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lie testified as to the paraphernalia for BASE THE CRUEL TURK. WATKINS GLEN RUINED. A PROMINENT WOMAN DIES, The Independent. KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS. Grand at Warren, From August 5 to 12. executions io Auburn pnsou and, in leply to a question, stated that no tests would be made until the Keiiuuli-r execution. Dr. Herican Matzlnger testified to having subjected tissue taken fioni the dead negro, Moulton, to microscopical test, and submitted bis observations, There was nothing in the test to iutli cam the cauue of death. Harold P. Brown ws called and asked to testify to experiments in Elli son laboratory in reference to res'st- ance of human bodies.

He said the time was very Bliort and the measure ments hurried. Mr. Brown said re sistance of the human body varied nearly as man's weight would vary. Rcferae Becker said he would have tho evidence all printed and ready for the argument September 4 at Auburn before Judge Day. SOLDI KKS AT GRETNA, The Joint Encampment will Greatly Beneut the state uintia.

Mt. Gretna, Aug. 2. Battery United States Artillery, regular army, consisting of sixty-five guns, caissons ambulances and commissary wagons under command of Mijor Turnbull, ar rived here yesterday from Washington via 1 ork, travel wom aud tired, march ing the entire distance. These soldier are the first of the two troops of United States Cavalry and threo light artillery batteries that are to encamp from Au gust 10 to August 17 at Mt.

Gretna with the National Guard of Pennsylvania, The regulars have all been ordered to be at Mt. Uretna by August 5, aud will march the entire distauce from their respective stations. 1 he troops of cavalry now ou the road to ML Gietua are stationed at Fort Myer, and the iufantry ordered hero is stationed at Washington, Fort Adams, R. and Fort Hamilton, N. Y.

Major Huidekoper, of Philadelphia, arrived heie yesterday. He will have charge of the sanitary condition of the camp. Details from the City troor Governor's troop, Sheridan troop and Batteries and National Guard, also arrived to put the camp in readiness for their respective commands. Lieuten ant George Sage is making the necessary arrangements for the United States troops. This joint encampment of regulars aud national guardsmen is ex pected to greatly benefit the State militiamen in military tactics and manreuvres.

STATE FIREMEN'S LEAGUE. A Report on the Subject Ready for Pre sentatiou. Allentown, Fa, Aug. 2, The Ex ecutive Committee of tlw State Fire men's League met in this city yesterday atternoon. 1 here were present u.

Stiles, Allentown: S. Charles Sackle- inan, Bethlehem; W. W. Wunder, Reading; Owen McCarty, Catasauqua; John Smith, Easton, and George Mc Dowell, Slatington. The object of the meeting was to consider the constitu tion, by-laws and rules of order, which were drafted at a recent meeting at Slatington.

The entire morning session and a part of the afternoon were consumed in this work. The Committee's report will be pre sented to the State Volunteer Firemen's Association, ot which the League Is to be au auxiliary, at the meeting at Carlisle in September. The League is a fraternal and beneficial organization of firemen, and is i growth of the Ameri can Order of Firemen, It is being organized to formulate a better plan of ihe organ zation of the O.der of American Firemen upon a more firm basis throughout the State of Pennsylvania, and be of a direct pecuuiary interest to all firemen of the State. The League is to work on the endowment plan, with death benefits, Cincinnati wants Quiet. Cincinnati, Ohio, Aug.

2. It is re ported on good authority that unless next bunilay is quieter uiau laal ouimuy was a special session of tho Legislature will be called next week for the purpose of considering and adopting two amend ments to the law providing for impanel ing juries for the polics court, me first will be to authorize struck juries in this court, and the second will be to create a non-partisan Jury Commission, whose duty it shall be to select the names of citizens from which jurors in this court shill bo drawn. Under the resent law it is impossible to impanel a convicting jury, hoirever conclusive the testimony of guilt may be. Printers Discharged. Washington, Aug.

2. Three hundred printers have been discharged from the United States Government office, for reasons involving disputes about time and pay. Among them was E. W. Oyster, foreman of the specification room, well known as a "labor man." Death of a Journalist.

Philadelphia, Aug 2. William J. Clarke, of the editorial staff of the evening Telegraph, and the a-1 and dramatic critic of that journal, died last evening, in his 50th year. A Town Dei troy ed by Fire. Rihlev, Aug.

2. At 2 o'clock this morning a fire broke out which entirely destroyed every manufactory in the city. meeting To-night. Th9 Board of Directors of the public schools of the city will bold a meeting this evening at 7.30 o'clock. The recommendations of the Supply committee as well as other important business will be transacted.

The grove at Cove station has been secured by the committee of the Y. M. C. A for the camp to be held from August 15 to the 22. There will be a meeting of those interested in Association building this evening at 7.30 o'clock.

Commission to Lunacy. The Court this morning a pointed Me ule 1). Detweiler, R- Coover and William S. Black a commission to inquire into the sanity of Mrs. W.

