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VOL. XXXII.-NO 264, HELENA. MONTANA. MONDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 2, 1891 PRICE FIVE ONTS ARRI BROTHERS 119-181 orth Main Street. We said something would drop is week-and it has dropped. 38 cents each; Two for 75c; Unlaundried Shirts nd good ones. Scour the country ver and you will find no better or 75c. each. We have one hun. Id dozen, and want to clear them ut in the two days we will run e shirts at these prices. Mail orders will be honored at s price for a week. City sales limited to two days. Positively no more than six will sold to any individual custom r, and none will pass our door til paid for. They are excellent goods, good uslin. 2000 Linen, Linen Collar nd Cuff bands, reinforced Back nd Front, full cut, seams filled, nd worth double the money. We want to set people talking, ad we just think nothing is so pt to do it as to offer goods at bout half their value, and that is hat we are doing. It is our advertisement. When the good ladies come in to uy their husbands these bargains e would ask them to look at our oy's Department. "We have one ourselves proud" and the boys now it. We have not only the FINEST STOCK IN HELENA, ut we name CLOSEST PRICES IN HELENA. We have a line of Ray's Washed atinetts and ask the attention of dies (who have boys that are not s particular as they shonld be) to e fact that we quote them at 1.50 and $2.00 a suit in sizes 4 to 14. Another novelty we show a Chilton Cheviot at $4. Ladies, ou can't afford t'o pass them. We are dwelling principally on pecialties in all the departments. n the headwear we call particular ttention to the ILLER HAT. We are OLE AGENTS in Helena. Now it is a recognized fact in shion centres that the Miller is he only hat. It is the proper thing, nd all the authorities on fashion's hims obey Miller's commands on hat to wear for the head. The there are not in it. They are back umbers. They have served their me; had their day, and now have een relegated to the top shelf. MILLER IS THE PROPER THING, nd if you want to be dressed styl shly you must come to us and buy is hat. We have them in all tyles of Derby, and two blocks of ilk goods. JAROS' UNDERWEAR I Have you seen it? If not, put oney in the purse and take a ook. IT IS GREAT i Jaros' Hygienic Underwear is he result of years of patient tudy, applied to practical personal omfort. We ain't sufficiently sci ntfic to state all it can and oes do, but if you will ask for we will furnish you, free of cost, e treatise on its application and anufacture, and a careful pe usal will cause you to wonder ow you tver managed to get long without it. LOTS OF SPECIALTIES. We have not the time or space to numerate, but since we have been Sour new quarters we feel the enefits of our change, with the om to display our immense stock the largest, and certainly the nest in Montana. The increase in le volume of our business is no ceable and gratifying, and to hose who have holped, by their atronage, to swell this volume of usiness, woe extend our heartfelt anks, and assure thenl we will so our utmncst eforets to please nd thereby nlert a contlnuanoe f favors. LOOK OUT I Something else will drop next seek. ARRI BROTHERS t~ 119-121 orth Main Street. BLEW t1M 10T PIECES. Fatal Accident From an Explosion of Giant Powder at the Parrot Mine. Dennis Sullivan Meets His Death and Four Others Nar rowly Escape. Custer County Stockmen Aroused Over the Bustling of Horses by Cheyenne In dians-Other State News. BtrETr, fov, 1.-[Special.]-A fetal acci dent ooonfred about two o'clock this after noon at the Parrot mine, by which Dennis iSullivan last his life. In company with his partner, Mike Murphy, he was drilling a Iole in preparation for a blast on the 500 feet level and about 800 feet from the sta tion. When the two men were ready to use the powder Sullivan started after a suf fioient qudntity of the explosive, which was stored in a cut in the drift about 150 feet east of the place where the men were work ing. Sullivan had been gone on his errand but a few moments when a terrific explo sion occurred. There was a scene of the wildest excitement, but the lives of three other men working in the same drift were saved by the cool head of Superintendent Tibbey, who heard the noise of the