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SEDALIA WEEKLY BAZOO.
VOLUME 15. SEDALIA, MO., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 183. KU HOPES OP HEAVEN. Third Day's Proceedings of the Cumberland Presbyte rian Synod. Special to the Bazoo. Wasbensburg, Oct. 20. THIRD DAY. The 6ynod was called to order at 9 a. m. by the moderator. Minutes of yesterday read and approved. The report of the committee on missions was read and discussed, and on motion was made the special order of business for 7 p. in. Bev. Edmund Wright, agent of the American Bible society, was invited to ad dress the synod at 'l o'clock, p. m. AFTERNOON SESSION. At 1:30 o'clock the synod was called to order by the moderator. The report of the committee on temper ance was again taken up and the following paper adopted : In lieu of the report and substitute of the committee on temperance, I move that this P. a. synod endorse tne action ol tne last assem bly on the subject matter of temperance. W. W. M. Barber The committee on minutes ot Bocky Mountain Presbytery, reported by its chair man, Rev G. W. Whitsett, that the min isters of said Presty tery are in good order. The committee on overtures presented its report, which was considered item by item, and pending a motion to concur in the second item, the hour arrived for hear ing Brother Wright in the interest of his work, and he was introduced to, and ad dressed the Synod. The following resolu tions were then adopted : .Resolved, First, That the Synod most heartily commend to our people the Amer ican Bible society, as worthy of their sys tematic co-operation. Second, That we hail with delight the eighth cauvass of the United States In this interest, and pledge our influ ence, as far as possible, to the great work. The report of the Syuodical treasurer was read as follows : -Received since last report From Lexington presbytery $ 90 10 31 2 1 IS 40 05 80 50 00 10 Su Louis Salem " West Plains " 81 & 'S2 Otter ville cone egation n New Lebanon Tatal,,,,,. S153 So Disbursed To S. Fials King, stated clerk $ 11 55 J. H. Houx 76 00 $ 87 55 Receipts 153 85 Disbursements 87 55 Balance $ 66 30 The committee on education presen ted its report, as follows : After a few years of great discourage ment, from past experience in the work of education,' you have uow most cheersng evidence of a bright day dawning upon our church in the west. The necessety of a conscious ability to endow a college is more uuanimously felt among our people than ever before, and their con fidence in a success has grown from a small beginning to over one-third of the amount proposed. The history of the work indicates that your educational commis feioner has arrived to voice the enlightened sentiment of the church, and the recent ac tion of said commissioner in fixing the date, March 1st, 1884, to complete the work of endowment gives you encouragement to believe that the liberality of the churc h will sustain the action, and hence the end is not far. The work of endowment com pleted and the college wisely located, will place our church in a more fayorable po sition for extended and permaneut useful ness in this growiug west than anything ehe that can be done by human ability. Should it not, therefore, arouse the energies, enlist the zeal, inflame the breast and unloose the tongue and enlarge the liberality of every minister, elder, deacon, member and friend of the Cumberland Presbyte rian church within the bounds of the four co-operating synods? We submit the fol lowing resolutions: First, That Missouri synod re-assert her sincere approval of the object, work and plan of the educational commission. Second, That she approve the action of the commission in fixing the date to com plete the work of raising the endowment, and hereby expresses her confidence in the ability of the executive committee of the commission to adopt such measures as it may think best to accomplish the end by said date. Third, That the Missouri synod will raise $300 as her part of the salary of the president of the educational com mission for the next six months of his time, to be given exclusively to the work of the com mission, and that said amount be appor tioned as follows among the presbyienes of this synod: Lexington presbytery $150 New Lebanon presbytery 100 St Louis presbytery 30 Salem presbytery 10 West Plains nresbvterv 10 00 00 00 00 00 Fourth, That the brethren asking for his services within their bounds arrange to meet the traveling expenses of the president of the educational