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Vol. IV.
';. Calumet. Houghton County, Michigan. Monday. August 31. 1896.
No. 246.
We have the agency for
the famous Ball Nozzle
Fountain Syringe at
a Specialty.
A New Dejarpre Expressly foftte Latts.
fa are now making too jjor Hlj.wooi Scotch Tweed, Cheviots nhJ Storm Screen, hi
h variety ol shades,
ililfeior $ 1 2.5 0 axSuit,
orr.ri!iant;nPt.kirt, fineqimi.n ,ireil or plain, for $4.50 a , k Thi in
cluJin the nkirt lined with a very ntyin.- vi.soeeuttle imitation folk JiiiV aj the
roat liiil in a very fancy imitation silk; also, tie njirt'". behind, which iVfg jt a
TervHrtictic effect. The coat we ran make in the new style-thrcburttoIVutway
with a box front, or a fq'iare double-brcantel box front with ll.y front h. These are
the latent Ht.i le, but we make it io any ei.vle the lady would like. The uleeve we can
make the very newest tyl which lit perfectly tight half way above the elbow, with
ifulliiecH tlntt drops over from that to the Lo llder. These ladies' nuita are cut hy
men and tniide by men, and what looks Dicer than a tailor-made nuit for a lady.
Wfhsve rnitde neveral HuitH for ladies, and all are well plensccj. We have a suit
mbd) for your inspect on at the oflice bythedepot. KadieH, come and inspect the
midp, also nee our Hiimplea.
Oates, the Tailor.
p.S. We nhall have n npecial department open for the ladies in a few days.
Llnm Rim n mi n
o o laid mim y
Feu Ought to llnouo
1. The Detroit Telephone Company has now nearly
iivi: thousand subscribers. Kvery subscriber for
a telephone has jgned, a legal contract. Nearly
TURKU thousand have signed three-year contracts.
2. The Detroit Telephone Company has a tiiirty
ykak FKANcmsK from the city, and is the only tele
phone company owning a franchise in Detroit.
3. The Detroit Telephone Company is now building
the conduit in which to lay its cables. Sixty miles
of duct feet of conduit arc required. Nearly twenty-live
miles arc already laid.
4. The Detroit Telephone-Company is building the
most modern and perfect telephone plant ever
built in this country. The conduit will last a hun
dred years and the cables will be practically im
perishable. You can imagine the perfect service
telephone subscibers will receive.
5. The Detroit Telephone Company has enthusiastic
public and popular support. Think of a metallic
circuit telephone in your house for 25 dollars a year
or in your office for 40 dollars a year! No wonder
the telephone subscribers arc increasing at the rate
of nearly 100 a week. Do you know any reason
why there will not be 10,000 Detroit Telephone sub
scribers within three years?
c- The Detroit Telephone Company's stock is all full
paid and non-assessable. Telephone stock has al
ways been a huge paying investment. The time
to buy is when the company is started.
The Detroit Telephone Company's -prospectus, a
copy of which can be had on application, shows that
the stock of the company can pay a ten per cent
dividend the first year and still leave five per cent
for 'surplus. Kvcry additional 1,000 subscribers
will add over twenty thousand dollars to the earn
ing power of the stock. How much will Detroit
Telephone Company stock be worth in 1000 when
8 Ti hai10000 subsribcrs?
' '"c Detroit Telephone Company offers a limited
amount of its stock to the general public, confident
ly Relieving that no investment so profitable or
more safe has ever been offered to the people of
Michigan. The stock- is in $100 shares. No man
or woman can afford to invest a dollar before ir.
Jtigatiiijr thc Rt()ck ()f (llc Detroit Telephone
Caror caiumot Hotoi. CALUMET, MICH.
e n Store.
Night Bell.
A Female Aeronaut Falls from
Her Balloon.
Jum After th lleglniilng oft he Asri-iislon
the I'arathuta It Irak from I lie llalloon
ad the Woman' Onljr F.srupe from an
Awful Death U Gone lold on to the
Trapeie liar lutll Iter Streugth ,
haunted and Then Let (io.
