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Wessington Springs herald. (Wessington Springs, Aurora County, Dakota [S.D.]) 1883-1891, October 03, 1890, Image 2

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!')•'''.Ms r, if io Advance.
sriuO :t in Auvance.
Tie mils of ftlie Battle, Which toolr l*lnco at
an Early Hoar in tlio 9Ionilng In tlia
Orinotida Club—The Flour Uutput Falling
Ctn -Ceiiorul iNnvs.
T.OMIOX. Sept. sr.—Tho ranch talked of
fight Iwwa Fmnk Slavin, the Australian
liampion. II ik! Joe McAulifTe, the American
besi v.y weight nngllist. took place at tlioOr
monde. dull at 5 nVlor'c yesterday morning.
At ,1 !!0 ilit• men wore awakened by their
"suni-i- jml were thoroughly sponged down
ind inhbeil by ihe.ir trainers and each ro
t-esvws :i 1111u!:m:t in tlio form of an o/:g
I!- ,..
Ab,.in u'i-l(,i-!c iho two principals entered
!i" ring, foll'uved In- their seconds. On tho
of tinii' In it !i men advanced 1o tho
cesiter iif tin' ring. A tier short preliminary
-qs:r:•:ik'. Slavin led off ri.-ther low with his
rigid. This is ivtisrnod 1 our from Mc
wiih hi* lef!. which nilif-'od its
Tim Australian juit-k!.%- followed up
good one from lii left then his
v.a- busy. aiul in some e.\chr.n
followed UeAuiilVe had decidedly tho
t- it. Wh'-n they l,r.d-:• jwa
i- i.C-
A ul i!Vi• la tided a. powerful blmv on his op
ponent's chest. wiih hi- right, but flavin
promptly ret a
1 a I id. whereupon MeAulifTe
'•amc t'i the ground. Tho second round
ended in another drop for iMcAuliffo, iv
-*-'i!tiir_' in Siavin being declared tho winner.
'I In- tight lasted MX and t!iroc-iiu:irter
minutes. M.-Au11 r's face showed marks of
"Cve:v pu11 sii]iu*111. Aftur JioAuliire I'ame
to tho .ui-onnd in tho tlrsI, nunid (hrrc was
trOMondou.s ohoorinr in the Au'd.ralinn's
•o'.".'.o,-. Upon aicAuliffc riylus tho two
got. u.'-'-riior and JU'Auiin'o landed a rrilic
biov.' rin flavin's fal'O. Tho Aniorio.au v. is
vi*. oni'f ki.M'ri iii thy faro of his man and
uvii-i' ',vj Si ])j^ ri£ht hifc him tromond'ius
Wows, tliiui not beinjc called until JlcAuliirc
loft Oil with a decided advantage.
In the second round JloAulill'e lH\i an v.ith
his risht on flavin's face and thou quickly
got away to oscaiio a detormincd rush liy
Siavin. Kight aroiind tlio rin. the
Aia.-1ra.iinn chased his man who now
began to out a sorry figure and when they
got, dose enough Slavin was twice the more
«lronuous in dealing punishment with his
right. After the men closed tho American
broke away, having got tho worst of the
deal. On resuming tho light Slavin saw his
chance and availing himself of it very
quickly he wont in to finish his already
beaten man and ho soon knocked McAulilTo
«Jown with a clean blow, and, after waiting
for his return, recommenced most vig
orously. It was now all over with the Mis
sion boy. as he-only rose to receive terrible
punishment and go down again as fast as
possible. Finally his seconds, seeing that
further perseverance would bo worse then
useless, intimated that .Slavin had most
flffectually defeated Mo.Auliffe. The an
nouncement occasioned a scene of the
wildest enthusiasm. Tho light was for
£.1,00(1 and the Police Gazette championship
Khw the
Xeven "Was Received at San I'rau
Pan FHANCISCO, Sept. 2?.—When the news
of tho Slavin-McAuliffe light was received
here last evening, crowds were standing
around the bulletin board of tho newspapers
and congregated at prominent sporting re
torts. gome seemed to, regard the
news as unreliable, but although Mc
.Auiiffi would naturally appear to bo the
ivorite in betting circles hero, owing to his
tioi/ig a San Francisco man, thero were a
!rir'_r-iimiiber of sporting men iu tho city
who wagered a considerable, amount on
Slavin. The betting iu this city was pretty
evenly divided and considerable mouoy
-banged hands on the result.
Ttvi Men Killt rt and Several AVouudad iu ii
County Seat War in Colorado.
i.'.MAU, Col., Sept. 2'i.—lliva.l county soat
I'aet'-o-.is in Baca county, fought a pitched
on the plains Saturday night in which
'two men were killed and half a score
wounded. The county was created from
Las Animus county by tho legislature over
:i year ago, and tho seat, of the local goven
nioiit was placed temporarily at t-pringlteld.