commission. Respectfully, P. G. Rea, A. A. Moore, J. H. Houx, M. B. Irvine, A. ElCHELBERGER. New Lebanon congregatien, Cooper coun ty, New Lebanon presbytery, was selected as the place for the next meeting of the synod. The report of the committee on missions was read and adopted. The report refers to the encouraging progress of the work at home and abroad, and appealed to the church to still iurther increase its efforts-To-night the synod was addressed by Dr.. Bell, missionary to the Cherokee nation, Indian territory, and by Ber. W. H. Black, of St. Louis, on foreign missionary work. To-morrow tne Tanouj aty puipiU will be ei ren over to the visiting ministers, i The following is a list of the appoint ments : M. E. chur h, morning E. P. Pharr; evening, B. F. Moore. First Presbyterian church, morning, C. H. Bell, D. D. ; evening, A H. Stephens. M. E. Church South, morning A. A. Moore; evening, T. J. Claggett. Christian church, morning, A. H. Steph ens; W. W. N. Baibour. Baptist church, morning, James Martin ; evening, B. F. Tipton. Cumberland Presbyterian church, morn ing, W. A. Walker, moderator; evening C. H Bell, D. D.. Communion services at 3 p. m.. at the Cumberland Presbyterian church, con ducted by A. A- Moore and P. G. Bea. JEFFERSON CITY. An Amendment Made to An Important Rule of the Su preme Court. Special to the Bazoo. Jefferson City, Oct. 20. In the Supreme court this morning it was ordered that Bule No. 21 be amended so as read as follows : Motions for a rehearing must be accom paaied by a hi ief statement of the reasons for a reconsideration of the cause, and must be founded on papers showing clearly that some question decisive of the case, and duly submitted by counsel, has been overlooked by the court, or that the decision is in con flict .vith an express statute, or with a eon trolling decision to which ihe attention of the court was not called through the neg lect or inadvertance of counsel ; and the question so submitted by counsel aud over looked by the court, or the st-itute with which the decision conflicts or the control ling decision to which the attention of the court was not called, as the case may be, must be distinctly and particularly set forth in the motion, otherwise the motion will be disregarded. Such motion must be filed within ten days after the opinion of the court shall be delivered, and notice of the filing t! ereul must be served on the oppo site counsel ; but no motion for a rehearing shall be filed after the final adjournment of the court. CRIME gAND CASUALTIES. The Breaking of a Platferm Causes a Number of Bro ken Limbs, Heads, Etc Boston, Oct. 20. The platform, while crowded with spectators watching the scrub races at Harvard, on the Charles river, broke down Several were seriously iiijured, having their legs and arms broken. Most of the injured are Harvard men- A student named Mead, of South Boston, class S7 had his skull fractured and both legs broken. He will probably die. The injuries of the others are principally frac tures of limbs. The crews were getting into line for the start. About 150 students had crowded to the front of the balconies which stand out from the river front of the Harvard boat house, about an equal number on each balcony, all pressing forward to see the race, when both balconies gave way, pre cipitating many into the river, while" many others standing on the lower balcony were pinned down aud bruised by the fall of the upper balcony upon them. Fortunately it was but half tide, and those who lell into the river, escaped with a wet ling. As quickly as possible the upper platform was raised and several men res cued in an injured condition aud carried into the boat house. Physiciaus were .sent for and promptly responded. The most of those seriously injured are hurt inter nally. Their names so far as ascertained are : J. A. White, sr., Williamsport, Pa , internally and arm broken ; C. T. Hard-, wick, jr., Quincy, internally hurt; L. P. Frost, sophomore, Boston, injured on head and back ; A. H. Drake, freshman, resi dence unknown, bruised about the back. Fred. S. Mead, freshman, Boston, internally injured and bruised about the head, probably fa tally. H. B. Curtiss, jr., Boston, Lack bruited. Geo. A. Stewart, South Boston, knee sprained and bruised about the head. Others were less injured and able to tike care of themselves, but those named were conveyed to their homes in carriages. The crews who saw what had happened has tened to the boat house and assisted in car ing for the injured, aud all thought of rac ing was given up. There