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Important News Items Received aa W
So to Press.
IHsaaier. Accident anil latnlltle.
Fire nt 4 o'clock yrstordny morning ln
Wtroycd the residence of Frederick Smith, nf
Windsor, Ont, In their effort to escnie,
Mr. and Mm. Smith, their sistcr-ln-lnw.Mr.
E. F. Smith, were seriously, If not fatally
burned, mid Mrs. C. It. Greer was badly In
jured by Jumping from n window. The
women received their injuries while trying
to lave Kimi money they hud forgotten
when tlio fir broke out.
Two men, Frank Snowdon nnd Goorgo
I.lnkhnncr, were run over nnd killed on the
Pennsylvania Rnllrond nenr Wlliucrdlng,
. The rnst bonnd pnscnger train on the
Chicago, Cleveland, Clncinnntl ntul St. Louis
Railroad ran Into a freight train nenr Kd
wsrdsvlllo crossing, eight miles from Altnn.
The engineer nnd fireman were killed nnd
many of the passenger seriously Injured,
An express train on the Rig Four mnd
ran Into nil open switch nt Kdwnnlsvillo
Junction, III., nnd collided with a freight
train. I'Mwitrd Hoffman, engineer, nnd
William Barrett, flremnn, both of Mat toon,
111., were killed, nnd Samuel Coswcll, a
tramp, was fntnlly injured.
During a terrific wind mid rain storm at
Phoenix, Ariz., numy frnll houses were de
mol:hcd nnd two Indian were killed by
A dynamite cartridge concealed In n shenf
of when! tore a thrashing machine to pieces
near Ogden, I'tnh, and scattered the farm
hands in every direction. Two are believed
to be fatally Injured.
A collision at Krie, Pa., of the east-bound
Chicago nnd Itoston special on the Lake
Shore with a freight, canned the instant
death of Engineer William Welsh nnd l-'ire-man
Jacob Berknor, both of IluflTnlo.
Stephen I'crry, of Cleveland, n passenger,
was seriously hutt but may recover.
Capital. I.nbnr and tnitnatrlitl.
At Marquette, Mich., operations nt the
Champion Iron Mine were suspended for nil
ndeflnite period nnd the entire force cf OnO
employes discharged. The suspension is
due, it is said, to the fact. Hint the company
is unable to market its ore.
At Chicago, an ngreement between the
officials of the Chicago, Uurlington nnd
Quincy nnd representative of the employes
of the rond, by the terms of which a sub
stantial general advance in wages was grant
ed the employes, went into effect Wednes
day. The American District messenger boys
went out on a strike at New York.
Every department of the Phoenix Iron
Company, I'hoenixville, Pa., wns started up
Tuesday night for the first time In years.
The firm has received a number of orders
from Homestead, and the works will run
double turn.
Cleveland messenger boys are on strike
Advices from Australia say the miners in
the silver mines nt Ilrlkenhill have struck.
All mines are idle, and about 0,000 men are
ont of work. The mine ownors decided
that getting out ore shall bo let by contract.
The men refuse to agree to this, and ask
that it be paid for by the day, as nt present.
The members of Typographical I'nlon
No. 13. Itoston, Mass., by a vote of 2ai to
882, declared against paying an assessment
of 10 cents per week for further support of
the printers on strike in Pittsburg. Pa
Typographical Union No. 0, of Sew York
City, took the same action a few days since-
John L. Miller of n Quincy (Mass.) granite
firm, whose workmen are on strike, has
received a threatening letter signed, "He
member Frick."
The Carpenters' Union of South Bend,
Ind., served notice on all contractors of the
city employing union men thnt it would re
fuse to use Carnegie material hereafter.
The Watt Mining Car Wheel Works at
Barnesviile, O.. is idle on account of the
strike at Homestead, Pa.,
Eighty-seven Iron and steel companies
have now signed tha new Amalgamated
The Wheeling (W. Va.) Iron and Steel
Company, a combine comosed of the Bel
mont, Bon wood and Ton Mill companies,
has organised by the election of Russell
Hubbard, President. The concern will have
capital of over s,000,000 and will be the
largest Iron and steel concern after the Car
negie's in the Ohio Valley. The projectors
of the company state thnt the combine wns
made necessary by the efforts of the Car
negie Steel Company to crush out its smuller
A compromise nas oeen orrectea netween
tha strikers and mill owners at Stevens'
Point, Wis. The mills have started.
The reported trouble at the Studebnkcr
wagon works, at South Bend, Ind., between
the firm and the workmen is denied by the
A large number of the quarryraen at the
Millstone granite quarries at Niantic, Ont.,
have gone back to work regardless of the
union, and it is expected the remainder will
do so as soon as places are offered them.
The granite cutters, it is thought, will soon
follow suit. Tha men have been out since
May 1.
