, has accepted a pro
fessorship in tho chemistry department f
the agricultural college.
A barn on Col. Taylor's farm in Hridge
port, Saginaw county, was hot on lire by
sparks from a threshing maehinn and the
entire season's crop of wheat, hay and oats,
and a throwing machine were burued.
There is a movement on f t by several
men of Hay City and Saginaw for or-auu-iug
u stock company for the purpose of re
claiming about 1.,ihk) acres of prario laud
that lies on the exst side of the Flint and
Pere Marquette railroad from tho boom
house south of tic creek to m ar Saginaw.
A little It year-old daughter of Frank
Davis, living on the (Jrandville road, a few
miles be low (Jrand llapids, was killed
while playing inthc barn. The child cliuiUd
over a hay-rack that was in the barn. It
fell over with her, one of the timbers strik
ing her upon the head, crushing her skull
and causing almost instant death.
At the business meeting of the (i. A. II.
association of southwestern Michigan. Leld
in Allegan August the following officers
were chosen for the ensuing year : Presi
dent, (J. M. Duck of Kalainaoo; vice pres
ident, M. A. Merritield of L'niou City; koo
letary, A. A. Hlakeman of Otsego ; treasur
er, O. M. Hall of Union City; county vice
presidents, Cass, .. Aldrieh; Herrien, W.
H. Miller; St. Joseph, N. L. Cooper; Van
ltuivn. William Norton, Jr.: Calhoun.
Wiiliam Christie; Hranch, Alfred Mih.s;
Allegan, 11. H. Pope.
Louis Warnecke, nue 1 ."d ; Henry
Schmidt, aged -'., and Jeff Hohog.-r, aged
Jd, all unmarried laborers of West Hay (Jit v
were drowned the other day by the capsiz
ing of their skiff.
Tho carriage and wagon shops of WaJ
seth Tislae of Isripeming were destroyed
by tire, the other night.
Dexter it Noble, iron smelters, etc., at
Klk llapids, have received during the past
two weeks applications for prices of pig
iron from Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam
and Hull.
nr.Tuoir .mviuhth.
Whft, White $ N nt 8.1'-,
lied 7 4 7i
Conv, perbu 4 4 v'5 4)
Oats. - " '-" (. :u
ttAHt.ET, I '-'r 1 -u
Mai.t '" l
TiMoTHT Seed 2 to oc 2 f
Cuver Srnn, ier bag 4 10 ut 4 15
Yr.r.v 1-t ) (.7 lit 5)
Flock Michigan patent... 4 '." vr a ui
Michigan roller. ... 4 5 ) Ot 4 tv
Minnesota patent.. r 0) 5 u"
Minnesota Lakoi'' . 4 to (it 4 t)
llye per bu 47 (A
Arr-LB, ier bbl 1 7i W 2 01
liEANS, picked 'J l. (e M
unpicked 1 7"i (( .
Ueeswax (i
ItCTTEU 1- ''C 1"
Cheese, per lt '.ii
DniFi) Arrt.rs, per lb Y-.tt
Kcios. perdoz 14 0 ll
Honey. per U H ( f hi
Hors Per 1 !' tr Is
Hat. Per ton. elover 11 M OtU (I I
- timothy 14 m) (l')Oo
Mai.t, per bu JJ (r I 0',
Onions, per bbl 3 0) (- :t .."
Potatoes erbbl 1 w (.'4 1 ;.
Itl.Ai KHUKU per bu It '" (0 A .V)
lU-riiKKiii per lei '2 7" ut 00
Hi KiniEi.iiiKs, er bu 'J "a (A t 01
I'kwh, ler - to i" 3 0)
I'f.ac hps, per bu 1 .VI (4 J (nl
1'oin.TitT Chickens, live.... S (o '
Meee i (C 7
Turkeys 10 V6 11
Duck per lb 7 fi S
Pkotisions Mess Pork. ...Vtto (1.1 7."
rauilly pi jj al7 )
Kxtr meat beef 7 to (j3 7 7
Lnrd 7 ((
Hams 31 (c 1
Khoulderi .... s ( slj'
liacoa 3(J ( lo'
Tallow, per lb.. 3 QjJ af
DiDts Oreeo City per lb .. a'i 4l,
Cure-1 4 r'-4
bheep kins, wool.. to ($ I Jl
Cattle Market tirni witli n slight ad
ranee; itwrt, (5 5)" 4); eowa, bulls and
mixe-L 11 7.V3 50; Texas cattle, f I ftooc
(l( I0; ttockers and feelers, ti 0or3 so.
Hoo Market strong and higher:
mixed, 13 voftJ 5C; common to fair, ffVtj)
tci ,'), gootl t-j choie, Ito. 4U; jdgs,
fli 45.
biiBEP Market modarately active end
earner; Westerns. $ J iltofl.J n); Texans. t'4
3 7ft; natives, .) .. 4 .VI; Iambs. 14 'a A CO.