XJ. Sculayer, who recently poisoned her infant and attempted suicide. It is probable that the commission will report her i Will Lay the Tracks. At a recent meeting of the stockholders of the Middletown and Hummels-town railroad it was decided to lay the tra -k through Stoverdale campmeeting grounds in the face of all opposition. lluinmelslown Suit.

1 he Law Ills Opponent. John L. Sullivan passed through this city last night, attended, by officers, en route South. The champion of the world occupied a Pullman car, the luxury of which "none but the wealthy can enjoy." Shot b.T the Captain of the Bnrk Mautl-loa off Oalapagos lilunda. Captain William F.

Smith, of the bark Nautilus, reported at Panama, July 24, that when off Cape Berkely, Galapagos Islands, the sea serpent was seen about thirty yards from the vessel. Captain Smith estimated the serpent's length at eighty feet, and he was about as large around as a barrel in the thickest part. The head was shaped like a snake's, only on the ex treme end of the upper jaw there was a ridge or bunch. The head was about three feet in length, and about two feet rack of the head was a mane of hair. No tins were seen.

The tail was long and tapering, and shaped like that of an eel. They all had a good view of him, they said, while ho was slowly coming toward the ship. The capta and mate loaded two bomb guns and banged away at him and for about fif teen minutes there was quite acircus.the serpent lashing the water witn his tail and running his head out four or five feet. At last he ran out his head whisked around, and tank, deal. Both bombs hit.

him. When he went down he was not more than twenty feet from the ship. Thev spoke to the bark liertha, Captain Jenkins, a few days later, and he told the captain of the Nautilus that a large serpent was seen off Redonda Rock by Captain Jones, iu the Camilla, several years ago. FORTUNE COMES TO HIM IN JAIL Half a Million Dollars Bequeathed to bcawp or Many Aliases. i special from Washington, D.

of the 1st says that Marion D. Newmanor DeHughes, or St. Clair, or whatever his name was, for he used scv eral at various times the haudsome, clever, courtly, middle-aged gentleman who came to asnington last wiuter, ad vertised for a wife, and mado love to and borrowed money from several ladies including Mrs. Kate Smith, a suscepti blc department widow, is iu jail here at present, but he is in groat luck. A rich uncle has died and left him half a million dollars.

Newman won't mortify his family by mention ing the name of his mother or his uncle. "I knew," he aid to-div, that I had a bachelor uncle in San Francisco, and I knew he must die some time. I knew he was worth ovi a half million dollars and that he was my father's only brother. So I cannot say 1 was entirely without expectations." A BROOKLYN UIRL'S SUICIDE. A Society Bell Hangs Herself in a Syra cuse Hotel.

A special dispatch from Syracuse, N. of the 1st inst. say that Miss Lillian Dutuont, a society belle ot Brooklyn, after attending a ball at Glenhaven, on Lake Skaneateles, where she was spend ing tho summer, returned to the toilet room of tho hotel Tuesday night aud committed suicide by hanging herself to a crossbeam by her corset strings. The young lady went to Gleuhaven two weeks ago in company with her mother. She was of a lively disposition, pretty and accom pushed and made many mends among both sexes.

It is hinted that she had beeu unfortunate in loving where she was not loved iu return, but if this is so every effort is being made to keep the matter quiet. Miss Oumont's father is a New York broker and the family lives in one of the hand somest residences in St. James' Place, Brooklyn, and move in the best society. A Ball Manager Crazy. Horace Phillips, of the Pittsburg club, has became the victim of deli nun, in Philadelphia, the peculiar Dhase of which is a hallucination as to the subject of wealth.

Ho imagines that he has heaps of money, and is engaged in buying hotels and theatres of which he believes ho now own scores, while in ball clubs, he thinks he has he control ci tne pest now piayine in ine country. The doctors think that overwork has upset his mind, and are of the opinion he will be restored by rest and proper medical attention. THE QUESTION OF SALVAGE. An Amicable Suit Which Judge Simon- ton Win Decide. Since the recent flood the Lumber men's Exchange at Williamsport has been endeavoring to secure possession of the logs in and around the city with a view to sawing them up at the porta ble saw mill set un near wghspire.

Some difficulty was experienced In getting the logs "back because of the de mand by the captors tor salvage fifty cents a log, as allowed by law ana quite a row nas Deen raised in Sunbury over the refusal of the log owners to pay the money. In this city and vicinity there has not been any difficulty as yet. It is teareu that the McCormick estate and the Lumbermen's Exchange have agreed to an amicable suit, which involves the question of damages and salvage, and that a ease stated in which both parties agree to the facts will go before Judge Simon-ton at the next court. Thousands of Iocs lodged ou DroDertv belonging to the estate, a large island above the city being literally covered with logs to a depth of from ten to fifteen feet. Judge Simonton's decision will be watched witn mucn interest ny me public generally.

Charters Granted. The following charters were granted at the State Department to-day: The enture Oil Company, of Pitts- berg. Capital stock $10,000. The Citizens' Mutual Building ana Loan Association, of UuBois. Capital stock $1,000,000.

The Little I'me fjreeK improvement Company, of Williamsport. Capital stock $5,000. The Block House Fork of Little fine Creek Improvement Company, of Williamsport. Capital stock Injured at Middletown. A boy named Alexander F.

