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VOL; XXIV. NO. 40. FRIDAY EVENING, JULY 20, 1888. WEEK. SINGLE COPIES, 2 CTS. 0 CTS. A The Independent. FARMERS' MARKET. Friday, July 20. 1 888. Thk end of what was an uncalled for unpleasantness was reached in the con firmation of Melville W. Fuller by the United States Senate to-day. ills case, was investigated witb, a spirit of harshness, but his confirmation is a complete vindication of bis char acter as a citizen. West Harrisburg Is . Interested In the New Project. CITY GRAYS OFF FOR MT. GRETNA. Proceedings of the Cumberland Vallej Sunday School Assembly. Th policy of the railroad companies in this State seems to be to cheapen rates of excursion fares. THE CLOSING EXERCISES TO-MORROW. It is given out that there are to be no campaign debates in any of the Southern States, ttiis rear. Tns new Order of Kailway Telegraph ers expels n embers who use their in fluence to create a strike. Mors men in the United States have fortunes, running from one to many millions in amount, than are found in any country in the world. The Pennsylvania Railroad 'Company takes the lead in making special rates for large excursion parties more liberal than they ever were. If rarnell gets a fair trial at the hands of the British Parliament, it will be the first time an Irishman contend ing for his conntry ever received such a favor or right in that body. In these last days of the first session of the Fiftieth Congress, it is interesting to observe that some effort is to be re ado to bring the United States Navy up to a condition necessary to perform the work expected from it. Six thousand men will be necessary to organize the navy ou a new plan proposed by the Navy Department. The plans for a new market house at Sixth and lluench streets are fast being matured. Another meeting was held at Grove's hotel, Sixth and Maclay streets, last evening, at which there was a large attendance. The sentiment in favor of another market in the West End is growing, and the people endorse the project in a way that leaves no doubt as to its popularity. The grbuni is situ ated at the corner of Sixth and Muench streets, and at present belongs to Dr. George W. Roily. The lot is 200x210 feet, and is valued at $10,001). A suit able building cau be erected for $20,000, making a total of $30,000. The stock is $50 a share, large numbers of which have already been taken. A Board of Directors, consisting of thirteen share holders, will control the affairs of the company. Eleven of the thirteen were chosen last evening. They are Dr. George W. lieily, M. II. Grove, C. E. II. Brelsford, D. D. Watts, J. F. Rohrer, George W. Taylor, John Loban, Benjamin Atkinson, J. W. Van Horn, W. C. Kirby and E, W. Ford. The directors held a meeting at once and elected the following officers : D. MEETING OF THE KMPtKOHS. ; An Imposing and Warlike Scene in the Harbor o uroiuiu. Ckonstadt, July 20. At 4. 3u o'clock yesterday afternoon the Gorman yacht Ilohcuzollorn, with Emperor William on board, entered the roads amid volleys of salutes from the war ships and forts. The Iloheuzollcrn was received by the Russian yacht Djerava, on board of which was tho Czar. The imperial yachts approached each other between a double lino of Russian and German war-ships bedecked with bunting. Tho weather was fine, ami the scene was an imposing one. The German imperial party went aboird the .Russian yacnt Alexandra, which thence proceeded to the Peterhof Palace. rhe Czarina, in a handsome navilion erected on the quay of tho military iiaroor. coruiauv creeled Jimceror w liam. Tho latter inspected the guard of honor, the band in the meantime playing the Prussian national anthem The party then proceeded to the palace. The Czar. Emperor William and Prince Henry and the Czarevitch rodo in a kind of wagonette. The Czarina and the other members of tho imperial party followed in open carriages. The route was lined with troops. TRIED TO WRECK A TRAIN. Railroad Affairs in Construction and Ar ranging Special Fares. GOLD AND SILVER OF A YEAR. John Wanamaker's Contest Over $139,000 Worth of Laco. TERRIFIC RAIN STORMS IN WEST VIRGINIA, SWEPT OVER NIAGAKA. A lonuj Wife Involved In a Terribly aviui f ate A sad accident occurred on tho Ni agara river yesterday afternoon. W. H. Barber, son of E. Barber, tho Grand Trunk ticket agent, rented a yacht from Jessie Shoebridge, of Port Day, just above the reservation grounds at Ni agara Falls, and invited Mrs. r. J. Tully out for a ride. They sailed up the liver ahead of a stiff breeze, and all went well until 4 o'clock, when, in making a tack, the boat tipped and half filled with water. Mrs. Tully screamed and ran to tne otner side. Barber let the sail go to help her and over the boat ihcy Philadelphia, July 20. Many lives were imperiled late on Wednesday night by what is supposed to have been an at tempt to wreck the Western express on the Pennsylvania railroad near Coates- ville. The train was due at Lancaster at 11.10 p. in., and was moving at a high rato of speed. When near Coatesvillo tho engineer felt the train jar heavily, and, supposing that something was wrong, brought it to a standstill as quickly as possible. He was greatly astonished to find a heavy plank, about 12 feet in length, 12 inches wide and 0 inches thick, wedged in tightly between the pilot-house and the forward tiuck of the engine. The plank was only removed after being chopped into a dozen, pieces. The attention of tho passen gers