Fleeces Fine. -O'C.'lc; medium, 14'i5c;
coarse, JoCiV; unwashed, unmerchant
able, cotted and black, ,l-M off; bucks, otf.
female Hank Note Kiiiscrs.
A woman named Mrs. Kcefer, and her
daughter, were arrested in Terra Haute,
Ind , a few nu-hts a.-o fur raising and defac
ing money. Their lau of ojieration was to
make a $10 bill out of a 1, by cutting the
figure 0 from a cL-ar box stampand pasting
it next to the figure 1. In a like manner
they made$.'0 bills. Tho vviini'Mj confessed
and take their arrest coolly. They admit
ted working tho xehe.'no in Chicago, mid it
is learned they passed many of the bills on
local merchants If e.nvictel, they can
et a sentence of l.lye.irs and a $.",00 Hue.
Another Air Lino.
In view' of the proposed extension of t U :
Canadian Paeiilc railway to Detroit, it i
unnounced that the (Jrand Trunk railway
company have made arrangements to ex
tend their Mic higan a;r line in order to
form a short line between Detroit and Chi.
cage independent of tho Wabasll, and arc
also making arrangements to at once, make
a connection between its nyatotn of lines
and the Toledo. St. Iouis .V Kansas City
road, reaching St. Lwuis and the seuthwest
by route ual to that of the VTabaaa.
ArcrsTU.', Sevate. The aenuto bill ap
propriating 7.,000 for a Publio building ut
Kalamazoo, Mich., und tho bill granting a
pension of fct,rex u yvar to tho widow of
(Jen. Sheridan were reported and place d on
the calendar. Mr. Heck offered as au
amendment to tho house tariff bill au addi
tional section suspending all laws n luting
to the sinkiug fund, an I had it referred to
the committee ou linauce; also a bill to re
peal nil sinking fund laws, which was al
lowesl to lio ou tho table. The joint resolu
tion appropriating $'JtJ0,0K) to prevent tho
introduction of cholera or yellow fever into
tho Uiiitesl States was passed. Tho money
was made immediately available. Mr.
(,'hand'er called up his resolutions, hereto
fore offered, relating to fraud and violence
in the last Louisiana election and submitted
extended remarks upon them. Pending the
conclusion of Mr. Chandler's tpeech the
benate at oila adjourned.
Het:sK. Th'j army appropriation and
general dell. -iency bills we-re discussed dur
ing tho session.
Arc.i s r 'J.'t, Skxati:. Merely routine busi
ness was transact el until tho president's
message was laid before the senate, ami aft
er the same had bce-n read an adjournment
was taken.
HorsK. The reading of tho president's
message was the feature of the house pro
ceedings. Ai.'oi'sx 24, Si:n tk. The entire session
was devoted to the consideration of the
President's message on the fisheries treaty.
Hot sk. Mr. Ihoblo of South Carolina,
submitted the conference report, which
was adopted, on the bill providing for the
erection of a custom house and appraiser's
warehouse iu New York city. The dctiei
ency bill was then taken up, the pending
question .being n the appeal from the
chair's ruling out the French spoliation
section of the bill. A vote by toller dis
closed the lack of a quorum, and n call ed
the house was ordeivd; but up tn4:l0p.
in. a quorum had not been secured, so the
house took a roe-ess uutil fS p. in., the night
session to be devoted to the e'onsideration
of private pension bills. The house at the
evening session passed forty live private
peusiou bills, and at 10:1)0 adjourned until
(i F.XKltAIj.
Mrs. Charlotte Smith, president of the
woman's national industrial leatrue, has
written Chairman Ford that there are syn
dicate in New York and Hoston for the
purpose of supplying fresh, young and
pretty girls from immigrants arriving in
this country for houses of ill fame. Agents
of the syndicate1, she says, frequently go
abroad uud assist iu this nefarious busi
ness. Immigrants arriving iu New York
city furnish, she sa s, 'jo.ooo victims annu
ally. A canning establishment in Still Pond,
Kent county, Md., was blow n down during
a high wind the other elav, and nine em
ployes were crushed to death.
A registered package containing J IO.OaJ
m nt from Portland. On-iron, to New York,
has been stolen. The dete-ctives ami jst
o2ioo inspectors are working ou the case-.
Five men were blown to pieces by the
e plosion of ''0,uoo pounds of giant powder
near West Herkley, Cal., the other morning.
Over $ls,ooo has been subscribed toward
an exposition to bo held iu Haltimore.
Seth (ire-en, the famous spoitsma-i r-.nd
pisciculturist, died at his homo in Koches
ter ree-ently.
llobert T. Lincoln has returned from a
long sojourn iu F.ngiand.
