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Genera) Prosperity In the Masse $ APlfo Tim* Has Labor 1 Faily Employed is End of 1890* Report* from other cities disclose no Important change in the condition of trade. Wholesale business naturally slackens aad is quiet at this point in the year and tlie indisposition to act Is* rather increased by the tardiness of collections. At Boston prospect* are considered in ter for tin* trade in woolen and cotton gtMKis. The conditions at other eastern cities have been n»(t essentially different, though at Pittsburg Bessemer iron has sold at Sift 2.», the lowest price for the year, and all pig iron in at bottom prices. Manufactured iron I* Hi fail demand and rails unchanged. Tbe flint glass trade lit quit* active, with fewer hands Idle than for Month* past, aud the window glass trade is, fall At points further west expectation of Improvement after Jan. I is general though the trade is quiet in wholesale lines, but fully up to last year's. At Kansas City the trad* In quite good, but cattle and hog receipts are light. At Lincoln, Neb., business exceeds that of last year, though fear* of state legisla tion against lenders toad* to increase the jireVlllliitf s»rln»' ii y. A* demand for money is lighter and the supply equal to legitimate needs. At Halt hake the money market Is extremely lose and the outlook unsatisfactory. At other jtoluis in the northwest the Mone tary situation seems rather better. So taspaoUi Throughout tho North WMt Are Brighter, With Groat String-enoy at Salt Lake. iRaw Yoaa, DM. G. Dm it Co. K weekly report say*. Business has progressed us well as could lie expected In a week brokci by the Christmas holi day* and agrc snow surm. Tlx- hull day trade was remarkably heavy here and at nearly all other joints good, which Is ly lit means evidence that the tight nens of the money market springs from any genera) embarrassment of business or Industry. Tbe volume of pavmeut* through the bank!* continues larger, though but about 3 per cent, larger than a year ago. Railroad earning* thus far reported for December show gain of about per cent- over those uf the same weeks last year. For eign trade la very heavy, in spite of cause* which were expected to Iii*ure a material deereasc. The uncertain!) In regard to monetary legislation and Its possible effect* is still a great obstacle, but even this ha* a less disturbing Influ ence than It had a week or two ago. an the prospect of unwise action seems more remote. Tbe money market* have gen erally grown easier, during the past week, not only in the east, but at Home of the wen tern and southern centre*. Reports from the south also indicate some Improvement. Manufacturer* at IAIUSYIIU are fully employed, though money Is very close. Trade at Atlanta Improves, Cotton is moving more satl* fa* torlly and at lialveston rec«|pt» ex ceed those of last year New Orleans reports a fair trade, larger receipts of cotton, the crop being there estimated at 7,700,000 bales, and giod receipts of sugar and molasses with steady prices. Throughout the south the fictitious prices maintained last summer aud fal for cotton have caused some embarrass merit, l»eing followed by the inevitable decline as the magnitude of the crops became knowu. but more thau S.floo.ooo have already passed out of the hand* of producers, mainly at fair prices. It Is especiall) encouraging, that, thus far, there has IMTB SO TTTIFT' efilTSEf rassment and so few failures among the Important manufacturing works recently established in that sec* tion. While th*-'situation of the lr*»tt- and steel industry shows no improve* ment. tins fart that the closing weeks of the year are passing without any serious setback gives encouragement. There it anxiety as to the demand which may ap pear with the new year, since It Is gen erally perceived that many works must remain Idle for a time unless there ie a decided Increase In consumption. For most finished products the consumption is even now so great that In any previous year It would have been coiisid*»**«4-•••*** neatlv satisfactory The exception is tbe steel rail business. In which a crisis and destructive competition seems Immi nent, a provisional agreement made dur