was called to the attempted sacri fice of their Vives. No damage was dono to the locomotive. This is the second time within three weeks that au attempt has been made to wreck this train. AFFAIRS OF RA1LKOAU9. The sudden death of Rev. E. P. Roe, the famous author, which occurred last nigbtat his home in Cornwall N. Y will cast a gloom over the thousands of people who learned to love him for bis intellectual graces and the genius which nabled him to fascinate and delight all who read what be wrote. His death s an incparable loss to the literature of tie Nation. went. They tried to set ur on tho D. Watts president, C. E. H. Brelsford bottom, and the boat rolled. The young b . awarded for Urn v nrpsi.iont. .lor... P Khium.i- man huallv managed to tret rr n ami UA9 "-n awaruea ior uie supported tne insensible woman for over two hours. At last he could ho'd on no longer and she glided out of his be- nunioeu arms, boon after he, too, bo- came lusensioic. liie tun Jewctt saw the unturned boat at 0 o'clock, just before it reached the rapids, and sent a vawl to its relief. The men rescued Barber, but found only the vountt woman's hat. wliiidi w caught by a spike. Mrs. Tully's body looTOuuuurrum (jO-at island midge by some tourists at 0.15 o'clock and they initiiraiiguoiTr mo American lalls. Under the high lieen se law it keeps udicial officers busy to decide what is ;in intoxicating drink, the. inventions to vade the law being so numerous and o cunningly compounded as to render t really difficult to discriminate between the liquor that merely cheers an J that which intoxicates and maddens. The litest decision on the subject is that inger ale is intoxicating. treasurer, b. 1). MacAvoy secretary. The board directed that J. F. Rohrer, E. W. Ford and F. D. MacAvov kddIv for a charter of incorporation. 1 lie name of the new enteronse will be the "Farmer's Market." a title most appropriate and satisfactory to all interested. It is earnestly hoped that all those who feel an interest in the project will come forward at once and subscribe stock. It is the design of the shareholders to have all the stock taken and begin work not liter than August Ijor September 1. Persons desiring to subscribe will find authorized books in the hands of M. M. Grove, George W. Curwen, J. W, Van Horn, B. F. Atkinson and J. J. GehretL It is proposed to establish a Patent Office Court, before which all cases in volving patent rights, tho claims of the contestants of such rights and patent itigation generally will be heard. The ustices of the United States Supremo Court are said to be in favor of this new judicial crealiou, for the reason that it ill relieve them of work in which it is necessary to examine voluminous testi mony. Lawyers of expeiience say that this Patent Court is very much needed facilitate patent right cases, and congress is misused to pik on. duct ing it- Uexby M. Stanley, of whom the world has heard so much lately in Africa, it is now believed, is not so much en gaged in a plan to found a free State as be is to get the control of the ivory trade Of that land of mystery aud sand, ravages and deadly fevers. It is believed that Mr. Stanley, having come to knowledge of the vast ivory wealth of tnoso pans oi Atrlca lie is now endeavoring to divert it westward by tho Congo river, arranging to get its solo contiol, when he will establish a com merce there with Europe and America, the wealth of which will excel that of any trade ever done with i'. Tukkk can really be no such condi tion as absolute and entire free trade, such as would be attained by the open ing of all our ports to the untaxed ad mission of goods made in foreign lands. A tariff for revenue, merely, means free trade in the sense, that it leaves the American manufacturer at the mercy of the foreign manufacturer who can pay this duty and still undersell the former. It is well enough to understand in the discussion of this subject, during the political canvass, that a tariff for revenue means fo far a3 effects on home industry, free trade, because in making sucn a taritl tne tree list is neeessarily increased, as has been the case of the Mills bill, and hence the charge that it is a free trade measure. SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSEMBLY. Programme of Work Yesterday After noon una xo-uay at n imams' urove. The rain kept many away from Wil liams' Grove yesterday, but it did not prevent tho few present from enjoying tho interesting exercises. It was "Tempeiauce Day" and short lectures were delivered by Colonel Rob ert Cowden, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Crafts, of New York; Rev. George W. Miller, D. D., Mrs. Clara Hoffman and other distinguished per sons. A grand march of the temperance army took place, who paraded through tne grove, carrying nags, banners, etc., after which addresses were made by army boys and girls. The closing part of the programme was a masterly lecture, entitled '"Perils of Our Homes," by Walter Thomas Mills, Esq. 10-aay was "aiissionarv Day." Tne morning trains brought hundreds of visitors from Harrisburg, Carlisle and VV.!!?l';r!?1 vallev. I nlonPI Korl- ert Cowden had charge of the Teachers' Normal section, followed by a talk on the Bible by Rev. Wilbur F. Crafts. I be lecture of Rev. J. bpangler A.ief- fcr, D. D., on "Culture of Reserve" was the most brilliant effort of the Assembly. the afternoon session was opened bv Rev. George Chamberlain, D. D., who spoke about "South America, and Mis sionary Work in Brazil." At the same hour Mrs. Crafts conducted the meeting devoted to primary teachers' work. 1'rotessor ticorge j. Little gave his admirable lecture on "Forms and Faces in Chalk and Charcoal," illustrated by numerous sketches on the blackboard. This evening at 7 o'clock the Cham- bersburg quartette will give a concert in the auditorium. At 8 o'clock Rev. Crafts will lecture on "Foundation Truth." ' To morrow will be the clos ing day. For the information of thoe who may wish to attend we publish the programme which is as follows: 8 a. in., devotional. 