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VOL 12, No 25.
OYER THE WIRE The iieport of the Doings of a Day Comes to the Tribune Readers. Tfy New York State Canvassing Board Still at Work On the Returns. Sullivan and Laflin Indicted by a New York Grand Jury For Prize Fighting. A Triple Tragedy Reported From Ala bama—A California Editor Shot —Other Items. A Distressing Tale of Suffering Comes From Virginia—A Gasoline Explosion. Other Items of Interest. An Error In the Ketnrns. ALBANY, N. Y.,NOT. 19.—The board of state -canvassers met at o'clock this afternoon all present. Returns from all tbe oonntiea but New York, Kings and St. Lawrence were filed. Tbe returns trom Richmond oounty show a very serious error in the footings on the electoral ticket, and the board directed a telegram sent to the oounty clerk to explain the error. The board adjourned until Thursday. Boscoe Conkling, Wm. 0. Whitney and Francis Lynde Stetson represent the democrats. A New York Post special says: The returns from Biobmond county received by mail at the secretary of state's office give only thirty-four electors, Butler Fish and Batman being omitted. Tbe footings of Biobmond county are found by the computing clerk to be wrong by 950. Tbe totals on electors being that muoh too great The footings show 1,971 plurality for Cleveland, but as the returns are made up it is not practicable to make out on which electors the discrepancies have occurred and there'is no way to ascertain this short of going back to the district returns. In five or six other counties the totals do not agree with the items. Home of these discrepan cies have been explained, but others cannot be. A Triple Tragedy. Sr.Loms, Noy. 19.—A. Ghattanoga, Tenn •pedal to the Post Dispatch: In a sequestered portion of Marshall county, Alabama, a triple tragedy was enaoted last Monday night. John Howard, a you- man, armed himself with a double barrelled shot gun and proeeeded to the house of a neighbor named Henry Peak, to settle an old feud. When Howard entered the house unannounced, Peak seized a rifle and shot him through the abdomen. He managed to atand up and fired at Peak, shooting him through the head and killing him instantly. Peak's wife attacked her husband's slayer with a billet of wood and Howard fired the remain ing barrel at the woman, killing her .instantly. The double murderer lived two hours. A Distressing Tale. LYNCHBUBO, Va., Nov. 19.—A tale of deep distress comes from Buchanan, Wise and Dick inson counties, occupying an isolated position in the extreme western limit of Virginia. For some weeks a fatal disease has been prevalent there and a number of deaths have resulted. The terrible nature of the disease is as yet un defined, butfs supposed to arise from poisonous water. There baa been a drought there for months, which nearly dried all tbe streams' springs and wells, and it is supposed the water left is impregnated with mineral poison. Be li able correspondents tell a pitiful story and say in some cases as many as four, corpses wen found in a single house. Oasollne Explosion. PITTSBDBO, Pa., Nov. 19.—A New Castle, Pa., special says: While two plumbers were at work at the residence of Geo. C. Hagan, yesterday, a gssoline forge which they were using ex ploded, sending flames and pieces of the forge in all directions. James Stephenson and Henry Dunlap, plumbers, were severely but not fatally burned. The clothing of Jennie Denberry, a domestic who was standing near, took fire and before tbe flames could be put out she was burned in'a terrible manner about the face, breast and hands. It is thought, however, she wiUreoover. An Editor tlkot. But Fiucnoo, NOT. 19 —M. H. DeYoung, proprietor of the Chronicl*, was shot at 5*30 this evening by Adolph Spreckels, son of Glaus Speokels, the Hawaian sugar king. The shoot ing took place at the business office of the Ghronic'e. Spreckels fired twice the first shot took effect in tbe left arm a little above the elbow and the ssoond in the left shoulder. The shooting was the outcome of an article pub lished in the Ohroniole last 8nnday morning respecting the affairs of the Hawaian Com mercial Sugar oompany. ?r WA He Paid tke Bills. PjfrxBBOBQ, Pa., Nov. 19—Chairman Johes, of the national republican committee, arrived home tonight and in an interview emphatically denied the reports of the committee's in debtedness. He says before leaving New York last night be drew checks for every dollar owed by the committee. Delimonico's dinner was paid by private individuals. The Pittsburg (Southern. PiTTSBUBG, Pa., Nov. "20.