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THE NATIONAL CAPITAL IN THE
HEAT OF MIDSUMMER.
Changes in the Government Departments—
Pre.nltint Cleveland-. Henvr “lnvtln.
tion” Mail—Army and Navy Notes.
MRS. CLEVELAND’S PORTRAIT.
An idea which finds much favor in
Washington is to have a large, full length
portrait of Mrs. Cleveland, similar to those
of Martha Washington and Mrs. Hayes.
Mrs. Cleveland has by means of her per
sonal beauty, attractive manners and lov
able disposition, has captured all hearts,
SENT TO DEATH.
United States Consul Willard, at Guay
mas. Mexico, reports to the Department claimed
of State that Fyank O’Brien, who
to be a naturalized American citizen, was
executed at Hermosilla, Mexico, for the
murder and robbery in 1885 of F. W.
Calkins an American citizen born in New
York. O'Brien was sentenced to death
several months since, ’ but took appeals to
d-x the different a-cc 4 . courts until x-i the sentence
was finally confirmed by the authorities
at the City of Mexico.
THE PRESIDENT WILL GO.
President Cleveland will go to Phila
delphia on the 17th of constitutional September to cel- at
tend the centennial
ebration. He will probably be accompa
nied by Mrs. Cleveland. Definite infor
mation has been received that President
and Mrs Cleveland and accompan}ing
party will arrive at St. Louis, Mo., on
Saturday evening, October 1st. The
party will remain in St. Louis over the
2nd, 3rd and 4th, attending the fair on
Monday. 3rd, and the Veiled Prophet’s
ball on the night of the 4th; and leave
at midnight for Chicago.
The Secretary of the Treasury has ap
pointed Augustine Loughborough to be a
guager at Leesburg, Va.
The Secretary of the Treasury has ap¬
pointed James P. Rosseau, Richard C.
White and Jas. L. Cowan to be United
States gaugers in the 5th district of
Governor Adams, of Colorado, tele¬
graphed Secretary Lamar, asking him to
instruct Q-en. Crook to send troops into
Garfield and Route counties for the pur¬
pose of driving Colorow aud his band of
renegade Utes back to the reservation and
keeping them there.
Mayor Hewitt and a committee of the
Board of Aldermen appointed for that
purpose, sent an invitation to Mrs. Presi
dent Cleveland to attend the Now York
firemen’s parade ami inspection of colors next
month and present a stand on
that occasion to the fire department.
News has been received at the Interior
Department that Gen. J.C. Black,
sioner of pensions, and guest of the New
Hampshire veterans, is leported quite the ill
with inflammatory rheumatism at res
idence of Hon. Stilson Hutchins, at 1 e
Weirs, N. H-, and has been attended by
Hon. George Lathrop, United States
minister to Russia^- is on his way^ to the
United States, by way of Paris, and
upon his arrival here he wdll tender his
resignation. The climate of St. Peters
burg is a trying one, and it is said that
p r i ya t e correspondence the minister
has recently expressed a strong disincli
nation to remain longer in Russia.
WOMAN’S WIT SAVES LIFE.
The Union Pacific and Burlington
roads cross Sand creek ten miles east of
Denver, Col., on bridges, almost parral
lel and within a few feet of each other.
When ,,, an engineer . of , one ol . the . T Union t •
Pacific trains was wuthin a few .eet of
the bridge, he was horrified L o see tnat
the flood in the early part of the evening
had washed the middle section away. Tho
fireman jumped into the stream and stuck half
m the sand, wnence he was taken out
an hour later unconscious. Engineer
Masterton reversed his engine just as it
plunged which into fell the water with body, a baggage
car, on top oi his av.\
mg it m the sand. His engine was com¬
pletely submerged in the sand. Baggage¬
man Love was badly injured by falling
trunks. An old German lady, living
near by, heard the cries of the fright¬
ened people and rushed out with a lan¬
tern and stopped an express on the Bur
lington route, within a few feet of the
bridge, probably saving other lives, as
the bridge of this road was also in a dan
QUARTETTE OF ACCIDENTS.
Engineer's Fatal Misapprehension—Attempt
<o Derail a Train to Rob It.
