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VOLUME LXX-NO. 59.
UNDER OUR FLAG. k Grand Banquet Given in London. World's Fair Commissioners to Europe Return British Hospitalities. £b!e Address by Minister Lincoln— Viscount Cross Assures the Cordial Co-Opera tloa of Great Britain. Frtclal to The Uobnini Call, London, July 28.— The Foreign Commis sioners of the Columbia Fair ended their stay in England to-day in a blaze of glory ■with luncheon at the Savoy Hotel. The banquet was attended by a company of dis tinguished cuests seldom collected beneath the roof. The whole hotel was devoted to the u»e of the Americans and their friends. From the summit of the building waved an enormous American flag. The reception and dlulng rooms were festooned with British and American colors acd beautifully decorated with flowers, plants and flaijs. Over eighty guests assemblea at the luncheon. Including United States Minister Robert Lincoln.Viscouut Cross, .Sir Bichard Webster, Sir Edwin Arnold, C.ilvin S. Urice, Sir John Tender, Sir Charles Tupper, liobert S. McCormiek and Sir H«nry Wood. Ex-Congressman liuiterwurth presided. The toasts "1 be President of the United States" and "The Qneen" were drunk with great enthusiasm. The Commissioners, Messrs. But tei worth. Peck nnd Handy, made the most diplutnatically worded speeches, returning thanks for the liospi t.-thty accorded them and clearly explaining jects and intentions of the fair. Minister Lincoln made a lengthy speech, assuring reign exhibitors that the United States would use every endeavor to laeili tate their exhibits c including with the re mark: "Chicago has never yet failed in any public undertaking and never will." Viscount Cross, Secretary of State for India, in a happy speech said England was heartily and entirely with the United States in this matter and would do everything pos sible to insure the best representation nut only of herself but of her colonies, As Vis count Cross is a great friend of the Q een, his utterances it is said beyond a Ucubi have Lien authorized by the Government. Many other prominent personages were among the speakers, and letters of recrrt were read from Cuanncev M. Depew and Hon. W. E. Gladstone. The latter expressed the hope in his letter that the fair would tend to ma terially advance commercial intercourso be tween the nations. The committee starts for Paris to-morrow. Dunne their stay in France they will be received by the Chamber of Commerce, will be banqueted in the Eiffel Tower by the Franco- American Society, and will at tend several other receptions given in their honor. The banquet was In reciprocation of En c'isii hospitality, as the banquet was ten dered by the American Foreign Committee to the British World" Fair Commissioners and others. ..■'■,. ■-. \\ ashinctox. July 28.— 1n the State of Mnias-lm.u-*, Brazil, the American Com missioner for the World's Pair has been everywhere favorably and enthusiastically received. In the city of Sun Jose del Key It was proposed to construct a cascade of Brazilian crystals which are so abundant in that region, to form p;irt of the exhibition of the Brazilian sec.ioa at the Columbian Exposition. CHICAGO. July 2R.— World's Fair Di rectors to-day leased a right of way that will enable every railroad in Chicago to enter the exposition grounds. This kills the Illinois Central monopoly of exposition traffic and puts the Director!) on a footing where they can afford to dictate terms for traffic. THE TIN-I'LATE TRADE. The Situation in Wales Unsatisfactory to the Manufacturers. London, July 28. — The resumption of the Welsh tin-plate works is only partial and by firms fortunate enough to secure orders. The work will only continue while the or ders last, from week to week, under con tracts wiih the men. No appreciable reduc tion ol the stocks in America is noticed. Prices are still unremunenitive. During July the shipments from Swansea have been an ler 1000 tons weekly, as against 40.000 to I ins in the same month in IS'.H, while stocks now on hand amount to 40U.2W boxes against 1,"A),000 in the coirespondkig week in 1890. It is estimated that three months most elapse before trade becomes brisk Bg.ii!;. but a general confidence is (elt Hiiiong the manufacturers that the trade will reeulate itself within six months. The threatened American competition causes do serious alarm to moat of the ni.iiiUfficUiicrs, though seme of the less sanguine think the Americans will eventu al y succeed in establishing a trade, especially tts they will be able toadopi labor iaving appliances, the attempts to introduce v hiil; here have already incurred the re sentment nf the men and will inevitably lead to a severe struggle. The Daniel Ed wards Company are unable to resume, their men declining to work the new Ilix system. '1 hi- (■■.nil. a:, y are therefore taking steps to Fell the flux patents to America. Other firms are also idl?, their men refusing to "w« at the reduced wages. The atti tude of the workmen Is largely the out cinie of the inquiries ol American agents Jor labor. II tbe masters here do not con cede the demands of the men the latter know they can secure employment in Amer ica. The relationship between capital and labor is becoming strained, and it is feared emoUiyers will be forced to consider tbe ad visability ol transferring their business to America. The manufacturers offered to re open the works on lower wages, merely to give the men employment and without bOD 6 of prciii. The Secretary of the Tin-plate Masters' Association in an interview to-day continued these views, but added there wa-> nothing to fear fruin purely American com petition. BKIBi:-TAKURS. Confessions of Corruption by Prominent Cana- dian Officials. Ottawa (Out), July 28.— J. B. Arnold. Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Public Works Department, admitted before the Public Accounts Committee to-day that he bad rented the survey steamer and store bouse to the Government In other persons' names. iJ is excuse was that he wished to •void newspaper notoriety. lie also ad mitted receiving bribes Irom a couple of Montreal firms doing a large Government business. La Force Langeyin, who is a son of the Minister of Public Works, testing to-day that he never received from Connelly & Co. 85000 to assist In securing the election of his father in the Three Rivers division. lie' was followed by one, Thibeault, who swore that La Force had expressed a desire to re ceive the amount and suggested that the Connellys,' being large contractors, should supply the money. After the elec tion La Force told him that with the money he received he had "turned the constituency right side up." AN ALPS OUSLKVATOUY. rhe Project to Build on Mount Blanc In dorsed by Frenchmen. Paicis, July 28.— M. BischofMielin, the banker; Prime Koland Buna; irte, Al plionse X thschild and M. Eiffel, Hie noted engineer, have offered to support Janssen's pr< ,jcct for the erection of an observatory on the summit of Aluunt Blanc. Kiffd pro poses the building of a horizontal tunnel, jur the purpose of protecting the workmen during the prevalence of storm«. Hedi-clares if the ice exceeds fifty meters In depth tha project must oe iiband^ned, because It is im jH-ralive that the foundation of the proposed observatory must be lm.lt on soiid rock. Prince of Naples Banqueted. London, July 28. —The Lord Mayor gave ♦ banquet this evening in honor of the Prince el Maples. The guests formed a brilliant The Morning Call. company, headed by the Duke and Duchess of Teck. Toasts were drank to Queen Vic toria, to the Kine and Queen of Italy aud to the guests of the evening. The Prince of Naples made a felicitous response to the toast in his honor. The banquet was fol lowed by a reception and concert, at which Miss Eames and several other opera siugers appeared. Committed Hara-Kiri. Rome, July 28.