explo sion and ant off the supply of air in other parts of the mine and sent it all down on to the 500 foot level. But for his prompt action there would have been four dead men instead of one. The terrific concus sion caused by the explosion of the twenty five pounds of giant powder, which the un fortunate man had in his hands, demol ished the timbering of the drift and the dirt caving down completely bloeked the usunal means of egress. Beside the man Murphy, who was waiting for the powder, there were two other miners, James Smith and Frank Wallace, who were working at the face of the drift, about 200 feet further east from the spot where it was intended to make the blast. The positions of the men for a time were extremely hazardous. The explosion caused a suffocating condition of the air. They tried to crawl over the obstruction which lay between them and the station, but so much dirt and rook had fallen that dhis was impossible, and they were obliged to retreat to the further end of the drift and climb by means of ladders up the stopes to the 400-foot level. While they were thus en deavoring to escape, they would have surely suffocated had it not been for the liberal quantities of fresh air which was pumped down to them. It was several hours before Sullivan's body was found. His head had been blown completely off, and his right arm was found some feet from the body. Not a particle of olothing was left except his boots, and the force of the explosion was so great that the body was terribly man gled. TROUBLED BY CHEYENNES. Custer County Stockman Complain of the Indians' Depredations. MILES CITY. Nov. I.- -1pecial.]-- The Stock Growers' Journal, in a leading arti cle, says the fact that the Cheyenne Indians are rustling horses for their bands has been again demonstrated. J. R. McKay has just recovered one of his fine Hambletonian colts with its cars split as an Indian brand. One of McKay's riders has found another young dolt tied to an Indian mare for the purpose no doubt of teaching it to follow that mare. It is reported also that two of Joseph Scott's horses are in use by the Cheyennes, one of them with the brand changed to the tribal brand-the antelope head. The Journal quotes these instances as showing that the practice of rustling colts and horses is becoming all too common in the neighborhood of the Cheyenne reservation. It calls upon the Board of Live Stock commissioners to put a stock inspector on the Tongue river with instrac tions and authority to find and take up such American horses as the Indians have run into their bunches and to arrest guilty Indians if evidence can be found. The general land office has ordered the plats filed and will now allow the settlers to make final proof on entries made within the bounds of the Cheyenne reservation. The Journal says: It iP a matter of dollars and cents to the settlers and horse owners of Tongue river and Lame Dooer to have an inspector stationed at the Cheyenne agency, and to the Indians it is a means of self-pre servation. The settlers claim to have sub mitted to about all human endurance can be called upon to stand, and if the pro tection is not accorded them they may take the solutilh of the Indian problem in that locality into their own hands, and with the advantage of a title to the lands upon which they live, the continuation of Indians surrounding them and levying tribute upon their cattle and horses will be a thing of but short duration. The settlers want to get rid of the Indians and the acts of the Indians might furnish the pretext for active measures to rid them selves of them. In the intorest of peace and quiet and for the protection of life and property, it is considered absolutely neces sary that the board of stock commissionors station an inspector at the agency who shall endeavor to deal with the Indians as they would endeavor to deal with white men who were rustling horses. The dilllculty of de tecting the individual Indians engaged in the work of building up the Cheyenne horse herds is held to be no excuse for fur ther delay in the matter; the recovery of tile horses is the first matter and the pun ishment of the thief secondary. The fact that they cannot retain horses that have been rustled will lessen the practice of rustling and the possibility of punishment will have a wholesome effect. GREAT IrALLS. Everything 1elunl Done to Beautify the Pretty Pralrie City. GnsET FALLs. Nov. 1.