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MINNESOTA STATE NEWS
HEIR TO MILLIONS. Chwles T. Watrous. of St. Paul, Gets SI5,000,000 from His Father. Charles T. Watrous, a young man who has resided in St Paul for the past six months, during which time he has been employed as *a common laborer, has sud denly changed his mind as to the necessity for working. By the death of his father in Australia he inherits property estimated to be worth $15,00a,000, and departed the other day for the antipodes to claim his vast estate. Watroua was in financial straits until, glanoing over the published list of unclaimed letters, he saw his name. The episcle, whon secured, proved to be an aunounoement of the death of his father, known the world over as the Australian bonanza king at Sydney, N. S. W Young Watrous became estranged from His family seven years ago through an unfortunate liaison with a ballet girl known as Hobart Town Folly. Watrous married her in Mel bourne and the couple went to Sau Fran cisco, where Mra Watrous died while filing an engagem nt at a theater. The widow of the bonanza king resides at Sandhurst, ir tha White Hills of Australia, and the prod igal son expects to reach home and enter upon his inheritance} within the next six weeks, IT OPENSTMANY ACRES. Success of the Cliippews) Indian Commis sion W.U Lead to Groat Results. It is learned that the success of the Chippewa Indian Commission will result in the opening of about three million acres of land in Minnesota In addition to the reservations named the commission is em powered to secure relinquishment of such parts of the lied Lake and White Earth reservations as may not be needed in ap portioning to the Indians their several allotments, estimated at two million two hundred and titty thousand acres. Tha agreement, as signed by the Indians, must first be approved by the President before it becomes operative. Wanted l'ay in Advance. Ex-Senator D. M. Sabin arrived in Winona recently, registered at a hotel and asked for the be-?t accommodations to be had His valise had missed connections in St Paul and he came without it The hotel man asked where his baggage was, that he might send it to his room, and, on being told that he had uone, shrugged his shoul ders. rubbed his hands together and gentlj suggested that the gentleman had bette: pay in advance. And now mine host is rapidly reducing hiss:ockof cigars trying to keep his little break quiet A Severe Storm. A storm which prevailed in St Paul the other night was one of the most severe ever experienced there. Two inches oi water tell between the hours of two and five o'clock and the lightning furnished a constant and vivid illumination. The storm was very general throughout that section, in some places doing considerable dauiage. An accident caused by an over flowed track caused much delay to people residing between the two cities, several hours being taken to clear the track. Swamp Land Cases. One effect of the swamp land decision of Assistant Secretary Chandler can be seen in the fact that there are now three hundred swamp land cases pending in the Duiuth land office, all for valuable pine or iron land. The total amount involved will reach fifty thousand acres or more, and will effect the swamp land grants of many railroads. The railroads will probably go back to the State to be reimbursed. A He ivy Failure. The J. H. Mahler Company, of St Paul, one of the largest carriage and wagon houses in the West, made a voluntary as signment the other day to ex-Congressman John L. McDonald. The statement of as sets and liabi ities had not been filed, but from the magnitude of the company's operations the liabilities would probably not fall short of $500,000. It had been in business there for twenty yeara The News lirieHy Chronicled. Durinsr a storm the other night a large barn in Rush City was struck by lightning twice, but not destroyed, while a small barn in the western part of town, owned by J. J. Emaultson, was struck and con sumed. The Winona City Council recently de feated a proposition to run the street cars by electricity. A log jam that formed in the rapids at Big Rock, two miles above Taylor Falls, broke tha other afternoon, and fi ty million feet of logs plunged down the stream to gether, making one of the grandest sights ever seen on the falls. It was watched by hundreds of people. Whiie excavating fcr the foundation of a roundhouse at Glenwood recently a fossil ized elephant's task, three feet eight inches long by four inches wide, was found about seven feet beneath the surface. The £xci ement was high in Red Lake Falls the other day owing to the fact that four young bears wandered into the center of the village near the river, and after a lively hunt by the entire town for an hour three were shot and killed. Colonel John A. Wi lard, the Barn urn bank president