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THE •TABU A ItAtLOCtt, Pflfcit. her*. ALGONA, 10W.*** Epitome of the Week. INTERESTING NEWS COMPILATION. CONGRESSIONAL. TUB session of the Senate on tho 1st was occupied in considering the tariff bill. Mr. Sherman proposed an amendment to the bill to establish a limited reciprocity with Canada, but no action was taken In tho House bills were passed providing for Government inspection of coal mines in tho Territories and extending criminal jurisdiction of Federal courts to the great lakes. A favorable report wns mude on a resolution authorizing a committee to visit the Territories and decide whether they are entitled to Statehood. IN tho Senato on the 2d Mr. Hale made a speech in support of tho Diainc- reciprocity Idea, and Mr. Thomns advocated closer commercial relations with Canada. A bill was introduced providing that hereafter no National bank shall issue circulating notes. Tho tariff bill was further considered In the House Mr. Cooper (]'n.) and Mr. Wilson (Mo.) discussed tho Clayton-Brcckinrldgo election contest. A bill WHS passed declaring Rock Island, 111., a port of delivery. THE day in the United States Senate was spent on the 3d, Including an evening session, In a discussion on the reciprocity idea in connection with the sugar schedule of the tariff bill. Novotewrp taken....In the House the Clayton-Ureckinridge contested election case •was further discussed, and Mr. Kennedy (O.) denounced the Senate for its action in shelving the election bill and scored Senator Quay in scathing terms. GENEIIAL debate on the tariff bill in the Senate came to an end on the 4th. Amendments placing binding twine on tlie free list and reducing the duty on flax or hemp from $25 to $10 n ton were agreed to — In tho House a bill was Introduced to retire the circulation of National banks and to issue legal-tender notes in lieu thereof. Tho Senate bill was passed to establish a port of delivery at Sioux City, la. Tho Clayton-Brec'.iinridge election case was further discussed. DOMESTIC. THE statement of the public debt issued on the 1st showed the total debt to bo 81,570,113,489; cash in the treasury, ¥684,557,449; debt less cash in treasury, 9875,556,040. Decrease during August, 3833,073. Decrease since June 30, 1S90, 831,011,895. THE business portion of Oxford, la., was destroyed by an incendiary fire on the 1st. LABOH day was celebrated all over the country on tho 1st. ADVICES of the 1st say that the total cotton crop of tho United States for 1890 amounts to 7,811,822 bales, exceeding the largest crop over grown by 205,489 .bales, and the crop of last year by 373 033 bales. THE Wotford House at Como, Col., •was burned on the 1st and three persons lost their lives in the flames. Miss EXULY ASUTOX, daughter of a prominent citizen of Northwood, Pa., eloped on the 1st with William Thompson, her father's colored coachman. THE Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Odd-Fellows in Missouri declared on the 1st that the Grand Lodge had no authority to dismiss saloon-keepers from the order. THE best estimates on* the 1st put the wheat crop of Minnesota and the Dakotas at 90,000.000 bushels. AT West Point, a California mining town, a man named Gallagher while drunk on tho 1st fatally shot his wife and killed his son and himself. TIIK American Social Science Association commenced its twenty-fifth annual session on the 1st at Saratoga Springs, Tins New York State Board of Arbitration on the 3d began its investigation as to the difficulties existing between the New York Central railroad and the Knights of Labor. The annual convention of the United Typothetoa met in Boston on tho 2d. NEAB Eagle Gorge, Wash., on tho 2d sixteen persons were seriously hurt in an accident on the Northern Pacific railway, two fatally. AN express train on the Louisville & Nashville railroad was stopped by highwaymen within half a mile of Pcnsa- cola, Fla., on the ad and tho express money box was robbed. BY tho overturning of a sloop on the 2d in the hay at San Diego, Cal., a gentleman, three ladies and two children were drowned. ABOUT 4,000 carpenters in Chicago struck on the 3d for higher wages. ALEXANDER LORDKN, of Harrington, Md., died on the 3d, aged 85 years. Since an illness several years ago he iiad