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BIG Pu6lLISTIC BATTLE FALLS THROUGH. Fitzsimmons Refused to Agree to a Post ponement Until November 11, Which the Florida Athletio Club Requested Corbett Was Willing to Do So. Hot SrKiNOS. Ark., Oct 22. The flirht between Corbett and Uitzsim - mons was declared off by the Florida Athletio club at a conference this afternoon between the managers and the reDrescntatives of Corbett ana Fitzsimmons. The club asked that the contest be nostooned until Novem ber !. Brady acquiesced, but Julian would not. Then the contest was de clared off. Brady then said that Corbett would meet aDy man in the world, Fitzsim vnons preferred, November 11, the man to be named within twenty-four hours. Vendig announced that he would match Maher against Corbett and find some one to take his place against O'Donnell, the contest between Maher and Corbett to be for 8."0,00l). MADE A WEAK DEFENSE, Hons of Attorney Denprey'a Claims for Dnrruut Established. San Francisco, Oct. 22. The de fense in the Durrant trial practically closed to-day. The impression now prevails that the defense has materially strength ened the prosecution's case by failing1 to establish a single fact that Attorney Deuprey in his opening statements said be would show. Although he an nounced that an alibi would be proved, no witness appeared to swear that Durrant was elsewhere than at Emanuel Baptist church when Blanche Lamont was murdered. Failing to show that Durrant was not at the church, the defense has attacked the credibility of the witnesses who testi fied that they saw him in that vicinity In company with Miss Lamont. SEVERE DROUGHT. Weather Bureau Information a to tho Recent Prolonged Dry Spell. Washington, Oct. ?1. Reports re ceive at the weather bureau indicate the present drouth is one of the se verest, most prolonged and general known in the United States since tho bureau's organization. There are a few places which show an exception to the general condition, but in no large section of country un1 per haps the Nort'- west and far V tt does there appeal to have been a heavy rain for the st two months or more. Where there s been exceptional pre cipitation il has been confined to small areas. In some parts of the coun try tho drouth began in the latter part of July, but in most of the sec tions it did not become markedly pro nounced until August 700 HOMELESS. Fire at Algiers, La., Destroys Over One Hundred Buildings. New Okleans, La., Oct 21. Fire broke out about 1 o'clock yesterday morning in Algiers, and before the flames were finally subdued, destroyed about 100 small buildings and about twenty more pretentious structures, including the court house and a num ber of handsome residences. The fire started at the corner of Bermuda and Morgan streets and swept in a south westerly direction. It is estimated 700 persons are rendered homeless. Bank of Garnett, Kan., Falls. Gabnett, Kan., Oct 22. Bank Com missioner Breidenthal took possession of the Bank of Garnett yesterday morning, for the benefit of depositors, creditors and stookholders, and is now engatred in an examination of its af fairs. This bank closed down in the panic of July. 1303, and resumed busi ness in November of the same year. The management struggled hard to place it on a paying basis, but failed. The district court, which is now in session, will be asked to appoint a receiver. It is believed no one but the stockholders will loso anything. Senator Davis Wants Action. St. Paul, Minn., Oct :2. In the course of an interview on the Vene zuelan matter, Senator Davis, for a long time chairman of the senate com mittee on foreign affairs, said lust night: "Considering the present situ ation in Venezuela and the action of the British government on the seizure of Corinto, I say most confidently that the United States ought to intervene in this business or formally and by proclamation abandon the Monroe doctrine as a scarecrow which will no longer frighten." Prairie Fire Near Sprague, Mo. Rich Hii.i., Mo.. Oct. 22. A prairie fire broke out near Sprngue yesterday afternoon, consuming fields, hay stacks, fences, and everything but buildings for a radius of about two miles square before it eould be checked. Hundreds of people turned out and finally got the flames under control. Thousands of dollars' worth of damage was done. Sprague is a vDlage of 500 people, about six miles west of Rich Hill. Children Poisoned by Btlstake. Guturik, Ok., Oct. 22. John Hans bro of Bryan gave his two children, 10 and 12 years of age, what he thought was sulDhur and molasses, but. got