The llcv. 1'.. II. Armn, a well known
Presbyterian c!erg, man of Newark. N. J.,
committed suicide a few days iil-o by cut
ting his throat and then jumping iu u cis
tern. Ill health was the cause.
(ion. John M. Thayer -!s the 1 e pub'.ic;:n
in iniuee for governor of Nebraska.
A post of the (J. A. II. has been organized
in Hamilton, Out. There are :u veterans
there, a 1 of whom are pensioners.
II. J. Creightoa, ng.-nt for the New Zea
land government, bus received a cable e'.is
patch from Sir Harry Atkinson, postmaster
general of New Zealand, stating that the
e-olony would accept the e.ffer of Postmaster-general
Dickinson of the United States
to pay ."0.iM yearly towards the Australian
mad service. The 01. tract has be-u ex
tended until November, 1 '., which will
k'ive more time for fuither considerations.
The iucreasw 1 payimuts from the United
States will commence in November, Is-.is,
Several United State-s ofllcials at Ogdens
burg, N. Y., have been placed under arrest.
It is alleged that they stole confiscated
epiuin, intending' to replace tho cans by
similar ones tilled with wood.
(J. V. N. Lothrop, ex minister to Russia,
arrived in New York, Aug.
Cladstone holds that if the allered Par
riell letters hel l by the London Times are
Iroved forgeries, Parnell will be awarded
substwntial damages by the Scotch courts.
However, tlu-re is danger that the case
may be in court for .ears. and the attend
ant expense may mean pecuniary ruin to
A boat loaded with reaers was capsie-d
(luring a hurricane on Hal. itony lake, near
Pesth, ami 15 of the reapers weredrowned.
(Jen. Sir Henry Potisonby, Queen Vic
toria's private secretary, h.is refused to
present to her majesty a petition signed by
tho Irishmen of (Jlascw praying for the
release from prison e f Mr. John Dillon.
Queen Victoria opened the (Jlasgow ex
hibit ion on the '.Md inst.
A He-lgiau audi -slavery s e'ety has been
formed for the Congo state.
Light hundred workmen were drowned
by an inuudaliou at Ting Toon, China.
The Pope is a great suffer from rheuma
tism. Mahmoud Pasha, ex minister of finane-e,
is accused of embezzling jl15,(m. Au ejen
inrjuiry will be held atouce.
It is nnnounoesl that Lieutenniit Wiss
maun, who is noyA- in llg.vpt in route to
Zanzibar, is a member of the F.min Hey re
lief committee. If the relief exin-elltien
proves sue-evssful it is intended to form and
maintain a commercial highway with sta
tions from tho lakes eastward. For this
purpose the "(Jermau African. Lake- com
pany" will be formed.
Twenty-live IVrstMH Killed and Four
teen Injnreil.
At 11 :30 o'clock on the evening of August
iJ tho large paper mill owned by (Jeorge
Whiting, situatisl on the island between
Neenah, Wis , and Menus ha, was destroyed
by lire. The; mill was a three str ry struc
ture, built four years ago at a e-ost of 100,
f), and was oNrated day and uight. When
ho llameH broke out about to nu n were in
the building. The lire alarm brought sev
eral hundred people to the spot, who crowd
edascksoto tho burning building as tho
.intense heat Would permit.
About 1:30, while the building was a
mass of flame-, an explosion occurred with
out warning. The roof of the building was
thrown upward and outward, tho walls ef
brick crumbled and crashed into the street,
and in an instant scores of men were burie-d
by the heavy debris.
There was a moment of silence and then
a cry of horror went up from the multitude.
Tho first impulse to tly from possible fur
ther danger was soon overcome ond hun
dreds began the work of recovering tho
bodies of the dead and rescuing and caring
for tho injured.
lhxly after lody was found, crushed and
mangled by tho great timbers and masonry
.almost beyond recognition, and then re-'move-d
to the city hall. Lightocn lifeless
uodies were re-e-overed, and seven others
vcro taken from the ruins fatally Injured,
i-'ourtecn others are more or less seriously
The ire caught la the boiler rm, 1 a
larfro quantity of fuel, shavings, ct Tho
11 reman, Peter Nelsou. had beoti out during
tho evening and a friend had worked for
him. About I'J o'clock he. went from liLs
Post to get a drink of water, und on looking
back into the boiler room awtlamei utnoug
the shavings. Hefore ho tMuld give the
alarm the flames rushed through tho room
and drove him out. When the department
arrived the mill was doo ned.
The immense revolving bleach was in
tho heating riMun adjoiuin t tho lire room. It
was idled with tdraw nd rags. When tho
roof over the he .ting roe in fell lu the tire
men turnel th hose over the bleach and in
stantly an explosiou occurred and 10 tons of
boiler debris shot out ef the building and
across side track through a throng of
spectators, mowing I hem down like grass.
