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UNCLE SAM'S POST OFFICES.
Annual Report of Fourth Assistant Post-master-General Maxwell. Washington, Sept. 24. The annual report of Fourth Assistant Postmaster General Maxwell shows that the num ber of post offices in operation in the United States on June 30, 1895, was 70, 064. During the year 2,422 post offices were established and 2,163 discon tinued. The total number of ap pointments for the year was 13, 142. During the year the great est increase in the number of post offices was in Oklahoma, 69. Nine teen states show a decrease in the number of post offices, the greatest loss occurring in Kansas, 53; South Carolina ' losing 44 and Iowa and West Virginia 33 each. Fifteen other states show a : loss of from 2 to 37 each. During the -year 59,546 complaints affecting the - ordinary mail were received; 31,849 re ferring to letters, and 27,697 to pack ages. This shows an increase of 2,669 . over last year. Under the head of foreign cases the report emphasizes the superiority of the registry system of the United States over that of most of the foreign countries. During the year there were 2,240 ar rests for offenses against the postal laws, of which number 175 were post masters, 40 assistant postmasters, 50 .clerks in post offices, 12 railway post -office clerks, 37 letter carriers, 52 Mnail carriers and 28 were em ployed in minor positions ia the postal service. The concluding pages of the ; report are devoted to a series of sketches of important cases. Gen. Maxwell uses strong language in re ferring to the escape of Killoran, Al lien and Russell from Ludlow street jail, New York, their, apprehension .having been a matter of great impor tance to the department. IN IRELAND'S CAUSE. The Great National Convention Formally Opens at hicago. Chicago, Sept. 24. The great nation al convention of Irish societies was opened in the Young Men's Christian association hall this morning with a large representation of Irishmen from all parts of the country. The head quarters at McCoy's hotel presented an animated appearance, conferences and the welcoming of new arrivals being the order of the day. John T. Keat ing, state secretary of the Ancient Or der of Hibernians, and secretary of the local reception committee, esti mates that there will be fully 1,500 delegates in attendance. The convention will last three days. One general object is the formation of -a united open organization for the fur therance of the Irish cause. Those who issued the call for the convention -claim that it is not contemplated that physical force shall be used or advised in the attainment of the inde pendence of the Irish people as a nation, unless such means be deemed absolutely necessary and the object in -view be probable of attainment. It is believed the convention will serve to revive interest and infuse new life into the. Irish cause, both in America and Great Uritain. A sensation has been created by the announcement that among other things the convention will consider the case of the Irish political prisoners still held in penal servitude in En gland. Lord Salisbury, it is stated on high authority, will probably be sent a formal demand for their release within a certain period, which, if not complied with, will be followed by the carrying out strictly of the old law an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. For every prisoner not released the "removal" is promised of a British cabinet officer or other prominent Eng lish government official. "WOMAN'S CONGRESS OPENS. A Memorable Gathering: of Distinguished Women Assembled at Atlanta. Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 24. The wo man's congress opened yesterday with a memorable and interesting pro gramme in which many distinguished women from distant cities were repre sented. The auditorium in the woman's building, more properly known as the Assembly hall, was thronged with spectators and the different addresses were re ceived with enthusiastic applause. The occasion was in every sense bril liant and gratifying. Mrs. Louise M. Gordon, the distinguished chairman of the committee on congresses, has labor ed faithfullyto bring representative women from all over the world to the -south through the medium of her de partment, and has succeeded. The ad vance programme shows a splendid list of brilliant and brainy women and the people of Atlanta have cause to expect a series of instructive and in interesting papers, embracing in sub ject all the topics of the day. Mrs. Jordon opened the exercises of the day with a few well chosen remarks. Mrs. W. IL Felton was made chairman. She -introduced Mrs. Joseph Thompson, president of the woman's board. She made the speech of the day. The con gress will