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l'atriariln Militant I. 0. 0. F. Tho following orders have boon issued for the grund cantonment which assembles at drain! Kapids, October'.): All cauton of tho l'atriarehs Militant comprising thin department aro ordered to assemble in grand cantonment ut druml Kapids, Michigan, on Tuesday, October '., in full dross uniform, for inspection and re view. Tho citizens of (irunJ Rapids havo con tribuU'd sufficient to permit tho following priOH to bo offered for the best drilled can tons: First, fllHJ; second, f50; third, f25. To the largest runton forming part of tho enntonment and n lino ou day of errand parade, f5o. TotliO largest canton forming part of the cantonment which has traveled the longest distance to be present, cheva lier's uniform, value f 10. To tho ofticers and chevaliers bent drilled in sword manual, first, f 15; second, flO; third, f-5. Tho drill shall be without music and all movements, including the sword drill, will be made und judged according to the revised edition of ratriurchs' Militant Tactics. All cantons entering for the contest must rejiort at Grand Kapids on the morning of Tuesday, Ootolter o, and rem tin until the exercises are concluded October 10, unless excused by special order of t he commander of the department. The program for the cantonment will be as follows: Tuesday, October will bo driven up to reception of 1 M. troops at depots during forenoon. Competitive drill of Cantons in the afternoon. Dress parade at ' p. m. Kxetnplitication of ritualistic work and con ferring of '-Decoration of Chivalry" in the evening. Wednesday, tho 10th, competitive drills, inflection of 1. M. troops, grand parade of all cantons, tho grand eucampmeut and subordinate lodges to bo reviewed by Maj. (leu. II. Soule, commanding division of the lakes, the department commander. grand patriarch of the district, dress parade, and awarding of prizes to winning cantons and chevaliers. In accordance with special orders from headquarters, third army corps, an election for lieutenant colonel of the first und sec ond regiments. 1. M., I. t). O. F., to till vacancy caused by the promotion of Lieut. -Col. A. Settorborg to the colonelcy of the first regiment, and Lieut -Col. W. F. Wiso logal to the colonelcy of the second regi ment, will be held by Maj. H. H. Frankin tield, assistant adjutant general of 1 he de artment, at his office in Hillsdale, OlI. I, Jsst at 3 o'clock p m. Fierce Forest Fires. Advises from Ishpcmiug dated August 27. say: Forest fires to tho south are very bad. Tweuty houses have been burned at Na deau, Bolton, and Mumford. Stores, coal kilns, and freight cars have boon burned. Kailmad bridges were saved by the en trincs. Telegraph joles and wires were burned down, people from burning vil lages are removing to Powers and Stephen son. One family of seven p 'rsotis are missing from Mumtonl and are supposed to havo boon burned. Fanners who were working the clearin.'s lost their buildings, crops and ever. tiling but their lives. Smoke covers evrr t hint.r. It is impossible to estimate the ',ich. At Mumford four charcoal kilns and a'l tlie buildings were burned to the ground. Live stock w.is lost and the people saved only what t hey had on. Tho w.i.ii' n and children were taken to Powers for safety on a special tr lin. Twenty five buildings were burned; loss liri.noo ; uninsured. Fires are burning on both sides of the railway track for lo.i miles with occasional breaks. Several hundred people are home, less. There is l.tt'.o prospect of rain, which alone can check the Danes. Specials from Negaunce and other points in tho neighborhood, all agree in saying that the fires have exceeded any known in years. People are panic stricken and it Is feared many lives will lie h.st. V( ) L V K K I N 1 1 ; 111S I'E I i I N ( s. A silver thimble Was found 23 feet below tho surf. ice by a party of well-diners iu Flint the other dav. The weather croji bulletin for August 25 of the Michigan weather service sa. s: The cool dry weather of the past week has chocked the growth of vegetation, and the lack of rain is beimr seriously felt in tho southwestern part of the state. The reports from St. Joseph and Hranch counties state that the crops are drying up for lack of rain buckwheat is blasted, corn past redeeming and the pastures are scorched, late potatoes suffering from lack of rain. Farmers feed ing fodder, for want of pasture. Threshing is progressing rapidly and tho yield in wheat and oats is very promising. Light frost was generally reported on the 22d and 23d. Farmers from the south part of Isa bella and Midland counties and north part of (Jratii.it report corn, potatoes, buckwheat and vines injured on the lowlands by the frost of the S'A. No other damage has been rejMtrted. Late potatoes, millet and pastures are reported as doing well in tho northern eetion. C. H. Vcimor Si Co. of Boston have Itought the new issue of fl.Vi.ono Grand Kapids water bonds, paying a premium of f 100. The bonds bear ." per cent interest. Five acres of land havo been leased at Grand Kapids as tho site of an oil reposi tory to be run iu opposition to the Standard oil company. One hundred and thirty five pounds of quartz, worth from fl2,oo to $15.ooo, was taken from the Michigan gold mine, near Ishprraing, recently. Tho gold is very evenly distributed in line grains. The rock was taken from a Vein about IJtOO feet east of the Lake Superior shaft, where the rich rook was feund July 'JO. The Michigan company's stock is controlled by (,1. James Piekands, Samuel