Tho immense mass of iron shot out into an
open lot -Jexi feet away. In its passage it
struck tho heads of the on lookiug bystand
ers, as nearly all the killed und wounded
were, hit on tho he-ad. The si one was inde
scribable. The blow, s sudit-nand crush
ing, stuun-e'd those it did not kill aud maim.
Tbe cause of the nwiul e alamity is traced
directly U the iron bleach. It is said that
this was full of steam and nus and had be
come sux rt.eate I. When the cold water
from the lire engine struck it the explosion
followed instantly. The mill was built in
IS?-'. The lo-.s on building is $ 1 00,000; in
surance, "., HK.
The City of Chester Run Down by !
Hie Oceanic j
In sua J'rani lro I'.uy, Almost In Mht of '
The steamer City of Chester left her dock
in San Francisco at '.:.io the other morning
and started on her regular trip to Kureka, I
on tho northern coast of California. An :
unusually large number of passe-tigers !
stood on her decks and waved adieu to '
friends who had gathered on the wharf. '
Tho Chester Mcnmc.i slowly down the bay, 1
and when wilhiu two miles of the He-ads
eneountered the thick fog so peculiar in
that locality. Capt. Wallace of the City of I
Chester, began blowing his steamer's j
whistle to w;irn all vessels off his approach. .
The Chester proceeded cautiously on her j
course till off Port Paint, when the hoarse '
sound ed another whistle tloated across the
(.'apt. Wallace- auswere-d the signal and '
gave the proper warning to the stranger to '
pss on the port side This was evidently 1
not underste'od, for in a moment those on
board saw the huge prow of the Occidental j
and Oriental steamer Oceanic emerge from
the fog. TLe huge steamer was so close to '
the Chester tLut there was no )ot-tibility ,
for the letter to e scap.-. Tho e-abin passeii- '
gers were nearly all oa deck, and the cap- j
tain seeiug the danger called to them to !
pre pure for the shock. A panic ensued ut ;
e nee, particularly among the women and i
children, of whom there was a large number.
Tho Oceanic struck the Chester on the J
Iort side-, at the gangway, and her prow i
cut iuto the Chester's upper werks, and 4
theu e rushtsldow n to the bulwarks, tearing
great timbers and iron plates, arid breaking ;
iuto statensims ami cabins. The wildest '
e-einfusiou at once prevailed among the pas
sengers. The-y e rowded together, shriek- I
ingwith fear, while others were praying 1
for help. The-tow' of the Oce-anic crashed ,
into the middle sccticn of the Chester, cut
ting her almost into halves, and e-ausing
her to reel under the t -rrible blow.
When the vessels were locked a number
of the Ch ster's p.isseugers Were pa-s d
Up over the Oceauic's bow and rescued in
this way. but as so. in as the large steamer
could clear herself sl.e swung a round and
immediately bej.au to lower her boats. At
the moi.ient of the shuck most of tLc tiOic-rs ,
and crew of the v 'hi. -.'.cr seemed to lose pos
session ef the.r s- !. ..s, iitd seve ral iassen
gcrs sta'4.1 ufteiv.ar.l that souc- of
the crew tuk tU- tirst opportunity to
climb alM.ard the Oceanic, and left the pas- (
senders to cut away tl boats, and one of j
these was lowered us soon as possible and
a number ef p.tssengers taken e.ff in it. 1
Otl.e-rs provided themselves with life pre j
servers and jumped eiverboard. but. the i
greater ;sirt ion were e-ompe-ile-d to re-main
on the steamer, whie-h began to settle im
iuediat'ly after. I
Torrents ef water rushe-.l into her hold I
almost immediately, and in live3 minutes !
after the- e-ollisieii the ( 'heste-r disappe'aml .
and sauk in to fathoms of wate-r. 1 hose of I
the passengers and cie-w who e arne to the-
surlaee were picked ui by the Oceanic s
boats, but th- greater number were drawn !
elown by the- rushing wate-r and i.eve-r ap- 1
I"arel again.
As s.H'ii ks it was known around the bay j
that a le.llisioii ha 1 occurre d a numbe-r ef
tug and boat of ail descriptions we-nt to.
their assistance and ivnde-rcd what service' (
they could in picking up the living e.r elead
who were boating among the wrevkage.
The greatest loss ed lifei is believed to have
envurre'd among the ste-ernge passe-nge-n. of
whie h there we-re ' aboard. 1 hey were in
the- hold of th- steamer at Ujo time eif the
collision, and the-re was no opportunity te
warn them e f elange r or re nder any ussist-
ane-e arte-rward. ;
Aside frfuii the-'Jl ste erage passengers. 10 1
of the cabin passengers and three of the j
crew we re diowne I.
