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Father Tom EraKE, the famous Irish
orator, died at DubMp^Tbrnrsday. The new l*w abolishing the atamp- Ux on bank checks took rff-ct Jslv 1. The banks and merchants at the East now refuse to receive the silver ‘‘trade dollar,” it not being a legal coin. The papers all over the country are filled with warnings to boys to beware of the deadily toy pistols. The manu facture and sale of this murderous weapon ought to be prohibited by law. It is as bad as dynamite. Since Marca 1, to date, Chicago packers have slaughtered and salted 878 000 hogs, being 150 000 bead lees than for the corresponding period a year ago. The excess value of exports over im. ports during the twelve months ended May 31,1883, was 190.334 049. The total value of imports of merchandise dur ing the twelve months ended May 31 ( 1883, was 1721 068 482, and the same period of the preceding year, $720 870,- 734, an increase of $lO7 748. The values of exports of merchandise for the year May 31,1883, was SB2O 408 181, and the previous year $762 014.570, an increase of $57 488 501. The year 1883 seems destined by its disasters from cyclones, Hoods, fires, and p attics to pass into history as the most calamitous ever recorded. There seems to be some unseen fatality in Lite universe, and destruction and death from some quarter come as regular as the day. The last on the list of de structive forem is the appearance of the dreaded scourge cholera, directly in its old line of travel. A point of importance to pensioners has just been decided by the Ac'ing Btc retary of the I t- rior in the case of the application of John H. Col 101 l for an in crease in pension. f l 1m decision con. slmes the law of June 18, 1874, defining ‘‘lotal and permanent helplessness” to mean permanent injury requiring the regular personal aitendance and aid of another person, and, as Gtose con ditions wrc found in the present case, the application was granted. This is a reversal of Lite previous decisions of the department. The Unite ! Suites Treasury lias shut down upon the “trade dollar, ho call ed. It will no longer redeem that coin, it not being a legal dollar. Here after it will be received by the CJ >v< rn mei.t only at its weight an uncoined bullion. The “trade dollar,” which was issued for the Chinese trade, weighs more than the ‘ standard dollar,” but, never having been leealiz >d hh curren cy by C mgroßH, the former is not legal lender, aid tin n fore, like the China men, “muHt go." Vknnok, in his piedic i n h for July, does not lake any big th.incts. He Miyp: ‘‘On the whole, July will be a very warm month, with more than an aver age numb:,r of violent thundershowers. On the lit h occurs the conjunction of of Mata and Silurn at 10:1!) in the af ternoon, mi i <>o tlio Mint Wwy lopiter is in conjunction with Mercury. A vi olent storm may he expected on that and probably the following day, with intense elt c'.rieal manifestations along the coast on the North Atlantic Ocean. ’ The nev postal money-order law of Congo s went into practical t licet July 1. You cum now obtain at any money order post office postal notes in sums of $5 and under hy paying a lee of 3 cento. These notes wiil ho made payable to bearet without any corresponding adv'ceH. They will he payable at any money-order ( flic3 within three months of the date of issue. After the lapse of the lime the holder can obtain the par value only hy applying to the Post (I thee Department at Washington. Another m w arrangement aim now goes into i fleet. Yon can obtain a postal money-order for hh large a sum as SU)O. The limit has been SSO. the fees for orders will ho as follows; Not exceeding $lO, 8 cents; from $lO to sls, 10 cents; from sls to SBO, 15 cents; from S3O to S4O, 20 cents; from S4O to SSO 25 cents; from SSO to |t>o 30 cents; from SOO to S7O, 35 cents; from S7O to SBO, 40cento; from SBO to SIOO, 45 cents. The postal notes will no doubt he found more convenient in one respect than the fractional paper currency was, since they can he obtained for any number of cents under $5. It will he observed furthermore that, after the Ist of October, the cost of sending any sum under $5 by postal note will be 5 cents—2 cents postage and 3 cents fee. A to. Europe is becoming alarmed at the threatening character of the chol era and the rapidity of its spread. Noiwithstandirg the international quar antine, which was intended to prevent it from getting into Europe by|the gate way of theSui* canal, it has reached the north* re entrance, and appears to have fastened itself permanently at Po.t Said, D.unictts, Mansurah and Kosott, in Egypt, which are all in close proximity to the entrance. Thence it has reached Ah x indna io the westward and Cairo to the south, entering the latter place, as usual, while the doctors are disputing about it. Whether chol era or not, it is a fearfully fatal disease, spreading with frightful rapidity, and it would seem to be the duty of doctors to unite their effort* iu mitigating its ravages rather than iu engaging in learned disputes over its character. Still another warning has been given to Europe by the arrival of a steamer at Havre, France, from Bombay, with a case on board,which of course must have escaped the quarantine and come up through the canal and thence into the Met iterrancan. Should it reach Frauce or England, u must inevitably spread ever Europe this summt r, ia which case we may expect it this fall or in 1884 The march of this terrible cestroyer not only threatens the health of Europe, but it is laying ils embargo upon ito commerce. It has closed Port Said and the Sat i Canal tighter than any govern ment or any quarantine could do it al ready. Too great canal ia now shut against commetce, and that means a cessation of the trade between Europe and Asia, or its compulsory diversion from the short cut of the canal into the Med : * rranean to the old, long and te dious route round Africr. It has block ed a commerce of the ex enl of which few people have au adequate idea. VOl. XVII. TELEGRAPHIC. News by Wire Reduced to Close Quarters for Con venient Reference and Easy Reading. WAHHIHOTOB. Thu trea-my department ku purchased 327,000 ounce* of silver for delivery at New Orleans, Sin Francisco and Phil adelphia mints. The jr. sident has appointed Frank L. Clmissen melter and refiner of the mint at New Orleans, v'ce M F Bonzino. sus pended, and Be' jmio F. Taylor ssiayer of the mint at Orleans, vice Joseph Albrechi, suspended. b crktary Teller is investigating the charge that some registers of land offices la Nebraska use their position to force advertisements into certain lie vspapers at the expense of ihe settlers. The Comptroller of the currency ha? •oilhoriz -d the Be*die County National Bmk of Huron, D TANARUS., to begin business with a capital of $60,000. E. F. Dutton is presiden', and F. E. btevens, cashier. It is estimated at the Post* flics Depart men' 'bat the additional compelsa ion to the 11 00(1 p's offices ( fl’. cted by the tc of Marcii 3, 1883, providing for the ad ju t *ien' of ()■>.'oiariteis’B .lanes will am urn 51,221 66H tor the seven mon'hs ending 8 pi. 10, 1863. Tub Holicitor of the Treasury las still under consideration effers of a comprom ise in Ibe case of Thomas Ochiltree, for merly United S.ales