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The Oakland News from Oakland, Kansas • 3

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CENSUS FIGURES. Knasas' Indebtedness Variously Exhibited. Capita Debi of $165 is Shown- A ticulars of Special Investigations in Five Representative Counties -Totals and Percentages Figured Out, WARRINGTON, D. November Kansas there in a per capita existing debt of $165. In the following counties 27.88 per cent.

of all the existing debt of the state in owed: Cowley, Dickinson, Reno, Sedgwick, Shawnee, Sumner and Wyandotte, These counties have 18.31 per cent. of the state's population. In Sedgwick county, containing Wichita, where real estate speculation was very active a few years ago, the debt is $16,583,053. This is a higher amount than is shown for any other county. Wyandotto county, containing Kansas City, adjoining Kansas City, is second, with $12,629,936, and Shawnee county, containing the capital of the state, stands third, with $11,982,090.

In these counties, possessing 10.32 per cont. the state's population, the existing debt is 17.49 per cent. of the total debt of the state. Decatur, Jefferson, Lincoln, Lyon and Pawnee counties special investigations were conducted. is an agricultural county in the northwestern part of the state, where crops have failed for several years.

Its population 1A 8,414. The debt of this county is $1,099,228, and the number of mortgages in force is average debt in force per mortgage, 8480. The debt of Jefferson county, in the northeastern part of the state, $1,317,029, secured by 1,486 mortgages, with an average debt of $886 per mortgage. Its population is 1,660. Lincoln county is near the middle of the state, and its residents are represented to have suffered through several crop failures.

Its debt is the number of mortgages in force is 2,234, and the average debt to a mortgage is $758. The mortgages in force in Lyon county, situated in the eastern part of the state, are securing a debt of $344,233, an average debt of $902 to a mortgage. The population is 28,196. In the western part of the state, Pawnee county, with a population of owes $1,778,666 on 1,881 mortgages, the average debt to a mortgage being $862. The purchase of the mortgaged and other real estate, improvements and business, when not combined with other objects were the inducements for incurring 56.29 per cent.

of the original amount of the existing mortgage debt in Decatur county, 80.25 per cent. in Jefferson county, 75 per cent. in Lincoln county, 75.17 per cent. in county and 81.61 per cent. in Pawnee county.

A considerable portion of the debt was incurred for these objects in combination with other objects, and in such cases is inseparable from them. Farm and family expenses were a frequent object of indebtedness, but they are more or less combined with the object of real estate, of purchase, improvements, and with others. Eastern Traders Still Discouraged. NEW YORK, November G. Dun weekly review of trade says: Improvement in business continues.

It is greater than before at the west, considerable at the sonth, and is clearly perceived even at the east. Yet the discouragement in some branches of industry is not less, but more apparent than before, evidently because calculations have been made upon a more rapid and greater increase in business than has been realized. Premature expansion in some forms of production and trade has invited the usual corrective, and disposition exists which is so general that it might easily be misrepresented. The iron industry shows the most change. Extreme anxiety to sell pig iron and financial weakness in unexpected quarters produced the present depression, which is in curious contrast with the abounding contidence which prevails regarding the future.

The plate mills have a fair business at the lowest prices ever recorded, and structural iron is irregular and also very low. The anthracite coal market is very cheerful. Copper 18 depressed by heavy sales. Tin has gone below 20 cents, a and lead sold down to 4.2 cents. Wools are somewhat easier.

The press goods market is active and the works are well employed, though at narrow margins of profit. a The cotton mills have an increasing business in fancies, but trade in staples is falling off, and buyers urge that lower prices are justified by the decline in raw cotton: yet southern demand is better and trade on the whole is fairly good. Reports from other cities are decidedly more encouraging than usual, though at the east the Speculation improvement in breadstuffs is not rapidiced prices this week, partly on account of the reported prohibition of wheat exports from Russia. The receipts at the west have been 5,884,000 bushels 10 four days, against exports of 1,305,000, and yet the price rises 2 cents. Without any excuse, speculation manipulation has hoisted corn 5 cents, but pork products are a shade lower.

No fears are entertained of a monetary pressure. Throughout the east and west and at most southern points, the money markets are well supplied for legitimate business, and rates tend lower, while collections improve to some extent almost everywhere, but especially at the principal westerr. points. Business failures for the past week were 255, compared with 246 the previous week and the corresponding week of last year-218. Bluff- Johnny Bull.