St. Louis, Auk. 31. IespaiiiiiRly re
linquishing her hold upon the trapeze
bur of a hot air balloon, after having
accidentally released the parachute
upon which hr life depended. Victoria
Leltoy, an aeronaut, making her fourth
ascension of the week from the grounds
of the St. Louis County Fair associa
tion. fell 2,600 fet Friday afternoon
and was instantly killed. The specta
cle was witnessed ly a crowd of over
a thousand. It had been preceded by
several moments of spellbound horror,
the fate of death awaiting the woman
having been inevitable from the In
stant that the parachute wa torn from
Its fastenings and fell clattering to the
ground. At 6:10 o'clock the ascension
had been made from the east side of
the arena of the new county fair
grounds near Dwyer station, on the
Missouri Pacific railway. At 5:14
o'clock .the tragedy occurred. When
George Ooldle of St. Louis, the aero
naut's helper, released the balloon for
its final upward plunge, the para
chute with which the woman's descent
was to be made was attached to the
side of the balloon, one end of the cord
with which it was to be released being
held by the aeronaut.
Iteletme of the Parachute.
When only about sixty feet above
the heads of the spectators, there was
seen a sudden Jerk of the parachute
rope, the release of the parachute fol
lowed, and It fell straight to the earth,
opening Just as it reached the ground.
It Is supposed that an unusually sud
den swerving of the balloon caused this,
for the woman turned her face, agon
ized with fright, downward for one
swift Instant, and then began tugging
at her left arm, which was passed
through an Iron ring attached to the
trapeze bar. Her desperate intention
plainly was to drop from the height
then reached, but before :he had fully
torn her arm from the ring, the balloon
had reached an elevation nf 200 feet.
Then she was afraid to let go, knowing
that the fall was certain death. At
that Instant her husband, George Hlb
bard of Fremont, O., standing among
the horror-stricken spectators in the
fair gruonds. cryed out: "She's lost
my God. she's lost!"
A negro In the crowd, his nerve giv
ing away under the certainty of the
approaching tragedy, ran out from the
crowd, fell on his knees, and began
praying In a loud voice.
Awful Momenta of Huspense.
Several women fainted, and the In
tensity of the situation was further
shown by low groans from the men,
whose white faces were upturned
toward the still rapidly rising balloon.
The woman's helper, George Goldle,
was running southward, following the
course of the balloon, the pistol with
which he was accustomed to signal her
when It was safe to release the para
chute, and descend, carried, cocked, in
his hand, and throughout those first
awful moments Victoria LeUoy was
seen straining and tugging at the Iron
ring of the trapeze bar. At last 'she
was successful In this, but It was too
late. The next moment she was seen
to swing slightly to one side of the
trapeze bar clinging to it with her left
arm across and grasped her left wrist
with the right hand. No cry was heard
from her. A white handkerchief that
had been carried In the right hand
fluttered slowly downward to the
ground. The woman was evidently
hanging to the bar for life, but It was
only a question of a few minutes until
her strength must fall her. The bal
loon, rising higher and higher, was
drifting to the south toward a clump of
elm trees on the right bank of a branch
of the Hlver Dosperes.
How the lloily Fell.
Some one In the crowd hud opened
his watch as the ascension was begun,
and he mec hanically timed the passing
minutes. Just four minutes had passed
when the woman released her hold on
the trapeze bar and fell. For several
hundred feet her body went feet first
downward, as straight as an arrow.
Then she turned and revolved In som
ersaults the remainder of the distance,
striking In the top of a big elm tree.
Goldle, the helper, was nearest to the
spot. The upper branches of the elm
had been seen to bend down and then
sway back as the woman's body
crashed through them. When Goldle
reached the scene the corpse of Vic
toria Le Hoy lay on the ground at the
foot of the tree. In falling her back
had struck heavily and broken one
branch of the tree and her head an
ether. Her body was frightfully
crushed and broken. Her remains
were taken In charge by the fair asso
elation, and later an inquest was held,
the verdict being death by accident.
He Hobs the Treasure Ho on a Mage In
Bakersburg. Cal.. Aug. 31. A single
highwayman held up the Kernvllle and
Callente stage, four miles north of
llavllah, and compelled the driver and
passengers to unfasten the Wells
Fargo treasure box from the coach
seat and throw It Into the road. The
driver was then ordered to proceed on
his Journey.
The box contained about 12.000 In
bullion. The passengers were not mo
lested. The bandit wore a mask made
of sacking A posse has departed for
the scene of the robbery. Local offi
cers believe that the outlaw Is none
other thnn the bandit Crowley, who
has terrorized this section of the state
for many months.
lilt th Combination Hook Hard.
