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THE G. A. R. ENCAMPMENT.
Parade Scoots viixe, Ky., Sept. 10. Yester- j UUW V v V, ijr s- u m- u-- - w a. ' &&e G. A. R. opened formally with a facade on the arrival of Commander-in-Chief Lawler and staff at 7:30 I a .1 . f"L w T .n varl am on1 f Via '""'wl i -m J7- 4AV-V- vji C li- ua v ivi auu. vug w&uau- 3aa post, of Chicago, and other organ isations on the escort special train were met at the Union depot by mem 3ers of the committees on invitation fcucky national guards, local posts and other civil organizations were formed m Broadway. In the-first carriage, with Commander-in-Chief Lawler, -were Col. R. W. Kelly, editor of the " Eouisville Commercial and commander ot the G. A. IL department of Kcn fcacky and the' chairman of the invita tion and reception committees. The tiouisville legion was a feature of the parade. The Gait house, the headquarters of ;the national officers, was beautifully - decorated. The decorations may have been richer in triumphal arches and other designs at one or two other en- - -campments, but at none was a city so profusely or generally decorated with . American flags as is Louisville to-day. The portraits of all union generals are displayed in unlimited profusion. The - confederate veterans participate in all this decorating as well as in the enter- , tain in g. While the reception cf the command er-in-chief and his staff was the most imposing event of the day, the recep- "lions at the depots of G. A. R. posts and veterans arriving in other groups were equally interesting. The rail- - roads estimated that during last t night and up till noon to-day they had brought 50,000 people here. While the influx from northern states is tre--raiendous, yet it does not surpass the tide from the south. The attendance of confederate veterans is very large and they are active in helping the peo ple of Louisville to entertain the " Yankees." Commander-in-Chief Rundy, of the Sons of Veterans, is quartered with 'Commander Lawler. and the Sons of Veterans will spend the week here en route to Knoxville, as well as many iound for the meeting of the army of 'the Tennessee and dedication of the monumental park at Chickamauga. WILL PROVE AN ALIBI. JDorrant'd Attorneys Said to Have Evidence Implicating Others. San Francisco, Sept. 10 An even ting paper prints a sensational story r about the defense which will be offered ia the trial of Theodore Durrant, for the murder of Blanche Lamont. The sstatement is credited to a person con nected with the defense. It is: "The alibi will be strong, but the defense ' lias witnesses to show that Durrant not only did not commit the murder, but will indicate who did commit it. There will be more than one implicated in the murder. Witnesses will testify t,hat they saw the girl enter the church on the fatal afternoon with a certain man and at that time a second man was in the church. There the defense will rest its inquiry. It' will not at- tetupt to prove that these parties did commit the murder. The statements as to this are so direct that they will ileave no ground for the prosecution to sstand on, so far as Durrant is con" cerued." APPEAL TO BANKS. .It Is Proposed That They Help Maintain the Gold Keserve. New York, Sept. 10. E. O, Leach, - -x-director of the mint, and cashier ol the National Union bank, speaking of the failure of the syndicate to replen isn tne gold, reserve, said, he was ; strongly ,in favor of the banks r giving up some of their . cold for " the maintenance of the treasury .. gold reserve. He thought it would be a good plan for all of them to ' turn into the treasury at least 25 per cnt. of their gold holdings. There was no question that as soon as the cotton and grain bills began to come forward gold would flow into the treasury, and the banks could then, if mecessary, replenish their own hold- CROPS GREATLY DAMAGED. ' The Storm In and Around Emporia Leaves Instruction in Its Path. Emporia, Kan., Sept. 10. Reports of tlaaiagre done by the great storm 'Sun- . day evening are still coming in. Fire, -caused by the flood entering his lime Vhouse broke out in the lumber yard of J. S. Watson, in this city, and damaged the stock about $2,000. For ;t9 miles above Emporia the Iveosho valley is flooded and the - damage to the crops cannot be computed. Whole fields of shocked corn and thousands of tons of hay have ;been washed away, and in many H places the inhabitants have had to fly to the uplands. Dunlap and Americus are flooded by the overflow of the Jveosko. fJO HOPE FOR THE MINERS. The Fire In the Osceola Shaft Near Hough ton, Mich., as Fierce as Ever. Houghton, Mich.. Sept 10. Huge -volumes of smoke are still issuing from the mouths of shaft No. 1, 2 and 3, at "the Osceola mine, showing that the - fire which started shortly