LONDON, November Times publishes a letter signed "An American" asserting that the attitude of the United States in regard to Chili is entirely due to the approahing elections in several American states. The evening newspapers comment a at length upon the strained relations existing between the United a States and Chili. According to the Pall Malt Gazette there is no doubt but that much of the excitement is due to the elections. Nobody, says the Gazette, seriously believes that President Harrison will push matters to extremities. Neither the sympathies of other countries nor the majority of Americans will be with him.

The St. James Gazette, referring to the same, remarks that "whether President Harrison's rising indignation, or Mr. Blaine's electioneering calculations will result in war is doubtful." Chilians," the St. James Gazette continues, "are not now in a mood to submit to bullying. If the Americans have grievances for which they can legitimately demand redress, Chili has equal reasons to complain of the conduct of Mr.

Egan. "Possibly if the ex-secretary of the land league was recalled the difficulty between the two republics would be much more easily arranged." The Globe, touching upon the great subject, is of the opinion that it "is incredible that the Uuited States should go to war with Chili, however much it may enjoy the prelim nary bluster." "It is incredible," the Globe continues, "that Chili should court irretrievable disaster. A weak government will also find plenty of reason for yielding to a strong government without loss of dignity." "But there remains the question whether, if President Harrison's government pushes the quarrel to declaration of war, it may not find itself taken at its word in a way both unexpected and undesired." Killed by Burning Dust. ST. Louis, November explosion occurred at the Chester Keller Manufactur- ing company's works, on the southeast corner of Main and Victor streets, as a result of which two men will probably die.

The concern is a bandle manufactory and employs a large number of men. Edward Weilan, the engineer. and Henry Rosher, the fireman, entered the dust room with a torch and direetly afterward the dust ignited and instantly their was terrific explosion, followed by fames, Firemen Adams, Henry Batz and Cornelias rushed into the burning room and dragged the fireman and engineer out, but in spite of their bravery the men can hardly live. The firemen were badly burned but not fatally. Little damage was done to the building by the tire.

The Chilian Situation, SANTIAGO, CHILI, November only alight change in the situation lies in the fact that the junta's representatives are now claiming that the police of Valparaiso were in no way at fault in arresting the sailors of the Baltimore or in their subsequent treatment. This, with other important matters, notably the expectation that Minister Egan will 4000 be directed by the state department at Washington to present an ultimatum to the junta is naturally causing great excitement in official and other circles. The possibility of serious trouble with the United States has led the Chilians into what may turn out to be a dangerous delusive behef. they seem to be of the opinion that should Chili become involved in hostilities with the United States, an alliance with Great Britain could be formed. Indeed, the Chilians are already discussing the possibilities and probabilities of such an alliance between Chili and Great Britain against the United States.

The United States legation is again being closely watched by the police in the manner adopted some weeks ago, when the legation's right of asylum was questioned. That the police on duty near the American legation are under instructions to make arrests of persons gencies, is leaving manifest that place, from the certain fact that contin- tiro Indies who were calling at Mr. Egan's were placed under arrest as they came out into the street. The ladies were quartered by an officer, who appeared satisfied himself that this was not a case where his instructions justified him in holding them prisoners, 80 they were allowed to proceed on their way without further molestation. Work of the Briceville Mob.

KNOXVILLE, November Briceville stockade, with the exception of the north wall and rifle pit was burned. Ten eight-room houses and a large dining hall inside of the inclosure went up in the general conflagration. At the lower Coal creek stookade, the office building was burned and the guard house demolished. The interior of the convict's dining hall, sleeping room, hospital ward and kitchen were filled with broken furniture, shattered glass and queensware. The store of Warden Jack Connelly was rifled and $1,500 worth of goods dostroyed.

About 9:30 o'clock 200 men descended Walden's ridge, approaching the stockade from the east, and called upon Warden Cross to deliver keys of the prison. While this was going on the magazine was blown up and stockade surrounded by 2,500 men, and Cross gave up and when the 141 convicts were released they assisted in burning and destroying the property. attacking party then moved on the Coal creek stockade. The "Hello Girl" Displaced, CHICAGO, November Strowger Automatic Telepone Exchange company of Chicago has filed articles of incorporation at Springfield with a capital of $5,000,000. The object of the company is tointroduce a system of telephone communication which will do aWay with the famous central office.