—The franchises, property, rights of way, branuhes, tracks and all attachments of the Pittsburg Southern rail road, were sold this morning at sheriff's sale to Thomas M. King, representing the Baltimore & Ohio Bailroad oompany, for $50,000. Tbe line runs from Pittsburg to Washington, Penn sylvania, a distance of thirty-two miles it has been in debt to an amount exceeding a million dollars for some time and was unable to pay interest on its indebtedness. The Baltimore & Ohio was the largest creditor and has had vir. tual control of the road for nearly it year. For a Short Term. PROVIDENCE, B. I., Nov. 19.—Governor Brown today appointed Wm. P. Sheffield to the senate to suooeed Senator Anthony until the assem bling of the legislature in January, when a senator will be elected. Drought in New England. CONTOOCOOK, N. H„ Nov. 19.—The effects of the drought are seriously felt in many portions of the state. In several places sickness, due wholly to low wells, has occurred and seems to he increasing. Scarlet fever and diphtheria exist* in various towns and in several instances schools have been olosed on account of tbe sick ness of pupils. The Inauguration. WASHINGTON, NOV. 19.—The .Columbia dub, composed of prominent democrats of this city, at a meeting tonight appointed a committee to consult with President eleet Cleveland through tbe national democratic committee as to his wishes regarding the ceremonies connected with the inauguration. 50,000 Majority. FABGO, Nov. 19.—The Agus gives the returns on delegate to congress from all the oounties but five in north and seventeen in South Da kota, giving as totals, north, 32,069 south, 39,519. Oifford, south, 28,966 Wilson, 10,553. It is thought the total vote will exceed 85,000. Gilford's majority will reach 50,003. The Baltimore & Ohio. BAITIMOBE, Md., Nov. 20.—At a speoial meet ing of the board of directors of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad Csmpany today, Bobert Garrett, vice president, was unanimously elected presi dent Samnel Spencer, second vice president, was elected vice president, and Thomas M. King, general superintendent of the Pittsburg division of the road, was elected second vice president. The "Crnmboll" Divorce. LONDON, Nov. 20.—The suit for breaoh of promise by Miss Fortesqne, an actress, against Lord Garmoyle, the oldest son of Earl Cairns, was begun today. The court room was crowded with leaders of fashiohable society and stage celebrities. The Old JLlberty Bell. PHILADELPHIA, NOV. 20.—The mayor today sent a message to the select and oommon conn oils recommending that the old liberty bell in Independence hall be sent to the New Orleans exposition, Wants Damages. Si. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 19.—John Glaytoh, proprietor of a plow faotory at Wadena,hsa sued tbe Northern Paoifio in the United States circuit oonrt for 914,000 for injuries received while riding in.the caboose of freight train No. 29, May 28, on the way from Hotley to Wadena. lilttle Use to the Front. WILKASBABBE, Nov. 19.—General McClellan arrived this evening and is the guest of D. £. B. Sloyer. He will speak at the democratic meet ing in Keystone rink tomorrow afternoon snd lead the Cleveland demonstration in the even ing. dian Wants Postal Recognition. WASBINOTI N, NOV. 20.—The Siamese govern ment has signified its desire to have that country admitted as a member of the universal postal union at the approaching congress February next. At Daniel's Wedding. ALBANY, N. Y., NOV. 19.—A great throng of public men of the state attended the marriage today of Daniel Hanning and Margaretta Fisher. Governor Cleveland waa present. On to Washington. PrrrsBUBG, Pa.,Nov. 19.—Vice President-elect Hendricks and family and Senator Yoorhees passed through the city this morning on the fast line en route to Washington. The New Way. GBEKNPOINT, L. I*, Nov. 19.—The oorner atone of the orematory temple waa laid today by Prof. V. Adler, in Mount, Olivet cemetery. A number of bodies await cremation. The Proper Uaper. LONDON, NOV. 19.