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t LOOSENESS ALLEGED * la the Accounts of the Alabama Claims Commission, SOME HEMS TO BE DISALLOWED. h3 More Favoritism in S'xth Audi« tor Dan McConvlllt's Office GENERAL WASHINGTON DISPATCHES. »x, August 24.—First Comp y Irollex l'urbam und Soliciter McCue lud a conference with Acting Secretary Fairchiid »this eveniog in regard to the le.tlemeat of the expen* ac oiQta of the Court of C >m miaaionere of the Alabama Claims which, it ia alleged, indicate very looae and extrava gant business methods on the part of the Court. Tbe result ot the oonference ia not postively known, but it ia understood that the First Comptroller adwsd^k^jiu^ ia the accounts, aggregating many thousandj ot dollars. An official state meat in regard to the matter will be taa^r to the Treaaury department tomorrow. ^ Work tor ThoaMB. Jud^e Thomao. of the Civil Servie« Comatiasion, will conduct the examinations for civil aervice at Milwaukee, Sept. 3; St Paul Sept. j ; Bismarck, Sept. 8; Hel ^ ena, M. T., Sept. 15, Portland, >>pt. 19; Sestftle. W. T., Sept. 22 and San Francisco i Oct l. auditor McConavtllo'a Ort,or. t] ^ WisHiscTos, D. August 24.—Sine« ' ""'Sixth Auditor Din McConnvîlle assumed ^ *.-hsrge of his bureau ke had inaugurated a system which haa compelled the old Repub lican clerks to udhere strictly to the ruleeot the office which w«re in vogue prior to his coming to Washington but not enforced. For thid reason Mr. McConnville and his chiefs ot division have keen subjected to petty criticisms by anonymous contributors to the 'ccal oarers. A New Treasury Order. The Register of the Treasury to-day is sued an order for the government ot hie bureau, which ret;aires, as a condition pre cedent to the issue ot L'nited States bonds to asT trustee, executor, administrator, or guard an. that the beneficiary or particol vr trust represented shall be named in the ap plication and also in the assignment of the bonds Indian« Canaot Enjoy CttWens' Rights. Several Indians and half breeds in Dako to havtcç attempted to homestead public lands m citizens, Secretery Lamar has in structed his inspectors that this is illegal. 1 he Indian homesteaders cannot be recog nized as citizens under the law, but must make entries as Indians Under the latter lortr of entry the homestead cannot be sold or twenty five 7 ears. Denltj Will'tV.-tke Them lj). It is believed that a general reorganiza tion of the American Consular service in China will follow Minister Denby s arrival in that country. Re ni ovin g the Uoiirntnj Emblem«. The mourning decoraMons on the Capitol, Executive Mansion and department build ings in honor of General 1 i rant were re moved today. An Angry Prenaient. Admiral Ammon today r reived the fol lowing dispatch from President Cardenes, of Nicaraugua "The Estrella De Gaaetsula publshee to day alleged documents asserting that di rectors of the Panama canal have purchased the President ot Nicaraugua in order to prevent the construction of the Nicaraugua canal. This is a 7ile calumny that I rep*! with indignation, and have directed to deny it emphatically and to prosecute the authors before the proper tribunal. Bs good enough to publish this in Washington Ohio fourth CUM« Postmaster*. Acting Postmaster General to-day appoint ed the following named foarthclass post masters In Ohio—Sago, W. B. Kelly; Hopewell, D L. Brown; I Dresden. Henry L Lement; Adaacav .!!•». Jonathan Gaumer: Sew Cum berlanW Mi s K < 'arnathis; Mineral Point, Frank Oat?*m; Cada»allader, J. C. Dono hne; Ne» Comtrstown, Garrett B*sse^. Barn h i. A F. Oliver; I'undee. Jas. W. Stoot. Caial Lewt'tville, Chas. H. <"<raham. JA NEW PLAN ln»U(nr:itr<l In the Interior Department to Keep Ont of Kilt* I Washington, An*nst 24.—I nder pre vious administration, the décisions of land questions promulgated under the signature oi the Secretary of the Interior, were pre pared by a clerk handed to the Chief Clerk of the AaaiÄ-ict Attorney General s oüce and then through the latter officer the opin ion reached the Secretary. General Mont Cmerv has changed this order of »ineei so that on certain da^s of the week, the law clerks assemble in Judge 3foo*gomerv's room, bringing with them tûe decisions they have prepared. ( >ne clerk is particularly expert in homestead case«; an other in pre-emption, and another in land grants Kach reads aloud the opinions he mi prepared on the question submitted to bam, and then they are subjected to criti cism and discussion. The plan has been I „ found to work well It keep« the clerks » from falling into groove«, and an oaioion ' -which is to be submitted by oue clerk to his fellow clerks is sure to be honestly and carefully prepared. A KILLING FROST In Northern Minnesota - Cold Weather Driving Away Fleaaure Secker«. St. Pai l, JJisx., August 24.—The Sig nal Service here has ad vi.-es which report that a kiltie? trost occurred last night over the neater portion of the Xorthwe« terri tory, extending south-ward to the northern part of Minnnota. The temperature fell to 29 degree« above zero at St. Vincent, just before sunrise this morning. This is low enough to form good stiff ice, and to kill vegetation. The report says the frost is not likely to extend very far south of St Vin cent The lowest temperature reported this uornisg was 25 degrees above, observed at Minedcsa. Northwest territory. The air here in Sc Paul is crisp and chilly, but there was no frcet T&e visitors are leav ing the lakes in large parties today for the South. As AdjiitMBl Likely. Ci.stti.asd, August 2-4.—A largely at tended meeting of citizens of the Kighth Étoard was held to day to dense some means ofeeUHng the differences cetween the Cleve land Belting Mill Company and the strikers A statement from the company was read In it they promise that if the m»n wi)' » turn to wock at a reduction and boar brighter.« by No* 1st wages will tb »creased No definite action was. by the aeertng. bat it is thought th* * ill be an mjuitmeet of diff-renoee r Fachaaged. Kaksus Ott. August 24. «gardieg tke Wabaebdi^ trsteriaily (banged. Sow» jipofWWM fresdle Wabash ears, bai ofc THE NEW YORK CONVENTIONS. Tuimai; Md to Waat to Cfcooe« tk« Kort I Sheriff of Xew lork-lnrti Looming Cp for Goveraor—Flans of the People's Pert y. Suutooa, Aurait 24.