Mans- berger, aged about 17 years, was severely injured at Middletown by the cars last evening. The young man was in the act of boarding a passing freight train to come to this city and his hold slipped and he was thrown under the wheels. His right foot was crushed. Ilewas brought to the hospital and the injured part was amputated above the ankle. Philadelphia Produoe Markets.

Phiudilpria. Aug. 2-Flou Old win ter scarce and firm; new winter dull; Penn-sylTAaa super. (2.7 Xl 3 00; extra, I3.10g3.30; family. t4.00A,3J: roi patent.

Wbeal quiet, neaay, no. reu, do. new, 86c; Pennsylvania red, 93c. Com scarce, nrm; do. 2, ac.

Oata steady; Ko.2 while. 34e; Mo. 2 mixed. 30V4O. The on lea now the Champion of the Middle States League.

The Peers of the Middle States League defeated the Shenandoah club yesterday afternoon in an interesting game. The visitors played a very poor tickling game. Stecker and Koons occupied the points for the Fonies, and Smith and Plummer for the Shenandoah. An official umpire has not as yet reported here, aud Frank Kinn, satisfactorily acted in that capacity in yesterday's game. Tho score is appended HARRISBl'RQ.

AB IB PO A Eacan lib 5 1 0 1 0 Koons, o. 3 Pollard, ss 5 Hoverter, rf 2 McCormick, lb 5 Jones, If 6 VaJlee, cf 4 Williams, 3b 4 Steelier, 4 Totals 37 11 10 26 14 1 Shenaxdoahs. ab 1b po a Weidensall, 0 0 10 0 0 Murphy, lb 5 1 1 IS 0 0 Shutt, 63 3 2 1 1 4 Lawrence, 5 0 1 0 0 Sterverson, Ho 5 0 0 1 6 Plummer, 4 0 17 1 Kelly, 3b 1 1 0 a 0 Lone. If 3 0lln Smith, 4 1 2 0 7 Totals 35 5 8 2 18 2 Weidensall out for not running. Harrisburg 0 0 1 0 3 3 0 011 I 5 Earned tuns Harrisburg 1, Shenandoah Two base hits Murphy, Lawrence.

S'ruck out Williams i. Stechor 2, Murphy. Shutt Lawrowce, SerVerson, Smith 2. Base on balls Harrisburg 11, Shenandoah 6. Left on base amsburg 7, snenanaoan t.

tuira strike Koons. Wild throws Koons 1. Plum mer 2 Wild pitches Stecher 1, Plummer, 5. Passed balls -hoous 1, rlumnier 2. lime ot game Two hours and fifteen minntes.

Um pire Frank Kinn. THE AMATEUR LEAGUE. Last night, another meeting was held by the projectors of the Amateur League. It was decided to admit the Eureka club, in place of the B. O.

team, some of the players of which are professionals. The schedule committee reported as follows, which arranges games until August 10, by which tnre it is expected to have the season schedule completed: Saturday, August 6 ironsides and Solar Tips, a. Cameron street grounds. Central and Solar Tips, p. same place.

Monday. August Brooklyn stars and at Steelton. Thursday, August 8 J. M7 Firriug- ton and Solar lips, a. in.

and p. Cameron street grounds. Saturday, August 10 Eureka and Ironsides, on Cameron street grounds; National aud Brooklyn Stars, Cameron street grounds; Central and Fairtiill, p. on East Harrisburg grounds; National and Fairhill, same place in morning. THE UNIFORMS ALL RIGHT.

The uniforms worn by the nennant winners are admitted to be 'just the thing." The Fonies look first class in the field, are admired by base ball enthusiasts and the uniforms worn are of the proper texture and color. However, it would be a good idea to have them washed, an act that would add much to their appearance. NOTES. F. P.

Peerless Fonies. The Gorhams defeated the Cuban Giants yesterda; at Easton. frank Km us friends in this citv are urging bis appointment as an official umpire in the Middlo States League. The "orhciai" scorer quesliou is again agitating the mir.ds of base ball patrons. will entwine the obenaudoah itteis with his celebrated "razzoo curves to-day.

The following is. O. players will go to Lebanou to-morrow attemoon nil play the tireys of that place. weitzer aud llettermau will be the battery. Benedict, Mrominger and J.

Sweitzer will cover the bases. Wal- comer, short; urownsiueid, leu new; centre field and Borogard- ner, right. GAMES TLAYED ELSEWHERE. Athletic St. Louis wet grounds.

Baltimore, Kansas City, 1. Kansas City, Baltimore, 1. Brooklyn, Louisville, 6. Brooklyn, 11; Louisvill, 1. Cincinnati, 16; Columbus, 5.

Chicago, Cleveland, 1. Washington, Boston, 2. Indianapolis, Pittsburg, 6. Pittsburg, 10; Indianapolis, 3. New York-Philadelphia wet Newark, Wilkes-Barre, 7.

Lowell-New Haven rain. Worcester-Hartford rain. Gorhams, Cuban Giants, 3. York, Hazleton, 4. Norristown, Norwalk, 0 (forfeit).

