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A nappy letter from Ralph Waldo
Emerson Personalities, Present
and Future His New Vol
ume, Prose and Poetry
Sis Ilorae and
llealtb. -
The Springfield Republican contains the fol
lowing: Oaxdex, N. J., Wednesday, Jaly a.
"Wslt Whitman I Walt Whitman I Who Is
WattWhitmanl" Thus wrote eight years ago
and six thousand miles from, here, aid Ferdinand
Frelllgrath, as opening sentence to a series'or
artidee translations and eritieismt In the-ltys-tttryer
jHIcet'ne'ne n Zeitung. I am gotng.to sup
pose that such a question Is not necessary,to-day,
for your readers, though an answer to tt may be
Interesting to them for all that. So having met
often and seen and lcarnedmuch of this same Walt
'Whitman here In Camden sow for two years, I
want to write you a letter all and several about
him. Eat first let me explain part of my head,
line. Burins the winter the old man always
dresser In gray, besides haying a bniby beard and
long hair or the same color; and thss It was when
James Harlan tamed him oat of the Interior De
partment, years ago, young; William O'Goanor.ot
Washington,wrot and printed the tract entitled,
"The Good Gray Poet."
Then, before describing his present condition
and, in fact, to understand it properly It Is nec
essary to tay that Whitman, considered from the
point ot Tlew of his friends, Is not only the ejj
quite a long life has himself been a signal exem
plification or those blessings. John Burroughs,
the ornithologist and litterateur, in bis personal
and literary "Notes," thus draws his portrait,
transcribing verbatim a letter from aa officer at
Washington, nnder date of November 23, 1S70:
"Yoa ask for some particulars of my friend
Whitman. You know I first fell in with him
years ago In the army; we then Hred awhile In
the same tent, and now I occupy the adjoining
room to his. I can, therefore, gratify your
enriosity. He Is a large-looking man. While In
the market, the other day, with a party ot as, we
were all weighed; his weight was two hundred
pounds. But I will just start with him like with
the day. He Is fond of the sun, and, at this sea
son, soon as It is well up, shining in his room, he
is out In its beams for a cold water bath, with
hand and sponge, after a brisk use of the flesh
truth. Then, blithely singing his singing often
pleasantly wakes me be proceeds to finish bis
toilet, about which he Is quite particular. Then
forth for a walk in the open air, or, perhaps, tome
short exercise in the gymnasium. Then to break
fastno sipping and nibbling he demolishes
meat, eggs, rolls, toast, roast potatoes, coffee,
buckwheat cakes, at a terrible rate. Then walk
ing moderately te his desk in the Attorney Gen-,
eral'a office a pleasant desk, with large, south
window at his left, looking away down the Poto
mac, and across the Virginia on one side. .He is
at present (n first-rate bodily health. Of his mind
you must judge from his writings, as I hare tent
them to you. He Is not what is called ceremonious
or polite, but 1 hare noticed Invariably kind and
i tolerant with children, servants, laborers and
the illiterate. He gives freely to the poor, ac
cording to his means. He can be freezing In man
ner, and knows how to fend off bores, though
really the most affectionate of men. For Instance,
1 saw him was with him, the other day, meeting,
at the railroad depot, titer a long separation, a
family group, to all the members of whom he was
attached through the tenderest former asso
ciations, and i3iae he had known trout childhood,
Interchanging great hearty kisses with each, the
boys and men as well as the girls and women.
Sometimes he and I only sometimes a large
party of us go off on rambles of several miles
out In the country, or over the hills; somttlmei
we go nights, when the moon It fine. On such oc
casions he contributes bis part to the general fun.
You might hear his voice, half In sport, declaim
ing tome passage from a poem or play; and hit
song or laugh, about as often at any, tonndlng In
the open air."
This, remember, was tomo fire yeart since.
In January, 1673, Mr. Whitman had an attack
cl the nature or a paralytic stroke. Uewasln
Washington at the time, In the occupation above
alluded to. The attack does not seem to have
been very severe at first. He wat apparently re
covering In May, and had resumed work at hit
desk in the Treasury building, when hit mother
died, somewhat suddenly. She was a remarkable
noble character, and the attachment between
mother and eon wat greater even than ntual. He
also lost a lavorlte sister about the same time by
death. Ho gave op his clerkship In the Attorney
General's office, left Washington and came on
here. The physicians pronounce his disease a
tediously baffling trouble of the brain and nervous
power, with lately grave affeetlons of the stomach
and liver tuperiaduesd to .have had ltt founda
tion In a series of too long continued, overstrained
labors and excitement, physical and emotional,
in the army hospitals and on the field, among the
wonnded and sick, during the last three years of
the war. For over two yeart now he has been
living here very plainly and simply. In seclusion.
He is poor, but not In want. He it now in his
tiny-seventh year, having been born May 31, 1819.
He Is a Long Islander (New Yorker) by birth, or
English stock on the father's sldo and Holland
Dutch on the mother's; though tor at least fire
generations on both tides he comes or American
nativity. That these represent farmers, sailors,
soldiers ("rebels'' of TO,) Quakers, drivers, me
chanics (his father was a carpenter by trade) may
Interest those who are curious In the story of he
redity. "LEAVES OE GRABS."
"Leaves of Grass" thlsrvet furiously fought
about book, (It seems not settled yetwbetber It
is a craze or a creation,) has passed through fire
or six stages of growth, otherwlso editions. It '
hrst appeared just twenty years ago as a sprawl
ing, thin quarto. Consisting of twelve "poems,"
In pica type. In a year and a half the twelve had
increased to thirty, and came ont In a fat little
lCmo. Kelt the very nicely gotten up Boston
edition of 1560, in ordinary l'imo., which size hat
been adhered to since. There have been two It
sues since, one in Washington and one In New
York, end the pieces have grown to over two
hundred, upon every conceivable topic As to
their form and style, let me quote old i'relli
grath again.
"Are these verses; The lines are arranged like
verses, to be tare, but verses they are not. No
meter, no rhyme, no stanzas. Rhythmical prose,
dnctlle verses. At first sight ragged. Inflexible,
formless: bat yet, for more delicate ear, not de
veld of euphony. The language homely, hearty,
straightforward, naming everything byltstrus
name, shrinking tor Bothlng. sometimes obseare.
The tone rhapsodical, like that of a seer, often
unequal, the sublime- mingled with the trivial
even to the point or Insipidity. He reminds us
sometimes, with all the differences that exist be
sides, of our own Hamann, orof Carlyle's oracu
lar wisdom, or of the 'Paroles d'un Croyant.'
Through all there sounds out the Bible Its lan
guage, not Its creed."
nis SiUW BOOK.
Under the title of "Two HIvulets," Whitman
Is preparing at the present date, or has prepared,
a new volume ol prose and verse, which will be
out, probably, this fall. It lakes Its name,
"Two Blvnlets," from a small collection oral,
ternated poems with prose essays, leading the
volume. 1 believe, too, It it Intended to bo
emblematical of the double Influences or life and
.death, aril of the real and Meal. It will be a
thorouzh melange, comprehending political and
patriotic writing, not only peace papers but war
papers; also the prose "Democratic Vistas" and
the poemr or "Passage to India," already pub
lished, with "As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free,"
and a number of altogether new political pieces.
1 have heard the poet say, hair In fun. half In
earnest, that, while "Leaves or Grass" Is the
physiology or his. utterance, these "Blmlets"
will be the pathology or It, The "Leaves" will
remain Intact s In the edition of 1871, comprising
380 pages. The forthcoming volume 'will be
about as large, and more than one-third ot It will
be entirely new matter. This arrangement ot
two volumes Is made, at I understand, principally
to round and fill out the author's plan or expres
sion, bat partly .for typogrsyhls and blbllophlo
reasons at the first volume was getting too
Let me give an Idea or Whitman from hit own
living talk; Some time' since I heard him,
answering an Inquiry, make the following re
marks in conversation remarks 1 took- the. lib
erty- or writing down. Immediately:, afterward:
well, I'll suggest to yon what my; poems have
grown out or. I know as well as anyone they
are ambitious and egotistical. But 1 hopsithe
foundations are deeper. We havevto-day rno
tongs, no expression, trom the highest poet's and
artist's point, or from the eternal Imagination
point, of science and democracy, and ot the
modem. The wulike spirit of the antique
world and Its typical heroes and personages have
been fully depleted and preserved In Homer.
Bapt ecstasy and oriental veneration are In the
bible: the literature or those 'qualities will never,
can never, ascend any higher. The ages of
feudalism and European chivalry, through their
resoltt In pertonntl, are in Shakspeare. Bat
where It the work, where the poem, la which the
entirely different but fully 'equal jslorlei and
practice or our own democratic age. the modern,
are held In solution are rosed in the human
personality and emotions and are rally expressed?
if, for instance, by tome' vast convulsion, the
'great scientific, materialistic' and .'political
embodiments of today In America, and the an
imating spirit of them, were totally over
whelmed and lost, where Is the poem, or first
class !thelle work: In any department, which,
ir saved lrem the wreck, would preserve those
advanced characteristic memories ot to-day to
succeeding worlds or mant" .. -
At another time 1 heard him sty: "You speak
or Shakspeare, and the relative poetical and his
torical demands and opportunities then and now,
my own Included. Shakspeare had his boundless,
rich material, all his characters waiting to. be
woven In. The feudal world had been, had
grown, had richly flourished for centuries gave
him the perfect king, the lord, the .finished gen.
tleman, all that is heroic and gallant, and grace,
fni and rrond.and beautiful and refined! rave him
the exquisite and seductive transfiguration of
caste; suea ana seieciea out ai ice auge masses,
as It for him, choice specimens of noble gentle
men, and gave them to him; gave him all the
varied and romantic Incidents , ot the military,
civil, political and ecclesiastical history or a thou
sand yeart. All stood np, ready, at It were, to
fall Into the ranks for him. Then the time comes
for the sunset or feudalism. A new jKjwer has ap
peared; and the flush, the pomp, the accumulated
materials of those ages, have all the gorgeoosness
of sunset. At thll time 'Shakspeare appears. By
amazing opportuneness hit faculty, hit power,
hit personal circumstances come, aid ho It their
"Put I, for my poems what have IT I have
all to make. The femdal poet, at I lay, was the
tinder and user of materials, characters, all ready
for him; but I have really to make all, except my
own Inspiration and Intentions have to map out,
fashion, form, and knit and sing the Ideal Ameri
can. Shakspeare and all tang the past. J. pro
ject the future depend on the future for my au
dience." At another time: "1 know perfectly well my
road Is different. Most of the great poets ara'lm
personal; I am personal. They portray charac
ter, events, passions,; bat I never mention them
selves. In my poems, all revolvet around, con
centrates in. radiates from myself. I have bat
one central figure, the general human personal.