Emigrant train No. 83, going on the
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, ran into a
freight train at the Easton siding, twenty
mhc* oast of Wheelin'* °' W Va. A. F.
engineur u£ tl emigrant train,
and Isaac Arbuthnot, fireman, were in¬
stantiy killed. The engineer and fireman
of the freight tram were only slightly in
jured. Fifteen of the emigrants are
but none were fatally hurt,
Smith and Arbuthnot lived in Wheeling
where they have families. The accident
was the result of a misapprehension of
orders on the part of the engineer of the
freight train, who thought he had the
just right-of-way and pulled out of the siding
as the emigrant train came up. The
Baltimore & Ohio express train which
left Pittsburg, Pa., jumped the track at
Hermitage station, six miles east of Con- and
ue^vilie, badly wrecking the engine
* m ‘: J *i»o a i= c yg' hnm«were '.v, ,,.!.' was
,rn c ! ’ ! ,j '' ' ' ...... i
mlured. . J Hie tram . men escaped t>v .
. . . , , §
ger train on the Peoria, Decatur & Evaus
villo Railroad was derailed near Salt
cree p ^ c)> The engine and all the cars
let * t t j le rads w liile going forty an
^our. Fortunately, the entire train re
mained on the grade and came to a stand
gtill> after bumping on the ties two huu
dred f eet- Search was made for the
cause of the accident and was discovered,
The fish plates and spikes had been re
moved from the rails. In weeds on the
bank a crowbar and other tools were
iound} AV i t b which the work had been
done> There is no doubt the purpose of
the fiends was to rob the train. A freight
train following close behind was stopped
a few yards from the derailed passenger
train, and thus what might have been a
horrible disaster was averted. On the
Lehigh Valley railroad, at Ransom town¬
ship, Pa., a pony engine, on which were
^Superintendent Stevenson, of the Lehigh
road, Road Master John M. Rohain, S. G.
Collins and Lewis M. Hall, of Towanda,
while rounding a curve plunged, instantly into a
gang of five track men and
killed two men and fatally injured auoth
er. The men had just left the up track
to avoid a freight train. The freight
train was about half its length past the
men when they were stru* k by the su¬
perintendent’s engine. The engine was
going at the rate of twenty miles au hour.
WHAT TRAMPS DID.
»• L. Hiller lives upon a farm near
Magic Grove Mmn with his mother and
brothers. While the brothers were ab
sent from the house, two men cuilcd ami
com pU od with their request, and when
^ bad finished eating, one of them
pj c b ed up a poker and threatened to kill
b er> The old lady begged them to spare
ber life, whereupon the brutes dragged
b er to a cistern and threw her in. The
c j S (- ern j s twelve feet deep, and was half
water, but Mrs. Hiller clung to
the lead pipe of the pump, and manag
ed to keep afloat several hours, when her
sons returned, and she was taken out in
an exhausted condition. Investigation
showed that the tramps had ransacked 1
and abstracted $170 in cash, and $1,320
j n certificates of deposit in the First Na¬
tional bank, of Minneapolis.
APPEAL TO THE QUEEN.
Mr. Gladstone was greeted with
cheers in the House of Commons when
he arose to move his resolution “That an
humble’address lie presented to Queen
Victoria representing that the viceroy of
j re ] and bas proclaimed the National
League a dangerous association, and that
no information has been furnishedtoPar
]* amen £ £ 0 j us tify the proclamation subjects by
virtue of wMc h her majesty’s
are to be ren(lered liable to be punished
ag cr j m i na ^ 8 vvithout a judicial inquiry in
to tbe Dature ftf their acts, and that thif
bouse, in the absence of such information,
p ra y S that said proclamation shall not
coa ti nue force as to association named
and described therein.”
earthquake at sea.
The steamship New Orleans, from New
Orleans which arrived at New* York,
experienced a shock of earthquake Ihe when
fifty miles off Charleston. ship
rolled very deep, and there was a di3
tinct j r an ; vibration. The shock was
accompanied with three or four high seas.
Irish League Proclaimed—The C*ovem»
merit Attacked—Riot iu Ireland.