— Colonel George W. C. Leybourne, well known in connection with the Catholic banking scheme, attempted suicide I.ere yesterday in Japanese style, hara-kiri, by disemboweling himself with a rnzor. Ue now lies in a precarious slate with little hope of recovery. Monetary losses ure said to have been the cause of the act. L»>ybourne was born in Scotland and fought In the Crimean and Franco-Austrian wars. He surveyed and built railroads in Turkey, Kussia, Egypt aud other couutries. A Swindler Caught London, July 28.— Americans who have been vlcticized by a fellow in Spain, who knows, or says ho knows, where a quantity of treasure is buried, will be gratilied to know that the fellow is in prison. Colonel Clarke, to whom he appealed for funds on the premise of telling liim where the treas ure was, at once wrote to the British Consul at Valencia, Spain, and the Consul inan aeed things so well that the fellow was c:iught while taking a letter and money from the I'ostuflke. French Fleet to Visit English Watsrs. London. July i'6.— lt was aunounced this Bfternoon that the Queen lias delayed her departure for Ojnoru in order to visit the French squadron at Portsmouth. In the Commons to-day Lord George Hamilton. the F.rst Lord of the Admiralty, referring to the visit dt the French squadron to Ports mouth, said arrangements would be made on a ecmiuiensurHte sctle to murk Hie ex- Change of intern aticma! civilities. A Convert to Islamism. Tkijekax, July 28. — Kute Greenfl-ld, who, it was recently alleged, was abducted at the Turkish Consulate at Soojboulak, Persia, in defiance of the English Consul, has been examined by the British Consul here. She declared sha was a convert to Isiamism and fuliowed her Jloslem husband willingly. From th« Orient. Victoria (B. C), July 25.-The steam ship Sussex arrived from the Orient to-day with 4000 tons of freight, including 24.000 chests of tea. She brought eighty-seven Chinese and sixteen Japanese. The passage was niaae In sixteen pays. Bill Withdrawn in the Commons. London, July 28.— 1n the Commons to night the bill of Chaplin, President of tiie Board of Agriculture, dealing with the Atlantic cattle trade was withdrawn. Yon Holtke's Successor. Bkbi.ix, July 28.— Herr Sehllck, Conser vative, has b. en elected to a seat in the Reichstag for Memel, made, vacant by the death of Count yon Moltke. Rnmored Resignation of Collector Erhardt. New York, July 28. — The Sun prints a rumor that Collector Erhardt has sent his resignation '.o the President. A Grand Duke Dying-. Berlin-, July 28.— The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg is dying. THE NEW ALLIANCE. Festivities Arising Throagh tha Franco- Russian Defensive Union. St. Pktbbsbcbo, July 28.— Ttaj Czar and Czarina gave ■ grand banquet in the Peler liof Palace this evening in honor of the French ettL-eii. One hundred and sixty covers were laid. '1 lie tables n^ra beauti fully decorated with flowers and the gold service was used. Among those present were the Queen of Greece and her daughter, all the Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses the Cabinet and Foreign Ministers, the French Admiral, the members of the French Embassy and the Russian Admiral*. The mu-ie was furnished by the court band. FEENCn SAll.f.r.s DKJED. Cboxstadt, July 28.— The dinner given to the French sailors yesterday at the Cronstadi Ex hinge was marked by a lesser degree of ollicial character than aav of the previous festivities. About three hundred visit rs were present, a;id all the toa=ts of a Significant nature were drunk amid the ut nitist enthusiasm. During the entertain ment the officers of the French flout ap p?ared upon tbe balcony of the exchange, where euorinous crowds of people greeted them with frantic cheers and fought and struggled to gel a piece of Uib tiirolor fl igs which the French officers deinched from the decorations of the exchange and threw among t:.e populace, shouting at the same time "Vive la Kussie." The peoide about the exchange responded to these cries with "Vive la France," and in every way the utmost enthusiasm prevailed. The crowd-, also, Severn I times insisted upon hearing the "Marseillaise." Tin: CZAB HOT ENTHUSIASTIC. LONDON, July 28.— The SL Petersburg correspondent of th° Times telegraphs that the official journals do not like the enthu siasm which has been aimiscd by the visit of the French fleet at Cmustadt. It is as serted thai the Czar is displeased with the niiioisfestations made iD fsvor of the re public, and that he hits oidered that mi pleasure steamer be allowed to approach near the French war-ships when he visitoil Admiral Gervaia. It is not believed in this city that th« visit of the French squadron to Cronstadt will have a lasting effect upon the friendly relations existing between the two countries. The opinion is expressed that tbeCzai will never consent to an actual alliance with the Fieiich Krpuhlic, ana it is asserted that tho Czar, only wi;h me great est difficulty, has been persuaded to aban don for the moment his known distrust of France. THE FRENCH DISASTER. Caused by Criminal Carelessness— More Than Fifty Persons Killed. Paris, July 28.— The terrible excursion train collision at St. Maude, ne.ir this city, is still the feature of popular interest here. The newspapers of this city and the prov inces are filled with the harrowing details of the disaster. Such ghastly railroad acci dents nre not everv-day occurrence* here. They were popularly supposed to be con fined to the United Slates. Up to the present time the official inquiry has billed to establish clearly the real cause of thii collision, which is attributed in turn to re venge, malice, carelessness and incompe tence. The Assistant Station Master at Vinccnnes and the driver of the second engine have been arrested and charged with having ciotiibuti-d, by carelessness, to the« events wnicli brought about the col lision. • -WOUNDED PEOPLE DBOWXKD, ' According to the latest reve aUons the action of the firemen in uruwninn the mast ing and wounded people, impiisoned be neath the wreck, is most severely con demned. Seven additional people, victims of the collision, died last night, making a total of fifty dead accounted lor; but the terribly consumed state of some of the re, mains found makes It probable that in some cases the heaps of cinders collected may b« those of two people, which have been counted as one. The body of the lady among the victims of the disaster an nounced as being that of the Marquise de Moutelerata proves to be. that of Madame liliincfjy, or Blauchet, of -New York City. riNKII.Vr. OK THE VICTIMS. The municipal authorities of ' St. Mamie hare decided that the funeral of the victims shall take place at. 3. o'clock to-morrow afternoon. The bodies will be placed in tlin cemetery at St. Maude, and the funeral will be conducted nt the expense of the com mune. • Importation of Contract Labor. Washington, July 28.— Secretary Foster does nut fully agree with Superintendent Owen iv the opinion that the alien contract labor law does not prohibit the importaiion of skilled laborers for employment in tin plate factories. lie has prepared n modifi cation of Mr. Owen's ruling on that subject and will mako it public to-morrow. SAN FRANCISCO. WEDNESDAY . MORNING, JULY 29. 