9 a. in., children's mass meeting; addiess by Mrs. W. F. Crafts; sons by Indians: chalk talk by Professor George E. Lit tle. 10 a. m.,Mrs. W. F. Crafts' last meeting with primary teachers. 10 a. in., normal examination. 10 a. m., shareholders' meeting; report of officers and annual election. 11.30 a. m., lecture, Rev. D. M. Gilbert, D. 1)., Influence of Colleges in Counteractins Scientific Infidelity." 1.30 p. in., concert by assembly chorus octtette and Indian band. 2.30 p. m., conferring of diplomas upon normal graduates. 3.30 p. m.. lecture by Rev. E. S, Lorenz, A. M., B. D., "Education of Great men." 4.30 p. in., farewell meeting; brief addresses. An under current in the pending can ass for the election of President of the United States this year is composed of the plans and plots of men in both parties to secure places in the Cabinet of the candidate of their party if ho is chosen. It was formally thought that .service in Congress fitted men both politically and personally for Cabinet positions, but now it semis that work and influence, gained as a member of a National political committee, opens the path leading to a place as head of a Federal department and member of a President's Cabinet of constitutional advisers. This gives, or is supposed to g'.ve, members of theae committees great advantage over ordinary politicians, or those not in the magic circle, where high merit In ascribed to people even if they do not poesese it, SOLDIERS EN ROUTE. The Cltjr Grays March Away for Camp j nil. snenaan. The streets were astir at an parlv hour this morning, and rapid footsteps were beard on every hand. Quite "a large crowd was gathered in front of tho Armory, .at 0 . o'clock to see the C'ity Grays leave for ML Gretna. The men were in tho best of spirits and seemed anxious to get away from the routine duties nf daily toil to enjoy whatever pleasure there may belong to the life of a State militiaman. Captain Maloney was among those first at the armory and the boys soon followed. Knapsacks. muskets and haversacks wore soon taken possession of and the soldiers marched to the depot where a tram awaited them. They were joined by Ifco Gobin Guards, of Carlisle, and Franklin Guards, of Chambersbure. They reacted ML Gretna at 8.45 when the work of erecting tents was begun. By noon the field where the camp is located was one mass of white muslin which shone prettily in the bright sunlight. By to-morrow camp life will begin in earnest. TO AMALGAMATE ALL LABOR. What Prominent Railroad Men Think of tne Project. Philadelphia, July 10. Promi nent labor leaders are reticent con cerning tho proposed amalgamation between railroad men and other classes of organized labor. Sono deny that such is the case. Tivo members of the Brotherhood of Firemen's Executive Committee residing here favor the idea of all railroad men joining hands, but declare that no organization can answer tho purposes of every case, and to amal gamate all labor without regard to the special needs of each industry will work vastly more harmi than good, and they will vote against such a measure if it shall be proposed at their convention. John W. Hayes, Secretary of the Executive Board of tho Knights of Labor, denied that any move that contemplated the organization of any labor is under way in the ranks of tho Kuights. BASE BALL GAMES. List of the Games at Different Cities Played Yesterday. iiie ioiiowiuL' is a shotting of Liie insults of the base ball contests yesterday Detween ciuus throughout tbe country: Philadelphia, 7; New York, 1. Chicago, 4; Detroit. 3. Washington, 2; Boston, 0. Pittsburg, 5; Indianapolis, 3. Baltimore, 4; Athletic, 3. Cleveland, 0; Brooklyn, 3. Louisville, 6; Cincinnati, 0. St. Loui, 8; Kansas City, 2 (first game). Kansas City, 2; St. Louis, 1. Scranton, 8; Wilkesbarre, 1. Easton at Allen town rain. Jersey City at Newark rain. . Binghamton at Elmira rain, llazleton aud Mt. Caruiel at Shamo-kiu rain. One Cent Meals. ny me energy aim plnlantnropy of a New York lady a cheap system of meals or luncheon lias been inaugurated in tint city by which something to eat is supplied those who want it for one cent. How this is done is answered by the bill ot tare, liere it is : Half pint coffee, milk ami sugar, one slice erenu, one cum. Beef boup, vegetables, ono slice broad, one Witt. Pork and beans, one cent. Fish cakes, oue cent. Sandwiches, one cent. Fish chowder. Fridays, one cent. Soup, cott'ee aud breud supplied to families ai ine same rate. This system has been in operation over three years, and the stands at which the meals are furnished are distributed in all parts of that great citv. the busi ness having become one of great benefit, and is under the control of what is called the St. Andrew's One Cent Coffee, etc., Stand Society. Explosion In Ore Mine. Reading, July 20. A terrific explo sion took place in tho Warwick Iron Ore Mine at Boyertown. this county, yesterday. A