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THE NATIONAL' TRIBUNE: WASHINGTON, D. 0., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1882.
The Bailie at Saratoga Over the
Governorship of New York.
BEN. BUTLER'S CANDIDACY
dominations for Congress.
Special Dispatch to The National Tribune.
Saratoga, Sept. 20. The Republican State
convention met here at half-past eleven o'clock
The first question was on the election of a
temporary chairman and tho contest resulted
in a victory for tie administration candidate.
ex-Senator E. M. Madden, who had been agreed
upon at tho meeting of the State committee
early in tho day. Tho roll-call showed 251
votes for Madden and 213 votes for Pitts, or a
majority of eight for tho former. It was evi
dent from this vote, which was essentially a
test of tho sonso of tho convention, that tho
Wadsworth and Cornell men had pooled their
issues in order to defeat tho administration
candidate, but they wcro outnumbered by tho
Sonator Madden was escorted to tho chair
by the Hon. Hamilton Fish and E. L. Pitta
and the business of the convention was begun
by tho appointment of committees on perma
nent organization, credentials, and resolu
tions. Balloting was not begun until after tho noon
recess. Tho first ballot resulted as follows:
On the second ballot Judgo Folger received
Tho nomination of Judgo Folger by the
Saratoga convention yesterday is received hero
with general satisfaction. The effect upon his
eandidacy for tho presidency is eagerly dis
cussed and there aro not wanting those who
claim, in the event of his carrying Now York
this fall, that tho prestige thus gained will
make him tho first choice of the next National
convention. This conclusion is a safo one, but
not necessarily warranted by tho facts. It is
well known that Folger was the administration
candidate, although his friends, when con
fronted with that statement, have always
denied it, claiming that ho was no man's
candidate. There is no reason to doubt that
President Arthur desires a re-nomination. In
the first place, ho is sensitive about tho man
ner in which became into the succession ; but
his principal reason lies in tho fact that his
selection-by tho convontion of 'Si would bo an
indorsement of his administration, begun
under such untoward circumstances Thi3
being tho case, it is ridiculous to assunio that
so clever a politician as Mr Arthur would
give Mr. Folger the splendid presidential boom
without a perfect understanding betwci n them
as to who should reap the benefit two years
On the other hand, it is urged that tho next
Eepublican nominee, like his predecessors of
the past twenty years, should ooino from tho
"West. The rapid development of that section,
with its vast Eepublican majorities, justify tho
"Western people inkclaimiug that this honor
properly belongs to them. As yet, of course,
it is too early even to speculate, but those who
think Arthur is not laying his plans with great
sagacity, aro obviously unfamiliar with the
man and his methods.
GOSSIP AT THE HOTELS.
At tho clubs and hotels last night tho gossips
were busy discussing tho name of Folger's
probable successor. Thero aro some who be
lieve that Assistant Secretary New will receive
tho coveted honor, btft tho majority believe
that New York will bo loth to allow this vast
patronage to pass from her control.
It is an open secret that when Mr. Now ac
cepted his present position twelve montlis ago
it was with the tacit understanding that Judgo
Folger would speedily retire and New be ju
stallcd in his stead. It was tho intention then
to place Folger on tho" Supremo Bench. Mean
time Folger became enamored of his new office,
and as the President was satisfied with his ad
ministration of tho Treasury Department, ho
allowed him to consult his own pleasure. It
is very probable, however, that his principal
reason for declining a scat on the bench arose
from the suggestion, made at tho time, that ho
be groomed for the gubernatorial race a belief
that is justified by tho action of yesterday's
If it be true that New's acceptance of tho
assistant-secretaryship was conditional on his
elevation as Folger's successor, why, his friends
argue, shouldaycar's delay imperil his chances.
If he would havo made a good Secretary then,
why not now? He is a practical business man,
at the head of a large banking establishment
in Indianapolis. He is not of the same cast of
mind as Folger is, but still it is thought he
would make a good Secretary.
Tho name of Mr. nillhouso is also men
tioned. Hillhouse was for some years sub
treasurer at New York. He is a good finan
cier. Hon. "Dick" Crowley, of Buffalo, is believed
to be out of the question.
JUDGE FOLGnil'S CAREER.
Judge Folger was born in Nantucket, Massa
chusetts, in 1818. Although Gl years old, he
is still in the prime of life in tho full posses
ion of all his mental and pyhsical qualities.
He is regarded as one of the ablest jurists in tho
country. His entrance into public life was his
election as justice of the peace at a very early
iigc. Since then his career has been a gradual
but steady ascent. Ho has served in both
branches of tho legislature, as an associate
justice of tho Court of Appeals, and finally, in
ls-0, was elected chief justice of that body by
a vote of 20,000 in excess of that cast fovr tho
Garfield electors. Aside from his legal ability,
he is distinguished chiefly for his strict sense
of justice and sterling integrity of character.
The Connecticut Itepnlriirnnx.
Special Dispatch to the National Tribune.
New Haven, Or., Sept. 20. The Republican
State convention mot hero this morning. Hon.