If it be successful the telephone girl must go. Almon Strowger, of Dorado, is the inventor and patentee of the machine. On the telephone key board is a row of keys indicating units, tens, hundreds and thousands, and the release key. The subscriber taps on desired number on the key board, which, registering on the automatic machine, connects the subscriber with the phone he desires to A General Attack Made, Chattanooga, November vices from Bricoville state that the stockade was attacked from all sides. The magazine was blown up and the stockade was demolished.

The liberated convicts volunteered to assist their liberators in an attack on the Chumless stockade at Thistle switch, near Coal creek. The guards at Chumless had been apprised and were prepared against surprise. Bonfires had been placed around the stockade and continuous firing kept up. The telegraph office at Coal 'Creek in posses8100 of the miners and no news is obtainable. Governor Buchanan has been officially no- tified.

And There Shall be Earthquakes, LONDON, November private dispatch received here from Japan says that the loss of life from the recent earthquake, which 1 shook the island of Hondo and other places, is estimated to be very great. Over 2,000 persons were killed and about 18,000 houses were destroyed. In addition to the foregoing, 5,000 houses were destroyed and 5,000 persons were killed by the earthquake at Gifu. Fifty miles of railroad were destroyed. The total loss of life may eventually be shown to be over 10,000.

A Kansas Man Robbed. Kansas CITY, November V. Smith, a stockman of Winfield, arrived here with a bunch of cattle, which he sold late in the afternoon for $750 cash. With the money in his pocket he started to walk from the stock yards up town. On the Twelfth street incline two masked men held him up robbed him, taking every cent had.

It is supposed they followed him from the stock yards. The robbers escaped. Movement of Specie in One Week. NEW YORK, November exports of specie from the port of New York during the week amounted to $718,891, of which 000 was geld and $473,878 silver. All the gold went to Havana, $473,020 to Europe, and $838 silver to South America.

The imports of specie during the week amounted to $1,402,478, of which $1,006,313 was gold and $397,965 silver. Chili Investigation. WASHINGTON D. November Pedro Montte, the official representative of the Chilian government in Washington, has received the following dispatch from the Chilian minister of foreign affairs: SANTIAGO, -Investigation instituted immediately, finishedes with all diligence and is not yet Will Insist Upon Reparation, NEW YORK, November special dispatch from Washington to the Commercial Advertiser says: Secretary Blaine informed Senor Montt, the Chilian representative at Washington, that this government will insist upon reparation for the insults of Chilians and that we are prepared to exercise force, if necessary, to secure it. Twenty- One Business Houses.

TIFFIN, November town of North Baltimore is totally destroyed by fire. The dispatches state that twenty-one business houses, including the Beacon newspaper office, People's bank, postoffice, opera house, hotels, were destroyed. The entire loss is estimated at $400,000. Choctaw Claims. WASHINGTON, D.

Norember attorneys who have labored so hard and earnestly in behalf of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indian claims assert that they have it from headquarters that the amount of their claim will be paid by the government next week. TRACY TALKS. No Warrant for Sensational Dispatches. Clumsy Effort of the English Press to Foment Trouble to Undo the Advance Toward Close Trade Relations by the Pau- American Congress. WASHINGTON, D.

November Tracy said there was no warrant for sensational war- like dispatches concerning the Chilian affair. He saw no reason for apprehension in the mind of the American public. The secretary's view is evidently shared by the officials of the department of state, who look with amusement upon what they regard as the clumsy efforts of a certain element of the English press to foment a serious trouble between the United States and Chili in an effort to undo the advance mada toward the establishment of close trade relations between the United States and South American republics by the Pan- American congress. KANSAS An Far AN Heard From, Anderson County. -Enough returns in to show that the republicans have elected overy man on the ticket by a small majority.

Atehison County. -The peoples' party claim one county commissioner. Republicans carried everything else against combined vote of alliance and democrats. Butler County. -Judge Clogston (rep.) is elected of this district.

Returns now in indicate the election of the entire county ticket by from 200 to 400 majority. Brown County. -There not a doubt but that every man on the republican ticket is elected in thin county by majorities ranging from 400 to 700. Bourbon County. -Indications point to an overwhelming defeat of every candidate on peoples' party ticket.

