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Another Bold Attempt at Train
Robbery Balked by the Bravery of an Ex press Messenger. (.BEAT TRIAL OF SPEED. \T TEMPTED TRAIN KOHBEKY. i ll* \\ oiikl-be Robbers Lodged in Jail. Dodge City, Kans. September 30.—The time men. named Looney, Chambers and Dean, arrested late last night, have since proved to be the attempted train robbers. They were brought to Dodge City by a -pedal train under a heavy guard and have been placed in jail, but the excite ment there is so intense that the men will probably be removed to some other point during the night. In the express safe at the time of the attempted robbery was between £40,000 and £ 50 , 000 , and but for the light made by Paterson, the robbers would probably have made a big haul, as before he drove the man from his car the men in the engine had things their own way. The plan of the robbers was that while two men captured the engine and made the engineer run the train as they dictated, the third man was to kill the messenger ,»nd then rille the safe while the train was in motion, and then all three were to escape at once to some convenient place between Coolidge and Dodge City. The belated train reached Kansas City last night and Peterson, the express messen ger. makes the lollowing startling state ment : You are of course aware the raid took place at Coolidge station, on the Atchison, Topeka A .Santa Fe road, about ten miles east of the Colorado State line, between two and three o'clock this morning. There is an eating house in the station and the train stopped twenty minutes, as usual, in order to give the passengers an opportunity to get a lunch. The train was No. 4, bound east, with Conductor Greeley, Engineer John Hilton, Fireman Faddling and Bag- gageman Johnson. When the train stopped I put oil' some railroad mail which I had, and there being no express to put off and no further work for me to do, I laid down on my box just in front of the side door on the side of the car next to the depot. After lying a few minutes I dropped into a doze. I was lying on my back with my arms folded across my chest. Both of the doors on the side of the car next to the platform were open, Baggageman John- son being seated on the back side of the door looking out on the platform. My re- tolver, a Colt's 44 calibre, double action, lay at my side. I had taken it out of my scabbard and laid it down that I might be ready for any emergency that might arise. At about the time for the train to start I heard the words, "Come out of there you ---!" This woke me, and I afterwards learned that the remark was made by Conductor Greeley to a man whom he noticed getting into the car. When I awoke I naturally glanced down the car, and I saw standing within four leet of me a man with a pistol in his hand. I was lying with my head to ward the i ront end of the car, and the man was standing near my feet. I did not say a word ; in fact, did not have time to speak before he covered me with his revolver and lired, but the ball went over my head. I could feel the lire burn my face. The man then tired a shot out of the door at the conductor. When he lired the second time I realized that a train robbery was going on. With the hope of making the robber believe he had killed me, I un clasped my hands, which were folded on my bosom, and allowed them to fall at my side. My right hand fell on the muzzle of my revolver, and realizing that it would never do to allow the robber to see that I was about to defend myself, I worked my hand slowly into position until I got hold of my pistol with my right hand on the trigger. The robber did not notice this maueouver as it w as quite dark in the part of the car where I lay. In the meantime, the man was working his way toward the rear evidently supposing he had fin ished me, and intending to kill the baggage man or any one else w ho got in his way. As soon as I got hold of my pistol I sprang into a sitting posture and fired at the rob ber. I jumped up and then walked toward the man. He raised his revolver as if to shoot again, but it went olf prematurely, the ball striking the roof of the car. When I shot at him part of his body was behind the stove. I aimed at his.abdomen and be lieve that my ball took effect. About this time I saw* another man, who proved to be a pal of the first, trying to climb in at the side door. No sooner had I fired than he disappeared and the man I shot jumped out on the platform from the rear door. That was the last I saw of the robbers. I calculated that they would come up to the iront side door, and seizing some freight, barricaded the door. Less than half a min ute after the robbers left my car I heard some shots at the engine ; three were fired in half as many minutes. I stood at the iront side door of my car, revolver in hand. Just then Conductor Greeley came up. 