Oregon City Courier. A. W. CIIENttF, Publisher. OREGON CITY OREGON EVENTS OF THE DAI Aa Interaitlng Collection of Itanii Front the Two Ifemliphere! Preieuted la Conclenied Form, A detaohment of company I, who were guarding ue Drown hoisting works, near Cleveland, O., fired upon mob of striker, and wounded one of them. Excitement rang high, and more trouble is feared. A special from Madrid says a great fire rages at Rueda de Medina, a town of about 4,000 inhabitants, twenty-five miles southwest of Valadolid. Hun dreds of buildings are Baid to have been destroyed. Tbe inhabitants are report ed as being in a state of panio. Victoria to ltettra. Tbe rumor thut (jueun Victoria in tend! to retire in favor of the I'riuoe of Wales is again current in London. It is added that oourt oirolus are greatly troubled regarding the condition of the queen's health. Such reports have fre quently appeared recently, only to be semi-offiolally contradicted later, but it seems that there may be some aotual foundation for the statements made. It ia added that her majesty has do oided to spend her time in future at lialmoral or Osborne, and will give tbe Prince and Prlnoess of Wales the use ! of Buckingham palace and Windsor castle. NEW LINE PROPOSED! To Run Between Yokohama and Portland. CAPITAL OP TWO MILLION YEN the Company, Alter I'ertnlmlon Mai Ilacn i ranted, May Amalgamate With Oriental Meamalilp Co. It Deaf, Dumb and Blind. An interesting experiment in educa tion will be commenced at the deaf, dumb and blind institution at Berkley, C'al., on tbe opening of the school year in August. years, who was been stone blind from childhood and is now almost deaf and dumb, is to be made a special student and eduoated at the expense of tbe state. This obild will be given a nine years' oourse and will roceivo instruc tion from a special teacher employed The syndicate of foreign bankers ,or bat purpose. This will be the Taooma, Aug. 4. News has been re ceived here of the establishment of an other steamship company at Tokio, to be called tbe Dai to Kisun Kaisha, with a capitul of 2,000,000 yen. The Japan- Grace O. Sperow, aged 10 ""r . which came into existenoe to check tbe drain on the United States treasury reserve exerted by Europe bas been sig nally successful in its efforts in that direction, but the withdrawls of gold for shipment to Canada continues. James Fulton Shepard, a one-legged boy of Alameda, Cal., saved a 12-year-old lad named Durant from drowning in tbe tidal canal. Shepard resoued Durant as be was sinking for the last time. The boy bad swallowed a quan tity of water, and it required an hour's hard work to bring him to. Another rebellion is reported from China. Two powerful bandit societies are in revolt. Several villages have been captured. Ilelplesa inhabitants have been foully murdered and their homes destroyed. Foreign missions have beeu attacked, and two Frouoh priests narrowly escapod with their lives. Governor Molntyre, of Colorado, bas received a letter purporting to be from William Sineiduth, for the murder of whom Columbus 13. Sykos is serving a life sentence. What were supposed to be Smeiduth's remains .were found on his ranch, near Dallas, Colo., March 13, 1804. Tbeohiof of police of San Francisco has boon requested to find tbe man claiming to be Smeiduth, who writes that be is staying at the What Cheer houBe on Saoramento street, San Franoisoo. Nothing in years has 'caused suoh a flurry in commercial oiroles as the col lapse of Moore Bros, in their efforts to maintain oontrol of the Diamond Match Company and the New York Bicouit Company. A striking feature of the failure is the faot that the Chioago stock exohange for the first time in its history adjourned indefinitely without doing a dollar's worth of business. The following notice was . posted: "The Chioago stock exohange has ad journed, subjeot to the action of tbe governing committee. Wilkins, sec retary." Stormi in West Virginia have ore atod great havoc and railway traffic has been suspended. first attempt to educate a deaf, dumb and blind person and in oousequence great interest centers about tbe case. a camping party were forced to madened bull de- Trie members of near Oakland, Cal. climb trees, while a atroyed tholr camp. E. L. Harrison, who was formerly traveling