—Truth says. James Buseell Lowell intends to reside at Oxford, England, after relieved of his duties as United States minister. TELEGRAPH TICKS. President Elect Cleveland Utters Words of Assurance to the Colored People, Promising' That They Shall Be Fully Protected in Their Rights Un der the Laws. The Swaim Court Martial Draws Its Length Along at the National Capital. Further Particulars Regarding the Scourge Raging in Virginia and Kentucky. Wells, Fargo & Co. Get an Injunction Against the Northern Pacific Company. The Associated Press Report. Rood Words Prom drover. NEW YOKE, NOV. 20.—Grover Cleveland was avked by an associated, press reporter today if he was aware of the delusion among the colored people of the south that a change in the admin istration would unfavorably affect their condi tion. Governor Cleveland replied: "Yes: I have been astonished at the statement that them was an apprehension existing among the colored people that in some way thtir rights, now se cured to them under the laws and constitution of the United States, were in danger from the election ot a democratic president. I am even told that some of them »re led to suppose this result of the recent election means that they may again be in slavery* So far as the new administration is related to this subject tbe whole country can be sure that the lawful power and jurisdiction of the execu tive will be so exercised that the rights of all citizens, white or black, under the constitution and the law*, will be preserved and protected and all tbe advantages to which they are en titled, by reason of tbeiv citizenship, will be secured to them. There need be no fear that either the democratic party or its newly elected administration proposes to oppress or enslave any part of our population, nor destroy the business intereits of the country. We hope, on the other band, to do something to benefit the peop e. It seems to me that oar efforts in that direction would be aided if mischievious croak ing and dark imagining could give place to an endeavor to inspire confidence and to make universal a cheerful hope for the future." The statement that President-eleot Cleveland has engaged quarters at tbe Arlington or at any other hotel in Washington is premature at least The Swain Court Martial. WASHINGTON, NOV. 20.—Upon opening the session in the Swaim court martial, the judge advocate informed tbe court that he had been served by tbe defense with an account addreseed A. Bateman, in a notice to him to produce certain doouments he said he could not be called upon to act as a medium of communica tion with tteman, being here solely as a repre sentative of the United StateB. General Grosvenor, of counsel for the defense, said they desired by this proceeding to get at the books and papers which lie back of this prooeeding and that the defense should, ultimately, demand the original documents in this case. The judge advocate announced that he had decided to associate with him in the prosecution Jefferson Chand ler, of the Washington bar. Chandler was formerly Swaim's lawyer. General Grosvenor objected to Chandler's appearance in the case as illegal, and asked the judge advoeate if it wee not true that application bad been m-ide to the secretary of war to allow the employment of Cbandler in this case and vhat the app'ication had been refused. Gardner refused to answer this question as improper. The court went into secret session to. consider tbe question and decided that the application of tbe judge ad vocate should be granted. Chandler then addressed the court on the demurrer to tbe secoi-d specification interposed. Judge Sheila berger replied to Chandler and upon the con clusion of his remarks the room was cleared and when the doors were reopened the judge advo cate announced that the court sustained the demurrer. General Swaim was then arraigned upon tbe the third specification, first charge: "That General Swaim had failed to demand an investigation of the charges made by Bateman, and that when snob charges were brought to his attention by the secretary of war he, Swaim, bad, in indorsement to the. secretary's letter, made statements that were uneandid, false and intended to deceive the secretary of war." To this specification a demurrer was entered and argued briefly, when the room was cleared that the court might consider tbe demurrer. A Dreaded Scourge. LTNCHBvaa, Vs., Nov, 20—The counties suffering