Cincinnati. Aug. SI. -A remarkable
thing occurred at the Newport track
Friday. Horse No. 1 on the programme
In every race won Ilemarkablo as It
was however, there were a lot of peo
ple who picked the five winners the
am as the programme had them, and
the combination book ' h't ni,rd
Five hundred to one was given to those
who picked. te card in it combination.
(rent Peal of Damage Canted In tit
l.lHltjr of Ashland.
As-hland. Aug. 31. Forest fires have
broken out in this vicinity. Reports
from vurlov.s points around here indi
cate that the fires are growing more
serious and it Is feared the havoc of
two years ago will be repeated. Au
gust Linquest, section foreman of Mo
quah, was badly burned about the
face and head, and it was only by
strenuous efforts that his wife and two
children gut on board the train. His
home and everything in sight was
burned at Moquah. He arrived In the
city and stated that the tires all along
the Northern Pacific track in that vi
cinity were beyond control. The fires
were burning fiercely on the west side
of this city, and at one time it was
thought Washburn was In danger, but
the wind has changed and no anxiety
is felt In tbut place or here. At Be
iiolt, on the Omaha road, the Benolt
Lumber company lost Its mill and en
tire stock of lumber.
Oregon llai lllg Forest Fire.
Portland. Aug. 31. Forest fires are
raging between Oak Point and Eagle
Cliff, on the Washington shore of the
Columbia river. An area three miles
square has already been burned over.
It Is reported that dozens of cattle have
been burned, one rumor placing the
number at '.vo. Many million feet of
lumber have leen burned, estimates
runnlnn as high as 20,000.000. Benson's
logging and lumbering camp, with all
the buildings, was destroyed. Many
animals dropped dead from the exces
sive heat.
I'nlted Mate Kegular Will Not Me l'ed
to Fight llandta.
Silver City, Aug. 31. Owing to the
roughness of the country, United States
Marshall Hall has deemed it beter to
rely upon experienced frontiersmen in
the attempt to capture the bandits en
trenched In Skeleton canyon, naer the
New Mexico line, and has recruited
sufficient deputies to make the attack
without the assistance of troops, which
have been ordered to return to Fort
Bayard and Fort Grant. Marshal Hall
and force will reach the stronghold of
the robbers very soon, and expect to
attack It at once. It Is now definitely
known that the leader of the bandits
Is the notorious Joe George, who head
ed the gang that held up the Southern
Pacific train near Stein's pass. In this
territory, about a year ago. and who
escaped from the Colorado authorities.
It Is said the reason the robbers are
remaining in the canyon Is to care for
two men who were wounded- In the
recent fight with the sheriff's posse at
SitiMtlon a ISa.l a It Can He.
London, Aug 31. The foreign office
has received dispatches from Mr.
Michael Herbert, the British charge
da fl'a Irs at Constantinople. The offi
cials there dec line to communicate their
text to the nuwspapets for the pres
ent, but It was declared Saturday that
they confirmed the Associated Press
dispatches, describing the situation,
which is said to be about as bad as it
can be. British sailors and marines
have been landed to protec t the embas
sy of Great P.ritain, the British consu
late and the Itritish post office. The
Mussulmans attacked the Armenians
and committed all kinds of excesses
Accused of Murder.
Perry, o. T., Aug 31. Mrs. J Cagles
(formerly Mrs. Madden) and her son,
Charles Madden, have been arrested
southeast of Perry by a deputy mar
shal from Pails on a charge of murder
committed near Caddo. I. T.. several
years ago. A warrant was also Issued
for the arrest of another son of Mrs.
Cagles. but so far he has eluded the
officers. The alleged crime Is the mur
der of a wealthy man named Jeffries,
and it Is charged that the Madden
hoys, with the assistance of their moth
er, killed him for his money. Mrs.
Cagles Is a widow and wealthy. The
arrests have caused much excitement.
tinllty of ''Imprudent Coudurt.".
Sedalia. Mo.. Aug. 31. The special
committee of the West German M. K.
conference, which Investigated the
charges of immorality preferred
against Rev. August Lemkan of To
peka. Kan., brought in a verdict of
"guilty of Imprudent conduct." the Im
morality charges not being sustained.