How the Ctube Stand. THE LEAGUE. 3 Boston 49 26 .633 I Chicago. ...41 39 .603 I 4 I Indianap'U850 49 .644 Washington J4 48 .513 .410 .30 .333 ew York. 44 3 Phila 34 Cleveland.

.43 35 THE ASSOCIATION. St 57 28 .671 .654 .574 38 Kan. City. 49 Columbus. .32 51 19 65 .648 .3 5 .226 Brooklyn.

..53 28 47 35 Athletic ...43 33 ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION. WUksbarreM 20 .615 I .33 29 532 .178 Jersey City 33 23 Lowell 24 36 .36 'It Worcester. 31 28 An New Haren 3 36 Easton 10 26 MIDDLE STATES LEAGUE. Harrisburg. 42 15 C.

33 12 .737 .733 .53 .652 8 12 10 15 4 9 Shenando'h 1 8 .385 .308 .111 10 York 32 21 DELAWARE STATE LEAGUE. DoTsr 8 2 I 3 6 Wilm'gton. 5 4 .656 Smyrna 1 6 .333 ,143 6 wo At the Mayor'! Office. Nettie Minnich, appeared at the Mayor's office this afternoon! and strolled into the dock. She wanted justice, but did not want to surrender certain clothing to a man named Charles Boyer, who until recently boarded with her, until he paid her five dollars which she alleges is due her on an old bill.

Nellie is quite talker and entertained quite a crowd at the Mayor's office. She placed great stress upon the remark that she was a lady, but whether or not the audience appreciated the fact is a question. Otto Speaks was arrested for carrying concealed deadly weapons, and was committed to jail for court. John W. Thomas, who had no money to pay his fine, was sent to jail to recuperate his wanton health.

Grant Reed, it is alleged was drunk and disorderly and is behind the bars awaiting a bearing this evening. J. W. Walton, no relation to the famous fisherman, was given ten days for breach of etiquette and getting drunk. Mrs.

Rose Anna Johnson Expired Las Evening. DEATH OF A VETERAN SOLDIER, The Ebj-Crull Kupllals Celebrated In Median lesburg Last Evening. A BRILLIANT COMPANY IN ATTENDANCE The death of Mrs. R. A.

Johnson which occurrel at the family residence, 32 North Second street, at b' p. m. yester day, elicited profound regret in every part of the city to which the intelligence of the 6ad fact was carried. She was years of age, her birthday anniver sary having occurred last Sunday the cause of her death having been heart disease. Deceased was a native of Lebanon county, Pennsylvania.

She came to Harrisburg when still very young. She was married to William B. Johnson, who for many yf ar9 conducted a large marble stone "cutting enterprise, and who in after years became a clerk in the Land Department of the State government, in which, in 1864. he died, leaving a widow and a young family, to which she devoted herself with assiduous and affectionate care, and had the sat isfaction as vears rolled on, of enjoying the fact of their well doing. Five chil dren now survive their mother: Mrs, L.

Brauu. Miss Fannie a teacher in the public schools of this city, and Messrs. James tierce A. ana Clement B. Johnson.

The only one of her relations on the Mcfadden side is ex-Councilman William C. McFadden, Mrs. Johnson was a woman of extra ordinary force of character, of stately pretence, whose charming manners ana sweet graces won tho respect and esteem of all with whom she come in contact. She was a member of St. Patrick's Pro-Cathedral from her earliest girlhood, and maintained her connection there with that una bated zeal and devotion in the performance her religious duties and the manipulation of her fervent faith that made her a marked figure in any seivice in wnicn sne participated.

Hers was a lite, in anil out ot tne church, among her children ana her acquaintances, that had purposes in it, which made her work enective tor good always. She will bs missed and regretted, and her good works will constitute a memory of her that will not soon perish. Kimber A. Moore. Kimber A.

Moore, died at Adams, (rage coun'y, Nebraska, on the olst of July, aged 11 years. He was a native of Shirieysburs, Fulton county, and was born May 25, 1817, and removed Fulton county inlSil, where he resided until he with his family removed to Nebraska in lMs He served in Company Seventy-seventh Regiment, Pennsyl- ania Volunteers for three years dur- iug the war, and was seriously disabled while in line of duty, by being struck, which eventually caused his death after many years of suffering. He was the brother of Captain Moore, of CauiD Hill, and Mrs. J. B.

Alexander, mother of Senator W. Scott Alexander, of Fulton county. Death of a Fireman. Wm. H.

Miller, foimerly of this city, ied at his home in hiladelphia this morning. Mr. Juiiler is weti-Known to the hiemen. Laving been a member of the Alt. Vernon Kook and Ladder His remains will be brought to this city for burial.

The funeral services will be held at the residence of his mother, 705 East street. EBY-KRALL. Brilliant Nuptial at Mechanicsburg Last veiling. The wfiMiiig bells chimed merrily over iit Mechanicsburg last evening in uor of ihe marriage of Charles 1. toy anil Oi eua Z.

