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The following ib from the
Francibco J'oslot August 1st.
Center, mentioned therein as going
by the steamship Australia, instead
came to Honolulu by the Mariposa :
"William Center, a director of the
Oceanic Steamship Company, owned
by J. D. Sprockets & Co., left to
day on the steamship Australia for
New Zealand, -where he goes as a
representative of his company to
confer with the Xew Zealand govern
ment, regarding a proposition to
establish a line of steamships be
tween that country and San Fian
cisco in place of the Pacific Hail.
"Yes, sir; Mr. Center goes to
New Zealand with full instructions
and power to act for the Oceanic
Company," said Mr. J.D. Spreckels
to a 1'ost reporter to-day. "We
have been requested by the New
Zealand government to put in a bid
for the carrying of mails and the
maintaining a line of stcaincis be
tween here and that country, tho
Pacific Mail having withdrawn and
being no longer a competitor."
" "What would become of the
Sandwich Island trade in the event
you should establish the New Zea
"We would put on two largo extra
steamers, using one as an interme
diate between San Francisco and
the islands. The three other steam
ers, touching there on their voyage
to and from New Zealand, would
give bi-monthly communication to
The company have the refusal of
two line vessels, and should the New
Zealand government be liberal
enough, the line Mill be established
It will be remembered that when
the Pacific Mail first threatened to
withdraw, the 1'ost said that others
stood ready to put on a line of
srissinv ro-mvm.v nr.rrsi.n.
Postmaster-fleneral Vilas has ab
solutely refused to reconsider his
decision not to divide the mail sub
sidy between the half dozen com
panies clamoring for it. The Pa
cific Mail Steamship Company has
refused to take South American
mails. It was reported they would
refuse Australian mails likewise,
but this was not credited in San
Francisco. Postage on letters by
London and Brindisi has been re
duced fioin 15 to 12 cent', making
it as low as the rate by San Fran
cisco. J)KATJI OK ii:XF.ItAL JHA.T.
General Ulysses S. Grant died at
Mount McGregor, New York, at
eight o'clock on the morning of
"Wednesday, July 23rd. Early on
the previous evening the use of hot
applications to keep wauuth in Gen
neral Grant's extremities and vital
parts was resorted to, with some
slight temporary effect. Hypoder
mics of brandy wero frequently
given to stimulate tho Hugging physi
cal powers, but later on this failed
to nlfcct the patient, whoso vitality
and physical forces, were so far
spent us to furnish lio footing for
rebound. Indeed the cl forts oi tho
medical men were being made be
cause none could stand by inactive
without the liial of an expedient
that might prolong lile an hour or
even minute. Ab the houi'n wore
away it was evident that the hero
of the nation was rapidly approach
ing his end.
Tin: iii:athui:u cci.m:.
A few minutes before eight o'clock
on Thursday morning Doctors Doug
las, Shrady and Sands were standing
on the cottage verandah, convening
about the condition of General
Grant and discussing tho probabili
ties of Jiifa death and the limit of
life left him. Mrs. Sartoris and
stenographer Dawson wore convers
ing ti little distance away, when
llonry, the nurse, stepped hastily
upon the piazza and spoke quietly to
the physicians, lie told them he
thought the General was very near
to death. The medical men hastily
entered the room where the sick
man was lying and approached his
tide. Instantly, upon scanning the
patient's face. Dr. Douglas ordered
the family to be summoned to the
bedside. I last o was made, and Mrs.
Grant. Jesse and wife, U. S. Grant,
Jr., and wife and Mrs. Colonel
Grant were quickly beside the doe
tors at the ick man's bed. Airs.
SailorN and Mrs. Daw-on had fol
lowed the doetois in lrom the piazza
and the entile family was piecnt
except Colonel Grant. A hasty
Munitions was sent for him, but lie
enteied the sickroom while the mes
senger was searching for him. The
Colonel sealed himself at the head
of the bed with his left arm resting
on the pillow above the head of
General Grant, who was breathing
rapidly and witn Miglitly gasping
respiration. Mrs. Grant, calm, but
with intense agitation, took a seat
close by the bedside. She leaned
slightly upon the cot. icsting upon
her rigid elbow, and gazed, with
tear-blinded eyes, into the General's
face. She found there, however,
no token of recognition, for the sick
man was peacefully and painlessly
passing away. Mrs. Sartoris came
behind her mother, and loaning over
her shoulder, so witnessed the close
of the life in which she had consti
tuted a strong element of pride.
