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VOLUME LXX-NO. 54.
THIRST FOR BLOOD. Narrowly Watching the Terrible Guillotine. I French Mob Surrounds the Place of Holding Executions. 1 Postponement Results in a Riot—Dis persed bj the Police — "Jack the Rip per" Appears in France. V fl cclal to The Mobkino Cali» Paris. July 22.— Horrible scenes have been witnessed during the past week on •nd about the Place de la Roquette. where criminals are executed by the guillotine. Crowds of the lowest of the low have assem bled there every evening and passed the night In the vicinity, eagerly waiting an op portunity to witness the execution of mur derer Borland and Ilia accomplice Dore. On Saturday morning a large crowd gathered about the place in expectation of seeing the execution, which was postponed on account of the marriage of Executioner Ueibler's •od. Since that time, Sunday morning ex ceptfd, a number of voyous an.l their con sorts, as well as a certain number of people of the better class, have gathered each morning about the prison and the execution place, singing, shouting and using profane language. This morning the crowds were more riotous and otherwise offensive than usual. Consequently the police have been compelled- to charge the crowds, makinc many arrests and somewhat clearing the neighborhood. The gargotles, restaurants, drinking jaloons and other public resorts in the neighborhood have, throughout the week, been doing a booming business as n . result of this bio.id thirsty expectancy, and when the police had cleared the streets the officers had another quite as lively a tusk clearing out the most disorderly of these drinking places. Here again many arrests were made, and a number of hideously drunken men and women, yelling: and fight ing, were taken to this police stations, soil ing the very air through which they passed by the horrible language with which they profaned it. Two murders, similar in character to those ascribed to Jack the Ripper, have been com mittt'd in Marseilles within a week. A man, giving an Italian name, twice took roo'iis accompanied by a woman, and in each case the woman was afterward found murdered, having been strangled and then mutilated. A letter sent to the police stilted that these crimes were the beginning of a series. THE WOKI,D'S FAIR. The United States Commissioners Pleasantly Eeceived by Lord Salisbury. Loxdojj. July 23.— United States Min ister Lincoln to-day presented lie World's Fair Commissioner from Chicago to Lord Salisbury. The British Premier expressed pleasure at meeting the Commissioners and Inquired into the prospects for trie comple tion of buildings ami Lhe preparations for the fair. Lord Salisbury added that the Queen had assented to the appointment of a royal commission for the purpose of super vising the British f-xliibit, adding thai the Dames of the British Commissioners would •oon be cazetted. Ex-Congressman Butter worth, in behalf o! the United States Com missioners, rt-turped thanks lor the prompt action of the British Government in accept ing the invitation of the United States. Alter some further informal conversation Lord Salisbury invited the United States Commissioners to attend a garden party at Uatfield House. Sir George Chubb, Director of the Naval Exhibition, entertained the United States Commissioners at dinner to-day at the Naval Exhibition. Chicago, July 23.— Herbert B. Adams of the Johns Hopkins University if Baltimore m to-day nominated by Director-General Davis as Chief of the Department cf Lib eral Art*, and was confirmed by the di rectory- W. K. Carlisle cf Wichita, Kans., a son of Senator Carlisle of Kentucky, was elected Assistant Solicitor-General. THE 3IISSIO.N TO FRANCE. The Lice of Policy Outlined for the New Papal Nuncio. Pome, July 23.— 1n connection with the reception accorded en Monday to Mr. Fer rata, the new Papal Nuncio at Paris, by President Carnot, nnd the nuncio's an- Df LDcement that lie hoped to draw closer the ties existing between the Vatican and France, It is learned that prior to his de carturo from Rome Furrata had a long con ference with the Pope and Cardinals Kauipolla and Rotelli. As a result of these conferences he must have mapped out the line of couduct for the application in France of the republican policy of Cardinal Lavi gerie. The Vatican is absolutely decided, in spite of the threats and persuasions of the monarchists, to cmiinue the policy of adhesion to the repub) c in order to restore France to union and to religious aud prlitical pacification. The renewal of the Triple Alliance will only give strength to this evolution, which will mark a new departure In the international ecclesiastical policy of the Holy See. The programme of Fer r»ta will consist nrst. In applying this principle to the Constitutional Right, the party of M. Pibu in the Chamber of Depu ties i second, in prevailing upon the Bishop 3 and clergy to make a solemn act of adhesion, an>l thirdly, to constitute a vast Catholic union in the country outside of the old dynastic parties. The Vatican wishes, above all, that the monarchical parties should not meddle in the movement. THE CHILEAN WAB. France and Portugal Refuse to Permit Enlist ment of Sailors. Londox, Ju!y 23.— 1t is stated here that the Chilean cruiser President Pinto, bs she was about to leave France, received an in timation ttiat she mint immediately Imd all the men on board (if her who were French subjects. The commander of the Balma cedan war vessel is said to be trying to en cage Italians to roolace the Fienchmeu vriio were sent ashore. Lisbon, July 23.— The Portuguese author ities will not allow the Chilean cruiser Er raz'iriz to recruit Portuguese sailors. Washington-, July 23.— A letter has been received by the representatives of the Chilean Congressional party from Senor H •rrn, formerly Chilean Minister to Brazil, Baying that he has left the Balmace ia Gov ernment and is now on his way to New York. NAIIVK GOLD, Rich Specimens Found in the Placer Mia:s of Nicaragua. Crakada (Nicaragua), July 23. — The famous placer mines at Prinzapolka have again started the gold fever throughout Central America. Gold nuggets weighing from six to thirty-eight pounds, twenty two carats fine, were lately found there. A JSicaragua soldier stationed at the mines discovered a . nueget weighing eighteen pounds, which he sola at Leou for $2000. Sennr ChU-zhs, who has just come from the mine', lias with him rich specimens of native gold. II« says that there aro nuiner on» pockets distributed in all directions, ob- Tionsly caused by the volcanic uiilieaval of the lower strata, throwing gold mineral to the surface. The excessive heat melted the gold, causing it to flow over the ground like a stream of lava. A RUSSIAN WKLCOMF. The French Squadron (Received With Much Pcmp at Cioustait St. Petersburg, July 23. —The partici pants in the elaborate reception by which ihe Fruiwh squadron was welcomed to Cronstadt to-day were favored with fine weather. The roadstead of Cronstadt was tecupled by eleven vessels of the liuusian The Morning Call. evolution squadron and fifty other vessels crowded with spectators. The. Grand Duke Alexis met the Fiench visitors on b.iiird the war-snip Asia while the officials of the French Embassy, a delegation from the Slav Society, headed by Ignatleff Slaviansky and a choir singing odes of welcome, also greeted the arrivals of the French vessels. The Russiau military bands played ths "Marseillaise" and tho French sailors re sponded with cheers in the heartiest manner. AVILiLi COME. An Outbreak Against the Government of Hippolyte. New York. July 23.