been shrinking physically, so that ho was a foot less in stature than he had been when in health. THE Now York Board of Aldermen on the 2d adopted a resolution asserting that tho census of that city was 300,000 short, and asking for a recount. THE New York Equalization Board announces the assessed value of all real estate and personal estate in that State at $3,083,653,0(12. THE visible supply of grain in store in the United States on tho 2d was: Wheat, 17,637,744 bushels; corn, 9,290,647 bushels. THE leaders of the Senate and House at Washington had a conference on the 3d on tho subject of adjournment and caino to the conclusion that there was no reason why the session should not be brought to a close by September 25, and efforts would bo made to accomplish this. IT was reported on the 3d that J. J. Hill, president of the great Northern Railway Company, had given $500,000 lor the erection of a Catholic college at Groveland, a St. Paul suburb. A FIIIK on the 3d at Cocoa, Fla., destroyed nearly the whole town. The peof ie were pante stricken and many were homeless, ALL but 700 of tho 4,000 striking carpenters in Chicago returned to work on the 3d and the strike was virtually over. IT was announced on the 3d that all of the largest shot and lead works in the country had been purchased for 83,000,000 by a company called the "American Shot & Lead Company." THE Milwaukee (Wis.) exposition was opened on the 3d. SIXTY THOUSAND persons attended the Iowa State fair at Des Moineson the 3d. THE annual convention of the American Bankers' Association was begun at Saratoga, N. ¥.. o a the 3d. THE eighteenth ||nnual l|ter-Stat« fefcpdiition of ;;nChica;|b opMed'on the WM ! with a large lttendiiB.ee. v: ; *-i THE Striking employes of the West-' inghouse works at Pittsburgh, Pa., to''! the number of 1,200 men, wont to the shops on the 3d and requested their old places on tho old terms. AN earthquake shock lasting about two seconds was felt at Gilroy, Cal., on tho 3d. Mas. SATJAH MC!XTYKE, her daughter Marie and her niece, Sarah Logue, were burned to death in their dwelling at Philadelphia on the 3d. Tho fire was caused by ihe overturning of a lamp. TitK fifth annual reunion of the. Lutherans of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District oE Columbia at Pen Mar. Pa., on tho "d was attended by 20,000 persons. THOMAS SMITH, a negro, was lynched on the- :?d at Poplar Bluff, Mo. Ho had broken tho skull of a white man with a stone in a quarrel. THE center of tho business section of Hiawatha, Kan., was destroyed by fire on the 3d, including the First National Bank and its vault, containing $50,000 in currency. KANSAS CITY, Mo., was on the 3d flooded with counterfeit-two-dollar silver certificates. Many counterfeit ten- dollar bills were also floating about. IT wns announced on the 4th that an investigation into the causes of the hot winds that occasionally sweep over Kansas, destroying vegetation, would bo made by the signal service, and means of averting their disastrous effects sought. ly Baltimore on the 4th tho Federation of Labor declined a request to aid the New York Central strikers. THE United Association of tho Typothette of America at its session in Boston on tho 4th elected A. H. Pugh, of Cincinnati, as president for the ensuing year. SAWYEK, WALLACE & Co., of New York, Louisville and London, the largest general commission merchants and brokers in their line in this country, failed on tho 4th for $2,000,000. AN express train was wrecked on the 4th near Albany, N. Y., by obstructions placed on the track, and four men and a woman were killed and several others were injured. JOSEPH F. YOUNG, of Philadelphia, shot his wife and himself in a hotel at Atlanta City, N. J.. on the 4th. He suspected her of infidelity. THE liabilities of Potter, Lovell & Co., of Boston, bankers, who failed recently, wore on the 4th placed at 85,000,000. AT themeetingof the American Bankers' Association in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., on the 4th Morton McMichael, of Philadelphia, was elected president for the ensuing year. TiniEE men were suffocated on the 4th by the gases in a cess-pool which they were cleaning on Staten Island, New York. A PRIZE offered for rat-killing resulted on the 4th in 20,938 rat-tails being presented, at the office of the Atlanta (111.) Fair Association. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL. THE death of ex-Paymastor-General George F. Cutler, United States Navy, occurred on the 1st at Washington at tho ago of 70 years. JAMES P. EACU.E (Dem.) was re-elected Governor of Arkansas on the 1st. HENKY GEOKGE reached Now York on the 1st by tho steamer Servia. SAMUEL LUT/, a veteran of the war of 1S13, died on the 1st at Circleville, 0., aged 102 years. THE following Congressional nomina tions were made on the 1st: Illinois, Third district, Allen C, Durburrow, Jr. (Dem.); Sixth, Andrew Ashton (Pro).; Eighteenth, Cicero J. Lindley (Rep.). New Jersey, Third district, Rev. George R. Snyder (Pro.). Georgia, Seventh district, Zachariah Hargrave (Rep.). AT the State election in Vermont on the i.'d the Republicans elected their candidates as follows: Governor, Carroll S. Paige; Lieutenant-Governor, Henry A. Fletcher; Treasurer, Henry F. Field; Auditor, E. II. Powell; Congressman, First district, H. H. Powers; Second, William W. Grout (re-elected). THE New Hampshire Democrats in State convention on the 2d at Concord nominated Charles H. Amadou for Governor. THE Congressional nominations on the 2d were as follows; Michigan Second district, E. P. Allen (Rep.) renom- inated; Fifth, Charles W. Watkins (Rep.). Illinois, Tenth district, J. G. Evans (Pro.). Indiana, Twelfth district, C. A. 0. McClellan (Dem.) renoon- inated. Kansas, Fifth district, P. G. Warren (Dem.). Wisconsin, Second district, Charles Barwig (Dem.) renomi- natod. Missouri, Tenth district, W. M. Kinsey (Rep.). Mississippi, Seventh district, C. E. Hooker (Dem.) renovni- natod. West Virginia, Second district, George Harmon (Rep.). Georgia, First district, R. E. Lester (Dem.) renomi- nated. Pennsylvania, Twelfth district, George W. Shank (Rep.). IN St. Louis on the 3d a convention composed of Labor Union men, Green- backers and Prohibitionists met for the purpose of organizing a National reform, party. THE Wisconsin State League of Republican Clubs held a convention at Milwaukee on the 3d and adopted a platform indorsing Governor Hoard and Senator Spooner. J. T. Kelly was elected president of the league. A SPECIAL session of the Washington Legislature convened at Olympia on the 3d to redistrict the State. Ox the 3d Congressional nominations were made as follows: Wisconsin, l*ff th district, George H. Brickner (Dem.) re- nominated; Eighth, W. F. Bailey (Dem); Ninth, Thomas Lynch (Dem.). Ohio, Thirteenth district, W. L. Lewis (Rop.). West Virginia, Fourth district, C. B. Smith (Rep.). Washington, Robert Abernethy (Pro.). New Hampshire, First district, L. F. McKenney (Dem.). New York, Twentieth district, John Sanford (Rep.) re«oiuinated. KANSAS Republicans met in State convention at To#eka on the 3d a»d made the following nominations: Lymam U. Humphrey for Governor, A. J. Foil tor Lieutenant-Governor, William Higgins for Secretary of State, L. B. Kellogg for Attorney-General, George W. Wiaans for Superintendent of Pub- e Instruction and Al Chief 1 3 tiirfpe. All wer KifMEfeiNE LYSfCH die,d-ltt the 8d, agted 104 years. $%• THE Iowa Pronibitidpsts made the following nomination^: on Ine 4th at Des Heine's: Secretary of State, C. li. McFarland; Auditor, Ira Dorcaa; Treasurer, J. C. Reed; Supreme Judge, G. R. Turney; Reporter Supreme Courtf O. 15. Crawford; Clerk Supreme Court, D. F. Spurrier. Tho platform declares prohibition is the paramount rjoliticai issue of tho party, and declares fora tariff for reveue, Er>ttAt'.7) F. ItoYES, of Ohio, who served with distinction during the war, was Governor of Ohio in 1871, and was Minister to Franco under President Hayes, dropped dead in Cincinnati on tho 4th of apoplexy. He was 58 years of age. NOMINATIONS for Congress were made as follows on tho 4th: Iowa, First district, John II. Gear (Rep.) rcnominated: Seventh, J. B. Weaver (Labor). Maryland, First district, G. M. Russum (Rep.): Third. R. II. Pullman (Rep.); Fourth, II. H. Goldborough (Rep.). Michigan, Sixth district, William Ball (Rep.). Minnesota, Fifth district, S. G. Comstock (Rop.) renominutcd. Mississippi, Fourth district, Nicholas Ford (Rop.): Thirteenth, W. H. Wade (Rop.) rcnominated. Ohio, Third district, Georgo W. Houk (Dem.). Wisconsin, Third district, Allen