Ity typified In myself. But my boot compels, oe
totuitlj ntcttiiiatti retry recitr to trarupott
hint or hcTtetf into that central potition, andbc
eone the living fountain, actor, expertenctr Atat
lelfor Kertelf, of every page, every atpiratlon,
every line."
For tome four or fire yeart patt there has been
a very friendly personal correspondence between
Tennyson and Whitman. It first commenced
with a letter from the nglish laureate, fall or
courtesy to his American brother, and warmly
Inviting him to come to England and accept the
hospitality of his roof. An English gentleman,
a neighbor and friend of Tennyson's, traveling In
the United States, had called on Whitman In
Washington, and the latter took occasion to tend
Tennvton. bv him. an autocraoh cony of "Leaves
jot Grass." The laureate's fetter followed, as
above, other letter! nave trace neen tent trom
each. In fact, the two old fellows have become
quite afieotioaate toward each other, not aa poett.
but as men and brethren, and have Interchanged
photographs aa special mementoes. In a late
letter, Tennyson cheers his American friend with
good words, and mentions a ease or cerebral dis
ease within his own knowledge In England, sim
ilar to Whitman's, where the patient got over It,
and has been restored to sound health. It Is
probable that the English poet, with all his ad
mirers, litis indeed, singular, as one J Is democ
racy and one is aristocracy,) has none who to
thoroughly appreciates him, has as warm a per
sonal attachment to him, and to discriminatingly,
yet constantly, champlona him, as Whitman. I
met the latter, lately, all aglow from a perusal
or "Queen Mary," which he pronounced one or
the world's greatest dramas or emotion, charac
ter, and poetic beauty.
Quite a good deal or contradictory gossip hat
been going around the land or late years on Em
erson's attitude toward these poems and oplniin
of the author. The first and partial appearau
or Whitman brought out the following letter :o
him, dated Concord, July 21, 1856:
"Dear Sis: I am not blind to tho worth or the
wonderful gift of 'Leaves of Grass.' I find it the
most extraordinary pleoe of wit and wisdom that
America has yet contributed. I am very happy
In reading It, as great power makes it happy, it
meeta the demand I am alwayt making or what
seemed the .sterile and ,stlngy nature, at ir too
much handiwork or too much lymph In tempera
ment were making our Western wits fat and mean.
I give yon joy of your free and brave thought. I
have great joy In it, I find Incomparable things
said incomrarably well, at they mutt be. I find
the courage of treatment which so delights us,
and which large perception only can Inspire.. 1
greet yon at the beglnnlngof a great career, which
yet must have had a long foreground somewhere
for such a start. I rubbed my eyes a little to tee
If this sunbeam were no Illusion, but the solid
sense of the book It a tober certainty. It hat the
best merits, namely, or fortifying and encourag
ing. I did not know until I last nUbt saw the
book advertised In a newspaper that I could trust
the name as-real and available for a post office. I
wish to see my benefactor, and have felt much
like striking my tasks anl visiting New York to
pay yon my respects. , R. W. Exsssos."
It Is quite certain that, for tome reason or
other, Mr. Emerson altcrward cooled toward or
took offense at him of "the barbarto yawp." But
now again it Is said that, for the last two years,
Mr. Emerson has not only resumed his original
f round, but commends the poems more than ever,
leave this puzzle or compass boxing to be ex
plained by tho.e who can solute better than ray.
stir. My own private oplnlen, however, is that
Whitman is a hard nnt to crack. Is easily liable to
be misunderstood, especially at first, has many
points of offense against literary Iawind Boston
deccram, and sometimes reallr passeth all under
standing. It Is well known among his friends
that he does not at all pretend to be "good," at
least In the usual sense, nor to aim after making
his book so.
a rnixsD's onsiox.
John Enrroughs, bsforo alluded to. says in the
second edition of his "Notec" "Walt Whitman
himself has warned me that my mist was seri
ously deficient In not containing his distinct ad
mission namely, of fanlis, npnli .1 to him. 'My
friends,' he said, 'are blind to the cat devils that
are in me. My enemies discover fancy oaes. I
perceive In clear moments that my work It not the
accomplishment of perfections, but destined, I
hope, always to arouse an unquenchable feeling
and ardcr lor them. It It ont of straggle and tur
moil 1 have written.'" Burroughs further goet
on to lay: "It Is mostly as a physical being, a
practical citizen, tnd bis combination of qualities
at inch In the nineteenth century and in the
United Stater, that I find him, to use Carlyle's
phrase, 'A man furnished for tho highest or all
enterprises that or being the poet or hit age.'
And if that age, or If future ages, will not under
stand 'Leaves of Grass,' or will understand them
with difficulty, my conviction is that It Is mainly
because there exists no true and complete, but
either an entirely defective or Incredibly false and
vicious conception, or want of conception, In so
ciety, of the author personally. Indeed, I doubt
whether Walt Whitman's writings can be. re
alized, except through first knowing or getting
a true notion of the corporeal man and bis man
ners, and coming In rapport with them. Hli form,
physiognomy, gait, vocalization tho very touch
or him, and the glance or his eyes upon yon all
have closely to do with the sootiest meaning or
his verse. His manners exemplify hli book.
Even a knowledge or hli ancestry, with the theory
be entertains, and which is justified by his own
case, or what he calls 'the best motherhood,'
would light up many portions or his poems."
The Camden mechanics and young men have
a flourishing literary society here, celled the
"Walt Whitman Club," and tome weeks since
they save a musical and other entertainment for
the benefit or the poor fund, at which Whitman I
icaaiiy appeared as reaaer oi one ot ns own
poems. There was a crowded house, the report
in the local paper saying: "Probably the best
part or the audience drawn to the entertainment
by a mixture or wonder and uncertainty what
tort or a being Walt Whitman really was. and
what sort or a thing one or hit poems might
?irovetobe." The report goet on to give the fol
owing account ol bit appearance and reading:
"A large, lame old man, ilx reet tall, dre"ed
la. a .complete suit of English gray, hobbled
tlewfy out to view, with the assistance of a atout
buckthorn staff. Thongh 111 from paralysis' the
clear blue eyes, complexion or transparent red,
and fullness or figure to well known to the New
Yorkers and Wasnlngtonlans or tho past fifteen
years, and In Camden and Philadelphia or late,
all remain about the tame. With his snowy
hair and fleecy beard, and In a manner which
rlngularly combined strong emphasis with the
very realization of self-composare, simplicity and
ease, Mr. Whitman, tor It wat he, (though he
might be taken at first sight for seventy-flve or
eighty, he Is In fact not yet fifty-seven,) pro
ceeded to read, sitting, his poem of the 'Mystic
Trumpeter.' His voice Is firm, magnetic, and
with a certain peculiar quality we heard an ad
miring auditor call unaflectodness. Its range It
baritone, merging Into bast. He reads very
leisurely, makes frequent pauses or gaps, enun
ciates with distinctness, and uses tew gestures,
but those very significant. Is he eloquent and
dramatic? No, not In the conventional sense, as
Illustrated by the best known Mars or the pulpit,
court room or the stage for the best of his read
ing, in fact, the whole idea of It is evidently to
first form an enormous mental fond, as It were,
within the regions or the chest and heart and
longs a sort ot Interior battery oat or which,
charged to the full with such emotional impetus
only, and without ranting or any of the usail
accessories or clap-trap ot the actor or singer, he
lannches what he has to tay free of noise or
strain, yet with a power that makes one almost
nis roxvs iw Tin: old world. -
Besides Teryceplout translations of Whitman
In the German language, he has been translated
and printed In Danish by BudolfSchmIdt, In
Hungarlanat Buda-Pcstfr, and uvFrenchln Paris,
in a long article giving the highest praise to his
war poetry. In the "Bovue des Deux Mondes,"
by M. Benzon. All are tald to be spirited and
faithful renderings. An English edition of his
poems, or selections from them, hat been published
In London. The prose ".Democratic Vistas," hat
been translated and printed in full in 'Denmark,
(KarlSehonberg't Forlag,Copenhagen,187(.) The
' Weitminitfr Kevlew." devoted much- snace.
tome time since, to a searching analysis of hit
book, lit modernnest and democracy. A leading
Cambridge man. Pror. Clifford, in a London lec
ture on V The Belatlon between Science and Mod
em Poetry," assigned a main part to Whitman,
and pronounced him the only poet whose verse,
based oa modern sclentlne-spirit. Is vivified
throngboutwithwbatho terms the" cosmic emo
tion." ;Swlnburne and Bobert Buchanan have'
apostrephiied him In their published poems, and.
a late "Academy" concludes a long article ore
" Leaves of Grass" by pronouncing it " a book the
most unquestionable In originality, irnotthemost
unquestioned In excellence, that the United States
have vet sent nt." - -.
