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BILLINGS, MONTANA The woman suffragists, having taken account of stock this fall, find that in twelve states women are permitted to vote on educational matters, while in four constitutional amendments giving them equal voting privileges with men are pending. Texas would make 210 states as large as Rhode island with ninety-six square miles to square, and yet has only the same representation in the senate of United States as Rhode Island. This inequality arises from our system of gov ernment. The house represents the peo ple—the senate the states, primarily. There was no excuse for the omission of congress to reduce the postage on let ters to two cents. The postoffice de partment is nearly self-sustaining, and even if it was not in this favorable con dition, it was the duty of congress to lower letter postage. The treasury is over-flowing with money derived from the people and the reduction would re sult solely to their benefit. This and many other things could readily be ob tained, if congressmen were made to understand that their constituents de mand such favors. The Pennsylvania Railroad company employs a gardener on each of the three divisions between Philadelphia and Pitts burg. The gardener's duties are to lay out the various beds which greet the eye of the railroad traveler at the various stations, the company furnishing the money to secure the necessary plants. He is also expected to preserve their sym metry by trimming them at intervals of a few weeks to a month. The watering of the grass and plants is left to railroad employes having the time to attend to it. Other Eastern railroads have made com mendablc efforts to improve and beauti fy their station grounds, and some of the Western roads, notably the Illinois Central,have followed their example. But generally, western railroad stations are the most uninviting and positively dis agreeable points the traveler encounters, when they should be the pleasantest. Perhaps improvements may come in time. It would come quick if all could realize the beauty of the adornments elsewhere. CONFIDENCE GAMES AT HOTELS A New Scheme to Entrap Respectable Old Gentlemen. Front the New York Tribune. A prominent politician from the west, wlm is staying for a few days at the Gilsey house, was handed a telegram the other night which read as follows: Dear Sir— Please come to No. -- street at once. I want to see you on business of the most importance. I would have called an you before this, but have not had time. Do not fail to come at once. 3. B. L. The i>olitician took the dispatch to the hotel clerk and asked him who sent it, say ing that he knew of no one with those initials. "It is only a species of blackmail, very commonly attempted upon . rominent guesfs of the hotels in this city," said the clerk. The dispatches always come by a regular messenger boy. They are all couched in strong language, and implore the person ad dressed to come to swell and such a number. They are always signed with initials only It is a confidence scheme worked »t all the princij>al hotels in the city." , Inquiry was made by a Tribune reporter at u number of uptown hotels, and the clerks all corroborated the statement of the clerk of the Gilsey house. "You would be surprised," said one of them, "at the nmnbes of sensi ble people who are victimized in this man ner—men who have traveled all over the world—and in one case I knew a hotel pro prietor that was taken in. The number given in the note is al a ays either a fictitious one or else a- house of ill fame. In the first in stance it is the work of banco steerers who watch for their victim. When they see him. looking about for the number they approach him and begin A* e °ld confidence dodges. But by far the greatest number of these notes come from the inmates of disre utabie houses. Just now the hotels are crowded witli strangers, and these missives are dropped in thick and fast." "Do any of the victims ever make com plaint?" "K«w. When they are swindled the fear ot publicity enecuiatty closes up their mouths. These respectable old men don't want it to get out." The clerk of the St. James hotel said th t he kept sharp look-out for "banco steer ers." "When we catch them in here we know them and tire 'em out at once," he added About a dozen confidence men nuy b seen loitering about Madison square every day watch ng the guests going in and out of the hotels across the street. They are well known to the police, who never interlere wit h them, however. Progress of the Canada Pacifie. W. C. Van Horne, general manager of the Canadian Pacific railroad, says there isabout 1,300 miles ofthat road completed, and there is yet 2,850 m'les to be laid. The work is advancing three and a quarter miles per day on the rw8 : .n line west, and from one and a half to two miles per d iy on the branches. There will be .'160 miles of branch road in operation this fall. To do the work of con struction and to operate the line requires the help of 10,000 men. Of the force 5,300 are in the direct employment of the road, and the others are under contract. The pay of the laborers working for the road is $2 per day. Those employed by the contractors receive $2.25 per dav. This force will be kept at work until Nov. 1. There has been no sick ness among the men this season and all are young and hearty. Apart of the laborers will probably go south this winter. The company has a contract witn a number of them to return them tc the boundry line free of co st. _ Irish Conference at Dublin. A Dublin special says: Parnell, Dillon, Davitt and other Irish leaders have issued a circular calling a conference of representa tive m en at Dublin on the 17th of October for the purpose of diseussing a pro ramme of reform for Ireland, which will be sub mitted. The programme which has been mapped out is really that which will unite all the sections of the party and enable all the various interests to join in one move ment which will within the law carry on the work of the now defunct land league. This new movement will embrace peasant proprietary as to the parliamentary pro gramme and the relief of evicted tenants, and the increasing war against landlordism. The plan which is now to be tried is that of the practical nationalization of land. A Cat that Takes Its Rides. Correspondence of American Naturalist. It seems to me from the many articles 1 meet'with in scientific journals, as well as in the general press, and from my own ob aervations, too, that the cat family are con linnUy growing in the general estimation in Dm high qualities of sagacity and affection. In ftot I believe they stand better than they — - forty years ago—all the objurgation ol ■ Swisshelm, the champion cat-hater, to Utrary notwithstanding. Here is our ' for instance, manifesting a trait alto (■ it seems to me—in this: he _ $b we! 1 as a coach dog. He wlevtary day to ride to town in the Mia always ready to go out with t'-èiwn we are hauling in hay oi * ing corn, provided he can ride. 1 him in his arms he also de „p horseback- His pleasure is ta remarkable degree whenever J the luxury of a ride, either in ' a vehicle or on horseback, and ther pitilul when he is told 'l singular habit seems to I ■ one with him, for he f spacial training in that direc in ordinarily frightened r any attempt to give them Vja never to happy aa THE DAYS DOINGS. WASHINGTON NEWS. The secretary of war has ordered the fol lowing changes in the stations and duties of officers of the subsistence department: Capt. Wm. H Nash, commissary of subsistence, will be relieved from special duty ih the of ,ice of the commissary general of subsist ence, and will relieve Ca 1 1. Charles B. Pen rose as purchasing and depot commissary of subsistence at Washington, D. t V, on or be fore Sept. 30, 1882. Capt. Penrose, on being relieved, will proceed to Fort Snelling, Minn., and report in person on or before Oct. 20, 1882, to the commanding general department of Dakota for duty as chief com missary of subsistence of that department, relieving Mgj. M. ft. Morgan, commissary of subsistence of that duty and also of his duties of purchasing and commissary o subsistence at St. Paul. Maj. Morgan, on being relieved by Capt. Penrose, will pro ceed to St. Ix>uis, Mo. Engineer Melville spent last Sunday night at the Ehbit house in Washington, and Saturday afternoon took an extended drive as the guest of Lieut. Danenhower. To a correspondent lie said there was absolutely no foundation fer the story of ill-feeling ex isting between Danenhower and himself When Danenhower and he separated at Yak