marshal for Tex ts. The amount of judgment in ihectse is SIO,OOO, a"d the amount olisred iu cim promise SSOO. The Solicitor hr s received a let'er from a gentleman not a parti to the case, oflsring to buy the G >vernment,s claim against Ochiltree for SSOOO. D’iHilH AND CASUAI/TLS* K jbwrt N. Parks <k Cos., bankers, of New York, filed an assignment, giving preferences for S2OB 000. MeNDUL A Rosknrkrgkk’s trunk fac oiy in Gincinnaii was burned recently. Libs, $(10,000. Six persons weredrowne) by the cip siz'ng of boat on Indian K ver, Prince Edward’* Island, Friday evening. Tub house of P. H, Peniz, a farmer living ne.tr Faribault was burned recently. Loss $5110; insured S2OO in the Continei - tal. A kirk in Cottonwood Falls, Chase county, Kas , Friday, consumed twenty buildings, including all the business I'ou-es in town except seven. Loss, SBO,- 000; insurance, sls 000. A b >ii.uu in I be saw-mill of Iras A Hale at Willlesey, Wisconsin, exploded batur elay afternoon, killing three men. Tub yellow fever now rag'Bg at Vera Cruz is of a terribly fata! type, the mor tality averaging six out of every s. yen attacked, it is again aserled that the deaths number 15 per d-<y. A KABTTKJIN on the New York, Penn sylvania & Ohio railwsy struck a buggy containing three people two notes north ol Mansfield, Ohio. William Watford and r- were severely and a child fatally in jured. At the freight yards of Altoona, three miles east of Ean Claire, an employe of the railroad company named A. Fried miller had one of his feet crushed under the wheel -f an engine, necessitating am putation. At Trepassy, N. 8., Monday evening, a large fihing boat went down and six men were drowned. Out of a crew of seven only one was saved. It is supposed the boat whs overloaded. Tub commissioners of imni'irration at New York tarnished Collector K ibertson with the names of twenty eight now arri vals who are unable to support iheniselves. The col It clor sent the list to the office of the Anchor line, with a request that the immigrants lie taken back to Ireland. rOKiUQH . An explosion occurred in the colliery ner CariliS, Eog. Twelve persons were kilted, and twelve injured. Tub k atement of the Imperial bank ol Germany shows a decrease in specie of 5 55' ,000 miuki. liremarcs'® health i-i rapidly improv ing, and hu jaundice has almost disap peared, Acommittkk of the Belgian Parliament has rejecied the government's scheme for import duties on tobacct. Title Carlist organ Cahecills. in Madrid, has been sentenced to suspension of pub lication for firty weeks for publishing the libel agairs l , the queen. Tub American minister to China is doing hts best to etlect a settlement bs tw-en France and China, but his personal iiitliisi.ee is slight. An Austrian staff officer lias been ar rested near Watsaw. He bad in his pos session slragetic plans of Kussian livers. Negotiations between the porte and the German and American ministers in regard to treaties of commerce with their governments continue. It is hoped in i ffioial circles at Constantinople that the rerulis will ba favorable to Turkey. Marquis Tsbsq denies that an agree ment lias been reached between the French minister at Shanghai and the Chinese commander. The marquis re affirms the statement that Chinese troops are massing on the birders of Tonqtlin. Thicks was excitement at Qieenstown Thursday on reports that James Carey, the informer, was among some passengers for America. The rumor could not be verified. TRKVKt.YS, the Irish Chief Secretary, denied in the House of Common Thurs day that any paupers had been shipped to America by the government, and said those sent by the Commissioners had been mnolied with fujds. Os the train from Calais to Paris Wed tcolavan attempt was made to murder and tob the Kcv. Mr. Witchborne, an Eng lishman. The latter was slabbed five times with a chisel, and may not survive. The assailan.t an Englishman, was arrested at Amiens after desperate attempts to st raps. Ax Damtetla, Friday, there were 110 dealt a Irotu cholera. Another steamer has arrived at Havre with cholera from Bombay, and it is at quarantine. The epidemic has not appeared at Alexandria, and the panic there is subsiding. Mr. PaRNBLL has been making a thor ough investigation of the “stsivei” immi grant question in Ireland, and, it la as serted, will shortly, in Parliament, make a speech on the subject in wh>ch he will charge the British G vernment with hav ing corrupted New Yoik officials, and bv that means effected the lauding at that port of thousands of indigent person*. Or forty-two deaths at Damietta, E/yp', Monday, twenty-eight are known to be from cholera. The real, it is suspected, wer* from the si me maladr. The elec tors of Dsmietia refuse to inform the for eign consuls of the numbs. of deaths there. S.earners from Alexandra Tues day were crowded w.th refugees from I>ami;ta. All the ste.mer berths for a week to come are engaged. dtNEttAL SO FITS. Turks is no quorum in either hcu> of the New Hamp hire legislature, bat a vote for senator will betaken daily. G ng nam, democrat, leads the list with 113; K >ll l ns, republican, has 99 supporters. Undcstakkes are bolding a convention at CiuciDEati this week. Tf.e annual meeting of the Hudson B y Company has been held and a dividend declared. Shameful cruelties are alleged against lowa County Democrat. the managem°nt of the Soldiers’ and Sail or-’ Home at Bath, N. Y. Jay bte-sbb hea- ihe five-year-oil rec ord at A's", N. Y. Saturday, trotting a mile in 2:16J- Senator Anthony qoittrd hia residence a'. Providence, A. 1., Saturday for Oak land Beach. All the Philadelphia banks refused trade dollars Siturday. and the Pennsyl vania and Reading railways instructed their agents not to take the coin. During ih ten-raile race at the Adrian ( Mich.) track Saturday between Myrlie Peek and Mme. Maranteile, Miss Peek was thrown by her horse and slightly in jured, but jiluckily continued the contest, Maranteile being the vtc or. At the time of the accident a panic was threatened by the exc.lenient in the grand stand. Tdb republicans of Minnestta renomi nated Governor Hubbard, and placed C. A. Gilman on the ticker for lieutenant governor and Fred von Baumbach for sec retary of stile, Kitllesons lor treasurer, and Bokeifer Ry, commissioner. The Icwa republican stale convention chose as temporary president Hon. John A K isson, who proclaimed the harmony cf the party in oupoii ion to free trade and free alcohol. Governor Shermin and Lieutenant Governor Manning were renominated. Judge Rsed, of Council Bluff-, was placed on the ticket for the supreme bench, and John W. Atkins for superintendent of public instiUction. cJHLMJtt. Six persons in the jail at at Vandalia, IM., overpowered the sheriff and escape.