Kiall, who have been great favorites in Mechanicsburg society. ilauy invitations had been issued aud the response was a brilliant assembly of friends at tho residence of the untie mother, on East Maiu street, where the ceremony was solemnized by Kev. George W. Heyde, chaplaiu of the Seamen's I'ni Bethel Society, of Baltimore. Tho happy couple were attemLd by John Krall, brother of the bride, aud Miss Lizzie bickle, of riorristown.

Mies Florence Kbeiiy was maid of honor and George Krail and ed. Lberly were ushers. After ceremony there was sccial reunion of the young friends of the newly wedded couple. Mr. Eby is in business in Newville, where he is highly esteemed for his courteous address and geniality.

Hegister's Work. During the past month the following wills were brobated and letters of administration grauted by Kegister Mc-Ilhenny: LETTEBS TESTAMENTARY. Decedent. Executor. Joseph KiDgerlee Cyrus HocMandcr fcleanor K.

nuunri William Fiuoen Jaindfi Finnen, et at. imon Canierou J. Deuald Cameron, et al. lizabeth Joeian Hoke B. Till Minnie till lara N.

Bricker Charles H. Babb M.ry E. J. W. Jones John G.

Unger John J. Unger. et al. James Taylor K. C.

Taylor LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. Dereitmt. Ailministrntor. Thomas Liiigle Thouia? Catharine Bowman Simon MoWer ihn Kaull H. s.Seitz A.

ililler John P. Miller Wm. T. Bblmp John Wm. Stephens Sarah Stepheui.

et al. John Birmingham. Birminchani. es al. Sarah Ann Sjonsler B.

T. Matter John Garrett John K.Suarelv Amanda Jone William jheesley Miohael B. Moycr Moyer, et al. The Troubles of the Housewife. The residents of the lower end of the city are experiencing many inconveniences arising from the effects of the June flood.

Since the waters subsided many houses were allowed to dry out and underwent a cleaning process by having the accumulations of dirt removed, repipering and repainting. In some cases carpets were not relaid until a week or two ago. The recent tains have caused the walls and floors to again become damp and musty, in many instances the mould becoming very thick, necessitating the removal of the paper and the relifting of the How Christians are Brutalized by Moham medans in Albania. TREATED WITH KARSH DISDAIN. Imprisoned When Appealing to Ihe Turkish Government for Justice, ENGLAND EXPECTED TO INTERFERE.

(Our Special Cable.) London, Aug. 2. A wail of distress comes to day from tho ChristHn popula tion in Albania, whose echoes will soon be heard in the British Parliamenr. For years the Christians In that country have suffered the most revolting cruelties at the hands of their Turkish mas tei-8. When recently these became un bearable tne oppressed people sent a committee to the Turkish Governor at Scutari praying for relief.

Every member of this committee, which consisted of the most prominent members of the Christian community, were promptly put in jail by the Governor and are there yet. Then tho aggreived people put their case in the hands of au eminent lawyer, who undertook to lay tho facts before the Government at Constanti nople. This lawyer, Achmet Ali Bey, a lurk, and a Mohammedan, when on the point of starting on his mission, was arrested by order of the Governor and has not yet been released. lot content with this, shopkeepers and innkeepers, who furnish food and drink to the unfortunate committees who from time come to seek justice, are also imprisoned, while the Chris tians themselves are invariably so treated. The chief cause of complaint on the part of the Christians is that the police authorities in a large number of of the towns where they reside are in league with thieves and robbers who make a business of plunder ing them alone.

More than this, they charge that the public themselves or ganize the bands of robbers aud cut throats and direct their operations, tak ing themselves the lion's share of the booty. No offense against a Christian receives any attention, and when the unfortunate people defend their persons or tbeir property they are at once imprisoned. One ot these pro tected Jobbers rect ntly kidnapped two children aged and 10, sous of a wealthy Christian of Tirana, and now holds these for a ransom of 50,000 piasters, threatening to ki'l both if the money is not forthcoming. Tho matter has been brought to the attention of influential members of Parliament and tho attention of the gov ernment be called to it in the House at an early day. Ihe proposed visit ol the isliah to Constantinople has fallen through, all because of a failure to agree upon the etiquette to be observed on tlus occas ion, Tho Sultan is too high and mighty personage to go down to the dock to ereet the Shah on his arrival, as other European potentates have doue, and tht.

Shah is to big a gun altogether to make bis call at the Sultan's lodgings. So there can't be any visit aud the Shah on his return trip will give Con stantinonle a wide berth. Dr. Schreiber, a chemist of Cologne, has just discovered a new explosive to take the place of dynamite, which can be manutacturca at naif tne expend, is more powerful and safer to handle. He calls it "petragit." The report comet, from Bucharest that Senator Gheorgin, director of the State Credit bank at there yesterday from nutnl shot, wound inllicted oy himself.

The authorities for some reason, yet unexplained, sent the police to search his house and on their arrival he shot himself. SMASH-UP ON THE TRACK. Locomotive! and Care Wrecked -Train men Injured, Newbubg, N. Ang. 2.