uts they were on the most friendly terms it was possible for two men to be, _ and from that time up to the present nothing has oc curred to mar the good feeling existing be tween them. The interview telegraphed by the Herald correspondent was manufactured out of whole cloth. Quite a commotion has been created in the medical corps of the army by tli^desig nat ion of Surgeon David L. Huntington to be acting surgeon general during the absence of Surgeon General Crane, and by the statement that the latter officer was trying to induce the secretary oi war to recommend the ap pointment of Surgeon Huntington to the va cant assistant surgeon generalship. Surgeon Huntington stands nearly at the bottom of the list of surgeons, ranking as major, there being forty-two ahead of him, as well as twelve lieutenant colonels and four colonels. Public Printer Rounds expresses himself as perfectly contented with his success in getting out the Congressional Record eighty seven days quicker than any of his prede cessors have done. There were eight vol umes in all. The work contained over two thousand pages more than that for the first season of the Forty-fifth congress. The gov ernment, too, was a gainer by the expedi tion to the amount of $15,000. Secretary Teller says he has granted no ex clusive rights for hotel privileges in the Yellowstone park, simply authorized a cer tain company to make improvements under restrictions as to rate of charges to be made. That is all that was asked or expected of him. The president has signed the commission of William H. Walker to be principal clerk on private land claims in the general land office, vice Luther Harrison, promoted. JUiZJtOil) NEWS. The difference between the locomotive engineers on the Gould railroads and offi cials of that system have been amicably set tled and a strike prevented. P. M. Arthur, grand chief engineer of the engineers' con vention in session at St. Louis, had a long conference with General Manager Talma .*, and the following schedule of 'ages was agreed to: Three and a half cents per mile ior passenger engineers, and four cents per mile for freight engineers, one hundred miles or less to constitute a day's work, and all over one hundred miles to he paid for at the same rate. Engineers running push ers to receive $90 per month; switchers, $80 per month; all detentions over two hours to be paid at the rate of thirty-five cents per hour. These terms were somewhat under the original demand, hut the engineers seemed satisfied with them. It is stated that Pullman's patent on sleep ing-coach berth and seat will expire Nov. 1, and the impression prevails that many of tlie through lines will now build mid oper ate sleeping-coaches independent of the Pull man company. Already a number of tne patronized lines have cut loose from Pull man. Tne Baltimore & Ohio, the New York & New England, and the Boston it Albany have used cars of their own manu facture for several years, and claim to have made them very popular by making the price of a lower berth $1.50 and upper berths $1. CRIMINAL CALENDAR. Last Saturday night Thomas Dodd was shot dead in Covington, Ky., in the door ol his own residence, standing by a young wife lie had only married last Sunday. Two shots were fired by a man who was standing, with a woman by his side, on the side walk. Evidence points to Edward Welsh as the perforator. Welsh was the father of the girl with whom Dodd's relations had been such that Dodd's parents desired him to marry her. Dodd was only twenty-four years old. Welsh and his wife were both arrested. Mrs. Welsh confesses. Mr. Shulte, salesman of Auerbach, Finch, <fc VanSlyck, of St. Paul, xvhile stooping at the Perkins house in Morris, was robbed by a sneak thief, who entered his room and took his pants and their tontents. Upon exam ining the house the missing pants were found in the next room minus the keys, a small pocket knife and $2 in silver. Intelligence has been received from the village of Mt. Holly, Ohio, that Stephen Day, aged seventy years, secreted the savings of a life time, $13,000. in a tin box in his house. During the temporary absence of himself and wife, some unknown person entered the iiouse and stole' the entire contents of the box. A shocking murder was perpetrated a Manitowaoc, Wis., last Friday evening be tween 7 and 8 o'clock. George Rothsack, a young Pole, deliberately split his wife's liead open with an ax because she would not give him money with which to buy a drink and then rifled her pockets and fled. Rev. McClenihein, pastor of the United Presbyterian church at Avondale, Ohio, was assaulted by Robert Hood, one of the elders of the church, and brutally beaten with a club on account of an ill feeling growing out of a church trial. At Clinton, La., John Lane and Stephen Delgant, prominent planters, quarreled, and Delgant was shot dead by Lane. At Laredo, Tex., Louis G. Schilling, a bar ber, killed Archie Scott, a bartender. WIRES AND OTHER CASUALTIES. E. C. Humlong, late station agent at Mount Vernon, just west of Mitchell, Dak., was found dead on the prairie near town with a bullet hole in his head and a revolver in on hand. He is supposed to have com mitted suicide while temporarily deranged. The disceased had a wife and child at Algona, Iowa, his former home. Reports from the Illinois river valley and other sections of the great com belt of cen tral Illinois say serious damage has resulted to corn from frost, especially in lowland regions. The damage is estimated at 10 per cent. The Rev. Father Harty of Boonville died Monday night in Troy, N. Y., from the ef fects of a fall from a third story window while intoxicated. Deceased had been at tending the funeral of another priest. A fire in the lumber yard of Drummond & Wooleey at Branchpert, N. Y., caused a loss of $35,000: insurance, $10,000. Fire believed to be incendiary, and the citizens, armed, patrol the streets. The British steamship Nupbar has gone ashore on the Jersy coast and will prove a total wreck. Sue was valued at $200,000, cargo of pig iron at $50,000. GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY. Late Northwestern patents issued: Bar ger, Nathaniel S., assigner, to one-half, to N. V. Taylor and W. D. Evans, Hampton, Iowa, sulky plow; Comee, George W.. Wa seca, Minn., burial-case corner; Conradson, Conrad M., Madison, Wis., wind-wheel; Foote, Mark S., Burlington, Iowa, boiler furnace; Frey, John, Big River, Wis., har row tooth; Hughes, Andrew S., Eldora, Iowa, ditching and tile laying machine; Likevoi, Slandar H., Appleton, Minn., permutation padlock; Long, Leonard, Richford, Wis., water wheel; Pedersen, Si vert, Menomonee, Wis., m chice gun; Roland, George A., Wa seca, and C. P. Adams, Hastings, Minn., wind power; Williams, Edward, Dubuque, Iowa, wind mill. The Young Men's Christian association of Chicago sent an invitation to ministers of tl» oortljwfft tot » oonvwUoh la that oüy Oct. 11, 12 and 13, to consider the question of revival work the coming winter. Over 450 ministers have signified an intention to be present. It promises to be the largest gathering of the kind ever held in Chicago. Addresses will be delivered by ReV. Châties Spurgeon, Jr., London; Dr. Mac Kay, Hull, Eng.; Rev. James It. Brooks, St. Ixniis; Rev. A. T. Pierson, Indianapolis; and Rev. Charles H. Fowler, New York. Under direc ioh of the commissioner öf Indian affairs, fifty-six new pupils have been received at the Indian training school at Carlisle bartacks. They were chiefly from the Kiowa, Cheyenne and Arapahoe agencies. These children are of pure Indian blood. Dr. Lippincott of Carlisle says he had very little trouble in getting the Chey enne children, but the work with the Arapa hoes was more difficult. The new pupils represent twelve different tribes, four of which—the Caddoes, Delawares, Navajoes and Seminoles—had before no representation at Carlisle. The wholesale dry goods house of Well ington Bros. & Co. at Boston, has suspended Nothing is yet known as to the status of the firm's affairs. It is thought the liabilities are heavy. The rm is regarded as worth from $200,000 to $400,000. The embarrass ment is a matter of surprise and causes much comment in dry goods circles. At a meeting of the American female suf frage association at Omaha, it was determ ined to iik ke a vigorous campaign this fall in Nebraska for an amendment allowing women to Vote. The meeting was addressed by Susan B. Anthony and other noted fe male suffragists. The Hudson River Baptist association, north, has resolved to withhold fellowship from *he Baptist church of Greenblish, the church refusing