—Every memb« of Tammany has always claimed 80.009 Tote« for it mr since Mr. Kelly ran for Gov* roor. Its leaders and workers had no objection to Democratic harmony, conld stomach Edward Cooper or G rover Cleve land, or anybody or anything, even to hav ing to take Hubert 0. Thompson s choice tor Governor; bat it must have something ' in return. "Therefore," said a Tammany man, "there will be in the future occasional little kicks about trille«, like the growl over the date and place for holding the convention, but they won't affect Democratic harmony. They will simply mean that Tammany ex pects to nominate Tammany men to one or two of them in return tor Democratic har mony. As the union oi forces goes on,stage by stage, Tammany «ill assert her right to gov ern herself until Mr Thompson satisfies her leadtrs that ae rightly values the enormous vote she will cast for the union ticket." It is said that Tammany wants to supply th* home county with a sheriff. dismayed by the State Committee's choice of a date for the Democratic Convention. The Republi • cans are not to be blamed for delaying their convention until after that of the Democrats. That is good politics. But thqj cannot escape the laaghter that now greets those Republican editors all over the State who, relying on what tbey called the magnanim ity of their emenies, assured their readers that the Democrats would not convene later than the middle of September. The Republicans have got a great many candidates—forty at least—and several leaders who have not been able to agree for a long time A week ago the plain spoken and frank men among the chiefs of the party openly admitted that the outlook was none too bright at least by comparison with the promised patching up of harmony in the ranks of the enemy. They were afraid that thtre would be & great aeai ot j wranglirg, of unseemly discord, followed, perhaps by an unwise nomination. Bat suddenly the air has cleared, the clouds th*t fringed the hori/on have rolled away, and these same men have began to smile. They say that tkey hare found the key to the sit uation—a key that will open every ga'.e on the road to the new Capitol, with the possible exception of the Irish gate. Taat key is Evarts. If he fca* got as lively a Presidential bee in his bonnet as his friends say ha has, these leaders declare he will ac cept the nomination. If he will accept, it may not be so difficult to unite all the claas behind him, they say. The machine men, ' the ultra-hightor.ed voters, and even the Mugwumps, are pictured as certain to file in line and march to the polls under this banner, and if there is nothing in the Ev arts record to attract the Irish vote, there is ! just as certainly nothing in it to drive that vote away. If it is not to be Kvarts, it may be Judge Andrews, or the-Hon. Ira Daven ' port; but there is a chil ing decline in both Dresel and Carr stock. It is a carious f&ct that on tie day after the meeting of the Democratic State Cen tral Committee there was a similar reaction in the Democratic ranks, and men of posi tion in the party—Hill men and Cooper men—who bad been loudly predicting the nomination of their candidates began to testify to the sudden cold wave that rolled over those following? Some said it was only a serious convulsion of natore. and some said it was only a little lowering of the temperature such as often precedes a ■pell of int«nsely hot weather. It certainly was widely felt. I'tica, Syracuse, Albany and Naw York bave all been heard from, and from each place comes the same re train. ' It may not be either Hill or Cooper." The Greenback party has called its con vention tor September 9th. at 12 o'clock at Clarendon Hall in New York. The Peo ple's National Anti-Monopoly party has called a convention at the same place and date. It, however, mee^s at 10 o'clock— two hours earlier tban the convention of the (jreenbackers. Conspicuous members of the People's Anti Monopoly party agree that no definite policy has yet been decided upon, but that in ail likelihood that organ ization will be willing to fuae with one of the Wading parties, either one that is willing to accept I he r* form platform adopted at the Saratoga Conference. That much conced ed. tht men nominated would have to be wtightd, and "we would require,' a leader »aie, "at least two men ot our own selection on such a fusion, ticket—oae Greenbacker »rd m,* Anti-Mononiliiit A moEg those spoken of as candidates on the People's National Anti-Monopoly party ticket ate W'ilKara W. Niles Railroad bom missioner John 0 Don nett, l.ouis F. Poet, Thomas B. Carrol) Leonard G. McDonald, of Glen's Fall», F B Thurb^r, Joseph Pulit zer. Rnlph Robb, F H G Clark, of Troy, and Jthn L*w, of Nyack. I>r John Swin burne is urged by the Albany Citizens' As sociation. Dr. Seeger, Chairman of the People's Anti-Monopoly organization, says his peo ple he Id the oalaace ot power and mean to continue to hold it. 'ne hare relegated the cranks and seutimentalista to the rear,'' he says, ' and our practi<r*l men have as sumed control. To us« a slac : political phrase, we mean 'to play politics in down right earnest. We are organized as never before, and our districts are in the hands of our best organizer«. We eater the cam paign with quite a little money in our treas ury, which is something remarkable for us." The Prohibitionists are talking very bravely. The impression that the rumors about St. John's earnestness and honesty, after the close ot the last campaign, weak ened the party in its strongholds is an er roneous one. The imallness of Cleveland s majority, and the largeness of the vote the temperance tolk piled up in some of tta western counties, have nerved them to re* newed effort. They say they will have more money than ever before, and will push the work in all the Republics countie » Their Convention is to be held in Syracuse on September8. ' CLOSING ASSEMBLY JAY. Th« Chantsmioa Annex to Continu* In Sec tion in til If rid» j. Ctumrvi'A, X. Y., August 24.