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BROUGHT OUT BT THE INSANE ASY-
The Committee Commence "Work In Good
Earnest- Dr. Bartlett, on Hig Good Be
liavior, Gives the Committee a Gentle
manly Tleoi-ptJonOverlianUnar the Ac
counts nnd Vouchers for Expenditures-
Item* .Showing How the People's Money
lias Keen SquanderedFive Dollar* Paid
Trustee for a Lecture on the Centennial
Dartlett nnd Three Trustees Visit the
Centennial at St Ue Expenselie v. Ker
ns Bill MakerVariable Price of Crude
OilUigh Prices for Itntter and Eggs
Dryer an Expensive Purchasing Agent
[Special Telegram to the Globe.
ST. PETER, Minn., Aug. 14.At 12 o'clock
the committee adjourned for dinner. During
tha two hours they were in session they were
engaged in Retting ready for the afternoon's
work by arranging the papers upon which the
secretary, W. Smith, has been working for
Bo.netimc past. The chairman, Hon. M. Ooran,
dispatched letter to Dr. Bartlett, asking him
at which place it would he most convenient for
the committee to meet to examine the accounts
and vouchers for expenditures, at the upper or
lower hospital. Tin- doctor replied by asking
the committee to the upper hospital proper.
AT TnE HOSPITAL.
At 2 o'clock Senators Doran, Rice. Morton,
E Igerton, and Secretary Smith drove np to the
asylum, nnd your correspondent, in order to
witness the manner of their reception, preced
ed them. Upon entering. Dr. James fitepped
out of the ofEco room and shook hands with
some of the committee. Then came Mr. Dryer,
unci afto-him Dr. Bartlett. Dr. Bowers, and the
Broward's clerk then joined the party and
after a few moments delay the door "of the
truUeeo' mm was unlocked, and all were po
litelv asked to enter and be seated. The re
ception wan a very different one from that ac
corded the committee on their first visit. Dr.
Bartlett seerr ed cool and possessed, and treated
the commitfe with unrestrained politness. Mr.
Dryev seemed, perhaps, a little nervous, but
only a little, which appeared .in the modula
tion of hi-* tones, and a very slight aspen-like
flutter of the papers he held. The first words
passed between the two parties were common
plnco ones on the weather, the observation be
ing made that the room was delightfully cool
in compuria to the small sky parlor the corn
mitteo had occupied at the hotel.
THE BALL OPENED.
Mr. Elijirton opaneJ the ball by asking Mr.
Dryer if he hud ready for the committee's in
spsction of all vouchara for 1S7G and 1877. Mr.
Dryer tid t!at he had those from 1873 to 1875
r.s he thought those would be wanted first.
Those for 1876 and 1877 were down at the other
building. He could, however, get them if it
wus the pleasure of the committee.
Mr. Djran did nob think that the board
wished to pirt Mr. Dryer to any unneoessary
trouble, but Mr. Smith had everything pre
pared for- the two years named and
the committee wou either adjourn to the
other biiildiug'or trouble Mr. Dwyer to Bend for
the paper* necessary, jnst whichever would
savo time and inconvenience. I was finally
arnnp.l th it M.-. D.-yar sirmld go for the pa
pers, and in the meantime the doctors were
asked the number of employes who were fed at
the institution and the number of patients fed
each month and for the whole year, or if it
were possible to get nt. the result from the
books. The books were produced by Drs.
Bartlett and Bowers, from ich it was evident
the committee could get the desired informa
tion when they might require it.
Mi'. Dryer having returned with half a buggy
load of documents, he proceeded to unpack
and arrange them upon t!-:e table. They were
nently folded and arranged in regular rder in
nea.t urappeis. The business then commenced
by the chairman, who held in his hands fnll
copies of returns of expenditure for the year
commencing December, 1675, and ending No
vember, 1670, of each monfh in detail, and a
statement under separate heads of the quanti
ties an.I cojt of all articles consumed at the
hospital, such as meat, flour, butter, sugar etc.
These were obtained by Mr. Smith from returns
scut into the State a ml itor, nnd it was now the
intention to compare each amount with the orig
in voucher. The committee spent three hours
in computing item by item of the charges and
jiineituis, which Roetned to them to be either
largo or extraordinary. Some seemingly
were discovered. Among the ilrst that struck
the committee was that oE Mi. Talbot, one of
the trustees, for reading a lecture to the luna
tics on the centennial, for which he charged
$3. This, taken with another item of expenses
of four of the trustees to the centennial exhi
bition being one, and the Itev. secretary, treas
urer, trustee, and Steward Kerr being another,
the hitter's bill, amounting to $81.51, caused
Dr. Bartlett explained that these four men
did not make the charge for expenses to the ex
position, but to a convention in Philadelphia.
So-alor Morton asked if it is not customarv
to give itemized vouchers for bills when called
Senator IUcc asked if the trustees were in
the habit of attending these conventions.
Dr. Bartlett baid the two years he had charge
of the asylum, two conventions beforeithe one
in question had been attended. One by Mr.
Fletcher, the other by the reverend secretary,
treasurer, trustee and steward, the former at
Albany and the latter at Madison. He did not
explain how the trustees happened to think it
neeensnry for four io attend at Philadelphia
during th3 centennial.
The Rev. blew aid, trustee, secretary and
treasurer's name was down for $275.00 aB secre
tary and treasurer. Again for $30.50 for ex
penses to St. Paul. Also for eight days at
tendance at the asylum as trustee, #32.0,0. Re
ligious services were entered at $260.00, but it
di I not transpire how much of thiB went tothe
reverend trustee, treasurer, secretary, steward
Another matter which elicited sharp scrutiny
and some sharp questioning was in connection
with crude oil. Calling for vouchers Mr.
Doran found one to be December28, to the
Minneapolis Gas Light Co.. 367 gallons crude
oil at lu cents, $3 5.70. The other to Hill &,
Acker, Si. Paul, January, 60 barrels 2,450 gal
lons at 15 cents, .ts:i68.40.
Mr. Dryer said the s-mall quantity was or
dered to bridge over the time till the other
large quantity arrived which had been ordered
before. They could not understand the differ
ence in price without it was that after be gave
the large order there was a sudden fall in the
price. It was suggested by Dr. Bartlett that
the gas light people favored the institution, as
they wcte on very friendly terms.
