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RAILROAD, ^.n American Consul Reported to Have Been Murdered. I linnmh Keçistry Mail-Hon Gen. Hii/ou's Visit is Doing ns (Joorf. Land Frauds. s m;i Lake. October 7.—Col. James Till- i ];„ sj.n ial Land Agent of the Government, i w iio ]i. s been investigating land frauds in the Territories of the Rocky Mountains, ; u 1 j () ;< in Salt Lake, says there has been ^ ( ,, iR . i - swearing by witnesses in some i:. i itices. and large tracts of land have I,, , *-, patented by persons who had in no v , oi tplied with the land laws. The n land entry act has been violated with a recklessness that was perfectly as toiiishiug. In many cases it was found that absolutely nothing had been done toward reclaiming the lands, and yet what are known and regarded as good citizens have one before the land officers and made a solemn oath that the land had been re eiaiim d and all conditions of the law com plied with, where in fact no mark made by human hands could he found upon the en tire tracts. Other lands have been taken up under the desert act that are no more desert than the valleys of the Ohio river. Oth< r lands were found to he taken up un der the timber culture act, upon which were growing at the time of the original tiling more forest trees than the law re quires when final proof is to he made. The homestead law has not been fairly treated, thousands of acres having been patented by persons who have not complied with one -ingle requirement of the law. Fraudulent testimony, produced by fraud and with full intent and purpose to defraud the Govern ment, has been made. Tens of thousands f acres of public lands are fenced up by wealthy stock raisers, thus leaving actual settlers without range for the family cow. In one instance it was found that a man living near a city in Montana had fenced in about 3,0(H) acres of public lauds, and iu his kindness of heart had permitted the townspeople to pasture their stock iu his enclosure for the modest sum of one dollar per month. TIIE NORTHERN PACIFIC. Ke-electiou of the Old Board of Offi ce!---Authorization of 820,000, OOO of Second Mortgage Bonds. New YORK, October 6.—The Northern Pacific directors to-day re-elected the old hoard of officers, and adopted the following measures for the unfunded debt and to com plete construction contracts. Whereas, There is now required to pro vide lor the present unfunded debt beyond the means available, the sum of §7,459,920 and, Whereas, An additional sum of $5,500, 000 will he required to complete the con struction of the main line now under con tract. including bridges and tunnel, and provide and pay for all equipments required and contracted for, therefore, Resolved unanimously, That this board, subject to the approval of three-fourths of '.lie preferred stock, authorizes the execu tion of a second mortgage for $20,000,000 on all the properties, subject only to priority of the present mortgage ; only this mort gage shall be similar iu terms and condi tions to the general mortgage, subject only to the liens of said mortgage. Resolved , That the finance committee he directed to open negotiations for the sale of §20,000,000 of second mortgage bonds and report their action to this hoard. Resolved , That a meeting of the preferred stockholders of this company he called to he held at theofiice of the company in New York on the 20th of November next, to vote upon the question and the issue of §20,000,000 of second mortgage bonds ; and that in accordance with the plan of reor ganization, the secretary give notice of said meeting at least thirty days prior thereto, and that for the purpose of said meeting th<- transfer hook of the preferred stock of this company will he closed on the 20th of < ktober at 3 p. m., and remain closed until the 2(ith of November at 10 a. m. Ri solci d, That the officers of this com pany be requested to prepare and publish with all dispatch, for the information of the stockholders, a circular giving full particu lars of the funded and unfunded debt of this company, and of the present condition of the operating and land department, in cluding in the latter the cancellation of bonds with the proceeds of land sales. Nickerson's Hiding Place. Washington, October (J.—The where abouts of Major Nickerson has been ascer tained. He is residing in Thorold, Canada. I pon this information being received the Secretary of War ordered him to proceed at once to Washington and report in per son. An answer was received from him yesterday, in which he declined to obey the orders. He defies the authorities, feel ing sure that he will not be extradited. No further action has been taken, but m all probability he will be dropped from the army roll as a deserter. lie has re ported a false address to the Department, disregarded General Sherman's order not to leave Washington, and now refuses to «•hey the Secretary of War. Mrs. Shaw's Suicide. G A lv ESTON, October 7.