ing the past week in this city having beeu defeated bv the refusal of an east ern mill to sign The woolen manufacturer* are clearly enjoying s larger demand for mmt prod uctasince the Importations were checked, hut as yet no considerable improvement In prices has tHHui found practical. The readjustment of prices In the boot and shoe and leather Industries seems to be progressing fair!), with le prospect of any serious embarrassment. On the whole lalwr has never been more fully employed thau In tbe latter part of #90. The monetary situation grows more satisfactory, because treasury disburse ments contintie aud arrivals of gold have given aid and the enormous excess of merchandise, exports over imports Is felt. Ill three week* of December e« ports from New York have been 7 per cent WEEKLY REVIEW OF TRADE :&3S",!£* it is a good symptom ilut instead of Increasing toward the etui of the year. failure* have become less important aud Tha Cormaiinn nf thm Haa. ks frequent. The business failures oc- Ciirring throughout the country ditrlng tlie last seven day.- number 'i i-i, as com ^ared with a total of 404 last *wk. For tlie lorrespondlug we«k far laat rear the liKure.s were GOVERNMENT DEPRAUOKO. A FRLLY WF MWIMIIIN fearful of TktIr Fat*. CB«ston N. I)., Iec. ^7. The Indians are still carrying on depredations and are growing much bolder. A half-breed came Jnio amp on the Cheyenne river and was interviewed about the hostile* In the bad lands. He says he left Pine Ridge agency a few days before with 150 friendlier who went to Induce the hOM tlles to return from the bad lands. There are at the least calculation 400 to warriors among the hostiles, all well armed, and all declaring they woild light. He maintains great fears as to the l.io frlendlies, he is almost sure the majority of them will be kill«»d. He tays the hostiles have an immense stock of provisions, and that tfeeir ftrottffbold is almost impregnable. smaller greater than last y«ar, which would indicate heavier exports than in any previous months, while the increase in export* has been bjit 2 per cent These facts point to an excess »fj ex port* as large as the $.'i ,t#H).ooo of last December, and in Novemtwr the excess of export* over imports was more than fKM*M).»00. There IMP not WM much activity In speculation Ulia weak, though corn bas fallen from 5Vi and oats If and cotton 3-18c. Wheat higher coffee V and oil The stock market has been left to llw prcfeastonai* who have chofien to do but little untli tb lie* year ha» begun. It is by all lasses believed tha* the mon §|gry pressure wit! cease aft« Jan 1 9m i mm •Mllf ao itetorblag I"fWa- Ofw toe WfrTi^wvRd. Dec. :„'7.—Further advices front China in regard to the burning of the steamship Shanghai, about fifty miles from Nanking, shows that the dis aster is much more serious than at first reported, it now S«EMS that over WO The UirMd aitasUM in S*»«!aa«l GI.A*. OW, Dec-. 27.—There Is a slight change tor th.« better in the railroad strika. The number, regularity aud punctuality of the passeeger tralus is In creasing, aud with this improvement the hopes of success for tbe striken and smaller. 4W Which Has iBoeu Carrtai us b»r |«im Ttaia t'» •artlitS. NKW VOH*, Dec. 37 —A Washington I a I says: "Frauds by which tbe government has IMM-II robix-«j of over SI, 000.(Ksi within the past twelve months have just beeu brooght to the knowledge of the treasury officials, aud a searching Inquiry is in progress. The frauds were committed by consuls and consular agents of the I'tilled States In Canada, and by uxporters of Canadian goods to the I uited States. Nome twenty con sular agents or a larger uumber sta tioned in the province of Ontario are im plicated In the charges. The process of the fraud consisted In the appropriation of illegal fee* and an undervaluation of e*ports by exporters. tonsillar certificates in blank. sigited by consuls and the consular agents, were issued for a nominal gum for the use of exporters In making false returns of the value of good* sent to the I'nited States. The evidence is not complete as to the percentages allowed by the exporters for the privileges of undervaluation, but enough is known to show that a system atic scheme of petty swindling has iw'en carried on. The certificates are distrib uted in great numlier* and an estimate of fl,000,000 as the aggregate of the loas to the government. This Is nothing more than an estimate. Further Inves tigation may show loss of many times that sum. and that there are even more guilty parties than as yet discovered.