This did not suit the peopled Boston, which
claims to be the hull of tho county, and
they swore with horrid oaths written in red
ink thai they would have the court house
in tlieir town or there would bo blood stains
on the sands of Baca, county. Springfield,
'.hey said, did not have the S.l.OOo worth of
public property necessary to hold the county
capita!, and at tho next election they would
«:ow Springfield under and move the seat of
government to Boston. Tho Springfield peo
ple sat down and thought, and the result was
a, sclieiMe 1o malic the Jlubites sick. They
quietly went to work and bought an unoc
cupied holol at Boston that was sold at
auction. Tlio next thing was to get it to
rpringiiold, make, a. court house of it, and
defy Uoston and thoworld. Saturday night
u. party left Springfield for Boston with
machinery to move the building to the
former town for use as a court house, and
prevent the oonnty soat .issue from being
raised this fall on the ground of insufiiciont
property. Kellers were put undor tlio build
ing, which Is throe stories high and the
finest in the county, and twenty teams wore
hitched to it. Inside vba house were
stationed t.v.'elve men armed v.ith Winches
ter !'.es. Tlio building was moved about
five miles toward Springfield, which is about
J.wciity-Cvu miles from Boston, when the
pc. plo of tho latter place discovered the
trick and immediately organized. All
available horses and ri.los were brought
into requisition and a strong party started
Upon overtaking (ho building movers tho
pursuers commanded a halt, which was au
?v.ore:i by a volley of shots from the men in
t.ijO bai'.ding. A fusilade was opened at
'.ce on tho structure, Winchesters, shot
guns, revolvers and stones being used with
telling effect.. In five luinulcs the house
was without windown and looked as though
it had hardly recovered from a bad attack
of smallpox. The (Iro was kept up for some
t.lmo, the Springfield crowd of trovers being
•beaten off and the Spartan baud inside re
ceiving the brunt of the fire. Several of
the attacking party fell seriously wounded
and tho men in tho building had not
eseaped unhurt. Tho fight took on a seri
ous look and it was fearod that
many lives would bo sacrificed. Tho cry
was raised by the attacking party to lire tho
building and lir.ist tho daring few like rats
-on a burning ship. This called forth the
white flag from the combatants inside and
thoy wore allowed to boat, a bas'-y retreat
amid, tho jeers of {.heir victorious foes.
Coal oil wao tiion procured and 1ho floors
of tho house saturated. Tiro was thou ap
plied and the building reduced to ashes.
Groat oxciteniout prevails, bni oivi::g to the
remoteness of tho scene, nows is hard to ob
tain. Parties arrived hero las! u'ght from
Springfield and departed hurriedly, after
buying all the cartridges they could scour
Several persons are reported no dying from
their wounds.
The feeling between tho rival towns lias
been bitter sin.-o tho election last. fall. The
goneral assombly located tho county seat at
Springiield, but only temporarily. Last
fall tho question was loft to tho voters, and
Springfield had a smiU ii.a.iority. This the
Boston people claimed was obtained by
fraud and the most, shameful tnanipulat'on
of tho ballots. However, ::o contest was
brought in the courts, Boston claimiitg that
as Springfield did not liavo tho 53,000 worth
of county property necessary to mako tho
location permanent thoy would movo tho
soat this fall to their own town. Tlierowas
no building in Springfield suitable for a
court, house, so ho attempt was made to
import, one from Boston.
A Young "Wisconsin Girl ?Crarly Kflicd by a
Man Sepksiijf Hidden Valuables,
r.AUAitoo. Wis,. Sopl, 27.—Tho case of
August. Schuster, who is charged with an
assault with intent to kill, is uowon trial in
Judge Sic
booker's court in this city. Feb.
last, somo person entered the farm resi
dence of Charles lvliuip in tho town of
Kxeclsior. near this city, with tho intention
of robbery. finding Miss Hackmaii,, a
young lady about. 22 years of ago, alone, in
the house, ho demanded of her money and
other valuables that were supposed to bo
.secreted iu the bouse. flfiss Sackman
replied that, she knew of ncno. Tho
rnilian not succeeding by mi id persuasion,
pounded her wiih a eiub lm'H
she became unwn.-te.'oti". gagged and tied
the unfortunate girl and drtiggod her to tho
river bank with i':ie intention of drowning
brr to eovov up his erhii., but just as lie was
abotr. to •.hcow 'nor in the water ho hu.'aaio
alaraied i*y an a i:re:!eo'ug wagon, :uid
tied, leaving hi -. vIoUih ay ho supposed dead.
Tlio girl was foan.! shortly afterward by
Hr. Klimp. who. with iti. wife, bad returned
from this oily. After several hours of hard
work by the physicians tho girl regained
consciousness sufficient, to give an ac
count of tlio affair, claiming that
her assailant was August Schuster, whom
she know well us nu old schoolmate.
Schuster, who is a 3on of a wealthy
farmor living in tho samo town, had
boon jiway from homo for a year. Detec
tives were at once employed to work up the
case. About two mouths afterward Mar
shal Zantner. of Water!,own, Wis., found
Schuster working in tho Oommcrci.-.l hotel
at that place undor an assumed nam?. He
denied any knowledge of the crime for wiiioli
he was arrested. Tho young mail was
brought to llaraboo and placed in jail.
After a preliminary examination ho was
held to the circuit court'. During the pre
liminary examination several witnesses
from Watcrtowu testified that Schuster was
in \V a tort own on tho day the crirno was
committed. The trial will last several
Two Cadets Kngarcel in a Prize Fight, iu
TVtiieli One toios IJi3 Life.
IJEX-INOTOX, a., Sept. 27.—A most dis
tressing tragedy occurred here at 'tho Vir
ginia State Military institute, in which
Cadet Warren Taliaferro, a lad of 15 years
and a member of one of tho foremost fam
ilies of the state, residing in Norfolk, Va.,
who had beon in the Institute only a week,
lost bis life as a result of a fisticu IT encounter
with Cadet Frank iUeConnico. aged 20, of
Bryan, Tex., who was also in his Zirst year's
sit tendance.