—The Notes' Waco dispatchJsays : Advices from Galtsville say that near there some time ago a son-in-law ot Mrs. Shaw lost his wife, and turned oyer his little two-year-ohl child to its grand mother to care for. He married again and " as desirous of regaining possession of his child. Mrs. Shaw being unwiling to sur render the child, it was taken by force. Aggrieved by the loss she, on last Wednes day. suicided by lashing herself in a very ingenious manner to a stone fence. First saturating her head and clothes with kero sene. she struck a match and applied it to Hie oil. When found she was dead. The l>ody was horribly burned. Double Death. Wo i :< ester,^ Mass., October 7.— At Yorthboro this morning a man named Taylor, from Brockton, but on a visit with his wife to the home of Richard Eylward, shot his wife and then blew out his brains The woman was induced to go into a field, and while there the shots were fired. The woman is expected to recover, the ball hav ing entered her throat, coming out through the roof of her mouth. The man died in-, stantly. i i ; ASSASSINATED. Charles Seymour, U. S. Consul at Can ton, Reported Murdered. Washington, October 7.— The State Department has received no official in formation of the assassination of Charles Seymour, U. S. Consul at Canton. Lead ing officers of the Department said at mid night that they had no information of the assassination except what has come in the press dispatches. The official in charge of the consular appointment says that all the records of the Department show of Mr. Seymour is that he was appointed by Pres ident Garfield upon the recommendation j of the late Senator Howe, and that he was j from Wisconsin. He had not had any previous diplomatic experience. The Chief ! Clerk of the Department could add nothing : to this meagre information, except that the j reports from Mr. Seymour have always ! been very creditable. Other officials who i were seen deeliued to express any opinion i as to the diplomatic complications which may follow. A naval officer familiar with j the Asiatic squadron says our lleet there is ! quite sufficient to protect the American iu- ; terests if it is collected and well handled, ! ; but that it is now well scattered. Charles Seymour succeeded William L. j Scruggs, of 111., as Consul at Hong Kong, j State officials say they know T no reason tor 1 any hostility to Mr. Seymour personally, j He had not been in any way hostile to Chinese interests. A prominent State official says he presumes the Secretary of the Navy has given orders to the Admiral of the Pacific squadron which were adapted to such au emergency. The Secretary of the Navy is absent, and no one who is here acting in his place feels authorized to say what has been done or is willing to incur the penalties of the naval red tape dis cipline to venture an opinion as to what will lie done. The Secretary of State is absent, the President is absent, and there is uo oue with a voice of authority at the Chinese legation, or with anything to say to the press at this time. An old naval officer says that if Charles Seymour had been a British Consul it would be easy to foretell what would happen, but he was uot a British Consul, and it is not always true that protection to American citizens follows the American drum-beat around the world. The government has no in formation of the assassination, and there is no one in Washington connected with either the State or Navy Departments ex cept bureau subordinates. Milwaukee, Wis., October 7. Seymour was postmaster at Lacrosse, Wis., for many years, and during his entire residence in the State he has been a prom inent working Republican in the Congres sional district in which he lived. He was a public speaker of considerable power, and stumped the State for Garfield during the last Presidential campaign. He was of au aggressive character and made many enemies even among his own party. Whether true or not, it is stated that his appointment as Consul at Canton was gen erally regarded throughout the State as the general desire of the party leaders to remove him from the stage of local action in order to aid in restoring harmony among the factions in his Congressional district. He had many warm friends and admirers, and was regarded as an impetuous, fearless man. He came from New England to this State, and almost immediately took a »rominent place in local polities. The Mormon Question. Chicago, October 7.