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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1 XI
1 0)
3 5"
4 M)
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
Koos. per doz 14 t'4
llosr.v, per lb.
llors ier lb. . .
Hat. per ton, clover.
- - timothy
clover 11 00
14 oo
3 01
2 N)
1 M
2 2"
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
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
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.
Several lVrsoiH Hud Very Narrw
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
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.
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.
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
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
. . . -
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
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
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
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
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
Jay (lould has issued orders for the con
struction of a new union depot ut St. Jos
eph, Mo. It will cost fiOO.ooo.
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
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.
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.
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
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.

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