1891-EIGHT PAGES. A MISSING LORD. Mysterious Disappearance.From a Boston Hotel. An English Nobleman Who Contemplated a Trip Across the Continent Police and Detectives at Work— Reward for Information Leading to the Dis covery of the Tourist. Frtclalto The Morvint* Camw ! - -."'■- ■■...--.■ Boston, July 28.— Lnrd Oscar Holdon of England is missing from this city, where he arrived a few weeks since from London, preparatory to starting on a grand tour of the country to the P.icific. Ho arrived at New York the latter part of June, accom panied by his sister and a party of frieuds. They cama to Boston on the 21st inst. and stooped at the Hotel Thorndike. Last Wednesday they went by invitation to visit friends at Magnolia. Thursday Lord Oscar went out for a walk after breakfast and has not been seen by his relatives since. He afterward put in an appearance at the Thorndike, where his strange actions and incoherent questions about the time of the sailing of English steamers attracted much attention. H« was also out of funds and the clerk loaned aim $50 on his magnifi cent repeater. After taking a light dinner he went out and has not been seen since. The matter was placed in the hands both of the I'inkt-rton Agency nnd the local police. Heroic fffort-i were inude by th« Plnkertons to keep the disappearance quiet, but it leaked out. A reward of SIOOO has been offered for information leading to his return. PARTIES DENOUNCED. Speech's at a Farmers' Alliance and Knights of Labor Encampment. St. Louis, July 28.— The Farmers' Allf ance ami Knights of Labor in the Third and Fourth Congressional districts of Texas are holding an encampment at Sulphur Springs. It will continue a week. Among the promi nent persons present art) Senator Pelfer of Kansas, and Powers, President of the In diana Alliance. The. speeches so far all favor the People's party movement. Some are quite intemperate in character. Lee R. Hoods of Vanzant County pre dicted a revolution in the event relief falls through the ballot. Ho said John Brown succeeded Lloyd Garrison, and that the peo ple intended to break the reign of the plu tocracy, peaceably If they can, forcibly if they must. President Powers of Indiana said he looked across a gun barrel at the South not mmy years ago, but lie was here now to take them by the hand in the fuht to death against the two old parties, who were two old dogs trotting in the same path. There has been a bloody chasm between the North and the South for twenty-live years, but the people will [ill the chasm with dead politi cians, wipe out the monopoly of the pluto cracy and restore the government to the people. Th« exception written across the greenback he held in bis hand destroyed the sovereignty of the people, and the evils were agKravatcd whin the exception was made against the silver dollar. He held a map in his hand illustrating the national banks in which the people could not ap proach the Treasury, and showing the bank ers in 1886 receiving £64000,000 from tha Treasury hopper. Also a map with a see saw on the backs of two farmers on nil fours and a Republican and Democrat on either side, and still another map representing the farmers as reversing the operation. Every slur on tlio Democracy was cheered. No sympathy was manifested over bis strict ures on Ingdlls, Sherman and the ; Kepubli can party. CHINESE MASSACRES. The Attack on the Foreign Missionaries Coc fiimed by Privata Advices. Boston-, July 28.— Much anxiety exists In Boston over the news from China regarding the massacre of the missionaries. The Con gregntionaiists ana Baptists say their de nominations have not been molested as far as they know. At the Methodist head quarter?, however, they have received con firmation ol tbe press r»i«rts of riots at Fang-Chow, Nanking, Wusueh, Kln-Kiang and other places in the Vans' Tsi Valley, At Nanking the Ch inese attempted to de molish the Philander Smith Hospital, and sci fireto the girls' school building belonging to tne Woman's Foreign Missionary Society. Key. I). W. Nichols fuced a mob alone and kept them at bay with a revolver until a ji.uiciuriu arrived with soldier.-. At Wosuch, a.l before stated, Ber. Mr. Argonta and Mr. Green, Englishmen connected with thu cus toms service, were killed. As to the cause of these riots, one gentle man connected with Hie Methodist Uouk Concern the press advices were un doubtedly correct, that there ia a secret society which has for its object the over throw of the G vernni'iit and whose purpose in fomenting the ri .ts Is to embroil the Gov ernment with foreign powers in the hcipe that war will ensue. Also, thero are large numbers ol discharged soldiers and unem ployed laborers, who cou.-titute a roaming aud lawless b .dy of men, always ready to enter into any scheme of destruction ami Plunder. The Chinese Government, how ever, they iissert, was never more friendly to tii.; missionaries tuau at present. GRASSHOJ'I'KK I'ESTS. Serious LoS3es to Farmers Along the Ohio and Indiana Border. Dayton (Ohio), July 28.— Grasshoppers are ruining the oats prospects in twenty counties along the Ohio aud Indiana bor der line, Hud tbe devastation is most marked in the region nround thir headwaters of the Wabasli, Aliauil and Waiimee livers. The crops me ruined by a (small green hopper on farm after (aim. Many of the growers, alarmed at the ravages "f the pest, have ct't their oat.s green, but the hoppers followed It Into shock, and are now in the corn. Waterloo (Iowh), July 2H.— The grass hoppers are damaging the oats crop in this section of the State. It is estimated that they will lessen the yield by ten bushels per acre. THK JOHNSTOWN FLOOD. A Citizens' Movement for Bringing a Suit for Damages. Johnstown (Pa.), July 28.— A largo meet ing of business men was held here to-night to take action in regard to bringing suit against the South Fork Club for damages sustained by the great flood. A committee recently appointed to visit the dam, reported that it had obtained ample evidence that the construction of the dam was faulty. A proposition to proceed with the suit was passed unanimously, and the necessary money will be raised immediately. ■- > • DESTKUCTIVK CLOUDBURST. Business Houses "and Residences Flooded at Council Bluffs. Council Bluffs (Iowa), July 28.— de structive cloudburst, iibout five miles north east of this city this evening did great dam age. Indian Creek, which runs through tho heart of the cltv, rose at a rapid rate, and the water overflowed the farms and swept through the streets. Hooding business houses and residences. On the bottoms in West Council Bluffn people were driven from their homes. The estimated damage is orer $25,000. ■ - ...-.■ . - , SILK INTKRKSTS. Alleged Injury to Domestic Manufacturers by • Custom-House Fraud*.' New Yohk, July 28.— Silk Associa tion of America, through Its Secretary, Briton Richardson, to-day sent to thu Secre tary of the Treasury a letter intended to disclose a deplorable condition of affairs in the Custom-house Inspections of silk Impor tations. This letter is supplemented by sta tistics obtained from Yokohama and else where, setting forth how and why the exist ingtariffs of 50 and GO per cent on imported silk fabrics has failed entirely to "protect" the domestic manufacturer. According to Richardson the domestic manufacture of silk articles has been hampered by Custom house frauds. The making of silk handker chiefs, the most p pular commodity in silk, he says, has been wiiully stopped chiefly by these frauds. IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE, Editor Elliott Convicted of Murder in the Second Degree. Columbus (Ohio), July 28.