— Ilaytians who are now in this city say that the revolution agains: Hippolyte may break out within a week, or perhaps not for a month or two, but that it U hound lo come. In fact, they have left their country so that they may not be present at the outbreak. They »re all prominent men, profess to be true patriots and are pw-tsussed of wealth and influence, it would not be tco much to say lhat they are the real leader* of the pro posed revolution. They are going to t ranee* and will s.iil Friday on the, La Uoumoyne. A Tribune, reporter learned In talking to several of them that the feeling iv llavti is lhat of sullon subjection. There are about 500 Ilaytians in exiie. Most of them are In Kingston, Jamaica, and others at Colon and St. Thomas. The exiles propose to secure a ship armed and pqulppsd with 400 men and sail for Tort au Prince. CANADIAN COUKI'PIIOS. Evidence lhat a Contracting Firm Paid for Influence. Ottawa, July 23.— At a meeting of the TrivU ges and Elections Committee, Robert H. ftfcGreevy, who is one of the most active prosecutors of the cluirges of corruption against his brother, Hon. Thomas Mc- Greevy, testified that he obtniued from Par kin, Connolly & Co., after a cross-wall con tract had been obtained for the firm through his influence, notes to the value of 825,000, n part of which had been used by Thomas MeGn-ovy in the payinc of a personal debt of 827.000. Hubert 11. McGrevy in contin uing his evidence stated that he had been Instrumental in receiving for Thomas Irotn Lnrkiti, Connolly & Co. £22,000 for furtlier influence used to obtain for the firm a con tract to complete a uock. PABXIJLL riIKSIDES At the Opening Meeting of the Irish League Convention. Dtjblih, July 23.— The League conven tion opened to-day with a large attendance. Parnell, who was the presiding officer, was warmly cheered. R ferrlng to Balfour's promise, as outlined, of a Local Govern ment Bill for Ireland, Pa.rnell said he would join Timothy Healy in mating it as com prehensive as possible. The convention adi>pte.l it programme, which included man hood suffrage, land law reform and the re instatement ol evicted tenants. The Behring Sea Commissioner. London, July 23.— The Chronicle attacks Sir Georce Baden-Powell, the English Behr in.: Sea Commissioner, for indiscreet utter ances in the press. The Chronicle says: He will have to talk more warily if he wishes to make himself nnd his proposals acceptable to the people of the United States and Canada. He Is meddling with flairs with which the Belirinjj Sea Commission lias nothing to do. It is strange, In an nfri eial in his position to assert that th» Mc- Kinley law is a Dual effort of the United States to compel C .na'la to yield her inde penden c. Lord Salisbury ought to give him a timely hint. * The Mitchcll-Slavin Difficulty. London, July — In explanation of the disgraceful quarrel between Mitchell and Slavin in Liverpool on Wednesday, Mitchell writes that S'avln nnd himself had been to the races and indulged in liquor freely. During the sparring Slavin lon his temper, and b'.th set to In earnest. After the men shook hands, supped and wined to gether. Slavin telegraphs that lie is the best of friends with Mitchell, but in spite of these a9-urauces the theater in which the pugilists were akin* exhibitions has can celed their engagements. Fire in a Palac*. Caiko, July 23.— The Aden Palace wight fire to-day. In spite of efforts to obtain control of the flames, only part of the build ing was saved. The reception halls of th 9 palace, the harem, and many articles of value v, ere saved. The Government Sustained. Sydney (N. 8. \\\), July 23.— 1n tha de bato in the Ho:i*b of Parliament yesterday on the sheei'-shenrers' stiikc, Dilibs, the Opposition leader, moved a vote of want of confidence in ihe Government The motion was defeated, so to .TT. Professor Koch Resigned Berlin, July 2.S.— Professor Koch Ims re signed all public offices held by nini. This step is associated with his supposed disap pointment over the unsatisfactory results of his discovery of "tuberculin." Montreal Millinery Firm Faih. Montreal, July 23.— The wholesale mil linery and fancy dry goods firm of John Mc- Lean & Co. has made an assignment Lia bilities $281,000. Bpm-geon Somewhat Better. London, July 2:s.— Rev. Jlr. Spurgeon to day is slightly better. WHEAT DEAL. Movement of the Farmers' Alliance to Corner the Entire Crop. St. Paui, July 23,-St. Paul has been made the headquarters of a national move ment by the United Farmer-/ Alliance to corner the entire wheat crop of the country. At 317 Wahash street for several days a large force of employes hus been engaged in sending out circulars with the view of hav ing all classes of farmers keep baelt their Wheat crop until prices have heen advanced to a high point. The plan is to unite the farmers in a gigantic wheat trust, in which the producers shall be stockholders »nd by which sDrrulators and wheat buyers will be squeezed to the wall. G«orge M. iluller, an editor and a prominent Alliance man, is at the head of the movement. The wheat crop of the United States of 1891 is estimated at 500,000,000 bushels. The promoters of the Farmers' Trust believe that four-fifths of this can be held back by fanners from four to eight week*, by which it is thought prises will go skyward. Circular* already have been F.ent to Secretaries of alliance* in all the wheat-growing State*. Washington, JulyJ23.— H. W. Ayer Sec retary to President Polk of the Farmers' Alliance and manager of the " Reform Press Bureau," shjs the work of sending out circulars deMgned to show the farmcrß of the country that it is to their advantage to hold back the wheat crop, is actively proceeding in this city as well ns-fSt. Paul. Ayer said that already 400,000 of these cir culars have been teiit out from Waslilng toD, and during the next few days nn average of 100,000 a day will be mailed until more than 1,000,000 circulars altogether are issued. The circular will also be pub lished in 2000 weekly papers with which the bureau is connected. Information that the issue of such a circular by the Alliance men was in contemplation became public prema turely about two weeks ago, when a circu lar lv course of preparation was published in a newspaper. 'Flic final decision to i>gue the circular hud not at that time been reachi-rt. St. Pait., July 2?,.— President Ignatius Dunnelly of the Allunesota Allianco has issued a circular to the members of the Farmers' Alliance of Minnesota, in which he disclaims any connection w.th the move ment for withholding a part of tho wheat crop to raise the prices. By covert allusions to the wheat ring deals he casts cold water on the movement and leaves the inference that it Is unauthorized. An Electrical Decision. New York, July 23.— The electrical world was treated to-day to another decision whereby the Brush patents for the manu facture and use of storage batceries in the United States are made solely valid. The decision was filed by Judge Coxe in the United States Circuit Court. ' Harder and Suicide. St. Lotus, July 23.— Georce Anderson, a saloon-keeper of East St. Louis, this after noon hot and killed Dennis Kyan, another saloon-keeper of the same place, and then blew out Ll3 own . brains. The reason lor the crime Is unknown. ..