Cowley roturns insure the election of every republican candidate by handsome majorities and large gains in every township. Cherokee County. -There is a prospect of the election of C. S. Robinson, republican candidate for county clerk, though the balance of the republican ticket is defeated by pluralities of from 200 to 500.

Last year the alliance majority was nearly 1,700 on the county ticket. Coffey County. -Alliance elect one commissioner; balance of republidan ticket elected. Clay County. yet undecided, with probability of the election of alliance candidate.

The rest republican. The whole peoples' ticket was elected last year by pluralities of from 450 to 800. Crawford -Republican gains in Girard and Pittsburg West, the republican candidate for judge, had 391 over Allen, peoples' party. Douglass County. -Republican county ticket beats the alliance democrat combination.

Dickinson County. -Abilene gave Humphrey to over Nicholson judge. The county will be very close. Allen County. -Republican ticket elected.

Finney County. -A. J. Abbott (rep.) is surely elected district judge. The ontire republican county ticket elected.

Greeley County. -Elects the entire republican ticket. Harper County. -Very close, with a probable clean sweep for the alliance. Jackson County.

-Republicans and democrats generally voted together, but the result is close; with a doubtful result. The P. P. may have elected their ticket. Kingman County.

-Bashar, alliance candidate for judge, likely elected. County ticket close. Lyon County. -Returns so far received go to show that Lyon county will elect every candidate on the republican ticket by from 500 to 700 majority. Last year the alliance candidates received from 600 to 800 majority.

Montgomery candidates elected except sheriff, which is still in doubt. McPherson alliance ticket elected by a handsome majority. Morris County. -Republicans get all but sheriff sure; that in doubt. Mitchell County.

-Alliance elects all but sheriff and commissioner. Norton County. -Republican treasurer and register elected. Sheriff in doubt. Ottawa -A chance for everything on the republican ticket except sheriff.

Pawnee County. -The entire republican ticket elected. Riley County. republican ticket elected. Geary County.

-The union ticket-repub. lican and democrat-elected by not less than 300 majority. Cloud and Republic counties both send contradictory reports. Reno County. -The alliance concede a complete defent.

Sedgwick County. Entire republican ticket elected. Sumner County. -Both tickets represented in the winnnig list. Saline -Republican ticket elected except county cierk.

Shawnee County. -Republican ticket makes a clean sweep. Johnson beats Douthitt for circuit judge. Benson Respited Three Months. LEAVENWORTH, November was received in this city that President Harrison had granted Charles A.

Benson, who was to be hanged at this place Thursday, a respite for three months, and fixing the day for his execution on February 5. The news came from United States Marshal Walker, at Topeka, who received it from Washington. The action of the president in the matter is believed to have been influenced by the representations of Benson's attorney Rev. Dr. Page.

They all wrote strong and touching letters, raising points in the manner of his trial, and setting forth his poor and friendless condition. It is believed that he will be granted a new trial, that it will be more sensational than the first. The news of the postponement spread rapidly throughout the city and was discussed on all sides. When the news was told Benson he almost went wild with delight and was unable to express his feelings in the English language. He says if granted a new trial he will tell the truth about Mrs.

Mettmann's murder. He says he knows who did kill her, and that he was an accessory after it was done. He refused to give the name of the person who committed the crime, but said that the person was going to see him hung an innocent man, and now he proposed to tell the truth. Benson said a great deal in a highly excited manner, and is evidently preparing to make A new sensation in connection with this famous murder. It was learned, in fact he acknowledges it, that he was going to make a confession at the last, stating who killed Mra.

Mettmann and of the part he took in disposing her body. He proposes to give the details of the foul crime and evidence that would lead to his associate's conviction for it. Under the turn Benson's affairs have taken, he can be relied upon to attempt something desperate. Republicans Win, city of Philadelphia, with one ward still to hear from, gives Gregg, republican, for auditor general, 28,180 plurality. Forty-two counties out of sixty-six in the state, exclusire of Philadelphia, give Gregg 24,693 plurality.

Morrison, (republican) for state treasurer, runs about even with Gregg. Gregg now has 52,873 plurality, which will be materially increased. MoCreary, for city treasurer, has 20,906 majority. Losing Gold 10 the Continent, NEW YORK, November Post says the advance of the London bank rate to 4 per cent. will probably result in a brief interruption to the execution of American orders for gold in that market.

