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THE MILAN EXCHANGE.
"V. A. WADE, Tubllsber.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
Compiled from Tfcrion Source!
The Senate on the 2d insisted on Its
amendments to the naval bill, and a new con
ference was ordered, and the same action
was taken with regard to the river and harbor
bill. Mr. Pherman offered a resolution pro
viding' that tbe tenate meet on July 4, aud
that the Declaration of Independence and
Washington's tarewell address bo read. The
Fumlry civil bill was taken up, and the amend
ment to pay I n ited States Marshals salaries
instead of fees was rejoeted. After the
adoption of other amendment the bill was
passed In the House the minority report
on the fortification bill was adopted by a
vote of lot) to HI. and the amount appro
priated is only fr,i"iO,00u. The Senate amend
ments to the river and harbor bill were not
concurred in. Mr. Hewitt endeavored
to have passod a resolution authorizing
the appointment of a committee to niako an
Investigation of frauds in several of the ex
ecutive department of the (iovorninent. On
an objection the matter went over. The Sen
ate amendment in reference to penslona to
surviving otneers ana enneieu men wno
served in the Mexican war was concurred in.
The Fit. John Porter bill was passed over the
veto or i no resident uy a vote or. itta to is.
In the Senate on the 31 the message of
tho President vetoing the Fltz-John Porter
bill was reo slvcd, and at the conclusion of its
reading, on the question: "Shall the bill pass,
notwithstanding the objections of tho I'resi-
dentr it was defeated by vote or CI to s7,
two-thirds of the members not voting in the
affirmative. 1 he iortincHtlou bill was report
ed with amendments. The bill to lejfslize
trades unions was favorably reported. Hie
anti-Chinese bill was called up and passed
yens, t); nays, is. me amendments to too
sundry civil bill were insisted upon. The bill
to forfeit tho unearned lands (rranted the
Athititle St Pacific Railroad was passed. 1 ho
amendments to the fortltlcHtiou bill were In
tinted upon in the House the select
committee to inquire whether any ex-num
ber had vio ated tho privileges of the
Hnu-e, reported sustaining the charges
against Win. II. English, and after some de
bate the matter was tabled. The conference
report on the rourth of July claims bill was
agreed to. The House resumed consideration
of the Mexican peusion bill. Senate amend
ments to tuo fortification bill were non-con
curred lu aud a eonferonco coinmitteo ap
In the Senate on the Fourth the Declara
tion of Independence was read. The Scnato
further iiutsted on its amendments to the de
ficiency bill. A bill was pasted granting a
pension to the widow of Oonernl Ord, and in
creasing me pension to Mrs. jrranK r. iiisir.
At the evening session tho postal telegraph
bill was culled up, but final consllcration was
postponed until liecemoer in tue Mouse
the conference report on tho bill to consoli
date tho bureau of military justice and. the
corns of ludge-advoeates was agreed to. Tho
deficiency bill was culled up, and a motion to
recede from disagreement to the amendments
In controversy appropr ating small sums for
paving streets around public buildings in Dos
Moines, m. iOtns and ottier cities was lost;
also, the amendment to reimburse ex-rresi-
oent Hayes for the amount paid lor expenses
or ttie commission appointed to go to louim
ana in JH77. The conference report on the
river and harbor bill was agreed to. Fllibus-
tO'lng on tho Mexican pension bill was In
dulged in and tuesn taotica were kept up
until iuio in tue mgnt.
In the Senate on the 6th Mr. Logan made
a lengthy spooch, and exhibited totters to
show that he was not the "land-grabber"
that his enomlcs, as he- expressed it, at
tempted to make him. A new committee
of conference was appointed on tho legis
lative, executive aim judicial appropria
tion bill. At tho evening session the
henate insisted further oil Its amend
ments to the con-ular and diplomatic bill.