from the unknown and fatal disease reported, are Lee. Dickinson and tbe edge of Scott, in Virginia, and Hanlan, Scott and Lee and adjoining counties in Kentucky. Owing to their isolated position particulate are hard to bs obtained, but the mortality is great. Clark Wells, just arrived from that section, gives a sad account of the epidemic. He at tributes it to mineral poison in the drought dried waters, and says a strong and disagree able mineral taste like copperas exists. At the time he left few springs were flowing freely and the people were compelled to drink this water. Although the disease was unknown, people called it cholera and were it so it could not be more dreaded or disastrous. The syinp tons are describe as being like Asiatic oholera. followed by terrible hemorrhage of the bow bowels persons attaoked die or recover in about a week and it is frequently fatal in twenty-four hours and sometimes in a few honrs. In mo°t instances it yisits an entire family and ls» so contagious that in some cases parties die alone, their friends being afraid to come near them. The figures of mortality are not known, but it is estimated that over three hundred died in the Virginia connties named, and considering the small population and the numbers taken, the peroentage is large. At the late election.the number of deaths considerably affeoted the majorities at various precincts and thirty new graves were counted in one small cemetery.j As a result the people aredemor alizad and local business suffers. A similar scourge vMted this section in 1854. It is an extremely mountainous country and of high altitude. Cattle are also dying in some sections. General rains have fallen in sections for two days and probably tbe drought is over there. The O'Brien Preelnet. FABOO, Dak., Nov. 20.—It is claimed by at torneys juBt down from Foster county, that the votein onapreoinot was not counted by the board of canvassers, aeoause it had been left with the chairman of the board of county com* missionera instead of one copy being left with the olerk and the other with tbe officials with whom both were left. This changed the result so that Carrii^gton has a majority of six, while otherwise New Bookford woulii have a majority of twenty-eight. It is probable that a lively contest willle waged in the courts. The Wells, Fargo 4k Co., Fight. PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 20,—Judge Deedy, in the United States court yesterday, issued a mandatory injunction ordering the Northern Pacific railroad to give Weill, Fargo & Co., such facilities as are granted, other express companies over all their lines between Port land and St. Paul and on all branches. Wells, Fargo & Co., are required to give bonds in the sum of $25,000 to cover damages to the railroad company in c*se the final decision in the suit should be against them. Indicted, NEW YOBK, NOV. 19.—Sulliyan and Greenfield were today indicted by the grand jury for en gaging in a prise fight. FINANCE AM) TRADE MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH STew York Markets. Northern Pacific... 18*6 NorthernPac.pfd.. 42 Northwestern 87 Northwestern pfd.124% C., M,&St.P. 75&i BISMARCK, DAKOTA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1884. PRICE FIVE GENTS C,,M. & 8t. P.pfd.105 St. P., M. & 80 Western Union.... 59% Oregon Trans 123l£ Chicago rroaaee. GHICAGO. Nov 20. WHEAT—In good demand and strong. There were rumors of damage to growing winter wheat in Kansas by Insects and this was supposed to have some effects on the general markets. To ward the close the market declined and closed He over yesterday. November closed at 72c December, 725£c January. I3%c May. m%8)80%c No. 2 Chicago apring.72@72!4c No. 3 Chicago spring,56@57c No. 2 red 7354c No. 3 red, CORN—Quiet and prices fluctuating within narrow rang™ closed %c under yesterday.Cash, 4154c November, closed 41 JJc December 36 37c year, 36»c May. 3794. ttecelpts—Flour, 31,000 bbls wheat,145.000bu corn 150,000 bu oats, 75,000 bu rye, 8,500 bu barley, 58,000 bu. Shipments—Flour, 24,000 bbls wheat, 38,000 bu corn, 139,000bu oats, 55,000 bu rye, 2,800 bu barley.21,000 bu. Dnlnth Prodnee. DUIiTJTH, Nov. 20. WHEAT—The markets on 'change to-day were dhade higher and qnite active. Sales of about 50,000 bushels. Closing prices No. 1 hard, cash. 70Mc asked and 694c bid November 70Hc asked December, 7lMc asked and 7lc bid January 71ife bid: May 80Vic asked,80c bid No. 2 hard cash, (HVJc bid No. northern,cash,64&c bid December, 652£c asked, 6594c bid No. 2 northern, cash, fi05£c asked, 605£c bid rejected cash, 4654c asked, 46c bid. Receipts—Wheat, 98,146 bu. Shipments—Wheat, 42,833 bu.' In store—Wheat. 