Shortly after 31 o'clock the yr.-.np men
engaged in a dispute. Former ill leoiing
made the dispute a warm one, and friends
proposed that 1ho matter r.o settled by a
prize fight. At the call to mes? the princi
pals and their friends excused themselves
and repaired to a room, stripped to tlio
waist, and started the" baitilo. Thirteen
desperate rounds were fought. Afl-cr the
encounter young Teliaferro retired to his
room and laid down ana apparently \vout tc
sleep. Two hours later, when some l-UO at
tempted to awaken hhu, ho was fount! to 'on
dead. Upou hearing of tbo death of his
adversary young McComiico attempted
suicide, but was prevented by friends. lie
was arrested aucl placed in jail. Thoaidcts
are greatly oxeited and it is thought an
attempt will be rnado to roscuo McOouLiico.
Anotlier Kcv/npajicr ISarrod.
MOKTGOMEIMT, Ala., Sept. 87.—Postoffice
Inspector Booth has seized 3C0 or -100 copies
of tho Birmingham Ajc-Ucrahi on the ground
that the paper printed lottery advertise
ments in its mail edition in violation of tho
now anti-lottory law. Tlio mail sacka seized
contained tho Aoc-Hcrald'e edition for thia
section of tho state. The president and
secretary of tho Advertiser company v/oro
summoned before a commissioner this morn
ing and required to give bond for their ap
pearance in court for having published a
lottery advertisement, on Sunday last.
Sioux City l-ive Stock.
IIo.~s—TJeoolpts, 1.5,000. Ofacial yesterday,
l.Ttig shipments, 2 cars. The market opened
easy, witti another tumble of (.ffiUOo. TJ.O de
mand for all kinds of weights v/ils very Blow
this morning aud a dull close is looked for.
Cattle—ICecoipts 1U0. Offloiai yesterday, 173
shipments, 467. Tho market is Flow. Good
butchers cows aro about the only kind of
stock that sells, and tbo yards
are short on buyors. Quotations: rt
steers, prime, 63.75S-i.tJU: fat steers,
fair to good. i&.W&iM feeders,
prime, 900 to 1,000 pounds, {&»»«&«.»
feeders, fair to good, te.t'[email protected] !.70 stoefcere,
prime, [email protected], fair to good, SiVA)tjvj2.45
common, 8W.(XX3:..!r yearlings, prime, fr2.2ij
(iJWJ'iO tatr to good fat cows,
ii-outli Omaha J.i vo Stock.
SOUTH OMAHA, Neb,. Sent. Sr.—Hogs—Re
ceipts, 8.000s official yestordav, j,r 8hb
roeuw, 10 cars. Market opened weak, btiilt
selling for [email protected]
Cattle—Keeiiiots. (-00 ofilcial yesterday,
1,010 shipments, 7 cars. Market opened steady:
quality common.
Chicago £.ive Stool
CHICAGO. Sept. 27.—Cattle, recotpts n.000.
Market steady tsteers, [email protected] Tesacs ijUMO
Ci'l.OO rangers, fc.bXifA.lo.
Hogs—Hoceljits, 1ii,"000. Mailiet steady pack
ers and good mixed, tiriine heavy
and butchers' weights, [email protected] light, iW.aU
Sheep- Receipts, 5,000. Market steady na
tives, W.SiXaVi.yo westerns, [email protected] Texana,
S3.753l4.8o: lambs, ?o.5'[email protected],la.
Cliicago Produce.
CHICAGO. Sent. ST.—Closing orices: Wheat—
Easy cash, Wl^QiOO'/.c Oetoboi, 0G?s300^c
December. U9^@««Hc May, [email protected]!i,.
Corn—Firm cash, 48s October, 48J»c May,
Oata—Steady cask, 38c October, SSJ^c May,
41%ffi4", C.
Pro%-isions—Mesa pork btoady cash, 89.50:
October, 89.50 January, #11.52V4®tl.55. Lard,
quiet cash, 89.05 October, ®0.0"[email protected] Jau
uarv. [email protected]&4»^.
Bye—Easy at (10c.
llarley—Easy at 79c.
Flax Seed—Quiet at $i.6Q.
Timothy Seed—Easy at Sl.SS.
Eceuo* and lnr.'derits cr the Clnsljsg
ot" This Oinyreiis -S)enl:er lined Has
Shown Thiit H- :imvs His l!u*tn«ss—
Dial's tVcel.ly i:-ov!etv of the Stute of
W.ASTjji-'CTOir, Sept. St.—Special corro
Kpcndcneo: 'Die t:reat tra'die conforonc.
report in the nesi thing in ardor, and whon
tiiits- is di.spo. e:l of adjournment may be
looked for. Tho republican members of
tlio -o:i vivonec on (ho taiitf, who have been
at work all this week wilhou!. ihcas'sistaivv
of tho de-iieerais, liav» n?fo::il on all tiling'
in i!io bill o: copf, so.g.'.r and bhiding-tvrinje
On iiisrsn thoy aro
as over. Tin
troub'.o !o.?.s no! lie in the enferonco alto
ge'iior. but with i.-ion-.iu r:-. of fho two house-.
l» co
:iforo'. :i would have no trouble in
rtatfliir.jv an agreement, t.'ti both sugar nnd
%iudiii,r -twine, but anytiiiag thoy prop^.,
toco ii« threatened with t!fi-!«ilii)a of re
pubiiciMis i:i onti house or the other. The
majoriiy of r.-iiublican:? in both senate ar.-l
ii.-ree aro «-pptw.'{l to free bindieg-twine,
b'.it isi bo'.ii thero are many who insi.-'.
on free twina and threaten to fight for
it. This leaves the. coufercuci? irojomltte"
bet ween tl de.\ ii and (be deep sea, and
they fool tho •••essity of hrins oilic-r fire
proof cr exports :.u'iers. They luust briu
iu their report, pretty noon, and it is iie
port.aut that, a fa!! ag'voiuetit be reached
ami tho report be cemnle'e.. A divided re
port. presenting KIWI) dis reetoe.".ts, wonlJ
o|»ut the, way for a iight over the who'?
question again. Therefore tlio corsnniite
will endeavor to moke a complete! report,
bringing i.bo opposing interest.:-, as close
together a
a possible and then let the whole
report, Bland together.