Mather, Selah Chamber lain and other rich iron mine owners in Cleveland. The title to the mine is still in dispute, being claimed by George Grarn mett of Marquette. As Henry Jennings, keeper of tho port age lake lighthouse, was going kome from Hancock in a sail boat, a squall struck him, capsized the boat and drowned Jen nings. He leaves a widow and children at Ashland, Wis. James Lowrie, a leading business man of Detroit since 1M2, is dead. Hurrell A. Olney, one of the oldest resi dents of Watervliet, is dead. The now farm residence of Horace Hurtch. three miles north of Jackson, in Fast Hlaekman, was totally destroyed by tire tho other morning, and all the house hold furniture consumed. Loss, f j,0m; no insurance. The West wood (Kalkaska company) saw mill burned recently. In attempting to tear down a tramway for th" purpiso of preventing the spread of the flames to tho luriibi r yard, Colon MoKonzie received in juries from which he died shortly ufter. Memorial services for tho late Bishop Harris of Michigan, were held in West minster Abbey August 'Jo. Tho bishop of Minnesota preached the funeral sermon. A meet in if of the Michigan bankers' asso ciation will lo hel l in ( ii an 1 Kipid Sep tniilx r 15 II. Andrew (Jn-Iner of Port Huron, and (.'has. Merger of Saginaw, wero arostod in Lansing the other day for burglary, Both aro boys who wero inmates of the reform school and succeeded in escaping' from that institution, and robbed tho saloon of Henry Chapman. Hall GilWt, who Rett led in "Otsego township, Allegan county, in 117, Is dead. Hiram House, a three years' convict from Mason county, escaped from Jackson prison the other morning. Johnny Popendike was caught In a shaft at tho pajM-r mill In Kalamazoo the other night, wound around it and terribly bruised. He died a few hours later. Seven million feet of logs aro on tho way from Lake Michigan to Kast Saginaw. Dr. A. H. Winn nnd C. W. Slofsou of Nashville havo been arrested on tho ground that, they aro eonuoeted with Dr. J. T. (Joucher iu tho u!leged attempted grave robbery of tho body of Kd" ilach, who was accidentally shot last winter. Itwill be rcinembert d that at tho time Dr. (Jouch er was arrested and tried before Justice Mills and was bound over to the circuit court for trial. Tho SuiK-rlor jfold und silver company, with capital stock of ".ro0,txx, tho maxi mum allowed by state laws, wa,s organized in lshpeming a few days ago, to mine for Pld on tho new range. Peter White of Marquette, the banker, is the principal shareholder. The company now has over (h 0 pounds, worth $1.,ih)u ton, and there is more to come, several hundred pounds be lng got out daily. Tho talk is of nothing but gold, und men uro now ut work on 40 prospects. Theodore Moser of Mt. Clemens was drowned while swimming in Clinton river the other day. He was alone with his wife and had gone out Into tho stream leaving her in the boat at the shore. Ho was seized with a cramp and drowned in sight of his wife, who was unable to reach him. Tho reunion of tho Fifth Michigan infant ry was held in Owosso Auk. ',".. Cionvseo county contains '.W old soldiers. Hatch ,t Co. of Chicago have begun suit against (Jrand Kapids for fcl.ooo for mate rials supplied contractor for ci-ty hall there. Sheriff A. (J. Kunnells of Newaygo ar rested on complaint of Miss Sarah Munroc, who charges bastardy. William Jackson, blacksmith at Orind stone City, has fallen heir to l.".0,to0 in Fngland. Jennie Sanford, alias Hums, a young woman dressed in male attire who hud been tramping through thooouutry, was arrested a few days ago at L'tica, N. Y. She says her home is iu Jackson. In the United States court at Grand Kapids, Judge Severns has dismissed the case against "Blinky" Morgan for the post ofih e robbery at Hart. "Blinky" is dead. A barn on the farm of Herbert St. John, about two miles northwest of Imlay City, was destroyed by fire the other morning, together with all the season's crops. J. II. Kobinson, postmaster at Llgin, Ottawa county, has boon held to the Octo b-r term of the United States court, charged with retaining money received for stamps. The facts appear to be that as only one mail is received per week Kobinson paid little attention either to hisuoeounts or to the letters of inquiry from Washington. Char.es O. Seaman, convicted of murder ing Louis Weiss in Mt. Clemens July 17, has been sentenced to 10 years iu the state prison at Jackson. Calvin Young, charged with murdering Levi Allen in Bloointield June 11 last, has been held for trial. Harry Van Vann, a 2 years oi l son of tho engineer of the Bat'le Creek city water works, was drowned in (Joguae: lake the other afternoon, near the family residence. He fell fr m a small boat into very deep Water. The losses by tie' upper peninsula tires are estimated at fT.'VHto. Detectives MeHalo and Hussey recently arrested Capt. Henry Durant of the schoon er Kmma at Sand Beach, and brought him to Port Huron, whore he was jailed ou a charge of opium smuggling. The ohicers have been o:i his trail for some time. They claim that he is connected with tie' opera tions of one Harris of British Columbia, who has been stopping at the Belchamber house, Sarni i, since July 1 i, and ho is a brother in law of the captain's. The arrest is regarded as an imp rtant one. The German Lutherans of Wyandotte have hung a chime of three bells in tho bel fry of their church. They weigh K.TiM pounds and aro of exece.hngly line tone. The church cost l ..t'0 I and is a handsome one, built of brick and stone, and will be dedicated September S'. Judge Montgomery