spark of fire accidentally dropped on a box containing one hundred dynamite caps. These exploded with a deafening noise. Gilbert Endy was struck in the eye, and it is thought that he will lose his sight. His arm was also badly cut. A box of dynamite standing near by fortunately did not explode. The Pope Will Not Leave Rome. Rome, July 20. The Pope, in a con versation, stated that he does not intend to leave Rome. He expresses regret that his last note to the Irish clergy in regard to the political situation should have been misinterpreted. Baltimore anil Ohio Extension South Peun Presidency. Gettysuuko, July 20. The contract ? xtension rf the Baltimore I nd Harrisburg Divisiou of the Western Maryland railrovi from its present terminus at Oritanna, seven and a half miles west of this place, to Blue Bridge Summit, twelve miles further on. Here a connection wiil be made with the main line of the Western Maryland, thus giving a much shorter route to Hagerstown and the South than this section has at present. tbesidency of south penn. Philaoklpiiia, July 20. It is re ported on good authority that ex Second Vice President Kins, of.tho Bx.li.itii. and Ohio railroad, will bo made President of the South Pennsylvania Railroad Company. HATES FOB LAUGH EXCURSIONS. Cbesson SPBiNfm, Pa., Julv 20. At a session of Tho Central Traffic Association held here late Wednesday night, several reductions were niado in rates. The most important of these- wn itu-rats of one and ono-third cents u lite Cincinnati Centennial and tho uieetii: of the National Firemen's Assuddion to bo held at Minneapolis, Minn., in August. By this rate it is meant that passengers shall pay full faro to Cin cinnati and only one-third rate on the return trip. Tho association also adopted tho rato of one fare for tbe round tiip to tbe meeting of German warriors at Cleveland, O., in August, railroad show that great damage io property ami at least oigli lives were lost, namely: Jane Fay, wife of Moses Fay, and two daughters Alice and Belle, vounir lad delphia, whose bodies were recovered in the drift just belowthe village; William uwinu mm wur, oiu anu wen-Know iwopiu, jii-s. i .as ton s Doily ws re covered tins morning; Caull Bell, of Iriadelphia, father of Police Officer Bell, of this city, was also drowned and body recovered this morn ing. Two countrymen named Bowmen living near valley urove were drowned and their bodies recovered this mnrn ing. Many horses and cattle and sheep were carried awav and carcasses are strewn aiong tne creek bank at every point. It is estimated that there arn about twenty-five lives lost in this vl cinity as mo result of tbe flood. A Tear's Product of Gold and Silver Washington. July 20. The Direc tor of the Mint yesterday submitted to Congress a report on tbe "production of the precious metals in the United blstrs during the calendar vear, 1SS7." The product of cold amounted to l,oO,500 fine ounces, of the value of $33,000,000. The product of silver amounted to 4i,zuj.U4ii fine ounces, of commercial valuo about $10,450,000 and of the coining value of $53,357,000. The gold product fell off about $2,000,000 from that of tho preceding vear. The product of silver increased about $2. 400,000 coining value over that of the preceding year. The principal gold prouuci was in California and the onn cipal silver product in Montana and Colorado. WANAMAKER'S BIG CLAIM. Tho Philadelphia Firm Has an AMueh- uient on w 1311,000 Worth ot I.hi i'h. New Youk, July 20. Mr. Ogdcn, of John Wanamakcr it Co., of Philadelphia, and Jacob Stciger, Sr., of the lace importers, Stciger it Co., of London and New York, held a long conference estcrdsy ia r'.'g'ird to tbe nttaehmpnt of $139,000 secured against the importers by tho Philadelphia firm. Francis Forbes, counsel for the importers, said afterwards that it had been agreed to settle the matter out of the courts. A representative of the importers admitted that there has been a contention between the prrtics in the matter of claims and said that the attachment was obtained simply on tho ground of non-residence of defendants. " There had, he claimed, never been any question of the ability of Steiger & Co. to pay all claims. Another representative ridiculed the story, connecting tho difficulty with a change in the local agency of the London firm. Tha change had been decided on four nonths ago because the original agents iasked too high cemmis-sions. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Suicide of a Physician Guilty ot Treat- iDg Arisn prisoners tiareniy. Duiu.in, July 20. Dr. Ridley, tbe medical officer of Tullauioro jail, in which the late Mr. Mandcville was con fined, and who is said to have died from tho result of treatment received there, has committed suicide. Dr. Ridloy had been subpoenaed to attend the inquest into the death of Mr. Mandcvillo now going on at Mitchelstown. Dr. Ridley had been in daily attend auce at the Mandcvillo inquest, and it is said that the evidence of his 111 usaee ,.' rn,!;i' : i ..... finod in Tullamore jail so preyed upon his mind that he was driven to suicide. Dr. Ridley's action in taking his life tends to confirm the popular belief that Mr. Mamlpville was brutally treated. Ol'PONKD TO A KINO'S DIVORCE. . Bki.ghadk, July 20. It is reported that all the members of the Holy Synod, except two, are opposed to King Milan's petition for divorce from Queen Natalie. It He n Foreign Contract Laborer T Xkw Yolk, July 20. There is much comment among the Hebrews of the ci.y upon the charge that the celebrated U.ibhi Joseph lately arrived in this city from Europe, is liable under the law relating to contract labor. A fiiuilar e.i5e was that of the Rev. . VV'H,P"1" Warren, who came to this i i ytiom England to take charge of a chinch recently. In his case the church w:w .:l-.ii d to pay a fine of $!,tx0. lUbhi Joseph, however, it, is claimed, came here on invitation, ami the con tract tor his r.