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YT^" ~X$R lillli If 1 *Y W$A "•"^T ",A_ I 'I'J It Looks Fraudulent. CHICAGO, NOV. 31.—A few days ago it w«a announced in these dispatches that Brand, democrat, according to returns to the canvass ing board, waa elected to the senate from the Sixth distriot instead of Laman, republican, who had a majority according to police returns, thus giving the democrats a maj rity in the state legislature on joint ballot and power to elect a United States senator to succeed Logan The difference was found to be in the Second preoinctof the Eighteenth ward. The police returns give L^man 120, Brand 274 the returns to the canvassing board gave Le man 220 and Brand 274, thus making a change of 400 in favor of Brand and giving him a majority of ten. The figures on tally sheet seemed to be original figures, showing no sign of erasures, but the figures in the poll,book appeared to have originally stood as in the re turn to the police, but were subsequently erased and aide to correspond with the tally sheet. Oa behalf of Brand it was stated that the orignal entry in the poll bock was a clerical error. On behalf of Leman, who claimed the returns bad been tampered with, it waa shown tbat in this precinct the republican candidates for president aud governor received 389 and 408 respectively,while the democratic candi dates for those offices received 287 and 289. and argued that it was impossible that such a large falling off should have occurred in bin (Lyman's) vote. The matter of calling on the jndges to appear and testify, and of the power of the canvassing board to go into the matter, has been under consideration since and the decision set for tomorrow afternoon. This afternoon the United States district attorney presented the matter to the United States grand jury and the republican judge in that precinct, the supervisor of election and members of the canvassing board were summoned to appear forthwith. The board was also ordered to bring the ballot box and returns for that precinot. The county clerk, in whose charge the ballot box is, appeared with the others and stated that by the advice of his council he declined to bring the ballot box, and that part of the order was waived for the time being and the clerk sent for the returns. He did not oome back and the grand jury finally adjourned, with ordera that all parties be brought before that body tomorrow morning. In the meantime a squad of police are guarding the ballot box. A Post Mortem Argument, WASHINGTON, NOV. 21.—Frank Hatton today sent a lengthy letter to Joseph Medill, editor of the Chicago Tribune, calling attention t: the letter of Mr. Olarkson, member of the.repnbli can national committee, published in the Trib une of November 17th, in which, among other reasons given for the defeat of Mr. Blaine, Mr. Olarkson says the order of Postmaster General Hatton, requiring the New York postoffioe, with its hundreds of clerks and carriers, kept open, prevented enough republicans from voting to have overcome what is now claimed as Mr. Cleveland's plurality. Mr. Hatton explains tv* election day is not a holiday and there iB no law authorizing the closing of postoffioes on eleotion day.-* and further Mr. Hatton says he was on tbat day at Burlington, Iowa, .an£ could not issue such an or der. Mr. Etkins telegraphed him, Hatton, asking instructions in the matter, to whioh he repl ed that while there was no law authorizing the closing of postoffioes he thought postmaster* could arrange to allow employes to vote without seriously interfering with the de' ivery of mails, and accordingly Mr. Hazen, fpfing postmaster-general, sent the following telegram to Postmaster Pearson of New York the night before election: H. G. Pearson, postmaster, New York: Please give employes full opportunity to exercise the right of suffrage. A. D. HAZEN, Acting Postmaster General. Mr. Hatton continues: "Had Mr. Clarkwn or Mr.Eikins been postmaster general at the time, they might have issued an order closing all poatoffioes in the United States during eleotion day, but I hardly think they would have done •o after reading the law. THE OTHEB SIDE. DEB MOINKS, la. Nov. 21.