lead salts instead of sulphur. The little girl died afterward. The boy was sent after a doctor, but fell in convulsions on the way and cannot live. Defeated Don M. Dlckloson. Detroit, Mich.. Oct 22. Ex-Postmaster General Don M. Dickinson was defeated for nomination for mayor of Detroit in the Democratic city con vention to-day by Alderman Sam Gold water, a labor candidate, who received fifty-one votes to thirty-four for Dick inson on the first ballot They Died Together. Berlin, Oct 2. A dispatch to the Tageblatt from Vienna says that Field Marshal Dnnst-Adeishelm and his wifa have committed suicide. uEFIED BY A MADMAN. t hit-ago Police Work Seventeen Hours to Capture a Lunatic. Ciiicaoo, Oct. 21. Armed with a Winchester rifle and a revolver, a mad man defied the police for hours yester uay at No. o5 Woodland park, in one of the most aristocratic residence dis tricts of the city. Barricaded and locked in a second story room, com manding a complete view of the park, the lunatic splintered doors, shattered window panes and tore holes in the plaster of the room, with bullets from his rifle, while he shouted defiance to the police and others attracted to the scene. The insane man was G. S. Merwln, of tho firm of Rogers, Brown & Co., pig iron dealers. After seventeen hours of effort, the police, by strategy, surprised and over came the madman. Although he had fired 140 shots from his ritle and re volver, Merwin injured no one, but a number of people had narrow escapes. Afterevery other attempt to capture the insane man before he should kill some one or injure himself had failed, sulphur was burned in the furnace. All the registers were closed excepting the one in the room occupied by Aler wia In an hour after the sulphur fire was started, Merwin, partly over come by tho fumes, laid down on his bed and was captured with but feeble resistance. EMBEZZLED $50,000. Cashlei Colean Stole About All He Could Lay His Hands On. Fort Scott, Kan., Oct IS. The ag gregate of tho embezzlement from the losed State bank of this city or ex- Cashier J. R. Colean is declared by Vice President J. S. Stewart to be fully 850,000. This has renewed the excitement and shattered the hopes of many of the depositors and all of the stockholders. The amount stolen is two-thirds of the paid up capital stock nd more than the other third will be required to collect on the securities. Colean literally robbed the bank of til the cash except $2,000 of the re-, lervefund and realized on $20,000 of the best securities by rediscounting them. MISSOURI DEMOCRATS. The Maffltt-Francls Wing Said to Havo Majority of the State Committee. St. Louis, Oct. 1 .The Maffltt- Francis wing of the Missouri Demo cratic state committee believes that it controlls the organization and will prevent uny early meeting or any other hasty or unwise action. The situation seems to be that Francis and his friends have stolen a m arch on Governor Stone. It is claimed that a number of the new committee men have been won over nnd that it will be impossible for Stone and J. W. Farris to secure the signatures of a majority of the committeemen to call a meeting over the head of Chairman Maflltt YOUNG MACKAY KILLED. The Bonanza Mine Owner's Son Meets Death While Riding In Paris. Sax Francisco, Oct 2'. A cable gram received here last night from Paris announced that John W. Mackay, jr., oldest son of John W. Mackay, was thrown from a horse in Paris yesterday and died last night without recovering consciousness. The deceased was about 25 years of age, STRIKE AT LEAVENWORTH Three Hundred Miners Strlko to Force Others to Demand a Uniform Scale. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct 22. All of the coal miners at the North Leav enworth shaft, about 300 in number, struck this morning for the purpose of forcing the local operators to estab lish a uniform schedule. The North Leavenworth company is paying eighty cents a ton, while the Home- Kiverside company pays seventy cents. Advance In Express Rates. Ciiicaoo, Oct. 22. Tho announce ment is made that the express com panies will advance tho rates on car rying currency. The most noticeable change is the rate to New York, which has been raised to 60 cents per $1,000 and to $1.25 per $1,000 to St Louis. The officers of the express companies declare they cannot handle funds profitably under the new rate. Censured Congressman Hull. Mexico, Mo., Oct. 22. At the meet ing in Vanilalia of the Farmers' and Laborers' union of this congressional district resolutions were passed cen suring Congressman Hall for changing his views against free silver. When