1.980 063 bu. Milwaukee Prodnee. MLIIWAUKBKT NOV. 20. WHEAT—Steady and declined. No. 2. 70&c November. 70Xc December, 71-* January, 72c. CORN—Scarce and unsettled. No. 2,37@39c. Receipts—Flour, b,950bbls wheat, 38,090 bu barlev. 24,467 bu. Shipments—Flour, 6,115 bbls wheat, 102,242 bu barley, 18,400 bu. Mlnneapols Prodnee. MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 20. WHEAT—No. 1 hard,699»c No. 2 hard, 645£c No 1 regular, 57&c No. 2 regular, 54c. FOR SALE or trade for city property, good meadow and grain farm nine miles north of Bismarck cood buildings, living spring of water. T. W, Griffin, BismarcK. 12-17 jj^cLEAN COUNTY MAPS. Send 80 cents to THE TBIBUNS.Bismarck, Da kota. for a sectional map of McLean county, pocket form, compiled f»m the government land office, and showing the ocation of coal mines orolected railroads etc. IEW8 COHHEKTt). BLAINE carried every county in Maine. A SINGLE ranchman in Texas owns over 6,000 hotses. LOUISIANA has about 18,000,000,000 feet of pine in her forests. GIRIIS of a marriageable age are re ported to be worth $16 apiece, in Japan. AN exchange is happy because tbe ballot box stuffing season has passed and the Turkey stuffing season begun. DENIZENS on the streets of Montreal wearing plug hats are stopped by the police to see if the hats contain infernal machines. CONVEBSATION was held, by -telephone, between St. Petersburg and Bolnoga, a distance of 2,465 miles, recently. The experiment was conducted at night. A MEADVILLE girl bet fifty kisses against a winter wrap that Blaine would carry New York. It is needless to re-, mar that the other party to the bet is a gentleman- ACCOBDING to the Boston Post a cheese belonging to an uptown grocer wandered out of the store and got lost in the streets. It is carelessness on the part of grocers to leave their cheese uncovered. PHILADELPHIA CALL: Five newspa per men ran for office in New York last week and were elected. Four newspa per men ran for office in Chicago on the same day and were defeated. The pen is mightier than the. shears. FALL RIVER ADVOCATE: Belva Lock wood has asked to have all the ballots cast for her to be sent to her residence. She wants to paper the inside of her bon net box with them. DULUTH HEBALD: Among the ex planations of Blaine's defeat the follow ing able editorial from Y. Dryth should not be overlooked: "Ap iliordtbj ceadhe mith nojo'bffski popoff. Blajjjne!" YEBILY, Cleveland is a lucky dog. A Pittsburg miser died some years ago leaving a will in which $50,000 was be queathed to the next democratic presi dent. The money will be sent to Mr. Cleveland. A CENTRIFUGAL steam clothes wringer burst in the insane asylum near Yankton, fatally injuring Charles "Van Dyke, head laundryman, and breaking Maurice Fitzgerald's arm. The building is slightly damaged. THE St. Paul Dispatch says: A piece of sponge cake made by a Yassar college girl was presented to Grover Cleveland on Saturday. This is believed to have been a rascally republican attempt to kill him with indigestion. STANTON PILOT: The handsome vote given Alex. McKenzie for sheriff of Bur leigh county is a well merited compli ment to a public man, and a just refuta tion of the many slanderous charges hurlel against the boss boomer of North Dakota by disgruntled soreheads. BY the terms ot an election bet made in Chicago, the loser is to stand on a business thoroughfare^and grind a hand organ six hours, while the winner holds his hat for the pennies, the proceeds to go to some charity. This is the latest dodge out, for making money. "WELL, Pat," was asked of a recently arrived immigrant, "and how do you like America?" "It's a foine counthry, sor." "Have you succeeded in getting work yet?" "No, sor but I have a friend in Washington who is afther getting me a pension." A PHILADELPHIA man vowed in 1860 that he would never shave again until a democratic president was elected. The other day he went into a barber shop and had his beard, that .reached below his knees, shaved off. He said he in tended to make