—J. S. Clarkson, editor of the State Register and Iowa member of the national republican committee tonight sent a letter to the Cbicago Tribune in reply to the letter of Postmaster General Hatton, Bint from Washington by associated press tonight. Clarkson oharges that Hatton juggles with facts that while it is literally true tbat Hatton did nothimse'f issue the orders which kept the New -York posfoffice open on election day and pre vented employes from voting, Clarkson asserts the troth to be that the ordhr was issued by First Assistent Postmaster General Marr or Second Assistant Haz^n, declaring Hstton's absence in the west, but by H*tton's order that Hatton's friends in New York made no pretense of denying it, but gave as an explana tion that the last postal appropriation bill, in a rider, provided th»t election day shonldnotbe a holiday, which compelled Hatton to have the order issued, and that bis attention had been to the provision by the democratic chairman that as if Hat ton'* object was to assist iu the defeat of Blaine, Clarkson further says, Hatton did not telegraph the New York postmaster that employes should be allowed to voto, but sent his die patch to Eikias. The letter further says that it was reliably stated at the time that -—gjjfcagh employes of the postoffice were prevent ed from voting to have given Blaine a plurality in New York. Clarkson further says that when in Iowa the last few days before the election Hatton told sevorsl persons, among them a leading democrat of Mount Pleasant, that he intended to keep the New York postoffioe open on election day. The letter, whioh is of consid erable length, closes with a lot of pleasantry and ra llery touching Hatton's and President Ar thur's position during the campaign. Apache Fiends. SAN ANTONIA, Tex., Nov. 21.—Lieutenant Ereleston, who was Apaches who raided Preside his wife had been outraged and murdered and three children were found butchered. The I idians were trailed to where they crossed the Bio Grande into Mexico. Eggleston gave np the pursuit at the riv*r, as the reciprocal treaty for crossing troops has expired. Eggleston believes tlut if he could take up the trail upon the Mexican side he could overtake the Indians in five days. General Stanley has written the Htf YR$S£$ authorities at Washington urging the imme diate renewal of the reciprocal convention with Mexioo. A ©ninth Hotel Burned. DUUJTH, Minn., Nov. 21.—A fire this morning destroyed the Matthews bouse, a two and a half story frame hotel and boarding house on First street. The building was owned by A. J.White man and the furniture by William Matthews. The loss on the building is $3,000 insured for $1,250 each in the Orient and Glens Falls. Loss on fnrniture $1,500 insurance $800 in the Ger man of Free port and $400 in the Home of New York. The house was filled with boarders,nearly all of whom lost everything, most of them not even having enough left to clothe themselves. M. J. Kotzmech, a German tailor, after carrying out some clothes, went back for his trnnk and was suffocated. The Daily Tribune building adjoining bad a narrow escape. The Official Announcement. ALBINX, N. Y., NOV. 21.—The state can vassers met at noon, all present. Secretary Ward announced the footings of tables as fel lows: Highest democratic elector, Priest, 563,154 highest republican elector, Carson, 562,005 plurality, 1,149. Lowest democratic elector, OtteEdorfer, 563.048 lowest republican eleotor, Harris, 561,971 plurality, 1,077. High* est prohibition elector, Miller, 25,006 lowest, Ellsworth, 24,948. Highest Butler elector, ODonnell, 17,004 lowest, Campbell, 16,951. After the announceraeut the members of the board signed the tables and certificates. Virginia's Scourge. LYNCHBUHG, Va,, Nov. 21,—Local papers in the counties visited by the fatal scourge make only a brief mention of its ravages, but investi gation shows that former reports were not exaggerated. The Gaysville Times, Wise county, says'one hundred and fifty deaths occurred in that county. The disease spreads over a con siderable section but is worse in Wise, Lee and Buchanan counties. Bains have fallen there the last two days and the water supply which it is supposed causod the troub'e, is re plenished and the disease abating. Burned to Death. DETROIT, Mich., Nov. 21.—A terrible accident costing the lives of three children happened on the farm of John Bhodes, three miles west of here yesterday. Bhodes and wife were at work in afield some distance from the bouse and during their at snnce the building was burned. There were three children in the house at the time, the elder but five years old, and all bnrned to death, despite the utmost exertion to effect their rescue. Made it Too Warm. WOBCESTEB Mass., Nov. 21.—While workmen were warming Atlas powder cartridges in a kettle of hot sand on an excavation for city water pipe this morning an explosion ocourred. Matthew Haher bad the top of hi9 head blown off, causing instant death, and John Maligan and Andrew Wickham were slightly injured. The windows of houses near by were blown out and a stone wall was distributed over an adjoin ing field, Appointed Guardian. LYNCHBUBG, Va., Nov. 21.