auditor for the Northern Pacific railroad, committed suicide in Taooma, by shooting himself in the mouth, the bullet from his revolver penetrating to the brain and killing kirn almost instantly. A freight train on the Vandalia rail road run through a bridge near Craw fordaville, lnd., killing Conductor MoKeuzio 'and Fireman John Herber and seriously injuring Hoadmnster J. 8. Brothers and Engineer Bowman. Tbe wreck was caused by washouts. Rov. Geo. P. Knapp, who was ar rested in Bitlis, Eastern Turkey, on the charge of conspiring against the Turk ish goveruuiont, and who was once lib erated, but refused to leave the country before bis innocence was established, has again beeu arrested and will be tried on a charge of inciting riot. E. L. Moody, a logger, made a oow ardly attempt to murder Mrs. II. J. Bunn in a hotel kept by the woman's husband at Elnia, Vasb. Moody stabbed his victim in the wrist aud iu the right breast with a knife, and then fled, leaving Mrs. Bunn seriously if not fatally wounded. Moody is still at large. A Havana dispatch says the police have captured a collection of maps of the inland, highly colored, Bhowing the supposed insurgent headquarters iu Cubitus, the rebel flag and picturing various chiefs of the insurrection. The maps bear the imprint of a Barcelona firm. The Havana stationer, Don Fer nandez, in whose possession they were found, was arrested. The two daring navigators who left New York June 28, in a sailboat but eighteen feet long, to cross the Atlan tic, are all right. They were sighted on July 19 iu latitude 63, longitude SI. 55, by tbe American liner Indiana and asked to be reported. Tbey ap peared to be iu the best of spirits and required no assistance whatever from the Indiana, although provisions and water were offered them. While an attorney was looking over the papers of the late Eugene Wilbelm at bis home near Ntiraska City, Neb., -n express order was found for $1,600, ', which had been issued in 18."3 at I'lacerville, Cal.. sent by Wilhelui to his wife, Martha Wilbelm, aud payable i to her order. Why the order was never cashed, Mis. Wilhelui, who is an old woman, is uuable to explain. The head of the company in New York bas IxH-n notified that the order hat been placed in the bank at Nebraska City for collection. Bchrader lu Texaa, August Shrader, the so-called divine healer, put in an appearanoe in Dallas, Tex., where he treated 2,000 porsona in four days. Some reported tbey had been oured. He left suddenly, leaving the following note: "I am called from here, and obey my Father's will." Buoeeaafiil Kllluuatera. Passengers from Havana, arrived in Key West by tbe steamer Masoott re port a rumor of tbe successful landing of a filibustering expedition in the vi cinity of Cienfuegos. Tbe expedition is believed to be nnder tbe commund of Captain Cabrera. Oregon's Hcliool Cental. The state school census, which has just been completed by Superintendent Irwin, at Sulem, shows that there are in Oregon at present 129,623 cihldren of school age. Itepublicun State Convention. The Republican state committee of Washington decided to hold the state convention at Taooma on August 20. The convention will be attended by 430 delegates. Judge Carpenter Dead. Word comes from Holland by cable that Judge George M. Carpenter, of the United States district oourt for the dis trict of Rhode Island, died of jiarulysis of the heart. Epidemic of Sulcldei. Driven to despair by different causes, : six people attempted to end their own lives by suicide, in Chicago in one day. : Devastated bv tbe Storm. , The most destructive storm in the history of Sunday Creek valley oc curred at Gloucester, a mining town j twelve miles north of Athens, O., re-1 suiting in the almost total destruction of one of tbe prinoipal thoroughfares of the town. Tbe fury of tbe wind is almost indescribable. Buildings were toppled over, trees torn from their roots, and the town is a scene of desolation. Nearly every building in the town is damaged. To add to the horror, Sun day oreek is a sweeping, raging torrent. Several houses have been washed away, and word was received that the list of dead will reach flftoen. : vioe of steamers between Yokohama i and Portland with the object of effect ing connection with Oregon railroads. ; According to