—The American Association of Microscopiata will hold its next annual session at Chautauqua, i during the meeting of the Assembly in the summer ot 18^6. It is expected that over one hundred instruments will be here and that they will be handled by microscopies of this country with not a few from Europ'«. The closing exercise of the twelfth Ch n( tau qua Assembly commenced at 8 oclock this morning and closed at 9:15. Appro priate addresses were made by Chancellor Viscent, of the Chautauqua University, and Superintendent of the Assembly; Lewis I I Miller, of Akroa, 0., President of the A# sembly and University, and Gen. Clinton B. Fisk, of New York. A. J. Sherwin, of the Boston Conservato | ry of Music, announced Yo* y."*!. n00a. "üave you icm« Hflf'1 \ said a judge to t'— * your kosi. 24.-Promm^ jJUdiT' ** VSÏ theix ded the question in p^tÔTmyself " @ * s •S^JÜBSSZST Z THE PURITAN WINS Thg Third Trial Raes and Will Likely bs Chosen AS THE DEFENDER OF AMERICA S CUP For the Genesta-Great Interest Man ifested in the Race Yes terday ANIMATED SCENES ON THE WATER. Nsw York, August 24.—The morning dawned with cloudy and threatening weath er. Hardly a breath of wind stirred, bat at 8:30 o'clock the leiden and storm-sugge: tive clouds broke and the sun shone bright ly from a clear sky. Ât an early hour yachtsmen were astir, making ready to ac* company the crack quartette on their way over to-day's coarse, in the third series of the tri*l contesta. Scores of white-canvassed yachts, steam yachte, and crafts of all de scriptions, niake a pretty sight ha the lower bay, where they await the departure of the contestants for the starting line. Steam boats from this city took down large num bers of yachtsmen's friends, and admirers of both the Puritan and Priscilla, to the lower bay. The selection of ^a competitor for the Geuesta has now narrowed down to these two yachts. Yacht talk was rampant and were freely and fully discussed. The vic tory of the Priacilla on Saturday intensifies the interest in to-day's contest. The stock of this yacht has received quite a boom, and her admirers contend that she is by long odds the safest beat to select, arguing that if well handled, in either rough or calm weather, she can outsail her rivals. On the other band prominent yachtmen say that the Puritan is the only yacht in the United States to-day that can be relied on to beat the English yacht. A gentleman of prominence in yachting circles stated to day that he had witnessed both the recent contests between the PriBcilla and Puritan, and was dtcidedly of the opinion that The Puritan Was the Best Boat, and he honestly believed that no intelligent yachtman who had seen them race could come to any other conclusion. "I have no interest in the matter further than the spirit which naturally inspires every man to wish and hope for the success of bis country in all matters, by fair means; and 1 think the best boat Bhould be selected. Even though the Priscilla," he continued, as I and others believe, can beat the Ge nesta 1 think no chances should be taken, as I have no doubt :he Genesta will prove a hard ot>e to beat " The consensus of opin ion is that the Puritan will be selected. The Genesta rnVIng Point«. The Genesta is expected to go over the course with the yachts to-day, but it is be lieved if she does it will only be ter the pur pose of studying the course and watching the points ot her probable competitor. Snortly after 9 o clock the tug Luckin bach, with the American Cup Committee on board, and with two contestants, left off Stapletoa. Staten Island, for th? starting point. The weather is now clear; with a slight wind from the south. Where the Courte Lies. Ne* York, August 24.—The contest be tween the yachts to-day is over the regular course of the New Yotfc Yacht Club, which is from a point off Owl s H tad. Long Islaed. down thrsagh ship ebannel to buoy No. 19 near the Southwest Spit; thence passing south of buoy 8 j out by Saady Hook, to th« Sandy Hoo> light ship, returning over the same course and finishing o ? buoy 15, just below the Narrows. The Puritan Lead» at Start. Sasdy Hooä. August 24.—M:35 a. m.— The y achts have started and are now off Westbank. The Puritan is leading, followed closely by the Priecilla. The Gracie got away ahead of tlse Bedouin, and' still leads her The Genesta did not acccrapany the ractis. as was anticipated. The Puritan slightly Alien«*» Sandy Hook. August 24.—Tae yachts eDgagsd in to-day a trial contest passed buoy No. 5, off the point of Sandy nook, outward bound, as follows: Puritan, 12b., K>m., 39. ; Priacilla, 12h., 14m., 4öa.; Gra eta, 12h , 20m . 30s.; Bedouin, 12b., 23m.. 55s. Wtad mcderate, west by southwest. Sankt Hook, August 24—1:20 p cs.— The Prtsrilla is now gaining on the Puri 1 ATI I 3ha Puritan »UN Ahead. Sankt Eodk, August 24.—The y-ichti the Scotland light ship bound as fol lows: Puritan, 1:17; Ptiscrilla, l:17Jç Gracie 1:26; Bedouin, 1:30. Puritan Wlti% New York, August 2A—In the third tri». 1 raa- between the facht* Puritan and Priscilla to (^»termine whiah shall defend the American cup against tbe English cut ter Genesta, the Puritan crossed the home line 41 seconds actual time; ahead of the Pritcilla. The corrected time gives Puri tan the race fcy 1 minute aa.l .VJ seconds. Of the three t^al races the Puritan was the first in a strong breeze, Priscrilla won sec ond in extreosly light weather, and Puri tan won the deciding one to daj in a mode rate bieeze and smooth wat»* While it is not actually decided that she is the yacht which will be selected to de 'end America's cop. it is almost certain that she wili be the chosen of the meeting of New York clubs to be held this we»-k. A SENSATIONAL STORY. A Politician. Cballangea* Snjr Lltntcuuil for Slandering &ntnt. Bar Harjor, Mk , August 24.