— William J. Elliott, former proprietor and editor of the Sunday Capital, who, with his brother, P. J. Elliott, killed A. C. Osborn, reporter of the Sunday World, and \V. L. Hushes a by stander, and wounded a numler of people during the snooting affray <m High street on the afternoou of February 23d last, was con victed this morning of murder in the second degree. The trial has been in proffTMl since Miiy 11th. Tim crime was the direct result of personal journalism. When the Clerk begun to read the ver dict there was a highly sensational scene. When he read "the indictment for mur.ler in the fir*t degree" Mrs. P, J. Klliott thought that meant guilty of murder in the tii>t degree, made a suppressed scream and fell back into her chair. A« the Clerk reached the words "guilty of murder in the second degree," Miss Marouey arose, gave vent to a cry, and fell back in a fainting lit. Mrs. W. J. Elliott wits very pale, but made no demonstration. W. J. Elliott had his young est boy in his lap, ;iud when the verdict was being read covered the child's eyes and mouth so that uu could not see or make 41 outcry. As the verdict of the jury was read Elliott became so enraged that ha pulled the G. A. K. button from thu lapel of his coat and threw it spitelully in the direction of the jury. Elliott's wife aud children escorted him to the jail, where a tearful scene was en acted. ■ The comments of the crowd are variou?, the general sense being one of relief that the long agony is over. (July a few expressed dissatisfaction when the tenor of the verdict became known. By the laws of Ohio murder in the second decree is punishable by life imprisonment, the court having no alternative in tho mat ter. A notice of motion for a new trial was given, and so sentence was not passed. The court tixed next Saturday as the time for hearing arguments on the motion for a new trial. WALL. STKIiET. Bonds Affected by Rumored Embarrassment of Heavy Operators. New Touk, July 28.— Wall street has been full of rumors that heavy operators in Richmond .Terminal and other Southern securities have become embarrassed, and it is now reported that ona of them failed to make his accounts good, and an assignment is looked for. An effort is being made, however, to have a syndicate take up the accounts and if tfiis is done no formal an nouncement of th« embarrassment will lie made. It was reported yesterday fiat a loan had been called in the Richmond Ter minal Company. The officials say tilts loan hits matured and was paid. The bonds, which broke yastenlay under reports of default, are stronger to-day an 1 advanced i per cent. . . : • NEW VOltli. DUMOCIIATS. Report That Governor Hill' Is a Candidate for Renomination. New Yoi:k, July 2S.— The Mail and Ex press' Saratoga special' says: Lleutennnt- Governor Jones has been here several days, lie lias ;luid two or three Interviews frith Ed Murphy Jr., Chairman of Hie State Com mittee, ami Ilili'.s most active lieutenant. Jones to a friend last night declared that he was convinced that Governor Hill intended to tako th« Humiliation again himself, lie said he has positive Information to tins effect. Junes declared that if lllli sliouid insist nn heading the State ticket again he, himself, would take the Farmers' Alliance nouiiuation, in order to defeat Hill. THK PRESIDENT'S VISITORS. CouferenCßjn Regard to a Proposed Reciprocity Treaty. Cape May Point (N. J.), July John W. Foster, ex-Minister to Russia, Spain ami Mexico, arrived here this morning with W. (Miller. Chief ol the Diplomatic Bureau of the State Department, to con far with the President regarding the reciprocity treaty now negotiating with Spain. The President, with Secretary Tracy, this afternoon received the Odtl Follows from Delaware, an I a large number of residents here and at Cape May. The President has appointed as post masters: Charles O. Little, Glen dive, Mont.; Oliver E. Moore, Sisson, Cal. returning 10 work. Many of the Pennsylvania Steel Works Strik ers at Their Old Places. JIAEiiISBURO, July 28.— There were 1500 men nt work at the Pennsylvania Steel Works to-day. In the billet mill this mora ine tlieie were enough nun to run day and night turn;!, and all of the old men but three were at work. This afternoon a sur prise was sprung on the strikers when a car containing fifty experienced mill-hands from Sparrow Point, Md., ran into the yard, and the men were quickly distributed through the various mills. These men will start the BesHemer mill to-morrow. To-night a train bearing workmen lrom the mill to Harris buri! was stoned by boys in sympathy with the strikers. Failure of a Land Syndicate. DENVER, July 28.— The lierkley Land Syndicate has made an assign in It owned 1500 acres of land, purchased from J. Brisbane Walker of New York. The ina bility to collect ou sales and light business caused the failure, which was totally nnex pe ted, as it was thought the syndicate was very strong financially. The liabilities ar« 8400,000; assets. 8000,000. The company had a capital stock of $1,000,000. During the last year the company built scores ol houses. Walter baa a claim on the land for $200,000. ■ The business will bo continued by Assignee Valentine, who is President of the company. It i-, expected the company will be put ou Its feet again. Contempt of Court. Atlanta (G:i.), July 27.-!atephen A. Ityan, the young Atlautadry-goods merchaut wbo fulled some time ago for 82,000,000, is behind the prison bars. Judgo Uober sent him there for contempt of court. The Judge says Ryan lias cash assets in his possession to the nmouiit of 8120,000, which must bo handed over to his creditors. This has cre ated a profound sen-ntlon. Ryan declares he has no cash assets to turn over. A Call for an Alliance Convention. Jackson (Miss.), J.ily 28.— A call was issued to-day for a State convention to be held here August l'J'.li, to soled delegates to a national convention of Alliance men op posed to tho Sub-Tna.Huiy scheme and the third party. The cull invites all opposed to luachinism and corruption and denounces. political letters who nro seeking to divert order from its true coarse. Convicts Taken to Coal Creek. KBOZTHXB (Teiin.), July 28.— Sixty con victs were taken to Co il Creek Sunday and 160 yesterday. The miners may look upon thU «i tiou of tlie Tennessee Coal and Mining Ci nipaiiy as mi open defiance, aud res«nl it accordingly, but the general opin ion Is th.it they will aw^iit the action of the extra session of tho Legislature. Costly Stableg Burned. Chicago, July 28— The largo and costly stables aud covered training-track of Leroy Payne, liverynmu of this city, at Cliebanse, 111., were burned with the r contents this morning. The loss is heavy, including $10, --000 worth of paintings in Him office. One hundred and thirty horses were saved. » Children Drowned. I'ittsdcko, July 28.— Lucns Dougherty, Jerry O'Brien aud Willie O'Brien, aeed 15, 9 and 12 years, were playing last evening on a rnlt in the Ohio River. The strove cur rent swept the rutt urrler a coal b.uge, and the first two named were drowned. The lat ter Bwam to the shore. ExprpFS Office Funds Benorted Hissing. New Orleans, July 28.