Directly behind Mrs. Grant and
airs. Sartoris. and at a little dis
tance removed, stood Drs. Douglas,
Shrady and Sands, spectators of the
closing life their efforts and counsel
had so prolonged. On the opposite
side of the bed from their mother,
and directly before her, stood Jesse
Grant and U. S. Grant, Jr., and
near the corner of the cot on the
same side as Josc, and near to him,
was X. E. Dawson, the General's
stenographer and confidential secre
tary. At the foot of the bed, and
gazing directly down into the Gene
ral's face, were airs. Col. F. Grant,
airs. U. S. Grant, Jr., and aits.
Jesse Grant, while somewhat re
moved from tho family eiielellenry,
the nurse, and Harrison Tynnell,
the General's body servant, were
respectively watching the closing
life of the patient, their master.
Dr. Newman had repaired to the
hotel for breakfast and was not
present. Tho General's little grand
children, U. S. Grant, Jr., and
aiollic, were sleeping in the nursery
room above. Otherwise the entire
family and household were gathered
at the bedside of the flying- man.
The members of the group had been
summoned not a moment sooner
than was prudent. The doctors
noted on entering the room and pro
ceeding to the bedside that already
the unmistakable symptoms of dis
solution were strongly marked.
The morning had passed live min
utes beyond 8 o'clock, and there
was not one of the strained and
waiting watchers but who could
mark the nearness of the life-tide to
its final ebbing. Dr. Douglas, who
noted the neatness of the supreme
moment, quietly approached the bed
side and bent above it, and while he
did so the sorrow of the gray-haired
physician seemed closely allied with
that of the family. Dr. Shrady also
drew uear. It was seven minutes
past 8 o'clock and the eyes of the
Gcneial weic closing, His breath
grew more hushed as the last func
tions of the hcait and lungs were
hnslcnad to the closing of life. A
peaceful expression seemed to be
deepening in the firm and strong
lined face. A minute more passed
and was closing as the General drew
a deeper breath ; there was an ex
halation like one relieved of long
and anxious tension. The membcis
of the group were impelled each a
step nearer the bed and each wanted
to note the next respiration, but it
did not come. It never came.
Thcicwas absolute stillness in the
room and a flush of expectancy, so
that no sound broke the silence save
tho singing of the biuls in the pines
outside the cottage and tho meas
ured throbbing of the engine that all
night had waited by the mountain
"II is all over," quietly spoke
Dr. Douglafa, and there came then
heavily to each witness a realization
that General Grant was dead. Then
tho doctors withdrew, tho nurse
closed the eyelids and composed the
dead General's head, after which
each of tho family group pressed
to the bedside, one after the other,
and touched their lips upon the
quiet face so lately stilled. Dr.
Shrady passed out upon tho piazza
and as he did so lie met Dr. New
man hastening upstairs. "He is
dead," remarked Dr. Shrady quiet
ly. The fact of having been absent
from the side of tho dying man and
his family at the last moment was a
cause of sorrow and l egret to the
clergyman who had waited all night
at the collapse. He had been sum
moned a moment too late, and reach
ed tho cottage only in time to minis
ter to tho family sorrowing, and
gaze upon the scarcely hushed lips
of the dead General to whom Dr.
Newman's love had bound him in
such close lies and relations.
The last woid ultoiod by the
General wa "Water." in reply to a
question of Col. Fred Grain al
three o'clock in the morning.
The doctors said the General had
above all dreaded pain, and had re
ceived their promise that he should
not be permitted to suffer.
Within twenty minutes after
(rant's death, Kero Geihardt, a
Hartford sculptor, who had been
making a study at Mount McGre
gor of the General, took a highly
successful mask of the dead man's
ilAOSiriCI.M t (II UN.