- - - - 1
Ai'i'ropi'iatiou llill't. '
A state-ment has be-e-n prepared at the '
tre iusury tb-partmeut iu re-garel to the up-.
propriations f r the tisi-al year emling June '
lss'.i, mivle at the present session of i
e-eingre-ss in the re-gular annual appropria
tion bills. It is as lollows:
As passe d As passed
bv house. bv senate.
Hills finally pas.l.$,-j-j,7:'-l,l'.j $,Tli.'t,l,.0
Sundrv civil appro
priation bill i,:i:;-j,4oi 2s,.rAcj
Armv appreipriation
bill 24,y,auo ni,5.'ii,KiK)
Nary approiriation
bill 120,(Kin,0T-l 150,iy.'?,2Vr2
Fortifu-atiem (peuel-
ing in senate 1 M,"'iVNn) :i,?i".,0u0
IVflcicncy (jH-nding
iu house) ;VVW,4o4 3,.V(9,4ftft
Total I. -.17,172,405 fiJ10A-rl,?lti
Permane nt and ineJ-f-
Inite apppre-priat'ns ll.",G40,7W 115.C4O.7V0
Total apprrpriafns.H.t,',13,4 f4.-.s70,515
F.stimatesl revenue', including fT7,sn,7.'VI
for postal revenue, M4)..r.;t,7;M. Kstimate-d
surplus, fyK'.e.V )..".' 1, bases l on house appro
priations, anel fl t,tV.:i,-Ji'. on senate appro
priations. The treasury eU-partineut to elay paid
out f UUs-iMim on account of jiensiems, not
withst4uuling which payment the' total re
ceipts for tho mouth to date nrof5.ooo.tNiO
in exe-ess of the total disbursements for tho
same period.
Fnjnst Competition.
(ieneral Master Workman Powderly said
before the Forel inve stigating committee a
few days ago that the s. stem of imported
contract labor is a n:est vicietus one. The
fereigners who come here uneler such cir
cumstances nre grossly Immoral anel nro
in -t fair coinpetite.rs with lu.nest labor. Ho
said tho condition ed the workers in tho
Pennsylvania mine's is almost inelescrib
able. The Hungarians an 1 Italians nro
without names, but bear tags whieh are
numbore-d, nr.d in that way they are identl
Heel. Mr. Poweb'rly said these ignorant
fore igners live prine ipally upon salt pork
and e eirn meal, though thev ste-al vedumiii
ously from their more intelligent neigh
bors. The ge-neral master Ix-lieves that
violators of the law prohibiting the impor
tation of contract labor should be Impris
oned as well as lined.
An excursion train will leave Paris on
Sept. 11 for Central Asia. The excursion
ists will reach hemic on Oe. t. :. The round
trip will cost f.'eio.
W. S. Caj-ellar of Mansfield, Ohio, sayi
that Calviu Hryce's bank at Lima, Ohio,
has a milliem eloilars of the government sur
plus on deposit.
Corded silks will be in hiju favor thbjf
Ho Favors the Adoption of a lligM
Ketaliutorv Mcasuro.
()thr WMaklnstoii Srw.
President Cleveland has sent a ins.s iget
to eongiess oa the flahei le.s tjuubiion. The
message was anticipates!, uud created little
fcurpriso, us It wasshiidow ed by the remarks
e.f Senator Morgan, during tho debate, that
it was possible, if the treaty was rojevted,
that, the president might be force el ti) use
the retaliatory tit, and precipitate a war
with Canada.
After reciting that cltliens of this country
engnge-d in lihiu,' in wateis veijaeent to
Canada have bee-11 treated by tht givern
inent iu au inexe-usably harsh aud o;'prews
ivo maune-i, and that it has been Justifieel
by Cauuda und (Jreut Hritain by the claim
that the treaty of Pis permitted it, and that
it was necessary for the prote e-tion ef Cana
dian iutere-sta, all of which ho denies, ho
still desireel an umh able settlement, and
be-lieveel that the treaty just rejected would
have been adequate to se-ttlo tell elifiieullh-s
nud protect American iiiterests in the fu
ture, without saorihViug our national pride
or dignity in the least.
Hut as his method of 00 oj oration has
be-e-n decline'd, the president will i.ew e-e.u
Rider the sub.ee t of I etieliat ie.n. He state-s
that it will bo impossible to injure Cana
dians without inllie-iing omo elamage on
our own e-itie-ns, but the national policy,
which embraces the i'ltlictiou uf the great
est harm on those w ho have iujure-d us with
Hl.v least possible harm to ourselves, if eli
te re d upon should be-thorough and vigorous.