Bushnell (Dem.). Tennessee, Second district, J. C. Williams (Dem.). Now Mexico, Anthony Joseph (Dam.) rcnominated. New Jersey, First district, C. A. Berger (Rep.) renomi- nated. Kentucky, Third district, I. H. Goodnight (Dem.) ronominated. FOREIGN. EIGHTY men wero suffocated on the 1st by an explosion in a mine at Bory- slav, Galicia. A DAUGHTER of General Martin Bar- rtindia, who was shot to death in the cabin of the Pacific Mail steamship Acapulco at San Jose de Guatemala recently, attempted on the 1st to shoot United States Minister Mizner, but failed. THE intense heat prevailing in Russia had on the 1st caused heavy destruction by fires, the loss from this cause being estimated at 500,000 rubles. COUNT FALKNEIIAYN opened the International Agricultural Congress at Vienna on the 3d. Delegates were present from almost every country in the world, including America. IN his address opening the Congress of Peru on the 2d the President said: "1 am pleased to be able to state that Peru is on friendly terms with all nations." FUENCH physicians on the 3d watched the body of a man who had been guillotined and observed his heart beating for six minutes after his head was cut offi. VIENNA advices of the 3d say that many villages in the valley of the Danube were submerged by an overflow. At Prague twenty-nine persons wore drowned. THE City of New York and the Teutonic left Queenstown on the 4th for a race to New York. A FiitE on the 4th at Salonica, a seaport city in Roumelia with a population of 80,000, destroyed 13,000 houses, including all the consulates, the cathedral and most of the public buildings. IT was reported on the 4th that there were cases of cholera in Madrid and Barcelona. AT Montreal on the 4th the Catholic Mutual Benefit Association decided to separate from the body in the United States. WHILE thirty people were watching- the flood from a bridge at Prague, Austro-ITrmgary, on tho 4th the bridge was washed away and all were drowned. LATER NEWS, IN the United States Senate on the 5th most of the time was spent in discussing the free list in the tariff bill, and binding-twine was placed on the list. Favorable reports wore made on the eight- hour and other labor bills which passed the House. In the House the Clayton- Breckinridgo election case was again taken up, and Mr. Breckinridgo spoke in his own behalf. Mr. Dalzell (Pa.) denounced tho murder of Clayton, after which the seat of Breckinridge was declared vacant by a vote of 105 to Gi>. At tho evening session thirty pension bills were passed. SKVEI.-AT, houses in the village of Aniwa, Wis., wero wrecked by a hurricane on tho 5th. No lives were lost. RKTUU.VS on the 5th from the recent Vermont election gave Paige (Rop.) for Governor a majority of 12,88$. The. Legislature will stand: Senate, 2!) Republicans, 1 Democrat; IIouso, 177 Republicans, 58 Democrats, 2 Farmers' League. R. K. Coi.conn was nominated for Governor of Nevada on the 5th by the Republican convention at Virginia City. THE business failures in the United States during tho seven days endod on tho 5th numbered 203, against IS'J the preceding week and 201 the corresponding week last year. Bon SHELTWN (colored) was hanged on tho 5th at Laurens, S. C., for the murder of William Ray Ford. "THE National Reform party" is the name of a political organization formed at St. Louis on the 5th. The platform demands the abolition of National banks, prohibition, Government control of railroads, uniform marriage laws, protests against the alien ownership of lands, favors tariff reform and the restriction of pauper immigration. Two OK the largest natural gas wells over developed in the Pittsburgh (l j u.) district were struck on the 5th. THE State convention of the Union Labor party met in Milwaukee, Wis., on the 5th and placed the following ticket in the field: For Governor, Reuben May; Lieutenant-Governor, Nelson E. Allen; Secretary of State, William M. Lock wood; Treasurer, Alfred Mann- hohuer; Attorney-General Kcrollio Shaw van; State Superintendent, Joseph W. Stewart; Railroad Commissioner, B. S. Bishop; Insurance Commissioner, Charles Haten. The platform demands Stato ownership of all public improvements, the abolition of child labor in factories, tho abolition of convict labor, compulsory education in the