** CMCAOO, fet Mr«. KUSMIIS TSaalu. return library her on Mrs. 8- it ttiisse 11 desires to tbauks to the patrons of the city who so generously remembered Christmas, ami to wish them all a happy aud prosperous new yar ratal Colli at aa la Callfwala VRRSMO, Cal., l»ec. 27.—A coiiWwn three miles north of this city between a freight train and two wild engine* re sulted in the death of a brakeman aud fatal Injury to a lire man. Waafcly Baak »tst*M««. NKW YOKK. Dec. 34.—Tbe weekly bank statement shows tbe reserve has Tucreaswl *3.-.'2tt,ui!0. Tbe banks now hold 87.7-J&.000 In ex JEAE of legal require ment*. t._ friaea* K#*ar «si*.i«*t aeeai tkwUtwd to kave- the whole of the inner workings of tbo machinery of the Nebond Kmplre. during the laat years of its existence, fully explained to us by those who fed the fire* and oiled the wheels. Tbe latest seriea of revelations Is by the Count d1Herison i who has already riven to tbe world several volume* of ilia experiences), and is entitled "The IVIUCO Imperial (Napoleon IV).M It is rather a melancholy process to con tain piate the list of those shadowy figures in the line of Freudi royalty that bear the title of King or Kmperor, and that never reigned—the phaotoms %»f power, scarcely more substantial tbnn the dim line of klug* beljelu by kacbeth in the \N itches' Cave l.ouis XV11. comes first, the boy martyr of the revolution, and at no great dis tance follows the pallid, sickly shade ibnt calls itself Napoleon II. That most prosaic of the later Bourbons, Henri V. (tbe Count det'hambord), lends a needed relief of common* place dullness to the group which ia complete! by the blood-stained image of Napoleon IV. They never reigned, these four prince* with high-sounding t(U«a. '1 be day of heirs to the French throne by the right divine ia p**t over, never to return. •ww fwigrin Ma* sus«i 1 »*slT *«srs The following shows the political Make-up of ongress from IS72 t» IW?: Forty third Congress. Republican Sen ate Republican House. IHt2 Forty fourth Congress. Republican Henate Democratic HOUMI, 1S74: Forty-fifth Congr* «s, Republican Henate, lH*u»o cratic Houac. is7«. Forty-sixth Congress, I Dwwocratlc Senate lem»cratie House, i 1878 Forty-se\enth Congress, Repub lican Senate, Republican House. laOO: Forty eighth ongress Republican^ Sei ls Sc 1 ate Democratic IIOUM»V 1HH- Forty 4ISc. ninth Congress, Rct tiblican Senates Democratic House. 1HK4: Fiftieth Con gress, Republican Senate Democratic House, ltPHi, Fifty first Congress, Repob It, an Senate Republicsn Hou*«, liM Fifty second Congress, RejViblican HA«- Dec. Springfield, kee MADTROX,SOTTHDAKOTA, MONDAY. DECEMBERS,i8«O. MILLIONS WILL BE SAVED i*W flftT- tester Trust to Benefit the Stockholders. Muoh Business to Be Conoentrmtoc and Many Men Thrown Out of Elm ploy men Big Brazilian Immig-ation Schemo— in Generai Stem AJI Qtiartera *?.—The Time# O., places the end be re. Year after year tbe different eoneerns furnish thousands of dollars worth of repairs, frequently for binders three or four years old, and generally free. I'e scrupuious retail agents would demand mure repairs from the manufacturers than needed, and in many caws agents at the end oi the year would have 100 worth of repairs on hand that had cost nothing. Now repairs will be free no longer, but a fair price will have to be paid. "One important questiou comes up, •nd that Is, 'where are alt the binders to be made in the future and at what price wfll they be sold'?' It Is believed that the first five big cunci^riu munUomxl at* »ve will do the work, while the fac tories at Poughkeepsie. Auburn and liatavia. N. Y., Akron. O., Milwau and Janesvillc. Wi*., Piano. III., and others will be closed to the binder it is rtafrmed a price below any in the p^st will be established, and thai the binder will be sold to responsi ble parties the same as merchandise is sold: short time aad prompt pay at ma turity