has heard tho caso brought by ex-l'iMs-'i-uting Attorney Sam. D. ( 'lay to test the validity of Gov. Luce's action in bouncing him out of the office of prosecuting attorney of Kent county. The decision is that the governor had a perfect right to do it. Henry M. Goebel, a dealer in paints, oils, etc., wiio has two stores in (Jrand Kapids. one in Kalamaoo, and one at Battle Creek, has assigned to Hurvey Joslin of Grand Katids. His liabilities are estimated at frl', (.KM; assets. fi'iD, 000. Frank Noble, son of Linneaus Noble of Port Huron, was instantly killed at Lajieer the other morning, llo attempted to cross the track in front of a passenger train. He was - J years old. Tho second day of tho soldiers' reunion near Oxford, over 10,ooo people were pres ent. Prof. John F. Kastwoodof Michigan uni versity has been called to the chair of nat ural science in G forgot own college, Ken tucky. Charles Lauglois. a clerk iu the postoflleo at Alpena, was arrested iu Detroit a few days ago, charged with stealing from the mails. Judge I'olger of New York, w ho was de feated for governor of the empire state by Cleveland in 1 ", loaned l.oml to William Allen at (Jrand Kapids about twenty years ago. His security was a mortgage that afterward turned out to be forged. Pro ceedings were instituted against John But ler, who was bondsman for Ashley, und he has been held responsible in the circuit court for full face of bond. The annual report of the commissioner of pensions shows that for the fiscal year ended June W, l, "Jl ,v7:t tensions were granted to Michigan soldiers, culling; for .V,tt.Vi 4i. By direction of the acting secretary of war, Private Frank Bush, hospital corps of United States army, now at Davids' island. New York harbor, is transferred to Fort Mackinac, Michigan, and will report to the commanding officer of that post for duty in the hospital. Four men named Joseph Harrington, George and Phillip Wheaton and Hazen St. Clair were arrested in Flint the other day, for a burglary committed near Otisvllle in February, lvi. James Sterling, a pioneer of Katon coun ty, dropped dead on the cars the other day as he was returning from a soldiers' re union at Dimondale. At the tenth district competitive exami nation of West Point cadets at Bay City, LMwurd Hartwiek was successful over ".'1 competitors. Will Manwarren is tho alter nate. Both candidates graduated from the Grayling high school last June. Two thousand people attended the sol diers' und sailors' reunion ut Muneelona. Kffect of weather for week ending Sept. 1 has not been favorable to growing crops. Waim flays and lack of ram has ripened corn and potatoes prematurely, ami has been injurious to pastures. Kuinfall in Branch county on Aug. 'J7 w.is very benetl cial to growing crops und their condition is much improved. Frost was generally re ported Aug. 'S, and slight damage was done iu northern s.'ct'.on to buckwheat and vines. Plowing is prog!e-;ng slowly, as ground is too dry for ..oo.l t ..ruing. Ldward W. Pierce of Tuscola comity, who has be n a clerk in the certificate di vision of the pension office, has In. en pro moted to tho position of pension examiner and his salary increased to$,-juo a year. Thomas Koberts f, U l jo feet down the Lake Aiigelu.e mine at Ishpemiicr, and was instantly killed. Tho old, old story that the St. Clair Flats canal is partly in Canaliau territory seems to havf reached Ottawa. It is re ported that the Dominion government is about to make a demand to have tho inter national boundary iu the St. Clair delta tie lined, and that Its ministers will formally protest ugainst tho right of President Cleveland to restrict or prohibit navigation in St. Clair Flats canal because a i tort ion of that public work was cut through terri tory belonging to the Dominion. A cablegram from Constantinople an nounces the dangerous illness of ex gover nor Baldwin. Dvvel Hug houses are in such demand ut Cheboygan that they aro rented before they uro really completed. Andrew Martin, an employe of tho Grand Trunk company in Lunsing, has been ar rested, charged with robbing freight curs. A reunion of tho ex-prisoners of war Will bo held in Ovid, November '.'J-,,.'h One hu.ndrcd tents will be provided for the soldierV and sailors' reuuioii at Neway go September J, 'J' and V.'7. The citizens of Detroit tendered a recep tion to Hon. G. V. N. Iothrop ujton his re turn to his home lit that city on the 1st in ut . The Detroit Museum of Art was formally opened on the 1st Inst. It is said that an attempt to blow up tho state prison at Jackson was diseoveiod a few da. s ago. A quantity of dynamite was found near tho prison in a house used as a rendezvous for crooks. DKTltOlT MAItltKr. W ii fat, White I M " Ked M Co its, perbu 41 Oats. u '-'7 4" -. 1 XI 1 0) 3 5" 4 M) IUki.et, Malt Timothy Nfbi , 1 ys 2 5J 4 M Ci over Bekp, per bug... Fef.p, ... n oo (U3 50 V urn Michigan patent... a 00 (C 5 SiO $ 4 71 (ou 5 o: (d 4 M (H M de 2 00 (e a -jo (t'c I to Michigan roller.... 4 00 Minnesota patent.. 5 0) Minnesota Lakers'. 4 .V) Kyeperbu !o Arrays, per bbl 1 7a Ueans, picked 2 1 unnicked 1 7" Kr.FSWAX. 2 ul HCTTER 12 (4 Cheese, per lb 4 Dnirn Aiti.es, per b 0 17 13 lit IS 0J Koos. per doz 14 t'4 llosr.v, per lb. llors ier lb. . . 