—A sensa tional fctory has just leaked out here, the substance ot which is as follows: While a prominent politician of New York city, a personal friend of General Grant, was visit ing the flagship Tennessee, with a party of ladies, a certain Lieutenant on hoeird. who was still wearing the mouniog crape upon his arm, indulged in slanderous re mirks against General Grant's character and career. The politician becamo very angry, and on his r< tarn to shore iamedi a.ely sent the slanderer a challenge to fight a dutl. The latter declined on the ground that dueling is in violation of navy regula tions. The irate gentleman notified tbe officer that he would shoot him oo sight unless he accepted the challenge The Lienuoant finally accepted, bat, while the preliminaries were being arranged, the Admiral heard rumors of tbe affair and de clined to permit tbe lieutenant to go ashore, thus frustrating the duel for the present at least. The Mew fork BapabUcau Stat« Com mit tea. Saratoga, N. Y., August 24.—The Re publican State Committee will meet at L'on „Teas Hall early to-morrow afternoon. Several prominent Republicans have al i but^*t*»<i ne quartered at tbe no « »oß^^lird Assistant Postmaster ^Tpes*. a»4 t*en is among tbe new ar - of the oommittec bare yet , xTlare «spected to-night or to 94jc, c&J&g At Congress Hall is in Ic, closing At 94Jo; 'hing promises to go |c, closing At W|c; u state? ïVise=«m MORGANTOWN'8 CENTENNIAL A Big Tin* Exp« c tod—The PropiaM Amaitd. Special to Ito JSfider. Morgaktowk, August 24.—Arrangement« for car centennial celebration are being made. The Central Committee get in acme good work a few days ago. They prepared »programme for the centennial exsreuer, which was printed in our local papers in their litt issue. It calls for orators, poeti and historians, all of which are the product of Morgan town. The exercises on the first day are entirely of a literary character. The second and last will be devoted mainly to the grand procession and a good time generally. The moet striking feature of the pro gramme is the assignment of sixteen sub jects to the same number of prominent cit izens of the town on which essays will be prepared for publication. This will cer tainly afford any one desiring to know the history of Morgantown an opportunity to ac quire it The Central Committee has also author ized Mr. W. C. M (.Grew |o write to the B. à 0. railroad companynor special rat« of transportation to all who may desire to attend the Cent^maL^^kii^of ^Bourse, pStalTo^hisprinfb^ One caD easily see that the whole affair is beginning to assume a shape. Centennial is now be ing talked not only by the tew but by the many. It is now the general topic for discussion by the people of tnc country. No longer is aay one heard to doubt that there will be s grand timô at Mor/antown on the 28th and 2'Jth of next Octootr, but all accept it as s fact, and are beginning to make arrange ments accordingly. The Teachers' Institute of this coutiij will meet here tQ-dav at 2 p m. It will be conducted by Prof. f. E Hodges, who ha; been engaged in this kind of work for sev eral weeks past. It is expected tha* a large number of teachers will attend. Quite an educational revival is anticipated. STARTLING DEVELOPMENTS. Architect Bell Charged With Improper t'se of Public Moneys. New York, August 24.—A Washington special to the Sun says: The Treasury Commission which has been investigating the office of the Supervising Architect, haa ordered the suspension of all payments in the case of the new postoffice building at Kansas City. A bad state of things has been developed there. At the last session ot Congress $20,000 were appropriated for tie completion of the approaches to the building, for a clock and for sewer con nections. On the strength of this appro priation the citizens $1,600 for a fine clock bell, which was to enable residents of the city and vicinity within a radius ot six miles to keep the time and set their watches by. But months passed by and there was no sign of the clock. This led to inquiry, and inquiry led to disagreeable revela tions. It cow appears that Supervising A»rhitect Bell has spent the whole $-'',000, and that only $1,400 of the sum bas gone for any of the objects embraced in the appropriation. This sum was paid for an iron fence. The sum of $ld,b00 has been spent for a heavy marble wainscoting whbin the post office. for which there is no warrant in the appropriation. The result is that the ac counts are suspended, and Mr. Bell finds himself charged with an illeral ar.d im proper expenditure of public moneys. SUICIDE SUSPECTED. Strang«" Secrecy in Hrgarri to a Wealthy Man's I>eath. Phu.ap^lphu. August 21.—The Becord this mornisg says: Charles A Gambrill, a wealthy Baltimore merchant, died suddenly at the Continental Hotel laet evening uader peculiar circjtnstances Mr. G imbrill ar rived at the hotel on Friday feat, and sicce that time is said to have been drinking somewhat heavier. A number of empty bottles were found in his room, one of which had contained spirits ot ammoaia, and an otier had been filled with valerian. Both these wer« empty, and il is thougkt the de ceased merchant took an overdose of one or tie other and dietî from the effects The greatst reserve was displayed by the em ploy s» of the hotel in speaking ot the mat ter, end even the name of the physician who Attended Mr Gambrtll was kept a se cret. This, it was learned was Dr Wood ford, ei Coroner's physician, and it was stated that he had authorized tha hotel clerk i> say that death had resulted from heart ibease. The matter will no doubt be rigidly investigated to-day by the Coro A STRANGE COINCIDENCE. In Counralioii With the Tate of a Mui* dered M»n> Vixcmxs Im*., Äugest 24.