-i vice? ,KV; no;, yet been made, and it is not In e-.v that be will accept an yet. IN CONGRESS TO-DAY. The Senate In Executive Session on ihe Chief Justiceship. MELVILLE W. FULLER CONFIRMED River and Harbor Appropriation Bill Passed Finally in the House. STANDARD OIL COMPANY'S DENIALS, Washington, July 20. At 12.00 o'clock the Senate went info secret scs sion, and proceeded to consider the nomination of Mr. Fuller for the Chief Justiceship. t FULLER COHFIKMKO. Washington, July 20. The Senate confirmed the nomination of Mr. Fuller to be Chief Justice of tho United State Supreme Court. Tho vote was 41 to 20, which shows au absence of fifteen Sena tors. . HOUSE OF BEPBESKNTATI VKS. The confoinnce roDort, on thn and harbor bill was presented in the House this morn inc. As aereed nnnn in euiiieienee tne oiu appropriates $21!,-277,110, an increase of 2,374,83a over tho amount in the bill as it passed tbe nousc. Tho Senate receded from its amend ments striking out the aDDronriatlnn ior tne purcnase oi uie lock and dam on tne Monongahcla river. After an unsuccessful effort on the part or air.- Weaver (la.) to secure an aye aud nay vote tellers were annointeii and the report was adopted by a vote of xo- to -t-i. Tho House passed the Senate bill aD- propriating $250,000 to aid State homes ior aisamea volunteers. The Htnmlard Oil Coint.au v' Denials. Washington. July 20. C. E. 1I.I: general counsellor of the Standard Oil Company; J. B. Archibald, F. L. liarslow, F. J. Alexander, J. M. I!ob-inson, H. M. F.'ages aud William Rock- afeller were to-day before tho House Committee on Manufactures, which is conducting the investigation into trusts, and denied the charge that the Stand ard Oil Company delivered impure oil to certain refineries throuch pine lines: also that previous to 1875 bv aid of dis criminating rates on tho Pennsylvania rauroaa, tne company compelled certain rcfinerktocloea uB-iui4R) out of . Ihe nusiness. fiiev said that thev never shipped and oil over the Pennsylvania road previous to 1875, and that tho standard company had never been given advantages by way of railroad tariffs over other oil coin nan ies or orivatR in dividuals dealing in oil. A Girl in a Trance for Twelve Days. Auburn. July 20. Miss Katie Welsh. aged 18 years, of this place, ha3 lain in a trance since the death of her father, which occured twelve days ago. She was immovable and sneechltss for four days, and even now she can only reply uj iiueauuua uy motioning. FLOODS IN WEST VIRGINIA. Disaster on a Kotten Bridge by Which Live Were Lout. Wheeling, W. Ya., July 20. A terrific rain storm prevailed here yesterday evening, flooding cellars along Main street and distributing debris from the hillsides on many thoroughfares, rendering them impassable. While a number of people were standing on one of the bridges of the Baltimore and Ohio, spanning the Wheeling river, the bridge gave way, precipitating twenty to thirty persons into the river. Eight were rescued, but it is feared that ten to twenty have perished. It is known that thirty or forty were on the structure when it went down. Only eight have been seen since. They were picked up by a tow boat in the river. Among the latUr were Mr. Myron Hubbard, who says that more than thirty went down. Their names are unknown. The crowd was in tho bridge watching the flood below, when suddenly the wooden supports gave way and they were precipitated into the surging waters. They had been repeatedly warned of the danger, but laughed at the fears of those who warned them. A man named Kelter was washed away at Boggs Run and he and his horse drowned. Four lives are lost at Elm Grove, five miles east. The names of the lost as far as known are as follows: Herman G. StaDzell, owner of a dairy; Mrs. Stanzell, mother of the foimer; two children, aud Mr. Keltz, a farmer. At Caldwell's run, in the lower end of the city, four dwellings were swept away by the flood and eleven persons drowned. Further Particulars of the Storm. This morning reports from Elm Grove and Triadaphia, about five and eight miles east on the Pittsburg and Wheeling division of the Baltimore and Ohio Tho Fire Iiecnrrl. Ni:w Youk, July 20. The large fur nimre factory or f red. liolle, a six story brick builuing, No. 150 West Twenty seventh street, was burned early tins morning. Loss, $25,000. l l l.r.GtlAI'1110 SCMMAKX. ;utIeoe1 from Klabnrate Dinpatchea m iiiiiepen.ieiiT. SlThe Delaware reach ffr-jwers Asso ciation claims that notwithst tu.ling the Fiuil" i .aio ciup, t.ie purpose of the railroads to increase tolls on its ship ment will j really add to its cost to con iuiuers, makiuy tho fruit possibly dearer this season thn-. i '-"i fur wars. Tho ret.iii ijio-e.-, ; Sc.t X'ork ad vanced sugar to-day one cent a pound on all grades. Tyng & Sons, prominent grain mer- cnants, ot f'eoria, 111., suspended yesterday. North Carolina's State Guard is in annual encampment near Wilmington, every company Deing pressnt. Thomas W. Hall, wool dealer in Chi cago, made an assignment yesterday, Liabilities, $150,000; assets, $130,000. 