But tor the belt foreign view of Whitman I am ,
eompeiiea again w vowra to e reingratn. wno xs
eminent at poet, linguist ansTerltle, .In the pre
face to the translations In the "Zeitung." he sayt
or Whitman's advsnt: "A wonderful appearance.
We confess that it mores us, disturbs ns, will not
loose its bold upon us. ' At the tame time, bow.
ever, we would remark that tu are not vet ready
with our Judgment of It, that we are still biased
by o7 first impression.- Meanwhile we, probably
the flrtt in Germany to do ao, will take at .least a
provisional view of the scope and tendency Of this
See Fonrta Face,
i m
Speculations in Cotton the Came.
. Panic In the Gold Xnrket or Hew
York and Other Cities The Effect
Snt Momentary Fears os the
Benetton In Europe Ball.
w,a y Corporation
Largely Indebted
to the Ilonae.
New Yoar, July 27. Duncan, Sherman h. Co.
suspended this morning. The suspension caoses
great exeltementln Wall street. Quid, llt
'what Dtnrcajr, aniRKA -ass Co. sat.
Niw Toax, July 27. The following announce
ment hat just been made by Duncan, Sherman
A careful examination of our business affairs
shows us most unexpectedly that through losses
and misfortune our available assets are so re
duced that we are compelled to go tnto liquida
tion. We reached this conclusion with the
deepest regret, but the fact that up to the latest
moment our. unexampled credit having re
mained unimpaired would have compelled us. If
we had continued business, to'hazard new obliga
tions and receive new confi lenees, which we were
sot willing to assume. For the protection or all J
our creditors, without distinction or preference,,
wefcavethiiday made a general assignment to
Hon, Wm. D. ,8hlpman,i or this eity, whose ad
dress, for all matters connected with our affairs,
will be at our late banking house, No. 11 Nassau
street Dene ah, Hhkrkak & Oo.
thi zrracT ow wall btrixt.
The Toift financial article says: "Quietness In
Wall street was broken in the second hour of
business by the announcement that the banking,
house or Duncan, Sherman k Co. had closed their
doors and suspended payment. A clap or thun
der In a clear sky could not hare caused more
consternation, and at the Stock Exchange, Oold
Exchange and Cotton Exchange there was great
excitement. The liabilities of the house are given
at ins de (4,000,000, and It Is admitted that their
assets fall in value far below this amount. Losses
which have weakened the house are not entirely
of recent making, but cover several years, the
heaviest, it Is understood, having been In cotton,
and the next In securities,' which now have doubt.
lnl values. It is due to Wm. Butler Duncan to
tay that had he the disposition to take the chances
the credit of his house was sufficiently good to
have enabled him to have got the means neces
sary to bridee It over. His bills on London sold
yesterday close on to those of four prime names.
As a man or honor, however, he took an honora
ble course, and stopped while he had something
to divide, refusing new business.
"He endeavored to get new capital enough to
pay every demand which could possibly be made
on him, but falling In that wisely concluded to
suspend. Losses oy suspension will fall, as a
rule, where they can be easily borne, although a
considerable amount or travelers' credits are out
standing. The Union bank, of London, and Bar
ing Bros., the London correspondents or the
house, are, of course, able to stand what they will
lose. The Bank of the State ot New York, their
home bankers, are, we are told, fully protected.
The house was a favorite one for deposit ac
count -of corporations, and they can also stand
their losses withaat embarrassment. Wo do not
know yet the- amount of trills on Europe which
have been sold" here, and are held by our mer
chants. Tblvlt is presumed, wlllbe the heaviest
part of the lost, or the part relt most. It Is not
known, nor Is It supposed, that the house was
carrying any considerable amount of stocks,
which have a close market at the Stock Ex.
change. Oold opened at 1U and advanced by
11:31 o'clock to 113; then suddenly jumped by
eighths to 116. and as rapidly fell to 114 J. the
price now. On gold loans rates have been 1.S4.
Serday, andG to z per cent, ptr annum for ute.
'orelgn exchange Is naturally strong, at many
blllt will have to be replaced. In the excite
ment and bewilderment tew transactions are re
ported. ,- k
"Money It unchanged. Government bands are
Ul cent higher, but the market is feverish and
In tympathywlth gold. StocTs opened H&if"
veiow jcsicruey closing, ana in toe nrtt noar
were steady. When the report or Duncan tt
Sherman's failure wat flrtt announced the mar
ket was thrown Into a panic and pricet fell to
In a few momentt, and at quickly advanced
U to t per cent., since which time the market
bat been feverish, but in tendency strong. The
course or prices for leading stocks has been as
fbllows: W. U. Telegraph, 82je85Jf673e79V;
Lake Shore, ol658 tf iV; Pacino Mail, ziylj
36U143: Northwest, iVAaztMQXi; Union
Pacific, 71J4&CSri7ZV: New York Central. 1049
KKR102K: St. Paul, 2t-tQZiGWi: Panama,
ia61Z!12S; Hock Island, 1056103104:
Erie. lSauauii; Ohio and Jllislstlppl, &
New Yore, July 37. The doori or Duncan,
Sherman fc Co. were doted at 1125 o'tlock. Only
In a general way can the cause of suspension be
ascertained. It Is admitted that the house hat
lost largely on cotton; In fact that It ltt principal
source of lots. Involvements with various rail
road companies, old and new, hare also entailed
losset on the home. The liabilities are under,
stood to be between five and "six millions. Dun
can returned from Europe about two weeks ago,
and has since been making a careful examination
of hit assets and found that they were largely In
adequate. He then resolved to endeavor to get
new cash capital, and having railed to do to de
termined that it wat best to suspend and make a
general assignment for the benefit of all cred
itors. The Indebtedness Is distributed all over
this country and Europe, a considerable amount
being in the forms of letters of credit held by
travelers. '
The house was founded In 1650 by Alexander '
Duncan, Watts Sherman and W. Butler Dan
can, the latter the head of the present house. The
present firm hat been In operation about ten
years. Great sympathy is expressed lor the firm,'
and particularly for Sir. W. Butler Duncae.
The credit of tho house was good np to the hour
of suspension, and had Mr. Duncan chosen to
avail himself of this hit house need not'havo sus
pended. The greatest excitement prevailed la
the lower part ol the city at toon at the rumor of
the suspension began to be circulated. Large
crowds or people soon collected, the majority or
whom, however, were attracted about their office.
Many attempts were made to gain admission to
the building, but the doors remained obstinately
closed. Even a telegraph messenger boy wat un
able to gain admittance until he bethought him.
f eirof the back entrance on Pine street, and even
then he was compelled to hand In his dispatch
through an iron grating. Inside the numerous
clerks could be teen at their detkt busily engaged
with their books, but entrance was denied to all.
At oseo'clock there was still much excitement In
the neighborhood, of the banking house, bat no
sew developments of Importance bad occurred.
It It understood that a full statement of the af
fairs of the house it In preparation. '
rnoBABix niacLTB or the tailcbz.
The New York Post's third edition, In ltt money ,
article, sayt: "In the foreign exchange market the
best opinion is that not more than 75,000 in bills
or the house are outstanding and unaccepted, It
being the dull season with them, a good part or
their exchange business having been made on
cotton. At to their assets, It It reared that a large
part or them will be round to consist of Southern
railroad securities, at well at of other roads, like
the Atlantic and Great Westorn, which hare
doustrul .value In the market." ,
latest isteluqescz akd speculations.
New Yobk, July Z7. The .rallure ofDincan.,
Sherman & Co. caused at first much excitement
among dealers at the Cotton Exchange, as the
operations of the firm In cotton were known to
have been very heavy, and the house is tald to
hold a large amount of cotton in Liverpool. .
It It feared that the failure will seriously affect
the markets on the other tide. Most of their
cottcn contracts In this city were settled, how
ever, before the failure, and the depression which
It eause'd dn1 the market here was done to dli
count the ."probable depression tin Liverpool.
At a late hour this afternoon It had been impossi
ble to obtain acomplete or partial list of the
creditors of Duncan, Sherman & Co: The names
of the principal creditors were declined for publi
cation, as the submission of the names or a few
out of the many who are Interested In the failure
would. In the estimation ol the firm, be neither of
nse to the creditor! as a body or to those princi
pally Interested. Some time will elapse before It
will be possible to submit a detailed statement or
the condition of the house. The assets can only
be guested at, but will be much leas than the 11a
btlltleV 'About three fifths or the debts or the
Aim are held abroad. Mr. Duncan is "tald to be
djeply affected br the misfortune which has
overtaken the bouse, but he was to-day person
ally occupied with counsel and otherwise In ad
justing his affair's preparatory to definitely an
nouncing .to the creditors 'the condition of the
house.' j'
. AHtaszi tazxs rossrasios.
'' At 2 o'clock .Judge Shipraan, as assignee, took
possession of all books and papers In the banking
.house. The U railway It no way aflected by the
talluie,aslti account with Duncaa, Sherman k Co,
wat doted six month! ago.
, i . . Tat7Zfleef.ln;otber Cittei..
j "' ar bostoV. t w
1 DoeToV. July.n. State street has .sot 'wlt-
Bene, sipoo um war auca a aegrvo vi innifiitafc
atprevafled there UiU,oraJtog eoniequeat spon
the failure of Duncan, Sherman fcOo. Gold
xdarxet opened atuci, and when the newt of the
failure was recJHcgold waa telltug-aVllsK-
ijn luiu me anorfae oi mieen zninawe ijatiba
Itions bounded up1 TollMjf, and afterward receded.
tdllSK. 1 he sheet of these pulsations was to
entlie ly demoralise the market. The highest
transaction reported waa at 115J4- The stock
market was also affected, ana stocks declined
from three to five per cent.', followed try a slight
nr rmLASELFHlA.'