—Congressman Tucker,recently elected from the Tenth district by the democrats, has been appointed guardian for the minor children of the late President Garfield. His trust includes all property owned by General Garfield in Virginia. Mrs. Garfield, in making the request, referred to the kindly relations which existed between Mr. Tucker and ber husband. Well Tried. LEXINGTON, Noy. 21.—John Bush, colored, waB bung here at 12:30 today for the murder of Miss Annie Van Meter, five years and five months of age. Bush has had four trials in the circuit court, four in tbe state superior conrt, one in the United States circuit court and one in the United States supreme court. He was drm to the last, going on the trap with a smile on his face. A North Carolina Fire. WILMINGTON, N. C., Nov. 21.—A special from Wilson, N. says that fifteen buildings were destroyed by fire this morning, doubtless the work of an incendiary. Among the buildings bnrned were the Commercial hotel, three livery stables and the town market. Loss over $25 000 insurance $6,000. The Pittsburg Southern. PrrTSBUBG, Pa., Nov. 20.—The franchises, property, rights of way, branches, 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 company, for $50,000. The 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 toad for nearly a year. The End of a Fiend. SAVANNAH. Mo., Nov. 21.—Oliver Bateman, a young man aged 20, was executed at 1 o'clock today for tbe murder of two young daughters of John McLaughlin, on the 31st of August last. Fully 20,000 persons witnessed the execution. Acquitted. WALLA WALLA, N-V. 21—E, E. Johnson. Northern Pacific express agant at Ainsworth, W. T., charged with the embezzlement of $18,000 sent by Todd & Fulton, Portland, to his care for N. Bennett, has been acquitted. To Shut Down. CHICAGO, Nov. 21.—Notice has been given to the workmen at the North Cbicago rolling mills of a shut down, beginning next Saturday, owing to dull trade. One thousand eight hundred men will be thrown out. Cabinet Makers. NEWABK, N. J., Nov. 21.—The democrats of ordered in pursuit of the Caldwell, the birth place of President elect county, tonight Cleveland, recommend General McClellan for telegraphed the result of his scouting to General secretary of state. Stanley. Farmer Petty was shot three times, A Depot Burned. BUFFALO, N. Y., Nov. 21.—The New York Central depot at Batavia w--.s destroyed by fire this afternoon, together with considerable bag gage awaiting transfer. The Chlcaco Contest. CHICAGO, NOV. 22*—The board of canvassers this afternoon decided it could not go behind the returns and that the vote would have to THE BISMARCK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, NOV. 28, 1884^ stand as returned, thus giving Brand, demo crat, the seat in the state senate, allowing a democratic majority in both houses, leaving the contest for the senate to decide. As to the question of fraud in the returns, whether pro ceedings in the federal courts have any bearing en the case as it stands is not known The Bight Ring. BOSTON, Nov. 22.—In the course of ah inter view with a representative of a Boston paper today, President-elect Cleveland, speaking of the business and manufacturing interests of the country and the effect of a change in the ad ministration on these interests, said: "It goes without saying tbat tbe democratic party is made np of merchants, business and workingmen, and everybody certainly desires good times and realizes that the people mnst be prosperous to insure that result. We have 55. 000,000, almost boundless resources, hundreds of the strongest financial institutions in the world, thousands of enterprising merchants, the most skillful msnufactnrers and most intelligent farthers and workingmen on the face of the earth. Now, surely a country with these characteristics has every qualification for soli permanent prosperity. It will be my aim and the aim of all associated with me in the conduct of affairs at Washing* ton, to give the people of the United States a safe, economical and cons rvative government. The fact that so many business men voted with the democratic party in this election, shows they were not afraid of a change in the administration. The democratic party in its Chi cago platform meant what it Baid and said what it meant, and will carry the provisions of that platform which relate to the business inter ests of the country into effect. The most im portant thing is the restoration of confidence and determination to forget partisan beat and excitement, and devote oruselves to things which tend to the substantial welfare of the country and its people. In thh work every man should feel he has a part to perform." A St. Faui Blaze. ST. PAWL, Nov. 22.