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Geu , QranW Mc3ical Ailrnflact Scufls
ForfllsAss'stant ' ,
The Old Hero's ' Condition Ao-
knowhdced to be Worse ,
An Ekrly Tcrinlnntlon of tlio Malady
la Not Improbable How
ywno spout.
B MOUNT McGnEon , N.a Y. Junol7 8 p. m.
Dr. Douglas has this evening telegraphed
Dr , Sands to como hero by the first tram
MOUNT McGnKGon , June 17. When Gen.
Grant sank into hia pillowed chair on the pi
azza of the Drexel cottage , soon after his ar
rival yesterday , the thermometer marked the
temperature at 83 degrees , Mr. Drexel said
that was excessive heat for the locality. The
clouds and rain at sunset beat the mercury
down to overcoat temperature , On through
the night until three this morning
gusty winds swept the ram in sheets
over the moun tain , but the ann came up over
the Grren mountains this morning and found
no clouds. At ten the thermometer before
the general's window marked 15 degrees , Dr ,
Douglas felt encouraged when ho ciine out nt
0 , nnd thought that the general had slept
well , although ho had been culled to attend
bim three times during tha night.STho huaki-
ncasof his.volcewas considerably relieved , but
Its lots was owing to the general weakness
rather than fatigue , nnd its recovery would ba
alow ,
Col. Fred Grant said of his father this
morning , that he had considerable rest last
night nnd thla morning his voice
was improved BO that ho could ba understood
when ho tried to whisper. "When I went to
his room a little while ago ho whlsporod very
faintly that he found his voice n little- stronger
to-day , but that ho should not try to use it ,
hoping that with caution it would grow strong
enough so that ho could talk again. But , " add
ed the colonel , "tho failure of father's
voice ia owing to debility , and he grows
weaker all the whilo. The change of air he
feels just now , but ai I _ said the weakness
constantly growa upon bim. " A little tent ,
with small flairs fluttering from it , is pitched
close to the general's cottigo , and is occupied
by I. W. Willetts , an old soldier in uniform ,
who has been employed to protect the general
from Intrusion by strangers.
Gen Grantwasonthepiazzaof tbo cottage at
noon , but after nwhilo returned to his room
The swelling on the throat haa not abated to
day and his rest last night was aided by
morphlLO , without which the doctor said bo
could not have slept.
During his morning airing upon tha niazza
of his cottige , Gen. Grant slowly and with
the aid of his cane , walked around the house
quite often. Ho paused nt times with his
eyes bant to the floor aa though intently
thinking , and again gazing away toward the
eastward where the Green mountains were
within his view. But while out of doors" ho
most of the time sat motionless , with one hand
pressing a handkerchief to his mouth to pro
tect his throat from the cool nir that had fol
lowed the rain of Tuesday night , The other
hand grasped hia cane , which the general now
nt all times carries , The sick man's face was
less strained In Its appearance than when ho
concluded hia journey. About mid-day the
general walked around the corner
of the piazza and entered his room.
Ho signified a desire to have bis throat
treated and the physician compiled with his
wish. The general then stretched himself on
his bed and the doctor aud the nurse went
away to gain needed rest.
Af tot his rest , about 3 o'clock , and while his
, phyalci ns and nurse were asleep , the general
drew his silk hat over his skull cap , signalled
Harrison to bis aide and walked down the
cottage steps. He walked slowly along the
pathway over an easy slope to the brow of the
mountain , n hundred yards away. Several
times ho paused to rest , and nt length Eat
down on a rustic settee. When n chair was
placed for bia feet he removed the handker
chief from his mouth and essayed to apeak ,
declining the support for his feet , but his
voice waa not audible , nnd the general , recog
nizing the fact , shcok hia head.
The fact that a mess of frogs had been
caught during the morning at one of the little
mountain lakes near by was mentioned to the
general and ho was nskod If ho would attempt
to eat thorn. Again the general tried to
speak , but the attempt did not result in
words that were audible-and agnln ha de
clined by shaking hia head , Ills attention
waa directed to tlio monument that mark ) the
surrender of Burgoync , twenty miles away ,
but the elevation of his head to pnza so far
away seemed painful , nnd ho bowed his head ,
his chin dropped to hia breaat
nnd hia eyoa rented on nearer objects.
The neck and diseased portions nra
stalnod add pain comes when ha holds his
head erect , Five minutes passed whila tha
general Bat on the bluff and ho then arose by
steadying himself on the nrm of the eeteo and
his cane , and retraced hisitepa to the cottage.
No ono was moro surprised at the general's
wall : than was Dr. Douglas. He was amazed
that tha general should b'avo attempted it ,
but waa amused by his selecting the time
when the doctor was asleep to steal over nnd
take a peep from the bluff.
Later In tbo afternoon Dr , Doughs , in re
ferring to the general's actual condition In
connection with hia walk , expressed himself
thus :
"Tho disease is following Its characteristic
tf courao , which li a course of steady Increasing
exhaustion. Wo do not look for a cure from
this change. Nothing can ba curative , but
wo do hope to prolong hia life nnd that la the
moat that can bo expected. Under the exhilir-
atlnf effect of thla atmosphere and of this coo.
day he haa , for instance , walked over there to
the knoll. He might do that easily nud not
ba able to do the same to-morrow or tha uexl
day , The courseof the discasu is , as I said ,
ono of increasing debility. "
When Grant reached hia cottsgo ufter tha
walk to the brow of the mountain this after ,
noon ho was much exhausteed nnd sank into a
chair in the parlor of tha cottage. Very soon
ho Indicated by signs that hu wanted some
writing materials which were procured for
Win and bo then wrote for half an hour. The
result was two letters or papers. Ono waj
headed "Memoranda for my family. " In it
the general bad written that ho thought ho
was failing , and for certain Instructions that
lie desired carried tut , ho referred hU family
to other and moro definite memoranda pre
pared by him before leaving New York ,
The other note he folded and addressed to
Dr , Douglas. Ho handed both papers to Col
Grout , and that addressed to the physician ii
understood to have been of a similar imtnr
as that to the family ,
Tbo afternoon wora away with the genera
sitting outtide on the plazzi , after havinj
written as stated. Sunset found him still on
the piazza , and when duik deepened on th
aide of tha m untaln ho waa yet sitting si
lently on the porch nt one aide of the fron
door of the cottige. When the lamps were
lighted inilJe and the light streamed out into
growing darkness the sick man was yet out
side , though the air war chilly and a f tiff
bretza waa swaying the pine tree tops , Gel ,
Grant and Dr , Douglas were near at hand ,
At length , attof 8 o'clock , the general went
iniido the cottage and Dr. Douglas wrote and
sent n message to Dr , Saudi , m New York.