While to any throat*, -.re being mado it is
likely tiei.', the i.'answould srnasii
eet-tain it-ems they
the committee do
r.(i a lump propo
vll tJiey can to
'i. between the op
il- probably act for
br. it they can.
t.lve \i! jlo ()ili 1:-
not like. V.'h:u.ov ".'
they suusf. fi r. ihrou0h
sis.loa, and bavin-.- rtoi
bring about an tvre.v.r
posing f.ii'.tionr, li'-ey
tbe.msolves tlaaily, doie-:
and trust to party disci.nU'JO for the rest.
Uoeil Knows IXis isuoiness.
People at the capitol had btton nuking tor
tho lasjb fow days if Speaker Keed was not
losing his grip. His somewhat vacillating
course in dealing with the democratic fili
buster had caused a good deal of comment.
Somo people said that If he had boon very
anxious to do BO ho could have forced tho
seating of Mr. Langston two or three times,
but when the republicans seemed to bo just
on tho point of finally getting the best oi
democrats tho fighting grow slack, or sonic
tslip was made, aud Mr. Langston's chanci*
faded away again. But the speaker knows
Jiis business, and yesterday th-s democrats
had ample evidence of it. Before the house
mot, tho leaders said th» If Sweney, of
Iowa, got hero they would have a quorum.
Bwenoy was on tho way, for a telegram au
fiounced that ho would soon be here. When
tho prayor was over tho question was
passed from mouth to mouth, "Is
'•jwonoy hero?" Swonoy was not there.
Thoro was no quorum. Swonoy had
not come. A call of tho house was ordered,
sir.d just as the roll call was begun some one.
criso: "Swoaoy's come." There was a
burst of applause. The prodigal walked
down the aisle, and four republicans threw
thoir arms about his neck at tho same time..
Others tried to hug him, but could not. 13
they could havo killed a fatted calf thoy
would havo called it O'li'orrell. They put a
ring upon his finger and shoe.3 on his feet,
so to speak but. Swcuey did not make a
quorum. A little later Millikcn eauie amid
great applause from tho republicans. Jl.il
liken inside the ouoruei e.nd business was
proceeded with. In about half an hour Mr..
Langston. colored, of. Virginia, was sworm
in. and after that JTr. Miller, also colored.,
of South Carolina, took his contested sear..
Tho democrats who havo boon spending
thoir time in th:.i vlciiity of the capltol can
now como in tho chamber and take thevr
accustomed scats. Tho toddy dispensers
tlie neighborhood will ihr.l a heavy occrea.,j
in their businessf.'.ncothese.two republican-',
lis-.. been added.
llouse-Cloanins: e.t WJiitti-riotise,
Tlio whilo liooso presoe.ted an appenr
iinee. of av.'iul confusion to-day when o::e
considered t.hsittho presiisentand his fsimiiy
were on tlio road c-or-ning to take possession
of it to-!iir:hi at S o'clock. Tho smell of
point' pervades tho promises, outside siud iu
mu,'. tho sofas and chairs sire piled up poll
i.eeli iu centers of rooma end workmen aro
engaged in every room. But tho steward
av.d his corps of willing men aud maids de
clare that all chsill be in readiness for the
distinguished arrivals. The seuli'oldingsarc
coming down at many points, and some of
the nooks are gotting their final washing
out. It is tho general opinion among white
bouse sorvsrafcs that Mrs. Harrison will want
to suporiutend as much of the concluding
work^as it is possible to lesive for her.
The president's room has boon neatly pa
pered with a pesirl gray paper that has a
dash of blue-in its foliations. Tho gilding
fias all boon roiouchod and the frieze is
richly ornr.te.
Tlio eh
lei work In the bouse, however, is
going forward in tho biuo room. This much
covotod apartment is taking on now
glories never dreamed of heretofore. The
beautiful oval of tho coiling will have a
sky effect, iu softly clouded cerulean.
Thoro will be :i decorative center piece sind
a bordor with the arms of tho United States
at cither end. The walls will be hung in *a
rich blue silk brocade in Louis XVII pat
tern, wrought from special designs in the
mills of Pater.-.en, N. J.: tho frieze will be
in an artistic free-hand relief damask pat
tern, aud tlio dads will reproduce aud con
tinue tho designs of tho wall effectively.
Tho wood work will bo treated in China
white, tho furniture will lie covered with
handsomely embossed silk plush in electric
blue and-tho mirrors and the msintels will
be gilded. Tho draperies will 1x3 of a piece
with silken hangings woven especially for
tho whito house and there will be a new
chandelier, Tho dccorsi.tors have the blue
room full of scaffolding, sind will take all
na.vt mouth to finish tho work.
Ooular iemo«straUon.