Five hundred miners employed in the
Montana, (W. Ya.) mines quit work on a
strike, which promisee to be one of the most
4itterlyieonteated ever in the State. The
atrike ia ia order to force recognition of the
Miner' Union. Tha miners at Beech wood
juid Opekieka are already out and 1,500
miners at Uonongha will probab'y go ou
next week. All the miners in Ui Wheeling
, district arc getting ready to go out on a strike
for the BUta scale.
Wasklactea Kiwt,
After the passage by the House and Sen
ate of the renolution continuing tha appro
priations of the Sundry Civil bill Wednes
day, U tb departments that were affected
Cterted business again. .
The President has approved the bill mak
ing eight hours a legal day's work on all
public works.
The condition of Senator Colquitt has not
Improved. His right side Is paralysed and
his articulation Is lmerfoct. Ills wife will
have him removed from Washington to
some health resort tminedliitnly.
The Joint resolution continuing the appro
priations of last year's Sunday bill up to tha
loth Inst , was approved by the President.
Tlio President signed the following hills:
Joint resolution nulhnrlziiir foreign exhibi
tors at the World's Columbian Kxpnsltlon
to bring to tills country foreigu laborers for
the purpose of preparing for and making
their exhibits; joint resolution extending an
Invitation to the King nnd (jueen, of Spain,
and the diweiid iiits of Columbus to parti
cipate in the World'st'oluinldan Exposition;
the Sundry Civil Appropriation bill, nnd
several other measures.
Smith A. Whitfield, lirst nsslstnnt post
master general, announces that he will ten
der his resignation to take effect September
1, nnd engage in business. He has been In
public service for over :i" years.
According to a census bulletin Just Issued,
the whole number of males In the. 1'nlted
States in 1m was :U!,n07.K0, and the whole
number of females .'Ui..VH,:t;i. The females
exceeded the males in 100 to n greater ex
tent than ft percent, in the PNtrii't of Col
nmhiii, Massachusetts and I! bode Island.
Secretary Noble left Washington for his
summer vacation.
Pursuant to a resolution passed by tlio
House, Speaker Crisp has appointed n sub
committee of the committee on Pensions
nnd Invalid Pensioners to codify the pension
laws, consisting of Representative Pearson,
ot'Oliio; Martin, of Indiana; Wilson, of
Missouri; Flick, of Iowa, nml Wntigh, of
Indiana. The first three are Democrats, tho
other two Republicans. The committee will
sit during recess.
Mr. Harrison will not Issue his letter ac
cepting thctioniination before August 1M
He will return to Washington In time for
the Grand Army of the Republic conclave.
Beginning Wednesday, the circular price
of coal for Philadelphia Is advanced l.r cents
at the mines by the Heading nnd Penn
sylvania roads, making the. rates ns follows:
Kg','. 2,r; stove, '2.7"; chestnut, .V. This
makes nn Increase of about .10 cents since the
first of the year. The retail dealers are ex
pected to add about 50 cents to present quota
tion. A number nf Informations were made at
Pittsburg, Pa., by Pinkerton dctoctlves.who
were so abused ut Homestead on July (I,
charging women nnd steel workers with ag
gravated felonious assault and battery,
highway robbery, larceny and pocket
Two hundred (I. A. R. men defied the
ichool directors of Franklin, 111., by raising
I flag over the schoolhouse after they had
refused the school mn'am permission to do
he same. The directors have been asked
to resign.
The Inquest In the Homestead (Pa.) cases
was concluded nt Pittsburg. The Jury was
jut about nn hour. The essence of the ver
liet was that there was an unlawful assem
blage of men on the river bank at Home
Mead, July through which murder was
rnnimitted, and the Jury recommends that
the members of the unlawful assemblage be
certified to the September sessions of the
zrnnd jury. No attempt wns made by the
ury in any of the ten eases to designate the
persons by whom the fatal shots were fired.
As the supply of seal skins is very short,
nnd the probability that no Russian skins
will be allowed to leave that country for
fear of cholera germs, thero is likely to be a
rise in prices of furs from 50 to 100 per cent
Col. A. I.. Hawkins and Asis;ance Sur
leon William Simpson tiiini, of the Tenth
Regiment, went to Alderman P. H. Ifeilly's
oflice, Pittsburg, and entered bail to answer
st court for their connection with the case
af ex-Private W. L. lams.
The People's Party State convention at
lackson, .Mich., nominated J. W. Ewing, of
Futon county, for Governor.
Complete nnd incomplete returns re
ceived from 4'.l oat of the 1HI counties in the
State of Alabama, indicate a majority rung
ing between lU0i) and J,(KH) for Governor
Jones and the regular Dtnioi ratio State
Thomns Elmer Davis wns nominated by
the Republicans of W. Va., for Governor,
after an exciting session of the convention
at Huntington. Hon. 8. II. Klkins repeat
edly declined the honor, even after he was
nominated by acclamation.
Iianlel W. I.awlor wns nominated by the
Democrats of Minnesota for Governor.
The People's party state convention at
Kearney, Neb., nominated ex-Senator C. II.
Vanwyck for Governor.
The Democratic National Campaign Com
mittee met nt New York end elected Don.