—Commenting edi torially on the semi-annual conference of the Mormon church, the Chicago Tribune says : Everything now-a-days seems to run as if by law of nature into monopoly. None of the various pools, corners and com binations that have excited the ire of anti monopolists have more elements of the odious than that which the Mormon priest hood have attempted to establish. Their system aims at the most complete and despotic comer ever instituted by any syn dicate, priestly or other. No religion has sought to place a more perfect bridle and saddle on its votaries than this of the Mormons. If the priests sought only to direct the religious opinions of their fol lowers they would be let alone by the pub lic, no matter how eccentric their dogmas might he. But it is at once evident upon careful examination that this ecclesiastic polity is in fact a commercial, political and industrial organization of the most exclu sive sort that this country has yet seen. The work itself has not witnessed its parallel since the days of Judaism. The attitude which the Mormons have taken with regard to the Edmunds' law shows their imarctable spirit. Their priests are still preaching that polyamy is commend ed by God and must be practiced as a sacred ordinance. Religious difference of opinions are sacred, but the experience of mankind through many dreary and bloody ages has demonstrated that no man or set of men can be permitted to put their religious opinions, or what they claim to be such, above the customs and laws of the com munity in which they live. The Mormons have done this, and their controlling in due nee in four Territories of great mineral and agricultural wealth makes their con duct a matter of practical monetary and commercial importance. Chicago, October 7. —The Times says editorially : According to the prophet Cannon God is devising plans to protect saints and apostles against the powers of darkness, meaning the powers of Congress. This part of Connon's prophecy puts Con gress and Jehovah in hostile array against each other on a question with the Majesty of Heaven actively enlisted on their side. It is hard to say why the Saints should feel any uneasiness as to the outcome of a contest in which only Congress and other establishments are parties of other parts. But in the next breath the Prophet Cannon declares that "All the powers of Heaven and Hell could not prevail against saints." This plainly imparts that the Saints an ticipate a possibility that Heaven, as well as other establishments, may be on the side of Congress and that the Saints may find themselves engaged in a desperate contest against all three. Nevertheless, ac cording to Cannon, the saints will go on prospering in spite of anything that Heaven, or Hell, or Congress may do to stop it. There is something in defense of the self dependent spirit of the rather blasphemous utterances of those much marred saints which challenges admiration. Much his toric praise of the rugged character of Cromwell has had its basis, more worldly than devout, in the spirit displayed in the injunction to his troopers to "Trust in God but keep your powder dry." The anima tion spirit of the Mormon saints is not wholly dissimilar, that Jehovah is devising plans to overturn their enemies, and they exhort one another to trust in him, but to be ready, nevertheless, to whip the powers of darkness, reinforced by the powers of light, without the help of anybody. Prostrated by Paralysis. Montreal, October 7. —The Rev. Dr. Ewer, of New York, was prostrated by paralysis while delivering a sermon to-day in St. John's Episcopal church. THROUGH REGISTRY MAIL. How Gen. Hazen's Visit is Helping Helena. Washington, October 6.—An order has been issued to establish drily exchange through registered pouches between the ! Postmaster of Helena, Montana, and St. Paul, to go into effect on Monday, October 15th, the pouches to leave Helena at 10:40 p. m. via Billings and Helena railroad post office. An order has also been issued establish ing a through registered pouch exchange between the postmasters of Chicago and Helena, Montana, to go into effect October 15th. Pouches are to leave Chicago daily, except Saturdays, at 9 p. m. via Chicago and Minneapolis railroad postoffice, and leave Helena daily, except Thursday, at 10:40 p. m. via Billings and Helena rail- j road postoffioe. With a view to facilitate and hasten the i delivery of mail matter in the large cities, ' the Postoffice Department is gradually ex tending the system of sorting city mails in postal cars which was tried on a small scale with very satisfactory results some time since. The plan is to classify city mails as far as possible while in transit by distributing the mail matter in postal cars under the head of "for hanks and hankers, "for general postoffice," "for postmasters, for lock boxes," and for the several metro politan postal stations, so it maybe handled quicker when it reaches its destination. German Anniversary. Milwaukee, October 7.