who was fo and wandering around Coney Island, N Y, recently in a demented condition, has been sent to a pri vate asylum. A. Kidder, postmaster at Farm Hill, Olm sted County, wa- killed the other night by a horse's kick which crushed his breast. The barn of B. Story, at Marshall, was struck by lightning the other niglit and burned, together with a valuable horRe, several tons of hay and other property. No insurance. The corner-stone of the new Masonic temple at Duiuth was laid here the other morning. Visiting Masons from all over the country were in attendance. The cost of the building will be $200,000. Mrs. J. H. Wilioughby, of 8t Paul, wife of the northern passenger agent of the Lake Shore Sc Michigan Southern, was ar rested recently for sending obscene letter* through the mails. The Government hag ordered a native police force organized on the Vermillion Indian reservation. It will consist of three officers, at the head of whom will be Charles Aneker. These Indian policemen are paid ten dollars a month, with rations and uniforms furnished. The Eastern Minnesota and St Paul & Duiuth roads suffered heavily from a re cent storm The present indications are that the Chi cago dressed meat firmf will soon introduce a wide open dressed meat business in Min nesota through their representatives, law or no law. At a meeting of the contracting freight agents at Minneapolis the ot er day C. L, Rising, of the Chicago, Milwaukee & 8t Paul road, was elected president of the as sociation. John O'Brien, foreman of the Omaha freight depot at Duiuth, struck his house keeper over the head with an axe the other day during a quarrel, and the woman was dangerously wounded. -VV 1 vt CHOICE QF THE VETERANS. General Alger Elected Commander-ln Chief of the Grand Army of the Repul» Mo—Retiring Commander Warner De livers Hli Annual Addreso -»Kinging Words Regarding Pension*. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 29. At Wednesday night's session of the encampment General Russell A. Alger, of Michigan, was elected Commander-in-Chief for the ensuing year. Judge Veazey, of Vermont, and General Gonsigny, of Iowa, were placed in nomina tion, but both withdrew, and Alger's eleo flon was made by acclamation. A. G. Weissert, of Wisconsin, was elected Senior Vice-Commander without opposition, and GENERAL ALGER. John F. Lovett, of New Jersey, was chosen Junior Vice-Commander by a vote of 183 to 137 for H. E. Tain tor, of Connecticut MILWAUKEE, Aug. 28.— Between TOO and 800 delegates were present on the trround floor of the West Side Turner Hall yester day morning when the first session of the Twency-third National encampment was called to order by Commander in-Chief Warner. The usual formal ceremonies took but a little while. It took only a ehorc time for the committee on credentials to report that all present were entitled to seats. Then the Commander-in-Chief presented a lengthy report reviewing the progress of the order during the past year and comparing it with previous administrations. He said among other things: "The Grand Army or the Republic is the grandest ctv organ zation the world has ever seen. Its list ot membership is the Nation's roll of honor, containing the most illustrious names story—the names of the orare men VCJ40, in the darkest days of the rebellion, fol lowed the stars and stripes as an emblem, not a confederacy of States bound together by ropes of sand, but as ihe emblem ot aa indis soluble Union of indestructible States. 'They followed that flag whether in sun shine or in storm, victory or defeat, with more confidence and reverence than did the chil dren of Israel the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night. The men who compose this organization are those WHO, when others faltered, "laid their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honors" upon the altar of liberty and Union, that a government of the people, by the people and for the people should not per sh from the earth. "As the war recedes the men who shared to gether the privat.ons of the frozen camp, the hardships of the forced march, the dangers of the battlefield, the 6u£fer ngs of the field hos pital and the untold agonies of the prison pen, long for the touch of a comrade's elbow as of old, and seek the post room, where the parti san and sectarian are not heard. The teach ings of the Grand Army of the Republic are so conservative, its practices so patriotic, its com radeship so universal, that all honorably s charged Union soldiers and sailors of '61 and '63 who have done nothing in c.vil life to cast a stain upon the.r honorable record in lib erty's cause, teel that they ure at home when in the pOst-room, in the house of their friends. It is there that the General and the private, the merchant prinoe and the clerk, the millionaire and tbe laborer, sit side by side as comrades, bound to each other by ties the ten derest yet the most endear ng of any in this world, outside the family crcle. 