Senator Mo toa diduot think their friendship
for the doctor would induce them to sell goods
to the State for less than their value.
The matter of cartage in the same bill was
not so light, however, $1.50 being charged for
Groceries, meat and flour were overhauled,
but will come before tne board again to-mor
row. A few items, however, might be men
tioned. The institution has been prying for
eggs, 20 cents per dozen, by 30 aozen lots
from 15 cents to 25 cents for butter in large
quantities, and the whole butter for a year
averaged 17^ cents, and cost as much as all the
flour, cornmeal, and buckwheat
used in the establishment. There
was mote mutton and beef used than flour per
pound, beddo fish, lauib, sausages, dried beef,
chickens, turkeys, prairie chickens, duoka and
Tio matter of the trustee** expenses occur
ring so often drew from Ihe board considerable
comment. Talbot Was down eleven days for
8Ci, Kerr, eight days, $32. and Straight, for
three day*, %68.50.
Sena' or Doran read from the constitution the
Jaw referring to trustees, from whioh it ap
peared they could only charge actual expenses
while being actually engaged in the business of
the institution. Senator Morton failed to see
where the expense of the reverend treasurer,
&o, Ac., Kerr, could come in. He had no trav
eling expenses and no hotel bills nor could
Straight have bad, without it was his fare from
Shakopee, Rome $2.50. The expenses for Mr.
Dryer'B visits to St. Paul for purchasing sup
plies four days, $12, and four days $13, came
in for their share of comment, the board think
ing fonr days along time every little while to
spend in buying goods.
Although the investigation now is only deal
ing with dry figures, considerable richness
promises to be divulged. Dr. Bartlett is living
the board every facility for their inquiry and
seems quite himself again^ndw that the Rev.
&c, &,c, Kerr and the other trustees are absent.
THE POOL BOOK.
Played hy the Jockeys it Wins the 2:3 4
Race at Utica -Croxie Scores Another
Victory in the 3:28 Class and is Sold [fur
$8,000--Other Sporting Matters.
RUNNINO AT SARATOGA.
SARATOGA, Aug. 14.The first race was for a
purse of $300, one mile, Joe had a h'.ad the
start when the flag fell and kept it, winning in
1:46#, Virginius 2d, Zoe 3d.
Second race, mile and five furlongs won by
Darecheff, Sbylock 2d, Belle 3d time, 2:o3^.
Third race, three-quarters of a mile won by
Mollie, Wilson's filley Egypt 2d, FioridaSd
TROTTING AT TJTTCA.
UTICA, N. Y Aug. 14-.At the Park associa
tion meeting, the bay mare Croxie. winner of
the 2:28 race, was bought by Dan Mace for
$8,000. Chestnut Hall. Great Western, Lottie,
Itiuehope and Jessie Hoyt were drawn in the
Croxic i i
Lucille 2 6 2
Chieftain 4 2 5
Lady Mills 3 3 4
Hambletonian Mambrino 4 3
John Hall 5 6 6
Timefirst heat, :SG, 1:09%, 1:44^'. 2:2l#
second heat, :36}, 1:11, 1:40% 2:28% third
heat, :35%, 1:09%, 1:45&, 2:21^.
In the 2:24 class Cairie was drawn. At the
opening the bay gelding Edwin Forest owned
by C. M. Legg, Cincinnati was sold at $lii0 to
to $17 for Trampt lin and 315 for the field.
Before the heat was trotted the field was sold
for 8112 to $100 for Forest. He made the
second quarter and four lengths in Z2% sec
onds, and finished in 2:18. Knowing ones now
purchased the field for $)14Q against $120 for
Forest. For the second heat Glidden the driver
seemed to pull Forest up to a break on the first
turn, and allowed himself to be pocketed, jog
ging out the remainder of tho heat.
He claimed, however, that his horse was
cut by another, but the defense was not accept
able to the crowd, and Morrill Higbee, owner
of Little Fred, was put behind Forest, but the
horse was not even driven to win. This race
was denounced by nearly everybody as trotted
entirely in the interest of the pool box.
Edward 2 1 1 1
Edwin Forrest 1 9 4
Darby 9 3 2 2
Driver 4 2 3 3
Woodford Mambrino .3 6 5 9
Dick Moore 6 4 4 5
Dick Wright 5 7 9 8
Geo. B. Daniels 7 8 7
Trampoline 8 5 8 7
Time, 2:18, 2:20, 2:20, 2:213^.
In the pacing race Sleepy George won the
first and third heats, Swcetzer the second, and
the race was postponed till to-morrow. Time,
2:21%, 2:16^, 2:1:%.
TROTTING AT BAN FRANCISCO.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14.Sacramento jockey
club meeting. First race, three in five Harry
Abbottsford. Lady Emmett, Corisande. Gib
raltar and Tamarac. Won by Abhottsford.
Time, 2:27, 2:29, 2:29X-
BOSTON, Aug. 14.Bostons 8 Indianapolis 3.
PROVIDENCE, Aug. 14.Providence 3 Chi
SYRACUSE, N. Y.. Aug. 14.Uticas 10 StarB S.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 14.Milwaukees 6 Cin
TnE FAIR POINT CAMP.
Grand Ovation to Joseph I'ookExercises
of the Day Closed With a Grand Spectacu
FAIR POINT. N. Y., Aug. 14.Rev. C. P.
Hard, 01 India, addressed the Chautauqua
foreign mission institute this morning on the
children of India. Rev. John Lord lectured on
Queen Elizabeth to an immense avidience. Rev.
Jos. Cook, of Boston, arrived to-day and re
ceived an ovation. At 2 o'clock every one of
the 5,000 1 eats in auditorium was occupied, and
thousands of persons were standing outside.
There was a tremendons chipping of hands as
Mr. Cook appeared on the platform, and, after
prayer, he began his lecture on ''Lost Souls."
Thi reverend gentleman was listened to through
out with the closest attention, and closed his
discourse as it was begun in the words, *T am
resolved not to go hence trusting for an oppor
tunity to repent after death." In the evening
Mr. Cook answered a large number of ques
tions, and later four large steamers, eight or
ten steam yachts and a large number of sail
and row boats were ilium nated with Chim se
lanterns and made a brilliant spectacle. Gov.