'Have they gone ?' I asked. T think so,' he said, 'but I believe the engineer and fire mnn are hurt.' Going forward and return ing to me, he said they were both killed. The engineer was shot through the heart and the fireman through the neck. I then jumped on the platform and saw the en gineer and fireman lying on the plattorm alongside of the engine. The fireman was still conscious and was taken to a hotel, where I talked with him a few minutes. The body of the dead engineer was put aboard the train and taken to Dodge City. Before the train left I went into the tele graph otfice and sent a telegram to Mr. batch. After considerable delay we got a new engineer and fireman at Coolidge and started again on our journey, one hour and forty minutes late. At Cameron, twenty miles distant, we met a special train from Dodge City, conveying to Coolidge the Sheriff and his posse, to pursue the rob l*ers. Marshal Mathews and C. S. Par sons. Sheriff of Bent county, Colorado, arrived late last night on a special train from Coolidge. They brought with them John Looney, a cowboy belonging to the Arkansas Valley Stock Company s ranch, and Lewis Chambers, also a cowboy with Bates & Beal on the "R. X.'' brand. Both men have exceedingly hard reputations about Coolidge. Chambers was armed with a hammerless 45-calibre revolver which, when examined showed that it had been recently fired and reloaded. Looney was unarmed. Neither made any resist ance. Looney is sullen and refuses to talk while Chambers, though uncommunicative, plainly shows his anxiety and nervous ness. Large crowds accompanied the pris oners to the jail and were it positively known that these were the right men an effort would undoubtedly be made to lynch them. Mathews thinks he has the right men although the people are told that there are still some doubts. A posse is in pursuit of a robber who is known to have headed southwest. An examination will probably be held to-morrow. The officers say that the people at Coolidge seem to have been badly lnghtened. At the latest ac counts Faddling was resting easy. Kansas City, Mo., September 30—T. C. Steward, the express messenger who followed Peterson, came in to-night. In conversation he stated that the excitement in the neighborhood of the robbery of yes terday had subsided although the feeling is still intense. He thought the identifica tion ot the bandits would be difficult if not impossible. The remains of the dead engineer passed here en route to Milwau kee, Wis., Hilton's former home. A dispatch from Dodge City says there are no new developments in the situation, flic men arrested yesterday are still held for identification. It is generally believed that the amount of money in the express safe was about £50,000. Freman Foddling who was shot in the neck and thought to be badly wounded, is doing well. Dodge City, Kan., October 1.—Those in charge of the matter seem to think Dean, of the party arrested for train rob bery at Coolidge, is the man who shot Hil ton and Fadel, the engineer, and lines seem to be drawing around him as leader of the gang. He tells a very explicit and appar ently straight story, but the officers have discovered that it fails to hang together in very important particulars. The matter will fully develop in a day or two, and more than likely one of the men held will give the whole thing away. There is a determination among those representing railroad company and State authorities to bring the scoundrels to justice at all haz ards. The deputy sheriff is now at Cool idge, and also Jack Bridges, city marshal, and Deputy Sheriff White. They will say nothing, but it is thought by many they have some clew and are forging chains more closely about Dean. Adventure ot a Sheriffs Posse. New Orleans, September 30.—A special to the Times-Democrat from Eola says : Lane, who murdered McNealy at the Paine's plantation a lew days ago, and his accomplice and companion, Brown, were overhauled. When commanded to sur render they opened fire, and a hand to hand fight occurred. The Sheriff and his two deputies were at a disadvantage, being on unruly horses, while their assailants were behind pine trees. Lane, the principal murderer, was shot dead by She. Iff Duson. Brown, his companion, was 3hot in the right hand while in the act o* firing at the Sheriff. He changed his pistol to his left hand and continued to tire, but finally sur rendered. Lane is mortally wounded. As he fell he grasp d a handful of cartridges and attempted to load his revolver. He lived but five minutes. The Sheriff asked him why he murdered McNealy. He re plied, he ordered me out of the sugar house and cursed me. No man does that and lives. Brown's wounds are not dangerous. During the fight the Sheriff was struck in the forehead by a spent bullet, and another passed through his clothing. Perished in the Flames. Indianapolis, September 