'The membership of the Grand Army of the Republ-c constitutes the great conservative e.ementofthe Nation, the champions of civil and religious liberty, recogn zing the dignity of labor but having no sympathy with anarchy or commun sm, recognizing no flag but the stars and stripes, believing that loyalty is a virtue and that treason is a crime. It was this sp rit of loyalty, love of liberty, rever ence for the constitution and an inborn re spect for the law that mado the volunteer soldier and sa'lor of '61 and '65 the thinking machine—the model soldier and sailor of all vmes: of these to-day there are enrolled under the banner er fraternity, char ty and loyally 410.685. These comrades are found in 6,711 posts in forty-two departments. We have carr.ed our banner into every St:ite and Territory. The growth of our organization has been steady and healthy. Strong sit is, it has never been, and I trust never w.ll be, used for part san rurposes or to gratify the personal amb tiuns of any man or set of n. '•The greatest gain during the year has been in the Department ot ssou.-i. Eight departments show a gain In membership in good standing of 15,824, distributed as follows: Illinois, 1,283 Iowa, 1,413 Nebraska, 1,709 Pennsylvan a, 1,743 New York, 1,995 Ohio, 2,003 Wisconsin, ti,023 Missouri, 3,65'J." The Commander went on to i|ay that in 1879 the Grand Army membership in good standing was 35.961, while to-day it is 382, 598—a net gain in a single decade of 324,0530. General Warner announced with pleasure the completion by ex-Commander Beath of a full and complete history of the Grand Army of the Republic. He commended to each department the patriotic practice of the posts in the Department of New York of presenting on the 22d of Febru ary, the birthday of the Father of his Country, the American flag to such public schools as are not yet in possession of one. He advocated the passage of ap propriate resolutions, thanking the heirs of Mr. Drexel for carrying out his wish regard ing the cottage in which General Grant died. General Warner congratulated his com rades on the faithful observance of deco ration Day, and said on the subject of deaths that in the year ending June last, a brigade of old soldiers and sailors number ing 4.696 marched across the invisible and shadowy line separating time from eterni ty and pitched their tents on the other side. The work of the Woman's Belief Corps was warmly eulogized and the establish men of closer relations with the Sons of Veterans recommended. As to pensions, General Warner said: "The Grand Army of the Republic has never exercised its full influence in pension legisla tion, because of division in Its ranks. The mensures recommended by the National En campment should not be antagonized by con flicting measures urged by departments or pouts. Unity of action will secure satisfactory results a divided council will contribute to de feat. Our demands should be reasonable and consistent. "The last encampment, after much discus sion, by a practically unanimous vote recom mended to Congress a service pension bill and what is known as the Disability Pen sion bill tbe latter having received the re peated approval of previous encampments. This action was the result of compro mise, and in my judgment was as wise as it was just and conservative. My experi ence in Congress leads me to believe that you will greatly strengthen the bands of our friends in that body by demanding at Mil waukee the pension legislation asked for at Columbus. Let the Committee on Pensions take your recommendations to Congress, backed by a united Grand Army of the Re public and there will be no failure. If we are true to ourselves before the next encampment every comrade disabled by age, sickness or ucc dent and the widows and orphans of veierans will be borne on the pension roll. IffiiasS i®g W should neither give Jlaep to our eyes nor slumber to our eyellds#uuttl justice is done our comrades. "The service pension will come. The day it not far distant when an honorable disoharge from tho Union army and navy shall be all tbe ovldenoe required to secure a pension to its holder. "Let tbe bondholders of the country romem* her that them «n who rendered their socurU ties valuable—the men who have ever in* sisted that they be paid to the* utter most farthing, prinoipal and Interest of the money advanced by them to tha State—let them remember that these men have cla mi upon the State, equal at least, to that of the bondholder. Let those who inveigh against pensions remember that it was the boys in blue who by their trials, sufferings and death' bequeathed to them the legacy ot liberty and union, insuring to tliem and their children the blessings of free institutions under whioh they