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In:\vi:i.',.0. \Vn:n:i.c)N. 11 ti isliei-s. SOI TII DAKOTA A very eld deed was recorded nl 111." regis'er of deeds" olliee in N:ishn:i. X. II.. the other morning. Tho deed was drawn M:nvli 11. 17!)'J. It conveys :i piece nf l.-iin] ii the town of Weare for the mi in of Turkey find Spain. especially 1 lie former, seem to lie in the position of the villain of ilir- play. 'I'liey occupy a large sliare of the attention of the audience. but they are loudly hissed liy the galleries. I'anau. lhe famous city where llan nii al's army was ruined li.v passing ore winter. was noied for its manu facture cf perfumes. The Capita:! per fumes v. ere sent iti earl lien ar.d gla^s vessels to all parts of lhe Roman world. Nearly a!l animals are fond of ot." Kind or another of perfumes: lions and lifew d( .iirht in lhe odor of the at'.a of rose: on is are extravagantly fond of ei:t"ip. and wolves and several other I*iI:rIol animals delight in the sine-!! of asa lootida. All "iong" so-sions of congress. ac cording to predictions mini" at lhe lie ginning. will lie short. This eiieutn. Siam-e ought to make people skcoiical of the fi^riti-iitir which brings the r,. i isession to an end in May or .luae. 'i he session is much more likely to last until September. A yi'-iw-covercd novel a'..ut Jesse Ja-i'cs '..as found in t.lie picket of one the youths who caused tin- recent -p.(.J- ,,f )],,, X,.v,- Vn Central ra. I re-ad. This is Hie sort of lit.-ranir--. ::v:-'"d at nominal rales, that makes Ire •.'!!••!t in the postal operations of tilled Slates government. W a a is a id In have been flirting with (Jueon .!:iv::::''v!ia of Italy, whereat King 1 •'tr.liert. is jealous anil threatens a 1: itp-son of the triple alliance. WW! ia.: hew could you. with your wife ill even children at lionteV I!o'-e -t.ly, in a sham light. the tor pedo boat Pushing successfully at- tai!'."d lhe battleship Maine, although the latter was provided with four search lights. This goes to prove that torpedo lviats would guard our liar. In rs as effectively as huge iiimI costly teirlwr defense ships. Ilov. .T. Wesley Johnson of I.rook Ivn. N. Y.. advocates some radical changes in Methodism. iis. for in stance. lhe abolition of the itinerancy and the lime limit for city minister.-: also, the abolition of presiding elder ships and the appointment of a dio cesan episcopacy in their stead. Russia seems to have hypnotised .lapan and now has her under full con trol. Japan evacuates the I/nio Tuns peninsula at Russia's bidding, and it is now announced that she will with draw entirely from her continental policy and give Russia full swing in (,'orea. Russia, is rather "playing roots" on lOngland in the far East. Fitzsimnions has again signed arti cles for a tight with Corbett. Would they not do well to be off with tlie old light before iliey are on with the new' lint lliis. like the other, may evaporate ill talk. The only blows that the champions deliver nowadays are of the kind in which they compete with iho wanton wind. Tlie husband of .Mrs. Pot eat. the woman who announced in a public meeting I hat she would as soon send her son 10 the locality celebrated by Haute and others, as to Vale college, lias explained that his wife was brought up on very strict principles, mid considers smoking a very wicked practice. If everyliody had known this a couple of weeks a*go much economy of breath and printers' ink might have been effected. The expression, of opinion on the Turkish and Armenian question to which America.li people are giving vent all over the country may not ac complish anything, but it is the one thing that the Uuited States can do. They have no concern in the disturb ance and no international right to in terfere beyond the protection of their own citi/ens resident in Turkey. But they can at least voice the sentiments of a disinterested aud humane nation. The sultan appeals for delay, the great powers confer, bluster and pro crastinate, and the Turks keep on with their work of murder. And all this is duo to the jealousy of the nations of each other. If ltussia were permitted ti deal with the Turk in the way it vishes to deal with him, and as ho ought to be dealt