Ho naked him to coma here , if possible , to
night. At 9 o'clock the general retired , and
Dr. Douglas then thought that hia throat and
neck appeared better than on Tuesday night.
It la possible tha general' * walk this after
noon ttstod his waning ttrength too
far , and the reaction has brought to him n
sense of the woakiwa that ha nimsalf feels
li not to be llvhtly dlirtgarded. Whether hU
weakness to-night ia the immediate result of
undue exertion to-day or whether It is the
cactlon after bis journey li a question tha
doctors only may presume to answer , At 10
o'clock the general ( earned sleeping
n his room. The family at
bat hour , as during the entire evening ,
were tethered In tha parlor and Dr. Douglas
was with them. At 11 o'clock they retired
nd all was dark.
Dr. S nds IOAVOS New York at 11 o clock
o-nlght and will reach here in the morning.
Midnight A dim lleht Is burning in ono of
10 sleeping rooms. The general's room nnd
mt of tbo doctor are dark , with tha house
uiot. No change In the general'j condition
as been announced.
FAinriKLi ) , * la. , Juno 17. Crop reports
rom 1,800 special correspondents have been
oported and compiled by tbo state agricultu-
* 1 society. Nearly every township in the
Ute has reported , The area of winter wheat
s small. In some sections considerable winter
wheat is killed , but in others the plant prom-
sea well , The average condition of the crop
a reported by133 correspondents at 81 per
ant. For spring wheat S09 report an In-
reasod area of 81 per cent. The 073 report a
eclino and 130 report none grown. The
ncroato of aren is a fraction over
per cent. A business estimate on
10 figures of 1881 makes tbo total acreage
,7(8.000 with a favorable season and no in-
ect damages , The wheat product cannot bo
ess than 20,083,000 bushels. The average
ondltlon of tha crop is reported by 1,017 cor-
espondent1 ! us 101 per cant .
There are complaints of damage to the corn
rom cut-worms and from early planted seed ,
tfany fields havn been replanted , some for
lie third time. Yet the present outlook is
avornblo for a largo crop ,
An Incroaied ncrnage is roportdd from 1 3CO
orrojpoudonti ; 100 report the same area nnd
17 report a decrease. The increase for the
tate Is 60 per cent or 070,800 acrus. This
ivca a total of 770,800 acres. Assuming that
10 averogd jleld will roach 2G,2o3,8U ) bush-
Is , the average condition of the crop reported
y 1,782 correspondents is 05 par cant.
Ono thousand two hundred and thirty ro-
orta place the condition of winter rye nt 93
or cent. The acreage ) decreased 0 per cent.
n spring rye there is a slightly decreased
creago. Tbo probable total product will ba
,350,000 bushels.
The estimated barley product for thu state
s placed ot 3 891,000 bushels.
Oats show nn increased acreage of nearly
per cent. Tha average condition of the
rep is 102 per cent , and under favorable cir-
umstances , with 2,106,000 acres in oats , the
rap will harvest 60,030,030 bushels.
Flax shows an increased acreage of G\ \ per
ont , with a proepectlvo yield of 2,870,500
ushels ,
Cholera is reported among the hogs , distera-
or among the horsep , and a few report ecab
trong the sheep. Cattle are generally
tealthy. One thousand , toven hundred and
inotoen report the condition of cattle at 101
icr cent. Ono thousand , seven hundred and
linoty-elght report the condition of hoza at
9 per cent. Oao thousand , three hundred
nd olghty-ono report the condition of sheep
t OS per cent , Ono thousand , seven hundred
nd fifty-nine report the condition of horses
1 99 .
per cent.
_ _
Special Telegram te The BEE.
LE MARS , Iowa , Juno 17. Aa the reports
rom outlying districts come in , it becomes
vident that tha tornado which swept over
Plymouth nnd Cherokee counties , wai attend
d with great loss of life. The killed , so far
i reported , are :
Mrs. William Gano and child , at Marcus ,
wenty miles oaat , on the Illinois Central
Nick Mackol , aged G5 years.
W. Goetchle , aged 20 , found in a lake , a
flank having struck him over the heart.
Sixteen are reported killed in Cherokee
aunty. Some fifteen persons are known to
10 fatally Injured and fifty severely. Streams
lave risen so rapidly that physicians can not
visit their patients. There will probably
)0 other dcatha and injuries reported
as the water subsides. The damages in
herokee county will amount to 5200,000 ; in
tVoodbury county , § 100,000 ; Plymouth coun-
v , 5100.000 : Monona county , 850,000 , and
Ida county , $50,000. At this time there are
oorts ) of damage in Buena Vista , Sac , Poca-
lontas , Calhoun and Webster counties , but
nnt enough to form an estimate as to loss.
At Bayard and Fort Dodge It was in the form
of wind and rain , having epant its fury.
Dcpow'd Promotion ,
Special Telegram to The BEE.
NEW YORK , Juno 17. The New York Cen-
ral railway directors met this morning and
lected Chancey M. Depew president ; Horace
i. Hayden , Indiana , vice president , the poet-
; lon formerly occupied by Depov ; the office of
bird vice president is abolished.