-[Special.--The appearance of Great Falls has been greatly Improved during the past summer. Aside from individual enterprise the city council has expended thousands of dollars in street work. Grading has been done, sidewalks everywhere built and trees planted, and the result of such endeavor is apparent to the least observant in the beautiful level streets flanked by rows of trees and smooth side walks. Property owners have also lent a helping hand in this direction; tasty resi denies have been constructed, lawns and lower ga!dens made and everything possi ble done to improve and beautify their sur roundings. Gibson park is the delight and admiration of all. It is to Hon. 1aris Gib son that the city is indebted for this de lightful retreat, for by his fostering care he has made it one of the finest parks to be found anywhere. Five piers on the new Fifteenth street bridge have been completed and it is ex pected by Contraotor Cornelius to have all the masonry work finished by Nov. 10. The bridge whdn completed will cost $50,000. BURNED THE PRINCE'S HOME. An Early Morning Fire at the House of England's Coamlng King. LoNDno, Nov. 1.- Early this morning the top floor of the prince of Wales' residence was discovered on fire. An alarm was promptly rang, and soon the greatest ex citement prevailed. An hour later the upper part of the building was in flames, and in a few minutes the roof collapsed with a tremendous crash. The reflection of the flames was visible several ipiles around. The several fire brigades on the scene were assisted by hundreds of volun teers, including an engine company sent by the Great Eastern Railway company by speoial train. The second and third floors were gutted and their contents destroyed. The lower rooms were greatly damaged by water. The total amount of the damage is estimated at £15,000. The prince and family.yere absent at the time. It is sup posed the fire was caused by a spark from a flue which had smouldered during the night. Carried the American Flag, Conx, Nov. 1.-The Parnellites and anti Parnellites meeting to.day were again di vided by a large force of police. *everthe less the Parnellites managed to throw many stones over the heads of the police at O'Brien's meeting. The McOarthyites re plied 'with similar missiles and a serious conflict followed. The police were utterly unable to keep order. Many persons were injured. Earlier in the day an attack was made on a band of music in O'Connell street. The instruments of the musicians were smashed and a number of persons in lured. 'I he Parnellites marched in pro cession, the American flag and a portrait of Parnell being carried at tii head of their line. The American Got the Best of It. CITY or M.xIco, Nov. 1.-At the mining camp of San Pablo, near Buena Ventura, Coahuilas, there was a sanguinary battlb recently between John F. Moulton. an American, and Antonio Ventura and Leo nardo Rodruguos, Mexicans. The Mexi cans fell upon Moulton with knives and he defended himself with a dagger. At the conclusion of the fight Ventura was dead, Rodrugues had four dageer wounds in his body and Moulton was badly slashed. To Relieve the Famine. PAnts, Nov. 1.-A telegram received at the Russian embassy here announces the iean enoe of a ukase in Russia prohibiting from, Ctday the exportation of all cereals except-' tis wheat. The Rnussiann' bvernment has assigned another 32,000,000 roubles to the distress fund. A Collision of English and Portuguese. PAlns, Nov. 1.-The Portuguese mail boat from East Africa has arrived at Marseilles and reports a recent collision between Eng lish and Portuguese soldiers at Lorenzo, Marques, in which two were killed and fif teen injured. Looking for a Big Shake. CITY or MuXIco, Nov. 1.-John N. Con treras, the earthquake prophet at Guani juato, forecasts a trembling for either the states of Mexico, Puebla or Vera Cruz be tween the 8th and 12th of November. A Strateglc Conference. PAnrs, Nov. 1.-Grand Duke Alexandria, of Oldenburg, chief military expert of Rus tia, is taking part in a Strategic conference now proceeding between French and Rus sian offlicers. Cardinal Lavigerle Ill. I'ArIs, Nov. 1.