There is no doubt that the above flf- ures an' a great deal exaggerated, but no one denies that the yaving iu middle men will amount to millions of dollars JMT annum. (Jen. Bushnell. one of the directors of the company, was seen last night. He refused to be interviewed, saying that the new company would soon be iu running order, and that the public would soon know all that wa necessary to be known alsmt Its affairs. He said that the formation of the company would prove a direct advantage to the farmer, as It Is not Intended to advance the price of reaping machinery What is saved in the employment of middlemen will be to the gain of the farmer, although It I* hard to make them believe so Another traveling man who was in terviewed salt! "1 think that the fact that the most important and basic pat ents iu harvesting machinery will run out in a few years, and the fact that a g«tod many have already ruu out had a good ileal to do With the formation of the trust. Every importaut concern making harvesting machinery In the nited States has jolnj'd the trust, and there is enough mottev behind It hi make It an absolute monopoly for many years to con*'. No cimeern with ordinary cap ital an by any #NAIWHty .cope with U, and smaller work* will BE bought and Mapped.'" Rugv Plantation 8ou|kl. l^ajiHisoTos, !c* ^7.— Information haVleeti received from Havana by the bureau of AinerlcaW'n*t»ub|i-s to the af f^ct that a syndicst# wf New York cap italists has within the last w da* pur eiiased for the nilgai plantation and factory known as Hao Ramon. This is one of the largest plantations iu Cuba The purchasers are making arrange merits to construct lines of transporta tton throughout the estate In order to in i reaae the cultivated are* aud red use the c.ist of production The plantation now product s 9ft0.rt)G bags of sugar an nually, and next rear the crop will prob a»iy be BIO IMMIGRATION SCHEME. I« Wttra* Baaiud bjr Ha»k«ra la MM pabltr of (trailI. U*ASHiM»Tt»K, 1)*N-. 27. The bureau of American repuiillcs has been advis«Hl af tlie organi/atioii of a company in Hrj/il, for the pur|Mi4e of establishing agrl %'ultural fM-ttiewent-s upon the publie Jluuds, which are given fr«*e of cost li? Jthe government t^r» aid the enterprise oiHstriict Hues of rail way aud to carry »ut ottier engineering works. The coni psiiy starts with a capital ooo,xx, liiost of which is furnished by bankera and merchants of Europe. The company 4ropu*«'s tt» select .'»,000 families in Ku ifop»., consisting of skilled agricultural ists and mechanic*, trans^irt them frc# f( cost to lira»il, where houses will be riiruishetlfor re pared tlielr occupamy and tool* for tlu ir usi-. The federal ami seserai stau- governments «»f lira/11 ffered a guaranty of per cent, reat on one-third of tbe capital ia crttod iu the enterprise. #ii*i I..t\e of j'itereal special sars: Tbe form atiun of the American harvester trust will throw thousands of agents, travel Ing men and middle men out of employ nient. The amount which the trust will save por year by the change from old competitive methods, when each concern employed Its own traveling men aud saiesnieu, is conservatively estimated at 110.0041,000. A traveilag man with one of the big firm* sums up the situation as follows: "There are over twenty concerns in thi uited States engaged in the making of binders on a large scale, the largest of these being the McCormick and Dccring companies of Chh ago. the Warder, Kushuell & Olessner company and the Whitley Reaper company of Springfield, O.. and the Walter A. Wood company, of iloosac Kalis, N. J. Each of these establishments employs from -..vio to 3,ooo men. and tunis out annually over !0o,ooo machines. Then comes the xBuckeye Reaper company, of Akron, with an annual output of H),IMNI to 12, 000 binders. The D. M. Osborne om pany, of Auburn, N. Y., and the Piano. 