- . ■ SAN FRANCISCO. FRIDAY MORNING. JULY 24. 1891-EIGHT PAGES. ARMISTICE REFUSED. Action on Governor Buchanan's Decision. Resolutions Unanimously Adopted at a Mass-Meeting at Coal Creek. An Unsatisfactory Conference— The Convicts to Be Returned to Work at Ericeville. Possibilities of a Conflict Eptciai to The Mokxi.su Calk. Nashville (Term.), July 23.— The min ers' committee, which went to Coal Creek to-day to communicate Governor Buchan an's decision to the men, reached their destination at noon. A mass-meeting was immediately called and the spokesmen of the committee detailed their conferences with the Governor and the results thereof. They said the committee had received con cessions and, in their opinion, the men ought to make some. This did not meet with any thing like universal satisfaction, hut the implicit confidence the miners have in their leaders was shown by a unanimous vote to accept the report of the Committee on Reso lutions. The gist of the resolutions was that the convicts should be returned to the mine?, the miners guaranteeing that they would not be molested. The militia will be ordered home, and sixty days will be al lowed to convene the legislature, dining which ti in a no convict shall be molested and no property shall be destroyed, and the miners, if necessary, will place guards to see that thj promises arc kept good. The miners' committee returned to Knoxville this evening to confer with tho Governor. The conference with the Governor this evening lasted three hours, and ended without satisfactory results. Governor Bu chanan declined to consider a proposition for an armistice.'on the ground that it would be an implied compromise with violators of the law, and if the Legislature declined to comply with the demands of the miners acts of violence might lie renewed with im punity. 'The committee disclaim any threats, hut the Governor was linn. There Is no loug-r any doubt but taut he will re turn the convicH to the mines at Coal Creek and Briceville. The Conference Committee is of the opinion that if they are returned with only such guards as are necessary to keep them in custody there will be no inter ference with them until thu legislature, his acted, but if the militia returns with them they fear a terrible conflict may follow. The Governor will meet tho Committee again in the morning. I'XDKIIGKOtM) TRACKS. Plans for a System of Fapid Transit in New York. New York, July 23.— The Rapid Transit Commissioners have de.ided upon « plan for travel for the Kast Side. It provides for nn underground four-track railway, diverg ing from the proposed Broadway line at or near Fourteenth street, thence tindor Union square to Fourth avenue, under Fourth and Park avenues to near and south of Forty second Mreet, tlience by a suitable curve to the westward under such private property and streets as shall be found practicable to Madison avenue, at or pear Forty-fourth street, thence under Madison avenue to a point near Ninety-sixth street, theuce Curv ing eastward to n point luu feet east ot Madi son avenue, I hence by a viaduct ovtT other property parallel to and not less than I(k> feet from Madison avenue to a point near and south of One Hundred and Thirty foiirth street, thence by a curve to the east ward and by a bridge across Harlem River. The general plan of construction, to a point nc:tr Ninety-sixth street, will be either by a druble-dcck tunnel, with two track- upon each deck, or four tracks iiikjii the level, as may be found to be must ex pedient, and as near tlie surface as shall be found practicable. Ftum Ninety-sixth street n'Ttb the rout- is to be by viaduct to Harlem Kiver. The. motive-power will be electricity or some other power not requir ing combustion. It will take, tlm engineers a month to complete the preliminary plans for the structure for presentation to the Board of Aldermen. Little will be known until they are finished. Iv a gen oral way it may be said that the road will resemble closely the road proposed years ago by the Arcade Company. That is, it will be four tracks on the level, and they will he as near to the Burface of the street as safety will permit The track will be as far un derground as tne present elevated struc tures are in the nlr. Dl'DLtl'ti VIEWS. Political Outlcok aa Viewed by the Distin guished Indianian. Boston-, July 23.— Colonel W. W. Dudley of Indiana is in Boston on business, and is being lionized by the leading Republicans. To-day he gave a lengthy interview on the political outlook. He acknowledged that £-enator Quay had resigned the office of Chairman of the Republican National Com mittee, but understood from a personal con versation with vaiious members of tho com mittee that the resignation would nut ue ac cented. The Farmers' Alliance should not be taken into consideration in 1H'.12. It was alreaay falling to pieces through internal dissensions. There was noduubtiu refer ence to the nominees for President. lie was willing to bet with miy one that if Biaine was still alive nothing coula keep the Republicans from giving it to him. The So uthern D< mociats, he found, were tiring of Cleveland, and wanted a man of then own sympathies. It would be surely Gor man. When told that Gorman is a Catho lic, he said, "li didn't make any difference. The. Democracy dare not turn down a can didate openly because he is a Catholic." GHAIN BINDING. Radical Improvements Over the Old Method of Harvesting. Jouet (II!.). July 23.— An Important ex hibition of improved grain-binding ma chines has just been made on the farm of Dr. Foke, near this place. Two machines were operated, which are radic.il improve ments over the old methods of harvesting. One binder uses a straw band and the other binds with a twine of prairie grass. Both machines were successfully operated for several hours. It is expected that the use of stiaw and grass for binding material will effect a revolution In the methods of harv esting grain anil will solve the problem of cheap twine for farmers. A distinguished party of nianutacturers and experts was here to witness the exhibition. THE VOLL'.NXtEIt. Transformed Into a Schooner, She Will Boon Race Airuin. Boston, July 23.— The famous yacht Vol unteer, the defender of the America cup, translormed from a sloop into a schooner, was launched at midnight from Lawler's ship-yard. Despite the hour a large crowd was present to witness anil cln-er the re christening of tho old favorite. The masts will be put in at once nml she will be ready for cruising in-ide of two weeks. The bow sprit remains the same. Tliei>ld mast will be used for a mainmast and the now fore mast will be only two feet shorter. Her new drawings were the last work of the late designer and buildor, Burgess. NEBRASKA "POLITICS. Complication! Arising From the Hecsnt Guber natorial Dispute. Omaha, July 23.