—The Clarke-Y c?!»is murder of last Monday is still the topic aJ general conversation. The*e is a strac ke coincidence in connection with youi'^' Vor its, the particular» ot which were made publie yesterday. Vorhis lived at Farmland, >sr Winchester, Sor a number of yeurs. A few years ago Vorhin' 6ister • as murdwed by her b.sbaad William Burroughs It seems that /orhis was the only wiirta» to the bloody tragedy, and his testimony ient Burroughs his brother-in law, to the penitentiary lor life. Burroughs always swo?e that Vorhis testified falsely in the cate. The second muider o£the family was that in which Vorhis lost his life lait Monday night, and singularly enough, only eight hour« after Vorhis died. Burroughs breath« d bis last in the penitentiary at Michigan City. Barrougha remains were interred near Winchester the day after Vorhis vu buried. "löFTätseäT" Down in a Huorteaae, With All on Board. Bsac s»kt, S. C , August 2.4—The steam ship Alexandria, which arrived yesterday, rept rts tfce wreck of the Sco • i steam dredge Beaufort, on August H, off 'Joe Bermudas. Capt Penny and the creat oi 10 or 12 mca are believed to have a& been lost. The Beaufort cleared trom Savannah in ballast on July 20. tor Greenoek, Scotland, via Bermuda. She sailed from Bermuda on August 2, and was cMght iu a hurricane when six days. oui. The Beaufort was a new dredge oi great newer, built especially to dig phosphate aw Hume Bros., at Charleston. She proved a tail are, and hai a screw and spare pat in and started hack. She was seventy days coming over. Cap I tain Penny was a native of Nova Scotia. The men on the tag that took the Beaafort down tte river Mated that the o&ossa aad I crew «in droak when they parted com* I p»ny- L té Hot at tk* Cimit May b* ] Csicauo, August 2i.—The weekly liter ary publication known as tk« Current aad ; manaztd by Edgar L Wake at an, has j oeasca to exist. Last night Mr. Wakemaa I sent oat Mr. Neebit, the manager of tke I ofice, to attend to eonse business, and when that gentleman returned he found Mr. i Wakemaa absent and a letter on hi* desk I instructingfkim to tend ont a circular to the pa pen of the suspension ot the Carrent, and which has been «beady published. The failure is attributed to tke unwillingness el some monied friends to come to Mr. Wake man's support at tke right moment Mr Neebit said today that he had not head fram Mr. Wakemaa sines last night »ad believed h; had gone to s%m QtfeflC Otf fa FAILED FOR $4,000. IL A Ni*, •* Bk Garden—Jos. 9peidel a Preferred creditor» I Btxcial te IM Reçùier. ES», W. Va., Angwt 24.—R. D. Dean, «kdrchant of Elk Gardes, this coun ty, med« an assignment on Saturday, the 22 J, to Ci. Middleton. Liabilities $4,000. The Third National Bank of Cumberland, Md., tni Jos. Speidel, of Wheeling, are among As pcefisrred creditors. Coctinaod depreasifta of the mining interests the cauie AHARD GLOVE CONTEST PpoB»dj|r the Jrrent of the Principals, Ino Ar• Releued on Ball. RocHMtca, Auguat 24.—A ipaoial from Oak O*ol»rd. via Carlton, says: The BTfti—r Charlotte left the Glen House at a quarter $0 1 o'clock this morning carrying a party #1 f over five hundred, who had pa:d five doDaza apiece for the privilege of see ing Baker and Slatterly fight with hard glove« U) a finish. When the steamer ar rived at Charlotte the tug Florence Yates was waiting with another party on board. The tvs steamers made the trip in coaaany, ««riving here at 0:15 a m. It wac lea'ûd upon landing dyt Slattery and Baktr wen both In jail at Albion. At about 2 o'clock this morning Colonel Howard, Sheriff of Orbans county, and a posse of men, came there with a warrant issued by Justice Tucker for the arrest oi both the men. Slattery was stopping at the Point Breeze hotel on the east side of Oak Or chard Creek, and Baker at tue Lakeview House, on the west 8ide. Sheriff Howard broke in thç uôôrof Slattery's room while oiattery was asleep, and handcuffed both his prisoners before he started with them for Albion. Slattery arrived here last Saturday night, and Laker came the night before, bringing several friends with him. His father lires between here and Albion, and Baker, beinp well known about here, has told a go>l many people when and where the fight would come off. Slavery's friends appear much disappointed with Baker's action in this respect. One of them said that the ficht might as well have been appointed in the Arcade. An Albion special says: At 10:30 this momingthe parties were arraigned before JusticeTucker and discharged on to ids of $1,000 each to keep the peace. Groups of people are gathering at every corner dis nififlincr tha ft flair BRUTAL TRAPEZISTS. A Girl Beaten In a Terrible Manner l>y Her Guardian*. Chicago, August 2 J.—A trail girl named Mercedez Corsuso, otherwise "The Cuban Wonder," who for the past week has been performing nightly at a variety theatie on State street, was at the Desplaines street police station yesterday. The child was trade to go through a series of movements on the trapeze, and her diminutive stature and the agilhv and skill with which she ex ecuted some difficult feats made her a de sirable attraction. Her age is about 12, though she looks fully two yearo younger After her performance at the theater re cently, the little girl met with a man in the audience who conversed with her ia Span ish. Sàe told him that on that afternoon she was beaten with a whip till the blood flowed from her nose aod ears. She «m at rehearsal, and failed in a difficult act that was being taught her by Belletta Du Crow, a female trapeze performs?. The child said that this woman tock her from her pareils, who worked on a planta tion in Cuba, promising she would educate the little Mercedez. The woman and her husband, Daniel DuCrow, also a performer, ioBftad of educating the child at school, taught her to perform on the stag*,and used her aa their principal attraction. This gen tlemaa reported the facts to the Humane Society, and the child was fouud tc*be in a pitiable state. Her right hip was swollen to double >ti natural Bize. and it seemed as if the little one was to be crippled forever. This malformation, she explained, was the result of & lall she met with while practicing one day. After that she became strangely timid, and the woman was in the habit ot beating her cruelly to get her to go on the «tage. The DuCrows have been arrested and will be prosecuted for craelty to chil crer. MEXICO S fOUVT. fh» Funding Law ATill Remwin Intact—A Final Derixlou. City ok Mexico, via. Galveston, Texas, Anf:L»t 24—Mucb interest attaches to an articfe belit ved to have been oTkrially in » pi red and which hag appeared in one of the city pu j