30. —About five o'clock this morning a story and a half frame house in the eastern part of Shelby - ville, Ind., occupied by Kittie Wallace as a house of ill fame, was set on fire and entire ly consumed. Flora Garrett and Maggie Wells, two inmates, sleeping in a back room up stairs, were unable to escape and were burned to death. Kittie Wallace, mistress, Nelson Pudham and Herman Tormelia, all sleeping down stairs, escaped. It is supposed by some that the girls were murdered and then fire set to the house to conceal the crime, as on the breast and arm ol one of the girls burned there were found several large cuts, made with a knife. A dirk knife was found near the remains. An inquest was held this afternoon but nothing definite was decided. Bad Showing for Randall. Louisville, September30.—The Courier Journal says editorially to-morrow about the speakership: "Outside of Pennsylva nia Randall's strength is meagre, desultory, and scattered. If he even gets fifty votes in caucus it will surprise us. Forty com mittals are large allowances to give him at present. Our means of ascertainment con sist of 1*23 letters, public and private, re ceived at the Courier Journal offices in Washington and Louisville and our esti mates have been carefully and impartially stated. Robbers Foiled--One Killed. Lafayette, Ind., September 30. —Satur day night George Spurrier and Joe Adams attempted to rob two young men named Stump and Jewett. Stump was unarmed, but he seized a revolver from his compan ion's pocket and shot Spnrrier dead. Adams is in jail. Stump and Jewett gave them selves up. A coroner's inquest is being held. News Dealers Aroused. New York, October 1.—The newsdealers of the east side to-day effected a permanent organization. A mass meeting will be held Tuesday evening, at which united action will be taken in reference to the re duction in the price of papers. On their way to the meeting the several local asso ciations will march in bodies, and banners bearing the inscription, "Success to the Tribune, the workingman's friend," will be carried. Funeral of an Editor. St. Louis, September 30. —The funeral of Colonel Geo. Knapp, of the Republican, took place this afternoon and was one of the largest ever seen in the city. Besides a large delegation from the Merchants' Exchange, the Knights of St. Patrick Society, Mexican Veterans and the Excel sior Lodge of Odd Fellows attended as bodies, over 200 employes of the Republican office and many of the most prominent citizens were present to attest their respect for the deceased. Services were held both at the family residence and St. George's Episcopal church. Revs. Dr. Fulton and Schuyler officiated. And at the later ser vice the cortege to the cemetary was very long. The remains were buried at Belle fontaine cemetery. Drowned Himself. Boston, September 30. —The body of the Rev. John Parkman, a well known clergy man who disappeared last week, was found in the Nashua river near Pepperell. He was somewhat eccentric, and had been under private supervision for some time. The last day he was seen he inquired at several houses for the way to the river. Drowned. Oswego, N. Y., September 30.— Captain John Allen, of the schooner Ida Walker, when about two miles from here at about ten o'clock last night, was knocked over board by a boom. His son Albert jumped into the lake to save him, and both were drowned. THE GREAT TROT. The Racine Horse JavEye See St. Julien. Beats Fleetwood Park, September 29.—The great trot for £5,000 between the cele brated trotters, Jay Eye See and St. Julien, caused, the largest concourse of people to to assemble on the truck that has ever been seen on any race track in America for twenty years. At least 5,000 equipages of every description were within the en closure and lines extended from the gate as far as 125th otreet, a distance of two miles. It was quite evident that thou sands of people would not be able to get within the enclosure. There were many notable persons pres ent, among them being Wm. Yanderbilt, Edward Hanlon, the oarsman, Gen. Grant, Henry C. Raymond, owner of Phil Thomp son, Harry McCone, O. L. Barion, M. H. Dermott. Hugh Ferrigan, Burdette T oomis, president of the Charter Oak Park, Jerome I. Case, of Racine, Wisconsin, owner of Jay Eye Sec, Robert Bonner and sons, Wm. Trumbull, John H. Harbeck, Alex. Taylor, Sr., organizer of the Gentle men's Association, J no. Kelly, E. J. Jarney, Shepherd Knapp, and many prominent western trotting men. The first heat started at 3:45 p. m. St. Julien drew the pole. At the third at tempt a start was effected, with St. Julien a half length ahead. Hickok kept St. Julien under pull. In rounding the turn Jay Eye See w r as at St. Julien's wheel. After getting fairly under way, Jay Eye See began to gain on St. Julien, and the excitement became tremendous. Abreast the quarter