A bad smash up occurred on tho New Yoik and New England railroad at midnight anle west of New Jirighton, conn. The passenger train leaving here at 5.05 hi. was delayed oy a washout at town. When they weie about to enter the New Brighton yard a freight coming west collided with the passenger train. Two locomotives were com pletely wrecked and the baggage and express cars mounted clean over the engines.

None of the passengers were seriously hurt. Fred Allen, engineer of the passenger train aud his fireman both were badly bruised, and Express Messenger William Hewett and Con- uctor Beers were also sngntiy injured. Fighting Hungarians. Bethlehem. Pa Aug.

2. News reached here to-day from the backwoods, near Yattellen, of a sanguinary fight a few days ago among Hungarian em ploy on the Pougbkeepsie Bridge railroad. Crazed by drink, the Huns used pistols, clubs and axes. Two named Banourtz and Bolander were shot and clubbed and are in a precarious condition. Another named Greash had his right arm cut off with an axe.

The injured men have been hurried off to New York. There have been no ar rest. Booming Speaker Boyer. Philadelphia. Aug.

2. At a meeting of the Philadelphia delegates to the Republican State Convention, la3t evening, resolutions were unanimously adopted endorsing the candidacy of Sneaker Bover for the nomination for Stale Treasurer. The re-election of Edwards, of the Republican State Committee, was recommended and the support of the delegates pledged to him. fff.OOO (or Sandwich. Lkxinoton, Aug.

2. H. i Giavi-8 Sons, of Sandwich, 111., have bought of A. J. Alexander, of the Wooilburn stables, tne Day con oana- wicb, four, by Lord Rasseu, dam Rosa bella, by Belmont, for $5,000.

Shutting Down Lead Mines. City of Mexico, Aug. 2. The lead mines in Nuero Leon are shutting down owing to an imposition by the United States government of duties on lead ores. A Pottery Struck by Lightning.

Elizabeth, N. Aug. 2. Fire, probably the result of lightning, caused a loss of $26,000 to Beer bower's pottery his morning; partially insured. Friday.

August 2, 1869. I he anniversary of tue euiannpa tiou of slaves in the British West Indies was celebrated in New Bedford yesterday. As usual when provisions at-d ponies are plentiful in the Indian territories, reports of contemplated massacres of whites by red men, are current. The Philadelphia delegates lothe Re publican State Convention, unanimously resolved last night, to support Speaker Boyer for State Treasurer. Philadelphia is in sore trouble about the impurity of the water served to it, and the swill in the milk which Is sold within its limits bv dairvmen.

Sows people in Canada deem it their du'y to cultivate and disseminate feel ings of hostility and aversions for Americans, for which there is no real necessity or reason. The Rhode Island Legislature succeeded in passing a stringent liquor license law, which it is believed will amount to prohibition in many locali' ties, and adjourned yesterday afternoon. New Tobk is amused at Chicago's aspirations to secure the holding of the World's Fair of 1S92 within its limits, but at the same time the latter city persists in its effort without a word of dis paragement for the former. The new Civil Service regulations provide for ample publication of the names of those who are intelligent enough to pass the examinations and also of those who aie lucky enough to be selected for appointment. Ii is understood that some of the teachers favor the teaching of physiology orally, which means that it will not be taught.

We feel sure that the parents of the children would oppose the dropping of so important a study. Martin Bvrke's extraditiou and conveyance to Chicago for trial among the accused of the murderers cf Dr-Cronin is now an assured result, thus adding to the credit of the efforts to bring all the guilty in that horrid and cowardly murder to trial. Experts on electricity at Auburn, N. still hes tate in their judgment as to the effects of electricity in capital punishment, whether or not the process of killing is painless. Testimony on this point was given yesterday, but it is difficult to enme to any conclusion on what was said.

Demands for steel rail are expected to be very heavy within the next few months. The majority of the couipauies of the country have not been re-equipping their roads within the past year, as their needs required, and now this equipment has become a necessity which cannot be postponed any longer. This will force a demand for large quantities of steel rails. 51 1' bat Ualstead, who win aucr this week, once more resume his place in the editorial direction of the Cincinnati Enquirer, will begin his work of retaliation on those who iustigated his rejection as Minister to Germany. Halstead is implacable in his bate and resentments and will add a warmth to Ohu politics, not felt in them for a long time.

At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the State Firemen's League, in Allentown yesterday afternoon, a constitution was presented and considered, and will be reported to the State Volunteer Firemen's Association, at its uieet-iug in Carlisle in September. The League and the Association will form two powerful organisations, acting in union for the benefit of volunteer firemen in Pennsylvania. The political point of interest will be changed from Deer Park, shortly to that of Bar Harbor, where the President will spend a few days as the cuest of Secretary of State Blaine. The Visit really has neither personal nor political significance, and is merely an exchange of courtesies between personal friends and official associates, but the busy "special correspondent" will invest it with the importance necessary to give his paper prestige in procuring all there is in it. The suit for damages against the members of the South Fork Fishing Association, just entered at Pittsburg, is not expected to be push3d with any undue haste, the ex; ectation being that a compromise of some kind will be reached.