begin business to-day. Disastrous Tennessee Hailstorm. Clakksville, Tenn., Sept. 24. A large amount of damage to crops, es pecially tobacco, was caused by a hail storm which passed over the section of country 10 miles north of this city Sat urday. There was a terrific fall of -hail, the hailstones being exceedingly large. One farmer, J. T. Handle, had a field of thirty-five acres of fine to bacco torn to pieces and destroyed, and a number of other planters "in that vicinity were heavy losers. Two Trainmen Killed. Bloom ixgtox, I1L", Sept. 24. Neat Washington the engine of a construc tion train on the Toledo, Peoria A Western jumped the track while run ning at a high rate of speed and was 'overturned. Engineer James Dillon -and Fireman Brown were crushed to -death. Heat Prostration In Huston. liosTON, Sept. 24. The temperature in this city yesterday equaled that oi the warmest day of the year, and was higher than any day in September for ten years. The thercaometer regis tered above 90 degrees ail day. Many vprostrauous have, been re ported. KANSAS CITY FESTIVITIES. Programme of the Great Events During Next Week Four Bijr Parades. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 24. Ar rangements for Kansas City's great spectacular parade, that of the Priests of Pallas, have been completed by the directory. The parade will take place on Tuesday evening, October 1, at 8 o'clock. In the parade will be twenty gorgeous floats, accompanied by thir teen bands from various towns in Kan sas and Missouri. The streets of the city will be well cleaned and the busi ness houses along the line of march profusely decorated. Tuesday, October 1, at 2 p. m. will occur the flower parade. No feature of the week's festivities has created more widespread interest and enthu siasm than the flower parade, both from its novelty and the enlistment of Kansas City's most prominent ladies in its success. , Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock will occur the bicycle parade, which will present many unique, entertain ing and amusing features. There will be elaborate bicycle floats, many of them depicting bicycle growth, some grotesque and some instructive. Strin gent regulations for keeping the streets clear during the parade have been adopted, and will be strictly en forced. The annual Priests of Pallas ball will take place Wednesday night. Thursday, October 3, at high noon, the second annual parade of the Kan sas City Karnival Krewe proper will take place. This parade will be non sense pure and simple, butnonsenseso interwoven with beauty, artistic dis play and novelty that all can praise and enjoy it, and it is expected to sur pass anything ever seen in the west of a like character. Through the agency of the Kansas City Karnival Krewe Pain's Pyro Spectacle Co. have agreed to reproduce in Kansas City the great military spectacle, "Siege of Vicksburg." It will be a duplicate of the one given at Manhattan beach, New York. SILVER DEMOCRATS CONFER. Senators Harris and Juneo, Gov. Stone and Others Meet in Memphis. Memphis, Tenn., Sept. 24. The dem ocratic silver leaders selected to put into practical shape the conclusions of the conference held in Washing ton last month met here to-day, Senators Harris and Jones, of Arkan sas; W. II. Ilinrichsen, chairman of the Illinois state democratic committee; Gov. Stone, of Missouri; Casey Young, of Memphis, and several others of less note being present. Senator Turpie, of Indiana, is the principal absentee, being detained at home. Ilinrichsen says that the democracy of the south and the doubtful states of the west are for free silver and will vote for it in the next elec tion. He reiterated his former decla rations as to the policy and pur poses of the administration. Cleveland, he said, will bring on a war with Spain about Cuba and eventually with En gland. This will give him an excuse to call for a big issue of bonds and rivet the gold standard on the country and besides clear the way for a third term. LOST WIFE AND BABE. Distressing: Accident at Bradish, Neb., by the Capsizing of a Cart. Albion, Neb., Sept. 24. A distress ing accident, resulting in two deaths, occurred at Bradish, 6 miles east of this place. Bert Holtou, wife and child were driving into the village in a road cart. When near the elevator they were obliged to cross a canyon, and this was filled with water to a depth of five feet. In crossing, the cart was over turned, and the three were thrown into the water. The rain and darkness caused them to be separated, and when the man, almost exhausted, was res cued the wife and baby were out of sight and sound. The body of the child was found during the night, but that of the woman was not recovered until the next morning. FROM POLITICAL CONTROL. The