In accepting the presidency of the New
York Central Mr. Depow acted against the
idvice of many friends , who argue that he has
njurod his political prospects , They held
ha although Dapew declined the unanimous
nomination for United States senator two
years ago , ho would accept the nomination for
rovernor of the state which was certain to bo
ondored him this fall. According S
seniority the position was due to 0 , C. Clark ,
irat vice proildent of the company. Clark
was the first to suggest to Yanderbilt the
name of .Depew. Depaw was born In Peeks-
dll. His ancestors were Huguenots , whc
lettled there over two hundred years ago and
jought the homestead farm , which has since
remained in the family. His mother was a
granddaughter of a brother of Itoger Sher
man. a signer of the declaration of inde
Tbo Newfoundland
Special Telegram to The BEEI
OrTAWA , Can , , Juno 17. Negotiations
now being carried on between the several gov
ernments interested with views of securing
arrangements for the final settlement of the
iiherloa question , which baa from time to
time been agitated by the neoplo of Canada
and the United States. Sir John A. MacDonald -
Donald will bring the correspondence on the
subiect to the notice of parliament before the
close of the session , It is understood a propo
sltion has been made by the United States
government for the president to undertake to
bring the whole question of fisheries before
congress at the December sitting and to
recommend the nppojntment of a joint corn
mission charged with the settlement , upon
just and equitable terms , of tha entire fishery
question. In the meantime the proposition
of the United States U that there be no en
force ? ent rf the fishery laws , and regulation
from July 1 to the closa of the present fulling
'Desperadoes lit Rope's Ends ,
ST. Louis , Mo. , June 17. Reports from
Indian territory state that Bill Willlarca
Pete Moore and George Morgan , members o
a gang of desperadoes and horse and cattl
thieves , wore overtaken by a vigilance committee
mitteo yesterday near Heal ton and hanged tea
a tree , Other members of the gang are bon ! |
pursued and will be lynched if caught ,
Fruimrlnjj for the Statuo'a Coining
? ! E\V YORK , June 17 , At the oltbe of th
Bartholdi italue committee It was aonouncec
that tbo formal rojoptlon of the statue woul (
probably take place Friday'or Haturday. N
change will bo made la tha programme A
already announced. _
Dentil of James A , Noam it I ) .
PORTLAND , Ore , June 17.- Jam s A. Ne
rnlth died peacefully at his , reeidencn In Pol
county to-day. Hu was a pioneer of 18 13 an
achieved national f&mq M the great demo
era' ic war senator ,
Victoria Passes Laurel Wreatls All
Round tue Aisle ,
SHadstono Eofuses to Accept a
Proffered Peerage ,
lallalmry Concluillnn BIB Arrange
ment ! ) tO AS9UIUO tllO Illl-
pcrlnl Kosponnlbllitlop ,
peciat Telegram to the BEE ,
LONDON , Juno 17. The ministerial situa-
ion is believed to hlngo on the acceptance of
peerage by Sir Stafford Nortbcote , who
would forego the leadership in the house of
ommons. This is supported strongly by
jord Randolph Churchill and Sir Michael
Hicks Beach. If Sir Stafford takes his coro-
ict there Is overv likelihood that Lord Salis-
> ury can complete his cabinet by Friday.
The queen has offered Gladitono an
earldom in recognition of his services to
10 queen and country. Gladstone asked
lat bo bo allowed to forego the honor.
The Nowsln an editorial on the subject , re-
oicea at * GladstonaVi dashion , and says no
tie could nld to his fame or onhano the on-
insed devotion of his countless admirers.
> esido3 , hi ] leadership ii required in the com-
ng struggle to secure unity in the liberal
The Times says , editorially , that Glad-
.one's refusal to accept an earldom makes an
ppeal to the imaginations of men that will
bt remain unanswered ,
It Is reported that Attorney General James
icll has been elevated to a peerage. It Is
lao said that the queen ia determined , If pos-
iblo , to induce Gladstone to accapt n peer-
go. She will again offer him a title. If ho
efusos she will confer ono on Mrs. Gladstone ,
Disapproval is expressed of the rumor that
Churchill will bo secretary for India It
i feared his appointment would lead to the
withdrawal of DutTerm.
Another conference ofconsorvatives was
old to-day at the residence of tha Marquis
f Salisbury. The purpose of the conier-
nco was to endeavor to Bottle uoon
he persons to fill the small offices , so that a
Complete cabinet may ba presented to parlia
ment on 1'riday. Churchill attended the
At the conference ot the conservatives
'esterday itissald Churchill made it a con-
iitlon of bis acceptance of office that North-
: oto should be made leader of the conserva-
ivea in the house of commons. Sir Henry
) rummoud Wolffe , member of parliament
Portsmouth , will have a posi-
iwn In the cabinet. It is said
he result of the conference to-day waa that
all obstacles to the formation of a cabinet
were surmounted. All who attended the
: onferonca pledged thcmselvea to secrecy.
Vt the conclusion of the conference Churchill
emained in private conference with Salts-
wry , Conservative leaders will nave another
nceting before the decision Is finally taken on
ho constitution of the new cabinet.
The Pall Mall Gazettn this afternoon
ms an editorial , believed to be inspired by
M. Les'ar , of the Russian section of the
Afghan boundaiy commission , and couched in
very angry terms. It says that unless Silis-
iury wishes to deepen the convictions of Rus-
la that his ministry ia a aenaca of war he
will cancel the appointment of Churchill
as secretary of state for India , "Russia , "
: ontinues the article , "already regards Salia-
mry'a cabinet with such suspicion that any
ndden hitch may cause such a rupture of ne
gotiations now in progress aa will result in
Tor. "
The Marquis of Saliabury to-morrow will
; o to Windsor castle and there Inform the
uoen in the manner prescribed for the cere-
nony and observed for so many years , that
le is ready to obey tha commands of his sov-
relgn and accept the responsibility for the
onduct of the government of her majesty ,
The queenarrived | this morning at Windsor
rom Balmoral ,
DUBLIN , Juno 17. The Gazette announces
> ho suppression of thu United Irishman and
he Irish World of June C ,
LONDON , June 17 , The ( jreat establishment
devoted to various kinds of business
f William Whlteloy , of Westbourne
I roves. Queen's road and Ken-
ilngton Garden square , took fire this morning ,
The flames quickly spread from the counttng-
louse to the stables in the roar and thenceto
iVestbourno Grove , The great iron doors
which separata the several departments prevented -
vented the destruction of the entire block ,
Leas , 150,000.HERAT
ALLAHABAD , Juno 17. Troops and ouna
continue to arrive at Herat , which is now in
good defense.