Tho republicans of tho house are about
to givothe country a photographic illustra
tion of the interesting and important fact
that iu spite of Speaker lleed and the rules
tho democrats still find means of filibuster
ing and retarding the business of the'eoun
try. The photographs of the chamber of
representatives thus far taken, showing the
republican side crowded with members
ready to do business while only four seats
aro occupied on the democratic side, will be
lithographed by tho republicans and scat
tered by tho thousands throughout tho
country in tho couiing campaign. This
will make a unique document, and the dem
ocrats, wlien thoy behold the photographs,
will have every reason to feel sick for the
poor way In which they aro being repre
sented. Throughout all the filibustering it
can be said that tho Iowa delegation were
always on ha,'id nr.'i ivrdy Ionic nut for
tiio people in loru. -„t
A 8lou.tr CI!- I I I.
The bill int.-odnend by i'-.•••• -i- oniiitivo
St ruble providing tov the lea/e-.g of suitable
rooms for holdirr: the U:ii'.,v S:sites courts
at Sioux City wis reported hack to tho
judiciary committee and reconiniendediobo
passed. It is now or the calendar and will
bs called up as speedily as psvisiijle, with no
doubt of its passage. This is a measure
which should have been passed long ago,
but will be most welcosue no doubt at this
Ciraut JVti'mnrtat.
Senator Halo lias introduced si joint
resolution providing for the erection in ii Is
city of a L. S. Grant lue.morisil building, in
tho court of which-ihall be placed the re
mains of tho illustrious soldies-. I'ortionsof
the building are to be sot apart for museum
and librsiry. aud the. structure is to contain
a hall in which niili: :ry. naval, and civic
conventions shall be bold. The site is to be
selected and the building erected under 'lie
supervision of a eommi.-ision compose*! °f t.he
president, the secretary of war. the secre
tary of tlie navy, the couiiuatttlin? officers
el" the army i:n navy sHid'tUe architect of
i'.io oapitiil.
A!..-s Tvinsnii 1C. 1
!fi s» and Mrs. Fannie M.
b'oed, b:rU of 1
owsi, hsive been se-signcd
places ts copyists isi the pen-ion office at a
:alary of SOOO per annum.
JTr«. ,T. i\l. Ksnery, of LeMsirs, is in the
iv. She and Col. Kinery will visit thoir
o.'d borne. Lock Haven. P.i., the latter
pssrt of tho week. Mrs. Kinery will leave
for LoMsirs next Tne:".tl,-!,y. She has enjoyed
ihe trip to tlio capital city very much.
Hon. M. K. Vsilcniine, porgcant-al-arms
of tlio scnsit e. who is at iii.s home at.West
reins. Xel\. is erpict.ed has:It in si fow days.
With iho closing op of bis business affairs
it home his family will accompany him.
His son. Kimball K., will act as private sec
retary to his father.
Tbn Wiiy Itein/i Propsiroil for Healthier
Tr.nJo in All Insitlmate llranchos—
Jtlonpy Active at .Host 1
'.iitits. Stringent
at Slnuy.
Nr Vo-Rit, Sept. 27.—R. Dun .t Co.'a
t'n'-.hly Itr.rlcw of Trade says: Liquidation
in nearly all kinds of sperulsitlon comes, to
tho disappointment of many, iu connection
with largely inci'eaved supplies of money,
and prepare.?- ho way for healthier trside iu
sill legitimate branches. With lower prices
thero appears the desired improvement in
exports of products, and tho decrease for
the past three weeks is now only 4.7 per
cent, comparing with last year. The. im
ports are much eulsirgcd by the effort to get
goods into the country before anew tariff
goes iuto effect, but tho current accounts^
of such increase sire exaggerated. Tho
value of all imports for three weeks has
been but l."it._ pot- cent, above last year's
record. A considerable increase appears in
woolens, linens, silks and other dry goods,
but there is a fair prospect that tho lnor
t*haudi.--o exports will now oxceed in value
the imports for tlio month. Grain does not
movo freely sis yet, but the exports of cot
ton exceed last, year's materially, and pro
visions move iu largo quantities. The. re
ports from other cities show a remarkable
act ivity in all liranches of legitimate trade.
The excess of b:\nkclcariugs over those of
the corresponding wee! last year, iu all
cities outside of New York, rises to 10 per
cent, for the month thus far, and at western
and southern points thegain averages about
2j per cent. Boston reports more, trade with
easier money. At Philadelphia the shoe
aud leather trades aro except ions: lly good,
la.-.n in groceries trade falls short of antici
pations hardware is active and firm and
tho iron trade improve: Chicsigo notes a
heavy decline in grain receipts, .compared
with last year, lmt a large increase iu
dressed beef, lard, hides and wool, and a
decline in bisitia* and cheese the ds*y goods,
clothing aud ^ic.ot and shoe 1 rs'drs exceed
last year s. wish s:ui.-".fr.ol.ory collctior.s.
Cincinnati also reports quite a good trside
ss.ml fsssr crops, but somo pressure and a
large demsir.d in the money market. At
Cleveland trade is good, though ore is in
active. tint tlio den:s ?:d for finished iron
products is unprecedented, and at Pittsburg
it holds prices ilrmij. though there is a
•slight weakening in pig iron. Mil
waukee reports a trade much in ex
cess i.f ja-:t, yosuV, 11: Het.roit, also,
witii manufacturing works fully employed.
At. r!innoepolls iismbci' lias stdvancod .10
c-.:iii.s. while wheat in unset i:.'d. with receipts
Of l.b-O.tHij bu.stu.is. and the tiour output, is
rnuu.i! iisiw-k Kansas City reports a
steady ti'side, i.ml S'sivn.nnnh notes si, general
activity, r. si tirm prices for ss a pies.