English language, and the establishment of a bureau of agricultural statistics. j UX'Ooretnor Ifjiyes, ot at Cincinnati from n- Btro^'o of plexy—Sketch of tfu Career ft* a States^ man, Soldier,Diplomat nnrt #urtnh CINCINNATI, Sept. 6,—Judge Edward F. Noyes, ox-Governor of Ohio, dropped dead Thursday while walking from tho courthouse to tho side- Walk. He had just loft tho bench, having heard an injunction caso. Coming out of thoftf court-house, h o entered into conversation with several frionds and then proceeded leisurely KX-GOVEHNOII NOYES. down the steps. He was walking alone although several attorneys came down behind him. Just as ho reached the gateway he staggered, • and in trying to regain his footing pitched forward before anybody could reach him, and struck his head against a stone wall. Several gentlemen rushed forward and raised him from the ground, but before medical assistance could be called ho died. A few short gasps wero the only indications of remaining life when tho body was raised from the ground. Apoplexy was undoubtedly tho cause of death. Although Judge Noyes has not figured prominently in State politics in recent years, he was recognized as one of the foremost Republicans of Ohio, and retained a large following throughout the Stato. His defeat for re-election as Governor by William Allen in 1873 seemed to check his ambition for political honors, and while he took an active interest in politics and held several important appointive offices, it was not until 18«9 that he could be .induced to try for an elective position. He was then chosen judge of the superior court, which place he held to the time of his death. [Governor Noyes would have been 58 years of age had ho lived until October 3. He was a native of Massachusetts and prior to entering Dartmouth Collese, from which he was graduated in 185T, ho worked five years in a printing office. Removing to this city in 1858 he took tho course in the Ohio. Law School and entered upon practice ut the bar. He entered the Union urmy in July, 1881, as Major of tho Thirty-ninth Ohio Infantry and served through, campaigns in Missouri, on the lower Mississippi river and in Georgia. At the battto of Ruff Mill, lie lost a leg. Ho was brevetted a Brigadier-General of volunteers in April 1865. The same year he became city solicitor of Cincinnati, and a little later was elected probate judge of Hamilton County. la 1871 ho was elected Governor of Ohio, but at the succeeding election was defeated by "Old Bill" Allen. In 1877 President Hayes appointed General Noyes Minister to France, which post he resigned in 1881 to resume the practice of the law. Governor Noyes has not taken a very active part in politics in recent years.! AUSTRIA SWEPT BY FLOODS. A Huge Dam Bursts, Causing Great Loss of Iiite—Inundation at 1'rague. PHAGUE, Sept. 5.—A bridge in this city over the Moldan on which were a number of persons watching the flood in that stream, collapsed, and thirty ol tho sight seers were drowned. Two moro arches of the bridge at Carlsbrwecke have collapsed. The monuments on the bridge were destroyed. Tho inhabitants of the town are taking refuge on the house tops. The dam of Prince Schwarzenberg's great fish pond at Wittingau has burst. The condition of affairs here is rapidly becoming worse. The water is still rising and rushing torrents, impassable by boats, have converted whole blocks into islands. The Rosenberg dam at the largest of the lakes on the Schwur- zenburg estate has burst. Alarm guns wero fired to notify the peopie in' the vicinity of their danger. Great distress prevails in consequence of the flood. No newspapers appeared Thursday, all the offices having been flooded. VIEXNA. Sept. 5.—The Drave river has overflowed its banks and vast tracts of lands in Carinthia have been laid waste. The rains in tho valleys of the Danube and Moldau only ceased at noon Thursday. The floods have cut off all communication between Vienna and the Bohemian spas. BKULIX, Sept. 5.