Marshall Jewell was elected chairman, and
General William II. Bulkloy was nominated
for Governor by.acclamation.
The SlnsfiacIiuRctts Ilcniilillr.ins.
Special Dispatch to the National Tribune.
Worcester, Sept. 20. The Republican
State convention mot horo at eleven o'clock
to-day, with Hon. Chas. A. Stott, of Lowell, in
tho chair, and E. IL Haskell as Secretary.
Senator G. F. Hoar was elected permanent
presiding ofllcor amid much confusion, caused
by some one raising the cry tnat ho had voted
for the river and harbor bill. The Senator
made a speecli of three-quarters of an hour in
defense of his position, after which resolutions
were adopted dealing particularly with tho re
lations between capital and labor, and favoring
the labor party. On tho ballot for Governor,
Robert R. Bishop was nominated by a vote of
G73 to 501 for Crapo. The scattering vote was
Xoiuinntinns for Congress AntiOIonnpolKts, Kc
publirans. Democrats and GrecnbncKors.
Arkansas Second district, Judge J. A.William?,
Republican; aiorillon district, J. II. KoRcr, Dem
ocrat; First diitrict, Poindexter Dunn, Demo
crat. Georgia First district, James Atkins, Republi
can. Illinois Eleventh district, William IL Mercer,
Democrat; Eighth district, William Cullcn, Re
publican; Third district, George IX. Davis, Repub
lican; Nineteenth district, George C. Ross, Repub
lican; Tenth district, N. E. Worthington.
Iowa First district, B. J. Hall, Democrat. The
following is a complete list of Republican nomina
tions: First, M. A. McCoid; Third, D. B. Hender
son; Fourth, Thomas t'pdegrnfi"; Fifth, Jnmcs
Wilson; Sixth, M. E. Cults; Seventh, John A.
Knsson; Eighth, W. P. Hepburn; Ninth, A. 1U
Anderson; Tenth, A. J. Holme:,; Eleventh, I. S.
truble; Second district, J, II. Murphy, Democrat;
Sixth district, Jiunco 11. Weaver, Grccnbacker.
Kentucky Fourth diitrict, Thomas II. Robert
son, Democrat. This is Proelor Knott's district.
Douisiuun Sixth district, Lou is Frazer, Repub
lican. Maryland Sixth district, Louis E. McComas,
Michigan Eighth district, C. J. Willcts, Green
backer; First district, Henry W. Lord, Republi
can; Second .district. Colonel N. 15. Eldrcdgc,
Democrat ; First district, William Drownlcc, Free
Trader; Eighth district, Charles J. Willits, Dem
ocrat. Minnesota Fourth district, E. C. Phillips, Pro
hibitionist. New Hampshire Second district, JcAvctt D.
New Jersey First district, George-M. Robeson,
Republican; Third district, John Kean, jr.. Re
publican. The Democratic Convention nt Atlantic
City nominated Lewis Parker, jr.
Now York Twenty-fifth district, Frank Ilis
cock, Republican; Twenty-ninth district, Colonel
Archie E. Baxter, Republican; Nineteenth dis
trict, A. P. Parker, Republican.
North Carolina Fifth district, Colonel J. R.
Ohio First district, Ben Buttcrworth, Republi
can; Second district, Amos Smith, jr., Republican;
Second district, Stato Senator Art ley, Independent
and Socialist; First district, John F. Follelt, Dem
ocrat ; Second district, Isaac M. Jordon, Democrat.
Pennsylvania Nineteenth district, William A.
Duncan, Democrat; Twelfth district, D. W. Con
noly. Democrat; Thirteenth district, J. M. Wcther
ill, Democrat. Tho Montgomery County Demo
cratic Convention favors General W. W. II. Davis.
Tho Clearfield Democratic County Convention
have instructed for ex-Governor A. G. Ctirtin. At
Huntington tho Republican Convention nomi
nated n. G. Fisher; tho bolting Republicans nom
inated J. Irwin White. Twenty-second ditrict,
James II. Hopkins, Democrat. First district, Gen.
II. H. Bingham, Republican, renominated ; Second
district, Chas. O'Neill, Republican, renominated;
Third district, Wm.M.Maull, Republican; Fourth
district, Win. D. Kelly, Republican; Fifth district,
Alfred C. Harmer, Republican.
Tcnneec Tenth district, William R. Moore,
Republican. Tho Republican Convention nt Chat
tanooga nominated Judgo D. O. Trowhitt.
Wisconsin Third district, a deadlook exists be
tween tho friends of Congressman Hnzclton and E.
W. Kcyes, Republicans; Sixth district, Richard
Greenthur, Republican; Second district, E. W.
Cliapin, Prohibitionist. Tho long fight in tho
Democratic convention is ended by the nomina
tion of D. H. Sumner, of Waukesha, on the ICOlst
ballot. Mr. Dicssner, n Bragg man, cast his own
and one proxy vote for Sumner, and fourteen De
laney men followed, making sixteen votes. Bragg's
friends say ho will run independent. Sixth dis
trict, Theodoro D. Kanouso, Prohibitionist.
