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The Rock Springs Affair
a National and Inter
national Concern.
I hr Situation ai Kork Spring«.
L\ AX-To.v, September 16.— Mr. Isauc II.
;r«milcy, a**-:stant to President Adams, of
the I mon 1'ariiic It. It., ban been engaged
lor the past two day
r. rent disturbance at Rock Springs and
the mafsaere ot t hiuese miners. He was
met at Rock Springs yesterday Ity a com
mittee of citizens, two or three of whom
were miners, who ha«t tieen informally de
puted by.a public meeting, held «0011 the
the massacre, to present the tacts in the
.!«• to the representatives of the company.
With them was Mr. Medrsbam, of the
knights of Lai sir organization of the U. P.
( o. fhe hearing took place in Mr. Brom
ley's car and was routined exclusively to a
-tateineiit ot the grievances on the part of
the miners. When questioned concerning
•he burning of the <'hinese quarters and
the killing of Chinamen they declined to
an«wei, saying that was in the hands of
the civil authorities lor investigation and
that they should say nothiug atiuut it un
til called ii|s>n in court.
Mr Bromley said he did not In-lieve
any organization, w hich, so tar as lie had
Usui aide to judge, was directed by men
..r intelligence and good sense, would ever
make the mistake of justifying the trans
actions at K«s k Springs ; that they must
see that it would put them so far iti the
wrong that pnMi<* opinion could not sus
tain them. He aaul the Knights of Labor
had never raistd the question of Ubiuese
lalxir w ith the company, hut if they should
:t would receive, as nil complaints from
ilia* organization had. the moat courteous
investigating the
and <
il cuosid
NY hen aske*l
w hat
conitianv would
do in «-as«* a
d s'
rike was
Mr. Bromley
answ •
•red 1
hat lie «
iid 11«
it k;
tow, but if be
vi a« ii
11 a |x
isition i«i
1 «lire«
t his
course would
lx* v*
TV «*
He w
«Ml 111
! simply turn
the r
over to
the 1
vv hid
1 lias
a large |
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interest in it
i.n.i fa
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irllt «
the difficulty
in its
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1 — Mr. Brom
ley, vv
ho re
the 1
uion Faillie rail
load 1
n the
matt* r
of th
e !
I'xk Spring*
Ity, was in the «-ity
da)'. Being
te we«
I by ai
a Aim
led Freu» re
a«ked il
re(xut was true
hat ii
e ha«
1 said in
his i.**
the company
the road ovtr
tiie United
States government in the event o' a gen
ual strike, said of course he was not
authorized to speak for the company, but
had no dont that the statement heretofore
published wm sulwtantially correct, that
- snier than submit to the demands of the
-Hiking miners, that the Chinese should
be excluded Irom the mines and the men
guilty of murder, robbery and arson la* re
stored to their positions, the company
would surrender the management ot the
projierty to the United States government.
Being asked what he thought as to the
outlook at Rock Springs to-morrow tuorn
icg, said he had not at any time been able
te lielieve that the Knight* of latlior 01
ganization would put themselves in so
ialse a position as to undertake to justify
the outrages at Rock Springs by a general
strike. He had heard the testimony of
Lock Springs citizens anti miners present
ed to bun as a representative of the com
pany, and mi lew c. lient Iv in better form to
the government directors, and had not
l**eti able to discover a single tact that jus
tified in the remotest degree the reesnt oc
currences. It seemed to him that all the
testimony brought forward before himself
and the government directors was after
thought ou the part of those who
desired to use that transaction for
the furtherance of their t**rsonal end*.
He w as confident the government directors
were of the same opinion after they had
beard the discharged miners, their friends
and sympathizers present their own views
of the situation. Asked if the company
had serious apprehensions as to the situa
tion so far as lie knew, he said he lieli*»ved
the directors were perfectly content to stile
mit the question sis it now stands. If a
general strike is ordered njion this state of
the facts it will go out of the hands of the
management of the company and become
a question for the American jieople to de
cide. The company is trying to manage
its affairs so us to give no just cause lor
complaint to any of its employes, but will
not lie put in a position to justify such
outrages as were perpetrated at Rock
springs. They would not evade or avoid
the issue with '.he miners or other em
ployes on this question as it now stands.
They are prepared to resume work iu the
mines to-morrow morning, and offer em
ployment to all miners w ho desire to go to
work who were not engaged in the recent
disturlianve. If any organized attempt
was made to oh*tract them in the peaceful
operation of their mines, they will do all
iu their (Kivver to override the distractions,
and should they lind themselves powerless
will simply abdicate their functions and
let the goverment take hold.
The government directors, h. P. Alexan
der, M. H. Hanna and James W. Savage,
> . * tlfeftl IBM CM Butte. Mr.
Bromley, a«*»-oiii|ianie«l by Superintendent
Dickinson, return« to Koch Springs to
await the issue ot the order to open the
C'HEYKXXi . September 21.— Work was
resumed at the Rock Springs coal mines
this morning. All the Chinamen went to
wotk, also the white mechanics, engineer,
black smiths, firemen, and carpeuters em
ployed tit the mines, while the <oal miners
declined to work i.*td were paid oft. Every
thing is quiet and no more trouble is an
< tv ah a, September 21.— General Mana
ger Cal la wav of the Union Pacific to-day
instructed D A. Clark, superintendent ot
the coal mines .,t Kork Springs, Wyoming,
to pay off ill the striking miners and give
them pa**«-* to leave if they go within a
week. Callaway «ays they must go wittaiu
that timed jiay their tare if they goon
the railroad. He also says that he is stiil
firm in the determination that no niau
concerned in the recent massacre of the
Chinamen shall be employed hereafter and
that he received a telegram to-day from
president Adams ot the Union Pacific stat
ing that his (Callaway) course was ap
proved by the directory of (he company,
which will back him to the last. Callaway
now thinks there is little danger of a gen
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ral strike of the Union Pac ific men. as the
railroad employes prefer uot to identify
themselves to the extent of a wholesale
walkout with the comparatively «mall
handful of disgruntled miners. General
Schofield, who passed through here last
evening, held a short conference w ith Cal
lawav and other l niou Pacific officials, hut
little is made public. The fa*'t of Scho
field's trip to Chicago aud to 'he territory
ol this trouble, shows that* it is still con
sidered grave by the national authorities.