If this is really the hope i those who bring this prosecution, it looks as if they have little coutidence in the legal elements of their case, and the longer they wait for a compromise with the men whom they have sued the less hope they will have of securing it. Collieries in the Schuylkill mining regions were injured largely by the heavy rains of this week, the effect in some cases amounting to an actual destruction of property and the damage of machinery that will require weeks to repair. Similar experience in the same regions has not been felt in years, and the result is very depressing to nine owners and operators. The storm in New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut and Virginia continued all of yesterday and wrought great damage to crops, bridges and other property. Converted into a Scene of Desolation a Raging Torrent.

RUIN IN PENNSYLVANIA COLLERIES Ravages of the Recent Rains Among Crops of Man) Other States. ELECTRICITY FOR CAPITAL PUNISHMENT A special to the Philadelphia Inquirer from F-linira, N. dated the 1st. inst, says that rumors reached that city last evening of a cloudburst in the village of Watkins, eighteen miles north of this city, which had flooded the village aud wreaked irreparable damage. Later particulars received, state that about 5 o'clock a terrific storm struck the village, causing Glen Creek to rise so rapidly that it soon became a raging torrent, sweeping through tho beautiful and famous glen and carrying witn it an the bridges and stairways and otherwise defacing and destroying the picturesque gorge.

Reaching the village the creek over flowed its banks and swept away the Franklin street bridge, upon which a few moments before, a crowd of twenty- five people had been standing. Some of them narrowly escaped. The Decatur street bridge was carried away by the June flood, and communication be tween the northern aud southern por tions of the town is entirely interrupted The southern portion of the town was almost entirely inundated, and great consternation was created among the residents. The Northern Central rail road bridge, while not yet washed away, is so weakened that no trains venture upon it, aud railroad tramc is sus pended. The wires are all down and tele graphic communication is cut off so that only meager particulars or tne ex tent ot the disaster can yet be obtained.

Nothing has as yst been heard from the surrounding country, nut it is believed that a cloudburst or waterspout has occurred not far distant, and great fears of more serious damages in the nearby places are entertained. While the loss to tlio village is heavy, aggregating many thousands of dollais, the general property probably suffers most. This is one of the most beautiful gorges iu the country and had been fitted up at an enormous expeuse, making it a famous resort. DELUGING RAINS. Destructive Overflows of Pennsylvania Anthracite Collieries.

Reading, Aug. 2. A heavy rain fell north of Reading all of yesterday aud the night before, and some of the collieries of the coal regions were obliged to shut down. There was only a slight rise in the Schuylkill river, however, of about three feet above low water mark, as the rain was mostly confuted to the Mahanoy Valley, from where it drains nto the Sufiiueiianna. In the vicinity of Fine Grove it has been raining for more thau twenty-four hours.

No damage has been reported, but the streams are breaking their bauks, and should the rain continue, it is feared the col ieries iu the west end of Schuylkill couuty will have to suspend operations. Last night another heavy rain storm visited this section. It lasted only about eight minutes, but in that time it is estimated that nearly an inch of rain fell, it cane in the nature of a cloudburst, and persons who have resided here forty years say that they never sa such a deluge of water descend. It was perfectly terrific and in streets where it, nevui unuucu befsre there was a river of water from house step to house step, aud hundreds of cellars were filled. Telephone messages from the country districts say that the intensity, suddenness and volume of water which fell was simply appalling.

The usual reports ot fields washed out and damages to crops are coming in. THE FLOODS IN OTHER STATES. Accounts from New Jersey continue to show vast devastation of its truck fields and fruit orchards. In Hunting don county the rainfall has been unpre-cedentcdly enormous. There is a bad washout at Birmingham, and passengers are being transferred over the break, Near l'emberton there is another wash out a half mile in length.

It will be some time before it can be repaired so trains can be run. Tho bridge connecting Pemberton with the railroad station was torn out, thus cutting off all communication. A large bridge has also been washed out near Mt. Holly. Cattle have been drowned and crops damaged to the extent of $25,000, within a radius of ten miles.

In Virginia the James river is seven teen feet above ordinary low water mark and rising four inches per hour. The wharves at Rocketts are all under water, and the adjacent streets, houses, cellars and gas works are inundated. A number of business houses had to sus pend trade and moT-e their effects, in consequence cf Schockoe creek backing up water from the river and overflowing their premises. is still raining. The indications point to a freshet (j ual to the gieatest for years.

Reports from throughout the State, though meager, lead to the belief that all streams are swollen. In the neighborhood of Danville, Harrisonburg and Alexandria the effects of the heavy rains on crops and roads have been very destructive. Advices from Delaware state that a terrible storm of rain fell at that place yesterday afternoon, the heaviest siuce 1S76. Fences were blown down and peach orchards leveled. In Baltimore Hundred, in the extreme soutneast corner of the State, corn, waist high, hiddeu by water.

There is no mail communication, and peacu orchards have been stripped of their fruit ny the wind. Reports from the Lower Peninsula indicate that the raiu fall has been unprecedented and the damage to crops enormous. Dispatches from Connecticut show that much lias been done in that Slate to property aud crops. raotonts arc flooded aud compelled to shut down. The streams are badly swollen.