en* joy a greater prosperity, a larger libarty. a higher civilization and a purer Chr stiantty than ever before enloyed by a people. Let the people remember that to preserve to them these blessings •Four hundred thousand of the brave Made this, our ransomed soil, their grave.' "we, the survivors of these mon, who gave the best years of otfr lives to our oountry, w:ll present our claims to Congress, and in doing so wilUot approach those In (minority 'with a a a as free men we 11 demand, asking only t&fit which :s just. Wo would rather have tbe Nd* tion help our comrados living than erect monu* munts to them dead. "Comrades, the Roman youth gloried in sing ing how well 'Horatius kept the bridge in the brave days ot old.' So through the ages shall the children or the Republic sing of how well you maintained the constitution, preserved the Union of the Slates established by the fathers, kept tho flag unsullied, giving to The Nation anew birth of froedota.' 'Your deeds shall go down in song and story which shall be sung and told by a grateful peo ple to tho glad comiA# time, 'When the War drum throbs no longer, And tho battle flags are furled, In the parliament of man, ffoo federation of the world.'" Comt&nfrder Warner finished the address at 12:30 ^clock. A larsre number of resolutions, tho Ma jority relating to changes in the pension laws and others to ritual representation in the encampment, etc., were handed in by deiegates from different encampments and referred without debate to appropriate committees. A sensation was sprung by General Lu cius Fail child. Ho offered a resolution asking that Congress appropriate money enough to erect monuments at Gettysburg over the "graves of the brave men against whom the Union soldiers fought," and urged that such action be taken as«soon as possible. The resolution was greeted with applause and was referred to the commit tee along with the others. Before the close of the morning session something of a sensation was created when General McMahon. of New York, arose and offered a resolution which had been unan imously adopted by the delegate from that State. It declared that tho Grand Army was composed of men who, after honorable service in the causo of the country, had been honorably discharged from further service in the army of the United States that they were zealous for its glory and the good name of its surviving comrades aa well as mindt'ul of the honor due to the memory of the dead, and that the encamp ment therefore protested against any con struction of existing laws which would place ontho pension rolls men dishonor ably discharged from the service. Tho res olution was greeted with applause, but nn the rules it went to the committee without debate. When the delegates assembled aft?.* lunch a lengthy report from the commit tee on pensions was presented. It opened expressing regret that, owing to the shor 5 session of Congress after the last encamp ment and the crowded condition of busi ness, little in the line of practical results could be accomplished. The report is quite lengthy and presents in detail the work performed by the committee. Nominations for the locality in which tho next encampment should be held were de clared in order, baratoga, Indianapolis, Washington and lloston were named. Sev eral speeches were made in behalf of each place. A test vote resulted: Indianapolis. 29 Saratoga, 31 Washington, 6b. Tiie count was made on Boston until 402 was reached, and then the advocates of tho other cities threw up the sponge and tho selection was made unanimous. A CLOUD-BURST. Great Damage Done in North Carolina Loss of LKc Feared. NEW YORK, Aug. 29.—The World's Char lotte (N. C.) special says: Cloud-bursts in North Carolina this year are proving very disastrous. The latest occurred in Kichmond County Sunday night, and the town of Rockingham, about 100 miles from this place, sustaiued the heaviest losa The Pedoe river was swollen out of its banks and went dashing down upon the town, carrying every thing before it. Several small cabins on the lower bottoms were washed away and the occupants were compelled to flee for their lives. One old negro named Ringgold was caught by the mad tor rent and swept down to death. For a distance of five miles the C. A. C. railroad is under water, and all telegraphic commu nication is cut off. The reports at a late hour say that great damage has been done to the Robordel, Great Falls, Pedee and Midway cotton mills. It is feared that many people have been drowned ARMED TO THE TEETH. Lake Shore & Western Trainmen Pre pared to Slaughter Highwaymen. ASHUKND, Wia, Aug. 29.