Uishop Fowler approved the recom
mendation to suspend Mr. Lamkan for
an Indefinite period. Counsel for the
accused acquiesced In the verdict.
Stale Institute Itnrned.
Glenwood. la.. Aug 31. The state
Institute for feeble minded children
was completely destroyed by fire Sat
urday. Involving a loss of IKiO.OOO. All
of the Inmates were rescued and the
records and papers saved. The furnit
ure In the lower part of the building
was removed, but Is badly deluged with
water. The tire was caused by a bolt
of lightning. About one hundred chil
dren weie In the building at the time.
Awful slaughter In Constantinople.
Paris. Aug. 31. The Temps publishes
a dispatch from Constantinople, say
ing: At the present moment sanguin
ary fighting 1" taking place in the chief
streets of Constantinople. The troops
are firing on unarmed Armenians. The
victims of the outbreak exceed 2.000.
Scores of dead have been thrown Into
the sea in order to save the trouble
of burying I he bodies.
Notified of a Kediirtlon.
Pittsburg. Aug .31. The coal miners
In the railroad mines at Anderson.
Notlngham. Hackett, and Oermanla, of
the Wheeling division, have leen noti
fied of a reduction to 60 cents per ton
In the mlnjng rate on Sept. 1. If the
miners refuse to accept the cut, the
mines will close down and 1..100 men
will be thrown out of employment.
Morgan In the Coal Hiislnen.
Philadelphia. Aug 31. It Is rumored
that J. P. Morgan A Co. have leased
the Coxe Pros great coal estate,
which Includes all the anthracite col
lieries at Prlfton, Stockton, and oth
er points If this report be true
Morgan will become an Important fig
ure In the anthracite coal business
F.ntlr MinUlrjr Kealgna.
Yokohama. Aug 31 The entire
ministry has resigned Count Ku
roda has been appointrd acting pre
mier The crisis arose on account of
a difference of opinion fttghriUxf the
vacant foretsn portfolio.
Chinese Viceroy Sees President
In an Interview Which I.asti Only Twenty
Kl Mlnutaa the Two Dignitaries Ki
cliang Compliment and Kiprelon of
tlood Feeling Between China and the
I'nlted State Itut Few Person Present
at the Reception Curious Crowd.
aueqo Sunn n is any 'HJOJL
arose at 6 o'clock Faturday morning.
Ills first cnll-r was ex-Secretary John
W. Foster, be tween whom and the Chi
nese ambassador a strong frelndshlp
has existed, especially since Mr. Fos
ter's mission to the east during the
Japan-China war. Another caller was
Tan Phou Lee. who was sent here by
the Chinese government as a student
In 1S73. He presented an Invitation
from the governor of Tennessee to
visit Nashville on his way west. The
report that the ambassador and the
Russian minister had a conference Fri
day night was confirmed Saturday
morning by Kdward 11. Drew, the com
missioner of customs, in the Chinese
service. Mr. Irew would say nothing
as to what had passed between his ex
cellency unci the minister.
I'rti(raiiime of the lr.
The programme for the day was pre
sented to 1 '.mi Li. Hy It he found that
the great feature of the day was to be
his reception by President Cleveland at
the residence of William C. Whitney.
Large crowds gathered in Fifth ave
nue early to see the parade to the
Whitney residence. A large force of
police was necessary to preserve or
der. Around Mr. Whitney's house a
clear place was reserved, the dead line
being drawn on either side of It.
LI Hung Cliang and Secretary Olney
exchanged visits In the hotel, after
which they proceeded together to the
Whitney retldence, escorted by a troop
of the Sixth cavalry. The reception by
the president was quite simple In char
acter and lasted only twenty-five min
utes. Among those present were Sec
retary of State Olney. Sec retary of the
Treasury Carlisle. Secretary of War
Lamont. and Assistant Secretary of
State Roc-khlll. After the reception
F.arl LI returned to the Waldorf.
Chaug'a Talk to the I'reaident.
When presented to President Cleve
land. Li Ilung Chang spoke as follows:
"YourKxcellency. It affords me great
pleasure to have the honor to be pre
sented to your excellency. The rep
utation of your highly esteemed vir
tues Is wlddy known throughout the
world, and in you the citizens of the
I'nlted States of America have invaria
bly plac ed their confidence, consequent
ly, both the Interior administration and
the exterior relations of this great re
public are In a state of prosperity. It
w 111 always he the desire of my august
master, the Kmpi ror of China, to main
tain the most cordial relations with
America, whose friendly asslstanceren
dered to the government of China, aft
er the Chlno-Japanese war and whose
protection for the safety of the Chi
nese Immigrants In America are al
ways to be highly appreciated.