to remove the pastor, U. B. Simmons, v married man, for writing love letters to a young lady of his church. A heavy fhost Friday night did con siderable damage to corn in some localities, but hoW much can hardly be estimated. Perhaps GO per cent, of the corn is mature. It was planted late, hut it would all have ripened in a week or ten days more. An earthquake shock was felt on Wednes day last at St. Louis, Springfield, 111., Vin cennes, Ind., and other points. A most brilliant comet has been visible to the naked eye at Key West, Fla., for ten days past, about 4 o'clock. Tlie Louisiana cane crop is in splendid condition, and is maturing rapidly. Grind ing will begin Oct. 10. Milwaukee is still in a bad way financially. The comptroller says the city is short $500, 000 . POLITICAL NOTES. E. D. Dear, of Dover, Olmsted county, Minn has been nominated tor senator. W. K. Vanderbilt, the third son of the railroad magnate, proposes to run for con gress against Perry Belmont in New York. The Dodge county (Minn.,) republican convention nominated for senator, James McLaughlin; representative, John Peterson. Both Windom men. The forty-fifth Minnesota District repub lican convention, held at Crooks ton on the 27th nominated Hugh Thompson for the senate and J. S. Johnson of Ada for the House. The democrats of the Third Congression al district (West Division of Chicago) nom inated Hon. Carter Harrison, mayor of tlx city, by acclamation, and adjouriud for t n days, pending an acceptance. The deadlock for senatorial honors in Ore gon still continues. Six democrats are vot ing with Mitchell, rep., who leads the list of candidates with forty-one votes; Price, thirty; Johnson nineteen; scattering, three. PERSONAL OOSSIP. Frederick Billings of the Northern Pacific railroad bas just purchased for a handsome sum the library of the late George P. Marsh, the predecessor of Mr. Astor as minister to Italy. The purchase is understood to have been made for the purpose of presenting tin library to the University of Vermont, of which Mr. Billings is an alumnus. The late Mr. Marsh once devised his library in that direction, but a change in his worldly fortunes afterwards compelled him to keep it as a personal estate for his heirs. Miss Emma Abbott developed a critical case of hysterics at Denver because the Weth ereil heir was seized with spasmodic croup, and the old girl managed to secure a half column of free advertising, which fully compensated lier for the fright, Jamas H. Graham, LL. 1)., for twenty years presiding judge of the Ninth judicial district and professor of law in Dickson col ege. died at Carlisle, Pa. Bro. Barnes, the mountain evangelist, claims to have saved 600 souls during his ministrations in Indianapolis. Gen. Morgan, commissary of subsist mce at St. Paul, has been relieved of duty and ordered to St. Louis. FOREIGN A'JSirS NOTES. Marshal Serrano, the Liberal leader in the Cortez, announces his intention to declare for the constitution of June 1, 1869. which made the king irresponsible, and placed all responsioility on the ministers. The minis try and supporters resolved to oppose the change. Archbishop Lynch, in a sermon Sunday at St. Michrols cathedral, Toronto, relerrc 1 to Sir Walter Scott's Marmion, wliich lie said was insulting to Catholics. He said he had called the attention of the government to its use as a text book. Earthquakes have continued since the 7th causing much damage in Panama and Aspin wall. Losses in Panama $250,000, and $100, 000 in Aspinwall. There were four deaths. The czar and the czarina have returned to St. Petersburg uncrowned, but they missed the dynamite display that had been expect ed as a part of the coronation ceremony. It is officially announced that Gen. Wol seley and Admiral Seymour are to be raised to the peerage in acknowledgement of their recent distinguished service in Egypt. French influence is being brought to bear on the Mexican government to prevent the negotiation of.a reciprocity treaty with the United States. A duel between Prince Shokowskoi and Lieut. Stolepine, near St. Petersburg, on Friday, resulted fatally to the former. A grand review of British troops in Egypt will be made for the benefit of the foreign deplomatic corps. wm 4od4«r^ ta^e'up io'paToooL of lth« How Sells' Circus Was Wrecked. The coroner's inquest at Louisville, Ky., held on the victims of the wreck of Sells Brothers' circus train recently, develops the following additional particulars: The train, which consisted of twenty-one cars, was coming down a grade of seventy feet to the mile, and there being only four brakes it became unmanageable and went at a terri fic rate of speed. This either caused the track to spread or a drumhead pulled out and fell on the track, throwing the third car from the engine over the embankment and the others followed. Seven cars were com pletely demolished. Engineer Foley said he was running with the engine reversed and sand pouring on the rails, and that the speed was thirty miles an hour. Other employes testify that the speed was fifty or sixty miles an hour, and that the breaks were insufficient to hold the train on such a grade. It was shown how ever, that several brakes had been removed by the Sells in order to faciliate the loading of wagons on the cars. The cars wi re the property of the railroad com pany. The following is the verdict of tne coroner's jury: "We of the jury find that Ben Case, Jack Carter and Willie Under wood came to their death by the wrecking of a train, caused by an unusual rate of speed." The two men were instantly killed, two fatally wounded, one other probably fa tally, and eleven wounded otherwise. Catholic Colonization at the West . At the annual meeting in Chicago of the Catholic Colonization Society, reports from the colonies of Adrian, Minn., and Greeley county, Neb., were made, the colonies being reported in excellent condition. The crops are good, the colonists contented and clergy men have been established. 11 was decided to work principally upon St. Patrick's colo ny, California, for the present. The treas urer reported a balance of $3,000 m the treasury, and notes of colonists to the amount of $10,000 are payable Jan. 1. It 10 per stock in a short time, the date hot being de finitely fixed. Remarks were listened to from the ReV. Fathet Nugent of Liver pool, who spoke upon immigration. His object this year, especially, is to prepare the Way for a.largh Irish immigration which is likely to flow in nekt year in consequence of the appropriation of £100,000 by the British government to promote emigration among the Irjsb people. He has visited all parts of Cadada and has succeeded in inducing the Cathalic bishops and clergy to agree to take five families in each parish. From Chi cago he will go northwest to visit the colo nies in that vicinity. Among those present were Bishops Spaulding of Peoria, Ireland of St. Paul, and Fitzgerald of Little Rock, Mr. Anthony Kelly of Minneapolis and Gen. Lawler of Prairie du Chien. A Million Fire in Philadelphia. The Franklin Bugar refinery of Harrison, Havemeyer & Co., an immense brick struc- ture on Front and Almond streets, was par- tially destroyed by fire on Monday morning. Although three alarms were sent out, the fire was not under control until the block bounded by Delewarc avenue, Swanson, Almond and Bainbridge streets had burned. The block contained two large buildings— that facing on Delewareavenue being a mold house nine stories high, and that in the rear of the house and extending to SwansOn street being a rtew building called the filter house. These buildings were filled with sugar in process of manufacture and ready for de- livery, and botli structures, witli tlieir con- tents, are in ruins. The centrifugal house and boiler house in the block from Swanson to Penn street and Almond to Bainbridge street were saved. One tl ousand men are out of eniploÿment. Diffeitent members of the firm vary in estimâtes of the losses, but it is beiiteVed the loss will be $1,000,000; in- surance $575,000. -• The Balloon Ran Away with Him. Prof. Allen of Providence, R. I., made an involuntary balloon ascension from Mil ford, near Boston, Wednesday. An ascen sion was to have been made in connection with other features of attraction for the county fair, and the balloon was nearly filled and ready to he slipped» Prof. Allen stepped into the basket to arrange it for his trip, when from an unexplained cause the air ship got loose from its fastenings and sailed away with the tfpfessor in it, much to his astonishment, ana the amazement of those who were assisting him. The