After referring to tin retaliatory powers
e-onferre el on the president, Mr. Clove-land
e-:ills utte-ntioii to the :.".'th artie-le ef the
treaty of P71, and the subse iuent ne tion of
CaiKi'la in relation tle-re-to, and says that
1 he powers e-onfe rrc.l by congress are not
vuttie-ient te mee t this june-ture aud rec-om-menels
immediato le-gislative aetieu con
ferring Upon the exe-cutive the jeower to
susjie ial ly proe-lauutiou the ope-ration of
ail laws and re-gulatiou permitting tho
transit e)f goenls, wan' nml merchandise ia
bond across eu- eiver t!ie' territory of the
Unite-d States to or from Canada.
"There need be no he sitation," he says,
"in suspending these laws i.ii-,ing from tho
supposition that their cemtinuatlwti is se-cun-el
by tre-aty obligations. It seems ejuito
plain that artic le -Jj of the treaty ef '71,
which was the only article iucor orating
siie-h laws, terminate..! July 1, ls-xi."
Iu addition to this very satisfac tory evi
eleucej supporting t!as eviit ruction of the
language ef article -J'J. it w.ll be found that
the law passed Ly e uigress t) carry tho
treaty into effect furnishes eouclusive
proof of the correctness of such construc
tion. The law was passed March 1, 1 71,
and is entitled "Au a--t to carry into effect
the provisions of the treaty betwe-eu tlm
United States and (Jreat Hr.tain. signed in
Washington May r, lsTl, relating to the
From the act of eviigre.-s of h-CI the
President e-oi.e-ludes that these artichei
have boe-n formally teruiinaU-d, and Le sug
gests that the pi ivi.eges now granted to
Canada of transporting govds from our
e -ts and over our soil be .suspended, ami
udels: "I am satisfied that upon the princi
ples that should govern retaliation, our in-te-rcourAe
and reUtkuis with tho Dominion
pf Canada furnij-h to better opportunity
than is suggeste-d by the conditions therein
lresent d : and it e-ould not be more effec
tively inaugurated than under the power ef
suspension rece uimended "
The Pre sident also caiis attention to the
t.nl'air tre-atment e f our vcrs.'ls ujk.u the
lakes in the mutter of lulls a:.de harges. and ;
Ve c-oiume lids th:it such i g.s.ati.'ii be had as
will give ( 'unudiau ve.'-; navigt ing our j
canals precisely the advantaiv-s grant-d j
eur vessels und cargoes em Caoadiaii c.uials,
unl that the sauie be ii.e.isnre-d by e-uct!y
the same- rule ed disci iminat .on.
1 11 conclusion Pre'sid. ut ( 'leve land says : 1
"The course which I have outlined and the J
recommendations made relate to the honor j
and dlgnitv of our country and the protcc- I
tion und preservation of the right.s and in
terests of our p -e'ple. A government does
but half its duty whe n it prote-ets its e-iti-zens
at home an 1 permits them to be im
j'Osed upon und humiliated by tho unfair
Sit.d over-reaching disposition of otLe r aa
t.i(Ls. If we invite our people to reiv upon
arrangements made for their leuetit abroad,
we should se-t! to it that they ure Lotdo
ee ive-d, aud if We are generous and liberal
to a ne-ighboriug country, our people sU.uld
reap the- advantage of it by a return of lib
erality and generosity."
The fallowing is tho text of the bill intro
duce -d in the house by Mr. Wilson of Miune
sota :
Au act to empower the President more
t-ffevtually to carry out the purposes of an
lutto authorize) thee President to protect
and defend the rights of American fishing
vessels, American fishermen, American
trading and e.thor vest-els iu certain cases
and for other purjos.s. approved March 1?,
ls7, und to authorize the President to pro
tect Ame rican interests against unjust elis
criiaination in the use of canals in the Hrit
ish dominions of North Amerii-a.
Ho it enacted, etc-., that whenever the
President may dee in it his duty to exercise
any of the powers given to him by an net
e-ntitled au act tej protec t aud defend the
l ights of Ame-ricun fishing ve-ssels, it shall
be lawful lor the President in his
discretion, by proclamation t that effect,
to suspend iu whole or part, the transporta
tion of gexsls, wares and merchandise irn-lorte-el
or exported Irom any foreign country
e-xcept Canada in bond and without the
payment ejf duty to or from the Hritish do
miulons iu Neirth America across the terri
te ry of the Uuiteel Stute-s.