A Rochester, N. Y., despatch of
Julv -'.ith savs: An order was re
ceived to-day by the Stern Mnnu
facturing Company of this city for
the casket in which the remains of
General Grant will bo buried. The
company is now preparing a metal
lic casket of state, which, when fin
ished, will be tho finest and the only
one of the kind over made. The
length is to be six feet and the
weight 250 pounds. The shell will
be of red cedar covered with tho
finest purple silk velvet, with heavy
solid silver mountings, handles and
portals. The inside metal is to be
of highly polished copper, ono
oighth of an inch thick, which will
be lined with very heavy cream
colored satin, tufted and corded.
There will be a pillow of the same
material, upon which will lie em
broidered in ribbon the initials "IT.
S. G." There wil be a full-length
cover, with thick French beveledged
glass. The casket will be air-tight.
The outside box of cedar will be
heavily lined with lead and with
solid silver mountings and corner
trimmings; it is pronounced as
nearly indestructible as possible.
The casket will be shipped to-morrow
The family chose Riverside Paik,
New York, contrary to a strong
public opinion in tavor of a spot
nearer the national capital, as the
place of sepulture for the late hero.
To-day, August Sth. was fixed for
the funeral, and of cour-o prepara
tions for that event were being made
upon a grand scale.
Digmtai ies ot the Mormon Church
continue to be hauled up in Salt
Lake. Gen. McCook is under or
ders fiom President Cleveland to
suppress any disturbances that might
arise in the due cnfoi cement of the
laws. The JVcics, the Church organ,
on July 2f)lh, had a two-column ad
dress from Presidents John Taylor
and George Q. Cannon, which says
the outrage on the national flag, July
-1 til, was but an exhibition of grief
at oppression. It claims 200,000
American citizens are deprived of
the rights contended for in the De
claration of Independence. The
document concludes with a pious
decimal ion, strting that while the
Saints arc willing, if need be, to
die for their religiod, they cannot
afford to violate their convenants
nor perjure their souls before God.
Sarah Althca was looking for
Senator Sharon in San Francisco on
August 1st, it wns feared with
John Teenier, the oarsman, having
failed to get a race with Haitian, has
decided to go to Australia to row
I3each for the championship of the
Sir Arthur Sullivan and patty arc
at Los Angeles, Cal.
Maud S. lowered the trotting
record at Cleveland, O., July 30lh.
by going a mile over a slow course
in 2.08:f, in the presence of 10,000
A London despatch announces
that aiiss Jlooro, an American, has
taken the first prize for singing at
the Paris Conservatoire.
A rise in securities on Wall street,
inducing sanguine anticipations re
garding trade, is commented upon
sis follows by the New York World
of July 29lh: The Wall street
boom does not appear to have
created any great improvement in
the iron trade, and if the bulls on
stocks arc flattering themselves that
there is a general advance in busi
ness interests, they can easily dispel
any such flattering illusions by ex
amining and hearing the views of
iron and steel manufacturers.
The heaviest Hood ever known in
Cherry Creek, Colorado, occurred
July 2flth. It was caused by a
cloud-burst, and destroyed property
worth 510,000. airs. B. A. P.
Futon, wife of the superintendent
of schools, was carried away in her
house and drowned. Lumbermen
in numbers had narrow escapes.
The weather in Eastern cities has
been extremely hot. July 21st was
the hottest day in New York,
according to there cords, in
forty years." At three v. m.
it was 91) degrees, and in some
downtown stores 101,
The President issued a proclama
tion, July 2!)rd, directing tho cattle
men in tho Cheyenne ami Arapahoe
reservation in Indian Territory to
remove their cattlo within forty
MACKor.i, in Tin: r-Aciric.
Tho Portland Oreroman says:
Captain Riifus Calhoiin of the bark
Ceylon informs Judge Swan of Port
Towuscnd that on his last voyage
f i out Honolulu in the bark C. O.
Whitinnie, about the middle of
June, he sailed through an enor
mous school of mackerel in latitude
35 degrees north, longitude 135
degrees west, but not having any
suitable fishing gear, he was unable
to procure specimens. Captain Cal
houn will take a complete mackerel
outfit with him on this voyage on
the Ceylon, and should he bo fortu
nate enough to again meet with the
school, ho will make it a point to
secure 'omo of them to tost their
quality. He says they ailed in tho
water precisely likojthe schools nf
niackotel in the North Atlantic.