Civil Service Rules Extended to All Consular Places. WASHiNGTON,Sept.24. The president, by an executive order, issued to-day but dated September 20, has extended the civil service system, in a modified form, to all consular officers whose compensation directly and through fees ranges from $1,030 to $2,500. This will include about one-half of the total number of consuls who receive more than $1 ,000. This change has been gained by reviving in substance an old order of 1873. Vacancies in the service will be filled hereafter by transfer or promotion, by appointment of qualified persons formerly in the employ of the state department and by appointment of persons selected by the president after passing a non-competitive examination. NOT FOR FREE SILVER. An Alleeed Poll of the Next House Shews a Die: Majority Against the White Metal. New Yobk, Sept. 24. The sound money committee of the chamber of commerce, of which ex-Congressman Joseph C. Hendricks is the head, has made a poll of the next house of repre sentatives on the money question. The list records eighty-eight members for free silver, 21(5 opposed to free silver and fifty-two whose views are not known. Of the eighty-eight put down for free silver, thirty are republicans, fifty-one democrats and seven pop ulists. C hildren Burned While Alone. Spring Green, Wis., Sept. 24. Two children of Emery Slauson, living 2 miles we"? of Arena, were burned to death in their home. The mother went for a pail of water a mile away, locking the two children in a room. The house was burned during her ab sence. .. Rather Chilly at Dallas, Tex. Dallas, Tex., Sept- 24. A brisk norther reached here yesterday after noon, causing a fall in temperature oi 25 degrees in two hours. At 12 o'clock last night the thermometer registered 50 degrees. . AFTER GOLD HUNTERS. rroops May Re Prensed Into Service Against Prospectors In Oklahoma. Washington, Sept. 23. The indica tions are favorable for some war ma nipulations in Oklahoma, and it ia possible that some of the troops sta tioned at Fort Leavenworth may be pressed into the service. Capt. Bald win, agent for the Wichita, Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Indians, in a communication to the commissioner of Indian affairs says that within a very short time hundreds of mining pros pectors have gone into the Wichita mountains looking for precious metals. The captain is of the impression that recent publications in regard to finds of gold in that country are responsible for the invasion. Many of the intrud ers are from Colorado and the far west, but the majority came from the zinc mining sections of Missouri and Kansas. The number in the mountains is variously estimated at from 500 to 1,000. The Indian police are unable to cope with the situation and are power less to do little besides secure informa tion. It is understood that the commis sioner of Indian affairs will recommend to the secretary of the interior that the suggestions of the agent be carried out and the approval of this by the secretary will be followed by a refer ence of the whole matter to the secre tary of war, requesting that troops be dispatched to remove the intruders. BOND SYNDICATE DISSOLVED. It Is Said the Government Has No Farther Use for Its Services. New York, Sept. 23. The managers of the government bond syndicate have taken action which is regarded as a formal dissolution of the syndi cate, the government having no longer need of its services. The managers setit out checks, which have been re ceived by the members of the syndicate, giving the profits oi the operation of the syndicate, the members having al ready received the principal which they had placed in the hands of the managers. The exact percentage of profit is not at present obtainable, but it is understood after allowing interest on the money for the period during which it was in the hands of the man agers the profits are a trifle below 6 per cent. A ROBBER WITH NERVE. Single-Handed He Kobsa Faro Dank in the Presence of Several Men. Spokane, Wash., Sept. 23. A bold hold-up occurred at the Leroi club rooms at 3 o'clock yesterday morning. A single robber entered and with a drawn revolver commanded Faro Dealer Durff and several other men in the room to throw up their hands. They obeyed and the robber cleaned out the faro bank of S520. He also took the dealer's revolver, that was lying in the drawer, but overlooked $1,200 in a sack beside it. He then backed out and reached the street, and was out of sight before the frightened gamblers recovered their wits sufficiently to give the alarm. The Cceur d'Alene faro close by was robbed just a week ago, probably by the same, man. BANKS TO SUPPLY GOLD. Thirty Millions Said to Re Pledged to the Treasury if Needed. New