*! Monday night. Ghorgb J. Krebs, the j-b’eonding post master of Fremont. Ohio, was captured in an adjoining town. Richard Isgold, a desperado, while evading arrest, was shot fatally by a con stable at Goodin, Mo. The husband <f the woman Lillie Chisholm, shot last Siturday in Newark, N, J., has been held lor murder. Alderman Kelly, of Cincinnati, delib erately shot a wag named James Toal for exchanging hats with him at a fire-engine house. The second trial of Charles Bach for Ihe murder of his wife in O tu-ber, 1881, at Toledo, has resulted inliis conviction! and he bss been sentenced lobe hanged October 12. One thousand employes if the steel work* at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, have struck (or an increase of wages, to equalize I heir pa v with that of other mills in the >me region. Stephen 8. Price is held in Philadel phia as an embezz'er for losing, through speculation S3OO 000 of (he Richardson isia e, which was intrusted to him as ex ecutor aud trustee. The Philadelphia police, Wednesday, mad? a raid on a gambling house at 733 Samnn street and arrested the proprietor and eleven olheis, all gambling. The materials were captured and carried to the Central police s ation, where the pris oners w-ll have a hearing. fViuNT DtMORKS. who recently expended $1 000,000 in Dakota in founding a cattle and sheep ranch, had some words with the leader of a hand of outlaws, who threaten ed to kill him on sight, and the sheriff'has left B.sniarck for the scene of trouble with a large posse. Railway travelers in Europe have a m w sensation in the attempt made last night, in a carriage running between Calais and Paris, to kill ami ; ib an Eng lish clergyman Lamed Wi'chli-roe. The sesaitanf was also an Fc gl'shman, ami after s abbing his victim five times with a chisel he made an alt. rapt to escape from the train at Amiens, bit was cap tured. Tho dealeis in quack nostrums, who trust their suggestive advertisements under tho eyes of silly women, are quite as criminal in their purposes and and at least as demoralizii g in their in fluence as the Hathaways and other like villains who practice their more desperate arts in secret. It. is impossible to overestimate the mitebiet done hy this whole tribe of piilvendere, No matter whether their nostrums b rflcclive or not for the criminal purpose for which they are designed, it is the promise they hold out that suggests the sin, and many a women owes ruined health and blunted conscience to there foul adveitisements who never would have res tried to the avowed abortionist. Tne postal laws arc therefore wholly right in forbidding the me of the mai s to these pernicious quacks, and the officers have done well iu the arrests they made recently. Tney should fol low up this beginning till they gather in more of the tribe and suprtss the obscene aud criminal publications with which they flood the country. An Alphabetic Kununrr. Nc-rrUtown Herald. A is tha Angel which all f us know; 15 i her Bustles. 15 ■! s, Ba- gs and a Beau; C is the CVrs-ts. Cosmetics and Cream; D is for dimples, for Dud sand her D cam; K is an Gagaaement enchant nglv bright; F is lor Frizzes that make her a Fright; G is for It dd Garters, Gay Gloves and for Gum; It is tor Hairpins and Has and to come. I is the Ideal one she will choose; J is the Jibing bs gets when be woos; K is for Kisses supposed to be sweet; is for Love to tall at her feet. M is for Marriage for Money—or die; N is for Novels she r-ads on tho sly. 0 is for Oysters and Offers—perhaps; P is th? Presents she gets Irom the chaps. Q s the Question that no one will p >p; K is the Reply ere in a-ms she will drop. 8 is the Suushine fast changing to Shade; T is the Thought she may die an o.d maid. U is the U t on with any one now; V is the Vision that’s vanished somehow, W is ho Wishing and Waiting and Woe: X is Xertion the last--for a beau. Y is her Yeirs that she can not conceal: Z is tor Zero—the end of her Zest. Changes of Climate kill more people than is generally known. Par tlcularly is this the case in instances where the constitution is del cate, aid aun.ngour immigrant popu'ation seeking new homes in those portions o< the west, and where malarial and typhoid fevert prevail at certain seasons ot the tear. flw best preparative for a change of climate, or of die and water which that change necessities, is Hostel er's 8 omach Bitters which not only lor-ifies the system agai st malaria, a variable temperature damp ano the debilitating rffrda of tropical heat, but is also t-e leading remedy for constipation, dyspe sia. liver complaint, bodily troub cs spec ially apt to attack imigrants and visitors to re gions near the equator, mariners and tourists. Whether used as a safeguard by sea voyagers, travelers by land, miners, or of ag-iou'turists in newly populated districts, this fine specific has elicited the most favorable testimony. A Frog With an Appstite. Cue of the big frogs in Terrell Broth ers’ tank swallowed a trout six inches long last week. Toe frog was resting at the surface, and was bothered by the trout, which kept nibbling at his long legs. The frog’s good nature finally gave out, and, diving for the speckled traer, he swollowed him at a gu'p. Tne trout was too long for tne frog’s stomach, and the end of its tail protruded from its mouth. Crowds watched the i florts of the frog to get the trout down. Tne trout-eater was swollen like a mad dened turkey gobbler, but he was a* lively as ever, and jumped in and cut of the water as nimbly as if hu was not gorged with a quarter of a pound of trout’. He swallowed a perca a year ago and ha< ea'en several small turtles. Indulgent parent* who a'l w their children to eat heartily of higb-sra-on and tjoi, rich pie*, cake,etc., will have to use hop bitters to prevent indigestion, sleepless nights, octnew, pain, and, perhaps, death. No family is sate with.ut them in Vhe house. “My face is my fortune, sir,” indig nantly responded a fl say young lady, when her suitor delicately attempted to sound her fi tancial prospects. “It is certainly a large one, then,’’ dryly responded the young man as he took his hat and cane to leave. Ladies and sickly girls requiring a noc-alcw hoitc gentle stimulant, will find Brown's Iron Bitter' beneficial. MINERAL POINT, WIS., FRIDAY, JULY 0, 1883. REPUBLICANISM. The Republican State Conven tions of Minnesota and lowa. Both Old Governors Renominated— Proceedings in Pull. Minnesota Republicans. Ex. Paul, Minn., June 28 —The con vention assembled at noon. It was a vt-rv large and enthusiastic one. Hon. C. D GilfilUn was elected temporary chairman. Committees were appointed and a recess taken till evening. On the reassembling, C. D. Gilfillan was nom inated as permanent chairman by the Hubbard faction, and J S. Pillsoury by the Windomifes. G ; 'fillan wag chosen by a vote of 140 to 98. Gov. Hubbard was renominated by acclimation. A resolution was intro duced condemning the action of the republican legislators who refused to vote for Windorn as senator alter he baa received the caucus nomination last winter. This was laid on the table by a vote of 148 to 92. The platform approves the river and harbor bill, and is as follows; The republicans of Minnesota, in state convention assembled, do adopt and proclaim the following declaration of principles: We believe in maintaining a system of internal revenue levied upon articles of luxury, such as wh'skey and tobacco, and exempting the prime necessities of life; together with a system of duties upon imports, so applied as to provide revenue for the necessary expenses of the government and so adjusted as to encourage the developement of the manufacturing and laboring interests of the whole country. We are in favor of reform of the civil service, based on the appointment to effice, after proper examination of men of capability, honesty, and