before noon . Saturday is still raging fiercely. It is probable that the bodies of the thirty - " two miners entombed will never be re- - covered. Capt P. Richards, with seven anen, went into No. 5 shaft last even' tag 700 feet toward No. 4 shaft, whet they had to turn and flee for their lives v oa -account of the smoke and gas. On a Par with Saloons. Iew okk, Sept 10. The question whether, the clubs of the city were - amenable to the excise laws, as well -as saloons and hotels, has been the : cvjint of much discussion durincr the y. jjcesent police administration. Yester - dUty the police commissioners had aeon- .fecenee, after which President Roose velt gave out the following: "A club or corporation can no more violate the f j i Tin &4.w tnan an individual, wnen evi letce is secured against a. clnb that is srikilating the law by selling liquors it - 3ar its employes will be proceeded Ajraiust just as a saloonkeeper or hia employe. PASSENGER TRAIN WRECKED. A lirokeu Axle Cannes a Train to Be Thrown Into a Stream Many Injured. Cherokee, Kan., Sept.' 9. Passenger train No. 401, on the Cherry vale branch of the Fort Scott & Memphis road. went through a 60-foot span bridge across the liigrhtning' river between McCune and Monmouth at 5:03 o'clock Saturday evening. There were twen ty people hurt, some seriously, while many escaped with only slight in juries. As the train neared the bridge over Indian creek, 1 mile west of Monmouth, an axle on the rear coach broke, it ran 200 feet on the track and then tore loose from the train and rolled over into the back water of the creek. Ry this time the train had reached the bridge, and was rocking fearfully. The baggage car tipped and crashed into the side timbers of the bride. The structure, unable to stand the jar and strain, gave way. and the entire train pitched into the creek, 20 feet below. The stream had been swollen by the recent heavy rains. The baggage car fell first and the front coach fell partially over it. thus pre venting the passengers from being drowned. As it was, they were tumbled together at the endot the car. Among those seriously hurt are: Rrakeman Morris, Cherry vale, Kan., who was in the smoking car at the time of the accident. He was badly bruised about the head and body, re covery doubtful; J. W. Rray, Parsons, Kan., severely cut about the head; Mrs. Oliver, Pittsburg, Kan., an elderly woman, afflicted with heart trouble, so severely shocked that her condition is critical; a miner from Webb City, Mo., arm fractured; James Grayson, Pittsburg, Kan.; two ribs broken; J. E. Crandall, superintendent Kansas & xas Coal Co.; Mrs. Harper, Parsons, Kan.; Mrs. N. Morse, Webb City, Mo.; Mrs. E. Sto worth, Webb City, ,Mo.; Mrs. Retsford and child, Cherrvvale, Kan.; Patrick Harmon, engineer; George Emerson, conductor; Robert Black, brakeman. DEATH BY DYNAMITE. A Qaautity of the Explosive Goes OS with Frightful Force. Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 9. A frightful accident, resulting in the death of five persons, occurred yester day at Specht's ferry, a small station on the Milwaukee road, 12 miles above Dubuque, la. . A. Kirschner, of Foun tain City, has the contract of putting wing dams in the river and has a large force of men employed. These men boarded in a large shanty run by Edward Latshaw, whose home was in Victory, Wis. Yesterday morning Foreman C. H. Owens was passing the building when he noticed one of the Latshaw boys firing a rifle near the house, which was raised above 'the ground and under it 600 pounds of dynamite was stored Owens pointed , out the dansrer of an explosion, and the lad promised to stop firing the gun. Owens passed along and got about 50 feet when the gun was again fired and an explosion of dynamite followed. There were seven persons in the building, which was blown to atoms, Of the seven four were killed, also the boy outside, who fired the fatal shot. The scene of the explosion is a little hamlet containing only a hotel, depot, warehouse and a few shanties. The force of the explosion tore a hole 15 feet deep in the solid rock, wrecked the building above it and damaged nearly every other building- in the place. The mother, two daughters and youngrer son were found in the wrecked house. The baby girl was lying across the mother's dead and mutilated body cry ing piteously for her. Latshaw's body was found 200 yards away. His head Is partly buried in the earth. The boy who did the shooting was thrown over the tops of high trees, fallinsr to the earth a shapeless,unrecognizable mass. Hans Bjornsten's body was found 100 feet from the buildins", every bone broken, and his body bruised and DiacKenea. ine motner s neaa was crushed to a jelly, while her body bore no marks of the terrific explosion. OSCEOLA MINE HORROR. Fire Rages Fiercely la the Shaft