balloon had no anchor, the valves were not in proper working order, and fears were felt that the aeronaut would meet with some serious ac cident. Taking a southwesterly course, the balloon nässet I over East Douglass, Mass., and landed near Putnam, Conn., without serious damage to it or injury to Prof. Allen. Recent Post Office Changes. MINNESOTA. Discontinued— Beaver Dam, Otter Tail county; Varco, Mower county. Names Changed—Fisher's Landing, Polk county, to Fisher; Middle River, Marshall countv, to Argylfe. Postmasters Appointed—Dundas, Nobles county, Charles W. Banta; Elbow Lake, Grant county, Helge H. Ramstad. WISCONSIN. Postmaster appointed—Genoa, Vernon county, Motero Monk. IOWA. Discontinued—Robin, Benton county. Names changed—Old Mission, Fayette county, to St. Lucas; Union Ridge, Butler county, to Dumont. Postmasters appointed—Ak' on, Plymouth county, G. W. Peek; East Nodoway, Adams county, M. G. Simpson; Fairview, Jones county, Mrs. Elizabeth Warner; Grand Junction. Greene county, Wesley R Park; Gravity, Taylor county, S. F. Mct'olin; Line Grove, Buena Vista county, C. L. Wood; Long View, Van Buren county, S. V. Ketch on; McVeigh, Van Buren comity. W. T. Dow; Nicliol Station, Muscatine county, Charles F. Smith; Préparât ion, Monona county, J. G. Englehorn; Rochester, Cedar county, Daniel Bagg; Sharon Center, John son county, C. Eger; Sherman, Poweshiek county, J. W. Valentine. DAKOTA TKIlItITORY. Established—Nelson, Miner county, Re becca M. Dexter, postmbtre-s; Ransom, Ransom county, Randolph Holding, post master; Spirit Lake, Kingsbury county, P.eiijt. J. Wilson, postmaster; Vanderbilt, Campbell county, Andrew Marsh, post master; Winfred, Lake county, William If. Owens, poOmastof. Name Changed—Frankfort, Moody coun ty, to Groveland. Postmasters Appointed—Brant Lake, Lake comity, Fred II. Bisiiop; Clark's Farm, Bur leigh county, Florin C. Corey. Goiieràl Iteview of tlie Markets. ST. PAUL. Fi.our— Patents, $6 5(K97 25 : clears, $5.50/5 5.75: str.oglits, $5.75® 6.23: comtnou brands. $!/i.5.50; in barrels, 25c extra. Wheat— The market was weak and drooping hut quotations remaining unchanged. The feeling was offish, and not much business was done either on m iiing or shipping account. Receipts moderate; lash bids: N . 1 hard, $1.05; No. 2 hard, $1; No. 2, 95c: No 3, 90c. Bale: 1 car No. 2, $1. COBN— Dein m l light and offerings limited. Quo tations for sp it unchanged. No. 2, 70c bid. 72c asked: September, 71casked; the your,65c asked: No 3, 70c asked. Oats— Stocks light and demand active and in e.'c/ s < f offerings. Prices firm and higher for snot and futures. N e 2 mixed, 33Cjc bid, 35c asked; September 33 t-jc bid : October, 30c bid, 33c a>ked; November, 30c bid; the year, 30c bid, 32c. asked; No. 3 mixed, 30c bid; No 2 white, 34c bid; No. 3 white, 33c bid. MINNEAPOLIS. Flour —Active an 1 steady in prices. Quoted as follows: Patent», $0.3<>/i7.25; straights, $5.75/5 0.25; cleat«, $5:50 « 0: low grades, $2.50/43.50 pet bbl. The mills of the city mostly running with shipments rangiug from 14,000 bblsto 16,000 bblä per day. WHEAT—The local market was a trifle dull, still the transactions aggregated a fair amount. No 1 hard sold on'change at $1.07, but dragged at that price toward the close. At 12:30 o'clock tlie buy ers bail dropped out and 3 cars of No. 1 hanl.guar ........1 to weigh 60 lbs to tiie bushel, were offered at $1.06 in elevator A, subjeci to 1c per bu hand ling charges. Later paverai cnrs Were offered at $1.07 f. o. b. and not taken. The activity notice able In bidding for N . 1, on Friday and Saturday, taking prices up to $1.03, bad fallen off, the mar ket weakening and dropping to $1 an i $1.02 and c osing at that. The sales of No. 2 showed about the same basis of value as on Saturday. Among I ho sales of this grade v re 30 car- to arrive, delivered out free of charges to the buyer, at 98c; 3 cars No. 1 hard sold at $1.07 f. o. b.; 1 car on track at $1.06; 2 carsf. o. b., at $1.07; 1 car No. 1 f. o. b., $1; 1 ear No. 1 f. o. b., $1.02: 1 car without grade, 98c: 1 car do, a' 93c; 1 at 96c; 1 at 90c. t'ORN—Nominal at 65<968c, Oats—S old on '(•bange at 31c for No. 2; wbito brought. 35c; 1 car sacked, sacks include 1 brought 38c f. o. b. JÎYE— Nominal at 42®45c. Harley— Quiet, with samples varying from 40c to 75c per bushel: no grade sales yesterday. Hay—Q uiet but firm at. $7.50049 for good wild. New York Market— Flour, dull; receipts, 18, 565 bills: exports, 2,400 bbls: supers, State and Western, $3*54H91.10; common to good extra, $4.15/1.5; good to choice, $3.10/47.75; while wheat extra, $6.3o'4 7.75: extra Ohio, $4.20/57; St. Louis, $4,85/17.73; Minnesota patent process, $7.25Â 8.50. V, heat, unsettled; cash lots 4>c lower: options, >6/5lc lower: receipts, 89,580 bu; exports, 470,000 bu; No. 2 spring, nominal; un graded red, 87 c@$ 1.07 3 4: steamer No. 3 do, 88c; No. 3 red, $1.04*2(91.04%; steamer No. 2 red, $1.01*4/51.05; No. 2 red, $1.006/51.07: certifi cates, $1.07)6(91.08*4 delivered; mixed winter. $1.04*2; ungraded white, 80c®$ 1.11 ; steamer No. 1 do, $1.08: No. 1 do, sales, 22,000 bu at $I.12%<91.13; certificates, $1.14 delivered; No. 2 red, September, sales, 84,000 bu at $1.06(9 1.06%, closing at $1.06: October, sales, 456, 000 bu at $1.06 « 1.07, closing at $1.06*4; November, sales, 704, COO bu at $1.07*2® 1.08)6, closing at $1.07% : December, sales, 344.000 bu at $1.09/51.10 's, closing at $1.09%; January, sales, 210,000 bu at $].10)firstname.lastname@example.org %, closing at $1.10*2 Corn, cash firmly bold; options )6 @l)4c lower; receipts, 81,000 bu; exports, 20, 000 bu; ungraded, 07®7454c; No. 3, 72c: No 2, 73®73*2 c: elevator, 74*4(974)60 delivered; No. 2 white, 73)6 o: No. 2 September, 72/t73c, closing at 72c: October, 72<973*6c, closing at 72Me: November, 69*2(970*20, closing at 69%c; December, G5%@66*4C. closingat 65 3 4c. Oats, >4(91c lower: receipts, 40,000 bu: exports, 1,400 bu; mixed Western, 33940c: white Western, 39950c. Coffee, quiet and unchanged. Sugar, demand fair: market firm and strongly hold: fair to good refining quoted at 7 7-16®7 9-löc. Mo lasses, quiet but steady. Rice, dull and unchanged. Petroleum, firm: united, 87*s«: crude. G 7 8i97%c; refined, 7%/58c. Tallow, dull arid easier: prime city, 8%c. Rosin, firm at $1.80(91.90. Turpen tine, firm and higher at 44>6®45c. Kggs, Hest ern, higher and firm at 24®'24)6c. Pork dull and unchanged. Boef dull and drooping. Cut meats, quiet but firm: long clear middles, $14.25. Lard, easier at $12.60® 12.70. Butter dull and weak at 15(93 to. Cheese dull and lower: Western fac tory, 99l(*)«ac; doflat, 5*2<910>4 c. IIMilwaukee Market—F lour, quiet and un changed. Wheat, extremely dull; No. 2, 97*4c; September, 97c; October, 94%c: November, 93%c; No. 3,80c. Corn, steady and in fair demand : No. 2, 64*2 c; rejected, 61c. Oats, irregular; No. 2, mixed, 31*gc: white, 33%c. Rye, weaker; No. 1, 59*ac; No. 2, 56c. Barley, quiet and irregular; No. 2 spot 78; October, 77c; extra No. 3 60c. Provisions, firm; mess pork, $21.33 cash and Oc tober; $20.90 November. Lard, prime steam, $12.55 cash and October: $12.35 Novmeber. Butter, good demand for fine grades at previous prices. Cheese, quiet and unchanged. Eggs, firm at, 20Hi®21c. Receipts—Flour, 9,370bbls; wheat, 18,425 bu;barley. 29,900 bu. Shipments—Flour, 14.243 bbls: wbek-, 2.900 bus uarley. 