The President of the United States gave a State dinner on the 22nd inst. at the White House in honour of Senor Rufino Barrios, President of Guatemala. The House of Representatives has confirmed the election of Mr. Smalls, a negro, to the seat for South Carolina, vacated by Mr. Tillman, democrat. A detachment of United States troops had an engagement with a number of renegade Indians at Cherton Fork, Arizona, resulting in the defeat of the latter, with heavy loss. The troops lost one man killed and seven wounded, including two officers. A considerable exodus of Chinese from San Francisco for Hong-Kong is reported, aided by low passage rates; 1200 sailed on Thursday week, only 225 securing return passports. Competition has reduced the passage to 12 dols. The Attorney-General for the United States has given his opinion that 60,000 Chinese cannot lawfully cross the United States on the way to Cuba from China. The ironworkers' strike in the States is collapsing. The New York newspapers announce that Miss Fanny Parnell, sister of Mr. C.S. Parnell, M.P., died suddenly at her residence at Bordentown, New Jersey. Intense heat prevails at New York, and the deaths average one thousand weekly.
Source: The Illustrated London News, No.2256—Vol. LXXXI, Saturday, July 29, 1882, p.110