Cheyenne, September 21. — The J . aul -
ir'n special from Rock Springs says : M ork
has liegu-i iu two of the company s mines.
About 1UU Chinamen and a few white men
employed at the top resumed work, ihe
white men generally have refused the offer
of the company and exhibit no disposition
te go to work. No attempt has been made
to interfere with the Chinese miners. 1 he
mine* are being guarded by troops. l.a*t
tight one of the white miners named
Vowel, a mendier of the citizens committee
who presented the case of the miners to
Mr. Bromley and to the government direc
tors. was busy giving notice to all white
miners who were siis|tecte«l of a disposition
to resume work, that they must leave the
place within twenty-four hours. Notice
was also given to the deputy sheriff's who
have been doing guard duty at the mines
that they must quit. Mr. Hoyt, another
inemlier ot the citizen.« eommiltee who was
most «-onspicnoua in the management of
their earn, left town for Idaho with the
iutention. i: is r«*port«il, not to return. The
mim -.s are still in hope* of t*eiugsiip[>orted
10 Hieir movements by the Knights of
Lalwr. but the r>»eml**r* of that organiza
tion in the etnp oy of the eom]Ktnv are free
in their denunciation of the whole busi
ness, ami assert their confidence that the
strike wil lie confined to the miners. The
tailroat. officials here say that they will
have do ditliculty in procuring the services
oi white miners so tar as is necessary for
carrying on the work at the mines. Little
time will lie required to bring them here
and put them in place, hut they have no
tcars hut that they w ill lie able in a very
short time to have the mines running with
as lull force as liefore the recent outbreak,
I he Chin* -e Consul are still pursuing their
investigations and will probably remain
through the week. tien. Schofield and staff
will arrive at Rock Springs in the morning.
Polygamists Indicted.
Sa l.T Lake, September 16.—The grand
jury to-day found live indictments
under the l uited States laws. Judge Zane.
to-day, res|iou'ling to a request for instruc
tions to the grand jury, ruled that indict
ments for unlawful cohabitation were
proper b.r every distinct violation of the
law. Ellen Birmingham, second wife of
Thomas Birmingham, liefore the grand
jury to-day, said she had been married
eight years: had three children, one four
years ego by Birmingham ; two others
since, but didn't know the fattier; couldn't
remember like some folks.
Eliza Shaffer and Elizalieth S',a;k«y
were sent to the peuitemiury for contempt
in refusing to answer questions of polyga
mous relations, the tirst with Joint W.
Snell, and second with Andrew Whith.
Sai.T Lake, September 1*.—Bishop Jno.
Sharp, the Utah director of the Union Ba
cille, and one of the wealthiest and most
influential Mormons living, appeared in j
court to-day aud pleaded guilty of unlaw
ful in-habitation: He claimed that his
plural marriages were entered into before
ihere was any statute agaio«t it. aud in
good faith tm riling to their religion, hut
recognized the supremacy of hi.« adopted
country's laws, would live within them
henceforth, ard would not advise anyone
else to break them. He was lined
ar:d discharged on payment.
Ite «igntuion.
New i'oftK, September 21.— A Washing
ton special says : The resignation of chair
man Dorman It. Eaton, of the civil serv ice
commission, was sent in before Major 1
Him.klev, of New York, brought action ia
the U. S. Circuit Court to test the consti
tutionality of the civil service law, and
there is good reason to lielieve that at the
refusal of the President he will withdraw
it until the action has lteen tried. The
President has represented to him that his
resignation at the present juncture would
l*e interpreted as a retreat and a sign of
weakness, and might influence the result
of the trial. The President has promised
to the Civil Service Reform Association
that the constitutionality of the law skull j
1** defended und the object of his revisit
to Washington at this time is to prepare
a defense in the action which is to lie
brought before Judge Wallace, in New
York, on Friday.
Presto)terinH Synod*
Sakatuua, September 17.—At a meet
ing of the united Presbyterian syDod the
secretary submitted a re]*>rt of the lioard
of foreign missions. The mission work of
the church is in two fields, India and
Egypt. The report included the following
statement :
We have 115 distinct mission stations,
1* foreign missionaries with their wives |
and one physician ; 15 unmarried female
foreign missionaries. £15 native laborer,*
and helpers, 10native licentiates, and eight
ordained native ministers, making in all
a missionary force of JUW persons.
The annual statement of the tkiard of
church extension showed that during the
year ending April 1st appropriations were
made to£2congregations in 10 Presbyteries,
amounting to $87,000. The receipts from
all sources, including the quarter centen
nial fund, were $33,000, and the expendi
Wash iXiiTox, September *20.—The con
secration of Rev. Jeremiah O. Sullivan,
pastor of St. Peter's Catholic church of this
city, as Bishop of the diocese of Mobile,
mg in the presence of his congregation
Therefore the same ceremony wh.ch, for
1*00 years, has, at .ntervaK. »«■ per
formed in various parts ol the world, was
to-day performed for the th<* first time at
the Capital of the Nation, aud iu the little,
unpretentious church oi the Cannai.
Alabama, took place in that church to-day. j
q*(, e t ^ re m 0 ny ot consecrating a bishop
usua l!y takes place in the cathedral, but
a t the urgent request of Father O'Sullivan. ■
t|, e archbishop consented to perform the
ceremony at the church, the bishop elect
Honor ('»inferred.
Sax Franc i-< «>, Septenilier 20.—The
ceremony of the conl'enueut of the Pallium
on Archbishop Riordan t««>k place to-day
at St. Mary's cathedral. All ihe promi
nent Roman Catholic clergy of the coast
were present.
It ha*
Severe Slot..-; at Ihe South.
New GkLEAXS, Septemb. rift—
l»ecn raining here almost încossautly since
Friday. The rain fall from 9 o'cloc k to-day
to 1 o'clock to-night, as reported by the
signal service observer, was 16 and .»<-100
inches. About noon the rain fall was very
heavy. Many streets and sidewalks were
overflowed, aud the west end ot Claybnrne
is still under water. At tbishour(ll p. in.)
the lain is falling in torrents. Telegrams
from Yazoo, Onchita, Red and Mississippi
river valleys report excessive rains and
, UU ch damage to the cotton crop, retarding
j t8 maturity and preventing picking. Ihe
rice crop throughout Louisiana has been
more or less damaged hv the rain, which re
tard* harvesting.
Ili*u«trc»ii* Kain Storni.