— A veritable bomb has been exploded in Nebraska State politics by the announcement of Hon. John C. Watson,* Chairman of the Republican Central Com mittee, that General Thayer, who' was de clared Governor after the failure of James E. Boyd to qualify for that position, could not Hold over, and that the committee would shortly be called together for the purpose of considering a nomination. The Chairman states Unit bo Is cuuiUent Tliayer gauaot hold over, and says that the ablest lawyers in the State have taken a similar position. The matter has beeu submitted to the At torney-Gener.il. This announcement peculiarly complicates matters in view of the fact that the Repub lican Supreme Court rather intimated with the decisions rendered in the quo warranto proceedings against Boyd that Tliayer would hold over until 1892. This idea U in line, however, with the Alliance and Democratic ideas, and it is now quite certain that Ne braska will be disturbed by n fierce political contest at the approaching election. FLEET FLYERS. Results of Yesterday's Races at the Prin cipal Eastern Tracks. . Saratoga, July 23.— The racing season .11 Horse Haveu opened to-day under the i>io»t ' auspicious circumstances. Hie weather wan windy, lue attendance l.inje and me wlaneis were: Five furlongs, for a purse of $000. La Tosca' won, l'.uleru second, Pennyroyal tilled. Time, 1:02. The liiMllne was In f.ivor ol La Tosca 1 to 7, with Holcio out. One and an eighth miles. Gun won. Judge Mor row second. Text third. Time, 1 :58. One an.i a half miles, Vallern won. Hoodlum second, sllvei King ililm. Time, 2:49. Siven . rurioacs, Calcium won, Sauuilers sec- Olid, Snowball third. Tune. 1:304. Four furlongs, Znilln): won, Promenade sec oud, Tom Tough mud. Tim-, 0:40%. At Jerome Park. Nkw York, July 23.— At Jerome Park to-day the weather was cloudy and the track fait 'Hit winners were: Handicap, one and a.ilxteenth miles. May won, Long Kanjje secoud, Kingmaker third. Time, 1:53. Miie fuiloiißi', KiUieor won, Kelly Illy second. Beckon third. I line, 1:59. Harvest handicap, one and a auarier miles, Dunulli won, l.i- . ..., ; a second. West Chester third. Tim*. 2:11*4. • Handicap, six Hit long*. pmont won, Acllo- Jam second, H»|enuy third. Time, 1:19. Six lvi lungs, Silver l'i luce won. My Lass sec ond, Grelclirn third. Tim-, l:18>/&. Five fiii'lonj!^, Sliocco won, Daisy second, l'utioclea thud. Time. 1:0214. At to: rv Island. New York, July 28.— At Brighton Beach to day the weather was cloudy aud the track fast. The winners weie: Six and a half furlong', Minnie won, Jane sec ond. Cl.uk tiiiid. Tim ■. 1 :23. Five furlongs, Dr. lit:) won, Queen Dor second, LI ll« B third. Time, 1 :04. Seven furlongs, Flavin iron, Monterey second, Vagabond limit. Time. 1 :'-"J. The mile rac was a dead heat lielween Tan ner ami Hover, Rambler mud. Time, 1:43 V». I The fourth i are was 1 tin nil. Tanner won, K"Ver second. Tune. 1:44 |2 . One and *lxtet>u(li mile*. Tnlla Blackburn won. liauquet second, King Ilazein third. Time, 1:48%. Five furlong?, Alr<.haft won. Count second, Vnraille ihlrd. i line, 1:02^4.' Seven furlonp«. LllhUArl won, Retrieve second, IlaMuu third. Time, 1:31 V,. At Chicago. Chicago. July 23.— At field Park to-day the weather was cloudy aud thu track fait. The 1 11 tins were : Six furlong-., Koko won, Fremont second, Bonier ihlid. Time, 1:10. One mile, Lord Lnusdale won, Zeke Hardy sec ond. Ira E. li.id* ihlid. Time, 1:43 "A. Six furliinei. Odrey won, Hoi dOr second, Sometset ihltd. Time, 1:15' On* and a Mxtecutli mile-, Ernest Rac won, BrandolMte second, Longshore third. Time, 1:48 ' 4 . Miie-sixieenths of it mile, Orlee won, Deceiver second. II tr third. Time. 0:59. Seven Union.;-, Caldueii won, Rosa second. Bill >ye thud. Time. l:2a>4. AT HAWTHORNE I'ARK. At Hawthorne lark Kid Hie winners were: Six furli'iiK*, Phil Dwyer won, Minnie second line .bound third. Time, 1:17 'i One aud ii sixteenth railed Hronkwood won. Silver l.kkr second. Tenteen Hi:ml. Time, 1:50*4 One mile, DuiiKntvon won, Blla ISlackouiu <ec ond, Id Bell thud. Time, 1:45. One ami an eighth mile*. Governor Adams w.'ii. Insolence second, 51. Albans third. Time, l:»>;$ l /3i Ftv.-fiiilon?«. I.iitle Billy won, Willow Brook second. C. L- llruwu third. Time, I:O3 Vi. Trotting- at Detroit. Detroit, July 23.— The rain prevented al but one neat of the 2:30 trot to-day. Prince Ho earth came in n ■ st. Pilot II second. Lli He Al bert thud, Lucy M fourth. Time, L':3o> a . At St. Paul. St. Paul, July 23.— At Hi; running: races to day the winners were: .Mile. Vale '91 won, Uuido second. Doie third. Time, l:49Vi. One and an eighth mile*, Take Notice won, Prince Foituiiatui second, Uustuess thlid. Time. l:Sy'.i. Five llillODCm C«ilsbnd won. Yo Tnmblen second. Lilian It atilce third, lime. 1:09*4. A mtle and seventy yard*. Lilian l.inds.tywon Pnliiemui second, Billy Plukeitou thud. Time, 1 :-1:> : ... Six fusions*, Aimoyan won, .ludgo IltiKhes second, Minute) thud. Time, 1:18 Va. The Liverpool Cup. London, July 23.— The rac^ for the Liverpool cup, a mile and three furlongs, was won by Katubeal, si. Benedict second, lliiniahy thlid. 1 - BASE-BAIiL G.IMI.S. The Boston Club Defeated the Brooklyn Bride grooms Yesterday. Xkw York, July 28.— O*Bonrke to-day hatted in all four of New York's rnns. New Vorks 4, Philßilplphias ,1. Batteries- Welch and Buckley, Gleason and Clements. At Boston. Boston-, July 23.— The Brooklyn club again suffered defeat nt the l^.-inds of Boston. Bostons 8, Brooblyns 6 Batteries — Clark son and Bennett, iii-mlng and Daly. At Chicago. Chicago, July 23.— An unfortunate play in the eighth inning Rare the Cincinnati club to-day*! enme. Cl:icngos2, Clncinnaiis 4. Batteries — Luby and Bowman, MulUne aud Harrington. At Cleveland. Ci.kvki.and, July 23.— T0-day's game was played in the lain. At theend of the eißhth Inning the ."-core stood: Clevelunds 5, Pltts burgs 4. Uatteiles— Young and Zimer, King aud Mack. American Association. * Columbia, July 23.— Columbus 8, Louis villes (i. Washington, July 23.— Washlngtons 1, Bostons U. Cincinnati, July 23.— Cincinnatis 4, SI. Louis 7. Piiii.ai>i:i.piiia, July 23. — Athletics 8, 13 iiltiinores 2. Western Auociation. DEBTOR, July 23.— Decmi «, Lincolns 8. In i.vth, July 23.— Duiuths 8, Mllwau kees 10. Mi-NNKAi'oi.iß, July 23.— Minneapolis 4, Sioux Citys 1. Street Railway Syndicate. H IW Yokk, July 23— One of tlio attor neys tor the New York ani Boston syndi cate which has purchased all of the street railways of Detroit said this afternoon that the consideration was something over 8, r i,OOO,(XK). The motive power on all the lines will be changed to electricity. This will throw about 'J3OO hor.es on the market He declined to give the names of the mem bers of the syndicate. Alleged Editorial Advertisement. Atlanta, July 28.— Editor 11. C. Brown of the Southern Alliance Farmer has been arrested by the I'oitofflce authorities and charged with violatine the postal law in re publisuing an editorial from a San Fran cisco papi:r, which appeared in a number of papers. It is charged that the article is a lottery advertisement. The ease will be tried Saturday. Another Chinese Leper. New York, July 23.— 1t Is rumored that another Chinese leper lias been discovered liere in the person of Ling Kue, a- laundry man. Hi- is covered with eruptions and has been sick two month*. The Board of Health will investigate. Killed on a Railroad Crossing. Mausiiam.town (Iowa), July 23.-Mrs. J. 11. Johnson, aged 70 years, tried to cross the Northwestern trucks with her four year-old grandson at Lamoille this evening in fiout of a train and botli were killed. Three Men Killed. Leitcii field (Ky.), July 23.— The boiler of a portable engine on the farm of James Durbin, in Edmundson County, exploded yesterday, killing three men aud injuring fire (Aiiers badly, perhaps latally. * Extern Weather. .Chicago, July 23.