—About 11 o'clock tonight fire broke .out in the large brick block occupied as general offices by the Manitoba railroad com pany and is now burning furiously. A high wind, almost a blizzard, is blowing, which is qnnt.tpring fire brands in all directions, threaten ing the business portion of the city. LATEB. The fire is now under control and confined to the building in which it originated. In the building burned were five stores owned by John Wacn and occupied by E. F. Osborn, steam fit ter. and H. Winter, saloon. Osborne's loss is not known. The Manitoba offices were damaged only by water, nothing burned. Loss about $2,000. When the fire department reached the scene the flames were issuing from every story and the wind drove them in furv across Fourth street. The intense heat a broke the heavy plate glass windows in Pjwers, Durkee & Co.'s wholesale dry goods house and for a time threatened to consume the building and contents. Tbe latter firm's loss of $5,000 iB covered b7 insurance. The total loss on buildings aid contents is $75,000 insurance $50,000. Two firemen had narrow escapes one climbed to the top of the building by afire escape and had baraly reached the eaves of the honse when the flames burst from every window beneath him. Another went up an extension ladder and had just stepped on tbe roof when a sheet of flames shot out from the building, caught the ladder and it bad to be taken down to prevent Its destruction. Nothing but praise of the fire department is heard on all iides tonight, for it was only by the hardest work that the flames were confined to the building iu which it or iginated and the business portion of the city saved from destruction. Fire at Jamestown. JAMESTOWN, Dak., Nov.22.—The St. James hotel, owned by sJ. B. Fitzgerald, burned this mornin?, the fire originating in the kitchen. It bnrned slowly and most goods were saved. In surance $4,00J, which will cover tbe loss. At Lisbon. FABGO, D. T. Nov. 22.—A special to the Argus this evening pivea an account of afire at Lisbon, in which twenty horses and Samuel McGregor formerly of Neenah, Wis., were burned to death. The fire had made too much headway when discovered to be extinguiseed. McGregor was sleeping with Wray who jumped from a window severely injuring himself, and remain ing unconscious some time. McGregor, although awake, must have been suffocated, as he failed to escapc. The residence of bn Wood, near the barn also destroyed. A ttrand Forks Conflagration. GBANDFOBKS, Nov. 22.—A great fire, loss $25,'KM), broke out this morning in the base ment of the Plaindealer printing house while tbe proprietor was away and consumed the whole concern and three business houses ad joining, containing Mrs. McDonald's novelty store, Syer's confectionery, D. E. Wheeler's office, McDonald Bro's. dental parlor, Mc Laughlin's hall. The Plaindealer office was insured for $10,000 the rest are insured except McDonald's which is a total loss as the insurance expired two weeks ago. There was a strong freezing wind from the north, and tbe firemen, who fought three hours to keep control, were covered with ice. The president of the Mer chants Rank drew a check for $50 to buy them rubbsr coats. The Grand Forks Kickers. GBANDTOBKS, Nov. 22.—The contest papers in the cases of Dr. Collins vs. Geo. H. Walsh for a seat in the territorial conncil, and T. G. An derson vs. S. H.B. Hutchinson for a representa tive's seat give as grounds, fraud, irregularities, colonization and midemeanors by election officers and others. Noyes & Noyes have been retained for the contestants. Going for the Sports. NEW YOBK, NOV. 22.—Bicbard K. Fox, pro prietor of the Police Gazette Wm. E. Harding, sporting editor, and Charley Johnson, proprie tor of a Brooklyn sporting honse, were arrested today on bench warrants, having been indicted for aiding and abetting in the Sullivan-Green field boxing match Monday night. They gave bail. Warrants are out for other sporting men. Generous Cattle Men. ST. LOUIS, NOV. 21.—The cattle men, in convention today, contributed $1,200 for the sufferers in Virginia and West Virginia. A Question of Jurisdiction. MONTBEAL, NOV. 22.