The immediate effect, indeed, has been an advance in bankera' sterling bills above the gold shipping point. But the Londoners know as well as we do that with an unchecked export trade in grain the interruption can only be temporary. It 18 said, moreover, that bank directors are fighting, not against the specie movement in New York, which they cannot control, but against the demand on the European continent. The bank's loss of gold on our account during the last month has been much smaller than its loss through stupments across the channel. Nearly 500 Convicts Turned Loose, KNOXVILLE, November aundred mounted inen came in from the mountains and liberated the captives working in the mines at Oliver Springs.

So quietly was it done that the people of the town know nothing about what had happened until six o'clock in the morning, when they discovered that the stockade of the lessees was a mass of sinoking ruins. All of the short term prisoners were furnished with citizens' clothing, and with the exception of a who were captured, are now at large. "This makes more than 500 penitentiary convicts turned loose in that locality since Friday evening. Later advices from Oliver confirms the statement that convicts to the number of 156 have been released. But ten guards were in the stockade and they yielded to the inovitable.

The miners numbered 200 and all were mounted. Many wore masks over their faces. It was the most complete piece of lawlessness yet done. Sledges and hammers accomplished what fire would not and one hour after the arrival of the minors the costly stockade was in ruins. Thirteen convicts the entire number captured out the reprosented, miners.

A heavy gurrd has left here for Tracy City, accompanied by Superintendent of Prisons E. B. Wade. It is now said that the miners are releasing the convicts taken by the officers of the law 88 soon as captured. Information for Knights of Labor.

PHILADELPHIA, November budget of notices from the general executive board of the Knights of Labor to the various district assemblies is unusually large. Carpenters are requested to stay away from Chicago as the city is overrun with men and work is dull. Mine laborers are requested to stay away from Hymera, Sullivan county, as work is at a standstill, although the company is advertising for men. Leather-workers are advised to stay away from Little Falls, N. as there is a strike at that place against a ten per cent.

reduction in wages; finally, shirt-cutters are advised to stay away from Williamsport, where there is trouble in that trade. Rosswell P. Flower. NEW YORK. -N.

M. Curtis (rep.) is elected to congress for the Twenty-fifth (Watertown) district. Roswell P. Flower was elected governor of New York, to succeed David B. Hill.

His plurality 18 estimated between 18,000 and 24,000. The city gave Flower 58,000 plurality and Brooklyn gave him 1,400. Comparatively, Flower ran as well as Governor Hill, whose plurality was 69,000 and who was elected by 19,000. Flower will take to Harlem river 75,000 plurality. It is doubtful if Fassett will bring down 50,000 to meet it.

Flower's own estimate of his majority in the state is 55,000. McKiuley and Sherman. COLUMBUS, Campbell has conceded the election of McKinley by 15,000 plurality. Appearances indicate the election of the republican legislative ticket by from 1,000 to 5,000. The Cleveland Leader claims the state for McKinley by from 15,000 to 18,000, and says the legislature is republican.

The chairman of the republican state committe has received information on legislative candidates in about all the counties of the state and gives the result as sixty- five republicans and thirty-seven democrats elected 10 the house, with five in doubt, and eighteen republicans and thirteen deinocrate elected to the senate. Post's Majority Probab'y 5,000. from Nebraska are very meager as yet. A rough estimate indicates that Judge Post, republican, has carried the state by at least 5,000 majority. The alliance has lost heavily in Adair, Magee and Lancaster counties, where they expected a big majority.

In many places a falling off of 20 per cent. of the independent vote is reported. It may be several days before the exact vote will be known. All One Way. RICHMOND, -No county in the state, as far as heard from, shows the election of a republican or independent.

LATER. -The democrats claim every senatorial district in the state. The democrats will have at least four-fifths of the house. Two alliance candidates and one straightout republican have been elected to the house. Early Winter in Europe, LONDON, November from the continent note the early beginning of winter weather.

Hamburg reports a heavy snow fall with a low temperature. Heavy show falls have occurred in the mountain districts of Greece. Severe weather is also reported in Switzerland and Russia. England has already had severe frosts. Probably Boles; the Rest Republican.

DES MOINES. -With the exception of governor the rest of the republican ticket 19 believed to have been elected. Wheeler is running benind his ticket in almost every precinct. Two hundred and nine precincts give Wheeler, Boies, 28,706, a pet republican gain of 225. Fell From a Window.