tbs present plan, three steamers of 6,000 tons each aro to bo employed on the new line. Tbe signa tures of the projectors are boing takeu preparatory to applying to the authori- ' ties for a charter. It is said tbe pro posed steamship company, after otlioial permission bas been granted, may amalgamate with the Toyo Kiseu Kaisha (Oriental Steamship Com pany), whoso formation bas been re ceived with great popularity by the publio in Japan. ONLY A FLESH WOUND. ELECTION IN ALABAMA. The State Carried by the t'tual Demo cratic Majority, Montgomery, Ala., Aug. 5. Tho size of the Doinocratio majority seems all that remains iu doubt, with regard to the result of today's election. Be cause of the slow counting under the ; new ballot luw, returns are necessarily slow in coming in, but there is no doubt of a complete Democratic vic tory. Incomplete returns from about , half the counties so fur received indi cate Demooratio gains in all but Mo ; bile and Macon. In the former, the I Democrats appear to have lost some 500 votes by stay-at-homes, but the county is still in the Democratic col j umn by COO majority. In Macon county, which gave Gates a majority ; of 800 in 1804, the result is close and j doubtful. I The Populists, on the other hund, j have carried Tuscaloosa county by j 1,000 majority. It gave Kolb 200 ma ' jority two years ago Marshall county, which went for Kolb by 000, is close, ! and probably Democratic. Lee county, wbioh had a Populist majority of GOO, ; is like Marshall. Chambers county, ; with 400 majority for Kolb in 1894, is in tbe Demooratio column. Talla ' poosa county, with 600 majority for Kolb at the last election, is close, and may be Democratic Fayette, another Populist county, is in tbe doubtful column, as are also Coosa and DeKalb. In the counties which Governor : Oates carried two years ago, there have been inoreased majorities in all so far beard from, except two. THE TRAINS COLLIDED Came Together at a Diagonal Railroad Crossing. THE RESULTS WERE SICKENING Hut a Narrow Etcane, However, for A. V. Rom. Astoria, Or., Aug. 4. About 8 o'clock this morning Jack Kenney, pro prietor of a dancohall, shot A.Y. Ross, one of the owners of the Astoria laun dry. Ross and his wife loft the restaurant after breakfast and started for the laundry near by, and in passing a crowd of men, among whom was Ken ny, they were subjocted to vile lan guage, and were followed by Kenny into tbe laundry. Rosb requested him to leave the place, but this only pro voked the man to viler language in the hearing of tbe women employes. Ross then came from behind tbe counter and pushed him into the street, whereupon Kenny pulled a "gun" and Ross pick ed np a brick and threw it, striking Kenny on tbe arm. Kenny then fired, the ball cutting into Ross,' shoulder near the jugular vien, inflicting only a flesh wound, however Kenney was arrested and placed nnder f 1,000 bonds, and this evening j was committed to jail to await a pre- : liminary trial, being unable to furnish bonds. STRUCK WITH AN AX. i NOBODY IN NEED OF WORK Mine liurned by Striken, The mine of the old Pittsburg Coal Company, at Hymoau, Sullivan oounty. Ind., has been burned. A committee from the miners' organization visited the mine and sought to induce the miuers to quit work. The watchman was oaptured, carried some distance and the works burned. The loss is $25,000. Italian Wnrnliip Destroyed. The Italian armored wraship Rola, of about 5,800 tons displacement, was struck by lightning near Rome. Tbe flames spread rapidly threatening to reach the magazine. It was found ne-. oessary to sink the ship by discharg iug torpedoes. lloth Are Dead. Robert Stark and Abe Tinkey, the former a merohant, the latter post master nt Sequim, Wash., attempted to acquire aoheap jag on wood alcohol. The effect was such that within a few hours after drinking the fiery decoc tion both men died. A Nebraika Farmer! Method of Foro- lug a Retraction. Elkhorn, Neb., Aug. 4. A a a result of the reoent school election here, Wil liam Clark was probably fatally in jured by being struck with an ax in the bands of George Frost. Both are wealthy farmers. Clark was en route from Elkhorn, and as he was passing Frost's plaoe, he was bailed by the lat ter and commanded to retract a state ment he made at the sohool meeting, or