—Havoc has been caused by floods in the southern part of Germany. Tho crops are spoiled and railway communication is stopped. The Lake of Constance is higher than it has been since 1770. Navigation is completely stopped. A land-slip has blocked the Tamina defile and stopped traffic on the Regatz Springs railway. Many passengers have been held captive'for days in Austrian villages. WIPED OUT BY FLAMES. Terrible Flro* ut Sulouicn— Twelve Thousand Houses in Uuius. SALOXICA, Sept. 5. —Fires broke out almost simultaneously in four different parts of the town Thursday and did a large amount of damage. The Greek and Jewish quarters are devastated. It is supposed the fires were started by incendiaries. All the consulates, the cathedral and most of tho public buildings have been destroyed. Twelve thousand houses are in ruins. The Government at Athens will send two war ships to this port to protect Greek subjects. fSalouica is a seaport city in Roumelia, with a population of 80,000. It stands on a hill-slope inclosed by walls five wiles in circuit, its numerous minarets' and domes interspersed with gardens of cypress. Several of the mosques, which have probably been destroyed by the conflagration, were originally pagan temples. The Mosijue of St. Sophia is u handsome model of that at Constantinople. The bazars are extensive aud tho city has flourishing silk fac tories und u large export trade.] Trains All Jtuiiuliig-. ALBANY, N. Y., Sept. 5.— general Car Accountant Ewing, of the New York Central road, was in the city Thursday. He said the blockade which had existed ip this vicinity was 'effectually raised, and that every thing was now running smoothly on the Mohawk and Hudson Elver divisions. Robert Piakerton says tfoere are still 400 of his men stationed at points between here and Scbonectady, two-thirds of them being at tjje East and West Albany vards a»d at lie said the men would be patrol duty until the ftUred off. tVell-Knowfc with lla. Jfc.000,000. :,' SepK 6.—Satnvlel A. Saw„,,__,.— L. Wallace and Thomas Minor, comprising the firm of Sawyer, Wallace & Co., exporters of breadstuffs and cottons and dealers* in leaf tobacco »t 18 Broadway, caused great 'surprise in business circles Thursday by making aft assignment tb Marshal Ayrps, Tho firm did a large export trade In grain and did a very largo business in cotton and coffee options, principally for European account, and were the leading commission merchants In this city in heavy leaf tobacco, which they sold to manufacturers and importers. It is an absolute and irretrievable collapse, and tho large capital of tho con- corn is completely wiped out. It is impossible as yolj to ascertain the extent of tho firm's liabilities, but they are roughly estimated by members of the house to be upward of $3,000,000. The present firm commenced business on September 1, 1874, at 47 Broad street, succeeding tho firm of the same name established in 1858, and taking in as partner Mr. Miller, who had been for many years cashier of the old firm. In October, 1883, the firm opened a branch and warehouse in Louisville. John Wallace, who is a nephew of David L. Wallace, and who had boon acting as book-keeper for tho firm, took charge. Tho establishment at Louisville had always been considered a valuable acquisition by Sawyer, Wallace & Co. The firm at one time, besides being exporters of breadstuffs and cotton and dealers in leaf tobacco, exported fine petroleum. They wore interested in the firm of Lombard, Ayres & Co., and disposed of their surplus product. They sold out their interest in Lombard, Ayres & Co.' some years ago. The firm of Sawyer, Wallace & Co. was estimated to be worth between $1,250,000 and'SI,500,000 above all liabilities. They wore prompt in paying for local purchases and responded promptly also when called upon to margin their contracts. Mr. Wallace attended to the leaf- tobacco branch of the business, Mr. Sawyer looked after tho export trade and Mr. Miller to the finances. A short time ago Mr. Miller made a statement to tho effect that the firm were worth moro than $1,500,000, and that their liabilities were merely nominal and that they did a commission business only. Whon the announcement of the firm's failure was made a rumor gained circulation to the effect that the firm were speculating largely of late in cotton and that the market had gone against them. It was also said that the firm had been speculating in grain and lost heavily. It is believed that the firm have pretty well protected their interests in this country, and that their chief losses, which they think may reach