MADRID, September 21. — Disastrous
*'• "—7T " ■ 4 .„.«her 1 *
Imperial 1 rivv Couuci
rains have prevailed during the past 24
bours in the southeastern part of Spain.
The rain came down in torrents and the
rivers soon overflown! their lianks, causing
an immense destruction of property am
the loss of many lives. Houses, trees and
dead animals were carnet! out to sea by
tue ragiug flood, which stretches for miles
around the city.
Length ol Reprieve.
OTTAWA, September 17.—The date to
w hich Riel was reprieved so that the ap
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New Y«rl. Republican Convention.
New York. September 'it*.— illegales to
the Republican State Convention »re ar
riving slowly. To-night there are not
more than three hundred in town. No
cantos will la* held until to-morrow night,
when it is expected that all the delegates
will lie on the grouud. It is said by the
delegates here that never liefore in Hie his
tory of N^w York politics have the Repub
licans beeu so «low in m aturing plaus
that there is ahaolntely uo ground at this
time upon which to form an opinion as to
who will l*e nominated. Among those
known to lie candidates are James I».
Warren, of Hnffalo ; Jos. \V. l>rexel, late
of D rex el, Morgan A Co.; Judge Noah
Dayis, Judge I>avenport, Wbi. H. .Seward,
Hon. I,evi P. Morton, and Secretary of
State Joseph I». Carr. There ate several
others who will not receive more than
complimentary votes. The workers of the
party do not hesitate to say that there is
not yet any programme, aud that the prob
abilities are that there will lie none until
all the delegates have arrived, and the
conferences will then lie read. All the
delegates profess to Ik* for harmony, and
the liest possible candidates. The upper
_ . _
Ï -It was 4*70
w theraïv.ntion waa again caUed
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country delegates appear to be relying on
the New York delegation to present the
name ii(kih which they can harmonize, and
the city delegates say the nominee must
be a New York City mail. It is believed
the result will be the selection of a man
from that city, although there are many
here who think favorably of Seward.
Saratoga, September 21.— Delegates
fairly swarmed upon the town on the after
noon train*, ami the scone* a boot the hotel*
to-night are decidedly animated at this
hour 11 p. ru. >. There is no change in the
sit uattoil from that indicated early in the
day except that Cornelius N. Bliss and Levi
P. Morton have taken the lead, leaving
Cornell a go<s| third. It is very apparent
that Cornell blocks the way to reaching an
amicable arrangement without considerable
difficulty, and unless he can he gotten rid
of by the friend* of the other two gentle
men. they will have hard work in carrying
out their wishes It is nndersto«*! that
Cornell holds a sufficient uumber of votes
in the New York delegation to emhanus
Bliss: and .Morton, and it is probable that
this may necessitate the naming of a new
Midnight--The Kings county 1 Brooklyn) !
delegation held a conference to-night and
appointed a committee to confer with the
New York delegation with a view to select
ing a candidate upon whom the delega
tions could unite.
The State committee held a meeting to
night, and derided to recommend the .«elec
tion of Senator Warner Miller to.* tem
porary chairman
Saratoga, Septomlier 22.— This morn
ing opened w ith bright «un-shine, aud at
au early hour the corridors of the leading
hotels presented an animated scene. The
convention assembled in the Casino at 12
o'eh>ek. Indications jx>int to a lively scrim
mage for the nomination tor Governor.
Were it possible for the New York City
men to join hands upon a candidate this
morning before going into convention there
is no doubt such a man would secure the
nomination w ith a hurrah, hut all hope of
this'has been abandoned for the present,
aud the situation is a decidedly mixed
one. Th-re is not a man rash enough to
predict who will lie nominated among the
several hundred Kepuhlteaus now ou the
■ • :
At 12:20 o'clock James I). Warren, the
chairman ol' the State Committee, called
the convention to order. Roll havii g been
called the chairman announce«! that the
State Committee had agreed upon Senator
Warner Miller for temporary chairman,
w hich was greeted w ith applause.
In his address Mr. Miller called attention
to the fact that the Republican party of
the State for the first time in 25 years was
confronted by t*oth federal and state gov
ernments in the hands of the Democracy.
Iu future generations the heroes of the
late war. he said, would be plainl along
side of the Revolutionary heroes of out
first period. He advocated a rigid adher
ence to the protection of American indus
tries aud American labor cheers.) When
we turned over to the opjavsition the civil
affairs of the government no better civ il
service existed under the sun.
Referring to the political complexion of
the Southern States, tue speaker main
tained that throughout the length and
breadth of that land then* was not to be
found a single government which holds the
reins of government by the will of the |
people. The Republicans,he said, to prove
this statement only a«ked for a lair field
and a fair fight. Continuing in reference
to the alleged illegal balloting iu the South,
the speaker said that the men who have
managed the polls in that sec tion would
not continue to do the work without pay.
Upon the question of the civil serv ice of
the government, Miller said the Repub
lican party had put the law into practical
use aud were committed to it. He would
suggest, however, that the Civil Service
Commissioners be at once summoned to
gether and directed to add a clause provid
ing that **all jail birds and ex-convicts" are
forbidden to hold office. This he thought
would relieve the President of the United
States. He closed by predicting a victory
in November next.
The chairman was authorized to appoint
the usual committees, and the convention
to order. The chair announced that the
tir«t business in or.ier was the report ot the
eommiltee on contested seat.«. Gen. Sharp,
chairman of the committee, reported in
In vor of recognizing the contestants tu the
1st Albany district, and the regular dele
gation from 'he 2d Albany district. The
report was adopted as resjiected the 1st
distriet. A motion was made by NY tu. B.
AY nodin of Auburn, that in «nier to have
|K-r!«i*t g<M»d frelmg Ixith delegations from
the 2d AIbuny district la* admitted, each
member to have liait a vote. This motion
railed oat rattier a sharp del »ate, iu whuli
it was charged that the regular delegation
repre*ented a eombination with lVmœrats,
to which it vv is replied that the time had
passed when a man must lie set dowu as a
Democrat because he bore an Irish name.
The report of the committee was then
unanimously adopted.
The committee on permanent organiza
tion reported for permanent chairman Hon.
Jas. \Y. liusted, and a lut of secretaries
eoiii|>osed of the names of Yrooman, Check
ering, Stearns and Barker, as also a long
list of vice presidents. The report was
adopted amid great applause.