Oolqnett, of Georgia, has arrived and will
publicly be received to-morrow in the audi
torium. An address of welcome will bo de
livered by Bishop Webster, of Boston.
EAST ST. LOUIS.
The Municipal Muddle Drugging It Wea
ry Way Through the Courts.
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14. The chapter of events
in East St. Louis to-day may be briefly written
thus: The charter council met this morning
and unanimously adopted a resolution instruct
ing John McLean to demand the surrender of
the city market house, now in possession of
Bowman, and which is used by them as a city
hall and headquarters of the deputy marshal's
and Mayor Bowman's police force, and in ca-e
of refusal to call for assistance to enforce his
demand. Late this afternoon McLean made a
formal demand for the market house on Mayor
Bowman and General Law Ci!y
which was promptly refused by them. Not
being able to find General Law City Marshal
Walsh, on whom to make a similar demand,
and it being now nearly dark, McLean retired
without calling on any one for assistance, and
the curtain fell to rise again to-morrow morn
ing upon some new scene.
Condition of the Cotton Crop.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 14.August returns to
the department of agriculture show the aver
age condition of the cotton crop in ten States
of 95, a decline of 4. North Carolina 82, gain
of South Carolina 97, loss of 7 Gewpia 92,
loss 13 Florida 99, loss 1 Alabama 98, loss 4
Mississippi 92, loss 60 Louisiana 40, loss 5
Texas 108, gain 2 Arkansas 88,
gain 7 Tennessee 92, loss 6.
Of 299 cotton counties reporting, 63 re
ported 183 above and 153 below. The condi
tion of the crop is somewhat better than in
August, 1872. In the northern portion of the
cotton belt many counties complain of ex
treme heat and drought causing the plants to
shed and bulb to open prematurely. Further
south the rain-fall has been excessive, causing
rust. Insect injuries at the date of cores
pondence were inconsiderable, but later re
ports of Prof. Riley, the entomologist, show
considerable local injury from this source.
Officers National Grove of Drnids.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Aug. 14.The national
grove Ancient United Order of Druids, elected
officers for the ensuing term to-dav: M.G.N. A.,
Charles Kiehl. Brooklyn, N. Y. It. W. D. G. A.,
Charles Endelmeyer, Cincinnati It. W. G. Sec
retary. Henrv Frendtnthal, Albany, N. Y. R.
A. G. T., Phillip Stremmet, St. Louis. Henry
Siegemheim, St. Lonis, John Becker, Louis
ville, and Charles Weber, St. Paul, were elected
trustees, with F. A. Marble, Columbus, O., as
secretary of the board.
INTERESTING DEVELOPMENTS! BT
THE POTTEK COMMITTEE.
The Bargain by Which Hayes Was Seated
In the PresidencyThe McVeigh Com
mission The Work Outlined by Mat
theirs and Hi Co-ConspiratorsInter
esting Letter from Congressman Darrall
to James E Anderson.
NEW YORK, Aug. 14.The Potter Congres
sional committee continued their investigation
this morning, and Col. Wm. H. Roberts, of
the New Orleans Times, testified. He Baid he
'Aas familiar with what was going on saw all
of tho visiting statesmen at New Orleans.
They were not consulted about his visit to
Ohio. He merely mentioned to Stevenson,
Matthews and Sherman that the situation ot
the white people in the State was desperate.
We had been defeated by the returning board
in 1872, and were afraid of being defeated
again in 1876, and the people were beginning
to think an election was utterly useless. We
considered the election a fair and just one,
and we polled every white vote available, but
we feared being counted out by the returning
board. We all believed the returning board
would not dare to have done what
they did do without they had receiv
ed the moral support of the visiting
statesmen. These apprehensions about the re
turning board were what led to my visit to
Gov. Hayes. We wanted to know what action
be would take if elected. He knew perfectly
well that I was talking for the Democratic side.
I understood Hayes to mean by fairness and
justice that the returning board cheating should
cease, and that, as I told him we had a clear
majority of over 7,000 in the State, the Nicholls'
government wouhf'be recognized. There waB
no determination to Tesist the establishment of
places in the Federal government. We were
deeply interested in finding out what would be
done if the Demooratio vote of Louisiana was
thrown out aud HayeB counted in. 1 did not
bear of any forged electoral certificates of
Louisiana. In conversation with Foster he said
it was strange that no Republican vote was cast
in East Feliciana. In my conversation with
Senator Conkling I told him 1 thought Gov.
Hayes a very fair man, and that he
had told me he would be President of all the
United StateB or not at all. 1 detailed to the
Senator all my conversation with Hayes.
Conkling replied: "lam opposed to all this
sort of thing. If Hayes is elected he should
get in without concessions to Louisiana, and
if he is not elected he should not get in at all."
In conversation with several gentlemen I re
marked that the crookedness of the returning
board in Louisiana was so bad and glaring
that even RepuDlicans had to disavow all con
nection with it. This applied to previous pe
titions. We understood that the military
would be withdrawn after the 4th of March,
and they would be let down easy, but they
would be let down.
Gen. ButlerWho do you mean by they?
A.The Packard government. There
was a committee appointed to go down to
Louisiana, intended simply to let the Packard
government down easily. I looked better,
This ended Roberts' testimony. The
next witness was Jol E. L' .e, who is a
reporter on the New Orleans Times. He testi
fied that about 1872 he was engaged in getting
up facts and evidence in support of the Kel
logg government to lay before Congress. 0 her
people made affidavits and witness compiled
them. There were endless commissions and
committees and calls for more evidence from
Senator Morton. I wa- alleged that the Dem
ocrats with Warmouth had swindled us Repub
licans. All the best offices had been traded off
to the returning board in 1872 to get them to
count in Kellogg. Witness was to get the best
office traded off already and picked out the of
fice of harbor master. Never went near the
office except to draw pay. Was con
stantly associated with Kellogg. Lost
confidence in Gov. Kellogg when 1 was re
moved. I then got a position in the State Sen
ate as clerk. Kellogg' excuse for all his fail
ings was that he was tied up and embarrassed
and could not do what he wanted with his
patronage. He was situated just as -yes is
now by the returning board of 1876. Witness
believed Anderson was on both. He was after
wards made a tax collector a small town
which he traded off for a seat in the State con
vention that nominated Packard in lb76. Wit
ness was opposed to Packard, and Kellogg
wanted him to spring the nomination of Wil
liamson. Kellogg pretender! to support Pack
ard before the convention, but be never in
tended him to be nominated.