with, the Armenian atroeilies would come to a sudden stop. But Kngland and the other na tions will not allow this, nor will they interfere themselves. This is why the kult.au feels sure of his ground, and •why the slaughter of innocent people kept up. THE NEWS RESUME. DKiKST OF THE NHW8 FROM ALL PARTS OF THE WOULD. A Coritprcli^nxivo ltevleiv' ')f llic Important li:i||cniii^ of the 1 'il si AY cel. (1111 tl 1' (tie 'I VI CK'rnpU 'l'lio Aolnlile lOvfutM fit Home it ml A lirtnl tl Tiiut Have Allraclcil Attention. WunliiiiK'ton Talk. —Commissioner Stump of the im migration bureau in his annual re port will recommend that congress enact radical legislation for the sup pression of the padrone system. —Chief Engineer K. K. l.each of the 1'niteil States steamer Huston litis lieeii condemned by a medical board, which has requested the assignment of another chief engineer to the ship. Mr. l.each has already heoen relieved twice tjiis year 011 account of ill health, once from the Castine and once from the Alliance. Overwork is the cause. Twenty-eight captains and fifteen lieutenants in the regular army and fifteen civilian lawyers have applied lor the vacancy in the list of majors in the judge advocate-general's de partment of the army. There is a!so a vacancy in lhe list of regimental chaplains, and its this is also a p'acc to which civilians are eligible there are many applications from ministers in private life. People Tntkril AIkmiI. Sir Alexander Mackenzie is writing for I'aderewski a new Scotch fantasy. Sir Walter Ite-ani predicts that lhe coming novel will be written in dia logue form. Pope I,eo wrote his will in Latin many ycifrs ago. The disposition of his vast estate is a profound secret. Mrs. less Miller, the dress re former. has arranged to build a mag. nilieent home in Columbia heights, a fashionable suburb of Washington. .rge Augusta Sala is probably on his death lied, lie is suffering from a stomachic tumor, anil his ca-xi is hope less. John W. Mackay ha« given a con siderable sum o.f money toward lhe ereei ion of a statue of Joan of Arc in the city of Nancy. Mr. Cladstone's latest literary work is a compilation of all the leiiers re ceived by him which he thinks worthy of preservation. Alfred Kelt. Cecil Rhodes. Harney 1'arnato and three oilier lucky inve-t ors in "Ivatlirs," are reported' to hav.' cleaned up .f l!i j.0l!.M among them. 1'ollowing the example set by the late M. C-arnot, l-'aure causes all the game shot at the presidential chases to le sent to the Paris hos pitals. I'aderswski's invalid son is an un usually brilliant noy. despite his hope less condition, lie is much further ad vanced in his studies than the average child of twelve, having already mas tered four languages. Paul .1. Sorg. the tobacco manufac turer and member of congress from the Third Ohio district, is lying ill at hi- home in Middletown. Ohio. Pneu monia is threatened and fears are felt for his life. I.old Kufl'erin is fond of telling how he once accosted Disraelli in lhe lobby of the house of commons and asked 1dm to recommend a novel. "When 1 want lo read a novel," said Dizzy, "I write one." M. Zola is to pay Kngland another visit next siiring. lie is credited with the intention of studying the provin cial Englishman in Manchester and .tell rh-ading cities and the industrial end social life of the people. father Kneipp Ireats his patients at Woerisln fen very rapidly. I Iff sits at long table in a large, plainly furnish in a a dictates his "prescriptions" to an as sistant in a solemn tone, as if he were presiding at a religious ceremonial. Henry Snapp died at Juliet. 