Senator Frye, of Maine, will stump Indiana
for tho Republicans.
Martin V. B. Edgerly has been nominated
for Governor by tho Now Hampshire Demo
crats. Tho Massachusetts'5 Democratic Stato Con
vention on Tuesday nominated General B. F.
Butler for governor.
Hon. Eli Saulsbury spoke at the Democratic
mass-meeting in Wilmington on tho 15th inst.
in support of the Stato ticket.
Tho Springfield Journal does not believe that
Secretary Lincoln " is a party to any plan to
captnro tho Sonatorship for himself or any ono
else,'! and regards tho report as an ingenious
Secretary Teller says he prefers tho placo of
Senator to that of his present position, and
that ho was not aware of tho onerous character
of tho duties of his present position when he
Earnest L. Campbell was nominated for Gov
ernor of Colorado by the Republican Conven
tion at Denver, William H. Meyer for Lieutenant-Governor,
and Representative Belford
was re-nominated for Congress.
At tho last meeting of the Tammany Hall
Committee on Organization, it was announced
that 400 members would make a pilgrimage to
the Democratic Stato convention at Syracuse
to shout for John Kelly.
The Independent Republicans of Pittsburg
are trying to induce Colonel J. M. Schoomaker,
a wealthy coko manufacturer, to become their
candidate for Congress, in order to opposo the
return of Hon. Russell Everett.
Hon. George M. Robeson'has been nominated
for Congress by acclamation at the Republican
congressional convention in Camden, N. J.
John Kean, Jr., will run against Niles Ross in
the third congressional district.
General Fred.N. Ogden, Col. W. T. Vaudry,
and others who participated in the Whito
League movement were present at high mass
in Nov. Orleans on the 1-lth inst., which was
celebrated in honor of the dead of the 11th of
Tho Stato committee of tho Anti-monopoly
League organized at Saratoga, N. Y., on tho
1-lth inst., when each member was authorized
to supervise the formation of leagues in his
district. They will send delegations to tho
Republican and Democratic Stale conventions.
Chairman Cooper of tho Republican committee
in Pennsylvania expects tho following formid
able list of speakers to stump during tho cam
paign in his State : Senators Frye, Hale, Allison,
Logan, Miller, Sherman, and Plumb; Congress
men Kasson, Buttcrworth, and Hoar, Secre
taries Lincoln, Teller, and Chandler, and At-lorney-Geueral
At the Republican caucus of tho Oregon Leg
islature on Monday night John H. .Mitchell
was nominated United States Senator by thirty-four
votes. His opponents claim that this
is his entiro strength. Twelve moro aro re
quired to elect. Tho Democrats havo nomi
nated Judgo P. P. Prime.
A body of 100 colored men met in New York
City last week as Republican delegates from
tiic various assembly districts to form a colored
Republican Central Committee for the city and
county of New York. The object was to secure
political recognition, and sentiments were ex
pressed condemning the action of tho Republi
can leaders for not appreciating their votes.
The committee of twenty-five appointed by
tho general committee of oiHcers of the Horti
cultural Hall town meeting, in Philadelphia,
reported tho following names: For sheriff
John Price Wctherill, Adam Everly, Clayton
McMichaol, Edwaid T. Steel, Henry C. Thomp
son. For register of wills John L. Kinsoy,
Samuel 15. lluoy, John W. Patton, Henry Clay,
W. Marshall Taylor. For city treasurer
Charles K. Ide, John II. Michener, William B.
Irvine, Theodore E. Wicdersheim, James
AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
President Arthur Pays a Flying
Yisit lo the Capital.
THE CABINET MEETING.
An Interesting Ghat About
jSTo tiling in Particular.
President Arthur paid a brief visit to the
capital during tho week, arriving hero late
Monday night. Ho camo direct from New
York, whoro ho spent Sunday and Monday at
his Lexington avonuc residence, having left
tho Despatch at Vineyard Haven, Mass., and
proceeded to tho metropolis by rail via Now
York. Ho is in splendid health. On his
arrival hero ho went direct to Secretary Fro
linghuysen's house, tho White House not being
in a condition to rcceivo hira. On Wednesday
a Cabinet mooting was held at which tho fol
lowing members wore present : Secretaries Fol
ger, Felinghuyscn, Lincoln, and Teller.
Tho President, who has always been a most
agreeablo gentleman with newspaper corre
spondents, camo out of the Cabinet room into the
room of his private secretary, where tho corrc
sptndents wcro assembled, and jovially said :
"Well, gentlemen, I am about to go off again.
It's too hot hero for inc. I am going back
to New York, and thenco to tho sea-coast,
and will stay away until it is cool enough for
an overcoat." Tho President then spoko on
general subjects, and during tho course of his
remarks referred to tho fact that ho would not
have been in Washington at this time but for
tho fact that tho New York convontion was
meeting in Saratoga, "I did not think it
just tho right thing," ho said, "for myself or
Judge Folger to remain in New York, and I
returned home, bringing him with me."