(■en. liusted took the chair aud spoke
briefly. Among other things he said :
**Tliat honest money, an honest ballot, au
bouest count, and protection to every form
of American industry will be forever the
cardinal doctrines of the Republican party.
(.Applause.] \Ve stand to-day on hallowed
ground. On yonder mountain iu sight,
that h( stor i c little hill where the couti
nental soldiers won the victory that made
nation, died a great captain w ho by his
great prowess and his skill saved for all
tune what the continental soldier had
gaihed. I nder that grand name we meet
here to day to renew onr fidelity to the
principles for which he fought and to fight
it out ourselves in that line until the leaves
fall in November. [Applause]
At the conclusion of Mr. Husted'sspeech
a motion was made and adopted that the
convention proceed with the nomination
a brief discussion an
for governor After a brief discussion
raMÄ -** u " 0,0
Mr. Chas. I). Baker, ol Stculw-u county,
placed iu nomination the nuns of Ira
Davenport, of Steuben county
Mr. Van Alleu, oé New York City, loi
lowed with a tribute to Hon Levi P.
Morton, whose name he p' u-e»1 nomina
Jas. A. Deouison. **t R«#*gl»n county,
nominated Hon. .!•►**. B. U.trr, ami at th«*
mention of the name lor a candidate tin
convention was thrown in*«» -, «j n proa ran«
applause and related a cum a*.<: again.
Mr. Robert. r-:*wall, »»I New York, «ec
ooded tieneral • an • iMMiiiuaiom. a id at
the close ol Mr. Sewall s br.ei nut came«'
eulogy there wa« more applause.
Mr. Edward Hatch, of Erie, next occu
pied the platform iu the interest of Hon.
Jas. D. Warren, chairmau of the State
Committee, and at the mention of this
veteran's name there was a good deal of
app!a«e, hut the demonstration was not
equal iu volume to that accorded to the
preceding nominee. During the pause in
Haleb's remarks a crowd of several hun
dred men outside the line of delegates
shouted loudly for the Swinburne labor
ing men's candidate. Another incident in
this speech was the hearty at>plati«e aroused
by the casual mentiou of ex-President
Arthur's name.
Ad new S. Draper, of Alliauy, urged the
convention to nominate Dr. John Swin
burne of Albs*.ny county. At the mention
oftheuauie there was a frantic hurst of
applause from the Doctor's friends outside
.'be convention. Eugene Burlingame of
A' auy seconded Swinburnes nomination.
Senator Arkell nominated Jos. AV. Drex
ell of New York. Corporal Tanner, of
BriMiklyn. seconded the nomination.
Edward Mitchell, of New York, nomi
nated Cornelius N. Bliss of New York.
Sereuo E. Payee presenled the name of
Geo. AY m. H. Seward of Cayuga.
A motion to adjourn until morning was
at tlus ]ioint very decidedly voted down
riva nue, and a motion for an hour's rece«,
was likewise defeated.
Mr. George Bliss, from committee on
resolutions, stain! that the committee
hoped for an early adjournment to-night,
iu order to give time to further hear ttie
representatives of the lalsir interests and
soldiers' interests liefore formulating a
platform. [Applanaa]
Mr. Fasset moved that one ballot be
taken, and an adjournment then had until
morning, which was l<*t by a stroug
die»enliug ricafoce vote.
A motion to proceed to ballot for gov
ernor was then adopted, and the roll w«.«
called by distriet«. The roll call resit!#*!
as fc Hows:
The first ballot reunited as follows:
Davenport, 1(15; Carr, 205 ; Morton. 42;
Seward, 57; Swiuburre, 1Î2; Eowc, 16;
AS'arren, 1157 ; Bliss, 53; Cornell, i; Evartu,
1 ; Starin, 1 ; Charles Andrews, 1. The
whole tin 111 tier of votes cast. 60! : necessary
for a choice, 317.
At the conclusion of the fir*! ballot the
convention at p. m. adjourned until
Saratog a, September 23. The second
«lay of the New York Republican State |
Convention opened cold and stormy. Dur
ing the night there many conference*. The
committee on resolution* heats! several dele
gation* and worked till a late honr. The
chapluiu of the Senate, Rev. Dr. Ia*e«*h,
urged the committee to take a «quare and
IkiUI stain! «111 the temperance question aud
recommend a constitutional amendment,
regulating or prohibiting the lupior traffic,
'«ome of the inemlier* of the committee
f'avoreti the proposition, but a great ma
jority were oppoeed to formulating any
teni]ierau«*e plank. It wa« not until lth3n
«/«•lock that the chaplain offered prayer.
Immediately thereafter ex-Assemblyman
David Healy, «if .Monro«*, was voted |«*r
mi*Hion to address I toe con vent ion in liehalf
of the lalxir interests, lie warned tbe«-on
vention that mere promises were useless.
The Democratic convention that meets to
morrow might outbid the one that ad
journs to-«lav.
Geu. Sharp r«ise at the « lo««* of Healy a
address ami moved that the committee on
resolutions lie instructed to consider the
(Miints raised by llealy and, if deemed ad
visable euilmdy them in the platform.
t he chairman of the «*orumittee on reso
lutions, Col. George Bliss, replied that the
platform had already lieen agreed upon,
and he lielieved the lalioring men would
linil. on reading it, that the points raised
by Healy ha«l beeu fully recognize«!.
The committee on resolutions then re
jxirte«l the platform. Many passages in the
platform were applaude«!. notably, the one
referring to convict lalxir. The platform
was unanimously adopted.
11:30—A lialhit has jtmi lieen taken in
the Republican convention. Davenport
re«*eive<l 215 votes : Carr, 195, a loss for
Carr of about 10 vot«*. Drexel's friends
are sai«i to lie sure to go for Davenport.
11:55a. m.— Davenjiort is nominate«!.
Sarahs;.), September 23.— Davenport's
nomination was made unanimous atuulst
great cheering. The whole «*onventiou
theu yelled "Carr" tor second place. Gen.
Carr was «(Uickly nominated for Lieuten
ant Governor by acclamation. Anson S.
Worsl, of Franklin connty, was nominate«!
for Se«*retary of State by acclamation.
James AV. \Va«lswortb, of Livingston
count, was nominate«! by acclamation for
State Treasurer.- Major Charles Ulrich,
of New York.
Attorney General.—Edward B. Thomas,
of Chenango county.