—By an order from the pope, Laval university is designated as the only one in tbe province of Quebec, and all colleges are ordered to affiliate with it. The Jesuit colleges refuse to obey the order, declaring that the Jesuit ordei is under such rules in regard to education that even the pope cannot change it. The Chieago contest. CHICAGO, NOV. 24.—The motion for an attach ment to compel County Clerk Byaa to produce the tally sheet and poll books of the second precinct was argued in the federal court this morning. The allegation was made that the returns of that precinct were tampered with in the Brand-Leman senatorial contest. Attorneys for the defendant denied the jurisdiction of the federal court, but Judge Blodgett decided that the conrt dearly had jurisdiction and directed the county clerk to produce tbe poll books and tally sheets before the grand jury in one hour. The grand jury meantime adjourned to 2 p. m. Before the grand jury reconvened an attorney appeared before Judge Blodgett, saying that he repre sented a candidate for the house of representa tives of the state legislature, whose distriot included the disputed precinct, and that according to the returns made bis client was defeated, but that he bad hopes a recount of the ballots in a regular election contest would show his client elected, and finally tbat if the federal grand jury were allowed to handle the ballots it would prejudice his client's contest. On this statement the judge decided to hear further argument tomorrow and oidered that in the meantime the grand jury Bhould not have access to the ballots. County Clerk Byan therefore appeared before that body at 2 o'clock with only tbe poll book and tally sheet, which were in spected by an expert from the snb treasury The result of the inspection was not made publio. THE FIBS JUECORD. At Chicago. CHICAGO, NOV. 24.—Fire was descovered in the four story store of the Chicago Paper com pany, at 10 o'clock tonight and now, 10:15 p. m., threatens to consume the entire building and contents. LATEB. CHICAGO, Nov. 25.—At 10 o'clock tonight fire was discovered in the four story building 183 Monroe street, occupied by the Chicago Paper cojapany and others. The Paper companies IOBS is $80,000 insurance, $75,000. Other minor losses, chiefly by printers, $6,000, fully insured. Tne bnilding is owned by Treat Camp bell and was damaged $5 000 insured. At Waynesboro. WAYNESBOBO, pa. Nov. 24.—A fire distroyed five buildings in the business portion of the town today. Loss $25,009, partly insured. At Utica. UTICA, N. Y. NOV. 24.—Silden's lumber yard and sheds at Bome, were burned by incendiaries tbis morning. Loss about $30,000, partly in sured. At Jacksonville. JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 24.—Fire at Green Cove Springe, yesterday, caused a loss of $50, 000. Insurance, $30,000. At Evan8ton. EVANSTON, 111. 'Nov. 24.—The Congregational church here burned this morning. Loss $20,000, insurance $18,000. The Pulpit and the Press. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Nov. 24.—A Journal's Logansport special has the following: Sunday before the election Bev. W. E. Loucks, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, preacked against adultery and immorality in politics. Since that time the Pharos, a daily democrati paper, has published scurrillcus insinuating concerning Mr. Loucks'' character, which were twice retracted, but this afternoon's er iion of the paper renewed the assault. Meeting Mr. Louthain, the editor, I the street, Loucks took him to task about the publication, when the former applied an offensive epithet to the latter, when Loucki struck him a violent blow, knocking him across tb sidewalk and stood ready to continue the fight, but Louthain re eated. It is said Loucks' congregation sup ports bis action. A New England Earthquake. CONTOOCOOK, N. H., Nov. 24.—A shoek ot earthquake at Henniker yesterday morning, displaced the foundation of a boiler in Gage's factory. The shock was felt throughout this part of New Hampshire. BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 24.—The earthquake shock reported from various points in New Hampshire as having occurred yesterday morn ing was felt in this vicinity also. A gentleman living in Cliftondale states that he felt it and noted the time, 12:40 a. m. County Seat Trouble. SPBAGUE, W. T., NOV. 24.