" What do you think of Mr. Folger's chances
for tho nomination?" your correspondent
" Oh, I supposo that ho will get it," was tho
President's reply, and ho walked ovor to another
group of gentlemen, anxious to speak with him,
as though ho did not care lo discuss New York
While tho President was thus engaged the
representative of The National Tninuxi:
button-holed Secretary Teller, who had en
tered tho room in tho mean time In reply to
a leading question, ho said: "I am sure that
Judge Folger will secure tho nomination." Tell
er's views were practically indorsed by Lincoln
jnd Frelinghuysen. When tho President had
spoken to all in tho room and was about to
leave for his own apartment, Tun National
Tribute representative cornered him again
and broached tho question of tho Cabinet
" Oh, wo did nothing of any consequence,''
he said, " except to confirm a few Treasury
appointments, and to listen to what Mr. Teller
had to say concerning tho Indians."
"Did tho Secretary advocato any change
in tho present Indian policy?" asked The
"No, ho did not," tho President replied, as
ho lightod a cigarctto ; " ho reported matters
with tho Indians as working to his entiro
satisfaction, adding that they wero all at peaco
with tho United States."
" Did ho not say somcthiug that suggested a
change of policy?"
" Well, yes," was tho apparent reluctant ro
ply, " but wo did not consider tho matter."
"It may appear rude," tho newspaper man
added, "but may I be bold enough, Mr. Presi
dent, to inquiro whether tho rumor of your
matrimonial engagement is true?"
"No," replied tho President, his face
flushing, "it is not. I supposo tho rumor grew
out of tho recent report of my son's engage
ment." "Then your son is to marry soon ? "
" Yes, perhaps during tho coming winter."
It is said that President Arthur has accepted
an invitation to spend tho first four days of
October in Boston. On October "2nd ho will go
to Marshficld and take part in the centennial
celebration of Daniel Webster's birth.
A Speech by Attoruej-Gcneral Itrcustcr.
Albany, Sept. 19. Attoruoy-Goneral Brew
ster addressed the New York Bar Association
here to-day. nis speech was entirely informal.
Speaking of tho star-routo trials, ho said its
revelations had shocked tho whole country.
It was tho conviction of thoso who had tho
best means of information that over four hun
dred thousand dollars of tho public money
had been stolen in the transactions. There
wcro still more than twenty-three undisposed
of indictments. This ono had been fully and
fairly tried, and he and all knew tho result.
It would seem that if it had como to the
pass that juries could bo handled and dealt
with as this ono had been, then trial by jury
was itself a doubtful legal romedy. But he
did not believe it. Many men declaro that if
such tilings could bo douo they had bettor
havo no juries at all, but ho did not agree
with them. He believed it only a demonstra
tion of tho usefulness of juries, for from the
evil consequences hero exposed thero is a
moral reaction and a judgment that those
who undertook the corrupting process will
never escape from them. Tho liberties of
this people wero secured by themselves, but
they had been maintained and declared by the
lawyers, and they would bo to tho end. Ap
The liberties of tho pcoplo would pass away
when courts of justice ceased to bo places
where men go to havo their rights and duties
determined. The day they allowed party
feeling or personal interest to enter tho court
house would bo tho day when tho liberties of
tho people would perish. It is to such men
as composo tho Stato Bar Association that
they must look for tho maintenance and per
petuity of American institutions. As long as
there wero lawyers in America thero was no
danger of these liberties perishing. Applause.
Ex-Senator Chrlsiianry (Ir.intcd a Divorce.
Tho famous Christiancy scandal is ended.
Tho venerable defendant to the wife's charge
succeeded to-day in securing an absolute
divorce, from which thero is no appeal.
Public sympathy hero for a long timo was
with tho wife, but her own conduct, and
tho behavior of her family during the
past yeafc is alleged to havo been so disgraceful
as to even disgust her own attorneys in the
case. Mrs. Christiancy's escapade in a stato of
nudity on tho streets ono night hist winter,
her subsequent efforts to compromise with her
husband, and her frequent appearance in pub
lic with alleged fast men, have turned tho tide
of sympathy against her. The general public
here aro thankful that, tho case is ended, and
that thero will bo no further publicity given to
the wretched experiences that grew out of tho
vonerablo ex-minister's marriage to so young
and protty but frivolous a wife.
There is no dangor of an appeal from the
decree, as both sides aro content to let mat
ters rest where they are. The ex-Senator has
many friends, both hero and in Michigan, who
Jiuvo always believed that ho was justified in
the courso pursued by him, and will be glad to
know that ho is sustained and vindicated by
thc court, nis causo was not instituted in
malice, but to sustain his own good name, and
for tho divorced wife ho has always expressed
the kindest feeling, and trusted that her lifo
in the future may not bo a mirror of tho recent
i i i - .
ISeilo Boyd's Troubles.
Tho following personal appeared a few days
ago in ono of tho Philadelphia papers: "In
this dark hour of trouble, with my baby ill,
and pressed on all sides for monoy, will somo
one lentfTno a few hundred dollars at once ! I
shall faithfully return it in tho future. Mrs.