will doubtless be no scratch races this fall. It is allied the attention of the authorities had been called to the very spile that gave away and caused the accident. Terrific and Fatal Explosion. Burlington, Iowa, Oct 20. By a boiler explosion at Mount Pleasant this morning at Ross Bros', planing mill, a man named Bcckwith was instantly killed and auother badly injured and thought to be dying. Four or five others were more or less bruised. The mill was blown to atoms with hardly enough left to burn. Dwellings in the immediate vicinity were shook by the explosion, and the glass . was broken in many windows. The boiler was a new steel boiler, and the cause of the explosion is un known. A Burglary and Murder. Galveston, Texas, Oct. 20. -A Corprus Christi despatch says : The To ma Blanca store, forty miles south of San Diego, Du val county, was robbed on the night of the 17th. The proprietor and another man were killed. The murderers escaped to Mexico. Steamer Sunk. St Louis, Oct. 20. The steamer Far West of the Missouri and Osage rivers trade sunk at Mullanphy Island a few miles above the city this morning. The boat is a total load, bat the cargo will be saved. Loss not heavy. Postponed. New York. Oct. 20. Th race between Trinkett and Majolica is postponed till Thursday next. CONSECRATION SERVICES. Rev. Potter Duly Installed as Assistant Bishop of the New York Diocese New York, Oct. 19. The consecration of Rev Dr. Henry C. Potter as assistant bish op of the diocese of New York, took place to day in Grace church. The cereinoni s were probxbly the most imposing that has ever occurred at the consecration of a bish op of the protestant Episcopal church in this country. Forty bishops and over six hundred clergeyinsrn took part in the serv ices. Admission to the church was by lick et, and there was scarcely an inch of stand ing room in the building unoccupied after the door was thrown open. There was early services in themorniug for parishoners, at which communion was ad ministered. The bishops of iowa officiated, assisted by Revs. A. B. Carter, D. D., G. F. Wilson, K. O. Flagg and M. L. Woolsey Visiting and resident ministers formed in procession in the building on Broadway and shortly before eleven o'clock entered the church, o receded by the usher, robed in white, and followed by .the faculty aud stu dents of the General Theological seminary. After theecame the visiting clergy, several hundred in number, in their robes; next walked resident clergy. The bishops who took part in the proces sion were: Whipple, of Minnesota; Stevens, of Pennsylvania; Vail, of Kansas; Q.nan tard, of Tennessee ; Clarksou, of Nebraska ; Tutlle, of Utah ; Beckwith, of Georgia ; Morris, of Oregon ; Robertson, of Missouri, and almost all of the eastern bishops. Venerable Bishop Williams, of Connecti cut, came last in the proctssiou. Venera ble Bishop Smith, of Kentucky, presiding iiishop of the church, and consecrator, was loo feeble to take part in the processiou, and did not enter the church until the hour for services to begin, when he was as sisted to his place by attendants. When the bishops had taken their places in the chancel the services began. Bishops Sterns vnd Whipple officiating. Bishop Williams, of Connecticut, preached the ser mon, after which the promise of conform ity to the litany was said by Bishop Sey mour, benediction was pronounced and re cessional sung. At the conclusion of the services the bishops, ministers and promi nent laymen partook of a collation iu a restauraut near Grce church. A BIG DEAL. How Stock Brokers Manage to Make a Fortune a Day. m New York, Oct. 20. During the lat hour the most intense excitement has pre vailed in Union Pacific prefored bonds. Thousands of shares that had been sold could not be delivered aud brokers were compelled to have them bought at tne board. Naturally the highest sort of prices were demanded. The loss will fall upon customer?. Of course.they cannot sUMid it, and the brokers will lose. It was expected that many of the houses could not bear the twisting, but up to the last moment no failures had been reported tock brokers to day paid s high as 0.25 per cent, for the use of one hundred shares of Northern Pacific preferred. These fig ures are unprecedented. A small premium ranging from to 1 per cent, has been charged in this stock in the early part of the week. Wednesday the rale was advanced to three per cent. Since that time it has varied to a more or less extent. To-day it capped the climax when stock loaned at 55 per cent and considerable