111., company turn oat about the same number. The strife for business among the«M giants has IM-COIIIC SO great that it looked as if a part or all had to quit bus iness The consolidation of these twenty big concerns will work temporary loss to thousands of men. Not only will travel ing salesmen, geueral state agents, ad justers, collectors, etc., Is- discharged, but the closing up of the smaller facto ries and giving the work to the larger ones will throw many out of work, and in a few cases almost ruin the town* when- the factories will be closed. "Still it Is claimed there will be a tremendous saving |n the dispensing with all road men. There are over 7,ooo now in the employ of all the con cerns but as most of them will have to look for other after Jan. 1, luyi, new binder company will make a saving for the first year of millions. The salary of the road men is from 0800 to 02,.MM) a year, with traveling expenses, livery Dills, etc., with an average of $HO( for each. A conservative estimate of the average of travelers' salaries and tbtilr r«peuscs is $2.goo per annum for the enormous sum of §11.ooo,ooo. Add to this the saving in all the expenses of running each concern separate, such as superintendence, taxes, insurance, book keeping and office help, advertising and loases by bad accounts, and it will add a lew more millions to the profits of the new concern. "But the saving does not THE MASONIC AID. ^•aea attr In Canada Orsr th* a t)hlMM|o Couiiway. T«woir*v. Ont.. Dec. 27.—Tharv Is mtirh excitement In Canada over the (fairs of the Northwestern Masonic Aid soclatlod, whoae headquarters an' in ('hlcafto- The organization has iu force In Canada over 82,ooo.ooo of insurance* among tin Masons. It lias been doing iMirely a Mason business iu Canada, but is coming to the knowledge of the tiominiou government that the associa tion was accepting non-Masons as risks |t) tbe ulled Slates. It was notified U Jnit business in Cauadi or put up the itatutory *.'.000,000 de|Msit at Ottawa. The latter it would not do. so It has been pre-emptorlly ordered to withdraw from fanada. It is said that after the with drawal from Canada, the association tan snap its fingers at tbe Canadian patrons, who have paid in many thou sands of dollars in assessment*. DESPERADOES KILLED. Swm»ri MMII IKtwa Wau« •eatsttng Arrrit, HUICKI.KT, Dec. 27. Three very tough brothers named Kane, from Hastings, Minn have been working In O'Brien's Iwinls-r camp. Christmas day they came the Central hotel for a big drunk They began drinking hea\ lly. raised a biu row and defl«?d everybody to arrest e a s a o o a e i n a n u i eted them down for a while, when they it into a quarrel between themselves. Her dinner they got into a light and fti«r»hal It(»oth put them under arrest. Two of them resisted the marshal and combined in an attack ui»oii him. Itcing iti danger of being overpowered aud illed by the drunken desperadoes, the Biarshal was compelled to use his re ver. In the affray t»oth of them were aliot, one of them through the head, be ing killed instantly. The other was shot In the eve and lingered a few hours Mil herM sted on the marshal for KTllrfWl, omUiers. 'l'iie l»»dies of the two men ho were kilUnl lie In tbe hospital await ing the coroner's inquest. The Kanes were all single men. They are all under 30 years of age. Marshal itooth'^gave himself up to Sheriff Mc laughlin, and says he did it In •elf-de fense. CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO. Cclabratton at Oaw Watafa of llit WwpltcWU. 8A» AXTOMO, Tex.. Dec. 27. —The QUAINT Mexican festival of HI Pastor* or the Watch of the Shepherds was pub licly celebrated Wednesday night at a house In South Laredo street, near Du rango. These festivals, which are of au ual occurrence In the Mexican quarter are full of interest to people who have never witnessed the ceremonies. In the center of a large r»s»m was placed bti altar decorated with flowers, iu which reposed a figure of the Infant Christ. Tht watcher*, some hfteen in number, were dressed in ordinary clothing, but each wore a long trl-colorcd sash thrown over the fchoulder. They were ranged In a circle facing ti+e altar In the hands of each a luug jihcphcrd's ccuuk. ai thu. top of which were fastened bunches of artificial flowers, streamers of ribbons and a uumber of small bells. The head shepherd led the festival, exhorting the others to, watchfulness and h«»i»e through tbe new-born Savior. His exhortations were !nt44rsi»ersed with the singing of Christ mas carols In the Spanish language sung in chorus, the shepherd's crooks keeping time by regular taps on the floor. The quaint songs the steady beat, and the Jingling of the small bells produced an effect as pleasing as It was novel. This festival!