York, Sept. 23. A special from Washington says: The easy assurance and confidence of "treasury officials that there will not be a bond issue and that the treasury gold reserve will not again be seriously depleted is explained by a prominent official, who says that, through the good offices of the bond syndicate, promises have been secured from bankers in the principal cities of the country that in case ' of necessity they can be called upon to place up to 30, 000, 000 of gold in the treasury in exchange for legal tender. This important matter has been quietly negotiated by Messrs. Belmont and Morgan during the last fifteen days. WHISKY CAR BURNS. An Explosion Near Leroy, 111., Seriously Injures Two Men. Peoria, 111., Sept. 23. The Big Four whisky train to the east met with a serious accident Saturday night. When east of Leroy a car of spirits coupled behind the caboose was discovered to be on fire and a fast run was made to the next water tank, where Conductor Joe Murphy and Brakeman John Mul doon made an effort to extinguish the flames. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion and the car was blown to atoms, it being impossible afterward to find a stick of timber G inches long. The men were hurled some distance from the wreck, both being terribly burned. Muldoon was the most seri ously injured and there is small Lope of his recovery. Murphy's case is also critical. - - TWO YOUNG MEN KILLED. To Avoid One Train They Walk Directly In Front of Another. St. Joseph, Mo., Sept. 23. Late last night Frank Dunning and Charles Larmen, two well-known young men of Wathen, Kan., a small town 5 miles west of this city, went down to the joint depot of the St. Joseph & Grand Island and the Chicago Rock Island & Pacific roads. While standing on the Grand Island tracks a passenger train came along, and they stepped over on the Rock Island tracks to avoid it just in time to be caught by a passing Rock Island freight. Both were in stantly killed, their bodies being frightfully mangled. Dunning was the son of Probate Judge Dunning, of Doniphan county. Fonnd One of Oreely's Men. St. John, N. F., Sept. 23. A sensation al report is current, set afloat by the crew of the Peary steamer Kite, to the effect that they were bringing home the bones of one of the Greely party from Cape Sabine, where nearly all of Greely's men perished from starvation. Five Persons Drowned. Chicago, Sept. 23. Five persons were drowned while bathing ia Lake Michigan yesterday. Three young men lost their lives while in the water at the foot of Lawrence avenue, and two boy a were drowned off Barry ave-enue. FOR A NEW PARTY. Project on Foot to Colt All Free Silver In terests Into One Great Political Party. CniCAGO, Sept. 19. Plans are now being formulated for a great free silver convention in Chicago. It is intended that this convention, in the event that the old parties refuse to place a free silver plank in their platforms, shall nominate candidates for president and vice president and organize for an active campaign in IS 91 This was decided upon at yesterday's session of the free silver conference at the Auditorium. The conference com pleted the consolidation of the con flicting national organizations repre sented. The matter having been dis posed of, the means of promoting the cause were discussed at length. It was decided that a campaign of education was the first necsssity and it was re solved to begin it at once. The president of the consolidated body will be Gen. A. J. Warner, presi dent of the National Bimetallic league, and the secretary will be Edward B. Light, president of the American Bi metallic union. The executive com mittee of the national silver committee formulated resolutions to the effect that the American Bimetallic league and the National Bimetallic union were requested to join with the na tional silver committee in formulating a plan for holding a national conven tion to nominate a presidential ticket, "Upon a platform with the sole plank providing for the restoration of silver to a constitutional place in the cur rency of our country without await ing the action of any other nation on earth." GONE WRONG. Two Big Embezzlements Come to Light In Chlca&ro. Chicago, Sept. 20. Ross C. Van Bokkelen, receiving teller of the Mer chants' Loan & Trust Co., is missing with $33,000 of the money belonging to the institution. It is thought that Van Bokkelen has gone to Mexico. The dis covery of the shortage came about when a representative of the McCormick Harvester Co. oalled at the bank in regard to a deposit of 33,000 made last Friday. An examination of the books showed that it had not been entered, and further that Van Bokkelen had suddenly left Saturday on his vacation. The bank officials, becoming suspi