pole St. Julien led by a quarter length. The backs of both horses were now as level as billiard tables, and were moving like pieces of machinery. Ap proaching the half-mile post, Jay Eye See drew up even with his antagonist ; at the hill, fifty yards from the three-quarter post, Jay Eye See broke, but after two skips he immediately settled down to work again and rapidly overhauled St. Julien. The excitement now reached white heat, and Bonner had to call on the crowd for silence. On entering the home stretch Jay Eye See was at St. Julien's wheel on hard track. The struggle down the straight was grand, Jay Eye See gaining at every stride. Fifty yards from the wire St. Julien led by half a length, but was fluttering and broke. When about thirty feet from the wire he broke and passed over under a run, leading by a head. The judges, in consequence of St. Juliens passing over the score running, gave the heat to Jay Eye See. Time by quarters : first quarter, 33 sec onds; half mile, 1:051; three quarters, 1:421 ; mile, 2:20]. The decision gave gen eral satisfaction. In the second heat the horses were rung up at 4:15 p. m. Jay Eye See took the pole on account of winning the preceding heat. At starting St. Julien led a length. Bithers immediately pulled on Jay Eye See and waited until he got shortened out for the quarter post before letting him out. On reaching the quarter post St. Julien led two open lengths, but soon after passing the post Jay Eye See began to close the gap and trotted so rapidly that he reached St. Julien at the half-mile post. At the three-quarter mile post St. Julien seemed to be in trouble, but was trotting in fine style, nevertheless. Bithers then made for the hill. St. Julien took to up-hill work more kindly, and three furlongs from home the pair were trotting on level terms. Jay Eye See was now forcing his pace and St. Juliens driver took him in hand prepara tory to a hard finish. Coming into the straight, Jay Eye See led three parts of a length. The finish was terrific. It was simply wonderful how the animals could keep their feet in the yelling and shouting of the immense crowd. Midway down the straight St. Julien made a grand efl'ort, un der punishment, to lead his antagonist, but Jay Eye See was unapproachable, and cap tured the heat by half a length. Time of first quarter 32]; half mile LOG]; three-quarters mile, 1:40J; mile 2:181. Betting on the next heat between Jay Eye See and St. Julien was one hundred to sixty in favor of the former. Third heat—St. Julien's backers now gave up the race and hedged, giving big odds, there being few willing to nut money on the California horse at any figure. Jay Eye See took the lead at the quarter-pole and held that position throughout the heat, coming out an easy winner (of heat and race) in 2:19. Between the second and third heats of the big race Steve Maxwell and Mate were driven a mile in 2:161. Threatened Indian Difficulty. St. Paul, September 30.—A Devil's Lake special says : St. Johns, the Turtle Mountain settlement, is threatened with trouble between Little Shell, chief of the Chippewa Indians, and the government surveyor recently sent there to define the boundaries of the restricted reservation The situation is assuming a serious aspect, and the settlers have requested Commander Conrad to send troops for their protection. An official telegram from Washington authorizes Cortez Fessenger, Surveyor Gen eral of Dakota, to adjust the difficulty. Little Shell promises not to interfere with the surveyor, but is, however, reinforcing his band by lodges of Cree Indians from Woody Mountain. He has married into the Cree nation, and wants them to secure land on the reservation, and have part of the Congressional appropriation of $100,000, to which none but full blooded Chippewas have legal claim. Murder and Arson. Rockport, Indiana, September 30. —Yes terday morning a store boat, which had been occupied by two men, was lound burned to ashes in the Ohio river, two miles above here. In the hull ftere the remains of a man who had been shot in the head and pounded with a hatchet. The perpetrators escaped. The names of the parties are unknown. Murder and Suicide. Celina, Ohio, September 30.—John Cantwell, a farmer sixty years old, who lives four miles north of here, shot and killed his wife while she was digging pota toes this morning. He shot her in the head, and then [shot himself dead, putting two balls in his chest. The cause of the shooting was that she was digging potatoes on Sunday. Divorced. Chicago, September 30.— Mrs. Carrie A. Risdon, of Oakland, Cal., yesterday was divorced from Mr. C. A. Risdon, her hus band, who she charged with being inti mate with one S. A. Mulltiker, of Red Bluff. Alienated Wife. New York, October 1.