Here Mr. Roberts was recalled and Gen.
Butler said: When did you first hear of the
A. About the 20th of February, I think. I
was speaking with several parties, Mr. Foster
among others, and the question of lettingdown
the Packard peoDle easy came up. Then a
commission with a majority of Republicans in
it was suggested. Major Vining and others
said it was a capital idea, that a commission
sanctioned by the President and secretary of
state would make Republicans in Louisiana
yield aud give the State to the Nicholls' gov
ernment. It was well understood that the
commission was under official i structions.
Q. By Gen. ButlerThen you looked on
the commissioners coming aown there as a
A. Well, not exactly.
Q. It was predetermined that one govern
ment was to be Jet down easy?
A. That's it exactly.
Q. Then one Democrat was put on the com
mission to give it the appearance of fairness?
A. Yes, we wanted a cool and collected man
in the commission who would let us know what
they were doing.
The witness baid he supposed the President
or secretary of State was aware of the objects
and intentions of the commission, that the
fairness and justice of case was the -wiping
out a..d letting down of the Packard govern
ment, the Nicholls government having a ma
jority of votes.
Q. Then, on yjror own showing, and on the
evidence that Nicholls was elected and Packard
was not, and on the decision of the commission,
should it not have been decided by them also
that Tilden was elected aud Hayes was not?
A. Undoubtedly, as Tilden got near the
same majority as Nicholls.
Witness tai'd he understood after Hayes' in
auguration this commission would be sent
down to back up the Packard government.
Witness said, we were well prepared for
trouble. We had determed that come what
might we would have no collision with United
States troops. I twas determined not to recog
nize the Packard government at all. There iB
no doubt in the minds of the people of Louisi
ana that neither Kellogg or Packard were
elected governor, although Kellogg Rerved four
years. We had determined to take the State
government by armed force from those who
held it by forms of law. The people of the
State and courts recognized t' Nicholl's gov
ernment. The Packard government only held
the State bouse and six acres in the vicinity
thereof. The militia amounted to 3,000 men,
all of whom were true to Nicholls.
By Gen. ButlerThen Packard with only
seventy-five men and Nicholls with 3,000 to op
pose him, it took a solemn commission of four
prominent Republicans and only one promi
nent Democrat fifteen days to tread him
A.Yes, sir. I understood the Kellogg cre
dentials for the Senate were laid on the table
by Hoar, Dawes and Burnside voting with the
Witness said, the only assurances we received
that the Packard government would be let
down easy were from MatthewB, Foster, Gar
field arid Dennison, and he thought Evarts.
Mr. Leete was then recalled, and said that
the members of the returning board in 1876
wire the same as in 1874 without exception.
In the census of 1875 it was deemed advisable
to swell the census of colored people aB hiph
as possible, so that the basis of registration
could be high, as every colored man was un
derstood to be Republican. The Democrats
ignored that census as a fraud. Witness was
told to find a large Republican census, mean
ing a large colored contingent. They told me,
Baid the witness, to find them, no matter what
1 did. I refused to do so. Only the lowest
count was taken in my parish, which showed
an increase of whites and decrease of colored
Here A. Anderson was recalled by Potter,
who handed him the following letter, which he
identified as having received from P. B. Dar
rell. The letters "8. M." and "H. in the
letter he Baid meant Sherman, Matthews
MOBOAN CITY, La., May 17.(Private)-^!*
DEAR SI B: I have your favor of late date, and
am pleased to hear from you. Marks has my
passes to use coming home, but will send them
to you as soon as he get* through. I hope he
will be appointed,but don't expect that or any
thing else that is decent from HayeB for Louisi
ana. His policy appears to be to" send Packard
away and turn over everything eke to our ene
mies in the party who will ensure Democratic
success next fall. For moself, in my district,
I prefer to have such people against me, If I
conclude to run I can be elected with
out patronage, and I prefer it.
I suppose "M did what he could, but
they evidently don't think you will do any
thing. Your letter, taken with your sworn
evidence, directly implicating ''8 M." and
"H.," is valuable. Use it discreetly, but don't
spare them asexcept '"M."they are the roost
unmitigated scoundieln I ever met. A miser
able, hypocritical, psalm-singing, cold-blooded
set, who, I would he doing the country a kind
ness to expose. Write me fully, but he dis
creet. Send papers to Mrs. D. if j,u can-gagements
without troubled Am glad Laura is better. We
both send love to her. Write often. Truly,
etc. (Signed), P. B. DABEAU*
To Jame.i E. Anderson, Philadelphia, Pa.
The committee adjourned till to-morrow.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
A Successful Hanging Dee in Louisiana
Large Quantity of Tobacco Hi Away hy
Indian Agent Livingston Discovere d
Cars Containing Orangemen Fired Into
I Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
WINONA, Minn., Aug. 14.Highway robberies
are becoming every-day affairs in this vi
cinity. The victims are invariably harvesters
and the robbers sometimes harvesters, some
times tramps. Two robberies occurred yester
day. No clue to the perpetrators.
August Toebe was to day bound over to the
district court on the charge of arson, for setting
fire to his house in this city in July last.
A SEBIOU8 FIRE.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 14.At an early hour this
morning a fire occurred in the shoe factory
Hold ridge & Co., Pearl street. Loss on stock,
$50,000 on building 8100,000, fully covered by
insurance, mostly in Cincinnati companies.
KILLED BY UOHTNIS O.
TrrcsvitLE, Pa., Aug. 14.During a heavy
thunder storm which passed over this city
about 5 o'clock this evening, a man named
Joseph Kirkover was struck by lightning and
KILLED BY THE CABS.
CHICAGO, Aug. 14.Mrs. B. J. 8weet, widow
of the late General Sweet, and mother of Mis
Ada Sweet, pension agent here, was struck by
the locomotive of the train at Lombard, on the
Northwestern railroad, this morning, thrown
several feet and instantly killed. She leaves a
family of fonr children. The coroner's inquest
exonerated the railroad company.