Conferences were again on tern l on that and
other bills ou which the two Houses were un
able to agree In the House Martin Moliln
niss, of Montana, was voted his seat, which
was contested. The dead ioek on the Mexi
can pension b.ll continued. A motion to postpone-
further action until liecemher was
lost, ibe conferenoo veport on tho con
sulur and diplomatic bill agreed to all the
t-eate amendments except tmee. A motion
to agree to the Nicaragua protect was do
feated and another conference ordered. At
the evening ses-don there was another dead
lock on the Mexican pension bill, and a
late hour nothing conclusive had been done,
Both houses of Congress continued In
torsion, with short lntermig dons In tho shape
ofroccsses, all Saturday night and bu inlay,
The work was mostly dono in conference com
mittees, the time being taken up in tho House
with a pretense at ueoato ou tne Mexican pen
ston Din. iiy teno clock at nt'bt an the an-
jn-opriHiion bills except tho naval bill had
Ijeen dispored of. It was found Impossible to
ug roc o u this bill, and a provision for tho
navy for six months was passed by the Houso
'and sent to the Senate. The Senate amended
the measure and scut it back to the House,
and this bill alouo stood iu the way of ad
journment on the 7th.
When the Senate met on the 7th a mes
sage was received from tho House announc
ing non-concurrence In the Senate amend
ments to the bill making temporary provi
sion for the navy. After debate of a political
character, the position of tho Senate was ro
ceiled from. Mr. Huyard offered a resolution
of thanks to the President pro tempore (Mr.
Fdinundsi, lor the able and impartial manner
in which ho had presided, which was unani
mously adopted. Mr. Allison stated that the
aggreguto appropriations inailo were iu
round numbers HH,-01,otT, not Including,
however, tho reuporopriatlons, which for
iiensions alone this year amounted to ftjtt.nou,
eo, raising tho aggregate to :i')!i,-DI,0K7. Mr.
Edmunds, iu declaring tho session adjourned
vittiout date, made an appropriate address. ...
Speaker Carlisle being absent in Chicago, Mr.
Blackburn, of Kentucky, was elected Speaker
pro tempore; and Mr. Cox, of New i'ork, of
fered a resolution thanking him for the "Just,
remarkable and charming manner" displayed
in closing the session. Adopted amid ap
plause and laughter. In order to pass away
lime a number of amusing motions wero
jnado, and filially, at 3 p. ui., the session ad
journed. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL.
Special Agknt Winks, of the Census
Department, says that Congress bad
agreed to appropriate $73,000 for the cen
sus work, which will continue it for the
next fiscal year. He says the work Is con
tinuing, but when it will be completed be
can not tell.
The London Timet says Sarah Bern
hardt' "Macbeth" at London, was the
worst rendition ever presented in that
Prof. E. M. Bowman, of St. Louis, Mo.,
wai elected Fresldeut of the American
College of Musicians, which met at Ru
On the 6th the Senate confirmed the nom
ination of Major J. E. D. Cousins as United
states Marshal for tbe Eastern District of
Thk Chinese minister to France Li Fong
Poo. had an interview with Minister Ferry
on the Cth, aud gave assurance that China
had no hostile intention.
The St. Louts agent for Thomas II. Por
ter & Co., of Philadelphia, Rudolph
Mitchell, was arrested on the 6th on a
charge of embezzlement. He was released
The National Association of Music
Teachers, in session at Cleveland, O., on
the 6th, elected Dr. S. W. Feuueld, of New
York, President, nd A. A. Stanley, of
Providence, R. L, Secretary and Treas
On his arrival it Chicago on the 6th,
General Ben Butler was received by dele
gations from the various trade organiza
tions, and, later, there was a grand parade
in his honor. He made an address, and the
streets were thronged.
Minister Lowell is improving in
On the 7th O'Connor, Nationalist, was
elected Lord Mayor of London.
Thk husband of Mine. Janauschek, V.
L. Pillot, died of heart disease in Boston on
At Berlin the appointment of Kasson as
United States Minister to Germany is well
Advices received at Paris from Snakim
on the 7th report the murder of General
Gordon by his soldiers.
The inventory of Grant & Ward's af
fairs, made by the assignee, show liabili
ties of $10,79:2,048; nominal assets, $27,137,
008; actual assets, $(17,174.
ON the 7th Joseph Grattan was arrested
at Hanley, England, with dynamite car
tridges and fuses in his possession.