M. Dickson, of Michigan, cha riiinn, and II.
B. Smalley, Secretary.
The conferees of the People's party of the
Twenty-first (Pa.) district nominated George
W. Kiimhaugh, of Westmoreland county,
for Congress.
The Nebraska Republican State conven
tion nominated Lorenzj Crouuse for gov
ernor. ('nareaataaal Nominations.
C. T. Caldwell, of Parkersburg.was nomi
nated by the Republicans of the Fourth W.
Va. district for Congress.
The People's party convention of the
Fifth Georgia district nominated S. M. Tali-
aferro of Fulton county, for Congress, Sara
Small who had received the Prohibition
nomination and was an actle candidate
before the convention, being beaten by
three-quarters of a vote.
Congressman Allan C. Dnrborow was re
nominated by acclamation by the Demo
crata of tha Third Illinois district.
The North Dakota Republican convention
named M. M. Johnson, the sitting member,
for Congress. Gov. Burke was renominated
fur Governor.
The Democrats of the 10th Ohio district
nominated Hon. R. J. Pearson for Con
gress. Joel Heatwols was nominated for Con.
gress by the Republicans of the Third (Minn)
At the Wnyncahnrg, Pa., Prohibition con
vention. A. K. Williamson, of McKeesport,
Pa., was nominated for Congress.
John O. Pendleton was re nominated for
Congress by the First W. Vn., District Demo
cratic convention.
Tho Weather.
At KansnsCIfy thetliermometeron Thnrs
day readied IKI" In the Government Weather
Bureau. Down on the streets many ther
mometers marked loo" nnd I0'". In Western
Kansas It is hotter still, the official torn
erature in some places being im nnd 100.
Friday wns the hottest day of tho season
at Kansas City. The temperature at
o'clock reached DO". Ordinary thcrcmom
eters .on the street registered 102" to 101 In
the shade. Several prostrations from the
bent occurred, hut no fatalities have been
rcuirted. A hot wind was blowing nil day,
nnd gravo fears for tho safety of Kansas
com nre entertained.
The wheat yield In Illinois Is not quite up
lo expectations. The oats yield Is also ills,
appointing. Tha fruit outlook has im
proved. Nearly nil Missouri crops nre hnrvested.
The w heat yield Isn little below thenvernge.
Oats nro poor. Corn Is progressing well.
Fruits is light.
Italy's wheat crops will bo short, bnt
grapes are abundant.
Tin- hot weather put North Dakota crops
in excellent condition,
At Wheatland, In., the store of A Mllie
and considerable adjoining; property was
burned. Loss, ITfi.ooO; Insurance, loO.OUO.
Mrs. John Snyder was burned to death.
At Alliance, Neb., tlio postofllce, ths
building of the Alliance T'diies, the Norton
block nne five other business; buildings were
burned. Loss, triiytoo, fully insured.
At .loplin, Mo., the .loplin White, Lend
Works, the largest concern of the kind In
Missouri were burned. Loss, i)0,ono, part
ly injured.
Governor Wlniins Issued n proclamation
railing n steeia! ses-io i of the legislature of
Michigan to meet Friday, for the purpose of
rearranging the sonata districts and apport
ioning anew tho representative! among the
counties and districts, nnd for the trans
action of such other business ns may be
laid before It.
t'rlme ana Penalties.
At Dannemora, N. Y Joseph, known ns
"Call" Wood, was executed by electricity.
Death was apparently painless nnd instan
taneous. Turf News
The great stallion Sultan, sire of Stnmbonl
and 20 others in the .:.HI list, dropped dead
nt Abdullah park, Ky., after being driven n
mile. He was the property of W. T. Handy
nnd the estate of W. II. Wilson. His owners
recently refused Mo.nuO for him.
Chief Justice Jos. R. Comegys Is very HI
at Dover, Del.
President Harrison arrived at I.oon Lake
as unostentatiously as do tho other guests
who visit I.oon Lake. Mrs. Harrison is still
quite ill although sho is declared to have
Improved In a wonderful degree since her
arrivul here.
lir.VIIMI M It HO It OF. HI.
Ten cases of cholera and eight deaths
have occurred in tho prison at Tomsk, one
of the depots for Siberlun exiles.
An apology from the Vnitcd Slates was
received by the Swiss Government for the
arrest by mistake ofn meinlier of the Swiss
Legation In Washington.
What remains of tho wreck of the Inmnn
line steamer, City of Chicago, which ran
ashore some tlmo ngo near the Old Hood of
Klnsulo, has been sold privately for iM:!0,
after a public auction had failed to elicit a
higher bid than liX
There was an alarming renewal Sunday
of tho activity of Mt. Etna. Loud ami con
tlnuouu subterranean rumblings are heard,
and tho streams of lava flowing down the
slopes ure steadily increasing.
Because Prince Nicholas Susslovltch, an
officer In tho Czar's body hussars, dined with
the affianced of Lieutenant Ivan Ruttovitch;
nt a ball in Moscow, Saturday, the lieuten
ant shot the prince while the waltz was go
ing on, killing him instantly, and then com
mitted Sllkido.