1 here is a contest in New York be tween the people and street car companies, the former declining to pay fares on lines where the cars are run without conductors. The police in Baltimore arrest all mer chants who obstruct the side walks with boxes or curb signs. The track men on the southern sec tion of the Northern Central railway are much annoyed by daily contests with tramps, n-bo appear in large numbers in isolated localities. Patrolman Flaherty, of Boston, while taking his summer vacation at home, assaulted two peaceable citizens Wednesday night and was locked up in a station house cell. Samuel Laughlin was held yesterday for trial at Bridgeport, Conn., for murder in the second degree in killing Brakeman Frederick Palmatier last Friday with a bar faucet. The fines of $490 each upon the American fishing vessels Annie W. Hodgson and Arthur 1). Story for alleged violation of the Canadian customs laws havebeen remitted. Employees of all railroad shops in Heading are. not allowed to talk politics while at work, and are forbidden to take newspapers to their rooms in the shops. Mayor Fitler, of Philadelphia, is credited with taking daily interest by inspection in drives of the condition of its streets. Fire at Rockingham, V. C, yesterday morning destroyed the court house, post office, seven stores, and several dwellings. William Pray and Margaret Dooly were drowned in Crystal Lake, Newton Centre, Mass., last evening by their boat being upset. Early this morning a collision occurred between a coal train and the New York fast freight in a tunnel on the mountains near White Haven, Luzerne county, on the Lehigh. A conductor was killed and five train hands badly injured, The F.ueineera' strike Kot to Stop. CHESTON. low. Julv 20. mi.iiriT.-iii Hoge and Murphy arrived in Creston at o-wock yesterday afternoon, and met ith a joint meeting of striking engi neers and firemen in the lirother- noou ot Locomotives Engineers hall almost immediately after their arrival. The session lasted about three hours. Chief Engineer George Fisher at the close of tho conference, said to a reporter: "Chairmen Hoge and Murphy are here with propositions from Manager Stone for a set tlement of the strike, the details of which I cannot tell you. Y'ou may toll you. Y'ou may say however that tne propositions were rejected by unanimous vote of both lodges. Two hundred and sixty men voted against without one assenting voice." Hoge uu juurpuy win leave tor l'lattsmouth to-day. Fntn! FrH of a KntTflfns. Chicago, July 20. Tho Germania Singing Society's building, on North Clark street and Granite Place, has been undergoing demolition, the Society de siring to erect a more pretentious struc ture, l ms morning while the worknipn were razing the building the back walls couapseo. yuite a number of people who were passing at the time were caught by the falling debris. Charles Wickler, the contractor having the woik in charge, and a laborer, whose name cannot as yet be ascertained, were Kiiieo instantly. The other victims sustained ininries. some of them serious ones, but it is not thought that any of mem were iatauy nurt. SDNBCKV HKGATTA. Shea, of Toronto, the Victor In the ''Junior Singles." Sukuuky, July 20. The morning programme of the rowing regatja here opened with tho fiual heat of the Junior Single sculls. The weather was all that could be desired fjr rowing, not a breath of air stirred and tho water of the Sutquehanna was as smooth as a mill pond. There were four starters in the Junior singles: O. A. Strickland and M. Shea, of the Don Amateur Rowing Club, Toronto; W. J. Jugerty, of the Cohoe?, N. Y., club, and II. II. Seaton, of the Excelsior club, Paterson, N. J. the victors. SliNliUHV, July 20. Junior Slnelos. won by Shea, of Toronto, in 10 minutes li J seconds. Tho final heat of Senior Singles, won by Psotta, of Cornell Navy, in 0 minutes 55 seconds. The senior 4-oared shell race -was won by tbe Pasaics In 8 minutes and 47 seconds. Toronto scc.ond rivo lengths aheail of the Sylvans, third. The double scull race was won by the- Canadian crew by two lengths in 0 minutes and 20 seconds. It was a rood race beinc wnll .-.mi.tixl throughout. GiiEertv led the first, half of the mile, then Shea took the lead winning by a length, time, 10:0i. Strickland was second with Seaton third. Tho Cornell University crew whieh defeated the University of Pennsylva nia for the Dunning cup on the Schuylkill, Independence day, withdrew their entry from the four-oared senior shell contest at tho National regatta here today. Tho reason given was that two of the members of the crew are ill. The general impression here is that the boys were fearful of defeat. The Toronto club was considered suro of winninu. The final heat of the Senior sinzles was contested by J. J. Ryan, of the Toronto club; Dennis Donohoe, of the Nautilus rowing club, Hamilton, and C G. 1'sotta, of the Cornell Navv. Ithaca. S. Y. Psotta won by half a lencth : time. 0.55. Donohoe was second. At the conclusion of the senior sincle sculls the senior four-oared shell race was called. This was the most important event of the meeting. The starters were Potomac Boat Club, Washington, D. C. : Passaic Boat Clifb. Newark, N. J. ; Sylvan boat club. Mo- line, ill.,; the Toronto club, of Toron to. The latter were prime favorites in the betting. They cot away first at the start, with the Sylvan a cood second. At the half mile tho Svlvans were leading with Toronto second and l'assaic third. 