In dedicating a church recently Arch
bishop Croke exhorted his hearers to pray
that Ireland may become a nation again.
Thk Senate confirmed Thomas C. Rey
nolds, of Missouri, as a member of tho
commission to "secure more harmonious
trade relations between the Uuited States
and several countries la Central and
Thk National Democratic Committee
selected ex-Governor R. B. Hubbard, of
Texas, for temporary chairman of tbe
Chicago Convention. Mr. Prince, ot Bos
ton, was elected temporary Secretary.
Prime Minister Ferht, of France, told
Li Fang Pao, Chinese Ambassador, that
ho held China responsible for the Lang
Son affair, and redress would be de
manded. Tits celebrated German physician, Dr.
Koch, who went to Toulon, says that the
disease there is Asiatic cholera and - of a
bad type. He thinks It will spread to Ger
many and other countries.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
On the 2d ' the Neptune House at Far
Rockaway, N. J., burned. The guests all
In election riots on the Cape Verdo Is
lands, Spain, several person were killed
and wounded. ,
J. and J. L. Scroth's, pork slaughter
ing house, Cincinnati, burned on the 2d,
and with it 125 live hogs. Loss, $33,000.
At Clarendon, Pa., Patrick Connelly was
blown into minute pieces by the explosion
of nitro-glycerine on the 4th.
At East Saginaw, Mich., an unknown
man was killed by a stray shot- from a
gun ot a military company practising at
target shooting on the 4th.
On the 4th the entire business portion of
Port Perry, Ontario, was burned. This
was the second disastrous Are within a
year. Estimated loss, $4 )0,000. '
On the night of the 3d John Vandeur, a
crippled janitor at the Ura mercy Flats,
New York, was sand-bagged, red-peppered
and robbed of $300 rents collected, by two
robbers in the cellar of the flats. The rob
-AT Lacbine Canada, on the 5th, Are de
stroyed forty houses, rendering 300 poor
On the 6th William Otteuberger, of Oh.
borne, O., murdered his stepdaughter, ten
years Of age. '
By the fall . of the grand stand at the
Butte (M. T.i race-track on the 6th, one
boy was killed and many others wounded,
At Newark, O., the Newark Machine
Company's works burned on the 6th. Loss,
$330,00); insurance, SpJdu.OOO.
On the Cth Gottfried Oswald, of Indian
apolis, Ind., quarrelled with his wife, and
then hanged himself.
A wealthy Iudinno farmer named
Rufus Barr, in a jealous rage on the 6th,
shot bis wife twice and then killed him
Tne remains of a man supposed to be
W. L. King, of Florence, Kas., or J. B.
Smith, of Memphis, Mo., was taken lrom
the river at Keokuk, la., on the (kh.
A young woman named Gertie Phillips
Of Alliance, O., was found dead in a grove
at that place on the 6th with a bullet hole
in her head. Two well-kuuwn young men
are in custody awaiting developments,
Humphrey Jackson, while standing on
the street in St. Louis on the Gth, was
struck In the face by a bullet from an un
known source. The wound was a painful
one, but not dangerous.
On the 7th the steamship Lincoln City,
on its first passage, ran ashore during
dense fog near Isaacs Harbor, on the
Nova Scotia coast.
The London Times discusses the compli
cations of an international nature that
would arise in the event of a war between
China and France.
On the 4th the formal presentation of the
Bartholdl statue by the French Govern
ment to the United States took place, Min
ister Morton receiving it. De Lesseps spoke
and Prime Minister Ferry, who was absent
on account of sickness, sent a well-timed
Eight veterans of the war of 1812 cele
brated Independence Day in New York by
having a parade and dinner.
On account of strong wind and rough
water the inter-collegiate regatta did not
take place at Saratoga on tbe 4th.
The Fan-Presbytrlan Council at Bel
fast, Ireland, has concluded its work and
adjourned to meet in London in 1888.
The emigration to America ot Jews
from Southern Russia is increasing very
On the 8d a State encampment of the
Grand Army of the Republic began at
Buffalo, N. Y.
A conference of members of the Lords
and Commons on the 31 unanimously re
solved to introduce tbe deceased wife's
sistr hill into the House- of Lords at once.