Nine ticrsons were drowned by the can-
sizing of a ferryboat on the Mojurdu river,
at Tunis.
The cholera returns for ali Russia for the
3rd and 4th, show a total of 0,741 new cases
and 3,4011 deaths. A circular issued by tho
ministry of Interior, calls upon all Russians,
mule and female, who have studied medi
cine abroad to place themselves at the dis
posal of the authorities to combat cholera.
Ralnnlav's returns from various metro
politan hospitals show that 3,21ft patients
were being treated, and that that there are
no fewer than 2,800 cases of scurlet fever
and 297 of diphtheria.
A Bad Wreck on the Baltimore & Ohio
Near ConnellsvlUe, Fa.
CoxMtiviM.c, Pa.. Aug. 7. Two freight
trains collided on the Baltimore it Ohio on
a curve four miles east of Connellsville, Pa.,
by which about seventy cars were piled in a
mass. Brakeman W hite was killed lmtnnt
ly and Fireman Beltz was brought to the
hospital here so badly Injured that he lived
but a short time. Fireman Miller of Glen
wood hod a leg so badly mangled that it
was believed ampu'ation would be unavoid-
able, but it is thought tha limb can.be
The LaaaaoBoearit.
The following table shows the standing of
the various base ball clubs :
Post- Per
Won. Lost, poned. Cent.
Cleveland 14.... 0 737
Boston 13.... 8 0 tW4
New York 11.... 7 0 611
Brooklyn .13.... 8 0 600
Baltimore 10.... 8 1 Mi
Philadelphia 10.... 8 1 6M
Cincinnati.. H....10 0 474
Chicago 8... .11 0 421
Washington 8. ...12 0 Jg
Pittsburgh 7. ...11 1 3M
Louisvlire 7.. ..13 0 BSC
St. Louis 0....14 1 80C
Fifteen People tnoludsd In the Informa
tion Made br Hutch Rosa. Defend-
ants Ballad,
Information ngalnst the Carnegie Steel
Company nlllrlals nnd prominent Pinkerton
detectives were made at 1'lltsbnrg, Pa., hut
the men whom the Homestead strikers
Were most anxious should spend a night or
two In jail did not go there. Attorneys Itren
lien and Cox nnd Hugh Ross, who Is him
self charge I with murder, went to the oflice
of Alderman Feitui M. King, nml Ross
swore to the long threatened Information
for murder. Constable Wall went to the
offices of the Carnegie. Company lo II rid
some of the men wanted, nnd not finding
them waited a long time for them to appear.
The three men oxieete I to he found there,
Messrs. Lelshman, Curry nnd l.ovejoy,
meanwhile bad gone to the court house, and
Judge Ewing and District Attorney Burleigh
sent for Alderman King nml his rccords.and
they were committed and gave ball. Judge
Ewing took occasion to Indicate that bo
thought the iiersecution hail a very poor
cose nnd to rap the attorneys who encour
aged the bringing of it.
The Information made by Hugh lt
reads as follows:
"Before me. the subscriber, Festns M.
King, an Alderman In and for the said City
of I'ittsliurgli, personally came Hugh Ross,
who, unhi oath administered iieinnling t
law, depose ami says fiat III Milllin town
ship, in the county of Allegheny, and State
of I'eiii'svlvaiila, on the lilli din' of Jul v,
is!"-', II. C. I rlck, F. T. F. Lovojoy, Robert
Pinkerton, William Pinkerton, ,(. A. Potter,
G. A. Corev, .1. II. A. I.eislinian, II. M.
Curry, (,'. W. Hcddl, Fred Primer. W. II.
Kurt, Nevln McCniiiiell. .Iiiiuei Dovey John
Cooper iiml Fred W. Ilinde, did of their
malice aforethought feloniously and riotous
ly, with force and arms ami deadly weapons,
kill and murder and did cause feloniously to
be killed nml murderer .lolin K. Morris,
George W. Hotter, Silas Waine and Joseph
Sotax, then and there being in the peace of
the i out luiiii wcalt li ot I'eiinsylvniila. llili
information is made noon ihroriuation re
ceived and believed to lie Iruo by this de
i ousialue Maries ii. Mewart came trom
Homestead with Ross .when the latter came
down to make the information, and. as soon
ns It was made, returni-d with warrants for
the nrn-st of those of the ii'-cosed who were
supposed to be nt the steel mill. Ho didn't
get them nil, and those be did get received
no rude treatment. Kiev Inula guard ot
deputy slierills to see that strikers didn't
molest tiiem, linn wnen ii lew iioiiureu or
tho latter tendered them a demonstration
nt I ii lut II station thev were dispersed
with fixed bayonets in the hands of the
Constable Wall, who went nfirr Messrs.