Hall was president of the State Farm ers' and Laborers' union ho advocated free and unlimited coinage of silver. The Valuables Found. Torr.KA, Kan., Oct 21 The assets of the defunct .'ort Scott bank which Bank Commissioner Breidenthal left In a valise on the west-bound Rock Island train in Kansas City Wednes day night, were located at the Rock Island baggage room in Denver yes terday, and will arrive here by express to-day. Well Known Journalist Dead. Kansas Citv, Mo., Oct 22. Frank Hills, one of the best known news paper men in the West, and for many years city editor of the Kansas City Journal, died last night of consump tion, after a long illness. Run Down by a Train. St. Joseph, Mo., Oct 21. Mrs. Rachel Miller of Nineteenth and Com mercial streets, South Park, was struck and instantly killed by a west bound passenger train on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railway yester day morning. Corbett Will Probably Retire. Hot Springs, Ark, Oct 22. William A. Brady, Corbett's manager, last olght made the following statement: "Corbett will pay no more attention to Fitzsimmons or hit bluffs, and will probably retire from the ring." CONDENSED DISPATCHES James Blake, veteran of 1312, father of twenty-seven children, celebrated n H ninety-nitn oirtnday at Aiason City, Iowa, He is still full of virility. Another queen of Corea will be pro vided at once. Russia will take steps to preserve order at Seoul. Frank Smith, a treasury ex-employe. was found dead on the Long bridge across the Potomac wife, live child ren, no work, took poison. Robbers wrecked a safe with dyna mite at Hennessey, Okla., but got little money. Dr. - and Mrs. Hcnrne were moved from Marion county jail to Pike coun ty jail Dr. Howard Gibson, professor of chemistry in Missouri state university, is dead. The government is sore at Illinois for selling the brick ship Illinois and pocketing the money. England has acknowledged receipt of Olney's message and intimated that she will reply at length soon. The supremo court of Nebraska re fused a mandamus to certify the free silver candidate for supreme judge as the regular Democratic nominee. The grand lodge K. of P. of Missouri voted down the proposition to estab lish a Pythian home for indigent mem bers of the order. There was more wheat received at Duluth and Minneapolis Thursday than at all the markets in the United States on the corresponding day last year. The Sultan has signed tho accept ance of the Powers' scheme for re forms in Armenia. Emperor William was greeted at Metz by cheers for France. Several arrests have been made. Max Straus of Elyria, Ohio, has pre sented to Oberlin college a hotel block valued nt $50,000. Governor Morrill of Kansas has de cided to inaugurate n military system at the Topeka reform school. Tho Empire Cordage company's twine mill at Champaign, IIL, was, burned. Loss, $100,000. The scheme lor reforms in Armenia submitted by the European powers has been accepted by the Turkish Minister of foreign affairs. The Commercial National bank o Tacoma, Wash., has gone into the hands of a receiver. The olllccrs promise to pay up in full. Colonel George H. Fisher, consu general to Japan under President Lin coln, and to Syria under President Grant, died in Washington. Cleveland Chamber of Commerce is leading a movement to shorten na tional political campaigns, because of disastrous effect on business. The Loyal Legion's Grand Command ery of the United States met in bien nial session and elected General John Gibbon commander over General Miles. Mr. Joseph Ramsey, Jr., now gen eral manager of the St. Louis Termi nal Railroad Association, has been ap pointed general manager of the- w a bash. Jerome K. Coulter, ex-assistant treasurer of Omaha, Neb., accused of a $20,000 embezzlement, was arrested In New Orleans. He was nearly pen niless. Two masked men raided stores in Daugherty, I. T., and escaped to the mountains. Maud Lewis was found guilty of the murder of State Senator Morrissey of St. Louis and sentenced to fifteen years in the penitentiary.