11 (t av. Hat. per ton, clover. - - timothy clover 11 00 14 oo W 3 01 M 2 N) 1 M 2 2" 5J ft 10 f'rl5 00.; (w 1 O.i (C 3 10 04 40 Malt, per bu Onions, per bbl Potatoes, perbu l'K us, per olil 1'KAf iir.s, per bu I'l l Ms, per bu 3 0J 2 I'ocltkt Chickens, live.... S fa (ieene ft (fl 7 Turkeys 10 (id 11 Luck per lb 8 (d y I'HOTISIONS Mess I'ork. ...15 00 (a 15 25 family 17 oo (17 'St Kxtr mess beef 7 5 (t 7 75 Lard 7 (j " Kami 11 oc 12 Htiouldera .... d ' Haeon 10 (i In1,' Tallow, per lb.. 3 (j 3 Hides Oreen City per lb .. :r ; 4 -; Cured 4 5:; Suited ;; bheep skins, wool.. 50 Q L JJ L1VK STOCK. Cattle Mar U-t strong r: Wove-1 'V ft 5t; steers, 3 tiOufi; stoeker and feed ers, t2 Wai Ifci; cows, bulls and mixed, fi 50f(3; Texas cattle, i.'U 75; Western ranger, ti ."-0"4 '.J. lloos Market active nnd firm ; mixed, $5 sJiaO 4o; heavy. 15 . '"fj 50; light, fa aJ fii.0 45; skips, l 10 i(5 n). Sheep Market slow, weaker: nitives, f i U) it 75; Western, shorn, f.3 L5-3 s5; Tezans, shoru.fi 75-fJ 0o; lambs, f J 75s fj l.'H" w iii.. Fleeces Fine, ",0 -f.'lc ; medium, 14 i25o; coarse, 'J",Vt:5e; unwashed, untuerchaut able, cotted and biack. oif; bucks, joir. SIX BURNED FO DEATH. Several lVrsoiH Hud Very Narrw Kscapes. At an early hour on the morning of Sep tember 2, Haines were di-euvered in the American house, corner of Third and Tow er avenues, in West Superior, Wis. When the department arrived the entire building was a mass of Haines, and the inadequato supply of water rendered the efforts of the lireuicn almost useless. The air was tilled with the screams of frantic men and women trying to escape from tho burning building, many of them being dad only iu their night clothes. The building was a frame structure, and more iu the nature of a boarding house than hotel. The inflammable, riekctry old shell was soon entirely destro.sed. the men iu the meantime directing their efforts to saving the adjoining houses. When the ruins began to smoulder water was played upon them as rapidly as jtossi ble, and the search for the missing began. In three different places bodies were found, charred beyond recognition. Six men were lost altogether, us all who were in tho building have been uocounted for except these. Their names will probably never be known. The landlord never had a regis ter, and simply noted down the rooms which were occupied each day. Besides, the guests were strangers, the hotel patron age being u class of lumbermen and miners who were bound north and generally stopped only one night. The cause of the tire was attributed ho a lamp explosion in a room on the second floor, occupy d by two men who had been out late und had returned under the in Uucnce of liquor. They said they first knew of tho liro when they saw the flames through the transom of their room. Their escaite was miraculous, and all were badly burned. The servants were so horrified at the sit uation that It Wis with difficulty they were forced to leave the house. One man who had returned drunk, barely escaped death by being carried out by his room-mate. Others wero saved by jumping into blankets held by men f.n the street below. ANTI-ROMANISTS. A rowcTful Onrani7atin ail to be Fightim? the Catholic Church. It is said that for some time past tho rep resentatives of a new anti Koman Catholic iKtlitical organization have been quietly at work about Minneapolis, but owing to tho extreme secrecy of the order but little can 1k usceitalned concerning it except that its avowed object is to prevent tho Catholics from extending their political power in this country. It is claimed by those who uro working up the membership that the organ ization is national and has a tremendous total memiiership, that in Minneapolis alone there aro (oo names on the rolls, and that the order is so powerful in Chicago that it practically cmt.rolled the last elcc'ion there. In St. Paul, according to this report, less rapid progress has been made, that town having a larger jtcrcentage of Catholic jiop ulation. In Minneapolis a great many lead ing jsjliticians uro claimed to be pushing tho organization, but the majority of tho mem bers aro not prominent. When approaching prospective members the agents of tho or ganization first sound them as to their relig. ious belief and convictions, and if found sat isfactory present a card bearing eight ques tions, submitted "in view of tho intolerant, persistent, UL'gressive efforts of t ho Roman ists, their evident cletei niinatioti to control the government f the United Staff's and to destroy our civil religious liberty.'' If the candidate for membership answers theso questions affirmatively and wishes to join the society, he is sworn to support prin ciples even more r; fin al in their nature. . Public Debt Statement. Public debt statement for August: In terest bearing debt. $1,017,071;, 12-4; debt bearing on which interest has ceased since maturity, 1 V. 1 x ; debt bearing no inter est. f;n2,71af.x; total. $1,72:.OV05; less cash items available f.r reduction of debt, tM'd,212,M)l ; net ca-h in treasury. ?lo7,u7".t.. JCJO; decrease during month, f7.32-l.ii7.; de crease sinco June 30, l.sv, f I l,4'd,y74 ; cash in treasjirv available for reduction of pub lic debt. $ttil,212,M)l; reserved fund fl00, U 1,000; total cash in treasury as shown by treasurer's general account, $ Vt;,'.7H,444. (Jrand Rapids' new city hall will be dedi cated Sept. 10. NEWS SUMMARY. COMiKKSSIONAL. Ai'O. 20, Senate. Mr. Keagan introduced l bill to place imported juto bagging on the free list, which was referred to the com liittee on finance. Tho measure, ho said, s'us intended to break up the cotton bagging trust," which struck ut ono of tho great nterests of tho country cotton that had no protection, but had to compete in tho markets with wool und cotton fror.i other .vtuntries. Mr. Plumb, from the uppropria tion committee, rcjtorted back with amend ments tho fortification