sur prise was expressed. When the short in terest was kuowu to be very heavy, stock was necessarily scarce. What added to the particular yalue to day was the transfer books were closed this afternoon, the scarcity of stock in this mar ket and the ease with which it loaned in Philadelphia created in the fertile ii'ind of Gen. Collis of Collis & Levy, a brilliant and daring scheme touimprove the siiiuing hour." He borrowed lpOO shares flat in Philadelphia and began dealing it out on the floor of the New York exchange at 10:30 this morning at rates ranging any where from 5 to 9 per ceni. iu order to make his deliveries good he directed Arnold, of the Philadelphia house, to order a special train and reach New York belore 2:15 o'clock p. m." The businses was very risky. A failure to make his deliveries good meant ruin. Disaster or detention on the road was equally to be feared; however, Arnold with his valuable cargo hurried to the de pot of the Pennsylvania railroad office at Fifteenth and Market streets and applied to General Manager Thompson for a special tram and clear trark. An engine and baggage car were placet : his disposal and shurliv before 11 o'clock a special train rushed from the station, and was thundering on its way to this city at the rate of seventy miles per hour. It took only one hour and forty minutes to cover ninety miles of road, and before 1 o'clock the stock was in Messrs. Collis & Levy's office ready for delivery. The special train cost $142, or at the rate of one dollar per minute. The profit to Collis & Levy is estimated at $10,000. Later in the day a premium of thirteen per cent was paid 73 cash or 260 in a regular way, or $1,300 per day for the use of the same. Mrs. Dickenson in a Dilemma. Detroit, Oct 20. Miss Anna Dickenson on reaching this city last night, found that her manager, Wentworth, had left her in the lurch without a word of explanation. She complains bitterly of his treatment, and is smarting under serious disappoint ment and confusion wrought in her plans. Negotiations are now pending which may or may not be co eluded for re-arrangements for her season's business. She has been doing well the past month consider ing the miserable manner in which her ad Yance work baa been done, and is anxious to go on and carry ont her original pro gramme. SPORTING. Brighton Beach Races. New York, Oct. 20. First race, tbree- J quarters of a mile, was won by Little Dan; Governor second; Vexation third, lime 1:18 Second race three-quarters of a mile heat, Garfield first; Frank second; Hick ory Jim third. Time 1:153. Third race, mile and one-eighth, Arsenic first; Dizzy Blonde second. Fourth race, mile heat, Little Dan first; Girofia and Battle Door dead heat for sec ond place. Time 1:44. Fifth race five furlongs, Orange Blossom first; Nulkes Pride second; Harry Mann third. Time!;32.. Sixth race, one mile and one-fourth over hurdles; Lodette first; Rochester second; Puritan third. Time 2:20. Washington Races. Washington, Oct. 20- First race, Joy City stakes, for 2-year olds, one niile,three heats, Millie B won; Wood Lark second; Nitoi third. Time 2:47. Second race, all ages, seven furlongs, Birch first; Rica second; Bella third. Time 1:303. Third race, congress stakes, all ages, two miles and a furlong. Fair ount won; Net tle second; Home Spun third. Time 3:50. Fourth race, and mile dash, Heei-and-Toe first; Brd second; Fairview third. Time 1:45. The last race, subs'ituted for the hurdle race, was a three-quarter mile dash, all ages, aud was won by Brad; Old Liz sec ond; Col. Sprague third. Time 1:18. A Handsome Purse. Chicago, Oct. 20. The published list of entries for inaugurating the running meet ing of the Washington club here next July shows a total of 302, comprising represent atives from the finest siabks of the east aud west. Purses offered aggregate 42,000. Base Ball. AT CINCINNATI. 