fidelity. We approve the principle of making liberal appropriations by congress for internal improvement, for the protec tion aud developments of the naviga tion ol our national streams and har bors. W T e demand the continuation of such appropriations especially for the benefit of the Mississippi river from the mouth to its sources under the plans adopted by the Mississippi river commission and the engineers of the war department. Tae administration of the general government under president Arthur, nas been wise and conservative, and the afftirs of our state have been con ducted in a prudent, honest aud econ omical manner. Its financial obliga tions are on a sound basis, the rate of interest and taxation is low; the pub lic scuool system and the various insti tutions of the slate ars well managed, and et joy the confidence of the peo ple. Recognizing the lights of the people to a fair hearing upon all questions af fecting their interests, and to effect by lawful means any changes in the con siitiu on of the state, which they shall deem expedient, not intending hereby to commit the party to any policy upon the question of constitutional pronibi don of the liquor traffic, we are in favor of giving a free and lair opportunity to the people of the state to vote upon this, as well as upon other questions, when ever a respectable proportion of the voters shall petition for the privilege ol increasing the right. It is the opinion of this convention the duty of congress, as an act of justice to the soldiers of our common wealth to restore the arrearage clause to the pension act, by the re-enactment of that law, aud we do hereby respectfully ask, and most exeicismg recommend to that body its early restoration. The present officers were alt renomin ated after which the following state cen tral committee was appointed. At large—B. X. McLaren. Frst district -A. K Fmseth. Second district—Mark D. Flower. Third dis ric—Thos Sunp'on. F urih district—E. S C rser. Filth distdet —Robert Taylor. Sixth district—Wm. Thomas. Sevente dts rict J 11. Nelson. Eight district—D L Howe, X T iuth district—W F. Di kinson. Tenth and strict—o. H Conkey. E (Tenth district—U C. Kendall. Twelfth disttict—John P. Arnott. Tue convention then adjourned. lowa Repnnlican. Des Moines, lowa, June 27.—The Republican State convention met at 11 o’clock. Temporary officers were elec ted. as followt: Chairman, the Hon. J. A. Kasson; Secretaries, Col. Manning, of Walpelia, A. F. Shaw, of Jackson. William A. Gardner of Ljoa County. The Committee on Permanent O g*ni *d on reported as follows; Chairman, Col. D. B. Henderson, Dubuque; Sec retary, Calvin Monroe; a vice president from Congressional district, and one assistant secretary Eom each Con gressional district. The report was un animously adopted. THE PLATFORM was reported through Senator Wilson. It is quite lengthy. The first resolution reviews the past record of the party. Temperance is dealt with in the following two planks; 2. That while We extend our earnest sympathy to'he people of all countries who are struggling for their rights in opposition to oppressive laws and sys tems, we also plant ourselves on the side of th homes of our own people in their contest against a saloon. That when the repulicsn party of lowa pledged itself in 1870 to give to the people at a special, non-parUsau elec tion an opportunity to vole on a prop osition to so amend the constitution of the state as to prohibit the manufac- Uiie and sale, as a beverage, of intoxi cating liquors, it acted in good faim‘ *nd the special election o' June 27 1882, evidences the redemption of the g.leoge bo given, and we now declare that we accept the result o* *be elec tion, with its majority of 20 074 vote*- in favor of the adoption of the amend ment so voted on as to the verdict of the people in favor of constitutional and sta utory, and without making any new test of party fealty, we recognize the moral and political obligation which which requires the enactment cf such laws by the next general assembly as shall provide for the estabbsment and enforcement of the principle and policy affirmed by the pee pie at said non partisan election, ard to that end the faith of the party is pledged. The other resolutions of general in terest are as fellows: 4 That the power to regulate state commerce belonged to the general as sembly, and that which relates to inter state commerce to congress, and both should be so exercised as to establish a just equilibria u between proiucters transporters, and consumers. Other resolutions favor the creation by congress of a department of indus try and improvement of waterways, favor the repeal of the time clause in application of soldiers for pensions, and the exemption of soldiers’ pension money and homestead from execution. Toe last three resolutions are as fol lows; THE CRIMINAL CODE. 10. That in the interest of public or der, personal security, and economy in I the administration of the laws we fa vor such amendments,to the criminal code of the Stats as wit make more certain and speedy the conviction cf criminals and the punishmeit and prevention of crime and at the same lime lessen the burdens imposed upon the tax payers by the numerous and vixttious delays now too often attendant upon the ad ministration of jaitice. THE MINE?. 11. That in viev of the rapid devel ooment of the midog industry of lowa, the large number >f workingmen em ployed therein, and the dangerous character of the work, we favor such legislation as will provide for the saf - ty of persons and lices of miners, and also for the promt*, just h.. r ’ .quitable adjustment of Jifftjret~aß between employers and employes in said indus try. THE UJBLIC DEBT. 12. That we j-jr with pride to the fact that the public debt of lowa is ex tinguished, and tbit the rate ol our State tax is less than tlat of any other Wes tern State, and wj congratulate Gover nor Sherman andour State administra tion on the faitbftl and efficient man ner in which oix public affairs have been conducted. PRESIDENT ARTHIE'S ADMINISTRATION. 13. That the vise, conservative ad ministration of Pstsident Arthur meet* with the hearty approval of the Repub licans of lowa, apd we cordially ap prove the promee given him to the delegation appoiited by the Pniladel phia convention f Irish-American citi z-ns, that the suiject of the grievances contained in the resolution of said body, presented to him,should have thorough and exhaustive investigation, and such action as the government may lawlully take. The reading of the platform was con stantly interrupted with applause, and ihe temperance plank was particularly cheered and re-cheered. At the con clusion of its reading it was adopted by a unanimous vote with renewed ap plause. • • BEECHER ON LINCOLN. A Urontl Opinion t a Krond llan—Tho Lincoln Kccoixlruction Policy. Interview with Baeche} in the Xtw York UeratJ. “I think that Lincoln was to a re markable degree loth a statesman and a politician; that he based his views of expediency on g;eat principles, but that in executing txpedient objects he was as shrewd ano keen a politician as ever was in Washington. He had a broad sympathy fr human nature and he understood it very well. He was as devoid of persond ambition and self ishness as any mill of wnoin we have a record in our history. Ho was a man who wanted do that which was right and best ftr this whole nation, south and north, jind was willing to go as near to the edgs of doubtful expedi ency as a man dould go and not go over the precipict; but De saved him self ” “Whatever its effect upon the coun try, don't yon think that his death and its manner and at the time was a great thing for him in htstorj ? ’ “Yes, sir. I think that his ceffin was more than the presidential chair. It certainly gave to the whole of his career the itfltence of a kind of po litical sainiship.’ “Do jou believe that he would have carried out a different policy from that of Johnson?” “1 know that st the time that things were drawing to a consummation he bad in an inchoate form the very poli cy that Johns mundertook to carry out under a change of circumstances. 1 know it, because the Cleveland letter that I wrote wag the result of confer ences with Governor Andrew and Pres ident Lincoln, jud preceding Lincoln’s death, as to wha. were to be the next c'-ming steps after the breaking down of the rebellion and at that time un der thecircnmsuaces, it seemed tome that they had on the whole very wise vie*s. It may fce said almost in a sen tence what tv.eir policy was. It was to say to the leadiig public men of the south; Gentlenen, you took your section out of tie union; you must bring it back. Ve hold you responsi ble. We will give you all tne power necessary to do it. Slavery is gone, audits you went out with these men who have been defeated, now you mutt come bact and we will trust you.” James Gordon Ifcnuett’s Superstition. Mr. and Mrs. John Jacub Aslor, of New York, have arrived at their sum trier residence, Newport. It is one of the most charmia 4 and extensive es tates on the irlaud. Mr. James Gordon Bennett, of the New York Herald, thought seriously at onetime of pur chasing the place.'sut superstition pre vented. There appeared to be a strange fatality with the peop ! e who owned the place. Bam da, tne Peruvian Minister, built it regardless of expense, and lived to see the day when he wanted a dollar. The two succeediag owners became im poverished to soEie extent. Mr A. D Jesup bought the place for SIOO,OOO, and in a year more than doubled h;s money, disposing of it to John Jac )b A-uor for $2Ol 000. Then Mr. Jesup wen' to Eu rope, and while ai Cheltenham Riilway Station, in England, took up a L mdou paper, read the account of President Garfield’s assassination, and dropped dead. Friends of Mr. B.mnett declare that it was superstition alone that im pelled him to refuse to purchase the place. Mr. Aster is making it a more beautiful place every year. History of the Trade Dollar, Washington, July 2 —Preston, acting director of the mint, gays that under the act which authorized the coinage of the trade dollar, these pieces were coined for depositors of silver bull ion at the mints, and a charge imposed for coinage at a rate not to exceed the actual cost to the government of manufacture. By this act any owner of silver bullion could have the same coined into trade collars. They, therefore were not is sued or paid out by the government in payment of obligations or exchanged for other money. The government has endeavored to keep trade dollars in its lawful and proper cuannel, and from ignorance of the law relative to this coin, parties have taken them in ordi nary business transactions, when they could have been lawfully refused. Preston says there is no remedy, unices congress legislates noon the matter. His idea would be to call all trade dollars in and redeem them, congress fixing the rate at which they be redeemed. Daubaer, the Fraudulent Pensioner. Milwaukee, July 2 i motion for an arrest of.judgment in the case of Geo. H. Daubner, the pension fraud, was to-day denied by Judge Drum mond of the. Hotted States court, and tae prisoner goes to the Chester peni tentiary to-morrow for three yean, un leas a motion for anew trial on a writ of error is granted. A BATTLE FOUGHT. Hostile Meeting Near Waynes boro, Va., Between the Blood thirsty Richmond Ed.tors. Mr. Klam Shot Down Strictly Ac cording to the Rules of the Dueling Code. The Antagonists Compelled to Hide in Hen-Roosts Prior to the Contest. At the Scene: THE ENEMIES FACE TO FACE. Chicago, July 2— The Tribune of Sun., ay has the following special: The duel between Richard F. Beirne, editor of the Richmond Slate, and William C Elam, editor of the Richmond Whig, took place two miles south of here Sat- G o’clock a. m. The men were placed in position promptly by their seconds, and the command was g’ven, “Gentlemen, are you ready? F.re. One, two, three.” At ’the first fire Elam's ball pierced the i-kirt of a Seck coat worn by Beirne. Neither was hit. Beirne, as the challenging party, de manded another shot. Iu this second round E arn was wounded iu the right flip, the ball passing through the fl shy part of that side an-! striking tne lef. hip. The wound is not considered dangerous. Elam as soon as struck, said to his seconds: “I am struck.” Beirne’s seconds declared their princi pal satisfied. Beirne LLed his nat, saluted his opponents, wa king to his carriage, entered and drove away. Elam was lifted to his carriage and driven away. Beirne was represented by Frank Wright, of Petersburg, and VV. E Caalkley.of Richmond. Elam’s seconds were Sat tie y Lewis, of Rock ingham, a son of Lieut. Gov. Jouu F. Lewis, and United S ates district at torney for the western district of Vir ginia, and John D. Shelling. WHERE THEY FOUGHT. The dueling ground was in a beautiful geove of oaks on the farm of Philip Killian on the New Hope turnpike. Tl e weapons used were Celt’s revolvers ol 32 calibre, distance eight paces. The original cartel provided for navy 6 shot revolvers. The new cartel provided for navy G revolvers or 42-calibre Smith & Wesson. Beirne’s seconds demanded that the weapons substituted should be as near to those as possible. Elam’s seconds however, insisted that he should be allowed to use such pistols as he wanted. At the word of command both men fired promptly and almost simul taneously. E am’s second shot entirely missed his opponent. Both men are represented to have been perfectly cool, B irne is a Very large man, and weighs 225 pounds. E>am weighs about 187 I he and llerence in size was considered to Boirne’s great disadvantage, but Elam’s nearsightedness was claimed lo offset ihii disadvantage. Dr. Lewis Wheat, of R chmond, nephew of ex Guv. Lewis, was Elam’s surgeon. Beirne had none. Elam was removed to the residence of ex-Gov. Lewis. E ana’s wife was tele graped for and is now on the way to his beoside. HOW THEY MET. A remarkable feature of this affair is the manner in which the two men got together witheut being arrested. When Beirne escaped from Hanover Junction eight days ago be fled to West Virgi nia. The following Monday eveniug. as soon as McCarthy, his second, could communicate with him, anew cartel was made. The place of meeting nam ed therein was near Waynesboro iSnur day morning. Here the romanc’- of the duel comes in. Bsirne had safely placed himself beyond the limi s of the State, and the question then arose, how were the parlies to be gotten together. Tue difficulty was enhanced by ;he fact that all sources of communication were under espionage. Deputy Sheriffs all along