bill und gave notice thut he would usk Its consideration to mor row. Mr. Stewart offered a resolution call ing on the secretary of the interior for in formation about suits, laud patents and tim nor depredations, which, ufter a criticism by Mr. Morgan that it was uu effort made to dig up everything done by tho interior department relating to public lands for sev eral years past, went out without action, and tho senate resumed consideration of tho report of tho conference committee on the sundry civil bill. Discussion of tho Presi dent's retaliation message occupied the re mainder of tho session. Jlofsi:. Discussiou of the Oklahoma bill was continued, but weut over without action. AtorsT 110, Sex at k. Mr. Blair offered a resolution, which was referred to tho com mittee on contingent expenses, Instructing tho house committee ou inter state com merce to examine 1. II. Craig's system of automatic telegraphy, now ou exhibition at the capital. Tho senate then resumed con sideration of tho president's retaliation message, and Mr. (Jeorgo finished his speech, begun yesterday, iu support of the prebident'a position. Jin was followed by Sir. McCullom, who argued that sufficient power already existed. The message was then laid aside without action und tins forti fication bill, with the senate committee's amendments, was taken up and discussed until the hour of adjournment. HorsK. The day was. spent in discussing tho Oklahoma bill. At'tii sr .'(1, Skxati: The house joint res olution extending the provislonsof a former resolution providing for tho expenditures of the government until Septemer 10. was reported and passed. The resolution offered yesterday by Mr. Cullom, calling on tho secretary of'the treasury for Information as to whether the transit in bond, without payment of duty, of goods, wares and mer chandise to and from Canada, has been permitted sinco .Inly 1. I',s5, when article 2'J of the treaty of Washington and section 3 of March 1, "lb73, uro said to have ceased I X4t oo in loree, ana n so 10 wnai exieni ami by what authority of law, was taken up lor consideration. Mr. Oeorge opi osed tho resolution as unnecessary, holding that tho president could not prevent the transfer of goods coming into the United States des tined for Canada. Mr. Cullom said he had had not examined tho statutes critically and agreed to let tho resolution go over without action. After some further dis cussion, the senate resumed consideration of tho fortification bill, the question being on tho senate committee amendment au thorizing contracts for breech loading mor tars und steel guns; appropriating f-"iOO,ooo for experiments and tests of new guns, pro jectiles, torpedoes, etc.: and limiting the contracts under the bills for uunn, mortars, projectiles and experimental tests to f'i.ood, ooo, not more than j-" ooo.iuki to be spent in any one year. Mr. Teller, w hile declaring himself in sympathy with the amendment, criticised it as too indefinite und offered a substitute for it which was rejected. The committee amendment wasa lopted and the bill passed. A conference on the disagree ing votes was ordered. Tho senato soon alter adjourned until Monday. HofsK. Discussion of the report on t he sundry civil bill occupied most of the time of the house. At the evening session 27 pension bills were passed . . . - tiF.NF.KAIi. The president has signed the bill for an increase uf pensions in cases of deafness. A Manitoba stock train smashed into a herd of cattle near l'ort Buford the other night, and was completely wrecked, l'ivo train men were hurt, three fatally, and 500 cattle were killed. Cox, who defrauded tho Central bank of Toronto out of floO.ooo last tar, was arrested ut Niagara Palls a few days ago. Ciov. Cray, of Indiana, is determined to ferret out the "White Caps'' and punish them. T ie ma.or of Nocnaha. Wis., has issued an appeal for aid on behalf of the families tf those killed fir wounded in the recent mill disaster in that place. W. H. Miller, a wealthy citizen of Colum bus, Ohio, was explaining the mechanism Df a revolver to his mother, when the weap on was discharged, tho ball lodging in her brain, killing her instantly. The stove works ut Muuoh Chunk, Pa., have been closed down indefinitely, the employes refusing to accept a reduction iu Wages. The mother and sister of Brooks, recent ly hanged in St. I.ouis for the murderof I 'roller, sailed for Kngland Aug. :u. From the annual report of the commission er of tho general land (Rice, it is seen that during the fiscal year euding June WO, Jv, there were made 5y.o'.i5 cash land entries of all claims, aggregating 5,'.,07,'i.5l acres, for Which the government received k 1 1,203,071. Mrs. Nancy Jones died in Calveston, Texas, Aug. 31, at the aire of 107. Kx Senator Warner Miller, who has been nominated by tho republicans of New York fur governor, proposes to make a high li cense campaign. Mine Verge, a French woman, died at Peru, Ind., and her hands and feet wero amputated und her heart cut out to bo taken by her daughter to France for burial in tho native soil of the deceased, according to her dying request. As a result, as alleged, of the president's retaliatory message, orders have been is sued to stop work on the Duluth, South Shore N: Atlantic extension to West Supe rior, Wis. W. F. Purccll of Fairlauds. 