ST. PAUL, November Lucy Todd Gilbert, mother of Bishop Gilbert, was found dead, lying in a pool of blood on the sidewalk fronting the bishop's residence. It is believed that Mrs. Gilbert, who is 78 years old and feeble, got up in the night and fell from her window to the ground. Republican Congressman, GRAND RAPIDS, MICH.

-Estimates based on returns thus far received give the republicans a sweeping victory here. belknap, republican candidate for the Fifth congressional district, will be returned by 1,500 majority. The Cholera Still Raging. CONSTANTINOPLE, November hundred and eighty cases of cholera and ninety deaths were reported 11 Damascus last week. The scourge is subsiding in Aleppo, but it is still raging at Haderda.

Unimportant, DENVER. is no doubt of the election of Judge Helma (rep.) to the chief justiceship. and that the proposition to issue a new bonded indebtedness of $300,000 to complete the new state building has been carried. Jolly to Congress, SIOUX FALLS. -The election of Jolly (rep.) to congress in South Dakota is conceded.

One hundred and fifty precincts give Jolly Wood, Smith, 1,711. Russell: the Rest Republican. BOSTON, Mass. -Russell 19 undoubtedly elected by a plurality of about 4000. The balance of the republican state ticket is undoubtedly elected.

A SHINDY. Many Heads Broken and Skulls Cracked. Dillon Had to be Guarded in the Streets of Waterford- -Healy Repeats That for Which He Was Horsewhipped, DeaLix, November 6. -Dispatches from Waterford, where the convention of the national federation in held, say great exeitement prevails there. Many conflicts between Parnellites and federation delegates have occurred.

Many heads are broken and a number of heads cracked. Thirty delegates in a group were attacked, thrown to the ground, trampled upon and badly hurt. Many of the injured people are being cared for at the hospital. Several thousand Parnellites held the approaches to the convention hall and everywhere struck down their opponents. There was much savage fighting.

The polico interferred and used their batons freely. Dillon, au arriving at Waterford, WILS greeted with mingled cheers and hisses. Three hundred police guarded him on the way to the convention hall and repelled the attacks of the mob. Timothy Healy, who was horsewhipped by James McDermott, Parnell's nephew, WilS one of the speakers in the convention. He repeated statements concerning Mrs.

Parnell, for which he was horsewhipped. After the convention the mob attacked Dillon, and it was necessary to guard him with 100 police and 100 priests. A number of ladies of Longford have decided to present McDermott, who horsewhipped Healy, with a silver mounted whip. It is estimated that 150 persons were seriously, and many others dangerously injured during the fighting. Movement of Grain.

KANSAS CITY, November expected car famine in this city has every appearance of realty just now, occasioned largely by the heavy rush of grain to the east several weeks ago. At that time the roads said there was no famine and that the cutting down of the track transit limit of fortyeight hours was done to prevent one. They all feared that it might take place, and early IN the season adopted resolutions to head it off. The situation growing more pinched every day, and the fact that New Orleans lines are in the worst fix shows how the is going. It is stated that immense quantities of grain for foreign export by way of New Orleans have been bought, but the lines that will have to handle it are now unable to find cars for the grain already moving.

The Chicago lines are open, and for the present, at least, have plenty of cars, although the Wabash, Rock Island and Santa Fe have had and are now looking for trouble. he Alton has kept well in hand, the officials are in doubt as to the length of time they can keep open. This line, although it handles as much freight as any competitor, does not often get very, far Santa behind Fe in has returning had a its great cars. deal of trouble on account of the heavy grain movement over the line. The Missouri Pacific is going through the same experience.

Every possible effort is being made to get cars by the lines in trouble, but the officials get very little if any encouragement. The greatest danger is that the port of New Orleans may become blockaded by the heavy grain movement toward it. Considerable grain is also going by way of Memphis, and this line could use 1,000 cars advantage just now. They are actually short half that and are working hard to ease up the situation. Former heavy shipments to Chicago take the New Orleans route, while Savannah and Baltimore also in the export trade.

The indications are that while there has been a smaller amount of grain moving for some time than was expected, the next few weeks will mark the heaviest movement ever known in this city. The chances for a famine are growing stronger every day. New Congressmen to Fill Vacancies. WASHINGTON D. November congressmen to fill vacancies were elected.