the lines of the railroads were on the lookout. The authorities bad drawn a complete network around tne parties. McCarthy, Royal, Ragland, and all par ties suspected of connection with this affeir were watched by detectives. E am was securely hid near Richmond, but Bierne could not move from West Virginia. Finally McCarthy resorted to a cipher dispatch. Two messengers were sent to Beirne in West Virginia, one bearing a pair of navy fix revolvers and the oiner the key to the cipher. They went by different routes, andthis cipher man was chased by a Deputy Buenfl who suspected him. He escap ed by running through a big cornfield. The railroad authorities w io read and gave away every telegram that passed tnrough were baffled as they perused the dispatches concerning a brilliant trans action in Tobacco and rash attempt to bull the what market, while the chances of a brilliant season at the White Sul phur Springs were discoursed. Ihe dis patch, which appointed the place of meeting, discussed the maple sugar crop of Green finer County. At both ends of the line detectives were non plussed. By means of this cipher the cartel and all necessary prelimi-writs were arranged. The cartel provided ths.t the meeting should be two milts out of Waynesboro at 4 30 this morn ing on the old slag road. The pas.-word was “Number one.” Mr. Beirne left Green finer County Tuesday night. Toe rain was coming down in torrents. Beirne and Wright had to keep away from the railroad and take tne must out of the way roads. To add to this trouble the mountain streams were swollen, and once the Jersey wagon and its occupants were swept down the stream. They traveled night and day and managed to make the tnp of near ly 200 miles without beirg discovered Toe parties were determined, for both belligerents realized that neither of them could show himself in Richmond in “the slashes of Hanover,” Henry C ay’s birthplace, and make his escape from the police. Elam took to the by roads, led by the same strong purpose to get to the point of meeting. He was in a covered buggy, and bad to exer cise the same caution as Beirne, being and ogged at every step, but he appreciat ed thoroughly the situation, and was determined on getting to the appointed place. It might be a matter of life or death when there, bat to fail to get there was a matter of honor or dir honor. As the men neared the place tne difficulties around them thickened and many tricks and disguises were re sorted to, while renewed efforts were made in tne cities to entrap them. It was at the same time understood by the two opposing parties, the Ma bonaites aad anti-ManoneiUs that there was more in this than mere abase between the two editors. The two papers bad been tilting at cacti other for a good while, and the two men felt that tne eyee of the state were upon them. FROM HES ROO TS TO THE FIELD OF UOSOK. The two champions proceeded forth the other night, lying m hen-roosts or creeping into barns and dark cabins. Thursday night it was understood that they were about sixty miles apart. Etrlythemxf morning Earn passed through Town’s Gap, in the B ue Ridge Mountains. As they approached the -cene of the proposed tryst their diffi culties were increased. Waynesboro is a very old town under the western shadow of the B‘ue Ridge. It wis se lected because it was almost midway between Green Brier county, where Beirne was. and the “slashes of Hano ver,” where Elam was. Tue only key by which the two parties could lik'd each other was the password “Number one.” The weariness of the long jour ney had not coo ! ed the ardor of the two men. No sffar of this kind has ever created such excitement in Vir ginia. All day telegrams have been pouring in. In Richmond the excite ment and anxiety were so great as to seriously interfere with business. The expense of the duel will proba bly be aboui tooo or more to each duel ist. The code allows ibe surgeon a fee of SIOO. Mr Page McCarthy, Beirne's first second, and who with William L Royall are said to have managed for Bierne in the affair, was a principal in the famous Moidecai-McCartby duel, in which the former was killed and McCarthy desperately wounded. Ou that occasion army revolvers were used. Mr. McCarthy is now a resident ol Washington and connected with the Post and other papers, and was associ ate editor of the Capital under Don P<aU. Beirne and his second slept all night in their Jersey wagon on the bat tle ground. THE BALL. The bail is still in E am's thigh, the surgeon being unable to gel it out. As he was beii g canud from the field, E am remarked, “I am hit seam; oh, it, I cau’t shoot,” referring to his former experience in a duel with Col. Thomas Smith, of Fauquier, who shot him in the face. Before be accepted Beirne’s challenge, Eiam placed his resignation as Secretary of the Com monweal.h in the bands or a friend with instructions to do with it as he thought proper. It is supposed that it '-.as been placed in the hands of the Governor and accepted. A stringent anti-dueling law was passed the winter before last, which makes duelling a felony. THE POLITICAL PHASE The duel, it is thought will have a ereat bearing on Virginia politics. A C .alitiouist declared to-day that it would secure Elam the coalition nomi nation for Governor, a nomination which until now it was thought John S. Wise had a clear title to As to Beirne, although he is but 27 years old, it brings him to the front as one of the foremost men in his party. In Rich mond the news of his success has cre ated great jubilation, and the number of miut juleps drank tc-night over it has been noticeable. The earliest case of dueling in the United States was that of EI ward Doty andElward Lester, two serving-men among the Puritans of New England. It occurred, says the quaint historian, at Plymouth in 1021. The parlies were servants of Stephen Hopkins, and hav ing a dispute they se tied it gentleman hire with sword and dagger. Both were wounded. The Puritans assembled iw convention and inflicted the following just punishment: Doty and Le-ter were ordered to"be tied together, beads and feet, for twenty-four hours without food or drink, but the intercession of their master, their own humility and promises procured their speedy release. This was the first duel fought on this continent, and they were disposed of nek and heel", the object of jeers and sneers. Tno duel as a form of combat is of great antiquity, author zed according to fpackstone in the laws of eiundebald, A. D 501, which are preserved in the Burgundian code, and afterward it was established throughout the monarchies of Europe. It is a rule of the dark ages, which in the present slate of civilizi tion c.nnot be justified. Harrisburg Va , July i —Lt. Gov. Lewis, at wuose house W. G. Elam lies wounded, was here to day. Ho is very uneasy about Elam. Dr. Wheat, his physician, says he may be about iu 10 days or be may be dead. Pyemia is feared. No tube has yet been inserted to give fl iw to pus. Sloughing also is feared by reason of proximity to fem oral artery. Fredericksburg, Va., July 2 —R. F. Beirne, wuu E Sooekley, one of his seconds, arrived this morning and passed the day iu seclusion. Tney left on a southern train to night. The im pression is that Beirne will surrender himself to morrow. How One Man Got the Best of