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Messrs. Charles Langelier and A. Fontalne of Montreal, are about to eo to the centers ol the French Canadian population in the United States to solicit assistanco for the defense oí RieL It is probable that Gabriel Dumont will accompany the party on their mission. aEBVED 'EM KIOUT. Bel ween 1,000 and 1,200 strlkers In Cleveland attempted to make an attack on the plate mili at Newburg, arraed with clubs and stones. At the entrauce to the mili they were met by i about 6Ü pollc men. who used their clubs and revolvers with telllnsr effect, sealtering the strikers In every dlreetlon, about 40 of whom were seriously injured, two fatally. ROACH'S RUIN. John Roach, the well-known shlp bullder, bas made an assignment. The liabilities are not known, but are well np in the millions. The faüure is said to be due to the decisión oi the attorney-general on the Dolphin matter. The particularly unpleasant feature of this i faüure is the throwing out of employment of about 3,000 men at a time when business la duU. POMEROY'B PLAX. Brick Pomeroy, who is now in Washington, has announced that he will receive subscriptions for a monument to Mrs. Surratt, who, he says, was innocent and was murdered. }Ie as serts that a majority of her military judgef have committed suicide, and that all are dead except Judge Holt, who is almost crazy, a proof, he adds, that they saw ttie injustice of their act. MULLETT PROTEST8. H. B. Mullett, fonnerly superyising architect of the treasury, ha3 written a vigorous protest against employing convict labor in governmcnt buildings, whlch has been laid before Seeretary Manning. He says the unwritten law and . general custoin forbid the degrading of honest labor by such a eourse, and that the ■ ment had a perfect right to reject the Joliet and all bids. A COTTON ENEMY. The dreaded web worm has made lts appearance in several cotton üelds soutn of Dallas, along the river. Thus far their ravages have been conflned to a district only a few miles square. Planters dread this worm more than any other and considerable anxtety exists among eotton dealers of north Texas over the sudden appearanee of thi6 scourge in the very heart of the cotton belt. OVER THE FALLS. Mr?. Mclntyre of Weiland, Ont, was swept over Niágara Falls on the day of the celebration of the transfer of Niágara park to the public. Mrs. Mclntyre was a young woman oi a particularly daring nature, and attempted to go up a flume bridge leading from the main walk, when she became dizzy, lost her balance and feil into ths water. She was swept under the main bridge and dashed to death just below. VIRGINIA REPUBLICANS SELECT CANDIDATE3. The Republicans of Virginia m;t in convention in Riehmond July 16. Af ter the adoption of a platform, and resolutiona of the sympathy for Gen. Grant, the nonrnation of cañdiuates was then proceeded with and an hour and a half was oecupied in nominating John S. Wise for governor; H. Clinton Wood of Scott county for Lieutenant-Governor, and Capt. Frank S. Blair of Wythe, for Attorney-General, were nominateu by acelamation, at'ter which at 3:20 a. m, the convention adjourned. A DAKOÏA CYCLONE. A severe storm passed over portions of Dakota the other night. At Highinore and Holabird there was a regular eyclone, the latter town beiDg almost torn to pieees, but no Mve3 lost in towu. A. P. Reed, grain dealer of Miller, was killed, presumably by lightning, there being no mark whatever ïound on the body. E. B. Thompson, living two miles from Highmore, was carriedéO roda and his neck broken. Fifteen houses were blown to pieees at Hlghmore and others badly damaged. dangers or fordixq. Öiï persons were drowned in Walnut river, ssven miles below Douglass, Kansas, while fording the river. Anson Carman and wife and Mrs. J. Carman, their son's wife, drove into the stream, which had risen during the night from recent rains, and were swept down out of sight of the second wagon, which came down to the ford a few minutes later. In the second wagon were Mr. and Mrs. Koots and Mr. Jay Carman. They drove into the stream and were swept down also. Only Anson Carman was rescued alive. HUSDREDS OF REBELS KILLE. The following dispatch from Panama is rjublished: "The combat between the forces of the revolutionists and those of Quintero Calderón tock place at Tamalameque. The result as eommuuicated is as follows : A loss of more than 300 among the. killed and wounded and prisoners on the side of the rebels. Among the foriner is ex Gen. Fortunato Bernal. The steamcr Medellin, belonging to the rebels, was afterwards burned. It the explosión whieh followed ex-Gen?. Pedro Sarmiento and Daniel Hernández and ex-Col. Capitalino Orando were killed." A PLL'OKÏ WARDEX. For several days there has been lerlous trouble in the Brcoklyn peaitentiary, which culminated in a plot by" several convicts to kill the warden. of this the warden, with eiglit assistunts arrned with revolver?, went in: the ward. The cells are so arrauged that to opeu one, all must be opened. Stat.onInj; an ou:c t at each eell, witli an order to shoot the tirst convict who left his cell, the warden look the rlngkader of the revolt and tiiive hlm 1") lashes on the bare back. This promptness on the part of the warden effectual lv quëlled the revolt. ilK FLED TC Cl'BA. W. A. Jackson, the wealthy cattleman of Hillsbjro, Texas, who recently lied the country leaviug debts to the amount" of $3J0,C00 is in Cuba. After selling hls train load of cattle In Chicago lu' nocki'tcd the proceeds aniouuting to nea-ly ÍO0 OM and went to Nw York where he took'the steamer for Cuba. Kearing the effect of his ignoble flight upou tue mind of his senstative wife lie sent her, through a friend in St. Louis, a long cable message trom Havana, defending his couree and beegtne his wiie's Íorglvenes8. Bv this means hls hiding place was revealed. Hs many credirors have as yet taken no steps toward his extradition. A