Friendly Feeling of the Emperor.
"1 am now specially appointed by
my august master, the Emperor of Chi
na, to present to your excellency the
assurances of his most friendly feel
ings towards the United States of
America, in hope that your excellency
will reciprocate his sentiments and co
operate with him to promote the
friendly Intercoutse between our two
countries for the cause of human kind.
1 trust that your excellency's govern
ment will continue to afford protection
and kind treatment to the Chinese Im
migrants In America and to render
friendly assistance to the Chinese gov
ernment when required. May the peo
ple of our two nations enjoy the bene
fits of perpetual peace."
The President' Keply.
Mr. Cleveland replied thus:
"Your Kxcellency: It gives me great
pleasure to receive from your hand
the personal letter from your august
sovereign, and to greet you as his per
sonal representative. Since our two
countries became better acquainted
many Incidents have occurred calcu
lated to Increase our friendly relations,
and not the least gratifying of these
are the friendly expressions contained
In the letter of your emperor and the
visit to our country of his most dis
tinguished subject. Your visit to us
at this time Is made more Impressive
by the thought that It serves to Join In
one suggestion the most ancient civ
ilization of the east and the best type
tf a newer civilization In the western
The Klnnlilp of Nation.
"Notwithstanding the widely differ
ent characteristics of the two coun
tries, the welcome which Is tendered
you by the government and the citi
zens of the I'nlted States. Illustrates
In the strongest possible manner the
kinship of nations. We feel that in the
arrangement of your tour you have not
alloted to your sojourn among us suffi
cient time to gain an adequate obser
vation of all we have accomplished as
a nation. I will not, however, es
cape jour nutlc that a rich and fer
tile dorraln has here been quickly cre
ated by those who were, assured . tpat
they would reap where they had sown.
"We heartily wish that your stay
with us may be most pleasant nod 'that
at Its close you may enjoy a af"urid
agreeable return to your home and
your field of duty and usefulness.'
Wouldn't Allow Vacant! Filled by His
Political Friend.
Ottawa. Ont.. Aug. 31. Prior to the
assumption of the premiership of Can
ada by Hon. Wilfred La u tier, rumors
were afloat as to differences between
the governor general and Sir Charles
Tupper regarding appointments of po
litical friends to office. The corre
spondence was laid before the house of
commons Saturday.
From it it is learned that Immediate
ly after the Conservative party was
defeated, the then premier proposed
appointing a number of his political
friends to Judgeships and other Im
portant offices. To this Lord Aberdeen
demurred, and on Sir Charles Tupper's
Insisting that It had always been the
practice of retiring ministers to thus
fill vacancies, the governor general re
plied that he did not desire to do any
thing that would embarrass the in
coming administration, and flatly re
fuesd to approve of any appointments
made by the Tupper ministry.
Caught with Marked Money Sent la Dt
coy Letter.
Chicago, Aug. 31. After a year of
pilfering letters, during which time he
secured about t00, John P. Morrlssey,
a clerk In Postal Station K. at the
Stock Yards, was caught in the act Fri
day afternoon by Inspectors J J. Lar
mour and George M. Christian. For
three days the Inspectors have been
hovering about the station district
sending decoy letters and trying clerk
after clerk. Suspicion at last fell upon
Morrlssey. and decoys were mailed that
would pass over his desk. Two of the
decoys containing marked money ran
the gantlet all right. The third was
dropped shortly after I o'clock Friday
afternoon. A few moments lfore i
o'clock the pile was sorted out and the
decoy was gone. The two Inspectors
placed Morrlssey under arrest. He was
searched and the marked $2 till was
found upon him.
Mr. Oreen'a Sad Home Coming.
Kansas City, Mo., Aug. 31. Charles
W. Green, traveling passenger agent
for the Big Four railway, reached here
Saturday from Lenver. Friends from
this city had gone to Topeka to meet
him and broke the news of the terri
ble loss of his family to him as gently
as was possible. Mr. Green was over
come by the blow and wept like a child
when told of the destruction of his
loved ones. He could understand no
reason for the act having been commit
ted. There Is no new development in
the case, and the supposition expressed
at first that Mrs Green while tempor
arily Insane had killed her children and
then herself Is still adhered to.