— Minimum and maxi mum temperatures: Chicago, 70° and 82°; Cincinnati, 76° and 84°; New Orleans, 76° and 92°; New York, 72° and 80°; St. Louis, 81° and 68°. • A STATE ISSUE. Concerning the Return of the Chinese. Diplomats Complicitioas Arising With the Minister From Great Britain. What Constitutes a Domicile for a China man—The Position Taken by the Government Officials. Fp«Cl»ltO Thf M.ikvin i Cai.^ ■Washington, July 23.— Interesting com plications may pjssib'.y occur with the Cana dian Government In consequence of the re turn of the Chinaman arrested at Port Huron, Mich., in an attempt to enter this country in violation of the law. The ques tion at issue bet-ween the British Minister and i the Treasury O.'nartuent seems to be ii% to what constitutes. legal resilience in Canada. Att>rney-G/n*ral Miller's recent decision says that Chinamen must be re turned to China unless they can prove "domicile" in Canada or some other coun try. How lonir. and under what conditions must the Chinaman have been a resident in Canada to make Him a citizen or subject of Canada's Government is the question which will perplex the State and Treasury depart ments in a few days. In the case of the Detroit Chinaman, on which Attorney-Gen eral Miller's recent decision was based, this matter wis not touched upon, except inci dentally, but at the same tuno Attorney^ General Miller [stated that the Exclusion Actmu.t apply against all Chinese laborers, whether subjects of China, Mexico, Canada or any other country. Now the question arises, will other countries submit to the ex clusion of their "citizens" or "subjects," even though they are Chinamen? This is an interesting point, that might possibly involve the United States in com plications with England, especially as Brit ish Minister Pauccefote is inclined to regard all such matters wltii much concern without raising this point as yet. In his note to the Treasury Department he claims that this Port Huron Chinaman Is, by residence, en titled to ba returned to Canada as his adopt ed country. The matter in dispute will bo discussed for the next few days. Assistant Secretary Spaldin; was seen by your cor respondent to-day, nnd he said: "We in tend to stand squarely l>y Attorney-General Miller's decision. Chinamen must prove be yond any doubt, whatever that they are not merely temporary residents or turners' lv Canada, but are, under all the circum stances, entitled to tecognition as Canadian subjects or citizens." ; "Suppose this latter is established by them, what then?" he was agfced. "They would, of course, be excluded just the same," said he. "Of course wo must carry out the law of Comress to tli? very letter, but as to the deportation of captured Chinamen that is another matter which must be considered hereafter." ". -~ A THANS-MKXICAX ItOAO. . ...'Word ha» bean received by the Bureau of American Republics th.it tho Monterey and Mexican Gulf Railroad will bo opened in a few days to the Mexican Gulf port of Tjtm pico. Mazitlan, the largest Mexican city on the Pacific Coast, will be the western terminus of the road. It will thus become the transcontinental line. The Government has spent ami will spend several millions of dollars on improving the harbor at Tiiiii plco, which is three-quarters of a mile wide with water of sufficient depth for any draught of vessel, and steps are now being taken to no the same at Mazatlan, where it is said the best harbor on th» Pacific Slope south of San Francisco can be made, THE GRAND ARMY KXCAMI'MKNT. Washington is making ereat efforts to secure the Grand Army of the Republic en campment here for next year. It seems to be understt od that Washington can secure It if $50,000 is guaranteed to provide for the entertainment. Colonel Staples, the pro prietor ol Wlllard Hotel, is the chief mover in the affair, lie said to-day that in a meet ing held recently m his hotel the committee reported that £50,000 had been subscribed, lacking a few hundred dollars. Colonel Staples at the head of a committed will leave for Detroit In a few days to urge Washing ton as the place. Th will be armed with maps, showing that the Washington Con vention would bo located in the midst of many celebrated old battle-fields. Besides Ibis Inducement many old soliliers have Dot been In Washington since 1866, and they would doubtless view the marvelous enanaes since that time with -v no aston ishment ItI.I'OP.T OF SPECIAL AOENTS. Special Treasury Agent J. V. Evans at San Francisco recommends to Supervising Sptv-ial Agent TiUiiln that the line of SIOO n^ainst the steamer Protection for not pro ducing her document! be remitted in full. ! . Assistant Secretary Spauldnu writes to the Collector of Customs at Port Towns end, authorizing the landing without entry, free of duty, any g<>ods which may be re covered at Port Angelus from the wreck of the British ship Lady Gordon. POBTOFMCE CIIANOEB. 11. C. Reynolds iias been appointed Post master at Nestor, San Diego County, Cal., vice W. Bray, resigned. Tim name of th» postoffi o at Startey has been changed to Shaudou. . DEPARTMENT NEWS. The .V.ivy Department has been advised that the Iroquois sailed fium Honolulu 011 the 14th lust, for Samoa, where she is ex pected to arrive about August 4th. Attorney-General Miller hits appointed Albert 11. Tanner to be special assistant United Slates Attorney in tlin district of Oregon for the prosecution of a number if agon-road laud grant forfeiture cases. Actiug Secretary Chandler has alhrmed the decision of the Commissioner-General of the Land Offlce-in the case of Henry Chapman vs. the Willamette Valley and Cascade Mountain Wagon-road Company of Oregon. . . PENSIONS GRANTED. Pensions have been granted to the follow ing Califitrnlaus: Francis H. Clayton, Mar tin M. Rogers Andruw Sainion, Hubert 11. Thompson, Walter McGrath, Louis 11. Marshall, CiithberlU. Stonehouse, K. Ileiu rich Bender, Sylvan us M. Parsons, Thomas Phillip*, Louis T. Grant, Piter T. Thorn ton. Vincent I). Abauowski ana Isabella McClare. An Arizona Agricultural Station. Washington. July 23.— Commis sioner of Indian Affairs has received a let ter from F. A. Gulley, Dean of the Univer sity of Arizona at Tucson, agreeing that if tho Government will equip an experimental station for the development of three or four acres of land un the I'ima Imiiuti Reserva tlon, to oiierate a. station for tint benefit of the Indians without expense to the Govern nieut. The. Commissioner ha-* asked Pro fessor Gulley for detailed estimates of the expense that will be Involved in the estab lishment of the station, and will recommend to the Secretary of the Interior . the ar.cnpt ance of the proposition. Daughters of the Bevolutioi. Washington, July 23.— The recently in corporated National Society of the Daughters of the Involution lias elected the following officers: President-General, Mrs. Benjamin Harrison ; Secretary, Mrs. General Goorg; 11. Shields; Hejjittliars-Geiieial, Mrs. Eu (jenia Washington and Mrs. Howard Clark. (The N<w Coffee Crop. Washington, July 23.— The Uurcau of American liepublics has received iuforuin tion from Guatemala that the coffee harvest for 1691 will reach 70(),(KH) quintals, repre senting 810,000,000. The Brazilian harvest 19 9,00(1,000 bags this year, as <■ are a with 4,200,000 a year ago. A Convict Killed. Knoxvili-k (Term.), July 23.— Early this morning Anderson Harris, a convict, em- Ployed by the Kuoxvills Iron Couipuny, wtu killed by k guard named J. A. Duncan. H;irris stealthily approaching George Tor betr, another guard, commeii.ed to choke him. Duncan ordered liarrie to demist. Not heeding tie order, Duncan fired, killing him almost InsUMly. Much excite ment pr.