9 I Buffalo Cincinnati.. AT ST. LOU -S. Providence 4 St. Louis Postponed. New York, Oct. 20. The race between Majolica and Trinkett, at the Gentlemens Driying association, has been postponed until October 2oth. The Episcopalians. Philadelphia, Oct. 20. The Protestant Episcopal geueral convention, in a message from the bishops, slated their concurrence in the message relative to the appointment of a joint committee on the duty of the church on the subject of marriage. The report ot the joiut commission on church incorporations and tenure of church prop erty referred to the necessity of a. diocese corporation, capable of hrlding the proper ly in trust. It recommended that tne sub ject be presented to the different dioceses, with a request that they endeavor to obtain as soon as possible suitable legislation for the protection of church property. ine commuiee aiso suggested tne ap pointment of a permanent board of trustees in each dioces-, and that the joint commis sion appointed by the geuer;:! convention be continued. The committee ou ameudments to the constitution recommended nonconcurrence in the message from the bishops on the con secration of bishops for foreign countries. The report of the joint committee on the prayer book was taken up. Kev. D. Hunt ington moved the incorporation of resolu tion 2S in the report as follows : "Hesolved, That the order of arrange ment in the prayer book be changed in such a manner that the proper anthems and psalter shall follow immediately alter tne short service of prayer for Sunday oc casions, aud collects, epistles and gospels, follow instead of precede the office of holy communion.' The house in committee of the whole adopted the resolution, and reported to the house committee on amendments. The amendment to article 2, proposing a reduction of the number of deputies from eachdiocese.committee reported inexpedient was rejected. Article five was then con sidered. It provides that no new dioceses shall be formed which shall coutain less than six parishes, aud less thau six pres byteries, nor shall such new dioceses be formed if thereby any existing dioceses shall be so reduced as to contain less than twelve parishes or less than twelve pres byteries. The amendment was to substi tute twelve for six, and twentyfour for twelve. Afler discussion the report of the com mittee was not agreed to, the clerical vote of the seventeen dioceses being yeas 22, nays 8, dioceses divided ; total 47, lay vote 17, dioceses, yea 18, nay 2, divided ; total 37. Adjournal till Monday. A Heavy Failure. Cincinnati, Oct. UJ. -The paper of the L" t Uni; Iron company, of Pjrtsiuo lV, Ohio , went to protest some weeks ago, and tht affairs ol the company have since been put in the hands of trustees The liabilities are estimated at half a million dollars ; assets much less. John Campbell, of Ironton, Ohio, one of the heaviest creditors has made an assignment to H. S. Snell, Their ebarassements have been kept very quiet, but they afiect eight or nine of the largest furnaces in Southern Ohio. Campbell claims he can get through, unless the cred itors force a sale, in which case, he says they will not gat more than fitty per cent His Lordship Stranded. Washington, Oct. 20. The United States steamer Despatch left the Washington navy yard this morning for Mount Vernon with Lord Coleridge and a laige party of distin guished gentleman on board, and when about half a mile from the navy yard the steamer ran aground on the mud shoals, and at last accounts had not succeeded in getting off. The Evangelical Council. New York, Oct 20. The general council of the Evangelical Lutheran church of America, to-day continued th discussion of tb fifteenth Tbmm of Lather. In the aftenooo the deltfatef inspected Castle Garden. KILLED BY HER MASTER. A Terrible Crime of Debauch ery, Ruin and Murder The Fiend Arrested, Lincoln, 111.. Oct. 20. Zora Burns, who had been emploved in the family of O'Bri en A. Carpenter, a prominent and wealthy resident oi tnis citv, was round aead near the outskirts ef th city one weetc Her body bore all the evidence of a perate murder. Her throat had been from ear to ear, her skull crushed in ago. des- cut and ner arms oore evidence mat sne naa nad a furious struggle with her assailant. Ever since the discovery of her body the entire community have aided the detectives in a search for her murderers. It was learned she had been engaged to a young farmer named Dukes, and suspicion pointed some what towaid him. During the last two days a chain of crim inating circunist?Eces has been wound around her employer, Carpenter, which resulted in his arrest this afternoon. In vestigation disclosed the fact that the yonng lady, Zora, had left his employ and was going to the home of her father in the village near Lincoln, aud on the day preceding her death came to the city and paid a vist to Carpenter's office, remaining with him an hour alone. He was the only person she visited, so far as is known, while here. As to the nature of her visit Car penter related a story plainly denied by facts subsequently disclosed. It was also discovered that the dead girl was enciente, and the testimony of various parties tended to show that he had supplied