TBAIN FIKED INTO.
MONTREAL, Aug. 14.The train conveying
the Orange young Britons home from Ottawa,
was fired into at Gloucester station. Several
shots entered the cars, but the passengers were
CHICAGO MERCHANT KILLED.
NEW YORK, Aug 14.This evening, on the
New York elevated railroad, J. H. Smith,
leather commission merchant, No. 29 North
Grove street, Chicago, was kilted. Mr.
Smith was conscious when taken to the hospi
tal, but died about an hour aud a half after the
accident from the shook and loss of blood. Dew it
Forest, commission merchant at 104 Reade
street, in whose company Mr. Smith was when
the calamity occurred, said Mr. Smith and
himself had come on from Albany on business,
and were going up town together. At Canal
street station they sat on the bench on the
platform wailing for the train. As one was
coming up Mr. Smith started to reach it when
the engine struck him and knocked
him under the train which passed over
him, mangling him fearfully. The train was
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.Fifteen thousand
pounds of tobacco have been found secreted
under the floor of a house at Crow Ci eek
agency. Livingston reported there were but
3,000 pounds at the agency, and 8,000 pounds
had been already discovered, more than one
eighth of the whole amount issued annuallv to
all the Indians. It is not known whether Liv
ingston applied for additional supplies of to
bacco this year, but he did apply for the usual
amount of drugs when he had enough on hand
to la&t fifteen years.
Iron-Clad taw for tbe Prevention of the
Spread of Socialism In GermanyPublic
Censorship of the Press and Public As-
sembliesLarge dumber of Arrests arid
ConvictionsResistance to Austrian Occu
pation of the Provinces ContinuedMis
RAOUSA, Aug. 14.The Austrians have occu
pied Lajubinje, Herzegovina. There are five
thousand insurgents at Relandala, south of
Lajubinje, and another body near Belek. Six
thousand Turkish troops embarked for Valona.
Albornio, yesterday, on board three Austrian
Lloyd steamers, escorted by two Austrian frig
VIENNA, Aug. 14. Wnrtemburg and Tegeth
off's divisions of Jau^arouvich's corps are ex
pected to enter Sera jevo Thursday or Friaay
next without opposition, tbe inhabitants hav
ing already given notice of their submission to
Austrian occupation. Gen. Szaparg's check
before Tuzla was due to the numerical supe
riority of the insutgents. The Austrians spiked
two of their guns and abandoned them. The en
with insurgents were very obsti
ROME, Aug. 14.No special convention will
be concluded between Germany and the Vati
can. Declarations only will be exchanged.
No mention is made of the May laws. Mon
seigceur Masilla is expected to arrive here in a
few days from Kessingen.
LONDON, Aug. 14.Thomas Forbes, tho al
leged forger, has been remanded for a week.
Bail was refused.
then baeke. and the engine again passed over tral authority may. with the sanction of the
Mr. Smith, catting off his leg and arm. It was federal council indistriots where public safety
full twenty minutes before he was extricated.
Mr. Smith was in the city purchasing goods for
Phillip Goldman, No. 80 and 82 Wabash avenue,
a dealer in boots and shoes.
FOUR NEGROES HUNG.
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 14.Wilson Childers,
Fountain Banks, Octave Have ar Aaron Car
ter were hanged to-day at Donaldswnville.
They were convicted June 1st of murdering
NarcisBe Arreux on the night of the 27th of
December, 1876, at the store of A. Colembe, on
Landay's plantation, one mile below Donald
sonville. Arreux was a white man, 60 years
old, and at the lime of the murder was in
charge of Colembe's store. The testimony of
a woman, the only witness of the murder,
shows that Arreux refused to give the negroes
a drink, when they all assaulted him, beating
his head almost into a jelly with the scale
They made no confession but protested their
innocence and said they were not ready to die.
They ascended the scaffold at 10:20 A. M. Four
thousand people were present, mostly colored.
All tbe accused made short speeches, reiterat
ing their assertions of innocence, and expres
sing their religious convictions. Lanoe was so
much affected that be could not speak or si and
up. The drop fell at 11:48, and the men died
with a few sti uggles. There was no accident
FATAL FAMILY FIGHT.
CHARLESTON, S. Aug. 14.A special from
Timmonsville, S. says: A. E. Woodhull
killed his nncle. Emberry Woodhull, yesterday,
in a family quarrel, which it is expected will
prove fatal to other members.
PERTH. Aug. 14.The Hungarian government
has forbidden the export of arms and ammu
nition into Servia and Montenegro.
Private Dalzdl 's Convention.
DATTON, O., Aug. 14.The convention of
soldiers and sailors, called by the Bqldiers and
sailors memorial society, of Cincinnati, met in
the city to-day, and was largely attended from
all parts of the State. Capt. Elwood, of Day
ton, was elected president of the convention,
and addresses were/made by Geo. W. William,,
Gen. J. Warren Keifer Private D-ilzall and
others. Letters were read from Gen. Tnos. L.
Young. Durbin.Ward, and Garfield, condemning
severely the act of the last legislature in pas
sing the bill relating to soldiers orphan's home.
Resolutions were adopted unanimouslv de
nouncing the law and calling for its immedi
ate repeal at the next session of the legislature.
Associated Press Meeting.
DETROIT, Mich., Aug. 14.The Western Asso
ciated Press met in annual convention to-day.
There waa a large attendance, and a great deal
of important business was transacted. The
board of directors and old ofScera were re
elected. There was an exonrsion on the river
under the direction of the Detroit papers.
After, about half of the members went to Put
in-Bay, And returned to their homes.
PABI8, Aug. 14.Prof. White gave a dinner
Monday evening to Fenton. Groesbeck and
Walker, the delegation of the United States to
the international money congress. A distin
guished company was' present.
The 18th of September is the date fixed for
distribution of awards to successful exhibitors
at the international exhibition.
THE PHINOE IMPERIAL'S MARRIAGE.