PARIS , Juno 17. M , Bource Is about to
start for Washington to replace M , Koustan
as French minister ,
BERLIN , Juno 17 , The North German Ga-
.etto states it Is prominently intimated thai
the tension In regard to tha Zanzibar question
no longer exists ,
OAHLKSBAD. June 17. Fjeld Marshal Baron
Von Mantouffol , the distinguished German
commmander and governor of Alsace-Lor
raine , died suddenly here this morning of pul
monary congestion , Ho was born In 1609 ,
UOME , Juno 1 , In the chamber of deputioa
to-day the foreign budget was under discus
sion. Slgnor Campanula urged that the num
ber of consuls in the United States should be
immediately Increased , Ho advocated the
appointment of a vlca consul at Baltimore , to
bo subordinate to the consul general at New
York. Sigcor Cappelll , I ha reporter of the
budget committee , supported the proposition
contained in the speech of Slgnor Camporoala
and advised that the chamber vote the
funds required for the establishment of
consuls at Chicago and Baltimore Signor
Manciui , foreign minister , said that ko fully
agreed with tha previous speakers , that there
was proseing necessity foran Increase ofltahan
consuls In America. Ho would , therefore
prepare and submit to the chamber of depn
ties at an early day proposals for the mainte
nance of now consuls to be appointed , Ho
would at the same time , ho said , present a
plan for the rearrangement of a consular di
vision in ths United States.
_ Thn chamber of daputioa adopted the for
eign estimates by a vote of 1G3 to 159 , The
narrowness of the majority renders it al'/ion
Impossible for the foreign minister , Mancine
to remain ia otllco.
MADRID , Junel7. InCMellon jegtarday
there were fifty-eight new cases of cholera
and twenty-eight deaths ; in the city of Va
lencia , seventeen new cases and seven deaths ;
in the province of Valencia , 140 now cases and
eighty-eight deaths ; In the province oi Mar
ci , Ulmw cose * and seventy-four deaths
n the Ar njnez town of Now Castle , twcn-
v-elght miles from Madrid , there was one
MADRID , Juno 17. Four froili cwoa of
holera hero yesterday afternoon , two death ) .
{ etwecn the 20th of May and the 15th of
uno'thero wore seventy-five caci of cholcr *
icre and forty-fivo death ! . In the city of
Valencia during the past twelve hours there
wera four now cases of cholera and three
caths ,
Senor Romery Ilebledo. minister of the In-
erlor declared , this evening that thn suspi-
ious rases In Madrid were beyond all doubt
holera and of the Asiatic type ,
PARIS , Juno 17 , The government will send
A commission , headed by M , Brokardcl , to
Ipain to study the origin and progress of the
holera epidemic ,
NKW YORK , Juno 17. The Herald's ' Madrid
pccial Barn : "Reports published in America
f the Spanish government having sent Senor
iatanoro to Washington aa envoy to negott-
to the sale of Cub , are utterly without foun-
atlon. I have within the lait few days
iad a long conversation with prominent men
f all parties on the subject , among whom
wore Secretary of State Klduayen , Sagosta ,
ilorot , Cobra and Castclar , all expressed In
lie strongest terms the impossibility
f such tale and the certainty of
ipanish armed resistance to attempts
9 force n sale. Secretary of State
Klduayen , n prominent conservative
uid intimate personal friend of the
< ing , for sevoralyeats m oflico except
: urmg a short period of liberal
nlnistry , received your correspondent In the
tate department , o aald , "Tbo Spanish
; ovoremont has neither official nor private
cnowledgo o ! Batonero , baa no agents in the
United States except its legation , and boa
riven no instructions to negotiate o treaty for
ho aalo of Cuba. The prraqnl ministry never
ontomplntod such sale. It u certain no min-
stry would bo permitted by the Spanish pee
la so sell Cuba under any circumstances. "
'I'he continued deficits in Cuba revenue , " ho
ontlnued , "furnish no excuse for the sale , as
til Spaniards would gladly pay Cuba's debts
f necessary to prevent the solo. The roton-
ion of Cuba la a matter of national pride ,
ommon to all citizens and all parties , To
piak of Its sale is like talking of soiling the
> rovince of Andalusia by Spain , or of Now
York by the United States , I can assure
'ou it Is not passible to express in too strong
anguaga the utter Impossibility of such a
alo. "
Special Telegram to the BEE ,
NEW YORK , Juno 17. The Herald's Wash -
ngtou [ pedal says : "Your correspondent is
tblo to say on the best authority , that Presi-
lent Cleveland and his administration are en-
Irely and absolutely oppaaod to ollacquisl-
ions of territory , whether Cuba or parts of
tlexico or elsewhere. The president feels
ery strongly and positively on this point ,
le believes we have now as much territory
, nd as large a mass of illiterate and incocgru-
ius material In bur population as wo can
afely manage. Ho is totally op-
iosed to an aggrandizing foreign policy ,
and believes we have work enough to do at
lome In reforming our home administration ,
le believes that extensive commerce with
3ur neighbors on fair terms of exchange will
lenefit us and them , and that the cultivation
f such commercic.1 relations will give us all
he benefits which wo. could get from possess-
on of their territorieswithout gross burdens
and costly responsibilities which territorial
intension would bring upon us , It is certain
herefore , that no schemes for the purchase
or annexation of Cuba , or for other territorial
extension will find favor with President
Cleveland , He understands the nature and
object of such claims and U opposed to them
as injurious and dangerous to toe welfare of
his country and the perpetuity of our form
of povermnout.
SAN FRANCISCO , Oal. , June 17. John F ,
Miller , of California , chairman of the United
States senate committee on foreign relations ,
addressed a largo meeting of representative
justness men in the chamber of commerca
.his afternoon relative to tha proposed Nicaraguan -
araguan canal. Ha strongly emphasized the
rieht of the United Statas under prerent cir
cumstances to control the isthmus transit. "
"Tha United States has need. " ha said , "of a
canal of her own for uses of her own com
merce and for her own defense. The French
canal at Panama is n menace to the interests
and safety of our Pacific coaat possessions. "
Ilefering to the Olayton-Bulwer treaty Mr.
Miller said it did not seem to him that any of
tha existing engagements witli Great Britain
were violated by the proposed arrangement ,
and there could bo no misunderstanding which
was not to bo susceptible of honorable settlement -
ment by negotiation between Great Britain
and the United States. "
"Shall we , " ho exclaimed , "ask the consent
of Great Britain before wo proceed to tlio ex
ecution of this great design , or shall wo go
forward without fear , witn n firm and steady
step in the grand murch of progress , toward
the fulfillment of American destiny ? '
Tbo Sonata Commerce Committee.