—The 200th anniversary of the coming of the first Ger man emigrants to America was commemo rated in Milwaukee to-day by the turning out of thousands in a grand parade this afternoon and appropriate exercises in the West Side Turner Hall this evening. The procession had about 6,000 men in line and was nearly an hour passing a given point. The programme to-night was made up of tableaux, singing, instrumental music and speaking of prominent citizens and public officials. Among them were Mayor Stowell and Congressman Deutzer. Washington, October 7.—This evening the German residents of the city began their celebration in the United States with a concert at the National Theatre. To-mor row there will he a parade, followed by a mass meeting and a display of fireworks in the evening. New Orleans, October 7.—The bi-cen tennial celebration in commemoration of the first German mass immigration and the founding of Germantown, Penn., and was arranged by the German residents of this city, took place at Spanish Fort Park to day. Addresses were delivered by Jacob Hessinger and Judge William R. Whitaker, followed by a choral promenade concert. To-night there was a ball and pyrotechnic display. Philadelphia, October 7.—The Ger man-American bi-centenuial services were held in all the German churches to-day. A sermon on the theme was preached by Rev. Dr. McCook at, the Tabernacl The Presbyterian church, of this city, was gaily dressed in honor of the event. The street demonstrations to-morrow promise to be a big affair. The Germans have been at work for months to make an imposing parade. Some Silver Showing. Washington, October 4.—Mint Director Burchard has prepared a statement show ing the amount of silver coined into silver dollars under the act of 1878, showing the disposition and profits on coinage of silver dollars from the beginning of the fiscal year in which he had been director, 1878, up to 30th of June, 1883. From this state ment it appears that the silver on hand July 1, 1878, and purchased since, is 123, 447,480 ounces, of which 119,306,224 ounces have been used in the coinage of silver dollars and some subsidiary coin, and 304, 375 ounces have been wasted by operatives and sold in the sweepings, leaving a bal ance on hand July 1, 1883, of 3,936,881 ounces. The remainder has been weighed and verified. Profits on coinage of silver, including repayment by Adams' Express Company, amount to $17,342,113, of which sum §15,581,713 is deposited in Treasury of the United States, §358,399 has been paid for shipping silver dollars, $51,025 for loss on sweepings sold, §81,429 for wastage, and 848 for loss on re-coinage, leaving a balance in coinage mints June 30, 1882, of §1,278, 599, all of which since that date has been covered into the Treasury. Washington, October 4.—The Director of the Mint is preparing a statement to show the profits arising from the coinage of standard silver dollars for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1883. The amount thus made is very large, being in gross for the five years since July 1, 1878, thu enormous sum of $17,342,113. Nearly all this profit has gone direct into the Treasury, for after subtracting wastage, cost, coinage, transpor tation and other expenses, there is left a net profit in standard dollars and subsidiary coin over the bullion value at respective dates of purchase of over $16,800,000. This is equal to an average net profit for five years of §3,360,000 annually. Large as it seems it is not so great in proportion to value of issue as that which results from coinage of baser pieces. Last year the pro fits from the coinage of nickels and one-cent pieces at the Philadelphia mint were about $100,000. The Director of the Mint is cool ing a little in his affection for standard dol lars. He says he thinks we have enough of them. He will probably recommend the repeal of compulsory coinage in his mes sage this year. Treasurer Wyman reports a pretty fair demand for dollars at New Orleans which is unusual this year. Last month there were more dollars taken there than were uttered at the local mint, which is $85,000 monthly. Owing to the fact that the silver dollar is repugnant to the Pacific Coast, its coinage has been almost stopped at San Francisco. Crop Report. St. Paul, October 5.