PARIS, Aug. 14.Notwithstanding various
contradictions of the intended marriage of the
French prince imperial with the Princess Myra
of Denmark, the Coristitutionul reiterates the
statement that the marriage has been arranged,
with the consent of the King of Denmark,
and insists upon the authenticity of its in
ACCEPTING THE YOKE.
BERLIN, Aug. 14.The elections in Alsaoe
and Lorraine show an increase of the moderate
party, and a decline of the irreconcilableB.
Since the attempt to assassinate Emperor
William by Dr. Nobt ling, there have been 576
arrests for insulting the emperor. Of the
number 521 have been convicted, including 11
women. Aggregate of sentences of imprison
ment 811 years. Five of tbe accused commit
ted suicide before trial.
VIENNA, Aug. 14.The Emperor Francis
Joseph is much affected by the resistance of
fered io Austrian occupation of the Turkish
provinces. Resistance does not come from
Mussulmans alone. Revolutionary Pan-Sla
vism is behind them. The Servian government
earnestly declares it is loyally adhering to its
conventions with Austria, but this declaration
is not implicitly believed at Vienna. It is
stated differences have, arisen among the in
surgents at Livno, Herzegovina and at other
points north of tne river Narenta, causing the
breaking no of several bands, tho chiefs of
which, accompanied by Had) Lodja, are said
to have fled into Albania.
BERLIN, Aug. 14.A bill for preventing the
spread of socialism has been submitted to tbe
German federal council. It prohibits associa
tions, meetings and publications in furtherance
of social stic or communistic objects. The
central authorities of the federal states are de
clared competent to deal with all offenses
against this law. Appeal from their decisions
will be to an imperial bureau to be created for
the purpose of considering questions concern
ing publie metings and the press penalties
range from a fine to a year's imprisonment.
Socialistic agents may be expelled and for
bidden to pursue their trades a
printers, booksellers or inn-keepers. The -en-
is endangered, prohibit public meetings for a
year, unless the meeting is sanctioned by the
p.ilice authorities, prohibit the s-ale of inter
dicted printed matter in the street*, restrict
the sale or possession of arms, and expel unem
TURKEY AND GREECE.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 14.In a note to
Greece, the 8th inst., the Porte admits the pos
sibility of an understanding being arrived at.
LONDON, An-. 14.At the hearing of the case
of Forbes, the American, the detective who
arrested him deposed Forbes said the draft
which he had collected was made out in his own
name, and was given him as hush money.
DESEuTING TO TnE BOSNIANS.
LONDON. Aug. 14.It is stated a number of
Rcisian troops in Bulgaria are deserting and
joining the Bosnians. The Austrians have
occupied Liono, in northwestern Herzegovina.
LOUISVILLE. Aug. 14.Mayor Wier, of Padu
cah, telegraphs to the Associated PresB agent
at Louisville, that the city if Ptducah has
been quarantined against all stcamero from the
South and also all railroads.
VIENNA, Aug. 14.The Hungarian elections
are virtually completed, 232 adherents of the
government have been elected against 70 oppo
sition and 66 radicals.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 14.Tho Russian
troops will begin embarking home early next
week. The Russian suggestion that the Brit
ish fleet should Tetire simultaneously with the
Rnssian troops remains unanswered! Russia's
hint tl.at the Porte ought to engage not to for
tify the lines of Tchekemidje for Bometime,
was unfavorably received.
Estimate of a Chicago Commercial Paper
Increased Acr.age Uut Decreased
CHICAGO, Aurr- M.Howard, White. Crowell
& Co., publishers of the Daily Gomraercinl Bul
letin, will to-morrow issue an estimate of the
spring wheat crop of the northwest. Returns
have been received from 261 counties in Iowa,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota,, Kansas. Mis
seuri and Dakota. The aggregate acreage, in
the counties reported is 6,334.000 against
4.690,000 last year, an increase of 3,480 per
cent. The estimated acreage for these States
on the basis of their returns is
9,930,000 aaainst 7,158,000 last year. The
aggregate yield is estimated at 121,665,000
bushels against 127,423,000 bushels last year
a decrease of 5,758,000 bushels, notwithstand
ing the greatly increased acreage. The States
of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin 6how a de
creased production of 18,000,000 bushels, at
at the same time showing an increased acreage
of 2,058,000. The average yield per, acre is re
ported at 12^ bushels against 18.80 bushels
last year. The quality in Wisconsin, Minne
sota, and Iowa is generally reported poorer and
ahout one grade lower, while that in the other
States exhibit little change from that of last
NEW YORK, Aug. 14.John Band and George
W. Cecil, bankers and brokers, have gone into
bankruptcy. ..Liabilities about 9200,000 assets
Alarming Spread of the Disease at Ketv
'Orleans, Granada and Other Points.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 14.Tho board of health re
port three deaths and nine new cases of yel
low fever since yesterday. All of these cases
are north of Jefferson street. Drs. Saonders
and Erskins, of the board of health, have taksn
possession of the localities where the fever has
occurred, and are using every means to stamp
APPEiL' FOR AID.
NEW YORK, Aug. 14.The mayor of Gren
ada, Miss., has telegraphed Mayor Ely. asking
pecuniary aid for the relief of sufferers by the
yellow fever scourge.
r| 4 CHANCE F.)B THE CHARITABLE.
MEMPHIS, Aug. 14.The following has been
received by the Associated Pres* here: Gren
ada, Miss.Owing to sickness of the mayor
and conncilmen, the undersigned have been
appointed by the citizens of Grenada, at a gen
eral meeting, to receive and distribute what
ever pecuniary aid can be obt lined for those
snffering from yellow fever in Grenada. The
disease is here in its most malignant form, and
the sick are so numerous and destitute as to
make it utterly impossible for Gren
ada unassisted, to relieve or move.
The assistance of the charitable iB
respectfully oolicited, and the press arc asked
to copy this dispatch generally.
(Signed,) ROBERT MULLEN,
R. 8. RINGOLD, M. D., Health Officer.
NEW ORLEANS, Ang. 14.The Galveston
board of health has quarantined against Mem
phis to-night. '1 his city is unusually clean
and healthy, and extraordinary efforts are
being made to keep it so.