State Engineer.—Wm. P. A'an Ren«ela«*r.
The convention then adjourned »ine die.
T he t.ene«ln aud Dualities« Hare.
« (SHY H«nik. Septeber23. —At sundown
last evening there was a little vv mil from
the northeast with a light rain. The wiml
was moderate at 11 p. in., west by north
west and *tea«Jv, increasing until aliout N
a in., wiicu it had a force oi a)«>ui I« mi'ies
|K*r hour from the northwest. The weather
is cloudy with a heavy sea. At 9 a. tu.
nothiug had Item heard or seen of the
Banolles* or Genesta. The yacht reporte«!
having t«*en grounded oil' Benton's reel
lightship Iasi night at 9:4b o'clock proveil
to U' the « .eu«-*ta. her sigual going up at
9:33, after having got eutirely clear of the
J ghship. The win<l then was from the
northwest, blowing fresh. The Genesta
«Ü«! not have all her racing sails up. The
waiting thereafter was long and te«lious.
The difference in the two yachts con
firming the news brought here yester
day, that off Montank p«iint the Genesta
was ten miles ah« ad. Soou after midnight
rain l*egan falling au«l the win«! increase«!
in velocity. At 1 o'clock there was a
slight clearing of the weather, and at 1:20
o'clock >he Dauntless, which ha«l been seen
for several minutes sent up her signals.
At 9 o'clock this morning the wind was
strong from the northwest.
Fire Island, Septenilier 23.—The Gen
esta is now south of Fire Island, bonntl
tor home. She ha* her top mast housed
and is plunging well into the «ea The
Dauntless is nowhere in sight. The wiml
is from the northwest, blowing sixty miles
an hour.
Washington. Scptemi<er 22.—'The Sec
retary of the Treasury has directed the
suspension of Geotge If. Steriiug. recently
appointe«l weighet at the N. A . v ustom
House in place of Capt. George B. Bacon,
pending investigation to lie made by the
Collector of Customs of all the circum
atance* attending the change in the office.
The action of the Secretary is liaaed on the
information that the appointment is an
improper one.
V ffichigaa t'cugcdv.
loNIA, Mu-higan. September *20.—Abaer
Vldri< !i, a un,,, a !*int 45 year* of age. w ith
lii* wits »ml two children, one of them a
young man gu years old, live on a farm
about e>ght miles from the city apd a mile
cast ol C tllius «tat khi, on the Detroit, Iatn
«tug Northern la.lroad. The family have
it.-«*u for a year the ternir of the neighlior
hood where they resile. Aldrich had beeu
arrested lor assault atul threats against
life times out of number and never without
cause. Some time since a jmlgtiient was
obtained agaiu«t him in the Justice Court
of Portland, but no ollicer there would at
tempt its collection, so it was brought to
this city and given to constable Perry
Chapmau. with the warning to take help
and look out for himself. He took George
Brmlley an«l AN'. Ainsley of this city and
went out there yesterday afternoon. They
found Aldrich an«! his 2»* years-old son
loadiug wheat into bag*. Chapman step
jied up to the wagon where Aldrich was
anil sail! he was an officer and had an
evocation. Aldrich caught up an axe lay
ing in the wagou and raises! it to strike
Cbapmau, when the latter covered him
with his revolver and at the muzzle < 0111 -
pelle«l him to leave the wagon and still
covering hitn told the men to seize him.
Bnt betöre they could «lo «0 the young man
had a rifle and r*pene«l tire ou Chapman,
and a woman was coming with an axe.
Young Aldrich (ire«l at Chapman but miss
ed him. au«l he then shot at young Aldrich,
who, re«uvering his rejieating Spencer «*ar
hine, ojietieil fire from the house. Brad by
fell at the third shot, hut was helped away
By Ainsley. Chapman was uninjured, but
tin«!ing himself alone he retreated. A in«
|ey was but slightly injure«!, but P. nul ley
is iu a precariouscomliiiou. His r.gh; arm
was amputated late iu the afternoon and
In 1 « loiug a« well a« «siîihl is* expected.
A warrant was issued lor the Akiricfaes,
two men aud the woman, anil the sheriff
aud two ofth-ers went out to serve it. After
holding the olli«s*rs off tor four hours w ith
rifle* they finally yie!d«*d and a. midnight
were halg'-d in jail. They still kept the:r
guns and more trouble wa* expecte«! The
house where Aldrich lives is board«-«! up
anil the walls are pierceil for rifle shooting
on the plan of a frontier fort and is nearly
a* strong. The family are urmeil with re
peating rifles and have for year- kept off
the officers after the plan of yesterday.
< hri«i«-ning, It< 1 iv and Mnr«lcr.
(Tnvinnati, September 20.—There was
a «•hristeniug in the Caryvitte saloon to
night. the participants iu which grew
bouterons. Shortly after midnigfat an old
lady namcil Mrs. McCormick, living above
the saloon. «*ame down to quiet the crowd.
She wa* at tacke«! by th«- roughs, ami her
collar lsine was broken. A young man
named Pat Williams, who interfered iu her
liehalf, was thrown out and badly hurt.
The proprietor of th«* salo«in then turned
out the gas. AA'heu it was relit Herman
Raym.ir, a young man, wa* fourni dead 0:1
the floor, hissknlI having lie«*n crushed with
a pie«-«* of lea«l pi|»e. It is not known who
committed the murtler.
I n It«* I rt«*U lor »limier.
Me\I«ü, .September 2ft.—Congress lias
decided that Deputy • tmana. who shot the
American Hardi, cannot plead immunity
from the ordinary judicial proc«*e«liug* on
ao-uniit of his Innig a meinlier of Congress.
He will therefore Ik* trieil for murder lw*
fore the judge of the Sectional Court. U.
S. Minister Jackson has tieen active in pro
« uring the establishment of legal pio<-ceil
Th«* American r«-«nleuts here are «lesn
oits ot' the reappo 11 1meat «<1 ( •lUsiil ( iencrai
Strother, it lieing uuderstoo«! that a new
apjiointee is to Ik* sent here.