-Cardinal Lavigerie is ser iously ill at Algiers. The pope has sent his blessing to the cardinal. La Grippe in Costa Rica. SAN Joqs, Costa Rice, Nov. 1.-An epi demic resembling ia grippe has attacked many persons here. MARKRIED HER BROTHER. The Desperate Seheme of an Immigrant Girl to Secure Admittance. New YORK, Nov. 1.-Among the emigrants landed at the barge office to-day was a German family named Mueller. It is coin posed of the mother, her eon John, aged 26, and her daughter Marguerite, aged 22, and th9 son-in-law and his two children. The family debarked from the steamer Prince Bismark. The daughter was in in. teresting condition, evidently near its cul mination, When questioned by the bureau officials, she indicated that her brother John was responsible for her condition, the officials not knowing of relationship ex isting between the pair. Marguerite was told unless she and her betrayer were mar ried they would both be sent back to Ger many. Both parties expressed a willingness to be married. 'They wore escorted to the residence of a minister near by and the ceremony performed. After the cero moany it was found that thle mother had railroad tinkets for Elgini, Ill Sho was found and told her daughter had buon mar riod. She xpresseod astonishment. ihe demanded to know who her now son-in-law was, and being told, threw up her handi and shrieked: "Why, that is my son. They are brother and sister." Upbrriding andi recriminations by the mother and sister fol lowed, while tbh son, brother and husband looked on in stolid indifl'erence. Tihe irl persisted that Johil was the father of her unborn child, while her mother protested that a soldier in Mociklinberg, Germany, was responsible. John would nmake no statement. The mother suceeded in excit ing belief inu the German soldier story and the conclusion was reached that the girl had implicated her brother in order to secure'their release from the barge oflice. ANOTIIER MOVE EXPECTED. The Trouble W'ith the Tennessee Miners Not Yet Quite Over. CSHATTANoorA, Tenn., Nov. 1.-A rumor Is current hero to the effect that a secret un derstanding exists between the miners throughout the state to liberate all convicts working in the mines. In consequence it is thought the next move will be in Oliver Springs. A Tracy City special to the Times says the llriceville miners iesun ed work pestesrday morning. The convicts are scat tered, the majority fleeing to the Iloun tains of Kentucky. The matter has cre ated great excitement here, and the out come is lookod forward to with interest. The failure of the lehglasbure to adjust the diffioculty is the foundatlon for the present lawlessness, and the public is very indig nant. IN THE HANDS OF BRUTES. An Official Report as to How the Baltimore's Men Were Treated. Dragged to Prison by the Police With Nippers and Las sfes. Opinions From Foreign Sources as to the Causes of Chillan Animosity to the United States. WAClUNrr'oN, Ny.. 1.-Seoretary Tracy this afternoon received the following dis patch from Capt. Shbley, at Valparaiso, dated yesterday: "Petty Officer Johnson, in whose arms Riggin was killed, declared the act was done by the police guard. Ap prentice Williams reports that he was ar rested by mounted policemen, who placed catgut. nippers around his wrists and started their horses on a gallop, throwing him down. Coal Heaver MoWilliams was taken to prison with catgut nippers around his wrists and a lasso around his neck. He was bitten in the arm after his arrest. Coal Heaver Quigley, while trying to escape from the mob, was struck with a sword by a po lice officer. Apprentice Talbott was ar rested and on the way to prison was struck repeatedly by the police. Petty Officer Hamiltop was dangerously wounded and while unconscious was literally dragged to prison. One of my people, who was trying to make him comfortable, was threatened with the butt of a musket and made to de sist. The prisoaers were examined se cretly, the presence of an officer sent by me to the court being refused. Before their diseharge the men were required to sign a paper. Rheinhart asked a court official the meaning of this paper. He was informed that it was a mere form stating that the ilglner was not engaged in the trouble. Two of my men are dead, three dangerously wounded and about fifteen slightly injured. The surgeons believe the wounded are out of danger." REASONS FOR ANIMOSITY. A Chillan in Paris Criticizes the Actions of This Government. PAnrs, Nov. 1.