111., at the age of To. Mr. Snapp served a term in congress, being elected from the Sixth district in 1S71. lie was for many years local attorney for the Rock Island road and was jossessed ».f unusual legal attainments. Joseph Chamberlain once remarked to a vacillating and somewhat lazy member of the house of commons: "My dear lmy, observe the postage stamp its usefulness depends upon iis ability to stick to one thing till it gels there." S. Dryden Phelps, the well known poet and author, died at his home at New Haven. Conn., after a long ill ness of Hrigln's discstse. lie is sur vived by three sons, the Itev. Dryden W. Phelps of Old Mystic, Conn. Ar thur S. Phelps, a pastor at Fort Col lins, Col., and W. I,. Phelps, instruc tor of English literature at Vale col lege. Accidental Happening, A. II. Nichols, a farmer living near Lincoln, Neb., accidentally killed his eight-year-old daughter. Wimiifred, daughter of Fred Putney, a farmer living near Itockford, 111., fell into a tub of hot water and was scalded to death. Ky tjie breaking of an axle on a car of a cable train in the Cambria, I'a., Iron company's mill mine eleven miners were seriously injured aud one prolwbly fatally. Martin Kraus, a Chicago & Erie lirakemaii, while making a coupling at Grifllth, Ind., was killed. His home was at Huntington, where he leaves a widow and three children. James Smith, a prospector, was kill ed by a mountain lion near Boulder, Col. The condition of the surround ings indicated a terrible struggle, but the animal had made no attempt to devour the body. St. Clair Havill of Mount Carmel, clerk of the supreme court of Illinois, was instantly killed at Kobinson, 111. The young man, who was 21 years old, and unmarried, was crushed by a on the Big Four railway. William A. Hadden, aged 20 of New Haven, Conn., was front of a car years, thrown In Lake Shore passenger train by tramps at South Bend, Ind., died four hours and afterward. Hadden was at one time employed at the Vir ginia hotel in Chicago. During the funeral of Philip Smith at the Milledgeville, Ohio, church a heavy piece of plaster molding from the ceiling fell and cut the head of one of 11K? mounters severely. Panic sei'/.ed the mourners. They rushed to 1he door, but were checked by Rev. Mr. Wells, whose coolness prevented ivtany accidents. The body was taken out doors j^ud the service I'm is lied. Evil LSoillK*. The trial of Clint C. Osborne for the murder of Charles llanible oi llolton. a year ago last summer, was com menced at Lawrence, Kan. St. Joseph's church, at Mount Car mel. Pa., was burglarized and Hie communion cup poisoned in order to murder Rev. Father Jakamowiez. It was fortunately discovered at mass. Wilis II. Bishop, the brick mason, who invsteriously disappeared lroni his home in I'ana. 111., anil be lieved to have been murdered, litis been located at Crawford, Tex. Dr. C. E. Johnson, secretary of the board of health at Hammond. Ind.. at tempted lo commit suicide. Ov:.'r-in dulgence in liquor and cigarettes is supposed to have been the cause. William Royce, lhe driver of a bak erv wagon, shot, aud almost instantly killed Nellie Patton at Sioux City. He then went directly to the station aud gave himself up. Jealousy was the cause. lluslirod Kelcli shot aud killed his divorced wife at Cleveland, and then sent tl bullet through his own head. The bullet, which lodged between tin two lobes of his brain, was extracted, and ho will probably recover. Four people were found murderer! on a boat adrift in Red river, Texas, in stead of one person, as reported. A dog stood guard over one of the bod ies. Federal ollicers are now investi gating the ghostly details of the mys terious it Hair. C. II. Rogers was ridden on a rail at McArthur Ohio, aud afterward tarred and feathered. The sheriff prevented further maltreatment, but advised the victim to take to 1 lie woods at once, which he did. Rogers' offense was speaking disrespectfully of a lady school teacher at that place. In searching the jail at Cnrrolton, Mo., on hearing of it reported plot, to escape by the Taylor hi others, accused of murdering the Meeks family, Sli,*jr ilV Stanley found two saws made from small steel.strips, such as tire usually found in shoes. One of these was in Oeorge Taylor's coat pocket. It transpires that William Barrett, the New York murderer, against which 100 cases of burglary have been charged, some dating back fourteen years, passed successfully as a jeweler with the reliners of iliat. city l'or twelve years, lie went to certain places regularly with gold and stiver ingots to sell, and by his easy, digni fied manner and polished addi the confidence of all with whom he dealt. Foreign Gossip. Brazilian students are agitating in favor of having the government, recog nize the Cuban rebels as belligerents. Blenheim Park's lake is lobe cleared of weeds before the Duke and Duch ess of Marlborough return to Kngland. Murphy lias been given tip us tit! Anglicized corruption of his mime by an Irish clergyman, who litis taken up again the true form, O'Morchoe. Pope Leo XIII. is said to have his name in the Index Kxpurgatorius for a book on the Virgin, which he wrote when he was Cardinal l'ecci, but of which Pius IX. disapproved. Six of the South African millionaires are believed to own .