IXDIAXAIMl.ts, Neptemher/ift. - A *|k*« ial
to the Journal from Marion. Iud., report*
the killing of Andrew Coming«, a fanner
residing eight miles from that place, last
uight. Sam, a 17-year-oh! son. ascrilies
the a.-t to his brother Ira, age«l 19. The
latter au«l his mother state that neighbors
had attacked the house with the view of
driving them from the neighborhood, ami
that the man was killed while resisting
her sous. The wife, w ho remained in l«e«l
after the arrival of the impieat and during
the progrès* of the in<jneat, manifested no
interest. A verdict of parricide was re
turn**«!. The two sons were* placed under
arre.-t aud the mother will Ik- art* «teil to
Hold Highwaymen.
San Francis« o, Septenilier 20.—Dr.
Stanton, formerly < ity surge«in of this city,
while «lriving in the Golden Gate park
this evening, was stopped by five masked
tm-n and ordere«l to deliver up his money
or his life. The dex-tor having fast horses,
decided to run the gauntlet. He did so
and es«-aped. This oei-nrring in the great
public park of the city, has create«! quite
a sensation.
Religious Disturbances.
M; i.WAi K EE, September 2ft.—A row
oceurre«! lietween differing factious of St.
Hedgweigs ,Polish Church S«x-iety to-«lay.
in which a number were cut w ith kuives.
wounded with stones and dub*, or serious
ly injure«! iu other ways. Six parti«-ipants.
mendiers of the church, have lx*«*n arre>te«l
and jailed. *
Not Guilty.
Bismar» k, D. T'., Septemlier 1(5. The
prosecution in Marquis DeMote*' murder
trial reste«! its «-ase this morning, ow ing t«i
the absence of several witnesses. M «-Clung,
the first w itness for the deteuae on the
stand, testitie«l as to the general lawlessness
of O'Donnell Pinnegan and Luffsay; how
they rexle atniut the Little Missouri, shfiot
ing at the kn<it-h«ilex of hous«*s. holes in
leuts, etc; that no matter who kill«il Luff
say, it vv;ts on. y a question wb«i was kille«l
first. It lo«iks now as if the jury would
agree on a verdict without leaving their
Bismaig k % Septenilier 19. -The jury in
the De Mores murder trial retire«! at 2:3ft p.
111 . aud in live minutes returuetl with a
verdict of not guilty. It is said that but
one vote was taken in the jury room and
not one worel was spoken. The jury wa*
composed of the leading business men of
the city. The verdict is regarded as just.
Prairie Fire«.
Steele, i)ak., September 17. A terrible
prairie fire ba« lieen raging west and north
of here all lay. l!ep«>rts from Sterling,
eighteen miles w«**t, are that the farmers
in that region have lost everything. Pas
sengers on to-night's east lioand train re
port seeing from ten to fifteen . «ta« ks of
wheat on fire at the same time. Near
here the losses to farmers range from Iftft
to 3,00(i bushels to ea«-h farmer. Mrs. \\'.
L. Bedford, seven miles from here, inhaled
flame* while lighting fire and is in a criti
cal condition. The fire is still raging and
will probably cause still further damage
before it is extinguished.
Fargo, Septenilier 17 — A spe< ial to the
Argus from Buffalo, Dak., says: A prairie
tire north of here this afternoou tlestroyed
20ft stacks of w heat oil the farm of Wm.
How-dens. 150 acre* of wheat lielonging to
Mr. Wylie, three harvesters and hinders,
and doing less serious damage to other
farms in this vicinity.
i he Great Yacht Knee.
New York, September 16.—The Puritan
ha* lieare-u the Gene*ta to-day «iver the
ibrty mile wur-e from the Sratlaml light
ship, twenty mil«** to leewar»l and return,
by two minutes aud nine *e**oti«la, actual
tune, or one minute ami thirty-eight
«etund« correcte«! time. The race was *a:d
to be. by the oldest yai-htmen, the liest an*i
most ci«i*ely contested ever s«en m the
world. The wind was mtxlerate, from the
west, northwest, at the start, but as the
yachts tan dea«l lielore it to the outer mark
it iucrease«!, and on the return it was Mow
ing half a gale, with quite a lumpy sea.
The Puritan homed her top mast but the
«.en«-*ta "lugged" her topsail to the fiaish.
Tiie Genesta was 2 minutes r.u«l 6 seconds
aheail at the outer mark.
The following table gives th«* a -tual re
Start—Puritan, 11 b, 06m, 5s. Genesta,
llh, o5m. ft*is.
Finish—Puritan. 4h, ft9, 15s. Gcu<-*ta,
Gemuta, 4b, lom. 39*.
Elapse«! time—Puritau, 5h, o3tn. 14s.
Gen«*sta, 5h, 05m, 23*.
Correct«! time—Puritan, 5h, (»3m. 1 4«.
Genesta, 5h, 04tn, 52s.
Rejoicing Over the Ke*ull.
New York, Septenilier It;.—There w.ts
great rejoi«*inir at the rooms of the New
York Yacht Club to-night, each inemlier
not In-ling «atislie«! until he ha«l «haken
every other inemlier by the ban«! and
a*ked him what he thought of the victory.
I he general expre«xk»ii was that the Eng
lish boat bad lx«*u fairly Ix-ateu with u
wind and «**j that gave her all the ad van
tage* she took«-«! for, aud that were it not
for the miscrabl* wav iu which the Puri
tan was «.« b d «be could have easily 4x-at«n
the Geneeta by at least ten niinotcs m<ire
than the cturecled time.
Tbe i'aeific C«Kt«' Club sent a congratu
latory t«*!egram to the New \ «irk Y
Club, sigic-d 4iy Coiimuxlore Cailue.
The eajMatu. «iwners an«l others of the
Puritan's people left to uight.
P.u lit ( oiile*l ior tire* « i*o«ni<>«lon-'»
New York. September 16—T4te follow
ing are the entries to «late for the triangn
lar race liir the cups ollere«! by C«itum«i
dore Wm. P. I(ouglass, <il' the New lork
Yacht ( lift*, t 1 lie siuled on Eri«lay :
Schtjonere — Itauntles*. Fortuna, Gitana,
Cutters—Gene-ta. Bedouin, Ilex. I*i«,
Stranger, Clara.
Sloop*—Thetis, Athlooe, Gracie.
The «tart will lie at 10:31» a in. front
Scotland or Sandy Hook light «hip*.
SANDY H«kiK, Septenilier IS.— lft:- 5-» a.
m— At situ rise this morning the wind was
blowing nmderately from the west by
southwest, and giving a promise of a line
«lay for the race for the Commodore's «-tip. j
The weather was «dear overhead, but there '
wx« the usual morning haze over the w ater.