- It is reported that the Cubans have entirely destooyed the town of Guan tanamo. President C. P. Huntington has been prohibited by the Guatemalan govern ment from selling the Guatemala Cen tral road to a Scotch syndicate. A carriage makers' trust was formed at Cleveland Ohio. The clothespin manufacturers of America have forme! a trust Fred W. Farr, cashier of the defunct First State bank of Perry, Okla., was brought back from Colorado. A large crowd greeted him with maledictions, but there was no attempt at violence. Rev. Frank Hyatt Smith of Cam bridge, Mass. , has been indicted for mailing scurrilous postal cards. A. K. Ward of the Memphis Barrel and Heading company is missing after issuing $200,000 worth of forged paper. Fourteen "O" county, Oklahoma, White Caps are under arrest Texas, Wyoming and Oklahoma sheep are excluded from Colorado by quarantine. Master Benny McKee has scarlet fever at Saratoga, N. Y., and his grandpa is quarantined. Nettie Ealey, aged 21 of Mount Washington, Ky., hung herself. Un requited love the cause. Chicago health department has pre pared an ordinance licensing places whero horses are slaughtered for meat Its provisions amount almost to a prohibition. Episcopal convention at Minneapolis by a decisive vote sat down upon the Lambeth quadrillateral looking to ward Christian unity. Christian nnity advocates were intensely dramatic and died hard. Rev. J. M. Francis has been made Episcopal bishop at Kioto, Japan, and Rev. Peter J. Rowe of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., bishop of Alaska, with the understanding that J. Pierrepont Morgan pays the latter's salary for three years. It is reported that Brazil has recog nized the Cubans as beligcrents. Judge Joseph M. Bailey of the Illi nois supreme court died at Freeport, aged G2. A constitution of twenty-three arti cles has been adopted by the Cuban revolutionary government The state department has received from Ambassador Patenotre of France the invitation of the French republic to take part in the French exposition of l'JOO. A. C. Charlton and Allen Stocker, private bankers of Richland, Iowa, have failed, and Charlton is missing. The bank had about$;0,0C0 on deposit Speculation is the cause. It is reported in Washington that Lord Duffer In, British ambassador to Paris, will soon retire, and that Sir Julian Paunceforte, British ambassa dor to this country, may be his successor. JOHN SHERMAN'S UOOR IT JS JUST OUT AND CRE ATES A sensation! Implies That Garfleld Betrayed III in at tho Bepnbllcan wonvcntlon at Chicago - In 1880 ltepubllcan Leaders Crltl clzod and Praised. Chicago, Oct. 21. The intrigues, the jealousies and the traitorous knife thrusts of the last half-century of American statecraft are revealed in the fierce light of stern criticism in "John Sherman's Recollections of Forty Years in the House, Senate and Cabinet," just published in this city. The fear that tho venerable senator would reveal secrets, long kept from the public, in his forthcoming work has been to an extent realized. Grant, Garfield, Blaine, Arthur, Harrison and other Republican leaders are spoken of with unstinted praiso for thoir high, personal, worthy statesmanship, bat each is in guarded and covert language shown in the less commendable light of scheming politicians. Tho criti cism is almost invariably implied rather than direct, but it stands out clearly in the work as a whole. Owing to the close association of Mr. Sherman and James A. Garfield, the criticism of the nomination of the latter for president of the United States is perhaps one of the most striking features of the book. Tho au thor, while carefully avoiding a direct charge of treachery on the part of the ex-president, very significantly makes it plain that Mr. Garfield was noahl nated at a convention to which hemdu gone as the trusted leader of the Sher man forces. After showing by the publication of private letters, covering a period of years of close politicul and personal association, that Mr. Garfield was, in reality, his political protege, Mr. Sherman' gives in detail the his tory of tho national convention of 1880. Following the account of his own struggle for the nomination, he says: "In time, I became Mioroughly ad vised of what occurred at the Chicago convention, and had become entirely reconciled to the result, though fre quently afterwards I heard incidents and details which occasioned me great pain, and which seemed t to establish the want of sincerity on' the part of some of the delegates, and tcuded to show that for some time before the meeting ofythe convention the nomi nation of General Garfield had been agreed upon." The sting felt by Garfield's defection in 1880 is inadvertently shown bv a sentiment expressed during the discus sion of the national convention of 1892, where the senator remarks: "From later developments I became satisfied that Harrison could not be elected, that Piatt and a powerful New York influence would defeat him if nominated. I therefore preferred the nomination of a new man, such as William McKinley, but he had com mitted himself to Harrison, and, ac cording to my code of