a chain of it to present to Mr. Cleveland. THE New Haven (Conn.) Palladium speaks of the following election bets: One election bet. calls for the loser to black his opponent's boots twice each week for a month. Another calls for the loser to make his weight equal to that of the winner, the present difference being forty-eight pounds. PABKEB NEW ERA: The election of Cleveland is a severe blow to the di vision and statehood movement in Da kota. The Bourbons will not allow any more northwestern states than they can help, and they are now in position to de feat our division and admission plan, and of course will do it. ST. PAUL DISPATCH: The area of pub lic land disposed of in Dakota last year was larger than that of either Belgium, Denmark, Greece or Switzerland, and the settlement of Dakota can hardly be said to have really begun, either. What is a specially gratifying feature of this disposition of land is that by far the larger part of it has gone into hands of actual settlers. THE two great cattle kings of the Pa oifio coast, Miller and Lux, are said to have been poor men twenty years ago. Their stock of cattle numbers about 90, 000 head, and they have 115,000 head pf sheep, killing about 6,000 every month. They own an irrigating canal which is valued at $1,000,000, and their 300 miles of fences are invaluable possessions. In California their inland property amounts to 600,000 acres, in Nebraska 10,000 acres, and they have besides 150,000 acres of alfala grass. REGULARLY every year, Thomas Con roy, an industrious shoemaker of Tan ner's Falls, Pa., receives official notice from Dublin, Ireland, that a fortune of five thousand pounds, with the accumu lation of tWenty-Bix years, is in bank there awaiting his order, and regularly every year he sends back word that he will never touch a penny of the money until he has had justice done him in another way—an apology from his uncle, who had wronged him. THE following are given by the Hast ings Rinktorium as "Roller Skate Flirta tions:" One leg in the air means, "Catch me." Two legs in the air means, "Mashed." Hitting the back of your head with your heels, "I'm gone." Lying on your back, "Assist me." One skate in your mouth, "Too full foj utter ance." Punching your neighbor in the stomach with your left foot, "Kiss me if be don't hell bit you." A backward flip of the heels and a sudden cohesion of the knees to the floor indicates, "A suppliant." Suddenly placing your legs horizontally like a letter indicates, "I am paralyzed.",. To pijk your teeth with your knees has reference to the fact that you are off your proper base. THE Chicago Tribune says one of the probable results of a change of the na tional administration will be the blast ing, withering effect it will have upon the appearance and condition of the na tional capitol. Prior to the war, when the south was in power at Washington, it was a shabby, shiftless, uninteresting unprogTessive southern city, without beauty or attractiveness of any kind. Probably no civilized capitol in the world was so tawdy as Washington. The advent ot the republican administra tion, however, and its twenty-four years of power have entirely changed its ap pearance and made it a handsome north ern city. New and elegant buildings, public and private, have been erected. Beautiful streets have been laid out. Parks have been built. Great hotels have been constructed. Millions of northern money have poured into it and been expended in beautifying it. In its society, its culture and its prbgress—in every way it has made rapid advances and has now become one of tht hand somest capitals in the world. Still at Work. Ex-Gov. Ordway has not forgotten Dakota's interests, but is still doing splehdid work for her advancement. The people of the territory will be pleased to learn that so indefatigabe a worker baa taken held of the railroad problem in the territory and they may rest assured that he is just the man to hasten the clasping of the great iron hands of commerce, "he Mitchell Republican of% the 13th inst. says: "Gov. Ord way says be has made arrangement for the or ganization of a very strong land, loan and trust oompany tn Dakota, with branch offices in Washington and New England, through which be intends to pnah the building of the connect-* ing link in the unfinished north and south Da kota railway lines.