11.840 bu. Nearly half a ton of the little silver three-cent pieces were recently sent from the subtreasury into New York the Philadelphia mint io be melted up, as this ridiculous coin is now being retired from circu lation ^ Samuel Royal olimbed a tree after a coon, nearChattanoogcs Tana,, but Ming, was ÿoung Men. Mr. Thistiehod's Disgust at their Ab surd Dress. Burlington Hawkeye. Old My. Thistlepod climbed up the broad stairway of marble and rosewood leading to the high-backed, Queen-Anne editorial rooms of the Hawkeye, (the best advertising medium west of the Mississippi, and the most popular paper in the world, now is the time to make up clubs,) yesterday morning. His heavy tread fell noiselessly upon the Pompa dour velvet carpets, and, as he sank into a costly escritoire, the perfumed light fell through the stained glass tantmieux at the facade of the managing editor's ebranlement-de-cceur, and touched the old man's face with a softened ormolu, that seemed like on echo from the state ly renaissance that looked down upon the walls. Carefully moving the elegant Louis Quinze passepartout where the old man could not tip it over with his feet, if after his usual habit he should choose to rest them on the carved nlaU vais-sujet, the editor asked the honest tiller of the soil lirtw were crops in the Flint River country. "Crops?" echoed the old man. "Well, now I want to tell you about crops. Corn's all right, an' oats was better'll us ual, an' wheat ju^t boomed; but you've got a crop of fools irk Bürlington that'll just lay over any green thing that ever drawcu the cows in the state of Iowa." The inanaging editor was surprised, and said lie Hadn't heard such intemper ate talk since the prohibition canvass. He added that there were some fools in Burlington, he had heard, but as they were not subscribers to the Hawkeye, he didn't know much about them, and felt very little interest in them. "Why, the town is full of 'em,' 1 shouted Mr. Thistlepod, who labors un der the impression that he can't be heard unless lu talks very loud. "How can you tell they're fools?" askedthe society editor. "By their clothes," waved the old man, and the society editor slid as far as he could uWcr the table, and then laid hif face flat on his arm m order to write more easily. "By their clothes," re peated the sturdy old agriculturist. " ' Y gaul if a hoy of mine 'uz to dress like the young fellers I see in this town, I'd beat some sense into him with a neck-yoke. Why, it's redik'lus, I tell ye it's redik'lus. Î see a young chap down in the countin' room with a pair o' trousers on him tighter'n candle moulds —I hope to die 'l'I didn't think he'd stuck his laigs into a couple o' snake skins. 'N' his coat—by jockeies, it wasn't hardly long enough to cover his suspenders; it wasn't, I swanny. 'N' it lit him cluster than his undershirt, and his shirt collar sawed his ears every time he turned his head, 'n' he wore his watch-chain outside his coat. An' he wore a flat hat. with a îound top, about as big as a cooky. An' his shoes! P'int ed, do ye know, p'inted like toothpicks, 'n' they were as long as pickaxes. To see him skippin' around in that git-up, lookin' more like a monkey nor a while man, 'y gaul, it made me mad, 'n' I swan I wanted to lick him. I declare I did. They's nosense in a Christian man mak in' such an outlandish spectacle of him self, an' if I ever ketch my hoy dressed up in any such a dog-goned, redick'lus, absurd, disgustin' fashion. I'll he gaul swizzled if I—liejlo, Jasper, are ye wait in' fur me?" And saying good-bye, Mr. Thistlepod accompanied ids son down stairs to tlie wagon. As the old man turned to go he did not in the least resemble the "young feller" down in the counting-room. The big felt hat lie wore had originally been of some color, but that waB years ago. The blue merino band, sewed on with black thread, was too loose, and a twine string tied tight around it caused the hat to bulge out above tbe baud like the dome of a mosque. The hickory shirt fastened at tlie collar in severe simpli city with a big horn button, scorned a collar of anv kind. The roomy brown vest had four white hone buttons and a black shawl-pin, and through the irreg ular reticulations of its much-aoraided back the solitary suspender showed, resolutely clinging to a button aft and a nail forwar i. The lwggy blue trousers swe lled out below the flapping vest into an ample dome, strangely creased and fearfully wrinkled, breaking, as the old man walked, into awful billowy bulges and humps, while one long, deep, diagonal crease showed where the tins y suspender, hauled taut from port to starboard, held everything fast on the quarter. Farther down they bagged in great, curving billows at the knees, and wrinkled behind; they were brief, and came to an untimely end about four inches before they reached the top of tiie shoes, and they ended abruptly: same size all the way down, and sawed square off across the ends. The shoes were not exactly pointed at the toes, and when the old man's feet were not in them you couldn't bet which way the toes were pointed. Jasper was attired in tike manner as his father, only being a much tallerman, his trousers were cor respondingly shorter. As they passed through the æsthetie decorations of the counting-room, the man in the lean pants laughed sueeringly, and Mr. Thistlepod laughed tauntingly. The managing edi tor sank back in his ermine cushioned flcur-de-terre. "I am afraid," he sighed, wearily, "t hose two people are laughing at each other's clothes. TRAINING FOR THE FIGHT. Sullivan Proposes to Knock out" Tug Wilson or 3Ieet him in the Ring. The Boston Herald announces the depar ture of "Mr. John L. Sullivan, America's greatest pugilist and the world's hardest hitter," fora sojourn atScituate, accompan ied by his friend and trainer, Patsey Shep pard. To a reporter of tlie Herald the pugi list said that during his holiday among the cliffs he would get himself ipto training for another meeting witli Tug Wilson in New York on August 14. He also gave his views as to the respective merits of the English and American systems of training, declaring that the system pursued in this country was decidely the better, because fresh air, mod erate exercise, solid rest and good care were more considered, while in England greater attention is paid to eating and drinking and men are allowed too much of tlieir own way as regards the quantity of ale considered necessary. Speaking of drinking in training. Sullivan was reminded of the abuse heaped on him by some people who accuse him of being a dangerous man in liquor, and he said: "I never yet hit anybody except in self defense or after receiving the worst kind of provocation, and in no instance have I hit anybody while drunk. I hope, some time, that the people will do me justice for the in justice done me, and I think in due course of time they will recognize that I am not a bad man." Speaking of Tug Wilson he said: "He is a good cunning fighter. I failed to knock him out of time in four three-minute rounds, but otherwise 11 hink he was a ter ribly whipped man. He tapped me slightly on tbe nose in leading off but after that he went down like a nine-pin every time I could reach him while he was on his legs. When he went down lie was always on tlie alert to steal time, and, in almost every instance, took care to lay on all-fours the full ten seconds allowed him. In the second round I think I had him dazed, and I would have finished the business for him if I had not been deprived of a full minute through the mistake of the referee. Yet I do not find fault, for I know that as sure as my name is Sullivan I can knock out Tug Wilson. The next time I meet him he will not steal time by any monkey scrambling, as he will be obliged to come to the scratch in ten seconds, at the outside, after getting knocked down. He cannot knock me down, and if I don't knock him out on the 14th then I shall have to meet him in the ring and do the busmess for him with naked fists, on some green spot inclosed by a twenty-four foot ring. After that I think I shall give up tlie profession of boxing or fighting, and then the good people ol Boston may look about for a repre sentative to uphold the honors I have won, and for which the only reward I have re ceived has been unmerited abuse. There is no danger of my hurting him, for the reason that you cannot hurt anybody with boxing gloves. I think I can find a spot in Tug's 'nut,' however, which, if touched up with my left, will enable me to put him asleep with my right. You can daze a man with s glove, but you cannot make a lasting im œ ion on a man's head, wpeoUUy on a •uofcasMftWUlwowW' ' A of to of 1 SAYING '-OPEN, SESAME." Secretary Teller on the Kve of Declaring the Turtle Mountain Region Open to Settlement. The True Reason Why tlie Leech Lake anil Winncbngo.shkh Indians Won't Accept That Award A Shameful Scheme, tor Attorney General Brewster's Downfall—The Jean nette Investigation. Report of the Tariff Commission Foreshad owed—Secretary Folger's Last Bond Call Criticised. Opening Devil's Lake. Washington, Sept, 518.—The secretary of the interior has decided to reopen for eettle mont a large tract of agricultural land, em bracing about 10,000,000 acres, in Northern Dakota, withdrawn froih settlement by Secre tary Schürfe. The tract once fçrmed a part of tbo great Sioiix reservation, but was purchased by tbe government from that tribe Portions have been occupied by the Turtle Mountain Indians, a roving band of Chippewa«. These Indians presented a claim urging their right to occupancy, and Secretary Schurz wi hdrew the land from settlement, pending the considera tion of the claim. Secretary Teller now de cides the claim of the Chippewas invalid, and reopens the lands to settlement. The YVlnnebagosliiali Snarl. Washington, Sept 28.