Tin; Hosin.n immans.
Indians of Geranium's band wero
reported from diffeient sources, be
tween the 22nd and 2(ith July, to be
in the border mountains of Arizona.
It appears that the killing of F.
ai. Peterson, sub-contractor and
carrier of mail from Crittenden to
Lochiel, on tho 23rd insl., was the
work of Indians. His body was
found near the old afowry mines
pierced through by two bullets.
The mail bag was cut and filled, and
the letters lorited into bits. The
harness was cut tip and the horse
stolen. Citizens followed tho trail
for two days, when it was taken up
by Cnpl. Law ton and live scouts and
followed toward the Iluachucas
across the upper pait of San Rafael
The latest news is a despatch from
Fort Huaehucas, Arizona, July 30,
to Capt. Roberts, Fort Bowie, signed
by Lieut. Col. Forsyth, command
ing: Mr. Levis, one of the citizens
who was with Captains Wood and
Hatfield, left them on trail Tuesday,
sixty miles in aiexico, just at the
summit of the Covauo Mountaius.
Trail hot and troops in full pursuit.
In my opinion this band of ten or
twelve Indians is the only one that
has been on our side of the line,
notwithstanding the other reports.
They came up to steal stock, but
havo had to drop nearly all of it so
far. Since Wood has been on their
track they havo dropped forty head,
which citizens have picked up.
Wood's scouts played out and came
back. Fortunately Hatfield's were
mounted and are with command.
The lightning smashed our telephone
yesterday and we have to send to
siding for despatches.
mou ijki.i: in Tin: soiriu.
J. L. Milam, a railway passenger
agent, went to Waterloo, ottth
Carolina, recently, to obtain the
transportation for six" negro women
to Atkansas, where they were to
meet their husbands. On arriving,
the women met him and told him
they were afraid to talk' with him,
as the white folks had threatened to
kill the first negro who attempted to
leave the place. About an hour
after this conversation a mob of
sixty men was collected by a man
named Casper Smith, aiilam asked
the mob what were their intentions,
and the only reply was thatanemigrant
agent stood a bad show in that coun
try, air. Pard, the depot agent,
advised him to leave, as the people
there nau sworn to Kin tne nrsi man
who attempted to persuade the ne
groes to leave that country. A few
minutes later the proprietor of the
hotel was called out into the yard
by three men, and on his return he
warned Milam to leave at once, and
showed him the way out, by a back
gate leading to a cotton field and
that to a swamp. He had scarcely
left the hotel when the proprietor
nave a loud yell, which brought the
mob in pursuit of htm. About
twenty shots were fired at him, the
mob yelling at the same lime "Kill
him! Kill him!" The mob finally
came up with him, tied his hands
and beat him unmercifully. After
doinjj; this they made him walk four
hours alongside their horses through
the woods, and finally left him with
the threat that if he ever came into
that portion of the country again he
would bo instantly killed. Before
leaving U103' gave him a farewell
reminder in the shape of several
kicks and cuifs. After walking
through the woods the greater part
of the night Milam fainted from
sheer exhaustion. He was picked
up In the woods by a farmer and
taken in a cart drawn by an old
negro to tho nearest station, where
ho boarded the train for Atlanta.
Ho reached there in a serious condi
tion from his wounds.
1'AIMJIU: OV JOHN ItOACII.
Secretary "Whitney has wtitten to
the assignees of John lioach, in
answer to their request that he
should make some suggestion as to
the method of dealing with the
whole subject. Ho declares that he
cannot see his duty to be other than
to insist upon the strict enforcement
of the contract obligations, without
regard to tho consequences. Tho
business method, he says, "would
be, first, to become satisfied that
tho assignment was made in good
faith, and then consider tho best
method, from a business standpoint,
of bringing about a settlement of
tho current and incomplete contracts
upon a fair and just basis for both
parlies. If I have tho power, there
fore, I will enter into consideration
with you of the point to which con
tracts have been performed, and
endeavor to '-dtlo upon some just
and fair basis for a disposal of the
Secretary Whitney decribes the
position of tho matter in these
words: "The very liberal treat
ment which the contractor has here
tofore received has left the Govern
ment without sullleient margin of
moneys reserved to enable it to pro
tect itself in the present situation.