Balfour, chief secretary for Ireland,
announced in the House of Commons
that the government had proclaimed the
Irish National League, The Govern
ment had thus taken the power conferred
Uj on them by that statute to prohibit
and suppress the League. The Pall Mall
Gazette very vigorously adopting attacks the gov¬
j ernment party for iu the House
of Commons the Earl of Cadogan’s
j amendment to the Irish Land bill relafc
ing to town parks. The Gazette urges the
s Liberals to revolt against the govern
meat’s Irish policy in the House of Com
mens, to obstruct the passage of supplies
measures, and thus force dissolution.
Mr. Parnell, said that the action of the
government in proclaiming the League
was a gratuitous insult to the
Irish, considering the merely present a condition
of xc »*t*o mu, u iw
cover the weakness of the land bill.
the bill did not protect tenants from
eviction, trouble would be inevitabledur
ing the coming winter. A riot occurred
at Kcnmare, County Kerry, Ireland, and
a mob attacked and stoned the barracks
w x,, rp 6 the Charged nolice were oua ered.
The police with rawn
swords upon the rioters, injuring number. many
of them and arresting a adopted
The Irishmen of Liverpool the
resolutions protesting against ifalional League. proc
Isolation of the Irish
Similar resolutions were adopted A dele- at a
meeting of radicals in London
gallon of members of the Ireland Lnglisli home order
rule nmon will soon visit in
to give expression to the good-will of
English liberals toward the Irish. A
public reception will be given the dele
gation in Dublin on September 14th, at
which the Lord Mayor will preside. of Mr. the
Gladstone’s declaration in favor
Channel tunnel is, whatever else* may be
said of it, a tactical mistake, l ill he
spoke, the great majority of Englishmen
regarded the tunnel scheme us. dead and
buried and took a humorous view of a ir
Edward Watkins’s fitful effort at resur
rectum. Mr. Gladstones language re
vives their fears.. There are large uum
hers of Englishmen who consider
the question whether a tunnel shall be
made under the channel as considerably
more vital than th* question whether
Ireland shall have home 1 ule. 1 Ik; el ect
°f Mr. Gladstone s uncalled-for piofession
of faith in this scheme will be to alienate
tlie votes of such Englishmen.
SAVED FROM DEATH.
The Rout from the City of Montreal He*»
cneil by a Merman Wnnol.
The City of Montreal’s missing boat
has been picked up and the seven pas
sengers and six members of the crew,
who were in it, are safe and well, The
rescue was made by a German vessel,
named Mathilde, which arrived at Fal
mo uth, England, with the thirteen sur
vivors on board. Tke survivors say, that
on the first day after leaving the steamer,
they experienced very rough weather.
They had a plentiful supply of bread and
meat, hut very little water. As a conse¬
quence they suffered badly from thirst.
The weather was hot, and this greatly
contributed to their discomfort. The
rescued , mea say that . , when , their ... 1 beat
left the burning steamer, there were flf
teen persons on board. jumped Finding aboard it too
crowded two persons an
other boat, iheiew.is only ha f a Leg
of water in llio boat, and that was ia< .
There was no sail aboard and no moans
for signalling passing vessels. The boat
was nearly swamped twice and the men j
hard struggle to keep her afloat by ,
bailing. I wo dais alter leaeing the :
steamer, sighted another vessel and pul ed ,
toward it and found that it was the City |
of Montreal, still burning, lliey rn
to board her to obtain more water, but
per plates were too hot.
POISON IN MII.K.
The family of Mme. Mendez, consist¬
ing of herielf and four children, Mrs.
Concepion de Castra Desintre, Miss Val
tada, Mbs Valtos and Mi Mestres, liv
ing at Havana, Cuba, were poisoned by of
milk. I be milk man left two cans
milk as usual, and the family partook of ;
the fluid at breakfast, and were seized j :
Physicians w ith violent attacks sent for. of vomiting Upon their soon, ar- j j
rival they found four dead and the j
others dying. The man that sold the I
milk, two servants and two outside per- j
sons have i>een arrested on a charge of
conspiracy to murder.
OLD HICKORY’S FAVORITE.
A Former Mistress of the While House Die#
at Advanced Age in Tennessee.