In the Fifth Michigan district, vacated by the death of M. E. Ford, democrat, Charles E. Belknap, republican, was elected over John T. Lawrence, democrat, by from 1,200 to 1,500 votes.

In the Twenty-second New York district the seat lately resigned by J. W. Russell, republican, was filled by N. M. Curtis, republican, he having defeated W.

F. Porter, democrat, by considerable majority. The Second South Dakota district, vacated by the death of John M. Gamble. republican, elected John J.

Jolly, republican, by about 4,000 majority, he beating J. M. Woods, democrat, and H. W. Smith, independent.

In the second New York district Alfred C. Chapin, democratic ex- mayor of Brooklyn, was elected to the seat resigned by David A. Boody, democrat, beating Henry Bristol, republican. In the Tenth New York, Bourke, democrat, defeated Townsend, republican, and John Hauser, social labor. This seat was vacated by the death of General Spinola.

The Twelfth New York district was the one represented by Roswell P. Flower. He resigned to run for governor, and the candidates were William McMichael, republican; Joseph A. Little, Tammany democrat; David Davenny, county democrat, and John F. Flick, social labor.

Little was elected. An Italian Editorial. ROME, November Italia publishes an article headed "The Good during which that paper says: "The United States have one diplomatic rule for Chili and another for Italy. They have virtually closed by the McKinley bill the markets of the United States to Italian wares and products and now the United States seek to be high suserain over all America. tics as a business, international "All Yankees unscrupulously follow poliaffairs are concerned.

But the time may come when Europe will lay aside petty differences and call the United States to a more exact and precise notion of the law of Emin Pasha's Wanderings, BERLIN, November letter, dated April 24, has been received from Emin Pasha. In it the explorer said that he was upon the point of starting to visit the king of Ruhanda, a territory hitherto unexplored by European or Arab. Emin did not mention any design to go to Wadelai. His project at that writEng appeared to be to march westward from and to cross the continent to the Cameroons. Married to a Scotch Lassie.

LONDON, November E. Burd Grubb, United States minister to Spain, was married at St. Stephens church, South Kensington, this city, to Miss Violet Sepwith, eldest daughter of Thomas Sepwith, of London and of Isle of Linsmore, Scotland. Cost the Union $100,000. SAN FRANCISCO, November 6.

strike of the union iron moulders which began in this city November 31, 1889, is ended, the union voluntarly declaring the strike off. The cause of the strike was the joint action of the fourteen large foundries in refusing to recognize the rules of the union, which they claimed worked hardships to their industry. About 140 mouldera and forty coremakers were involved. It is estimated that the strike has cost the union $100,000, and three lives were lost through violence, the outgrowth of the feeling which prevailed between the moulders and foundrymen for the time. LATEST NEWS.

Condensed for Convenience of Hurried Readers. Robbers Cashier Freeze of the State bank of Homer, out of bed and compelled him to go bank and open the safe. They got $5,000. Minnesota farmers aro being robbed by scoundrels calling themselves agents of the Chicago Purchasing company, and initiate their victims for $5 apiece. After 12,000 miners near Pittaburg, had been idle three months, having struck for an advance, they are compelled to give up and declare the strike off.

McDermott, a nephew of Parnell, publicly horsewhipped Timothy Healey for slighting references to Mrs. Parnell in spocch at Longford. The horse whipping took place in the Four Courta at Dublin. Tennant lumber dealers, of Toronto, have failed. Liabilities, $50,000.

A fire at Beverly, destroyed a box factory, a shoe factory, with separate warehouse belonging to it, several other large buildings and a house and freight depot. Loss about $200,000. It is stated that prior to the late mob fight in Valparaiso, Chili had sent a formal demand to our government for the recall of Minister Patrick Egan, as a man not satisfactory to that government. A rope broke and let the cage fall, by which miners pass to and from the Anaconda mine nt Butte City, Montana, and seventeen of the nineteen men in the eage were killed; the other two recoived fatal injuries. Fire broke out in the third story of the Wyeth Hardware and Manufacturing company's store rooms at St.