honor, could not accept a nomination even if tendered him." Again the author reverts to the Chicago convention in discussing the character of President Uarfield. Of his personality and eloquence he speaks in the highest terms. His will power, he says, was not up to his per sonal magnetism. He adds that his opinion cnanged easily. In this connection he said: "When I proposed to him to be a delugarte-at-largo to tho Chicago convention, he no doubt meant in good iaitti to support my nomination." Some of the political scheming that again resulted in the defeat of the Ohio statesman in the national con vention of 1888 and brought about the nomination of ex-President Harrison can easily be read between the lines in that part of the work devoted to this struggle, in discussing tne re sult Mr. Sherman says he became sat isfied one delegate from New York controlled the entire delegation from that state, nnd between Saturday , night, when the nomination seeineu certain to go to Sherman, and Monday morning, when the tide turned in favor of Hr.rrison, a corrupt burgain was mado in the interests of the latter, which secured him the support of New York and gave him' the nom ination. Continuing the author states in fairness to the ex-President: "But it is to the credit of General Harrison to say that if the reputed bargain was made it was without his consent at the time." On the eve of another national cam paign in which ex-President Harrison is expected to figure prominently, Mr. Sherman does nut hesitate to state that in 1893 he did not consider Harri son a strong candidate. To his cold and abrupt manner, he attributes his unpopularity at that time. Vlien it was remembered that Blaine was also a candidate for the presiden cy before the convention that nomin ated Garfield, the significance of the following explanation on tho part of -Senator Sherman of why ho was not reappointed by President Garfield as secretary of the treasury is readily un derstood: "In the latter part of No vember, 1880, General Garfield came to Washington and called upon Mr. Blaine, who, it was understood, was to be secretary of state. Garfield came to my house directly from Blaine's and informed me ho had ten dered that office to Blaine and that it was accepted. lie said Blaine thought it would not be politic to continue me as secretary of the treasury, as it would be regarded as an unfriendly discrimination by other members of Hayes' cabinet I promptly replied that I agreed with the opinion of Blaine, and was a candidate for the senate." Epidemics In Chicago, Chicago, Oct 22. The health de partment to-day, declared both diph theria and typhoid fever epidemic in Chicago. The department reported 330 new cases of diphtheria last week, 49 4-10 per cent of which were fatal. The epidemics are charged to impure water and the health commissioner has issued a warning against drinking unboiled water. Another Bank Ruined by Ita Cashier. Duluth, Minn., Ocf 22. The Stata bank, of which Charles a Tuckey, who fled last week with f 15,000, was tha cashier, has failed. . GARFIELD WAS DAZED. He Hardly Realised What Had Happened When He Waa Nominated. Ci.evelasd, Ohio, Oct 23. Colonel William Perry-Fogg of New York, now in this city on business, was a warm personal friend of Garfield, and was with him in the convention which nominated him for the presidency. "Garfield was nominated in a sudden whirlwind of political feeling," he said yesterday. "After the nomina tion I, with Governor Foster and N. B. Sherwin of Cleveland, accompanied him to his rooms at the Grand Pacific hotel. He was like one dazed, not seeming to fully comprehend what had befallen him. Presently a knock came at the door, and opening it, I saw Colonel Moulton, the brother-in-law of Senator Sherman. 'May I come in? he usked. General Garfield nodded. Colonel Moulton strode into the room and in his big-hearted, cor dial way, grasped Garfield's hand and congratulated him. Garfield stared hard at him in a dazed way I never saw in him before. " 'Moulton,' he exclaimed earnestly, 'I want you to bear me witness that this is not the result of any word or act of mine.' "Colonel Moulton responded even more . emphatically, still wringing Garfield's hand: " 'Any man who says that you had any part in bringing this about is a liar, and I will tell him so.'" Both Colonel Moulton and his wife are now dead. REVIEW OF BUSINESS. Events of the Week Were Promising In Their Nature. New York, Oct. 21. Dun's review says: Failures for October thus far cover liabilities of $3,925,599, of which 8l,530,2'i5 were of manufacturing, and $2,185,534 of trading concerns. Fail ures for the week have been 203 in the United States against 253 last year, and 46 in Canada against 43 last year. The events of the week are proinis .'ag in nature, though the speculative markets are not .entirely encouraging. The great advance in cotton so de ranged exports that shipments of gold wero for a time apprehended, but the brea': in the market indicates that the natural movement of the product may soon be restored. The baiting of de mand and moderate yielding of prices in the great industrial market shows that a season of reasonable attention to uaturai conditions has arrived, and gives hope that the future demand will be more nearly proportioned to actual consumption. The week has brought a little further decline in iron ami steel products, in nidus and leather, and a more yielding tone in boots and shoes. COLEAN ARRESTED. Taken Into Custody by the Sheriff on Warrant Charging Embezzlement. Fort Scott, Kan., Oct. 19. J. R. Colean, cashier of tho wrecked State bank of this city was arrested last evening by Sheriff Allen on a warrant charging him with embezzlement. The complaint was sworn out by Vice President J. J. Stewart, J. N. Meade, one of the directors, and T. J. Strode, a stockholder. Colean is still in a very critical condition, and as it was im possible to have him moved, a guard from the Sheriff's office was left at his bedside. FLAMES IN ODESSA, MO. Seven Bnsiness Houses and the Southern Methodist Church Destroyed. Odessa, Mo., Oct. 21. Fire broke out about 1:30 o'clock this morning iu a small frame building in the business) center of town and was driven by the driving north wind to other buildings. In less than half an hour seven busi ness houses and the Southern Metho dist church were ablaze. Insuring Consumptive!. Cincinnati, Oct., 31, Special. Re ports say that a leading life insurance company is accepting risks to the amount of $300,000 on lives of con sumptives taking the Amick Chemical Treatment forlungdisease. The Amick Chemical Co. of Cincinnati Js actually paying the premiums on this insurance and presenting policies to their pa tients. This company claims to have the most complete statistics on con sumption In the world, and that these risks are good, providing the patients take a course of the Amick treatment. A Michigan Lumberman's Generosity. Muskego.v, Mich., Oct. 21. Chat lea E. Hackley, tho wealthy lumberman, who has made several munificent gifts to the public, last night announced the gift to the city board of education it $30,000 to be used in building a nor nal training School for the boys and rirls of the city and $5,000 per year for providing instructors. At his leath he will endow the institution with $100,000 with which to pay its future instructors.. Jonthern Scottish Rite Masons Meet. Washington, Oct 22. The supreme council of the inspectors general of the thirty-third degree Ancient and Ac :epted Scottish Kite of Free Masonry, in the Southern jurisdiction of the United States, began its biennial ses sion at the house of the temple here it noon to-day, and will remain in session until Friday or Saturday. The First Snow for Chicago. Chicago, Oct. 22. The weather de partment last evening reported the first snow of the fall for Chicago. The Bakes were few and far between, but there were a sufficient number to call for official recognition. 8ulclde of a Prominent Citizen. Osawatomie, Kan., Oct 19. While his family were at dinner yesterday Seorge Roberts, a prominent and iveakthy citizen of this place, went up itairs and shot himself through tho leart He wrote a brief note, saying 'Poor health and old are answers ill," and pinned it to his will. Accidentally Shot While Hunting. Hutchinson, Kan., Oct 21 F. Ca--ess, while hunting accidentally shot iknself in the breast and died in a lew minutes. Be was 'a single man ltd a member of the Kansas National jtaard. LATE NEWS NOTES. United States man-of-war Marion la unseaworthy. Mining village No. 8, Stockton, Pa., was wiped out by fire. Missouri, Kansas & Texas railway eating house at Savanna, Ind. Ter., burned. Lo6S, $3,000; insurance, $1,700. Eev. J. A. B. Wilson of New York, an anti-Tammany Methodist preacher, has accepted a call to Lt9 Angeles. Three men were fatally hurt and three others fatally injured by a gas explosion in Knickerbocker collery, Heading, Pa. Fire in a fertilizing plant at the Chi cago stock yards destroyed $250,000 of property. Deere & Co.'s plow grinders at Mo line, after being out seven weeks, had to go back to work at terms first of fered by the company. Two crowded trolley