cious, made a hasty examination of the missing teller's books, and it showed that in the last year and a half he has misappropriated almost $50,000. An employe of. the National Bank of Illinois is also missing, and with him has disappeared 819,500 of the bank's funds. Ue was one of the trusted officials, and has been with the in stitution a long time. About two weeks ago he sent word to the bank that he was sick. After a week, when he did not appear, an investiga tion was begun, resulting in the dis covery of the shortage. The bank offi cials this afternoon refused to make public the name of the defaulter and declared that two men were impli cated. DISASTER AT SEA. A Spanish Vessel Sunk Off Havana Forty six Drowned. Tampa, Fla., Sept. 20. Official news received in this city states that in the canal at the entrance of the harbor of Havana at midnight the Spanish gun boat Sanchez Barcastequi collided with the Spanish merchant steamship Mor tera. The latter was almost immedi ately sunk. Forty-six people were drowned. The rear admiral Senor Del gado, and four other officers and thirty seaman were thrown overboard from the gunboat and all were drowned. The damage to the gunboat was seri ous, but she was not sunk. The Barcastequi was a third class cruiser carrying five heavy and two rapid-fire guns. She was of 1,000 tons displacement. The cruiser left Fort Barcastequi at midnight with Adm. Delgado Pare jo on board. On reach ing the mouth of the harbor close to Moro Fort, the Barcastequi came in collision with the Mortera, a steamer engaged in the coastwise trade. The Mortera struck the cruiser on the star board and so badly injured her that she sank at once. OMAHA'S CARNIVAL. An Immense Crowd Witnessed the Closing Parade. Omaha, Neb., Sept. 20. More than 100,000 visitors witnessed the closing scenes in the week's festivities in Oma ha last night, the final event being the parade of the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben and the court ball. For the occasion twenty of the most magnificent of this season's Mardi Gras floats had been secured and the appearance of the glittering pageant was much im proved in the mythological sense by the addition of numerous devices by Omaha artists. The elaborate spec tacle was headed by a platoon of mounted policemen and the floats were guarded by 200 Knights of Ak-S---Ben. In the absence from the state of Gov. Holcomb, Lieut. -Gov. Moore occupied the governor's box in the reviewing stand. Seven Acres of Houses Burned. Cincinnati, Sept. 2a Fire at Traut man's station, 8 miles below the city, destroyed seven acres of buildings of the Cincinnati Dessicating Co., where artificial fertilizer is made. Eight acres of buildings are unscathed. All the buildings burned, including the big bone mills, were heavily stocked. The loss is $200,000, well insured. Thirty freight cars burned. A Sawmill Boiler Explodes. Central Citt, W. Va., Sept. 2a The large sawmill of Frank Weekly, lo cated 4 miles back of Proctorville, was blown to atoms last evening by the boiler exploding. Frank Weekly, the proprietor, was blown to pieces, some parts of his body, being found 100 yards away. George Matthews, an employe, was blown a distance of 50 yards and his mangled remains lodged on top of a rail fence. William Turner, the en gineer, was badly cut about the head and rendered unconscious. He cannot live. Several others were slightly in jured. The ause of the .explosion U unknown. A RECORD BREAKER. A. Sadden Change In the Weather That Was Astonishing From Sweltering Heat to Blizzard. Denver, Col., Sept. 23. Nearly the entire state of Colorado was covered by a mantle of snow yesterday. The storm was a record breaker, such a depth of snow never having been seen so early in the season. At Greeley, 50 miles north of Denver, the snow was 14 inches deep, while in Denver near 8 inches fell. In the mountains it ex ceeded a foot in many places. The southern limit of snow was Pueblo, 150 miles south of Denver, al though in the mountains in the south western corner of the state it extended nearly or quite to the New Mexico line. In Denver, Boulder, Greeley and other cities, immense damage was done to shade and fruit trees. Grand Junction, Montrose and Canon City, the best fruit growiug regions of the state, escaped serious damage from the snow. In the mountain val leys much late grain was ready for the harvest. It was nearly all rained. NEBRASKA WEATHER Omaha, Neb., Sept. 23. Saturday night Omaha and ail eastern Nebraska was wrestling with a hot wave, with the thermometer at 10a Last night an inch of snow covered the ground at Deuel, Big Springs, North Platte,Grand Island, and other northwestern Ne braska towns. Chappell, Neb., Sept. 23. The past week has been a record breaker for weather The fore part of the week was the warmest weather this season, the thermometer touching 114 degrees in the shade. Yesterday it turned very cold and began snowing during the night. There is now 1 inch of snow on the ground.. BLIZZARD IN WYOMING. Salt Lake City, Sept. 23. A special from Bawlings, Wyo., to the Tribune, says: Frank Nevins sent his two sons into the gulch, a mile away from home, to drive cows. Twenty horse men who went to search for them have returned without finding trace of them. They have undoubtedly perished in the snow, which is two feet deep. THE COLD W AVE. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 23. The promised change in the weather came yesterday. It was no slight change, either, being one that required the shedding of straw hats and dusters and the donning of overcoats. ELSEWHERE. Chicago, Sept. 23. Dispatches to the Associated Press from many points in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin report a drop in the temperature of 30 degrees. At nearly all points which have been heard from the change was ushered in by a violent windstorm, which at some points did considerable minor damage. INDIANAPOLIS THE WINNER. The Hoosler City Captures the Western Baseball League Pennant St. Paul Sec ond. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 23. Yester day's rain prevented the Blues playing the last game with Terre Haute, which the home team hoped to win to place them in second place Sunday's game closed the Western league season, and the result made Indianapolis the pen nant winner by a pronounced ma jority, her per centage being .639, St. Paul is second with .593, Kansas City third with .589, Minneapolis fourth with .521, Milwaukee fifth with .480, Detroit sixth with .451, Terre Haute seventh with 430, and Grand Rapids eighth with .303. IN A RECEIVER'S HANDS. The Kansas City Times Forced to the Wall by Creditors. Kansas City, Mo., Sept. 23. Wiley 0. Cox, the banker, has been appointed receiver of the Kansas City Times Newspaper Co. by Judge Slover, and has taken charge of its business. The appointment was made on application of the Remington Paper Co., of Water town, N. Y. The Times is recognized as one of the leading democratic papers of the west, but during the past few years has been run at a great financial loss. The paper, since Dr. Munford lost con trol of it a few years ago, has been conducted by Witten McDonald, an ex banker. HILL FOR PRESIDENT. It Is Said New York Democrats Will Ulve the Senator a Boom at Their Conven tion. Washington, Sept. 23. The rumor comes to town that the New York democratic state convention will unan imously indorse Senator David B. Hill for the democratic nomTnation for president. It is further stated that this is the programme mapped out by the leaders and that Senator Hill has given his approval to the scheme. Such an action on the part of the con vention, his friends claim, will secure the nomination at the nationnl con vention. HELD COURT ON SUNDAY. A Jnry Brings in a Verdict and the Prison er Is Sentenced While the Church Hells King:. Birmingham. Ala., Sept. 23. For the second time in the history of this county criminal court was held on Sunday. The jury in the case of Van Parvin, charged with the murder of James Dorman, which had been out since Saturday night, reported yester day evening. Judge Green was sent for and the court convened just as the church bells were ringing for services. The jury found Parvin guilty of mur der and he was sentenced to six and a half years in the penitentiary. Waller's Family Near His Prison. Paris, Sept. 23. The family of ex Consul Waller have arrived at Mar seilles, where Mr. Waller is imprisoned by the French government on convic tion of having supplied information of the movements of French troops to the Hovas in Madagascar. A Long: Kentucky Strike Useless. Danville, Ky., Sept. 23. The min ers' strike in Laurel district, pending since May 1, ended by the acceptance of the old scale of 70 cents a ton, the operators refusing to negotiate with the Knights of Labor, or recognize that organization in any particular. -BLANCHE LAMONT'S RING. A Pawnbroker Testifies That Durrant Trle to Sell It. Saw Francisco, Sept. 2L The prose cution in the case of Theo. Durrant an nounced yesterday that its attorneys would be through with the direct ex amination next Wednesday. Adolph Oppenheim, a pawnbroker, testified that on April 4 and 10 Durrant came to his store and offered for sale a ring with a small chip diamond. The witness select ed a ring from those identified as be longing to Blanche Lamont, and said that was the ring offered him by Dur rant. He had declined to purchase it, and Durrant had taken it away with, him. The witness stated that since testifying