It has been decided by the Trustees of
the Miami University, Oxford, 'Ohio, to re
open the college September next with a
freshman class. R, W. McFarland, Pro
fessor of Mathematics in the college when
closed, was chosen President.
The Coke Producers' Association at
Pittsburgh, Pa., have decided to close down
all ovens In that region hereafter two
days a week. This move is considered nec
essary owing to the depressod condition of
the coke trade.
At Toulon the death-rate from cholera is
increasing and the oxygen cure has proved
On the 6th the Siamese embassy sailed
for Europe. .
Russian Nihilists have been quarreling,
which has caused some of the moderate
ones to become Government Informers.
On July 14 the Communists of Paris will
march to the Hotel de Ville with a red
flag, on which will be inscribed "Am
nesty." The management of the Lake Shore con
template leasing the Pittsburgh, Cleveland
& Toledo line, and extending it from New
castle, Pa., to Akron, O.
On the 5th the yacht Wasp, of Chicago,
owned by Captain Prindeville, won the
race between the Chicago and Milwaukee
On the 7th in the inter-collegiate boat
race at Saratoga Pennsylvania won; Cor
nell, second; Princeton, third.
A vikulent epidemic is prevailing near
Kerbeta, Asiatic Turkey. The Russiau
Government is adopting precautions
against the spread of the disease.
In Pennsylvania the coal miners are or
ganizing to drive foreign labor from their
district, and ugly feeling has been
It is reported that the Mudir of Dongola
has achieved a victory over the rebels at
Debbah, over 2,000 of the enemy being
The report of the National Cotton Ex
change shows that the general condition of
the cotton crop is better than at the close
Sixtken deaths occurred during twen'y-
four hours ended the night of tbe 7th at
Toulon from cholera, and twenty-five at
Marseilles. The cemetery at Toulon is
kept open all night for the burial of cholera
Instructions have been sent to the
French Minister at Pekin to-demand from
China an indemnity of 230,000,000 francs.
Complications in the Choctaw Nation
are increasing. Alilo Uoyt, the leading
outlaw, vows he will kill Governor McCur
tain and his brothers. '
New counterfeit ten-dollar silver certifl
cates have appeared in the West of the
series of 188). The note is a quarter of an
inch shorter than the genuine, and there
are other dofects.
In the cities and larger towns of Iowa
saloon-keepers are said to pay no atten
tion to the new liquor law other than to
close on Sundays aidJolldays.
Owino to the failune of Congress to
make an appropriation in continuance,
work has been suspended at the Washing
ton Navy Yard.
LATE SEWS ITEMS.
The National Democratic Convention
met ou the 8th at Chicago and was called
to order by ex-Senator Barnura. Ex-Gov
ernor Hubbard of Texas, selected as tem
porary chairman, made an address that
created enthusiasm. Committees were
appointed, and the convention adjourned
until the 0th.
The old board of the Central Pacific
Railroad wai re-elected on the 8th.
The Emperor of Germany arrived at
Gastein on the 8:h.
The molders' strike at Newcastle, Pa.,
ended on the 8th.
Ghound Hod, the Cherokee brave, will
be hanged September 2 th.
Mits. Jkannb Neuvills, of St. Louis,
Mo., was run over and killed in New York
on the 8 h.
The fifteenth annual convention of Ger
man-American teachers began at Cleve
land, O., on the 8th. ,
Ben Lcsiuk, known far and wide as the
lightning ticket-seller, .died at Columbus,
O., on the 8th.
Ekkorts are being made to extend the
Pittsburgh, MeKeesport& Youghiogheny
A. C. Took& Co.'s printing ho ise at
Memphis, Tenn., was damaged $13,0)0 by
Hre on the 8th. Fully insured.
THE New York State Prohibition Con
vention met at Albany on tiie 8ti. The
temporary presiding c-flleer advocated
placing a ticket in the field.