-vails in the convict headquarters. It was evidently r.rranged among the con victs to make a break for liberty, as when Harris was shot another convict who had started to assist hiincli >ke Torbett fled back to his coiur 'dps. CROP PROSPECTS. The Monthly Bu'letio Issued by the Agri cultn al Department. Washington, July 23.— The monthly crop bulletin of the Agriculiural Depart ment, issued to-day, says: The average condition of California wheat is 98. Never, perhaps, have the grain crops looked more promising, The acreage of potatoes is considerably more than last year. Southern California is producing a great many for export East. Los Angeles and neighboring counties will have iiboul 'JSOO car-loads fur export. About 1000 car-loads of 1/uiiH and white navy beans will be bhipped from Ventura County. Concerning wool, special reports show that there has been great improvement In the blood of flocks during the past ten yestrs and a consequent increase i i wool. In IST'J the average weight per fl-ece, i tic uding fnll clip in Tvxas and California, was slightly more than four and a half pounds. The present return, after careful examina tion and consolidation, makes the average four and nine-tenths pounds or an increase of nearly h .if a puuud per head. No esti mate of the total clip can be given at this time. New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania show fine prospect for peaches, Delaware about the average, Maryland unusually good and Virgiuia rather low. In Ohio and Vir ginia the crop is very short. Iv California peaches will yield a full medium crop aud pears also. Concerning California grapes the reports are generally favorable, but wine men feel despondent over the exceedingly low prices for wine prevailing. The phylloxera nnd Anaheim disease aio decimating the vine yards very fast. The outlook feir this in dustry, oiict! so bright, is very gloomy. Ju Oregon, owing to the unusually cool aud wet tfason, the crops are somewhat late, but very promising, with the excep tion of com, which on account of the low temperature is below th« average. The acreage of corn is considerably increased over that of last year. Both spriug and winter wheat is looking splendid. The condition of both is much nbovo the aver age at tiiis stage of erowth just previous to harvesting. 'J he name may be said of oats. The acreage of Irish potatoes is much greater than that of last year, and the con ditions are favoiable. for a very heavy yield, ttenns show a very One condition, with an area of about 25 per cent greater 'han that of last year. The wool clip is at many points greater than lai>t year's pro duction. The pastures are in fine condi tion, aud hay premise* an abundant crop. CHAPTEH AND COUNCIL^ Election of Royal / rch Officers at the Tri ennial Convocation. Minneapolis, July 23.— The General Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons tills morning elected Joseph P. Homer of New Orleans General Grand High Priest; G. L. AlcCalien of Baltimore, Deputy High Priest; K. C. L'-inuioa of Toledo, .Kins; times W. Taylor of Sulthersville, G,»., Scribe; Daniel Striker of Hastings, Midi., Treasurer; G. G. Cox of Buffalo, X. V., Re corder; A. G. Pollard of Lowell, Muss., Captalo; F. E. l)ya< of Paris, 111., Princi pal Scjoiirm-r; William C. Swajuo of Mil waukee, li'iynl Arch Captain. It was decided to hold the next convoca tion at Topeka, Kan«., in July, 1891. The General Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters will also be held there at the same time. ♦ An Editor Indicted. New Tokk, Juty 23.— The Grand Jury lias found an indictment against the city editor of the News, lor violating the Code of Criminal Procedure by publishing a detailed account of the killing of the murders Smiier, Slncum. Wood and Jugiro by elec tricity in Sin:: Sinjj Prison on July 7th. It is prnhabl* that the caso will come up for hearing next Monday. The newspapers are quite willing to nave a test caso made. Fatal Explosion. Bjn-ghampton (N. V.), July 23.— boiler of Lire's saw-mill at Ninewh ex- Ploded tliU afternoon, killing James Shaw, feck-rick Wlmeler and another man whose name cuuld not be learned. STOLE A BRIDE'S GEMS. A Very Bold Diamond Kobbcry In a CliirttKo liotel. There was a daring robbery at the Palmer House the first of last week, the details of Which have been ki'pt from ihe police until nnw in the hope of enpturing Hie thieves. The police thus far have been unable to solve the mystery surrounding the crime. which was the stealing of a satchel eonk-.in luk $l-,ot>o worth of jewels from J. E. Pot ter Jr. of Philadelphia. However, it is ad mitted at the hotel that the theft was the outcome ot k regularly arranged plan to rob Potter and the rich young man fell into a trap. When Mr. Potter arrived. at the hotel en trance with the satchel of diamonds and jewels entrusted to his care by his wife, a boy met him in much the same manner hs hotel bell-boys Hccost guests, to relieve him of his grip. Mr. Potter handed the boy iho satchel containing the gems and stepped in to register, nnd the boy vaniihed. The boy was not a liveried attache, of the hotel. Who he was anil wbo are his rou fed erates, who must have known that Sir. Pottei'a satchel contained valuables, is what puzzles the police. Mr. l'otter is a member of the firm of Pot ter* Co., putilish.'rs 1113 Market street, Philadelphia, with branches at London and Melbourne. A short time ago he was mar ried in Miss Ui'ssie Herudon, daughter of a prominent and wealthy lawyer in Texas, who has charge ol Jay Gould's interests in that part ol the country. The wedding was a largo one, and there were a number of valuable presents, among them n number of diaitonds and a check for 810,000 from the bride's father. The young people have been on their wed ding tour, and were on their svay home when the rolibery occurred, and the valise contained th« valuable presents. By a lucky chiince the check was taken out of the valise that morning and wm in Mr. Potter's pock et-book.— Chicago special to Philadelphia Times. A POSTMAN'S ADVENTURE. Bound by a Maniac and Held as a HoKtage, Very strange is the adventure through which a postman canted Boudon has just passed at \imr.», in France, chronicled in a British exchange, lie had taken a regis tered letter to one Fnure, a sh^maker, and was about to leave the bouse when the man closed the. door, pulled a revolver out of his pocket, and, rushing on Boudon, threw him down and bound him securely. He then in formed the terrified postman of his inten tion to retain him as a hostage until he had received divers letters written to him by* the President of the Republic and the Minister of Justice in reply to the applica tion for the restoration of 30.000 francs lost in a lawsuit. Kauru sent a note to the head of the Postal Department, explaining how matters stood, and, while awaiting- an answer, barricaded . his apartment. When the police arnved he called out that he had provisions for a week, two revolvers and plenty of ammunition, and that if they at tempted to force the door ho would kill his prisoner. The • situation . was extremely awkward. The affair had become known in the neighborhood, and the mi ice tit streets were soon thronged with at least 5000 of thu townspeople. - ■ A last attempt to parley with the infuri ated shoemaker having proved abortive, the police and gendarmes -broke Into the place, fired a few shots to frighten Fanre, ami suc ceeded In securely taking him into custody ere he : had time to carry out his threat. They had great difficulty in conducting him to prison, as the crowd wauled to "lynch" him. • Faure Is described as monomaniac, and it appeal that when M. C'aruot visited Mimes some time ago be made some curious preparations in order to attract his atten tion, which,' however, were lost labor, as the President passed down another street. In a negro divorce suit in Atlanta, Ga., them were twenty witnesses, ana uot one of them, it is said, knew v mouth iv tin- year, or could tell tUa time ol day by a clock. ■ TERRIFIC TEMPESTS. Wind, Rain and Electrical Storm in Ohio, * Many Small Bandings' Blown Over and Trees Uprooted at WellsviUe. Destructive Hall-Storms in Minnesota and South Dakota — Thousands of Acres of Grain Destroyed. fferltl to Tdk Moßxixa Cal^ Wells (Ohio), July 23.