* commemorative of the witch of the shepherds on the hills Just outside of Bethlehem on the night of the na tivity. High over the h«»use was an illu mination representing the star of Beth lehem. The same festival was observed in many Mexican residences, A large numler of which wore tastefully deco rated and illuminated with candles. A T»ha*M Trast Biaafc* Ify. IH I*VU I K. Ky., IVc. 27. —The posed combination of tobacco ware houses of this city and Cincinnati will probably prove a failure. The articles i of Incorporation were tihti some time ago and an organization effected but It doe* not seem poaalble to carry the plan through. The deeds by which the prop erty of the various warehouses were conveyed to the combination have been nullified by deeds to-day made, which rwdnvcy these same pro|K'rtles to the orlgtaal owner*. Wjiia .. LACKO***, I KM. 27.—Th.• ant log sale of the season consummated, by which, Litintier company conveys ter. of Kalrcnlid. stumpag* ffttJttfmport has just been the Nichols Pi N. C. F«»s estimated at 12.000.00lt feet in 2«i"t west. Clark county, for a consideration of &.'»7.ooo This land lies Within three or four mllesof Foster's railroad and the timber will be trlUul&D to bis mill at Fairchitd WtMtt«*al« LyHohlaw la '. PfCTKH»Mt Ho. Va.. Dec. 27.—It was reported last night that the five negroes who were arrested for the murder of^Ihr. E H. Rlggati ii. Mecklenburg county Saturday night and committed to jail IOWA'S fifiXEfi COLLEGE Pfospeots of a Lively Meeting1 of the Trustees at Their Next Session. Ono of the Biggest Finds of Gold in Maoy Yaara Just Mado !n Iowa. Fins Play Havoe in Humorous Da- tola Towns—General Slste Nows Meutaa, la., Dec, W.-flww a prospect of a five!* meeting of the trustees of the State Agricultural college, at their ne\t m«s*hn. Tliev have started out to reorganize the Institution, and make it Au agricultural and mechanical school Instead of a university. One of the snags they are likely to encounter is the experimental station, which seems heretofore to have been largely In the interests and for the beuotit of students that is. the college assisted the station with buildings, apparatus, eu-., and students to assist a superintendent, while In turn the students were to be given the advantage of all experiments. Then' are those who believe and will in sist that the experimental station Is un der the control of the legislature and not of the college, and that It may be located anywhere in the state as a separate aud distinct department of the col lege. There can IK- no question that such Is the presumption of the act of congress creating experiment stations in the several stales. These stations are established for the benefit of farmera who live on farms who *re to IK* given the results of e\|erlmetitationi bearing directly on the agricultural Industry and needs of each state—not the IHHHIS of college students. The dividing up of the work of the station among the pro fessors of agriculture, horticulture, chemistry, botany, etc., is in contradic tion of the act of congress, and will fail of cxpccted result*. Experiment pre supposes Investigation. Instruction and teaching obstructs investigation. Inves tigation, to be beneficial, requires the highest capabilities to become of value, and if farmed out to students or cheap assistants the doors may a* well be cluacd. LW(t M*|y«t oi U«M VMUMI D«s MOIKJCS. Dec. 27.—What In claimed to be one of the biggest finds of gold made for a good niinv years has just been made In Mahaska county. Black Oak Township. The piece, of what Is supposed to be solid gold, weigh ing seventy ounces, was found by a farmer named ilollowman on the edge of a small creek. The farm u|»oti which It was found belongs to Mr. Fun sou, a prominent iand owmir In that part of tan** ui uti --v. he curiously picked up. Home of his friends suggested that he have It toted. He took It to a Pella Jeweler, who pn nounced It to be genuine gold. If this Is true it will be worth not less than 11,100 or H.200. The people in that section are naturally excited