IxiveJov, Leishmail nnd Curry, cxieeted to
bring then: to the Alderman's ollice nnd
thence e..:ort them to ail. It was the de
sire of 1he prosecution that Chairman Frick
should not be disturlied while he is ill. The
three other leading Cnrnegi" oflleia's did not
wait lo he arrested ut tiielr ollice, nut went
before Judge Ewing hi Common Picas Court
No. 2 and asked In surrender Ihoimolvcs.
Attorneys D. F. Patterson, K. Y. Brei-k and
P. C. Knox, of their counsel, were with
them nnd the attorneys for tho prosecution
were there when they arrived. Judge Ewing
said be cou'd not receive the prisoners nnd
sent for Alderman Kin-X to issuo commit
ments for them. I lie alderman was not at
his ollice when Judge Ewiug's messenger
arrived, but came in answer ton note left tor
him about an hour later. The discussion
became warm soon niter the alderman came
In. but it was rather hetwieu Judge Ewing
and Attorneys Cox and Breniieu than bo
tween opjKislug counsel.
As soon ns Alderman King came In,
Messrs, Lovejoy, Curry nnd Leishman
went through tho form of surrendering
themselves to him, waiving n hearing and
being committed lor court. Application to
admit them to bail was then madn. and
nfter some discussion. Attorneys Cox and
llreuiien agreed that tliev he allowed bail.
It wns also agreed that Air. Frick he admit
ted to bail, but the nltornevs served notice
that adml-sion to ball would be resisted in
the ca-c ol all the ot hers. The bond ol
Messrs. Frick. Leislnnan, Curry snd l.ove
joy, in tlio sum ol 10,000 each, with R. II.
aiid A. W. Mellon as sureties, was then
made out nml signed.
News reached the court room that Me-srs,
McConuell nnd Dovey bad been urrested nt
Homestead, and the attorneys of the steel
company wished to have them Included In
the agreement for release on ball. Attorneys
Cox and llrennen would not consent, and
this led to Judge Ewing making some very
pointed remarks. He expressed the opinion
that the position of tlie rioters wns very
different from that of I be I'lukertons.
When he called the dead men named in the
information members of a mob Mr, Breu
nen sai l the I'lnk nous were a mob too.
Judge Ewing ) 'y contradicted this, and
spoke rather ilipai-Hgiiigly of lawyers w ho
encouraged riot. Messrs, llrennen and Cox
looked somewhat uncomfortable at this, but
persisted in their refusal to consent to
further bull bonds being taken without a
hearing. After they bad had a consultation
with Distrli-t Attorney Burleigh, Judge
Ewing fixed a hearing for o'clock next
Just hefnro the court next day opened
Clerk Me' ui neglo announced that Judge
Ewing bail ordered that Mr. Frick be ad
mitted to bail in the sum of tl0,0oo and that
the had had been given at llie chairman's
house at lloiuewood, R. B. and A. W. Mellon
apuriug on tha bond.
Judge Ewing asked on taking his seat on
tho bench if tho defendants were present,
lie was told that McConnell and Dovey
were there and that Potter und Corey would
be in court ill a few minutes. District At
torney Burleigh thou made tho following
After aesrefnl e&Nmtnatloa nf tha facta In th la
rais) 1 liuve eoiiu-in ih , i eiielu.lnn, after cuinaiM
Hun Willi lb private eminst-l, tlisl Ihnre will ba im
olilect nu tu tlie-u ilefenilrtlits Im-Iuk rtlM.til ou
IihTi. lu view of Your Honor's view of the law In
this - use, suit your nil'iia as to the rights of toe r
li,ctvi tumid lu thin case, we fel cointtratuutl U
Siakn tiu ohjeetlou lo lllfclr reli'Sts un bull.
Attorney Knox auvgested that ns the
prosecution hud made a great blow of
trumpets about what it was going to show,
ho felt curious to hear its case. M r. Cox re
plied there was no use of a hearing when
the offence was admitted to be bailable.
Jud.'ie Ewing ordered that they give bail in
tlo.ouo each und Messrs. Mellon were offered
as bail and accepted.
At this p dnt Messrs. Potter and Corey
came in and bail was given for them along
with tha others, which concluded the pro
Oedings. The Hale Statue Unveiled.
At Concord, N. H., the statue of John P
Hale was unveiled Thursday in the presence
of a great throng. The statue, which was
presented to the State by Senator Chandler,
stands in the State House yard. Governor
Tuttle, on behulf of the State, accepted the
gift, Daniel Hall, of Dover, was the orator
of the day, and Frederick Douglas, Galuaha
A. Grow, George 8. Boutwell and others also
Great Conflaa-ratlon in Russia.
Warsaw papers report that the town ot
Rzecxe; in Volhynlu, was set on fire in fonr
corners the other night - and completely
dest roped, 14 persons being killed, 16 seri
ously injured, and 2.0C0 rendered homeless.