Hammond, nee Bello Boyd, 191-1 North Twelfth
streot." A reporter of tho Philadelphia Even
ing Bulletin, who called on Mrs. Hammond,
reports her to bo in a pitiable condition of dis
tress. She acknowledges frankly that she has
always lived up to her income and at difforcnt
times has been in debt "just as everybody else
has been," but she indignantly repudiates tho
charges of any dishonest proceedings on her
part, and complains bitterly becauso of the
brand of forgery which has recently been at
tached to her name without any trial or inves
tigation. Mrs. Hammond says that sho has
boon tho victim of a malicious and venomous
persecution, and that she is almost broken
hearted at tho troubles which havo been heaped
CRIMES AND 'CASUALTIES.
A Dismal Uccord of Death and Disasters Through
out tho Country.
Fourteen persons wcro drowned on Lako
Wiunipiseogec, N. H., on the 1-lth inst., by tho
capsizing of a yacht.
Charles M. Wellington, cashier of tho Manu
facturers' National Bank of Troy, New York,
is a defaulter for $15,000
Dwight S. Lathrop, assistant cashier of tho
New Jersey Central R. R., has absconded with
$19,000 of tho company's monoy.
At Pittsburg, last week, a largo black cat
sucked tho breath of a two weeks' old infant,
and when found tho latter was dead.
A tornado swept over tho town of Winsted,
Conn., on tho 1-lth inst., and rendered ono hun
dred persons homeless. Thero wero many
iiarrow escapes from death.
Walter Dunn and Riley U. Wilson exchanged
pistol shots at Detroit, Mich., recently, over
business affairs. Dunn fired fivo times, threo
shots taking effect, mortally wounding Wilson,
who fired once, hitting Dunn in tho head.
Major Phipps, tho defaulting superintendent
f'f the Philadelphia almshouse, was arrested at
the Dominion Hotel, Hamilton, Ont., Monday
night, by I'ercival E. Bell, ono of Piukerton's
detectives. Ho and his wifo wero two weeks
in that city, and passed as J. D. Thompson and
On the 5th inst. nineteen $1,000 bonds of tho
Leavenworth city and Fort Leavenworth water
company wero stolen from Adams' Express Com
pany whilo in transit from Donnel, Lawson
it Simpson, of New York, to tho Mussochusctts
Mutual Lifo Iusuranco Company, Springfield.
Taey wcro stolen in Springfield. Tho loss falls
on Adams' Express Company. Thero is no cluo
to tho thieves.
A terrific storm occurred at Nowburg, Ont.,
Ticsday. Dcy's tannery, Maddcn's cheeso
factory, and a number of other buildings wcro
mroofed. Tho steeple of tho Methodist Church
was blown down, and a snmmer-houso lifted
fiom a lawn and carried forty feot, crashing
iito tho side of a church. Two barns in this
vicinity wcro struck by lightning and burned
vfith their contents. Trees and fences wero
trn down in all directions.
At fivo o'clock on tho afternoon of the 15th
irst., whilo Win. Wiley and John Slathen, tho
pirter of Charles E. Coffin & Co., whose oil
establishment was burned recently, wero en
gaged in tightening tho hoops on barrels of oil
in tho cellar by tho light of a lantern, tho oil
suddenly exploded, enveloping Wiley in flames
ai d burning him to death. Tho porter escaped
by running, but was seriously injured. Wiley
wis tho son of Bishop Wiley, of tho M. E.
Church, and was acting as clerk for Coffin &
About a fortnight ago two deaf muto boys
named Ackers, ono eleven and tho other nine,
wcro brought to Staunton, Va., from Franklin
county, by their father, to tho State institution
for tho deaf, dumb or blind. They becamo very
homesick and iuado up their minds to run
away. They escaped before daybreak Monday
morning, and by nino o'clock had trudged six
miles in tho direction of their homo, about 173
miles away. As they wero walking on tho
railroad track near Flshervillc tho train camo
along, but they could not hear it. Ono was
killed, but tho other ma- recover.
A bad accident occurred on tho Troy and
Greenfield road, near Zoar Station, Mass.,
on Tuesday, by a collision between a freight
train of tho New Haven and Northampton
road and a Fitchburg freight train. So far
as can bo learned the conductor of tho New
Ilaven train had orders to stop at Charle
mont, and disobeying, started for Zoar,
mooting tho eastern bound freight and collid
ing with terrible force. Conductor Phillips
and Brakcmau Curtis, of tho Fitching train
wero killed, also Fireman Eggleston of tho
Xcw Haven train. Both locomotives wcro
badly smashed. Sovoral cars wero wrecked.
Tho sheriff of Hamilton county, Tenn., and
his deputy woro shot and killed on tho l-llh
inst. whilo en ronto to Knoxvillo with a pris
oner. Tho prisoner, John Taylor, had been
sentenced to fho penitentiary for murder, after
several trials, but escaped and was recaptured.
At Sweet Water several men boarded the train
and when between London and Chattanooga
deliberately shot tho shorifl and his doputv,
killing them both and wounding another man.
They then released tho prisoner. Tho mis
ercants aro relatives of Taylor and a reward of
$5,000 is offered for their arrest. Citizens with
rifles are also in pursuit and will no doubt cap
ture tho offenders, who took to the mountains.