PBitUcxxrmA, July"i7.-The announcement
ol the Allure of Duncan, Sberman &Uo.:to-day,
cauied.ireat sensation on Third street this after
soon, but as far as can be learned, none of the
Philadelphia bank tor banking flrmt are seriously
affected by the suspension.-
A lb ast, July 2s The suspension of Duncan.
Sherman it Co. caused considerable excitement
here. They were the New York financial agents
of this City. The balanoe with them now la the
smallest lor years, being only a rew thousand'
dollars. The Chamberlain -mailed a draft for
t:&,000 to pay the August Interest. This was not
received before the suspension, and Is doubtless
all right.
Baltivobk, July 37. The failure of Duncan,
Sherman h. Co. caused considerable exeltementon
'Change In this city to-day1, but tt Is said that no
terloas loss will be sustained here. Their corre
spondents here, a private banking house, will not,
be affected: a lew thousand dollars being the ex
tent ol their possible loss. The paper of the New
York house to the amount of A30.000;was offered
en the street here the past week, bat was not ne
gotiated. IX SAX TBAXCtSCO.
Sax Fbaxcisco, July 27. So far as ean at
present be ascertained the failure of Duncan,
Sherman fc Oo. produces no marked effect here
except In a slight depression, mainly confined to
mining stocks.
ix cniCAoo.
OxiCAOO, July 37. The failure or the New
Ytrk firm of Duncan, Sherman te Co. had little
effect here. The only two banks connected with
that house are Involved to but a small extent
Duncan, Sherman & Co. are the financial agents
or this city in New York, but It Is believed that
the last payment on city bonds for which money
aid been forwarded to them had been made al
ready, and that the city will suffer no Inconveni
ence. On Board of Trade the feeling was not
more unsettled than It has been dally for the past
ten days, and the fluctuations of prices were less
sevexe than usual.
Important Proceedings of the Board of Fi
nanceOne Hillion Here of Honey to be
Pbiladeltria, July 27. At a special meeting
of the United States Centennial Board or Finance,
held at their office to-day, the boerd'adopted the
following statement and resolutions: ' i
The contracts for all the building! for the Cen
tennial Exhibition requires them to be completed
by the 1st of January next. They are now In a
condition or forwardness far beyond that of any
International exhibition at the tame relative time.
and are making progress at a rate faster than the
fund to pay for them Is being accumulated. The
board of finance have thus far been enabled to ad
here to the policy of paying their bonding bills
and all other expenses as they becade due. They
know that course to be the best economy for the
stockholders, at well at the only sound policy..
In order to adhere to thll policy,
will have to be opened for the ute of the board,
or else the buildings will be completed before the
full amount of money to pay for them has been
subscribed. The board or finance and their agents
hare tried to be most earnest and diligent In their
endeavors to open up additional sources or rev.
enue throughout the several States, and particu
larly In the mott PODUlousand DrosDerous cities.
and rave tried to stlmhlate and urge subscrip
tion to the stock by all proper meant. These
ettorts have met with a fair degree of success In
some localities, but still the money thus far de
rived from them, together with that filling due
from subscriptions already made, will not be
sufficient t6 enable the board to pay the cost of
the buildings promptly as the bills fall due. The
board will need to be supplied with
additional for building purposes alone In the last
four months of this year to pay the contractors
what will be due them during September, Octo
ber, November "and "December. This Is
exclusive or the amount that will be
necessary tor the preparation and completion of
the irrounds, the decoration of the buildings and
the expenditure! for administration, which will
be payable in the first Tour months of ISM. The
majestic proportions or the buildings as they now
stand, and their wonderful progress, are credit
able in the highest degree to the whole country,
at well at to the citizens, corporations and State
who have thus far ermlrtbTtVi-to'ine'Tundrand'
their present condition and the energy with
which they have been pressed forward should or
themselves bring to the aid of the board of
finance that large body of their rillow
cltisent who have sot as yet added their
names to the subscription fund. To them the
board must now make an earnest appeal. Here
In Philadelphia, where a comparatively few per
torn hare done so much, as well as throughout
the country at large, and at the beard of finance
have heretofore received most valuable assist
ance from the Philadelphia Citizens' Committee:
they adopt the following resolutions: ' .
Seiotted, That the Centennial board of finance,
charged by the act of Congress of June, 1872, with
the construction of the buildings for the Centen
nial Internitlonal Exhibition of 1870, earnestly
request the Philadelphia Citizens' Committee to
make a final appeal to such or the people, corpo
rations and business Interests or the eity as have
not already made their subscription! to the Cen
tennial stock to come forward now to the aid of
the board.
Keiolvei further. That all eltlienl, corporations
and States andTerrltorles throughout the United
States be most earnestly urged, through the oom
misslonert fur the States and Territories, respect
ively, and through the directors and agents of the
board or finance, to make active canvass- and to
procure and forward subscriptions to the fund
with the least possible delay.
Bates at Saratoga.
Sabatooa, July 37. The second day's racing
opened with a large attendance. The track Is
was for Alabama stakes for Allies foiled In 1872;
100 entrance; half forfeit; tl.000 added; second
filly to receive 4300 out of stakes; one mile and an
eighth. There were forty entries and only four
starters, vis.: Olitlaa, Australlnd, Invoice and
McDanlei's Asterlod filly. Betting' berore the
start was three to one In favor or Olltlpa against
the field. Olltlpa won In a gallop by fifty yards;
Invoice second; McDanlei's filly third; Austia
lindlsst. Tlme,20
was for a pune or 500, for all aget, three quarters
of a mile. Madge, Blgand, Leander, Countess,
SpendrlR and Lloyd's Asteroid colt started. The
race was won by Countess by a neck; iiadgO'
tecond; Leander third. Time, 1:10)4.
wss'rree hadleap. steeple chase; t700 to winner
and 1C0 to seeoed horse; about three miles.
DIaroIo. Deadhead Stanford, Trouble, Daylight,
Helen Bennett and Prodigal Son. DIavolo won;
Trouble, second; Deadhead, third. Time, 8:50.
Base Ball. '
IUrtvobd, July 27. Hartford!, 4; St. Louis,
Brown Stockings, 2.
PaiLADELrHiA, July 27. Athletics, 11; Chl-
csgo, 7.
BrigbamYoane and George A. Smith too Sick
to Travel and Wish, to M&ko Affidavits; Tlta
Prosecution Declines.
Beatxb, Utah, July 27. The most of the day
was occupied In legal questions. The defense
said be desired to examine Brfgham Yonng and
George A. Smith, both too feeble to travel, and
asked leave to haye their depositions taken at
Salt Lake. The Court tald it could be done by
the content or the prosecution, which objected,
claiming that both were able to travel.
George W.Bradibaw testified: After the em!,
grants passed Cedar orders were Issued to muster
a comoanv to burv the emlrrants killed bv the
Indians. Witness went with a spade to the place
or rendezvous. Height asked me where my gun
wis. I replied, "Do you want a gun to bury the
dead?" . . .
,' . nx said, 'Ton rooL,-ao noire."
After the emigrants passed he heard Height
preach. He said If some fools had not tampered
with the Indians the emigrants would then be in
their graves: Eat It's all right, because they had
Eone farther Into the net. After the massacre
lard Halgbt preach. They were to say nothing
about tt. Saw wagons brought back to Cedar;
saw children In tome or them six years old. The
children were gathered np by a Government
agent and sent East. A wife of Lee at the time :
of the massacre, but now divorced, has just been
brought into town by Marshal Maxwell!.
. - '
Preparing for Another Negro Slaughter.
' CiicianATI, July 27. A dispatch from New
Orleans states that a riot It apprehended at East
Felicia, where the negroes have assumed the of
fensive and are collecting and arming through
tile parish for the supposed purpose of capturing
cthe town of Clarion. Great excitement prevails
throughout the parish. A number or whites bare
armed and congregated to patrol the -town.. A
bad reeling has existed between the races la that
parish lor tome months. . -
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I The lee Storm is Switzerland.
New Yobe, July 37. A" Geneva 'letter states"
that Jhe storm of the 7th Instant there was liter
ally "an Ice norm, aeooxopanled by a cyclone,
which, lastlng.hot over fifteen minutes, at mid
night, wrecked every window and skylight,
smashed in roof and did Incalculable damage.
The suburbs tuflered terribly also, all the crop!
being destroyed.' The ice fell In masses.
. f
Fatal Explosion of Gai-Coal Work!.
'OixcixxATx, July ,27. A dltbatch from Pitts
burg says an explosion occurred this morning at
tl e shaft of the Pennsylvania Gas Coal Company's
works at Irwin's 'Station,, oa the Pennsylvania
railroad. Jno. Humphreys ",wai killed andtli
ether miners were badly burned' The entry wall
cited In, dotag up the vepttiatlng chapter;-'
J ,- j - ; ll " ir 4.
GiliBsaiie JiwiTranry IM Cerlr,
' i
Secretary Brlslow and the Treasurer.
The Lost Thousand Dollar Found,
HbciVio the eratlfleatlo'a'of the'
Counter BesnmpUoBorHall' lc
', Ecrvlre try "a Drsaafistfea1 ' v
Hallway" Hanasrerk - -f -winiitiVia
t r ..'-a
and Navy Ap- " I
t polBtmesTta.',-",,,i" "
H ' mi X '
.i Stw Bank Authorize tU
Tbetfcznptroller of the Corrtucy yesterday au
thorised the MetrspolitanNational Bank of Bo.
ton toA' commence business, with , capital pf
4" Financial. ' K
.Tbe receipts from Internal revenue yesterday
were 29,Mu.8a, and from customs, tj4M,oa.09.