Mohpav Tii the Pennte the Joint resolu
tion extending till next Thursday Inst year I
appropriations for the government bureaus
covered bv nnd excluded in the sundry civil
appropriation bill, still pending In the
House, was passed without a word of ro
mars, and without any division. Almost
all that occupied the attention of (he Henato
were speeches on the tariff question. Ad
Iniimcd. In tho House a spicy half hour's debate
proceeded the pnssago to day of a hunt reso
lution extending until August 4 the appro
priations embodied In the sundry civil hill
of last year. The World's Fair appropria
tion did not come up. hut a bill was pas.ed
chiiimlng the date ol the dedicatory ceremo
nies from the l'th to the 21st of October
Nothing further was done, nml tho House
Ti'Ksiiav After an Interesting debute nf
more than two hours lo-Hav. during which
Die Pinkerton employment question whs
discussed In all Its phases, the Senate adopt
ed aretunution toinvestigaieuie riiiKcrtous,
and, nlthough the resolution does not specl
lieullv stale it, it ia known thnt the labor
troubles lit Homestead M'n.lnud Shmhoitn
minify, Idaho, will also he Inqul red into,
I ne resolution mmpteu was ns mi lows :
"'I hat a select committee of seven Sena
tors he ntitsiltiteil bv the President of Ibn
Senate, whose duty (t shall be to Investigate
and rejuirt to the Senate the farts In relation
to the employment lor privntc purposes ot
armed bodies of men or delis-tires In con
nection with different: between workmen
....... i. ..i. Im.ii...h.. ... in
clude (he facts ill relation to the existence
nnd employment generally of such or simi
lar armeii noutcsni men or uiiecnvcs in inn
I' tilled Slates since their first organisation
or ai'tienrniie therein. The investigation
shall extend to and embrace the reasons for
the creation of such organised bodies of
armed men, their character and uses; also
as lo where, when, how ami by whom sucli
men have been employed nnd paid for any
services they may have rendered, and under
what authority of law, if nuy, they have
been so employed nod paid, in nddition lo
the testimony and conclusions of fact, the
committee will consider mid report by bill
or otherwise what legislation, if any. is
necessary to prevent further unlawful use
or employment of such armed bodies of men
or other similar iiruied bod ls for private
purposes. Said committee either as n full
committee or through sub-committees there
of shall have authority to scud for person
snd pasrs, ad mi Ulster out lis to witnesses and
take testimony in Washington or elsewhere,
sccoriling to its discretion, during the pre
sent session or the approaching recess of
congress: and to employ a clerk, messenger
iiml stenographer, the' expenses of the in
vestigation to ho paid from the contingent
fund ol the Senate." Adjourned.
Ill the House the speaker sent the follow
ing telegram to each of the absentees: "I
Urgently request your immediate attendance
here. We cannot break the deadlock with
out n full attendance, and we cannot ad-
Iourti without disHisiiig of the sundry civil
illl. All leaves or absence are revoked."
The House then ad loomed.
WrnsrsiiAV Afler transacting some rou
tine business Hie Senate, lit p:is I: M., ad
journed until t'niiorrow.
TiiritsiiAV The Semite to-day transacted
no business of its own. excent lo concur in
the House resolution extending appropria
tions to August 10, but took a reee-s await
lug n report from the House on the Sundry
Civil bill. When that report was received
IndtciHilig that the Houe insisted on dis
agreeing to the World's Fair amendment,
an sd journinent was taken until to-morrow.
When I tie Hons convened a resolution
was reirtd from the Committee on Rules
and passed making tins suspension day.
Tito resolution extending appropriation
under the Sundry I Ivil bill six days was
passed. Mr. Ilolman, Dem., of Indiana,
offered a resolution that the Hol'sc should
reconsider the vote by which tho Senate
amendments to the World's r'uir were con
curred in, insist upon a further disagree
ment mid again send the hill to conference.
Ibis was adopted nfter some debate by n
vote of 1 1 1 to flu. This released the ilo'ue
from its parliamentary entanglement. Mr.
Iteilly, (Dem.) of Pennsylvania, who re
tortd the recommendation of the Advisory
Committee yesterday, then offered the reso
lution that the House should proceed to
consider the substitute for the Durborrow
bill and vote uikiii it to-morrow nt I o'clock.
This wns ndopted under suspension of the
rules. The House then, in Committee of
the Whole, devoted the day lo the meiiMire.
various amendments being submitted there
to, hut lint tt loptcd, und the debate took n
wide range, embracing the tariff, silver and
i'rohlto'.M imifs. i( J r. M. tue committee
rosT anil ihe IIu.i.e adjourned.
Fiiiiiav After an executive session the
Sennt received a message from the House
with the World's F'alr bill appropriating
(J.'itsi.'ssi to the Fair, nnd the bill was pass
ed, rnimportaiit and routine business
then followed.