Joseph, and before the fire was under control the stock was damaged upwards of $50,000. About 700 laborers working for the Villard Syndicate on electric railway lines in Milwaukee struck against a reduction of cents in their wages, and work on the railway improvement is at a standstill. A Knoxville, dispatch says 150 convicts have been released at Briceville and an immense stockade has been burned. A battle has taken place between guards miners. 'The fatalities are not yet known.

Indiana copperheads tore down" the American flag from a school house Crawfordsville the other day, but patriotic citizens prosented the school with a new one, and the teacher, Miss Conners, now guards it with a repeating rifle. The New York Herald's retuns rfrom the state coufirm the figures as to the senate, but in the assembly fifty-nine seats are given to the democrats and sixty-nine to the republicans, thus giving the latter twelve majority on joint ballot. At an alliance rally in Buckshot, Union county, politics became red hot and the meeting resolved itself into a free fight. during which shotguns and Winchesters played an important part, five men being killed and several wounded. The Maverick National bank of Boston, with extremely large deposits, has closed its doors and the president and three of its directors are in custody of the United States marshal, charged with embezzlement and violation of federal banking laws.

The New York presbytery convened to begin the trial of Dr. Briggs for heresy adopted a resolution, by a vote of 94 to 39, to dismiss the charges against Dr. Briggs in consideration of Dr. Briggs' answer. The matter, however, is likely to be taken up by the New York synod.

A rumor is current to the effect that a secret understanding exists between the miners throughout Tennessee to liberate all convicts working in the mines. In consequence it is thought the next move will be on Oliver Springs, Tracy City and Inman, where convicts are employed. Through shipmenta of flour, grain and provision from Chicago to the seaboard by the roads in the Central Traffic associations aggregate 25,219 tons, against 21,948 for the preceding week, an increase of 271 tons, and against 32,126 for the corresponding week last year, a decrease of 6,907 tons. The comptroller of the currency has received information that the First National bank of Demariscotte, has been forced to suspend payment in consequence of the failure of the Maverick National bank of Boston. He said that the bank is in good shape and will undoubtedly be able to resume business in a short time.

Forest fires are raging in Monroe county, in many instances fields having been burned, and cotton pens, with their contents, have been consumed, involving great loss. No rain has fallen in two months, and the autumnal leaves are making a distressing conflagration. The amoke from the forest fires is almost unendurable, which, with the excess of dust, makes the atmosphere suffocating. The Cork riots continue without much let up. Heads are broken with blackthorns upon every occasion, and occasion is eagerly nought by both parties.

During one tumult, when everybody hunting a head to hit, O'Brien stood on a jaunting car talking, when his opponent, O'Connor, made his way to the car and the two then locked arms and passed through the crowd. This quelled the fighting for a time. Being asked by the president, Secretary Tracy said he could, in ninety days, send to the South Pacific the Philadelphia, Kearand Concord, of Rear Admiral Gheradi's sarge command; the Chicago, Atlanta and Bennington, of Acting Rear Admiral Walker's; Newark, now fitting out at Boston, and the Petrel, at New York. The Baltialready at Valparaiso; the San Franmore, cisco, at Callao; the Boston and Yorktown, en route there; the Yantic on her way, and the Thetis, Ranger and Mohican, at San Francisco, would give a fleet of sixteen serviceable ships. GENERAL MARKErS Stockers 1 25 2 75 HOGS -Good to choice 3 0) 15 2 80 4 00 WHEAT 2 No 3 hard 78 -No.

2.... 40 CORN- 2.... RYE No. 82 per 2 00 ON 10 HAY- Fancy 5 CHEESE -Fall BUTTER-Fancy 21 EGGS -Strictly POULTRY- 3 Roosters. 2 POTATOES- -Home 35 Spring 30 660 CHICAGO.

CATTLE -Steers. 2 25 HOGS 3 15 SHEEP 3 15 FLOUR Winter wheat, per bel 4 80 2 CORN 2.... OATS -No. 2.......... 32 RYE- 904 -Fancy 26 27 EGGS- 19 PORK- 8 6T.

LOUIS. CATTLE Native steers. 3 00 Stockers 2 10 HOGS- 3 95 SHEEP -Fair to 2 60 FLOUR 55 90 WHEAT 2 CORN -No. 2. OATS -No.

304 RYE -No. 2.......... HAY- BUTTER Creamers 19 EGGS PORK- KANSAS CITY, November 6. CATTLE 3 25 4 10 Cows and 1 25 2 50.

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