^I'.tri.tHJti.OO Obc Iween them. Alfred Belt is the rich est, with $(iO,Ml(i,(ioii Mr. Parnate has !?r»0,000,000 and Cecil Rhodes *'J5,000,- 000. A Memorial tablet, to Mary. Queen of Scots, has just been placed, in Peter borough. near the spot where she Was buried after lier execution. It was subscribed for by English women bearing tbe name of Mary. Guy's hospital, in Loudon, the in come of which, derived almost entire ly from land, amounted to $2i0.000 a few years ago. now can dispose of only half that sum, and must reduce the number of its beds by nenrfy a third, unless helped by contributions. Count Lippe, a canon of the Vienna cathedral, lias gone to Rome, beaming a beautiful brocaded robe presented to the Virgin of Loreto by the Archduch ess Maria Theresa and a purse of 100,000 golden ducats, the gift of the Austrian nobility to the pope. In 1,S!)4 the amount per head con sumed for rlrink in Kngland, Scotland and Ireland was, respectively, 17s •Id. Hg&Tlfshrd nil nil rdl rdl rdlrdlh •Id, *,'! Is and 2 2s Sd, which proves that Ireland is twice as sober as Eng land and one and a half as sober as Scotland. MiMce!lau«.otK. The Swiss referendum and the ad visability of adopting it in this coun try will be the subject of this year's delKite between Yale and Princeton. The twenty-eighth annual conven tion of the Railway Conductors' Life Insurance association will be held in Memphis. Englishmen are employing hunters to capture and ship elk, deer and moose from Wyoming »to England to stock game preserves. J. Sterling Morton, secretary of agri culture, lias paid a visit to St. Louis and litis said that its cattle market stands higher abroad than any other in the country, and now Chicago Is en vious. Three circuit judges at Toledo de clared the famous mechanics' lien law, which created such a furor In the last legislature and alxnit which charges of fraud were made during the Ohio election, unconstitutional. Rumor in New York lias it that the attitude assumed by Commissioner Grant in the police board has so dis pleased his colleagues that Mayor Strong will endeavor to prevail upon him to resign from the board and take the place of dock commissioner. Mrs. Joseph Emery began suit at Adrian, Mich., against the Lake Shore railroad for $5,000 protect the damages for in juries received last September. A horse she was driving was frighitened by an engine and plugged off a bridge. She claims the company's duty was to' bridge with a railing. SOUTH DAKOTA NEWS. CONDEXKKi) FRO LATEST TELEGRAMS. A TlioSlicep Industry of the State—Diversi fied Farming ih Kajjhlly Supplanting the Old One-Crop Theory— Irrigation Theo ries are now I'redominc-nt In South Da kota—Items of iieneral Interest l'rom livery Portion of the State. A (ire at Elk Point recently des royed tho building aud grocery stock James of Walsh. Tho United States land office at pil City is doing a large amount of business this winter. Two promi' cut gamblers cf Aber deen were recently fined $50 or twenty five days in jail. The roller flouring mill at St. Law rence was burned to the eround a few days go. No insurance. Hot Springs is a prominent candi iliite for the meeting of the next trtilis-Mississippi congress. The De -met creamery will be run a I winter. They continue to make an excel ent grade of butter. Cloorge Coats has struck a rich mine at, Newton's Forks said to be Jilt) valuable than the llo Tirro: mine. Tlip land office at Aberdien has been doing go business the past tnoiirb. The total receiuta were ST-tiTiO. Aberdeen has recently secured title 10 a qua tie section of land adjoining the ty limits which has long been in dispute. Farmers in Broadland township, Beadle county have, votid to put down & ree artesian wells for irriga tion purposes. Governor Si.elilon has i^pued a proclamai