Though moi'.cy is rot very active at most
points, and very sl.rin .: it at. many, the.
volume of business does not. seen: to be any
where curtailed thereby, sind the. reports as
to collections are much more favorable than
usual. Tho great industries, its reports al
ready cited show, are decidedly active, tho
wool manufacture having especially im
proved, with much more sr.tisfactory orders.
The cotton manufacture is sustained by a
large demand for goods, and in numerous
minor industries, tho expected change
of duties is ss id to ho the
basis of greater activity. Iron is more
firm at Philadelphia and is not much
pressed for sale here, though some Chicsigo
sales in this region aro reported but tho
demand for bssr inereu.ses. v.-it JMI advance
in the price, and the plate and ail structural
mills siro crowded, though steel rails are
still iuactivc. Some improvement is also
reported in cosil. There Las been more
liquidation iu stocks without serious de
clino in prices or any excitement.
The business falluras occurring during
the last.vevon days numbes1 210, as com
pared with 100 last, week for the corre
sponding week of lasi year tbo figures were
Tho PhUudaiphi.? Court Holda That the
Win-h Is Inclined Ti» 5 nprove 2vtorals.
Piitt.Aixiu.i'iiiA, Sept. 27.—Judge Tliayer
decided yesterday that '•Kreutzer Sonata"
wsts not amen abb to tho law governing the
sale of obscene literature and discharged
tho book-peddlers urre-ded by order of Po
lice Superintendent Lsi.iiion. The opinion
of Judge Thayer is import:-.!!!, not. unly
from tho fact, that it is the first decision
from an eminent judge after careful argu
ment by eminent counsel on the subject,
but because it involvos the right of pub
lishers to expose for sale numerous other
works. It is also important from the fact
that the opinion is a csireful review of the
book and the law by one of Pennsylvania's
most eminont jurist:?, who is one of the
leading churchmen of Philadelphia. In his
opinion Judge Thayer sstys he thinks tho
conclusion reached by the author is a fa
naticism, not of vice, but of an ovsrzcalnus
virtue, and that thero is nothing in he book
to commend licentiousness, but that, on the
contrary It denounces libort inism in severe
terms, and, while the argument of Count
Tolstoi might shock one side of the sanctity
aud nobility of the marriage state, it de
nounces obscenity of every description on
almost every page.
rill* unit IfcRoluiinim iniTuduord nnd Top
Ion DUcUKKod by tho National llody it
-ii Slater*
In the senate on the Kid Senator ITa'.e in
troduced a joint, resolution, which was re
ferred to the committee on public buildings
stnd grounds, for the erection in the. District
of Columbia of a memorial building which
shall be suitable to Hie memory of U. S.
Grant, which 1? to contain a military nnd
naval museum, etc., and In the inner court,
of wliis-e may be placed the. remains of Gen.
Grant. After a brief executive session the
senat-c took up the colander and passed a
number of bills. Adlourncd.
In the house on the 23d a quorum was
present, at tho second call of the roll. Then
came tho question on tho seating of Mr.
Lsingston. and it, was carried on division.
Messrs. OTorrall sind Chendle aiono voting
in the negative. The oath was then ad
ministered to Mr. Langston amid cheers
tho republican side and from tho gsillorles.
Mr. Rowell. of Illinois, called the case of
Miller vs. Klliolt. of South Carolina. The
previous question was ordered and despite
the protest of i'r. Kerr, of towa. that sosue
reason for its adoption should be given, the
resolution unseating Mr. Klliotland sealing
Mr. Miller was agreed to. Other matters
were discussed but no definite siction taken.
In tlio senate on the !Mth Senator Krey
offered a concurrent rc- oltitloii. which was
agreed to, directing the secretaries of stat e,
treasury, navy and war to examine the re
port and recommendations of the inter
national marine conference of February,
ISful. and to prepare and submit to c:ncress
bills for enactment into law of such recom
mendations, so far as thoy sipply to their
respective departments and meet their
approval. Tlio senate then pro
ceeded to the consideration (for
one hour) of bills on the. calen
dar unobjected to. Among the measures
passed Wiis the senate bill in recognition of
the merits sind sorvices of Chief Engineer
Ceorge Watsou Melville, U. S. N., and of
the other oilicers and men of thejeannetto
Arctic exhibition. It provides for the ad
vance of Melville one grade and for medals,
one, of which is to be presented to each of
thesurvi vorsaud to the heirs of the men who
are dead. The conference report on the joint
resolution to increase the bosird of man
agers of the national homo for disabled
soldiers, and to fill vacancies in such board,
was presented and sigeed to. Tho senate
resumed consideration of tlio house bill
(with the senate substitute) to define and
regulate the jurisdiction of courts of the
United States and it passed—45 to 8—and
couferrees were appointed. The senate bill
to psiy the representatives of Osipt. Ericcson
813,930 due him by decree of the court of
claims in 1S57 was passed. Adjourned.
In the house on the 24th Mr. Miller, of
South Carolina, who was the day beforo
given a seat from the Seventh district, took
the oath of ofiice. Mr. Hitt, of Illinois,
from the committee on foreign affairs, re
ported a resolution calling on the president
for information relative to the killing of
Gen. Barrnndia. Mr. Stewart, of Vermont,
from tbo committee on judiciary,
reported the following resolution: That
the public printer be directed to
exclude from the permanent con
gressionsil record the entire speech of Rob
ert P. Kennedy in tho first resolution men
tioned. Adopted—150 to 'M. The house
then went into committee of the whole on
the senate amendments to the deficiency
hill. Tho French spoliation claims
amendment was non-concurred in, sind
st conference ordered. The senate bills
granting pensions of 2,000 a year to tho
widows of Gens. Fremont, McOiellsin aud
Crook wsis passed. On motion of Mr. Bou
telio, the senate bill wsis passed providing
that nsival vessels of the first rate be named
after t.lie states of the uninn, socond rate
sifter cities, third rate sifter important
events or names connected with the naval
history of the United States and fourth rate
alter lakes and rivers. Ad'ourned.