— A Picayune's Houston (Tex.) special says: A report reaches here that $75,000 is missing from the express cilice at Kountzie. a bin saw-mill center. The officials are making an investi gation, but are very reticent. A GREAT INCREASE. The Total Commerce of the Conntry. Largest Amount in the History of the United States. Yalne of the Business of the Past Fiscal Year— Over Eighty Millions Greater Than Any Previous Year. *r trial to TirK MoßN'l.so .'u.r. .Washington; July 28.— The Bureau of Statistics of the, Treasury Department has issued a review of the foreign commerce and Immigration of the United States during the fiscal year ended June 30, 1891. It gives also a comparison of the imports and ex ports for the past nine months, during which the new tariff law has been in effect, as compared with the corresponding nine months of the preceding fiscal year. The total commerce of the past fiscal year was the greatest in the history of the Govern ment, and exceeded the total value of the commerce of 1893 by $82,191,803. The com . meree of 1890 was the largest for any year la the history of the Government up to that time, exceeding the commerce of the prior year by 5159,(i0G,0G3. Our total commerce during the . past fiscal year amounted to i 51,729,330,890. During the year there was ■an increase of our imports of merchandise, tin the order of their magnitude, in the fol : lowing articles : Coffee, tin plates, hides and skins, fruits, chemicals and drugs, ludia rubber and gutta percha, sugar and mo lasses, etc. There has beeu a decline in . value In our Imports of wool and the manu factures thereof, silk and the manufactures thereof, hemp and jute and thu manufactures thereof, breadstuff! and animals. The total value of the exports of mer chandise was 5884.43j.405, which shows an excess in favor of exports during the fiscal year of $39,519,914. There was also an ex cess of exports of domestic merchandise over such exports in tie prior year of 520, --941,737. The increase in cxi orts has been in the following articles, stated in the order of j the magnitude of the increase: Raw cot ton, provisions, refined sugar, cotton man ufactures, copper and the manufactures thereof, iron and steel and the manufactures thereof. The values of the leading articles of exports from the United States during the past year were, as follows: Cotton S'-JO, --708.3'J8, breadstuff* $127,008,092, provisions 8136, ITU. .;•;. Since the new tariff law lu>s been in oper ation, from October C, 1890, to June 30, 1891, Inclusive, the total value of the exports of merchandise was $03:2,200.005, as compared with $598,709,905 for the corresponding pe riod of lsito, wulcii show's an excess for the nine mouths of 1881 of $31,436,100. The value of the imports of merchandise admit ted free during the nine months endiuz June 30, lfc'.il, was $296,963,665, «nile tie. va!u>- of imports for the corresponding period of 1890 was $308,9831873, showing an increase in the free imports during the past nine, months of " $36,979,792. Darin;: tiie same period, which ended June 30, 1891, the imports of mer chandise paying duty were of the value of £334,242,340, as compared with $389,788,032 lor tin) corresponding period of 1S9o; so it appears there lias been a decrease during the lust nine mouths of the fiscal year 1891 in the value of dutiable imports of 105,543,602. During the nine months since the new tariff went into effect, of ihe total value of merchandise imported into tho country id.'M per cent came iv free, while during the corresponding period of 1890 34.92 per c«ut was admitted free. It appears tnat the value of the merchandise imported free dur ing the lan nine months of the past fiscal year was greater by $30,000,000 than the value of such merchandise admitted dining the whole of 1890 and nearly $40,000,000 greater than during the period of the fiscal year ended June 30, 1889. The exports of gold and silver during the last fiscal year were $108,729,288 and imports 836,212,334, an excess of extort* of $72,516,953. The exports of gold during ihe last fiscal year were $88, --363,632, imports of gold 518.24G.512, showing an excess of exports of j>os,ll7,ll(>. the largest excess ol exports in any year of our commerce. There has been a large increase iv the vol ume of Immigration into the United States during the last fiscal year. The total num ber arriving was 555,430 as against 451,219 (luring the year of 1890. This increase is largely from the following countries: Italy, 23,354; Austria-Hungary, 14,861; Germany, 21,122; Russia, Including Poland, 28,245. RECIPROCAL TIMDK. Provisions Contained in a Treaty With San Domingo. New Tork, July 28. — The World's Washington correspondent states that a treaty of reciprocity has beou concluded with Sun Domingo. Tne treaty follows closely the lines laid down in tho conven tion with Brazil. Sugar, molasses, enffee, cocoa and bides are to be admitted free of duty into the United States. Breadstuff*, potatoes, hay an 1 oats, pork and lisli, cot ton-seed oil, agricultural Implements, min ing and mechanical tools ana ma terial fur the construction aud equip ment of railways are to bu admitted fee* from tho United State* into Dominioan ports. The admission into Han Domingo ol a large number of articles with a reduction of :a per cent on the present duty is authorized by a clause nf th« treaty, and a schedulo appended in cludes cured and canned meats and vege tables, manufactured cotton, iron and steel (not Included in tlio free schedule), un manufactured leather, luiubnr aud manu faeturet of wood, etc. CONDENSED TKL.I:GUAMS. Washixc.ton, July 28.— (Jeneral Daniel Me tallics 1 ot ludlaua has been lendeied the otlice of L'hli-f ot the Appointment Division or me liva-iny olnce. vice Mooio, reslKDed. I.dniios, July 28.— 1t vow seems lik.'ly that SiiiiiKi'on will lecover. lie sleeps and e.ils well. The koik Is sub'idlui; and he lakes iniere»t lv thiiiL'« aionnd. Ue has asked about His taber nacle fneuds. London, July 28 — Tne Marquis of Lans (towne. Viceroy or India, telegraphs tbere lias keen great improvement la the miming pros- I>ms. There has' beeu a i;ood rainfall ihroui:h out the whole ol India and 111.* meteorological conditions snow that a further fall is Imminent. St. John (N. H.), July 28.— The United State's cutler I.cvl Woodbury Is putiolliiig the waters ol«Can.po Hello, where the faiiadian cruiser Inc. in m-i/mi six American ti^nlim-boats soma (lays iijjo, and the -Maine Babine-bCIM are said to be opeuly catching tMi within the Cauadlau lines. VVarihnc.ton. July 28.— The Secretary of the TreaMii lias made in awaid of |H>3 In favor of I'laiiß t'urrnli, (Ji-oruo W. Lee and M. J. Con boy, as infuniiein lv the San Frauclsco oulujn smiipullrie case, the aniouut stated belue 50 p«r cent net ol the pioceeds resulting f rum forfeit ures made. - London-, July 28.— The troopship Oiautes, Saving un boa i a Hie battalion of <;n-u.:<!ier <juaru» returning: from exile at Bermuda, on ac couui of their mutinous conduct about a year ago, reacbed Spiihoad, on Portsmouth, to-day*, and proceeded to Dover, where tne troops will dlsembaik. Berlin, July 28.— 1n the election at Cassel, for a member of Hie Kelch9tag, llmr Eixloinaiin, a XVatloual Liberal, was elected by a uiajuiity of ■»:»« over Hen- I'faiinkucli, Socialist. Heir Eu uoiiuauii was supported by all the parties but Socialist", ana llerr I'lauuKiioli li.td only Hie solid Socialistic vote London, July 28.