The Grcenpoint, N. Y., oil works wcro set on
fire by lightning on tho 1-lth inst. and entirely
destroyed. About 60,000 barrels of oil woro
burned, tho loss being estimated at $30,000.
Charles Regan, foreman of truck, and Captain
Deary, employed on one of the lighters belong
ing to tho Donnell Oil Company, and John R.
Cooper, superintendent of the works, lost their
lives in the conflagration. It is said that Capt.
Deary jumped into the creek to save a fireman
from drowning, and was unable to extricate
himsolf from tho deep mud. The burning oil
camo floating down tho creek, and with his
hands ho tried to ward off the flames, but they
wero too much for him, and tho upper portion
of his body was burned to a crisp. When day
light appeared, his body was found standing in
an erect position, just where he had jumped.
His son, in trying to savo his father, was also
lost and his body has not yet been recovered.
Firemen O'Brien, MoKeegun, aud Short, woro
also picked up for dead, but they wcro resus
citated, aud aro now doing well.
Sjinrks 1'roiu tho ("ii'dp.
Tho match botween tho American crow, tho
Ilillsdales, and tho British crew, tho Thames,
was rowed on tho loth inst., tho latter win
ning tho laco by fourteen seconds, owing to
breaking of a slido in the former's boat. Tho
winning timo was 8:01.
Tho rovonuo of tho Mexican Republic during
the last fiscal year was $30,000,000 nearly
doublo what it was fivo years ago. President
Gonzales read his message to Congress on the
REVIEW OF THE WEEK.
Engineer Melville's Return and an
HENRY GEORGE'S CASE.
Spread of trie Yellow Fever
in tne South.
Chief Engineer Melville, of tho Jeanuetto
Expedition, arrived in Now York on tho 13th
inst., with Lieutenant Berry and the seaman
Noros and Nindcrman. They woro met by re
ception committees from New York and Phila
delphia, and handsomely entertained, on the
evening of tho 1-lth inst., at a dinner at Dcl
monico's, many distinguished citizens being
present. On tho following day Melville was
tendered another reception in Philadelphia,
and on Saturday evening went to his home at
Sharon Hill, whero a "scene" occurred be
tween himself and his wife, growing out of the
hatter's extravagance, thS result of which was
.that Mrs. Melvillo went into violent hysterics,
and her husband left tho house. The affair
created a great sensation, and on Monday Mrs.
Melville was adjudged insane and sent to tho
Stato asylum at Norristown. The story of the
troublo in tho Melvillo family appears to bo
this: Thero has been a vein of insanity about
Mrs. Melville for soveral years. Ono of its de
velopments was a love for spending money.
When her husband was away sho received half
his salary, and during tho trip of the Jeanuetto
he made extra provision for her. He also left
money to pay off a mortgage on his cottage and
to pay for his children's schooling. Always
when ho camo homo sho would upbraid him
for not giving her more money. This time was
no exception, and ho found that tho money ho
had left to pay tho mortgage had also been
spent. Tho neighbors say that Mrs. Melvillo
is additcd to tho uso of liquor. At all cvonts,
they say that after tho rccoption on Saturday
night sho was so excited with champagne that
sho pointed a pistol at her husband, ami then
began upbraiding him about money matters,
lie left the houso and has been at the Conti
nental Hotel since. Tho children will remain
at tho Sharon Hill residence under tho care of
Engineer Melville's sister.
Mr. Henry Georgo has written a letter from
Dublin to President Arthur narrating in detail
tho recent indignities to which he was sub
jected in Ireland. If Mr. Georgo may bo be
lieved, ho was arrested without cause on several
occasions, kept in confinement for two or threo
hours at a timo and given hearings by magis
trates who wcro evidently anything but fair.
Mr. George moreover avers that ho is not tho
only Amorican citizen who has been so treated.
He says it is becoming altogether too common
and that in some cases much worse treatment
than that accorded him. has been received by
other Americans. He states that it is tho cur
rent bolief that tho United States Government
takes no interest in tho treatment of its citi
zens in foreign lands, and that when tho Amer
ican Consuls do bestir themselves in the matter
it is only to try to havo the imprisoned Ameri
can's to agree to leave tho country at onco as a
condition of release. Mr. Georgo futhormore
asserts that his mail and tho mail of other
American citizens in Great Britain has been
opened and tampered with by the government.
Tho annual meeting and banquet of tho
Aztec Club camo off on tho evening of tho 1-lth
inst. in New York. Maj.-Gen. Hancock, presi
dent of the club, presided, aud among the dis
tinguished army men present were: Generals
P. V. Haynes, G. A. H. Blake, A. Cary, Stew
art Van Ylict, James B. Fry. H. G. Gibson, C.
H. Crane, R. C. Drum. Fitz-John Portor.T . L.
Crittenden. Z. B. Tower, C. C. Augur. Profes
sor Henry Coppeo, Professor Xendrick, Gen.