It is reportei that the dam of tho Metropolitan Wringer Company, at bas goue down. Several washouts are reported, and telegraph and telephone wires aie down. 19 IT A PAINLKS8 DEATH. Expert on Electricity Still Testifying in me tvein niter Buffalo, N. Aug.

2. Warden Durston, of Auburn prison, was called the Kemmler reference yesterday. A FIGHT INDEFINITELY POSTPONED. The Wife of President Harrison Secures Pardon for a Convlot. TWO BANK OFFICERS AS EMBEZZLERS.

Warsaw, 2. Beginning on August 5 and lasting to August 12, the great encampment of the Knights of Pythias will be held at Spriug Fountain Park. It will be composed of the entire Indiana brigade of uniform rank, including sixty divisions aud many from Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Mis soui 1. Supreme Chancellor Ward, of New Jersey, Major General Carnahan, the Brigade Commanders of Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Missouri, with their staffs will be present, besides a largo number of notable araiy officers and civilians. Mrs.

Harrison Secune His Pardon. Chicago, Aug. 2. A dispatch from San Francisco says: Through tho efforts of President Harrison's wife a convict iu the San Quinton prison, who was serving a seven years' sentence for forgery, was pardoned this week by Governor Waterman. The man had be eonviciedof forgery, committed while intoxicated.

Soon after Harrison's nomination ho wrote a poem entitled "Tho Old Soldiers," which was pub- uhed in an evening paper. The poem described General Harrison's bravery at tne name ot Kesca in the rebellion. The poem was copied widely on this coast and soon after Harrison's election, one of the prisoner's friends sent it to Mrs. Hariison with a brief account of the convict author's good life. She took an interest in him and he has been pardoned.

Tho released convict expressed great gratitude to Mrs. Harri son, and declares that her sympathy haa made a man of him. His name is withheld as he has the promise of a good position. FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. Emperor William of Germany Arrives In London, England, London, Aug.

2. Emperor William, of Germany, arrived at Portsmouth this morning on the imperial German yacht tiohenzellern. He was met at the harbor by the Prince of Wales, who was on the royal yacht Osborne. Pleasnt greetings passed between them and on the arrival at Trinity pier in Cowes, the entire party took carriages and accompanied by military escort, were driven to Osborne, where the Emperor was received by the Queen. He will be entertained at a family dinner in Osborne palace this evening.

The weather is beautiful and the display in the harbor was grand. There was an Immense flotilla of war ships and private vessels, all of which saluted the Emperor as his yacht passed up. A Fight Indefinitely Postponed. San Francisco, Aug. 2.

At a meet ing of the directors of the California Athletic club last night, the Murphy-Murphy fight, which was partly finished on Tuesday night was in definitely postponed and the purse consisting was divided between the two men. Frank Murphy received 1(370 and Billy o75. The fight between Frank Murphy and Tommy Warren, featherweights, for a purse of $1,800 was arranged. It will probably take place in September. Canada's Aversion to Americans.

Sault Stk. Marie. Aug. 2. The ferryboat Beckwith was libeled yesterday by the Canadian Customs officials for carrying passengers up the Canadian shore.

The ferry had taken a party of American and Canadian Sunday school scholars for a picnic. The fine imposed upon the boat is $400. Tho ferry boats here have been accustomed to take their excursions up the shore and have never been troubled before. Amazing If It be Ho. Chicago, Aug.

2. All the ballet girls in th West will soon be under the control of a wealthy English syndicate, which has headquarters ana resident partners in Chicago. English capitalists are now looking at the theatrical busi ness of America as well as tue Deer business, with a view of investing their sovereigns and controlling players and play houses. Churches Liable to Custom Duties. Washington, 2.

The Assis tant Secretary of tho Treasury has informed Rev. George Y. Leech, Pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Frostburg, Maryland, that a magic lantern which he proposes to import from England, for use in exhibitions in churches and Sunday schools, will be liable to duty on importation. Her Throat Cut in a Drunken Quarrel. Providence, R.

1., Aug. 2. Mary O' Srien. aged 25, had her throat cut by her paramour, Frank Emith, in a disreputable house on Sabin street. The woman may recover.

She is married, her husband being on the State farm. Smith, who is a carpenter, was arrested. The couple had been engaged in a drunken quarrel-. Bank Officers as Embezzlers. Whkeling, W.

Va Aug. 2. Harry Seabold, teller of the bank of Wheel- ng, who with George Hennig, another employee, was arrested last night barged with embezzling $24,000, made lull contession this morning. He exonerated Hennig from all blame. Insolvent Machinist.

Dover. Aug. 3. George W. ana S.

Taylor, of Smyrna, founders and machinists, have failed witn liaouiues estimated at $40,000. Judgment to the amount of 829.000 were entered up against them last night. They employed from thirty-five to lony iormen. Two Men Drowned. WHEKLUfo, W.

Aug. 2. Cuas. Kimmer and Henry Arnett were drowned in Braxton county Wednesday while attempting to cross a flooded stream..

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