over the find and are looking for more nuggets of gold. Narrow Ktoapt From Drownlag. CF'-OAK KAIMOS, lec. 27. While skat ing on the Cedar river yesterday. Fred die lilaln, aged years, son of City Re corder John D. Blain, went through a hole in the ice into deep water. He was accompanied by Clarence McClelland, a 14-year-old ln»y. who attempted first to save voting Blain by handing him a polo. The boy was so Ivenumbed that he could not hang to the stick, and as a last re sort, the McClelland boy plunged into the icy water and pulled Ills companion out on to safe ice. Mr. Blain, in recog nition of the heroism of young McChll lami, ntrrrhased a fine watch and chain and. presented it to him. rimca I* MKOM. HOUMI FIV UP fee DK\I»W«M»I». |ec. 27. At l(i .t0 Christ mas night fire was discovered in a build ing on Main street, in the First ward of this city, aud iu au Incredibly short time the building was a Bene raging furnace, and within a very few minutes the ad joining buildings were abiaxc. A high wind carried the flames along until no less than nine buildings were destroyed. Among the buildings burned was the livery'Stable «f S. C. Fargo Sou. the store of .John Benter. the grocery store of John Klaunigau and a meat markut. In addition to the livery stable, S. C. Fargo A Son lost a large barn and a two story store buildlnir just at present un occupied. Fargo's |«ss will amount to from fft.OOO to R7.000. Renter's SVOOO. Flaniiigau's alxiut 91,000, and in all about *20,000. Owing to the great dis tance from the last water main It was Impossible to save the buildings, but by tliu united efforts of the tin men and citi zens a row of buildings iti which was tbe livery stable of Frank Kelly and two residence* were saved. The origin of the lire Is unknown, hut there is every indication to show that it was the act of an Incendiary, many believing it to be the result of a desire for vengeance on the part of some drunken railroad graders, who were liMi»n*d by the ac tion of Mayor Starr Iu ordering the hose turned on a gang of them who were dis turbing the peace and when ordered to disperse refused to do *0. Friday morning about tbe name time Deadwood was threatened with a repltl tlon of the great fire of 1H79. The rear portion of the upper floor of the Key stone hotel was discovered to be ablate, but In ten or fifteen minutes the firemen had u under control. The hotel Is sit uated In the heart of the business por tion of the city, and If the tire had not been controlled a* early as It was noth Ing would have oes'U saved. Low. from |2*ULHi tu S r*Htb*4 ta th* llaww, Bur* I'OIXT. Ilec. 97. -The IMMMW af I^asse A Haaven. three miles north of U»ls place, burn**! Christmas night at 12 o'clock, and be perished in the flames. Ha*veu was years old, and lived by himself about 1HJ fu from the real- At the hour mentioned, Oilbert Lewlson Hwoke and instantly discovered that his grandfather's residence was on lire. He ru-hei down stair*, awakening the fam ily as he went, lie reached the hurnlug building and attempted to enter the south d«Hr and a west window,hut it was utterly lm|Misible. The cause of the terrible talamity will never be known. After the rtre the body was found In lhe ruins, the Itog* and arm* burned off. Mrs Haaven died six years ago. Mr. Haaven took Ins meals with Ins daughter, Mr*. Davidson, and his housework was done them. He (eaves two sous aud three daughters, among our MOet citizens In this county. BstfhUi RmIII HcanKrd. Rkk HiKriiiH. ei. 27. The particu lars of the lire at this place, briefly al luded to in yesterday's dispatcher, are a* follows: The tire occurred at St o'clock on Christmas night. The follow ing are the losses W. S. Ensign, dry goods and groceries, insurance, $3,000 W rlftleld, grocery man. insurance, S«.no»r. .lames Jackson, building form erly used as restaurant, insurance, SI,SUM E. A. Young, hardware. Insur ance, 93,000. All the buildings were completely gutted, aud hardiy any goods were saved. Ensign. Crtffleid aud Young also loae their horses, barns and hay. A MIH at mmmm V«Ua, 8TOME FAI.J.S, fiet —A fire broke ont In the Mouth Dakota planing mill In an unknown manner last evening. Tb« two-story frame building burned like a tinder-box ami within half an hour was reduc«"d to cinders and ashes. It was owned and o|»crat«Hl by A. O. AI mo*, who estimates his loss at *7.ooo. with $2,500 insurance. The (German-Ameri can, Pihi nix, of Hartford Phu'iiU, of London. Niagara and Connecticut are each caught for F.SOO. The fire throw* twenty-live men out of employment. A WAR PAINT CHEAP.