Fighting In Crete Contiane.
Athens, Aug. 31. Severe fighting has
leen going on again at Sellnos and
near Herakllon. The results of these
conflicts between the Cretans and the
Turks are unknown, but it Is certain
that many wounded Turkish soldiers
have been brought back to Heraklion.
It Is stated that owing to the recent
riots In Constantinople the sultan has
postponed his final reply on the Cre
tan question. The British consul at
Heraklion. fearing the consequences.
has applied to her majesty's steamship
Hood and asked protec tion for himself
and for the Kngllsh residents of Crete
(..in I More Time.
IMiisville. ..y , Aug. 31. Judge To-
ney of the law and equity court, de
livered his decision in the contempt
cases of the mayor and board of ald
ermen Saturday morning. The Judge
overruled the defendants' response
as Insufficient, saying that he did not
wish to degrade them In the eyes of
the people of the community, believ
ing that what they did was done under
the Impression that they were acting in
the right. He therefore gave them un
til next Saturday to obey the terms of
the Injunction as originally granted
Traveling Men Visit MrKlnley.
Canton. O., Aug. 31. Major McKlnley
received and addressed delegations of
commercial travelers Saturday, head
ed by the Chicago delegation of 300
men. The visitors were presented to
the Republican nominee by CJ. J. Corey,
chairman of the national executive
committee of Commercial Men of the
t'nlted States, in a neat and forceful
address He was frequently Inter
rupted by applause. When he conclud
ed Major McKlnley stepped upon a
chair on his porch to respond and was
given a hearty round of cheers
Arrested for Having a Life.
Nlles, Mich.. Aug. 31. Samuel Yendes
was linea iu in a jusitce court hi
Buchanan for kicking Charles Red-
len. Yendes was In charge of an en
gine on the St. Joseph Valley railroad,
and Redden got directly In front of the
locomotive and would have been killed
had not Yendes by a well-directed kick
knocked him off the track and saved
his life. Redden then had him arrested
for assault and battery with the above
result. Yendes will appeal the case
Flower for v
Watertown. N
ernor Roswell I'
telegram from
i rary Chairman.
i .. Aug. SI Kx-Gov-Flower
received a
F W. McCutchln.
chairman of the executive committee
of the national lemocratl? party, ask
ing hlm If he would act as temporary
chairman of the convention which ts
to be held at Indianapolis. Ind Mr.
Flower wired his acceptance of the in
vitation. The ex-governor will leave
Watertown Monday for Indianapolis
The Csarlna Hint Oo Home.
l.onlon, Aug 31 A dispatch to The
Telegraph from Vienna states that on
the advise, of her court physician. Dr.
Hirsch. the ctarlna. who Is enclente.
will rMurn at once to St. Petersburg
while the ctar will continue his Jour
ney alone.
Cloud Lnrk Hasten the Iay.
I.hdon. Aug. SI. A dispatch to The
Chronicle from Home says that private
letters Just received from Constantino
pie state that the Turkish government
Is on the eve of being overturned, and
that a provisional government will be
No Perceptible Increase During
the Week.
Rom Improvement I Noticed In Haiti
more, Louisville and Kansas City Low
er Rate for Foreign Exchange I an En
couraging In flue ore Hank at the Larg
er Cltle Keport Withdrawal of Deposit
Increase In Business Failure.
New York. Aug. SI. Bradstreefs
says the volume of general business
has not Increased within the week
Exceptions appear to be at Baltimore,
Louisville and Kansas City, which send
out more favorable reports as to thc
quantities of general mechandlse sold
than any other center. Early move
ments of crops Is said to be behind the
Increased orders. Another encouraging
Influence Is found In lower rates for
foreign exchange, the movement of
$10,000,000 In gold from abroad to the
United States, and the expression of
opinion that not less than $25,000,000 in
gold Is to be Imported In the near fut
ure. Conspicuous among checks t"
trade are greatly Increased firmness
for money at nearly all financial cen
ters. As at New York, banks at most
larger cities report withdrawals of de
posits. In many Instances by country
banks, higher rates for call loans, and
at some points the practical refusal t
make time loans.