Sec. '2. Whenever the President shall bo
satisfied that there is any eiiscrimiuation
whatever iu the u-e of the Welland eunal,
tho St. Lawrence river e unal, tho Chauibly
c anal, or either of them, whether by tolls,
draw backs, refund of tolls or otherwise,
which is or may lo detrimental to the
Unite-d States or any of its citizens, it shall
be lawful for the President in his discretion
to issuoa proelainatie.il to that efftvt, where
upon there shall be collected a toll of
Jwcuty ecnU a tow Umii every foie-ign ves
sel and her cargo passing through the Sault
Ste. Mario canal or the St. Clair Flats
canal aud the secretary -f the treasury may
authorise aud diren-t any of tho customs
oftle-ers to collect tho tolls levied under this
act. Tho Preside-sit, when satisfied that
such die-crimination has ceascsl. may issuo
his proclamation to that effect iu his discre
tion, whereuHm the tolls authorized by this
ae t shall no louger be colleetesl.
Sec. :. The sere-tary of tho treasury is
authorized to make any regulations needful
U carry this net iuto effect.
Iu tho case of the naval cadets who were
recently tried by court martial at Annapolis
for hazing, found guilty and sentenced to
dismissal, tho President has modified and
commuted the seutences to confinement for
thirty days and i deprivatou of ono half of
the annual leave.
The President in his order stated that tho
offense of which the accused had been con
victed was an unmanly and e-envardly oue,
w hich for all reasons deserved the severest
condemnation. Any e-a le t who hoped to
achieve an honorable place in the navy, anel
who appreciated that not only knowledge
but gentlemanly behavior was ncevssary to
his suex-ess. ought to fool that ho disgraced
himself by the unfair and bullying conduct
which always characterized hazing.
The President, approving ef the law pun
ishing by dismissal those who indulge in
hazing, finds it difficult to consider favor
ably appeals for a commutation of sentence.
His elecision so to do was arrived at only
after consultation with the authorities at
the academy. In e-onclusion the President
, In full fairness and justness to nil naval
cadets, I dsire it to be distinctly undcr-stoe-tl
that tho clemency granted in those
cases is not to be considered a prtcedent for
futuro executive inte-rfeie nee; that it is the
purpose of all having a duty in tho pre niise-s
to suppress hazing; that but slight inter
ference with unother cadet oustitutes the
offense, anel that the soveret sentence
re4-oramended upon future couvlctious will
Wc execute!.
There U one place In Ventura rountr. Cali
fornia, Lcrj thero are 0,00) tcrei pLntcJ
with Lean.
It U anlkdr-fttel tsat tlii g iv.-niment ex
hibits ut the CiutHiutl Lx entl.M will cover
4 ,00j f'juaro feet ol epace.
The government I trying lobster culture on
the rd:k; coa Tie first Atlantic iusUl
miMet Las been anchored at Santa L'ruz.
The canning of ahrlniti N b coming a ereat
Industr In New Ud-aus. Fall pJ),0)J
cam a djy are packed there during the sei
Chautaurpia" means "a foggv place." Tlu
Indians did not forsee that the uame woulJ
be applied t) a iyste-m graudl fo-elispt-U-Ing.
A deceKtlon of tobico, bole-l In water
and used cold the next da-, Is sai I to have
been found effectual a,'aluit the currant
A lirooklyn min named Wur lro'j U In a
elngularly Hpnroprlate business. lie has get Uf
a klie.p In Fulton street lor the rt-n n'atlon o!
The four Lrotheri'od, e-ng i.e-r. lirem-'i,
brakemeu an-1 awite-hineii e.f tli country ari
taking Heps toward the ninalgiiiiiatiou of tl.t
four bedit-s.
Some of the NavaJ uti ue; 1 b; the gov-ernme-nt
in chasiag (it-r. nln are r prtel t'
be robbliig and iu:ii cL-ring li) uoles east of
(.allup, N. M.
There ha b?eu a heavy bhrlnkage la thj
iufutitv of South American iigtr f r.vardel
to this country during the acas :, coiu
purcd wlih last ye nr.
Seven different klu 1 of emipilga halves
have already been rprunz U-m lie- public Ut
New York manufai turer,., iLe trinket costing
fremi 1 to U et-nti e .clu
Pet d gs in l'ar;s ar. no v cl il In mantl-'J
with pcKkets for U ildiug luni:ei of SJiar,
brace-lew on their pi4 3 an 1 a strbi of littla
eilver belU arosa I the ii--c!i.
Land In New York city is so dear that It
do3 not pay capitalists to build house for
re-uUl. Many houses that sell for $10, wO will
not bring .Vo a jear rent.
An cfiielal report on the cholera epidemic
wLich raged iu Jaaatwo .e"s -' t'e
that Ure e-re 1Vi,.71 case of thj disease,
tf uLlch 11, ('Vi were fatal.
The Smith faudl; U uumerous in F.ugiand
and Wales- TVe cemsu places the number o!
Individual SuilU, in those countries at o",
S14. which is inoro tuau the whole poyulatioa
of Dublin.