When the House met to-day it resumed
in committee of the whole consideration of
tho Huri'orow world's fair bill. Mr. Ciim
mings or New York, opened the npiiosition
with a hitterspeecli uiiainsta proposition
which he characterized as one which was in
tended to loot the treasury, Mr. Fellows of
New York, spoke In favor of the bill The
discussion on the bill was concluded nt 1
o'clock, when the committee rose and re
ported the Dnrborow bill and substitute to
the bouse. Mr. McMlllin. Democrat, of
Tennessee, demanded the yeas and nays on
tho De Aruioiid substitute allowing the
managers of the fair to coin bullion for sou
venir coins at government mints to the ex
tent nf t.MsSi.uoo, the fair to receive the ben
efits of seiniorage (estimated at 2,nuo,lnio)
und the premiums on the coins as souvenirs.
The De Armoml substitute was lost 70 to
IS i and a vote was then ordered on the
Dnrborow bill. The bill was adopted by a
vote of 131 ayes to W noes.
It was li:2." p. in. when Chief Clerk Towle
of the House announced the House agree
ment on the Sundry Civil bill. Mr. Allison.
Chairman of tiie Senate Committee on Ap
propriations, wus immediately recognized
Ly the Vice President to report the Senate
conference nqiort. "The report wus unani
mously ugreed to.
Mr. Allison said the principal increase for
the present session was found in the appro
priations for iensions and the iiostoftice
delimit inent. There were some diminim
lions, notably In deficiencies which were
l.'i.ooO.OdO less this congress than two years
ago, nnd in miscellaneous expenses. Not a
single public building bill baa been passed
by this Congress.
Mr. Allison disclaimed making these re
marks in a partisan sense, und tHt,-d
that the Appropriation Committee had not
divided on party lines. He admitted that
the increased appropriations were made
necessary by the growth of Die country.
Mi. Gorman, Maryland, a member of th
Committee on Appropriations, characterized
Mr. Allison's statement as fair and correct,
but again earnestly called the attention of
Congress and the country to the necessity of
action on the part of both houses of Con
gress, and by the executive to re: urn loan
economical basis of fixed expenditure. Be
fore this Congress adjourned, unless h
(Gorman) very much mistook the figures of
the Secretary of Treasury, Congress would
be required to levy additional taxes to meet
the requirements now upon the statute
Mr. Cockrell (Dem., Mo.,) said in his
Iudgment the' I louse bad done ita best to
eep down appropriations; that tbey bad
been larger than many expected, he did not
The Vic President then declared the
Senate adi Jurned without day
When the evening session of the Hons
convened, Mr. Holman explained the
nature of the agreement, detailing the items
in dispute and the compromises effected in
the Sunury Civil bill. He said the bill, as
finally agreed tr, carried t27,837,428, being
U,60d,23U less il a i the bill as it passed tbt
Senate, and I2,i 14 J more than lta aggre
gate when it ptusel the House. Concerning
ilia PlnWarlnn detect Ira elnusfl of the bin-
Mr. Ilolman admitted that the amendmenc
adopted by the House was a little too broad,,
and that In th Interest of a Sieedy adjourn;
inent of th Hons, conferees wss obliged toad-opt
th substitute submitted on the part
of the Senato. The Semite had appointed ft.
committee to Investigate ths matter. Tha
House bad done likewise, nnd It wa for;
these committees to investigate and make
a report before action should be taken.
Mr. Ilolman called for Hie previous ques
tion on the adoption of the conference re
port, and after some delists It was adopted)
by a stand frig vote of 100 to II.
Mr. Pearson, Democrat, of Ohio, offered
concurrent resolution providing for the ap
pointment of a committee of two membcre
from III House and n similar number from
tho Senate lo simplify existing pension.
laws during the recess of Congress, and after
some verbal changes bail been made, the
resolution was agreed to.
It lacked live seconds of tho eleventh,
hour when a dozen members shouted wildly
for recognitlon.wnvliig pnpers in their timid;
but they were too late. Sjieaker Crisp an
nounced that the hour of 11 o'clock bad
urrived, nnd declnied the first session of the-Fifty-second
Congress ndlourned.
Crop Prospeota Clearer and Manufact--urera
Doing- Well.
II. G. Dun A Co.'s weekly lirrlrw nj TrntX
snys: In every respect snve ono the busl
liess outlook distinctly improves. Crop
prospects are clearer and It is certain that
Hie supplies of leading staples will be abund
ant. Manufacturers are doing finely, ven
lilt lie Iron branch. Domestic trade Isot
enormous volume, nnd decidedly the Inrg.
esl ever known for the season. Money Is
still abundant, and a somewhnt general Im
provement In demand causes no pressure.
But the henvy sales of American stocks by
by foreign holders continue and drnw Inrga
amounts of gold from the country, Indica
ting foreign distrust of American finances.
At llosiilfi trade is fairly active, especially
In boots nod shoes, nnd the leather Inule fa
fair. Rubber factories nre well emplmed.
the fall trade lu dry goods is exi client iiml
the outlook promising for Woolens tho
works having large order. At I liiladclphiav
receipts of wool nre large nnd prices brm,.
the manufacturers doing a good business.