-The animosity felt by Chilian residents here against the United States is reflected in an interview with a prominent member of the Chilian commu nit' in Paris. He attributed enmity on the part'of the American government to the Chilians' refusal, to enter into the cus toms union proposed by Secretary Blaine. "Sey*era tQ)ilian statesmen," said he "ex hiIg Wit~l Blamne, assuridn bi. s I thti.o6Ua tlreri weiiisvTeibl any advan tage the.United States could grant Chili in return for the surrender of European trade, the proposed customs union would have some chance of acceptance. Unable to do this, the Washington government would not forgive Chilian resistance to their pet scheme. Spite was shown in the pursuit of the Itata, which was treated like a slave dhow. It required all the authority of the Paris agents of the Chilian congress to pre vent the Esmeralda from fighting the United States cruiser Charleston. Further proof of hostility was found in the action of Admiral Brown in watching the insur gents at Quintero and reporting their move ments to Balmaceda. The attitude of the United States was unjustifiable. The Washington government ought to have awaited the result of the official inquiry. relying upon the operation 'of Chilian jus tice, which is equal, if not superior, to American justice. The reports that the Valparaiso police used bayonets must be groundless, for their only weapon is a staff." STARTED IN CALIFORNIA. Another Version of Chillan Hatred of the American People. CHcAnoo, Nov. 1.--Ramon Estuvillo, a na tive Californian, now at the Palmer house, said to-day: "The people of Spanish blood are pretty much all alike and I think I un derstand the Chilian situation better than a man of English descent naturally would. The Chilians hate Americans, not on ao count of the Itata incident or any recent occurrence. These incidents merely aggra vated the feeling which dates far back to the time of the discovery of gold in Cali fornla. There was a great demand for pro visions in ian Francisco then, California not being the great wheat producing state it is to-day and flour was imported from Chili in large quantities. This brought San Francisco and Valparaiso into close communication and thousands of Chilians went to the newly discovered gold fields. It was just after the Mexican war, as a re sult of which there was a bitter feeling. The natives looked upon the immigrants as invaders. Numbers of natives became out laws, and many murders and robberies were committed. A number of Chilians were murdered and robbed by American miners and race hostility became so intense that many Chilian mineo a returned to their own land. They took with them the story of their inhospitable reception and the nation has smarted under what it deemed wrongs to its subjects, ever since. The average Chilhan hates an American bitterly and this is one reason for it." An IlIglIslit VIew of It. LONDOo, Nov. 1.-The Times correspond ent at Valparaiso reports as follows: Evl dence gathered from all hands appears conclusively to prove that the American squadron acted tie part of epics for Iialrun ceda and that, second only to the dictator's troops, the rllost effootivo assastline to the caOse of oppression was received fromn Miniister Eruen, the American squadron tnld tihe Washington administration. I rhave absolutely verified from ex-oficial onrceus Minister Egan's intinjauy with und obsequiousness to Balmacedli. The corn sensls of documentary and other evidence compels belief ill the accuracy of the iharge that Admiral Brown imparted the result of his vilsit to Qlinteros to lslulanotdla'A olhl cials." l)ARIlNG( BANK - ROi Bl.~lS. They Force She Cashler to tGo i tio e iiBank and Open tile Naioe. OMAUA, Nob., Nov. 1.-A special from llomer, Nob,, says the State bank was robbed this morning by two masked tumn of $1,I(;t. 'I he robbers went to the cashier's residern nud compelled hiblr, at the point of ita ev.ver, to accompany them to the Lnrk anl d open the safe, after which they gagged and bound him. The robbers es caped. t)jsy's Iteputation )muiugoed. P.rr-r'sral, Nov. 1.