at the preliminary ex amination he had received two letters offering him bribes to modify his testimony. One of the letters offered him $500 on con dition that he state on the stand that he could not positively identify Dur rant He was not to see anyone in connection with the bribe until after he had given bis - testimony, when the money would be paid to him. The second letter was of a similar charac ter. The witness t said he had turned both letters over to the police. ON THE INCREASE. Most of the Cholera Cases In Oriental Ports Prove FataL San Francisco, Sept. 21. The steamer Gaelic, which arrived yester day from Hong Kong and Yokohama, did not stop at Honolulu. She brought eleven cabin passengers from Hiogo, the worst infected cholera district in the Orient. Since last advices there has been an increase of cholera plague In the Oriental ports. During the two weeks preceding the sailing of the ship there had been six deatha from cholera in Hong Kong, 51 deaths out of 54 cases at Lagasaki, 25G deaths out of 329 cases at Hiogo and 27 cases with 19 deaths at Yokohama. After in spection by members of the board of health, the passengers and mails were landed and the steamer returned to quarantine. The postmaster has re ceived instructions from Washington in response to his suggestions direct ing him to fumigate the mails received from infected ports. The chief of police-has ordered a house to house can vass for the purpose of compelling all citizens to put their houses in the best sanitary condition possible. DECISION NOT FINAL. The Texas Prize Fight Law May Come De fore the Fnll Court. Austin, Tex., Sept. 21. Judges Davidson an i Henderson of the court of appeals refused to sit with Judge Hurt in the priz; fihl habeas corpus case on the ground that the court could not hold legal session during vacation, and further that the proper tribu nal to hear the case was the county judge of Dallas county. The regular session of the court of appeals will begin at Tyler on the first Mon day of next month, and it is stated here that the Dallas grand jury, now in session, will indict the principals of the recent fight, and they will have a chance for a hearing before the full bench in the regular session. However this may be, Gov. Culber son still stands firm and will prevent the fight under common penal statutes, and his determination has given cur rency to a rumor in sporting circles that the fight will take place in the Indian territory not far from Colbert. HIS FEET OUT OF FIX. Corbett's Pedal Kxtremlties Are Raw and He Was Forced to Quit Training:. New York, Sept. 21. Pugilist Jim Corbett, who has trained several hours each day this week, was yesterday forced to stop his work on account of the condition of his feet, the soles of which are actually raw. His knee also pained him more than usual. The sores on the knee are healing outwardly, but the swelling at the kneecap was greater and the pain much more severe than on any previous day. With all this, the cham pion did considerable work yesterday before he was compelled to quit. He has not lost hope, but expresses con fidence in the outcome of his battle with Fitzsimmons. A FIRE PROOF VAULT. Ai Indianapolis National Bank's Two Mil lion Dollars Unscathed. Indianapolis, Ind., Sept. 21. The six-ton steel door of the vault of the Indiana national bank, which was de stroyed by fire Monday, was slowly swung open this morning, after some hammering and the application oi wrenches by experts. The plate oi glass through which was seen the clock work mechanism, was "sweaty" and clouded with dampness and there were traces of rust about the steel edges of the door, but the interior of the vault and the contents were found intact. The vault contained about $J,000,000 oi which $900,000 is in gold. PEKIN'S DEATH LIST. Cholera In That Citr Is Canslnjr a Mortali ty of 2,000 a Day. San Francisco, Sept. 21. William E. Curtis, well known as a newspapei writer and executive officer of the Pan American congress, has arrived from China and Japan. He describes the ravages of cholera in China as some thing frifrhtf uL The deaths in Pekin average 2,000 a day and in Shanghai the mortality is very high. Eighteen foreigners have died in the latter place. The Dnke Owns lip. New Yobk, Sept. 21. The engage of the young duke of Marlborough tc Miss Consuelo Vanderbilt, which has been repeatedly affirmed and denied during the past month, was formally announced last night. The duke him self is authority for the statement. Kin? Humbert's Generosity. Rome. Sept. 2L In honor of the fetes commemorating the entry of the Italian army into Rome in 1870, King Humbert has granted a pardon to all the Sicilian rioters who were, under going sentences of imprisonment fos. less than ten years.