St. Louis , Mo , , Juno 17. The inter-state
commerca committee met hero yesterday.
George 0 , Pratt , president of the Missouri
board of rail way commissioner ] , waa examined
and explained the working of the state laws.
He declared himself in favor of a separation
of the terminal charge ] from the mileage
making the former a fixed charge , while the
latter would depend on the distnuco , Mr.
Harding , another of the board , was in favor
of n national commission. Gen. John U.
Devereaux , president of the Cleveland , Col
umbus , Cincinnati & Indianapolis railway ,
and of the Indianapolis & . St , Louis railway ,
was heard. Ho doubted the constitutionality
of the proposed commission , but was in favor
nf making it n criminal offense to cut rates
secretly ,
CJoao of the Transcontinental Moot
CHICAGO , III , , June 10. The Transcontin
ental association adjourned its present ses
sion , having practically accomplished the ob
ject of tha meeting. It w a agreed to accepi
the award of the arbitrators for the period
commencing January 1 , andendiug JuneSOtJl
and to baio percentage * from July 1st V
September 30th on tha actual earnings o
April , May nnd June.
The Plymouth Pli uo ,
Special Telegram to The BSK.
WH.KSBABIIB , Pa. , Juno 17. Affairs * nt
Plymouth are slowly improving. The relief
committee wport for the past week show * the
total number seriously 111 nt 3CIS , destitute
farolljes 220 , deaths 1 , recovered 111. This ia
a decidedly better showing than that for tha
week previous. The commitU-fl states It U in
need of moro money ,
The Now Minister to Rtifsltx
NEW YOKK , June 17. Hon. G , V. N.
Lathrop , United fttatei minister to Ituiaia ,
accompanied by till family , i&iled for Kurope
thi uiorning. A number ot frlsodj | '
Bee them elf ,
Fields of Labor for the Big Tinkers at
Olevolaiid Changes Soiuo Minor
Department Hules ,
Manning Giving Attention to tlio
Quilting Budnots nnil Cnllu
for Pieces ,
WASHINGTON , Juno 17. Tha secretary of
the treasury has written to the ap
praisers at Now York , Boston , Philadelphia
and Baltimore , instructing them with a view
of securing uniformity of Appraisements , and
classification of impnrt'd merchandise to re
quire appraisers to daily forward to them
samples of all textile and other goods ot
which pamplea can be taken , which have boon
examined and appraised by them beginning
on July 1 , each with a labjl attached show
ing the pi-ca of manufacture nnd ex
portation ; 'hu mama of the manufacturer ,
if possibi ; thit shipper , and im
porter , the vtBdul'd ilato and the number of
the Invoice , the Invoice value , the entered
value , the appraised value , the discounts ,
charge , classifications , widths of goods and
the rate of duty , with such other particulars
as may bo deemed useful in relation to the
subject. When n millicient number of samples
ore collected , it la contemplated that there
shall bo n meeting of the board of general
appraisers with other oflicers to be designated ,
for the purposeof comparing values and class
ifications at the several ports and correcting
any irregularities that may be found ,
I'rof. O. V. Rlley , entomologist of the de
partment of agriculture , also holds the office
of curator of Injects at the national museum.
The question as to his rlsht to draw the sala
ry of both olliccs was referred to the first
omntroller ot the treasury , who has given the
iplnion that ho can legally draw but ono
The president has amended rule 9 , of thn
ivil service commissions , so as to Include
eputy naval officers and deputy surveyors of
ustoms on the class of officers exempt frcm
Secretary Whitney received the following
i-day from Koar Admiral. Jouctt at Colon :
'My ' attempts at mediation supported by
lommissloners Gusto , Arosemlna and Daniel
lermandez resulted in a treaty of peace which
assigned _ by the cmmis8ioners both
larties. This was not unproved by the revo-
utionists as previously reported. The gov-
rnmont forces are now marching on Barran-
uilln. The health of the Tennessee and
"anticnis good. "
The president made the following appoint-
.onts to-day : John P. Stallo , of Ohio , to be
mvoy extraordinary and minister plonipoten-
iaryof the United States to Italy : Bailiss
iV. Hiinnn of Indiana , minister resident nnd
; onsul general of the United States to the
Argentine republic ; Charles A. Dougherty ,
if Pennsylvania , lecretory of legation of the
Jnited States at Borne , To bo consuls gene-
al of the United States : William L. Alden ,
f New York , at Home ; Pieras M. B. Young ,
f Georgia , at St. Petersburg , To be consuls
if the United States : George W. Savage , of
Jew Jersey , at Belfast ; Edward Camphaueen ,
* Pennsylvania , at Naples ; Francis B. Gal
ry , of New York , at Kingston. Jamaica ; J.
-I. - Birch , of West Virginia , at Nagaski ; Ojoar
lischoffe , of Kenais , at Sonnoburg ; Klchard
rl. Stoddard , of New York , at Athens ; Theo-
"ore Downs , of Connecticut , at Quebec ; M.
' . Newark , of California , at Lyons ; Wm. H.
loffett , of New Jersey , at Biernt ; J. O. of lUiode Island , at Mantheim :
IrVallaco Johns , at Messina ; John H. Lem.
lerton , to be commander In the navy ; W. H.
leisiuger , lieutenant commander ; Albert
Coutz , captain ; John F. Crawford , lieutenant :
, nd surgeon.
It Is understood ex-Congressman George
, Jenks , of Pennsylvania who was tendered
assistant secretaryship of the Interior de-
lartment several days ago , has decided to
Charles A. Dougherty , of Pennsylvania ,
who wa to-day appointed secretary of lega-
on at Rome , is a resident of Philadelphia
nd ton of Hon. Daniel Dougherty. He is a
ery young man and never has been active in
iclitics , William L. Alden , appointed con-
ul general at Rome , is aged forty and it a
on of William Alden , formerly principal of
he Albany normal school. He is a journal-
at and Is at present on the editorial staff of
, he Now York Times , He Is a highly edu-
; atod gentleman and speaks Italian
luently. He hai visited Italy twice ,
.nd . has written several newspaper nnd
magazine articles on the religious and politi
cal affairs of that kingdom for which he lias
cceived the thanks of both Victor Kmanuol
> nd the Vatican. Pierce II , Y. Young , of
Georgia , appointed consul-general at St.
etersburg , is a native of South Carolinla ,
brty-fivo years old. Ho graduated at the
Georgia military institute In 1807was n cadet
, t West Point and was within n month of
raduation when thcjrebelhon commenced.