— A terrific wind, rain and electric storm visited this place to-night. Trees were uprooted, many small building* blown over, and a number of cellars flooded by the rush of water, that exceeded anything ever seen here. Crops of all kinds have suffered severely. The telegraph, telephone and fire-alarm wires were rendered practically useless. St. Paul, July 23.— A hail-storm in Deuel and McPherson counties, S. Dak., last night, destroyed thousands of acres of grain. A destructive hull-storm also passed through Norman County, Minn., covering a strip two miles wide and thirty miles long. Abehdeex (S. D.), July 23.— Reports are coming in of a destructive hail-storm which passed, about twenty-five miles north of here Tuesday. The track of the storm ex tends from Hosmer, forty miles west of Frederick, eastward over one hundred miles aud one to four miles wide. In some localities great damage was done. Hail stones of an immense size fell near West port, some measuring fourteen inches in cir cumference. Many farmers lost "an entire crop of filty to 100 acres each. A QUESTION OF FAITH. A Clergyman's Views on the Differences in the Presbyterian Church. riTTSBUiiG, July 23.— Rev. Dr. John R. Paxtiu of Jiew York, when asked as to ihe outcome of the religious dissension of the day, said: "It wouldn't take an angel to tall that the church is undoubtedly on the brink of a revolution. The case is analogous to the yean preceding the rebellion. The Smith was gasconading and the North vacil lating. It needed tr.e first nun at Sumter to rally the people around the Hag. In the Presbyterian Church such is ttie present hit- UHtioi. The followers of Dr. Briggs are openly defi.mt and the General Assembly and church undetermined. My prayer and hope is that there will be concessions on the part of I'rincetun, and that Dr. Briggs and his followers may remain in the church. It is broad enough aud strong enough for all. Of course, if his friends Insist that the church must accept reason as co-ordinate with the Wurd of God, there will be a split, for wo hold that the Bible is the only rule of faith and practice. The diseussiou which the great minds in Germany have precipi tated on the Protestant churches will stir them to th« center, but in a different mau ner than ever bcloie. No one believes that mistakes have not crept into the Bible. This is an age wheu people analyze, but whatever will be the outcome, whether Chri»t be accepted as God, or v prophet of God, the world pill still continue to be re ligions." HALL AND FUZSIMMONS. A New Orleans Club Anxious to Secure the Pugilists. St. Paut., July 23.— The crowds of disap pointed sports who came to witness the Ilall-Fitzsimmons fight are leaving for their homes. The money paid for their seats Is being refunded. Tlie Fitz-iiniuons-Hall contest is definitely off, so far as this State is concerned, but rumors are still rife that it will come off elsewhere. K. M. Frank of the Olympic Club of New Orleans liepes to secure the men for his club during the fnli or winter. To-ninlit he completed arranzemeuts with Camill and Mver for a fight for a purse of $5000. Nkiv YORK, July 23 .— Charley Johnson of Brooklyn, on behalf of John L. Sullivan, called at the Heiald office to-day and de posited SlOuO to bind tlie match with Frank Siitvin for the cliampiuuship of the world, the money to be held until September lor Slaviu or his backers to cover. A FATAL. BLOW. The Eesult of a Prize-Fight to Settle a Quarrel. MONOKOAHXLA City, July 2a— Harry Boyd and John Myford, living »t Black Diamond, quarreled several days ago. To day it was decided to fight it out in a prize ring. Tlie men, accompanied by friends, pitched a ling and stripped for a bare knuckle contest. Three terrible rounds were fought, nt the end ol which both were bleeding profusely. When the men came up for tne fourth rouud Boyd, seeing an opening, rushed in and delivered a tremen dous blow on Myfurd's neck just over the jugular. Jlyfoidslagyered buck a f»w steps and fell to the ground insensible. He died an hour later. Boyd came to this city and surrendeied himself. CALIFORNIA RAI8IM& Superior . Seeping Qualities of First-Class Go is Being Felt. New York. July 23.— The Commercial Bulletin says: During the past season more or less difficulty with California raisins has been experienced, but at this trying period it is found first-class goods are withstanding the test of the severe weather conditions much better than either Malagas or Va lencia*. Should proper attention be paid to curing and packing, ami price* start at a point that would prove attractive to dis tributors, it is very probable the large pack can be handled the coming season without ■ difficulty. The superior keeping Qualities of lirst-class California fruit is a point - that will tell in toe long run. As a nutter of fact the statement may be ventured that California will distance Valencia as well as Bluing*, if tne conditions are properly re alized and looked ui>on. GUAItUING A COURT. A Delegation of Men Armed With Winches ters at a Trial. Ahkalox (Kan.«.), July 23.— At the pre liminary trial of James Brennn for the kill ing of Samuel Wood the defendant was held without bail to await the action of the Grand Jury. A large delegation of Colonel Wood's friends, headed by J. E. Tliumas, and armed to (.he teeth, were in town, and when the. case was about to be called these men, tinned with Winchester rifles, wer* > < :t i - j": i■■ ■ i at the door of the school-house where the trial was hold, and as the crowd PMMd in each man was examined anddis armed. Three men with Winchesters were on guard in the cnurt-room during the hear ing. The precautions taken precluded the possibility of trouble, and there was no demonstration of any kind made. Plate-Glass Casting. PiTTsnrßo, July 23.— A special from Irwin, Pa., says th;it the operation of cast ing plate-gbss, wliicli was tried here to* day for the first time, was completely suc cessful, a piece ILVSxiIO inches beiux cast. A large parly of prominent New Yorkers were present ami witnessed the operation. Tlio event is being celebrated by public demonstrations to-night. Tax on Foreiga-Built Yachts. New York, July 23.— F. K. Yumlerbilt protests agahttt ihe payment of a tax on his foreign-built yacht. Conqueror, levied by cu-t'.his officers. As he has a bill o( sale for his yacht h<j claims th it she is a docu mented vessel anil not liable to additional tax. Other owners of foreign-built yachts will Also protest. Claims a Large Estate. Chicago, July 23.