** Ik* rate—j I'm ladastry—A Pal a I Eossd fur (tea Indiana. I'INK RIIHIK AOKNI'Y. S. 1)., Dec. 27. A new Industry that promises to be of considerable Importance will probably soon be commenced near this agency. For years the government has b«*en try lug to fix on some employment for tbe Indians who have attended the eastern schools. As It now is. those who have spent ears In the east, learning different trades, return to their homes on tbe reservations, and there not being oppor tunities for developing what they have learned, thoy speedily return to their old life, substituting tlie blanket for thu neat clothing brought with them from the east. To do awav with this sort of thing, persons living at the Sioux agencies are agitating the construeUon of manufactories at the ageucles, in which the educated Indians can seenrw employment. Near this agency, directly west of It In fact, is located an exten sive paint bed. and It is proposed to in vestigate lit# extent and i|nalitx of tbe W-'vWoKrt* vuiyuw.J*.# Special Indian Agent Coo|w«r is heartily in favor of something of the kind and will visit the spot to investigate the practicability of the scheme. Alaska Norklnc RatN-MMtsttM. WABHINOTON, Dec. 2?—Capt. James Carroll, of Sitka. Alaska, is here. Mr. Carroll was chosen by the territorial convention as a representative in con gress, provided that the body should aee lit to grant the territory the right of representation. He said he was em powered by a number of cltlaens to offer Sl.ooo.ooo in gold for the territory. The offer, the captain said, was bona fide, and the money would be paid on short notice. SPARKS PROM THI WIRES. TMK Virginia ar«* oountry roads in blocked with snow. O'BKIKX and OLLL, Ike have arrived in Parle. Irish envoys. EvKAt'H, the French strangler, i hopeful of obtaining a new trial. Ent fKAY c«*leln*nt*jd his o?th birth day *t Roxbury, N. Y.. Thursday A NKW Indian M'hool will probably ba established at Chamberlain. S. D. TIIKHK are now y.ooo men out on a strike on the various Scottish railways. l'Ror. KIM-II denies that his lymph ta In the slightest degree dangerous to hu man life. TKK president has approved the acta providing for public buildings at Reelae and Sheboygan. Wis. TIIK czar has ordered the expulakHI af II.(ssi alien workman who were em ployed on government work. THU Ma.soni. Temple in BaltlMore was destroyed by fire, Ugethcr with nearly all the'records of th" grand lodge of tbe state. The building cost 94.*0.000. A SI'KCIAI. from Victoria, li. C., gives the total of all seals caught and disponed of ill victoria as 41.77W, valued at $498, 72M. divided as follows Canadian ves sels, 8u.."47 seals American vessels, 3.201: Adcle, the (terman rauger, 1,031. A mo dinner and variety entertain ment, lasting two hours aud a half, were the Christmas relaxations allowed the 1,300 convicts In the Jollet prison. Rurke aud Coughlln. theCronln prison ers, and Neebe and Schwab, the anarch ists, witnessed the show and partook of the dinner. ON NOV. 19 laat Mrs. John Hulllvan, of Orange, N. Y-. gave birth to a baby which was strong and health) and Is doing well. Mrs. Sullivan recovered from her sickness and proceeded with her household duties until Tuesday last, when she gave birth to a second child, also strong and healthv THK Spanish minister of finance has Issued it decree declaring that Spain must follow the protection movement of America and Europe aud repeai portiona of the existing tariff* and largely In crease the duties on horses, mules, cat tle. preserved and salted treats, flatir, rice and cereals from Jan. I ne*t, CO*IMIMIO*KK SMITM, of the Beiglteh gaivation Army, has resigned. Mr. Smith foruHHl a *u)stanlka) guaranty that aii earnest alio lMo»l»e*»-like effort would'be made to l**ec«ite the pra tiea ble part of lien Booth's scheme »f aa cial regt^tveratiiMi, and his resign athMi tu Ua iiat:ces».