Mrs. Surah Jackson died at the Hermi
tage, Tennessee, aged eighty-one, Jackson, leav
j of ing two children. Point, who Col. Andrew artillery of¬
West was an
ficer in the late War on the Southern side
and made reputation, and Mrs. Dr John
Lawrence. One son, Samuel, was killed
at Chicamagua in battle. Mrs. Sarah
Jackson, now remembered by but few
people, was r* r four years—or nearly
four years— a most prominent lady of
the land, the mistress <>t the White
House. About the commencement of
Gen. Jackson's second term, his adopted
son, Andrew Jackson, Jr., married Miss
Sarah York, of Philadelphia, good a young
lady of accomplishments, ot family
and great personal beauty. The adopted
son, who was a nephew ol Mrs. Jackson,
brought his young bride to the White
House, where she was received by t^e
President, who iw j, ; i'-’ f? 1N V
*V tion U ‘ val and '“ befoie ” \ he v . x t «... ' Pr'sklent *
proved be , .
She to a
ter and loving w • • ' ‘ . * f
a peculiar man. 1 w
four years before had changed _ his , is whole who’e
life. AU Ids letter-letters to members
of the taniily and rieuc s -t> y“
dimng lm fiist n rm lc. g () r
b»|g"»*£-' P mf b oW B “^1 ® In came x he baek ted
to iho Hmutage. Tn time t1m „ p <
L eaTl “h' tatc ‘' This wa g lost ami the
£“>'5 ora in straitened circumstances,
The son d d , e , jn > 1867 '« anil w the
once I > th „ f , he
White U d Uero , 8 a e* est
and aolace his ,. old .. ago .,«rt--nftsses pas es
a wn y t “° a £ e ( 8 *
UIOCT TO STRIKES.
The International Stove Moulders^
Unl<m hflS iuddonly determined upon de*
luftl ,dlng jJ an advance in wages, varying thO
f from to 15 per cen t, IX [\ over
jj n ^ od states and Canada. A special No.
meo tingof the Pittsburg, Pa., union,
14 was held in their hall to consider a
c | rcu | ar f r0 n President Fitzpatrick and
1 «, enertd hoard, which stated that a
; * deinHnd advance has been
( , cm al for an
d( , c5(1( . d u . )on; that j t niust be made soon
and w ilI lx* made simultaneously through
j out tb e d jgtricts controlled by the Union,
j\ s to the amount of advance, the circu
j j ur p-ft it optional as to wkethor 10 or
! 15 per cent bo demanded. The _ . men are
to continue at work for two weeks, in
1 order to finish what patterns they are at
present engaged upon. Then the strike
i t to be ordered, and if at the end of a
< week the advance is not conceded, 5 per
| cent additional is to be asked. There
i me in the Union 13,000 registered be account- mem*
: hers and 3,000 more who can
! ed for.
A ROUT TO STRIKE.
The International Stove Moulder^
Union has suddenly determined upon de¬
manding an advance in wages, var J™# tbl
from 10 to 15 per cent, all over •
United States and Canada. union, A special No.
meeting of the Pittsburg , Pa.,
’ was held in their nail to consider a
cir cular fr0I , p„. aidclll Fitzpatrick that and
the ® enoral board which stated a
*j a , demand (or „„ advance lia* been
(;dded . that it n ,„ st |„. made soon
und w m be made simultaneously through
t | lc districts controlled by the Union.
h amount of advance, the rircu
, ar luft it op \ , ioua , as t „ whether M or
, 5perccBt )0 demanded, The men are
continue at work for two weeks, in
or d e r to finish what patterns they are at
j pra)ent engaged Adored, unon. Then the strike
t0 b( . and if at the end of a
week the advance is not conceded, 5 per
ceat additional is to be asked. Tlicro
bers r(; j n and ^ Union 13,000 who registered be mem¬
3,000 more can account¬
T1IR RICK CROP.
Reports received at Charleston, S. C.,
from the immediate rice fields of the
South Santee indicate that the damage is
not general. High tides have prevented
the freebeta from covering the large p!an
tatioas of the southern district along the
river, and the greater part of the crop is
considered safe. On the North Santee
co i ored planters on small farms have suf
f ered disastrously, their crops being re
ported as totally destroyed,