abide tbe consequences. Clark re fused and was Btruck on the right side of tbe head with the ax. Tbe blow knocked Clark out of the buggy and one of the wheels ran over his body. He says Frost struck him while he was lying on the ground, but finally dosistud upon the tearful solici tation of one of his sous. Besides a ,bad wound near his right eye, Clark is injured internally. Frost is a school director and Clark aooused him of falsifying the school records. A war rant was placed in an officer's hands, but Frost eluded him. SCARED THE BRITONS. The Astoria Itoad Contractor! Conuot j Get Knough Men. Portland, Or., Aug. 5. Mr. Hugh Glenn, of the contracting firm of Honeyman, DeHart & Glenn, who is constructing a portion of the Astoria Goble railroad, is at the St. Charles. He has just returned from Seattle, where he went to employ laborers. He wants 800 more men, principally ax men and station men, but finds it hard to secure thorn. "I have advertised for men," he said, "and pay them $1.50 per day, which is ten cents more than paid by tbe railroad companies and other con tractors for the same class of work; yet it seems impossible to get them. "It is our purpose to give everything possible to Portland, and we still hope to get men here, and on the Sound, in stead of having to go to San Fran oisoo." The firm yesterday chartered the steamboat Kehani for nine months, to be used in the transportation of sup plies and camp equipage. Two otber ' boats are similarly employed. A HOT FIGHT. the The Cubaaa Thoroughly Whipped Hpanlnh Troopi. Havana, Aug. 5. A hot engagement is reported to have ocourred between Guayamas and Melones, in the district of Manzanillo, in the province of San tiago de Cuba, in which tbe loss suf fered by tbe Spanish troops was exceed ingly heavy. The official report gives the number of Spaniards as 100 pitted against 1,000 insurgents. The official report further states that Lieutenant Gonzales and Pintados, of the Spanish forces, were killed, to gether with fifty privates. Colonel Maroo bas bad a fight with the band of Sanguilly on tbe planta tion of Condesa, province of Matanzas. The insurgents lost eleven killed and took many side arms. The troops had two officers and uine soldiers wounded. The insurgents have burned the plan tation of San Joaquin, at Abanose, in Matanzas, causing a damage estimated at $400,000. The insurgent bands are concentrating near the southern portion of thottrocha, and it is reported that they intend to attack it before long. Itt Ulory Hat Departed. The great auditorium in which the Republicans and Populists held their national conventions in St. Louis, will be turned iuto a Madison square garden for horse shows, bicycle meets and otbor great indoor sporting enterprises tbe coming fall aud winter. Heavy Damage In Houth Dakota. Dispatches from Melitto aud other points iu South Dakota state that a hail storm devastated a stretch of oountry sixty miles long and five or six miles wide. The damage amounts to hun dreds of thousands of dollars. England'! Naval Bulwark Ia Not Im pregnable London, Aug. 4. The result of the naval maneuvers just concluded have given a shock to Englishmen, who im agined that Great Britain's naval bill 1 wark was impregnable. The idea of the maneuvers was that the foreign fleet was trying to reach Loughswilly, and that a British fleet, which was much b tron ger and faster, had to pre vent it. The foreign fleet met off Tor bay and the British fleet was spread from Laud's End to Lap cape, close by, but tbe foreigbu lleet did not try to pass up the Irish sea. It went around the west ooast of Ireland and succeeded iu reaching Loughswilly unmolested. This was a complete reversal of what was generally expected, and is held to prove that the landing of an invading force in Great Britain is quite possible, even though a greatly superior naval force will be trying to bar the way. A Ten l'er Cent Iteilurtlon. Bellefonte, Pa , Aug. 4. An order has been issued at tbo Valeutine Com pany's works that, commencing August 1, a ten per cent reduction of wages would be effective. Over 500 men ure effected by tbe reduction. WRECK ON THE SANTA FE Tbe Englueer Killed and Eight I'afoeu gen Injured. Topeka, Kan., Aug. 5. Santa Fe passenger train No. 1, which was due in this city at 