ion announcing tiie rail road rfitleuati-'ti convention at Min neapolis Ike. 11. A very creditable edition of the Scotland Cit izen-l publican was recently issued by the suuLnts of the Scotland acudamy. A serious lire occurred at Flandreau a few days ago doing damage to Ted Ilussell's store to the amount of sev eral hundred liars. .. '. Harrison Caldwell, one of the oldest settlers of Minnehaha county, died in Sioux Falls a few days ago at the ripe old age of 71 years. It is announced that about ninety million acres of land, have been do nated to railroads, South Dakota furnisiiii :uliy its quota. Black Hills people are complaining that the ledums from tlie agencies a,re killing nearly all the game to be ound simply tor the pelts. Shipments of stock from Menno and vicinity are unprecedented. Sev enteen cars of cattle were shipped from Blunt a few days ago. Judge Edgerton, of the United States circuit court, is in Jackson ville, Florida, and it, is reported his iiealtii is greatly improved. South Dakota is peculiarly adapted to winter dairying and the most successful farmers all over the st are adopting that method. The Keystone Consoldatfd Min ing company held a meeting at llapid City a few days ago at which the by laws of the association were adopted. Will Sherman, charged with robbing Webb's grocery at Huron, has waved ixamination and will lemain in jail autil the next term of circuit court. J. C. Morton has been bound over to the United Statts court at Sioux Falls on the charge of uttering a counterfeit coin at Madison, S. D., November 22. James Thompson and his niece, of Miller, arrested at Council Bluffs a few days ago on the charge of incest, are still in the h^pds of the law offi cers without bail. E. Sturgis, a.prominent contractor of Fort Meade, was recently found dead in a doorway of a dive at Sturg is. The inmates say he was thrown out of the door drunk. Judge S. J. Conklin and Eugene Sbough have entered into a partner ship for the publication of Conklin's Dakotian. The paper will still be issued from Aberdeen. Conductor Shirk of the Dakota.Cen tral, is putting down a three inch ar tesian well on his farm near Broad land and expects to irrigate a large tract of land next season. Frank W. Lyon, one of Waterto wn's prominent young men, was recently married to Miss McLauglilen, at her parants ranch on the Cannon Ball river, Sioux reservation. On January 13 will commence an important meeting at Aberdeen of (he Scottish rite masonry, continuing lour or five days. Many prominent nasons will be in attendance. Wm. E. Green, a farmer, died in forth Sturgis recently from the fleets of drugs administered in liquor, treen was known to have several hundred dollars on his person before be visited the house where he took the liquor, but when found by friends his putse watj empty. engineer .Nou.e, the rcpresentatie of the English capitalists, in pushing matters looking to tho early com mencement upon the rtiilr ad bridge over the Missouri at Yankton. At 1 Jtiltic a few days ago enraged eititens, backed by the deputy sheriff, seized the liquors in the saloon of Jo-i' Oilman who has bicn running "wide opt-n" for a year or more. No better indication of the new mode of farming, being adopted in Soutii Dakota, can be imagined than the numerous train loads of fat cat-, tie constantly being shipped east. The Rapid City Journal is publish ing a large amount of matter in favor of the new railroad from St. Paul and Minneapolis by tl way of Aber deen and Pierre to the Biaek Hills. The property turned over by W. W. Taylor f.ills $l!17,000 short of mak ing good his defalcation. What steps will be akeii to jcut'd the balance from .the bondsmen is as yet proble matical. Cat tlemen or. the ceded reservation have aL-seshj each other two cents a head on stock which is to be paid as a bounty on grey wolves. Lots of exciting sport among the cow boys is the rebul-.. T_.e old bank of E Igerton building and fixtures at I'M.erton has been a A it A drews, of Sioux i! tpids la., who will 0 up the 'ank and begin business in a feiv days. Ma i. F. F. B. Colli a has about fin is is a it it States geological survey, but the work upon which the survey is en gaged will not be completed for two years or more. The bonanza yield of Has has been reported from thetarni of Uie Larson, 10 miles north of Sioux Falls. Tho liax osernins in weight enough to brinu the yield up to a trille over 30 bu.