In the senate, on the 25tl». tho bill for tho
establishments a port of delivery at Peoria,
Hi., passed. Senators Hale. Allison and
Cocl.rell were appointed couferrees on the
deficiency bill. The calendar wsis then
taken up. Tlio first bill upon It, tho hon.se
bill to prevent the product of convict labor
from being furnished to or for the use of
any department of the government, and to
prevent, the product of convict-labor from
being used ttpon tho public building or other
public works, was passed a.fter a, short do
bsite. The following bills were passed:
The sen site bill fur iho relief of the
Stockbridgo tribe of Indians in Wisconsin
scaato bill to authorize acquisition of lands
for coke ovensand other improvements, and
for rigii -of way for v/ij,gon roads, railroads
and tramways in connection with coal
'-'tines: senate bill requiring the United
States to defend tin titles of homesteads
under the laws of the United States in all
suits where tho Isiwl is claimed to be min
eral bccssuso of phosphate deposits. The
i-cnsi.te resumed consideration of the senate
bill to establish a United Slates land court,
but adjourned without, disposing of it.
In -the house on the 2oth a resolution was
adopted directing the clerk of tho houso to
forwsi..rd to the governor of Arkansas a copy
of the resolution dec la rieg there was a va
eancy in tho Second congressional district
of that, si sue. Tho house, llien proceeded to
the consideration of the conference report
on the land forfeiture bill. Mr. Puyson, of
Illinois, in charge of the report, made a
brief expla.nat.-ion of its provis
ions The conference report was
then adopted, us were also the re
ports on the bills authorizing tho entry of
public lands by incorporated cities and
towns for cemetery aud park purposes the
bill for the relief of settlors on Northern
Pacific indemnity lands, and tho bill grant
ing a pension of $100 a month to tho widow
of Gen. Hartranft. The practices of the
postmaster of the house wore ordered in
vestigated. The chairman of the special
committee on the Silcott defalcation, called
up the bill defining tho duties of tho
surgeant-at-arms, and 3t passed. It is
T| auied to guard against any possible repe
tition of tho defalcation, and it isonly when
psiymeut is actually mado by tho sergeant
sit-arms to the members that any receipt
can be required. His compensation is lim
ited to the present salary and a bond of
&••,000 is required. The bill passed appro
priating $1,000,000 to enable the secretary
of the navy to purchase nickel ore or matto
for tho manufacture of nickel steel armor
In the, house on the 20th Mr. Candler, of
Massachusetts, from tho world's fair com
mitioe. reported si resolution providing that
si, s.sb-committee of live members of that
committee shall bo appointed bv the chair
man to inquire into tho progress of the do
tails for holding tho proposed exhibition, to
examine iuto space allotted to the various
displays and all other matters which the
sub-committee m,iy deem advisable and re
port to the houso at the beginning of its next
session. Adopted. The conference on the
s.IcK lnley tarilf bill wsis ordered printed iu
I''-' "orurrf. Mr. 1 civinley offered for refer
ence a. resolution for final adjonrnment of
cougrtjss on Tuesday next, at 2 o'clock.
In the tienaio on tlio li7th tho hoo^o bill
to ropesil part of tho act of 1882 dividing the
ts' t/» .h A .. .1
United States land court was recommended
to the committee on private land claims.
I he houso bill for the adjustment of ac
counts of laborers, workmen and mechanics
under the eight hour law went over without
action and the senate adjourned.
In the houso on the 27th Mr. McKinley ex
plained the provisions of the conference re
port, on tho tariff bill. After a lengthy de
bate ne report was then agreed to—yeas
ls2, the speaker voting in tho affirmative
nays, SI. Tho only devia'ion from a strict
party voto was Coleman, Featherstone and
Keiley, who voted with the democrats In the
negative. Mr. McKinley lh« roported from
the committee on ways anl mc-ans a resolu
tion providing for dual adjournment on
Tiusday next. It was adopted without divl
sion, and the house adjourned.
SciMtiHy or r.ahor ,ho
NFW YOUK, Sept. 2o.
iuuk sept. 2C fli™
.radio coal re,gions ^frornh(.
anthracito coal re,gi
gives intimation of the probah
and mere sieaciv nnw paJI
rice of coal owing to 'DCrt*sJ
price of coal owing to
Jr. as for several months pasu^11*«
111 larso
Tb0 I,,en con
sot much
more steady cmpi
mines. T*o fewer than twontv
miners with certificates of com
Schuylkill In one day last
tho silver mines of Nevada ti,
anthracito coal is already wl,? it
and the demand Is gettiL^L"1'^'
Uy. A year ago the
was larger than had ever been l-f
same season. Tho stock at tld«
aggregate but 730.000 tons ", ,ta'*s
than at any time for threo years'^ ,'9
general impression seems to nJl .f'
tho sales agents that
Additional Information a. to I
ner'e Implication in It
NEW YORK, Sept, ^.-Additional irf
lion as to tho killing of Barru1di
Guatemalan rofugee, reached this 1
the samo time with tho news thnT
7 11
had recognized the necessity of f1*
investigation into tho relations
United States minister in that nr
tcntion is called to the fact Sat^
rundia was killed two days aftcl L1'"'
elusion of a treaty of peaco, the h,p
which cxprossly granted a genoral
to insurgents and similar offenders Tn'fH
Guatemala and San Salvador.