the Rail road From thu San Bernardino, (Col.) Index. It is not often that a big corporation like the Southern Pacific Rulroad proves incompctant in a contest against a penniless, single handed man, and we record the fol owing to not- the excep tion: The Sjutbern Pac fi; engineer while scouring the country for water on the desert about twenty-feur miles irom the C dorado river, saw a few tufts of grass in a little valley. He put workmen to digging in the ground and developed about ten inches of clear run ning water, furnishing a beautiful sup ply for all purposes. As the work pro gressedy the abandoned thejspring tern porariiy. A prospector came along and stopped at the spring to drink of the pure liquid. Perhaps the intensity of his thirst induced him tog~ze longer into ns pure depths. Perhaps, in his fevered vision, aLer a long struggle over dreary mountains and dusty deserts, ho was mirrored in the water a sparkling mine of stiver. At any rate, ne tested the sand that drifted about and got a trace of silver. This little trace of silver resolved into SIOO a ton. Here, then, was the realization of his hope.*, and he went right to work to rob the big corporation. He located the spring for a mill site and the grounds as mineral land—all of which is right and bolds in law. He notified the com pany to quit usieg his water, and they have complied obediently. She Was Satisfied. “Ten cents for sich a little mite of paragoric as that!” she growled, as she held up the vial. , “Yee’m.” “Has paragoric riz?” “No.” “Bat I’ve often got doable this amount for ten cents. Yon mast have made seven cents clear profit.” “I maJe exactly eight, madam.” “Why, that’s clear robbery!” “Madam,” replied the druggist, as he past.. and on the label, “If I should acci dentally poison yoftr husband to mor row you would want SSOO in cash.” “Yes, all of that,” “Well, I haven’t got bat $450, and am in a harry to make up the remain der, so that 1 can pm the cash right in your hands without waiting. I’m not the man to cheat a poor widow oat of SSOO m these hard times ” ‘ On, that’s it, is it? “Well you talk .'ike an honorable man, and I’m glad j oa explained.”—W*U Street News. The alligator mde business is aaranv ir-g large proportions at Ora nr-, Texas. During four days last week 5,000 Hides were shipped. NO. 48. A Hard Stery. Fckanton, Pa., July 2 —Among the convicts taken to Philadelphia, to-day, was a lad named Charles Westcott, convicted In a Lackawanna court of larceny. He is one of the two sons of Dr. Westcott, who with bis wife, created a sensation by cruelty towards their sons,Cnarles'aud Willie. The boys seemed to Lave a mania for stealing, and to break them of the habit, Mrs. Wescott took Willie and knelt by a red-hot stove, and placing his bare hands on it. prayed for him, asking him to unite with her in prayer. The boy begged piteously for mercy, yelling so loud from the pain of burns that the neighbors were start led. Charles was tortured in some way by both father and mother. Still the boys continued to steal. On another oc casion Charles was compelled to stand upon his head in a barrel throe hours. The jury acquitted the WtstcoHs of crueliy to their children. A Speck of War. Elmira, N-Y., July 2.—A prolonged feud between Mayor Arnold of this city and the Delaware, Lackawanna i Western railroad culminated this fore noon iu open warfare. The Lacka wanna company, after many struggles, succeeded in electing a majority of the common council, but favorable legisla tion was always vetoed by the mayor. The common council voted the rail road company the privilege of laying down a single track at least to connect with the company’s land and freight depot below. The track was laid across fifth street in stead of merely to it. Mayor Arnold, through the street commissioner, sought tc- tear up tue track because it was laid across the street. The Lack awaua men ran a locomotive and cars upon the rails to prevent them, and while the ears were ff temporarily thii afternoon, Mayor and gangs of men began tearing up the tracks. Alderman Peters, Lacks wanr.a station agent, interfered and ran the cars down on the track. He and a switchman were arrested for blockading the streets. The mayor and his men continued tearing up the rails, and he and his chief assistants were arrested for malicious trespass. Bail was given all around. The breat Vetoisi. Boston, July 2.—The governor sent to the house a veto of the bill to levy a state ax of $2,000,000. He does not believe in raisng money before needed and letting it lie in banks a* 3 per cent, while poor people who pay tax-:s must borrow at not less than 5 per cent to pay with. He reviews the finance of the last (our years and sajs a tax of $2,000,000 is unnecessary and unrea sonable. He rigards $1,000,000 tax as sufficient. - Treasury Matcmeut. Washington, July I.—The following is a recapitulation of the debt state ment issued to-day: Extended its. contin ued at 3>4 per cent. $32,082, 00(1 Extended lq.j 280. 000, 000 Extended 4s 737,686,300 Extended 3s 304,214,360 Kefundi’g certificates 355 900 Navy pension fund.. 14,000,000 Principal $1,338,229,150 Debt on which inter est has ceased since maturity 7,831,415 Debt bearing no in terest old demand and legal tenders.. 346,740,001 Certificates of de posit 13,375,000 Gold and silver certi ficates 170 995,471 Fractional currency.. 7,005,690 Total without intcrcst.s3B, 111, 162 Total debt 1,881.171,728 T dal interest 12, 309,382 Cash in treasury $345,289,902 Debt less cash in treasury 1,561,091,207 Decrease during May. 18.098.201 Decrease since June 30ih,’82 137.823,253 Cuncnt liabilities, in terest due and un paid 1,702,845 Debt on which intcr has ceased 7,831,415 Interest thereon 366,824 Gold and silver cer tificates 170,995,471 U. S notes held for ndemption certifi cates 13,375,000 Total 315,389,902 Available assets— Cash in treasury 545,389,902 Principal outstanding 64,623,512 Interest accrued and not yet paid 1,938,705 Intenet paid by Uni ted States 59,283.388 Interest repaid by companies by trans portation service. . 16,777,389 By ca>h payment of five per cent of net earnings 655,198 Balar ee interest paid by United States.. 39.850 809 Washington. presidential appointments. Washington, July 2 —Tne president baa made the following appointment!: Col. Holaberd quartermaster general, to succeed Gen. Ingalls, retired; Wni J. Jahbraith associate justice supreme court, Montana; Samuel J Kirkwood, lowa, Silas B. Daicher New York, and /Anthony Giikeson, N<*w York, commis sioners io examine 45 miles of railroad and telegraph Hues constructed by the Oregon <t California R’y Cos. southwest irom this city. THE PRESIDENT. Tne presicimt left for N?w York this afternoon. He has signed the com missions of four newly appointed col lectors of internal revenue and issued letters of designation to the collectors retained under the recent consolida lion. During the fiscal year jast ended there has been a net increase of pos’- < ffices established of 1,630 Compared with the previous fiscal year TREASURY DECISION. The secretary of the treasury ha* decided to continue the present system of fastening cars employed in trans porting imported merchandise with lead seals, and has awarded contract* for supply ing them for the present fie eal year. The new seals will cost about $3 per thousand, a redaction of $2.10 per thousand. A Decision. New York, July ,2.