NEW OBLEANB, Aug. 14.The extraordinary
increase of new cases of yellow fever reported
by the board of health up to noon to-day has
been the all-absorbing topic of conversation
this afternoon. Reporters sought in vain for
an explanation. True, the report includes two
days from the Charity hospital, but that only
adds seven or eight cases which shonld have
been reported yesterday, and leaves 126 or 127
cases that have occurred during the Dast twen
ty-four hours. 80 far bnt few cases have oe
curred in the third or fifth district. Of the
deaths reported nine are under 20 years. Of
these six were natives of New Orleans.
MEMPHIS, Jane 14.The fever seems to be
gaining ground. Its origin has been traced to
parties who came up from below on the
steamer Golden Crown, and ran the quaran
tine blockade two weoks ago to-day. One per
son that came up on the boat has died, and
several more are down with fever. Prof.
Decker, living next door to Botne of the parties
that came upon tbe boat that have fever, was
taken with it Sunday and died last night. His
son is down with it now. Trains in all direc
tions are loaded with people leaving the city.
Henry Mynath, telegraph operator, living in
the inflicted part of the city, was taken with
the fever this afternoon. A special to the
Awtlanche from Grenada, late to-night, reports
fifteen new cases and five death*, and not 150
white people left in the city.
GRENADA, Miss., Aug. 14.Sixteen experi
enced nurses, in charge of Drs. Mandevillo and
Veagie, arrived this morning from New Orleans.
The nurses were quickly assigned to afflicted
families. The type of disease is pronounced
malignant, and is spreading. Ttu or eleven
new cases since morning. Nine deaths are
reported in twenty-four honrs. Fully 126
cases. The white population is now
reduced to l(Mk None of the old cases have as
yet recovered. Mr. Brane and the self-sacri
ficing doctors of New Orleans, assisted by res
ident physicians, are doing the best of work,
and grateful hearts go out, to them and to the
generous citizens of New Orleans in thi* hour
of deep affliction.
A Successful Assemblage at Mount Vernon,
III. Large Attendance of Distinguished
ST. LOCI*, Aug. 14.A Obbo-Ikmocrat special
from Mount Vernon, 111., says the reunion of"
soldiers there to-day was a grand success. The
greatest crowd were present since the campaign
of Douglas and Lincoln in 18C0. Companies
A, B, C, D, E. G. H, and K, of the Eleventh
regiment, Illinois National guard, under Brig.
Gen. Pavey.are present, and amonjthe notable
persons there are Gens. Sherman, Wilson. Hc
Cook, Logan, Shields, Martin, Bees, Smith
and Cols. Ridgeway and Rogers. Gov. Cullom,
Ex-Governor Palmer and Senator Oglesby.
Proceedings opened with parade by the elev
enth regiment with four bands. Gov. Cullom,
Gen. Logan and other prominent persons in
carriages, followed by Gen. Pavey and his staff
and citizens o.n foot. The chief marshal was
Gen. W. B. Anderson. The procession marched
through the principal streets to a grove out
side the to%vn, where Col. Casey delivered
a brief address of welcome and
waR followed by Governor Cullom,
who gave a brief history of some of America's
military achievements, and made a very
eulogistic mention of Gen. Grant, which elicit
ed very hearty applause. A receBs was then
taken for dinner. The train bearing Gen. Sher
man and other distinguished persons was
greeted with the firing of artillery and music,
and the visitors were escorted by the military
the Commercial hotel, where an
informal reception was held, at which a great
croud paid their respects to the general of the
army and others present. Afler dinner all re
paired to the trrove, where speeches were made
by Gens, Shields and Logan. The latter was
cut short by a Btorm, and further proceedings
were postponed till to-morrow.
Order Restored nt Ottawa.
OTTAWA, Out., Aug. 14.The foot guards as
sembled at the armory in full strength to-night
in anticipation of further diptnrbances, and
the police had orders to clear the sidewalks at
dusk, Mayor Bangs haiing" determined to
preserve the pnblic peace. He was energetically
assisted by liberal minded citizens of both
t-idep. The leaders of the warring organiz
ations also urged their partisans to remain at
homo to-night and not congregate in the
Ktreets. The result of all the precautions was
that at 11 olelock the streets were deserted and
no further trouble is anticipated. The conduct
of Kehoe, grand president of the union, who re
fused to allow the crowd to disperse, it gen
Wandering Neat Perce* Handsomely
CHICAGO, Aug. 14.Official information is
received that Lieut. Wallace, 'of Fort Missoula,
has overtaken the marauding band of Nez
Perces, numbering about twenty, who have
been plundering their way from Canada to
Idaho and has punished them severely, killing
six, wounding three and killing or capt.uring
most of their ponies. He had only a handful
of men in his command, but used them to ex
Amber Michigan Wheat.
NEW YORK, Aug. 14.Owing to the large re
ceipts of amber Michigan wheat a meeting was
held at the produce exchange to-day for the
purpose of fixing the grade. The meeting will
be continued to-morrow.
Death of Prof. Raymond.
POTJKEEPSIE, N. Y., Aug. 14.John H. Ray
mond, president and professor of mental and
moral philosophy at Vassar college, died this
morning aged 64.
WASHJHGTON, Aug. 14.Indications for the
upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleyp:
Colder, clear or partly cloudy weather winds
mostly northwesterly rising barometer. Hir
ers will remain nearly stationary.
THE 3TATIOSALS OF TBE SVTHEQ
A Lengthy Platform Coferlng A\\ th
Isms of DjyA
Ne L*-gal Tender
nnd Repeal of (he Resumption Act De
mandedPublic Lands in Common
Labor Bureaus' Essential to Geneial
Prosperity.-EquMl Taxation and Soper
vision of Monopolies, Etc., Etc.Miscel
laneous Political Notes.
Tli* Connecticut Nationals.
NEW HAVEN, Coum, Aug. 14.The State con
vention of the National-Greenback party as
sembled in this city this mjraing. There were
eighty delegates, representing twenty-seven
towns and ail the counties but one. A tempo
rary organization was effected by chousing
Henry Baldwin, of Nangatack, chairman.
After the appointment of committees the coa
\-ention took a recess till 2 P. M.