—From information of an official charactor just received here from Minnesota the real reason for the refusal of tbe Indians at Leech lake and Winnebagoshisb to accept the award for damages is manifest. The reason heretofore assigned was that the award is insufficient and the distribution of it unfair. The fact is, the land overflowed is worthless, and has never been occupied by the Indians. It appears that the Mississippi Chip pewas at White Earth claim to be the owners of this territory and pursuaded the Leech Lake and Winnebagoslnsh Indians not to accept the award, with the view of inducing the gov ernment to finally purchase the land. A recommendation will probably be made that the laud be purchased, and that the Winneba goshisli and Beech Lake Indians be removed to the White Earth reservation. It is repre sented that the Chippewas at White Earth en joy superior advantages, anti that the condi tion of their brethren at Winnebagoshisb, if removed there, would be greatly improved The money .received for the purchase of the land in question could be lised for the im provement of their condition at White Earth. There is not the slightest reason to apprehend trouble with the Indians. It is said that one of tho chiefs and a few of his band assisted in the worn of constructing tho dams. This is certainly not a very hostilo proceeding. The Indians have peacefully accepted the situation and are evidently waiting for something much better thau the awar d. A Disgraceful Scheme. Washington, Sept ti'l— It is charged by those who have closely watched the star route trial that there has long existed a plan to dis grace Attorney General Brewster and to drive him from the cabinet. The following are said tohavo been the details of the plan: The bribed jury woro engaged in it The disa greement and verdict were parts of deep-laid schemes, and it is believed by the government counsel that the verdict was intentionally illogical. It will be recollected that Miner and Rerdeli, who woro convicted, were minor figures in the conspiracy charged. It was not the intention that Miner and Rerdeli should suffer, but that all should escape through their convictioD. The scheme was deep and adroit Tbe old common law practice obtains in the District of Columbia, and on a writ of error from the dis trict to tbe United States supreme court the original record of the district court is trans ferred to the supreme court. Miner and Bor dell were to suffer a temporary martyrdom only. They wore to bo convicted in order to givo tho conspirators time to secure the removal of the attorney general. The writ of error would have to be granted because tiioir conviction bad been illogical; but it would take a long time to reach their case in the suDreme court—a year, per haps. In the meantime the record would have 1 een transferred and the other defendants could not he tried in the district court until the record camo back. A whole year of time would bo gained in which to secure the re moval of Mr. Brewster. This was ouo of the objects of the extraordinary verdict which Mr. Dickson announced. Tbo game did not work. Mr. Merrick, who has won all the honors of the case, saw through it, and by permitting the verdict against Miner and Rerdeli to be sot aside, prevented tbe record from leaving the district court and the trials of tho leading conspirators from being de layed. Juryman McCarthy, who voted for cnnviction all the way through, has been ap pointed to a position at the government asy lum for tho insane. McCarthy was simply an honest cobbler before ho got on tho jury. The Jeannette Investigation. Washington, Sept. 28.—In accordance with tho act of congress, Secretary Chandler to-day appointed the following board of naval offi cers to investigate the circumstances of tbe loss of tho Jeannette: Commodore William G. Temple, president; Capt Joseph N. Miller and Commander Fredoriek V. ÀIcNeir; Master Samuel G. Lenity, judge advocate. Tbe sur vivors of the Arctic expedition at present in the city, Lieut. Danouhower, Engineer Mel ville and Seamen Linderman and Noros, will appear as witnesses before the board, and will be thoroughly examined concerning all the particulars of tho expedition from the sailing of tlie Jeannette until their return here. The report of Lient. Danenhower, which has been submitted to the secretary, and tho report of Engineer Melville, which is in preparation will be considered by the board. It will bo remembered that soon after lie took charge of the navy department, Mr. Chandler became convinced that an inves tigation in regard to this expedition was neces sary, but he preferred that it should be ordered bv congress rather than that he should investi gate it. It xvas without consultation with Mr. Chandler, however, that Representative Wash bum of Minnesota introducad the joint resolu tion which became a laxv, ordering the secre tary of the navy to appoint a board of naval officers to make the inquiry. Mr. Washburn, in a conversation with your correspondent at tbo time, said there was a great deal of mystery connected with the ill-fated expedition, and that he regarded tho investigation as being demanded by all parties and interests con nected with it He said he had received letters from a brother of one of the men who was last in the Arctic regions, who lived in his con gressional district, which wont to show that the Jeannette was by no means suited for the service; that tho vessel had beou con demned by one board of naval officers who had examinod it, and that oven after it had loon strengthened aad improved in many rospccts, it was still unsnited for tbe hardship of the northern seas. He said that in tho faco of the second report on the vessel, which was nearly as unfavorable as the first, it was put into service. As regards the per sonnel of the expedition and the alleged quar rels aud jealousies which had been frequently spoken of, Mr. Washburn said he had nothing ,o do and know nothing of them, but that if they did exist tho facts could best bo ascer tained by a thorough investigation by a board of competent naval officers. The consultation between' the secretary of the navy and Eu gineor Melvillo to-day was in regard to the personnel of the board to be selected. Washington, Sept. 28.—Secretary Chandler had an interview ot some length this morning with Engineer Melville, Danenhower and Nin derman, and all relics and records of the Jean nette expedition, xvhich have Been in the cus tody of the engineer wore formally turned over to Secretary Chandler: The investigation con cerning the loss or the Jeannette begins Oct 5. Criticising the Secretary of the Treasury. Washington, Sept 28.—There was a very great deal of comment among the treasury officials to-day at the action of Secretary Folger directing the payment of called bonds with re bate of interest, assigning as the reason that the rate of mercantile paper is so great that the government should at once release money from the treasury. It is quite doubtful whether the secretary of the treasury ia justified in n>akt::g any more calls for bonds ftt thft present .idt3 irrespaetive of any relations wbioh his »ay ban to Wail stmt Tb# |w»UaW* eash 1 on balancera the treasury is only about $141,000,000. It is something les* than that The 40 per cqnt which the treasury keeps. in accordance with its custom as;a redemption reserve fond amounts to $138,000,000, so that there is a very* small amount above the usual surplus to be need for any purpose. The point has often been raised in congress, of course, that it' is uot the function of the trea sury department to consider what tho rate of discount of mercantile paper may be or in any way so conduct the operations of the treasury that the course of the market can be affected by it FROM ANOTHER CORRESPONDENT. Washington. Sept 27.—Secretary Folger's action in authorizing the anticipation of the payment of tlie bonds recently called, excites comment here. It is alleged by gentlemen from New York there was no financial pressure outside of purely speculative circlee to justify this action. He gives to the bondholder out right, three montns interest—a thing that has never been done before. The dispatch to As sistant Secretary New ordering him to antici pate payment, was given out in Wall street be fore it reached Washington) and the agent of a financial concern here actually carried a jiub lished copy of it to , Mr. Nelv before he bod re ceived it from Mr. Fo'ger Thé Mississippi Levees. Washington, Sept. 28.