I wo Detroit (Mich.) girls wont boating
in the river with two young men on the
otn. une or. tne girls and the men were
The British Secretary of War says there
Is no Intention of sending an expedition to
rescue General Got don unless such action
Hon. W. F. Vilas, of Wisconsin, was
agreed upon as permanent chairman' of
the National Democratio Convention; and
the other temporary officers were made
A Dyktt & Co., New York, the Arm
with whom Eno transacted his stock oper
ations, failed on the 8th. The failure had
no fleet on stocks.
The Choctaw Nation authorities have
requested the Cherokee olllcials to co-op
erate in an effort to stop crime in the two
1HE United States Marshal closed the
store ef Patterson, Madison & Co., whole
sale grocers of Petersburg, Va., on the 8th,
UULL times caused two Petersburg,
(Va.) cotton factories to shut down, and
some of the tobacco factories are working
on half time.
Commodore Shukeldt's summer rest
; deuce at Oconomowoc, Wis., was robbed ol
I $1,000 worth of silverware the night of the
(Hi. I he Commodore is resident of Chi
A Houston County (Georeia) man mads
$450 clear profit off seventeen acres ot pea
nuts laUyear, besides fattening a drove of
three hundred hogs.
Two Texas men rrwwt a narrow ep
recently by poisoning from a centipede.
tach had drank coffee at breakfast and
soon became violently ill, recovering for a
short time, only to be subjected to a return
of their complaint. They finally recovored
ironi the effects, and upon examination of
the contents of the coffee pot found that
centipede had crept into it and had been
distilled with the coffee.
The Grand Jury presented five Indict
ments against G. M. Klein, late President
of the defunct Mississippi Valley Bank, of
vicksburg, Miss., charging him with ob-
taming money under false pretenses. The
grounds upon which the indictments were
based was his receiving deposits on the
day before the bank closed its doors.
A painter named Robt. L. Gardner fell
from a house at Austin, Tex., a few days
ago a distance of thirty-five feet, landina
on the top of his head. His injuries wer
serious, but not necessarily fatal.
in a difficulty a few days ago over hit
false arrest at Whnrton, Tex., H. Gibbs
shot Sheriff W. C. "BrookR, of Wharton
County, and his brother, K. N. Brooks.
Gibbs escaped. The Sheriff was fatally
nd his brother severely wounded.
Captain John A. Stevenson, Republican
candidate for Governor at the last Lou
isiana State election, died at his plantation
in Iberville Parish, a few days ago.
Vm. Lark ins, of Waverly. Tenn., an
noyed Wm. H. Owens a few days ago by
pulling a revolver on him, when the latter
opened Are with a shot-gun and killed
There are six counties in Florida thnt
have no bar-rooms, and of these four are
in South Florida Sumter, Polk, Hillsbor
ough and Manatee.
Mr. R. A. Hunt, of Flat Creek, Buncombe
County, N. C, is renownod throughout
all that region by being a grandfather at
the age of thirty-four years.
Judge A. P. Humphrey, of Louisville,
Ky., delivered an address before the
alumni of the University of Virginia, on
the subject, "Cession of the Northwestern
Rev. John Thornton, a colored preacher,
who had bee,n convicted of carrying con
cealed weapons, died suddenly in the con
vict camp near Balnbride, Ga., a few
days ago, and is supposed to have commit
Bills were recently passed" in the Louisi
ana House prohibiting the opening of
places of public busiuess 011 Sunday, and
declaring unlawful contracts for the sale
ot articles for future delivery. The bill to
prohibit prisi-flghting in tbe State was
A few evenings since while the daughter
of Hope Whitstone, a well-to-do colored
planter and respected citizen, living near
Bastrop, La., was on her way home, she
was wa laid by a drunken negro . named
James K. Rutledge and riddled with buck
shot. The murderer was arrested aud
At the residence ot Mitchell Clark, near
Belleville, Tex., a few days ago, Zcke
Hutchinson killed Bell Siuuus, shooting
him six times with a Winchester rifle. The
killing was a cold-blooded affair. Hutch
Rev. Noah Willis, a colored preacher of
Stewart County, Georgia, is in a series of
domestic troubles. He whipped his wife's
mother and pointed a shot-gnu at bis wife's
brother. When brought into court the
reverend gentleman appeared with his
wife, the latter carrying her broken arm
in a sling, which she received at his
handji. . He has been held to answer here
after. The Texas State Land Board has leased
forty-nine sections of land in the Pan-handle,
nine of which were watered, at the
minimum rate of eight cents for dry and
twenty cents per acre for watered sections.