and Bodies of Dead Miners Caunot lie Recovered. Houghton, Mich., Sept. 9. Huge volumes or. smoke are still issuing forth from the mouths of shafts No. 1, 2 and 3, showing that the awful fire which started in the Osceola copper mine shortly before noon Saturday is still raging fiercely, and the bodies of the thirty miners entombed are still lying somewhere below the sur face, without a doubt dead, suffocated by smoke and gas. Capt P. Richards, with a gang of seven men, went down No. 5 shaft yesterday evening and went about 700 feet toward No. 4 shaft. when they had to turn and flee for their lives, on account of the smoke and gaa . . There is no danger of the bodies be ing burned, as it is generally thought the men escaped from the burning shaft to some of the drifts leading to other shafts and were overcome bv gas and smoke before thev could reach a place of safety. This being the case. the bodies will be recovered as soon as the fire is gotten under control and the gases leave the mine. The shaft has been surrounded all day by thousands of people, all hoping that some sign or word would be c-otten from the men, but they have now al returned to their homes, fearing the worst All hope has been given up by the officials of ever rescuing any of the men alive. ALL ON BOARD LOST. Schooner Garlock Wrecked Off the Mexican Coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Hkowxsviule, Tex., Sept 9. Mex ican customs ofacers report that the schooner Garlock from Lake Charles. La., was wrecked off the Mexican coast 15 miles south of the mouth of the Rio I Grande in the storm of August 29, all on I Vwi v.:nM 1 i : ,1 i board being lost Besides her captain 6he carried a crew of four men and one passenger. Hercargo was a total loss. The Rio Grande is overflowing all th low land. People living near the rivet have been forced to Isajretheir houses. AMERICA WINS. The Defender Wins the First Race with the English Yacht Valkyrie. New Nork, Sept 9. Defender proved worthy of her title Saturday by out sailing the British challenger under conditions considered favorable to Lord Dunraven's yacht Valkyrie. In a dead beat to windward of 15 miles the beau tiful marine idol of America gained a cad of 3 minutes and 23 seconds on Valkyrie II L, and in the run home free before the wind this lead was increased to 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Adding to this the 29 1-10 seconds' time allowed by the cup challenger, the Defender won the initial race for the America's cup by 8 minutes and 49 1-10 seconds. The race was sailed n a light wind, ranging in velocity from 4 to 8 knots per hour. A great fleet of vessels carried spectators to see the nautical battle, and, judging by the scene at the finish, all believed the cup to be safe. It was a scene of splendid. nspiring enthusiasm at that point Steamships, steam yachts, steamboats and tugs crowded around the -finish ine, and while shrieking whistles rent the misty air, deep-lunged American cheers rang across the waters, and tens of thousands of hats and handkerchief s waved a glad welcome to the worthy successor of America and Vigilant. WRECKED BY WIND. The Kansas Normal school at Kmporia Hadly Damaged Other Localities In JiHred. Emporia, Kan., Sept 9. The new wing oi tne lvansas state normal school is in ruins. Part' of the north brick wall has been blown in and the roof carried away. It had only lately been finished and cost $50,000. The loss so far will be not less than $10,000, with prospects of it be- ins' still worse, as Albert Taylor hall, with its fine stage, fresco work, chairs, etc., is open to the rain, which is still falling. Fortunately 10 one was in the , building when it went down. ' Four inches of rain fell in two hours, accompanied by a terrific windstorm, yilliam Clarke's whole sale furniture store was drenched. basements and cellars are flooded and sidewalks torn up all over the city. But meager reports have been received from the country as yet At Reading a bridge and a thousand feet of the Santa Fe track is gone. At Neosho Rapids, several dwellings, a church and livery barn were destroyed. At Hartford a dwelling was blown down and a Miss Bessie Henry was seriously in jured. So far as can be learned, no one was killed. ROBBED BY TRUSTED MEN. A Terre Haute Express Cashier and Kail- road Agent Steal Thousands. Terre Haute, Ind., Sept 9. J. D. Farden, cashier of the Adams Express Co., and J. R. Barnett, city ticket agent of the Vandalia line, have dis appeared. A packag-e containing: 816,000 internal revenue receipts that was deposited Saturday by Revenue Collector Jump for shipment to the Cincinnati subtreasury, is missing. A locksmith opened the safe, the combination of which Farden alone knew, and the $16,000 package was not found in it There is no trace of its shipment, and