The national bank notes received at the Treasury
for redemption amounted to 73S,3T3- The .bal
ances at the close of business were as follows :
Currency, I2.S34.W2: special deposit of legal tend.
en for redemption of certificates of deposit, tST,-
tH,8J:!coin. (84,115,000; Including ecl 1 eertlin-.
caiea, OJ,ra,iwi outstanding legal tcnasrt, t375,
" Kail Strviee Besuraid.
President Warren, of the Marietta and Canal
Dover railroad, visited the Post Office Depart
ment yesterday, and after consultation with Sec
ond Assistant Postmaster General Tyner, agreed
to resarae the mail service upon his road, which
he ttopted on the 1st instant, alleging as a reason
for doing so Insufficient pay for the service per
formed. He claimed that the weight of the malls
was taken daring a month which did not.present
a fair average of the amount carried. Mr. Tyner
promise! to rewelgh and adjust a new average.
j Badly Frightened
There has been considerable excitement lathe,
redemption division or the Treasury, underjdr.
Guthrie, for several days over the tuppoa'edjoss
f 11,000 from a package containing 13,003, though
the utm est secresy prevailed during the search tor
It. A package said to contain $3,000 bad been seat to
the division to be counted. Therestlto'thecoant
developed a shortage of 41,000. An Investigation,
as to the causa or the loss was at once proceeded
with, and late Monday the unpleasant mystery
was explained. The package by some means bo
came broken, and only 2,000 or the mil amount
was sentxa the redemption division, the remain'
tog 11.CM having gone to another bureau.
Chief Clerk of the Treasury.
I Mr. James Qllflllan, cashier or the United
States Treasury, was yesterday appointed chief
clerk of the Treasury Department, vice Avery,
reslgnedihe appointment to take effect on the
1st of Ausuit. Mr. Gilfillan has been In the De
partment long time, and has held several posi
tions or importance. He has the entlrecoofldenea
of Secretary Bristow. Hit successor as cashier
has notyet been selected, but the appointment
will be made upon the recommendation of Treas
urer New. Dr. J. W. Porter was yesterday des.
Ignated as temporary chief clerlf, to act until the
1st prexUso, when the appointment of Air. Gil.
Allan takes effect.
, Naval Orders. ,
Muter Chxrlei P. Perkins to the naval acad
emy. 25th Inst." Chaplain J. H. Brown to the
navy yard; New York." Midshipman J. M.B-Ut
TiP Ti ransirtavl M rftnrn hnmn. hftvlno r"rtT
per has reported his return home, having been
detached from the Powhattan. on the 10th lnst.r
and hat been' placed on wilting orders. Pay.
master W. Goldsboro has reported his. return
home, having been detached from the Omaha on
the 6th last-, and has been ordered' to settle a.e
eounts. Assistant Paymaster W. O. McGowan
has reported his return home, having been de
tached froartheNarragansett on the lothlntt
and has be ordered to settle accounts.
Army Gazette.
First Lieut. Wm. Arthur, regimental quarter
master 3d artillery, and Colohel J. A. Broad
head, of Massachusetts, late additional paymas
ter tf. S. A- have bees acnolnted navmastera U.
S. AwHA,ibe rank of ms'orrto data July a.
'Ttierw appMntmentt are made to mr the vacan
cies caused by the resignation or aiajor Jamet
W. Nlehvltand the retirement or Major Jamet
H. Mayer. Major A. IS. Gordon, Judge advocate
U. S. A., hat bees authorized to visit Washing,
ton on public business. Pint Lteutt. W. H. II.
Crowell, 6th Infantry, Frank M. Gibson. 7th
cavalry, and John J. Clague, 7th Infantry, nave
been detailed for duty at the military prison at
Fott Leavenworth, Kansas.
I BecretaryBriitowandTreunrtrHew.
There have bees rumort afloat to the effect that
some dissatisfaction exists on the part of .Treas
urer New, because of the meaner of making ap
pointments In his Dorian, and that the Treasurer
was sot disposed to continue In his present otfloo
unless he could direct In all cases who should be
appointed to positions is the bureau under hli
charge. There is, however, nothing ssrloos la the
report!, though It appear! that Is one or two cues
the Treasurer has felt Inclined to take avlew of
the appointment! that have been made In his
office different from that entertained by the Sec
retary, sot exactly with regard to the persons
appointed, but as to the elass of appointment!,
whether temporary or permanent. . Thll, how
ever, has Is no way Interrupted the Harmonious
relation! betwees.these two gentlemen,-and the
. Secretary adheres to the position he assumed,
sanely, te make so encroachments upon What he
thinks ate the privilege! or the Treasurer in .the.
selection of hli inbordlnatei.
The Blaek HlUi. '
The'followlng dispatch from Pro. Janney wai
received at the Interior Department yesterday
Cajip ox Srxixo CnxzK.
Black Hills, Dakotaii, July 17, 1575. J.
Hon. S. F. Smith, Chairman Indian AJaire:
Sib: I have discovered gold In paying quanti
ties in gravel bars on both Spring and Kapld
creeks, from twenty to thirty miles northeast of
Harney's peak. The deposlta;are the richest yet
found In the Hills, and are very favorably situ,
ated. Tsere Is a good head of water In the
streams, amply sufficient for working purposes.
The gold It derived from quarts ledges of enor
mous dimensions In a belt of day, slate and
quartsltes twenty miles In width, crossing the
Hills in a northwesterly direction. At this point
' the clay trom the bed of the stream near camps
yields trom four toelght cents to the panot coarse
scale gold, aod teveral pieces of about the value
of a gold dollar have been found by the soldiers.
I am engaged In prospecting the value and ex
tent of the region. About two hundred miners
hare deserted French creek and followed me here.
They are pouring Into the Hills from all direc
tions, and ofiertmo every assistance in prospect
ing the country. But no matter how valuable
the mines may be the future great wealth of the
Black Hills will be Its gfass lands, farms and
timber. The soil Is deep and fertile, and the rain
greater and more regular than that ol any other
region west of the Alleghany Mountains.
Upon receipt or the above dispatch the Secre
tary or the Interior Immediately transmitted a
copy to the President, and held a consultation
with him by telegraph as to the action or the
Government , with regard to the presence or
millers In the Black Hills. The Secretary states
that ther Government1 will use all means at its
commsnd to keep all unprivileged persons out
or the mining district until the esrot'atlons now
pending shall be (oasnm sated. When a course of
action shall be d.clded upon the Sioux Commis
sion shall be notified. . ,
Tallow Fever at Fort Barraaeii.
Reports received by Surgeon General Earner,
U. S. A from Brevet Major General Brannas,
commanding Fort Barrancas, Florida, and Geo.
M. Sternberg, post surgeon there, tbow that the
yellow fever it raging at that place. On the 21st
Inst., there were six cases, and on the morning of
the the 2Jd, fifteen. The commanding officer on
that day asked authority to hire as many nurses
at might be necessary for the fever patients, and
expressed the opinion that every one there would
have the lever who had not had it berore. The
Surgeon General, In reply, telegraphed him
"Hire as many nurses ai yoa may need. Any as
sistance thli office ean give yoa Is at your dis
posal." '
Os the 21st the command was moved from Fort
Barrancas to Fort Pickens, and six new eases
were reported from the latter place on the 22d,
making 'in all twenty sick there. On the 21d
seven new cases and one 'death were reported
from Fott Pickens. On the morning of the 24th,
thirty-nine cases were reported at Fort Barran
cas one very low and two dangerously tick. The
sick were well eared for, and there was so panic
One assistant surgeon from New Orleaot arrived,
on that day; and two more had been ordered to'
the poet by the department commander. j
' .'Later In the day 49 cases were reported, bat no
officers were among them. The wire of Lieut.
'Ingglli and his ehlldwere attacked that day, but'
there wire so deaths. Fifty-three cases were re
'ported up te 0 p. a. of the zdth Instant, and four
'deaths; among the latter Col. Randall'! child.
No tracers had been attacked. Mrs-Brannaa,
the.wlfe of the commanding officer, was taken
-tick os that day: The patlentt were hating all
they needed. Three additional physicians and a
hospital steward arrived trom New Orleans on
ported from Fort Pickens slnoa the morning of
UeMti. i - '
'Yesterday morning, the Surgeon General re
ceived the following telegram from Post Surgeon
SternDtrg;: ' . . -
' ' '. TOSTBABBAXCAS. July 27, 1173.
, "iTakea suex One .omoer, Lieut. Dossier, two
children, five enlisted men. Sled Three enlisted
jtaen, .one child. Bemalnlsg nnder treatment
One oficer. twentv-seves enlisted men. one on
cer's wire, Mrs. Ingalls, teves laundresses and
servants, thirteen children. -
A dispatch received at the Navy Department
yeateriay . morning from Commodore Cooper,
commanding the navy yard at Pensacola, says:
"The epidemic at Barrancas Is fearful. Keep all
itrastirs away. We are going sight and day to
csre fcr the sick there. If we are spared, I hope
there till be a thorough and dose Investigation
of the ute. ' It Is leered that there may be some
local ouse." - - - - . ., --.. -.
.Surnon General Beale, of -the navy, received'
"the fcflowtng dispatch from Key West yesterday:
"Die tfeth trom, fever yesterday-relapse during
cos-sastccnee; Only tse' sew, case' reported
during the Jut twelve 6JK thermometer,")0.
I6Uiniis of Operatives.