-The Comnmercial Ga zette's Beaver special says: Senator Quay has instructed his counsel to commence suit to-morrow morniLng In Philadelphia against Jaimes Kerr. chairman of the demo oratio state committee, for $100,1)0 dam ages for libel and conospracy to libel. THE WORST RE&IJLT YET. Te.rrble Death in Panama From Contact With a Line Wire, PANAMA, Nov. 1.-A naked telephone wire was detached by some street arabs .satr day so that it hung from a support trailing over a certain wire from an electric light plant. A police officer commenced to haul it in. The act of drawing caused it to cut through the rubber insulator of the elec trio light wire. The officer received ia shock which rendered him unconscious. A great crowd gathered and before the electric light company could he notified to shut off the current, a horse bitched to a car was driven over the wire and killed. The cabman attempting to extricate his horse from the harness, thinking he had simply fallen, was struck on the forehead by the swinging wire, which bit throul h the skull almost to the ears and there remained. The electric fluid literally filled the man's head and in a moment his brain and evyes had been completely incinerated. 'the flesh and skin smoked and sizzled until they Were also reduced almost to ashes. All this time sparks played about the man's head in an awful shower. BOTH SIDES HOPEFUL. Democrats and Rtepubllcans Working Like Hleavers for Iowa. Dir MOINER, Iowa, Nov. ].--The politi cians have not been able to keep the Sab bath day free from politics. The election was the sole subject of public attention. Anxiety over the outcome has never been so intense. Both parties have organiza tions that will reach every precinct in the state. The vote in cities like Des Moines will. probably be the fullest ever cast. Instances are frequent in which voters temporarily hundreds of miles from home have been sent for at the ex pense of the campaign funds. Both parties are very hopeful. The Farmors' alliance (the Ocala faction) is maintaining its cam paign with considerable tenacity. Their candidate, Westfall, estimates his vote at from 25,000 to 40,000. Rtepublicans and democrats concede him not to exceed 15,000. The legislature is a matter of much specu lation by both parties. The alliance men are beginning to assert that they will suc ceed in secuting the balance of power. LICKED UP BY THE FLAMES. A Fire in Beverly, Mass., Causes a Loss of $200,000. BEVERLY, Mass., Nov. 1.-The most disas trous fire which ever gained headway in this town, caused a total loss to-day of nearly $200,000. It started in a large box factory on River street owned by George H. Allen, of Lynn. The building was seventy five feet square and set on piles over Danvers river. A high wind prevailed. Salem, Peabody, Lynn and Marblehead, were called on for aid. The flames leaped from the Allen building to the four story wooden shoe factory owned by Woodbury Bros., and the building was soon doomed. The fire then caught a two story dwelling on Access street. Adjoining was a three-story building occupied by Woodbury Bros., for the storage of shoes and sole leather. This building shared the fate of the others. Uhowers of sparks fell oqfthoe rpfiht house and car shed of the loston & Maine railroad, and it was to tally consumed, together witl; five parlor cars. At one time twenty tenement houses in the vicinity were on fire, caused by sparks. The insurance is about $100,000. There Was No ItMassacre. SAN FRANcisco, Nov. 1.-The whaler Grampus, about which there has been sc many startling stories of massacre of the crew by Alaskans, arrived here lest night, Every man who started on the cruise re turned except Second Officer Brayton, whc died of dropsy. The whaler returned on account of injury to her rudder. otherwise she would have remained another year. Bloodshed Is Feared. AusrTn, Tex.. Nov. 1.-Alls, who shot and killed Editor Bowman last summer, will be taken from jail and conveyed to Fric county for trial. It is reported that much ill-feeling exists, and if rumors are true bloodshed is imminent. (Gov. Hogg hat ordered the state militia at San Antonio tc hold themselves ready to proceed to Fric county at a moment's notice. Attaching a Big Concern. DULrTHI, Minn., Nov. 1.