all doubt is now removed as to the tkeft. At 11:30 o'clock Saturday night the police au thorized the statement that the steal ing would run between $20,000 and $40, 000; that the office had been literally cleaned of the day's receipts. DR. FRAKER'S SISTER. She Arrives in Richmond and Meets Her Brother in Jail. Richmond, Mo., Sept. 9. Mrs. N. J. McGruder, a sister of Dr. Fraker, ar rived here yesterday morning from At lanta, Mo., and went at once to the county jail and promptly identified Sheriff Holman's prisoner as her broth er. All doubt as to the identity of the prisoner was dispelled by the meeting of the two, which was very affecting, She bears a strong facial resemblance to the prisoner. She denied the pub lished story that she had offered to re fund the insurance companies the money she had received, and said she had not yet decided what disposition to make of itr Noted Newspaper Man Dead. - New York, Sept 7. William Henry Hurlbut, the noted newspaper man. died at Calabria, Italy, yesterday at the age of 68 years. Mr. Hurlbut took a prominent part as a war correspond ent during" the war, was captured by the confederates and escaped. He vter became connected with the New fork World and in 1871 accompanied the United States expedition to Santo Domingo, during which time he pub lished a very complete history of that island. In 1876-83 he was editor-in chief of the World and in the latter year, whenJoseph Pulitzer bought the World, he went to Europe, where he has since chiefly resided. He has con tributed largely to American and Brit ish periodicals and has published sev eral works besides hymns and poems. The Boston Masonic Temple Burned. BosxoN,Sept 9. The Masonic temple in this city was ruined by fire on Sat urday. In less than an hour the roof of the magnificent building fell in, car rying down what the fire had left of the three upper stories and making hopeless the task of saving anything but the two lower floors. The library and the musem of relics escaped seri ous damace. It was believed the loss would amount to S300,900. Bound to Jump Off the Bridge. New York, Sept 9. Mrs. Clara Mc- Arthur, the woman who attempted to jump from the Brooklyn bridge about two weeks ago, was picked up in the East river under the bridge to-day by two men in a rowboat It is alleged that she jumped from the bridge Chinese Smutrslers Heavily Fined. Portland, Ore., Sept 9. Judge Bel linger has sentenced ex-Collector oi Customs Lotan. convicted of conspir ing to illegally land Chinese, to pay a fine of $3,000. Seid Beck, the Chinese merchant who was convicted with L-0-. tap, was fined 5,00 - IS IT A FAKE OR FRAKERf Sensational Letter from a German at ! lath to a Topeka Paper. Kansas City, Mo., Sept 6. A special from Topeka, Kan., last night says: The Kansas Independent, a populist paper, will publish a letter Friday from a citizen of Duluth to its editor, L W. spiracy on tne part of tne insur ance companies and the chief of police of Topeka to arrest William Schnell and palm him off for Georsre TV. Fraker, of life insurance fame. The letter is written by a German of the name of Harberger, and is to the effect that Fraker or Schnell is a crazy hermit, whose great ambi- ion is to achieve notoriety. The author of the letter declares that it can easily be proven that Schnell has lived in the woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin for years, and that he passed in the local- ty where he wasarrested as "King of the Forest" It is alleged that it is not the intention of the insurance companies to pusn nis prosecution after the money handed over to Fraker's executors has been recovered. t explains that the reason why Fraker's companion in Minnesota was not taken into custody was that he would swear that the prisoner is not J"raker and furnish the names of any number of witnesses who would so testify. J. P. Davis, president of the Kansas Mutual Life Insurance Co., in an in terview last night, said there was no doubt of Fraker's identity, and that no effort would be made to secure the re turn of the insurance money until all interested admitted it He said that he believed Fraker would be sent to the penitentiary, although he admitted that a number of prominent vansas and Missouri attorneys whom ne naa consulted naa expressea me opinion that he could be convicted of no crime. WALLER AGAIN. rhe Government Movins Cautiously In Or der to Protect Waller Klghts. Washington, Sept. 6. The state de partment has been advised that the record in the Waller court-martial for which the French authorities found it necessary to send to Madagascar, is expected to reach Aden, on the Red sea. about the 12th inst. After its ar rival there F.ome time will be re quired for its transmittal to Pnri! artf still m nrp liffnrft it can reach Washington, it it is decided to