.Lospox, July,!?. The Manchester GuartUn:
itji en alarming state or thinks prevails at Old-;
,ham. 'Only six out of one hundred and sixty-two
laUlla.beleng'ng to 'the Emoloyers' Association
lareworalnr. - " '- "
.Loxdox, July,28:a-ja. Forty mill ;bave
bees doted In Ashtoi;, and 8,000 operatives , are
luuown eai oi employment.
SHirnxd.Qrjrs-nox ixTABUAitEXT.
J Loxdox, July -27. In the House of Commons
Unlsafternoon, Mr. Disraeli; In reply to Mr. DUUi
iwyn, refused to give precedence to Mr. PllmsoU't;
nTTmmnf- mil wnien. nn sain, apmifji lutnnttvA
would enTy aggravate the evils It latended'toci
rcmesyi ceiiae ii weaia require too mucn time I
tt'TOBilderstloa' The bill of. Sir Charles JLd
derly. ipreatdest; or the board, of: trade,, would"1
give ui UQyernmest more rapu-aao oireez ac
tion Is stopping ships from salting. .After a long
debate the House.' by a vote of 173'agalast 19,
(agreed to srve the 'Government bills prece
'desce to-morrow. T
I --
C J a . S -fJpAlH.
Discussion of the Sew Constitution .with.
1 "kUniiu'rt'as "jjCatia and Porto BJeo Bepre
t mentitiTit ' , .
' "Macbid. Jalr27.iTbo eoBStitutlonal 'eom'mit.
teebsive approved the whole draft of 'the sew'
constitution., A sub-committee will dleots with
the Ministers to-day the question of eoneedlsg to
the West India' eolonlet the right of representa
tion In the Assembly when the war In Cuba shall
have terminated.
tob ctcba axd porto bico.
Madbip, July 27. The tub-committee of the
committee on the constitution have had a consul
tation with the Colonial Minister and President
of the Ministerial Council. It has been 'decided
that the colonies shall be governed by special
lawt and shall have a right to representation la
the Cortes. The elections, however, are to ba
regulated according to a special intern, which J
Tamint) on Account of Drought Officially De
nied. Loxdox, July 28. Mr. Bled, an ageat of the
Portuguese Government, in a letter to the morn
ing papers, states that he has received official
dispatches tlrom Lisbon by telegraph denying
that there Is a fsmine In the province of Mlsho,
but admitting that the drought has caused tome
distress Is Algarve. He lays the Government is
employing seedy people os the' pnblls works.'
Thit and other measures of relief giro general
Froeetdisgi of the.Aisrmbly.
Yessailles, July 27. The Assembly to-day
by a large majority decided to proceed to a third
reading of the bill organizing the Senate, the
final debate on which It fixed for Monday next.
The consideration of the budget will be resumed
to-morrow. The permanent committee to alt
during the recess will be appointed on Thursday.
International Conference Hot Abandoned.
Sr. Fetebsbcbo, July 27. The Golot an.
Bounces upon sera "-official authority that the Gov
eioment has set abandoned Its Idea of having the
.session of conference on usages of war at St.
petersnurg: it tayi an the powers except Eng
land have accented Invitations to nartletMA.
, and the conference will meet Is the spring of
The Insurgent! in Herzegovina, Disperse
Tiexxa, July 27. The Vienna Prist reports
that the Governor of Bosnia has telegraphed
to the Porte that operations or the. Turkish,
troops at Nevetlme and Beltk have resulted lit'
the dispersion of the lnturgent bands sear those
placet. , 'i
R-rtt-w TELEGBAM3.
By the'eiploslon or a boiler In the saw-still or
3. Oilman, near Ooblevllle, Mich., two men were
killed andJJM snglnafT fatally injured., K -
FOBTLAXD.ME., Jsly 27. The tchooner Knight
Teasle, for Bangor, from Philadelphia, sprung
aleak and wat abandoned on the 18th. The crew
were retcued and brought here.
Gixcixxati, July 27. The express train East
os the Marietta asd Cincinnati railroad thli a. m.
ran through a washed-out culvert, near Zaleskl,
Instantly killing Fireman Powell, aid breaking
th arm asd thigh of Engineer Cutler. No pat.
leasers wjareu.
New Yobx, July 27. John Leonard wai ar.
rested to-night charged with the murder of Jat.
Miller, by throwing him overboard from as excursion-boat
Sasday last.
New Yobx, July 27. James Maha, James Mo
Grath, Michael Tagne aid Michael Boyle were
arrested to-night for eeusterfeltlng trade dollars
and half dollars. The officers seised a quantity
ofspnrlous coin and a number of dies and coon,
terfeltlsg Implements.
The principal basinets men of Chattanooga,
Tenn., are striving to establish a cotton market
at that railway centre, with good prospecti of
Baltimore. July 27. During a severe rain
and thunder ttorm thli afternoon, Geo. Harde,
' eolored, wai struck by lightning and Instantly
, ' LociBviiXE, July 27. A chemical analysis of
. the contents or the stomach or Geo. M.Jackson,
defaulting cashier In Collector Bsckner's office,
' discovered twenty.three grains or arsenic, three
grains being sufficient to cause death. The as.
' alyslt wat made at the Instance or life Insurance
Ixdiaxafolis, July 27. The express train on
the Indlantpolli, Bloomlngtos and. Western
railroad, which left here at midnight last 'sight,
metwlth an accident last night hair a mile west
or Jamestown by running over a cow. The en
gine and baggage car were wrecked, and Thomas
MeWllllams, fireman, wat Instantly killed.
Offenbach sever allowed his daughter to tee
hit operai till she wat married.
The Bight Ber. Cosnast Thlrlwall, bishop of
St. David's, died yesterday. In London.
' John T. Raymond will sail for New York from
England with the Col. Sellers Company on tho
2sth Inst.
Major A. B. Gordon, Judge Advocate, TJ. S. A.,
has permission to visit Washington on public
They call the Long Branch of California Santa
Crus, because everybody likes It- It's a rum-y
place, of course.
Mr. Richard GIbbs. the sew Plenipotentiary of
the United States to Peru.was received with great
cordiality at Oallao.
Mrs. Cella Burleigh, the well-known woman
suffrage agitator, died In Syracuse on the 20th,
aged forty-eight years. - . --
Adeline Pattl will tpend the month of August
at Dieppe, and begin a series of concerts In Eng.
land during September. '
Secretary Belknap arrived at Fort Ellis, Mon
tana, os the evening ot the 23th. He starts for
Yellowstone Part to-morrow. , .-'-
Victor Hugo has "struck lie." He has three
books ready for publication, entitled "Before Ex
ile," "During ExUe," and ''After Exile." -'James
Kussell Lowell hat joined therankt of
the spelling reformers. In his Washington Elm '
poem he uses the obsolete form "agea'rfor again.
Mr. Scndamore, or the British Post Office De
partment, is going to Turkey to reorganise the
postal service there tn aoeordante with the Berne
convention. . .
John Teke Ledyard, or Virginia, Is a careful
and prudent fellow. His last words were: '-Tell
Sam to grease the wagon before the procession
moves, and grease it well."
Bemlngton, lad.,has afemale brass band. What
a glorious opportunity to use the Bemlngton shot
gun. Shoot salt; It would make them musically
smart, If not tmart-her.
Stewart, the merchant prince and millionaire,
with many eyptert attached, spent $3 cash In
Saratoga the other day. Taat kind of extrava
gance isn't calculated to break up many banks.
Mrs." Pror. Gummel Is the richest woman In
America. Her Income Is at least a million per an.
sum. Her lather, who has recently been gath
ered Is, left her pin mosey asuountlnc to upwards
or 120,000.000.
Augusta J. Evans' husband Is the popular sub
ject just sow or a colossal monument. He has in
veigled hli wire into pledging herself never to
write again, particularly In the spirit which per
vades the story or St. Elmo. . .Ti - r.T
" OovFleteher, Hon. Charles Faulkner, Hon. B,
W. Harris asd Hon. J. H. Mlllett, the. commis
sion appointed to Investigate Professor Marsh's
charges, were in Omaha last sight and left this
morning for the Bed Cloud agency via Cheyenne.
Jefferson Davis don't wast the presidency of
that agricultural college Is Texas, but he would .
like to come Into the Senate from that State.' At
the latter Is Impossible, he will devote himself to
writing a history or the rebellion as loan from a,
rebellious standpoint. - T"
Clara Louisa Kellogg Is at her house on the
Hudtos,preparisg for presentation of new operas,
and sot a single young man loafs on the piazza or
?xoents the parlor curtains with dgar-smoke.
Clara Louise It nlee.but we're sometimes thought
ter heart should be provided with a little bird.
" IMen are fussy creatures. Some of them are
enveloped in the mystery of pro-rid enoe which is
past finding out. William Homer Uvea In Mem
phis. He permits, and urges his wire to give a
grand party, and when the parlors are nicely,
tilled with the. invited guests he Introducer his
gardes bote to the company and floods them out.
'Prof. Spencer F. Balrd, of the Smithsonian InT
ttltute, and United SUtes Fish Commissioner, U
at present engaged at Wood's Hole, assisted by
tome forty specialists and students. Every prepa-.
ratios has bees made to aid them In their obser
vations, a large laboratory asd aquaria having
been arranged, asd Important results are ex
pected. - . ""
Miss Nannie Sylvester, a sojourner at the West
End, Long Branch, It an excellent swimmer. She
wears a jaunty bine suit, belted around a slender.
waist, leaving her arms bare to the shoulders and
her reef and ankles naked. 'Being young and
pretty, her graceful movements ia the water are
watched Interestedly. She unhesitatingly iwlmi
' far beyond the safety-rcpet. .-. . - .