111., eloped with Libbie Miller, the llearsold daughter of a wealthy fanner, uud married her. When they returned Mr. Miller had his unwelcome son In-law arrested for kid-napj-ing his daughter. According to a reef nt decision of the gen eral land office, no Chinaman can make a land entry. Hot Springs, Ark., was visited by a dis-nsti-otis ruin storm the other night. (Ireat damage was done t property and it is said that several lives were lost. Tho damage to projterty is estimated at f Ui,u0. United States District Attorney B. A. Shaw has tiled 12 suits against Harry A. Smidt, a leading St. Bonis tailor, for tho sum of f 1,000 eiiCh. a total of f 12.0O0. tho causo being uu alleged violation of the duted States law fot bidding the imjtorta tion of contract labor. The outcome of tho suits will Ik? watched with great interest. A disastrous prairie lire is raging in iho runges in northern Montana, extending from Maria's liver to Sweetgrass hills, a distance of 50 miles. The winter range of tho Benton Si St. Louis cattle company, has Iteen destroyed with a large amount ff hay. Unless rain comes the tire will cover im menso tracts of country. Arthur White, a youth of who several weeks ago absconded with flO.ooO belong ing to tho banking house of Kittridge it of Denver, Col., has been apprehended at Victoria, B.C., and fS,5to of the money has boon recovered. An at tempt will lie made to extradite him. Charles Do Baum of New York, abscond ing cashier of Park National bank, has been arrested In Canada and held for extra dition Ho stolo f 110,000. Tho fifteenth annual meeting of the W. C. T. U. will bo held iu New York Oct. IU. A trust has been formed in New Orleans representing a combined capital of fl'J.UOO, 000. It will purchase the cutire offering of tropical steamers. Six million dollars has boon advanced by Indon capitalists to build railroads in Honduras und elsew here so us to com filtrate tho fruit market at cer tain selected shipping oints. Tincture of aconite given by mistake as a syrup iu soda water killed Jlorace Bishop and Charles Apple bee, uged 15 and lti, ut B ran ford, (.'on n. Tho drug clerk Was ar rested. Tho new million und a half steel railroad bi idireof the C. B. .Nt railroad at Nebras ka City, Neb., luu Iteen formally opened. Frank Standiford son of the late million aire, F. D. Standiford. ut Louisville, K.r., the other day shot and killed Dan Walker, u teamster, lor beating a profligate woman. All tho Sioux Indians who left tho ieer vution iu Wyoming Territory have return ed, and no further trouble is feured. In tho Jefferson City, Mo., penitentiary, John lilley, u convict, attacked J. A. Ores ham, u guard, who, iu return, shot Kiley dead. A uuu named Kuse, who shot and killed Mr. Perkins at Kokomo, Ind , last April for criminal intimacy with his wife, and es caped, was arrested the other duy at Hills boro, D. T. Manitoba reports the richest and best wheat crop iu tho history of the proviucf. Allegheny county, Pa., will celebrate its centennial Sept. 23, 21, 25. The receipts of wheat In Minneapolis fop the crop year euding August 31 were 47, lty,4'j0, us ugainst 3'.V'73'-o bushels last yar. This is the largest quantity of wheat ever received iu any primary market in t!- o world. It exceeds the whole wheat crop in Minnesota. By the bursting of un til tank near Oil Center, 12 miles from J'indlav, Ohio, three men lost their lives. The men wero at work on a scaffold on tho tank, and when tho explosion -occurred were precipitated into the oil. In a moment the whole mass of oil was cn fire. Tho bodies of the men were recovered later, burned beyond recog nition. Tho rumor, very widely circulated, that (icnernl Muster Workman l'owderly hud withdrawn from the order, is emphatically deuied. Jay (lould has issued orders for the con struction of a new union depot ut St. Jos eph, Mo. It will cost fiOO.ooo. F(7.KI;N. Advices from London summarize tho present Kuropean wheat and corn crop us tho worst known for a long time. Con tinued rain and cold weather have cut tho crops down almost everywhere, and tho wheat that will bo harvested is sure to bo of inferior quality. Russia, however, is an exception tt this, that country having the best yield for tho past three years. Dispatches from St. I'aul do Jjounda state that Maj. Burtcllot's party, in searcti i'f Stanley, consists of f'di) carriers and loo soldiers, recruited by TippooTip. At the end of June tho lirst stages of the march were well fiver, but no information from Stanley had been received. The steamer Bratsburg went ashore at St. Folicite. (Quebec, Aur. 2", ami 15 of her crew were drowned. The feature of the coming winter session of parliament will be the introduction of a locul government bill f;r Ireland. F.mperor Wil'.iaai declines to visit tho Vatican nniess the Vatican authorities so arrange that tlnTo shall be no semblance of superiority. The Vatican dooliiu s to iiiaki? an exception iu favor of the new emperor. The Parnell defense fund isstill growing. The cost of the proeeo. line's before tin' commission is estimate 1 at i",'5,oiNi, and V. ith the expense in the Scotch court, tho t ost to Parnell w ill be .il5.o to. Consul Watson of Coloi.ia. Uruguay, says the southern provinces of Brazil are ripe for rebellion, and as soon as Dom Pedro dies a concerto i effort will be made to de clare Brazil a republic. A cable has been laid between Cuba and Hayti, connecting Cuba with Port Piatt, San Domingo, Curaoo and Venezuela. China refuses to ratify the American treaty restricting immigration. The infant son of F.mperor William was baptized Aug. 31. Ho U"as christened Oscar Carl (iustav Adolph. Tho King of Sweden has been appointed un admiral in the (lerinan aimy. An Auckland dispatch says that un earth quake has done serious damage in New Zealand. The will fif the late F.mperor