-Attachments aggregating $700,000, have been issued against the Iron and Land companyof Min nesota. The cornoration is composed principally of Englishmen, and it is charged the English holders have a scheme to look after their individual interests regardless of the interests of American holders. SChot himself Throngh the Head. New YORK, Nov. l.--Algernon Harner, 45 years old, formerly captain in the British army, and of late in the employ, it is said, of the English secret service, committed suicide this afternoon in a room at the Victoria hotel by shooting himself through the right temple. No cause is assigned for the deed. The International Trig-of-W-ar. SAN FlANcrasoo, Nov. 1.-At the tun-of war last night Scotland defeated Canada, thus scoring the sixth consecutive victory. Germany defeated Norway, and Denmark easily walked away with Ireland. America won by default from Norway, the latter re fusing to pull twice the samie night. There are now six teams left in the contest. l'artially' Von IHis Case. BOS'TON, Nov. 1.--Edward B. Welch has scored a partial victory in his suit to re cover $250,000 from Inventor Edison for alleged breach of coutract. The defend.r.t made a motion in the United States cirouit court to appoint anll auditor to hear the penintitl's claim, and the judge' has dlenmed the motion. iFell Out of the.l, Winlow. Sr. '.mr, Minn., Nov. 1.---Mrs. Lucy Todd Gilbert, mother of llishop Gilbtert, was found dead yesterday morning, lying in it pool of blood in front of the Iisarole's residenre. It is seerposeed siho got up in the inight, and as she was very feeble, being 78 years old, fell out of the window. A lllrloderer e and t Stnleide. N.w Yoen, Nov, 1.--Detectives at Fort Lee, N. J., have p.aitively identit~ld the bodiy of the suicide found Saturday at Edgewood, N. J., as that of Win. Miller, who brutally murdered Minnie Itheinr hauser, of this city, on Frideay. Coad,jutor Hlisllop of New Mexico. itrtnT.Monrr, Nov. 1,-Most Rev. Dr. P. L. Chappoll, was consecrated this mornling ea coadjutor to Archbishop Nalpotnts, of Hunta .'o, N. MI., and bishop of Arabisso, Asia Minor. iparl ltalses a .Loan. MAltarr, Nov. l.-The Itothschildswill re now the tipanish loan of $10,000,tK0 and will advance $1.0,00,t(x)0 irn gold to the Bank of SBhin. T'he onoltract will be signed on Wednesday (lext. tIeatli of Minister garter. New Yona, Nov. 1.-P. A. P. Carter, rin- inter of the United States from Hawaii, died here this morning at the Everett house. THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE. John L Sullivan Anxious to Leave the Ring in a Blaze of * Glory. He Will Reduce, or Rather En large, the Size of 8lavin's Head. The Champion of Champions Has Draunk Nothing for Weeks and Is in Perfect Health. HAN , FJANclacO, Nov. 1.-"I've come her to fight Slavin," were almost the first words of John L. Sullivan to the sports who greeted him on the deck of the steamer Alameda. Sullivan was not reticent in talking fight. Briefly, his declarations were that the object of his existence for the next half year will be to get ready to pulverize the conceit out of Paddy Blavin. "I have already written to my friends in New York," said Sullivan, "and will telegraph them at once to clinch the match for me with that bragging Australian." "lH's red hot after you, John, so he says." "That suits me. He isn't any hotter for a fight than I am. I'll time myself to be in New York when he and Mitchell land, and they won't have to chase a match far. I do i not usually talk fight, but when I say I'm out for business I mean it. This time I'm business up to the handle, and if I don't give Mr. Slavin all the fight he wants, well--" Here John bit about six inches off the end of his massive cigar in the intensity of his r belligerence. and the look that came into his face would have made the antipodean I slogger thoughtful of athirty-second degree i if he had seen it. While the friendly crowd was question ing Joe Choynski about his adventures in kangaroo land, there was a good chance to size up John L. At first sight he looked somewhat venerable, as he had cultivated a pair of Australian mutton-ohop whiskers, in which gray hairs glistened noticeably. In contrast to this venerable bristle, however, was his clear complexion, bright eye and fine glow of health. Hie never looked stronger and better. Straight as an arrow, broad-shouldered as ever and with his big/ chest