1 lie latter forced ahead at the mile and fi tished a winnor bv two lengths, time, 8.471-. Toronto second, 5 lengths ahead of the Sylvans, wuo were mini. Tho double scull race followed, the crews consisting of the Nonpareil Rowing Club, New York, George Delancy, bow; Harry Zwinger, stroke. Metropolitan Rowing Club, New Y'ork, C. J. Johnson, bow; Jas. rilklnsrton. stroke. Don Amateur liowing club, Toronto, Uetaney, bow: A. F. Robertson. troke. The Metropolitans were th favorites. The Canadian crew took the lead from the Nonpareil at the half mile and won by two lengths in 9:20, the Nonpareil second, live Intimitis ahead of tha Metropolitans. in tue eight-oared race, the Far- mount crew, of PhiladolDhia. won against the Crescents of the same city. TERRIBLE THUNDER STORMS. Deluged Railroads, Impeded Trains and Imperiled Passengers. DEATH OF E. P. ROE, THE AUTHOR. Two Men Scalded to Death in the After-Cabin of a Steamboat. BROTHERHOOD CONSPIRACY COMPLICATION St. Claihsvii.le, Ohio, July 20. .t 5.30 last evening this place and viciniy were visited by a terrific thunder storm, violent winds and a rainfall that eclipsed tho avcrago water spout. Grain fields wero laid waste, the shocked wheat was swept awny, and the growing corn is not to be seen. The Iiellalie and St. Clalrs-villc, and tho St. Clairsvilleand Northern railroads are almost entirely washed ou', A train on the Baltimore and Ohio was stranded at Kcho and the trainmen and passengers as best they could escaped with their lives, the water filled with drift, running ' o the headlight of tho engine. Several narrow escapes ara reported and it is feared that a number of lives have been lost. At this hour it is impossible to estimate the loss, but this place and vicinity are damaged no less than $100,000. A large number of passengers are known to be on the in-coming trains and as no definite advices are obtainable there is great interest felt hero Kailroad Conspiracy Complication. Chicaoo, July 20. Tho Tribune this morning publishes an Interview with "an engineer high in the standing of the Brotherhood," in which the latter intimates that there are grave suspicions of the fidelity o Hoge, It Is hinted mat no may ue a fiunerrton man. Much is mado of the fact that lie maintained his headquarters at the Grand Pacific so much longer than necessary; that he employed a Pinkerton man as a private secretary, and that he issued the damaging ciicular. "Further," the engineer says, "the assembled Chairmen of the Grievance Committees are not asleep. They are conducting an investigation in which no one is supposed t o be guilty or innocent. If we should find that even Chief Arthur was implicated in any dirty woik bo would not be shielded." Launch of a Naval Cruiser. San Francisco, July 20. The launching of the steel cruiser Charles ton, the first government vessel ever launched on the P;witic coast, which took place from Hie .'.hip-yards of tho union iron woras last evenina. was witnessed by a large crowd. Dimensions of the Charleston are : length over all 320 feet, length between perpendiculars 300 feet, extreme breadth 40 feet, depth 34 feet, mean draft 18 feet. No particular speed was stipulated for, but the engines are required to maintain a combined horse-power of 7,000 for four hour?. It is expected that she will bo able to maintain a speed of 13 knots per hour. Food Adulteration Legislation. Washington, July 20. The House Committee on Asrriculture failed this morning to reach a vote on any of the food adulteration bills be fore it, and adjourned until to-morrow moraine, when it is understood that. separate votes will be taken on all of tbe measures before the committee on the subjects of compound lard and food adulteration. Vessel Burned. Newark, N. J., July 20. The steamer Thomas P. Way, owned by Messrs. Stevens and Condit, and run as an excursion boat to Staten Island and Coney Island, was burned to the water's edge this morning while lying at her wiian. loss, .ju,uuu; partially In sured. The Sunday: Law in Ireland. London, July 20. A select com mittee of the House of Commons has recommended the ( erpetual closing of all oublic houses throughout Ireland on Sundays hereafter, and at 9 o'clock on Saturday nights. Gen. Sheridan's Condition Unchanged. New Bedford, Mass.. July 20. General Sheridan's condition is unchanged. Last night was passed rest-fully and without incident, being repetition of the night before. Think They've Got OH. Duucanuon ltecord. About ten davsazo the ollicials of the Standard Oil Company were in Sheaf-fer's Valley, near Doubling Gap. ami determined to bore for oil or gas, believing this to bo tbe most promising location for beginning operations. The machinery is ready lor shipment, and will doubtless be on the ground in a few days. A lease has been closed for the entire McCormick tract and most of the adjacent lands. In and about Lebo the prospectors claim thero is the finest specimen of oil rock to oe found anywhere a kind ot conglomerate and ail indications give promise of a big return ior uie laoor expended. Steelton. . Tho Junior Republican club organized last evening by electing Harvey Beaver iaptam. Wni. Angey returned yesterday from Annvine suitering witli a mashed foot, Mrs. Moore, of Quality Hill, met with a painful accident yesterday by falling uowii stairs. Tbe marriage of Miss Florence Land is to William P. Grist, and Harry Land is to Miss Lizzie Franklin, is announced to take place in tho