He resigned and entered the confederate
array , rose by promotions to the rank of
major-general , and was twice wounded. He
"ms served lour terms In congress as the rep-
esBntatlvo of the seventh Georgia * , district ,
and was one of the commissioners to the Pans
ixhibitlon of 1878. George W , Savage , of
tfew Jersey , appointed counsel at Belfast , is
resident nnd prominent lawyer of Kahway ,
. J. Edward Camphausen , appointed
lonsul at Naples , is a leading lawyer of Krle ,
a. Prancls Gallery appointed council at
lingston , Jamaica , is a physician in. Iloches-
ter , N. Y. John M. Birchj of West
Virginia , appointed counsel at Nagasaki ,
's ' a native of Pennsylvania , He is now su
erintendent of schools at Wheeling , W , Va.
D. J. Ernest Meier was appointed to this
losltion about two months ago , but his com-
nission was withheld. Richard H , Stoddard ,
if New York , appointed consul at Athens , Is
, ho well known poet and author , He served
fteen years in the customhouse.
Theodore W. Downs , of Connecticut , con-
lat Quebec , is a resident of Bridgeport ,
onnecticut Ho was secretary of the demo
ratio state committee during the late preoi-
lential campaign. J , C. Monaghan.
if Rhode Island , appointed oruvui
, t Mannheim , is aged 21 and
is a graduate of Brown university. Ho
itutnped West "Virginia and other states last
'all for Cleveland and Ilcudrlcks , Wollhca
'ones , of Florida , contnl at Messina , is a
ilanter and business man. William Molfat ,
f Now Jersey , appointed coniul at Beirut ,
is an Episcopal clergyman.
Judge TV , Bartley , proprietor of the
American Register , and for many years
prominently identified with thci democratic
party , is seriously ill at his reuldcnsa In tills
city , and tonight is believed to bo dying from
an abscess , Ue Is a brother-in-law of General
Sherman and Senator Shomwj.
Deaths from Bamloy'a Cyclone ,
Sioux CITY , lows , June 1 Deaths in
lierokeo county coused by Sunday 'd storm
are reported to number tea. A Bohemian
farsaer named Paulo war Kbwu into a slough
and killed. A woman mated Erlqgsby was
also killed. Mr , Gauotod child were killed
near Marcus , Oheroker , Bounty. Ono child is
reported killed four iu\es ) northeast of Rein-
en , while its father id said to be fatally
njured. The narr.ojwere not ascertained ,
i'nree deaths are lso reported in Mitcher
.onnthip , The names are not known and
nothlngtias beau received to verify the repaid
The report thatleventeoa llvea were lost in
that comnty v/.i probably exaggerated a& the
reports fall ' .o confirm them.
Thoto ki\Ud by tornado in Plymouth count }
were Wi'jiarn ' Got'cha and Nichols * . Mocke !
andar.'m'ldof a Holland familyt Anotliei
Hell _ nd child had Its leg broken nnd near ) ]
every one ot a large family recalled aoroe Undo
injury , D. 15. Hayes was badly hurt on the
head. Adam Gotich la hurt In thn splno nod
internally , Mrs. August Mureke hud her leg
terribly lasccratcd ami her dauthtcri , Maty
And Lltzie , RIO Injun d Internally and the for
mer has her arm broken. The mother and
aunt of D. K , Hayes had their collar bonoa
broken. A young man named Swain , who
took i-eftiRo from the storm In the house of Mr.
Cramer WAS seriously injured , as also VIM
Mrs. Cramer. Mrs Silas Forbes wai cirricd
off in her housa while the rest of the family
reimincd tafa in the collar , whcro she had
been , but remembering her pet dog up stairs
had gone back after it , nnd WAS carried nwny
with the houeo nud sorerclv > liutt , but she
saved the dog , Nicholas Goodard had an arm
broken and was otherwise Injured. There
were many miraculous escapes from death nnd
Injury , There was n good deal of stock
killed. Chickens were eUin. by hundreds ,
while hall beat the growing crops Into the
pround In various p its of the country.
The injury to orchard * and groves i some
thing the country cannot recover from in
years ,
Mr * , W. Gnno and child , of Marcus , Cher
okee county , were killed , and Mr , Gnno badly
hurt , In Cherokee as in Plymouth there were
many exaggerated statements of death nnd
Injury which , when hunted down , had no
foundation except In the imagination of per
sons frightened by the storm , The wonder Is
that there were uotmoro killed and woundfd.
Over COO claims for damages hayo been tiled
with agents In Lomars Mono , and it is thought
the number will reach 1,000 In the county. It
falU heavily upon several of the state com
panies ,
LEBANON , Pa , , Juno 17 , Several years ngo ,
during the speculative insurant ) mania , Joseph
Kobor was found drowned in Indlnntown
creek , in n desolate portion of this county ,
and it afterwards developed that ha was
drowned for the Insurance on his life , which
was several hundred thousand dollars. Five
neighbors were hanged for killing the old
man. It is now alleged that the usuallyquiet
people between Swatorn and Indlantown
gaps nre nightly arouccd by unearthly screams
along the creek , and trustworthy citirens
declare that n Btrance figure is continually
pacing up and down the pathway where
the crime was committed/ flees when the
people approach , but just before it disappears ,
as in mist , shakes its head , points to the quiet
waters of the creek , and utters a strange
sound like death rattling , Tiioso who claim
to have teen it say It is tbo figureot n man ,
dressed In gray , Several hundred _ persons
say they have seen ghosts. Some insist it is
the spirit of old mtn Reber , while others
think it is one of five innocent men who were
hanged coming back to earth to trouble his
persecutors and the neoplo who perjured
themselves in bringing him to the gallows.