W8 and is supposed to outline the future policy of the Govern m ?at. The article-asserts that the administration will stand «jpdly by the fending law of June 22. This semiofficial assertion is cocsiderea significant on account of its publication simultaneously with the arrival hot»» of a specially deputed railway agent from Bos ton for tie purpose of arranging a Govern ment recognition of railway certifi cate* funded in six per sent. bonds ruining twenty v*n. It is considered an atficial and final decision of the Government to take no nation until the finances admit of such. The tenor ol the article is decisive that the funding law will remain inta A, and it is thought the article was prompted by persisistent rumors prevailing hero- and abroad that '.he Administration had weak ened. The article expresses the Government'« desire to dm! justly witball, affected by the funding la:v, and closes: "But the favorable conditions cannot be forced, and the rail way ticket« mHft taka their chance» with the mt of the cr-ferred obligations.' As a farther pr»f of the Government's Eriinesi is eitfrd the fact that the contract for en graving the new issue si bonds is signed, and the bonds will sooa be thrown lpo^ the A PEACE OFFERING. A Wall Known K*-Cenfedarat» Contrib utor to a Kotliern HcmajiiU. Ciluwfu , 0., August 24.—The soldiers at this place are taring to raise $10,000 to b«9d a private soldiers' monument in the toon of a memorial hall. They raised 91,000 at a jwc.-nt soldier»' reunion, and have appointed H. K. Patera, Qaartermaa- ! ter ot Poet 4£4, G. A. R., tc receive contri hâtions, la 1874 there waa a reunion here oi the blue aad the gray, and, as a coose 1 qnsnce, 1. M. Dalzell «ho called the re union, received a let er recently Crom Col. Robert MtEldowney, of New Martinsville, W. Va., a member of Stonewall Jackson's brigade, inclosing a contribution for the monument. He says ' I am not a membet of any 'Coafed' camp, beiag too far re a»v«i from them, hut the brigade (Sioao> wall's) to which I belonged has something of a history. I iaclose a small contrihn tioa. with regrets that I eaaaot make it a larger ram.' At the reunion noted, aad several others since held, Mr. McEldowaey made himself a host of friends among C nion veterans by his cordial efbrts at restoring good feeling between the sections. Tb« leva BapaMlaaa Coavantloa. Des Moms, Iowa, August 24 —The Re pahliaaa Committee to ■wiwls a Gover nor has reached the city, and will open headquarters to-day preparatory to the State Convention, which assets on Wednes day and Thursday. Ninety-five of the oisetvnise twenties have ben heard from, and Senator Larabee has 60^ vote«, or 59 more than a majority, the t. .under being «rided between Hall. Gi12* and Wetf, For the Preservation of Mohamme danism in Africa. » SAMADU'S ARMY OF 100,000 STRONG Operating in an Extraordinary Manner In the Interior of Africa—A Heroic King. A CONSUL'S ROMANTIC DISPATCH. W18HIXOTOS, August 'J4.—Secretary of State Bayard is in receipt of a dispatch from Sierra Leon, giving accounts oi the movements of an army of 100,000 men in the interior of Africa. The dispatch is dated Jnly 14 last, and was sent by United States Consul Lewis. Mr. Lewis says: "I have the honor te bring to the notiça of the Department of State the fact c£ an extraor dinary movement among Mohamme dans of the NigritUsregions, extending from Timbnctoo on ehe weat coast. It ap pears that in 1880 a Mandingo named Ssmadü, of extraordinary intelligence and «nèrgy, conceived th» idea that he was callei of God to wage war for the suppression of paganism and the opening of roads to the east, which in cer tain districts have been for generations sub jected to excessive blackmail and to the plundering of vagabond tribes. During the last five years he has collected an army con sisting of foot and horse of about 100,000 men. Mohommedan youth, whereever he goes, flocks to hia standard anxious not only to secure the reward in the hereafter promised to those who fight for religion but to carry off the rich spoils of time, which these expeditions that battle for faith are ture to win. It is said that Samadu's Army is divided into three portion*, one is operat ing near the head waters of the Niger This portion recently drove certain French troops from the gold regions of the bourse of which they had taken possession and are now beseigiDg Hammocks, a large town on 1 e Niger, occupied about three year» ago by Freath who have erected fortifications <hr janother p rtion of the army is operat irg id the region eatt of Liberia, and by t pprewinjr the disturbing elements nnfet »ring trade, introducing knowledge of re gion and letters is in one sense opening the way (or negro immigrants of intelli gf nee and energy from Amerini to p«sh out from the Africa-American Republic to the h<althy and fertile regions of the interior. In another sense it is fore stalling the whole region For Mohamnieditnlcm and making it difficult, if not impossible if indeed it is desirable,to convert that coun try to the faith imported from America by immigrant* The third portion of the army is approaching the coast a few miles north of Sierra Leon. It has oecured submission by force or voluntary surr-nder of all tribes on the way for five thou»»nd miles back The larg-st and most important pau'an kingdom on this side of the Niger was Sooiima, of which Talaba. a -Wge commer cial city, was the cupitol. For the last sixty years rbe fulah Mohammedans have been trying by diplomacy and by arms to subdue this city to the faith, but it has always successfully resisted both diplomat and warrior. I-iet year Samadus army in overwhelming numbers surrounded it and called upon the hing to surrender ßcd pro fess Islam. This he refused to do. A Hero)«' King. The town was then invested and a$er a terrible Mege of five months the king as sembled the royal fami-y and the principal chiefs in his powder house and informed tb»ra that he could hold out no longer as his resources were exhaus'ed, but having for more than "200 years belonged to the Eli ruling element he was determined