The s« booner yacht Dauntless was the
first to make appearance. At 9:15ft o'clock
tbe yachts Ibiphiue. (.racie, Athleon, t.r.ii
Lug and Yanina, liad paused out, whit»
the Clio ami Fortuna wen» oil'point «11
Hook. At 9:2ft tbe wiudha«t increase«! to
'2 miles per hour, an«l in the southwest a
long swell was on the <x-»*au. The Judge«
Loot at that Irour was «lown the liay. I lie
cutter Di« «ast oft' ber tug when otilsule
the h«K.k. The Genesta and Hen umler
«ail were «-«lining down the shi|i« channel
toward the book. Excursion Ixiats are
conspicuous by their aiiseu«-e. At liEîft a.
in. the steam yacht Polynia passed out in
the wake of the Genesta. At lft-.ftft the
wind was 17 unies an boar trom the west
4>v south west, w eat lier lair.
At 10:55 all the ra« ing ya«-hts were n«*ar
tiie Scotland l.ightship. The jinlges' Isiat
then got into ptisitiou and at ltk.V* gave
the preparatory signal, and the starting
sigual at 11. The yacht* crowed the line
in rapid succession, the Genestaat 1:09;
lieen, 11:09.30; Isis. 1 1:<»Î» 5Î0 ; Fc.tnna.
1 Lftît 40: Grayling. 11:09.50; Athleen, 11:- \
11.05; (.racie. 11:11.30 : l»anntles«. 11:12.45;
iRiphine, 11:13; Clara, 11:15.05.
At noon the yachts were making rapid
progress, the Grayling leading. The Gen
esta a little astern, followed by the Isis.
All the Ixiats are heading east. The sloojw
and cutter have plain lower sails and club
topsails anil spinnakers. The schooners iu
addition carry jib t«>psails.
From this point the ya«*hts were hull
«lown at 12.25. The Grayling was then
still leading the licet by alxiut half a mile.
The Ilren has ran by the Genesta and is
now ses *ond. The Genesta went a little to
the southward to clear her wind. The
Fortuna ami Gra«-ie are lioth closing up ou
the Genesta. The rest are n«*arly hunched.
The Gen«s«ta rouu«le«l the first stake float
with the lead of half a mile. The Gray
ling is second, ami the Fortuna is oft' her
lee quarter; the lieen is following aud the
Dauntless next. The «ither Ixiats have not
turned yet.
2 p. m.—The w iml is blowing Irani the
Kiuth southeast. The ya«-hts are now be
low the horizon. All the yachts have
turned the first stake. Only their topsails
were then seen. The Genesta appeared to
lie leading, followed by the Grayling. All
the yachts were close, and haul«*d ou the
starixiatd tack. In the race lietween ex
Commodore Vermilye's sloop Komyn and
Walter Southwick s sloop lllderan for the
Atlantic Yacht Club pennant, the former
rounded the Scotland l.ightship first, and
now lea«ls by a half a mile in the ran
The ya< hts were «-otniiig iuto sight at
2:35 p. ni. The Genesta was made out
well ahead of the two «K-hoouers Tbe
lleeu was at the same time aliout the «aine
«listauee astern of the Genesia.
The Genesta linisbe«! at 3:3*«.5 h. sh«
wins the Douglas cup. The < « ray ling anil
I Fortuna are «*ounng up to the finish.
The « ray ling win* the cap for the
««•lroouers, presente«! by Comtuodor James
, Gordon Bennett. She tinishe«! at 3:51.15.
The s«-honner Fortuna linisbe«! a minute
Yacht Cnn«izrd und Live* l.«»*l.
I, \N< Aster, Ont., Septenilier 17.— D. M.
McCremmen. C. J. Wood", and Ctoas. Di«-k
soo, all prominent resilient« of this city,
were in a yacht which capsizeil near here
to-day. They succeed «il in reaching and
clinging to the bottom of the boat, hut
Dickson and Wowls finally «lie<l from ex
ixisure. The 4«at drifted near shore,
allowing McCretumeu to rea« h lam*. He
also is iu a precarious condition.
Rout Race.
liftsTON, September 17.— At l'oiot of
Fines this affermait! the fonr-oared work
ing boat race, a distance of three miles
with three turn«, was «onteste«! by the
following crews :
No. 1.—Casey, stroke; Silvie Gookin,
Wallace Kix«*, James Teueyck, lx>w.
No. 2.—George ilosmer, stroke : Feter
son, Hamm, McKay, how.
No. 3.—Holden, stroke : Ryan. Canning
ham, Sweeney, Ixiw.
llosmers crew were not heailed onii*
during the race, anil won ten lengths
ahead of the Casey crew, who followed
second. Time, 20:17].
Extra Operator*.
Sr. Fa i l, September 20.—A committee
j of telegraph operators reported to r full
meeting the new policy of the Western
Cnion to employ extra operators for extra
time, with the recommendation that the
same be received in good faith and acted
1 upon accordingly. It i* understood the
extra operators wil! I* here to-morrow.
W reck «lid l.o** of Lite.
Galyk«T 0X, Septenilier 1«. —The tug
Ranger having iu tow the barge f »rient
laden with 1 tun» tons of coal from New
Orleans arrived outside the bur this morn
ing. and in rounding the tow parted her
hue. The barge cast anchor, while the
Ranger «aune in for a new «-able. A heavy
sea was on and the Orient's « bain parte«!,
leaving the barge at the mercy of the sea.
The barge was soon driven agrouml atxMit
five miles from the east end of the island
When the Karnrer returned w ith tl»e new
tow line she was unable to reach the barg«
or resell« her crew of live men. The life
Ixiat was iniuuillately mauned liy five ex
perienced seamen and started for the
(>ri«*nt. When they reached the harg* the
sea was fast wrecking her. The life-boat
drew «-lose to the barge, when one of the
imperilled seamen jnmp**«l into the Ixiat
an«l capsized bet. '1 bree of the heroic sea
men who went out in the life-lxwt came
ashore near the I5ea<-h Hotel, floating in
their life preservers. The two other men
of the life-bout crew came ashore later, the
la B t one getting in atxmt - oYl«x*k to-night.
The man who jumpe«! from the t »rient, in
attempting to rescue whom the life-lxiat
was «-apsi/ed, is undoubtedly hist, as are
his four companion* «»n the Kvrge. The
men were all residents of New Orleans.