have it examined here, so that it is expected to be at least a month before the department can be in full possession of all the facts in the case. In all probability no further step will be taken by the department in this matter until this examination shall be made. There is a growing feeling in the department tnat l ranee nas purposely sought delay in producing this record in the hope of causing the United States to make a peremptory and unconditional demand for Waller's release. It is believed if made this de mand would be granted, and if grant ed Waller would be deprived of all chance of securinsr an indemnity and the restoration of his land concession. Without an examination of the record which could not be demanded after his release, it would be impossible to show that Waller had been unjustly deprived of his property. The department is using every effort to avoid falling into this trap, while at the same time it is determined to protect Waller in all his interests. The department is understood to be in receipt of the full statement of the case, as supplied by the commander of the Castine. It is believed that the rritation of the French authorities at Tamatave was really aroused by his investigation into this case rather than bv his failure to salute the French flasr. STILL AHTER HIM. Another Attempt to JBlow Up the Roths child Bank in Paris. Paris, Sept 6. M. Rothschild's banking house in this city was the scene yesterday of another anarchistic attempt. At 3:20 o clock a man en tered the bank from the Rue La Fitte. In the vestibule a detective, who was on guard there, saw the ranger trying to light the fuse of a bomb which he carried with a ciararette. The ashes on the cigarette prevented the ready ignition of the fuse, and the man seeing- that he was observed threw the bomb upon the carpeted floon The weapon did not explode and the man was arrested. When he was taken to the police sta tion he boldly avowed himself an an archist The news of the outrage spread rapidly in Paris, and many fear that it portends a renewal of an active anarchistic campaign. CREEK NATION ELECTION. Isiahecker Has Probably Been Elected Chief. Ecfaula, I. T., Sept 6. The Creek election passed off quietly. Keturns from 15 out of 47 towns in the Creek nation give Ispahecher, the full-blood element candidate, 442; Porter, 93; Perryman, 9; Childress, 57. Indications point to the election of Ispahecker chief by a small plurality, as it is con ceded that the other candidates will tm unable to overcome the majority for him in his strongholds already heard from. He was nominated on the full blood ticket on a platform of suppres sion of Creek pastures and removal of intruders, and his followers expect him. if elected., to wasre war on th pasture men and the intruders. A WATERY GRAVE. Mrs. Dr. Lannlerau Drowned In the River at Louisiana. Mo. Mexico, Mo., Sept. 6. At Louisiana, Mo., Dr. and Mrs. Lannigan crossed the river on the ferry. It landed a Rhnrt. distance from the shore. The nidi- utrriia ftTftred with water on ac- f " w the sudden rise of the river. The counle attempted to drive to shore in a buggy when the current took them into deep water. Men in skiffs Knpfrifd in savins: the doctor, but Wfrvr thev cot to the shore vith Mrs. I Lannigan their strength jjay out and I alio was dxownea. - - - . . ; FCUR POISONED. Some Japanese Eat at a Chinese Restaurant with Fatal Kffect. Sax Fr as Cisco, Sept 7. Wednesday evening four young Japanese belong- ing to the Japanese Christian mission of this city went to a Chinese restau rant at Waverly place in the Chinese quarter. They received good atten tion and what was presumed to be a good meal was served. Shortly after they left the place they were all taken seriously ill and a doctor was hastily summoned. It was soon discovered that they had been poisoned and anti dotes were administered but with little effect and after a few hours of agony one of the victims died. The doctors have despaired of the lives of the other three, as the poison used is of a very virulent nature, the dead man turning black and swelling to twice the nor mal size shortly after his. death. It is presumed that the enmity which ex ists between the two nations at the present time was the cause of the crime on the part of the Chinese. ' KATAL EXPLOSION. Two Little Children Barned to Death and a Third Seriously Injured. Independence, Kan., Sept A fa tal explosion of gasoline occurred here ast night in which Eva and Roscoe Taylor were burned to death and Mary Taylor seriously injured. The two children, aged respectively 8 and 13 years, were ' alone in the house when the little girl attempted to kindle fire by using kerosene. By mistake she got the gasoline can and, as there was prob ably a spark of fire in the store. terrible explosion followed. The