B. W. Brice, CapL Barber, aid-de-camp, &e.
Tho citizens' list included Georgo W. Child. '
of Philadelphia. President Arthur, an invited J
guest, was unnnio to oe present, ine reunion
was ono of tho most successful of tho club.
Touching references were made to the memory
of the late General Patterson, former president
of tho club.
Tho International Riflo Match nt Crecdmoor
on tho loth inst. resulted in a victory for tho
British,4the score for tho two days being, Brit
ish, 1,975; Americans, 1,805. Tho Americans
aro reported to havo shot badly. After tho In
ternational Match closed sdmo of tho best and
most important matches on tho programme
wcro contested. Messrs. A. Yogclcr & Co., of
Baltimore, and Blaekwoll & Co., of Durham,
N. C, offered two gold medals for tho highest
individual scores in tho two teams. The shoot
ing was oxcellcnt, though tho wind blew hard,
and tho medals wero won by Mr. Caldwell of
tho British teaui and Mr. Poluu of tho Ameri
can. Tho Marquis of Lorno and party havo been
doing San Francisco the past week. The gen
tlemen visited ex-Senator Sharon's country
residence, at Bolmont; ex-Governor Stanford's,
at Menlo Park, aud D. O. Mills's at Millbrac.
At tho latter placo the party partook of lun
cheon, and then returned to tho city. Princess
Louise has kept her room sinco arriving there.
General McDowell has been very attentive to
tho distinguished guests. The royal part' ar
rived at Victoria, British Columbia, on Tues
day evening and were tendered a reception.
Ten thousand strangers gathered to witness
Tho fourteenth annual Reunion of the So
ciety of tho Army of the Cumberland oponcd
in Chicago on Tuesday night with a camp-firo
in tho exposition building, under tho auspices
of tho Grand Army of the Rupublic. General
Jlobort delivered a brief welcome. Addresses
woro also made by Gen. J no. Gibbon, com
mander of the Iron Brigade; Judgo Fcnncr, of
New' Orleans; Governor Rusk, of Wisconsin ;
ex-Gov. Lucius Fairchild, Gen. Cochran, of
Ohio, and others.
f Tho steamer Asia, en route from Collings
wood, Ontario, to French River and Sault Sto
Mario, was struck by a storm in Georgian Bay,
north of Lako Superior, on tho morning of the
11th inst. and went down with 100 persons on
board.' An inspector says tho Asia was run
ning without a license, having been refused
ono on account of carrying an insufficient
number of life-boats and life-preservers.
Nineteen new cases of yellow fever and four
deaths wcro reported at Brownsville, Texas,
Tuesday, two new cases at Fort Brown, and
twenty-four cases and four deaths at Pcnsa
cola, Fla. Many families at Brownsvillo havo
been driven from their homes by tho rising
The General Synod of tho United Presby
terian Church of New York, which includes
congregations in Pennsylvania, Now Jersey,
and Canada, opened its annual session at Sara
toga Tuesday night with a sermon by tho last
moderator, Rov. Jas. Crowl, of, Philadelphia.
Tho Tariff Commission is returning east
ward. It met on the 11th inst. in Minneapolis,
on tho following day at Des Moines, Iowa, and
thence proceeded to St. Louis, where extended
sittings were held.
The Sovereign Grand Lodge of Odd-Follows,
representing moro than a half million of men, I
is in session in Baltimore, the scat of tho Order
and tho place of its origin in the United States.
Mr. Yanderbilt's team, Early Roso ami Al
diue, while exercising at Hartford, Conn., on
tho 13th inst. trotted a mile in 2:16i.
Lieut. Danenhower has submitted to Acting
Secretary Walker, of tho Navy Department,
his official report touching the loss of the Jean
uetto, but its contents have not as yet been
Extensive prairio fires aro raging on tho
table land between the Platte and Rcpnblican
Rivers, Nebraska. Tho loss will be heavy un
less rain soon falls.
Chief Engineer Melvillo is expected to arrivo
in Washington this evening, when he will bo
tendered a public reception.
Mr. Bigelow, counsel for Sergeant Mason, has
prepared a petition for habeas corpus, addressed
to Judgo Coxc, of tho United States District
Court for tho Northern District of New York,
in which ho asks for tho discharge of Mason
from tho Albany ponitentiary on tho ground
that the order of tho Secretary of War detail
ing United States soldiers to guard Guiteau
was null and void; that he had no authority
to make such an order; that Mason, when ho
fired at Guiteau, was not in the dischnrgo of
military duty or within the military jurisdic
tion, and that the offense charged is not triablo
by a military courr. The petition further al
leges that tho judge-advocate-general of tho
army has given an opinion reversing tho find
ings and sentence of the court-martial for theso
reasons, and becauso tho employment of sol
diers for such duty is expressly prohibited by
tho act of Juno 15, 1873.
Up to the 15th instant tho loan division of
tho Register's Office has issued 16,000 3 per
cent, bonds, representing in Tound numbers
$100,000,000, and has journalized and posted a
like amount of the canceled 3i per cent, bonds.
On tho 1st of November a dividend is duo aud
payable on the new 3 per cents, and also on
that portion pf the 3i per cents, not exchanged.
