VOLUME LXX-NO. 59.
UNDER OUR FLAG.
k Grand Banquet Given in
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
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
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
THE TIN-I'LATE TRADE.
The Situation in Wales Unsatisfactory to the
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
Confessions of Corruption by Prominent Cana-
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
• -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
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.
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
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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.
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
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
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.
Serious LoS3es to Farmers Along the Ohio and
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
THK JOHNSTOWN FLOOD.
A Citizens' Movement for Bringing a Suit for
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. ■-
Business Houses "and Residences Flooded at
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. ■ - ...-.■ . - ,
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
IMPRISONMENT FOR LIFE,
Editor Elliott Convicted of Murder in the
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
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
Elliott's wife aud children escorted him
to the jail, where a tearful scene was en
■ 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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Largest Amount in the History of the
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
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
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.
Provisions Contained in a Treaty With San
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.
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
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
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
- 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
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.
Springfield (Ohio), July 28— Tlio Big
Four strike was settled to-night. All but
twool the strikers go back to work on the
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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.
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.
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.
Baltimore, July 28.— Baltlmores 3, Bos
ton 8 8.
Philadelphia, Juljt 28. — Athletics 8,
Alilwaukek, July 28.— Milwaukees 11,
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,
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
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.
It Was Invented In 1830 by an Austrian
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
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
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
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
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