-.iit.-ls to tho acre. The foreclosure case brought by the St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance company, against the Dakota Liiul aini I/m Stock eonipniy, which owns a large ranch near- F.ederick, has been dissolved by Judge Campbell. Farmers of South Dakota who are engaged somewhat in the hog indus try are anxiously awaiting the open ing of the great, packing house in Stonx Fails As ioii a completed the principle shipments from the stat- will go to that city. The land commissioner's office lias made a call on the counties for re ports of collection of peimauent school and interest and income funds up to December 1, preparatory to making quarterly settlement and drawing upon thorn for amounts due. It has come to the knowledge of our citizens that tlle three blind pigs of Parker have suddenly blossomed into saloons hence a rousing mass meet ing was held recent at the Baptist church, a committee appointed ind money raised prosecute the alleged offenders. A more determined tpirit than ever before was exhibited. A few days ago a petition was pre sented to Attorney General Crawford from citizens of Sioux Falls asking him to appoint someone to enforce the prohibition law. He has answer ed that when it is shown to him that he state's attorney fails to act upon specific complaints he liimselt will take the matter in charge and not before. The Brookings agricultural college is doing splendid work in extending rtireful farm methods and practical dairying and creamery work in the state, not only by the college work proper but by the special winter course devised especially for practical farmers and by thesystem of farmer's instit utes which it conducts through out the state. The three men who were captured while attempting to burglariy.6 the postotlice at Brookings a few days ago register their names as Fred Moore, James Howard and Tom Barker. The sheriff of Lake cou:.ty has identified one of the pris oners as one of the partii-s arrested for burglarizing the Madison post offic-, but was released on account ot lack of ev.dence. Tne editorial on Conklin's Dako tian on "How to Control Elevators and Warehouses" is attracting much notice among the grain growers of the state. It is generally conceded that Conklin is right and elevator margins can and should be controlled the same as freight and passenger, ferry, and hack charges now are. This would give the producer a mar gin on what he now sells that would aid materially in improving the country. The Sheep Industry. Li. W. Roberts, of Dell Rapids, who now lias the sheep ranch of Blake & Ferguson in Anina township, came out a day or two since bringing a Shropshire ram that captured the first prize at the late state fair, Mr. Roberts had a v« ry fine stock of near ly 1,000 ewes and has- great faith in the future sheep industry of South Dakota with its excellent grass on which sheep can be grazed at least ten months of the year, and which is far superior to any tame grass that can be grown, will soon be able to furnish such a class of sheep ns will be sought for by of the whole coun y. HIS 1)AY ,0K A W A W I S O O N N O iV W E N Hi: WILL 111'] IlAMiKl). It 1 T1kiii Ii( TIiiiI (lie Governor Will Within (lie ,\ f.t Tii-vnlj-. Four I ton I'M Sf( (lit' Iliiy for tile i:\ft lit«ii—'I'ln- HclU.f Uxiirmncil Tha( llr.yuuril U'lll lie an Iitlol When (In- ol iiik lK'utli Ar~ rl I'M l.atcfft. ltcporl—Heath Warrimt Signed Harry TIayward will be hanged on Wedne-day the 11th inst. Gov ernor Clougli signed the death war rant on Saturday shortly after noon. The stricken father and mother made personal appeals to the governor but did not change his purpose. TrovIouK Ut-porlH. A! I..: e.ipolis. S I. JS.