for himself aid family, to die rather than come under Mohammedan rule. He gave the chiefs their choice either to- die wiih him or <:o oat of the town and give them selves up to the enemy. They decided to die with him. He then set fir» Jo the pow der and they were all blown up. This end ed the Soollnea power which for more than seven generations inllueoced trade and pol itics of extensive district« and had com manded the principal highways to the coast Another very important achievement of th s army is the dtsirue,:oa of the tloobas' Do«er. an irrespot sible ( r/ani. atio» w lieh for thirty jear»has b«en a source o anoy ance an<i loss to caravans puling from the interior to the coast. Samadu jjave orders to attack them in their mountain strong holds which until then had proved inarcea cible to the neieiiborinz forces. J*Cht*f'« l'nte. They wer« surprised, their ch ef was cap toted and decapitated, and hia arms and iffB severed from tbr- trank «ere sent to verioue countn*, where tb<- inhabitant« bud Buffered fruoi hi« predatory proceed ings. The Itoobu am described &* reoe t'ude Fan'aha in rebelijon against the King «i Timbos Tbe road» »o» have been c'^artd of ib*e thieves and murderers. These operations will no', he without salu tary efloct noon Am>icko commerce, fi tt ere is in t.'iat coiatry an increasing de mand for American pr«iu< tion«, and many of the articks produced by tue people are valuable in American tr*d» St mad-Va nrm? is now an y a few taih • from the 09Mt northeast of Sierra l^eon. S At LR 0 AO STRIKE In Ml»»i»alppt—Thp«« Hundred Men Owl •loietly ml Orden». Mk.EWH.iiK, M:as., August 24.—Tbe a* chanica ia the New thieaaa and Northwest ern shop> in this cky, went on a strike tbis morning for two montha and 24 day'« back pay and for re/ular pay days. There are at>ou' n>0 men oa a strike, and they appear to be stern and stubborn in their purpose. As fas', as trains some in oa the Alabama and ( *eat Western. tësa» Tennessee and Virginia, and Georgia, Mobile and Ohio, and the New Orleans and Northeastern railroads, tbe strikers take the engineers off the» engines and ran tbe engines in tbe rouadhoafie. Four traiaa are detained here now. Trains tisrjing express ax.d »all can will be allowed to run, bat all passenger can will be detached, Tbe sinken aro sober and quiet. A delegation cl promit ent citizens will visit the striken at the shop this afternoon lor the purpose ol advising pradeaes aad aaodention Boarding boosts in the viciaity of tbe shops express a deter mi aw ion to take ao "scabs" who may be eent ban to work in tbe place oi tbe strik ▲ Baak OScial ftniclAes. Poroi Fsasntxohaji, Mass., August 24. —Ex-Treasurer Adams, of Franniaghaa S>^ inga Bank, whose accoaata van, last week, made tbe sabjeet of special invest g% tion s! Baak Cowmiaeioner Gatcbel, nad whose resignation was requested committed fnicide at tbe bank, tkii aher noon by cat ting hi« throat. meatrMÜ's Peat. Voktual, An gast 24.—Twenty-fin earn at smallpox ware reported uniay. Then were twenty-eight deaths daring ths the forty-eight boon soding at boob to-day Masese <A intercnaioa to ths Almighty to pt t a s'op to ths plfns are oslsbrsted daiij to ths Bast Bed ■uiurs ru». Tta« Boat IkltTM Okptvnd mmd Ud|W In Jail. About two weeks ago George AtweD went down to the liter, m im customary with him, and upon arriving at the place where he had tb« night before left a boat house containing about $60. belonging to himself, «ieorçe Way and Harry Keller, he Joand that it and its contents had departed luring the night He investigated the sua* ter, but could ä*d bo trace of' it nntil Mar shal Sanson aui« a tnp down as ht u Parkenburg, on thaQhio River road, where he leaned that the boat he described, con taining four men. had been seen to pass that point. He teWraaked on down to another tmall town on then ver to have* the author ities to arrest the occupant» of the boat and take tlem by boat to Wheeling. Yesterday be received a tesspMR from the Marshal of Mason City that the mea had been arrested and taken to Parkswhor*. Hanson tele graphed back to have them brought to Wheeling on the Ande*. When the boat landed at Bellaire last evening SherilT Sedgwick was waiting with hand cuffs for the prisoners. On going onto the boat be found Possum Coss, Robert Bunch, Robert Findlay and Wm. McNight in charge of the Virginia authorities. Tl\e SLwif took charge o( the goners a* soon as the boat landed aad handouffsd them ligiiii and brought them np to Bridgeport on the CAP. train and from there to St. Claire ville on the C , L & W. This makes eight Martin's Ferrvmen now confined in the St. Clairsville jail, and all oi them on chargee that will, if proven, send them to the peni tentiary. Com is an old offender, having served one term in the Ohio Penitentiary for bouse breaking. McXight is the man who broke out oi the jail at Martin's Ferry while getting a bondsman to secure him from waiting to have the grand jury act on two charges oi shooting with intent to kill a brakeman on the C. A P. railroad. Mar tin's Ferry, it seems, will be scarce of thieves if this thing keeps on at this rate, there being only about five more suspects in town and vicinity. James H. Drennen. Ksq , who returned fiom Pittsburg Saturday, is in a rather serious condition. l»r. J. W. I'arrah and family have re turned from a visit in Steubenville. William Humphreys. Corresponding Sec rotary of tie Iron Moulders' Union, bu a petition to be signed by ourcitizi ns request ing President Cleveland to call a special session of Congress to act solely on the la'or queition and the pr.eent dullness in lb bor circ les Yeiterday the Island Stand iron earn» up to play a game of base ball with the Wood club of thin place. The game was very one aided op till the third inning the »core standing 7 to 0, in favor of Marin's Kerry At this junctor® of the game Ahl the Mar tin's Ferry catcher, bid bis fore tin?»r dislo cated, unfitting him for dutv At the end of the game the score stood 17 to 12 in favor of Martin'* Ferry. The Wood base ball club ro to St. CUirs ville today to play the St. (.'lairsville club on thr fair grounds. BKI1X4RCUKT. On Sunday Samuel Bacey went into a corn field to drive a b'iud horse wit <»f the patch and upon striking the animal with a stick, received both hiud f<*et in the region of the abdomen causing a verj pvnful, but, it is hoped, not terioua injury Mining Engineer W. B If an Ion leaves Wednesday moraine for a week's tiipni lioane county, \7. Va , to look up some timber land for a Massiilon capitalist Yesterday 'Squire Robinson sent Henry Nsininger to S». ('lairsville to serve thirty days for aesault and battery committed on Satarday night. An iy Baggs, on the same charge, was sent '.)