, tsoias a. smm
$M$5xK'mat or the woub'I
" it fC"ll-t-
: c: i ir
sseai (Tekt' wjMafkavjdMiTS.
c Cw.lCCta
JTjaweaifBxwia ssxacl Display (he Caaee'oi
I Zatestxtsezaexst A. Sepsuraltosa .and
I - It Tecrnrne How:.KenT
t ' ;nsfd;Jled aa Xacort
.ne'E'acortedJtutpviee ,,
r- '"Ojl'ttjsj "Tiaw-,
ner, Not, Vet .
41 i-.!x-:
. 1 rtl Irc-o'
The peaceful andflUletnelgBborhodd er.Ninth;'
and I .streets northwest iwas. suddenly aroused .
ant put tn commotion about 9 o'dock last' night.
by the report of a pistol, followed by tho cry that
a man had been tho. -j , The rumor, os aa Invest"-"
tics belag made,, proved correct, and, it wat alto '
ascertained that troubles with aod abeut'a fe
male lay at the fouadatioa of the' difficulty.
t Although every effort possible was mads to get
at the facts In the case, those persons supposed to
be the best potted were the mostjretloeat,aad
even attempted to deceive the newspaper men by
giving a fictitious name tor the man that received
the ahot. By dint or Inquiry In various quar
ters, and a determination to ascertain as sear as
tie persistency of the representative or TheNa
tioxal KarDBLlcAX waa rewarded, and the fol
lowing Is believed to be a true statsmentof the
reasons that actuated the thootlsg: Jobs Fraw
ser, a plasterer by trade, and about thirty years
of age, boarded at the northwest corner of .Ninth
and 1 streets northwest, over the grocery store ol
Mr. James H. KasselL He had a young wire,
prepossessing ln.appejlranea asd attractive Is her
manners, asd up to a .month ago they lived In
happiness and contentment together. She dis
played a fondness for dress, gay company and con
stant excitement, while hli fancy wai directly the
reverse. He preferring home'eomforts to all the
outride attraction! that were proa ered, their
habrW gradually diverged until It became pala
rally 'apparent to him that hit todetywas less
sought after by hit wife than that of any or her
acquaintances. Her easduet also led him to
arsrxcT hex slxceb itt,
while the richness of her attire gave another
whisper of evil to the jealous and misgiving
thoughts that were already running riot through
his mlsd seeking for a foothold to disprove her
falthfulsess. Knowing that his circumstances
would sot afford the style Is which she was living,
and after a careful ,asd studied reflection, to
gether with some outward proofs that reached him
he felt satis led that the had bees false to him and
her wedded vows", aad soon placed the Informa
tion berore her, deciding that In the future their
paths must lay apart. They separated by mutual
agreement, sho'ieeklng out her own livelihood
and he pursuing his trade. She procured a
boarding place at the house of .Mr. Salter, on
Pennsylvania srvenue. between Third-asd'Four-
as'd-a-balf streets northwest, and eigaged -Is
dress-making as as occupation.' About twojreeks
ago,' thmklng.'hertelf injured by her-husband,
who hadjaado her a visit, the procured a warrant
against him on the charge of assault and battery,
bat which she" subsequently withdrew. In the
same house, and In a room edjotmirg hers, vu's
tycusg man named
' THOXAS A. rxxxABb,
about thirty years or age, a cleric1 In the Adjutant
General's office of the War Department. They
became acquainted, aad seemed to very much ap
preciate each other's tocfety." The gentleman was
attentive to the lsdy.'nnd proved as acceptable
escort on occasions when the desired to prooe
bade or wat going ont and thought It Judicious to
bare a protector. Sometime! the would visit
friends to spend an arming, and the young man,
with commendable gallantry, would call at as
appointed hour to tee her lately to her boarding,
Some two weeki since the desired to lee her
husband, and with that object test for him to
vltlt her. The requett was complied with, but,as
he afterwards related, he found her engaged Is
preparing some delicacy for her next door neigh
bor, Mr. Kenaard. Unluckily they got Into a
misunderstanding and a heavy
Clued, In the midst of which she screamed for
slstasce. A response promptly came Is the
persos of Kensard, who wai audacious enough
to threaten to throw John Frawaer, the husband,
out of the window or his wife's room usless he
conducted himself more quietly, or Immediately
departed. Finding another boldly assuming his
place ai hli wire'i protector, asd believing It
safer to walk down the stairs than take chances
with the brick pavement by as exit through the
window, he qulstly departed, vowing that at
some iutuie day he would obtain satisfaction. It
wat's'ot day when he fulfilled hit word, but lest
sight about 9 o'dock. From the corner or Ninth
aadXitreets he taw Mrs. Frawner go to the
house of Mr. Taylor, 13I street, aod some time
aflerwsd noticed Thomas A. Kenaard visit the
lame house. Satisfied that he wai calling for
hit (Frawser's) wife, to take her away, he de
t errata ed to Intercept his purpose. Whether he
ll unknown, but It li very evident that Kennard'i
escape from sud'd.en(and sexpected death was
miraculous. It wanted' a few minutes to o'clock
when Kensard and Mrs. Frawner came to' the
Iront door of Mr. Taylor's house with the Inten
tion of departing. While ,they were standing on.,
the marble ilab'exchanglna: farewells, John Fraw
ner came to the stept. Kenaard toos taw Mm,
asd ai he came up oae step he told Mrs. Frawner
to enter the house with Mrs. Taylor, then turned
to Frawner end ordered him off. The man re
plied that he would go, but that the day was not
far distant when he would get even. Ai he came
down on to the pavement Kensard followed, asd
on reaching the sidewalk the former proceeded
Is the direction of Ninth and the latter toward
Eighth street. But scarce had either of them
passed the steps of the adjoining houses 'when
both turned round. .At this moment Frawner ..
the ball taking effect es Kenaard. The wounded
man was removed to the house of Mr. Taylor,
and Dr. Duseasios called la- He fouad that the
ball had entered the centre of the abdomen, but
instead of penetrating pasted reund the body
and settled near the back bone above the kid
no js, from whence It was extracted. The physi
cian considers the wound very serious, but not
secossarllyratal. Mr. Kennard was suffersg
considerable pain last slght,whlchlt was thought
would grow less before morning. Frawner, after
doing the shootlng.quietly pocketed the pistol aad
proceeded down Ninth street to Pesssylvasla
avenne, and eluded the authorities temporarily.
It Is believed that he will deliver himself up
to-day, but should he not, there will be no
trouble In effecting bit arrest as he Is known by.
the officers. ' '
A One-Legged Soldier Besposls to the Oner
Armed Soldier of Yesterday.
Wasbtxotox, dc.I Jul) 27, ins.
To tht Editor of the Rational Rtjnjbljccm:
Sib: The "eeo'tlmentt expressed oy your cor
respondent tn this morning's issue, who signs
himself "One-Armed ex Union Soldier," I be
lieve to be those of nearly every comrade who
haasacrifled a limb In the cause of his country.
Yet, Mr. Editor, while we still bear trnealle.
gla'see to the principles or that grand old party
which stood at our backs, asd sent ns mes asd
supplies; while we foughtthe enemy for four
long yean, we are not. prepared to fall quietly
Into line In the comlng'ught, while those who
feught us In frost asd' rear are ensconced m the
best places under, the'Ccrtrnment waiting ror a
change, knowing that 'If we. are defeated that
thev will be cared for. and continued In place by
''their 'old friends, the" rebel Democracy, and we
tumedout. ' .'- t
Let the Republican party turn oat those In
the Department! holding places through the In
fluence of such , . r V , -
and appoint Is their places the widows' and
daughters of ex-Union soldiers who are worthy,
asd seedy, and by so doing show ns that It is sin
cere in Its professions or preference and friend
ship, end It will be one more link to bind us to
that party for which, la upholding Its principles,
we spilled our blood.
I know men la, the Departments who have suf
fered pecuniarily by being lumped to give promo
tions to men who did not draw pensions, and who
took good care during the war not to place them
H'ves Is positions to no mado'.pensionert ot our
.Govirsment. I ask yon as a Republican If .yoa
consider such treatment calculated to taxplre ns
with more than ordinary party zealT Let us hare
men for leaders who have back-bone; mes who
are not -afraid to do just right; and who do sot
care to conciliate those who will go , beak to the
Democratic party the moment Its chances r&r suo
cess are pnttx well assured, aad we will support
thaniTtv with rap mfiaav aad our Total cheer.
jjnjj. I -.xio8xpxa.UirtoTr"SoiJr' -
. "! T7Z .Ii- "i ' ' t
"r TJnTcoxiQTn". iiro AVKres stasz.
Something Ab0s.t Variety 6iil and Cov
i TieyXlvaT Ajpa txs.
By that head line we-seeaa those-wlo'' perSjrra'.
en the variety stage, a elass who earn est aWest'
llvttg by staging anddanettg aad hi tpeaklaK
parts. 'The great'-irerld see theia'- BtgbflrTop"
silxs, spangles, gayrlboont, fancy shoes and flesh -
eIored',ttghts,xypaads their sSnrU totpsaaJ,
but beyond this t rarely glyis them a thought ft
The rule Ix" however; that they are entitled to.
'thought; fortltyTonntV'sdrtor samy.'myr!affej
number, aad .constantly ,vinIgra.tlng&om city toj
catfev ana ap'peArtsgmghUy. before. thousands end
ttgxisands of people they wield powerful' laaa.
enee rpr good and bad. t His quHetoeianso-lae-'
I custom for the Ignorant eadnnthlnkras; tojjeaoj
'them '""tTi'TrntTaf.i'iV '"rf""!'
more powerful class whcee j3tmxon Insfsjalsrelear
ly Indicates the road Ihoy pursue, and 'yet event,
rttthelatter ihe"iaan of Beat" andTsene-'eteri"
tains some or the. better feeibg St tke'-heert.'!