Increase is seen In ilrv goods buyer and
country stocks ure small. 'I ratio In paints
und glass is moderate and Honors, ami chemi
cals uctivc mid in tntuicco (lull. At Balti
more the fall trade os ns fnvoruhlv. country
dealers holding small slocks, u:'.d tho tle
iiiaiul lor money Increases. At Cincttinutii
trade Is quiet, but wholesale drug sales ex
ceed last yenr's. At Cleveland trad ia rood:
ill groceries, shoes, hardware und structural
Iron, nnd orders for rolled iron are lurge,.
nnd in dry goods business is fairly m tive.
At Detroit crops look well, and trmfe is fully
equal to that ol last July.
l b volume of trade in July Is fully 15
per cent, larger than lust year, and greater
tliiin in nny previous yenr, in spitu ol n do
clineof A per cent, in prices since a year ngo..
Imports aro enormous, exceeding last
year's tiver 10 jier cent, the past month,
which is proof of great activity in dmnestio'
manufactures und consumption. Though,
reports show no gain in tomparisnii with,
the remarkably large movement last viar.
although nt New York a decline of hnlf of
one per cent, appears in value for five week,.
Ihe business is really lurger than usual.
Railroad earnings show a gain of nearly 8
per cent, in July, und cattle receipts nt Chi
engo were never exceeded in July, except,
slightly in Ih'si. Though tho coat trnde ia
dull, shipments for sevm mouths show a.
gain of h per cent, over lust vear.
Speculation has iiiado higher prices for
breadstuff's, 4c for wheat in spite of receipt:
at the West exceeding !.m.ii bushe s per
day, with exports of xoo.Oi) bushels in three
day. Corn has been advanced nearly he
on small sales, and oats L'fe: Western report,
lavor shorter estimates. Cotton has declin
ed c on sale of. .Mai.onn bales for thn week,,
crop reports being more favorable. Coffee
Is i stronger mid oil ic lower.
The business failures during the Inst severs,
days number, for the I' lilted States, litfi;:
Camilla. v!l; total, 1HI, ns compared with 1U3-hu-t
week: 1S7 the week previous to the lust,
and 2.11 lor 'he corresponding week of lust,
The If oat Determined Fight IntheHla
tory of the New York Building
Never in the history of Inhor union cons
nectod with tho building trades of New York
l ity has a tight more general or more de
termined than that which is now being,
waged by the hoard of walking delegates in
itio interests of th Building drivers and.'
Handlers' union, taken place. On account
sf it over H.issi me" quit work at various
times during the lust low months. Some
have been successful In obtaining employ
ment in other places, bur. those nre in the
minority. It would not be un overestimate
to say there nre fully l.i.OUO men idle on ac
count of the struggle.
The tight commenced originally throughr
an attempt of the Iron league to disrupt tha
Hoiisesrniths' union, Tho union house
smiths were linked out and being beaten,
applied to til Federated Building trades for
assistence. It was quickly given and tie-ups.
were ordered in a lurge number of buildings
in course of erection throughout the citv fi,r-
wbicb the iron firm of J. B, .6 J. M. Cornell .
and the Jackson Architectural iron-works-
beld contract. The.-e firms ure the head of
th Iron league.
The building material dealers of the city -who
were informed that no building ma--terial
would be iermitted to bo supplied tcv
the blacklisted biiildiinrs, strenuously ob
jected and said they would not recognize.
the order of the board. The fight with the--Iron
leugue was none of their quarrel and
thev were in the business to in.ise money.
Ihe drivers then refused to band e build--ing
material for use ui-on the boycotted,
buildings, and the dealers in the city in re
taliation slurred a now organization of driy--ers
mid handlers.
This net inn enlarged the scope of tlio right.
The Federated union made the cause of the
drivers and handlers their own ami boycot
ted the yards of the members of the deiilers'
association. As a result, every building to
which material was sent from these yards
was ordered to be tied up aud biuiuess in.
the yurds is paralyzed.
Parliament Opened.
Iisrxisf, Aug. 6. The new Parliament,
has convened. Michael Davitt secured tha
scat formerly occupied by Parnell. The
Conservutives talk of questioning bis right,
to any seat, on the ground of his record as a
A crowd at Carlton Terrace watched Mr.
Gladstone start for the House of Commona
and greeted his appearance with roars of ap
plause, which were repeated when be enter
ed the House. Mr. Balfour, the GoveremerJt.
leader, also received an ovation. John.
Burns, the labor leader, bad a mingled re
ception of cheers and groans.
Sir Matthew Ridley, Conservative, moved,,
and Mr. Gladstone seconded the re-elections
of Siataker Peel. Mr. Peel was unanimously
re-elected Speaker and the House adjourned,
A wsvs of Dalb and Destruction.
St. PaCL, Aug. U By the breaking of a,
dam last night three bouse were wrecked.
Of their occupants Mrs. August Williams,
Fred Kroeger and Mrs. J. Home ware kill
ed. Paul Keuk. Henry Ludwlg snd Johiv.
Wllly fatally injured and a dozen etherav
severely injured.

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