—The State statis tician, in his crop report just issued, states wheat turned out better than anticipated. The straw is nominally short, and a less number of stacks gathered from fields than last year gave the appearance of a lighter yield of grain. On threshing, however, it is reported the yield is for most part in excess of last year. Acreage in wheat, as reported June 1, was 2,176,380; and from returns received this month the average yield will be 14.89 bushels per acre, giving an aggregate crop of 38,305,400 bushels. As much as three per cent., however, was destroyed by the storm, which reduces the average per acre to 14.45 boshels per acre, or an aggregate of 37,156,200 bushels. Re turns show a greater area in wheat than first repo lied, which difference is caused by late seeding. As reported there are 922,813 acres in oats. The crop is gener ally good, although the average is not up to that of last year, being only 38.3 per acre, or an aggregate of 34,486,090 bushels. This is due to late seeding and drongth. RAILROAD CLAIMS Transportation Payments Withheld From the Subsidy Lines. New York, October 6.—The claims of Pacific railroads for cash payment for trans portation upon other than directly subsi dized lines have again been blocked. It will j be remembered that the Union and Cen- j tral Pacific railroads sued the government J for dues for transportation of mails and j army supplies, which were withheld, and i simply returned their interest account, | they being indebted in an enormous j amount. The Court of Claims decided i that the claim of the government could I lie only against such lines as were origi nally built by the subsidy, and that there was no lien upon the earnings of the leased lines nr parts of which were subsidized be cause they were leased or owned or oper ated by the Pacific Railway Company. The Supreme Court affirmed this decision, and the attorneys for the Central and Union Pacific railroads came to the Treas ury and presented their bill. It ran up into the millions. The Secretary of the Treasury asked for an opinion from the Attorney General, who furnished such a construction of the law that he is about to issue a circular to the accounting officers directing them to pay these bills in full, like any other transportation charges. He was brought to a halt, however hv Comp troller Lawrence, who said he had jurisdic tion in this matter, and he proposed to de- j cide it. He finally decided in favor of the claim. It was found that the most of this money was due from the War Department for the transportation of supplies and troops, and that no estimate had been made for such disbursements in asking for the annual appropriation. The Secretary was in a quandary, because if he paid these enormous bills, the Quartermaster's means wauld not hold out and the service would he stripped for the balance of the year. A ; way out of the difficulty has been found j so far as the War Department is concerned, but it has again plunged the railway com- j panies into endless labyrinths of eontro- j versy with the government. If the Second ; Comptroller of the Tr ;asuiy passes the army accounts he disagrees with the Supreme Court, Court of Claims, Secretary of the Treasury, Attorney General, and First Comptroller, and falls back upon the old opinion of Attorney General Williams, who does not think it light to pay j the road this money. The matter has ac cordingly again been referred to Comp troller Lawrence tor review, and once more the roads are anxious. Episcopa Convention. Philadelphia, October 5.—A commit- j tee was appointed to make a suitable reply j to the second triennial report of the Board of Managers to the Board of Domestic and ! Foreign Missions. The Secretary stated ! that the total income was $1,167,658, an in crease of $220,731. The creation of new missionary jurisdictions iu New Mexico, Montana and Washington Territories at the last session of the general convention added largely to the demand for appropria tions. The gross receipts applicable seem to have increased sufficiently to meet them, or nearly so. Suggestions were made the order of the day for Monday. A committee was ap pointed to report names for Board of Man agers. The report of the Bishop of Yeddo stated that since the last convention the number of catechi-ts and assistants has doubled ; foreign teachers have increased from two to five ; schools have increased from four to eight ; scholars in hoarding • and day schools from forty to ninety, and j in Sunday schools from 100 to 125. There ! are now twelve chapels, while in 1880 there were only five. Tuttle pleaded in behalf of Missionary Bishops in all Territories. He referred to the inroads of the Mormons into Georgia and Mississippi, and said the Mormon church was a mighty one. Bishop Morri son, of Oregon, read a report of the work in his diocese since the meeting of the last convention. It stated that there are now in the diocese eighteen clergymen, another ready to join, 127 adults and 481 children. Number of baptisms, twenty-four; number of communicants, 120. Thirteen rectories were built, and the diocesan endowment amounts