In the afternoon the platform was adopted t
WHEREAS, Both the old political parties havo
sanctioned legislation which has created exces
sive expenses, debt and taxation, fojtered
monopolies, diminished the value of all kinds
of property, except evidences of debt, and
brought upon the people all kinds of evils of
a contracted, fluctuating eurjvr.cy and,
WHEREAS, This policy has I'oruled piivilegcd
classes, changea the obligation of contracts,
lowered wages, thrown laborers out of employ
ment and produced an mormous amouuf. if
needless suffering and,
WHEHEAS^ Governments should discourage
great accumulations of we.iith in a few hands,
and should promote industry, frugality and
equal prosperity tor all therefore the National
Gieenuaek Labor party of Connecticut re
Article 1We denounce as crimes against the
people tho law making the greenback only a
partial legal tender, the act creating the na
tional bunking scheme, the act changing cur
rency bonds iuto coin bonds, tbe act exempting
bonds from taxation, tbe act repealing the in
come lax, the act demonetizing silver, the act
for issuing interest healing bonds for tho
purchase of silver bullion to be converted into
6ubsidij. coin, tlje act for forced resumption,
of legal tender payments, the act for an iudifi
uite increase of national bank circulation, and
the enormous conraction of the volume of cir
culating medium. We recognize the financial
legislation of the government from the com
mencement of the civil war as the derogatory
dictation of a syndicated' banker.-and usurers,
with tbe single purpose of robbing the many to
enrich the few.
Article 2To remedy and counteract tho
evils complained of, we demand that the gov
ernment shall issue a new legal tender puper
niour-y, adequate in volume for the employ*
nieni of labor, the distribution of its products,
requirements of business, and for the paj meet
of alt bonds in absolute money as soon as pos
sible, and no further ibsuo by the govemmeut
of any bond*.
Article 3 We call for the immoJiate repeal
of the so-called resumption act aud national
bank act, demanding tbe retirement at once of
national bank circulation and the substitutioB
thereof of full legal tender paper money.
Article 4The public lands belonging to all
the people should be sacrediy held in trust for
the homes of American ciizens, and the gov
ernment should furnish aid to families desir
ous of settling thereupon in an amount suffi
cient to enable them to cultivate and improve
the same, instead of squandering the public
domain upon corporatious or private specula
tors. We demand a graduated tax upon all
Article 5We demaun that the government
at once establish postal savings bunks lor tho
purpose of receiving de|iaitH by the people for
the safe keeping and loaning ot money to the
people on ample security, at a rate of interest
not exceeding the actual expense of creating
and loaning tne same.
Article bIn the language of Peter Cooper,
nothing can be bought cbeup from foreign
countries which must be bought at the ex
pense of leaving our own raw material unused
aud our own labor unemployed. Thereloie.
we demand a protective tariff on all articles of
which raw material is produced and labor to
manufacture the same is found in this coun
try, all articles which we do not or cannot pro
duce or mauufactuie to be admitted free.
Article 7Ati income tax based upon con
stitutional limitation aud graduating upwards,
but leaving untouched all incomes nuder
Article 8That labor being the basis of n,
man's existence and tbfc source of all wealth,
deserves our first consideration. We therefore
demand that labor bureaus, State an well a-i
national, be established tor ihe collection of
statistics relative to 1 he producing classes, and
the management be given to competent men
known to be in sympathy with the design for
which said bureau is created, that wise, judi
cious and equitable iavtB may be enacted in
regard to hours of labor and the employment
of minors in manufacturing establishments.
Article UWc demand thorough relorm in
the system of public school education, so as to
establish agricultural, mechanical and commer
cial schools iu addition to our common schools
that all bookrt should be procurett at tbo ex
uense of tbe State government, and that net
less than one leotur uer week be delivered
upon the dignity of labor and its paramount
importance in iheuffuirs of men in every walk.
Article 10Equal taxation of all property
owned by individuals or crpuraiion^.
Articles 11, 12 and 13 demand reform in tho
administration of State nit irs, a general su
pervision of the railroads and other monopo
lies, and the abolition of con.'ict labor con-
14We are opposed to ihe importa
tion of servile Chinese labor to come in compe
tition with the tree labor of Ihe country.
Article 15We depiccate and denounce all
seditions ai violeut measures and ojipeul
only tothe good sense, laws of justice and pat
riotism of the people, and invoke them to rc
driss their cruel and outrageous wrongs only
through the ballot-box.
The following State ticket was nominated:
For governor, Charles Atwatcr, of this ci'y.
Lieutenant governor, Henry Manchester, of
Danbury. Secretary of Htate, Lucien V. Fin
ney, of Winstead. Treasurer, Lore11 F. Judd,
of New Britain. For Comptroller, Chas.
Wintetr, of Norwich.
The convention then adjourned. Abont eighty
delegates were present, representing twenty
seven towns nd seven countiee. The specta
tors numbered about fifty.
SlincellauHouit Political Xotrt.
MORRIS. 111., Aug. 14.The Republican con
vention of the Seventh district renominated
Gen. P. C. Hayes for Congress.
CLINTON, la., Aug. 14.The Democratic con
vention of the Second district to-day nominat
ed N. G. Braunam for Congress.
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14.The Conservative
primaries in the Third Congressional i trict
are satisfactory to the friends of Gen. Jos. E.
DENVER, Col., Aug. 14.The State Green
back convention met here to-day, with sixty,
eight delegates. A number of counties were
unrepresented. Hon. R. G. Buckingham, late
ly a prominent. Democrat, waB nominated for
the Governorship. The balance of the nom
inations and interesting points of tbe platform
CINCINNATI, Aug. 14.Tbe Repnbl^rans of
the Tenth Ohio district have nominated Hon.
V. B. Horton for Congress.
CHICAGO, Aug. 14.Infer Ocean, Elgin, 111.
The Green backers of tbe Fourth Congressional
district to-day nominated Hon. Angustus
LINCOLN, Neb., Aag. 14.The Greenback
State convention met heie to-day, about fifty
delegates present. Hon. P. W. Berkhauser wan
elected president. A committee on resolutions
was appointed but was unable to agree, and
the convention adjourned until to-morrow. Au
attempt will be made to nominate a State tick
et that will receive the endorsement of tho*
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14.The Democrats of the
Fonrth district, to-day, nominated Lowandea
,H. DaviB for Congress.