Tj all rulestliereiaresrsjcepllons, theigh1taoaC)
appM we variety, stage -urepresenteaytwemenx
whose character would render fhelsa esdesarabja
I nAe circlet "of Ue virtuous aad'rtAted,'aad orp
Hie-other hand aIargeproporUonDfAhegoJda7fd;'
'deserving ate not known as sack by the very ,eir-j
Jeamstance and. manner of. thlr."llv?t,aiid espe
cially by associations!' they'do, not 'seek: itnd'aiej
cempae4" to endure. wu t
,1st always exacting. First, he makes the. bass?
terms with the professional possible. Tborx'er'aj
that ho la anxious tor the popularity of perform
ers, for thereby his receipts are Increased! itlnce'
'he It a dose Inspector of wardrobes and'ottecUn--jtltti
upon expensive ehaagexTand tn this bels
;partially rJgutjifor an elegant eoatntne wCT'sap
iply many di foots la talent and looks. He Insists-,
upon a moat".faJthful performance of contracts
which include many thjnis sot knows to tha'patC
lie, bat, to Urei'hlfa' credit of the-Washlngto'nft
management,- lt-slay be here iutedithatthelr:
lady performer are sot absolutely required to
visit the wine-room It being only expected that
they will when called for. The wine-room' la
as apartment usually attached to the dressing-''
iroomt, to which the Initiated with their ftioada t
have the entree. Durlag the Intermissions otj
their work on the stage the ladles receive In It.
their mends and acquaintances, and over a social'
glass exchange conversations oa subjects quite
foreign generally to Idence and pare religion
It Is la this room, however, . t.f (
are often taught mott useful lessons, aad where j
for their folly and rudeness they are orfaa'sjVea.
what it known In theatrical parlance ai -ft no'
gland laugh," and where they are guyed adon
fooled to the top of their beent; where, In thort,
"a fool Is answered according to his folly." It Is
more than probable that la the wfne-room tome
valuable friendships are formed oatsideor pro-'
resslooal circles, bat such events are rare. .
The profession of the variety stage Is woader
rally divided aad subdivided- There It, for in
stance, the aerlo-oomia vocalist, like Lula Del
may, Mollle Wilson, Clara Belmont or Mlnnla
Lee. The song and dance artists, which Includes
ability to execute a jig, like the Moniert and tha
Brandt Sisters. The Impersonators of male parti
asd protean artists, like Ella Wesner' Aaala
Hlndle or Jessie Howard. Then there ls'thei
Vghtntng change, artlsii Lestle Cirle-(by-Tie t
way ose of the most Udy-llke'tsd flsltbgd,) ajdli
Pattl .Bota," and tie premiere fdansease, .like).
Fraskle' Christie? and we often iee'them,'ln pairs', ,
as In the case of 'the Welgle Sisters, who hold
high rank.-;.Tr)ea,-thei!e ares txtose .whoiro'ae
tresses and vocalists asd, dancers, like Kitty At.
lyne' the brilliant, and Lillleiloward, the bright,
aad mo'rslng star of the stage. Then th,ere are
the melo-dramatlo antral let, like Alice Plaelde,
Wlnnetta Montagae:aid Fanny Herring. Aad
there are minor divisions, of all these into tho
athletes, wire and trapeze perlormers, ic, fee,
but tha above gives aa Idea.
are as varied almost as their names, ranging all
the way from twenty to seventy-flve dollars Is the '
summer season, and from twenty-five to one has.
dred and fifty dollars per week Is the winter.
What do the girls do wlththe money t . It Is not '
often that they lay by a cost for a rainy day, not
always on the account of Imprudence, bat be
cause every cent Is legitimately used for neces
sary expenses, la Washington they have three .
principle boarding-houses, Boseberry'i Starr's
asd Toonet'tjud while their rooms vary tn
style asd price, they all pay a pretty good tuts.
The costume of a first dati lerlo-oomlo vocalist
is expensive, Involved principally In her fans,
glovis, stockings and boots, of which she mass
have a great variety aad of the most expensive
kind. The eoitamet ot the .dancers, the pre
mieres, are also expensive, a stogie pair of silk
tights costing twenty dollars aad upwards, ao- ,
cording to finish and texture. Thea the travel
ing expenses are to be reckoned, aad a thoasand '
things, all of which eat np a salary. Besides
these, variety performer! are obliged, like other
lad Its, to have dresses for home, street, aad travel-'
lag. "
It li qaite safe to tay that there Is sot ose lady
In ten on the variety ttage who hat sot tome ose
sxrxxDEXT urox hex toe sutpoet. i
It It an sged or unfortunate father or mother,
young listers and brothers, and very often a child, t
as dear and beautiful to them as any In the land.
Last sight, only, while the plaudits orher'frlends T
at the Comlqne were ringing In her ears, i
mother's heart wasyearalagtoclatp to her bosora..
a splendid boy, far, far away from Washing-' .
ton, and, when the reached her home, hoan were
costumed Is needle work for him; aad at lore as
salary day comes round to surely does he receive
bit portion of her hard-earned week'a waget. An
other mother on the ttage, tinging tongt, smiled
when the wai encored, net 10 much because her
vanity wat pleased at for the reason that her ap
plause gave additional assurance of capacity to ,
feed, clothe asd educate her little girls. Then
there are those Is the professlos who, liko'Mlanto'
Eainrottb.can look back to the most hamble'begfn' '
sings and upon tho present advantages oToirnlrJe; t
thelr'own homes. If Almee has her cottagelnv
sunny France,KlttyAUyne has h'ers'ln free Amer
ica. Then, again, we saw two sitters' on the stage
last night, a visit to whose home In Washington '
would greatly surprise a stranger. He would find, I
in ll, first of all, a deep filial reverence, for a-nobla t
mother, asd hearsothrng but the most affectionate
lollctude for her happiness and-wetfaro.""Ha '
would lee the house tastefully and handsomely
furnished, the parlors ornamented with family
portraits In oil, fine line engravings, bronze ttai. (
setter, mottoes beautifully worked In worsted,
. fine chromos, crosses twined with flowers, plaso, '
' guitar and mutio racks ana all the appointments :
of a gentle home. The elder sister, like Clara ,
' Morris, Is passionately fond or dogs, and has' rat-and-tass
by the score, while the younger one is '
devoted to muslo asd Freseh. Truly, In tha
lights asd shadows of the stage, this Is a happy .
contrast, and It has Its shadows, for tome of these
girls are ".tnfatnated with, men, and they literally "
feed and clothe them, getting nothing In return '
but abuse, coatempt and neglect, and, having no
real homes of their ows, they are, In truth, "wan.
deriag stars." .,
Fatal Accident. ' "
St. Paul, July 27. News has been received
that a mixed train of twenty-two ears on tha
Northern Pacific railroad went through a bridgo
across the Mississippi at Bralnerd this morning,'
causing the Instant death of five persons.' Tha' "
bridge was about eighty feet high. '' I' "
, St. Pacl, Mrxx.,July 37. The follow'ng,.;
Special dispatch to the Pioneer Press is all that ,
has been received from the railroad aeddent at
Bralnerd since this morning: The railroad offl
dalt throw every obstacle lathe way or obtain,
lag news, aad at, present it Is Impossible to say
what was the direct cause of the accident. Tha
train weat down about the middle of the bridge,
the engine aad forward part of the train backing;
Into the break, and the rear part plUagon top.',. . i
The bridge and cars are almost a total wreck.1 '
The following is a list of the dead and wounded: i!
Dead Felerkla. the engineer; Grandoa, the fire
mas; M. Alien, aad two Indian women.MnJartd'
Mrs. M.Warrea, oriWblte.Eartb, hurt in head
aod chest; Miss 'Johnson; or Mo'tley, skull frac
tured aad hip broken. The above went from tha
top or the bridge. into, the river. The caboose .
' struck on a pier aad broke In two, leaving A. J.
Sawyer, ot Duluth, Dr. H. O. Lloyd, ot Water,
vllet, Mich., and a stranger from Moonhead,
among the debris. Sawyer was hurt in the face
and limbs, although not seriously. Lloyd was .
Injured tn the race. The stranger wat slightly .
injured. . . '
1 ' ' Seeordof Sire.
A fire in Orasd Bap!di on Monday destroyed
, Klngerfc Foster's tanaery aad storehouse. Loss,
18,000. ,, ... . - . j .
Charles Mean' law-mill, at Mean' station,
, aiehlgaswai xrarsed yesterday. Losev tastjsje, '
'Pott8vilxe,PAm July 27. An Incendiary, Ore :
wat started early thll morning tn a boot and theq
store sdjoiaag'the Academy of Music, Shamokfn.
It wai extinguished with little damage, butmuchi
alarm preva&i In Shamokla, ai this is the third
attempt within three weeks to bum that portion -of
the town. There Is no due to the lsceadlarUs, ,
Appolatmints. v"" ' '
The following internal revenue appointments
were made yesterday : S. S. Bllbrough and Jat.
E. Barnes, storekeepers, aad John F. Doerbaaoi
asd Doddridge C Horasby, gaugert,rirst dlittfcc ..
or Missouri. r-
1 r J
j General Howard Is veryaaHoui to sead'ml
sioaaries to Alaska. The FIJI CeaattaO-BTO pre.
pariig a protest, stating .that they are to a stattf
"ot, seBtstarvathm, having had only one-half "BieT
bsuu umnoer u mist.ooinsi auras; use ? . ,
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