Nine sections in Grayson County were
sold to actual settlers. The lands leased
up to June will brin in an annual revenue
to the State of $110,0!)0.
Bernard Speh was arrested at Memphis ,
Tenn., a few days ago on a telegram from
Chicago, where he is wanted for obtaining
$8)0 under- false pretenses. He had not
been in Memphis long, and when taken
into custody was employed In a bakery.
He waived the usual requisition papers.
Charles Goodwin, who was for a lon
time Receiving Cleikin the Central Rail
road ofilce at Dallas, Tex., but who had
domestic troubles and removed to Fort
Worth, is supposed to have suicided by
throwing himself into the river at that
place and floated down to Dallas, where his!
remains were found. His wife produced a
coat that corresponded to his pants and
vest and claimed hrm as her husband.
The Louisiana Legislature ordered to lie
over the memorial cf J. Madison Wells,
filed asking for the impeachment of Dis
trict Judge William F. Blackburn, Rapides
Parish, charging him with burglary, bal
lot-box stuffing and packing the Grand
Jury in favor of his brother, who was
charged with rape, tbe lynching of young
Cage and other crimes.
The continued rains in portions ol
Georgia have seriously damaged truck,
ind without speedy cessation the melon
crop will be cut very short. No fruit has
been put on for several days, and many of
the vines are dead or dying. The present
outlook promises not over one-fourth of
erop. The pear crop has alsobeen greatly
damaged by hard winds. Tbe present
promises to be the most unfavorable sea
son for fruit and vegetable growers they
have experienced since this industry was
started. Cotton Is also being injured.
Lewis Anderson, Treasurer of Antiocb
Baptist Missionary Church- (colored), at
Houston, Tex., was recently found to be
bort in his accounts 4405. He alleged that
the missing money had been paid to church
aiders, but had no warrants or receipts to
prove the fact. The elders indignantly de
nied his accusation, and as a consequence
Anderson was expelled from the church,
ind it is probable he will be prosecuted
Cotton is reported lookinz well.
1 Ti ltUlHl.E IHS.VSn it.
Pcnth ned Dr-trurliiHi Cxn-ed hy tho ?t
tng Wny of 11 Vw llrlilc Ovrr tlta firnml
K.T Ner I tiniiliiglmm MUmiurl I'be
IX'xIli Lists In-rSF4 ns llif Work or
( ictrlitg the r-ck ft'rtt-eeds.
M'UE n.v, Mi)., Jnlv S.
The wreck on the Chics';1', Burlington
& Kansas City lioad which occiii'rcd neat
Cunningham, Mo., on Monday, June 30,.
now proves to oc far more disastrous
than those who suspcuted the worst could
imagine. It Is now estimated that tweive
men were drowned and as ninny more:
latally injured. The names received jcs
tcrday morning were:
John I.oiiti, drowned.
Kohert ltakcr, wounded mortally.
Juics Young, shoulder crushed.
l'lutt Voting, leg broken.
Fred Young's body was taken out day
A. Fisher, drowned.
I). Haywood, cut 011 head and internal
Injuries; cannot live.
Ward West, hips and back badly cut.
James Bruce, temple crushed.
J. B. Brouson, es brokeu and internal
John A. Dillon, drowned.
George Brown, thigh broken.
Phil Beck, engineer of the Ill-fated;
train, was badly crushed.
James Dick, fireman, hips crushed and
both arms broken. Ho cannot live.
James McCord. hips crushed and inter
nal Injuries; died since.
James Ilogan, back and hips hurt.
Arch Hill, badly bruised.
Abraham Webb, of Cunningham, anil
John Long, of Sumner, are still in the
J. P. Maxwell, ot Sumner, sprained
VirUt and badly bruised hips and back.
Al. Short, of Suuiuer, rib broken and
have been recovered by the divers. The
part of the bridge that is down repre
sents the center span, and was about
ISO feet long. The structure is wbut Is
called in railroad parlance false work.