4:27 thisafternooou. col lided with east-bouud local passenger No. 18, near Bean Lake, Mo., shortly before noon today. Fred Heady, of Topeka, engineer on train No. 1, was killed. Eight were injured. No. 1 was ordered to wait at Bean Lake ior the Kansas City local, but, instead, proceeded to Bosworth. The collision occurred about half way be tween the two places. Tbe dead and injured were brought to Topeka to night. Tbe injuries of Joseph Hickey, of San Jose, Cal. , are not so serious as at first thought. His collar-bone is fractured. Express Messenger Bulway cannot live. The collision threw both locomotives from the track, and they rolled off into the ditch. The smok ing car, in which all the passengers injured were riding, was telescoped by the express car. An Expreai Catohet an Exeurilon Trulu Broadside, Literally Cleaving It In Twain, Atlantio City, N. J., Aug. 8 A railroad aooident, horrible in its details and sickening in its results, oosurrod this evening, just ontside of this city, and as a result about 100 persons are either killed or injured. The Reading railroad express, which left Philadelphia at 5:40 o'clock this evening for Atlantic City, orashod into a Pennsylvania railroad excursion train at the second signal tower, about four miles out from here. The Pennsylvania train was return ing to Bridgeton with a party of excur sionists from that place, Millville aud neighboring towns. It was loaded with passengers, and a rough estimate of the killed and injured at a late hour places the number at 100. It is hoped that this is an exaggeration, but tbe number is undoubtedly more than fifty. At the Beoond signal tower, the tracks of tbe two roads diagonally cross. Tbe Readirg train was given the signal to stop, but the brakes either failed to work or the speed of tbe ex press was too great to be checked in time. It caught tbe excursion train broadside and ploughed through, liter ally cleaving it in twain. Tbe engine of the Reading train was shattered to pieces. Every car on the excursion train was jammed to its fullest ca pacity. As soon as tbe news reached Atlantio City, the utmost consternation pre vailed, but the authorities were equal to the emergency. Relief trains were dispatohed to the scono, loaded with oots and bearing staffs of surgeons. As quick as tbe bodies were recovered, they were carried into the local hos pitals and undertaker's shops. A general fire alarm was sounded, and the department promptly respond ed, and aided in the heartrending work of digging for the viotims. Fear grew into despair and horror as the vigorous work of the relief gangs revealed tbe awful extent of the disaster. The first Reading relief train bore into this city twenty-seven mangled corpses, men, women and children The next train, not an hour later, oar- ried fifteen of the maimed and wound ed, and two of these died soon after reaohing the city. As train after train plied to the scene of the wreck, and came back with its ghastly burdens, tbe Sani tarium, which does duty as the city hos pital, quiokly found its capaoity over taxed. Meanwhile others of tbe dead and injured were being carried to tbe private hospital at Ocean and Pacific avenues. Eward Farr, engineer on the Read ing train, was killed outright, as was another railroad man who rode on tbe engine with him. This man, whose name has not yet been learned, saw tbe collision coming and leaped from the cab an instant before the orash oame. Almost at the same instant the engine out its way through and caught bim directly in its path. His body and that of Farr were found under a heap of debris, but tbe engineer lay in what remained of the cab, and his right band still olasped the throttle. He bad been faithful unto death, and met it at his post Tbe fireman on that train leaped a few seconds before and escaped with trifling injuries. Samuel Thornton, baggage-master on tbe Reading train, is among the dead. Jame M. Bateman, a Bridgeton un dertaker, is known to be killed. He was in the third car, and his hat was found lying among the mass of broken timbers. Richard Trenobard, a Bridgeton ma chinist, and his wife are both dead. Conductor Kelly, of the Pennsylva nia train, had both arms and legs broken, and was internally injured. Albert J. Mosebach, of No. 18 North Eighth