Frederick of Germany, will sui n be published. It is reported that one passage declare that an extension of popular rights would be the strongest bond of union between the nation and Uie monarchy. ROASTED IN THE CELLAR. Seven Firemen Meet Heath at a Haiti more Fire. One of the most disastrous llres, both to life uud property that has occurred in Bal timore for many years broke out ut au early hour tho other morning at No. lo1. South Sharp street, and spreading with great rapidity on either side, destroyed seven fine four story iron and brick front buildings on Sharp stToet, and tho back buildings of nearly tho whole row of houses on l'rntt street, between Sharp and Hanover. Tho north wall of building No. ley Sharp street collapsed und buried nine of the liremen. Two of them Alex and John Kelly got out alive, but badly injured. Seven were killed. The origin of the lire will probably never bo known, but it is supposed that sponta neous combustion was the causo. It is known that a system of electric lighting was introduced in the building recently, nnd it was only tried the night of the lire, and it may be that defective insulation started the names and the combustible na ture of the contents of the buildiug served us food for the destroying elements. The tire was discovered by aii intoxicated man who stopeil to rest on the steps of a building opjHisito. There was considerable deluy in getting tho alarm, und when tho engines arrived the building wa.s in flames from cellar to roof. The fireworks stored in the upper floors at once liegan to ex plod o and with tho rapidly spreading flames pre sented bhe grandest spectacle ever seen in tho city. Tho explosion that caused the collapse of tho building, by which tho firemen lost their lives, was the result of the ignition of some chemicals, and was so nuddeu that though tho men wero warned they had not time to make their escape. The losses will aggregate ubout f I.inm.ooo. Secretary Litchinan Ilesiurns. Following close upon his declaration in favor of Harrison and Morton and his offer to take the stump in their behalf comes the announcement of the resignation of Charles H. Litchinan us general secretary of the Knights of Labor. He mailed his letter to General Master Workman l'owderly and in it hestatosth.it he will re'.iro from the office on September v The resignation was at once accepted, nnd John W. Ha.es. se. retar, ofthogener i.l executive board, has been designated by Mr. l'owderly to till the office until the gen eral assembly met ts in November. Mr. Litchinan states that los reason for resign ing was that he desiicd to be free to act as a citizen, and that he dues not want to havo the order responsible for his actions. - A ew Way to AtoM Hut. v. The Shepherd Morse lumber company of Burlington, Out., have purchased 15.ono. 0O0 feet of lumber from the Finery lumber company of Bay City, Mich., for exporta tion to Buenos Ay res. South America, and Sydney, Australia. This lumlter was cut in li, on the Kmery company's limit, on the French river, Out., und it was the in tention of that eotivpany t mrnufacturo it nt their mills at Bay City, but the inqsisi tlon of the duty of f I per stai.danl on logs exported from Canada prevented theni from doing so. NEW YORK REPUBLICANS. Kx-Senator Miller Nominated for Gov ernor. The New York republican state conven tion was held in Saratoga August 2S. Gen. Benjamin F. Tracey was etected temporary chairman, and on taking tho chair ho ud dressed the convention ut considerable length. At the conclusion oJ (Jen. Tracey 's speech the following resolution was mlooted: in view of the recent development before tho Cftngi ftssional investigating committee, showing the abuse of our naturalization and immigration laws, we desiro und urge a thorough revision of said laws in order that our country und our fellow citLens may bo protected from tho pauper and criminal classes of other countries. Gen. George S. Batche'.or bocamo ierina nent chairman of tho conventiou upon its ro assembling. The convention, after a res olution of respect to Sheridan's memory, proceeded to nominations for governor. State Senator George. B. Sloan, who b4un life us a tow boy and who now is a million aire miller und banker at Oswego, lirst gained'tho floor and placed in nomination Hon. Warner Miller. Thero was no other nomination und Mr. Miller was chosen by ucclamution, und pending tho candidate's appearance the presidential electors were chosen. Win. H. Seward, of Auburn, N. Y., son of the late secretary of state, is ono of the electors at-lurge. Uion being presented, amid cheers, to the convention ex Senator Miller, after accepting the nomination and thanking tho delegates for it, said Lo accepted only be cause, ho felt that tho republicans of this state were then and now a unit fortho com ing contest. Ho congratulated his col leagues that the coming campaign was to be one of principles and the party was to bo congratulated that tho Chicago convention hud given a platform of broadest Americanism, and one which distinctly an nounced the doctrine of protection. The speaker referred to tho liquor inter est when he used these words : "We aro this fall, in this state, to submit the ques tion to all tho itooplo of this state as to whether any particular class of our citi zens shall by combination und by uso of vust sums of money lo uble to make their boasts that they control and owu the state government iu uny of its departments. Wo hold that tho government should not be controlled by cliques or classes for the ad vantage of profit an J