—James Fair has brought suit against his father-in-law, Thos. B. Metcalf, claiming $10,000 for the alienation of his wife's affections. Fair and the daughter of Metcalf were married suspiciously a year or so ago. They are all of Staten Island. to of POSTOFFICE DEPARTMENT. Adjustment of Salaries---Large of Revenue. In Washington, September 29. —The ad justment of the salaries of Postmasters has just been completed by the Postoffice De partment, and the salaries as adjusted will begin Monday next. The readjustment af fects the salaries of 2,716 Postmasters. Forty-four officers have been added to the list and twenty-five officers have been reduced to fourth-class, leaving the number of postoffices on October 1st, 2,195, with salaries amounting to $3,750.000. Every part of the country is included in the read justment. Changes in some of the largest offices are noted as below : Name of Present Salary as office. salary. adjusted. Chicago.................... ..........$4,000 56,000 St. Louis................... ........... 4,000 6,000 Cincinnati............. .......... 4,000 5,000 San Francisco.......... .......... 4,000 5,000 Public Finances. Washington, October 1.—Public debt, 31 's, $9,143,000; 41 's, $250,000,000 ; 4's, $737,612,850 ; 3's, $3,505,529,000 ; refunding certificates, $332,750; navy pension fund, $14,000,000. Total interest bearing debt, $1,316,617,600. Matured debt, $5,643,665 ; legal tender, $346,739,871. Certificates of deposit, $11,944,000 ; gold and silver certi ficates, $176,985,481 ; fractional currency, $6,fi92,906. Total without interest, $542, 663,258. Total debt, $1,864,924,523. Total interest, $2,337,683. Debt, without cash in treasury, $1,521,811.635. Decrease during September $14,707,228. Decrease since June 30, $29,279,671. Current liabilities, interest due and unpaid, $2,027,133. Debt on which interest has ceased, $5,643,665 ; interest thereon $303,384. Total debt, $355,450,670. Homestead Entries Cancelled. Washington, October 1.—The Commis sioner of the General Land Office has can celled the homestead entry of a Dakota customs officer, because the laws under which he held office require him to reside in town, thus precluding the possibility of his actually residing on the land sought to be entered, as required by the homestead law. Inquiries from many persons, as to whether they could be compelled to pay for newspapers sent to their address with out authority, have called forth the follow ing ruling from the Postoffice Department : The liability of a party to pay for news papers must be determined by rules ap plicable to other contracts. When the pub lisher, without the request from the parly either expressed or implied, sends a paper, the mere fact that the party to whom it is addressed takes it out of the Postoffice, does of itself create no obligation. Retired. Washington, October 2. —Gen. George W. Getty, in command of the artillery at Fortress Monroe, was to-day placed on the retired list. He will be succeeded by Col. John C. Tidball, of General Sherman's staff. Tax Receipts. New York, October 1.—The tax office opened to-day, and the amount received was $27,252.500. Among the checks were $6,542 on the property of President Arthur and It. G. Dun, assessed at $857, 000. Wm. W. Astor paid $406,000 on real estate, W. H. Vanderbilt $170,OCX) on real estate and $229,000 on personal property. Trinity church corporation paid $60,000 on real estate. The total amount to be col lected is $29,166,569. Tax rate, 2.29. The gross revenue of the Department for the year ending June 30,1883, was $41, 827,473; year ending June 30, 1882, $41, 265,3e7 ; increase for 1883, $3,562,156. The New Postage Stamps. New York, October 1.—L T p to the close of business hours to-day there were sold at the Postoffice 1,250,000 two cent stamps, 85,000 four cent stamps and 400,000 two cent envelopes. The crowd was at no time such as to cause confusion. One man in each of the postoffices was kept busy telling people their old stamps were better than they were before the change and that the old two cent stamps were good for any point in the United States. Chicago, October 1.—There is an un usual rush for new two cents stamps, and up to noon 350,000 had been sold. Special Tax Levied. Nashville, Tenn., October L—The Da vidson county court to-day voted for the acceptance of the proposition of Messrs. Huntington and others, projectors of the new road from Cincinnati to Nashville,that the county shall levy a tax sufficient to pay half the cost of a bridge across the Cumberland river, to be used jointly by the railroad and county as a free.bridge to this city. Gen. Hancock Much Better. New York, October 1.—Dr. J. H. Jane way being asked as to the condition of Gen. Hancock. ga\ e his reply in the fol lowing bulletin : Gen. Hancock is much better this morning. The wound made yesterday is discharging freely, and looks remarkably well. His appetite is very good, his digestion normal, and he sleeps well. The statement in a morning paper to-day is incorrect in many if not all par ticulars. I know of no kidney troubles, neither do I wish the wound to close but to heal from the bottom. [Signed] J. H. Janeway, Surgeon, U. S. A. Church Trouble. Wilkesbarre, Pa., September 30.