—"1 ill" next tweiiiy-l'uiir hours will probably see the- liamiitK nf the day when Ilarry Hay ward will pay the pen alty of his crime. It is understood in this city that the governor haw given the gentlemen who are circu lating the petition of couimmation until to-morrow morning, at lt o'clock, to close up their work and hand the petition in. Following tills, the irov ernor will make short work of the fits -. The prevailing opinion is that Hie fatal day will he some day next week. "I guess Ilarry lias no use for me this morning," said Ed Stevens, this morning, in the oilice of lhe sliernl, "I'in about o'clock, this aflernnoii, lie will keep the sheriff's force busy limiting up messenger boys to carry notes to me to come down and tee him." Speaking of Ilayward's eoiulitoii. Mr. Stevens took occasion lo s:'y. "I •Jo not believe that Ilayward is sane, now." A different opinion was expre* n-d by some one present, when Steven* supplemented his remark by saying "I would not lie surprised i!' lie were tl sniveling idiot by the lint.' iho day of execution comes." "I have had a troi deal to do with Ilayward for the past year." mi id an other gentleman present, "and 1 do ii"t think he is any more insane than lots of men. We are all of us a little off on seme points, y» know." "Well," rejoined Stevens, "I have seen him every day for six weeks and I don't believe that 1 can be fooled as to his cordition. I believe he is insane. I'll tell you. however, it they do bring physicians before tiov. dough and show to his satisfaction thai Ilaywiird is possessed ot a lonii rii'-al mania, I believe that Dave is .inst that, kind of a man that if he thinks Ilayward ought to hang, will thin! the forr.er lie ptil where his lratiia can do no harm. the. InMier." Hay ward has one of his tits to-day. as Jailor West expresses it, and he is very nervous. The thing that is troubling him is a great fear, message to the grand jury. which Is probably well founded, that the grard jury will adjourn wilnout lis leniii-. to the revelations lie stands prepared to produce, lie became very exeite.l this afternoon ami called for :t tiencil and paper, which were not forthcoming. lie wanted to seud a FLAMES NEAR FOWIlflll Ar, 1.1:pic-sirt inl Jol, for (lit? I-'ireme 11 «f IVi'W Vorlc. New York. Dec. S.—Fire broke out early to-day in the six-stor.v, brick structure warehouse. 271, U74 South and ri.'57, 5"l Water streets, which Ii occupied by 12. F. Driggs and others. Oil the fourth floor of the building, fully .Vmo.OOO worth of fire crackers were stored. These exploded and made the work of the firemen danger ous, On tho top floor a large quantity of powder was stored. The only way to roach the blaze with efl'eet was through the roof and the work of cutting that awav, wh'le underneath were gunpowder and other explosives, was extremely dangerous This did not deter the firemen, 12 of whom were set to work there. In a very short time a large hole was made and a great pillar of smoke rushed out. Into this hole, streams of water were directed and the gunpowder was saved from the flames. Total loss SouO.OOO. AKi'"»t Gerinnn KIIiihIh Chicago, Dec. 8.—Tho appellate court has handed down an important de cision on the case of Waldeck Lodge. Knights of Pytliias against the grand lodge of Illinois. This was a cast* where the lodge was suspended be cause of its using a German trans lation of the ritual of the order and refusing to discontinue its use. They aslted for a writ of mandamus to com pel the restoration of all its rights and the communication of the pass word. Upon a hearing before the low er court, Judge Brentano, gave a de cision favorable to Waldeck lodge on every point. From this appeal wai* taken resulting in the appellate court handing down a decision reversing Judge Brentano aud remanding the case with instrr "-is to dismiss It. Desperate Fight, Coffeyville, Ivan., Dec. S.—Word was received here to-day of a desperate light which occurred south of this city in the Indian territory, between: two men'named Purcell and Smith, in which the former was Instantly killed and the latter mortally wound ed. Jealousy on the part of Smith led to the killing. The Biter Bitten. LeBanan, Ky., Dec. 8.—W. O. ers, after snapping his revolver West. Dev- twice at T. J. West, a neighbor, to-day, killed by the.latter. The trouble was grew' out of a divorce applied for by Mrs. Gotbnm'a Chief of Police. ./ New irork, Dac. 8.—Peter Conlin, formerly inspector and during the past few months acting chief of po lice, was to-night appointed chief police. of