I'ntil Arter Election.
Jobbers and manufacturers report no
general Increase In demand for staple
merchandise. The tendency of the for
mer Is to let the latter cut down pro
duction, until scarcity compels freer
purchases by wholesalers. Trade opin
ion Is that little gain in business need
be expected until after the election
Merchants In regions 'where oottton
and new wheat are moving freely are
somewhat hopeful as to prospec ts. TIk
record of this week's business failures
Inthe I'nlted States shows a large in
crease over last week. 320. as com
pared with 264. a gain of fifty-four.
Compared with the week a year ago,
the Increase is 130. and with two years
ago the gain is 12. The last week In
August. 1893. during the panic, there
were 3fiS failures reported, as contrast
ed with 320 this week. Total exports
of wheat, flour included as wheat, from
both coasts of the I'nlted States and
from Montreal this week amounted to
3.281. 831 bushels, against 2.5!1.0on bush
els last week. 1.R71.0O0 bushels In the
week a year ago. and 5.0?2.0O0 bushels
three years ago
Week In Wall .street.
Changes In stock market values for
the last week have, on the whole, leen
unimportant. The speculation has been
of the most strictly professional kind.
Commission houses have done, to all
appearances, virtually nothing, but the
larger operators waited, though at the
end of the weea there was an appear
ance of covering, which could only
mean that the big bvars did not like
the situation and that some, at least
among the more prominent class of
speculators, were Inclined to take the
hull side of the market for a turn. A
little alternate selling and buying from
that quarter summarizes Its operations
In our market. The whole speculative
situation. In fact, hinged on the action
of money and exchange, and on the
large Importations of gold, which have
followed the break In foreign exchange
No Loan Cert I Urates Issued.
This and other things would seem
to be responsible for the Improved tfne
of the market and the decidedly more
cheerful feeling which Is now asserting
Itself In speculative quarters. Noclear-
Ing house loan certificates were Is
sued, and It would seem that serious
opposition to such action developed In
the clearing house, not because the
stronger banks would virtually have to
carry the ones whose resources were
widely distributed, but for the reason
that there Is due appreciation of the
unfavorable Influence of an undue as
sumption at this crisis In the country's
financial history of such a postlve con
trol over the money market on the
part of the banks of this city as th
step In question Involved.
Man Native Killed During the lloinhard-
ment of Zantlbar.
London. Aug. 31. A dispatch to The
Times from Zanzibar says that It Is es
timated that 100 natives were killed
during the bomdardment of the pal
ace. The new sultan, Hamoud Bin
Mohammed Bin Said, has been well
received by the Arabs of Zanzibar. Said
Khalld. the suppressed usurper. Is still
at the German consulate, pending ad
vices from Kurope as to his ultimate
disposition. The fire at the palace has
now been quenched, and the sailors
from the British quadron are removing
the debris. The flagship St. Oeorge will
remove most of the guns belonging to
the sultan's batteries. Business Is still
suspended, and many of the leading
Arabs who fought on Said Khalid's
side expect their property to be confls
Lire Term for Forgers,
San Francisco. Aug. 31. Carl Beck
er and James Creegan. the Nevada
bank forgers, have been sentenced to
life Imprisonment by Judge Wallace
Becker, Creegan and A. 11. Dean con
cocted a scheme to rob the Nevada
bank. They raised a draft drawn
through the Bank of Woodland from
$12 to $22,000. rean cashed the check
It the Nevada bank, where he had a
deposit, claiming to te a broker. Back
er Is said to be the most skillful for
ger In the country, and Creegan .s
the capitalist who furnished the money
with which to operate.
Death of a Famous Ttall I'tiyi r.
Kast Liverpool. O . Aug 29 Curtis
B. Welch, the famous cer.ter-P. M.. r
who played with St. Louis. Pnil.idH
phla and Baltimore during seven years
died of consumption at his home here
Saturday. Welsh was a wreck from
drink. He was 34 years and leaves a
little family.
Report on Claveraeeil aal Wheat.
Ttdedo. o. Aug 31 -C. A. King &
Co.'a annual crop report says rlover
eeed In Ohio. Indian. Illinois and Mich
igan will be about two-thirds of a full
crop, the quality nearly an average.
One-third of the wheat left will be un
fit for mining.

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