—The sheriff started thiB morning with a posse of eighty men armed wiih Winchester rifles, to overpower the mob in possessBon of tbe court home at Davenport, who refuse to allow tbe records to be taken away to this ace, which was chosen as the county seat at the election on the 4th inst. Serious trouble is feared. Davenport is twenty one miles from here. Holcomb't* Luck. JACKSON, Mich. Nov. 22—The trial of Daniel Holcomb, for the murder of the Crouch family on account of the sickness of a juror was post poned for two days and this morning the prosecuting attorney, Frank E H«wlet, died suddenly and the trial has been postponed till his succcssor can be appointed. Death of a Bishop. CINCINNATI, Nov. 22.—A cablegram received at the Methodist Book Concern late this after noon announces the death of Bishop J.W.Wiley of the Methodist Episcopal church,now engaged in churoh work in China. He died at the resi dence of N. J. Plnms, missionary at TOO Cnow. Declared Elected. FABGO, D. T. NOV. 22.—A special to the Argus from Pembina states that Jnd LaMoure and P. J. McLaughlin were declared elected to the council in the Twelfth district and B. H. Buger, P. McHugb, Donald Stewart and H. Strong to the bouse. This ends a very close contest. A Lucky Pantomimiat. VIENNA, NOV. 21.—Steiglitz, a Russian mil lionaire, deceased, bequeathed 6,000,000 roubles to Madame Mentor, the pantomimist. Indicted, NEW YOBK, NOV. 19.—Sulliyan and Greenfield were today indicted by the grand jury for en gaging in a prize fight. ,• R'. (**$%? x^ STOBM SOUNDS. In Massachusetts. BOSTON, Mass.,Nov. 24.—During the atorm last night the Fitchburg Bailroad company's new hay and storage shed, a substantial wooden building, newly constructed and 406 feet long, was nearly demolished. The exact loss is not yet known. The gale did considera ble damage in Norfolk county. Trees were uprooted and fences and chimneys blown down. Iu Foxboro, a man name! Simmond's was killed. Great was damage done in [and about Taunton.' In Bhode Island. PBOVIDENCE, B. I, Nov. 24.—In Newport the wind blew fifty miles an hour. The steamer Bristol started for New. York,but was compelled to anchor at Fort Adams. She proceeded this morning. The steamer Pilgrim from New York arrived at noon today. No very serious damage done in Providence, but at Ellsworth, Me., sev eral schooners were driven asho:e. No loss of life reported. In Louisiana. NEW OBLEANS, NOV. 24—The cyclone in St. John's parish, Saturday evening, caused loss of life and property. The residence on the St. Martin and Perrit plantation was de molished and Mr. Perrit almost instantly killed.QThe residence on A Milard's planta tion was also destroyed and Milard killed. Iu Slew York. NEW YOBK, NOV. 24.—The gale continues here but damage is slight. Long Island was swept by a storm last night and the heavy rain was welcomed there, as it extinguished some fires in the woods that were threatening villages and greatly alarming people. In Canada. MONTBEAL, NOV. 24.—The storm of wind last night and today caused considerable damage to property. The velocity of wind was sixty eight miles per honr. A Democratic Cannon WHEELING, West Va„ Nov. 23.—At Lloyds ville, Ohio, on Satur lay evening, a democratic demonstration was held at which an old anvil was us?d as a cannon. While it was being loaded a boy was lighting a Soman candle, the sparks fr which set fire to the powder, which was in a heavy box. Anexplosin resulted by which Orville Bowley, William Barnes and Joseph Loper were fatally injured and two boys named Daniels and Denner were danger ously hmt. The three young men first named had all their clothing torn off and their faces and bodies horribly mangled, and Bowley's arms were torn off. Bailroad Accident. MOBILE, Ala., Nov. 24.—The Northbound passenger train on the Mobile & Montgomery railway, whioh left here at 1 o'clock this morn ing, ran into a southbound freight train at the siding at Perido the. switch being open the engine telescoped and some tnrpentine on the station platform caught fire. A rosin warehouse in the vicinity was partially destroyed as were also the two engines and baggage car, mail and smoking car of the passenger train. Engineer Jas Duffy of the passenger train was killed and his body burned beyond recognition. Morgan Ashe, engineer of the freight train, had an arm broken Walter Dawson, fireman of tbe freight train, had a leg crushed and it was amputated later. Taree others, railroad men, were, injured slightly. The Burned Opera House. ST. LOTOS, MO., Noy. 24.—The insurance on the Grand Opera house which burned last even ing fortunately proves greater than was at first stated. Policies on the building amount to $65,000 on machinery, furniture, Bcenery, etc., $29,000 total $84,000. The building is a total wreck. The question of reconstruction is not yet decided. A Last Spike amboree. PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 24 —A party of Oregon Railway & Navigation officials left here this evening for Huntington, where they will meet the officials of the Oregon Short Line and drive the last spike of the fourth transcontinental line,at 5 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. A Verdict for Uncle Sam. CINCINNATI, O., NOV. 24.