the girl with money and had written her various letters. The bar tender of the Nolle house here tes tifies that Cirpenter purchased from him a half a pint of whisky the day of the mur der. An examination of Carpenters bug gy to day discloses that the cushion, lints and shafts were plainly marked with blood, and on this discovery a warrant was sworn out for his arrest. He was followed to the tail by a large and excited crowd. The ac- I cused is credited with being the wealthiest resident in Lincoln, owning a large grain elevator here and a farm near the city and other property. He has a wffe and two daughters. The sheriff af Logan county this after noon applied to the governor for leave to call on the military to assist him in main taining peace aud protect the life of the supposed murderer of Zora Barnes. The governor directed the sheriff to use the civil process ami not make a call for mili tary except as a last resort. The corres pondent of the inter ocean telegraph from Lincoln to-night says the place is qniet and that now Carpenter is under arrest, there is a revulsion of feeling in his be half but says if certain clues no v being followed by detectives should tend to fasten the guilt more certainly ou Carpeuter then the presence of the military might prove very essential in preventing a lynching. NEW YORK NUGGETS. I Smuggling Scotched A Heavy Consignment The Miss ing Miss Churchill. New York, Oct. 20 The steamship Neckas from Europe brought 500,000 francs in gold to Heidelbach, Ickelheim & Co. The United States district attorney to day filed another information of forfeiture, the third within the week, for the confisca tion of a quantity of laces, silks, velvets and other fiue dress goods, all ladies ap parel, brought hither on the steamship Re public, It is alleged that Mrs. L Thorn ton, a milliner of this euy and other per sons as yet unknown to the authorities, smuggled the goods in September last with the intent to defraud the custom. The first information of forfeiture this week was against Miss H. A. Wachran, the fashionable milliner of the west, and ner goods are also in the seizure room Then came an information of forfeiture against about $6,000 worth of fine goods seized by' the custom officers, the Misses Partridge, of Boston, being the claimants. Neatly concealed in the bustle of one of ! these m itinera was a quantity of extraordi nary fine lace. The Misses Partridge came home on the steamer Aiaka, and with them came several other milliners, whose goods are at present iu the custom seizure rooms. Circulars and pictures of Miss Mary Churchill, who left her lather's house in St. Louis. August 19th, and has since been vainly sought for, were received at police headquarters to-day, with the suggestion that the girl has a strong inclination for the stage. i Don't Want Them. Toronto, Oct. 20. There is considerable discussion regarding the letter of Arch- uIhp Lynch lo the Dublin poor 1 iw :u r Idians. The arohbishou writes that the board asked iiim to take uuuer ills protec tion a number of girls from the Dublin workhouse. He replied that Canada was very well supplied with help at the pres ent, and that he would not advise the girls to come out this winter. Discussing the Cable Question. New York, Oct. 20. Notices have been sent to the members of the produce ex change to-day, inviting them to attend the meeting next Monday for the pupose of re ceiving the report of the special committee appointed to consider the advisability of additional ocean cables. Investigation Ended. Boston, Oct. 20. A special from Port land, Maiue, says the investigation of the charges against Postmaster Goddard, or iginating in a Washington paper, have been closed, and a report will be made to the postmaster general next week. A Bank Bursted. Chicago, Oct. 20. A St Paul special re port! that the bank at Ferrington Minn., Las assigned. Assets placed at $30,000. Liabilities $39,000, principally due to depositors. SHARON SMILES. The Alleged Adultery Fails to Pan Out and the Case Dismissed. San Francisco, Oct. 20. The charge of adultery against Senator Sharon, preferred by Miss Aggie Hill, claiming to be his wife, came up for a hearing before Judge Lower this morning. Long before the pro ceedings Began the room was crowded to its utmost capacity. Senator Sharon, ac companied by his counsel, Gen. Barns, the complaining witness on behalf of Miss Hill, was assisted by G. W. Tyler. Miss Hill was not present. The examination occupied the entire morning. Prior to the consideration of the case