It was forty feet from the water to the
track. The cause of the accident i.s not
clearly established. The engineer was
backing his train iu ou the bridge, and lu
checking the speed to cross safely the
whole train was brought almost to a stop
in the center of the structure. When ex
tra steam was put on, the trail
IIRIDUK BKGAN TO TOTTF.H,
and soon sank beneath its ponderous
weight. The engineer saw that nothing
could be done to prevent the disaster aud
began sounding the whistle, which was
continued until the engine struck the
water. But for this alarm not a single
occupant of the eight cars would have
SWEPT BY FIRE.
fhe llnsiness Portion of the Town of Port
Perry, Canada, Swrpt Out of Existence bj
Fire-Nut So Much a a Paper of Pin to
be IIhiI, or Even a Newspaper The Los
Estimated at 400,000.
TouosTO, Ont., July 4.
On Thursday morning, a fire broke
out in the stables of the Mansion
Houso at Port Perry, and In three hours
every business establishment in the heart
of the village was a smoldering ruin.
Not one mercantile establishment was
left. To-day not even a paper of pin
can bo purchased In the village.
The fire spread from tbe place
of starting in every direction
north to Carrlgan's stores, on Queen
street, thence east to Water street, aud
two blocks south and west, taking in
Mary street aud I'crrin street the latter
on both sides. On Queen street, it crossed
to the north side, taking McGraw's tem
porary hotel built on the ruins of the fire
of November last, sweeping west to John
street, and north to North street. When
day dawned not a wall was left standing
lu the area traversed by the fire.
It Is impossible to estimate the losses,
though they are put at not less thau
8100,000. The following are among the
losers: T. S. Corrlgau, general stores;
Laing & Meharry, hardware; Ontario
Bank; A. Ross & Sous, general store and
buildings; B. F. Ackernou, harness; C.
W. Marshall, groceries; B. McQuay, ho
tel; J.Wright, boots and shoes; S. E.
Allison, drugs; Mrs. Hiscox, bakery; T.
C. Fertnau & Sons, general store; E.
Munday, Mitndard ofilce; K. Van Sick
ler, livery; 'C. McKenzIe, livery;
Johnson & Hobbs, carriage builders;
Archibald Campbell, groceries; J. M.
Davis & Son, furniture; J. N. Olt, furni
ture; li. Henry, blacksmith; lialrd &
Parsons, Observer ofilce; Mrs. Diesfleld,
jewelry; J. lialph, harness; W. Bond, -boots
bikI shoes; J. Walton, sewing ma
chines; 1). Robinson, barber; A. Charles,
groceries aud liquors; T. Courllce, har
ness; W. W. Brock, general store; E.
Worthiugton, grist mill; W.
Leonard, photographer; W. Shaw,
marble works; A. II. Reynolds,
carriage builder; Curtis & Henderson,
produce; A. Bougard, butcher; E. J.
Wheeler, butcher; J. H. Brown, general
store; W. T. Parrest, hardware; A. J.
Davis, drugs; J. Boxall, stoves, etc.;
Davenport, Jones & Co., general store;
J. W. Isaac & Co., clothiers; C. Frlck,
butcher; W. H. McCaw, jewelry and
stationery; Miss McKeuzle, fancy goods;
J. Billings, solicitor, ofilce ; E. M. & J.
Adams, brokers; Rev. Geo. Jamison,
buildings; S. H.Chlrtaln, buildlugs; Mrs.
Currle, buildings; T. ltedford, buildings
Mrs. Allison, buildings; Mrs. Sinclair,
buildings; Masonic Lodge; market build
lugs; II. McKenzle, photographer; A.
Robertsou, tailor; O. Graham, veterinary
urgeon; J. A. Murray, dentist; Dr.
Clemens, office 1 C. Thome, veterinary
surgeon; Orange Lodge Sons of England;
Dr. Laugstou, ofilce; Dr. Mct'lluton, of
fice; Miss Mosler, dressmaker. All the
corporation documents were destroyed.
Tbe Insurance may reach hall the amount
ot the loss.