—A verdict was ren dered in the United States court today in favor of tbe United States against David H. Bailey, for $3),900, fees collected by Bailey as consul at Hong Kong, Chini, and not accounted for. Bailey made no defense. Escaped from Jail. INDIANAPOLIS, NOV. 24.—At noon today four prisoners confined in the county »il escaped by means of a vent in the roof, which they reached oc a ladder. A number of others joined in the attempt but the officials headed them off. A Murderous Mob. COLUMBUS, O., NOV. 24.—A large crowd of the anti-liquor element of Bladensburg, Kaox county, made an attack, Saturday night, on tbe saloon of a man named Chapin. The proprietor was struck on the head with stones and his skull fractured. All the liquor was thrown into the streets and when physicians arrived Chapin was dead. Why They Were Pardoned. The Chicago papers are now busily engaged in tbe attempt to discover the influences tbat led to the pardon of Messrs. Flemming and Lo:ing, who arc now in Bismarck. A Washing ton special telegram to the Cbicago Tribune of the 19th inst., says: The attorney general, referring to the Flem ming and Loring pardon cases today, said tbat the most potent influence in securing the release of the prisoners was the United States district judge, who wrote a very urgent letter to the president in their behalf. The petition for the pardon, be added, was very long, and was signed by a number of gentlemen known to tbe presi dent as men of character and standing. He added that he wonld be glad to exhibit the papers in the ease, but unfortunately they were locked np with the effects of Mr. Stair, tbe deceased paidon clerk, and consequently are not at present available and will not be for some days. Attorney General Brewster says tbat before he was chosen as a member of the cabinet tbe number of pardons signed by the president, and of course recommended by the attorney general, averaged 200 per annum. During his administration of the affairs of tbe department the nu nber has fallen to about forty a year. CAPT. A. P. T. BENITEAU, a Michigan military man, swallowed a quantity of lye, mistaking it for cider. He now lies in a dangerous condition. s^*" FR„1 .'/ W*** TWENTY YEARS AGO. The Twentieth Anniversary of Sher man's Visit to Atlanta. HOw the City Succumbed to Over powcrlns Forces—Sherman P«»« seam* the Town Burned and Resurrected. [Atlanta Constitution.] Twenty years ago Sherman's victorious hosts marched into Atlanta, and like a bluo wave spread into every nook and corner of the city, 80,000 strong. The last retreating cavalryman of the defeated rebels dashed down Decatur street twenty years ago to the invigorating rattle of musketry as Slocum's men came down Marietta street behind them. "Yes, sir," said Councilman Malioney, "I saw the last cavalryman dash down this street followed by the whizzing bullets. As the Confederates clattered down the street, one man—the last man—dropped his mus ket. Did he stop to pick it up? No. He drove the spurs into his horse's sides and soon was in the midst of his fleeing compan ions. The Yanks were too close to him nd the bullets were flying^too thick for him to lose any time picking up a musket!" Ic was on tbe 1st of September, li5±. The city had been shelled for six weeks, and ths reign of terror was at its heat. The battle of the 20th of July, the great battle of the 22d, and the battle of Ezra church had been fought, the Jonesboro fighting was over, and defeat had settled upon the Confederate ban ner. Many houses were deserted by the panic-stricken people. For two days the non combatants had been unable to get any re liable information of the movements of the two armies. On the night of the 1st there was an unusual clatter of horses1 hoofs iu the city and an increased tramp, tramp, tramp of th» moving army as Hood prepared to withdraw his troops from the city he 'could no longer defend. At midnight the ordnance train and sev enty odd car loads of powder, shells and cartridges was run from a point near the center of the city to about opposite Gen. Gartrell's residence, and the rebels began the destruction of the engines of death they could no longer use. Boom after boom of battle thunder rent the air and startled the city, shaking it as an earthquake. As