— The Polish congregation at Naticoke is trying to depose their priest, Father Grallurs. To day they met at the church door and re fused to permit him to enter for the cele bration of high mass. They charge him with financial mismanagement. Wilkesbarre, Pa., October 1.— Thirteen Polish members of the Catholic church, who took possession of the doors of the church at Nanticoke Sunday, refusing ad mittance to anybody, either priest or lay-* man, were arrested to-day. Father *tîram leurz was before the bishop with his ac counts, which were being questioned. The accounts were examined and the priest ex onerated from all charges. Catholic Council. New York, September 30.— St. Patrick's cathedral was thronged to-day with people, who took part in the ceremonies attending the closing of the Roman Catholic Provin cial Council. The services opened with a solemn pontifical mass, celebrated by Arch bishop Corrigan. A procession of bishops, theologians and priests, from the cardinal's residence to the cathedral, proceeded to mass at the opening of the council Sunday, which was attended by Cardinal McClos key. FATAL EXPLOSION. Lake,] Propeller Blown Up---The Killed and Wounded. Buffalo, September 30. —Thousands of people visited the wreck of the propellor Colorado to-day, which bursted its boiler about six miles out last night. The vessel was valued at between $50,000 and 860,000, and was insured for $50,000. This does not cover the loss by the explosion. The cargo was a mixed one and is not considered in jured much. The bodies of two missing men have not been found yet. and it is believed they were blown to atoms into the lake. The boiler turned a complete somersault and landed fifty feet astern of the boat. The missing are David Ellis, porter, of Buffalo, and James Farrell, deck hand, of Chicago. Henry Allen, greaser, of Buffalo, killed. The injured and scalded are Thomas Lovell, first engineer, Alexan der Rush, second engineer, Henry Ackert, deck hand, probably fatal, Patrick Rouss, deck hand, of Buffalo, Fred Smith, deck hand, of Williamsport, Pa., Christian Ru dolph, deck hand, of Emporium, Pa., John Morgan, fireman, of Buffalo, seriously scalded. W. H. Cohort, mate, was slightly injured about the head. TERRIFIC POWDER EXPLOSION. Forty Chinamen and the Blown to Atoms. Overseer San Francisco, September 30. —Yes terday's explosion of the California Pow der Works near Pinel, on the line of the Central Pacific railroad, took place in the mixing room. The cause will probably never be known, as all engaged therein, comprising forty Chinamen and one white overseer, were blown to atoms, scraps of bodies being picked up in different direc tions at a distance of fully a quarter of a mile from the scene of the disaster. The only white man killed was the overseer of the mixing room. This makes the third explosion in these powder works, reckoned among the largest on the coast and em ploying 25 white men and 125 Chinamen. ALFONSO IN PARIS. Disgraceful Conduct of the Rabble. Paris, September 30. —President Grevy visited King Alfonso at the Spanish Em bassay's this afternoon. The interview* was of a most cordial character. The Temps, referring to the hostile reception given Alfonso by the populace, says the regret and patriotic humiliation occasioned the good citizens by the events of yesterday should not cause us to aggra vate the importance of this melancholy manifestation. The thousands who are the authors of this scandal belong to the band of brawlers who always whistle and stamp their feet at public meeting and who treated Thiers and Gambetta in a manner similar to that in which they treated Alfonso. Paris. October 2. —Alfonso, in declining the invitation of Grevy to prolong bis stay in Paris, remarked that Grevy's apology for his treatment by the people might make him forget the bitterness of entry, but .Spain would long remember the hisses of the populace who could not see that be hind the king it was <i nation they were hissing. As the train bearing Alfonso to the frontier left the station in Paris, His Majesty requested General Pettie, secre tary to President Grevy, to inform the President that he left him with a deep sense of his courtesy. Irun, Spain, October 2. —The train con taining King Alfonso and suite arrrived here this morning. The King was received with unbounded enthusiasm by the crowd in waiting. Upon parting on the frontier with his French escort, the King charged the aide-de-camp of President Grevy to convey his thanks to the President for the cordial welcome he gave him in Paris. A New York Sensation. New York, October 2.