street, Philadelphia, was on the Reading train. He escaped unhurt. The excursion train wus made np of fifteen cars, the foremost of which was a baggage car. This aud the next two coaches caught the full force of tbe crash, and were utterly demolished. What remained of tbe third car was tumbled into a ditch at the roadside. The responsibility for the accident can not now be fixed. William Tburlow, telegraph operator in the tower-house, was arrested to night and held, pending an inquiry. Guarded by Malltla. Cleveland, O., Aug 4. The labor sit nation in this city is again critical. One hundred aud fifty nonunion men went to work at the Brown hoisting works this morning, guarded by four companies of militia and a large force of police. A big crowd of union men. were present, but no outbreak occur red. The police and soldiars kept the strikers moviug. A sympathetic strike, threatened ever since the strike at the Brown company's works began, eleven weeks ago, whs inaugurated this morn ing. Eighty-seven men employed by the Van Wagner & Williams Com pany, hardware manufacturers, laid down their tools and walked ont. Bold at Auction. Seattle, Aug. 5. All of the lands of the Northern Pacific railroad in the state of Washington, comprising 11,. 002 seotions of patented and an indefi nite quantity of unpatented laud, were sold today at publio auction by Special Master Alfred L. Carey. Tbe sale was under decree of the United States cir cuit oourt of tbe eastern district of Wisconsin. The property was bought in by Edwin W. Winter for the North ern Pacifio Railway Company, of which be is president, for $1,705,200. Oakland llulliling Collapicd. Oakland, Cal., Aug. 6. A two-story building on Seventh and Clay streets collapsed last night, and nine people occupying the bouse had narrow es capes from death, The underpinning of the house gave way shortly before midnight, and the building fell two feet with a crush. Tbe building is still standing, but tbe first wind probably will topple it over. It wasjbuilt forty years ago, and is one of the landmarks of the city. Three Were Drowned. La Crosse, Wis., Aug. 5. While boating last evening Henry Hendrick sou, Anna Anisrud and Lizzie Oldj stadt, three La Crosse young people, were drowned in the Mississippi river just below tbe city. Murdered Three People. Providence, N. Y., Aug. 5. Near Clay, eight miles west of here, Tom Brown, a farmer, 30 years old, butch ered bis wife, mother-in-law and baby last night. Brown comes of a feeble minded family. Hulldlng 111! Own Church. San Franoisco, Aug. 4. Rev. Henry Victor Morgan, pastor of tbe First Christian church society of Alameda, is building a meeting house with tbe as sistance of several members of his con gregation. In laborer's garb, with his coat off, his sleeves rolled tip and a straw hat on the back of bis head the Rev. Morgan may be seen daily plying the saw and hammer in the construc tion of a bouse of worship. I have always been handy with tools and I am not afraid to work," said the Rev. Mr. Morgan. "I took it upon myself t superintend the con struction of our little meeting house. I am being assisted by some members of my congegation. This structure will be used for a church only temporarily. Inside of a year we expect to build a church edifice and then this structure will be moved back and attached to the rear and used as a Sunday-school room. I think I am doing good work for the Lord in this way. I am anx ious we should have a home." A Terrlrlo Eiplotlon. A special from Vienna Bays an ex plosion in a powder magazine at Fnen fkirchen resulted in the death of five persons, injuring eighty others and 'recking the town hall. Not raid to Do Campaign Duty. Postmaster-General Wilson bas is sued an order to tbe railway mail clerks directing tbem not to take an active interest in tbe political cam paign such as would be involved in at tending political conventions as dele gates or making political speeches. Tbe postmaster-general's circular ex pressly states that be does not desire to control their opinions on poliitcal mat ters, but they must refrain from tak ing an active part in political matters. A Fight and a Drowning. New York, Aug. 4. James Murphy, 35 years old, aud Stephen Garvey.aged 60, fought tonight at pier 25, North river. During the struggle, both