( apt. Griswold of the Orient is among the
I'e ivv Rain«.
GaI.VL'TuN, September 1*.—This city
and inland are exjieriencing a veritable
deluge. F«u the past five «lays ieudeu
hutil clouds have ot**cured th** sun-ligbf,
ami tiie raiu fall has tieen almost incessant.
The «t reel* are perfect <*anals, and in many
places iu tbe city the water stands knee
deep for two or three squares. Up to nine
o'clock to-night an«l siirn* the lir*t day ot
Septenilier the signal service rain guage
«hows 17 90-lftft inch«** of ram to have
fallen in Galveston, whi«*h record is utqiar
alleled. The t«ital rain tall at this jxiiut is
52 557 jx*r annum. It will therefore tie seeu
tha in eighteen days over one-thir«l of the
annual r::m fall bas lallen. Heavy «vas
have prevailed ever since the deluge set
iu. a »«l a series of encroachments an* te
ieirt«il along the eastern end of the i«Ian«l.
»'tie velocity <»f the wiml was thirty miles
an hour at eleven ««Vl<x-k ««vnight, ami the
d«»wii-|xiur still continues.
At Imlianola the wind blew at the rat«*
of fifty tml«*s an hour, and rcjiorts of *eri
«»tis damage arc anticipated from down the
Land (»litre Attorn«-)-.
W vsH!Xi;T«iX, SeptemlK.r I«. —Secretary
Lamar to-day ««-nt the following communi
cation tiie Conimis'Uiner of tiie l.an<l l)fli**e
liir guidance in admitting atforneys to
practice in that office: "U resjiotise t»i
yours of the 14th inst., «e«*tiou llh), revised
j statutes, Itas neither been amen«l«il or re
pealed, and yon. in com moo with every
office department, are instructed t«i se«.
that faithfully oliserved and entoreed. No
officer, employe or clerk, whose appoint
ment is fmh*e«j tient to the 1st ot June.
1-72. and who ha« not lieen out of ofti«v
two years «ir more, is p -mntted to practice
as an attorney in the prosecution of any
claim again«) the United States which was
(lending w hile lie was iu «dlui*, and il it
shall come to your know ledge that any
such former ollicer intentionally shall prose
cute or attempt to prosecute any such
claim you wiil please report the fact to me
ami proper action will ix* taken in response
siili-idt Favnieiits Ordered stopped.
Nl.vv YuKK, Septemlx-r Is.—The thiHy
Sur* says : It wxs nqiorted iu Wall street
to-day that the Interior Department at
WasbingRin had or«iered the l niou Fa
ciiic aud Central Fa< ifle railroad companies
tosuspeml, until farther orders, the pay
ment of any «ulisûlies whatever to the i'a
eific Mail *N St«*amship company. The
Department claims that this is illegal «<•
long as their délit to the government is un
paid. Meanwhile the l'acifie Mail line is
overrun with business. The «'earner to
sail for Fanama on Monday which has al
ready lieen filled w ith freight and stock.
Iiroke down 1 per cent, on the almve re
port. 1'resident Houston, of the i'aeific
Mail eompauy, «aid to-day: 'Ihe talk of
discontinuing the sullenly, as it bus lieen
enonously «ertiied, is nonsense. The tact
is we have no subsidy from any railway.
All that exists is that of the (sailing ar
rangement, and this is for the lx*«t inteu-sts
of all concerned. This Washington busi
ness looks to me as if the ant bon ties were
working against certain oorporatioo* which
they would like to .see placed in the hand*
of the re«*eiven<.
Excited Politician«.
CIWIXXATI, September IS.— Last nigh*
Geu. Durbin War«l delivered a political
sjieech at Lebanon, Ohio, in which he saul
thatlhe offense of police l.ieuteuant Mullau.
re«^ntly release«l from jail, where he had
ItfAi imprisone«! for violating the federal
el««ction laws last November, was mild com-
pared with the outrages coinmitte«! hy U.
j S. Marshal l-ot Wright during the Octolier
election in this city. To-night Mr. WanI
and Mr. Wright met on the train going to
Letianon and a lively discussion took place
over Mr. Ward s remarks last night. The
I quarrel ended hy Wright striking his a«l-
versary a severe blow over the eye with
sufficient fon-e to draw blood. The other
pa-seDgers prevented further difficulty.
-♦* -•
Hnlloon Sensation.
*MoN.MO( til. III., Septenilier 17.—The
spectacle of an enormous liai loon swaying
alxive the city a few hnndred feet drew
the jx-ople from their st«»r«*s aud house*
this afternoon till the streets were crowded.
The excitement became intense when th«
air «hip-iv«toped down and impaled itself
on lire «pire of the Catholic «-hurch, near
the public sijiiare. The liai loon at on«*e
isillapMed and a hundred citizens helped to
drag the «*on«-eru to the groentl. The lias
kei was ernjity. barring a torn shirt sleeve
cuff an«l some branches of oak, imlicating
a ;*ollision with tree tops somewhere and
the (xissiMe death of an aerenaut. All
efforts to diw-over from whence the balloon
came an«l the name and fate of its occu
pants have as .vet lieen unavailing.
Kille Shooting.
New York, Septenilier 21. — The Hilum
trophy, worth id.ttftft, was to-day shot lot
at Creed more Gy three teams of twelve
men «-ach— U. S. regular army team, ami
New York ami Fennsylvania State teams.
The shixitiDg was at 2tt<), 5CK» ami <»ftft yards,
seven shots at each «listam*e, standing at
first range am! optional attitnd«*s at the
others. The regulars wou with 997 out ot
a jiossiMe 1,36ft points. The New York
State team s«*ore<i îMi-s ami the I'enn-yl
vania state team 957 poiuts.
I» \ 11 amiter Arrested.
1» NY ER, Scptenil>er 17.— Last Sunday
night the police arte-teil a man named G
W. Smith w'hile in tbe act of placing a
dynamite cartridge on the Denver «t Rio
<■ ramie track near the city. The ease was
worked up by a private detective, who was
taken int*i the secret. At tbe appointe«l
time officers were concealed ocar the spot
where the explosive to lie deposited. The
matter was kept from tbe public in hope«
that Smith would confess ami implirote
other*. Smiths examination will take
place to-morrow.

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