—Every passenger train that leaves Ashland over the Mil waukee, Lake Shore & Western road now carries a whole arsenal of revolvers and rifles. During the last few days Super intendent Hartley, of the Lake Shore road, has been making preparations to arm trainmen. Over $31)0 has en ex pended in the purchase of fire-iirms. Every conductor, brakeman and porter carries a brace of big revolvers and in every coach there is a rifle within easy reach. Should the robber again appear on the Lake Shore road it is likely that he will meet with a warm reception. SAD ACCIDENT. Two Ladies Struck by a Train in Mil waukee and Killed. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 29.—Two ladies in a buggy collided with the outgoing passen ger train of the Chicago & Northern rail road at the Vliet street crossing at 6:55 Wednesday night through carelessness and were killed. They were later identified as Mrs. E. P. Bennett and her sister, Mrs. Dodson. Both are residents of Wauwatosa, a village west of the city. They are sisters of Hiram Bond, a well-known Milwaukee merchant. Work Resumed After Many Years. BUITAX.O, N. Y., Aug. 29.—The extensive smelting works located on the river bank near Tonawanda, whioh have been closed down for the past sixteen years, were put In operation Wednesday by their new own ers-the Tonawanda Iron & Steel Company. The capacity of the works is 100 to 125 tons -of pig-iron per dqy. A PAT ON THE BACK. The Grand Army Delegates at Milwaukee Administer It to Corporal Tanner—He Is .Praljed lur His Course as l»eii»lon Com missioner Important Matters Legis lated Upon at the Encampment—^The Naval Battle a Umntl Spectacle. MILWAUKEE, Ajig, 8t).~At yesterday morn ing's session of the National encampment the eleotion of officers for the onsulng year was oompleted. Dr. Horace P. Porter, of Kansas, was chosen Surgeon-General W. H. Childers, of Kentucky, Chaplain, aud Comrade Lovett, Junior Vice-Com mander. General Alger, president of the Logan monument fund, reported that the collections to date aggregated $11,. 119.60. A committee of five was author ized to place before Congress a proposition to set apart a portion of the $40,000 appropriated for the sit?, to be ad ded to the fund for the monument. Gen oral Warner left the chair and made a strong appeal for the monument scheme. Congressman Perkins, of Kansas, claimed tbe recognition of the chair for a resolution S21 Inland Army 1 annex slons, indorsing his denouncing ter and malignant criticisms of a portion of the plress ubon hiB official conduct Applause greeted the resolution, but General Barnum, of New York, was quick ly upon his feet with a substitute, declar ing that notwithstanding the assaults of an unfriendly press, the encampment declared its belief in the integrity of the Commis sioner, aud expressed its approval of his efforts to do ail for the soldiers and sailors of the country that the laws allowed. It suggested, however, that a committee should be appointed to investigate the workings of the Pension Office. An animated c^soussion of three hours' duration ensued. Comrade Campbell, of Kansas, voioed tho general sentiment as expressed by a score of delegates in the following language: "For fifteen years wo havo been declaring, and others have been uttering, a sentiment tyiat the country can never pay the debt due the old soldiers but Corporal Tanner is the first officer that has based that, sentiment upon a practical reality. I believe it is the high duty of the enoampment to sustain him in work'ngout that sentiment. If the Grand Army of the Republic ever bad a duty to per form, looking neither to the right nor to the left, to the committee that is investigating the workings of the Pension Bureau or to the Commiss oner himself, it is now. and we ought to pass this resolution. Tne substitute differs from it in only one particular. It expreses a belief in the integrity of Comrade Tanner and would not influence tho action of the com mittee charged with the investigation. It may be better than an endorsement like that offered in tho original resolution, but we should make our indorsement strong enough. The original resolution expresses our sentiments exactly. If Tunner is dishonest or has done any criminal act we will find it out when the comm ttee makes Its report. Tho presumption of law is that every man is innocent until he is proved guilty, and, as far as I am concerned, I will make that presumption go to the fullest exteut iu this case." In the debate that follov/ad one delegate declared that he wouM not dare to go back to the soldiers of Minnesota after harming a hair of Tanner's head, any more than 10 ride through a band of Sioux Indians with their war-paint on. The encampment, he urged, should stand by Tanner un il some thing wrong had been proven against him. General Wagner, of Philadelphia, took the ground that both resolution and substi tute was a club in the hands of Tanner's enemies. The encampmcnt ought not to force the Administration to suspend a necessary investigation. Another delegate in the course of a lengthy speech said: "I was