men tumbled into tbe river and were drowned. Han Franrlico't New l'ontofTtce. San Francisco, Aug. 8. Work on San Francisco's new postoffiee is soon to commence. The tenants now oc cupying buildings on the site, at Mis sion and Seventh streets, have been notified by the government to vacate within tweuty days. The site cost over $1,000,000, and the postoffice building will cost about $J, 000,000 more when completed. The annual "cattle crop" of New South Wales is about 400,000. Del Molnet Hirer Overflowed. Des Moines, Aug. 5. Due to recent heavy rains, rivers here have risen from four to seven feet. The Des Moines is going over its banks, destroy, ing many fields. Parts of the Keokuk & Western railroad bridge over the Kacjoon in this city went ont last nigbt. Today's rains north are ex pected to Increase tbe flood. Textile Mill! Cloied. Philadelphia. Aug. 5. Rhodes & Bros.' big textile mills, on Chester creek, closed today until further notice. Over 600 bands are affected. The rausa assigned is depression in the tex tile trade. I'rint Work! Start Cp. Providence, Aug. 5. Allen's print works, at the north end of the city, itarted up todav, after a three weeks' thut-down. The concern employs 300 men. European! Maoacred. Paris, Aug. 3. Advioes from Ma junga, Madagascar, report that a cara van of two Frenchmen and three Eng lishmen have been massacred by the Fabavalos, near Ambolipiana. Crop Failure In South RnMla. London, Aug. 8. An Odessa dis patch to the Times announces that offi cial reports are to tbe effect that the harvest bas been a failure throughout the most fertile grain-produoing dis tricts in tbe south of Russia. Audree Delayed. Stockholm, Aug. 4. News has been received from Spitzbergen that Pro fessor S. A. Andree's balloon bas been filled and that be was ready to start July 25. The Virgo, with Professor Andree, hia two companions and his apparatus on board, sailed from Strom soe June 15. Sinoe June 20, the expe dition bad been established in Pike's house, in the northern half of West Spitzbergen, opposite Dane's island. The stores and equipments had already been disembarked and tbe position con sidered very fuvorable. As the explorer bad planned that his preparations would all be completed and his balloon filled by the first week in July, it seems probable that some unexpected obstacle was met in completing the preparations. Spain May Buy Warship! In Glaijrow. Madrid, Aug. 4, The shipbuilders at Genoa, with whom the Spanish gov ernment has been negotiating for the purchase of two ironclads, have finally declined to sell to Spain the cruiser Garibaldi, on tbe ground that Argen tina has a prior right. Admiral Ber anger, the minister of marine, will in consequence send a commission of na val officers to Glasgow to negotiate for the purchase of two ironclads. Carried Oir a Wife Clinton, Mo., Aug. 4. Several months ago Jim Carey came from Iowa and made bis home with bis uncle, W. S. Carey, near Clinton. During the latter's absence yesterday Mrs. Carey eloped with her husband's nephew, taking her baby along A warrant has been issued, but it is thought they have fled to Iowa. Oil Tank riploded. New York, Aug. 8. Two men were fatally injured and three others se verely burned by the explosion of a tank at tbe Standard Oil Company's works, at CraTens Point, Jersey City, today. Tbe fatallv injured are: Rich ard Cunningham. nu.l John Goldsmith. The works were t t on tire by the ex olojuon. but the Cumej were extin ruished tef ire roach damage was done. The world's pnviej are estimated a imploying COjO.uS mtu. Loi Angelei Chineie Shot. Los Angeles, Aug. 4. Wong Chee, one of the most prominent and influ ential Chinese in the city, was shot and seriously wounded by one of his coun trymen this evening. Three Chinamen have been arrested and Wong Chew Gow, one of the cumber, is believed to be the man who did tbe shooting. A Reward for Informera, Havana, Aug. 4. The official ga zette publishes a' decree offering a re ward of $24,000 to any one enabling the Spanish cruisers to effect the seiz ure of filibustering steamers and offer ing a further reward of $9,000 to any person enabling the Spanish cruisers to capture filibustering sailing vessels of over 205 tons. At least $750,000,000 worth of Brit ish property is always on the sea.