SriNQflKLD , Ills. Juno 17 , The citi/.ans'
committee election bill was rend the third
time and passed , without debate by n vote of
78 to El , Linegar voting with the republi
cans , The bill becomes a law if signed by the
governor , of which there now appears
to bo no doubt , Tbo law
can be adopted by any incorporated
town , if approved' by popular vote. The law
provides that the county court shall superin
tend all elections. The election precincts
shall not contain more than. 45 J voters. No
man can vote who la not upon the
registry. A canvass is to bo made
ot each precinct by ofliclal canvassers prior to
each election. Triplicate returns and dupli
cate tallies arc to ba returned. The polls are
to close at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. The
bill provides penalties for all infractions of
the law. Tha bill was framed largely upon
Srecedents of Massachusetts ! New York and
alifornla laws ,
Tbo Ioiv Sunday School Convention.
NEWTON , Iowa , June 17 ; The second ses
sion of the state Sunday echool convention
began at 9 o'clock a , m. Reports from the
executive committee and from the state , dis
trict and county secretaries were made , mdi-i
eating n fine degree of prosperity and pro
gress. In the afternoon the annual address
was given by the Rev. D < J , Burrell , of Du-
buquo. The subject of organization was dls
cussed by Henry Dlant. of Minnesota ,
C. N. Cadwoll , of Logan , and A.
M. Sheldon , of Tipton. Mrs. Stacy
gave a character study on Elijah ,
the day sessions were so largely attended that
many people could not get inside the largo
church. At night two arreat meetings wern
held In the methodlst and the congregational
churches , and several hundred people enough
to fill another church wore turned away. At
the rcothodiat church addresses on
the bible were given by the
Rev. Dr. Cox , of Brooklyn , and
the Rev. Kldridgo , of'Des Moines , The tem
perance question. in its relation to the Sunday
school work was discussed by the Hon. I.
Clark , of Clarinda.
At the congregational church , the tonic was
the bible. The speakers were Dr. Burrell , '
Henry Plant , and President G. I. Carpenter ,
of Dos Moines ,
Illinois Corn
SrniKQWELD , , 111. , Juno 17. Advance.
ehects of the ropoit upon the corn crop of
Illinois , soon to b u > ued by ihe department
of agriculture , shows that the area planted in
corn is much largsr than last year , especially
in wheat sections. Ineocta have damaged the
growing earn loriously In t-any portions o 'i
the state and' ' the cold , dry season has. been
unfavorable Lv planting and growth. Corn
in the northern division of the utato Is usually
nearly half than nf the entire corn ar > a of' the
state , and In 1SS1 exceeded it hv aOCO)00 ( )
acres. The uvtirago condition of th growing
crop on June 1st , was 81 per ceni , ogaiust IU
last your. There has been an increase ot one-
lull per ceut in the corn area of the central
division M compared with 1834 , when 206,000
acres wore planted. To condition Is 83 per
cent us f&aiQtt 03 last year. The nroa in
eon them Illinois is l per cent larger than
last year. The condition Is Wi.'ngninat 81 last
In the bouse this afternoon the Joint resoliv
Lion providing for the appointment of a reve
nue commisalonrr was called up and the reso
lution adopted.Tjo senatorial appropriation
bill wta next tikcn up and read section by
section , but baforo the completion of the Ull
the house tooV. a recess till 7:20 p. in ,
The Havana augir
HAVANA , Jnaa 17. According to the state
ment of a roUob'o euaar hwaao thri crop tllii
year , up to Jane 1 , amounted to D07COO tons
againt K10OCO , tons tothjesame dr.tolait year
The weather la atill unsettled. Oo the soutr
coast of tlio Itlncdb however , Blinding ; hai
commenced ngain. The BtiU in thu tialdi
is estimated at 100,000 , tons.
Con , Jackson PrcBeuta IlUPapora , ]
CaOK M-s.ico Juna 17. Gen. Jackson
tha yevr American mmist / , presented hii
credentials the. palacfi ypaterday. Ho wai
cordially received by President Diaz and mu
tiual compJiraenta were paiied. The Ameri
jan colony here will givuGen. Jackson a ban
quet on July 4 ,
Manning n AValxHli Dratioti.
POIUA , Ills , , June 17. Tbo fol.bwn
elUcerj of the Toledo , 1'cotia & Woattrn rai
way were appointed to-day : K. X. Am
strong , general superintendent ; 1L D. Gouli
pf ueral fr6ieht 8U.J tuuenger Id.n
Uuner ,
ffheat an Uncertain Chinee OwiD. to
the Rcpor's.
Prices Fluctuate According to the " > ' '
Ourrout Yam ,
Texan C ttlo Continue to Glut' tlio
Markets Coxva ntiri HcKcrs
nt m Premium.
Special Telegram to Tha BKK
CltlCAUO , III , . Juno 17. There was vary
limited trading in wheat to-day , and the mar *
kot rested thia afternoon at fractionally the
same figures current at the closing last night.
The prevailing temper was moderately strong
and tbo August option touched 92Jc govern !
times , but did not hold , and cloeod for the
day nt medium figures. The ruoeipta were
somewhat smallorjat all prlmaty points , but
tha shipping Inriilry | was light. Foreign ad
vices were somewhat firmer In tone but with
no appreciable advance In prices. The state
ment that harvesting hod commenced in
southern Illinois nud that tha outlook was
moro favorable for the yield than
had been expected , caused a feeling of woak-
noRS fora time and the market fell oft to the
lowest point of the day , but rallied utilckly
when it was learned that the Information was
incorrect. The general tenor of crops was
very blue , with reports of ravages of Insects
In Michigan ; nnd very gloomy nsw cornea .
from Tennessee , Kentucky , Kansas and Mis
souri. Tha inclination of tha oparatorv ,
however , nptieara to bo to nwait the practical
outcome oi the harvest or n movement of the
present stocks In store , before tnking nuydu-
cidod stand regarding the future of prices ,
Tha market developed strength owing to
smaller receipts nud the promise of still
lighter receipts to-rcorrow. Stocks hero nro
light nud the "shorts" displayed aa nnxioty
to cover when the market bigan to advance.
Prices rosa ono cent early , but toward tha
close fell back somewhat and clcsed for the
day jj@ic over yesterday.