—Tbo secretary of war telegraphed to-day from Chicago hie de cision in the matter of the bjds for work on the levees of the Mississippi riwn Under it tbe local engineers south of Cairo are in structed by the chief engineer to-d.ay that they should accept those bids which they considered satisfactory, which it will be remembered were for ceitain sections of the river work and at prices lower than those asked by contractors desiring to do all the work to be done between Cairo aud Now Orleans, and to ask for bids for the rest of tho work. This request for sup plementary bids is not to be made by advertise ment, because that would take too much time, but by a circular letter to be sent by the engi neers" to those contractors whom they know to be competent to do the work. Report of tbe Tariff Commission. Washington, Sept 28.—Tho National Tribane of this city has secured an unofficial report of the tariff commission and will pub lish the same to-morrow. Tho information was probably furnished by Postgate, who has been acting as private secretary to Robert P. Porter, one of the members of the commission. Mr. Postgate takes the liberty to speak for the commission, and says: We have heard; probably 25Ö or 300 persons, and I should say that a majority of them are in fa vor of having things as they are. As a result of the report of the commission there will be a clearing away of the cobwebs that affect the working of the tariff and interfered with its smooth working. Its tendency will be in the direction of a wholesome reduction in the protection .given to the industries that have grown up and are able to stand on thèir feet without assistance. Tbe commission will not hesitate to increase the duty where they can see an opportunity to build up a profitable industry. The commission will em body in its report a draft of a law which, in its opinion, will remove all defects in the existing tariff and remove all reasonable complaint against it. The report will be ready for congress by the second week in December. The form it will take will be a revision of the present customs law and a slight reduction of duties. The report will be pre pared in New York, because there the custom house officials and experts will be more accessible. Indian School Funds. Washington, Sept. 28.—Secretary Teller and Inspector Hayworth have made the follow ing distribution of Indian school funds for the present fiscal year: For support of non-treaty schools already established and to be established........$417,000 Increased attendance at schools now estab lished.................................... sn, 5!!2 Establishing new industrial schools........ 150,000 Contingent expenses of agency schools---- 75,000 To purchase stock of cattle for industrial school.................................... 80,000 Completion of school building, out-houses, etc., for industrial school near Arkansas City............................. 15,000 For supnort of above school............. 13,500 For support of industrial school at Genoa, Neb...................................... 31,500 For support of Indiaus in schools in the States.................................... 15,000 Fostat Changes. Washington, Sept. 28.—The following orders affecting the postal service were issued to-day: Postoffices Established in Iowa—Coppack, Henrv county: Evans, Mahaska county : Latimer, Frank lin county. Postoffices Discontinued in Minnesota—Rose Lake. Martin county: mail to Fairmont. Postoffice, Name and Site Changed in Dakota— Real or, Hamlin county to Castlewood, three miles East. Postmasters Commissioned—Arthur L. Bickford. Dumoti*. Iowa; Isaballa Outhrie. Prairie Grove, Iowa; Theodore Perry, St. Lucas, Iowa; John Owen. Jeddo. Wis. ; Lervitt N. Hogestad, Norseville, Wis ; Samuel M. Turner, Coppack, Henry county, Iowa: Theaphilns Evans, Evans, Mahaska county, Iowa; Henry A. Clock, Latimor, Franklin county, Iowa. Capital Notes. Washington, Sept, 28.—One of the first acts of Gen. Sherman as acting secretary of war was to sign the acceptance of the resignation of Gen. George Stoneman as a colonel on the retired list of the army. Gen. Stoneman is the Democratic can didate for governor of California. He is a man of wealth and can therefore afford to relinquish the $3 300 which he receives as a retired colonel: but such au act is almost un precedented. He was re tired on account of disabilities in 187! Gen. Stoneman graduated from the military academy in 184G and bas been an officer of the army continuously to the present time. At tire outbreak of the war he was major in the First cav alry. He became a brigadier general of volunteer in August, 1861, and a major general the following year. He served with distinction as a general offi cer during tlie rebellion and at the close of the war he became colonel of the Thirty-first infantry. Gen. Sherman, now acting secretary of war, de nies that there is any plan under consideration for the reassignment of army officers. In his forthcoming annual report Secretary Chandler will make some important recommenda tions concerning the appointment and examination of candidates for admission to the naval academy. Judge Jere Black, on behalf of the Mormons, will present tho secretary of the interior an argument in favor of the removal of Gov. Murray of Utah in connection with an argument to prove-the Utah commission unconstitutional. Army officers aud civil employes of the war de partment have l>een forbidden to make public -buy information to the business of the department. Colored Nominees. Washington, Sept 28.— Among the Repub lican nomiuations for cougress in tbe Southern States there are an unusually large number of colored men ; but it ia learned here that in almost if not every such instance the nomi nating conventions have been composed of a majority of colored men. Several colored men of prominence are also running as independent candidates for congress in the South, notably in Virginia, North Carolina and Mississippi. One of the regular nominations recently made of colored men is that of Edward Deas for the Sixth South Carolina district, who is at present employed as a laborer in the government printing office. Lee and Smalls, the two col ored men who were beaten by Mackey in the contest for the Republican nomination in the Seventh South Carolina district, are very well known here, having figured both on the floor of the house and in the departments and other public places. The Female Rig liters. Omaha, Nebr., Sept. 28 —To-day's morning session of the National Woman's Suffrage as sociation was devoted to the organization of campaign work. This afternoon Mrs. Shattuck of Boston and Susan B. Anthony spoke. This evening addresses were made by Mrs. Ney man of New York and Mrs. Minor and Phoebe Cozzens of SL Louis. The convention closed with a public reception at the Paxton hotel, at tended by leading citizens. The convention has been a success and there is no doubt that many converts have been made; but, never theless, it is doubtful if woman suffrage will be carried, as it requires a majority of all the votes cast and persons not voting upon the question will virtually bo casting a vote against it. A suffrage convention will be held at Lin coln, 29 and 30. Dakota Legislative Nominations. Madison, Dak., Sept 28.—The Republican convention for the Sixth Legislative district, consisting of Brookings, Moody and Lake counties, held hero to-day, nominated J. O. B. Sealey of Brookings councilman, R. C. McKal lister of Lake and George Rice of Moody rep resents'! res. Delegate Pettigrew addressed the people here on Thursday, but the caucus and convention held since seem to have re warded his effort The nominees are men of standing aud are as entirely independent of the foolish fractional fights that have lately dis graced this part of the Territory as could pos sibly be found. An Heretical Professor. Special Telegram to tbe Pioneer Press. Boston, Sept. 28.— Baptists generally will be in tereated in knowing that Prof. E. P. Gould, for fourteen years occupant of the chair of New Testa ment interpretation at the Newton Theological in stitution, has been dismissed from the position on a charge which is practically that of heretical t each ing The case resembles very mnch that of Dr. Newman Smyth, in that while the orthodoxy of each ia pronounced satisfactory, his method of teaching ia considered objectionable. The facts in the case have been kept very quiet, and the announcement that heresy or liberaliam, or whatever else it may ! be called, has appeared at the very head center of the Baptist church, will create a decided sensation in theological circle», whioh have by no mean* got* ten over tbo oommotion caused by Dr- Bmyuni feat with th# AMovwwtiMMih - - THE MANITOWOC UXORICIDÉ Justices and Undertakers Acting in a Manner Nearly ns Disgraceful as the Crime of the Murderer. A Political Riot in South Carolinn, as a Con sequence ot Which Several Colored Gen tlemen Are No More. Bold Diamond Robbery in Cincinnati— Death in a Dakota »Veil—Wholesale Drown ing Near Sauk Center. Disgraceful. Manitowoc, Wie. Sept 28.