at issue. Nelson made a state ment that his witness had been intimidated, that the police had failed to serve sub pcenaes, and that consequently he was un able to produce them. Gen. Barnes objected to such assertions, saying it was sufficient for Nelson to cite the instances referred to in the complaint, and the law would know how to deal with them. Neison was allowed to continue his state- meuts which were partly of own knowledge and mrtlv from his the formation. He then uroceeded to sai ha'd been offered money to stay proceedings, and that when he refused he was intimidated, and that Miss Ditz, with whom the alleged adultrv took Dlaee. could not be the mother of Miss Brackett The confidential friend of Miss Hill, who had suddenly acquired great wealth. The witnesses called bv the defense denied Nel son's statements, after which the case was called charging Sharou with i lonv. The prosecuting attornev immediately arose and Stat d it was impossible tn rnntinnf the prosecution as the statute governing the case had been repealed and no longer exists. Barns agreed to lav aside all tech nicalities and allow the case to go on as he wanted an onuortunitv of obliging the prosecution to produce the aPeged marriage contract under which the complaint had been sworu oi.t. The doc ument was not produced nor was existence of it admitted. Barnes strongly denounced ihe whole business as a villainous scheme. The contract as a fraud, lie and forgery from top to bottom, and complained of it as an outrage on public justice, chit fly so on the defendent who was dragged into court on a sworn-charge of felony, and when the case was called the prosecution abandoned it. Tyler said he was not aware, when the complaint was made out, that the statute had been repeded. The judge said such was so, and ordered the case dismissed. The fact that the prosecution was unable, or unwilling, to produce the alleged mar riage contract, seems to confirm, in the public mind, the original suspicion that the matter was started to extort money from Sharon. Pension Frauds. Washington, Oct. 20. General Dudley, commissioner of pensions in his report takes up the question of practiceSjof claim agents with pensioners, and says: The evils of which complaint has been made, and the present situation calls for immedi ate attention by congress. He says the business has attracted to it mauy ignorant and unscrupulous persons whose only ob ject seems to be to procure applications" from pensioners and then assiduously dun claimants uutil the ten dollar fee is paid, and thereafter practically abandon the case. The Land Swindles. Washington, Oct. 20. The secretary of the interior to-day decided to reopen the c ses of the Pueblo lands at San Francisco and r v Ked the suspension decision of July 12th 1 st. which included Mission Creek in Gran 5 it y. That decision, however, has been modified in the finding of special facts so asto allow the parties who appealed to maintain their case in the court. A Serious Accident. Springfield, Mass., Oct. 20 Wm. Flynn was shot in the head and killed by the ac cidental discharge of a gun which his brother Michael was removing from a boat on Stock Bridge Lake yesterday. Michael was badly wounded in the hand and side, but may recover, though he will lose an arm. Gold Discovered. Liston, Dak., Oct. 20. Intense excite mcnt prevails here over the discovery of gold. H W. Griswold of Chicago, made the discovery on his place ntar here two months ago. He h 3d 130 samples assayed, and ihe result showed from $20 to $250 per ton. The matter was kept quiet until Griswold had secured all the land in the vicinity, and great excitement ensued iu this part of the country. Disagreed and Discharged.. Carmel, N. Y., Oct. 20 -The jury disa greed and were discharged to-day in the case of James Beily, tried for the murder of Mrs. Sunderlin. Hunting for Them. Montreal, Oct 20. Warrants are out for parties circulating false roports as to the financial standing of firms in this city. Embezzlement Denied. Philadelphia, Oct. 20. Pennsylvania railroad officials declare untrue the story of the embezzlement of $21,000 in the office of the Junction raiiroad company. Another Failure. Philadelphia, Oct. 20. Frederick Bain, stock broker has suspended. It is 'under stood he has been short of the market, and recently become long. Ketumed. Washington, Oct. 20. Secretary Chan dler, and Gen. Sherman returned to the city to-day on special mission from the government. Arrived. New York, Oct 20. Henry Irrina;, tht actor, arrived to-night