a mass of explosives would fire off the air for hundreds of feet upward would be, "as if filled with a million rockets." Woman and children screamed with terror. In the midst of all this there lived near the place many families of very poor people, whose misera ble little children ran about the yards beg ging most piteously to be saved from the volcano of fire that every moment belched from the burning ambulance train, flashed into the darkness far above their heads and then fell backward to the earth. The rumble and thunder of the ex plodjng ordnance train was accompanied by wild shocks of locomotives as their boilers went to pieces under the exploding hands o£ the Confederates. When morning broke, most of the soldienr were gone, only a few straggling cavalry- men being left behind-to bring up the rear, and they seemed bent on getting out of town as rapidly as possible. In the midst of this, the non-combatants were in a state of terror and for the greater part, remained in doors. As soon as the Confederates had left town, however, a horde of people from the country came in and proceeded to plunder houses and' stores, but they were quickly put to flight when the first blue-coat showed up. Gen. Sherman came into Atlanta the second day after the Confederates had left it, and immediately made his headquarters at the old Lyon house, now the girls' high-school building. How many Atlantians to-day re call his figure as he passed to and fro about the house or sat on the shady veranda? Gen. Geary made his headquarters in the lovely Rawley mansion, and Gen. Jeff & Davis made his headquarters in a house about two doors below the Jewish synagogue on Forsyth street. And then what a wonderful change came over the city! Within forty-eight hours every business house in Atlanta was occupied by sutlers' stores. There were book stores, clothing stores, confectionery stores, drygoods stores, and to cap the climax, a minstrel show opened on Decatur street, and two or three billiard saloons were put in full blast. There was revelry in the house of death! On Sept. 4 Gen. Sherman issued his or^ for all the non-combatants to leave th within ten days, and the women and childr prepared to shake the dust of Atlanta fro their feet. Away they went, a.id Atlan was a vast military camp, occupied by Shei man's conquering army. Then a season of despoliation followed. Some of the fine it houses in the city were torn down and the lumber used in making shanties for the soldiers. Judge Erskine's handsome place was one to suffer in tbis way. There was a notable-case of a soldier who rsportel a crystal palacs—a house made en tirely of window sashes. Thus did Sherman's troops occupy Atlanta until that fatal November night. Sherman had prepared to leave. From the first entrance of the blue-coats, there had been a general belief that the city would be burnid. Such a fate was talked of on all sides. At last the fatal time arrived and the torch was applied. A wild fire it was as the busy little iv of 15,000 people was turned over to the devouring element. All the business part of the r::» vas amass of flame that rapidly spread in every direction, and when morn ing dawned the smoking ruins and tottering walls, and sentinel-like chimneys marked the charred spot, and as the last Federal disap peared over the brow of Gartrell's hill still ness and desolation reigned about the spot where Atlanta had stood. Piles of brick from which purple smoke lazily curled up told of the ravished city, and over it all the silence of death brooded. Think of standing where the Kimball now stands with its seven stories towering up and looking in every direction without seeing a living soul, and a few weeks later when Mr. J. C. Hendrix rode down Whitehall, he- soliloquized: "So desolate! I would be thankful to 6ee even a bird." But Atlanta to-day has nearly 60,000 souls and the bustle and crush of business on her streets is in striking contrasts to what she was when twenty years ago her people began to gather and shuck their coats for the labor of reluibilitation. Nothins the Matter. [Exchange.] There was really nothing the matter with the young orator but nervousness neverthe less, when he opened his speech by saying. "My cello titizens, rumtbing is sotten in the Den of Statemark," his friends led him off the platform, and next morning published a physician's certificate to the effect that he was suffering from an acute attack of "ma larial cerebration. Hall's Journal of Health: Men who are the faateet asleep when they are asleep, are the widest awake when they are awake.