inWasiiington last weok.and I heard tt charged upon the streets and everywhere else that men omployed in the bureau were all get ting their cases made special and taken up im mediately and re-rated much higher, while the poor devils of tho rank and file have to stand back and wait. I told thom that it was a lie, but if bo has done that and we DSSS the original resolution we indorse such action on his part. The substitute is broad enough. This encampment knows nothing of Tanner's work and can not pass judgment upon it. We may believe it is all right, but wo do not know It. If we pass the original resolution and the committee of investigation should exonerate him the opposition press would, say that the Administration daro not opposo the G. A. R., and they would havo cood reason to say it." Corporal Tanner himself took the floor at this point, and in an impassioned speech declared that he not only courted, but de manded, an investigation of his administra tion of tho Pension Department. Ultimately the substitute of General Bar num was ameuded to read as follows: "That we tliauk the President of the United States for tho appointment ot our comrade, Jamcg Tunaer, as Cominissiouer of Pensions, And that notwithstanding tho assaults upon him we declare our complete confidence in his integrity and our approval of his avowed pur poso to do all that is possible to be done under the laws of the land for the veterans of the war, and with him we ask for the fullest in vestigation of the management of his oflloe." In this shape it was unanimously adopted. For the balance of the day the encamp ment devoted itself to routine business. It was docidcd to appropriate the sum of 1,000 annually for tbe maintenance of tho Grant cottago on Mount McGregor, to be expended under the auspices of the de partment of New York. It was decided that in all the official documents of the order the words sailors and ma rines Bhould bo added to the word "soldiers." General Alger's resolution deprecating the practice of turning Memorial Day into a day of festivity was unanimously adopted. By another resolu tion veterans of the navy were permitted to add an anchor to tho Grand Army badge. It was decided that as the Military Teleg raphers Corps constituted a part of the Union army, and as that body had been ignored by Congress, it was the sense oE the encampment that Congress should recognize the status of such corps by appropriate legislation. Hearty approval of the action of the Com mander-in-Chief and the department comrades who had endeavored to secure a one-cent rate to the present encamp ment was expressed, ana tho committee having oharge of the encampment to be held next at Boston was instructed to early seoure a pledge from the hotel keep ers that no higher rates than that given to the traveling public be charged to the del egates. In the event of no such pledge be ing obtained, the Adjutant-General, in con nection with the council of administration, was authorized to change the locatibn of the encampment at least three months be fore the regular date of meeting to any lo cality where reasonable rates could be secured. A lengthy report reviewing the differ ences between the Sons of Veterans and post system recommended that the former be recognized, and that the sons of Union soldiers be urged to become identified with it This was adopted. A proposition to indorse the order known as the "Ladies of the G. A. R" created a commotion. Violent opposition waB ex pressed by delegates favorable to the Women's Relief Corps. The privilege ot the ttoor was granted to Mrs. Sarah PI urn mer, of Michigan Mrs. Cora Day Young, of Ohio, atyf Mrs. Emma B. Lowd, of Mam chusetts. All these plead eloquently for the Relief Corps. Several delegates declared tbtf Che Grand Army wanted no more auxiiigry asser tions and threatened to retire if tbe resolution as presented were adopt ed. A motion to refer back the matter to the committee on resolutions was defeated, Generals Shermun and Alger votinsr aye, and Corporal Tanner no. At last the motion was so modified as to bid "God speed" to the work of tbe organiza tion and in this shape it was adopted. At 6:30 the enoampment adjourned until morning. THE NAVAL BATTLE. MILWAUKEE, Aug. 30.—The sham naval battle on the lake front Thursday night, which ended the spectacular portion of the Grand Army encampment, was a splendid spectacle, being participated in by about sixty vessels, besides a stationary mortar fleet, and by about 3,000 inf/.'»trym9n and artilleryman, luctudfng sSvdii companies of tbe Fourth Battalion of Wisconsin, the Chicago Zouaves, Battery D, of Chicago, Milwaukee First Light Battery, and several hundred Sons of Vet erans. There were fired 70,000 ds of musketry 8,t00 shells, tOcHStS. U?