Trading was brisk in oat ? , owing tn n falling
elf in tha rccolptx , nnd prices rose l@Jc , fell
back again and closed Jo over yestarday.
There was loss doing m provisions , nnd the
market closed for the day a ohado under
The sales nud prices of thr day rlotted :
Wheat-Juno , SSgSSJe , closed8SJo ; Ju
ly. 891@9ic ! , closed. S'JJe ' ; August , 91i@
92Jo , closed , Olgc ; Septemba 93j91Jo | ,
closed , 939c.
Corn June , 4ftJ@49s , closed , . 18 < jc { July , .
17i@18.ic , closed , 47tfc | August , 47@47Jc ,
closed , 47c.
Oats-Juno. 3334io. } closed3333Jc ; .
July , 333@332. closed , SSJc ; August , 2SJ@
283c , cloned , 2Sl@2SjJc.
Mess Pork -July. S10 30@10.42J , doeed ,
S10.SO@10.32J : August , $10.374@10.62S ,
closed , S10,374@m.40 ,
Lird-July , SG5@G.G7i ( ; August , $ G.72i@
0.7G. . if
On the afternoon board , wheat waa quiet ft
and unchanged ; corn irregular , Junu Jo la
higher , July nnd Aueust Jo lower ; oats unchanged - U
changed ; pork 2i@5j lower * nnd lard 2JC , A
lower ,
Among .tha fresh reciipts were about 2,000 ,
Toxans. The general market was fairly
active and prices in n general way underwent
little or no change us compared with yester
day. Big. heavy beeves , fully maturad nnd
finished , sold at $5 50@5.S74 , nnd stlllcrs nt
S5,25@5 05 the latter ICb higher than ves -
terday. Light , handy steers sold r.t , 85.00
@ 6.50 ; low grade native etiers' mid ,
common gratay stock $1.GB@4.80. Tat cows
and. heifers are scarce nnd command good
prices. Qfaaii Texana nror-selllngfrom $3.50
CgS.CQ ; corn-fed. SI.2Q@G:25 : ; Toxi * cowa ,
bulls and oaex $3.25@3.CO. The stooker and <
feeder trade remains dull , more on account of
the small number on sale than for any other .
causa. Shipping steers , 1350 | to 1,5CO pounds.
S5.50@5.S i ; 1,200 to Ip 0 pounds. S5.30
w5.50 ; 950 to 1,200 pounds , ei'JO@550 ; .
through Texas cattle 100 car loads-corn-
fed Sl.2D@5.00 : grassers , 60 to 1,050 pounds ,
SaGO@4 07CO to 9CO.pounds S.l.23.50.
Trade was rather slow and prices- irregular , ,
yet on the whole unchanged. The quality
wai up to a good averaga and the provision-
market was not lower. I ow grato-rouh and
comm-nsa'd at 83-90 ® 105 ; fair to good ,
34 10@ < < } 10 and Lent , S-l 20 ; necking and
Bhipping , 2oO to 3iO ! < pounds , 34 00@4i.15 ;
light weiflhts , 130 to UOipounds , .34 00 ® 12S ;
ISO to ilO poimde.S3 flO@l 10 ,
A nnfntmitr < l I'j.y n. I'loxvman ,
SraiifQKiEti ) , 11 , , June , lf.--To-d y. a
youriff man eicbtoen yturu ot ago , named
WaltorS. Amo ; , . , ntt > npttd , to walk , across
'n , field belonging to Hi h & Hrt/thcr adjoining'
this city whtDvit mm namedi Jehu Moaier ,
aged 50 , who V7wj plowing , civlli-d to him to
slop. The young nutn did ea when tho. plow
man , dulibatufily walknil within liv * feet of
him aud uhot hlui with a shot , (11:4 ( in the back
] ulli tiog mic'iW. wc and aa viill probably < cau to
death Tlio wouad ia Aaa a' aldo is Inrge
anuugh for a uwn's closed ImndL Mcsier
went ou wl& > hU Rowing until arnoUdi this
altdrncou , The old man uppotrii to be per-
Efctly eano and SAVR that ho wnaja tiliod In
sbuolini ; bcCJiUbB the boys .had ro business t'J
cross the liod. The hey WAH tha naly support.
oi n wldf.wod mother , Ho l/u | . till .
"JVi-nvor lilt lie
Pt'KiitfinC > ) l , June T.-ToIa. aftosnoon a
magazine south of hero belonglr.fcto the Col
orado Coal & Iron company , contnlnia
37CCO < pounds of blru'i. powder and a larRD ,
quantity of dynamite , blowup , . Tiae explo
sion waa oamed by John Wea.ver , an employe
of the company , shooting at n rsark on the
door of .tho magazine with a. Winchester rifle.
Weaver wai instantly killed , his. companion ,
Charles Nelson , fatally lajureil , and the
b.tUdlngs within . .radius of two milo nil more
or.leis . injured ,
Aiiicrluiui Huc ) Urnivera.
CHICAGO , 111. , June 17. Ths Amerlcaq s-
aocntlon of nurserymen , florists , and seed
men commenced their annual convention hero
this morning with an attendance nf 'iOO , dalo-
gates , including a number of ladioi , Ono of
Uie features to-day wo3 an tddreas by "ormuu
Colornan , United Utatta couunUeioatr of
Mnjplica nnd rhlla n
NKW YORK , Juno-17 , Tlis owners of the
fast etrjlions , Majolloi and Phalliu , Imvo ar
ranged for a mated race between them to ba
trotted over the tr rk of the New York
driving club , onthoS4th , for 32tOO n tide
and the gate recolpU. Pli/tllos.waa provigualjr
matehed to trot ag.tust Maxio.Cobl ) .
The Wonthor ,
WASIIINCVON , Juna 17. Tbo upper Miss-
latlppl yolley : Fair aud winner weather , va
riable winds , generally Bhlltlng to southerly.
The Miitourt valley- Fair and warmer
weather , followed by fecal man toutherly
winds , falling barometer.
1'ho tiluorty Ucll nt Homo Aunln ,
PHILADELPHIA , Pa , Jme 17 , Tha special
* train from New Orleans baarinp the liberty
Id. bell and the Kow Orleans municipal doliga-
, tion arrived bora this afternoon. The visitors
? nd the relic were given A Ijiilllnrrt repeptttm.