Minister Mlzner, as appears by hisWt
knew that this treaty had boon
when ho wrote tho letter which tvaS
ally Burrundla's death warrant. Ti
port that a daughter of the dead I
had threatened Minister Miznor
pistol, is confirmed, with additional ,w,a
which do little credit to tho
courage. The minister's danger
have been far less eminent and his
much greater than appeared from (fe
reports. 'lrs*
From the City of Mexico there coiru^-in
gular story, showing beyond a doubt tw
tho Guatemalan government has dciib
ately sot about misleading the people
country through tho press as to tho J,n
circumstances of tho Barrundia affair TK]I
scheme was to be worked through aall
p&rcntly subsidized correspondent of Amor
ican papers and press associations, #udKad
fair prospects of success.
Three Brtthprs From Michigan Confo,, t„
Killing Man at Tacoma, Wash I
ASTORIA, Ore.. S.ipt, 20—Threo brothm
named Whitfield, who are in jsiil hero fori
petty offenses, confessed to a fellow prisoner I
that about a year ago they had murilcrwl al
man named Crosby in Tacomn.Wash. Thnir
confidant informed the chief of police ,nd I
an investigation hsis beon set on foot. Tha I
Whitfields came from Grand Rapids, Mich,
and it is ssiid bolong to a wealthy family
Grand P.ai-IIJS, Mich., Sept. 24.-Th9
young men under arrest at Astoria, Ore,
who confcss to having committed a murder
at Tacoma, arc pirpl^bly the threo sons of
Go°- F-
WWt'llclii, a prominent dentist,
whoso wife is a leading member of tho W.
X. D. They havo three sons who aro known I
as Levi, Bob and Carloton. Lovi and Pab
aro thoroughly bad, and" both hav#sfrvedl
time, at Ionia. Carloton, tho younger, ivsw I
Btraight whon ho left hero with Boboifh-J
teen months ago, b-at had begttn to show 1
vicious tendencies. They went to Wa-.li I
ington, whoro Levi joined them wlioa 11
time in prison expirrd.
Ifeeds No ii'iti-ther I'lnancial .AKIISIII!."
I/OS A« ES,I:S, Cal., Sept. 20.—Mi¥. KID- I
niont. widow of Gen. Fremont, has siddrcsscO
a letter to tlio Timcis In which she extn'ossas
groat gratitudo for the timely aid riMdewd
during the recent financial straits of bevsolf I
and daughter. Siio states further tiiii in
view of the passage of the bill granting hrr
s- pension tho emergency hsis pas:sccl :ni:i
desires no further financial sissistanco.
Min.NE.-U'or.THj Sept. 20.—Tite "'tiDUM t. -1
day will have sm interview with T.i it
I'rancis Presto-i Fremont, son of tiic ir-
Gen. Fremont, now stationed at Fort Str
ing, Minn., who says tho published rep::r:.
concerning thu financial condition of I
mother and sister in California aro grcsitiy
exaggerated. While they have no mcaus
their own, yet thoy hsivo si regular iiicoi:J
nut of his own and his brother's salsity.
Mrs. Fremont also looks for tho restoration
of seven acros of Isiud in Pan Francisco
formerly owned by her husband, and v.hr si
tho government seized and used for a mili
tary reservation, inasmuch as fifty-tv.o
others who wore on the tract at ho sama
time as Gen. Fremont havo had thoir till *s
rostored. She is also hopeful that the Si.OM
pension for her relief will bo passod at an
early date. Mrs. Fremont aud daughter 1
reside iu California on account of throat I
and lung troubles. Lieut, Fremont says ho
would have them make their home withbiri I
if they could endure the climato. Tho stitn« I
is true of his brother, stationed at Phila
Work of the Pan-American* Approved.
WASHtKGTON, Sept, 26.—Secretary Blalno
has received from Minister Abbott at Iiog-1
ota the translation of an extrsict from Us® I
message of tho minister of foreign affairs of
Columbia to the national congress concern
ing the recent international American oon
feronce. The minister declares tlisit
tho results of tho conference will
be to the everlasting glory and sat-1
isfaction of all who took part in I
the meeting. Do recon mends to tlio con-[
gross of Columbia the adoption of many
plans proposed by the conference, and urges
immediate action with reference to an ap*
propriation for inter-continental railway..
and the appointment of a member of •bfl|
commission soon to meet in Washington,
The minister expresses regret that tho con
ference did not take under consideration 1
tho Monroe doctrine and declare it to bo tli®
universal doctrine of the American nations-
Adrift in a Galo for Ton Day*.
WINNIPEG, Sept. 1G.—The steamer Aurora
has arrived at Selkirk, having on board
Capt. Watts, who was in charge of the
Keewatin. They left Pigeon Point Bcpt. 6
with a terrific gale blowing from the north
and when they reached Swampy Island in
the evening they could not land. They
throw out their anchor, bat tho chain broko
and they driftod around until oa^ly th°
next morning when tho boat capsized
Murphy and Bene got on tho side of tbo
boat aud Watts clung to tho cabin. Bene
could only bold on four hours, whon ho slip
ped off and was seen no more. Murplo
tried very hard to hold him up. After this
Watts got upon the side of the boat with
Murphy.^but tho latter was drowned two
days later. Watts then lashed himself
tho boat with a rope and was at tho mercy
of the waves for ten duys, when he v.i$|
picked up almost in a tlyius couditioa-

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