cans collided at Twelfth and Spring Garden, Phila delphia, and five persons- were seri ously and a dozen more slightly in jured. First National bank of Puyallup re versed the order and made a run on its depositors, paying them all off, in order to defeat threatrned litigation. . Special police employed in Omaha during the A. P. A. war will each have to sue separately or get no money for services. A church bell is being cast at Cin cinnati that will be the largest in the world, weighing over fourteen tons. The clapper alone weighs 640 pounds. A dispute over a confiscated revolver at Gold Held, Colo., ended in the kill ing of Town Marshal Dan Benton and the serious wounding of Frank Smith, Andy Coyle and Frank Stephens. One of the Eclipse hay press facto ries in Lawrence, Kan., was destroyed by fire, causing $15,000 loss. The miners about Clearfield and Beech Creek, Pa., have voted not to strike. It is believed that -the pro posed strike will be a failure. John R. Goat, John Reed, John Mc intosh, Thomas Adams and Jacob Morrell have been elected supreme judges of the Creek nation, Indian territory. The United States warship Indiana returned to Philadelphia from its trial trip. It made a perfect success of its trial. It will go into commission in about a month. Russia has entered formal protest against the maladministration in Corea and has demanded the restoration of full power to the king. An ultimatum may follow. The Japanese government admits that Japanese subjects were guilty of most serious irregularities in Corea. The murder of the queen is to be thor oughly investigated. Frederick L. Billon, the oldest citi zen of St Louis, Mo., djed, aged 94 years. He was city comptroller in 1851-2 and was the first auditor of the Missouri Pacific Railway Company. Over $12,000,000 wero ordered for pension payments. A petition from Chicago citizens in behalf of Consul General Waller was presented to the President Telegrams to the Navy department announce the success of the trial of the new battleship Indiana. Later developments show that Frank Smith, the government clerk found dead on the Long bridge, was mur dered. New York exporters havo protested to Secretary Morton against the en forcement of his latest meat inspection order The annual report of the adjutant general shows that more native Amer icans are enlisting in the army than formerly. Consul General Williams informs the state department that seventy-two per cent of Cuba's sugar exports are to the United States. The Cuban manganese mines, whence ore for steel making is largely procured, have shut down on account of the insurrection, Texas has S75 pensioners of its war for independence. A review of the last week's grain market shows a gradual upward ten dency. It is believed that A. K. Ward of Memphis negotiated $3u0,000 of forged paper. Sheriff A. Fletcher of Magoffin county, Kentucky, was killed by a re volver he was cleaning. The Louisburg cross, which was above the entrance of the Harvard library, has been stolen. Bandits used dynamite on an M., K. & T. express car near Bolton, Texas, but were frightened away. It is said that Tammany has finally refused to make any kind of conces sion to the different independent Democratic bodies in New York. N. W. Hocffer, an Ohio minister and Republican member of the Legis ture, has confessed that he solicited a bribe for his vote for Senator. John Sherman's book has brought out many replies from prominent Re publicans to his charge of disloyalty on the part of Garfield in the conven tion of I8s0. With the exception of one of Sherman's Ohio managers the accusa ion is indignantly resented. They all declare that Gaf Held was as loyal to Sherman throughout that convention as it was possiblo for a man to be. Cashier Von Bokkeln of a Chicago bank returned $-1,000 of the $3r,003 be stole. Laborers on the Galveston jetties are on a strike. It is not generally believed at Wash ington that Brazil has recognized Cuba. The surgeon general's annual report shows less alcoholism in the army than ever before in its history. Mr. Waller, wife of tho ex-consul, defends tho action of Ambassador Eustis, who, she says, is doing all he can in her husband's case. Warrpats have been issued for 133 out of 533 judges of election of Louis ville, Ky. Joseph Bartlett of Vevinvillc, Iowa, had so many family troubles that he blew his brains out; The American Bankers' Association named a committee upon co-operation of national banks with the treasury. Louis A. Gourdaln, a wealthy New Orleans lottery magnate, was indicted for grand larceny, embezzlement and fraud.