—A Montreal dis patch to the Brooklyn Eagle says : The name of the party who has sued the pro prietor of the Windsor Hotel for $50,000 damages for defamation of character and summary removal from the premises, Miss Florence Lent. She is the daughter of Philcetus Lent, a brick contractor of Brooklyn. She is the only daughter and has three brothers, one of whom, Louis Lent, is a grain merchants in New* York and it is understood is assisting her in prosecuting the hotel proprietors. A num ber of well known gentlemen friends of the young lady maintain that she has been treated in a most outrageous manner and are confident that she will recover the damages asked. On the other hand the proprietors of the Windsor Hotel say they acted with the utmost caution and discre tion in the matter, and do not fear the re sult of a trial. Of course it promises start ling developments as Miss Lent has been admitted considerably to the fashionable society of Montreal, and the announcement of alleged improprieties has caused a de cided sensation. Miss Lent is said to be engaged to a gentleman in Chicago. Senator Sharon. San Francisco, October 1.—Senator Sharon stated in reference to the charges of adultry brought against him by Aggie Hill, who claims to be his wife, that he would take immediate steps to punish his traducers to the full extent of the law. He characterizes the scheme as one of a charac terless woman and an urscrupu'ous man to extort money, and he refuses to be plucked. Made an Assignment. San Francisco, October 1.—Colman Bros., clothiers of New York, with branch house in this city, made an assignment for the benefit of their creditors. It is stated that a satisfactory settlement will be made permitting the firm to continue to do busi ness without interruption. Republicans Victorious. Hartford, Conn., October 1.—The re sult, so far as heard, show that the Re publicans carried a majority of the towns, apparently making gains on the figures of last year. Suicide. Chicago, October 1.—To-night Mrs. Mary Davis sprang from the fifth story window at the corner of York and Harrison streets, and died within fifteen minutes. Small-Pox. Mattoon, 111., October 1.—A case of con fluent small-pox occurred Friday near Oak land, in this county, and the patient was visited by a number of neighbors without their knowing its character. There is great fear of its spreading and the schools will be closed. Washington, October 1.—Surgeon Main of the marine hospital service, Brownsville, Texas, sends the following recently re ceived from Mexico: In Tipachuta, State of Chias, he says, there is a panic among the inhabitants caused by the great mor tality from black small-pox. The town has a population of 10,000, and 1,200 have died, decomposition setting in in many cases before death. The Mitchell-Sheriff Fight. New York, October 2. —Charles Mitchel, the champion middle weight of England, and William Sheriff, alias "The Prussian," met in the prize ring this afternoon at a secluded spot on the shore of Long Island. The fight was witnessed by a large number ot sporting celebrities and many prominent men ot New \ ork and vicinity, who were especially invited to attend. ' Both English men have had several ring contests,the most of which they have been successful in. The present match was made September 17 between Billy Madden, for Mitchell, aud Arthur Chambers for Sheriff, the conditions being $1,00<J a side, and six rounds, under the Marquis of Queensbury rules; science and endurance to count. Mitchell has been in training at Far Rockaway tor two weeks. Sheriff was under the care of Arthur Chambers for some time at Phila delphia. Mitchell and his trainer, Madden, entered the ring at 5:40 and was closely followed by "The Prussian" and his second, Arthur Chambers, and Billy Edwards. Both men appeared in good condition. Mitchell won the toss and selected the southwest corner of the ring. At 5:52 the men advanced to the centre of the ring, shook hands, and immediately threw them selves into position. First round—The first part of the three minutes allowed for the round was passed in effective sparring for the opening. Mitchell got in the first blow on Sheriff's stomach, following with a stiff'right-hander on the chin. Sheriff'countered on Mitchell's chin also, and landed on his face. Mitchell returned the compliment with a good one on the breast. Time called. Second round.