class, but that our government, as it is a government of tho people und for the people, that it should bo carried on by the people fuppluuso), and we shall ask tho jteople of this state this fall whether or not any class of our people shall bo permitted to control tho state gov ernment in the interest of any portion of our people less than tho whole people." Mr. Miller closed with great feeling, in these words : "Vou will not forget, many of you, that nt ( 'hicago we pledged our brethren of tho other republican state that wo would make one grand effort this fall to restore the republican party to supremacy in this state. Do you propose to make that pledgo good, fellow republicans J If you uro to make that pledge good it will necessitate bringing out every republican vote in the state, it will necessitate, tho increasing of republican majorities iu every republican county in this staff from St. Lawrence to tho borders of Pennsylvania, and from Lov.g Island to Niagara. I appeal to you to know whether or no you propose to make this pledge good. You havo chosen mo as your leader in this state. I have but a sin gle word more to say to you, und that is that I here and now pledge you that in tho jxtsition iu which .ion have placed mo I will not rest until the polls dose, and that what ever of power or ability I may have as a political leader shall be used for the uieom plishment of this much dcsire-1 result.'' Out of four candidates for lieutenant governor Col. S. V. II. Cru'.'f r, ono of th old Knickerbockers of New York city, Jis chosen and ratified by acclamation, vftid with tremendous cheers and shouts for '"the soldier ticket'' Judge Bumsey was nominated for judge of the court of appeals. Col. Cruger thanked the convention for his nomination and ex Congressman Sereno K. Payne, of Auburn, presented the plat form, which accept s and approves the dec laration of tho Chicago convention, and heartily ratifies the nomination of Harrison uud Morton; praises the republican sena tors for rejecting the fisheries treaty and criticises President Cleveland's message thereon ; lauds tho efforts of the republicans in tho state legislature of l-v, and censures Gov. Hill for vetoing a measure "aiming to purify the ballot," and for other vetoes; demands further legislation to prohibit tho influx of pauper and criminal immigrants, nnd desires a revision of the naturalization laws; favors the enactment of prison laws which, while providing for the employment of prisoners, shall prevent the product of their labor from eomieting with that of wage-workers; indorces tho policy of im proving the canals. Tho reading of the platform by Chairman S. K. Payne was received in silence by the convention, but when Chairman Bachelor put tho question thero w is a terrific shout of "a.es," ami the convention adjourned sino die. Henion Statisties. The annual report of the commissioner of pensions shows that there were during the fiscal year ended June 30, lst ml tied to tho pension rtls 2,2o new names, the largest annual increase in the history of the bureau, making a total of 452,557 jtonsioners on tho rolls at the close of the year. During tho samo period 15,730 were dropped from tho rolls on account of death uud various other causes, leaving a Let increase on the rolls of 4't,.rvo names. One million ono hundred and sixty-six thousand nine hundnnl and twenty-six dollars In pension claims havo been filed since 1V4, und 737.2(H) cluims of all classes havo been allowed since that date. Tho amount paid for en.ion.s Riuce ivil has been ?."k,os',444. Tho aggregate annual valuo of pensions is f.5l,7t7,221. The amount of pensions paid during tho year wa f 7,775,sf't2. an increaso over tho pre vious year of o,.'KS2?0. It cost a fraction less titan 4 per cent of tho total expend! tures of the bureau for disbursing. The higest number of claims on account of tho late war was receive,! from Ohio. Indiana followed next, then New York and Pennsylvania, and from Montana, Utah and South Carolina none were received. Up to June 30 last 2'i,.l claims wero filed under the Mexican pension act, lfl,7S3 being survivors and tl,7'.i3 widows. All completed cases of this class, in,529 survivors and 5.V.5 widows' cases havo been allowed. Tho rejection were 2,:t21 survivors andCOl widows' claims, mainly because the appli cant had not arrived at the required age of l2 years. The total number of special pension acts which havo become laws from lsil to 1SS5 is 2.001, and from Iss,-, to during tho present administration, 1 ,--'.), n total of 3,370. Of tho latter I'.'l worn vetoed for reasons fully set forth in the I'residcnt's messages from time to time. The ellow Fever Scoiirjje. Yellow fever is on tho increaso in Jack sonville, Fla. August 21 ended tho first month sinco tho fever npteared, tho first case having appeared July 2s. Tho record is as follows: Total ci'se. 107; deaths, 17; discharged cured. 2; under treatment, 62, many of whom are convalescent. The sen sational stories about the suppression of new cases nnd denths by tho authorities are utterly false, possibly a few cases havo not been reported by family physi cian., but tho number is doubtless offset by cases reported that are not typical 3-cl low fever case. No deaths have been sup pressed. Frank House, charged with tho murder of George Cumpltell, whose body was found In a well at Convi, has In-en held for trial. A well 25rt feet deep has been Imred upon tho farm of George Johnson, near Tuscoli, in search of coal, but Instoad of roal the hole spouts up 450 barrels of pure cold water every day.