children ran screaming out of the louse with their clothes a mass of flames, and were met by their sister, Mary, whose clothes also caught fire in trying to save the children, ine two little ones died in a few hours and their older sister is nowxying in a seri ous condition, having .inhaled some of the flames. JOPLIN BADLY FLOODED. Severe Storms Damage a Church, Resi dences and Business Houses. Joplin, Mo., Sept 7. Joplin was vis ted by a cloudburst shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Rain fell at intervals all the afternoon, culmi nating in a storm which was the worst known in twenty years. Water came down in streams. The rain was accom panied by a terrific electrical display, and by a high wind, which did great damage. The First M. E. church and several private residences were damaged by water. On Main street, for half a block, on each side of the Willow branch, several business build ings were flooded. In all the low lying districts the occupants were driven from their houses. The railways suf fered much damage. Many mines were flooded, and the loss from this will be heavy. No fatalities are re ported. A break in the water main has cut East Joplin off from supply. OPPOSE BLOOMERS. Doctors Solemnly Declare Against the Craze. Detroit, Mich., Sent 7. In the closing hours of their deliberations the section in general medicine of the Missouri valley medical congress dis cussed the mooted question of the ef fect of bicycling. The exercising was indorsed as a health promoter for both sexes, and even recommended for certain ailments, but the wearing of bloomers bv feminine wheelists was put down as something outrageous, Several physicians talked upon the subject, and all agreed that temperate use of the bicycle is beneficial. Lesr- e-ins and plaited skirts were recom- mended for women riders, but bloom a era were unanimously declared to be an abomination and the ca,use of low ering their wearers in the eyes of spec tators. After some further discussion of the subjects of technical interest, both sections adjourned sine die. ANXIOUS TO BE HANGED. A Murderer Wants to Get Away from tne Vortures of Ills Conscience. Pittsburgh, Pa., Sept 7. James Mc Mullen, who is under sentence of death - - in the county jail for the murder of his wife last New Year's night is extreme ly anxious that Gov. Hastings should sign his death warrant McMullen savs remorse for the deed has driven him almost mad, and he wishes to ex patiate his deed on the gallows as soon as possible, sq that he may get away. if possible, from his conscience. After the murder McMullen tried to cut his throat The wound was healed and he was tried. jSo Free Sheep for Colleges. Washington, Sept 7. Acting Secre tary Curtis has written a letter to Mr. C. F. Curtis, of the Iowa Agricultural college, in which he holds that there is no provision of law which would permit the free ( importation of sheep for "scientific investigation" by his college. The provision for the free entry of articles for colleges embraces "philosophical and scientific apparatus, instruments, preparations, etc.." but not living animals. . Forbidden to Wear bloomers. Chicago. Sept 7. An edict recently issued by the Chicago Telephone Co. has been conspicuously bulletined at headquarters, 203 Washington street where 200 cirls are employed, and bears the official signature of the gen eral manager. It reads: "Operators will not be permitted to report at this building at any hour cf the day or night in bicycle costume, or to assume that attire before departure for home." Three Fcnoos Drowned. Gbeensboeo, Ga., Sept 7. Three men were drowned in the Oconee river yesterday. Two negroes, Albert Cross and John Armor, started to the mill with some corn to get it ground. When they reached the ferry they found the river very high from the re cent rains. Ira Caldwell, son of the ferryman, undertook to carry them across on a flat boat When they reached the middle of tuo stream the boat was caught in the current and swept down the river milo over the dam, 15 feet high, 'ine ooat was snat tered on the rocks aaa the men were tilled or drowned. ' WEEKLY REVIEW OF TRADE; Ontlook Is Encouraging, and a Certainty That the Corn Crop Will Be Enormous. New York, Sept 7. R. G. Dun & Co.'s weekly review of trade says: There is no real reaction in business. Gains which we recognized as tern porary are vanishing, but there re mains a decided increase over last year at date, although prices average 8.8 per cent lower than a year ago. It needs no keen observer to see that the reac tion against rapid advance in prices is strong. Hides were the "first to rise, but a decided break has come. Wheat jumped over 20 cents to 84 cents, but is now slow of sale at about 65 cents. Wool was late in rising, but has lost about i cent in averaga price