bulging the bosom of his neglige shirt, the champion of champlons looked fit to sustain his great reputation against the strongest man on earth. His friends smiled with satisfaction as they noted the igne of. careful living and unmistakable indioationl of athletic ability regained by temperance. '"Haven't drank a drop of anything stronger than coffee in thirteen weeks. and made up my mind to quitwhisky foro wis tho-tremendons boet's lassurande, his admirerp shook his hand warmly and hoped to see the promise verified. "I know what's before me," said John, "Ive come home to fight my last battle. I'll have it stipulated that no man will ever challenge me again, and then I'll reduce the size of this Australian's head, or rather 3 I hope I'll swell it, and then I'll retire, for I am getting on in vears." "How old, John?t' "Oh, I'm a veteran. That is, for a boxer. I celebrated my 33d birthday on the tripo over." Sullivan's present weight is 245 pounds.' He expects to fight at about 210 pounds. The Sullivan party appear to be very confi-. dent, since their return, that John will-. make short work of Slavin. iewards Are Offered. KNOXVLLE, Tenn., Nov. 1.-Gov. Bu chanan arrived to-day to confer with Attor ney General Pinkie on the outbreak of, Briceville. This evening he issued two proclamations, one offering a reward of $5,00) for the arrest and conviction of the, leaders of the Briceville riot, and the other a offering a reward of $25 each for the cap ture of the escaped convicts. Everything is quiet at Briceville. As a precaution the guards at Oliver's have been largely rein forced, and if the stocka.e should be at tacked a vigorous resistance will be made. The governor will not call out the militia' at present. He will depend upon the civil authorities to arrest the convicts. 0old Burglanrs Make a Rich Haul. PonTsaouTu. N. N., Nov. 1.-Early this morning the iesidence of (eorge Scott, vice president of the Portsmouth Brewing com pany, was entered by robbers through a rear', window. The thieves proceeded to the room occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Scott, re moved all their clothing and then chloro formed them. Obtaining the key to the safe they rifled it, securing between four and five thousand dolltrs in money, several articles of jewelry and some valuable papers. They also took a gold watch and a diamond from Mr. Scott's shirt. The total value of the booty secured was $7,000. Committed Mulcide lu Prisou. SAN RAFAEL, Cala., Nov. . - Charles Sehmidt, a confederate of the notorious Sidney Bell, was found dead in his cell at San Quentin prison this morning. Schmidt was brought to prison yesterday. Just be- fore being photographed he placed a piece of paper in his mouth. He then took a drink of water. It is believed the paper, which was folded, contained morphine. The crime for which he was imprisoned was the shooting of a prominent young llebrew, Samuel Jacobson, over a year ago. :avaget4 of IPraireo Fires. MANIAN, N. )., Nov. 1.-Persons from Oliver county teoll of the severe experiences farmers and ranchmen had with recent prairio tiros. More damage was done than at tiret espposed. Several thousand tone of hav were list. Laugo ranges were burned and it is etimnated that twenty settlers had their hoimes and stables burned. John 1)ay ntid his lck of 400 sheep were cremated. Three settlers named Nelsonu, Hunter and Smith, lost their horses and cattle as well as their buildings. A River lImprl'vemteat Congress. KlANsA CITY. Nov. 1.--The Commercial club of this city hls called a convention to meet hero Dee. 15, to urge upon congress a systemattic improvement of the Missouri and the lower Mississippi rivers. Delegates will be here frontm ontalan, Colorado, Da kota, lown, Nebreaka, Kansas, Missouri, linois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. 'Prohibition Is Conlsltitutional. BlstMAucK, N. D., Nov. 1.--1l a decision filed yesterday the supreme court sustains the prohibition law itn every particular. The case was the noted one of John Haas, of Fargo, and the only question on appeal was that of the constitutionality of the law. They Want to ie With the People. ToulMUe, Ont., Nov. 1.-A strong branoh of the continental union, whose object it political alliance with the United 8tst.., was formed here last night.