Business failures [Dun's report] for the seven days ended August 29 numbered 211, compared with 206 the corresponding week of last year.
Advices received from Tishomingo, Chickasaw Nation, say that the official returns from the election for members of the lower house of the Chickasaw Legislature show a decisive majority for the Progressive party.
Two unknown girls who were rowing in the harbor at Milwaukee, Wis., the other morning were drowned by the capsizing of their boats from the swell of a passing tug. The bodies were not recovered.
Jack Spaniard and William Walker were executed at Fort Smith, Ark., on the 30th. Spaniard, a Cherokee, murdered Deputy Marshal Owen; Walker, a negro, murdered another negro. Both crimes were committed in the Indian Territory.
Robert Armstrong, a colored school teacher, complains of having been whipped by masked men on account of politics near Napoleonville, La.
The Post-office Dept. will pay a reward of $1,000 for the arrest and conviction in the United States court of any person found guilty of making an armed attack upon any stage coach or railway mail car having the mails in transit.
Mrs. Catherine Sullivan, mother of John L. Sullivan, the pugilist, died at Boston on the 30th after a long illness.
The San Diego [Cal] Water Company's works have been sold to an English syndicate for $1,400,000.
A dispatch from Shanghai says: Tenders have been received for the construction of the first section of the railroad from Chinkiang to Pekin. It is estimated that the rails and plant will cost $70,000,000.
The British Parliament has been pror[?]ued to November 16.
Excitement was reported prevailing among Americans resident in China because of the influence brought to bear upon the Emperor to have all Americans expelled in retaliation for the Scott Exclusion bill.
A member of the Chickasaw Legislature named Benjamin Cuaning Chubby has been assassinated.
Five persons were killed in the City of Mexico the other day by the falling of the wall of a private residence.
By the upsetting of a ladle of hot metal in Carnegie's steel works at Homestead, Pa., recently two men were instantly killed and seven others severely injured.
The new Hamburg-American steamer Columbia recently concluded the fastest trip on record from the Needles to Sandy Hook, her time being 6 days, 27 hours, and 28 minutes.
Joseph Armstrong jumped from the board walk into the water at Atlantic City, N.J., the other day and broke his neck by striking the sandy bottom.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. 30.: Hugh Riley, a Grand Army veteran, who left this city some weeks ago, was a passenger on the Santa Fe train wrecked at Streator, Ill. His wife's first intimation of the fact was a telegram last night asking her to go at once to Beloit, Wis., where her husband was dying from injuries received in the wreck.
Weeping Water, Neb., Aug. 30.: A disastrous fire, originating from a gasoline stove, occurred here yesterday. A strong wind was blowing, and before the fire was under control damage amounting to $10,000, with little insurance resulted.
Washington, Aug. 29.: Last Wednesday week Dr. Hamilton A. Leach, of this city, injected twenty drops of the Brown-Sequard elixir, prepared according to formula, into the left arm of Hugh Myers, a man in poor health, about fifty years old. No results were observed until Friday morning, when he complained of chills and fever. This developed, his attending physician says, into typhoid fever and caused his death last night. Some of Myer's relations and neighbors think he would still be alive had he not taken the elixir. A coroner's inquest and post mortem examination will probably be held to determine the primary cause of death.
Chicago, Aug. 28.: Dr. James Bury, surgeon of the Santa Fe road, has returned from the scene of Monday's accident near Streator. He says that a few persons, who received minor scratches and bruises, came on to this city, and that there are twelve of the injured in the hospital at Streator. All of these, he says, are out of danger except Mrs. R.R. Tuckerman, of Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. George B. Peters, of Emporia, Kan. These are in no immediate danger, but the nature of their hurts is such that pneumonia is liable to develop. The doctor says there have been no deaths.
Denver, Col., Aug. 31.: The Leadville express on the South Park railroad was derailed near Esterbrook Thursday night by spreading rails and seven cars thrown down an embankment. Josiah Gale, of Galesburgh, Ill., circuit clerk, was instantly killed. A number of other passengers were injured but not seriously. Among these were Fred Selleck, Roger O'Connor, Sisters Scholastica and Uran, Flora Harding and H.E. Francis, all of Kansas City.