near future. Tiro Men rnlded to Death. LouisviM.K, July 20. Two firemen and seven deck hands worn killed last night, at 1 o'clock, by tho explosion of a steam-pipe on the low-boat Canary at a point near Westporf, Ky., fourteen miles abovo Louisville. The Canary was returning to Pittsburg with a tow of empty coal barges. The meu killed were scalded to death in the after-cabin. None of the officers were hurt. The Canary came back here this morning with the bodies. The dead men wero ail from Pittsburg and vicinity. Death of a famous Author. Nkwhurqii, X. Y., July 20. Rev. E. P. Jtoe, novelist and author of "Harriers Burned Away," "Opening of a Chestnut Burr," and "dozens of other popular works, died suddenly at his home in Cornwall last night at 10.30, of neuralgia of the heart, lie had been in the best of health aud the attack and death were simultaneous. Jumped His ICoard Bill. A man giving his name as Worth, says the Chanibersburg Valley Spirit, after operating for several davs in this borough as a book agent and boarding wilK rM i.- . 1. 1 . : uth vj.. ci.arv juinyeu U15 oiu departing tor localities unknown. It may be that this fellow will take in Harrisburg in his rounds, or is possibly here, and if so the police ought to look around lor mm. Gone to Delaware. George W. Light, who had built up a largo auu nuuiiauiui; news agency in this city, has sold out to Charles Kurtz. and this morning left for Milford, Del.. I 1 ill : . . i . ' wuuio no win engage m oilier Dusiness. An Interesting Child Dead. Virgie, the interesting little dauehter of August Wildman, of the Bolton house Daroer stiop, died last evening from an attack of cholera infantum. Her age was & years. Dr. Iiahore in Charse. Dr. Harvey Bashore. of West Faii- view is m charge of the City hospital, Dr. Johnson, the resident physician, being absent in Western Pennsylvania. Licensed to Marry. John B. Herman, and Annie M. Wray, of Steelton ; Isaac B. Hoffman aud Mary E. Bressler, of Upper Paxton township. Tho New York Legislature. New York, July 20. Governor Hill has mapped out the work of the Legislature, now in special session, in a me. sage transmitted to both bodies yesterday, in which he recommends the rr- tion of an Aqueduct Commission, an Enumeration law and a Constitutional convention. He also recommended action on the subject of prison reform. The trouble is to get the Legislature to act on any of these subjects, and the evident purpose of the body will be to defeat the object of the Governor in calling the Legislature. As it looks today very little practical work will be done. Cheaper Postage Coming. Washington, July 20. In an exhaust ve report on his hill to reduce postage Senator Chace shows that the probable increase of receipts will fully wan ant the ai.dii.iua of foiii lli c!i:,3 matter merchandise, samples, seeds, etc., to third class, with a uniform rate of one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof. Tbe report says the working of the Department will be greatly simplified by the change, discrimination will be abolished and tbe public justifiably accommodated. THE SIAKKETS. Condition of Money In the Mew Tork Stock Kxehange. Sew York, July 20. Money Va Pr etnt. Exchange steady; posted rates, . 487ViS489; actual rates, 487;487y4 for sixty days and 4S8-1S8 for demand. Governments steady; currency, 6s, 119 bid; 4b, coupon. 127y bid; 4',4s., do. 107 bid. The stock market opened at yesterday's prices and during tho first hour on some hammering by the room traders and a moderata selling of the loading stocks, prices deelined VS per cent. The market o8 since been dull and featureless. Mew Tork Official Quotations. Niw Tork. July 20. 3 i. M. Chicago, Burlington and Qulnoy 11414 Canada Southom 604 Central Pacino 33 Canadian Pacino p 53 Denver and Kio Grande 17 Delaware, Lackawanna and Western .... 133 Krie. in. 1 .. I K. and W.I as. Jersey Central 82'. Kansas ana Texas, (Me., K. and X.). 13 Lake Khore and Miohip&n Southern Lake shore ana Miohlgan Southern 92 Louisville and Nashville 68 Michigan Central 804 miMouri leucine. . . . . .... ....... ....... 7.-'. v, . i. r , u . .. w wjo a i wiuu.. . ...................... af't Northern Paoitlc, preferred r Neir York Central and Hudson Hirer.... IWi'A X.U. .U .CD, U. ..... ................. iur Ontario and Western 1!W Oregon Transcontinental Orogon Railway and Navigation Co., Philadelphia and Heading Texaa and Pacino rjnien Pacino Western Onion 2.VS4 61 78 New Tork Produce Market. New York. Julv 20. Flour Quiet, hnt steady; tine (2.10 n 2.75; superfine 2.40j2.90; City Mill extra, aon l.60, for West Indies; Wheat Quiet: receipts none; shiDments. 36.- 000: No. 1 red State. 92c.: No. 2 do.. 9l5ic: No. 2 red winter, August, 89c: do.. September. Corn quiet: receipts. 18.500: shinmenta 18 - 003; No. 2 mixed, cash, be'lablo.; do., August, 6lc; do., September 65c. Oats steady: receipts 16.000: shiDments 401: No. 1 white State, 45014.; No. 2 do., 40341c; No. 2 mixed July, 37o. r.ye auu. Barley nominal. Pork dull at S13.75al4.00. Lard; firm; August, (8.63; September $8.67, Molasses dull and unchanged. Turpentine steady; at34'4c. Petroleum dull; refined in cases 9o. Freights dull and unchanged. Butter steady; western creamery. MU-asos. Cheese dull; Ohio flat, 7(48140, Eggs easier; state 1819oj western 161T. Sugar, refined firm; cut loaf unA r.h '4- . - - - . Kice nominal. Tallow steady; prime city 4e, . Coffee firm; fair cargoes

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