— Dr. Claflm has been summoned to London by a cablegram from his solicitor, Herbert Gladstone. Dr. Olaflin is a brother ol Victoria WuuUUuU am* PRICE FIVE CENTS. Tenny C. Cl\flin, and his wife is .me of the ninny heirs t" the great Edwards estate In Aewlork. Dr. Ciaflin expects to r-ceive the greater part of the vast estate, which is estimated at 8200,000,000. il.inv of the Ed wards heirs failed to comply with the re quirements of the English law in regard to proving up their claims, and their shares. Dr. Ciaflin's solicitors think, will go to him. Six School Directors Arrested. Pottsvili.e (Pa.), July 23.— Six School Directors of East Norwegian Township were arrested to-d >y on a charge of issuing fraud ulent orders and appropriating to ttieir own use the money received therefor. It is also claimed that the Directors levied on tiie teachers, making them pay from $5 to $15 for their appointments and a portion each month of their salaries. It is claimed that ii the case of Lizzie Hiiigins, one of the teachers, one of the Directors made Mr*. Higgms )>:<>• him a small amount each mouth, threatening that otherwise her daughter would lose her position. Naval Militia Drill. New York. July 23.— Tha naval militia drill in connection with tha ship* of the North Atlantic squadron was viewed by in terested thousands this afternoon and even ing, and as nin tit settled down over ths river and surroundings the exhibition of signaling by search-light was given. This was si beautiful spectacle, which lasted for an hour or more, and uemonstr-ited how haz ardous would be the effurt of an enemy to steal upon the sqiudrou to its injury under ti.u cover of night. Blaise Continues to Improve. Detroit, July 23.— The Tribune says: Captain Gavett of this city yesterday re ceived a letter from J. H. Manleyof Au gusta, Me., in response to a letter written by him. Manley assarts that Mr. Elaine's health is almost fully regaiued. He further States that Itlaine cannot become a camli date for the Itopublican nomination, but in hit (Manl-y 1 .-) opinion if the party wants him fur standard-bearer in ISLK>, all it has to do is to numiuate Dim. The Jury-Bribsry Ca»e3. New Oiileans, July 23.— The last of the Jury-bribery cases came up this morning. It was the ease of Smile Bagenetto, accused of attempting to bribe Dave Bonnave. The case was given to the jury this afternoon, and after an hour's deliberation a verdict of not guilty was roturued. No Verdict Beached. Columbus (Oiriu), July 23.— The arjja ineiiti in the Elliott murder c ise were con cluded this afternoon and tlia case went to the jury. A verdict is not expected until morning. Coal Mines on Fire. Chf.ykxxe (Wyo), July 23.— The mlnei of the Deer Creek Con] Company at Glen rock are on Inc. Ii has beea decided to flood the mines. Reduction of Duties. Buenos Aykks, July 23.— The Argentina Congress haa voted a reduction in the dutiol on petroleum and ric. THE DEADLY DUMMY. Simon Beyer Boa Over and Seri ously Injured. Simon Meyer, an aized capitalist, resid ing Ht 928 Jackson street, was run over by Dummy 21 of the California-street Rail road Cuinpnnv about noon yesterday, wbiln endeavoring to cross Montgomery street at the corner of California. Mr. Meyer was rolled under the safety-suard, the wheels of the dummy passing over him, and it was only by hard work that the dummy was raised sufficiently to allow hi.s body to be re moved, lie was taken to a drug store, on Montgomery atreet, and several doctors summoned, who stated that his in juries consisted of a fracture of ttie right arm, several severe scalp wounds, Internal injuries arid a probable fracture of ttin ssull. By the advice of Chief Crowley Mr. Meyer was rrmored to his Imme in the patrol wagon, aud not taken to the Receiving Hos pital. Bystanders who saw the accident claim lliat Georue Robinson, the (rripman on the dummy, was much to blame for miking tha crossing at ton speed, and njt exercising proper care. A FOURTH OF JULY JOKE. Having Lota of Fun With a Cannon Cracker Not Loaded. There is undoubtedly more practical Jok ing on the Fourth of July than on the Lit of April, and whatever may be the opinion re garding practical jokes in the abstract few there be that, having arrived at the age of discretion, will not agree that the typical Fourth of July practical joke la rarely humorous, especially from the victim's point oi view. There is a youne man in Chicago, who may be called Smith, to whom tbe i lea of a practical joke— on somo other fellow— 1» ex cruciatingly tunny, or rather wa-) so until a late hour last niglit. Tliere is reason to be lieve that he iias undergone a change of opiniou on tho subject A few days before Hie Fourth the young man conceived a brillimt idea. He bought a mammoth cannon cracker, over a foot long and several inches in diameter. Then he carefully removed the fuse and chargf, tunneling thn gunpowder out and scorching the hole with a red-hot wire until tbe last vestige of the explosive was removed. Tha big cannon cracker was then perfectly harmless. lie started out early yesterday moraine with his big, harmless cracker andaS-cent bunch nf little ones. He inserted one of ths little ones in the top end of the ea»u;in cracker and dropped into the first saloon. Alter buying a drink he calmly set the big cracker on the bar and set fire to the fuse. The bar-tender crouched behind tbe bar. frei^hteued nearly out of his wils. Sizzl went tiie fuse, and the other customers glanced nt the big cracker and then scrambled all over each other In their hasta to cot out of the way before the explosion came. It came; a puny little pop! and the big crarker turned listlessly over on its side. Tiie bar-keeper peeped out timidly, with asickly giin, and finally recovered his cour age when the joker put tlie er.iker in hit coat pocket. I'iieu nyeryb >dy took a drink at the bartender's invitation. BtrugH to say the young man with th« cannon cracker successfully played his little joke all day long, from place to place, with the usual accompaniment of drinks on the bar-tender. Hut every lane han ai end, and every practical j iker meats aa otlier sooner or later. S nit h hml nieauwhile accumulated a Fourth of July "j<ir." which mada liim an easy victim. Some one who itw him play his little trick went straightway and boug:» another cannon cracker the same rfn li Smith's. But tie didn't remove the load. He followed Smith. The opportunity soon came to replace tha h :s«< ciacker witli tho real one. It was tlia latter Smith drew from Ins pocket, while ti« tu a ■•.'.! him-elf ag^nst the bar and un steadily touched a match to the fuse. Smith was knocked down in the null to the do.ir. To this adventitious circumstance lie proba. bly owes what remains to him of his phyii cal well-being. The cracker exploded with a terrific re* porl, shattered S2OO worth of glass, foi which young Mr. Smith must pay, and in. cited the proprietor to an assault upoa Smith, which made him wish he had goat uff with the cracker. — Ex. Colds and Coughs croup, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma, and hoarseness cured by flyers Cherry Pectoral the safest and most effective emergency medicine. . It should be in every - family. Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co Lowell, Mass. 1e23 17 JTMoW*