A lort llure!i, Mich., wo.-u.'.n who Is rather
rotlts as to ho b idueii int..- ba later l-i
tli- fceasoa, has b-iulit her Colli u at a q-iarte-r
off kale, aud 1 eww ovefieeing the coatrue
tiou of her to:ntstoue,
Harry C!e, four years ej I, arrived ut Ilch-Cfcte-r
last week, hariug traveled alo.13 fro. 11
hoi Anta-les, Cd. lijth hU parent have Jtel
wlihln a year, and the llttli fellow came Ka-it
to take a home v.-iiu na uuat.
Four new ejuarantiu. stations are to bs es
tab'.ished on the Atlantic coat, as follow:
Delaware llreakve atcr. amount appropriated
T;,kJi); (.aj Cl.arle-s, 5' 1 1'.','. dl1; lieorgia
toat, $ ;s,.)J(J; Kep Wesf, W,U0.
The lightning, walcli al:ao: dtno!l!ul
the Louse of Mr. Uraat y at S -rvU, i i., tli 1
other day, hurm.-d a ie eif the Tamil., al
though a youn sou as wittii a a fojt or two
of the place where the bolt fird fell.
Kx (iov. Alger, ef Michigan, has a son 0
years if age. When the neas of Harr.sou's
nomination reached D.-txoit the l.ttle felloe
retuarked: "Well, every bod csn't be nomi
nated." You are potty young for a philoso
pher," remarket the defeatel father.
Three thousand litt.c sau l-crab from the
New Jersey coast Lave beeu seut to Europe.
They will oe place 1 hi museum of natural
history coanectel w.tli school, whero they
- Id be studied a s'jeclmeas of diminutive
Isn't It odd that lawyers will prosecute,
juries 1'ru 1 verdicts und judges pas sentence,
and the n tiie whole crowd turn i bout anil
sign a petition to the governor not to carrj
out the se-nteucei. ''Too much eeliuV li
v. hat a 1 this country to-day.
Tha disreputable M vpa s of Alleib irz has
at last turne l hi hand t something really
ueful. He has biglit a Win 1 jr an lllen
ley coach an 1 drive It every day, allolnj
anyb 1 to ride for 7 shilling an 1 0 pence,
with 5 (hillings extra for a box seat besidj
hi lorddilp.
At San Diego, Ca'., a seance for insterial
izatlon was recently held In a Methodist
church with satisfactory result. Several
si.'rits came out of the cabinet, ail talked
with their frieud hi froat Daring th? even
ing fourteen materializations tool; placa an 1
K'J testa were given.
Jesse Ii. Grant has been traveling through
Mexico as the representative of New York
capitalists who propoe 10 Invest largely
In Mexican Mluing properly. Ho says he
found regret expressed bf buines men all
over Mexico that the Mexican reciprocity
treaty failed to become a law.
Marienne Les bonne, the colonel of the
commane, Is alxiut to become a theatrical
manager for the presentation of a drama In
Verae called '-The Sleep of Danton," by
Clevis Hughes. It will be given the honors
of a tingle audition in Paris a sort of pub
lic rehearsal. Thence Its glory will be taken
to Marseilles, and from there to London.
The drama tells the story of the last six
months of the life of Danton, and the tale Is
a simple one of Lis own private life. A
great sensation la expected from the scene
where the royalists die on the sea Toll.
A man who lives In Amerlcus, Ga., hat
been hearing strauge noises In the cellar of
Lis houc. At one time it was like syrup run
nlng lrom a barrel, which Le thought wat
cused by rats and another time like a person
digging with a pick. Wiiea Le heard the last
iot.e he went down to the cillar with a light
but everything was quiet Returning to LU
family the digging commenced azaln louder
and heavier. The house shook, the win lows
rattled, and all Lis dogs (elLt or ten) began
to bark and run around, the Lauds were awak
ened by It What caused the noise, so mucli
like digging was never founJ out It kept ua
for over an hour.
There Is an aMe romancer out west somi
where who Is keeping the east suppllel
with xccllent' iienis ef Interest" Here are a
cuple of thern: Lightning played a Queer
eater on a ranch rear lUiffalo, Wyoming,
recently. It struck a barlelre fene, and for
h distance of four bun Ire 1 yard rn-lted the
bail s without injuring the strand, an 1 pull,
ed enc md of the staples ho'dlng the wires
to the .t. The extracted ends were neat
ly ti.rne I Into corke-re.v an I nlckl.-plated."
M in Hlcviiis, living near White I K-'e, Tex ,
Killed a very Isr.e i-e c'e-i s-iak few divs
aire, an I, nothing tie Miske's Imly was 111
UMia'ly largo an I lllViv I made; an Inc. ion
and found It eoaTiiod a inree cow Lorn and
pe the horn 11 pin tie r. It f up;eiS! that
Hi' S i K -5.:-I m ,t, ( t, f
h..iM nn 1. 1 ff u,- . rlt vad.mrjl the
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