— The Registrar In Hie Bank ruptcy court to-day held that l'arueil's objec tion 10 Ciinain O'SUea's notice to pay costs la the recent divorce suit on the ground thai he was uot a resident of England Is untenable. It Is itlll open to farnell to appeal, otherwise lie must pay ousts or be declared a bankrupt. Strike Settled. Springfield (Ohio), July 28— Tlio Big Four strike was settled to-night. All but twool the strikers go back to work on the old terms. Money to Move the Crops. New York, July as.— A Commercial Bul lelia'i Washington dispatch says; The Treasury Department is making the usual arrangements to meet the autumn demand. for noies of small denominations to move the crops. Some improvements have been adopted by Secretary Foster aud Treasurer Nebeker. They beiie.ve they will have no difficulty in accommodating the banks to at least as great an extent a* they havo been accommodated in former years. DEPARTMENT DOINGS. Treasury Order Relating to Smuggled Chi-' nese — Land Decisions. Washington. July 28.— Assistant Secre tary Spalding is displeased over the action of the United States Commissioner at Og densburg, N. T., in releasing three China men who had been arrested for unlawfully entering this country, j He to-day instructed the special Treasury agent at Ogdensburg, H. A. Moore, to continue his vigilance, and "let no Chinaman escape hnreafter," not withstanding the United States Commis sioner's ruling. Assistant Secretary Spaldlng has directed the Collector of Customs at Portland. Ore gon, to cancel the bond exacted from George Taylor to produce a certificate ol landing at a foreign port where the articles manu factured in the United States from imported material are exported for th« benefit of a drawback, the amount of which drawback is less than 5100. . • PATENTS ISSUED. Patents have been issued to the following : Washington Berry, Angel Island, sash bal ance; Martin Blngham, assignor of two thirds to A. Johnson and 0. C. Hansom, Slielton, Washington, eaves trough hanger; Elijah S. Blaisdel and J. K. Mor»e, Los An geles, hydro-carbon burner; Matthew P. Campbell, Glasgow, assignor to himself and J. Rutherford, Spokane Fall?, Wash., toothed gearing; Harry T. Clarke, assignor to Port laud (Oregon) Iron Works, reversing valve; Pedro Custa, San Francisco, fishing-boat at tachment; Adolf Fritchi, Sui'un City, knife and scissors sharpener; William S. Jler rington, assignor to himself, F. E. Jones and J. I). Defrie.% San Franci-.co, rail way; Charles C. Lane, assignor to Hughes & Co., San Diego, Cal., roller for quartz ■uill; Marshall Martin, Walla Walla, Wash., machine wrench; Nathan A. Wheeler, Al powa, Wash., scissors. AN UXSATISFACTOHY TEST. It Is understood trine the officers of the Army Board of Ordnance regard as unsatis factory the recent test of me twelve-inch gun at Sandy Hook, not on account of any fault of the gun itself, but because of the unsatisfactory nature of thu powder used, The powder burned too quickly, and placed an tiunec s>ary strain upon the gun, although the charge was far below the ser vice charge. An American powder com pany has developed successful powders up to that required for the ten-inch euns for the navy, and will follow this up by pow der for the twelve-inch guns by the time the navy guns of that caliber are ready for trial. The Navy Department has relied on foreign powder lor trying its now gun*, and the first lut they received Is so unsatisfac tory that thert, will Have to be considerable delay until suitable powder is obtained. - '::)?. CENSUS OF PKISONKIt.3. A census bulletin shows that Pennsyl vania ranks first in the number of prisoners in jail, being 2387. California ranks seventh, with 682. Oregon has 61, Nevada 54, Wash ington 151. The Chinese, in jail are distrib uted as follows: Arizona "_'", California 86, Idaho 5, Louisiana 1, Montana 3, Nevada 3, New Mexico 1. Texas 1, Washington 3, Wisconsin 1. The Indians in jail are dis tributed us follows: Arizona 6, Arkansas 46, California (>, Connecticut 1, Kansas (J, Maine .% Michigan 6. Nevada 4, New York 1, South Dakota 9, Texas 10, Washington;! and Wisconsin 5. .-. w THE ESTIMATED COFFEE CliOP. The estimates received at the Bureau of American Republics place the Brazilian Coffee crop for the years 1890-91 now com ing into market at 2,200,000 bags. The daily receipts do not avuiugt) 3000 bags, notwith standing the high price?. - Should th< present dis rganlzation of labor con tinue it is believed that the coffee crop for 1891-82 now placed at eteht or nine million bags will nut exceed six or seven million bags. BEcaurrs fob. Arizona. The superintendent of the recruiting service has been instructed to send twenty live recruits to be assigned to the Tenth In fantry under proper charge to such point or points in the Department of Arizona as the commanding General ol the department designates. Alter arrival in that depart ment the recruits will be distributed as equitably as practicable among the com panies of the regiment serving tnereiu. I.A.ND DECISIONS. In the case of Julia A. Mathern vs. Eel ward T. Nihell, involving land in the Los Angeles District, thu First Assistant Secre tory directs the local officers to forward cer tain records relating to the case. , Some citize ns of San Diego have joined in a petition to Postmaster-General Wana uiaker praying that San Diego be made a port of call under the Postal Subsidy Act. rOSTOFFICE CHANGES. G. F. Ilendricks has been appointed Post master at North Columbia, Nevada County, Cat., vice D. Holland, deceased; J. L. Blair nt Terra Bella, Tulare County, vice .1. 11. Moaj:, resigned; Daniel R. Nelson at Dtiu nlaan ; Louis L. P. La Chance, Greenwood; Edward Trussell at Hetnsna. Edwin S Stucker of San Francisco is at Willard's Hotel. v. A HAMLET DOOMED. Fierce Flames Sweeping Along the Stanis laus Toward American Camp. Sosoba, July 28.— The forest fire which yesterday crossed the. river at Columbia and destroyed the marble works and burned to death the dauglrter of the owner of the works lias assumed herculean proportion. After destroying the marble works it swept over Mcl'hersMi's place, leaving devastation and ruin in its wake. It next followed P. M. Tr,(Sk's. J. C. Kenfe's. the Gold Spring and severttl oilier places, all of which suc cumbed to the destructive element. Colum bia was saved by back-firing. The Colum bia lirewcry was n«t burned, although the fire cHine to within 100 yards ol It. The fire is rushing up the Stanislaus River and there is no liopes of saving American Camp. THE OHIO CAMPAIGN. Republicans Confident of Electing McKinley aud a Legislative M >jori'y. New Yoisk, July 28.— Richard Smith ot the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette says that the Ohio Republicans are confident of elect ing McKinley and a majority of the Legis lature. He says: "I never have sepn the Republican party so thoroughly united for many years as it is now. The Democrats are trying to make out that there is a di vision on the Senatorial question, but there Is none. Who is to be the successor of Sherman is a matter which is to be settled in the future. Sherman is not making a fight for it, neither is any one else." Government Telegraph Bills. Washington, July 28.— Second Comp troller Gilkeson has approved the bills of the Western Union Telegraph Company, amounting to 5168/00, for telegraph service fur the United States Siena] Bureau at the rate established by the Postmaster-General. Tim company has notifi-d the Secretary of the Treasury that it will accept payment at the rates named under protest until the question of the legality is judicially deter mined. •• - • . --.