nearly $1,500,000, will be in London and mainly on their pork dealings. Tho elder Mr. Sawyer has just returned from Europe and is not positive as to the exact situation of his concern's affairs there. Houses on Wall street say the cause of the failure was tho result of the efforts made by the firm to squelch competition in the commission business by doing their commission business with European speculators without a margin and a small commission. In the pork deal last January tho firm are said to havo sustained a loss of $1,000,000 on this account. The claims for these losses against European speculators are among the nominal assets. It is estimated that the sum total of nominal assets will roach $1,750,000, among which are included the $1,000,000 lost in the pork deal. In 1883 the firm made an attempt to corner corn in the New York market, but made a failure of it. The firm havo undoubtedly immense holdings of merchandise in the various products in which they dealt, both in an export and import way. It will, however, take some time to realize on those holdings, and the general opinion is that the assignment was made to limit the loss on speculative options. THE POTTEK-LOVELI, FAILURE. BOSTON, Sept. 5.—It is now currently reported that the total liabilities of the Potter-Lovoll Company will aggregate $5,000,000. The charge that the company did not comply with the law in making a statement of its condition- at the proper time has, it.is claimed, been placed in the hands of tho Attorney- General. ,- - ,.- P* ft C6tnblnatlon to t*fot«ct froifa: Striking Ktn|>loy«*. -*f- ---.-r-' -.—-I — r- ®.—A hurnbof of the^lcheft corporations in the country have forlned an alliance against strikes. Among tho corporations which are members of the combination ar* the Westinghouse system, both in this city and elsewhere, tho Yalo Lock Company, Colt Arms Company and four or five other big factories in Cincinnati, and presumably the Pullman interest!-). It is agreed that in case a, strike occurs to enforce unreasonable | demands, whether the strike bo against one or all of the associated factories, all work is to cease. Tho strikers are to ba allowed to remain idle until they aee fit to return t<a work, and no factory is to employ any worker who may have left another factory on a strike. Neither is an associated factory to seek workers during a strike from any of the federated 1 works. The institutions named employ between 50,000 nnd 00,000 workers, and directly support some U50,000 to iiOO.OOO people, exclusive of othor interests depending upon tho earnings of these people. It is claimed by these manufacturers that the action of their workers has forced tho alliance. WILL AWAIT DETAILS. The Pi-esldont Telegraphs Barrundla'a Widow That He Can Not Act Until Officially Notified of the Circumstances Attending tier Husband's Death. WASHINGTON, Sept. 5.—Acting-Secretary Wharton's telegram to the widow of General Barrundia in reply to her message to the President Monday evening is as follows: "The President desires me to say he has received your telegram announcing tke death of your husband, General Barrundiu. While deeply sympathizing with you in your affliction he awuits ofliuial details of the occurrence necessity to determine his action In regard thereto. The matter, you may be assured, will receive most careful attention." Acting Secretary Wharton has received a telegram from Minister Mianer at Guatemala City saying that peace would be proclaimed next week and that the armed forces were rapidly disbanding. Mr. Mizner makes no allusion to the killing of General Barrundia, or the recent attempt upon his life. Hot Winds lu Kansas. WASHINGTON, Sept. 5.—-Some time ago Senator Plumb (Kan.) brought to the attention of the Signal Service Bureau the phenomenon of the hot winds that occasionally sweep over Kansas, destroying or damaging the vegetation. They occur irregularly, and the theories of their origin are many. This year the winds extended into Iowa, Nebraska aud Dakoka. Senator Plumb ha§ been advised by General Greely, chief of the signal service, tbat an investigation into the cavs.es whicJb produce the winds would ba made, and whether or not the disastrous effects of their pre&etos o»n be a. verte4 STRIKERS TO BE SUED. The II. C. FrleU Coke Company Will Seek to llocover Dltmdffos from Its Striking Employes. PiTTsnuKoii, Pa., Sept. 0.