\ 20.000 founds of fire worts fafire fixploaea. The plan of the battle was an attack by a hostile fleet and repulse by tho shore batteries, sup ported by tho infantry. The line of battle fleet wus led by the United States man-of war Miohlgan and revenue cutters Andy Johnson and Fessendcifc, There was & sudden flight of rockets sky ward. On the instant lights beamed out on all the vessels in the harbor. Then a gun boomed another answered. And in a minute cannons were blazing all alon? the line, both from the shore and tho vessels. The smoke roso up and formed a mist through which could be seen the constant flashes. Milwaukee was being attacked by a fleet. Shells shot up into the air and exploded, sending out showers of sparks and colored balls. Way off in the distance the Michigan could be indistinctly seen and from her sides belched fire. Nearer were the Andy Johnson and the FeHsenden both doing heroic work A fleet of mortars supported them all On shore were batteries of can non and mortars, supported by a bat talion of infantry. The fire increased in rapidity and th smoke became more dense, until there was nothing but a steady roar with an occasional gleam of light from the guns. Then came a lulL The marines were trying to capture the shore batteries. The fleet kept up a flre, but the batteries were silent until the boats were within easy range. There was a sudden vol ley, and after it came the rattle of musketry. It sounded like pills rattled in a box and the flashes looked through the smoke like fireflies. The gatling guns on the boats responded to this. The attacking party was finally repulsed, and the canon adlng began again. Suddenly it slackened, and through the gloom cou be seen a little ball of fire. It gradually increased in size until the heavens were illuminated, and it was seen that a ship was on fire. Tho flames licked up along the masts and blazed up until every thing in the vicin ity was visible. The enemy was retreating. Bugle-calls rang out along the shore and the drums could be heard across the water. There were a lew formal shots, and then thousands of rock ets were sent up in celebration of the re pulse of the invaders. The batt was over. The encampment, \vith the exception of the business meeting, was closed. Djiring the battle a cannon on the United States revenue cutter Fessenden was dis charged prematurely and two sailors, John Schulz. of Detroit, and Charles Mottshead, of Montarcal, Can., were seriously injured about the hands. Mottshead's injury will necessitate the amputation of one of his hands. A mortar exploded on one of the mortar boats and two sailors, Fiank Sayles, of Milwaukee, and & S. Kock, of Thiensville, were pain fully, but not seriously, injured William Bate, 18 years age, was also injured by the premature discharge of a mortar on the steamer Henry Sill, of Racine, and re ceived severe burns about the right hip and ankle. Several veterans were over come by the beat and smoke, but were taken to the tents of the Red Cross, where they were well taken care of. THE SHAW* ESTATE. Tho Holdings of the Late St. Louis Phi lanthropist Valued »t Upward of #3,OOO, OOu—Missouri's Metropolis Likely to Ko ceive tho linik oi' It- ST. LOUIS, Aug. 30.—The will of Henry Shaw is now deposited his private vault, where it was seen Wednesday by his agents and administrators. The Shaw estate is HENRY SHAW. estimated at $8,500,000 upward, but defi nite figures are not yet known. It is said that the entire estate has been left in va rious t'orrps to the city of St. Louis, with the exception of a few minor and insig nificant bequests. The administering of estate has been left in the hands of a board of administrators. The Episcopal Orphans' Home aud one or two charities have been remembered. FOR A LONG TERM. J. M. Fulllam, a Kentucky Judge, Sen tenced to Fifteen Years' Imprisonment for Manslaughter. BRANDENBURG, Ky., Aug. SO.-After being out twenty-two hours the jury in the Judge Pull am murder case Wednesday at noon returned a verdict of manslaughter, and fixed the punishment at fifteen years in the penitentiary. The verdict is not only a surprise but a disappointment as welL Pulliam's lawyers expeoted an acquittal under the unwi itten law, while the prose cution was confident of a death sentence. The trial lasted ten days, and was probably the most sensational ever held in Kentuoky. LJ. M, Pulliam, who was county judge of Breokenridge, inv ted James Miller, a wealthy stock trader, into office at Hardinsburg one moralng in July, 1888, and after afpw moments shot him to death. Pulliam charged that Miller had deDauchcd his wife. Oa Pull am's office table, however, was found a paper, written by himself, de manding 16,000 of Miller ou penalty of death. This money, Pulliam says, he intend* ed to use in taking his family away from the Boene of their disgrace. Miller refused to pay it and allium killed him. 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