-:.;-;.; . Weavers Quit Work. Philadelphia, July 28.— The strike at Dobson's Mills is on again. ■ When the weavers took their old positions this morn ing thirty-eight were at mice discharged by the Superintendent.. Soon after the sym pathizers with these men quit work, and by noun all but thirty-five ol the old weavers and tweuty-two of the imported men walked Ottb » The Davis Will Case. Butte fMont.), July 28.— 1n the Davis will case to-day : the time was taken up in an argument on procedure. The court de cided to give the opening and closing to the proponents, giving tho contestants the bur den of proof. :-. - - ■_.-.. &&/;&■% Killed by Lightning 1 . Cleveland, July 28.— At Warren, Ohio, to-day, Ed Cnldwell (colored) and John Tu mason took refuge under a tree during a rain-storm. ■ Lightning struck . the tree and both were killed. :m&gasm SMUGGLED A CREW. The Chilean War-Ship Preparing to Sail, Spanish and Portuguese Sailors Taken Aboard the Errazuriz at Lisbon. Charges of Cruelty Hade Against Balmaceda. Dungeons Filled Win Citizens. New President Approved. Fi»r!8l to Tfk Morn-mo Calc Lisbon', July 2S.— The Chilean cruiser Errazuriz will sail to-morrow for the Cana ries. Her captain will not encage a crew to go beyond Buenos Ayres. Loxdon, July 28.— The Times' Lisbon correspondent says the Spanish Consul here has been informoU that there are Spaniards imprisoned on board tlie cruiser Errazuriz. It is also known that several Portuguese were smuggled aboard the cruise 1 - diuins the night. It is believed the Government will order the cruiser to be searched before she departs. A dispatch received here from San tiago, Chile, dated Saturday last, says: " Clauaio Vicuna has been elected President of Chile. He will assume the duties of his office on the 18th of next September. The election- is regarded as a pledge that honor, energy and patriotism will mark the future conduct of the Govern ment. The Government has 25,000 troops between here and Valparaiso and Conceo cion. It can effect a junction between its troops in a single day aud eive battle to the rebels. Numbers of deserters are arriving here. They say the rebels are enlisting men by force." Xkw York, July 28.— The confidential agent of the insurgents at Panama makes public the following bulletin received from the Minister of Foreign Affairs for tha Con gressional party, dated [quique, July 31: The ship Maipo has foundered, having aboard complete equipments for infantry, cavalry and artillery for '25,000 men. Copies of El Xacional, published at Lima, Peru, contains an interview with Senor Ja vier Vi.it y Solar, Envoy of the Chilean Con stitutional Government to Peru, in wiiich charges of tlm grossest cruelty are made against Balmuceda. The dungeons of San tiago, Valparaiso, Talca, Co'neepciou aud many other cities, he said, are filled with most worthy und respectable citizens. In these jails the torture is daily applied to youths and old men to force them to avowals which would compromise their friends. The la s h. the callows, tiie.fusilaae and other must cruel expedients of the execu tioner are daily spectacles iv these somber abodes. The distinguished seaoritas, Emilia Carrera Pinto nn<l Isabel Davila Larrain, were thrown into a vile jail for the crime of being seeu in the streets reading a small op position journal. Grea*. establishments, coftins their pro prietors millions of dollars— for instance, those at the coal mine< at Leba of Senor Er rnzuriz—havo been razed to the ground by Balmaieda. Works of public nece?-iry, like the wharf of the Picliiiemuz port, be longing to Senor Ortizar, have been ruth h\--ly de.-Uoyed. But the destruction aud incendiarism are nothing compared with the means employed upon the banks and credit Institutions, causing the ruin not ouly of the rich and powerful, but the middle class and tiie po<iriT peoule. A letter from Santiago, published in El Ilerald at La l\iz, Bolivia, says: Tlie spies and minions of Baliuaceda not only violate tiie homes, but also the convents and the monasteries. The homes they rob and pil lage under pretext of looking for revolution ists. Fields are deserted because the uu fortuuate rield-hands have fled to the moun tains to escape enforced enlistment in the rauks of Balmaceda's army. Executions and H'lo-ings are almost of daily occurrence. Valparaiso, July 28.— That a decisive land iic:ion is pending near Coquiuibo is confirmed from all sources of information, ihe insurgents iire most anxious to secure Coquiuibo, as it is one. of the finest harbors hi ail Chile. It is reported here that the Insurgent army has recently been supplied with anus and ammunition, and it is be lieved that ? nine have been smuggled out from San Francisco, Peru, Bolivia and Europe. RUSSIAN CRUELTY. A Fanning Settlement Burned and the Jewish Peasants Assaulted. Boston-, July 28.— The Russian Jews, who came here on the steamer Kansas and were detalneil at this port by the requirements of the new Immigration law, told in an inter view throußh an interpreter yesterday of the persecutions which drove them from Rnaria. The Browning piece waa the burn ins of their hamlet, which is thus described: "It was at a little fainiinc settlement near Viele, containing eighteen houses, with barns and outbuildings. July 18th, about midnight, a dozen or so of Kussians from the city came trooping down upon •and set lire to the whole settlement. Fourteen of the Jews were burned to death and tweuty others Tear fully burned. "The Jews Rrmed themselves with stones and sticks and gave chase. The Kussians were thoroughly surprised at this, because they were accustomed tc have their own way with these pimple. One young man, whose mother had been cruelly burned, took a crowbar and attacked three of the Kus sians. lie killed two of them and struck the third one such a blow that be died in an hour. All the time the Kussians were ruili ing wildly übout, shouting, 'Kill the Jews! kill the J.-wsl' "lv the midst of this turmoil officers from Viele, uttracted by the blaze, came into the settlement and arrestel the you nil man who had killed the three Russian*, and also cap tured the other Jews. These were to be tried July 20th. and probably they will be sent 10 Siberia." l:\sl -15 \I, I; GAMES. Ihe Giants Easily Defeated by the Boston Club Yesterday. Boston, July 28.— T0-day's game was tedious, the home team doing better all around playing than the visitors. Bbstous 11, New Yorks 5. Buticrles— Nichols and Bennett, Duuuing, Keefe and Buckley. At Cleveland. Cleveland, July 28.— The home team's errors nave the came to Chicago. Clevelands 3, Chicagoa 0. Batteries— Viau and Zimuier, (Jumbt'i'i and Kittridge. At Pittsburg. PiTTSBUitG, July 28.— Errors by the home team lost to-day's game. Pittaburgs 0, Cin ciunatis 4. Batteries— King and Mack, Kad bourne and Keenan. At Hew York. New York, July 28.— The Brooklyn-Phil adelphia game was postponed to-day on ac count of rain. American Association. Baltimore, July 28.— Baltlmores 3, Bos ton 8 8. Philadelphia, Juljt 28. — Athletics 8, Washingtons 10. Alilwaukek, July 28.— Milwaukees 11, Delivers 4. Minneapolis, Juiy 28.