? for fifteen days. There are a few Bridgeporters who think of taking in the Niagara excursion on 8at uiday. Mrs John Peltr. died at n:ne o'clock Sun day morn:og, and will be buried to day at 0 »V I« A»i »H«r Mill Yoi'Koktow», Ohio, August 24.—This morning the proprietors of the Valley Mill«, of the TrumbMll Iron Company, at (Hrard, signed the scale, The :urmer will go to work to-morrow and the latter on Wedn»s day. N'gotiatfoaa at Andrews' Bros, A Co., at Baaelton & Co , are still ponding, ard it is believed will bo settled by night, which will put ail the mills in this valley in op ration. 1 he striking nulere at Brown, Bonnell & Co. s are still out, with no prospects of a eet rlt mei.t. lia«« lull. A' Pittsburg—Pittsburg 5, Ixiuisville 9. l-'.rrcT»—Pittaburg 2, I>outsville 7. Bases— Pittfbvrg 16, Ixiuisville 11. Struck out—By Morris 4, by Conner 2. At 5i w York—Brookton 7, Metropo • tans."». Krrore— 3 each. Bases—Brooklvn 23, Metropolitans 6. Struck out—iiy Cuthixaa 2, by Porter 5. At ]h)iiladelphia—Athletics 13.Baltimore 2. Krrors—Athletics 2, B. In mors 7 Jiasee —Athletic« 19, Baltimore 5. Struck oat— By Kn-Miff 5, by Ilendereoa € At Hew York—New York 10, Providenoe 5. Krrors—New York 7, Providence 10. Bate«—New York 13, Providence 8, Pitch ers, Keele end Itadbonrne. Ornln In Sl|k(. Chkaoo, Aug. 21.—The loilowing figure« taken from the official statement o< the Board of Trade to b« post-<3 on Change to morrow, »bowing the amoant of grain in sight in he United States and Canada on Saturday, Aug 22, and ataoaat of incroaaa or decrease over the preceding week: Wheat 42,683 '> '2, deoroaa« 253t6'»5; com 4, 45»,65», increase i5,9nl ; oau 2 0'.M,130, decrease 331.212; rye 232,7tt6, decrease 70, 735; baeiey 113,232, decrease 2,409. The ascxint of grain in store in Chicago elevator* on the date naased vu Wh»-ai 14,019 »10; corn 1,290 702; oaU 138.H44; -*»9 har'»v 1.558. Empirer Fraads Jo*#b Arrivfctl Kratator. HE DECLINES A MILITARY OVAR* Russia Keeps Her Eye On the British Envoy—Alarming Increase af Cholera at Marseilles. GENERAL FOREIGN OtSTATOHES. VicfM, August 24—Francis Joseph started for Kremsier, vh«ro he is to mat the Ctar of Russia ob Wedaseday. He de clined a military guard daring the jour ney. Tkt AaitHai Kinp«r«r Anlm. K&mmck, Auga*t 24.—'TIm Eaperar F.ancis Joseph and Km pre« Eliiabeth, of Ayetria. accompanied by the Crown Priaoo I 'i' iTwiy shower. W w untti 9 o dock, when the clouds ôrôie àii the sua is sow shining brightly. iiilom rnactiMM. Paris, August 21.—Oreot anxiety is dis played by Freoch itatesmsa as to tae out come of the meeting between the Ctar aad Emperor oi Austria next Wednesday at K remuer. RomI» WM«IUi( ta* Br«iah bT«y, CoXSTAXTIVOrLK. August 21—Huù, fearing that Sir Henry Drummoad Wölfl, ' iptcial Britiah etvoy to the Forte, is nader instructions to tiler the Sultan England's Assistance in again getting possessio« of Hart and also the control of Bulgaria, ia return tor an Anglo Turkish alliance, has instructed M. NelidoflT Russian Ambassador to Turkey, to keep a careful watch upon the British envoy's negotiations. Hostile Demonstratio«« nr*i|kMtapsla Madrid, August 24.—Aati-Oonaaadem onstration» similar to the one in Madrid w»r* mad*in «T«rv one of the Snaaish dto* rinces yesterday. Cholara !«*tUMrs, Madrid, August 34.—The following Me tistics »how the number of caaea of cholera and deaths in the infected district« of Spain yesterday as compared with the lIth inst.,a week ago In AlciaaU, 5G mort new cm«'« and 37 more death«; in Barcilo— • 'JO caaee, 32 death* ; in Caeaca 336 CUM, 87 deaths; Madrid 34 caaee, 7 death«; Te ruel 31 casee, 30 death«; V'allodaha 181 cues, 20 deatha; Aimera 409 ca«e«, 124 -i deaths; Cordova 87 caaee, 14 death«; La> ! grano 40 casee, 18 death«; Navarre 267 1 casea 10t* deatha. Alhaoet«'« ottm report ed lor the twenty-four hourt ending with yesterday were 76 leas and death« 24 I««« jj than the number reported oa the 16th. la 1 Granada aew oases were 171 lees aid 4 deaths 102 leea. In Valencia than von *j 50 cases less. In Paloacia ther« wero lift j aad 12 deaths le««, and ia Saratoga» i the new casee were 193 lew and death« ft4 ' km «»rr fit» TbouMad Hew Oaeas. Minant, August 24.—The aoaibor of new caeee of cholera ia Spain y«et«rday y waa 5,919, aad the number of mü« fro* J that diaea«« I,95!>. O row tag Won* at T«ttfow. Toito*, August 24 —Flftr death« fro* cholera have ocrurred here during the pa«t 24 hour«. I k The MortwIMyal'v^geaUlM» Maaatiixa, August It ootondred and sixty deaths from cboleiV-tAre Be-' ™ curred in this city daring the pMt 48 boon» j A forming 0*a4MM at Mar—tile» rj Marsiii.i ks, Augu«t 24—Nooo hoar, aad the situation is already alarming Within the puat 49 houra two haadrad aew oaflM I have been admitted to the Pharoh HapU fl and during .he same period two huflrW i draths from the dieeaee have be«« report«! within the city limit«, beeide« fifty In tho 1 .«»iL..« ...Wxaka j WELLS tUMt Young Man WIW> (hi|kl to Nil Oaaaral Haw*. u ik« M trimm Va., Ao/fael 14.' of the lively young men »boot ton Ibe r uaual Haturday nod fr—iaj ni|W jamb7ieraa little farther tbaa nul ImI > « (?kit, nod broke into the gnm fronery room nt the rnnrhet baoee, ooenpied kf f. Frank Sp «d«l. They denr>;edA an oaftiel imj kuout fifty vatenaelooe and o*k»r m »loi >. The^sVcnmore Garden i *u al»o eouied nt nboot the ~ nn-i it ia *»id among «(her tl ten fnllone of ae nrdent carried off. 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