within the past fortnight Iron still rises, the strike having hindered shipments of ore, but with troops guarding the ore begins to move. Cotton is strong, but has paused. The general tendency to cur Jail purchases where prices have notably advanced grows clearer in boots and shoes, in wool and in soma products of iron. The brightest feature in all the hori zon is the certainty that the crop of corn will be enormous. Frosts now can only atrect a small fraction, and the surplus will go into the manufac ture of meats, because at S5.7 cents at New York, nearly 4 cents lower than a week ago, there is no other profit able use for corn. The latest reports of wheat threshing have induced the best western iudsres to raise their estimate of the yield over 40,000,000 bushels, and with 450,000,000 bushels added to 70.000.000 bushels brought over, the supply will exceed all probable demands. Atlantic ex ports have been only 1,317,352 bushels, flour included, against 2,799,860 last year. i'acihc shipments continuing arge. PENSIONS FOR POSTMEN. The National Letter Carriers Association Kesolve for a Service Pension. Philadelphia, Sept 7. The elec tion of officers for the National Letter Carriers association was partially held at last night's session of 'the conven tion and the result thus far is as fol- ows: President, R. F. Quinn, Phil adelphia, 303 votes; William J. Hen nessey, Boston, 393; vice president, James Arkison, Fall River, 355; E. S. Kessler, New Orleans, 133; secretary. John F. Victory, Washington; treas urer, Alexander McDonald, Grand apids. A motion that the committee on leg islation be instructed to get an appro priation through congress to pay ths carriers in the twelve cities raisea to first class by the census of 1890 and back salary due them was adopted. The pension bill, presented by the Chicago delegation, was adopted as a whole amid great cheering. The bill which will now be presented to the next congress provides for the payment of a pension to all carriers who are in jured in the service, and the retirement of carriers on half pay after twenty years' service. The money is to be ob tained by deducting 2 per cent from the salaries of active carriers each month and 1 per cent from the pay of the retired carriers. GOLD RESERVE SHORT. The Gold Keserve Is Low, but No Alarm Is Felt by Officials. Washington, Sept. 7.-A telegram received at the treasury department states that 81,600,000 in gold had been withdrawn for export from the sub- treasury at New York. Slight gains. however, were made at Chicago and other points, ag-gregating 8180,000, so the true amount of the reserve at the close of business was 893,513,529. The cash balance was 8181,577. 1G8. The treasury officials maintain their usual reciticence on the subject, but there is no doubt that they were some what disappointed and surprised that the syndicate permitted the business day to close without making any de posit From the first the officials have confidently believed 8100,000,000 was the lowest point the syndicate would permit the reserve to reach, and hence their inaction at this time is not under stood. TO FIGHT FREE SILVER. The Illinois Honest Money League Prepar Injr for a Campaign. Chicago, Sept 7. Democrats from all parts of the state attended the meeting yesterday of the Honest Money league of Illinois, held at the Palmer house for the purpose of pre paring for the presidential campaign of 1896. Leaders of the party were present and after trans acting routine business dis cussed the work of the coming year, and the means of combating the free silver element of the party. A committee was appointed to outline a plan of action and prepare a list of candidates, reporting at the next meet ing, set for September 17. YOUTHFUL CRIMINALS. A Ttoj and Girl In Michigan Sentenced foe Killing: Their Grandmother. Grani Haven, Mich., Sept 7. Mary JJL Pieree, aged 13 years, who has been. on trial for the murder of her grand mother, was this morning found guilty of manslaughter. Judge Padgeham sentenced the girl to the industrial school for girls at Adrian until she ia 21yeaisold. This is the murder for' which George Chesebro, the girl'a nephew, was sentenced to life impris onment at Jackson a month ago. Chesebro testified against the girl. The Ottawa Encampment. Ottawa, Kan., Sept 7. The elev enth annual encampment of the Sec ond. Fifth, Sixth and Twelfth Kansas regiments closed yesterday with, speeches y C6L Cloud, Surgeon D. II. Fisher. Lieut-CoL Jenkins, of Chicago, Harrison Kelley, Ma Scudder, Capt Morse. Congressman Kirkpatrick and otheis. The Sixth regiment voted a organize for work for a monument for Kansas regiments. An Ohle Coiiuty's rnnd Short. Pauldisg. O., Sept 7. Ex-County Treasurer Finnan, whose term of of fice expired Monday, is declared by es. porta Q bo short 813,000.