to $53,000. The completion of the Northern Pacific road has inaugurated a new condition of things in that section of the country. Bishop Whittaker, of Nevada, reported the same number of clergymen in his dio cese as three years ago. The fact must be looked squarely in the face, Nevada will always be a missionary field. He made an appeal for $2,500 to pay off the debt on the Reno school. Bishop Pierce, of Arkansas and the In dian Territory, said a great deal had been heard about the large population of the Northwest. The population of Arkansas is 820,000. He had no doubt that in 1890 it would be 1,500.000. He had heard of con tributions for missionary work in way "specials," so-called, but not of any coming to Arkansas. Bishop Hare, of Nebraska, said that thir teen years ago, when the missionary juris diction of Niobrara was set apart, that sec tion of the country was almost exclusively occupied by about 30,000 Indians, who had never been subjected to the degradation of coming into contact with the whites. He maintained that the Indians were mentally and morally a superior people. They are being deprived of everything they hold most dear—actually stripped alive. In any bargain undertaken with our people they have been egregiously swindled. If any outbreak of Indian violence should make us shudder, we must remember that with a sense of their great wrongs they are apt to forget themselves. There aTe in the Bishop's diocese thirteen clergymen, five natives. They have several books in their language. If any one thing has made the Indians a prey of white men it is that they have lived on a small reservation and con stituted an indigestible mass, of which the social body was anxious to get rid. The sooner the Indians are like people the sooner they will cease to be Indians. In Niobrara there are thirteen minister ing women and thirteen active clergymen. During the past three years 865 adults and 458 children have been baptized. In the past ten years 900 persons have been pre sented for confirmation. The Board of Missions then adjourned. To-morrow other Missionary Bishops will present their report. Naturalization Papers Refused. Philadelphia, October 5.— The natur alization of Chinese came to an abrupt ter mination when Chong Norn appeared be fore Judge Yerkes and was refused his papers, in spite of his compliance with all requirements of regular naturalization. The Judge's action is based npon the act of May 6th, 1682, restricting Chinese immi gration. That act provides that hereafter no State Court or Court of the United States shall admit Chinese to citizenship. i j ; j j j ; j j j ! ! • j ! GALLATIN GLEANINGS. Gardiner's Ebb and Flow—Vicissi tildes of a Yellowstone Town-- j Placer Working on the Upper River-Coal from Cinnabar Cooke City's Boom --Personal. [correspondence of the herald.] Bozeman, October 4.—A former resident of Bozeman, but more recently of the town of Gardiner on the Park Branch Road, has just returned from an all summer's resi dence at that point. In an interview with your correspondent he stated that the town of Gardiner was laid out in May, and for a time had a phenomenal growth. In the j height of its prosperity it had 27 saloons ' and 300 people. Now it has hut three sa- ! loons and fifty people, and those remaining are on the point of closing up and seeking j greener pastures. Land Agent Stone pur chased the townsite of J. McCarthy. It was platted, a number of lots sold, and then it was discovered it was within the bound aries of the Park. Then Bunkskin Jim jumped the claim. Next the Northern ; Pacific road located the terminus three miles north of this unappreciated spot, and with this last act disappeared all the bright hopes of Gardiner. About a month ago placer diggings were discovered on the waters of the Upper Yel lowstone. The ground is now staked oft for a distance of several miles up and down the river. Four miners at (Jardiner are averaging $150 a week, and many more in sums ranging from §3 to §10 per day to the man. A gentleman, Mr. Pott, states that he has used coal from the Cinnabar Mountains for the past four months for manufacturing purposes. He pronounces it equal if not superior to any deposit in the Territory. It is within a half mile of the railroad and on a down grade all the way. He predicts that this newly-discovered deposit will be of great value, not only to the Park Branch country, but to all of Eastern Montana. Mr. Pott will return the first of next week to Cooke City, which is now in the midst of a quiet little boom, ^ages have risen to §4 per day, and every man finds employ ment. Eaton, Houston, Keeney, and other owners of mining properties, are construct ing permanent roads from the smelter to the neighboring mines, so that they can run