— Minneapolis 10, Kansas Citys 7, .iHll-ltrenkur* Aided By Bati. Sheriff Ryan, during his recent visit to Columbus, hud au interesting interview with John Foster, the burglur convict, con cerning his attempt to break jail lv this county a lew days ago. TUe two notorious criminals, Foster and Singer, made use of an iugeuious method in their operations which, if Foster's statement it true, speaks well for their skill in stratagem. Several times Sheriff Uyuii bad reason to suspect that an attempt was being made to saw the PRICE FIVE CENTS. bars and once he heard the grating of a saw in the jail corridor, lie immediately flung open the door leading into tho jail, but dis covered nothing. Foster says that he and feinger pressed the numerous rats that infest the jail into their service, and they prov«d very trusty sentinels. In the evening tha two men would throw lireail crumbs through, the grating upon the flor in front of their cells. The rats would swarm from all por tions of the prison ami help themselves to the banquet spread out before them. At tha least noise, imperceptible, perhaps, to tha the prisoners, they would betike themselves to their holes. Such a sou'ud as is made by opening a door, no matter how soft, would scud tho rodents scattering pell-mell through, the silent corridors. Foster and Singer would continue their operations under the cover of this novel guard and stop as soon as apprised of the approach of tho jail of ficials. — Cleveland Leider. THE OMAHA BRIDGE. The Union Pacific' Endeavoring to Hint the Rock Island Cn!. Chicago, July 28. — A di-patch from Omaha says the Union Pacific Railroad It taking measures to prevent the Book Island • and Milwaukee anil St. Paul road from profiting from yesterday's decision in the bridge lease case. The opposing attorneys have disagreed on two points. The Union Pa cific wants a bond to delay- tin* execution of tl.e contract until it is filially determined by the Supreme Court, and also that joint rules for running on the britlee be adopted before the use of the bridge begins. This would delay matters. ■- :. > HECEIPTS AND EXrESSES. Chicago, July 28.— The statement of the Chicago, Burlington and Qjincy for the month of June last, in comparison with that for the correspeuding month of last year, shows: Grois earnings, decrease, $131,334; expenses and charges, decrease, $319,0;)3t nut earnings, increase, $187,701 For the six months ended June 30th the statement shows: Gross earning*!, decrease, 53. 168,438; ex penses and charges, decrease, 81,483,662; net earnings, decrease, 5<«4.876. THE DESERT LAKE. Something About the Mineral Wealth of the Salton Sea. TheYuma Times believes thoroughly la the assertions of valuable mineral dis coveries to be made through the exploration of the overflowed desert, now in progress, and says: A large part . of the southern portion of the Colorado desert is still a country of mystery and the Salton lake will result in one good thing at least, and that is the mystery will be unveiled and explained away. The mud and lava volcanoes, hot and cola springs bottomless pits and yawn ing chasms, the hundreds of acres of quick sands and volcanic ashes, which are known to exist, will must likely prove of but trifling importance by comparison with the discoveries which are likely to be made. During the year 1870 Cccop.ih Indians brought into Lerdo to George E. Batman, specimens of rich cinnabar rock, and also some of the ore in the form of a powder, which they said existed in the country ad jacent to the sulphur mine. An effort was made to find the place, but It proved un«uc cesi-ful, nor has it been discovered yet. The Indian.-, with all the superstition of their race, refused to act as guides, and in an off hand way directed where the mine or deposit lay. Largo nuggets of g.-.ld have been brought by Indians at intervals from the desert re gion, but the placers hive never been found. Even if the parties now out should prove unsueeesslul in their efforts, others will ba organized, the history of both the woe and the wealth of California's Colorado desert will be published to the World, and with the data properly arranged will make very in teresting and instructive rending. THE POLKA. It Was Invented In 1830 by an Austrian female Cook. The origin of the polka is being dis cussed in some" of the Parisian journals, says Gaiignani. The universally popular dance is said to have been invented in IS3O by an Austrian kitchen cook, who, finding herself dull in her kitchen, sang and danced to the now well-known measure. The cook's mistress bavins; surprised tier during the performance, she was requested to dance aud sine in the presence of the com poser Joseph Neruda, who took notes of the performance. ■■<. v . -■-. The polka passed Into Prague, then to Vienna, and was danced for the first time before the Parisian public by a Hungarian artist at the CMeon Theater in 1840. Plenty of animated polk* music was written 9110 cessively by Lanner, Srauss aud Francis Hunais. ; Bat the real polka mania did not break out in Paris till the year 1844. when it was danced with great success by a select few at the Salle .Valentine, in the Kite Saint llonoie, the premises now occupied by the Koureau Cirque. Crowds used to assemble round the dancers to admire the different pretty figures which composed the true polka, which was then acquired with great difficulty, aud was not the simple close of the rushing dauce at present known by that name. So popular was the polka in Paris nearly half a century ago, that the dancing masters had for clients ladles and gentlemen of all 1 classes, and even judges, lawyers and doc tors did not disdain to take lessons in what was then considered as one of the greatest acquirements for a, ball-room. Collision Between Freight Trains. Alliance (Ohio), July 28.— Two freight trains on the Fort Wayne road collided this afternoon near Salem. Several train-hands were badly injured, and a tramp, who was stealing a rije, is believed to Imva beea killed. A Village Fire. Utica (X. T.). July 28.— The village of T;iberg was visited by a tiro to-day which rendered several families homeless and seriously crippled the business interests ot the place. The loss is 52.-i,i(oo. Slt'litcrt the Marlon. The steamship S;tn Pedro on arrival yog, terday reported that on Friday at 6 o'clock in the evening she passed the United States steamer Marion near Cape Flattery, bound north. - m IS BEEFSTEAK Babj's Fearful Surrerin? fram'Skla Disease Covering Entire H id;-. Cured by Cuticura. My baby was taken very sick when he was tbrea mouths old. ami In a few days began bleating out. We employed botb ol the home doctors, a-.id ther could do nothing Tor him. Then we sent tor tha doctor In Eatonßap- >C>' " J-^SS^^ Ids. Mich., and he 'loo- yf/x to red him for two weeita fl^',>^- i& a?-'t. a '" l he got worse all ilia QiXiil S .' \t me. and then 1 took Ur ■ V.Ai.l' 1 t0 Jacksin. to • gt KS, loi-tur who attends e»- ■m. — «» V»|jJ;i tosKjn ili-«..is-«, £4 jiat jT,,^ aMSaifl then he got worse \fl <*W*» cS»> «lf iha:i ever, Thru I told vl ': N "* > ' AH m >' husband we hart bet- » Cx-tJ ii/ <er try tbo Citici'«4 5 jib, rr liKMKUiK.s.iny w:iy:ui<l j«»jrj. c^i *i_ not have aD) kl -a tins'/ •c^SSaj, y* ,jH^c,».-U.'l C.c f.:\ .-.--:. bill '" iv " tlllln two 'HOI'thSI c'<«e '<«* s^ from the time we begin giving them to him h« was entirely well, and not ■ spot on him. Ills. l;:i r began crowing right off.and we thought he woalcl always be bald-headed. Tnere was not a spot on hi* whole body, fare and head, only his nose ami eye«, but what was as raw as beer-steak. So poor thers. was not anything hut boues, and so weak he could raise neither hand nor he-id. MBS. IKA.NK BARRETT, WlnSelil. Mien. 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