—Judge Freeman in the superior court to-day gave de cisions la the cases of Wm. L. Wil liams and Rufus Hatch against the Western Union com pany and others. The motion in those cases was to vacate the injunction order granted last Decomber whieh re strained the payment of dividend* upon sls 629 590 of stock which was declared to have been illegally issued, up*n the defendants, giving bond as authorized by an amendment to the cone, enacted by the last legislature, sufficient to indemnify plaintiffs against any loss which they might sustain by reason of the vacating of such jejune tion. This motion was made by the Western Union company, but Judge Freeman denies the motion. The Tornado’s Travels. Wise X'lX VISITED. Milwaukee, July 2—A severe storm struck Oziukee comity at 6 o’clock this morning demolishing buildings at Ne cedah, Fond du Lac, Belgium, Fredo nia, Lamartine, Princeton. Port Wash ington, Dartford, Bipon, New Cassel, Majville, Brownsville, Kewaskiun and a doxen other towns. In Belgium and Fredonia alone over 200 buildings were blown flat. At Oak field, 9 miles south of Fond du Lc, hardlv a chimney is left standing. King Erwin’s barn and hay press were totally destroyed. The W* in the whole Village is es lmated at $150,000. The storm was about two and oue-half miles wide. At Port Washington three men nam- Hollander, Soule and French were drowned. The schooner Ganges, ofl Port Washington, lost a 1 her topmasts and several other vessels were serious ly damaged. At Necedah a $l3 000 bridge over the Yellow river was dam aged to the extent of $4,000. Storm la Sew York, New York, July 2.—Shortly before o'clock this evening a violent storm broke over this city, sweeping through the streets with such strength that walking became almost impossible. An unfinished three story frame house on 142 i street was blown down, and the front wall of a brick theatre owned by Hinor, in course of erection, also fell. "♦ a ♦ The Cyclone in Connecticut, New Haven, July 2.—A cyclone struck Say brook this evening, blowing down the car house of the Connecticut Valley railway, about a hundred feet long; half of the building was carried several yards and the main track choked with the debris, de laying all trains. Hail stones destroyed thousands of panes of glass in Middletown, and telegraph poles were blown down in all directions. The storm was quite severe at New Haven. The Croat Failure STATEMENT OK ASSETS AND UAIUUriKt OK MIX! KOCH. Chicago, July 2—A meeting of the creditors of McUeoch, Everingham A Cos., was held after the adjournment of the call board, this afternoon. John P. Beusley, receiver of the broken firm, submitted his report. The assets and liabilities in Chicago containing the following points: The aggregate amount due to private individual* and firms, $1 803,884; deduct $OOB 47Z, margins surrendered and to he surrendered and oil nets allowed, leaving amount the members of the board $1 10-4911, all of whieh is unsecured. Ho (omul notes of the firm at various Chicago banks amounting to $8 950 000 secured by lard as collateral. He estimated ihis collateral to invoice net $3 800,000, leaving ad licit at the banks of $B5O - 000. This added to the amount due members of the board makes the total unsecured Habib ties of the firm in this city :fl 854 till. Mr, Bjusley staled, as the result of thorough examination, McGeoch wav not sufficiently closely connected with any other capitalists to make them lia ble as partners. Down with the Telephone. Oshkosh, July 2—A conflict between the city authorities and the telephone company was brought to a climax this afternoon by- Mayor Pratt, who ordered the chief of police and head of the fire department to out down the company’s poles. One dispatch says Mayor Pratt ordered out the hook and ladder com pany and the chief of police at 8 o’clock this afternoon to out the wire-’, of the Wisconsin Telephone company, iu com,-.banco with an ordmaiic# t cent'y passed by the council authoriz ing him to do so, in care the company refused to pay a license of $BOO - Bismarck London, July L.—The latest dis patches to Router's telegraph company front Frobrsdorll says the doctors think there is no immediate danger of the death of Count Bismarck. Till-; CHOLERA, Deaths from cholera in D.imietla on Monday were 120. Crank Banqueted. Omaha, July 2. —At a banquet to Gen. Crook to-night there was an unan imous sentiment that the government should adopt Crook’s ponce policy of dealing witii the Indians as the only one and that the management of the Indiana and Indian a (lairs should be turned over to the army. -w a w- A Hank Wrecker Wrecked. Jersey City, July 2.—John Halliard, ex-president and chief wrecker of the Mechanics and Lib trer’s bank has been sentenced to 18 months in the state prison which judgment was affirmed. He was surrendered to the sheriff and taken to prison. The Speakership. JOE BLACKBURN TO THE B KONT. Wash intoN, July 2 —Tuc announce ment by authority that Mr.Carlisle will he a candidate for United Htates sena tor from Keniucky to succeed Kon. John 8. Williams, is accepted by most of (ho politicians here as fqui valent to an admission that his chances tor the speakership arc slender. Asa candi date for either office Carlisle would have a Kentucky rival, which fact would make it rather embarrassing for their mutual friends to take sides, and it is hardly to be supposed that he would call on bis friends to support him for both of these offices at the name time. If Blackburn were not already second in the race to Randall this announce ment would make him so. The race for fenator will he an interesting one. Williams and Carlisle arc both justly popular in Kentucky. Thv latter has won high reputation, but Gen. Williams has a strong b**dy of devoted personal friends, and some well posted Kentuc kians think that he can not be beaten for re-election. “How do you find your speakership ract?’’ askf-d an rutervixwer of Repre sentative Blackburn to-day. * Very satisfactory,” was the reply. “I have not had an opportunity to talk with my friends here, for I only came in this morniobut, from my stand point, I feel very well pleased with the outlook.” “Mr. Randall's friends say he is sure of it.” “And I say that there is no doubt of the ability of the anti-protection ele ment of the democratic party defeat ing Mr. Randall. Whom they will unite upon is more than I can tell, but I am quite willing to go into the cau cus and take my chances. I expect to go there with more strength than any body except Randall.” “More than Carlisle? - ’ “Yes, I am sath-fie i that I have more strength to-day than Carlisle has, and would get more votes in the caucus. And 1 believe bis friends recognize that fact, too. I do not suppose be does, bat be will when he gets around to look up bis support.” Hammer ng Old Satan in Michigan. Paw Paw True KortUrnsr. Quite a stir was created in church las? Sunday by the elder’s allusion to the ladies’ custom of criticising the style and fashion of hats and other gar ments on the Lord’s day, instead of having their thoughts on the sermon. There is a movement in Cleveland, as there is in Chicago, to establish a msnpsl training school similar to the flourishing school in St. Louis.