through the entire winter. About 300 people will winter in Cooke City. W. H. Tracey is shipping aoout a car load of vegetables daily to the Yellowstone country. Among the arrivals at the Northern Pa cific yesterday were Jas. Foxhall and H. P. Smith, Helena. Bozeman, M. T. October 6. —The City Council met last evening, Mayor Bogert in the chair. Following the trans action of public business Miss Louise Casell, a female noted for her frailty ot morals, appeared before the august assem blage and stated her grievances, which were to the effect that Martin Hocker, the proprietor of a large retail shoe store on Main street, had, while carrying out some much needed improvements of sidewalk building in front of his property, (which adjoins Miss Casell's residence) elevated the grade of the sidewalk so that it passed directly under her chamhrr' windows, when previously it was on a level with her door step. The effect of this raise was dis astrous to Miss C.'s business, "as gentlemen would not go around to the hack door, neither would they climb down stairs," and her palatial home, instead of being the nightly rendezvous of the ungodly, was be coming a lonely and desolate castle. In spite of Miss Casell's touching narrative the adamantine hearts of the aldermen were untouched, and she was informed that she must bow to the inevitable, and either cut a door direct from the sidewalk into the chambers or shut up shop. Miss Casell's case being disposed of, the venerable body adjourned for one week. Racing for to-day is over and the large crowd present on the fair grounds have returned to town in the best possible humor. The track was in excellent condition, but some of the horses aggravatingly disappointing their backers. At 2:30 p. m. the three minute trotting class (purse $300) was called, with the following entries: As signee, owned by W. Fly ; Blue Boy, owned by McCraig; Little Alice, owned by J. Robinson, and Smoky, owned by Dr. Car roll, of Bozeman. Assignee won the first and second heats in 2:52 and 2:51. In the third heat Smoky lead from the start and won easily in 2:50, Assignee bolting. 4th heat: Assignee was by this time so badly used up that his driver was obliged to take him to the stable. Smoky appeared in splendid condition and won the heat in three minutes. Next followed a runningrace, quarter of a mile dash, with the following entries: Harvey Bluff, Oregon Ruha, and Spanker. Spanker won. Time not ascertained. The fifth heat of the three minute class was trotted after dark. Little Alice and Blue Boy ran most of the distance, Bine Boy coming in first. Decision—no heat. The decisive heat will he trotted to-mor row. Smoky has made scores of friends by his fine movements this afternoon, and his financial hackers feel like treating the whole town, for the race is undoubtedly his. The attendance was excellent, consider ing the weather, over a thousand persons being present. Pool selling was qnite active and a large amount of private betting was also going on. To-night witnesses some very heavy games of poker at Sackett's, while at Cy Mount's faro seems to absorb all the inter est. A large crowd is also attending the theatre. Altogether Bozeman is extra live ly through the crowds the races have called together. Bozeman, October 8, 1883— This morn ing our community was greatly shocked to learn of the sadden death of Mrs. Carroll, ly of wife of Dr. Carroll, one of the most emi nent physicians in the Territory. On Saturday evening Mrs. Carroll was taken with convulsions, superinduced by blood poisoning, and dispite the united skill of our city physicians, relief could not he ob tained. On Sunday evening, at nine o'clock, death came to her relief. It is difficnlt to describe the unspeakable grief rnd poig nant anguish that this unlooked for calamity has brought to the hearts of hun dreds of loving friends and acquaintances. Mi's. Carrol was not only a gifted aud high ly accomplished lady, taking a foremost place in social circles, hut a sweet, pure Christian woman as well, whose presence wherever she appeared, brought a blessing. For such as her there surely is uo death. The stars go down To rise upon some fairer shore. And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown They shine forever more. Wakefield & Hoffman's stage and wagon outfit (which has. in connection with the Northern Pacific Railroad, handled the tourist traffic to the National Park this summer) has just returned to Bozeman, the season being now ended, and travel prac tically over with until another year. The appearance of this vast cavalcade on Main street brought out a crowd and elicited a good deal of comment on the "bonanza" contract these gentlemen possess. Their venture has been successful, hut is not the mine of wealth