The National Prison congress was lu ld at Denver, l'iesident Jos. Nicholson, Detroit, delivered the annual ad dress. The parole, gradihg áná indeterrainate sentencesystems were indorsed as tt'udmg to decrease crime. The prison chaplains held a session. Among tlie papers read was one bv the presi dënt, Kev. (i. H. Hickox, of Jaekson, Mich. F Gov. Culbertson. of Texas, says he , 11 prevent the Corbett-Fitzshnmons i tight at Dallas, but Chief Justice ilurt says there is no law to stop it. The Japanese parliaraent has voted a credit of .OOÜ.UOO yen for the building of four ironclad ships, 10 coast-defense vessels and "0 torpedo boats. Elsie Grimm, aged 13, of Zanesville, O., ran away f rom home, seeured a horse and revolver and was practicing to join a Wild West show when The lumber yards and milis of Moore fe üalloway and the iron blast furnace uf the Wiscoasin Kurnaee Co., were destroyed by tii-e at Fon du Lae, Wis., with a total loss of 1333,000. The wedding of Miss Conseulo Vanderbilt, daughter of W. K. Vanderbilt, and the young duke of rough, is annouueed. Ihey nrst met n London and l'aris IS months ago. J. J. Whiteombs daughter, aged IS, was burned to death at Ottawa, O., while trying to start a tire with oil. The ffirl s mother was shocked so slie vvill "die and the building was destroyed. ïhe London Sportsman announces that Laycock. lioodfellow X Bell, bankers. have cabled to the New York Vut-lit club aa offer of L1,000 for a race in Knglish waters between the Defender and the Valkyrie III. A f ter two weeks of torrid heat breaking the record for any week in September in ?ü vears Colorado and other western states were given a sudden change and trom 3 to 14 inehes of snow feil within 12 hours. At Lm poria, Kas., the thermometer droppel 00 degrees in IV hours. The cold wave moved eastward and the lake regions received a sudden chili, but not quite .so be veré as in the west.