—Tho announcement that the H. C. Frick Coke Company has sued its striking em- ployes at tho Standard coke works for $100,000 for breach of contract has caused a profound sensation both in business and labor circles. This is the company in which Andrew Carnegie is so largely interested. It controls about two-thirds of the output of the Connellsville region. The Knights of Labor struck for the discharge of seventeen non-union men despite tho existence of an agreement, signed last February, that the company should have the right to employ and discharge whom it pleased. This agreement also- called for six days' notice for settlement of a grievance before striking. Mr. Frick says the company is in earnest and its announced purpose is to hold $37,000 in wages pending the suit. Labor leaders are puzzled to know whether the company really means business or "bluff." If the 'action is pressed a general strike is likely to result. A HAY PALACE, A Unique Attraction ivt Momenoe, 111., to Be Opened October 1. with a Dlspltty of Jj'ui'm 1'rodncts. MOMENCE, 111., Sept. (5.—One of the most interesting palaces that has ever been built in this country will be opened here on October l. It is tho inter-State hay palace constructed entirely of baled hay and straw. The exposition will begin October I and close ton days later. Governor Fifer, of Illinois, and Governor Hovoy, of Indiana, will be present; on the opening day and President Harrison has written that he also will attend, if possible. Tho palace will contain a display of the products of Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana, and will be one of tho most unique structures ever reared. During the exposition there will be races of every description, contests of singers and a general autumn jubilee. The Seventy-sixth Illinois Regiment will hold its annual reunion at the palace on October 3 and 8. PEACE REIGNS. The Salvadornn Army Makes » Triumphal Entry Into La. Libertud. LA LIBEHTAD, San Salvador, Sept 6. — Amid tho clamor of church bells, salvos of artillery and strains of music the 7,000 men of the Salvadoran army made their triumphal entry into the capital Friday morning, under command of General-in-Chief Antonio Ezeta and Generals Bolonos, Delgado, Lopez, Monedeso, Gutierrez, Salasar and others. They had come from the frontier via Sonsonate and Santa Tecla. The city was profusely decorated and the streets were packed with enthusiastic multitudes, a general holiday having been proclaimed. The President, General Ezeta and his wife, accompanied by Generals Zapeda and Kuiz Pastor, and a number of ladies and gentlemen, witnessed the evolution of the troops from the balconies of the municipal palace,' The oflicers and soldiers will be remunerated and thanked for their services. LIGHTNING'S VICTIMS. • Three Young ladles Receive the Full Effect or a Thunderbolt at Viriien, 111. — One of Them Killed. VntDEN, 111., Sept. 0.— At noon Friday three young ladies were struck by lightning and one of them was killed. They were Phoabe and Lizzie Stockdale, aged 19 and 1(5 years respectively, the daughters of a widow, Mrs. Thomas Stockdale, living near Lowder, and Elsie Walters, aged 15 years, tho daughter of William Walters, also residing near Lowder. They were hoarding and attending school at Vivden, and while oa tbeir way home from the schoolhouse a sudden storm drove them to tbe protection of a tree. The tree was struck by lightning and the young ladies received almost- the full force of the shock. Phoabe Stockdale was terribly burned and lived only half an hour. The others were severely hurt, but will recover. Botk were rendered insensible-. Fire at PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 0.— Shortly after 6 o'clock Friday evening flro broke out in the building extending from No. 4 to 18 South Eighteenth street, this city. occupied by the Pyle-Knotter Banking Company and H. P. Mulford, manufacturing chemist, and beforo it was extinguished property to the amount of §105,000 was destroyed. Tea Killed by Dyuamito. LA B,OCHEU,K, Sept. (J.~A disastrous explosion occurred at the dynamite magazine at t&e f*allie6cLc&j£ ^fin &fii^ ^ sons were instantly *•••-" - *^"<- pthei-6 were ' '