many fancy it. The com ing season will he much more profitable, as the benefits of this year's wide-spread ad vertising will then he reaped. Bessie Best, who, by the way, belies her name, was arrested last night for breaking in the windows of Jennie Forrest's house and calling her most objectionable names. Her examination, before Judge Davis, was held this morning. "Miss Jennie" failed to produce a sufficient amount of evidence, and his honor stated that, while he had no donbt Bessie was guilty, the evidence was insufficient, and he dismissed the frail offender. Miss Dena Anderson was arrested for making night hideous with her warblings and causing a general disturbance. Again the evidence was insufficient and the Judge discharged her. The races are postponed until another day in cansequence of a cold, dreary rain. D. A. Johnston, of Helena, is stopping at the Laclede Hotel. S. A. Holbrook, of St. Paul, is registered at the Eastman House. New York Sfock Market. New York, October 8. —The stock mar ket was less active during the forenoon than on Saturday, and although feverish and unsettled was on the whole firm,and the result of fluctations up to 12:30 p. m. was the advance of on a majority of the active stocks, and the prices at 12:30 were as a rule at the highest. In the forenoon the strongest stocks were coal shares, and the Northern Pacific and St. Paul & Omaha preferred. Between 12:30 and 2 the market was generally dull and lower. In the last hour the market became more active aud decidedly strong and the high est prices of the day were generally made. The advances ranged from ] to 1 g per cent, the later Northern Pacific preferred. Compared with Saturday, the closing prices show an advance of j@2| per cent. There was a much firmer under tone than at the close of last week. The rise in Villards in the early dealings was met by free sales of St. Paul, Northwest, Michigan Central and Union Pacific. The "bears," in addition to selling freely in the regular way, offered considerable amounts, seller sixty, options at 10> 2 per cent, below regular prices. The fact that the Oregon Transcontinental and Northern Pacific moved up steadily during the afternoon, imparted more confidence to operators, for the rise and the entire list showed an im proving tendency toward the close and participated to a greater or less extent in the advance. The "bear" element showed signs of nervousness, owing to a heavily oversold market. N. P. Bonds. New York, October 8. —It is understood that nineteen million dollars of Northern Pacific second mortgage bonds have been taken as follows: Winslow, Lanier & Co, $4,000,000 ; Drexel, Morgan & Co., $4,000, 000 ; August Belmont & Co., $4,000,000 ; Jay Gould, $2.000,000 ; Russell Sage, $2, 000,000; D. 0. Mills, $2,000,000; G. M. Pullman, $1,000,000. General Sherman's Return. Washington, October 9. —General Sher man and General Tidball, who have been on a tour of inspection and observation of military posts in the far West, returned to Washington this morning and resumed their duties. They have been away from» the city 110 days, and in that time traveled 10,678 miles. General Sherman will at tend the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee at Cleveland on. the 17th and 18th of this month, when he will return here and close up the affairs of his office, so Lieutenant General Sheri dan may be fully installed before Congress meets. Annual Reunion. Cincinnati, October 4.—Invitations to the fifteenth annual reunion of the Army of the Cumberland, October 24th and 25th, will be sent out to-morrow by the local * executive committee. Generals Sheridan, RoSßcrans, Pope, Harrison, Reynolds, Kim ball, Hazen, Granger, Negley, Coburn, Mc Cook, Boynton, Manderson, and others have written that they will attend. Cleveland, October 5.—Arrangements for the reunion of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee are all completed. Gen erals Grant, Sherman and Logan, and Governors Fletcher, Fairchild and others have written that they will be here, and General Sheridan is expected. The Society meets on the morning of October 17th. St. Julien Again Defeated. Albany, October 5.— In the St. Julien Trinket race, St. Julien was the favorite before the first heat at 50 to 20, but after the first heat Trinket sold 4 to 1. Trinket lapped St. Jnlien all the way aronnd in the first two heats, passing him jnst before reaching the wire. In the third heat Trinket had an easy victory, winning in a jog. __ Report Denied. Washington, October 9.—A cable mes sage was received at the Department of State to-day from Consul Gen. Denny stat ing that quiet prevails in Canton and that there is no troth in the reported assassina tion of United States Consul Gen. Seymour, who is alive and well.