A ledger account is opened with every holder
of registered bonds, and, m order to ascertain
the amount outstanding, all tho bonds surren
dered for conversion must be posted to their
respective accounts. Tho labor involved in
tho issue of the bonds and the preparation of
the interest abstracts in the limited timo al
lowed is immense, and will tax to tho utmost
the largo extra force engaged upon tho work.
Professor Simon Newcomb, of the Nautical
Almanac office, who goe3 to Cape Town in
charge of tho party to observe tho transit of
Venus, and Lieutenant Casey, of tho army, and
Ensign Holcomb, of the navy, members of tho
same party, left hero for New York. They
sailed for Liverpool on Wednesday on tho
steamer Parthia. Lieutenant E. W. Sturdy, of
tho navy, will act as superintendent of tho
Nautical Almanac office during the absence of
For two weeks past tho Post-Office depart
ment has been in receipt of letters from West
ern postmasters stating that fanners have been
victimized by a man advertising "new amber
wheat" for salo for planting purposes. Tho
advertiser having disappeared before the post
office authorities could issue any order in tho
premises, tho various postmasters havo been
directed to return to tho senders any registered
letters directed to him.
There wero 419 patents issued this week by
the United States Patent Office, thirty-one of
which wero to Thomas A. Edison, of Menlo
Park, N. J., for manufacturing incandescent
electric lamps and regulators for dynamo
Secretary Folger has directed tho First Comp
troller to render an opinion as to whether it is
legal for employees of tho Departments to ex
tend their leaves of absence beyond thirty
Commodore Upshur has received instructions
from Washington to discharge half the em
ployees in tho Construction and Engineers'
Department of tho Brooklyn navy yard.
Chief Sexton, of the St. Louis firo depart
ment, who has been the guest of Chief Cronin
during the last few days, left for his homo
Messrs. Allen, Haunsman, and Seely, of this
city, recently returned from a threo weeks'
bycicle tour in the Shenandoah Valley. They
A man named Clarence Campbell was "caught
in tho act of smuggling fonr reams of Irish
linen paper out of the Pension Offico on Mon
day. TELEGRAPHIC FLASHES.
Echoes of tho Campaign From Various Sections of
Thomas J. Martin was unanimously selected
as a candidato for Congress by tho Independ
ents of tho Fifth district of Pennsylvania.
In Philadelphia on Wednesday tho Republi
cans nominated Georgo dc B. Keim for sheriff,
John L. Kinsoy for register of wills. Win. B.
Irvine for city treasurer, and Amos Briggs for
judgo of the court of common pleas.
The Democratic State committee of Ohio has
declined the Republican request forjoint debates
throughout tho Stato on the temperance ques
tion, and accepted a proposition to circulato
100,000 copies of pamphlets issued by tho Brew
ers aud Liquor Dealers' Association.
Eight political State conventions were held
this week. On Tuesday tho Massachusetts
Democrats assembled in Boston. The Republi
cans in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York.
Nebraska, and Missouri held their conventions
on Wednesday. Tho New York and Colorado
Democrats met on Thursday.
non. Allen D. Chandler, Democratic nomi
nco for Congress in the ninth district of Geor
gia, declines to meet Hon. Emory Speer, his
Independent competitor, in joint debate. Ho
tells hira that ho is afraid of personalities, and
that he wants lo appeal only to the sober reason
and judgment of those to whom he may speak.
Tho official returns of the Vermont election
aro as follows: For Governor, G. L. Barstow,
35,b39; Geo. E. Eaton, 14.-160; C. C. Martin,
1,530; scattering, S. Majority for Barstow,
19,S29. The House of Representatives has 1S5
Republicans, 49 Democrats, 1 Grccnbacker, and
1 Independent. In four towns there was no
election. Tho Senate has 23 Republicans and
At Rock Island, Illinois, on Tuesday, tho
Liquor Dealers' convention passed resolutions
denouncing the prohibition movement, and
declaring they will do their utmost to defeat
at tho polls any candidato for any office who
cannot be relied upon to oppose all sumptuary
laws and prohibitory legislation. The resolu
tions also indorse the courso of the last Demo
cratic Convention at Springfield and eulogize
Mayor Harrison of Chicago
Oflicial returns of the Maino election, except
six small plantations, tho voto of which will
change the result but littlo. show the foliowing:
Total vote. 13S.175; for Governor, Robic, Rep.,
72,55-1; Plaisted, 63,75(5; Chase, 1,293; Vinton,
2G2; Eustis,3G5. Robie's plurality, S.703. Tho
Republican candidates for Congress aro elected
by pluralities little in excess of that for Gov
ernor. Tho Republicans carry 11 or 10 couu
ties. Of tho Senators, twenty-eight aro Repub
licans and threo Fusionists. Of the members
of tho House, 103 aro Republicans and forty
one Fusionists. In two districts tho elections
are not yet determined.
Dr. Edward Bouveric Pusey, tho author of
Pusoyism and tho most distinguished tract,
arian, of his. ago, died Jast week.