Tho contract piovided that 10 per
cent should be retained from the
bills as they caino duo and held as
security for tho completion of the
woik. At Hie present time those
roson.ttiniis would hac amounted
to 8210,710. They haw boon sur
rendeied to the contractor under cir
cumstances not inportant to consider,
with the exception of S2(!,070. In
addition to this small sum of 82(1, -(570
in our hands there are unpaid
bills for extras claimed on the ships
amounting to $20,00!), and in dis
pute on the Dolphin S2!),9Ii"i. Alto
gether (mostly in dispute), 883,301.
As against this the four ships are in
your hands, upon which over 82,
000,000 has been paid, which must
be completed to be valuable, and
liable to greater deterioration by
neglect than all the moneys unpaid
and in dispute would repay. It is
of the utmost consequence to the
Government, as it is to yourselves,
that a just soUloment of past trans
actions should bo had and a now
departure made. I suggest as a
practical method of arriving at a
solution of the matter, a meeting of
yourselves and your counsel and the
Attorney-General and myself, at
which some practical method of deal
ing with the subject may be arrived
at which shall be within my legal
The annual picnic of the Socialists
and Anarchists of Chicago was held
at Ogden's Grove, July 2Cth. Three
thousand persons joined in the
parade to the grounds. Numerous
banners and transparencies were
carried. One of the former a largo
one of flaming red was borne by
the wives of four ptincip.il local
socialistic agitators. On one trans
parency was the inscription, "We
mourn not so much General Grant
as a little child who was starved to
death yesterday." Scvctal fiery
dynamiters essayed to speak at the
grounds, but the influence of the
green grass and trees robbed- them
of the audience.
The Baker Citj' (Oregon) jail was
burned about July 28th, and five
prisoners, including John Coolcj',
murderer of James Lowery, perish
ed. Fred Winkleman, theniurdeier
of Allen and Rivers, there is no
doubt, set fire to the building. He
was seveiely burned before being
icscued, and may not recover.
iiii.u. of Tin: Rtmr.i. cmr.r.
The trial of Ricl was resumed at
Regina, N. W. T., July 28th. One
juror was challenged by the crown,
and five by the defense.
On the 30th the case for the de
fenso was opened by Grecnshields,
a leading aiontreal barrister, who
said the chief line of defense would
be to prove the prisoner's insanity.
Father Andre, of Prince Albert,
testified that he believed Ricl was
insane on religion and politics. Dr.
Roy, aiedical Superintendent of the
Beauport Asylum at Quebec, testi
fied to the same effect, basing his
testimony on his observations when
Ricl was in the asylum from 1870
to 1878. Dr. David Clark of the
Toronto Lunatic Asylum shared
the same beliefs. Dr. Walikc, of
the Hamilton Asylum, believed the
piisoncr was sane. Ricl was very
excited during the examination as
to his sanity.
a ficiiu.Mt: ok (ioui.i) i)i:fi:atki).
A aiontreal special says : It is
stated here, on what is considered
reliable authority, that tho Canadian
Pacific Railway will very soon open
its immense telegraph system to the
public. The "Western Union and
its attachment in Canada, the Gieat
North-western, have for some time
been most diligent in their attempt
to "gobble up" this company's
witcs, but their efforts have been
ineffectual. A cablo fiont British
Columbia to Australia is spoken of.
At a recent session of tho Dominion
Legislature nearly 1,000,000 was
voted as an additional subsidy to the
Canada Transcontinental Railway,
for perfecting its telegraph. The
system is now said to be in a posi
tion to compete with other corpor
ations. nitrnsu coi.umiha.
The extensive Chinese mercantile
house of Tai Chong Yuen, Victoria,
mado an assignment on July 29th.
Liabilities 50,000. Their losses
arose from the failure of a firm of
Tho steamer Ancou arrived at
Victoria July 28th, bringing a large
excursion patty and 100,000 in
gold from the Treadwell quartz
claim. Tho mill ran twenty-two
days to obtain the 8100,000.
Tho weather continues sultry, and
the forests everywhere are on lire.