—Alter a little sparring Sheriff' let fly his right at Mitchell's face but was well stopped. He got in, however, two heavy right-handers without much effect. Mitchell made a play with his left but it was short. Gauging his distance better Mitchell followed with another left hander which reached its destination, land ing on Sheriff's snose and tapping the claret. The men now got to close quarters and the fighting was about even in delivery and effectiveness. The head was the objective point of each. Their arms dropped at the call ..of time. Third round. — Notwithstanding the heavy work in the previous rounds they came to the scratch and Sheriff led, planting his right on Mitch ell's neck. Sheriff's stomach again offered attractions for Mitchell, who was not to be denied visiting that portion of his oppo nent, and Sheriff "looked bellows to wind" —he was badly winded. Mitchell kept at work, and the Prussian, notwithstanding Mitchell's visitation, was quick in response. A hot battle followed, Mitchell doing heavy work with his left, and Sheriff plant ing some heavy right handers on Mitchell's head. Mitchell drew blood the second time from Sheriff's nose. Fourth round—There was little appear ance of fatigue in either man as they stood up for the fourth time. Mitchell led oft' with a blow at Sheriff, which was neatly stopped. He followed it again with a heavy left hander on the Prussian's stom ach just above the belt. Then followed some quick counter hits without damage. The round closed by Mitchell delivering a terriffic blow on Sheriff's ribs. Fifth round—No time was lost in begin ning work, although both men showed signs of tiring. They came together, and their heads suffered for some seconds. Sheriff got in a right hander on Mitchell's throat, the latter counting with his left on the Prussian's stomach and a right hander on his head. This was the best round lought, and the only one in which the men showed real fight. Sixth round—The men came up spryly and lost no time sparring. .Mitchell deliv ered a left-hander on Sheriff's stomach, while the latter planted a hard one on Mitchell's head. Another one from Mitchell almost knocked Sheriff down. He rallied quickly, however, and put in some telling blows. The fight was very even until the round wound up with Mitchell's planting his left on Sheriff's nose and his right on his stomach. Sheriff did some hard hitting, while Mitchell often fell short. The younger man, however, looked fresher when time was called. Seventh round.—There was some delay in getting the men together for this round, as the referee said the agreement provided that six rounds should be fought. The spectators set up loud cries for the fight to continue, which had the effect of bringing them together. They quickly began, each receiving heavy blows in the face. Mitchell got in a left-hander on Sheriff's stomach, which the latter returned with a nasty un dercut on Mitchell's chin, Mitchell getting in a similar left-hander again on Sheriff's stomach. Both sparred carefully for a time and then Mitchell landed a heavy one on Sheriff's nose. The latter did some heavy work on Mitchell's head with both hands, until one of Mitchell's stomach blows cut his wind short. The round fin ished with sharp hitting on both sides. The fight occupied about thirty minutes. When the crowd of onlookers who had paid $10 each to see the fight, saw both men preparing to leave the ring, they set up a tremendous yell and demanded that it be fought out. The referee, however, decided the fight over and that the result was a draw. There were renewed yells and the fighters evinced a disposition to go on, but the referee decided against them. Neither were much worsted. Mitchel] walked to his carriage as lightly as he had left it. A slight swelling of the face was the only in dication of a fight about the person of the Prussian. The result was very unsatisfactory to all concerned, and attempts were made to ar range another match to be fought in Mex ico for $2,500 a side. A large amount of money was put up by friends of both men, but the referee declared all bets off. Prize Fight to Come oil To-night. New York, October 1.—Mitchel and Sheriff, heavy weight pugilists, both from England, fight to-morrow evening for $2,000 and the championship. It is under stood that fifty men will be admitted on behalf of each principal. The leading sporting men are anxiously waiting for tips. It is said $50 already has been offered for tickets of admission. Mitchell is in fine form. His thick neck and features are very brown, his hands are very large and hard, and his knuckles appear to be the size of eggs. "I have not been doing very hard work since I came here," he said. "The fact is I was in excellent condition when I landed in New York from Kansas City, where I trained very fine for my fight with Slade. Slade was afraid to fight and perhaps I was a little overanxious. His (Slade's) backers picked out New Orleans as the battle ground because they knew we would not fight there. Slade could have made $5,000 and had all his expenses paid to fight in New Mexico, but he dared not fight me." Wool Market. Boston, October 2. —Wool steady. Ohio and Pennsylvania extra, 36c@42c; Mich igan extra fleece, 34)c®35c. Combing and delaine fleece, 60c(«,64c. California wool quiet; pulled,35c®43.