SPEtlAL ORDEK. The president has made the following special civil-service rule : Appointmetits to the 150 places in the pension ollice provided to be h'lled by the act of March 3, lSiö, exc pt so far :is they may be iilled by promotions or transfers, must be separate!; ájpyinted by the appointiug power ia as near conform tv to the stoond section of the act of January 6, 1SS3 as the need of illlihg thera promptly and the ivsidence and quaüflcatiuns of the applicants will permit. The sect.on above reierrea to provides that appointments shall be apportioned arnon" the stati s and tcmtories ancl the District of Columbia upon the basis of population ascertained at the last preceding cuusus. TUE TRAFFIC IX BAlilEi. Another white fflrl baby aas been found In possession of CUlnesfl foster panntsiu a loathsouiö (Jen in the Chinese quartera oí San Francisco. Tke Mongolian aavina the baby in charjce eald tliat tUï M].i W tw 3'sars ojd and had been namen Chuen Ho. It cost thn ; originally $100, and as it was sickly thej had paid to pnysiclans over tbreo timos the purchase prlee. The babe was gi'cii in charge oí the ecretary of the society tor the prevention of cruelty tó children. Tliis makes 2 i white girls taken from Chinóse, to hom they havo been sold by inhuman parents or murcenary tnid-wlves wlthln the last year. The purposo of their purchase is no secret amone; the wealthy merchanti of the Chinóse qnarter. A BETItAÏDH'S VATE. Ida Ktmlmll, aged 15, the beautiiul and aocomp'i-hed duuuhter of Hiratn Kimbali, the bauker oí KeiMórd, Ia., shot and killed T. M. Giles. Miss Kimball called on Giles at his mnsic store and after a few rao n nts conversa tion Middenly rtrew a revolver irom lier dress and fired Uro into his head. liiles died withio an hmir. After ths ehootinir the girl walked bwiflly to her home. She told her mother that Giles liad betrayed her two yeai before and that sfce could bear it m lonïer. On hearing her daughter's eonfession Mrs. Kimball lell in: ens. ble and has remai ueíl uncons ,-iousevers;nce. Mr. Kimball is nearly crazy with grief, but tbe girl remains apparently iree from any deep emotion. tóhe has not been arrested. Giles' wife Is completely prostrated by the blow. NEW8PAPER OFMCE9 BUKNED. The building at Tenth and D. streets, ' Washington, oocupied by the Critic, Daily Post, Sunday Gazett," National lican and sevcral other tenants, canght tire and was cotnpl'tly guttei by the flames, the pressen and stocks on the lower being badly injured by water. The firemen worked hard, and one, Michael W. Conway, a Chicago flreman, voluntetrel his services to Chief Cronan, was put in eommand of several companie3 and did efftctive service. The fire brok-i out in thee i ctrk light eng ne ronm. The losses on the buiding are $y,0üü. Siihon Hutchins being the owner, Hutchins alo loses the plates and 5, 0 ) copies t Í new book, "Washington Past and Pi e ent." The presses deatroyed were worth $0,000. These losses will make a total of L150,010. AXOLD-TIME "OB9ERVER" GONE. The Rev. Samuel Irenaeus Prime, D. D., editor of the Ñew York Observer, for the past 45 years,dÍL'd at Manchester, Vt.,a few days ago aged 73 years. Dr. Prime was attaeked by paralysis last Sunday and sinee then he has been I lysinldng. He was bornat Ballston, N. Y.,lí12, graduted at Williams college when 17 and immediately bfgan his studies for the ministry at Princeton, entering the ministry of the Presbyterian church. He preached for several years,"but in 18t0 gave up the ministry to beeome editor of the New York Observer, In which he has written as "Irenaeus." He has written upwards of 40 books. He was made a D. D. by Hampden Sidney college, Va. He comes oí a brilllant famlly, hls brother Edward D. Grifïin Prime, being associate editor of the Observer, while another brother, Wm. Cooper Prime, was for many years editor oí the New York Journal of Commerce. DIED AT HIS POST. An express train running between Atlantic City and Philadelphia ran through an open switch at Frankville and struck a lumber car. The Pullman car which was next to the engine, ! turned around, its hind trucks being left on the track. lts oecupants were badly shaken but none seriously hurt. The passengers of the smoking car were compelled to climb out oí the window. The rest of the train remained on the track. Geo. Murphy, englneer, had ampie time to jump and save hls T.ife, but he bravely remairied at his post, put on the air braker reversed. and threw open the throttle. The engine crashed into the lumber car and ' with the tender turned completely over I ing Murphy under it. Murphy died in a few moments after the accident. There were about 150 passengers on the train, who say their Uves were saved by the bravery of the engineer. A rigid investigaton will be made to asertain the responsibülty for the misplaccd switch. MORE LANDS. Land Commissioner Sparks has rendered a decisión on the lnqulry of the receiver of the I land office at Walla Waüa W. T.. as to whether the Northern Paciitc rallroad companv i entltled to land regularly settled upon by'one settkr, but which was, b"v a ehange in the line oí the road, bronsht within its lndemnity Umita. He holdsthat a witbJiawalot the land ' by the commissloner wli"n with.liawals fr m sttilement, entrv, or ether appropriation ars . not rt'quired bv Iaw, is efttctive oalv as informat:on in defining the llmlts with.n which ! demaity seleetion3 may be made in a proper time and manner. bnt It is rot as a prohlbition of sett ements and entrics ithin I such limits under the public 1 n;l prior to ■ the time when a lawful selcct.oD bv the railroad companv has been made. Ii tnesecn-iary ! of the Interior sustains th:s decisión it will i store to the entry under the homestead and ■ other laws, many millions of acres of puWic land which have' been toept out of the market for years because claimed by railroad eorporations.


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