The telegraph Hues aro completely
A fatal collision occurred, July
29th, twelve miles from Victoria be
tween tho steamers II. P. Rithct
and Enterprise. 'I he Rithot struck
tho Enterprise forward ol the wheel
house and stove in her side. The
greatest alarm prevailed on both
steamers and many jumped over
board and were afterwaul picked
up by the boats. The mails. 100
passengers, twenty-nine head of
cattlo and 11 largo amount of I tea
sure were on the Entoi prise. The
cattlo woio lost, aiiieh of the mail-!
and baggage and all Ihe ti casino
were saved in :i damaged condition.
Two Chinamen weic dtowncd, but
it was hoped no white people wen
The slalenioiils of passengers des
cribe a fearful scene of panic
women and children screaming and
praying, strong men wringing their
hands and shouting, and Chinese
and Indians jabbering. The din,
heightened by the escaping steam
from both steamers, was deafening.
The Rithet's boats could not be
lowered. Better luck attended the
Enterprise's boats, all but one of
which were lowered. One, a me
tallic life-boat, had been stove, but
it was kept afloat by lulling and
saved several lives. Aboul twenty
passengers jumped overboard and
clung to tho bales of floating hay
and debris from the Enterprise,
which was stove from her bows to
the wheel-house. The steersman of
the Enterprise had an arm and two
ribs broken, but he clung to the
wheel till forced away and placed in
a boat. Bishop, the purser of the
Enterprise, observing two men
struggling in the water, leaped
overboard and saved them both.
When drawn out ho was thoroughly
exhausted. When the boats were
lowered the Chinese made a rush
and got into them, refusing to come
out when ordered, to make room for
the ladies. They were pitched out
head over heels. The white men
passengers acted bravely, refusing
to enter the boats until all the women
were safe. The Chinamen then at
tempted a corner in life-preservers
and some put on two or three, which
they afterwards surrendered on de
mand. The Enterprise is a total wreck,
lying stranded on the beach, and is
a dead loss to the company, who
were their own insurers. The En
terprise was built in 18G0 to run be
tween San Francisco and Stockton,
and was afterwards sold to the Hud
son Bay 'Company. She was tho
property of the Canadian Pacific
Navigation Company at the time of
the disaster, and was valued at
The report of El aiahdi's death is
confirmed. He was ill only two
days. There were no doctors pre
sent at the time of his death, which
occurred on June 20th. The Mahdi
enjoined that his successor continue
to wage war with the Christians.
His disease was small-pox.
Kassala still vigorously resists the
attacks of the Arabs.
A condition of complete anarchy
reigns throughout the province and
city of Dongola.
The new Egyptian loan of 815,
000,000 was to be issued at the end
of last week. The price will be
The Italian Government is prepar
ing the draft of a convention with
England in reference to the suppres
sion of the slave trade on the Ited
Sea coast. The fleets of both coun
tries aro to have the same privileges.
MIAXOK AXI C1IIXA.
Gen. Do Courcy returned to Hue,
July 22nd, from his conference with
the French General at Haiphong.
He has issued an order to the French
troops to prevent marauders at
Thanhoa from effecting a junction
with the Black Flags.
The Chinese Government has in
formed the French Ambassador at
Peking that the chief Black Flags
have been withdrawn from Tonquin.
A Paris despatch of July 25th
says Gen. Dc Couroy telegraphs that
the partisans of Thoyot are desert
ing him. De Courcy has arranged
to occup3r Thanhoa, a rich province
devoted to Thoyet's cause. On the
30th he telegraphs from Hue that
affairs are improving in Anatn. He
has recovered 82,500,000 in treasure
from Shunmet, whose father led the
teccnl attack on the French Legation
at Hue. Shtinmet's father has been
captured and is now a prisoner.
On tho 17th, President Grevy re
ceived the Chineso Ambassador with
militaiy honors. Tho Ambassador
assured Grevy that it was tho firm
desire of the Empress to be at peace
w ith France.
The commission to delimit the
frontier between Tonquin and China
will consist of two civil officers, one
naval oillcer, one military olllcer and
the Plenipotentiary Minister.
Tho number of new cases of cho
lera throughout Spain, July 31st,
was 20,491, deaths 819. In tho city
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