—The excitement caused by the horrible crime of Reteck, the uxoricide, hae been sustained and increased by the strange controversies precipitated by the deed. It eeema that half of tbe popnlation of the township almost, are claiming the $200 offered for his arrest, jiival justices held twtt inquestk over tlie body of the irinrdered xi'ife. there were two hearses and two coffins at thè 'uneral.fAt onejtime'a row was imminent,which promised to result in catting tli poor wom ans body in two, in order that tlie remains night occnpy two coffins and be carried n both hearses to., tho two graves that bad been prepared, ftoteck was. arrested and re-arrested on several warrants issued by the two justices, one jrfter the .other. It is also said thj»t two rival lynching parties fire being organized to make snre that the criminal does not escape through the petty quarrels of the proper administrators of the law. A La Crosse Suicide. La Crosse, Wis., Sept 28.—Charles H. Ea ton, a well-known citizen, committ3d suicide this evening by hanging himself to a tree. For about four years Mr. Eaton has suffered with an affection of the head, which the doctors could not remedy and did not understand. His physical sufferings have been almost past the comprehention of man, and the result has been to produce mental weakness. For two years he visited various remedial institutions, but got little help. A year and a half ago he returned to tbe city and has since appeared to improve somewhat. Four weeks ago there was a Change taf the Worse and be spent whole nights wandering tbe streets id a half demented condition. To-day he süffered greatly and told his jihysician he felt as thoijgli he oüght to tie under restraint. In the evéniag he stepped out of the house. Not retdrning, search was made. Ttvo hotirs after be was found banging bÿ thë neck from tlie linib df a small tree in an unoccupied plat of ground overgrown with shrubbery; belonving to Hdn. C. L. Colman. located on the next «lock south of his residence. The deceasod was brother in-law of the late.Gen. Lutliçr Webb formerly Indian agent at Bayfield. For many years he was superintendent of the American Express company for Minnesota and could have re sumed that position whenever his health would permit He leaves a wifo and two daughters. A Mission Man. Davenport. Iowa, Sept 28.—Bertram L Frey, a young man employed in Steffin's dry good: store, is missing, under peculiar circum stances. He was seen last night to climb over the railing of tlie bridge over the Mississippi here, and to crouch upon a pier. He was spoken to, and then retreated under the bridge out of sight and rofusel t» answer. It is stoutly asserted by tbe bridge gnards that he did not leave the structure at any time during tbo night or morning, and yet a friend met him at 10 a. m. and spoke to him. Iiis wife has not seen him since yesterday nooD, and all search has failed to reveal the slightest clue to his whereabouts. During tlie day several par ties in boats searched tho river while others were out m the country hoj-iug to find the missing mail in some hiding place. For some time Frey has been moody and melancholy, frequently talking of suicide. Death in a Well. Pembina, Dak., Sept. 28.—While James Ur quart was being lowered into a nexv well which he xvas digging at Wailhalla, Dak., assisted bv a man named Wright, lie fell from tho bucket on winch which he was seated, after descend ing about twelve feet, io the bottom, a distance of over twenty feet His companion attempted, after calling for help, to go down after him, bnt on being lowered tea feet gave the alarm, and was drawn up at once to tho surface in a fainting condition, from which he did not re cover for several hours. As it was impossible for any one to go down into ihe well, Urquart was drawn ont with grappling irons. His body when taken from th9 well was a"S black as coal. Mr. Urquart was formerly a resident of Pem bina. A Political Riot. Charleston, S. C., Sept. 28.—A special to tbe News and Courier from Lancaster, says a political meoting was hold yesterday and ad dressed by Col. Cash. About the close of the meeting a difficulty arose at the stand between a white man and a colored mas, which resulted in the former being wounde t m the liead by a blow with a stick or stone. At this time two or three pistol shots xvere fired near the stand, but no one was hurt Soon after a large pro cession of colored men on horseback came up on the streets, oue of tho number having a large pistol buckled to his body. The negro drew the pistol, pointed it at the white man, and sail: * "There's the d— d rascal who did the shooting." The white mau gave him the lie, and tho colored man fired at him. Imme diately' several shots were fired by white men and a colored man fell mortally wounded. In discriminate shooting followed by both whites aud blacks, and three other colored men bit tlie dust, aud many were wounded. The au thorities soon succeeded in restoring quiet, and it is believed the trouble is over. A Father and His Two Children Drowned. Correspondence Sauk Center Tribune: Last Friday morning Mr. Allen Hyde and his little boy aud girl started to cross Birch lake, at a point about three miles east of Grey Eagle, for the purpose of going to a nephew's house on an errand. The boat was one that is common.y known as a "dug-out" or canoe made a log Tbe day and night passed without any further tidings from them, and on Saturday morning the news spread through the neigh borhood that they were missing. A search was instituted and their bodies fouud in the lake. It is supposed that the boal npset with them and thev were engulfed in the deep water with out a moment's warning. The wiud was blow ing quite strong at the time and those who are acquainted with the class of boat they were in can easily understand how tho accident hap pened. Helped Themselves to Diamonds, Cincinnati, Sept 28.—Twelve thousand dollars' worth of diamonds and valuable jexv elry were stolen at the exposition building shortly after the doors opened this moroiDg, from the exhibit of C. Oskamp. The diamonds were securely kept in a showcase fastened xnth two small padlocks and the owners had no one in charge to guard tho property. A visitor to the exposition saw two men go to the case ana it n * ' ^ :__ »La» ♦Vxrxxz wflpfl tiiA owners. _____ alkcd was open if with such apparent ease as to give the impression that they were the owners. After selecting all they wanted they quietly walked away, and ten minutes afterward the theft discovered. _ In the Tolls of a Procuress. Chicago, Sept. 28.—Mrs. Alfronzte Marriso, a petite Canadian widow, has boon rescued by the police from a Stato street den. She was deceived into leaving Montreal and coming here to work at dressmaking by a notorious procuress, Madam Beauchamp. On discover ing the nature of the place slio attempted to escape, but was forcibly detained. Then she managed to attract the attention of a neighbor and the police were notified. She is a very t o spectablo person with an aged mother and three children to support. The narrow escape manes her nearly insane. They Got Away. Mercer. Pa., Sept. 28.-Five expert bur glars and cracksmen iu jail for robbing the ex press office at Greenville escaped. They ee.ze and bound the guard, gagged him, put him in a ceil forced the other prisoners into colls with revolvers, seized the turnkey as ho en tered, locked him in a cell, took the keys from nim, passed out,bound and gagged the sheriff s wife and fled. _ ^ Chastising Gamblers. New York, Sept. 28.—Sixty-five prisoners, charged with pool selling, violating tho lottery law ami keeping gambling houses, were ar raigne ! to dav, and pleaded not guilty. Fred Schmidt, charged with keeping a room for gambling purposes, and James Mcljevv, an alleged violator of the lottery law, falle answer, aud the bonds were forfeited. All the pool rooms at Hunte r's Po int opened to-day. Captured a Train Robber. Princeton, Kv., Sept 28. — Jim Caldwell, the train robber, and one of the most notorious of surviving members of the James ** safe in Caldwell county Jftib H® nifted here, aud word was MBlteGoj den of MUsoari, who ordered hi* baa sent offloere and requisition p»p«« to *** bln to too* State for trial.